Charles Kyd Bishop

1807 - 1873

Claimant or beneficiary


Son of Charles Kyd Bishop senior and Mercy Pike Bishop (q.v.). Claimed unsuccessfully for the compensation on Orange Hill in Barbados.

  1. Eldest son of Charles Kyd Bishop of Barbados. Matriculated Balliol 06/04/1824 aged 17, BA Magdalen Hall 1829. Married 27/11/1827, "At Bath, Charles Kyd Bishop, esq. to Eliza Parris Barker, youngest dau. of Thos. D. Barker, esq. of Barbadoes." Another notice of this marriage reads: "On Tuesday was married, at Bath, by the Rev. Archdeacon Moysey (having married, Oct. 30, at Annan, Dumfriesshire), Charles Kid Bishop, Esq. of Magdalen hall, in this University, to Eliza Parris, youngest daughter of T. D. Barker, Esq. of Barbadoes." Married (as widower of Kensington) Mary Louisa Bursill (daughter of a dairyman) in 1855 in St Marylebone; at least two sons from this marraige baptised in 1855 and 1857. Probably the Charles Kyd Bishop formerly of Boulogne sur Mer but late of 17 Lansdowne Crescent, Notting Hill who died at the County Asylum, Hanwell, 02/12/1873, will proved 02/05/1874 by John Clarke Addison, nephew of 17 Lansdowne Crescent, effects under £100.

  2. His father Charles Kyd Bishop was buried 27/06/1816 in St Peter, Barbados. He was probably the Charles Kyd Bishop, son of John Bishop and his wife Elizabeth, who was born 09/01/1778 at Six Mens, St Peter, and baptised 23/02/1816 in Reed's Bay, St James. His daughter Sophia married John Dupre Addison 24/06/1840 in Clifton, Gloucestershire, and another daughter Jane married Eccles James Carter in Paddington, Middlesex, 23/04/1851. According to later censuses, the daughters were born in Barbados c. 1812 and c. 1817.

  3. In the census of 1851 Charles K. Bishop Esquire, age 44, born Barbados, was a visitor at 17 Lansdowne Crescent, Kensington, in the household of Stephen Walcott (q.v.). Also present was Emily P.[?] Bishop, age 46, born Barbados, also a visitor. In 1871 he was at 32 King Street, Westminster, widow, a lodger, age 64, with his son[?] John Bishop age 14, born in the West Indies.

  4. In 1856, Charles Kyd Bishop was promoted from the 8s to the 10s class of clerks in the Emigration Office.


T71/899 Barbados claim no. 4961 (Orange Hill).

  1., Oxford University Alumni, 1500-1886 [database online]; Gentleman's Magazine Vol. 142 p. 556 (December 1827); Jackson's Oxford Journal, 08/12/1827 Issue 3893;, London, England, Marriages and Banns, 1754-1921 [database online];, London, England, Births and Baptisms, 1813-1906 [database online]; National Probate Calendar 1874.

  2., Barbados, Church Records, 1637-1887 [database online]. batch nos. M17253-2 and M07903-7.

  3. 1851 and 1871 censuses online.

  4. Daily News 13/12/1856 Issue 3300.

We are grateful to Monica Wilson for her assistance with compiling this entry.

Further Information

(1) Eliza Parris Barker (2) Mary Louisa Bursill
With (2) Jane, Charles Kyd (1854-1870), John Fitzroy (1855-)
Wealth at death
Oxford (Balliol/Magdalen Hall) [1824-1829 ]
Clerk in the Emigration Office

Associated Claims (1)

£3,011 18s 10d
Unsuccessful claimant

Associated Estates (1)

The dates listed below have different categories as denoted by the letters in the brackets following each date. Here is a key to explain those letter codes:

  • SD - Association Start Date
  • SY - Association Start Year
  • EA - Earliest Known Association
  • ED - Association End Date
  • EY - Association End Year
  • LA - Latest Known Association
1829 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Owner

Relationships (3)

Son-in-law → Father-in-law
Son → Mother
Son → Father

Addresses (4)

Clevedon, Somerset, South-west England, England
17 Lansdowne Crescent, Notting Hill, London, Middlesex, London, England
32 King Street, Westminster, London, Middlesex, London, England
County Asylum, Hanwell, Middlesex, South-east England, England