Thursday, April 14, 2022

Joan Isabella Bishop (nee Montagu Stuart Wortley) 1928-2022

 Joan Isabella Bishop (nee Montagu Stuart Wortley), who died at the Mid Coast Hospital, Brunswick, USA, 12 April, 2022, aged 93, was a scion of the Earls of Wharncliffe and aunt of the US-born 5th Earl.

She was born 20 July, 1928, the second daughter of Ralph Montagu Stuart Wortley (1897-1961), and his wife the former Isabella Wood; and married 1 Dec, 1951, Harry Atwood Bishop Jr (who died 1993), son of Harry Atwood Bishop, of Gorham, New Hampshire, United States, by whom she had issue, two sons, Harry Atwood 'Woody' Bishop III (born 1 Feb, 1957, deceased), and Alan Stuart Wortley Bishop (born 3 Jun 1959), and two daughters, Wendy Ann Isabella (now Mrs Gillespie) (b 16 Jun 1952), and Linda Walters (born 16 Oct, 1953).


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