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Peter Bradford

Also Known As: "Peter Bradforth", "Peter Bradfouth", "Peter Bradforthe"
Birthplace: Parish of Arksey, Bentley, Yorkshire, England
Death: between January 17, 1542 and March 19, 1542 (77-85)
Parish of Arksey, Bentley, Yorkshire, England
Place of Burial: Bentley, York, England, UK
Immediate Family:

Son of Robert Bradford and unknown wife of Robert Bradford
Husband of 1st wife of Peter Bradford and 2nd wife of Peter Bradford
Father of Peter Bradford, III; John Bradford; Robert Bradford; Katherine Seall; Agnes Ellis and 7 others
Brother of William Bradford; Robert Bradeforth and John Bradford

Occupation: Husbandman
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About Peter Bradford

Peter Bradford

  • Birth: circa 1460 / about 1475 in Bentley, Arksey, York, England
  • Parents: Robert Bradford
  • Son: Robert Bradford (c1487-1552)
  • Death: between Jan. 17, and Mar 19, 1542/3 in Bentley, Parish of Arksey, York County, England.

Peter BRADFOUTH was born about 1475 in Bentley, Arksey, York, England He died in 1542. Parents: Robert BRADFUTH. Children were: Robert BRADFOURTH.


From Pedigree of: Robert Bradford c1487-1552

Robert's father was Peter Bradford (c1460-1542), who was probably born about 1460, married twice, and had five children by each wife. He lived to be about 82 years old and died between Jan. 17, and Mar 19, 1542/3. He lived his entire life in Bentley, Parish of Arksey, York County, England. His will included "one ewe lamb" for each grandchild, suggesting that he raised sheep. His will mentions no wife or wives, and it would appear that they died before him.

His five children by his first unknown wife were:

  1. Peter Bradford, (The "yonger") of Bentley, b. c1483, d. between Feb. 12, 1557/8 and Apr. 6, 1558. His wife, although he wished to be buried beside her, is unknown. He does not appear to have had any children, since his will mentions only his brothers and sisters and neices and nephews, and a peculiar reference to "brethren".
  2. John Bradford, b. c1485. Although unproved, it is possible that this John Bradford was the father of the the Martyr, John Bradford (1510-1555) who was burned at the stake in Smithfield by "bloody" Queen Mary. The reference in his uncle Peter Bradford's will to "brethren" may refer to followers and/or associates of John Bradford the Martyr.
  3. Robert Bradford (b. c1487 - d. between Nov. 28, 1552 and Oct. 5, 1553), see above.
  4. Katheryne Bradford, b. c1489, d. before Feb. 12, 1557/8. She married before Jan.17, 1542/3, ___? Seall (or Sayle or Saile) and had five children surnamed Seall: Nicholas, John, Agnes, William, and Elizabeth.
  5. Agnes Bradford, b c 1491, d. before Feb. 12, 1557/8. She m1. ___? Jennings and had a son, John Jennings. She m2. before Jan. 17, 1542/3, John Ellis and had a daughter, Jennet Ellis.

Peter Bradford (c1460-1552) had five children by his second unknown wife:

  1. George Bradford, b. c1494, married with at least one child by 1542/3
  2. Thomas Bradford, b. c 1496, still living in 1542/3, married and had a son, Robert Bradford
  3. William Bradford, b. c1498
  4. a daughter, b. c1503, d. before Jan. 17, 1542/3, married George Felde, and had children.
  5. Richard Bradford, b. c1510.


  1. Browne, William Bradford. "Ancestry of the Bradfords of Austerfield, Co. York. Records Extending the Ancestral Line of Gov. William Bradford. New England Historical and Genealogical Register Vol 83:439-464 (1929) and Vol 84: 5-17 (1930). pp 456, 457 < AmericanAncestors >
  2. English Origins of New England Families, 2nd Ser. Vol. 1. p. 243 Ancestry of the Bradfords of Austerfield, Co. York by William Bradford Browne. Ed. by Gary Boyd Roberts, pub. by Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, 1985.
  3. The Mayflower Web Pages
  4. Bradford of Plymouth by Bradford Smith, Pub. by J. B. Lippencott, 1951.
  5. Descendants of Governor William Bradford, by Ruth Gardiner Hall, under auspices of the Bradford Family Compact.
  6. Bradford Genealogy by Faith Bradford
  7. A Line of Bradfords 1460-1988 by Bradford Stone
  8. Our Ancestry - Volume 1 Jan B. Young, 2010 - United States. Page 96
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Peter Bradford's Timeline

June 1460
Parish of Arksey, Bentley, Yorkshire, England
Bentley, Arksey Co., England
Bentley, Arksey, Yorkshire, England
June 1487
Parish of Arkey, Bentley, Yorkshire, England
Willingley, Tickhill, Yorkshire Co., England
Willingley, Tickhill, Yorkshire Co., England
Parish of Arksey, Bentley, Yorkshire, England