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Elias Bishop


aged about 21, sailed on the Alexander as a marine private and was attached to Captain Tench's company. In 1792 he decided to remain in the colony as a settler and was granted 60 acres at Norfolk Island. He left the island in 1795 and returned to Port Jackson, where he was granted 30 acres at Mulgrave Place; in 1803 he received an additional 30 acres. By 1806 he had increased his acreage by purchase and was farming 130 acres - with 16 under wheat, six in maize, one in barley, and half an acre in potatoes, an orchard and garden, and 106 acres of pasture - plus 15 pigs. He was married with two children and had the use of one convict.

Bishop signed three addresses to Governor Bligh and one to Samuel Marsden on behalf of the Hawkesbury settlers. In 1814 he was living with Catherine Smith. He was still farming at Richmond in 1828.

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