BULLOCK OF LANIVET
Mary Bullock married Charles Rundell at Lanivet in 1834. Among the records which prove her parentage are a chancery bill of complaint from 1861 (amended in 1862) relating to property in Lanivet, in which the daughters of Thomas Bullock who died in November 1849 are named with their husbands.
At his death in 1849, Thomas Bullock’s age was given as eighty, fitting with the baptism of Thomas Bullock, son of Thomas and Elizabeth, at Lanivet in August 1769. Thomas Bullock and Elizabeth Grose had been married at Lanivet in 1764.
The parentage of the older Thomas Bullock is less straightforward. Richard and Frances (Stribley) Bullock had a son called Thomas, baptised in 1717 at Lanivet and named in his parents’ wills. This Thomas would probably have been about forty-six at the time of the marriage of Thomas Bullock in 1764, which would be considerably older than usual for a first known marriage. However, they appear to be the same person.
There is some onomastic support for the identification, in that the first child of Thomas and Elizabeth (Grose) Bullock was called Frances. Also, whilst Thomas and Elizabeth only had one known son, Thomas, the eldest son of the younger Thomas was called Richard.
The will of William Bullock of Lanivet, son of Richard and Frances, was written in 1752. William left property called Trebell, Coombe and Tregullan in Lanivet to his brothers Richard and Thomas. Tregullan was where Thomas Bullock, son of Thomas and Elizabeth (Grose) Bullock, later lived.
The will of Richard Bullock of Lanivet, son of Richard and Frances, was written in 1784. It mentions the properties called Trebell and Coombe and leaves them, after the death of Richard’s wife, to his brother Thomas Bullock and his heirs. This indicates that Thomas, son of Richard and Frances (Stribley) Bullock, was still living in 1784.
A search of the burials in the Lanivet parish registers from 1764 to 1850 showed only one Thomas Bullock who could be the son of Richard and Frances or the husband of Elizabeth Grose, that is to say the Thomas Bullock buried on 28 February 1800.
As for Richard Bullock, husband of Frances Stribley, a Richard, son of John Bullock and Elizabeth, was baptised at Lanivet in 1676, but died young. Another Richard, son of John and Elizabeth Bullock, was baptised in 1678 but probably also died young as yet another Richard, son of John and Elizabeth Bullock, was baptised at Lanivet on 16 March 1685/86, and buried on 10 January 1686/87. This leaves the Richard Bullock baptised at Lanivet in 1675, son of Richard and Florence, as the obvious candidate.
The Richard Bullock who married Florence Menheire may have been the one of that name who was left an estate of ninety-nine years in Tregullan in Lanivet in the will of his brother Thomas Bullock of Bodmin in 1656. However, that Richard may have been the one who married Dorothy Marten at St Mabyn in 1659.
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1 RICHARD BULLOCK of Lanivet, Cornwall, yeoman, was buried on 7 March 1713/14 at Lanivet. He married FLORENCE MENHEIRE, daughter of William and Thomasine (Burne) Menheire. Florence was baptised on 2 March 1636 at Lanivet. She was buried on 14 November 1718 at Lanivet.
Children of Richard and Florence (Menhiere) Bullock:
ii JOHN BULLOCK.
iii THOMAS BULLOCK, bap 8 Aug 1671, Lanivet.
2 iv RICHARD BULLOCK (1675-1750); m FRANCES STRIBLEY.
v WILLIAM BULLOCK, bap 31 Mar 1680, Lanivet.
2 RICHARD BULLOCK of Trekillick, Lanivet, yeoman, was baptised on 7 September 1675 at Lanivet and buried on 5 October 1750 at Lanivet. Richard married on 19 July 1701 at St Wenn, FRANCES STRIBLEY, daughter of Lewis and Mary (Trevithick) Stribley (see here). Frances was buried on 26 May 1766 at St Dennis.
Children of Richard and Florence (Stribley) Bullock:
iii JOHN BULLOCK, bap 26 Jul 1706, Lanivet.
vi RICHARD BULLOCK of Lanivet, yeoman, bap 4 May 1714, Lanivet, bur 5 May 1797, Lanivet; m ANN.
