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 James Bishop

James Bishop

Death 24 Jun 1691 (aged 65–66)
New Haven, New Haven County, Connecticut, USA
Burial New Haven, New Haven County, Connecticut, USA
Memorial ID 31602213 · View Source
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The BISHOP progenitor.
James Bishop came over from England with brothers Henry and Nathaniel ca 1646.
He married first Mary Lewen.
They had seven children:
Hannah Bishop
Grace Bishop
Sarah Bishop
Elizabeth Bishop
Abigail Bishop
John Bishop
Ruth Bishop
He married second, Elizabeth Tomkins.
They had four children:
Samuel Bishop
Mary Bishop
James Bishop II
Rebecca (Bishop) Thompson

His father's immense wealth is evident in the great education he recieved in comparison with the other newcomers to the new world. Settled in New Haven around 1646 and was possibly tutored by his brother Henry's employer, Rev. John Davenport.
James became very interested in politics. He was the secretary of New Haven Colony in 1658, representative 1665-1668 and Deputy Governor from 1683 until his death in 1691.

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James Bishop, born in England, came to New Haven 1647 served as secretary & Lt. Governor of the Colony died June 24, 1691 at an advanced age. Samuel Bishop son of James,died Mar. 12, 1747: AE. 81. Samuel Bishop Grandson of James died in 1780: AE. 81.

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