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Alice Arnold (Gulley)

Also Known As: "Bray", "Gullay", "Guiley"
Birthplace: Northover, Ilchester, Somerset, England
Death: Died in Ilchester, Somerset, England
Immediate Family:

Daughter of John Gulley; John Gully; Alice Gulley and Alice Gully
Wife of Nicholas Arnold
Mother of Thomasine Hacker; Joanna Hopkins; Margery Barnard (Arnold); William Arnold; Agnes Arnold and 6 others
Sister of Robert Gullay; Christian Gullay; Nicholas Gullay; Elizabeth Gully; James Gulley and 2 others

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About Alice Arnold

Early Records of the Arnold Family


Reprinted from The New England Historical and Genealogical Registek forOctober, 1879.



• 564 Washington Street. 1879.

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Birth: Sep. 29, 1553 Ilchester South Somerset District Somerset, England Death: Apr. 25, 1596 Ilchester South Somerset District Somerset, England

Notes: There is no surviving grave marker for Alice; the birth date given is actually a baptismal date, and the death date given is a burial date. Alice was baptized in the Northover (St Andrew) Parish, which is now a part of Ilchester.

Alice was the daughter of John and Alice Gully of Northover Parish, now a part of Ilchester, Somerset, England. Alice was married about 1570 to Nicholas Arnold, a tailor of Northover and later Ilchester. Following Alice's death, Nicholas remarried.

Family links:

 John Gully (1510 - 1591)
 Alice Gully (1510 - 1583)

 Nicholas Arnold (1550 - 1623)*

 Joane Arnold Hopkins (1577 - 1622)*
 William Arnold (1587 - 1677)*
 Agnes Arnold (1595 - 1595)*
 Elizabeth Arnold (1596 - 1596)*

John GULLEY (ca1510 - 1591)

Alice GULLEY (ca1510 - 1583)

Nicholas Arnold, born Abt. 1550 in Northover, Somerset, England, baptism: September 29, 1563; Dorset, England; died Bet. January 18 and 26, 1622/23 in Ilchester, Somerset, England, burial: January 26, 1623; Ilchester, Somerset, England.He was the son of Richard Arnold, Lord of Bagbere Manor and Jaquita.

He married (1) Alice Gulley aka Gully, Gullay 1569 in Ilchester, Somerset, England.She was born September 26, 1553 in Northover, Somerset, England, baptism: September 29, 1553; St. Andrew's, Northover, Somerset, England and died April 25, 1596 in Ilchester, Somerset, England, burial: April 25, 1596; Ilchester, Somerset, England.She was the daughter of John Gulley and Alice.

____________________________________ Written by her oldest son Benedict Arnold- mother's name spelled Imprimis Alee Gully

"A Register, or true account of my owne agge, with my Mother, my Wife, my Brothers and Sisters, and Others of my f rinds and acqauntance.

1. Imprimis Alee Gully the Daughter of John Gully of Northover. Who was my Mother, was Baptized ye 29: Septem 1553.


also this is in the following: The Narragansett Historical Register

By James N. Arnold;

__________________________________________________________________________________ 'Alice Gulley, b. 1553, Somerset, England; d. 1596, Somerset, England and buried 25 Apr 1596, Somerset, England. Married Nicholas Arnold ca. 1570 in Somerset, England.


  • Thomazine Tamzen Arnold
  • Joan(Johanna) Arnold
  • Marjorie Arnold
  • John Arnold
  • William Arnold
  • Agnes Arnold
  • Robert Arnold
  • Isobel(Isbell) Arnold
   Sources for Alice Gully
       1 New England Historical and Genealogical Register, (New England Historic and Genealogical Society), 1879, Vol. 33, Page 427.
       2 Anderson, Robert Charles and others, The Great Migration: Immigrants to New England 1634-1635, Vol. I, A-B, Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society (1999), 88.
       3 Wikipedia, "Thomas Hopkins (settler)", (accessed 04/17/2013).

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Alice Arnold's Timeline

September 26, 1553
Northover, Ilchester, Somerset, England
September 29, 1553
Ilchester, Somerset, England
September 29, 1553
St. Andrew's, Northover, Somerset, England
September 29, 1553
Northover, Somerset, England
September 29, 1553
Northover, Ilchester, Somersetshire, England
January 4, 1571
Age 17
Northover, Ilchester, Somersetshire, England
Age 23
Ilchester, Somersetshire, England
August 30, 1581
Age 27
Ilchester, Somerset, England
June 24, 1587
Age 33
Ilchester, Somerset, England