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Dr. Rev. Edward Bulkeley, D.D.

Male Abt 1540 - Bef 1621  (~ 81 years)


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  • Name Dr. Rev. Edward Bulkeley  [1
    Suffix D.D. 
    Born Abt 1540  [2, 3, 4, 5
    Gender Male 
    Died Bef 5 Jan 1621  Odell, Bedfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 6
    Buried 5 Jan 1621  [4, 5, 6
    Person ID I2781  Nielsen Hayden genealogy
    Last Modified 1 May 2016 

    Father Thomas Bulkeley,   b. Abt 1515, Buntingsdale, Shropshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1591  (Age ~ 76 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Grosvenor,   b. Abt 1515, of Bellaport, Muckleston, Shropshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F3747  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Olive Irby,   b. Abt 1547, of Leighthorpe in Cawthorpe, Lincolnshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 10 Mar 1615  (Age ~ 68 years) 
    Married Abt 1566  [2, 3
    Children 
    +1. Frances Bulkeley,   b. 1 Jan 1568, Odell, Bedfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 7 Jun 1610, Moulton, Spalding, Lincolnshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 42 years)
     2. Rev. Peter Bulkeley,   b. 31 Jan 1583, Odell, Bedfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Mar 1659, Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
    Last Modified 7 Dec 2017 14:10:24 
    Family ID F4087  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Rector of Odell.

      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)
      Rev. Peter Bulkeley (1583-1659) = Grace Chetwood (1602-1669)
      Gershom Bulkeley (1636-1713) = Sarah Chauncy (1631-1699)
      Dr. Charles Bulkeley (?-1692) = Hannah Raymond (?-1742)
      Hannah Bulkeley (1692-1720) = Lt. Richard Goodrich (1685-1759)
      Anna Goodrich (1710-1777) = Stephen Miller (1699-1785)
      Anna Miller (1734-1825) = Ebenezer Arnold (1727-1807)
      Ebenezer Arnold (1766-1800) = Persis Hubbard (1768-1855)
      Ebenezer Arnold (1792-?) = Anna Eliza Sears (?-?)
      George Sumner Arnold (1846-1888) = Evelyn Greenwood Thomson (1854-1941)
      George Stanleigh Arnold (1881-1942) = Elizabeth Sherman Thatcher Kent (1894-1952)
      Elizabeth Sherman Arnold (1915-1992) = William Francis Whitmore (1916-aft 1992)
      Thomas Sherman Whitmore (1953- )

      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)
      Rev. Charles Fay (1808-1888) = Charlotte Emily Hopkins (1817-1856)
      Katherine Maria Fay (1846-1928) = William Eben Stone (1845-1921)
      Margaret Garrad Stone (1886-1937) = Austin Tappan Wright (1883-1931)
      Phyllis Wright (1919-2007) = Lowell King (1920-1969)
      Tappan Wright King (1950- )

      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- )

  • Sources 
    1. [S830] Paul C. Reed, "Another Look at Joan de Harley: Will Her Real Descendants Please Rise?" The Genealogist 10:35, Spring 1989, p. 35.

    2. [S142] Royal Ancestry, by Douglas Richardson. Kimball G. Everingham, ed. 2013.

    3. [S317] The Bulkeley Genealogy, by Donald Lines Jacobus. New Haven, Connecticut: 1933.

    4. [S145] Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists Who Came to America Before 1700, by Frederick Lewis Weis and Walter Lee Sheppard, Jr. 8th edition, William R. Beall & Kaleen E. Beall, eds. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 2004, 2006, 2008.

    5. [S351] Walter Lee Sheppard, "Joan, Princess of Wales, Daughter of King John: Ancestress to Bulkeley, James, Mellowes, Welby, Whittingham, Haugh, and St. John-Whiting Families." The American Genealogist 35:29, 1959.

    6. [S977] The Blackmans of Knight's Creek: Ancestors and Descendants of George and Maria (Smith) Blackman by Henry James Young. Carlisle, Pennsylvania: 1980.