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Nicholas Bullingham

Death: 1576 (51-60)
Place of Burial: Worcester, UK
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Nicholas Bullingham

Nicholas Bullingham (or Bollingham) (c. 1520–1576) was an English Bishop of Worcester.[1]

Nicholas Bullingham was born in Worcester in around 1520. He was sent to the Royal Grammar School Worcester, after which he entered Oxford University. In 1543, he became a Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford. He then gained his DCL from Cambridge University.[1]

After his education in law, Bullingham entered the church, becoming private chaplain to Queen Elizabeth I. He then became Bishop of Lincoln[2] and finally returned to his old city as Bishop of Worcester until his death in 1576. While at Worcester, he greeted the Queen on her visit to the city in 1575.[1]

Bullingham is buried in Worcester Cathedral in an unusual tomb, with an inscribed tablet on his stomach.[3]

Bullingham married firstly Margaret Sutton (d.1566), daughter of Hamond Sutton of Washingborough, Lincolnshire, by whom he had two sons, Francis (1553–c.1636) and Nicholas (1566–1639), and two daughters, both named Susan, who died in 1561 and 1564 respectively.[4]

He married secondly, about 1569, Elizabeth Lok (1535–c.1581). She was the widow of the London mercer and alderman Richard Hill (d.1568), by whom she had had thirteen children, and was the daughter of Sir William Lok and his first wife, Alice Spenser (d.1522). By his second wife Bullingham had a son, John (baptized 1570).[5][6][4]

From: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nicholas_Bullingham


  • Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900, Volume 07
  • Bullingham, Nicholas by Edmund Venables
  • BULLINGHAM, NICHOLAS (1512?–1576), bishop of Lincoln 1560–1571, bishop of Worcester 1571–1576, probably a son of Thomas Bullingham, one of the bailiffs of that city 1528 and 1530, was born at Worcester about 1512, and educated at Oxford, where, according to Wood, he became fellow of All Souls in 1536. He took the degree of B.C.L. 24 Oct. 1541. In February 1546 he presented his supplicate for D.C.L., but was not admitted. He chiefly devoted himself to the study of civil and canon law, in which he obtained great distinction. His learning and his inclination towards the reformed faith commended him to Cranmer's favourable notice, and he was appointed one of his chaplains, in which capacity he attended on the primate at Ridley's consecration, 5 Sept. 1547 (Strype, Cranmer, p. 251). In November of the same year he appears as proctor in convocation for the clergy of the diocese of Lincoln, and was collated 17 Dec. by Bishop Holbeach to the prebend of Welton Westhall in the cathedral of Lincoln, which he exchanged for that of Empingham, 2 Sept. 1548. The next year, 22 Sept. 1549, he succeeded Heneage as archdeacon of Lincoln and was also vicar-general of the diocese. His name is found in the commission against anabaptists and other heretical teachers, 1549–50 (Strype, Mem. ii. i. 385, ii. 200). On the accession of Queen Mary, Bullingham, being a married man, and as one whose soundness in the faith was more than doubtful, was deprived of his archdeaconry and prebend and other preferments. On the outbreak of the Marian persecution he concealed himself until he found means to escape beyond seas (Strype, Parker, i. 127). He appears to have arrived at Emden about 5 Dec. 1554. During his exile he applied himself to the study of theology and canon law. The death of Mary and the accession of Elizabeth summoned Bullingham back to England. On the petition of Sir F. Ayscough to Cecil, 17 Dec. 1558 (State Papers), he was allowed to resume his preferments, and was appointed by Parker, to whom as dean of his cathedral of Lincoln he must have been well known, one of his chaplains. He appeared as Parker's proxy at his confirmation (Strype, Parker, i. 110), and assisted at his ever-memorable consecration in the chapel of Lambeth House, 17 Dec. 1559, together with his brother chaplain, Edmund Guest, archdeacon of Canterbury (subsequently bishop of Rochester and of Salisbury), both vested in silken copes (Strype, Ann. of Reform. ii. ii. 555). He had received the degree of LL.D. at Cambridge 16 Jan. of that year (Wood, Athenæ, ii. 814). His