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Alice Bradford (Carpenter)

Spanish: Alice Bradford
Also Known As: "Alice (Carpenter) Southworth Bradford"
Birthdate: (79)
Birthplace: Wrington, North Somerset, England
Death: March 26, 1670 (79)
Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts
Place of Burial: Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Alexander "of Leyden" Carpenter and Priscilla Dillen
Wife of Edward Southworth, of Samlesbury & Leiden and William Bradford, Governor of Plymouth Colony
Mother of Ens. Constant Southworth; Capt. Thomas Southworth, of the Plymouth Colony; Maj. William Bradford, Jr., Dep. Gov. of Plymouth Colony; Mercy Vermayes; Joseph Bradford, of Plymouth and 4 others
Sister of Nathaniel Carpenter; Juliana Kempton, widow Morton; Bridget Fuller; Joan Or Jone Carpenter; Ann Fuller and 5 others

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About Alice Bradford

Alice came over on the ship "Anne" in 1623.

Alice came to America a few years after the Mayflower. She was a widow (last name Southworth) and had two young sons.

Alice Carpenter was one of the Leiden Separatists in Holland. She married Edward Southworth while in Holland, and they had two sons. After Edward died, Alice sailed to America on the Anne in the summer of 1623. She had sisters at the Colony. Her sister, Priscilla Wright, had come on the Fortune. Her sister Juliana came with her on the Anne. William Bradford was also a Separatist and had arrived at the Colony on the Mayflower in 1620 with his wife Dorothy. While the Mayflower was anchored off Provincetown Harbor and many of the men were out looking for a place to settle, Dorothy Bradford accidentally fell overboard and drowned. William had been elected governor of Plymouth Colony in 1621, and was re-elected nearly every year thereafter. As governor, he oversaw the courts, the colony's finances, corresponded with investors and neighbors, and had a very active role in the running of the entire Colony. Shortly after her arrival, Alice Southworth married Governor William Bradford. Captain Emmanuel Altham of the Little James reached Plymouth ten days after the Anne. Altham described the wedding feast: Upon the occasion of the Governor's marriage [August 14, 1623], Massasoit (Native American chief) was sent for to the wedding, where came with him his wife, the queen, although he hath five wives. With him came four other kings and about six score men with their bows and arrows—where, when they came to our town, we saluted them with the shooting off of many muskets. And so all the bows and arrows was brought into the Governor's house, and he [Massasoit] brought the Governor three or four deer and a turkey. And so we had a very good pastime in seeing them dance, which is in such manner, with such noise that you would wonder.... And now to say somewhat of the great cheer we had at the Governor's marriage. We had about twelve pasty [meat pie] venisons, besides others, pieces of roasted venison and other such good cheer in such quantity that I could wish you some of our share. For here we have the best grapes that ever you saw—and the biggest, and diverse sorts of plums and nuts. William and Alice had three children, all of whom survived to adulthood. The Governor's wife has been credited with "laboring diligently for the improvement of the young women of Plymouth and to have been eminently worthy of her high position." She was typical of those women who came in the Mayflower and her sister ships. Although she escaped the tragic struggles and illness of that first winter, yet she revealed the same qualities of courage, good sense, fidelity and vision which were the watchwords of that group of women in Plymouth colony. William Bradford was sick during the winter of 1656-1657. He died in May 1657, at the age of 68. Alice Southworth Bradford's death was noted in the Records of Plymouth Colony: On the 26th day of March, 1670, Mistress Alice Bradford changed this life for the better, having attained to fourscore years of age, or thereabouts. She was a Godly matron, and much loved while she lived, and lamented, tho aged, when she died, and was honorably interred on the 29th day of the month aforesaid at New Plymouth.


