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Dr Edward Bulkeley
Birth: 1540
Shropshire, England
Death: Jan., 1621
Bedford Borough
Bedfordshire, England

Son of Thomas Bulkeley, steward of Drayton manor, by his wife Elizabeth Grosvenor, and grandson of William Bulkeley, esquire, of Oakley (in Mucklestone), Staffordshire, by his wife Beatrice Hill.

Matriculated pensioner from St John's College, Cambridge at Michaelmas 1555, admitted Scholar 1555, B.A. 1559/60, admitted Fellow 1560, M.A. 1563, B.D. 1569, and D.D. 1578. Obtained the rectorship of Odell by 1571, was prebend of Chester 1574, prebend of Westminster 1583, prebend of Lichfield 1594, and vicar of St Mary, Shrewsbury 1578-82. Described as a professor of theology, he was admitted in 1580 as a burgess of Shrewsbury. Edward was a moderate Puritan, and resigned his pastorate in 1609, probably due to his age or infirmity. The entry of his burial in the Odell register on Jan. 5, 1620/21 was made by his son Peter, who had succeeded him as rector.

By his wife Olive Irby he was the father of (i) Mary, (ii) Frances, wife of Richard Welby of Moulton, (iii) Judith, (iv) Martha, wife of Abraham Mellowes of Charlestown, Massachusetts, (v) Nathaniel (c.1574-1602), (vi) Deborah, (vii) Dorcas (c.1577-1616), wife of Anthony Ingoldsby, rector of Fishtoft, (viii) Elizabeth (c.1579-1643) of Boston, Massachusetts, wife of Richard Whittingham and Atherton Haugh, (ix) Sarah, wife of Oliver St. John, (x) Paul (c.1581-1610), and (xi) Peter (1583-1659) of Concord, Massachusetts.

Edward Bulkeley was the maternal grandfather of Chief Justice Oliver St. John (c.1598-1673). He was also the ancestor of my 3rd-great-grandmother Martha Jane Trotter Sidener (1836-1917). 
Family links: 
  Thomas Bulkeley (1515 - 1591)
  Elizabeth Grosvenor Bulkeley
  Olive Irby Bulkeley (____ - 1615)*
  Sarah Bulkeley Saint John (____ - 1611)*
  Frances Bulkeley Welby (1568 - 1610)*
  Martha Bulkeley Mellowes (1572 - ____)*
  Dorcas Bulkeley Ingoldsby (1577 - 1616)*
  Elizabeth Bulkeley Haugh (1579 - 1643)*
  Peter Bulkeley (1582 - 1659)*
  Rowland Bulkeley (____ - 1594)*
  Edward Bulkeley (1540 - 1621)
*Calculated relationship
Note: Buried Jan. 5, 1620/21
All Saints Churchyard
Bedford Borough
Bedfordshire, England
Created by: Todd Whitesides
Record added: Dec 04, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 81510831
Dr Edward Bulkeley
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RIP My 11th Great Grandfather#jtg
- jtg
 Added: Sep. 3, 2016
In memory of my ancient ancestor...
- bodner
 Added: Jul. 23, 2016

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