Major William Bradford

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Major William Bradford, whose Mayflower ancestry is not traced here, was born at Plymouth, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts, in 1624.1,2 He died at Plymouth, 20 February 1703/4,3,1 and was buried at Burial Hill, Plymouth, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts.3

William married, as her 2nd husband, Sarah (…), whose ancestry is unknown (or not traced here), at Norwich, Connecticut, about 1674.4,1


Sarah (…) b. say 1634, d. aft. 18 Apr 1675
  • Joseph Bradford5 b. 18 Apr 1675
This person was last edited on8 Jul 2020


  1. [S994] David Jay Webber, "Major William2 Bradford's Second Wife: Was She the Widow of Francis2 Griswold?," The New England Historical and Genealogical Register 155 (July 2001): 245-250, further cited as Webber, "Major William Bradford's Second Wife."
  2. [S1975] Ann Smith Lainhart and Robert S. Wakefield, Mayflower Families Through Five Generations, Descendants of the Pilgrims Who Landed at Plymouth, Mass. December 1620: Volume Twenty-two: Family of William Bradford (Plymouth, Massachusetts: General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 2004), 3, 5, further cited as Lainhart and Wakefield, MF 22.
  3. [S2301] Benjamin Drew, Burial Hill, Plymouth, Massachusetts: Its Monuments and Gravestones Numbered and Briefly Described, and the Inscriptions and Epitaphs Thereon Carefully Copied (Plymouth, Massachusetts: Avery & Doten, [1894]), 207, #1439, further cited as Drew, Burial Hill.
  4. [S1975] Lainhart and Wakefield, MF 22, 6.
  5. [S993] Esther Griswold French and Robert Lewis French, The Griswold Family: The First Five Generations in America (Wethersfield, Connecticut: Griswold Family Association, 1990), 15-16, further cited as French and French, Griswold Family.