Ancestors of Alice Harriet Bishop, wife of James Benbow  Bishop Pedigree Tree
 
Alice Bishops's paternal gt-grandfather  WILLIAM BISHOP (his possible ancestor, William Bishop ) was bapt: 11 Jun 1758 in St George, Fordington, Dorset. When 20 he mar: MARY ASH age 19Y at  West Knighton, Dorset, England on 10 Nov 1778,  the daughter of THOMAS ASH and MARY WILSON, their marriage winesses : Robert Nineham and Thomas Voss.  Mary was bapt: 30 Nov 1759 in Fordington, Dorset, England, and was bur: 11 Feb 1806 in Fordington, Dorset, England.

Their Children: George Bishop; Hester Bishop; William Bishop; William Bishop 1783; Caleb Bishop (1791 1841) John Bishop (1797 1845)

Alice Bishop's paternal grandfather,  JOHN BISHOP (b. 1797, Fordington, Dorchester, Dorset to parents WILLIAM BISHOP and MARY ASH ;  His occ: was a Tallow Chandler; he d. 02 Aug 1845 aged 48Y, bur:  St Georges, Fordington, Dorchester, Dorset) He mar. MARY ANN CASS on 12 Jul 1819, Fordington, Dorchester, Dorset; (she was b: 1793, Arreton, Isle of Wight, Hampshire, England to parents James Cass and Sarah Perry who had mar: St George, Brading, Isle of Wight on 18 Jan 1787) Mary Ann Bishop  d. 23 Dec 1859, Back High Street, Fordington, Dorset.

1851 Census of Dorset: Grove Buildings, Fordington; Mary Ann Bishop age 57Y Head b: Hants; Louisa Bishop age 21Y Housemaid b: Fordington; John Bishop age 19Y Masons labourer b: Fordington; Charles Bishop age 14Y Millers labourer b: Fordington

Their Children: John Bishop (1819 1819); Henry Bishop (1820 d; 1 Dec 1864 Christchurch, NZ); William Bishop 1822   ); Mary Ann Bishop (1825 1873 ); Hester (Esther) Bishop (1826 ); Louisa Bishop (1829 1929); John Bishop (1831 ); Louisa Bishop (1831 ); Jane Bishop (1833 1833); Charles Bishop (1836 1911)

 
 
Thomas Wadsworth
MaryAnn Wadsworth
 
Alice Bishop's maternal grandfather, Thomas WADSWORTH (b: 1818 in Harlestone, Northampton, England son of Thmas Wadsworth (1794 - 1860) occ; shoemaker and his mother Elizabeth Morton (1801 - 1842); Thpmas d: 7 Sep 1888 Timaru Hospital, bur: Geraldine Cem) He mar: (1) 29 Aug 1842 in St Sepulchre Parish Church, Northampton to Anna MOTT (b: 1815 Tansor, Northampton, UK; she d: 2 Jan 1858 Northampton. ) 

Their children were born in England:

(1) Mary Anne WADSWORTH (b: May 24, 1843 in Northampton, England; d: Aug 03, 1873 in Waihi Crossing, Canterbury; bur; Geraldine Cem.) She mar: Alices's father, Charles William BISHOP.

(2) William WADSWORTH (b: 1845 d: 1861)

(3) Alfred John WADSWORTH (b: 12 Dec. 1847 d: 25 Sep 1913 50 Nelson St,  Auckland)

(4) Elizabeth Anna WADSWORTH (b: September 1850 d: 1913 in Hastings) Their daughter

Elizabeth Anne Wooding b: 1870

*Elizabeth's 2nd Husband was John PATTERSON (b: 1845; d: 1920 in Hastings)

i Emma Euphemia Patterson b: 1879

ii Jane Harriett Patterson b: 1881

iii Elsie Maude Patterson b: 1883

iv Archibald Henry Patterson b: 1893

(5) Emma Harriet WADSWORTH (b: 1855; d: 1877 in Nelson)

Mar (2): After the death of wife Anna, Thomas WADSWORTH remarried Harriet WOODING in Apr 1858 in Northampton, England and the following year, immigated with the family Oct 12, 1858 on the "Strathallen: arriving at Lyttleton 21 Jan 1859. He d: 5 Sep 1888 and was bur: 7 Sep 1888 at the Geraldine Cem.  Their son: Thomas A Wadsworth (b: 1872 - d:1872)

Harriet was dau: of  John Wooding (b: 1805 in Buckinghamshire, England d: 1861 in Milton, Kent, England) and Harriet Alexander (b: 01 Sep 1805 Milton, Kent England; d: 06 Sep 1879 in Christchurch) She was b: 1831 in Sittingbourne,Kent and d: 14 Jan 1886 in Orari 55Y; Bur: 06 May 1886.

