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Richard Bullock

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Birthplace: Frating, Essex, UK
Death: Died in Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States
Place of Burial: Rehoboth, Mass
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Son of Edward Bullock; Sir Edward Bullock; Elizabeth Susan Bullock and Elizabeth Susan Bullock
Husband of Elizabeth Patey and Elizabeth Bullock
Father of Mehitable West; Mercy Bullock, Mercy; Richard Bullock; Deacon Samuel Bullock, Sr.; Elizabeth Eddy and 5 others
Brother of Edward BULLOCK; Henry Bullock; Mary Bullock and Thomas Bullock

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Richard Bullock, born 16 July 1622 in England, died 22 November 1667 in Rehoboth, first appeared in Rehoboth, Plymouth Colony, Massachusetts, in 1644 when he puchased a lot, valued at 200 pounds, that had been set aside for the Governor. He married first on 4 August 1647 in Rehoboth Elizabeth Ingraham, born about 1629, died 7 January 1659/1660. Richard married second, Elizabeth Billington, daughter of Francis Billington and Christian Penn, and granddaughter of John Billington who was the first man hanged in Plymouth Colony for committing murder.

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freeman, 1646; town clerk, 1659-67; excise collector; one of two men appointed to regulate trade with the Indians.

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   Richard Bullock, born 16 July 1622 in England, died 22 November 1667 in Rehoboth, first appeared in Rehoboth, Plymouth Colony, Massachusetts, in 1644 when he puchased a lot, valued at 200 pounds, that had been set aside for the Governor. He married first on 4 August 1647 in Rehoboth Elizabeth Ingraham, born about 1629, died 7 January 1659/1660. Richard married second, Elizabeth Billington, daughter of Francis Billington and Christian Penn, and granddaughter of John Billington who was the first man hanged in Plymouth Colony for committing murder.
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   from Larry Chesebro
   1. On January 16, 1643 Richard was a witness on the will of John Allsopp of Bonsall, Derby County. He was of record as one of the fifty-eight proprietors of Rehoboth in 1644, his name being number 32 as called the Governors lot rated at 200 pounds.
   2. Richard was listed as freeman in May, 1645 and as such he was allotted the rights in the town land of Matthew Pratt, who had left in 1647.
   3. In testimony about the estate of Alexander Winchester on July 16, 1647 Richard stated he was then 25 years old. He testified that after the death of Winchester he had inquired of his widow how she would dispose of the children and that she answered her husband had taken course for them. Bullock was a witness to the inventory taken by Richard Bowen and two others.
   4. In June of 1653, Richard was 1 of 49 to draw meadows in the northern part of Rehoboth. In 1656 he sold 253 acres of land to Henry Fowler. That same year he visited Newton, Rhode Island with view of settling there, but he returned to Rehoboth.
   5. Richard took the oath of fidelity in 1657 and on June 22, 1658 he shared in the drawing of lots in the north part of Rehoboth. He was a witness on January 9, 1660 on a deed from S. Pain to Thomas Chaffey. On April 7, 1662 he witnessed the will of John Brown, Sr. of Rehoboth.
   6. Richard was chosen for a committee to investigate traffic in "liquors and powders" with the Indians 1662, and in 1664 he was licensed to keep a ferry on Palmer's River. On June 18, 1664 he was chosen to collect the town "assize".
   7. By 1666 Richard had settled on a tract of several hundred acres lying mostly along the west bank of the Palmer River extending from near the northern boundary of Swansea to a point a mile north of the Orleans Factory site. In 1666 he shared in the division of the Waunamoisett lands. In the same year he protested in a Rehoboth town meeting that the church rather than the citizens should choose the minister. It is believed he and his family, until after his death, attended church in Swansea, after the death of the Rev. Samuel Newman in 1663. The Swansea church was closer to their home, and was Baptist rather than Congregational.
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   From Virginia Deagan's "10 Generations of descendants of Richard Bullock of Rehoboth, MA":
   Davis Family of Rehoboth, MA, by John William Davis, Governor of RI - 1887 - 1888 and 1890 - 1891., typescript copy in Providence RI Historical Society:
   "Records show that Richard Bullock was born in England in 1622, that he came with two older brothers, Henry and Edward to Salem MA at or about A.D. 1635. He remained with or near the two brothers until he attained his age of majority, i. e. 21, and came into possession
   of his patrimony, which was a sum of between 200 and 300 pounds sterling. Considering the fact that his education was more advanced than most of his fellowmen, and his having been chosen clerk of the Town of Rehoboth, it is fair to infer that his family in England were
   of the more substantial class of their time."
   [Note: Nothing has been found to connect Richard with either Henry or Edward Bullock]
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   Richard Bullock of Rehoboth, 1644, and Some of His Descendants, by Hon. J. Russell Bullock (1815 - 1899), a handwritten manuscript in the Providence RI Historical Society Library:
   "It has been stated that Richard was a son of Henry of Salem, who died there in 1652, but Henry came in 1630 on the ship "Abigail" with his wife, Susan and only children, Henry, Mary and Thomas and in his will, he names only one child, Henry. Of Henry's children none
   bear the name of Richard. Edward Bullock of Dorchester came from London 1635, had a wife, Elizabeth. His will probated 1656 names only his wife and daughter, Hannah (Johnson).
   Therefore, no known record exists of Richard's birthplace or of his parentage, or of the vessel in which he came over."
   Letter from Chauncey Bullock of Stanstead, Québec, Canada to his brother, Jesse, dated 30 December 1867:
   "Our father supposed that it was William who first came from England and from whom we all descend. I so had it and was led astray so that I had at first to correct that error which was no small affair. I employed an agent to find me an old history of Rehoboth, which was finally obtained in New York City and cost me its weight in gold. It quoted "The Register of the First Families of New England. I then searched for that and finally found it in Boston and said to be the only one in existence so far as known. I purchased it at the price of $7 - a little old book about the size of the old spelling books - but it gave me the name of Henry Bullock and his son, Richard."
   [Note: Chauncey was an educated man and held several public offices in Québec.]
   Baptismal Records of Pitchford, Shropshire, England:
   "Richard Bullock, son of John Bullock was baptized 26 May 1622."
   Genealogical & Personal History of Northern Pennsylvania,by John W. Jordan LL.D., Vol. III, NY, Lewis Historical Publishing Co. 1913:
   "The American Ancestor was Richard Bullock, born in the county of Essex, England 1622, died in Rehoboth MA 22 Nov 1667. Two brothers came to America with him, one of them settling in Virginia."
   [Note: Is it possible that he was closely related to the southern branch of the Bullock family]
   Manuscript SGBUl10, compiled by John W. Davis, Atty, of Providence, RI around 1897. Copy in the New England Historical & Genealogical Library, Boston, MA:
   William Bullock emigrated from Manchester England to Rhode Island 1632 in the Sloop, "Lyon". Samuel and two brothers, Richard & Israel, sons of the said William emigrated from England to Weymouth, MA and from there to Rehoboth, MA in 1640.
   From Many Sources - especially the IGI (International Genealogical Index):
   John Bullock was born in Moraton, Cheshire, England and died 1595 in Gt. Wigborough, England. He married Ann 1588 in Gt. Wigborough. They had a child, Edward, born 1580 and died December 5, 1649 in Mass. He married Elizabeth Susan Wild 1620 in Gt. Wigborough, England. They were the parents of Richard, born 1622.
   A Bullock Family History from Rehoboth to Holcomb, 1643-1957, by Paul D. Bullock, 1983:
   Richard became a free man in 1646 ... an inference is drawn that Richard was a bondservant.
   [Note:The term "freeman" did not imply servitude. It was granted to citizens who were church members and who owned property]
   [This has been corrected in the 1996 edition of Paul Bullock's book]
   A Common Theory That Richard Bullock was in Newtown, Long Island:
   Many sources state that Richard Bullock of Rehoboth went to Newtown, Long Island for a time. I feel sure that there was another Richard Bullock who was there, probably a nephew or other relative. Richard of Rehoboth's inventory lists a debt from Richard Bullock. His own son, Richard, was a seven month old baby.