intimate acquaintance with law caused him to be much consulted by his friend Parker, whose intention to appoint him as judge in one of the leading ecclesiastical courts was prevented by his speedy elevation to the episcopate. On the deprivation of Bishop Watson he was appointed to the see of Lincoln, and was consecrated in the second group of bishops, at Lambeth, 21 Jan. 1559–60 (Strype, Parker, i. 126–7; Rymer, Fœd. xv. 561, 579; Sir John Hayward, Annals of Q. Eliz. (Camden Soc. 1840), pp. 19, 27; Burnet, Hist. of Reform. ii. 494, ed. 1825; appendix, vol. ii. pt. ii.) A royal license was granted to Bullingham to retain his archdeaconry in commendam for three years, in regard of the poverty of the bishopric, which had been stripped bare by Holbeach's weak connivance at the infamous robbery of Edward VI's ministers (Rymer, Fœd. xv. 564). On his resignation of this post in 1562 he was succeeded as archdeacon by Aylmer, afterwards bishop of London. Bullingham's sound learning and familiarity with canon law rendered him an important addition to the company of Elizabethan prelates, among whom his gravity and placable spirit and freedom from polemical bitterness gave him deserved weight. He served on many important commissions for the settlement of the state of the church, and took a prominent part in the memorable convocation in 1562 (Cardwell, Synodalia, ii. 495–527). He was one of the bishops appointed to draw up articles of discipline (ib. p. 511; Wilkins, Concilia, iv. 238; Burnet, Hist. of Reform. iii. 512), and was among those to whom Dean Nowell's catechism was referred for consideration (ib. 522). He took part, with Grindal of London, Horne of Winchester, and Cox of Ely, in drawing up the celebrated ‘advertisements’ prescribing, not, as has been asserted, the maximum of ritual which would be allowed, but the minimum which would be tolerated, laid by Parker before Cecil 3 March 1565 and issued by him without the royal authority in 1566 (Parker Correspondence, Parker Soc. edit., p. 233; Cardwell, Docum. Annals, i. 287–97 (Cardwell's date, 1564, is incorrect); Strype, Parker, i. 315, bk. ii. ch. 20). In December of the same year he signed a letter to the queen, praying her to give her assent to a bill for enforcing subscription to the articles of 1562–3 (Parker Correspondence, pp. 292–294). On 18 Jan. 1570–1, on the promotion of Sandys to the see of London, Bullingham was elected bishop of Worcester (Le Neve, Fasti, iii. 65; Rymer, Fœd. xv. 689). As bishop of Worcester he was one of the episcopal commissioners appointed by the queen, 7 June 1571, for the enforcement of the use of the Book of Common Prayer and the prohibition of unlicensed ministers (Parker Corresp. p. 383; Strype, Parker, iii. 183, No. 62). The same year he signed the forty articles (Strype, Parker, ii. 54, bk. iv. ch. 5) and the ‘canons ecclesiastical’ (ib. p. 60; Cardwell, Synodalia, i. 131). Archbishop Parker commissioned Bullingham to ordain for him (Strype, u. s. i. 129), and, 4 Jan. 1566, forwarded to Cecil his request to be temporarily relieved of the care of Gilbert Bourne [q. v. , the deprived bishop of Bath and Wells, who had been committed to his custody (Parker Correspondence, p. 253; Strype, u. s. i. 279). Parker bequeathed to him his ‘white horse called Hackington with its harness and caparisons, valued at 13l. 6s. 8d.’ (Strype, u. s. iii. 336, 343). While bishop of Lincoln, 28 Feb. 1567–8, he issued a circular letter to the incumbents of his diocese for collections on behalf of the refugees for religion from France and Flanders (Calendar of State Papers, sub ann.). As visitor of King's College, on a complaint of the fellows of King's in 1566, that their provost, Philip Baker, was popishly inclined, he made a visitation of the college, and issued injunctions for the destruction of ‘a great deal of popish stuff,’ which the provost neglected, concealing the condemned articles in ‘a secret corner’ (Cooper, Annals of Cambridge, ii. 225). He died, much respected and beloved, on 18 April 1576, and was succeeded after a year's vacancy of the see by Whitgift. He was buried in the Jesus chapel, on the north side of the nave of his cathedral. The effigy is of singular design, only the upper and lower part of the figure being visible. His quaint epitaph runs:—
    • Nicolaus Episcopus Wigorn.
