John Bishop of South Wales and Gloucestershire, Papers

Scope and Content

John Bishop of South Wales and Gloucestershire collection includes letters from Sarah Bishop to her brother John, whilst he was working as a gamekeeper at Penlline Castle; the appointment of John Bishop as gamekeeper at Fonmon Castle; letters between family members in America and South Wales, including details of the Temporary Home for the Destitute in Boston. The collection also includes a recent article on the family history by Martin Bishop

Administrative / Biographical History

The Bishop family originated from Horsley, Gloucestershire. John Bishop came to South Wales to work as a gamekeeper at Penlline Castle, Fonmon Castle and for the Earls of Dunraven. A detailed history of the family is given in Martin Bishop's article, see D138/13/1-9.


John Bishop of South Wales and Gloucestershire records arranged by item

Conditions Governing Access

No restrictions

Acquisition Information

Deposited by a private individual, 2002

Other Finding Aids

Handlist available at the Glamorgan Record Office

Archivist's Note

Compiled by Annabel Wickham for the ANW Project; Sources used: Glamorgan Record Office finding aids

Conditions Governing Use

Normal Glamorgan Record Office conditions apply

Appraisal Information

All records offered have been accepted and listed


Accruals are possible