Person:Hannah Bradford (4)

Hannah Bradford, Doctor
m. bef 1650
  1. Major John Bradford1652/53 - 1736
  2. William Bradford1654/55 - 1687
  3. Thomas Bradford1657 - 1731
  4. Mercy Bradford1660 - 1720
  5. Alice Bradford1661 - 1745
  6. Hannah Bradford, Doctor1662 - 1738
  7. Melatiah Bradford1664 - aft 1739
  8. Samuel Bradford1667 - 1714
  9. Mary BradfordAbt 1668 - 1720
  10. Sarah Bradford1671 - 1705
  11. Joseph Bradfordabt 1675 - 1715
  • HJoshua Ripley1658 - 1739
  • WHannah Bradford, Doctor1662 - 1738
m. 28 Nov 1682
  1. Faith Ripley1686 - 1720/1
  2. Leah Ripley1693 - 1779
  3. Ann Ripley (twin)1704 - 1747
Facts and Events
Name Hannah Bradford, Doctor
Gender Female
Birth? 9 May 1662 Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts
Christening? Kingston, Plymouth, Massachusetts
Alt Birth? 09 May 1662 Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States
Marriage 28 Nov 1682 Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusettsto Joshua Ripley
Death? 27 May 1738 Windham, Windham, Connecticut, USA
Alt Death? 28 May 1738 Windham, Windham, Connecticut, United States
Burial? 1758 Norwich, New London, Connecticut, USA(or 1738?)
Ancestral File Number 5246-V1
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Name meaning: Hannah --Female --Favor; grace. Biblical mother ... Hebrew. ---Bradford Meaning: one who came from Bradford (wide ford), the name of various places in England.

Hannah Bradford was born at Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts 9 May 1662 . Hannah Bradford died 27 May 1738 at Windham, Windham, Connecticut . Joshua Ripley was born at Hingham, Plymouth, Massachusetts 9 Nov 1658. He married Hannah Bradford 28 Nov 1682 at Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts . Mentioned in the Feb 1992 Mayflower Quarterly(p.30) as the first colonial female physician.


Hanah Bradford Ripley was born at Plymouth New England, on 9 May 1662, the third daughter and sixth child of fifteen. Her father was the military leader, major William Bradford, son of the Governor. Hannah's mother was Alice Richards who died in December 1671 when the little girl was only nine years old. When her father, William, then Commander-in-Chief of the Plymouth Forces, was severely wounded in The Great Swamp Fight in 1675, Hannah was thirteen years of age

http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/74656344/person/38295036543/photo/b8a2d6c1-c138-4242-87a3-472931b17e83?src=search


http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=rlgabriel-3&id=I49014

Major William Bradford IV Last Will

16. Item: I give to my daughters Mercy Steel, Hannah Ripley, Miletiah Steel, Mary Hunt to each of them besides what portion I have already given ten shillings apiece to be paid within a year next after my decease.


http://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Bradford-53 Was a physician and surgeon. (Descendants are eligible for membership in the Order of Descendnats of Colonial Physicians and Chirugiens.) Mentioned in the Feb 1992 Mayflower Quarterly(p.30) as the first colonial female physician. Her mother died when she was nine years old. Father was wounded in 1675. Her great uncle, Deacon Dr. Samuel Fuller, (d. 1633) was the first "recognized" physician in the colony. Hannah practiced in Windham, CT. "A woman of superior education, worthy, virtuous, ingenious, and gentle. " First and only doctor in Windham for 20 years. Inscription on Hannah's grave: "Here lies interred the body of that most worthy and virtuous, most ingenious gentlewoman, Mrs. Hannah B. Ripley, the well beloved consort of Joshua Ripley, Esq., who after she had led the most lovely and eventful life, fell asleep in Jesus, May 28, 1738 in the 76th year of her age." She and Joshua had twelve children. Occupation: Doctor of Medicine


http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=MayflowerBD&h=25554&indiv=try&o_vc=Record:OtherRecord&rhSource=9273