    • Here born, here bishop, buried here,
    • A Bullyngham by name and stock,
    • A man twice married in God's fear,
    • Chief pastor, late of Lyncolne flock,
    • Whom Oxford trained up in youth,
    • Whom Cambridge doctor did create,
    • A painful preacher of the truth,
    • Who changed this life for happy fate
    • 18 April 1576.
  • He was twice married and had children by both wives. His first wife Margaret was buried at Buckden in 1566. He died largely in debt, leaving his wife and children in great poverty. A supplication to the queen on their behalf is among the State Papers, 17 June 1576.
  • Bullingham took part in the Bishops' Bible, the Canonical Epistles and the Apocalypse being entrusted to him (Parker Correspondence, p. 336). A volume of his manuscript sermons is in the Lambeth Library, No. 739.
  • [Wood's Athenæ Oxon. ii. 813; Cooper's Athenæ Cantab. i. 350, 563; Le Neve's Fasti, i. 175, ii. 23, &c., iii. 65; Richardson's Godwin, i. p. 301, ed. 1743; Strype's Parker, ll. cc.; Rymer's Fœdera, ll. cc.; Parker Correspondence, ll. cc.; Boase's Reg. of Univ. of Oxford, pp. 194, 211.]
  • From: https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Bullingham,_Nicholas_(DNB00) _____________
  • BULLINGHAM, Francis (1554-c.1636), of the Cathedral Close, Lincoln.
  • b. 1554, 1st s. of Nicholas Bullingham, bp. of Lincoln, afterwards bp. of Worcester, by his 1st w. Margaret, da. of Hamond Sutton of Washingborough, Lincs. educ. Jesus, Camb. 1568, King’s 1569-72; Barnard’s Inn; G. Inn 1576. m. (1) unknown, 1s. Nicholas (d.1583); (2) 11 Feb. 1591, Mary (d.1607), da. of George Fitzwilliam of Mablethorpe, Lincs. wid. of Richard Hiltoft of Boston and of Anthony Nevile, 2da. suc. fa. 1576.1
  • .... etc.
  • From: http://www.historyofparliamentonline.org/volume/1558-1603/member/bu... __________
  • BULLINGHAM, Francis (1554-1633), of Cathedral Close, Lincoln, Lincs.
  • b. 19 Mar. 1554,1 2nd but 1st surv. s. of Nicholas Bullingham, bp. of Lincoln 1560-71, and his 1st w. Margaret, da. of Hamond Sutton of Washingborough, Lincs.2 educ. Jesus, Camb. 1568, King’s 1569-72; Barnard’s Inn; G. Inn 1576.3 m. (1) unknown, 1s. d.v.p.;4 (2) 11 Feb. 1591,5 Mary (d. 27 Nov. 1607),6 da. of George Fitzwilliam of Mablethorpe, Lincs., wid. of Richard Hiltoft of Boston, Lincs. and Anthony Neville of Skellingthorpe, Lincs., 2da.;7 (3) 21 Feb. 1611,8 Ellen (bur. 12 Mar. 1625), da. of one Lynaker, wid. of Robert Thomas, Draper, of London, s.p.9 suc. fa. 1576.10 bur. 18 Nov. 1633.11
  • .... etc.
