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Elizabeth Clement

Female Bef 1634 - Bef 1684  (< 49 years)

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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Elizabeth Clement was born before 2 Mar 1634 (daughter of Augustine Clement and Elizabeth Bullock); died before 1684.

    Other Events:

    • Baptised: 2 Mar 1634, St. Lawrence, Reading, Berkshire, England

    Elizabeth married William Sumner before 1652. William (son of William Sumner and Mary Swift) was born before 6 Dec 1629; died in Feb 1675 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    1. Hannah Sumner was born on 10 Jun 1659 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts.

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Augustine Clement was born about 1603; died on 1 Oct 1674 in Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts.


    Arrived in New England in 1635 on the James. First at Dorchester, then Boston 1652, and back to Dorchester by 1668. He was a painter to whom various early New England portraits have been attributed, none with certainty.

    Augustine married Elizabeth Bullock on 3 Jul 1628 in Wokingham, Berkshire, England. Elizabeth (daughter of William Bullock and Mary Bacon) was born before 7 Jul 1603. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

  2. 3.  Elizabeth Bullock was born before 7 Jul 1603 (daughter of William Bullock and Mary Bacon).

    Other Events:

    • Baptised: 7 Jul 1603, Barkham, Berkshire, England


    A probable "gateway ancestor" of TWK. The issue is whether the Elizabeth who married Augustine Clement was a sister of the immigrant Edward Bullock. Genealogist Leslie Mahler has been arguing the case for this in a variety of places, for instance noting on SGM that "There are a number of records connecting Augustine Clement & Edward Bullock to each other. They originated in neighboring parishes, one calls the other 'brother' etc."

    Robert Charles Anderson's sketch of Edward Bullock in volume 1 of The Great Migration: Immigrants to New England, 1634-1635, p. 476, notes that the list of debts attached to the end of Edward Bullock's will mentions "brother Clemens," of which Anderson remarks, "probably referring to Augustine Clement as a brother in the church." To that, Mahler points out that Edward Bullock was not a member of the church. And in volume 2 of the same Great Migration series, in the sketch of Augustine Clement (p. 101), Anderson seems much closer to being convinced that Clement's wife Elizabeth was a sister of Edward Bullock:
    On 26 July 1649, "Elisabeth Clements testified on oath that Edw[ard] Bullock of Dorchester is the son of Mr. W[illia]m Bullock late of Barkham in Berkeshirre" [Aspinwall 227]. In his will of 25 July 1649, "Edward Bullock of Dorchester" appointed Augustine Clement as one of his overseers, and among the debts owed by his estate was one to "brother Clements" [SPR 1:288-89; GM 2:1:476-77].

    "Elisabeth Clements" of the 1649 deposition was almost certainly the wife of Augustine Clement. In the normal course of events, we might suggest that the reference to "brother Clements" indicated a church relationship, but we have no evidence that Bullock was a member of Dorchester church. Wokingham and Barkham are adjacent parishes in Berkshire. All of this suggests that Augustine Clement had married a sister of Edward Bullock.

    The registers of Barkham, Berkshire, show that the two youngest children of William Bullock, gentleman, were Edward, baptized 6 August 1595, and Elizabeth, baptized 7 July 1603 [Leslie Mahler, private communication]. Although there is a discrepancy between this baptismal date and the age given in 1635 on embarkation by EDWARD BULLOCK {1635, Dorchester} [GM 2:1:476-77], this would appear to be the immigrant, and the sister Elizabeth baptized in 1603 would be of an appropriate age for the wife of Augustine Clement.
    Neither Edward Bullock nor the wife of Augustine Clement are included among the gateway ancestors in Richardson's 2013 Royal Ancestry, but a line from Edward I to Winston Churchill and to the Bush presidents, a line which presumes that the wife of Augustine Clement was a daughter of William Bullock, is included in Gary Boyd Roberts's 2018 The Royal Descents of 900 Immigrants (citation details below). In the notes to the line, Roberts says that it was "brought to my attention by Leslie Mahler of San Jose, California, and the name of William Bullock's wife was added by Douglas Richardson of Salt Lake City. Clinching proof (or disproof) that Mrs. Elizabeth Clement(s) was a sister of Edward Bullock of Dorchester, Mass., would be welcome."

    probably. See notes.

    1. 1. Elizabeth Clement was born before 2 Mar 1634; died before 1684.

Generation: 3

  1. 6.  William Bullock was born in in of Barkham, Berkshire, England (son of Richard Bullock and Alice Berrington).

    William married Mary Bacon. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

  2. 7.  Mary Bacon
    1. 3. Elizabeth Bullock was born before 7 Jul 1603.

Generation: 4

  1. 12.  Richard Bullock was born in in of Arborfield, Berkshire, England (son of Thomas Bullock and Alice Kingsmill).

    Richard married Alice Berrington. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

  2. 13.  Alice Berrington (daughter of William Berrington).
    1. 6. William Bullock was born in in of Barkham, Berkshire, England.