Alice (Carpenter) Southworth, age about 32, in Plymouth on August 14, 1623. She had arrived on the ship Anne some weeks earlier. Alice was the widow of Edward Southworth. She was one of five daughters of Alexander and Priscilla Carpenter of Wrington, co. Somerset in England, all being of Leiden about 1600. Alice brought two sons to her marriage – Constant, born about 1612, and Thomas, born about 1617. Alice and William had three children. She died in Plymouth on March 26, 1670 and was buried on Burial Hill in Plymouth near her husband's stone.[54][55][56][57]

Juliana Morton (Carpenter), sister of Alice Bradford (Carpenter), was widowed in 1624, shortly after her family had arrived at Plymouth. Juliana had a newborn son, Ephraim Morton, born on the Ann, and other children, who accompanied them on the Ann. Alice Bradford took in the Morton family and raised the children as her own. Juliana died on Feb. 19, 1665. Ephraim's older brother, Nathaniel Morton, assisted Governor Bradford in many ways; Nathaniel wrote a history of Plymouth Colony, and served as a deputy governor.


Tenth Great-Grandmother

Alice was the wife of William Bradford (Governor of Plymouth Colony), according to "Epitaphs from Burial Hill", Plymouth, Massachusetts, from 1657 to 1892, by Bradford Kingman, pg. 3. She married Governor Bradford on 14 Aug 1623 in Plymouth, Plymouth Co., MA.

Wife of Edward Southworth, married in Leyden on 28 May 1613, mother of Thomas and Constant, born in Leyden. She came to the colonies on the Anne with a Mr Snow and her son, Thomas Southworth.

Alice's and William's children were:

William Bradford #7190993 B 6/17/1624 D 2/20/1703/04

Mercy Bradford b 6/1627 D 5/09/1657

Joseph Bradford B 1630 D 7/10/1715

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"Epitaphs From Burial Hill," by Bradford Kingman, [p. 2] that Alice Bradford is no doubt buried near her husband's monument, but there is no gravestone for her.

Above information provided by Find A Grave Member: Sandra Lennox (#47383634). Thank you.

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=40142433

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Arrived in Plymouth Colony in 1623 on the ship ANNE

Alice (Carpenter) Southworth, age about 32, in Plymouth on August 14, 1623. She had arrived on the ship Anne some weeks earlier. Alice was the widow of Edward Southworth. She was one of five daughters of Alexander and Priscilla Carpenter of Wrington, co. Somerset in England, all being of Leiden about 1600. Alice brought two sons to the marriage: Constant, born about 1612, and Thomas, born about 1617. Alice and William had three children. She died in Plymouth on March 26, 1670 and was buried on Burial Hill in Plymouth near her husband's stone

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Jrcrin001/Carpenter_sisters

Alice Carpenter was baptized on August 30, 1590 in Wrington, but her record was not found.[5] She may have been a twin of Joan. Alice later was courted by many, including a young William Bradford. She returned his affections, but her parents opposed the marriage. She would later marry Edward Southworth on May 28, 1613[6] in Leyden who died by 1622 probably in London. They had at least two children. Alice would immigrate to the Plymouth Colony where she would marry Governor William Bradford on August 14, 1623 and would bear him six children. She would die a widow in Plymouth on April 5, 1670/1671.[5][7]

https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Carpenter-423

Biography

Alice (Els) Carpenter Southworth Bradford was one of the 5 or 6 daughters of Alexander Carpenter. Some records of the family are recorded in the records of Wrington, Suffolk, England. During her growing up years her family lived in Wrighton, England, Amsterdam, and then Leiden, Holland, as her father was a religious non-conformist during the period when England persecuted religious dissidents.

Her first marriage was to Edward Southworth, at Leiden May, 1613. The Southworths had two sons, Thomas and Constance. Marriage May 28, 1613 Leiden Eduwaert Sodtwaert and Els Carpenter

   Date Int Marriage- Datum ondertrouw: May 4, 1613 Leiden, Marriage: May 28, 1613 Leiden 
   Groom-Bruidegom: Eduwaert Sodtwaert Place of Birth-Plaats geboorte: england- Engelant Occupation-Beroep: saaiwerker 
   Bride- Bruid: Els Carpenter Place of Birth-Plaats geboorte:England- Engelant[1] Remarks-Opmerkingen: Witnesses groom-Getuigen bruidegom: Tomas Sodtwaert brother- broer - Samuel Fuller brother in law -zwager - Rogier Wilson acquaintance-bekende Witnesses bride-Getuigen bruid: Anna Ras acq.-bekende - Elysabeth Gennings acq. -bekende - Maiden names witn bride- Meisjesnamen getuige buid: Carlisle en Lisle. 

