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Edward Bulkeley, Rev Dr.

Edward Bulkeley, Rev Dr.

Male 1540 - 1620  (80 years)

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  • Name Edward Bulkeley 
    Suffix Rev Dr. 
    Born 1540  Woore, Shropshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 05 Jan 1620  Odell, Bedfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I350  drabold
    Last Modified 5 Jul 2015 

    Father Thomas Bulkeley,   b. 1515, Woore, Shropshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1591, Woore, Shropshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Grosvenor,   b. 1515, Shropshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1591, Woore, Shropshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Family ID F5  Group Sheet

    Family Olive Irby,   b. 1544, Bedford, Bedfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Mar 1614, Odell, Lincolnshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Married 1566  Bedfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Martha Bulkeley,   b. 1572, Odell, Bedfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jun 1639, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
     2. Peter Bulkeley, Rev Fellow of St Johns Cambridge,   b. 31 Jan 1583, Odell, Bedfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 09 Mar 1659, Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
    Last Modified 19 Jun 2015 
    Family ID F123  Group Sheet

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1540 - Woore, Shropshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1566 - Bedfordshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 05 Jan 1620 - Odell, Bedfordshire, England Link to Google Earth
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    • From Jacobus

      REV. EDWARD BULKELEY

      (Rev.) Edward Bulkeley, D.D., second son of Thomas Bulkeley of Woore, Shropshire, by his wife Elizabeth, daughter of Randall Grosvenor, was born not far from 1540. He matriculated pensioner from St. John's College, Cambridge, Michaelmas, 1555; Scholar, 1555; B.A., 1559/60; M.A., 1563; B.D., 1569; D.D.. 1578; Fellow, 1560. He obtained the rectorship of Odell in Bed fordshire, probably in 1571. He "compounded" for the living at Odell, 6 Mar. 1571/2, as is shown by the Bishops' Certificates of the Diocese of Canterbury.* This means that he then paid to his superior his first year's salary, as was then the established practice in the English Church.

      He married, probably about 1566, Olive Irby, born say 1547, buried at Odell, 10 Mar. 1614/5, daughter of John and Rose (Overton) Irby, by whom he had three sons and twelve daughters. Her family will be found in The Irby Line, below.

      It is very difficult to learn much of the personal history of a minister who lived in the sixteenth century and who, by the very nature of his calling, did not figure in the political annals of his generation. He was Prebend of Chester, 1574; of Westminster, 1583; of Lichfield, 1594; and was Vicar of St. Mary, Shrewsbury, 1578-82. We know that he was one of the commissioners appointed by the Bishop of Lincoln in 1608 for the "Levye of Armour" in Bedfordshire among the clergy.*

      We owe to the late Col. C. E. Banks the following interesting item, from Shrewsbury Corporation Record, Burgess Roll, 1580: Edward Bulkeley of Shrewsbury, professor of theology, son of Thomas, admitted burges and has issue : Nathaniel, aged 6 ; Mary, aged 13; Frances, aged 12; Judith, aged 10; Martha, aged 8; Deborah, aged 5; Dorcas, aged 3; Elizabeth, aged 1.

      Rev. Richard Madockes of Woodhall [Odell], co. Bedford, in his will dated 15 Aug. 1606, proved 27 Nov. 1606, after providing for his relatives in Shrewsbury, gave legacies to Mr. Doctor Bulkley, Mistress Olive Bulkley, and their daughter Mistress Elizabeth Bulkley, and appointed Edward Bulkley, D.D., and pastor, sole executor.f

      Dr. Bulkeley 's daughter, the "Mistress Elizabeth" referred to above, married Richard Whittingham, of Sutterton, co. Lincoln. He in his will, dated 6 Mar. 1615, proved 18 Apr. 1618, made provision for his wife Elizabeth, by whom he then had no children, and his own heirs, and then gave legacies to his "brother" Mellowes' children, to William Ingoldsbie, a son of brother Ingoldsbie, clerk, and the rest of sister Ingoldsbie's children, and to Olive Welbie and all the rest of her brothers and sisters ; also to his father-in-law, Mr. Doctor Buckley, his brother-in-law Mr. Peter Buckley, and the latter's son Edward ; and made Mr. Anthony Ingoldsbie, of Fishtoft, clerk, one of the supervisors the will.*

      Dr. Bulkeley was a moderate Puritan ; he resigned his pastora in 1609, probably because of increasing age, and died at Od early in Jan. 1620/1. His burial on 5 Jan. 1620/1 was entered the Odell registers by his son Peter, who had succeeded him Rector.

