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Maj. John Bradford

Male 1653 - 1736  (83 years)


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  • Name John Bradford 
    Prefix Maj. 
    Born 20 February 1652/3  Plymouth, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Died 8 December 1736  Kingston, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Buried Anc. Burial Ground, Kingston Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • John was a Major of the Plymouth Forces. He was the first deputy from Plymouth to General Court, 1687; deputy to General Court 1689-91. Selectman Mar 1708/9. Representative to the General Assembly at Boston 1719. He built his home about 1674 a little northwest of Kingston landing—the “Bradford House” in Kingston. He inherited form his father his grandfather’s manuscript “Early HIstory of Plymouth” and large tracts of land upon which he dwelt. The manuscript was loaned to a friend, never returned and lost for years. Later it was found in England, and is now in the State Capitol, Boston. John gave land for the minister’s home, church, and school, and 11 acres of woodland for permanent use of the ministry.

      John and Mercy were admitted to the Plymouth church in 1690 [Plym. Ch. Rec., 1:268]. They were still members in 1703 (John is recorded as "dismist") [Plym. Ch. Rec., 1:191, 1:192]. [4]
    Person ID I6794  Schirado
    Last Modified 23 July 2011 

    Father Maj. William Bradford,   b. 17 June 1624, Plymouth, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 February 1703/4, Plymouth, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Mother Alice Richards,   b. about 1629, Pitminster, Somerset Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 December 1671, Plymouth, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 42 years) 
    Married about 1650  Plymouth, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Family ID F6715  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse Mercy Warren,   b. 23 September 1653, Plymouth, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. March 1747, Kingston, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 93 years) 
    Married 6 January 1674/5  Plymouth, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
    +1. John Bradford,   b. 29 December 1675, Plymouth, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 March 1724, Kingston, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 48 years)
    +2. Alice Bradford,   b. 28 January 1677, Plymouth, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 July 1746, Hingham, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
     3. Abigail Bradford,   b. 10 December 1679, Plymouth, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 May 1697, Plymouth, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 17 years)
    +4. Mercy Bradford,   b. 20 December 1681, Plymouth, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 June 1738, Plympton, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years)
    +5. Lieut. Samuel Bradford,   b. 23 December 1683, Plymouth, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 March 1740, Plympton, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years)
    +6. Priscilla Bradford,   b. 10 March 1687, Plymouth, MA Find all individuals with events at this location
    +7. William Bradford,   b. 15 April 1688, Plymouth, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 May 1728, Kingston, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 40 years)
    Family ID F4846  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S42] .

    2. [S14] Plymouth Colony vital records, Transcribed by George Ernest Bowman.

    3. [S92] (New Eng. Hist., Boston, 1911).

    4. [S213] Ruth Gardner Hall.

    5. [S70] Susan E. Roser, (Genealogical Publ, Baltimore, 2nd ed. 1995).


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