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Rebecca Bulkeley

Female 1681 -


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Rebecca Bulkeley was born on 24 Aug 1681 in Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts (daughter of Peter Bulkeley and Rebecca Wheeler).

    Rebecca married Dr. Jonathan Prescott on 9 Jul 1701 in Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts. Dr. (son of Capt. Jonathan Prescott and Elizabeth Hoar) was born on 5 Apr 1677 in Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts; died on 28 Oct 1729 in Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. Dr. Abel Prescott was born on 7 Apr 1718 in Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts; died on 22 Oct 1805 in Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts.

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Peter Bulkeley was born on 3 Jan 1641 in Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts (son of Rev. Edward Bulkeley and Lucian); died on 24 May 1688 in Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts.

    Peter married Rebecca Wheeler on 16 Apr 1667 in Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts. Rebecca (daughter of Joseph Wheeler and Sarah Goldstone) was born on 6 Sep 1645 in Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts; died on 20 Feb 1718 in Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 3.  Rebecca Wheeler was born on 6 Sep 1645 in Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts (daughter of Joseph Wheeler and Sarah Goldstone); died on 20 Feb 1718 in Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts.
    Children:
    1. 1. Rebecca Bulkeley was born on 24 Aug 1681 in Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  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.]

    Rev. married Lucian. Lucian died after 28 Jan 1679. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 5.  Lucian died after 28 Jan 1679.

    Notes:

    She probably predeceased her husband. It is not entirely clear that she was the mother of Edward's son Peter, although naming patterns strongly suggest that she was the mother of his daughters Elizabeth and Mary.

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

  3. 6.  Joseph Wheeler was born before 18 Feb 1610 (son of Thomas Wheeler and Rebecca); died after 1678.

    Other Events:

    • Baptised: 18 Feb 1610, Cranfield, Bedfordshire, England

    Joseph married Sarah Goldstone. Sarah (daughter of John Goldstone) died on 12 Mar 1671 in Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  4. 7.  Sarah Goldstone (daughter of John Goldstone); died on 12 Mar 1671 in Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts.
    Children:
    1. 3. Rebecca Wheeler was born on 6 Sep 1645 in Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts; died on 20 Feb 1718 in Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts.


Generation: 4

  1. 8.  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. 9.  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. 4. Rev. Edward Bulkeley was born before 12 Jun 1614; died on 2 Jan 1696 in Chelmsford, Middlesex, Massachusetts; was buried in Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts.

  3. 12.  Thomas Wheeler was born about 1565; died before 11 Feb 1635; was buried on 11 Feb 1635 in Cranfield, Bedfordshire, England.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: Between 1560 and 1565

    Notes:

    John Brooks Threlfall (citation details below) says that he "was probably the son of John Wheeler of Cranfield who made his will 9 February 1566/7 and died shortly thereafter. In his will, he named his wife Alice and two minor children, Thomas and John."

    Thomas married Rebecca before 1603. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  4. 13.  Rebecca
    Children:
    1. Capt. Timothy Wheeler was born before 28 Dec 1604; died on 30 Jul 1687 in Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts.
    2. 6. Joseph Wheeler was born before 18 Feb 1610; died after 1678.

  5. 14.  John Goldstone was born in in of Tonbridge, Kent, England.
    Children:
    1. 7. Sarah Goldstone died on 12 Mar 1671 in Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts.