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  • Maj. William Bradford, Jr., Dep. Gov. of Plymouth Colony (1624 - 1703)
    Major William Bradford, Jr Birth: June 17 1624 - Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts Parents: Govenor William Bradford, Alice Carpenter Wife: 1) Alice Richards; 2) an unnamed woman; 3) Mary Wood,...
  • William Bradford, Governor of Plymouth Colony (bef.1589 - 1657)
    William Bradford Birth: on or before 19 March 1589/90 - Austerfield, Yorkshire, England Christened: 19 March 1589/90 - St. Helen's Chapel, Austerfield, Yorkshire, England Parents: William Bradf...
  • Anne Wilbore (1598 - 1639)
    Ann Bradford was NOT the wife of Samuel Wildbore According to the New England Historic and Genealogical Society in "American Ancestors", Volume 112, pp. 108/109 Ann Bradford is not the wife of Samuel...
  • Dorothy (May) Bradford, "Mayflower Passenger" (c.1597 - 1620)
    Find-a-Grave Memorial # 53719931 (Cenotaph of her and three others who drowned) ----------------------------------------------------------------------- Dorothy May BIRTH About 1597 at Wisbech, ...
  • Alice Bradford (1590 - 1670)
    Alice came over on the ship "Anne" in 1623. Alice came to America a few years after the Mayflower. She was a widow (last name Southworth) and had two young sons. Alice Carpenter was one of the Leid...

William Bradford is considered by historians to be one of the most influential of the Pilgrim settlers for his outstanding leadership, his desire to steadfastly hold to his religious and moral ideals and his determination to keep Plymouth a thriving and independent colony.

he wrote:

>"Being thus arrived in a good harbor and brought safe to land, they fell upon their knees and blessed the God of heaven, who had brought them over the vast and furious ocean, and delivered them from all the perils and miseries thereof, again to set their feet on the firm and stable earth, their proper element... But here I cannot but stay and make a pause, and stand half amazed at this poor people's present condition; and so I think will the reader too when he well consider the same."