Kay's Family History and Genealogy

Kay's Family History and Genealogy

The Bushnell Family

My Bushnell ancestors resided in: Tilehurst, England; Hartland, Connecticut.

William Bushnell (Abt. 1480 - Abt. 1564) was born about 1480 in England, and died about 1564 in Tilehurst, England. Four of his children were mentioned in the will. The Bushnell Family Genealogy (1945), on page 14, contains the following information on William:

William Busshenell, Husbandman, of Tilehurst, Co. Berks, England, d. abt. 1564, probabally a son of Joan ( ) Busshenell, styled widow in Subsidy Roll dated 15 Jan. 1524, of Tilehurst, wife not mentioned in will dated 31 Aug. 1563, proved 15 Apr. 1564, rec. Archd. Berks, E-312. In his will he expressed his desire to be buried in Tylehurst churchyard, and bequeathed to son John, a cow, a brass pot, a kettle, and one-half his tools; son William a bullock, a sheep, an old pan, and one-half his tools; dau. Alice, a cow, a pot, and a kettle; dau. Joan, two bullocks, a heifer, a kettle, and a gown; servent Joan Pinke a petticoat cloth and as much wool as will make her a pair of hosen. Resid. Leg. were his ch. John, Alice, and Joan,
Exec. his son William, Overseerers; William Corder and John Curtys, Wit. Sir John Pullirit (?) Curate of said ch, and Richard Dewin, Inv. (no date), L7, 8s, 8d. Prov. by the Exec. 15 Apr. 1564.

William's children are:
William, John, Alice and Joan

John Bushnell (Abt. 1500 - Aft. 1585) was born about 1500 in Tilehurst, Berkshire County, England, and died sometime after October 20, 1585 in Tilehurst, Berkshire Co. England. He married Alice (___) born about 1500 in Tilehurst, Berkshire County, England.


  1. Bushnell, George Eleazer, Bushnell Family Genealogy, Ancestry and Posterity of Francis Bushnell (1580- 1646) of Horsham, England and Guilford, Connecticut, (Nashville, Tennessee, 1945).


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