Thursday, December 8, 2011

Martha Bulkeley 1572-1639 md Abraham Mellowes 1596

Abraham Mellowes married by about 1595 Martha Bulkeley, daughter of Reverend Edward Bulkeley, and sister of Reverend Peter Bulkeley. They had six children: Oliver, Elizabeth, Abraham, Catherine Newland, Edward, & Anne Smith. from

Noble Lineage
A description of lineage from Prince Llewellyn of Wales B. 1173 to Martha Bulkeley b. 1572
Llewellyn ap IORWERTH Prince of Wales 1, 2, 3 was born 4, 5 in 1173 in Dollyddelan, Wales, United Kingdom. He died 4, 5 on 11 Apr 1240 in Aberconway. Llewellyn married 4 Joan PLANTAGENET Princess of Wales in 1206.
LLYWELYN AB IORWERTH, the Great, Prince of North Wales, born in Dollyddelan, Wales, in 1173, died in Aberconwy, Wales, 11 April 1240.It has been said that married first GwenThan of Brynffenigi; she is not mentioned by Peter C. Bartrum.He married in 1205 JOANN PLANTAGENET, who died at the Court of Aber about 1236, having married second, in York, Yorkshire, England, 19 June 1221, King Alexander II of Scotland. Tangwystl Goch ferch Llywarch Goch was his mistress.After an apparent falling out, he was forgiven by King John on 25 Dec. 10 John. but an outbreak of hostilities in 1212 resulted in the execution of hostages [A.E. Corbet, 104]. He accompanied his father-in-law, King John of England, on the invasion of Scotland in 1209, and seized Shrewsbuiy in support of the barons in 1215, thus pressing King John to sign the Magna Charta.
Children, by wife Joan Plantagenet:i. Dafydd, d. 1246; m. Isabehla de Braiose, dan. of William de Braiose, who was hanged by Llywelyn ab lorwerth in Wales 2 May 1230.ii. Margaret (or Margred), d. after 1268 [ Weis, AR7, 29A:28]; m. (1) c. 1219 John de Braiose, who d. 18 July 1232, m. (2) after 1233 Walter de Clifford IV, who d. Clifford's Castle, Herefordshire, c. 23 Dec. 1263.iii. Gwenllian Las, d. 1281; m. William de Lacy.iv. Helen, m. (1) John le Scot of Huntingdon, m. (2) Robert de Quincy.v. Angharad, m. Philip ab Ifor.
Children, by mistress TangwystlN ferch Llywarch Goch [Bartrum, chart Llywarch Howlbwrch 1]:vi. Gruffudd, d. 1244; m. three times; he took the side of disloyal barons, was taken prisoner and died while trying to escape from the Tower of London.vii. Gladys Ddu, d. Windsor 1251; m. (1) Reynold (or Reginald) de Braiose, who d. 9 June 1228, m. (2) 1230 Ralph de Mortimer.
Joan PLANTAGENET Princess of Wales [Parents] [scrapbook] 1, 2, 3 was born 1, 4 before 1200. She died 4, 5, 6 on 30 May 1236 in Court of Aber, Gwynedd, Wales, United Kingdom. Joan married 4 Llewellyn ap IORWERTH Prince of Wales in 1206.
By Walter Lee Sheppard, Jr., M.S., Havertown, Penna.
In the Bulkeley Genealogy (pages 2-12) Mr. Donald Lines Jacobus included a painstaking study of the English ancestry of the Rev. Peter Bulkeley and his sisters, several of whom had American descendants. This included a descent from William Longespee, Earl of Salisbury, illegitimate son of Henry II, through the Oharlton family. This descent, brought down through Ingoldsby and James to the Harris family of South Jersey, the present writer put in chart form in the Vineland Historical Magazine, vol. 35, facing p. 88. Subsequent1y the Rev. Frederick Lewis Weia printed this descent in tabular form in his Ancestral Roots of Sixty New England Colonists, line31 (pp. 46-47 of second Edtion, 1951).
Unfortunately, Dr. Weis, in his Additions and Corrections (1956), pp. 2-3, states that in this pedigree the wife of William Mainwaring of Ightfield (who was a Warenne) was a descendant of William de Warenne, Earl of Surrey, son of Hameline Plantagenet, and cites Watson's Memoirs of the Earls of Warenne and Surrey as authority. The Watson book is based on Visitation pedigrees and unreliable, but it happens that both Farrer in his Honours and Knights Fees and Clay in his Early Yorkshire Charters have studied this line and shown that any connection of Warenne of Ightfield to Warenne of Surrey is considerably ante the Plantagenet time. There may well be a Carolingian descent here, but none from the house of Anjou.