      The will of Edward Bulkley late of "Woodhall," co. Bedfoi doctor of theology, deceased, was proved Jan. 1620/1, and a coi mission to administer was granted to Peter Bulkley, son of the sŁ deceased, and executor named in the will [Westminster Act Boc No. 3, fo. 59]. The will does not exist, either filed or in t register.

      Children :

      i. Mary, b. abt. 1567.

      ii. Frances, b. abt. 1568; bur. at Moulton, co. Lincoln, in 16!

      m. at Whaplode, co. Lincoln, in 1595, Richard Welby, bi at Moulton in 1564, second son of Thomas Welby, by wife Elizabeth, dau. of Sir Richard Thimbleby, Knt.§ ! The Welby-Farwell Connection, below.

      iii. Judith, b. abt. 1570.

      iv. Martha, b. abt. 1572; m. Abraham Mellowes, b. [say 157

      d. at Charlestown, Mass., in 1639. They left descendants America ; see The Mellowes Connection, below.

      v. Nathaniel, b. abt. 1574; d. in London in 1602. He was liv

      in St. Michael Bassinghall, London, when he made his v which was proved 4 Dec. 1602; he made his father Edw Bulckley, D.D., Executor.||

      vi. Deborah, b. abt. 1575.

      vii. Dorcas, b. abt. 1577; m. as his second wife, by license dated

      Dec. 1598, (Rev.) Anthony Ingoldsby, b. abt. 1560, d. Fishtoft, co. Lincoln, in 1627. He was Rector of Fish from 1586 until his death ; will dated 22 Apr. 1627, proved Oct. 1627; he left children by his first wife.fl

      t There were also four more daughters, whose history has not been ascertained, guess made years ago, and still repeated by the ignorant, to the effect that Mrs. Dor Lord, who with her family came to America in the same ship with the Bulkeleys, w: sister of Rev. Peter Bulkeley, has been positively disproved; she was Dorothy r proved by the marriage license and her father's will.

      viii. Elizabeth, b. abt. 1579; d. at Boston, Mass., 14 Oct. 1643; m.

      (1) after Aug. 1606, and probably abt. 1614 or 1615, Richard Whittingham, of Sutterton, co. Lincoln, Gent., b. abt. 1580, d. in 1618; m. (2) at Boston, co. Lincoln, 9 Jan. 1617/8, Athertox Haugh, of Boston, who d. at Boston, Mass., 11 Sept. 1650; see The Whittingha7n-Haugh Connection, below.

      ix. Sarah, b. abt. 1580 ; d. by 1611 ; m. [say 1597], Oliver St. John,

      of Keysoe, co. Bedford, Gent., b. [say 1575], bur. at Keysoe, 23 Mar. 1625/6. They had descendants in America, through their daughter, Mrs. Elizabeth (St. John) Whiting; see The St. John Connection, below.

      x. Paul, b. abt. 1581 ; admitted pensioner at Queen's College, Cam

      bridge, 18 Mar. 1600/1; B.A., 1604/5; M.A., 1608; Fellow, 1607-10; bur. 19 Oct. 1610. -fxi. Peter, b. 31 Jan. 1582/3; d. at Concord, Mass., 9 Mar. 1658/9;

      m. (1) at Goldington, co. Bedford, 12 Apr. 1613, Jane Allen, bapt. at Goldington, 13 Jan. 1587/8, bur. at Odell, 8 Dec. 1626; m. (2) early in Apr. 1635, Grace Chetwood, b. abt. 1602, d. at New London, Conn., 21 Apr. 1669. Their descen dants will be found in the main body of this volume.