Lt. John Bradford

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John Bradford

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Leiden, Rhynland (Present South Holland), Holland, Republiek der Zeven Verenigde Nederlanden
Death: before September 21, 1676
Norwich, New London County, Connecticut Colony (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 Dorothy (May) Bradford, "Mayflower Passenger"
Husband of Martha Tracy
Half brother of Maj. William Bradford, Jr., Dep. Gov. of Plymouth Colony; Mercy Vermayes and Joseph Bradford, of Plymouth

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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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bef 1650 Martha married John Bradford (1715) , son of Gov. William Bradford (655) (ca 1590-9 May 1657) & Dorothea May (ca 1597-7 Dec 1620), in Marshfield, MA.30 Born ca 1618 in Leyden, Holland.30 John died bef 21 Sep 1676 in Norwich, CT.30

John, in Duxbury 1645-52, Marshfield 1653, removed to Norwich, CT.164

John left in Holland with grandfather May. Arrived 1627. In Duxbury 1645; Marshfield 1653. Lt Dep to Gen Ct Norwich 1652. Gave house and home lot to nephew, Thomas. No known issue.


Don’t think this is accurate:

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

1618
1618
Leiden, Rhynland (Present South Holland), Holland, Republiek der Zeven Verenigde Nederlanden
1676
September 21, 1676
Age 58
Norwich, New London County, Connecticut Colony
1935
December 7, 1935
Age 58
1936
April 30, 1936
Age 58
1978
September 14, 1978
Age 58
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Norwich, New London County, Connecticut, New England