1795 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. Samuel Bishop

Anonymous, Obituary in Gentleman's Magazine 65 (November, December 1795) 973, 1052.



Aged 63, Rev. Samuel Bishop, M.A. head master of Merchant Taylors school, in which he succeeded Mr. Townley, Jan. 1783; rector of St. Martin Outwich, to which he was presented March 11, 1789, on the death of Mr. Fayting, by the Merchant Taylors Company; and of Ditton in Kent. He was admitted of St. John's college, Oxford, where he became M.A. April 11, 1758. He printed a sermon for the benefit of Raine's charity, 1783....

Ibid, col. 2. The Rev. Samuel Bishop was appointed second master of Merchant Taylors school August 1760; succeeded Mr. Green (not Mr. Townley) on Jan. 22, 1783, as head-master; and is succeeded by the Rev. Thomas Cherry, of Maidstone.