When William Bradley was born in 1741, in Guilford, New Haven, Connecticut, United States, his father, Daniel Bradley, was 31 and his mother, Abigail Hand, was 29. He married Lucretia Gates on 12 December 1764, in Sharon, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He died on 1 June 1816, in Salisbury, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Center Cemetery, New Milford, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States.
English: habitational name from any of the many places throughout England named Bradley, from Old English brād ‘broad’ + lēah ‘woodland clearing’.
Scottish: habitational name from Braidlie in Roxburghshire.
Irish (Ulster): adopted as an English equivalent of Gaelic Ó Brolcháin ‘descendant of Brolacháin’, a diminutive of the personal name Brólach, compare Brawley . This was a learned family.
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