After her husband passed away, Alice Southworth joined the Pilgrims in Plymouth Colony, Alice arrived in Plymouth on the Anne about 10 July 1623 (which had sailed with the Little James but arrived a week earlier) accompanied by Thomas Morton II, the likely son of the Thomas Morton I of the Fortune. Less than a month later she married William.

William and Alice’s marriage was the fourth to take place in the new Colony, and Alice brought her own property into the marriage. Three children were born to the Bradfords: William, Mercy and Joseph.

Alice and Edward’'s son Thomas came over with his mother and Constant came over in 1628 and they were brought up in William’s (Bradford's) household..[2]

Although Alice Bradford had very little formal education, she had a strong personality, deep faith, great influence, and owner her own property. Wikipedia says, "The Carpenter sisters of Leiden, Netherlands and Plymouth Colony provided a unique genetic impact and moral influence to the colonization of the Plymouth Colony in America in the early 1620s. ... They became their family matriarchs that settled the hearths, and maintained Pilgrim Fathers".

Alice died on Saturday, 26 March 1670, in Plymouth and was buried there the next Tuesday near her husband. Her will dated 29 December 1669 and exhibited 7 June 1670 names her sister Mary Carpenter and sons Constant Southworth, Thomas Southworth (deceased), Joseph Bradford and Capt. William Bradford. Notes

   Alice's sister Juliana Carpenter (bp. 17 March 1584 St. James Church, Bath, Somersetshire–?) married George Morton on 23 July 1612 in Leyden. George and Juliana arrived at Plymouth on 17–20 July 1623 aboard the Little James. George’s brother Thomas Morton I (bp. 1 March 1589–?) arrived earlier in Plymouth, aboard the Fortune on 9 November 1621. 
   The Southworths and William (Bradford) lived in Heneage House on Dukes Place in London for about a year before the Mayflower sailed, so were probably well acquainted. Edward died by 1621, probably in Leyden, after the Mayflower sailed. 
   William was elected governor of the Colony in 1621, following the death of Governor Carver. William was reelected governor annually in the periods 1621-–33, 1635-–37, 1639-–44 and 1645-–57. In between he was elected Assistant Governor. He lived in his house at the bottom of Burial Hill in Plymouth and kept a farm in Kingston. He authored many books on history, the best known and one of the few not lost being “History of Plymouth Plantations.[3].” 

Sources

   ↑ Source-Bron : Archiefnr: 1004 Archiefnaam Schepenhuwelijken (1592-1795) Inventarisnummer: 198 Folio: B - 021v Marriage May 28, 1613 Leiden and scan marriage record
   ↑ [http://www.packrat-pro.com/ships/anne.htm Anne left england in June or July 1623, carrying many families left behind from the Mayflower and Fortune.
   ↑ citation needed
   https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Anne_and_the_Little_James 

See also:

   Ann S.Lainhart and Robert S.Wakefield, Mayflower families through five generations, descendants of the pilgrims who landed at Plymouth, Mass. December 1620, family of William Bradford, General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 2004, Volume 22.
   Wikipedia for Carpenter Sisters
   Findagrave.com for Alice (Carpenter) Bradford
   Ruth Gardiner Hall, Descendants of Governor William Bradford through the first seven generations, N.p.: Bradford Family Compact, 1951.
   Ancestry.com. American Marriages Before 1699. Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 1997.
   Clemens, William Montgomery. American Marriage Records Before 1699. Pompton Lakes, NJ, USA: Biblio Co., 1926.
   Ancestry.com. The signers of the Mayflower Compact and their descendants [database on-line]. Provo, UT: The Generations Network, Inc., 2005.
   Whittemore, Henry. The signers of the Mayflower Compact and their descendants. New York: Mayflower Pub. Co., c1899.
   Yates Publishing. U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2004.Original data - This unique collection of records was extracted from a variety of sources including family group sheets and electronic databases.
   Carlo Boyer, compiler. Ancestral Lines. 3rd, p99.
   Bradford's History Of Plymouth Plantation, Wright & Porter Printing Company,Boston, 1898.
   Willison, George F., Saints and Strangers, The Cornwall Press, Cornwall, NY, 1943, Third Printing.
   Barbara Wells Sarudy. 1623 Governor & Widower Wm Bradford woos his 1st love Widow Alice Carpenter Southworth to join him in Plymouth Colony, May 8, 2011. Blog Post from 17C American Women 

Alice Bradford

Alice came over on the ship "Anne" in 1623.