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  1. Death: 22 AUG 1667 in Rehoboth, Bristol, MA U. S. A. 8
  2. Residence: 1643 Rehoboth, Bristol, MA U. S. A.
  3. Note:
   from SAVAGE:
   "RICHARD, Rehoboth 1643, rem. soon after 1644, and was freem. of May 1646, tho. it is not seen of what town he was inhab. again rem. to Newtown, L. I. a. 1656, but went soon back to R. and there d. 1667."
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   from Susan P. Canney
   Richard Bullock was of record as one of the fifty-eight proprietors of Rehoboth in 1644, as freeman in 1645, and as allotted the rights of the town land of Matthew Pratt, who had left, in 1647. In testimony about the estate of one Alexander Winchester on 16 July 1647 he states that he was then twenty-five years oild. In 1653, in June, he was one of forty-nine to draw lots for meadows in the northern part of town. He served Rehoboth as the second town clerk, succeeding Peter Hunt on 30 Jan 1659/60 and remaining in office until his death. His salary was 16s per year plus fees for entering certain records into the books. He was chosen to a committee to investigate traffic in "liquors and powders" (with the Indians) in 1662 and in 1664 he was licensed to keep a ferry on Palmer's River. He had settled upon a trace of several hundred acres lying mostly along the west bank of the river extending from near the northern boundary of Swansea to a point a mile north of the Orleans factory site. In 1666 he protested in town meeting that the church rather than the citizens should choose the minister; it is believed that he, and his family until about 1712 attended church in Swansea after the death of the Reverend Samuel Newman in 1663. The Swansea church was closer to their home, and was Baptist rather than Congregational.

-------------------- Richard Bullock, born 16 July 1622 in England, died 22 November 1667 in Rehoboth, first appeared in Rehoboth, Plymouth Colony, Massachusetts, in 1644 when he puchased a lot, valued at 200 pounds, that had been set aside for the Governor. He married first on 4 August 1647 in Rehoboth Elizabeth Ingraham, born about 1629, died 7 January 1659/1660. Richard married second, Elizabeth Billington, daughter of Francis Billington and Christian Penn, and granddaughter of John Billington who was the first man hanged in Plymouth Colony for committing murder.

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Richard Bullock's Timeline

1622
July 16, 1622
Frating, Essex, UK
1625
January 26, 1625
Age 2
Of, Essex, Massachusetts.(A
January 26, 1625
Age 2
Of, , Essex, Massachusetts.(abt 1643)
1643
1643
- 1644
Age 20
1647
August 4, 1647
Age 25
September 4, 1647
Age 25
Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States
1648
August 19, 1648
Age 26
Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts
1650
October 7, 1650
Age 28
Rehoboth, (Present Bristol County), Plymouth Colony (Present Massachusetts)
1651
February 16, 1651
Age 28
Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts
1655
April 4, 1655
Age 32
Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States