  • From: http://www.historyofparliamentonline.org/volume/1604-1629/member/bu... ______________________
  • Nicholas Bullingham
  • Birth: unknown
  • Death: Apr. 18, 1576
  • Burial: Worcester Cathedral, Worcester, City of Worcester, Worcestershire, England
  • Plot: Monument in Nave
  • Find A Grave Memorial# 124252747
  • From: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=BULLINGHAM&GS... ___________________
  • Nicholas Bullingham
  • Birth: unknown
  • Death: Apr. 18, 1576
  • Burial: Worcester Cathedral, Worcester, City of Worcester, Worcestershire, England
  • Plot: Monument in Nave
  • Find A Grave Memorial# 124252690
  • From: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=BULLINGHAM&GS... ________________
  • Lincolnshire Notes and Queries, Volume 2
  • https://books.google.com/books?id=v8c4AQAAMAAJ&pg=PA98&lpg=PA98&dq=...
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  • — Mr. Robert Roberts, of Boston, whose collection of early printed English Bibles and his acquaintance with their distinctive peculiarities are known to many of our readers, has in his library a fine copy of the 1533 edition of Fabyan's Chronicle, printed by Rastell. This volume appears to have been at one time in the possession of Nicholas Bullingham, successively Bishop of Lincoln (1560-1571) and of Worcester (1571-1576), and to have been used by him for the register of the births of his children, such as commonly finds a more appropriate place in the blank leaves of the "Family Bible." Perhaps he thought that a book of Chronicles of the History of England was a not unfitting place to record the chronicle of his own prolific stock. The entries are written on the upper margins of six consecutive pages of the "Table of Contents," one only (No. 4), being written on the lower margin. The close shaving of the binder has slightly mutilated one or two of the entries, but not so as to render them unintelligible. The interest of these entries is much enhanced for Lincolnshire readers by the addition of the names of the respective godfathers and godmothers of the children, which include members of several well-known Lincolnshire femilies. These have been elucidated by the kindness of the Rev. A. R. Maddison, whose wide and accurate acquaintance with the genealogies of our county is only commensurate with his readiness to allow others to profit by it. The courtesy of Mr. Roberts must also have due acknowledgment, in communicating these interesting entries. As he remarked, "it is somewhat singular that after so many years the book containing them should get back from London into the county of its former owner, and that it should quietly remain on the shelves of its new owner nearly twenty years before he read the MS. entries and became aware of their local interest."
  • The entries begin with August, 1553, and end with November, 1570. Bullingham was twice married. All the children named but one were by his first wife, Margaret, who died a month after the birth of her son Nicholas, and was buried at Buckden, 27th October, 1566. By his second wife
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  • only one child, a son, Joseph, is recorded ; who was born 27th November, 1570. The next year Bishop Bullingham was translated to Worcester. I have no evidence whether his family received any additions there. None appear in the Fabyan catalogue.
  • With regard to the first two names on the list, John and Frances, there is a difficulty which at present appears insoluble. John, it is expressly stated, was born on the 3rd August, "in the last year of Edward the Sixth immediately after Queen Mary was proclaimed at Lincoln." This fixes the child's birth in the summer of 1553. Edward died 6th July in that year, and Mary was proclaimed Queen in London on the 19th. She made her entry in sovereign state into London on the same day on which the entry states she was proclaimed in Lincoln and the child was born. So far all is clear. But the registers of the parish of St. Margaret (for access to which I am indebted to the kindness of Canon Barrett) contain the following entry, under the year 1553, "Mr. Bullingham had a child baptized the six daie of Marche named ffrauncis." Now the "Fabyan list," as we may call it, records that on this same day, 19th March, "being Thursday, ffraunces was born, and christened the same day in St. Margaretts Churche within the close in Lincoln." No year is named. But in the year 1553 the 19th March fell on a Thursday, and thus it is certain that the "Fabyan" and "St. Margarets" entries refer to the same infant. The sex, which is rendered doubtful by the variation of the word "Francis" and "Frances" — the modern distinction not having been established — is proved by the names of the sponsors. The two godfathers, after the first of whom. Sir Francis Ayscough, the child was named, shew that it was a boy.
  • It is impossible that the same parents should have had one son born to them in March and another the following August, and the dates being so definite, it seems equally impossible that there is any error in the entries. The suggestion that one entry refers to the civil and the other to the legal and ecclesiastical year is negatived by the fact that the entries in the St. Margaret's register at this period are evidently arranged according to the former and not the latter calculation. The group of baptisms for each year is headed with the date in Arabic numerals, and begins with the earlier months, January or February, and ends with the later, the crucial date, March 24th, not being regarded. The problem seems insoluble with
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  • Pg.100.