Ann Ripley in the Mayflower Births and Deaths, Vol. 1 and 2

Name: Ann Ripley Birth Date: 1 Nov 1704 Death Date: 17 Feb 1747 Father: Joshua Ripley Mother: Hannah Bradford

Household Members: 
Joshua Ripley  Self (Head) 
Hannah Bradford  Wife 
Alice Ripley  Child 
Hannah Ripley  Child 
Faith Ripley  Child 
Joshua Ripley  Child 
Margaret Ripley  Child 
Rachel Ripley  Child 
Leah Ripley  Child 
Hezekiah Ripley  Child 
David Ripley  Child 
Irena Ripley  Child 
Jerusha Ripley  Child 
Ann Ripley  Child 

Ancestry.com. Mayflower Births and Deaths, Vol. 1 and 2 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2013. This collection was indexed by Ancestry World Archives Project contributors.

Original data:  

Roser, Susan E. Mayflower Births and Deaths: From the Files of George Ernest Bowman at the Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants. Volumes 1 & 2. Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Company, Inc., 1992.

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References
  1.   Hall, Ruth Gardiner, and Bradford Family Compact. Descendants of Governor William Bradford: Through the First Seven Generations. (1951), 4.
  2.   "GENEALOGY of a part of the RIPLEY FAMILY".

    From the Willimatic Jorunal,..."There was Joshua Ripley, Esq., the father of the then new town, and his noble wife Hannah, the most useful woman in the settlement - a granddaughter of Governor Bradford...." From "GENEALOGY of a part of the RIPLEY FAMILY", complied by H. W. Ripley - verse "One generation passeth away and another generation cometh." - NEWARK, N. J.: A. Stephen Holbrook, Printer, No. 3 Mechanic Street, 1867 ... FAMILY OF JOSHUA JOSHUA, m Nov 28, 1682, Hannah Bradford. She was a daughter of William Bradford, Jun, dep Gov of Plymouth Colony, and grand daughter of Gov. William Bradford, who came over in the Mayflower, in 1620. She was born May 9, 1662, and died May 28, 1738. They settled first at Hingham, Mass, moved to Norwich, Ct, Oct 10, 1688, and to Windham, March 23, 1691. His first purchase of land in Windham, as appears in the record, was May 26, 1688. The first house in Windham was built in 1689. The inhabitants "obtained a grant of town privileges in May, 1692," the first town meeting was held June 11, 1692, and Mr Ripley was elected the first town clerk and treasurer. He was also a justice of the peace. We copy the inscriptions that were placed over their graves. We give the first as far as it could be traced; the second appears to be complete: "Here lies peacefully interred the body of JOSHUA RIPLEY, Esq, one of His Most Worshipful Majesty's Justices of the Peace, for the County of Windham, died "_____ the town record says May 8, 1739. "Here lies interred the body of that most worthy, and virtuous, and most ingenuous gentlewoman, Mrs HANNAH B RIPLEY, the well beloved consort of Joshua Ripley, Esq

    http://www.heritageregistry.net/html.pages/grpf07118.html)

  3.   Society of Mayflower Descendants in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Applications.

    Ann Ripley in the Pennsylvania, Society of Mayflower Descendants Applications, 1911-1929
    Name: Ann Ripley Gender:Female Birth Date: 1 Nov 1704 Birth Place: Windham, Connecticut
    Father: Joshua Ripley Mother: Hannah Bradford
    Spouse: Solomon Wheat
    Child: Hannah Wheat
    Applicant Name: Edward Northup Hay
    Pilgrim Name: William Bradford
    Ancestry.com. Pennsylvania, Society of Mayflower Descendants Applications, 1911-1929 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2014. This collection was indexed by Ancestry World Archives Project contributors.

