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Rebecca Bulkeley

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Generation: 1

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

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

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

Generation: 2

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

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


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


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  Rev. Edward Bulkeley was born Bef 12 Jun 1614 (son of Rev. Peter Bulkeley and Jane Allen); died 2 Jan 1696, Chelmsford, Middlesex, Massachusetts; was buried , 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 Aft 28 Jan 1679. [Group Sheet]


  2. 5.  Lucian died Aft 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 3 Jan 1641, Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts; died 24 May 1688, Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts.

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

    Other Events:

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

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


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


Generation: 4

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

    Notes:

    One of Tom Whitmore'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."

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


  2. 9.  Jane Allen was born Bef 13 Jan 1588 (daughter of Thomas Allen and Mary Fairclough); died Bef 8 Dec 1626; was buried 8 Dec 1626, 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 Bef 12 Jun 1614; died 2 Jan 1696, Chelmsford, Middlesex, Massachusetts; was buried , Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts.

  3. 12.  Thomas Wheeler was born Abt 1565; died Bef 11 Feb 1635; was buried 11 Feb 1635, Cranfield, Bedfordshire, England.

    Thomas married Rebecca Bef 1603. [Group Sheet]


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

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