Through the research of Mr. John G. Hunt of Arlington, VA., a hitherto unnoted royal line has Come to light, stemming from the Charlton family the marrige of Robert Charlton .(b. 1430,d. 1471) to Mary, daughter of Robert Corbet of Moreton Corbet, Shropshire. This line starts with Joan, Princess of Wales, daughter of King John.Joan, born well before 1200, is probably the most famous of King John's Illegitimate children. The Tewkesbury Annals, written about 1236, identify her mother as "Queen Clemencia." Some have taken this to mean that she was John's daughter by his first Queen, whom he divorced, his cousin Isabel of Gloucester. But against this it should be noted that Joan never inherited any of the Gloucester estates and was never known as the Countess of Gloucester, and her issue never made claim to that title. David Powell, without citing authority, states that her mother was Agatha, daughter of Robert, Lord Ferrers, Earl of Derby. Joan is first seen in 1203 when a charge is recorded for conveying the King's daughter out of England. She was betrothed to Llewellyn ap Iorwerth, Prince of Wales, by 15 Oct. 1204, and part of her dowry, the Castle of Ellesmere (which Henry II had used to dower his half-sister Emma when he gave her to David ap Owain) was given to Llewellyn on 16 Apr. 1205. The marriage took place that year or the following. In April of 1226 she was legitimatized by Pope Honorius III.
Joan was well loved by the Welsh and apparently had her father's ear, being frequent peace-maker between England and Wales, a position she continued to hold after her brother of the half blood, Henry III, ascended the throne. Her reputation always stood high, though one black episode stands on the record when she seems to have acted as her husband s accomplice in the destruction of William de Braose who had plotted against Llewellyn. (William s father Reginald had married Gwladys Dhu, Joan's daughter, as his second wife.) William de Braose was hanged by Llewellyn on 2 May 1230 "having been caught in the chamber of the Prince with the Princess Janet, wife of the Prince."
Joan died either on 30 May 1236 (Tewkesbury Annals) or in February 1237 ( Welsh Chronicles) at the court of Aber and was buried in the cemetery on the south aide of the Strand.., with sore lamentations and great honour." Her husband founded a Franciscan monastery at her burial place Llanvaes in Anglesey. The grave was despoiled at the dissolution of the monastery, but the stone coffin, bearing her effigy, was later recovered and may be seen there. [Dictionary of National Biography; Sir John Edward Lloyd, History of Wales (1954 ed.), II:658, 766.]
Her daughter. Margaret was married about 1219 to Jobn de Braose. (First cousin of the William hung jn 1230 by Llewellyn), by whom she had a son William. John died in 1231-2, and she married second, after 1233, Walter de Clifford of Clifford Castle in Herefordshire, who died in 1263. Walter de Clifford had by Margaret only one child, a daughter and heiress Maud. [Lloyd, op. cit., II:658, 677, 766; New Complete Peerage, I:21; II:302; VI:45l-2, note g.]
Maud, daughter and heiress of Walter de Clifford and Margaret of Wales, married first, William Longespee III, Earl of Salisbury, died 1257, by whom she had a daughter Margaret, heiress of her father. She married second, Sir John Giffard of Brimsfield, 1st Baron Giffard, aged 16 in 1248, summoned as a Baron 1297, died 29 May 1299. Maud died between 1282 and 1285 leaving only daughters, and he married second, Margaret, widow of Sir John de Nevill, by whom he had a son and heir, John, 2nd Baron, who died without issue, the estate being divided between the heirs of his half-sisters. One of these was Aelinor. [New Complete Peerage, XI:384; V:639 et seq.]
Aelinor, daughter of John, 1st Lord Giffard, and Maud Clifford, married Fulk le Strange, born about 1267, summoned as Baron Strange of Blackmere 1309, died on or before 23 Jan. 1324/5. She had predeceased him. Baron Strange was a very important man, a field commander of the forces of Edward I and Edward II in Scotland and France, and Serving four years as seneschal of the Duchy of Aquitaine. Among their children was Elizabeth [Ibid., XII:part II:341.]Elizabeth le strange married Robert Corbet of Moreton Corbet, born 1304 and died 1375. Proof of her parentage and of the marriage is found in the Calendar of Papal Registers, Vol. II, p. 229, where under date Ides March 1323 we find: "To Robert Corbet, lord of the town of Morton in the Diocese of Litchfield and Elizabeth daughter of Fulke le Strange, seneschal of the Duchy of Acquitaine dispensation to remain in marriage which they contracted in ignorance that they were related in the 4th degree, and declaring their present and future offspring legitimate. 1 March, Avignon." The relationship between these two is not known to the writer. Robert and Elizabeth were the parents of Roger. [A. E. Corbett, The Family of Corbet (1917), ped. op. p. 368; Eyton, Antiquities of Shropshire, VII:47, 100- 107; X:18l-l9l; IX:323-325.]
