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Rev. Edward Bulkeley

Male Bef 1614 - 1696  (> 81 years)


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Rev. Edward Bulkeley was born before 12 Jun 1614 (son of Rev. Peter Bulkeley and Jane Allen); died on 2 Jan 1696 in Chelmsford, Middlesex, Massachusetts; was buried in Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts.

    Other Events:

    • Baptised: 12 Jun 1614, Odell, Bedfordshire, England

    Notes:

    Arriving in 1634, he was the first of the extensive Bulkeley family to come to New England.

    Matriculated pensioner from St. Catharine's College, Cambridge, Easter 1629, he studied with the Rev. Cotton in New England while boarding at his house. He was ordained in Marshfield in 1643. After fifteen years as the minister there, he was installed as his father's successor at Concord in 1659, and remained there for 53 years.

    He is said to have been disabled in some manner ("lame and of a feeble constitution"). Of his preaching style, Grindall Reynolds had this to say in 1896:
    One production of Mr. Bulkeley has escaped the tooth of time, -- his sermon delivered after the return of Captain Thomas Wheeler from Brookfield fight. It was a time to stir a man's soul. The whole Colony was convulsed. Every frontier settlement and every lonely farmhouse was in peril. Two of his parishioners had been slain. Two more came home so shattered that they lingered only a few months. The lot of these might any hour be the lot of his hearers. You read the sermon through from text to conclusion. There is not one throb of pathos in it. You cannot find an eloquent line, hardly an impressive sentence. It is a maze of Inquisitions and Instructions, of Applications and Uses, of Doctrines and Reasons, of Motives and Improvements, wherein the mind wanders and is lost. How could a tender human heart help breaking through the meshes of formality? And how was it possible for men, of rude speech possibly, but of strong and hot sympathies, to admire or approve such stiff and measured utterance?

    With so little to guide it is not possible to speak confidently. Still this is certain. The younger Bulkeley has not left behind the impression of power which his father did. Apparently he had not his vigorous personality, his culture, or his great heart. Mather calls him "the worthy son" of a worthy sire. Clearly he was that. An honest, faithful, and devout man. But with all his real excellence one who did not rise much above mediocrity.
    [From A Collection of Historical and Other Papers, Concord, Massachusetts, 1896.]

    Family/Spouse: Lucian. Lucian died after 28 Jan 1679. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. Peter Bulkeley was born on 3 Jan 1641 in Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts; died on 24 May 1688 in Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts.

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Rev. Peter Bulkeley was born on 31 Jan 1583 in Odell, Bedfordshire, England (son of Dr. Rev. Edward Bulkeley, D.D. and Olive Irby); died on 9 Mar 1659 in Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts.

    Notes:

    One of TSW's five proven "gateway ancestors," and one of TWK's eleven.

    Rector of Odell, Bedfordshire. Emigrated to New England in 1635 on the Susan and Ellen. One of the founders of Concord, Massachusetts. American historian Moses Coit Tyler described him as "noted even among Puritans for the superlative stiffness of his Puritanism."

    Rev. Peter Bulkeley (1583-1659) = Jane Allen (1588-1626)
    Edward Bulkeley (1614-1696) = Lucian
    Peter Bulkeley (1641-1688) = Rebecca Wheeler (1645-1671)
    Rebecca Bulkeley (1681-?) = Jonathan Prescott (1677-1729)
    Dr. Abel Prescott (1718-1805) = Abigail Brigham (1723-1777)
    Lucy Prescott (1757-1792) = Jonathan Fay (1752-1811)
    Samuel Prescott Phillips Fay (1778-1856) = Harriet Howard (1782-1847)
    Samuel Howard Fay (1804-1847) = Susan Montfort Shellman (1808-1887)
    Harriet Eleanor Fay (1829-1924) = James Smith Bush (1825-1889)
    Samuel Prescott Bush (1883-1894) = Flora Sheldon (1872-1920)
    Sen. Prescott Sheldon Bush (1895-1972) = Dorothy Wear Walker (1901-1992)
    George Herbert Walker Bush (1924-2018) = Barbara Pierce (1925-2018)
    George Walker Bush (1946- )

    Peter married Jane Allen on 12 Apr 1613 in Goldington, Bedfordshire, England. Jane (daughter of Thomas Allen and Mary Fairclough) was born before 13 Jan 1588; died before 8 Dec 1626; was buried on 8 Dec 1626 in Odell, Bedfordshire, England. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 3.  Jane Allen was born before 13 Jan 1588 (daughter of Thomas Allen and Mary Fairclough); died before 8 Dec 1626; was buried on 8 Dec 1626 in Odell, Bedfordshire, England.

