Bishop Family of Sherbrooke

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Samuel Bishop, a coal miner, was the son of William Bishop and Maria Hill and was born in 1832 in Tipton or Princes End, Staffordshire, England – Samuel Bishop, Coalminer Immigrates To Nsw Australia .

In 1860, he had married Mary McGann, (born 1839 in Clare, Ireland – died in  1917 in Bulli). In 1873, Samuel Bishop had been elected as a representative for Bulli Range on the Committee of the Bulli and Bellambi Benefit Society. William Swaine was also Secretary of the Society. Samuel’s death 9 Nov 1878 in Bulli by Suicide.

Their children included :

    • Eliza Jane Bishop born 17 JAN 1861 in Four Mile Creek Near Maitland  and died 12 OCT 1900 in Clifton married John James Swain, Carpenter, born in 1850 in Cabramatta – died 1933 in Kogarah. They lived in Stanwell Park.
    • Charles “William” Bishop (1862 Newcastle – 1949 Sydney ) – married Louisa Jane Organ (1866 – 1940) (daughter of William Henry Organ and Jane Parsons & granddaughter of Joseph & Louisa Parsons & Elias Organ) – lived in Organs Rd Bulli 
    • Samuel Bishop, carpenter,  born in 1864 in Maitland, and died in 1956. He married Emma Hill in 1889 at the Bulli Wesleyan Church. They lived at Lachlan St Thirroul –  their Golden Wedding was celebrated in 1939Emma was born  in 1868 and died 1945. They are both buried St Augustine’s Bulli Cemetery.
      • Clarice Ivy Bishop born 1890 – died 1956 – married John Smith who was born in 1888 and died in 1954
        • Grace Smith born in  1915 in Helensburgh, died 2001 in Woy Woy – married Herbert Henry Eastham who was born on 17/05/1913 in Leyton, UK and died in 1969 in Burwood,
          • Son
      • Hilda May Bishop – born in 1891 – died 1961 in Rylstone – in 1922 married at St Oswalds Coledale (registered in Bulli)  to Fred Yardley (1883 – 1969) (son of Joseph Yardley and wife Elizabeth Aston – and also grandson of Thomas Aston and wife Emma Jones the bakers of Clifton – who coincidentally were  also great grandparents of our Black Diamond Heritage Centre volunteer Bronwen Chamberlain – such a tangled web !)
        • Kevin Fred Yardley (1924 – 1994 Kandos)
    • Martha Ellen Bishop – born 6 Sep 1870 in Bulli,  and died 7 Mar 1936 in Sydney. She married Oliver “Ollie” Augustine Cram, son of William Anthony Cram and Margaret Jane Cram nee Rea, Engineer and Power House Attendant,  who was born in 1883 in Woonona. Ollie was a brother of Robert Benjamin Cram, James Edward Cram and Arthur Ernest Cram, and a grandson of James Cram and Sarah Hedley. They were living in Thirroul in 1920, and later in Stanley St Wollongong. He died on 6 May 1933 in Wollongong Hospital, due to an accident in Railway St Corrimal, when he was riding his bicycle and collided with a woman and was thrown to the ground, sustaining a fractured skull. They lived in Stanwell Park, Clifton, Woonona and Wollongong. Martha had been Church Organist and Sunday School teacher in the Church of England, at Woonona and in Stanwell Park.
      • Muriel Ellen Cram was their only child – born in 1906 in Woonona, and died in  1989 in Sydney 
    • Daniel Bishop – born in 1873 on Bulli Mountain (sourced from trees) – died 1957 at 689 King Georges Road Penshurst – appointed Junior Porter at Otford Railway Station,  in 1894, Porter at Dapto Railway Station in 1897, had been a Station Master at Bellambi (1930 – 1934, retired in 1934), Hurstville, and lived at Lachlan St Thirroul.

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