The arms of Nicholas Bullingham, Bishop of Lincoln 1560 1571 and Worcester 1571 1577, and those of John Bullingham, Bishop of Gloucester 1581 1598 were Azure an eagle displayed argent holding in its beak a sprig of beech or, on a chief or a rose between two crosses botonny gules. Nicholas Bullingham was probably the son of Thomas Bullingham, one of the Bailiffs of the City of Worcester in 1528 and 1530. John Bullingham is said to have been of a Gloucestershire family. Nicholas Bullingham was educated at the Royal Grammar School Worcester before entering All Souls College Oxford. He later also attended Cambridge University. After his education in law, Bullingham entered the church, becoming private chaplain to Queen Elizabeth I. He then became Bishop of Lincoln and finally returned to his old city as Bishop of Worcester until his death in 1576.