Reverend Edward BULKELEY [Parents] [scrapbook] 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 was born 7 in 1540 in Odell, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. He died 8, 9 on 5 Jan 1620/1621 in Odell, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. Edward married Olive IRBY 10, 11, 12, 13 in 1566 in of Cayshoe, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.
REV. EDWARD BULKELEY
(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, Camhridge, Michaelmas, 1555; Scholar, 1555;, B.A.,1559/6O M.A., 1563; B.D., 1569; DD. 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 it 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.
He married; proably about 1566, OLIVE IRBY,born say 1547, buried at Odell, 10 Mar. 1614/5, daughter of John and Rose (Overton) Irby, by whom he had three sons and tweIve daughters.
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, 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. 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.
Rev. Richard Madockes of Woodhall.[Odell], co. Bedford, in his will dated 15 Aug. 1606, proved 27 Nov. 16O6, after providing for his relatives in Shrewsbuy, 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. Dr. Bulkeley's daughter the "Mistress Elizabeth" referred to above, married Richard Whittingham, of Sutterton, co. Lincoln. He in his will, dated 6 Mar. 1615, proved 1 Apr. 1618, made provision for his wife Elizabèth, by whom he then had no children, and his own heirs; and then gave legacies to his "brother" Mellowes' children to William Ingoldsbie, a son of brother Ingoldsbie, clerk, and. the rest of sister Ingoldsbie's children, and to Olive Welbie and all the rest of her brothers and Sisters; also to his father-in-law, Mr. Doctor Buckley, his brother-in-law Mr. Peter Buckley, and the latter's son Edward; and made Mr. Anthony Ingoldsbie, of Fishtoft, clerk, one of the supervisors of the will.
Dr. Bulkley 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.
The will of Edward Bulkley late of "Woodhall" Bedford, doctor of theology, deceased, was proved Jan. 162O/1, and a commission to administer was granted to Peter Bulkley, son of the said deceased, and executor named in the will [westminster Act Book, No. 3, fo. 59] The will does not exist, either filled or in the register.