Person:Alice Carpenter (3)

m. 1583
  1. William CarpenterBef 1584 -
  2. Agnes CarpenterEst 1584 - 1615
  3. Juliana Carpenter1584/85 - 1664/65
  4. Alice Carpenter1590 - 1670
  5. Mary Carpenter1595 - 1687
  6. Priscilla Carpenter1598 - 1689
m. 28 May 1613
  1. Constant Southworth1614 - 1678/79
  2. Rebecca SouthworthAft 1614 - Bef 1622
  3. Captain Thomas SouthworthAbt 1617 - 1669
  4. William SouthworthAft 1617 - Bef 1622
m. 14 Aug 1623
  1. Major William Bradford, IV1624 - 1703
  2. Mercy BradfordBet 1627 & 1630 - 1657
  3. Joseph BradfordCal 1630 - 1715
Facts and Events
Name[4] Alice Carpenter
Married Name[4] Alice Southworth
Married Name[4] Alice Bradford
Gender Female
Birth? 3 Aug 1590 Wrington, Somerset, England
Christening? 1 Sep 1592 Wrington, Somerset, England
Emigration[4] Bef 1600 Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
Emigration[4] Bef 1611 Leiden, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
Marriage 28 May 1613 Leiden, Zuid-Holland, Netherlandsto Edward Southworth
Emigration[4] Bef 1620 London, Middlesex, England
Emigration[4] 15 Jun 1623 Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United StatesSailed on the Anne with sister, Juliann Carpenter Morton
Marriage 14 Aug 1623 Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United Statesto Governor William Bradford, III
Death? 26 Mar 1670 Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States
Burial? 29 Mar 1670 Burial Hill, Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States
Probate[3] 7 Jun 1670 Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States
Ancestral File Number 840P-Q7
Ancestral File Number 21TG-2B2

Alice Carpenter bp Aug. 3, 1590, Wrington (Wrenthan), co Somersetshire. Died Mar 26, 1670, Plymouth, Mass. widow of Edward Southworth.

"Alice: Arrived in the "Ann" in July, 1623. Shortly afterwards married Gov. Bradford-the 4th marriage in the colony. Not able to write. Had a strong personality, deep faith and was of great influence in the colony. Died on Sat. interred next Tues near her husband which she wished. She brought her two young sons: Constant (married Elizabeth Collier), Thomas (married Elizabeth Raynor). Had property in her own right." Source:Decendants of Governor William Bradford--Complied by Ruth Gardiner (Mrs. Francis C.) Hall 1951

Letter of Robert Cushman to Edward Southworth at Heneage House, London, 17 Aug 1620, in Bradford's "History of Plimouth Plantation", Boston, 1901, page 86. Edward's wife was a widow in July 1623.

Alice came to Plymouth in 1623 and married (2) 14 Aug 1623 in Plymouth to Gov. William Bradford. The sons, Constant and Thomas, were brought up in the home of Gov. Bradford. (Goodwin:"Pilgrim Republic", 1920,460-464; Col. Charles E. Banks: "The English Ancestry and Homes of the Pilgrim Fathers". Best discussion in "Boston Evening Transcript" (I) 31 Aug 1931; (II) 2 Sep 1931. Bradford of Plymouth by Bradford Smith 1951 p 267

In 1637 both her sons were married. Alice was born in Wirington near Bath, Somerset, Eng. Her father Alexander moved his family to Holland because of religious persecution in England 1600. Alice was born in Holland (from Family News 1988 pg 5). William of COBHAM was without a doubt the son of Alexander. Edward Southworth was her 1st husband and her 2nd was Gov William Bradford. It was a well know fact her father opposed this marriage because of Bradfords inferiority in social standing and she was induced to marry a Southworth. Alexander Carpenter was a man of great wealth. Gov Bradford was already in the Colonies and upon hearing of Edward's death sent word pleading for Alice to join him. The Carpenters lived in Amsterdam Holland then in 1609 in Leyden Holland they were members of the ancient Brethren.

"Saints and Strangers" by William F. Willison 1945 pg 88 Living in Leyden, Holland. Were members of the original Scrooby, England congregation. 1610 Several pages in this book tell the story of Alice and of Edward's death. Alice came to Mass by Ship ANNE 1623 "Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists" by Frederick Lewis Weis, Th. D., Lancaster, MA, 1951.

