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Mercy Steele (Bradford)

Also Known As: "Mercy Bradford", "Mary Bradford"
Birthplace: of, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts
Death: before April 5, 1720
Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut (? died same year as husband ?)
Place of Burial: Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Maj. William Bradford, Jr., Dep. Gov. of Plymouth Colony and Alice Bradford
Wife of Samuel Steele
Mother of Lt. Thomas Steele; Elizabeth Steele; Samuel (Twin) Steele; Jerusha (Twin) Steele; William Steele and 3 others
Sister of Maj. John Bradford; Lt. Thomas Bradford; Alice Adams; Hannah Ripley, M.D.; Meletiah Stevens and 3 others
Half sister of Lieut. Joseph Bradford; Israel Bradford; Hezekiah Bradford; Ephraim Bradford; David Kingston Bradford and 1 other

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About Mercy Steele

Mercy Steele (Bradford) was christened September 2, 1660 in Boston, Mass. She married Samuel Steele September 16, 1680. They had 8 children: Thomas, Elizabeth, Samuel Jerusha, William, Abiel, Daniel, Eliphalet. (Source is Descendants of William Bradford)

Research for this memorail is in process:

Mercy Bradford was one of 15 known children born to Major William Bradford and Alice Richards. She was one of six daughters and nine brothers in her family. Married Samuel Steele of Farmington, Ct. Sept. 16 th in 1680 Hartford , Ct.

Children : Thomas Samuel Jerusha William Abiel Daniel Eliphalet (my ancestor)


"Genealogly" One Line of The Farley Family ( including the Bradford & Steele Family) By Geo. E. Foster, West Hill Press, Ithaca, New York, 1897

Descendants of Governor William Bradford (through the first seven generations) Compiled by Ruth Gardener (Mrs. Francis C.) Hall Under Auspices of Bradford Family Compact 1951

Last update: 5/14

SAMUEL & MERCY (BRADFORD) STEELE, BIOGRAPHICAL ITEMS- Contributed By: · · PROBATE/GUARDIANSHIP PROCEEDINGS: (1) "A DIGEST OF THE EARLY CONNECTICUT PROBATE RECORDS. 1710 to 1715" - SAMUEL STEELE, SR. Page 35 Name: Samuel Steele, Sen. Location: Hartford Invt. œ926-07-00. Taken 21 February, 1709-10, by James Steele and Thomas Hosmer. Court Record, Page 1--2 January, 1709-10: Adms. granted to Thomas Steele and William Steele, sons of sd. decd. Page 39--1st October, 1711: Mrs. Marcy [Mercy] Steele, widow, of Hartford, is appointed guardian to her son Eliphalet Steele, 11 years of age. Daniel Steele, a minor, 14 1-2 years of age, one of the sons of Samuel Steele, Sen., late of Hartford decd., made choice of his mother Marcy [Mercy] Steele, widow, to be his guardian. Allowed by the Court. Page 55--5 February, 1711-12: Thomas and William Steele, Adms., exhibit an account of their Adms. Accepted. Order to dist. the estate: œ s d To Mary [Mercy] Steele, widow, 47-15-02 To Thomas Steele, eldest son, 234-00-01 To William, Daniel, Eliphalet and Abiall Steele, to each, 117-00-00 1/2 And appoint Capt. Hezekiah Wyllys, Lt. James Steele and Thomas Hosmer, of Hartford, distributors. The Court grant the Adms. a Quietus Est Contributed to by "mthivener" (2) A DIGEST OF THE EARLY CONNECTICUT PROBATE RECORDS.1715 to 1723 - MERCY (BRADFORD) STEELE Page 66 Name: Location: Hartford Invt. œ81-10-09. Taken 24 May, 1720, by Samuel Sedgewick and Caleb Bull. Court Record, Page 125--5 April, 1720: Adms. granted to Thomas Steele of Hartford. Dist. File: October, 1724: An agreement for the distribution and settlement of the estate of our honoured mother, Mercy Steele, and of our brother, William Steele, to and amongst the heirs of sd. decd. Thomas Steele, Daniel Steele, John Webster in right of his wife Abiall (Abiah?). Eliphalet Steele. Page 60 (Vol. X) 1st December, 1724: Agreement accepted. Contributed to by "Tonette" (3) Mayflower Families in Progress WILLIAM BRADFORD OF THE MAYFLOWER AND HIS DESCENDANTS FOR FOUR GENERATIONS by Robert S. Wakefield , FASG and Lee D. Van Antwerp, M.D, Former CG fifth edition published by the general society of mayflower descendants 1997 On February 21, 1709\10 , administration of the estate of Samuel Steele Sr. of Hartford was granted to Thomas and William Steele , sons of the deceased. On October 1, 1711 widow Mary(Mercy ) Steele of Hartford was named guardian of her sons Eliphalet aged 11 and Daniel aged 14 1\2 . Distribution on Febuary 5, 1711\12 was among widow Marcy Steele , eldest son Thomas, and William , Daniel , Eliphalet and Abiall. On April 5, 1720 Thomas Steele was appointed administrator of the estate of Mercy Steel. The April 1724 agreement to division of the estate of their mother Mercy Steele was made by Thomas Steele, Daniel Steele , Eliphalet Steele and John Webster , in right of wife Abiell. On April 10, 1749 Daniel , Eliphalet, Samuel, Nathaniel and John Steele of Hartford , John Webster and wife Abiah of Farmington, William Steele of New Hartford and Daniel and Jerusha Mills of Simsbury sold to Phinias Lewis of Farmington a tract in Farmington laid out in the right of Samuel Steele deceased. On September 21, 1756 Daniel , Eliphalet , Samuel , Nathaniel and John Steele of Hartford, Thomas Hosmer and wife Susannah of Hartford , Stephen Hopkins and wife Abiel of Waterbury and William and James Steele of New Hartford sold to Silas Spencer a lot held in common with the heirs of Samuel Hubbard ( Samuel, Nathaniel, John, Susanna , William and James are children of son Thomas who is deceased. Contributed to by "Tonette"

Connecticut, Births and Christenings Name: Samuell Steell [Samuel Steele} Gender: Male Birth Date: 26 Mar 1652 Birthplace: FARMINGTON TWP,HARTFORD,CONNETICUT Father's Name: John Steell

"Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988" Name: Mercy Bradford Event Type: Birth Birth Date: 2 Jul 1660 Birth Place: Boston, Massachusetts Father Name: Bradford

"Connecticut, Town Marriage Records, pre-1870 (Barbour Collection)" Name: Samll Steel [Samuell Steele, Steell] Marriage Date: 16 Sep 1680 Marriage Location: Hartford Spouse: Mercy Bradford

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Mercy Steele's Timeline

September 2, 1660
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts
September 2, 1660
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States
September 2, 1660
Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts
September 9, 1681
Age 21
Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
February 25, 1682
Age 21
Hartford, Connecticut, USA
February 15, 1685
Age 24
Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
February 15, 1685
Age 24
Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
February 20, 1687
Age 26
Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, USA