    Other Events:

    • Baptised: 13 Jan 1588, Goldington, Bedfordshire, England

    Notes:

    One of TWK's eleven "gateway ancestors."

    Children:
    1. 1. Rev. Edward Bulkeley was born before 12 Jun 1614; died on 2 Jan 1696 in Chelmsford, Middlesex, Massachusetts; was buried in Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  Dr. Rev. Edward Bulkeley, D.D. was born about 1540 (son of Thomas Bulkeley and Elizabeth Grosvenor); died before 5 Jan 1621 in Odell, Bedfordshire, England; was buried on 5 Jan 1621.

    Notes:

    Rector of Odell, Bedfordshire.

    From The Bulkeley Genealogy by Donald Lines Jacobus (1933):

    (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 Bedfordshire, 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. [...]

    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. [...]

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

    Dr. Rev. Edward Bulkeley (1540-1621) = Olive Irby (1547-1615)
    Sarah Bulkeley (1580-1611) = Sir Oliver St. John (1575-1626)
    Elizabeth St. John (1604-1677) = Rev. Samuel Whiting (1597-1679)
    Elizabeth Whiting (aft 1634-1733) = Rev. Jeremiah Hobart (1630-1715)
    Dorothy Hobart (1679-1733) = Daniel Mason (1674-1705)
    Jeremiah Mason (1705-1771) = Mary Clark (1705-1799)
    Jeremiah Mason m. Elizabeth Fitch
    Jeremiah Mason m. Mary Means
    Robert Means Mason m. Sarah Ellen Francis
    Elizabeth Mason m. Robert Charles Winthrop
    Margaret Tyndal Winthrop m. James Grant Forbes
    Rosemary Isabel Forbes m. Richard John Kerry
    John Forbes Kerry (1943- )

    Dr. Rev. Edward Bulkeley (1540-1621) = Olive Irby (1547-1615)
    Rev. Peter Bulkeley (1583-1659) = Jane Allen (1588-1626)
    Edward Bulkeley (1614-1696) = Lucian _____ (?-?)
    Peter Bulkeley (1641-1688) = Rebecca Wheeler (1645-1671)
    Rebecca Bulkeley (1681-?) = Jonathan Prescott (1677-1729)
    Dr. Abel Prescott (1718-1805) = Abigail Brigham (1723-1777)
    Lucy Prescott (1757-1792) = Jonathan Fay (1752-1811)
    Samuel Prescott Phillips Fay (1778-1856) = Harriet Howard (1782-1847)
    Samuel Howard Fay m. Susan Shellman
    Harriet Eleanor Fay m. James Smith Bush (1825-1889)
    Samuel Prescott Bush (1863-1948) m. Flora Sheldon (d. 1920)
    Prescott Sheldon Bush (1895-1972) m. Dorothy Walker (1901-1992)
    George Herbert Walker Bush (1924-2018)

    Dr. married Olive Irby about 1566. Olive (daughter of John Irby and Rose Overton) was born about 1547 in of Leighthorpe in Cawthorpe, Lincolnshire, England; died before 10 Mar 1615; was buried on 10 Mar 1615 in Odell, Bedfordshire, England. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 5.  Olive Irby was born about 1547 in of Leighthorpe in Cawthorpe, Lincolnshire, England (daughter of John Irby and Rose Overton); died before 10 Mar 1615; was buried on 10 Mar 1615 in Odell, Bedfordshire, England.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: Abt 1547, Clerkenwell, London, England
    • Alternate birth: Abt 1547
    • Buried: 10 Mar 1615, Goldington, Bedfordshire, England

    Children:
    1. Frances Bulkeley was born about 1568; died before 7 Jun 1610 in Moulton near Spalding, Lincolnshire, England; was buried on 7 Jun 1610 in Moulton near Spalding, Lincolnshire, England.
    2. Martha Bulkeley was born about 1572.
    3. Sarah Bulkeley was born before 1580; died before 1611.
    4. 2. Rev. Peter Bulkeley was born on 31 Jan 1583 in Odell, Bedfordshire, England; died on 9 Mar 1659 in Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts.

