My Bull Ancestors


01. Richard Bull was born abt. 1470 in Hertfordshire, England.  He married Hellen Skipwith,  daughter of William Skipwith.  Richard died on April 7, 1544 in Bayford, Hertfordshire, England. 

nothing certain has been found concerning the ancestry of the elder Richard Bull; no arms were recorded with the Bull pedigree either in 1572 or in 1634, which indicates that they were a new family with Richard Bull the elder evidently the first to be styled gentleman."

"...This lawsuit of Johane Bulle, widow, late wife of Richard Bulle, (rin 10523) indicates that after the death of Helen Skipwith, Richard Bull, Sr., married Joan Dychande around 1522 and that he probably died by 1529. He left tenaments to his (2) wife Joan Dychande of whom is deceased in this court case; Her family (heirs) are trying to get her inheritance, apparently unlawfully!"
Source: David L. Green - The Genealogist


02. Charles Bull was born bef. 1490 in Hertfordshire, England.  In about 1510 he married Joan Knighton, daughter of Thomas Knighton and Anne Underhill.  Charles died on June 27, 1532.  The will of Charles dated June 27, 1532 names his wife as executrix and lists sons Richard, Christopher, Edward and George.  The will also mentions children who died before him but they are not named.


03. Richard Bull was born abt. 1511 in St. Albans, Hertfordshire, England. He married Alice Hunt.   Richard died on September 14, 1585 in Hertfordshire, England.  Richard Bull signed the 1572 Herfordshire Visitation pedigree, in which he identified his parents and grandparents as well as his wife's name.  After he died, Alice married Anthony Garland on March 17, 1586.

The children of Thomas and Joan are:  

1 Henry Bull (abt. 1552 - ) Married (1) Rebecca Pigott (2) Cicely Graves
2 Ann Bull (abt. 1560 - ) Married Edmund Myles on May 4, 1579
    1. Richard Myles (abt. 1581 - )
    2. Henry Myles (abt. 1583 - )
3 Elizabeth Bull (See Below)
4 Richard Bull (Jul 28, 1571 - )
5 Alice Bull  (Aug 14, 1575 - )

04. Elizabeth Bull, daughter of Richard and Alice was born abt. 1562 in St. Andrews, Hertfordshire, England.  On January 25, 1585 she married John Lawrence, son of William Lawrence and Katherine Beaumont.  I descend from their son Thomas Lawrence who married Joan Antrobus.


Migration pattern of my Bull family
The Bull family stayed in England


Surnames that married into my Bull family






Bull Royalty connections
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The ancestry of Richard Bull's mother Joan Knighton is traced back to Charlemagne in several noted publications.  It is traced through the Underhill/Caldebeck/Hinkley and Notebeme lines to Katherine Peche (1339-1406) whose Peche line connects to a number of noted 12th century noble families.


My Descent From The Bull Line

Generation Father Mother
16 Richard Bull (1470-1544) Hellen Skipwith (1472-)
16 Charles Bull (1490-1532) Joan Knighton (1494-)
16 Richard Bull (1511-1585) Alice Hunt (1532-)
15 John Lawrence (1561-1609) Elizabeth Bull (1562-1609)
14 Thomas Lawrence (1584-1624) Joan Antrobus (1592-1659)
13 Thomas Burnham (1623-1694) Marie Lawrence (1625-1715)
12 John Clark (1639-1709) Mary Burnham (1652-1723)
11 Thomas Clark (1674-) Elizabeth Leonard (1683-1746)
10 Thomas Clark (1708-) Sarah Woodward (1717-1750)
9 Samuel Adams (1737-1809) Sarah Clark (1739-1818)
8 Miles Jones (1764-1812) Mehitable Adams (1771-1812)
7 Miles Jones (1794-1885) Pamelia Turner (1805-1883)
6 Darius Benjamin Jones (1834-1918) Marquerite Cowan (1835-1906)
5 Nathaniel Henry Hawk (1858-1944) Anna Irene Jones (1868-1936)
4 Ernest August Schwiening (1873-1944) Grace Myrtle Hawk (1885-1984)
3 William Edward Marshall (1901-1981) Irene Sophia Schwiening (1908-1992)
2 William Edward Marshall
1 Tod Howard Marshall

This page was added on 12/08/13 and last updated on 09/15/16
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