Lt. John Bradford

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John Bradford

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Leiden, Rhynland (Present South Holland), Holland, Republiek der Zeven Verenigde Nederlanden
Death: Died in Norwich, New London County, Connecticut Colony
Cause of death: Did not travel on the Mayflower
Place of Burial: Norwich, New London County, Connecticut, New England
Immediate Family:

Son of William Bradford, Governor of Plymouth Colony and Dorothea Bradford, "Mayflower" Passenger
Husband of Martha Bradford and Martha Tracy
Half brother of Maj. William Bradford, Jr., Dep. Gov. of Plymouth Colony; Joseph Bradford, of Plymouth and Mercy Vermayes

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About Lt. John Bradford

Left behind while parents left on the Mayflower (3-4years of age) to be sent for later when it was safe and settled for a child to join the parents. Mother died/drowned while in route to America and John was raised by his Uncle Robert.

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John was the son of Gov. William Bradford and his first wife Dorothea May. He was about five years old when his parents left him in Europe to embark on the Mayflower voyage. His mother died by drowning in Cape Cod Harbor, never having set foot on American soil. John eventually joined his father in America.

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John Bradford marries Martha Bourne as his second wife at the age of 26 years. (He has children from his 1st wife that Martha helps to raise.) She then marries a second time to Thomas Tracey; she died between 1678 and 1685. SOURCE: findagrave member ##48319810

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Lt. John Bradford's Timeline

1617
1617
Leiden, Rhynland (Present South Holland), Holland, Republiek der Zeven Verenigde Nederlanden
1678
September 7, 1678
Age 61
Norwich, New London County, Connecticut Colony
1935
December 7, 1935
Age 61
1936
April 30, 1936
Age 61
1978
September 14, 1978
Age 61
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Norwich, New London County, Connecticut, New England