Thomas Wadsworth built the Orari Accommodation House and Hotel and he had the first accommdation House license in the Mackenzie county - his hotel was built on the east bank of the Tekapo River and he also ran the ferry that crossed the Tekapo River

In 1863 Thomas Wadsworth Snr moved the family to Tekapo where he ran the ferry that crossed the Tekapo River and held the first licence in the Mackenzie to provide accommodation for travellers. After a short stay he became Licencee of the Orari Accommodation House (Thomas is standing centre in photo below) and in 1876 transferred his licence to new premises he had built near the Temuka Railway Station.

Orari Accommodation House

Alice Bishop's father, CHARLES WILLIAM BISHOP was bapt:  June 06, 1836 in St George Church, Fordington,  near Dorchester, Dorset, England, son of John and Mary Ann Bishop. He died on 5 May 1911 at his home Winchester; Bur: May 08, 1911, Temuka Cem.

He immigrated 1858 to Lyttleton, Canterbury - (he must have paid his fare as he is not recorded as assisted) Sailed from Gravesend London on the "Strathallan" 12 Oct 1858. Arrived at Lyttelton 21 Jan 1859. His occ: - Domestic Servant

Militia list (Record of all person between the ages of 18 and 60 years residing within 15 miles of the Land Office, Christchurch and liable to serve for the year 1860-61). Charles Bishop, Cashel Street, Shopman

Marriage: On 4th June 1862: The Rev H B Cocks of St Michaels Church, Christchurch performed a marriage ceremony uniting Mary Ann Wadsworth (19) spinster daughter of THOMAS WADSWORTH (1818 - 1888) and mother MARY ANNA MOTT (1815 - 1858), in residence 3 years (married  with the consent of her father Thomas Wadsworth as she was under-age), to Charles Bishop (24) storeman who had been in residence 4 years. Witnesses were Thomas Wadsworth and Eliza Ward

One year after their marriage Henry Charles Thomas Bishop was born in Christchurch - father Charles was a carrier. Their infant son lived only 18 months and was buried at Barbadoes Street Cemetery.

Charles started his passenger service - 20 August 1864: Resident Magistrates Court: Charles Bishop was fined 1 for running a carriage to the steeplechase for hire without having a license, in contravention of the Carriage Ordinance of 1863.

Press, 3 February 1865, Theft from Bishop home at Kilmore St., Christchurch after sale of cart.

Charles Bishop followed his father-in-law Thomas Wadsworth into the licensed trade in Orari, and applied for a publican's Licence June 1868 for the Clarendon Hotel at Waihi Crossing - this crossing was where the State Highway met the road west to Geraldine.  

The licence conditions for the Clarendon Hotel were typical of the requirements for accommodation licences of those times. (Ref. "Timaru at Last")

1 All the premises to be kept in good repair. To provide in his house besides the taproom one public and one private sitting room.

2 To be not less than 14 beds for travellers in not less than four separate bedrooms.

3 To provide a weather tight shed for at least five horses.

4 At all times to have a supply of water for house, horses and cattle.

5 Keep oats and hay, oats to be supplied at sixpence a quart.

6 Provide a cattle yard of at least 225 square yards, overnight charge to be twopence per head.

7 Provide a sheep yard of 900 square yards or one acre, charge to be sixpence per score for sheep.

8 To have a lamp burning outside between sunset and sunrise.

9 To be sworn and act as a Constable. and to assist Police and Magistrates.

10 Keep a clean and orderly house. No spirits to be supplied to Aboriginal Natives.

11 A copy of charges is to be displayed.

12 A visitors book is to be kept and produced to the clerk of the Bench at Timaru.

Aug. 1869 Charles was into financial difficulty and became bankrupt. The construction of the Railway and railway bridges over the Canterbury rivers reduced the need for ferries and public houses and within 5 years, Charles took up land and became a freeholder with land at Winchester. It was customary at that time for the high country run holders to call tenders for land clearance, grass sowing, shearing and harvesting. Charles set up as a contractor and carter so that he could organise such tasks and carry the produce from beyond Geraldine.

