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William Bulkeley
(Abt 1490-1571)
Béatrice Hill
(Abt 1494-)
Randall Grosvenor
(Abt 1480-Bef 1559)
Anne Charlton
(Abt 1480-)
Thomas Bulkeley
Elizabeth Grosvenor
(Abt 1515-Abt 1585)
Reverand Edward Bulkeley
(Abt 1540-1620)


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Olive Irby

Reverand Edward Bulkeley

  • Born: Abt 1540, Woore, Shropshire, England 160
  • Marriage: Olive Irby in 1566 in Odell, Bedfordshire, England 525,529
  • Died: Jan 1620 or Jan 1621, Odell, Bedfordshire, England about age 80 160,529,599
  • Buried: 5 Jan 1620 or 5 Jan 1621, Odell, Bedfordshire, England 160,529,599

bullet  General Notes:

~Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists Who Came to America before 1700, Weis, 30:39, 8th Edition, Edward's line to Henry II comes from Line 30, pp. 38-39 160

~ Richardson's Magna Carta Ancestry: a Study in Colonial and Medieval Families, p. 874 821

~The Visitation at Bedfordshire, 1566, 1582 & 1636, p. 164, Edward Bulkley, (Rector) of Odell in Bedffordshire, Doctor of Divinity, had three sons and twelve daughters. Edward is the son of Thomas bulkley and Elizabeth Grosvenor. 140

~History and Genealogy of the Families of Old Fairfield, Donald Lines Jacobus, Vol. 1 p. 109, Rev. Edward Bulkeley and his wife, Olive Irby are mentioned as the parents of Rev. Peter Bulkeley 76

~ Pedigrees of Some of the Emperor Charlemagne's Descendents, Vol. I, p. 134 & Vol II. pp. 260-261 528,529

bullet  Information about this person:

• Background Information. 525
Reverand Edward Bulkeley, 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. He recieved his B.A. in 1559/60, his M.A. in 1535, and his D.D. in 1578. He obtained the rectorship of Odell in Bedfordshire, probably in 1571. He "compounded" for the living at Odell, 1 Mar 1571/1572, as shown by the Biships' Certificates of the Diocese of Canterbbury. (Bedford Hist. Recod Soc. Pub., vol. 8 pg. 155). This means that he then paid to his superior his first year's salary, as was then the established practice in the English Church.

He probably married Olive Irby by about 1566. Olive was buried a Odell on 10 Mar 1614/15, and was the daughter of John Irby and Rose Overton. John and Rose had three sons and twelve daughters.

Edward Bulkeley was Prebend of Chester in 1574, of Westminster in 1583, of Bichfield in 1594, and was Vicar of St. Mary, Shrewsbury in 1578-1582. He was one of the commissioners appointed by the Bishop of Lincoln in 1608 for the "Levye of Armour" in Bedfordshire among the clergy.

He shows up in the Shrewsbury Corporation Record, Burgess Roll, 1580 as Edward Bulkeley of Shrewsbury, professor of theology, son of Thomas, admitted burges and has issue: Nathaniel, age 6; Mary aged 13, Frances, aged 12, Judith, aged 10; Martha, aged 8; Deborah, aged 5; Corcas, aged 3; Elizabeth, aged 1.

Reverand Richard Madockes of Woddhall (Odell), Beford, in his will dated 15 Aug 1606, proved 27 Nov 1606, after providing for his relatives in Shrewbury, gave legacies to Mr. Doctor Bulkley, Mistress Olive Bulkley, and their daughter Mistress Elizabeth Bulkley, and appointed Edward Bulkley, D.D. and pastor, sole executor. (Victoria History of Bedforshire, vol.3 pg. 69)

Dr. Bulkeley was a moderate Puritan and he resigned his pastorate in 1699, most likely due to his increasing age. He died at Odell early in Jan 1620/21. His burial was on 5 Jan 1620/21, which was entered in the Odell registers by his son Peter, who had succeeded him as Rector.

~The Bulkeley Genealogy, p. 14-16

• Background Information. 599
Rev. Edward Bulkeley, D.D., 2nd son, born about 1540. He matriculated pensioner from St. John's College, Cambridge, Michaelmas, 1555: Scholar, 1555; B.A., 1559/60; B.D., 1569; D.D., 1573; Fellow, 1560. He married, about 1566, Olive Irby, daughter of John Irby, Gent., of Leighthorpe (in Cawthorpe), Lincolnshire, by Rose, daughter of Guthlac Overton. Olive was born about 1547. The had three sons, Nathaniel, Paul, and (Rev.) Peter; and twelve daughters, including Frances, Mary, Judith, Martha, Deborah, Dorcas, Elizabeth and Sarah. He obtained the rectorship of Odell, Bedfordshire, probably in 1571. He was Prebend of Chester, 1574; of Westminster, 1583; of Lichfield, 1594; and was Vicar of St. Mary, Shrewbury, 1578-82. In 1608, he was appointed by Bishop of Lincoln from the "Levye of Armour in Bedfordshire among the clergy." He resigned his pastorate at Odell, Bedfordshire in 1609, and was succeeded by his son, Peter. His wife, Olive, is buried at Odell, Bedfordshire, 10 Mar 1614/15. Reverend Edward Bulkeley was buried ther 5 Jan 1620/21.

~Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 164

Edward married Olive Irby, daughter of John Irby and Rose Overton, in 1566 in Odell, Bedfordshire, England 525.,529 (Olive Irby was born about 1547 in Gosberton, Lincolnshire, England,525,599 died before 10 Mar 1614-10 Mar 1615 in Odell, Bedfordshire, England 525 and was buried on 10 Mar 1615 in Odell, Bedfordshire, England 525,599.)


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