Biography of Bulstrode Whitelocke 1605-1675

Maternal Family Tree: Cecily Bulstrode 1515

Bulstrode Whitelocke was appointed Lord Keeper of the Great Seal.

In 1602 [his father] James Whitelocke (age 31) and [his mother] Elizabeth Bulstrode (age 27) were married.

On 06 Aug 1605 Bulstrode Whitelocke was born to James Whitelocke (age 34) and Elizabeth Bulstrode (age 30) at George Croke's House Fleet Street. Bulstrode being his mother's family name.

On 19 Aug 1605 Bulstrode Whitelocke was baptised at St Dunstan's in the West, Fleet Street [Map].

Around 1617 Bulstrode Whitelocke (age 11) educated at Eton College [Map].

In 1618 Bulstrode Whitelocke (age 12) educated at Mechant Taylor's School Manor of the Rose St Lawrence Pountney.

On 08 Dec 1620 Bulstrode Whitelocke (age 15) commenced his education at St John's College, Oxford University.

Around 1623 Bulstrode Whitelocke (age 17) educated at Middle Temple.

In 1626 Bulstrode Whitelocke (age 20) called to the bar.

In 1631 [his mother] Elizabeth Bulstrode (age 56) died.

On 22 Jun 1632 [his father] James Whitelocke (age 61) died at Fawley Court, Buckinghamshire [Map].

In or before 1634 Bulstrode Whitelocke (age 28) and Rebecca Bennett (age 29) were married.

In or before 1634 [his son] James Whitelocke was born to Bulstrode Whitelocke (age 28) and [his wife] Rebecca Bennett (age 29).

In 1634. Unknown Painter. Portrait of Bulstrode Whitelocke (age 28).

In 1634 [his wife] Rebecca Bennett (age 30) died.

After 1634 Bulstrode Whitelocke (age 28) and Frances Willoughby were married.

Before 1637 [his brother-in-law] William Willoughby 6th Baron Willoughby of Parham (age 21) and Anne Carey Baroness Willoughby of Parham (age 21) were married.

In 1643 Bulstrode Whitelocke (age 37) sent to negotiate with King Charles II of England Scotland and Ireland (age 12).

In 1644 Bulstrode Whitelocke (age 38) sent to negotiate with King Charles II of England Scotland and Ireland (age 13).

Treaty of Uxbridge

In 1645 Bulstrode Whitelocke (age 39) was appointed Commissioner at Uxbridge during the Treaty of Uxbridge.

In or before 1649 [his daughter] Hester Whitelocke was born to Bulstrode Whitelocke (age 43) and [his wife] Frances Willoughby.

In or before 1649 [his daughter] Mary Whitelocke was born to Bulstrode Whitelocke (age 43) and [his wife] Frances Willoughby.

In or before 1649 [his daughter] Anne Whitelocke was born to Bulstrode Whitelocke (age 43) and [his wife] Frances Willoughby.

In or before 1649 [his daughter] Elizabeth Whitelocke was born to Bulstrode Whitelocke (age 43) and [his wife] Frances Willoughby.

In 1649 [his wife] Frances Willoughby died.

After 1649 Bulstrode Whitelocke (age 43) and Mary Carleton were married.

After 1649 [his daughter] Samuel Whitelocke was born to Bulstrode Whitelocke (age 43) and [his wife] Mary Carleton.

After 1649 [his daughter] Carleton Whitelocke was born to Bulstrode Whitelocke (age 43) and [his wife] Mary Carleton.

In 1650. Unknown Painter. Portrait of Bulstrode Whitelocke (age 44).

Evelyn's Diary. 29 Apr 1652. We went this afternoon to see the Queen's house at Greenwich, now given by the rebels to Bulstrode Whitelockee (age 46), one of their unhappy counselors, and keeper of pretended liberties.

In or before 1658 [his son-in-law] Abraham Hill (age 24) and [his daughter] Anne Whitelocke (age 9) were married.

In 1661 [his daughter] Anne Whitelocke (age 12) died.

On 23 Jul 1666 [his former brother-in-law] Francis Willoughby 5th Baron Willoughby of Parham died. His brother [his former brother-in-law] William Willoughby 6th Baron Willoughby of Parham (age 50) succeeded 6th Baron Willoughby Parham. Anne Carey Baroness Willoughby of Parham (age 51) by marriage Baroness Willoughby Parham.

In 1673 [his former brother-in-law] William Willoughby 6th Baron Willoughby of Parham (age 57) died at Barbados. He was buried at Knaith [Map]. His son George Willoughby 7th Baron Willoughby of Parham (age 33) succeeded 7th Baron Willoughby Parham. Elizabeth Clinton Baroness De La Warr by marriage Baroness De La Warr.

On 28 Jul 1675 Bulstrode Whitelocke (age 69) died.

Survey London Volume 4 Chelsea Part II. In the account in the Architectural Review (May, 1911) I have summarised the later history of the house as follows:-"After the great house had been occupied during the Commonwealth by the Parliamentary Commissioners, Sir Bulstrode Whitlocke and John Lisle, the second Duke of Buckingham regained possession. Lost to him, through his debts, the house ultimately passed (1674) into the hands of the trustees for George Digby, Earl of Bristol, and his Countess sold it in 1682 to Henry, Marquess of Worcester, afterwards Duke of Beaufort, the house remaining in his family until 1720. It was during this period, about the year 1699, that Kip's beautiful view of the mansion - now called Beaufort House - was published, a priceless record of the property, so ruthlessly defaced and destroyed by Sir Hans Sloane after he purchased it in 1737. Mr. Randall Davies, whom I have followed in the account of the occupants of the house, has printed the interesting conveyance of the property to Sloane, and if its description is carefully collated with the information in Kip's view, one is struck by the wonderful accuracy of the latter. Here is the great house as shown by Thorpe, its lodges and its forecourts, the wharf, with its brick towers east and west, the orchard and 'one garden environed with brick walls … and a terrace on the north end, with a banqueting house on the east end of the terrace,' as well as 'one great garden … extending from the terrace and banqueting house into the highway on the north.' This banqueting house is alike in detail to the sketch of 'a summer house, Chelsea,' in the Smithson collection of seventeenth-century drawings, now in the possession of Colonel Coke. But valuable as is the representation of the great house, the print has much more information to give us. The great park is there shown in all its original beauty; the Duke of Beaufort's stables and yard, since converted into the historic chapel and burying ground of the Moravians is to the west; and nearer the river the beautiful Jacobean house of Sir Arthur Gorges (our sole evidence of its character and design) and the house and gardens of the Earls of Lindsey. And to the east, below the wide area of Dovecote Close, laid out as a huge kitchen garden, are the fine pleasure grounds of Danvers House, which had been destroyed but three years before the drawing was published.".

Ancestors of Bulstrode Whitelocke 1605-1675

Father: James Whitelocke

Bulstrode Whitelocke

Great x 4 Grandfather: Richard Bulstrode

Great x 3 Grandfather: Edward Bulstrode

Great x 2 Grandfather: George Bulstrode

Great x 1 Grandfather: Thomas Bulstrode

GrandFather: Edward Bulstrode of Hedgerley Bulstrode Buckinghamshire

Mother: Elizabeth Bulstrode

Great x 1 Grandfather: John Croke

GrandMother: Cecily Croke

Great x 3 Grandfather: Thomas Unton

Great x 2 Grandfather: Alexander Unton

Great x 1 Grandmother: Elizabeth Unton

Great x 4 Grandfather: Richard Bulstrode

Great x 3 Grandfather: Edward Bulstrode

Great x 2 Grandmother: Cecily Bulstrode