William Bishop

1751 - 1801


Biography

In a Levy Book list for an unidentified parish [probably St Andrew], Barbados, 1804, Bishop (deceased) was listed as owning 86 enslaved. He was also listed as owning 1 windmill. This was probably the William Bishop, former President of the Council in Barbados who died in the City of London in 1801 and had a monument erected in St Peter's Church Barbados by his son Hon. Henry Bishop. William (1751-21 August 1801) was educated at Eton College, England; and married (1) Rebecca Skeete (marriage date c.1770) and (2) Elizabeth Hothersall Skeete (18 January 1794 at St. John, Barbados). The children of the two marriages included, with Rebecca Skeete: Henry Bishop (11 December 1774- ; became Chief Justice [sic: in fact Chief Judge of the precinct of St Michael] of Barbados); John Brathwaite Bishop (23 December 1775- ); Elizabeth Bishop (31 October 1777-25 March 1848); William Titus Bishop (1782-28 January 1849). With Elizabeth Hothersall Skeete: Alfred Hothersall Bishop (20 August 1796- ); Elfreda Pinder Bishop (20 August 1796- ).


Sources

Levy Book for unidentified parish [probably St Andrew], 1804. Barbados Department of Archives, RB9/3/7;


Further Information

Absentee?
Spouse
Married but no further details
School
Eton

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
1781 [EA] - 1801 [LA] → Owner

Relationships (5)

Son → Father
Father → Son
Brother → Sister
Father → Son
Father → Son