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  William Bradford
William Bradford was born in 1590 in the Yorkshire farming community of Austerfield, England.
William Bradford was now shouldering many administrative responsibilities : record-keeping, correspondence with financial backers and negotiation for a patent to give legal permission for a settlement, and a swarm of details connected with what he called "the weighty voyage." With an instinct for the beckoning future, he carefully preserved many notes and documents.
William Bradford is elected governor, holding the position (except for 5 years) for the remainder of his life.
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  William Bradford (1590-1657) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
William Bradford (1590 – May 9, 1657) was a leader of the Pilgrim settlers of the Plymouth Colony in Massachusetts, and became Governor of the Plymouth Colony.
William Bradford's second wife, Alice Carpenter, came to Plymouth on the Anne in July 1623, and married Governor Bradford on August 14, 1623 at Plymouth.
William Bradford died at Plymouth and was interred at Plymouth Burial Hill.
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 William Bradford (1729-1808) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
William Bradford (November 4, 1729 - July 6, 1808) was a physician, lawyer, and United States Senator from Rhode Island.
William moved to Bristol, Rhode Island, and was elected to the colonial assembly in 1761.
Bradford served on the Committee of Safety of Bristol County, Rhode Island and from 1773 to 1776 on the Committee of Correspondence for the Rhode Island colony.
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 MayflowerHistory.com
William Bradford was born in 1590 in the small farming community of Austerfield, Yorkshire.
Bradford was the head of the government of Plymouth, oversaw the courts, the colony's finances, corresponded with investors and neighbors, formulated policy with regards to foreigners, Indians, and law, and so had a very active role in the running of the entire Colony.
William Bradford was generally sick all winter of 1656-1657; on May 8, Bradford predicted to his friends and family that he would die, and he did the next day, 9 May 1657, at the age of 68.
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 Who is William Bradford?
WILLIAM BRADFORD, the first historian of Massachusetts, was the official successor of John Garver, the earliest governor of the Plymouth colony.
Bradford was a native of Ansterfield, Yorkshire, in the north of England, where he was born in the year 1588.
Shrewd, wise, active, humane and generous, Bradford was very popular; and he was in the chair of state almost continually from 1621 until his death in 1657, a period of thirty-six years.
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 About the Bradford Journal
William Bradford, author of the journal, was not only an eyewitness to the early years of Plymouth Colony, he was a leader of the Pilgrim community.
Bradford was born in Austerfield, England, in 1590.
The Bradford journal was presented to the Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and is on deposit in the State Library in the State House in Boston.
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 A New Insight into the Early Settlement of Plymouth Plantation
Bradford states several reasons for their removal from Holland, among which are the cultural hardships the English group bore in a strange land, as well as the increasing age of many of its members (Bradford 1981: 24).
William Bradford, who was a member of the Leyden congregation as well as the colony's second governor, basically relates the story of the colony from its separatist roots in Leyden through the settlement and growth of Plymouth Plantation.
William Bradford's sketch of "The meersteads and garden plotes of which came first layd out 1620" is the only known depiction of the original town layout.
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 PlYMOUTH MA - ITS HISTORY AND PEOPLE
One of the Separatist congregations was led by William Brewster and the Rev. Richard Clifton in the village of Scrooby in Nottinghamshire.
William Bradford was one of the leaders of the pilgrims who established Plymouth Colony.
Bradford was born in March 1590 in Austerfield, Yorkshire, the son of a yeoman farmer.
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 William Bradford (1590-1657)
The tension between Bradford's desire to construct a place for Plymouth in a divine historical plan, and his eventual, implicit recognition of the diminution of Plymouth's status, lends itself to discussion of the nature of history-writing in general.
Bradford's insistence upon the "special providences" of God (those reserved for the elect in times of crisis) exists in counterpoise with the detailed catalogues of human negotiations, contrivances, and machinations that describe daily life in England and America.
Bradford's history is an early instance of themes prevalent in American immigration and frontier literatures.
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 California AHGP - William B. Bradford   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
WILLIAM B. William B. Bradford, of Sacramento county, is one of the prominent pioneer citizens of the state, a resident for over half a century, and throughout this time he has been extremely active and successful as a man of affairs, in both commercial and industrial lines.
Bradford, a twin brother of James B. Bradford, whose personal history will likewise be found on other pages, was born in Daviess county, Indiana, February 10, 1826, so that is now a venerable man within the shadow of his eightieth year.
Bradford was a daughter of William B. and Nancy (Jordan) Hall, of Vermilion county.
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 American Passages - Unit 3. Utopian Promise: Authors
Born in 1590 in Yorkshire, England, William Bradford was orphaned at a young age and reared by his grandparents and uncles to be a farmer.
Bradford's literary reputation depends, as scholar David Levin puts it, "as much on the quality of his historical intelligence as on the virtues of his style." Indeed, Bradford's text has long been celebrated for the "plain style" he endorses in its first paragraph.
Bradford's history extols the purity and strength of the first settlers in order to inspire subsequent generations to greater sanctity, combating what he perceived to be the spiritual decline of the community in the years following the initial settlement.
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 Genealogy
William Bradford (1589/90-1657) was the well-known Seperatist who was an organizer of the seperatists (later known as Pilgrims, who sailed to Plymouth on the Mayflower in 1620.
