Humphrey B. Bradstreet

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Humphrey B. Bradstreet

Birthplace: Ipswich, Suffolk, United Kingdom
Death: Died in Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Thomas B. Bradstreet and Martha Bradstreet
Husband of Bridget Bradstreet
Father of Hannah Holt/Rolfe; John Bradstreet; Martha Bradstreet; Mary Harris Bradstreet; Sarah Bradstreet and 5 others

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About Humphrey B. Bradstreet

Humphrey Bradstreet from Ipswich, England in the ship "Elizabeth" (William Andrews, master) the last of April 1634. With him was his wife BRIDGET age 30. In 1635, this meant that he took an oath and belonged to the church.

The land that Ihe was granted has been in three different towns over the years, including Ipswich and Rowley, Mass. Even when he was technically in Ipswich he considered himself of Rowley and his will requested he be buried there.

His wife also left a will. This family is written up along with those of his descendants in Early Settlers of Rowley, Mass.-Blodgette. The farm is as of 1986 still owned by a descendant, in 1986 to George Bradstreet.

The children of Humphrey and Bridget were;

1. Hannah b. 1625 2. John b. 1631 3. Mary b. 1631 4. Martha b. 1632 5. Sarah b. 1638 6. Rebecca b. ? 7. Moses b. 1643


From Richard C. Phipps’ Rootweb page for Humphrey Bradstreet:

Humphrey emigrated from Co. Sussex in ENG; he departed Ipswich (ENG) on the ship Elizabeth in April, 1634 to Massachusetts with wife and four children [(H)annah, John, Martha and Mary]. In October, 1635 the town of Ipswich granted 80 acres to Humphrey; he added 50 more. On 02 Sept 1635 he became Deputy to the General Court from Ipswich. Comments in “Genealogy Research in ENG” following extracts of Bradstreet wills in Suffolk: “The will of John Bradstreet of Capel, dated 1610, mentions a nephew Humphrey Bradstreet, probably the emigrant Humphrey Bradstreet, aged 40, who came in 1634 from Ipswich///with his wife Bridget and children.... It will be remembered that Isaac Mixer and his family, who came in the same ship, were also from Capel )Register, vol. 63, p.277). I believe that John of Capel, the testator of 1610, and his brother Thomas (probably father of Humphrey) to be the sons of that name born to Humphrey Bradstreet of Gislingham in 1568 and 1571... . - E.F. ...It seems unlikely ...that John of Capel, who died in 1610, was identical with John, born in 1571, the sone of Humphrey of Gislingham. Capel, Bently, and Wenham are adjacent parishes in Suffolk, about five miles southwst of Ipswich, and Gislingham is some thirty miles north of them. A Tobert Bradstreet was taxed Capel, and a Henry Bradstreet in Bentley, in Suffold Subsidy of 1568, and it is likely that one of these, probably Robert, was the father of John of Capel, the testator of 1610. ...The Suffolk Subsidy of 1327 has but three mentions of Bradstreet in the whole county: Roger de Bradestret of Combs, Hugo de Brastrete of Great Finborough, and William de Brakstrete of Creeting. These three parishes are contiguous and adjacent to Buxhall, which is in the centre of Suffold and just half way between Gislingham and Capel. It therefore seems likely that the Bradstreet family originated near Buxhall, and that in the fifteenth century branches spread north some fifteen miles to Gislingham and south an equal distance to Capel. - J.G.Bartlett.” -------------------- Birth: 1594 Death: 1655

Genealogical and Family History of the State of Maine, Volume 1 by Henry Sweetser Burrage, Albert Roscoe Stubbs

Humphrey Bradstreet came from Ipswich, England, in the ship "Elizabeth," William Andrews, master, the last of April, 1634, bringing with him his wife Bridget and children as follows: Hannah, aged nine; John, aged three; Martha, aged two; and Mary, aged one year. At that time his age is given as forty years, and that of his wife as thirty years.

He settled in Ipswich, Massachusetts, where he received a considerable grant of land on the north side of Egypt river, his being the most northerly grant made by the town of Ipswich; the northerly boundary of this farm was the southerly boundary of the town of Rowley, settled in 1639, and in 1784 the farm for the convenience of its occupants was set off from Ipswich to Rowley.

From the location of this farm, after the Rowley settlement, the Bradstreets were associated almost wholly with Rowley, having their membership in the Rowley church, burying their dead in the Rowley cemetery, and training with the Rowley military company. In the following lists of children, where not otherwise stated, the births are from Ipswich records and the baptism from the Rowley church record.

Humphrey Bradstreet was made a freeman May 6, 1635, and was a representative for Ipswich to the general court in the same year; he died in the summer of 1655.

His will, dated July 21, 1655, proved September 25, 1655, directs, among other things, that son Moses is to have the home farm after the decease of his mother; "son John is to have the farm at Muddy river. His wife Bridget Bradstreet died in November, 1665. Her will is dated October 16, 1665. The children of Humphrey and Bridget Bradstreet were: Hannah, John, Martha, Mary, Sarah, Rebecca and Moses.

Family links:

 Bridget Harris Bradstreet (1604 - 1665)

 Moses Bradstreet (1644 - 1690)*
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Burial: Rowley Burial Ground Rowley Essex County Massachusetts, USA

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Humphrey B. Bradstreet's Timeline

Ipswich, Suffolk, United Kingdom
Age 28
Rattlesden, Suffolk, England
June 20, 1625
Age 31
Age 37
Suffolk, , England
Age 38
Ipswich, Suffolk, England
Age 39
Ipswich, Suffolk, England
Age 40
From Ipswich, England on the "Elizabeth"
Age 41
Ipswich, Essex County, Massachusetts, United States
Age 44
Ipswich, Suffolk, England or Ipswich, MA
Age 46
Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts, United States