About Capt. Ralph Bradshaw
Colonial and Revolutionary Families of Pennsylvania, Volumes I-III
Capt. Blackshaw, paternal grandfather of Sarah (Blackshaw) Cowgill,
commanded a company in the army of King Charles I., in the early part of
the Civil War in England, 1642-60. He was gentleman of good estate in
Cheshire, his seat being Hollingee Manor, parish of Mobberly, Bucklow
Hundred, which in his day had a moat and draw-bridge. He was probably
the "Ralph Blackshaw, of the Hollingee within Mobberly" whose inventory
was filed at Chester, in 1669. He presumably died intestate, though if
his property were entailed no will was necessary.
Several sources on the ancestry world tree have Rachel Penn, William Penn's aunt, as Ralph's wife, but most entries for Rachel Penn have her married to Ralph Bradshaw.
Commanded a company in the army of King Charles I in the early part of the English Civil War. He had an estate in Chesire with the seat of Hollingee Manor