Name: Captain Hugh Bullock
Birth: ABT 1577 in Devonshire, England
Death: BEF 2 NOV 1650
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!Notes from the records of York County, VA: "Hugh Bullock, of London,
Gent., to Wm. Bullock, of London, Gent., his son. A deed (8 July 1637)
for his property in Va. Mary Bullock, wife of Hugh Bullock. Thomas
Ballard, cl. cur. (1652?)"
Hugh Bullock was a planter, merchant councilor and man of considerable
importance. He was the owner of the Ship "Endeavor" in March 29, 1628
(Virginia Colonial Court Records, p.169) Hugh appears in the official
records of Virginia as a member of the kings council as early as Decemb
1631, where the records indicate he was a Burgess and Member of the
Assembly for the Colony of Virginia from York County (Colonial Virginia
Register, p. 32). We do know he was in England in the Spring of 1632, b
was back in Virginia on February 8, 1634 for a meeting of the council.
Just when he arrived in Virginia is uncertain, but he was an influential
man with considerable property in England and Virginia. On March 12,
1634, at James City Virginia, Hugh was granted 2,550 acres of land on t
Pocosin, "Southeast of Otter Pond," in York County ( Virginia Land
Office, Patent Book 1, 1623-1643, p 158.) By deed dated July 8, 1637, a
recorded in York County, Hugh Bullock, Gentleman of London England and
his wife Mary conveyed to their son William, his corn mill, saw mill, a
plantation in Virginia. He left a will in London dated October 22, 1649,
and probated November 2, 1650.
From the Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, Vol. XVIII, No.3,
July 1910. Pembroke 168
Hugh Bullocke of London, Gent. All Hallows Barking 72 years of age and
dim sighted. I have the half of Dungeonesse lights which I purchased fr
Sir Francis Howard. The half of which half I sold to Andrew Burrel which
half was purchased from him by my son William Bullocke. My son married
William Lamply's daughter and purchased William Bin's part in the other
half and my son William at his going into Virginia let his part for 1 20
per annum during term of the patent which has 17 years to run. To Mary
Bennett, now living in London, 1 4 per annum during the patent. To
Ellinor, daughter of my sister Ann Mason, 3 per annum during patent. To
Mary Rose, widow, living in Ratcliffe, 40s per annum. To Bernard Smith,
my deputy in Custom House, 3 per annum during patent. My estate in
Virginia amounting to 100 per annum left me there 10 years past to my s
William and his son Robert. Executors: John Limbry Esq. And Barnard
Smith. Overseer: Master of the Trinity House for the time being. To Mary
Snow, Wife of Nicholas Snow, 7s yearly; to Elizabeth her sister 7s year
Witnesses: William Walket, James Turner, Benjamine Sheppard Scr. Proved
by Samual Burrell, principal creditor.
Notes on will: All Hallows Barking is a parish in London. Also known as
All Hallows Barking by the Tower, it was damaged in a fire in 1666 and
rebuilt later that century. The Dungeonesse or Dungeness Lights referred
to in his will are lighthouses. As best as I can determine the lights
were near those of North and South Foreland in the County of Kent, but I
have yet to be able to determine their exact locations. There is a
reference that the income due the North and South Foreland Lights was
often paid in error to the Bullocks.
Hugh made frequent trips to England from Virginia to attend to his
business affairs. He was present at the meetings of the Council in 1632,
1633, and 1634. In 1637 he was one of the members the king directed
should be retained, but Hugh declined due to his age and interest in
England, since we know he died in England.
Best known arms of Bullock Family Follows:
Arms: Argent, a chevron gules, between three bulls heads, or.
Crest: Five battle axes, blades sable, staffs, or ribbonned gules.
Motto: Nil conscire sibi, meaning "To be conscious of no fault."
Mary Alice Nash b: 1572
- William Bullock b: ABT 1594 in Devonshire, England
- James Bullock b: ABT 1608 in Devonshire, England
- John Bullock b: ABT 1609
- Richard Bullock b: ABT 1610 in Devonshire, England
- Robert Bullock b: ABT 1611
- Thomas Bullock b: ABT 1612