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Robert Bradford

Nicknames: "Robert Bradfourth", "Robert Bradford", "Robert Bradforthe"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Parish of Arkey, Bentley, Yorkshire, England
Death: Died in Tickhill, South Yorkshire, England
Place of Burial: Tickhill, South Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom
Immediate Family:

Son of Peter Bradford and 1st wife of Peter Bradford
Husband of Anne Bradford and Elizabeth Bradford
Father of William Bradford, I; Katherine Ogden; Robert Bradford, Jr.; Alice Briggs; John Bradford and 4 others
Brother of Peter Bradford; John Bradford; Katherine Seall and Agnes Ellis
Half brother of George Bradford; William Bradford; NN Bradford and Richard Bradford, Sr.

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About Robert Bradford

Robert Bradford

  • Birth: 1487 - Bentley, Yorkshire, , England
  • Parents: Peter Bradford, 1st wife
  • Wife: Anne, Elizabeth
  • Death: Oct 5 1553 - Tickhill, Yorkshire, , England

From Pedigree of: Robert Bradford c1487-1552

Robert Bradford (c1487-1552) was born in Bentley, but moved to Wellingley in the Parish of Tickhill, York County. He apparently had substantial land holdings, including farms in Bentley, Wellingley, Tickhill, Stansall, Wadworth, and Wilsycke.

Robert Bradford*; b. c1487, Bentley, Nottinghamshire, England; d. 1552, Wellingley, Parish of Tickhill, Yorkshire, England.

m1. Anne ___?*

Robert and his first wife had 1 child, a son:

  1. William Bradford* (c1515-1595)

m2. Elizabeth ___?

Robert and Elizabeth had 8 children:

  1. Robert Bradford; d. 1578
  2. Richard Bradford; d. by 1557/8
  3. John Bradford; left Yorkshire and moved to Preston, near Brighton, Suxxex, England, according to a descendant.
  4. Peter Bradford; bur. at Tickhill, July 4, 1557.
  5. Thomas Bradford; d. 1605. Thomas helped raise Gov. William Bradford of Plymouth.
  6. Hugh Bradford; d. by 1557/8
  7. Katheryn Bradford; d. by 1557/8 m. John Ogden and had 5 children, surnamed Ogden: Lancelot, William, Robert, Ursula, and Richard.
  8. Alice Bradford; married in her father's lifetime and had a daughter, Anne ___?, and 2 o3 three more children.

References:

  1. English Origins of New England Families, 2nd Ser. Vol. 1. p. 243 Ancestry of the Bradfords of Austerfield, Co. York by William Bradford Browne. Ed. by Gary Boyd Roberts, pub. by Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, 1985.
  2. The Mayflower Web Pages
  3. Bradford of Plymouth by Bradford Smith, Pub. by J. B. Lippencott, 1951.
  4. Descendants of Governor William Bradford, by Ruth Gardiner Hall, under auspices of the Bradford Family Compact.
  5. Bradford Genealogy by Faith Bradford
  6. A Line of Bradfords 1460-1988 by Bradford Stone

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Robert BRADFOURTH5 was born in 1500.1424 He died in 1552 in Wellingley, Tickhill, Yorkshire, England.1424 Parents: Peter BRADFOUTH.

Children were: William BRADFORD l.

http://www.mrpolarity.com/genealogy/rootsmagic/b142.htm#P4378

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Laurel Logan

August 1, 2008:

Brief Biography:

Robert Bradford (c1487-1552) was born in Bentley, but moved to Wellingley in the Parish of Tickhill, York County. He apparently had substantial land holdings, including farms in Bentley, Wellingley, Tickhill, Stansall, Wadworth, and Wilsycke.

his ancestry

Robert's father was Peter Bradford (c1460-1542), who was probably born about 1460, married twice, and had five children by each wife. He lived to be about 82 years old and died between Jan. 17, and Mar 19, 1542/3. He lived his entire life in Bentley, Parish of Arksey, York County, England. His will included "one ewe lamb" for each grandchild, suggesting that he raised sheep. His will mentions no wife or wives, and it would appear that they died before him. His five children by his first unknown wife were:

   * Peter Bradford, (The "yonger") of Bentley, b. c1483, d. between Feb. 12, 1557/8 and Apr. 6, 1558. His wife, although he wished to be buried beside her, is unknown. He does not appear to have had any children, since his will mentions only his brothers and sisters and neices and nephews, and a peculiar reference to "brethren".
   * John Bradford, b. c1485.
   * Robert Bradford (b. c1487 - d. between Nov. 28, 1552 and Oct. 5, 1553), see above.
   * Katheryne Bradford, b. c1489, d. before Feb. 12, 1557/8. She married before Jan.17, 1542/3, ___? Seall (or Sayle or Saile) and had five children surnamed Seall: Nicholas, John, Agnes, William, and Elizabeth.
   * Agnes Bradford, b c 1491, d. before Feb. 12, 1557/8. She m1. ___? Jennings and had a son, John Jennings. She m2. before Jan. 17, 1542/3, John Ellis and had a daughter, Jennet Ellis. 

Peter Bradford (c1460-1552) had five children by his second unknown wife:

   * George Bradford, b. c1494, married with at least one child by 1542/3
   * Thomas Bradford, b. c 1496, still living in 1542/3, married and had a son, Robert Bradford
   * William Bradford, b. c1498
   * a daughter, b. c1503, d. before Jan. 17, 1542/3, married George Felde, and had children.
   * Richard Bradford, b. c1510. 

