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Thursday, September 07, 2006

John Bishop and Emma Gutteridge

John Bishop was born in Asfordby, Leicestershire in 1831. Emma was born in Leicester c1832. John and Emma married in Leicester in December 1854. (7a 398)

In the 1851 census John is living at 6 Melton Street, with father John (b1802), and Brother James and Thomas. The family occupation is frame work knitters, bar Thomas who is a scholar and working as a cotton winder. In the 1861 census they are still at the same address with daughter Ann Jane (1856). 1871 census still at Melton Street, with daughters Ann Jane, Emily (who later married Edwin Ryder Phillips) son John,Tom and an aunt living with them – Elizabeth Pearson age 88 , a former farmer from what appears to be Somerby, Leicestershire.

In the 1881 census John (a shoemaker) and Emma are living at 6 Melton Street, St Margaret’s, Leicester, with their daughter Emily a shoe fitter. Emma died in Dec 1908 aged 76.

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