    Original data:
    Society of Mayflower Descendants in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Applications for Membership. Microfilm. Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?gss=angs-g&new=1&rank=1&msT=1&gsfn=ann&gsln=ripley&mswpn__ftp=Windham%2c+Windham%2c+Connecticut%2c+United+States&MSAV=1&msbdy=1704&msbpn__ftp=Windham%2c+Windham%2c+Connecticut%2c+United+States&msfng=Joshua&msfns=Ripley&_83004003-n_xcl=m&cp=0&catbucket=rstp&uidh=9b5&pcat=ROOT_CATEGORY&h=4184&db=PAMayflowerDescendants&indiv=1&ml_rpos=1

  4.   Joshua Ripley in entry for Faith Ripley, "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915".

    Name: Faith Ripley
    Gender: Female
    Birth Date: 20 Sep 1686
    Birthplace: HINGHAM TWP,PLYMOUTH,MASSACHUSETTS
    Father's Name: Joshua Ripley
    Mother's Name: Hannah
    indexing Project (Batch) Number: 7450361
    System Origin: Massachusetts-ODM
    GS Film number: 2947
    "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FCQP-6Z2 : accessed 25 May 2014), Joshua Ripley in entry for Faith Ripley, 20 Sep 1686; citing HINGHAM TWP,PLYMOUTH,MASSACHUSETTS, ; FHL microfilm 2947.
    https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FCQP-6Z2

  5.   Joshua Ripley in entry for Alice Ripley,.

    Name: Alice Ripley
    Gender: Female
    Birth Date: 18 Sep 1683
    Birthplace: Hingham, Plymouth, Massachusetts
    Father's Name: Joshua Ripley
    Mother's Name: Hannah
    Indexing Project (Batch) Number: I05325-7
    System Origin: Massachusetts-EASy
    GS Film number: 423520
    Reference ID: p59
    "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FHDL-1L7 : accessed 25 May 2014), Joshua Ripley in entry for Alice Ripley, 18 Sep 1683; citing Hingham, Plymouth, Massachusetts, p59; FHL microfilm 423520.
    https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FHDL-1L7

  6.   Was a physician and surgeon.

    Was a physician and surgeon. (Descendants are eligible for membership in the Order of Descendnats of Colonial Physicians and Chirugiens.) Mentioned in the Feb 1992 Mayflower Quarterly(p.30) as the first colonial female physician. Her mother died when she was nine years old. Father was wounded in 1675. Her great uncle, Deacon Dr. Samuel Fuller, (d. 1633) was the first "recognized" physician in the colony. Hannah practiced in Windham, CT.
    "A woman of superior education, worthy, virtuous, ingenious, and gentle. "
    First and only doctor in Windham for 20 years.
    Inscription on Hannah's grave: "Here lies interred the body of that most worthy and virtuous, most ingenious gentlewoman, Mrs. Hannah B. Ripley, the well beloved consort of Joshua Ripley, Esq., who after she had led the most lovely and eventful life, fell asleep in Jesus, May 28, 1738 in the 76th year of her age."
    She and Joshua had twelve children.
    Occupation: Doctor of Medicine

    http://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Bradford-53

  7.   At the death of her grandmother Welthian Richards, Hannah received...

    Windham Center Cemetery; Windham, Windham, CT, USA
    Notes:
    At the death of her grandmother Welthian Richards, Hannah received 40 lbs, some bedding and clothing, and an additiona l5 lbs to "put her in mourning" at the funeral. She married Joshua and they resided in Hingham, MA until moving to Norwich, CT in about 1688.
    In 1691 they were among the first settlers of Windham, CT. Joshua was a Justice of the Peace and their first town clerk; he was considered a man of good sense and judgement. Hannah was the only physician in Windham for about twenty years. They had sixty acres on both sides of Merricks Brook.
    Photograph of Gravestone: .

    "HERE LIES INTERRED YE
    BODY OF JOSHUA RIPLEY
    ESQR ONE OF HIS MAJES-
    TIES JUSTICES FOR THE
    COUNTY OF WINDHAM YE
    JUSBAND OF MRS HANNAH
    RIPLEY DEPARTED THIS
    LIFE MAY THE 18, 1739
    IN YE 81 YEAR OF HIS AGE"
    http://freepages.misc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~shopefamily/Tree/famf140.html