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Mercy Vermayes (Bradford)

Birthplace: Plymouth Colony, Massachusetts
Death: before May 1657
Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts (Childbirth ?)
Immediate Family:

Daughter of William Bradford, Governor of Plymouth Colony and Alice Bradford
Wife of Capt. Benjamin Vermayes
Sister of Maj. William Bradford, Jr., Dep. Gov. of Plymouth Colony and Joseph Bradford, of Plymouth
Half sister of Lt. John Bradford; Ens. Constant Southworth and Capt. Thomas Southworth, of the Plymouth Colony

Managed by: Robert Eggleston Gibson
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About Mercy Vermayes

Descendant of Mayflower passenger Dorothy (May) Bradford



Mercy Bradford, the daughter of Governor William Bradford and his second wife, Alice (Carpenter) (Southworth) Bradford, was born before May, 1627, as she is mentioned in the Division of Cattle.

Her formal education was probably quite limited.

She married Benjamin Vermayes (Fearmayes) in 1648. They had no children.

She most probably died before May, 1657. Her parents and her husband survived her. The estimated date of her death was determined by the probate settlement records of her parents and husband.

supporting data

  • page 255 of "Records of the Colony of New Plymouth, in New England: Miscellaneous records ...By New Plymouth Colony, Nathaniel Bradstreet Shurtleff. "Marriages ... Vermayes, Benjamin, and Mercy Bradford, Plymouth, 21 December, 1648, ..."
  • Lainhart, Ann Smith and Wakefield, Robert S., FASG, Mayflower Families through Five Generations, Volume 22, General Society of Mayflower Descendents, Plymouth, MA., 2004, p. 8 (a/k/a "The Silver Book")
  • Caleb Johnson's Mayflower History at (dead link)


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Mercy Vermayes's Timeline

May 1627
Plymouth Colony, Massachusetts
May 1657
Age 30
Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts