MAJ William Bradford

MAJ William Bradford

Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 20 Feb 1704 (aged 79)
Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA
Burial Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA
Plot B 247.1
Memorial ID 7190993 View Source

Son of William Bradford, second governor of Plymouth Colony. Bradford Jr was assistant to the colony, deputy governor, treasurer and a Major in King Philip War where he was severely wounded at the Narraganset Fort Fight.

Bradford wrote his will June 29, 1703, he died Feb. 20, 1703/4, his small moveable inventory was taken Feb. 28, 1703/4, his will probated Mar. 10, 1703/4 and recorded Mar. 29, 1704. Per the old Julian calendar then in use in England and the American colonies. (Info. provided by Don Blauvelt 8/10/15)


Married Alice Richards B. 06/16/1627, D. 12/12/1671
John 1652-1736
William 1654-1687
Thomas 1658-1681
Alice 1659-1745
Mercy 1660-1720
Hannah 1662-1738
Melatiah 1664-1739
Samuel 1667-1714
Mary 1668-1720
Sarah 1671-1705

Married Mary (Fitch) Wiswall
Joseph 1675-1746

Married Mary (Wood) Holmes
Israel 1677-1760
Ephraim 1685-1741
David 1687-1729
Hezekiah 1687-1761


Here lyes ye body
of Honourable Major
who expired Febr ye 20th
1703/4 Aged 71 years.

He lived long but still was doing good,
& in his country's service lost much blood.
After a life well spent he's now at rest,
His very name and memory is blest.

Epitaphs from Burial Hill
By Bradford Kingman
Published 1892
Epitaph #11

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