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  • Alice Bradford (1536 - 1567)
    Note: it is not confirmed that Alice Morton is the grandmother of William Bradford, Governor of Plymouth County. Please help source. 29 June 2011. Alice Morton was born abt 1536 Of Austerfield, Blyth...
  • Joseph Bradford, of Plymouth (c.1630 - 1715)
    Joseph Bradford of Plymouth Born ca 1630 in Plymouth Colony [24] Joseph died on 10 Jul 1715 in Plymouth, MA. [26] Buried in Burial HIll, Kingston, Plymouth, Massachusetts. [1] Parents: youngest son o...
  • Jael Bradford (1643 - 1730)
    Jael Hobart was born on 28 December 1643 in Hingham, Plymouth Colony. She was christened on 30 Dec 1643, Hingham, Plymouth Colony [33] and died on 14 April in Kingston, Plymouth Colony. [134] She is bu...
  • Hannah Bradford (1668 - 1754)
    Death date between June 1, 1747 and November 5, 1754. The granddaughter of Pilgrim Thomas Rogers. She married into the family of Governor William Bradford. From the Thomas Rogers Society page on Ha...
  • Maj. John Bradford (1653 - 1736)
    Maj. John Bradford was born on 20 February 1651/2 in Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts. His date of birth has also been found as 20 Feb 1653. He served in the military as Major of Plymouth force...

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."