John Bullard

Male 1601 - 1678


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  • Name  John Bullard  [1
    Born  1601  St. Martin, Barnham, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Will  06 Apr 1678  [2
    • In the yeare of our Lord 1678: the six day of the second month John Bullard of Medfeild in the County of Suffulke in the Massachusetts Collony in New England being by the good hand of my god preserved to old age and in som considerable Degree of bodyly health and sound in memory and understanding blesed be the Lord but considing that the end of mans life is uncertaine and in as much as I am p[erlswaded that it is my Dutye to provid for death that I be not unprovided when I shall [ ] I have though fitt for the quite of my mind to ordaine and make this my last will and Testament in manner and forine followeth

      first I give and bequeath my soufl in to the handes of Almity god from whom at first I received in and through the meritt of Jesus Christ my Saviour that my said souh after it be departed out of this said body shall ymediatly inherit life and glory and as For my body I commit it to the earth to be Christianly bburyed at the discriton of my Executors and as for my worldly goodes which god of his mercy have given me I doe dispose of them in maner and termes as followeth viz

      first I wil and bequeath unto my Loveing son Joseph Bullard my hom Lott with all my buildings on it dwelling house Bames Leantoes and shades orchards and yarding in and upon the same with all other Landes that I am interest in at the time of my Decease whether in possession or [ ] improved or not improved with all the rightes and prevelidges there unto belonging whether [ ] Layd out or to be Layd out as also my stocke of Cattle and all my householld stuff not other wise Disposed still provided the above said Joseph make Due payment of all the Legesies under wretten

      Itm I will and bequeath unto my sonne in Law John Partridg Five pound to be to be payd with in the space of one full yeare after my decease in good and curant Contry paye

      Itm I will and bequeath unto my deere and Loveing Daughter Abigail Stockwell Five pound to be payd with in the space off one yeare after my decease in good and currant Contry pay

      Itm I will and bequeath unto my Loveing and and welbeloved Daughter Hanah Allin wife of Benjamin Allin twenty pound to be payd in good and currant contry pay five pound to be payd with in the space of one full yeare after my decease and the other fiften to be payd with in the space of two full yeares next after my decease and as for the residue of my estate billes bondes Debtes or moveables not formerly given and bequeathed in this my present and Last will and testament all my Just Debtes being payd and my funerall Expences performed are hereby given and bequeathed unto the soll use of my Executor and I Doe hereby constitute appoint and ordaine my Loveing and well beloved Son Joseph Bullard my Executor of this my last will and testament to the intent that he shall see the same efectually performed according to my true intent and meaning there in unto whom I commit and give all full power and trust for the Execution thereof and I Doe also nominat and appoint my trusty and well beloved Friend George Barbor overseer of this my Last will and Testament desireing that he would be Ayding and Assisting in the Execution thereof and I Doe hereby utterly revoke all other Willes and bequethments what soer by me formerly made at any time and in token that this is my Last will and testament contained in this sheet of paper I have hereunto put my hand and affixed my seall this 22 day of October in the year of our Lord one thousand six hundred seaventy and eight

      Signed SeaBd and published in the presence of John Bullard
      Samuell Barbur his mark
      zachariah Barbur
      (Suffolk Probate #1081, proved May 1679)
    Died  27 Oct 1678  Medfield, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4
    • killed in accidentHe died "by the over(t)hrowing of a Cart".
    Notes 
    • JOHN BULLARD, son of William and Grace (Bignett) Bullard, was born in Barnham, Suffolk county, England, 1601-2, and died at Medfield, Massachusetts, October 27, 1678. His death was accidental, the result of "the overthrow of a cart," according to the early records of Medfield. He married in England, Magdalene, whose surname is not recorded and who died in Medfield, Massachusetts, November 29, 1661. He married second, Ellen, widow of Thomas Dickerman of Dorchester. The second wife died in 1676.

