Person:William Bradford (36)

m. 14 Aug 1623
  1. Major William Bradford, IV1624 - 1703
  2. Mercy Bradfordbtw 1627 and 1630 - 1657
  3. Joseph BradfordBET 1627 AND 1630 - 1715
  • HMajor William Bradford, IV1624 - 1703
  • WAlice Richards1629 - 1671
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
  • HMajor William Bradford, IV1624 - 1703
  • WSarah Unknownest 1633 -
m. abt 1673
  1. Joseph Bradford1675 - 1747/48
  • HMajor William Bradford, IV1624 - 1703
  • WMary Wood1637-1645 - 1714/15
m. aft 07 Mar 1675/76
  1. Israel Bradford1678 - 1760
  2. David BradfordAbt 1682 - 1729/30
  3. Ephriam Bradford1690 - 1746
  4. Hezekiah Bradford1692 - 1761
Facts and Events
Name Major William Bradford, IV
Gender Male
Birth[1] 17 Jun 1624 Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States
Marriage bef 1650 to Alice Richards
Marriage abt 1673 to Sarah Unknown
Military? 19 Dec 1675 South Kingstown, Washington, Rhode Island, United StatesGreat Swamp Fight
Marriage aft 07 Mar 1675/76 to Mary Wood
Burial[4] 1703 Burial Hill, Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United StatesPlot: B 247.1
Ancestral File Number 4LBD-PN
Death[1] 20 Feb 1703 Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States

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Major William Bradford (a.k.a. William Bradford IV and William Bradford the Younger) (16 June 1624 – 20 February 1703) was a political and military leader in Plymouth Colony in the late 1600s.

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Name meaning: William --Male --Determined protector. ..--French.--

          ---Bradford Meaning: one who came from Bradford (wide ford), the name of various places in England.

Major William Bradford (16 June 1624 – 20 February 1703) was the son of Governor William Bradford and his second wife, Alice Carpenter Southworth. Born four years after the Pilgrims arrival in 1620, William was his father's second child, but the first born in the new world, as his older half-brother John Bradford had been left behind in Leiden, Netherlands. He later served as the deputy governor of Plymouth Colony under Governor Josiah Winslow. He was the commander of the military forces of Plymouth Colony during the King Philip's War, during which his eye was wounded in the notable Great Swamp Fight.

Birth: Jun. 17, 1624 Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA Death: Feb. 20, 1703, Massachusetts, USA

Son of William Bradford, second governor of Plymouth Colony. Bradford Jr was assistant to the colony, deputy governor, treasurer and a Major in King Philip War where he was severely wounded at the Narraganset Fort Fight.


Married Alice Richards B. 06/16/1627, D. 12/12/1671 Children John 1652-1736 William 1654-1687 Thomas 1658-1681 Alice 1659-1745 Mercy 1660-1720 Hannah 1662-1738 Melatiah 1664-1739 Samuel 1667-1714 Mary 1668-1720 Sarah 1671-1705

Married Mary (Fitch) Wiswall Child Joseph 1675-1746

Married Mary (Wood) Holmes Children Israel 1677-1760 Ephraim 1685-1741 David 1687-1729 Hezekiah 1687-1761

Family links: Parents: William Bradford (1590 - 1657) Alice Carpenter Bradford (1590 - 1670) --Epitaphs from Burial Hill By Bradford Kingman Published 1892 Epitaph #11

Inscription: Here lyes ye body of Honourable Major WILLIAM BRADFORD who expired Febr ye 20th 1703/4 Aged 71 years.

He lived long but still was doing good, & in his country's service lost much blood. After a life well spent he's now at rest, His very name and memory is blest.

  1. 1.0 1.1 Savage, James. A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England: Showing Three Generations of Those Who Came Before May, 1692, on the Basis of Farmer's Register. (Boston: Little, Brown, and Co, 1860-1862), 1:231-232.

    "Reported 1657, assist. 1658, was wounded in the great Narraganset fight, 19 Dec. 1675, and carr. the ball in his body to the end of life; was dep.-gov. of the Col. from 1682 till arr. of new chart. exc. when one of Sir E. Andros's counc. 1687 and 8; d. 20 Feb. 1704; by first w. Alice, d. of Thomas Richards of Weymouth, wh. d. 12 Dec. 1671, had John, b. 20 Feb. 1653, wh. m. 5 Feb. 1674, Mercy, d. of Joseph Warren, and d. 8 Dec. 1763; his w. outliv. him 12 yrs.; William, 11, bapt. 25 Mar. 1655, wh. m. 1679, Rebecca, d. of Benjamin Bartlett, and d. 1687; Thomas, wh. was of Norwich, had part of est. of his uncle John, with wh. he had liv. perhaps m. Hannah, d. of Rev. James Fitch, and d. 1708; Alice, wh. m. first, 27 Mar. 1680, Rev. William Adams of Dedham, as his sec. w. and next, was sec. w. of Hon. James Fitch of Norwich; Hannah m. 28 Nov. 1682, Joshua Ripley of Hingham, wh. rem. to Windham, Conn. after hav. two ch.; Mercy, bapt. 2 Sept. 1660 at Boston ch. wh. m. 16 Sept. 1680, Samuel Steele of Hartford; Meletiah, wh. m. John Steele of Norwich; Samuel, b. 1668, m. Hannah Rogers, and d. 1714; Mary m. William Hunt; and Sarah m. Kenelm Baker. By sec. w. wid. Wiswall, of wh. the former h.╒s name is not seen, he had only Joseph, wh. d. 17 Jan. 1747, at New London. By third w. Mary, wid. of Rev. John Holmes of Duxbury, d. of John Wood, or Atwood, of Plymouth, he had Israel, wh. m. Sarah, d. of Benjamin Bartlett, jr.; Ephraim, m. 13 Feb. 1710, Elizabeth Bartlett; David, wh. m. 1714, Elizabeth Finney, and d. 1730; and Hezekiah, wh. m. Mary Chandler; the last four liv. at Kingston. Shurtleff, ut sup. His s. Samuel, beside four ds. had three s. Gershom of Kingston; Perez, H. C. 1713, a counsel. of Mass.; and Gamaliel, also a counsel. whose s. Gamaliel, a col. in the army of the Revo. d. 1806, f. of the late Alden, H. C. 1786, Secr. of Mass. wh. d. 1843. Alden, Coll. of Epit. III. 246, 7. Fourteen of this name had been, in 1834, gr. at Harv. and seventeen at other coll. of N. E."

  2.   Hall, Ruth Gardiner, and Bradford Family Compact. Descendants of Governor William Bradford: Through the First Seven Generations. (1951), p4.
  3.   William Bradford (Plymouth soldier), in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.
  4. Maj William Bradford, Jr, in Find A Grave.
  5.   Colonial Families of America.

    Copyright, 1909, by Frank Alldben Genealogical Company
    William, was commander-in-chief of the Plymouth forces in Philip's war, and, next to Miles Standish, the chief military man of the colony.

  6.   Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988 death 20 Feb 1703.

    Name: William Bradford
    death date: February 20, 1703/04
    death place: Plymouth, Massachusetts
    birth date: June 17, 1624
    birth place: Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA
    vital date: 20 Feb 1703
    vital place: Plymouth, Massachusetts

  7.   American Genealogical-Biographical Index (AGBI) birth date: June 17, 1624.

    Name: William Bradford
    birth date: June 17, 1624
    birth place: Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA