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Alice Bradford (Richards)

Birthdate: (44)
Birthplace: Keynsham, Somerset, England
Death: December 12, 1671 (44)
Plymouth , Massachusetts
Place of Burial: Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Thomas Richards, II and Wealthean Richards (Loring), Accused Witch
Wife of Maj. William Bradford, Jr., Dep. Gov. of Plymouth Colony
Mother of Maj. John Bradford; Lt. Thomas Bradford; Mercy Steele; Alice Adams; Hannah Ripley, M.D. and 6 others
Sister of Thomas Richards; Mary Hinkley; Joseph Richards; Margaret Warren; Benjamin Richards and 7 others

Occupation: GGGM of Noah Webster, Mother of 10 children
Managed by: Private User
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About Alice Bradford

Alice Richards

  • Birth: June 16 1627 -  Keynsham,England
  • Parents: Thomas Richards, Wealthean Loring
  • Immigration: MARY & JOHN arrived 1633 Dorchester, Middlesex Co., MA
  • Marriage: Apr 23 1650 - Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts
  • Husband: Major William Bradford, Jr
  • Death: Dec 12 1671 - Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts

Alice and William had 10 children:

  1. John Bradford; b. Feb. 20, 1652, Plymouth MA; d. Dec. 8, 1736, Kingston MA. m. Mercy Warren (1653-1747), daughter of Joseph Warren and Priscilla Faunce. John and Mercy had 7 children.
  2. William Bradford; b. Mar. 11, 1654, Plymouth, MA; d. July 6, 1687. m. Rebecca Bartlett (bef.1664-1741), of Duxbury MA, and had 3 children.
  3. Thomas Bradford* (1657-1731) m1. Ann Smith Raymond* (1664-1705) m2. Priscilla Mason
  4. Alice Bradford; b. 1659, Plymouth; d. Mar 15, 1745/6 Canterbury CT. m1. Rev. William Adams (1650-1685), son of Rev. William Adams, and had 4 children. He had been married previously to Mary Manning of Cambridge MA, and had 3 children by her. m2. Maj. James Fitch (1649-1727), son of Rev. James Fitch and Abigail Whitfield. Alice and Rev. William had 7 children. He had been previously married to Elizabeth Mason (d. 1684) and had 3 children by her.
  5. Mercy Bradford; bap. Sep. 2, 1660, Boston, Suffolk Co. MA; d. bef. Apr 5, 1720, Hartford, Hartford Co. CT. m. Samuel Steele (1652-1710), on Sep. 16, 1680. Samuel is the son of John Steele and Mary Warner. He was from Hartford CT. Mercy and Samuel had 8 children. By following the line of descendancy: from Mercy Bradford (1660-1720) and Samuel Steele (1652-1710), to their youngest son, Eliphalet Steele (1700-1773), who married Catherine Marshfield (1701/2-1788), and had a daughter Mercy Steele (1727-1794) who married Capt. Noah Webster (1722-1813), one arrives at their son, the 4th of 5 children: Noah Webster, Jr. (1758-1843) the reknown Lexicographer.
  6. Hannah Bradford; b. May 9, 1662, Plymouth; d. May 28, 1758, Windham, CT m. Joshua Ripley (1658-1739), on Nov. 28, 1682. He was born in Hingham MA, the son of John Ripley and Elizabeth Hobart. Hannah and Joshua had 12 children, including 2 sets of twins.
  7. Meletiah Bradford; b. Nov 1, 1664, Plymouth; d. aft. Apr 24, 1739. m1. John Steele (1660-1696/7) of Norwich CT, son of James Steele and Bethia Bishop. Meletiah and John had 3 children. m2. Ensign Samuel Stevens (d. 1712) of Killingworth CT, son of William Stevens and Mary Meiggs. Meletiah and Samuel had 2 children.
  8. Samuel Bradford; b. 1668, Plymouth MA; d. Apr. 11, 1714, Duxbury MA. m. Hannah Rogers, b. Nov. 16, 1668, Duxbury MA, daughter of John Rogers and Elizabeth Pabodie. Samuel and Hannah had 7 children.
  9. Mary Bradford; b. 1669, Plymouth MA; d. Oct. 10, 1720, Chilmark, Dukes Co. MA. m. William Hunt; b. c1655, of Weymouth MA, son of Ephrain Hunt and Ebbet Brimsmead. Mary and William had 2 children. After Mary's death, William Hunt remarried to his sister-in-law, Sarah (Bradford) Baker, widow of Kenelm Baker (see below).
  10. Sarah Bradford; b. 1671, Plymouth; d. 1712, Marshfield. m1. Kenelm Baker; b. 1657, of Marshfield MA, son of Samuel Baker and Eleanor Winslow. Sarah and Kenelm had 10 children. m2. William Hunt, widower of Mary Bradford (1669-1720).

E.A. RICHARDS provides the following:

"Alice Richards, the daughter of Thomas Richards of Dorchester, and the niece of Thomas Richards of Hartford ([his] 8GGF), married William BRADFORD, the son of Governor William BRADFORD of Plymouth Colony, who also was deputy governor of the Colony and chief of the Colony Forces in the Narragansett Battle, and was one of the council of Sir Edmund Andros. They had: (1) John BRADFORD, who m. 2/5/1674 Mercy Warren; (2) William BRADFORD jr. who m. Rebecca Bartlett; (3) Thomas BRADFORD, ancestor of Rev. Ebenezer BRADFORD; (4) Alice BRADFORD, who m. 3/27/1620 Rev. Wm. Adams of Dedham; (5) Hannah BRADFORD who m.11/28/1682 Joshua Ripley of Hingham and removed to Norwich, now known as Windham, Ct; (6) Mercy BRADFORD, who married a Mr. Steel of Hartford; (7) Samuel BRADFORD, who m. Hannah Rogers; (8) Melatiah BRADFORD, who m. John Steel of Norwich, Ct; (9) Mary BRADFORD, who m. William Hunt of Weymouth; (10) Sarah BRADFORD, who m. Kenelm Baker of Duxbury."


Baptized on 7 Apr 1629 at Pitminster, Somerset

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Alice Bradford's Timeline

June 16, 1627
Keynsham, Somerset, England
April 7, 1629
Age 1
Pitminster, Somerset, England
April 7, 1629
Age 1
April 7, 1629
Age 1
Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts
April 7, 1629
Age 1
April 7, 1629
Age 1
February 20, 1653
Age 25
Plymouth, (Present Plymouth County), Plymouth Colony (Present Massachusetts), (Present USA)
January 1, 1657
Age 29
Plymouth, (Present Plymouth County), Plymouth Colony (Present Massachusetts)
September 2, 1660
Age 33
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts