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Sir William Bulstrode

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  • Name William Bulstrode 
    Title Sir 
    Born 1460  Wendover, Buckinghamshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Occupation Abt 1485 
    Gentleman Usher to Catherine of Arogan 
    Office Abt 1500 
    Justice of the Peace and Member of Parliament 

    • Catherine of Aragon,
      Queen of Henry VIII., was the daughter of Ferdinand and Isabella of Castile, and was born in 1483. In her 18th year she was married to Arthur, prince of Wales, eldest son of Henry VII. The young prince dying in a few months after his marriage, Henry's mercenary dread of losing the rich dowry of Catherine induced him to marry her of to her brother-in-law, afterwards Henry VIII.

      The vast religious changes to which the dissolution of this marriage gave occasion belong rather to history than to biography. Suffice it, therefore, to say, that after years of anxiety and spirited resistance she was divorced. But though she was no longer called queen at court, her attendants at Kimbolton Castle, where she took up her residence, were never allowed to address her otherwise than as a queen, as she protested to the last that the divorce was unjust and illegal.

      Just before her death she wrote a pathetic letter to Henry in favour of Mary, their daughter, and he is said to have shed tears as he perused it. She possessed considerable literary ability, but some devotional pieces, which have been attributed to her pen, were the production of queen Catherine Parr. Died at Kimbolton, Jan. 1, 1536.
    Person ID I2313  bolstridge
    Last Modified 5 Dec 2018 

    Father Robert Bulstrode,   b. Abt 1430, Upton Cum Chalvey, Buckinghamshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1493  (Age ~ 63 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Margaret Abrahall,   b. Abt 1432, Hitchenford, Hertfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   bur. Abt 1470, Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 38 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married Abt 1455 
    Family ID F122  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Maud UNKNOWN,   b. Abt 1460 
    Married Abt 1485 
     1. Reynold Bulstrode,   b. Abt 1490,   d. Abt 1495  (Age ~ 5 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 5 Dec 2018 
    Family ID F2192  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
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  • Sources 
    1. [S634] The Bulstrodes of Bucks, Prof. N A Dudley (1988), ( From a tree deposited at the S.O.G. London;), 78672.
      Date of Import: 1 Feb 2000