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South Africa / Re: Father of James McKay Bishop?
« on: Tuesday 08 June 21 23:47 BST (UK)  »
8 June 2021 – Hi Everyone at RootsChat interested in the Bishop line. Now this is a good day for the Bishop Family from Scotland. I spent this morning and found the following information. Finally, we have more information about John Bishop and his parents’ names and their place in Scotland. There seems to be confusion about birth date and place names. At least, I am grateful for the kind available resources. Now to find William's and Janet's parentage. Please feel free to join in the fun.
John Bishop      Male                                                                                                                                                          Birth  11 June 1870      ?                                                                                                                   Lasswade,Midlothian,Scotland                                                                                                                                          Parents:                                                                                                                                                                                     William Bishop      Male                                                                                                                                           Janet Douglas           Female                                                                                                                                                        Child: John Bishop   Male                                                                                                                                               Birth  13 March 1879  ?                                                                                                                                                                  Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom                                                                                                         Death  9 March 1902  South Africa.

South Africa / Re: Cradock Kloof Convict Station
« on: Monday 16 November 20 14:35 GMT (UK)  »
Hello, I remember there was a Mr. Bain in the South African Police Band, in Pretoria. He was one of the percussionist team. Three beats Mr. Bain. It might just be possible that the Mac or Mc ma have been left out of the surname. Just a thought. Thank you, Ed.

Scotland / Re: Scots leaving for South Africa
« on: Monday 26 October 20 14:21 GMT (UK)  »
WeeJM, iwccc, Monica, Monitor, and others, Thank you for your generous support. It is much appreciated. Ed- vangasser.

Scotland / Re: Scots leaving for South Africa
« on: Saturday 24 October 20 14:41 BST (UK)  »
Hello WeeJM and others, I just had a thought. There was a 1820 British Settler(to south Africa) who was a William Karse BISHOP. He married a certain Ann(s) Timm(s). After extended research, I could not find a direct connection with this Bishop family. They came from England, and not Scotland. Just a thought... Thank you, Ed(vangasser).

Scotland / Re: Scots leaving for South Africa
« on: Saturday 24 October 20 13:35 BST (UK)  »
Dear  WeeJM
This so exciting 😊 I so appreciate your good news. I was a little confused when I browsed to quickly as I read the name George Bishop. I had to re-read in order to make sense of what you actually wrote. Then, my heart gave a jump from excitement as it made so much more sense when I read George’s brother being one of the siblings of James, as well as to solidify that they were from Dingwell, Scotland. How marvelous that you found that information. You have rekindled my urgency with those who are the progenitors of our South African – Scotland Bishop family. So, as you mentioned that Catherine (Shanon) is the mother, but we do not have the name of the father? I will see if I can find the father’s name in the Fort Beaufort records under baptisms records. Do we possibly know which church they were in? It would seem that several of the Bishops here in South Africa were Methodists.
WeeJM, again I am so delighted with your good news. Thank you very much. Please tell your sweet wife a great big “Hello” from me. Please take care of yourselves during the COVID-19 events. Blessings, Ed,

Scotland / Re: Scots leaving for South Africa
« on: Friday 19 June 20 19:35 BST (UK)  »
Do we possibly know if our Scottish John Bishop had any siblings traceable to their parentage? I was wondering if we could possibly for sure decide on who John Bishop's father was; if also John Bishop, we should then possibly work on finding his death notice, thereby hoping to have a list of his children. Sometimes we may find his parents' names as well (on the death notice).  I have found that often the Death Notice contains the names of the deceased, his parents, spouse, (which often includes previous marriages) and children with each spouse.

Scotland / Re: Scots leaving for South Africa
« on: Friday 19 June 20 19:26 BST (UK)  »
Hi ShaunJ and Monica, So sorry I have not been able to get back too often. As a clinical social worker, I have my hands full with the COVID-19 difficulties. However, I am so very grateful for your continued support with John Bishop whereabouts as, well as exact origin (Familial and place(s).
One for sure is that I have experienced very little from the South African departments that care for the civil adn/or church records. They will take your money, but hardly ever send to information paid for...a pity though.

Scotland / Re: Scots leaving for South Africa
« on: Tuesday 02 June 20 00:27 BST (UK)  »
Dear Monica, You are also so appreciated. Ed.

Scotland / Re: Scots leaving for South Africa
« on: Monday 01 June 20 23:55 BST (UK)  »
 To: iwccc, ShaunJ - From vangasser
Your support is wonderful. Thank you for our connection of John Bishop, his son James McKay Bishop, who is my great-grandfather.
I will check the Scotland (Counties as in 1851-1901) Re Scots leaving for South Africa.
You and those who have inclination to chip in other information, would be so gratefully appreciated. Ed

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