Roger Corbet of Moreton Corbet, son of Robert and Elizabeth, died about 1394, married Margaret (died 1395) daughter of Sir Giles de Erdington [Eardiston in Eyton] of Shrewsbury. They had a son Robert. [Ibid.]
Robert Corbet of Morton Corbet, son of Roger and Margaret, Sheriff of Shropshire 1419, died 1440, mararet daughter of Sir William Malory, knt. They were the parents of Mary. [Ibid.)Mary Corbet daughter of Robert and Margaret, married Robert Charlton of Apley, from whom the descent has already been published. [Ibid.] For the convenience of the reader, a quick summary of the descent from Robert Charlton and Mary Corbet is appended below; for further details, see the references in the first paragraph of this article.
Robert Charlton, b. by 1430, d. 1471; m. Mary Corbet as above. Their son:Richard Charlton, b. 1450, d. 1522; m. Anne daughter William Manwaring of Ightfield [though her identity has been questioned]. Richard s daughter was:Ann Charlton,, b. 1480; m. 1500 Randall Grosvenor, b. 1480, d. l559/60, of Bel1aport, Salop. They had: Elizabeth Grosvenor, b. ca. 1515; m. Thomas Bulkeley, 1515, d. 1591, of Woore, Salop. Parents of:Rev. Edward Bulkeley, b. ca. 1540, bur. 5 Jan. 1620/1; m. Olive Irby, b. ca. 1547, bur. 10 Mar. 1614/15.
Of this last marriage, a son, Rev. Peter Bulkeley, came to America. A daughter, Dorcas, married Rev. Anthony Ingoldsby, and their daughter Olive Ingoldsby married Rev. Thomas James and came with him to America. Other daughters were Martha who married Abraham Mellowes; Frances who married Richard Welby (their daughter, Olive Welby married Henry Farwell, and they came to America); Elizabeth who married first, Richard Whittingham, and second, Atherton Haugh; and Sarah who married Oliver St. John (their daughter Elizabeth St. John married Rev. Samuel Whiting and came to America). The issue of all the above marriages lived in New England, and the American descendants are almost numberless. from

ORIGIN: Boston, LincolnshireMIGRATION: 1633FIRST RESIDENCE: CharlestownCHURCH MEMBERSHIP: "Abraham Mellows and Martha his wife and Edward Mellows their son" were admitted to Charlestown church on the nineteenth day of a month late in 1633, probably October [
ChChR 8].FREEMAN: 14 May 1634 [
MBCR 1:368].OFFICES: Charlestown overseer of highways, 13 January 1634/5 [
ChTR 12].ESTATE: Granted two acres of planting ground in Charlestown, 10 January 1634/5 [ChTR 12]. Had a proportion of seven in the hayground in 1635, which was increased to eight [ChTR 19, 20]. Had five acres Mystic Side, 1637 [ChTR 27]. In 1637 his share in the hayground was one and three-quarters (and his son Edward had a share of four) [ChTR 33]. In the allotment of land Mystic Side Abraham received parcels of ten, thirty-five and five acres [ChTR 37]. On 6 September 1638 the Massachusetts Bay General Court granted to "Mr. Abraham Mellows" two hundred acres of land [MBCR 1:240]. On 4 June 1639 the "will of Mr. Abraham Mellows was delivered in" to Suffolk court [MBCR 1:268]. On 2 June 1641 the General Court granted "200 acres of land ... to the heir or assign of Mr. Abrah[am] Mellows" [MBCR 1:330]. This was presumably a confirmation of the grant of 6 September 1638, for on 9 June 1641 Sergeant Edward Mellowes of Charlestown petitioned the General Court for a grant of 300 acres, on the basis that "about 10 or 11 years since" his father Mr. Abraham Mellowes had contributed £50 to the common stock [of the Massachusetts Bay Company], that this should have resulted in a grant of 500 acres, and that only 200 acres had been granted so far. The petitioner stated that he was "heir & assignee of his said father deceased," and that the original contribution had been made by his father at the suggestion of Mr. Humfrey, who had promised a grant of 500 acres [
Lechford 410].BIRTH: By about 1570 based on estimated date of marriage.DEATH: Charlestown between 23 April 1638 (when he received his Mystic Side allotments [ChTR 37]) and 30 December 1638 (when his son Edward held five and three-quarters shares in the stinted common, being the combination of what he and his father had held in 1637 [ChTR 33, 42]).MARRIAGE: By about 1595 Martha Bulkeley, daughter of Reverend Edward Bulkeley, and sister of Reverend Peter Bulkeley [
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Bulkeley Gen 14-17, 24-25].CHILDREN:
i OLIVER, b. say 1595; m. (1) Boston, Lincolnshire, 3 August 1620 Mary James; m. (2) Boston, Lincolnshire, 1 January 1633/4 as her second husband Elizabeth (Hawkredd) Coney.