  3. 6.  Thomas Allen was born about 1557 in of Goldington, Bedfordshire, England (son of John Allen and Elizabeth Alabaster); died between 5 Jan 1635 and 14 Apr 1635.

    Thomas married Mary Fairclough on 30 Jul 1582 in Goldington, Bedfordshire, England. Mary (daughter of Thomas Fairclough and Millicent Barr) was born between 1550 and 1555; died before 30 Apr 1631; was buried on 30 Apr 1631 in Goldington, Bedfordshire, England. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  4. 7.  Mary Fairclough was born between 1550 and 1555 (daughter of Thomas Fairclough and Millicent Barr); died before 30 Apr 1631; was buried on 30 Apr 1631 in Goldington, Bedfordshire, England.
    Children:
    1. 3. Jane Allen was born before 13 Jan 1588; died before 8 Dec 1626; was buried on 8 Dec 1626 in Odell, Bedfordshire, England.
    2. William Allen was born before 12 Oct 1590 in Goldington, Bedfordshire, England.


Generation: 4

  1. 8.  Thomas Bulkeley was born about 1515 in Buntingsdale, Shropshire, England (son of William Bulkeley and Beatrice Hill); died in 1591; was buried in Market Drayton, Shropshire, England.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: Abt 1515, of Woore, Shropshire, England
    • Alternate birth: Between 1515 and 1520

    Thomas married Elizabeth Grosvenor. Elizabeth (daughter of Randall Grosvenor and Anne Charlton) was born about 1515 in of Bellaport, Muckleston, Shropshire, England. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 9.  Elizabeth Grosvenor was born about 1515 in of Bellaport, Muckleston, Shropshire, England (daughter of Randall Grosvenor and Anne Charlton).

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: Abt 1520

    Children:
    1. 4. Dr. Rev. Edward Bulkeley, D.D. was born about 1540; died before 5 Jan 1621 in Odell, Bedfordshire, England; was buried on 5 Jan 1621.

  3. 10.  John Irby was born before 1517 (son of Anthony Irby and Alice Bountaine); died on 10 Apr 1553.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: Bef 1520, of Whaplode, Holbeach, Lincolnshire, England

    John married Rose Overton after 1545. Rose (daughter of Guthlac Overton and Olive Browne) was born about 1527; died after 30 Apr 1579; was buried on 16 May 1579 in St. James, Clerkenwell, London, England. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  4. 11.  Rose Overton was born about 1527 (daughter of Guthlac Overton and Olive Browne); died after 30 Apr 1579; was buried on 16 May 1579 in St. James, Clerkenwell, London, England.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: Abt 1522
    • Alternate death: Bef 16 May 1579

    Children:
    1. Kellam Irby
    2. Edward Irby
    3. 5. Olive Irby was born about 1547 in of Leighthorpe in Cawthorpe, Lincolnshire, England; died before 10 Mar 1615; was buried on 10 Mar 1615 in Odell, Bedfordshire, England.
    4. Phebe Irby was born about 1549.

  5. 12.  John Allen was born about 1538 in of Thaxted, Essex, England (son of John Allen and Margaret Leigh); died on 1 Dec 1572.

    John married Elizabeth Alabaster. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  6. 13.  Elizabeth Alabaster
    Children:
    1. 6. Thomas Allen was born about 1557 in of Goldington, Bedfordshire, England; died between 5 Jan 1635 and 14 Apr 1635.

  7. 14.  Thomas Fairclough was born about 1520 in of Fairclough Hall in Weston, Hertfordshire, England (son of Lawrence Fairclough and Elizabeth); died before 13 Jan 1559; was buried on 13 Jan 1559 in Goldington, Bedfordshire, England.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: of Weston, Hertfordshire, England

    Thomas married Millicent Barr. Millicent died before 23 Sep 1563; was buried on 23 Sep 1563 in Goldington, Bedfordshire, England. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  8. 15.  Millicent Barr died before 23 Sep 1563; was buried on 23 Sep 1563 in Goldington, Bedfordshire, England.
    Children:
    1. 7. Mary Fairclough was born between 1550 and 1555; died before 30 Apr 1631; was buried on 30 Apr 1631 in Goldington, Bedfordshire, England.