      John Bullard settled first at Watertown, Massachusetts, in 1636, where he was a proprietor in 1638, and with his wife, Magdalene, was admitted to the church May 2, 1639. He took the freeman's oath May 13, 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."

      He had been one of the original purchasers of Dedham, having signed the social compact of proprietors June 1, 1636, and lands were assigned him adjoining his brother William's. The brothers were rated among the more able citizens and private accounts against John Bullard abroad were entered as "one of the two Bullards at Dedham." In 1650, he became one of the select proprietors of the new town of Medfield, Massachusetts, where lands were assigned him and where, with the other proprietors, he enjoyed so great a 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 lot of eight acres was assigned to John Bullard in Medfield in 1652. His lot, on what is now Main street, stood nearly opposite the head of Spring street, the original building gave way to its successor in 1696, and the estate has had many owners since that date. In 1675, John Bullard 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 1652 his estate in Medfield is described:

      6 persons ... 60
      2 cows ....12
      2 1 yearling ... 4
      1 swine .... 1
      2 accer improved ... 8
      3 acce of brok ... 10
      - acce unbrok ... 0.10s
      1 House ... 20
      ----- ... 20
      sume .... 116
    Person ID  I11820  Bryant
    Last Modified  23 Dec 2001 

    Father  William Bullard,   b. Abt 1562, probably St. Martin, Barnham, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 18 Jun 1610, St. Martin, Barnham, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Grace Bignett,   d. Bef 08 Feb 1630, Barnham, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  02 Jul 1587  St. Martin, Barnham, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6
    Family ID  F414  Group Sheet

    Family 1  Magdalen Martyn,   b. 1608, probably, Barnham, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Nov 1661, Medfield, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  Abt 1633  probably St. Martin, Barnham, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Children 
     1. John Bullard,   b. Abt 1634, probably, Barnham, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1635, Barnham, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Magdalen Bullard,   b. 1635, probably St. Martin, Barnham, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Dec 1676, Medfield, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Elizabeth Bullard,   b. Bef 02 Mar 1637, Barnham, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. John Bullard,   b. 1639,   d. 04 Jul 1668, Dedham, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Abigail Bullard,   b. 08 Oct 1641, Dedham, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 05 May 1730, Suffield, Hartford Co, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Joseph Bullard,   b. 26 Apr 1643, Dedham, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1722, Weston, Middlesex Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Hannah Bullard,   b. 01 Mar 1646, Dedham, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Michael Bullard,   b. 21 Mar 1648, Dedham, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Family ID  F746  Group Sheet

    Family 2  Ellen Whiteington,   d. 1676, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  Bef 20 Feb 1664  Medfield, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • On February 26, 1663/1664, John and Ellen Bullard sold their interest in the estate of Ellen's late husband, Thomas Dickerman, to Jacob Hewens.
    Family ID  F749  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1601 - St. Martin, Barnham, Suffolk, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Abt 1633 - probably St. Martin, Barnham, Suffolk, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Bef 20 Feb 1664 - Medfield, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 27 Oct 1678 - Medfield, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S24] Bullard, Bullard Allied Famili, Bullard, Edgar J., (Detroit, Michigan: Author, 1930), p.13.

    2. [S261] Ancestry of Eva Kempton, Smith, Dean Crawford & Sanborn, Melinde Lutz, (New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, MA, 1996), p.207.

    3. [S34] History of Medfield, MA, Tilden, William S., (Medfield Historical Society, Medfield, MA, 1975 (Reprint)), p.329.

    4. [S13] NEHGR, NEHGR, (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society), 154:178.

    5. [S261] Ancestry of Eva Kempton, Smith, Dean Crawford & Sanborn, Melinde Lutz, (New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, MA, 1996), p.203.

    6. [S13] NEHGR, NEHGR, (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society), 154:188.

    7. [S35] Torrey's Supplement no. 2, Sanborn, Melinde Lutz, (Genealogical Publishing Company, Baltimore, MD, 1995), p.12.


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