Margaret Annie Bishop
Margaret Annie Bishop
Date of Birth unknown
Place of Residence 30 William Street Launceston Tasmania Australia
Spouses Name 1. George William Preece; 2. William Bishop; 3. Thomas Boyd
Childrens Names 1. Eliza Deborah, Annie & George William; 2. Elizabeth Sarah, Mary Maude, William Hugh & William Hugh

Mrs Margaret Annie Bishop, nee Hinton, was the wife of William Bishop, bark merchant of William Street, Launceston. Born about 1840, at the age of 17 she first married George William Preece on 14 Oct 1857 at George Town. They had two daughters: Eliza who was born on 22 Oct 1858 and died on 1 Jan 1888 and Annie who was born on 12 Jul 1860. Their son George was born on 14 Sep 1862, about 10 weeks after his father's death on 2 Jul 1862.

Now a widow, Margaret married William Bishop, a merchant, on 29 Apr 1864 in Launceston. Their two daughters were born in George Town: Elizabeth on 13 Apr 1865 and Maude on 17 Jun 1871. Their first son, William Hugh, was born in Launceston on 19 Aug 1876 but died on 17 Dec the same year. Their second son, also called William Hugh, was born in Launceston on 4 Jan 1880.

William senior died on 24 Jun 1896 and Margaret married Thomas Boyd, a bootmaker, on 28 Feb 1900. In 1903 Margaret and Thomas Boyd were living at 142 Charles Street, together with William and Maud Bishop, Margaret's adult children.

Prue McCausland Mar 2009