Alice came to America a few years after the Mayflower. She was a widow (last name Southworth) and had two young sons.

Alice Carpenter was one of the Leiden Separatists in Holland. She married Edward Southworth while in Holland, and they had two sons. After Edward died, Alice sailed to America on the Anne in the summer of 1623. She had sisters at the Colony. Her sister, Priscilla Wright, had come on the Fortune. Her sister Juliana came with her on the Anne. William Bradford was also a Separatist and had arrived at the Colony on the Mayflower in 1620 with his wife Dorothy. While the Mayflower was anchored off Provincetown Harbor and many of the men were out looking for a place to settle, Dorothy Bradford accidentally fell overboard and drowned. William had been elected governor of Plymouth Colony in 1621, and was re-elected nearly every year thereafter. As governor, he oversaw the courts, the colony's finances, corresponded with investors and neighbors, and had a very active role in the running of the entire Colony. Shortly after her arrival, Alice Southworth married Governor William Bradford. Captain Emmanuel Altham of the Little James reached Plymouth ten days after the Anne. Altham described the wedding feast: Upon the occasion of the Governor's marriage [August 14, 1623], Massasoit (Native American chief) was sent for to the wedding, where came with him his wife, the queen, although he hath five wives. With him came four other kings and about six score men with their bows and arrows—where, when they came to our town, we saluted them with the shooting off of many muskets. And so all the bows and arrows was brought into the Governor's house, and he [Massasoit] brought the Governor three or four deer and a turkey. And so we had a very good pastime in seeing them dance, which is in such manner, with such noise that you would wonder.... And now to say somewhat of the great cheer we had at the Governor's marriage. We had about twelve pasty [meat pie] venisons, besides others, pieces of roasted venison and other such good cheer in such quantity that I could wish you some of our share. For here we have the best grapes that ever you saw—and the biggest, and diverse sorts of plums and nuts. William and Alice had three children, all of whom survived to adulthood. The Governor's wife has been credited with "laboring diligently for the improvement of the young women of Plymouth and to have been eminently worthy of her high position." She was typical of those women who came in the Mayflower and her sister ships. Although she escaped the tragic struggles and illness of that first winter, yet she revealed the same qualities of courage, good sense, fidelity and vision which were the watchwords of that group of women in Plymouth colony. William Bradford was sick during the winter of 1656-1657. He died in May 1657, at the age of 68. Alice Southworth Bradford's death was noted in the Records of Plymouth Colony: On the 26th day of March, 1670, Mistress Alice Bradford changed this life for the better, having attained to fourscore years of age, or thereabouts. She was a Godly matron, and much loved while she lived, and lamented, tho aged, when she died, and was honorably interred on the 29th day of the month aforesaid at New Plymouth. Alice (Carpenter) Southworth, age about 32, in Plymouth on August 14, 1623. She had arrived on the ship Anne some weeks earlier. Alice was the widow of Edward Southworth. She was one of five daughters of Alexander and Priscilla Carpenter of Wrington, co. Somerset in England, all being of Leiden about 1600. Alice brought two sons to her marriage – Constant, born about 1612, and Thomas, born about 1617. Alice and William had three children. She died in Plymouth on March 26, 1670 and was buried on Burial Hill in Plymouth near her husband's stone.[54][55][56][57]

Juliana Morton (Carpenter), sister of Alice Bradford (Carpenter), was widowed in 1624, shortly after her family had arrived at Plymouth. Juliana had a newborn son, Ephraim Morton, born on the Ann, and other children, who accompanied them on the Ann. Alice Bradford took in the Morton family and raised the children as her own. Juliana died on Feb. 19, 1665. Ephraim's older brother, Nathaniel Morton, assisted Governor Bradford in many ways; Nathaniel wrote a history of Plymouth Colony, and served as a deputy governor. Tenth Great-Grandmother

Alice was the wife of William Bradford (Governor of Plymouth Colony), according to "Epitaphs from Burial Hill", Plymouth, Massachusetts, from 1657 to 1892, by Bradford Kingman, pg. 3. She married Governor Bradford on 14 Aug 1623 in Plymouth, Plymouth Co., MA.