Peter's father was most probably Robert Bradford (c1435-1523), known in his time as Robert Bradforth, who was most probably the earliest ancestor presently known in this Bradford line. He is identified as the Robert Bradforth who was taxed in goods at Bentley, in the Parish of Arksey, in the Subsidy of 14 Henry VIII (1522-23), but who was not taxed in the Subsidy of 16 Henry VIII (1524-25), his wife being taxed in that year instead. It is inferred that he died in the interim, in 1523. His wife or wives names are unknown, and he left no will that has yet been found. He almost certainly left two sons, William and Peter, both of whom left wills, and perhaps a third, named John. It is possible, but less likely, that Robert was a brother to William and Peter. It is not known whether or not Robert was literate, for the All Hallows Church in Arksey, which he may have attended, did not have a Bible in the Engliah Language until the early 1500s. It is also not known if Robert owned any property. There is no evidence that he did, however, the fact that he was taxed on goods indicates that he may have practiced a trade, or, held some merchant inventory of goods. His sons were:

   * William Bradford (c1458-1533) of Bentley, who married Edith Mirfyn, and left a will indicating that he had no children. His will named his wife, Edith, his brothers, Peter and John, and their children. He bought land and a house in Bentley in 1521/2 and bought two houses and land in Arksey in 1528-29, and paid taxes in goods at Bentley, according to official records. His will also mentioned that he owned land in "Stokbrig". His wife and Francis Frobysher were the executors of his will.
   * Peter Bradford (c1460-1542), see above.
   * John Bradford, about whom little is known. He was mentioned in the wills of both of his brothers, William and Peter, but apparently left no will of his own that has yet been found. It is possible that John moved away from the area after Peter died in 1542. There is a will of a John Bradford, brother of a William Bradford of Fishlake, grandsons of Peter, that could be mistaken to be the will of this John Bradford, but is clearly of a later time. Since Peter lived to be about 82 years of age, John must have lived nearly as long or longer because he was in Peter's will.

References:

   * English Origins of New England Families, 2nd Ser. Vol. 1. p. 243 Ancestry of the Bradfords of Austerfield, Co. York by William Bradford Browne. Ed. by Gary Boyd Roberts, pub. by Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, 1985.
   * The Mayflower Web Pages
   * Bradford of Plymouth by Bradford Smith, Pub. by J. B. Lippencott, 1951.
   * Descendants of Governor William Bradford, by Ruth Gardiner Hall, under auspices of the Bradford Family Compact.
   * Bradford Genealogy by Faith Bradford
   * A Line of Bradfords 1460-1988 by Bradford Stone 

--Laurel Logan

From rootsweb:

"Ancestry of the Bradfords of Austerfield" in NEGHR, Oct, 1929, page 456:

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Bradford probably of Bentley in parish of Arksey Co York,father of William an d Peter whose names are given in list of childrenin databse and possibly of other sons, wa s born probably about 1435.Perhaps he ws identical with the ROBERT Bradforth who was taxe d ingoods at Bentley in the subsidy of 14 Henry VIII [1522-23], but who wasnot named at Ben tley in the subsidy of 16 Henry VIII [1524-25], hiswife being taxed there in tht year in h is stead.

The ROBERT Bradforth of the subsidy, therefore, evidently died in theinterval between the t wo subsidies. The name of the wife of the head ofthis family is unknown.

Adittional Notes

NOTE From "Ancestry of the Bradfords of Austefield" in Oct, 1929 NEGHB,page 461:

Robert BRADFORD (Peter, ? Robert) of Wellingleyin the parish of Tickhill,County York, the t estator of 28 Nov 1552 (Will No. 4), born probablyabout 1487, died between 28 Nov 1552 an d 5 Oct 1553, whe his will wasproved.

He married (1) _____________; and (2) Elizabeth __________, who with hisson, Robert, prove d her husband's will and was perhaps the ElizabethBradforth who was buried at Tickhill 21 Oc t 1556.

As Robert Bradford, s/o Peter, he was mentioned in the will of his uncle,Wiliam Bradforde o f Bentley, dated 19 Jul 1533, and he was perhaps theRobert Bradforthe who was one of the su pervisors of the will of JohnBradforthe of Almholme in Arksey, his brother, dated 6 Jul 154 1. Hisfather, in his will, dated 17 Jan 1542/3, bequeathed to him 13s, 4d andto each of h is (Robert's) children, Robert, Thomas and John a ewe lamb.

In his own will Robert directed that he be buried in churchyard ofTickhill and left to Wm . Bradofrth his son, all his lands in Bentleyand one counter standing in his house at Welli ngley, to Williams'daughter Alice 6s, 8d, to his son Robert Bradforth all his land and tenements in Wellingley, Stansall, Tickhill, Wadworth and Wilsycke, to hissons Richard, John, Peter, Thomas and Hugh barious bequests in money tohis daughter Katheryne 40 s, to each of he r four children 6 s 8 d; tohis daughter Alice 40 s and to her daughter 26 ss 8d. He mad e his wifeElizabeth and son Robert residuary legatees and executors of his willand Peter B radforth of Bentley his brother and John JENNYNGE of Arksey,probably his nephew, supervisor s.

Possibly died in Austerfield

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Robert Bradford's Timeline

1487
June 1487
Bentley, Yorkshire, England
1527
1527
Age 39
Tickhill,Yorkshire,ENG
1529
1529
Age 41
Tickhill,York,England
1533
1533
Age 45
Tickhill,Yorkshire,ENG
1533
Age 45
Austerfield, Yorkshire, England
1536
1536
Age 48
Tickhill,Yorkshire,ENG
1537
1537
Age 49
Tickhill,Yorkshire,ENG
1539
1539
Age 51
Tickhill, York, England
1542
1542
Age 54
Tickhill,Yorkshire,ENG
1544
1544
Age 56
Tickhill,Yorkshire,ENG