Oliver John Bradford

1840–
Hambleden, Buckinghamshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Oliver John

When Oliver John Bradford was born in 1840, in Hambleden, Buckinghamshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, William Mussage Kirkwall Bradford, was 34 and his mother, Mary Ridley, was 30. He lived in Bovey Tracey, Devon, England, United Kingdom for about 10 years.

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Oliver John Bradford
1840–
Margaret Isabel Bradford
1879–

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World Events (8)

1843
Age 3
Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
1854 · The Crimean War
Age 14
The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.
1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children
Age 40
School attendance became compulsory from ages five to ten on August 2, 1880.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the many places, large and small, called Bradford; in particular the city in Yorkshire, which originally rose to prosperity as a wool town. There are others in Derbyshire, Devon, Dorset, Greater Manchester, Norfolk, Somerset, Cheshire, Wiltshire and elsewhere. They are all named with Old English brād ‘broad’ + ford ‘ford’.History: This name was brought independently to North American by many different bearers from the 17th century onward. William Bradford (1590–1657), born in Austerfield in South Yorkshire, England, the son of a yeoman farmer, was among the Pilgrim Fathers who emigrated to North America on the Mayflower in 1620. He was a signer of the Mayflower Compact and in 1621 he was elected governor of Plymouth colony, being re-elected thirty times. Another William Bradford (1663–1752), printer, came from Barnwell, Leicestershire, England, to Philadelphia, PA, in 1685, subsequently moving to New York, where he set up a printing press and founded a paper mill. His grandson, also called William Bradford (1721–91), was known as ‘the patriot printer’, famous for his Philadelphia newspaper, which among other things denounced the Stamp Act, "which no American can mention without abhorrence".

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Possible Related Names

Braford
Brafford

Sources (5)

  • Oliver John Bradford, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Oliver J Bradford, "England and Wales Census, 1901"
  • Oliver John Bradford, "England and Wales Census, 1911"

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