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William Bradford, II

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Austerfield, Yorkshire, England
Death: Died in Austerfield, Yorkshire, England
Place of Burial: Austerfield, Blyth, West Riding, Yorkshire, England
Immediate Family:

Son of William Bradford, I and Alice Bradford
Husband of Alice Briggs
Father of Margaret Bradford; Alice Bradford and William Bradford, Governor of Plymouth Colony
Brother of Alice Bradford; Robert Bradford and Susanna Brooke
Half brother of Thomas Bradford and Elizabeth Hall

Occupation: Yeoman
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About William Bradford, II

William Bradford (1559-1591) was born, married, and died at Austerfield, Yorkshire, England. [1] He was a Yeoman, within a class of farmers and animal husbandrymen below that of a Gentleman, but able to own property. He was suffiently prosperous that he was one of two Yeomen in Austerfield to be taxed. He married Alice Hanson on June 21,1584, in Austerfield. William died at the relatively young age of 34, in1591, when his son, William Bradford (1589/90-1657), who was to become Governor of the Plymouth Colony, was not yet two years old. William Bradford (1559-1591) is thought to have died of a pestilent contagious disease.

Married

  1. January 21, 1583/84 in Harworth, Yorks, England to Alice Hanson, daughter of John Hanson & Margaret Grashon. She married Robert Briggs 2nd.

Children

  1. WILLIAM6 BRADFORD, b. March 19, 1589/90, Austerfield, Yorkshire, England; d. May 09, 1657, Plymouth, Plymouth County, MA. Married 1) Dorothy May 2) Alice Carpenter
  2. MARGARET BRADFORD, b. March 06, 1584/85, Austerfield, England; d. March 08, 1584/85, Austerfield, England. (died young)
  3. ALICE BRADFORD, b. October 30, 1587, Austerfield, England; d. January 30, 1606/07, Austerfield, England.

Citations

  1. Mayflower Planters p.103, 104

Links

Sources

  1. Ancestry.com. History and genealogy of the Mayflower planters and first comers to ye olde colonie [database on-line]. Provo, UT: The Generations Network, Inc., 2005. Original data: Hills, Leon Clark,. History and genealogy of the Mayflower planters and first comers to ye olde colonie. Washington, D.C.: Hills Pub. Co., c1936-c1941. (see document, attached)
  2. Gendex, per Susan Roser's Mayflower Increasings, 2nd ed
  3. Bradford Register, Vol 4 , 83 & 84
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William Bradford, II's Timeline

1557
1557
Austerfield, Yorkshire, England
1559
March 19, 1559
Austerfield, Yorkshire, England
1559
Austerfield,York,England
1584
June 21, 1584
Age 25
Austerfield, Yorkshire , England
1585
March 8, 1585
Age 25
Austerfield, Yorkshire, England
1587
October 30, 1587
Age 28
Austerfield, Yorkshire, England
1589
March 19, 1589
Age 30
Austerfield, Yorkshire, England
1591
July 15, 1591
Age 32
Austerfield, Yorkshire, England
1591
Age 31
Blyth, West Riding, Yorkshire, England
1884
December 16, 1884
Age 32