Gov William Bradford1

M, #2272, b. 19 March 1589/90, d. 9 May 1657
Father*William Bradford2
Mother*Alice Hanson2

Names and TItles

Titled: Pilgrim in 1620.2
     Gov William Bradford was baptized on 19 March 1589/90 in Austerfield, Yorkshire, England.2 He was the son of William Bradford and Alice Hanson.2 Gov William Bradford married Pilgrim Dorothy May on 10 December 1613 in Amsterdam, Holland.2 Gov William Bradford married Alice Carpenter, daughter of Alexander Carpenter and Mrs (?) (?) Carpenter, on 14 August 1623 in Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.3 Gov William Bradford died on 9 May 1657 in Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, at age 67.2
     He became the father of John Bradford between 1614 and 1620.2 Gov William Bradford and Pilgrim Dorothy May emmigrated in 1620 from in Leyden, Holland, on the Ship 'Mayflower'.4 Gov William Bradford and Pilgrim Dorothy May immigrated in November 1620 to in Plymouth, Plymouth County, New Plymouth Colony, on the Ship 'Mayflower'.2 Gov William Bradford signed The Mayflower Compact on 11 November 1620 at Cape Cod. Gov William Bradford became a widower when his wife, Pilgrim Dorothy May died Drowned in December 1620 in Cape Code Harbor.2 Gov William Bradford became the father of Mercy Bradford between 1624 and 1627. Gov William Bradford became the father of William Bradford on 17 June 1624.5 Gov William Bradford became the father of Joseph Bradford circa 1630.6


     Gov William Bradford is described in The Great Migration Begins.

Family 1

Pilgrim Dorothy May b. circa 1597, d. December 1620

Family 2

Alice Carpenter b. circa 1590, d. 26 March 1670
ChartsDescendant Chart for William Bradford
Indented Descendant Chart for William Bradford
Last Edited9 May 2002


  1. [S22] Mayflower Families Web site, online Hereinafter cited as Mayflower Families.
  2. [S132] Mayflower Passengers (on the Complete Mayflower Descendant CD), CD-ROM (n.p.: Broderbund Software). Hereinafter cited as Mayflower Passengers.
  3. [S142] Robert Charles Anderson, The Great Migration Begins, Immigrants to New England 1620-1633, Vol I-III, CD-ROM (n.p.: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2000). Hereinafter cited as The Great Migration Begins.
  4. [S130] Caleb Johnson's Mayflower Web Pages, online, contingents.html. Hereinafter cited as Mayflower Web Pages.
  5. [S141] Algernon A. Aspinwall, "Grandchildren of the Passengers on the Mayflower," NGS Quarterly, Vol 4, No 3 (Oct 1915): Vol 4, pg 39. Hereinafter cited as "Mayflower Grandchildren."
  6. [S141] "Mayflower Grandchildren", Vol 4, pg 40.
  7. [S143] The Division of Cattle, 1627.