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Nathan Bradley

Birthplace: Bingley, West Yorkshire, England
Death: Died in Madison, New Haven, Connecticut
Place of Burial: Madison, New Haven, Connecticut, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Major Daniel Bradley and Elizabeth Evarts
Husband of Hester Bradley; Hannah Tuttle and Rachel Strong
Father of Anne Murray; Mary Tuttle; Abigail Willard; Hester Bradley; Daniel Bradley and 2 others
Brother of Joshua Bradley and Capt. Stephen Bradley
Half brother of William Evarts; Hannah Evarts; Sarah Evarts; Daniel Bradley, Jr.; Ellen Alling and 4 others

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About Nathan Bradley, of Guilford

Nathan Bradley

  • Birth: Nov. 18, 1638 Bingley West Yorkshire, England
  • Death: Nov. 10, 1713 Madison New Haven County Connecticut, USA
  • Burial: Hammonasset Cemetery Madison New Haven County Connecticut, USA
  • Parents: Daniel Bradley (1588 - 1641) & Elizabeth Sheaffe Evarts (____ - 1682)
  • Spouses: 1) Hester Griswold Bradley (1648 - 1693), 2) Hannah Munson Tuttle-Bradley (1648 - 1695), 3) Rachel Holton Strong Bradley (1650 - ____)
  • Children: Anna Bradley Murray (1669 - 1749)

"Mr. Nathan Bradley was one of the first settlers of this town, he built his house about two and a half miles eastward of Madison Church and near the Killingworth line. He was but a lad when he came from England he intended to land at New Haven but was obliged to land at Saybrook and come across the wilderness to New Haven then being in settlement at that time.

[see f/g # 18822557 for extended bio]

Created by: Rhonda Record added: Apr 08, 2007 Find A Grave Memorial# 18822557 -tcd

The descendants of William and Elizabeth Tuttle, who came from old to New England in 1635, and settled in New Haven in 1639, with numerous biographical notes and sketches : also, some account of the descendants of John Tuttle, of Ipswich; and Henry Tuthill, of Hingham, Mass. (1883)

6. Joseph Tuttle, bap. in New Haven, Nov. 22, 1649; m. May 2, 1667, Hanna, dau. of Capt. Thomas Munson.* b. June 11, 1648.

His wid., Hannah, m. Aug. 21, 1691, Nathan Bradley* of Guilford, and d. thr., Nov. 30, 1695. In deed, dated 1695, Hannah Bradley conv. to Samuel Tuttle the dwelling house whr. he is now living; Wm. Jones, Hannah Jones (dau. of Gov. Eaton), wits.

  • Nathan Bradley, b. 1638; came from England, a boy; landed at Saybrook; thence journeyed across the wilderness (then unbroken by settlements) to New Haven. He set in Guilford. He was quite a hunter, and discovered the sources of the Hammonaset river in a pond which is still called "Nathan's Pond", For a bear story in which he played a subordinate part, the principal being borne by the bear, see Farber's Hist. Coll. of Conn., p. 225. He m. (3) May 10 1698, Rachel Holton, dau. of Dea. Wm. of Northampton, Mass., and wid. of Thomas Strong; Nathan Noah Bradley, exr. of the will of Nathan Bradley of Guilford, paid legacies in 1711. Dec. 11 and 31, to Mary Tuttle, Patience Eaton, Esther Marshall; wit. to Mary Tuttle, Isaac Griswold and Wm. Rogers; wit. to Patience Eaton, Jonathan Murray and Joshua Tuttle.
  • Thomas Munson came in the Elizabeth to Boston in 1634; rem. to Hartford and was of the Hartford Contingent under Capt. Mason at the destruction of the Pequot Fort. (See Hartford in the Olden Times); rem. to New Haven, 1642; offered one-third of an unclaimed allotment in the Governor's Wuarter on conditions that he never complied with, namely, that he would build a house thereon and devote himself to making wheels and ploughs for the good of the colony. In 1669 he was a commissioner with Samuel Bishop and three others, to meet five commisioners from Branford, to establish boundaries. In 1675 he commanded the New Haven troops who, at Norrituck, defended the plantation against the Indians. His military rank was Capt. He was representative in the General Assembly 24 sessions from 1666 to 1683; d. 1685; inv. (english pound)270. An agreement for distribution, signed June in, 1685, by Samuel Munson, Richard Higginbottom and Joseph Tuttle; movable divided between Elizabeth Higginbottom and Hannah Tuttle. His s. Samuel m. Martha, dau. of Wm. Bradley of Guilford. His dau. Elizabeth m. Richard Higginbottom.


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Nathan Bradley, of Guilford's Timeline

November 18, 1638
Bingley, West Yorkshire, England
November 16, 1669
Age 30
Guilford, New Haven, CT
March 13, 1671
Age 32
Guilford, New Haven County, Connecticut Colony
March 13, 1672
Age 33
Guilford, New Haven County, Connecticut, United States
November 2, 1674
Age 35
Guilford, New Haven, CT
June 10, 1680
Age 41
Guilford, New Haven, CT
September 18, 1685
Age 46
Guilford, New Haven, CT
April 6, 1688
Age 49
Guilford, New Haven, CT