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  • ID: I36166
  • Name: William BRADFORD
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 19 MAR 1589/90 in Austerfield, Yorkshire Co., England
  • Event: Immigration 1620 "Mayflower"
  • Death: 9 MAY 1657 in Plymouth, Plymouth Co., MA
  • Will: 9 MAY 1657 Plymouth, Plymouth Co., MA
  • Probate: 3 JUN 1657 Plymouth, Plymouth Co., MA
  • Event: Appointed Governor of Plymouth Colony
  • Title: Gov.
  • Event: Pic William Bradford
  • Note:
    The last Will and Testament Nunckupative of Mr William Bradford senir : Deceased May the Ninth 1657 and exhibited to the court held att Plymouth June 3d 1657
    Mr Willam Bradford senir : being weake in body but in prfect memory haveing Defered the forming of his Will in hopes of haveing the healp of Mr Thomas Prence therin; feeling himselfe very weake anddrawing on to the conclusion of his mortall life spake as followeth; I could have Desired abler than myselfe in the Desposing of that I have; how my estate is none knowes better than youerselfe, said hee to Lieftenant Southworth; I have Desposed to John and WIllam alreddy theire proportions of land which they are possessed of; My Will is that what I stand Ingaged to prforme to my Children and others may bee made good out of my estate that my Name Suffer not;
    ffurther my WIll is that my son Josepth bee made in some sort equall to his brthern out of my estate;
    My further Will is that my Deare & loveing wife Alice Bradford shalbee the sole Exequitrix of my estate; and for her future maintainance my Will is that my Stocke in the Kennebecke Trad bee reserved for her Comfortable Subsistence as farr as it will extend and soe further in any such way as may bee Judged best for her;
    I further request and appoint my welbeloved Christian ffrinds Mr Thomas Prence Captaine Thomas Willett and Leiftenant Thomas Southworth to bee the Suppervissors for the Desposing of my estate according to the prmises Confiding much in theire faithfulness
    I commend unto youer Wisdome and Descretions some smale bookes written by my owne hand to bee Improved as you shall see meet; In speciall I Commend to you a little booke with a blacke cover wherin there is a word to Plymouth a word to Boston and a word to New England with sundry usefull verses;
    These pticulars were expressed by the said Willam Bradford Govr the 9th of May 1657 in the prsence of us Thomas Cushman Thomas Southworth Nathaniell Morton; whoe were Desposed before the court held att Plymouth the 3d of June 1657 to the truth of the abovesaid Will that it is the last Will and Testament of the abovesaid Mr WIllam Bradford Senir.

    Father: William BRADFORD b: 19 MAR 1558/59
    Mother: Alice HANSON b: ABT 8 DEC 1562

    Marriage 1 Dorothy MAY b: ABT 1597 in Cambridgeshire, England
    • Married: 10 DEC 1613 in Amsterdam, North Holland, the Netherlands
    1. Has No Children John BRADFORD b: BET 1617 AND 1618

    Marriage 2 Alice CARPENTER b: 3 AUG 1590 in Wrington, Somersetshire, England
    • Married: 24 AUG 1623 in Plymouth, Plymouth Co., MA
    1. Has Children William BRADFORD , Jr. b: 17 JUN 1624 in Plymouth, Plymouth Co., MA
    2. Has Children Joseph BRADFORD b: 1630 in Plymouth, Plymouth Co., MA

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