  • our existing data. Is it possible that "John" was the child of another family of Bullingham ? The St. Margaret's register proves that others of that name were resident in Lincoln.
  • As a married man, on Mary's accession, Bullingham was at once deprived of all his ecclesiastical preferments, and leaving Lincoln, returned to his mother's house in St. Helen's parish in his native city of Worcester. Here, in the November of the following year, his son Edward was born, and was baptized in St. Helen's Church.
  • On the outbreak of the Marian persecution, Bullingham, feeling himself in danger as a pronounced Protestant, concealed himself until he found means to escape beyond seas. He appears to have arrived at Emden about 5th December, 1554. Whether his wife accompanied him or not does not appear. He returned to England on the accession of Elizabeth, and on the petition, to Cecil, of Sir Francis Ayscough (who appears as one of the sponsors of his son Francis), he was restored to his Archdeaconry and other preferments at Lincoln. Archbishop Parker, who valued him much, appointed him his chaplain, in which capacity he added as his proxy at the confirmation of his election, and assisted at his consecration, 17th December, 1559. A month later, the deprivation of Bishop Watson, one of the Marian prelates, left the see of Lincoln vacant, and he was consecrated in the second group of Elizabethan bishops, 21st January, 1559-60. The palace at Lincoln now ceased to be the abode of the bishops, who thenceforward made the episcopal manor-house at Buckden, in Huntingdonshire, their stated residence, as it continued to be to our own times. It was here that Bullingham's four remaining children were born, beginning with two daughters, both named Susan, after their maternal grandmother, each of whom died in infancy. Susan the first was born 18th August, 1561, and died the following December, and was buried on the 23rd of that month ; Susan the second was born 8th October, 1563, and was buried 15th May, 1564. The bishop's son and namesake, Nicholas, was born in 1566. His birth was soon followed by the death of his mother, Margaret Bullingham, who was buried 27th October, 1566. The only recorded child christened Joseph, by Bullingham's second wife, was born in 1570. The following year Bullingham succeeded Bishop Sandys, on his translation to London, as Bishop of Worcester, where he departed this life, "much respected and beloved," 18th April, 1576. He died largely in debt, leaving his second
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  • wife and children in such great indigence that a petition on their behalf was addressed to the Queen, 17th June, 1576. Of its result we are not informed. But Elizabeth had no liking for married prelates, and was not inclined to shew much compassion towards their widows and orphans. Bullingham was buried in the Jesus Chapel, on the north side of the nave of Worcester Cathedral. The recumbent effigy is of singular design, only the upper and lower part of the figure being visible. The epitaph is as follows:
    • "Here born, here bishop, buried here,
    • A Bullyngham by name and stock ;
    • A man twice married in God's fear.
    • Chief pastor late of Lyncolne flock,
    • Whom Oxford trained up in youth,
    • Whom Cambridge doctor did create,
    • A painful preacher of Gods truth
    • Who changed this life for happy fate.
    • 18 April, 1576."
  • The Bishop's son Nicholas became the lessee of the prebendal manor of Ketton, in Rutland. He added £6 13s. 4d. to the stipend of the vicar. He was rated to a subsidy, 22 James I., at £5, and 4 Charles I. at £6. He was succeeded in the estate by his son Richard, who, 17th April, 1628, married at Pilton, Jane, the daughter of Thomas Brudenell, of London. His son John, who married the daughter and co-heiress of Evers Armyne, of Ketton, served the office of Sheriff of Rutland in 1685. His two sons, Armyne and Nicholas, were also Sheriffs of the county in 1695 and in 1703.*
  • The entries in Fabyan, arranged in chronological order, are as follows:
  • "Jhon was born iij Auguste in the last year of Kinge Edward the vjth and immedyatly after quene mary was proclaimed in Lincolne." [1553.]
