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George Daniel Bishopp

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c.1811 Born in Aldeburgh, Suffolk.

1830 George Daniel Bishopp entered Peterhouse College, Cambridge[1]

1841 Married Eleanora Maria Lock in Rye[2]

1843 Birth of son George in Handsworth, Staffs.[3]

1845 Patent on his design of disc engine.

1849 A 'Bishopp's Disc Steam Engine' was used for driving two Applegarth's printing presses at The Times; the engine was made by Messrs Joseph Whitworth; it was a 16 HP high pressure condensing engine, and 'was first tested by Mr Penn of Greenwich in the mill of Mr Farey'. The press produced 5000 complete copies per hour [4]

1849 A Bishopp disc engine was in service for driving a pump in Patrington, Yorkshire.[5]

1851 George D Bishopp 40, civil engineer, lived in Paddington with Eleanor M Bishopp 40, Eleanor E Bishopp 9, George Bishopp 7, Thomas L Bishopp 2[6]

1854 Patent to George Daniel Bishopp, of Inverness terrace, in the county of Middlesex, Civil Engineer, for the invention of "improvements in the construction and arrangement of engines to be driven by steam, air, gases, or water."[7]

1861 George D Bishopp 50, farmer, lived in Northiam with Eleanora M Bishopp 50, Eleanora E Bishopp 19, George Bishopp 17[8]

1871 George D Bishopp, J P, widower, lived in Kensington with his daughter Eleanora[9]

1895 Died in Paddington[10]


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Sources of Information

  1. Cambridge University Alumni, 1261-1900
  2. BMD
  3. 1851 censu
  4. Worcester Journal - Thursday 12th July 1849
  5. The Practical Mechanic's Journal, 1849, p.214
  6. 1851 census
  7. London Gazette 21 July 1854
  8. 1861 census
  9. 1871 census
  10. BMD