By this time he and Mary Anne had three daughters and one son. A further son died early in 1872 and a month following the birth of another son, Mary Anne died of Phthisis aged just 30 years.

Timaru Herald; 5 May 1873: The Friends of Mr Charles Bishop are invited to attend the funeral of his late wife at 12 o'clock on Wednesday 6th inst. James Chapman, Undertaker

Charles Bishop followed his father-in-law Thomas Wadsworth into the licensed trade in Orari, and applied for a publican's Licence. The annual licensing meeting at Timaru for the year ended June 1868 granted one to C Bishop at Waihi Crossing. This crossing was where the State Highway met the road west to Geraldine.
The construction of the Railway and railway bridges over the Canterbury rivers reduced the need for ferries and public houses and within 5 years, Charles took up land and became a freeholder with land at Winchester. It was customary at that time for the high country run holders to call tenders for land clearance, grass sowing, shearing and harvesting. Charles set up as a contractor and carter so that he could organise such tasks and carry the produce from beyond Geraldine.
By this time he and Mary Anne had three daughters and one son. A further son died early in 1872 and following the birth of yet another son, Mary Anne died 03 Aug 1873 of Phthisis aged 30 years.
 
Timaru Herald 5 May 1873
The Friends of Mr Charles Bishop are invited to attend the funeral of his late wife at 12 o'clock on Wednesday 6th inst. James Chapman, Undertaker

Children of CHARLES BISHOP and MARY WADSWORTH:

i. HENRY CHARLES THOMAS BISHOP, b. 1862; d. 1864, Christchurch. Bur: Barbados Cemetery, Christchurch

ii. ALICE HARRIET BISHOP, b. Sept 08,1864, Christchurch;

Lyttleton Times 1864: Bishop: Sep 8th, wife of C Bishop, a daughter.

Lyttleton Times 1865: Bapt: August 06, ALICE HARRIET BISHOP, St Luke, Christchurch Sponsers at baptism were Charles Bishop (father) storeman of Christchurch, the mother Mary Ann Bishop and Mrs T Wadsworth by Rev George Carpenter

Alice d. 1938, Rakaia, Canterbury; mar. 22 Jun 1882 to JAMES (JIM) BENBOW,  b. November 29,1854, "Weston" Burford, Shropshire; d. 1946, Rakaia.

iii. WILLIAM CHARLES BISHOP, b. 1867; d. 1942, Ashburton; mar. FRANCES KING, 1884.

iv. ELLEN ELIZABETH BISHOP, b. 1868; mar. PETER SWANEY, 1889.

v. LUCY ESTHER BISHOP, b. 1870; mar. DAVID SWANEY, 1892.

vi. FRANCIS THOMAS BISHOP, b. 1872; d. 18 Jul 1872 at Orari, bur Geraldine aged 3 mths 

vii. THOMAS BISHOP, b. 1873; d. 1873, Geraldine

Christchurch electoral roll 1868-9 - Qualified by leasehold part sect Kilmore St, Christchurch

1867: John Irvine, appointed postmaster at Orari; from April 1,1867;  Charles Bishop postmaster at Waihi crossing, from Aug 7 1867 - he was landlord of the Clarendon Hotel.

Timaru Electoral Roll 1872-73 - Charles Bishop, Waihi Crossing, Household, Township of Winchester, Sect 32, Geraldine. Charles was tendering for roading carting contracts for the Geraldine Road Board. 

 Mary Ann d: Aug. 3 1873 at Waihi Crossing aged 30 yrs. Bur: 6 Aug 1873 at Geraldine Cemetery.

