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|PETER BULKELEY of Haughton
m. Nicholas Bird, daughter of Thomas Bird
|JOHN BULKELEY of Haughton
m. Arderne Fitley, daughter of John Fitley of Woore
|HUGH DE BULKELEY m.
Helen Wilbraham, daughter of William Wilbraham
|HUMPHREY BULKELEY of Woore m. Grisell Molton, the daughter of John Molton of Molton
|WILLIAM BULKELEY of Oakley m. Beatrice Hill, the daughter of William Hill of Bunsingstall
|THOMAS BULKELEY (abt
1515-1591) of Woore m. Elizabeth Grosvenor (royal descent)
|JOHN IRBY of Cawthorpe m. Rose, the daughter of Guthlac Overton
|REV. EDWARD BULKELEY, DD (b. abt 1547) of Odell, Bedford m.||OLIVE IRBY (b. c. 1547)|
PETER BULKELEY of Haughton
Peter married Nicola, daughter and heiress of Thomas Bird. [Ref]
Children of Peter Bulkeley of Haughton:
JOHN BULKELEY of Haughton
Parents: Peter Bulkeley and Nicola Bird [Ref]
John Bulkely married Arderne, the daughter and heiress of John Fitley of Woore. [Ref]
Children of John Bulkeley and Arderne Fitley:
HUGH DE BULKELEY
Parents: John Bulkeley and Ardern Fitley [Ref]
Hugh de Bulkeley married Helen, the daughter of Thomas Wilbraham of Woore. [Ref]
Children of Hugh de Bulkeley and Helen Wilbraham:
HUMPHREY BULKELEY of Woore
Parents: Hugh de Bulkeley and Helen Wilbraham [Ref]
Humphrey Bulkeley married Grisell, the daughter and heiress of John Molton of Molton. [Ref]
Humphrey was of Woore. [Ref]
Children of Humphrey Bulkeley and Grisell Molton:
WILLIAM BULKELEY of Oakley
Parents: Humphrey Bulkeley and Grisell Molton [Ref]
William Bulkeley married Beatrice, the daughter of William Hill of Bunsingstall. [Ref]
William was of Oakley. [Ref]
Children of William Bulkeley and Beatrice Hill:
THOMAS BULKELEY (abt 1515-1591) of Woore
Parents: William Bulkeley and Beatrice Hill [Ref][Ref]
Thomas Bulkeley was born about 1515. [Ref] He died in 1591 and is buried at Market Drayon. [Ref] He married Elizabeth Grosvenor, the daughter of Randall and Anne (Charlton) Grosvenor of Bellaport. [Ref] Through her mother, it is claimed that Elizabeth is a descendant of King Henry II.
Elizabeth was born about 1515. [Ref] Her father left her a bay filly in his 1559 will. [Ref]
Thomas was of Woore in Salopshire. [Ref][Ref] He was also of Buntingsdale (in Market Drayton), Shropshire. [Ref]
Children of Thomas Bulkeley and Elizabeth Grosvenor:
JOHN IRBY of Cawthorpe
John Irby married Rose, the daughter of Guthlac Overton. [Ref]
John Irby, gentleman, was of Leighthorpe (in Cawthorpe), Lincolnshire. [Ref]
Children of John Irby and Rose Overton:
REV. EDWARD BULKELEY, DD (b. abt 1540) of Odell
Parents: Thomas Bulkeley and Elizabeth Grosvenor [Ref][Ref]
Rev. Edward Bulkeley was born about 1540. [Ref] He married Olive Irby.[Ref]
Edward matriculated at St. John's College, Cambridge. [Ref] He received his BA in 1559/60, his BD in 1569 and his DD in 1578. [Ref] He was a Fellow in 1560. [Ref] He was curate of St. Mary's, Shrewsbury in 1550. [Ref] He was prebend of Chester. [Ref] He was minister at Odell. [Ref]
OLIVE IRBY (b. abt 1547)
Parents: John Irby and Rose Overton
Olive Irby was born about 1547. [Ref] She married Rev. Edward Bulkeley.
Children of Rev. Edward Bulkeley and Olive Irby:
21 Apr 1669. Mrs Grace Bulkeley ye widow of Mr Peter Bulkeley, sometime pastor of the church of Concord, deceased. She was a woman of great piety and wisdom and died in a good old age. Her sickness was long and very afflictive. She was sick 3 months before she died. She had not the use of her understanding but by fits the greatest part of her sickness. Apr 25.69 (being Sabbath day) she was interred. [Ref]
Grace Chitwood was the sister of Jane Chitwood of West Helton, Salop. [Ref]
In her will of 6 May 1643, Jane left her brother, Mr Robert Chitwood, £100.
If he did not survive, the money was to go to her sister 'Mrs Backley in
New England'. Grace is also mentioned in the 3 Sep 1616 will of Elizabeth
Nedham of West Helton who refers to her sister's husband Sir Richard Chitwood
and what appear to be a number of his children, including Grace. [Ref]
Peter matriculated at St. John's, Cambridge, receiving his BA in 1604/5 and his MA in 1608. [Ref] He was ordained priest in 1608. [Ref] He was canon at Litchfield in 1609. [Ref] He was university preacher in 1610. [Ref] He was rector of Odell on 12 Jan 1609/10. [Ref] He became increasingly Puritan and non-conformist and in 1643 he was suspended. [Ref]
A Peter Bulkeley, age 50, is on a 9 May 1635 list of passengers to be transported
to New England on the Susan and Ellen. A Grace Bulkeley, age 33,
is on an 8 May 1635 list of passengers to be transported to New England
on the Elizabeth and Ann. [Ref]
In his will Peter mentions his wife; sons Edward, John, Eleazer, Peter, Joseph, Gershom; deceased son Thomas and Thomas's widow; daughter Dorothy. [Ref]
FRANCES BULKELEY (bu. 1610)
Parents: Rev. Edward Bulkely and Olive Irby
Frances Bulkeley was buried in 1610 in Moulton. [Ref, p. 30] She married Richard Welby [Ref] in 1595 in Whaplode, Lincolnshire. [Ref, p. 30]
Royal Descent for Elizabeth Grosvenor (Due to Weis [Ref] and John Mcewen (email message)):
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Editors, "Founders of New England," New England Historical and Genealogical Register 14, 1860, 297 - 346.
Editors, "Will of Peter Bulkeley," New England Historical and Genealogical Register 10, 1856, 167-170.
Farwell, John Dennis, The Farwell Family: A history of Henry Farwell and his wife Olive (Welby) Farwell of Boston, England, and Concord and Chelmsford, Mass., 1605-1927, with twelve generations of their descendants: also lineages of many allied families: records of John Dennis Farwell, Orange, TX, F.H. Farwell and F.B. Farwell, 1929.
Richardson, Douglas, Kimball G. Everingham and David Faris, Plantagenet Ancestry: A study in colonial and medieval families, Genealogical Publishing, 2004.
Thornton, James B., trans., "Bradstreet's Journal," New England Historical and Genealogical Register 8, 1854, 325- .
Waters, Henry F., "Genealogical Gleanings in New England," New England Historical and Genealogical Register 52, 1989, 252 - .
Weis, Frederick Lewis, Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists who Came to America before 1700, 7th ed., Genealogical Publishing Co., 1992.