'Bulwer1'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Bulwer of Gestwick, Bulwer (Dalling) of Wood Dalling

BHO provides the first few generations of this family as follows.
Tirus, Turald or Torald de Dalling of Wood Dalling, Norfolk (a temp Henry I who r. 1100-1135)
1. Sir Ralph de Dalling of Wood Dalling
  A. Roger de Dalling
  i. William de Dalling possibly father of ...
  a. Ralph de Dalling (a 1202) probably father of ...
  (1) Peter (FtzRalph) de Dalling
  Lefguena was wife of either Peter or his son Thomas.
  (A) Thomas de Dalling possibly father of ...
  (i) Simon de Dalling (of Wood Dalling &) Gissing (a 1283)
  m. Isabel
  (a) John de Dalling of Wood Dalling (a 1335)
  m. Maud
  ((1)) daughter
  m. William (son of Roger de Shimpling)
  ii. Roger de Dalling
It is not clear how the later families of Wood Dalling were connected to the above or how/why Bulwer was adopted as the family name. However, Commoners reports that the branch shown in the lower section of the page descended from Sir Ralph De Dalling of Wood Dalling (son of Tyrus or Turold de Dalling of Wood Dalling) and identifies the family shown immediately below as "the senior branch of the family". We do not know how the branches were connected so we show them separately. Visitation starts with ...
John Dalling alias Bulwer of Wood Dalling
m. Margaret Smyth (dau of John Smyth)
1. Roger Bulwer of Wood Dalling
  m. Alice Barsham (dau of John Barsham)
  A. William Bulwer of Wood Dalling (3rd son)
  m. Thomazine Gadge (dau/coheir of William Gadge or Gage)
  i. John Bulwer of Wood Dalling (dsp)
  ii. Richard Bulwer of Wood Dalling
  m. Alice Brett (dau of Geffrey Brett of Elmham St. Peters)
  a.+ issue - William, Jane, Mary, Elizabeth, Thomazine
  iii. Roger Bulwer (a 1563)
  iv. William Bulwer of Wood Dalling
  m. Agnes (widow of William Pyckering)
a.+ issue - William, Johm, Thomazin, Agnes
  v. Thomas Bulwer of Wood Dalling
  m. Elizabeth Walshe (dau of William Walshe of Colbye by Ann, dau/heir of Robert Kebill of Felmingham)
  a.+ issue - Richard, Roger, William, Thomazin
  vi. Elizabeth Bulwer
  m. Richard Brend
  vii. Alice Bulwer
  m. William Boys of Rolsey (Rollesby? Hoveton?)
  viii. Ann Bulwer
  m. Roger Bulwer of Wood Dalling @@ below
  ix. Dorothy Bulwer
  m. William Boyton of Salle
  B. Alice Bulwer
  m. John Northgate of Aylesham
  C. Catherine Bulwer
  m. John Langwade
  D. Elizabeth Bulwer
  m. Thomas Pells
  E.+ other issue (dsp) - John, Thomas
2. Margery Bulwer
  m. Thomas Thymblethorpe of Foulsham



Commoners starts with ...
Simon Dalling alias Bulwier of Wood Dalling
m. Margaret Mouny (dau of Robert Mouny or Mouncy of Wood Dalling)
1. ?? Bulwer
A. Simon Bulwer
  m. Joan Alleyn (dau of Peter Alleyn of Wood Dallling)
  i. Roger Bulwer of Broseyards, Norton Hall & Gestwick
  m1. Anne Bulwer (dau of William Bulwer of Wood Dalling) @@ above
  a.+ issue BHO reports that the issue of this marriage "is extinct"
  m2. Christiana Browte (dau of John Browte)
  b. Edward Bulwer of Gestwick & Wood Dalling
  m. Anne Becke (dau/heir of William Becke of Southepps)
  (1) Roger Bulwer of Gestwick
  m. Elizabeth Cocks named by BHO
  (A) Edward Bulwer of Gestwick (b 1622-3, d 23.04.1697)
  m. (1645) Anne Yonge (dau/heir of Rev. William Yonge of Kittlestone or Kettlestone)
  (i) Edward Bulwer of Wood Dalling (b 1689, dsp)
  m. Hannah Peryer (dau/heir of George Peryer of Godalming)
  (i) John Bulwer (dsp)
(iii) William Bulwer of Wood Dalling
  m1. Anne Elwyn (dau of Peter Elwyn of Thirning)
  (a)+ issue - Edward (d unm), 2 daughters
  m2. Margaret Britiffe (dau of Edward Britiffe of Baconsthorp, sister of Robert of Norwich)
  (d) daughter
  m3. Frances Lee (dau of Edmund Lee of Fulmodeston)
(e) William Bulwer of Wood Dalling (dsp 10.05.1775)
  m. Dorothy Wilson (d 25.03.1748, dau of Rev. _ Wilson of Stiffkey) named by BHO
  (f) Sarah Bulwer (d 1771)
  m. Rice Wiggett of Guestwick (d 1749)
  Wood Dalling passed to their son William who assumed the name Bulwer.
  (g)+ other issue (dsp) - Christopher, John, Elizabeth, Lydia
  (2)+ other issue - Edward (b c1592, dsp 1661), William (d unm 1666)
  c. Frances Bulwer probably of this generation, of this marriage
  m. Robert Gooch of Bungay, Ilketshall & Mettingham
  ii. Simon Bulwer (youngest son) ancestor of Bulwers of Haynford & Buxton
  iii.+ other issue

Main source(s):
(1) For upper section : Visitation (Norfolk, 1583+1589+1613, Bulwer, p57) with input from BHO ('An Essay towards a Topographical History of the County of Norfolk, vol 8, 'Eynford Hundred: Wood-Dalling') as reported
(2) For lower section : Commoners (vol 1, Bulwer of Heydon, p445)
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