From: BRADFORD OF PLYMOUTH by Bradford Smith, 1951, p.267 "In 1637, both of Alice`s sons were married- Constant to Elizabeth Collier, daughter of one of two London adventurers who had settled in Plymouth, and Thomas to Elizabeth Reynor, the pastor`s daughter [sister]. As Collier`s other daughters married Love Brewster and Thomas Prence (whose first wife, Patience Brewster, had died in 1634), most of the leading families were now interconnected. Both of the Southworth boys went on to become leaders in the Colony-- Constant as a deputy from Duxbury, Colony treasurer (1659-16790 and assistant governor (1670-1678), Thomas as deputy from Plymouth (1651), assistant Gov (1653-1653, 1657-1669) and commissioner of the New England Confederacy." from: FAMILY HISTORY NEWS 1988, p 5 William of Cobham was without a doubt the son of Alexander, and therefore a brother to Alice who married her first husband a Southworth and for her second Gov William Bradford. It is a well-known fact that Gov Bradford paid his addresses to Alice Carpenter and was favorably received by her, but the marriage was opposed by her father on account of Bradford`s inferiority in rank and social standing and she was therefore induced to marry Southworth. from: SAINTS AND SINNERS p. 124-6 --"Alice had come at Bradford`s invitation , it would seem, for they they were immediately married."--

  1.   Mayflower Society, William Bradford of the Mayflower
    p. 5.
  2.   Webber, Samuel G. (Samuel Gilbert). A genealogy of the Southworths (Southards), descendants of Constant Southworth: with a sketch of the family in England. (Boston: Fort Hill Press, 1905)
    p 5.
  3. Webber, Samuel G. (Samuel Gilbert). A genealogy of the Southworths (Southards), descendants of Constant Southworth: with a sketch of the family in England. (Boston: Fort Hill Press, 1905)
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 Those Carpenter Girls! by Peggy M. Baker, in General Society of Mayflower Descendants (Plymouth, Massachusetts). Mayflower quarterly. (Boston, Massachusetts, United States: General Society of Mayflower Descendants)
    Vol. 79 No. 4 p 328-341, Dec 2013.

    Page 334: "Both families, the Southworths and the Mortons, planned to emigrate to Plymouth. Sometime in 1621 or 1622, however, Alice Carpenter's husband Edward Southworth died. The family's dream of sailing to America, however, remained alive. The Mortons - George Morton, Juliann Carpenter Morton, and their five children....sailed on the Anne. They were accompanied by Juliann's widowed sister Alice Carpenter Southworth, who left her sons in England. These two first of the Carpenter girls to arrive in Plymouth landed on June 15, 1623....Two months after the Anne's arrival, on August 14, 1623, Alice Carpenter Southworth married William Bradford."

The Anne and The Little James (1623)
The Anne and the Little James left England together, and arrived a week or so apart in Plymouth. Most of the passengers were probably on the Anne, as the Little James was smaller and carried mostly cargo.
Sailed: May(?) 1623 from an unspecified port in England under William Peirce (Master Anne), Emanuel Althan (Captain Little James), and John Bridges (Master Little James).
Arrived: 10 July 1623 (the Anne) and about 10 days later (the Little James) at Plymouth, Massachusetts
Previous Vessel: Weston's ships (Swan, Charity, Sparrow) (1622)
Next Vessel: Jonathan (1623)

~60 (Full List)
Families of earlier immigrants: Patience and Fear Brewster - Elizabeth (Walker) Warren and daughters - Hester (Mathieu) Cooke and her children - Bridget (Lee) Fuller - Margaret Hicks and her children - Wife and daughter of William Hilton - Frances Palmer - Joshua Pratt - Barbara Standish
Other Passengers: Anthony Annable (and family) - Edward Bangs - Robert Bartlett - Mary Bucket - William Bridges - Thomas Clark - Christopher Conant - Anthony Dix - John Faunce - George Morton (and family) - Godbert Godbertson (and family) - Timothy Hatherly - Edward Holman - John Jenney (and family) - Manasseh Kempton - Experience Mitchell - George Morton (and family) - Ellen Newton - Oldham, John, his wife and sister - Christian Penn - Abraham Pierce - Nicholas Snow - Alice (Carpenter) Southworth - Francis Sprague - Stephen Tracy, wife, and daughter - Ralph Wallen

Resources: Primary Sources: Bradford's History of Plymouth Plantation - Mourt's Relation - Pilgrim Hall (wills and other contemporary documents)

When Alice comes to Plymouth, she leaves her two boys behind, probably with sister Julia (they arrive in 1628 with Julia).