3 vii THOMAS BULLOCK (1717-1800); m ELIZABETH GROSE.
3 THOMAS BULLOCK of Lanivet was baptised on 21 July 1717 at Lanivet and buried on 28 February 1800 at Lanivet. He married on 18 January 1764 at Lanivet, ELIZABETH GROSE, daughter of John and Jane (Udy) Grose (see here). Elizabeth was baptised on 22 April 1740 at Luxulyan and buried on 6 February 1809 at Lanivet.
Children of Thomas and Elizabeth (Grose) Bullock:
4 iii THOMAS BULLOCK (1769-1849); m EPIPHANY BRIANT.
4 THOMAS BULLOCK of Tregullan, Lanivet, farmer, was baptised on 22 August 1769 at Lanivet and died on 24 November 1849 at Lanivet. He married on 15 July 1794 at Lanivet, EPIPHANY BRIANT, daughter of Francis and Ann (Grose) Briant (see here). Epiphany was baptised on 18 June 1776 at St Winnow and died on 2 May 1848 at Lanivet.
Illegitimate child of Thomas Bullock and Mary Bennett:
i MERIAH BENNETT, bap 27 Nov 1791, Luxulyan.
Children of Thomas and Epiphany (Briant) Bullock:
ii ELIZABETH BULLOCK, bap 2 May 1796, Lanivet, bur 1 Jan 1799, Lanivet.
viii THOMAS BULLOCK, bap 19 May 1806, Lanivet, bur 6 Feb 1807, Lanivet.
ix THOMAS BULLOCK, bap 12 Dec 1807, Lanivet, d 4 Feb 1838, bur 7 Feb 1838, Lanivet.
x EPIPHANY BULLOCK, bap 24 Mar 1810, Lanivet, d 27 Jul 1844, bur 30 Jul 1844, Lanivet.
 National Archives, C 16/44/R123.
 Kresen Kernow, AP/B/3946.
 Kresen Kernow, AP/B/4893.
 National Archives, PROB 11/260/386.
 The will of William Menheire of Lanivet, dated 19 Feb 1674, mentions, among others, his wife Thomasin, Florence the wife of Richard Bullock of Lanivet, grandchildren John Bullock and Thomasin Bullock, and Thomas Bullock the son of Richard Bullock (Kresen Kernow, AP/M/1110). William Minhere and Thamasine Burne were married at Lanivet on 24 Feb 1622/23: W.P.W. Phillimore and Thomas Taylor, eds., Cornwall Parish Registers: Marriages, vol. 2 (London, 1902), 1.
 International Genealogical Index, citing transcripts of the Lanivet parish registers and bishops’ transcripts.
 John Bullock is mentioned as a grandson in the will of William Menheire in 1674.
 W.P.W. Phillimore, Thomas Taylor and Mrs J.H. Glencross, eds., Cornwall Parish Registers: Marriages, vol. 11 (London, 1907), 90.
 Death certificate.
 Lanivet parish registers (Kresen Kernow).
 The Luxulyan bastardy bonds (Kresen Kernow, P130/16a/37) show Thomas Bullock the younger of Lanivet, yeoman, as the putative father of the child or children with which Mary Bennett of Luxulyan, single woman, was pregnant in Sep 1791. William Colliver, who would be Thomas’s brother-in-law, acted as a surety.
 National Archives, C 16/44/R123, confirms the marriages of the daughters.
 Death certificate.
 Lanivet parish registers (online at www.familysearch.org). At the time of the 1861 census, Epiphany Bullock Rundell (daughter of Charles Rundell and Mary Bullock) was living with Michael Saunders and his family and was recorded as his niece: 1861 census returns, Budock (National Archives, RG 9/1566, fol. 94).
 Monumental Inscriptions of Cornwall: Tywardreath Parish Church, Cornwall Family History Society (1997), 5.
 Death certificate.
 Death certificate.
 Monumental Inscriptions of Cornwall: Tywardreath Parish Church, Cornwall Family History Society (1997), 23; death certificate.
 Marriage certificate.