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James (Bollen) Bullen (1629 - bef. 1682)

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James Bullen formerly Bollen aka Bullaigne Bolin
Born in Hingham, Norfolk, Englandmap
Brother of
Husband of — married 1655 in Middle Town, Middlesex, New Jerseymap
Descendants descendants
Died before in Woodbridge, Middlesex, New Jerseymap
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James (Bollen) Bullen was a New Netherland settler.
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James Bollen came with the English fleet to America in 1664 and called Captain which suggests he was in command of one of the vessels. He was deputized to accept the surrender of New Amsterdam on his arrival. He remained there until August 1665 and on the arrival of Governor Cartaret in the Port of New York he was named James as Secretary of the Province of New Jersey. He settled in Elizabethtown and served in many positions while there. More information may be found here.[1] He died before March 27 1682 the date inventory of his estate was taken. A further document dated May 1683 names two minor children and their guardians; this suggests he was a widower.[2]

He is said to have married Anne Vanquellin and they were parents of:

  1. Mary b ~1655 in England, m Peter Stout, son of Richard and Penelope Stout ~1670.[3]
  2. James
  3. Anne

10 May 1683 James and Anna, the children of James Bollen late of Woodbridge, New Jersey, Secretary of the Province, who died intestate, select Samuel Moore and Nathaniel Fitzrandolph both of Woodbridge, as their guardians. 12 May 1683 Letters admin granted to Samuel Moore and Nathaniel Fitzrandolph on the estate of James Bollen.[4]


  1. Honeyman, A. Van Doren. History of Union County, New Jersey, 1623-1923. New York and Chicago. Lewis Historical Publishing Company:1923. Vol. I. Page 37.;view=1up;seq=57
  2. Honeyman. A. Van Doren. Calendar of New Jersey wills, administrations, etc. Newark, New Jersey. New Jersey Historical Society:1901. Page 44. [
  3. Stout, Wayne. Hosea Utah's Pioneer Statesman. Wayne Stout. Salt Lake City, Utah:1953. Pages 5-6.
  4. Patents and Deeds and Other Early Records of New Jersey, 1664-1703 edited by William Nelson


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