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William Bradford

Male 1624 - 1704  (79 years)


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  • Name William Bradford  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    Born 17 Jun 1624  Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7, 8, 9
    Gender Male 
    Died 20 Feb 1704  Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7
    Buried Burial Hill, Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachussets Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7
    Person ID I19962  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of BJS, Ancestors of JTS, Ancestor of LDN, Ancestor of TWK
    Last Modified 10 Feb 2019 

    Father William Bradford, Governor of the Plymouth Colony,   b. 19 Mar 1590, Austerfield, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 May 1657, Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Mother Alice Carpenter,   b. Abt 1590,   d. 26 Mar 1670, Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 80 years) 
    Married 14 Aug 1623  Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7, 8, 10, 11
    Family ID F12338  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Alice Richards,   b. 16 Jun 1627, Pitminster, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Dec 1671, Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 44 years) 
    Married Aft 23 Apr 1650  Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7, 9
    Children 
    +1. Alice Bradford,   b. Abt 1659, Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Mar 1746, Canterbury, Windham, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 87 years)
    +2. Samuel Bradford,   b. 1668, Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Apr 1714, Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 46 years)
    Last Modified 10 Feb 2019 
    Family ID F12329  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 (Unknown second wife of William Bradford),   d. Bef 1676 
    Married Abt 1673  [12
    Children 
    +1. Joseph Bradford,   b. 18 Apr 1675, Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jan 1747, New London, New London, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
    Last Modified 10 Feb 2019 
    Family ID F14160  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • From Wikipedia:

      He held the rank of major in the militia and was the commander of the military forces of Plymouth Colony during the King Philip's War. He commanded the Plymouth Regiment at the Great Swamp Fight on 19 December 1675. During the battle his eye was wounded.

      He later served as the deputy governor of Plymouth Colony under Governor Thomas Hinckley from 1682 to 1686 and from 1689 to 1692 when the colony was merged with the Massachusetts Bay Colony to form the Province of Massachusetts Bay. Bradford was suspended from office during the governorship of Sir Edmund Andros from 1686 to 1689.

  • Sources 
    1. [S1737] Biographical Dictionary of Massachusetts: Biographies and Autobiographies of the Leading Men in the State, Volume 5, by Samuel Atkins Eliot. Boston: Massachusetts Biographical Society, 1914.

    2. [S101] The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1633, Volumes 1-3 and The Great Migration: Immigrants to New England,1634-1635, Volumes 1-7, by Robert Charles Anderson. Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1996-2011.

    3. [S1545] Memoir of the Life and Character of Mrs. Mary Anna Boardman, by John Frederick Schroeder. New Haven, 1849.

    4. [S1559] Autobiography of William Seymour Tyler, With a Genealogy of the Ancestors of Prof. and Mrs. William S. Tyler, prepared by Cornelius B. Tyler. 1912.

    5. [S3044] Genealogical Notes, or, Contributions to the Family History of Some of the First Settlers of Connecticut and Massachusetts by Nathaniel Goodwin. Hartford: F. A. Brown, 1856.

    6. [S1738] Lineage from Gov. William Bradford down to Sybil Chapin, by Howard Hurtig Metcalfe.

    7. [S1739] Mayflower Increasings: From the Files of George Ernest Bowman at the Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants, by Susan E. Roser. 2nd edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1995.

    8. [S1647] The Pilgrim Migration: Immigrants to Plymouth Colony 1620-1633, by Robert Charles Anderson. Boston: New York Historic Genealogical Society, 2004.

    9. [S975] Clifford L. Stott, "Humphrey Blake (1494?-1558) and His Descendants in New England and South Carolina: Blake, Richards, Selleck, Torrey, and Wolcott." The New England Historical and Genealogical Register 163:85, April 2009; 163:199, July 2009; 163:278, October 2009; 164:63, January 2010.

    10. [S1545] Memoir of the Life and Character of Mrs. Mary Anna Boardman, by John Frederick Schroeder. New Haven, 1849., date only.

    11. [S145] Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists Who Came to America Before 1700, by Frederick Lewis Weis and Walter Lee Sheppard, Jr. 8th edition, William R. Beall & Kaleen E. Beall, eds. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 2004, 2006, 2008.

    12. [S3125] David Jay Webber, "Major William2 Bradford's Second Wife: Was She the Widow of Francis2 Griswold?" The New England Historical and Genealogical Register 155:245, 2001.