FAMILY GROUP RECORD OF
WILLIAM BONIFONT/BULLIVANT AND
JOANNE MIDDLETON
 


William Bonifont or Bullivant was christened 25 January 1654 in Edwinstowe, Nottinghamshire, the son of Francis and Fran Bullivant. His name is shown as Bullivant in his christening, and Bonifant at his wedding. His occupation was baker. Edwinstowe is a town and parish in the heart of Sherwood Forest: "Legend has it that Robin Hood married his sweetheart Maid Marian in St. Mary's church" in Edwinstowe. (www.wikipedia.com)


He married Joanne Middleton 24 June 1677 in East Retford. Nottingham marriage licenses show: "William Bonifant of East Retford, baker, 22 and Joane Middleton, of same, spr., 20. (Bond by Francis Middleton, of same, yeom.)" Abstracts of Nottingham Marriage Licenses online at www.ancestry.co.uk.


William and Joanne had the following children:
 

1. William,christened 21 Oct 1677 in East Retford.

 

2. Francis (male), christened 17 October 1678 in East Retford.

 

3. George, christened 26 December 1684 in East Retford.

 

4. Elizabeth, christened 23 July 1689 in East Retford.

 

5. William, christened 21 August 1693 in East Retford.

 

6. Mary, christened 19 October 1696 in East Retford.

 

7. Maria, christened 25 June 1707 in East Retford.

 

*8. Sarah, christened 3 April 1708 in East Retford; married George Elliott 3 June 1732 in St. Mary parish.

   

SOURCE: IGI; Edwinstowe parish register.



FAMILY GROUP RECORD OF
FRANCIS AND FRAN BULLIVANT

Francis Bullivant was christened 3 June 1627 in Edwinstowe, the son of John Bulliphant. He married 1) Fran 8 December 1651. She is shown as widow Lummas at her marriage, and Fran at the christening of the first child. William Lummas had died a few months earlier in Edwinstowe, and may have been her first husband. Francis is shown as being of the village of Clipston in the parish of Edwinstowe.

Francis and Fran had the following children:

1. John, christened 8 June 1652 in Edwinstowe "of Clipston".

*2. William, christened 25 January 1654 in Edwinstowe, "of Clipston"; married Joanne Middleton 24 June 1677 in East Retford.

3. Daniell; christened 12 April 1659 in Edwinstowe, "of Clipston".


The mother of the next child born to Francis in Edwinstowe was Margaret, so Fran may have died and Francis remarried, and had a child:

4. Elizabeth, christened 29 October 1661 in Edwinstowe.


Margaret "of Clipston" died and was buried 8 February 1680 in Edwinstowe. Francis "of Clipston" died and was buried 22 December 1680 in Edwinstowe.


SOURCE: Edwinstowe parish register.

 


FAMILY GROUP RECORD OF
JOHN BULLIPHANT

John Bulliphant was born in about 1600 of Edwinstowe. He had the following children:


*1. Francis, christened 3 June 1627 in Edwinstowe; married 1) Fran, 2) Margaret; buried 22 December 1680 in Edwinstowe.

2. John, christened 4 June 1629 in Edwinstowe.


SOURCE: Edwinstowe parish register.
 

Other early Bulliphants in the Edwinstowe parish records were:


SOURCE: The Registers of Edwinstow in the County of Nottingham, 1634-1758.



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