  • "ffrawnces was born the xix day of marche beinge thursday betweene on and to of the cloke after mydnighte and was christened the same thursday at on of the clocke in the afternoon in saincte margaretts churche wthin the close in Lincoln syr frawncis askughe? knighte & mr. Thomas grantham? godfathers & maistres Joice dighton? godmother."
  • "Edward Bullingham was borne in the howse of Susan Bullingham in Worceter vpon Saincte Andrewes even anno dni mcccccliiij and was christened in saincte Elens churche?
    • * Blore's Rutland, pp. 180, 181.
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  • Christopher dighton and Richarde bullingham godfathers and my mother S. b. godmother."
  • "Susan Bullingam* the fyrst was born at Bugden the xviijth day of Auguste anno 1561 [or 2?] between iiij and v of the clocke and was cristened the Sonday followinge beinge saincte Bartolomewes day syr laurence taylor god father and mres may now marryed to doctor yale and mres Todd godmothers."
  • "Susan † the seconde ‡ was born at Bugden the viij day of october betwen on or ij of the clocke after mydnight and was cristened in the p'ishe cherche of bugden the Sunday followinge viz the xjth of October [1563] my lady Tyrwhit ? and mres Kox(tiny f) wife to my lord of Ely godmother, and doctor Yale godfather."
  • "Nicholas Bullingham was born at Bugden the Saturday next before michelmas day [September 24th] anno 1566 Syr Roberte tyrwhit Knight the elder? beinge god father and Christopher dighton of Woorceter the other godfather and my lady darcy his godmother and his mother depted xxj October 1566, before she was cherched."
  • "Joseph Bullingham was born [the Monday before Saint] Andrews day wch was the xxvijth of november and was christened at Bugden the thursday after beinge sainct Andrews day Mr Scambler busshop of peterburgh and maister darryngton Esquyer godfathers, and mres mathew his aunt godmother he was born in the afternoon about fyve of the clocke anno domi 1570, and anno Elizabeth xiij."
  • [Mr. Maddison has supplied the following notes on the sponsors.
  • ? Sir Francis Askugh, or Ayscough, .... etc. ______________
  • Sir William Lok (1480 – 24 August 1550) was a gentleman usher to Henry VIII and a mercer, alderman, and sheriff of London. He was the great-great-great-grandfather of the philosopher John Locke (1632–1704).
  • .... etc.
  • By his second wife, Katherine Cooke:
    • .... etc.
    • Elizabeth Lok (3 August 1535 – c.1581), who married firstly Richard Hill (d.1568), mercer and alderman of London, and by him had 13 children, and secondly Nicholas Bullingham, Bishop of Worcester, who died in 1576, by whom she had one child.[15][1][25][26][2]
    • .... etc.
  • From: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Lok ________________
  • ELIZABETH LOCKE or LOK (August 3, 1535-c.1581)
  • Elizabeth Locke or Lok was the youngest daughter of William Locke or Lok (1480-August 24, 1550) and Katherine Cook (d. October 14, 1537). Her first husband was Richard Hill (c.1527-1568), a mercer who lived in Milk Street, London. They had thirteen children, including Katherine, Elizabeth, Margaret, Rowland, Otwell, Mary (1562-November 1655), and Anne. According to Mary Prior in "Reviled and crucified marriages: the position of Tudor bishops' wives," in Women in English Society 1500-1800 (edited by Mary Prior), Elizabeth went into exile in Antwerp during the reign of Queen Mary with her sister Rose (see ROSE LOCKE). At the end of 1569 or the beginning of 1570, she took as her second husband Nicholas Bullingham, bishop of Lincoln (1511?-1576). He became bishop of Worcester in 1571. Bullingham already had two sons by his first wife, Margaret Sutton (d.1566) and had a third son, John, with Elizabeth. Some, if not all, of his stepchildren also lived with the family in Worcester from June 1571 until Bullingham died in May 1576.
  • From: http://www.kateemersonhistoricals.com/TudorWomenL.htm ______________
  • Book of the Lockes: A genealogical and historical record of the descendants ... By John Goodwin Locke
  • http://books.google.com/books?id=2twUAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA358&lpg=PA358&dq...