Children of CHARLES BISHOP and MARY WADSWORTH:
 
i. HENRY CHARLES THOMAS BISHOP, b. 18 Apr 1863; d. 1 Dec 1864, Christchurch. Bur: Barbadous Cemetery, Christchurch

ii. ALICE HARRIET BISHOP, b. Sep 08, 1864, Christchurch; d. 29 Dec 1938, Rakaia, Canterbury; mar. 22 Jun 1882 to JAMES BENBOW Rakaia.)

Lyttleton Times 1864 Baptism: August 06, 1865, St Luke, Christchurch Bishop September 8th, wife of C Bishop. A daughter. ALICE HARRIET BISHOP: Sponsers at baptism were Charles Bishop (father) storeman of Christchurch, the mother Mary Ann Bishop and Mrs T Wadsworth by Rev George Carpenter

iii. WILLIAM CHARLES BISHOP, b. 1867; d. 1942, Ashburton; m. FRANCES KING, 1884.

iv. ELLEN ELIZABETH BISHOP, b. 1868; m. PETER SWANEY, 1889.

v. LUCY ESTHER BISHOP, b. 1870; m. DAVID SWANEY, 1892.

vi. FRANCIS THOMAS BISHOP, b. 1872; d. 1872, Geraldine.

vii. THOMAS BISHOP, b. 1873; d. 1873, Geraldine

Notes: Christchurch electoral roll 1868-9 - Elector 105 Qualified by leasehold part sect Kilmore St, Christchurch
Timaru Electoral Roll 1872-73 - Charles Bishop, Waihi Crossing, Household, Township of Winchester, Sect 32, Geraldine

Nov: 13, 1876 in St Andrews Presbyterian Church at Christchurch, Charles Bishop married (2) JEANETTE MacCarthy nee ASCOLI . She was the second of Moses & Elizabeth Ascoli's nine children; b: 8.10.1841 at New Street, Bishopsgate, London and arrived at Lyttelton in 1860 on the "Matoaka"  Her first marriage was to James MacCarthy in 1864 and he had d: 1874

Jeanette Ascoli

25 Mar. 1879: Charles was again in financial difficulty and in Aug. 1880: he was working as night porter at Christchurch Railway Station - his duty to clean the station and carriages.

22 Jun 1882: Dau. Alice Harriet Bishop married James (Jim) Benbow at Winchester

1882 Dec 6: Charles Bishop A.D., Pioneer Lodge of Druids, sought  permission to hold a social gathering in the lodge room at the Terminus Hotel on Friday evening next until half-past 11 o'clock p.m. from the Licensing Committee and this was granted.

Death: Mar 4 1885: Jeanitte Bishop died aged 44 years and on the 6th was bur. at Geraldine Cem.

Timaru Herald, 5 Mar 1885: Sudden Death:  Mrs Bishop, late wife of Mr Charles Bishop, died suddenly on Tuesday evening at Winchester. The deceased lady was a very old resident, and her death cast qnite a gloom over the district, universal regret being expressed by all its inhabitants. Her acts of kindness were many, as she was ever ready to help those in need, and to further any good cause among the community.

Feb. 1891 Charles was a carrier at Winchester. He sold his business hoping to go to Dunedin but funds were insufficient to pay his creditors.

August 13, 1892 Charles Bishop of Winchester married (3) SARAH IRVINE (NEE WOODING) at the Registrars office, Ashburton. (her 1st mar: was to John Irvine, a publican at Orari 1866 - 1868; Ashburton Arms 1868) Sarah died at Old peoples home bur 1 May 1916, Timaru aged 76 yrs

Geraldine Electoral Roll 1899 -  Charles Bishop, Winchester, Carrier, qualified by freehold

Charles Bishop d: May 05, 1911 at his home, Winchester. Bur: May 08, 1911, Temuka Cemetery (Death and burial notices in Temuka Leader and Timaru Herald 5 May 1911 and also Temuka Leader Dec 20, 1879)

Geraldine Electoral Roll 1899 - Elector 289, Charles Bishop, Winchester, Carrier, qualified by freehold
He died May 05, 1911 at his home, Winchester, Canterbury.

Death and burial notices in Temuka Leader and Timaru Herald 5 May 1911 and also Temuka Leader Dec 20, 1879; Burial: May 08, 1911, Temuka Cemetery


 
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