Wife of Edward Southworth, married in Leyden on 28 May 1613, mother of Thomas and Constant, born in Leyden. She came to the colonies on the Anne with a Mr Snow and her son, Thomas Southworth.

Alice's and William's children were:

William Bradford #7190993 B 6/17/1624 D 2/20/1703/04

Mercy Bradford b 6/1627 D 5/09/1657

Joseph Bradford B 1630 D 7/10/1715

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"Epitaphs From Burial Hill," by Bradford Kingman, [p. 2] that Alice Bradford is no doubt buried near her husband's monument, but there is no gravestone for her.

Above information provided by Find A Grave Member: Sandra Lennox (#47383634). Thank you.

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=40142433

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CAME TO AMERICA ON THE SHIP ANNE IN 1623

(f/g) Alice Carpenter Southworth Bradford Birth: Aug. 3, 1590 Weymouth Weymouth and Portland Borough Dorset, England Death: Mar. 26, 1670 Plymouth Plymouth County Massachusetts, USA

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Alice was the wife of William Bradford (Governor of Plymouth Colony), according to "Epitaphs from Burial Hill", Plymouth, Massachusetts, from 1657 to 1892, by Bradford Kingman, pg. 3. She married Governor Bradford on 14 Aug 1623 in Plymouth, Plymouth Co., MA.

Wife of Edward Southworth, married in Leyden on 28 May 1613, mother of Thomas and Constant, born in Leyden. She came to the colonies on the Anne with a Mr Snow and her son, Thomas Southworth.

Alice's and William's children were:

William Bradford #7190993 B 6/17/1624 D 2/20/1703/04

Mercy Bradford b 6/1627 D 5/09/1657

Joseph Bradford B 1630 D 7/10/1715

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"Epitaphs From Burial Hill," by Bradford Kingman, [p. 2] that Alice Bradford is no doubt buried near her husband's monument, but there is no gravestone for her.

Above information provided by Find A Grave Member: Sandra Lennox (#47383634). Thank you.

According to the Anne passenger list, Alice came to the colonies with her sons (plural), Constant and Thomas Southworth.

Info by Find A Grave Member: K&O&D (#47097614). Thank you.


Family links:

Parents:
 Alexander Carpenter (1560 - 1612)
 Priscilla Dillen Carpenter (1562 - 1644) 
Spouses:
 Edward Southworth (1590 - 1621)
 William Bradford (1590 - 1657) 
Children:
 Constant Southworth (1612 - 1678)*
 Thomas Southworth (1616 - 1669)*
 William Bradford (1624 - 1703)*
 Joseph Bradford (1630 - 1715)* 
Siblings:
 Julianna Carpenter Kempton (1584 - 1665)*
 Alice Carpenter Southworth Bradford (1590 - 1670)
 Agnes Carpenter Fuller (1593 - 1615)*
 Priscilla Carpenter Cooper (1597 - 1689)*
 Mary Carpenter (1597 - 1687)*

Burial: Burial Hill Plymouth Plymouth County Massachusetts, USA Plot: B247 - Near husband's stone Maintained by: RIN Originally Created by: Darlina Shaw Record added: Aug 01, 2009 Find A Grave Memorial# 40142433 -tcd

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Alice Bradford's Timeline

1584
March 7, 1584
St James, Bath, Somerset, England
March 17, 1584
St. James's, Bath, Somerset, England
1590
August 3, 1590
Wrington, North Somerset, England
August 3, 1590
Wrington,Somerset,England
August 3, 1590
Wrington, Somerset, England
August 3, 1590
Wrington, Somerset, England
1592
September 1, 1592
Age 2
Wrighton, Somersetshire, England
September 1, 1592
Age 2
Wrighton, Somersetshire, England
September 1, 1592
Age 2
Wrington, Somersetshire, England
September 1, 1592
Age 2
Wrington, Somersetshire, England