John Grant BISHOP (Snr)
John was born in Baringhup, Victoria, Australia.
He married Catherine Fraser (born in Ontario, Canada) in Feilding in 1883.
They had one son (born in Levin) & one daughter.
John started working life as a carpenter in Feilding, then became a benchman. By 1890 he was in Levin as a benchman still. By 1911 he was in Auckland as a grocer.
John signed the "Yes" petition in the 1905 Levin township petition.
He also owned a 10 acre block of land (from 1889 to 1901). This was Block 34 which was bounded by MacArthur St, Queenwood Rd, Hobson St & Gardener St.