1. William BISHOP was born 1818 in France, the son of Henry BISHOP, an officer in the army. William died before May 26, 1891 when he was listed as deceased on the marriage certificate of his son, Charles Rosser BISHOP. William was a wholesale stationer. William died in 1889 at Christchurch, Hampshire, England.
William married Caroline RUSSELL, daughter of John Charles RUSSELL and Sophia Louisa ROSSER, on 18 Sep1844 in Camberwell, Surrey, England, St. George Church. Caroline was born in Sydenham, Kent, England and was christened 28 May 1820 in Lewisham, Kent, England, St. Mary. Caroline died in 1900 at Christchurch, Hampshire, England.
William and Caroline had the following children:
2 M i William Russell BISHOP was born about Jan 1847 in Islington, London, England. At the time of the 1901 census William BISHOP was single and a wholesale stationer living in the household of his sister, Alice (RUSSELL) MAINWARING. He may have married in 1903. 3 F ii Caroline Augusta BISHOP was born about Jan 1849 in Islington, London, England At the time of the 1881 census she was unmarried and living with her parents. 4 F iii Florence BISHOP was born about 1853 in Islington, London, England and was living in Chard, Somerset at the time of the 1901 census with her daughter, Evelyn Russell GORDON. Florence married 30 Jun 1881 at Kensington, Middlesex, England John Wood GORDON, son of Rev. Cosmos Reid GORDON and his first wife Annabella WOOD. John was born near Taunton in Somerset about 1855 and died in 1900 at Chard, Somerset, England at the age of 45. John Wood GORDON had two sisters, namely: Annabella Brydon GORDON, age 14 in 1871 census and Evelyn GORDON, age 12 in 1871 census. The children of John and Florence GORDON were:
- Evelyn Russell GORDON, born about 1884 in India and who was living with her mother in 1901.
- Winifred Griffith Russell GORDON, born about 1885 in Teignmouth, Devon, England but cannot be found in 1901 census.
5 F iv Alice BISHOP was born about 1855 in Islington, London, England. At the time of the 1901 census she is listed as the wife of Francis L. G. MAINWARING and residing in Bournemouth, Hampshire. 6 F v Emmeline BISHOP was born about September, 1857 in Islington, London, England. At the time of the 1901 census she was age 43, single, living with her sister, Alice (BISHOP) MAINWARING. 7 M vi Charles Rosser BISHOP was born about September, 1859 in Islington, London, England In the 1881 census he was listed as a medical student. Charles married Annie WILMOT on 26 May 1891 in London, England, St. Bartholomew. Charles' occupation is given as M. R. C. S. and his residence was Little Britt___. Annie was age 27, daughter of Francis Steward WILMOT, decd. who was a solicitor.