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Joseph Bradford, of Plymouth

Birthplace: Plymouth, (Present Plymouth County), Plymouth Colony (Present Massachusetts), (Present USA)
Death: July 10, 1715 (80-89)
Kingston, Plymouth County, Province of Massachusetts, (Present USA) (Note: I cannot remove John Bradford source even though I created it in error.)
Place of Burial: Plymouth, Plymouth County, MA, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of William Bradford, Governor of Plymouth Colony and Alice Bradford
Husband of Jael Bradford
Father of Joseph Bradford, II; Elisha Bradford, Sr. and Peter Bradford
Brother of Maj. William Bradford, Jr., Dep. Gov. of Plymouth Colony and Mercy Vermayes
Half brother of Lt. John Bradford; Ens. Constant Southworth and Capt. Thomas Southworth, of the Plymouth Colony

Occupation: planter
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About Joseph Bradford, of Plymouth

Descendant of Mayflower passenger Dorothy (May) Bradford

Joseph Bradford of Plymouth Born ca 1630 in Plymouth Colony [24] Joseph died on 10 Jul 1715 in Plymouth, MA. [26] Buried in Burial HIll, Kingston, Plymouth, Massachusetts. [1]

Parents: youngest son of William Bradford (1590 - 1657), Governor of Plymouth Colony; and Alice Carpenter-Southworth Bradford, his second wife (1590 - 1670)


  1. On 25 May 1664 Joseph married Jael Hobart (1643 - 1730) , daughter of Rev. Peter Hobart (ca 1604-20 Jan 1679) & Rebecca Ibrook (ca 1612-Dec 1645), in Hingham, MA. [33]

Their children include:

  1. Joseph Bradford (18 Apr 1665-bef 8 Oct 1712)
  2. Elisha Bradford (ca 1669-16 Jun 1747)
  3. Peter Bradford (1 Mar 1676/7-bef 8 Oct 1712)


  • The will of Joseph Bradford of Plymouth, planter, dated 8 Oct 1712, with inventory taken 27 Jul 1715, names his wife Jael and son Elisha. The will was refused probate following testimony that it was not written according to the wishes of the decedent. [2] (see attached document)
  • Joseph and Jael resided at Flat House Dock on Jones River, Kingston. [3]


  1. FindaGrave: Joseph Bradford
  2. Wakefield, Robert S. Mayflower Families in Progress: And Descendants for Four Generations. Plymouth, MA: General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 1986. p. 4
  3. Pique of the Week: Kingston Public Library’s Local History Blog Posted on March 20, 2009
  • 24. Susan E. Roser, Mayflower Increasings, Genealogical Publ, Baltimore, 2nd ed. 1995.
  • 26. Plymouth Vital Records.
  • 33. George Lincoln, et al., History of the Town of Hingham, Massachusetts, published by the Town of Hingham, 1893, Online edition at USGenWeb Hingham,

His residence was about one mile from the mouth of Jones' River, at a place called "Flat House Dock" in Kingston, Mass., so called from the fact that his house had a flat top. (ref.


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Joseph Bradford, of Plymouth's Timeline

Plymouth, (Present Plymouth County), Plymouth Colony (Present Massachusetts), (Present USA)
April 18, 1665
Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts
Plymouth, Plymouth, MA
March 1, 1676
Hingham, Plymouth, MA
July 10, 1715
Age 85
Kingston, Plymouth County, Province of Massachusetts, (Present USA)
September 16, 1884
Age 85
September 16, 1884
Age 85
January 2, 1885
Age 85