Robert Bishop was the third known child of Joseph Bishop and his wife Elizabeth (née Clements) of Soham, Cambridgeshire.
He married Lydia (1802-?) and they had at least six children, five of whom are noted on the 1841 Soham Census when they were living at Meer Side. The family remained here for the 1851 census, although just three of the children remained at home.
1st November 1802, Soham, Cambridgeshire.
14th November 1802, Soham, Cambridgeshire.
- Lydia (1802-?)
- Weeks John Bishop (1830-?)
- Robert Bishop (1833-183?)
- Sarah Bishop (1834-?)
- George Bishop (1836-?)
- James Bishop (1838-?)
- Lydia Bishop (1840-?)