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3584. William Bisshop II
B 13 May 1570 | Manor Holway, Cattistock, Dorchester, England
D 28 August 1638 | Manor Holway, Cattistock, Dorchester, England
M aft 1590 | St. Dunston, London, England
William Bishop, Esquire, was baptized 13 May, 1570 at Cattistock. The name Bishop, was spelled in the Parish Registers as it is today. He married Alice Dunning, daughter of William Dunning, of Brokhampton, in the Parish of Buckland Newton, County Dorset. They had seven sons and four daughters: Richard, William, Philip, Francis, Walter, Henry, John; Margaret, Beatrix, Isabella & Bride. William died 28 August 1638 and was also buried in the church at Cattistock in a tomb on the east side of the South aisle. Alice, his wife had died 13 days before him on 15 August 1638. The tombs of father and son along with their wives were parallel to each other.
The home of William Bisshop II was the ancient manor of "Holway" about a mile north of the village where the church and school are located. Other farms in the same area, owned by members of the Bishop family were "In-Park," "West Holway," "Lower Holway," "Metford," "North Chalmington," "Chalmington," "Chalmington," and possibly others. Total property in excess of 1000 acres.