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  • John Locke, sheriff of London, 1460 ch: Thomas d. 1507
  • Thomas Locke d. anno 1507 m. Joan Wilcock d.1512 ch: 1. John d.1519, 2. Sir William d. 1550 m. 2 wives; (b) 1st Elizabeth Spencer, 2nd Catharine, daughter of Wm. Cook, 3. Michael, 4. Thomas (probably son) m. Mary.
    • (a) I am of opinion, after an examination of Stow's "Survey of London," that the "arms in the window" were those of Sir William Locke, who was buried in Mercer's Chapel in 1550; yet a doubt remains.
    • (b) He had four wives.
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  • 3. Michael Locke, younger brother (a) of Sir William, children: 1. Matthew
  • 1. Mathew Locke, ch: 1. Richard d.1617 and 2. Christopher
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  • 2. Christopher Locke, the youngest son children: 1. Christopher, 2. John, 3. Honour, 4. Christian, 5. Lewis.
  • https://archive.org/stream/bookoflockesgene00lock#page/358/mode/2up
    • The following Pedigree is principally compiled from the Herald's Visitations and the Gentleman's Magazine.
  • JOHN LOCKE, Sheriff of London 1461, his Monument was in the Church of St. Mary, Bow, London. He was probably descended from Thomas Locke, of Merton Abbey, in Surrey. Lyson says the Rectory of Merton was granted to Thomas Locke by Edward III. in 1291. ; ch: Thomas (m. Joan Wilcock)
    • Thomas, merchant of London, d. 1507, buried at St Thomas of Acres, London. = Joan, only dau. and heir of Mr. Wilcock or Wilkokes, of Rotherman, in Yorkshire; d. 1512. ; ch: Sir William (m. Alice Spence & Katherine Cook & Eleanor, wid. Marshe & Elizabeth wid. Meredith), John (d.1519), Thomas (m. Mary Minister), Michael?
      • John, died s p. buried in Mercer's Chapel, London, 1519.
      • Thomas wf. Mary Minister at Merton 1552, probably was son of Thomas.
      • (Michael?)
      • Sir WILLIAM, Knt. and Alderman, b. 1480, d. 1550. He was knighted by Hen. VIII. for going over to Dunkirk and pulling down the Pope's bull; was sheriff of London 1548. Sir William was Gent. of the Privy Chamber. His 3d wf. was Eleanor, wid. of Walter Marshe. She d 1546. His 4th wf. was Elizabeth, widow of Robert Meredith. = 1st. Alice Spence or Elizabeth Spencer, of London who died in 1522, buried at Mercer's Chapel, London. ; ch: William (b. 1511), Philip (d.1524), Jane (m. Robt. Meredith), Peter (d.1517), William (b.1517), Richard (d.1516), Edmund (d.1516), Thomas (m. Mary Lounge), Matthew (m. Elizabeth Baker) Locke ; = 2d. Katherine, dau. of William, and sister and co-heir of Sir Thos Cook of Wiltshire, Knt. She was buried at Merton Abbey, Surrey. She d. Oct. 14, 1537. ; ch: Dorothy (m. Otwell Hill & Jno. Cosworth), Katherine (m. Thomas Stacey & William Matthew), Rose (m. Anthony Hickman & _ Throgmorton), John (d. France), Alice (d.1537), Thomasin (d.1530), Henry (m. Anne Vaughan), Michael (m. Jane Wilkinson & Margery Peryn), Elizabeth (m. Richard Hill & Nicholas Bullingham), John (d.1537) Locke
        • William, .... etc.
        • Elizabeth, b.Aug. 3, 1535, 2 m. Nicholas Bullingham, Bishop of Warcester, 1570, who d. 1576. Had one child. = Richard Hill, of London, who d. 1568, by him had 13 children. ; ch: Katherine, (m. Dr. Goad), Elisabeth (m. Edw'd Archbold), Margaret (m. Luke Smyth), Rowland (bap.1561), Otwell (b.1558), Mary (m. Sir Thos. Mounteford, MD), Ann (m. __ Andros) Hill
          • Katherine, bap. Aug. 23, 1554, marr'd Dr. Goad, and had Dr Goad sent by James to the Synod of Dort.
