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John Bullard (abt. 1602 - 1678)

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John Bullard
Born about in Barnham, Suffolk, Englandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married in Englandmap [uncertain]
Husband of — married [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died in Medfield, Suffolk, Massachusetts Bay Colonymap
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Categories: Puritan Great Migration | Signer of the Dedham Covenant.

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John Bullard migrated to New England during the Puritan Great Migration (1620-1640).
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Biography

John Bullard settled first at Watertown, MA, in 1636, where he was a proprietor in 1638, and with his wife Magdalene, was admitted to the church 2 May 1639. He took the freeman's oath 13 May 1640. With his brother William he became a proprietor of the settlement at Dedham, when the company of Watertown church members established themselves there. His dismissal from the church at Watertown to the one at Dedham, was dated 30 May 1641, "Mr. Phillips, the pastor, and Elders Carter and Howe, testifying in his favor."

He had been one of the original purchasers of Dedham, having signed the social compact of proprietor's 1 Jun 1636, and lands were assigned him adjoining his brother William's. The brothers were rated among the moreable citizens and private accounts against John Bullard were entered as "one of the two Bullards of Dedham."

In 1650, he became one of the select proprietors of the new town of Medfield, where lands were assigned him and where with the other proprietors, he enjoyed a great degree of the confidence of the General Court, they were not bound in the act of incorporation "to build within a specified time, a meeting house, settle a minister, and establish a school," their character being sufficient pledge that these things would soon be done. A house of eight acres was assigned to John in Medfield in 1652. In 1675, John is on the list of subscribers to the fund for the "new brick college" (Harvard), his contribution to be a bushel and a half of "Indian corn." In his will the homestead is given to his son, Joseph, with legacies to be paid to John Partridge, son-in-law, and two daughters, Abigail Stockwell, and Hannah, wife of Benjamin Allen, no other heirs being mentioned.

He died by "the overthrowing of a cart".

Three Marriages?

John married at least twice, and probably three times. He married Magdalene in 1639, Massachusetts, probably in Dedham. She died in 1661. After Nov. 29, 1661, he then married Ellen Unknown, the widow of Thomas Dickerman, probably in Medfield. He had at least two children in England, so he must have been married prior to his marriage to Magdalene.[1]

Second? Marriage

Husband: John Bullard
Wife: Magdalene Martyn[2]
May 02, 1639 Dedham, Norfolk, Massachusetts[3]

Third? Marriage

Wife: Ellen UNKNOWN Dickerman
AFT 29 Nov 1661[4]
Wife: Ellen Dickerman
ABT 1662 Medfield, Norfolk Co., MA

Children

  1. John Bullard (b 1632 in Barnham, Suffolk, England - 14 Oct 1635 in England)
  2. Magdalene Bullard, c. 18 Oct 1635, Barnham St. Martin, Suffolk, England - 27 Dec 1676, Married John Partridge 18 Dec 1655
  3. John Bullard (b 1637 in Dedham, Norfolk, MA - 4 Jul 1668 in Dedham, Norfolk, MA)
  4. Abigail Bullard, b. 8 Oct 1641, Dedham, Norfolk, MA - Married Quintaine Stockwell in 1666
  5. Joseph Bullard, b. 26 Apr 1643, Dedham, Norfolk, MA
  6. Hannah Bullard, b. 1 Feb 1646, Dedham, Norfolk, MA - Married Benjamin Allen 6 Mar 1669
  7. Michael Bullard, b. 21 Mar 1649, Dedham, Norfolk, MA - probably dies young

Birth

1602 Barnham, Suffolk, England

Death

27 OCT 1678 Medfield, Norfolk, Massachusetts

Residence

Medfield, Norfolk, Massachusetts
1636
1640
1641
1652

Note

{geni:about_me}  vii.  JOHN BULLARD b. Abt. 1602, Barnham, Suffolk, England; d. October 27, 1678. He was thee 71st signer of the covenant of Dedham, establishing Dedham Massachusetts in 1636.
John Bullard settled first at Watertown, Massachusetts, in 1636.  John married Anne’s sister, Magdalene and they also emigrated to Watertown about the same time where he was a proprietor in 1638, and with his wife, Magdalene, was admitted to the church  2 May 1639.  He took the freemen’s oath 13 May 1640. With his brother William, he became a proprietor of the settlement at Dedham, when the company of Watertown church members established themselves there. His dismissal from the church at Watertown to the one at Dedham, was dated May 30, 1641, “Mr. Phillips, the pastor, and Elders Carter and Howe, testifying in his favor.”  John was a proprietor in 1650 in Medfield, Norfolk, Mass. In 1675, he is on the list of subscribers to the fund for the “new brick college” (Harvard), his contribution to be a bushel and a half of “Indian corn.”.  John died at Medfield, 27 Oct 1678.
Notes
John Bullard died on 27 Oct 1678 in Medfield 'by the overthrow of a cart'. He married Magdalene Unknown. She died on 29 Nov 1661 in Medfield. Given the rarity of the name, it has been argued that Magdalene may have been Anne Martyn's sister Magdalene. However, the name may not have been uncommon at that time and in that place. John married second Ellen, the widow of Thomas Dickerman.

Object

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John Bullard, Sr. b. 1601 , Barnham, Suffolk, England d. 27 Oct 1678 Medfield, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA: Our Family Histories
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Sources

Footnotes

  1. Torrey Page 116
  2. Torrey Page 116
  3. Find A Grave Memorial #36259291, Created by: Diana L. Brace, Record added: Apr 24, 2009
  4. Torrey Page 116

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On 11 Sep 2017 at 13:11 GMT Anne B wrote:

Some of the children do not / may not belong.



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