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JOHN BULLARD (d. bef 1568) of Barnham m. Margaret Unknown (d. 1587)
HENRY BULLARD (d. aft 1590) of Barnham m. Margaret Unknown
JOHN BULLARD (d. bef 1568) of Barnham
John Bullard probably died before 1568, when his widow Margaret was taxed. He married Margaret Unknown. [Ref] She was buried on 3 Aug 1587 in the parish of St Martyn, Barnham. [Ref]
John lived in Barnham. [Ref] In 1535 John he was listed as a provider of harness (armor) and as a billman, an infantryman proficient in the use of a long staff with a hook-shaped blade and usually with pikes at the back and top, known as a bill. [Ref]
John was probably related to John Kent of Barnham, weaver, who left him a beehive in his 3 May 1538 will. [Ref]
Margaret was taxed 1s. 4d. on £1 land in 1568. [Ref]
Probable children of John Bullard and Margaret Unknown:
HENRY BULLARD (d. aft 1590) of Barnham
Parents: John Bullard
Henry was undoubtedly born in Barnham. [Ref] He died after 16 Jan 1590/1, when his brother was described as the brother of "Henry Buller". [Ref] He married Margaret Unknown.
Children of Henry Bullard and Margaret Unknown:
WILLIAM BULLARD (d. 1610) of Barnham
Parents: Henry Bullard and Margaret Unknown
William Bullard was born in Barnham. [Ref] He died between 16 May 1610, when he wrote his will, and 18 Jun 1610, when it was probated. [Ref] He married Grace Bignette on 2 Jul 1587 at St Martyn, Barnham. [Ref]
William was church warden in 1599. [Ref]
In his will, William left Grace his dwelling house and lands for her life, so long as she remained unmarried. After Grace, the house was to go to his son William. William had also bought another house and he left it successively for four years to his children Margaret, Joan, John, Grace, George and Ellen. After that, it was to go permanently to his son Robert. William also mentions his brother Larling and John Garnham. [Ref]
In her will, undated but probated on 8 Feb 1629/30, Grace named the same children, except for Margaret and William. Margaret was probably dead, but William was living in Bradwell, Suffolk. [Ref]
Children of William Bullard and Grace Bignette:
ROBERT BULLARD (d. 1639) of Watertown
Parents: William Bullard and Grace Bignette
Robert Bullard was probably born in Barnham. [Ref] He was buried on 29 (4) 1639 in Watertown. [Ref] He married Anne Martyn. [Ref]
Children of Robert Bullard and Anne Martyn:
ANNE BULLARD (d. 1711)
Parents: Robert Bullard and Anne Martyn
Anne Bullard died on 15 Jul 1711 in Cambridge. [Ref] She married Richard Dana. [Ref]
Crane, Ellery Bicknell, Historic Homes and Institutions and Genealogical and Personal Memoirs of Worcester County, Massachusetts, V. 2, New York, Lewis Publishing Co., 1907.
Plummer, John, "The Martyn Wives of Robert and John Bullard," New England Historical and Genealogical Register 146, 1992, 279-.
Massachusetts Vital Records
Pulsifer, David, trans., "Records of Boston," New England Historical and Genealogical Register, various issues
Stutt, Clifford L. and Myrtle Stevens Hyde, "The English Bullard Family Revisited," New England Historical and Genealogical Register 154, 2000, 172 -.