ii ELIZABETH, bur. Boston, Lincolnshire, 8 February 1618/9, "spinster."
iii ABRAHAM, bur. Boston, Lincolnshire, 29 January 1615/6.
iv CATHERINE, b. say 1607; m. Boston, Lincolnshire, 17 January 1627/8 William Newland.
v EDWARD, bp. Odell, Bedfordshire, 10 September 1609 "but born 24 of August"; m. by about 1636 Hannah Smith (eld~est child bp. Charlestown 22 November 1636 [
ChVR 1:46]). She m. (2) Malden 24 June 1651 Joseph Hills. (In his will in 1650 Nathaniel Smith made a bequest to "my sister Hanna Mellowes" [
Waters 78]. J. Gardner Bartlett argued that Hannah was not sister of Nathaniel, but his sister-in-law, widow of one of Nathaniel's brothers [
Gen Mag 1:123-25, with anonymous comment in Gen Mag 1:229-30]. Jacobus cautiously identified her only as Hannah Smith, without commenting further on her Smith connections [Bulkeley Gen 26].)
vi ANNE, b. say 1611; m. Boston, Lincolnshire, 26 November 1631 John Smith.ASSOCIATIONS: Through his marriage to Martha Bulkeley, Abraham Mellowes became a part of an extensive and distinguished kinship network, many members of which came to New England [Bulkeley Gen 3-36;
TAG 11:26-30, 98-101, 143-45, 208-16], among whom were ATHERTON HAUGH and Rev. THOMAS JAMES. In her will of 16 December 1636 Dorothy Wooll of Clypsam, Rutland, widow, bequeathed "to my friends in New England, to Mr. Cotton £10, to his two children £5 each, to Mr. Mellowes £10, and to Mr. James £5" [
NEHGR 76:79].
COMMENTS: Abraham Mellowes and his family provide an early connection between two centers of Puritanism, both of which later made major contributions to the Great Migration. He presumably married Martha Bulkeley in the vicinity of Odell, Bedfordshire, and he was certainly residing there in 1609 when his son Edward was baptized there. By 1615 Abraham Mellowes was living at Boston, Lincolnshire, where he became a parishioner of Rev. JOHN COTTON. "Mr. Abra[ham] Mellowes" was admitted as an inhabitant of Charlestown in September 1633 [ChTR 9], and was in the lists of inhabitants of 9 January 1633/4 and January 1635/6 [ChTR 10, 15]. He signed the agreement establishing the office of selectman in Charlestown, 10 February 1634/5 [ChTR 13]. On 4 March 1634/5 whereas "Mr. Cullimor, servant to Mr. Abr[aham] Mellowes, is necessarily employed in public service of the commonwealth in making carriages, it is therefore ordered, that John Humfrey & John Endicott, Esq., shall have power to press any other carpenter to supply the need of Mr. Mellowes in lieu of his said servant" [MBCR 1:137]. Savage noted that Abraham Mellowes died "leaving six children, says Felt" [
Savage 3:195]. This statement derives from a court order of 1 September 1640 in which "Mr. Atherton Hoffe, Mr. Thom[as] Leveret, & Mr. Thom[as] [sic - recte William] Colebron have authority & order to sell the house & ground which was Mr. Mellows, to be disposed of by them for the good of the six children till they come to age, or marry, & the eldest son to have a double portion" [MBCR 1:300]. This latter record applies not to Abraham Mellowes, but to his eldest son Oliver Mellowes, who died not long after his father [Bulkeley Gen 25].BIBLIOGRAPHIC NOTE: Donald Lines Jacobus presented an accurate description of the family of Abraham Mellowes in 1933 [Bulkeley Gen 24-25]. from

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