Kezia Bishop

Kezia Bishop was the fifth of the twelve children of Simpson Bishop and the fifth of the eight children with his first wife Elizabeth Taylor of Soham, Cambridgeshire, England.

Kezia was one of just two of the Bishop children to have been born during the family's brief stay at Little Wapses farm in Twineham, West Sussex, where her father worked as an agricultural labourer from about 1851-1855.

On the census night of 1861, Kezia is noted as a 'visitor' at the house of George and Mary Bishop of Brook Dam, Soham, Cambridgeshire, England. However, it is not clear who or how this person may be related.

When the Bishop family moved North to Higher Booths, Lancashire, Kezia followed. She worked at the large Cotton Mill, as a Cotton Power Loom Weaver.

Sadly, she died on Christmas Eve 1874 at Reedsholme Buildings, of 'Phthisis' - an archaic name for Tuberculosis.

Life Events


  • During the September quarter of 1851 at Twineham, West Sussex, England.

Census and Residence

  • 1861: 8yrs, Brook Dam, Soham, Cambridgeshire, England.
  • 1871: 18yrs, Reedsholme Buildings, Higher Booths, Lancashire, England.


  • 1871: Cotton Weaver
  • 1874: Cotton Power Loom Weaver at Reedsholme Buildings


  • 24th December 1874, in the presence of her step-mother Sarah Washington at Reedsholme Buildings, Higher Booths, Lancashire, England, aged 22yrs.

Cause of Death

  • 1. Phthisis (Tuberculosis)


  • Not yet known.

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