George Bradford

Male11 September 1769–1878

Brief Life History of George

When George Bradford was born on 11 September 1769, in Quorn, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom, his father, George Bradford, was 33 and his mother, Ann Clarke, was 38. He married Elisabeth Squire on 29 November 1788, in Leicestershire, England. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. He died in 1878, in Castle Donington, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 109.

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Family Time Line

George Bradford
1769–1878
Elisabeth Squire
1758–
Marriage: 29 November 1788
Thomas Bradford
1789–
William Bradford
1791–
George Bradford
1794–1870
James Bradford
1797–
Mary Bradford
1800–
Ann Bradford
1827–

Sources (17)

  • George Bradford, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • George, "England, Leicestershire Parish Registers, 1533-1991"
  • George, "England, Leicestershire Parish Registers, 1533-1991"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    29 November 1788Leicestershire, England
  • Children (6)

    +1 More Child

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (8)

    +3 More Children

    World Events (5)

    1801 · The Act of Union

    Age 32

    The Act of Union was a legislative agreement which united England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland under the name of the United Kingdom on January 1, 1801.

    1815

    Age 46

    The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.

    1830

    Age 61

    Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).

    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.

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