          • Elisabeth, b. 1557, at Antwerp, m. Edw'd Archbold, of Worcester.
          • Margaret, bap Sep. 8, 1560, m. Luke Smyth, clerk, and d. 1593.
          • Rowland, bap. Oct. 16, 1561.
          • Otwell, b. 1558
          • Mary, bap. June 5, 1562, m. Sir Thos. Mounteford, M D., whose dau. Bridget m. Sir John Bramston, Ld. Ch Jus. of Kings Bench.
          • Ann, bap. 1566, m. __ Andros, Pastor of Chesterton.
        • John, his mother died at his birth, and he d. the day after.
      • .... etc.
  • https://archive.org/stream/bookoflockesgene00lock#page/361/mode/1up
  • "Elisabeth Lock was the 20th child of Sir William Lock, which is testified by a note written by himselfe in the said Bible. She was borne in Milk Streete, London, the 3d day of August, 1535. She had 2 husbands, beinge first married to Richard Hill, with whome she liued 18 yeares, and had by him 13 childrenn ; she continued a widow one yeare and a quarter, and then married [Nicholas] Bullingham, bishop of Worcester, and had one child by him. Hill died at Newington Greene, Sep. 1568; she was very younge when she married Hill, for she was but 20 yeares old when she went with her husband into the Low Countries to Antwerpe ; and yet she had then 4 children ; she had fiue in Antwerpe. She hath not mentioned the names of all her children. What I find of them in that memoire is thus : her eldest daughter, Katharine Hill, was married to Dr. Goad ; she was baptised 23 April, 1554; of her was borne Dr. Goad, one of the diunes sent by King James I. vnto the Synod of Dort. Martha, the 2nd daughter maried to Luke Smyth, Clerke ; she was baptised 8th of September, 1560 ; she dyed at Worcester, 1593. Rowland, baptised 16th October, 1561. I thincke he had no issue male, but he had a daughter married to Mr. ___ ___ Munday. Mary, baptised 5th of June, 1562 ; she married Dr. Moundeford, from whome I am descended. Elizabeth, borne at Antwerpe the yeare before Queene Mary died, [1557]; she married with Edward Archbold, at Worcester. Otwell, borne alsoe at Antwerpe, the first yeare of Queene Elizabeth, [1558.] Ann, baptised 1566 ; married to Andros, I guess, parson of Chesterton. . . . . ___________________
  • The Publications of the Harleian Society, Volume 52
  • https://books.google.com/books?id=Xu4_AQAAMAAJ&pg=PA940&lpg=PA940&d...
  • Pg.940
    • Sutton of Burton-by-Lincoln and Washingborough. Pg.938-940
  • .... etc.
  • Hamon Sutton of Washingborough, ex'r to his mother 1525; dead in 1557. Will proved 2 March 1556-7. = Emlyn, dau. and coheir of Richard Disney of Fulbeck. Will daated 2 Dec. 1557; proved 5 Jan. 1557-8. ; ch: Hamon (m. Elizabeth Fitzwilliam), Nicholas (m. Alice Arnway), Mary (m. Thomas Yorke), Margaret (m. Nicholas Bullingham), Jane (m. Robert Brocklesby) Sutton.
    • Margaret, bur of Buckden 27 Oct. 1566 = Nicholas Bullingham,* ex'or to Emlyn Sutton 1557; Bishop of Lincoln 1560-71; Bishop of Worcester 1571-76.
    • Hamon Sutton of Washingborough, .... etc. ___________________
  • Leicestershire and Rutland Notes and Queries and Antiquarian ..., Volume 2 edited by John Spencer, Thomas Spencer, Frederic Chapman
  • https://books.google.com/books?id=us0GAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA197&lpg=PA197&d...
  • Pg.197 ______________
  • Links
  • https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Bullingham,_John_(DNB00)


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