William was not so poor as he may have felt, for his father was one of the richest Yeomen in Austerfield and left him and his sister a reasonable estate, including a small farm in Bentley handed down through generations by his great-great grandfather, Peter Bradforth (1460-1542) (as the surname was spelled then).
William Bradford, along with his seperatist companions, successfully emigrated to Amsderdam in 1609, and subsequently moved their community to Leyden (now Leiden), where they established a Church under the pastorate of John Robinson, and shared ideas with other religious reformers who had been proscribed from practicing in England or elsewhere in Europe.
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 William Bradford   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
William Bradford was the governor of Plymouth Colony.
William was put into jail because he and others didn't agree to stop worshiping the way they did.
William got married to Dorothy May when he was 19 and she was 16 and had a boy named John.
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 William Bradford, Governor
In the autumn of 1607, Bradford and the other principal members of the society made an agreement with a Dutch captain to embark at Boston; but the skipper betrayed them to the magistrates, who committed some of them to prison, and sent the rest to their homes.
In 1624 the English adventurers who had supplied the capital for the establishment of the colony, relying on the profits of the fur-trade for their returns, were bought out, and eight of the most enterprising of the emigrants, for a six years' monopoly of trade, assumed all the engagements of the colony.
The most valuable of Bradford's writings was a "History of the Plymouth Plantation," including the history of the society from its inception in 1602 till the time when it departed for America in 1620, and its history in Plymouth down to 1647.
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 William Bradford
William Bradford, who was born in Austerfield, Yorkshire, England in 1590 and died in 1657, was an American colonial governor and one of the Pilgrim leaders.
William Bradford was one of the people that wrote the document known as the Mayflower Compact that outlined their new governmental policies.
In conclusion, William Bradford was a great man and he did great things for his colony and country.
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 WILLIAM BRADFORD   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
William Bradford, born in 1590, was the only son of a yeoman family (middle class farmers) in Austerfield, England, but his parents died while he was still quite young.
While Bradford and the other men were exploring the shore for a place to build their colony, Dorothy Bradford apparently drowned.
William Bradford had a reputation for dealing fairly with both colonists and Indians and lived in peace with their closest neighbor, Chief Massasoit and the Wampanoag tribe, for fifty years.
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 Bradford, William, 1590-1657, governor of Plymouth Colony. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Bradford came to New England on the Mayflower in 1620 and in 1621, on the death of John Carver, was chosen leader of the Pilgrims.
Bradford, though firm, used his large powers with discretion, and there were few complaints about his leadership.
Bradford was more tolerant of other religious beliefs than were the Puritan leaders of Boston (although he was by no means consistent in this respect), and he was largely responsible for keeping Plymouth independent of the Massachusetts Bay colony.
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 §6. William Bradford. II. The Historians, 1607–1783. Vol. 15. Colonial and Revolutionary Literature; Early ...
Each is a journal written by a man who stood at the head of affairs, whose life was so important in his day that we have in it a reflection of the progress of the important things of the colony in which he lived.
William Bradford was one of the Mayflower passengers whose sober judgment and integrity had won for him the confidence of the Pilgrims ere they sailed for America.
It was received in Boston with high honour and much joy on the part of learned men and was placed in the State Library, a chief ornament of the archives of the Common-wealth of Massachusetts.
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 William Bradford (1823-1892) - Fine Art Dealers Association
William Bradford, a marine painter of the nineteenth century, was celebrated on both sides of the Atlantic for his arctic scenes.
Bradford was primarily self-taught, but he also trained with Albert Van Beest; they shared a studio and collaborated on some paintings.
Bradford extended his studies of ships to views of shore and sea, visiting picturesque regions along the North Atlantic coastline.
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 ipedia.com: William Shockley Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
William Bradford Shockley was a physicist and co- inventor of the transistor with John Bardeen and Walter Houser Brattain, for which he was awarded the Nobel Prize in physics.
William Bradford Shockley (February 13, 1910 – August 12, 1989) was a physicist and co-inventor of the transistor with John Bardeen and Walter Houser Brattain, for which he was awarded the Nobel Prize in physics.
Shockley had a stormy relationship with his three children, once being quoted as saying, "My children represent a definite regression." By the time of his death in 1989 of prostate cancer, he was almost completely estranged from them, and his children are reported to have only learned of his death through the print media.
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 Shockley   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Shockley's mother, May Bradford, of Missouri stock, was one of the first women graduates of Stanford University, majoring in art and mathematics.
William was 24 years older than she; he was in his mid 50s.
William Shockley died of prostate cancer at the age of 79, Emmy at his side, Aug. 12, 1989.
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 From Revolution to Reconstruction: Outlines: Outline of American Literature: Early American and Colonial Period to ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
William Bradford was elected governor of Plymouth in the Massachusetts Bay Colony shortly after the Separatists landed.
And for the reason it was winter, and they that know the winters of that country know them to be sharp and violent, and subject to cruel and fierce storms...all stand upon them with a weatherbeaten face, and the whole country, full of woods and thickets, represented a wild and savage hue.
Bradford also recorded the first document of colonial self-governance in the English New World, the "Mayflower Compact," drawn up while the Pilgrims were still on board ship.
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 William Bradford, Printer
BRADFORD, William, printer, born in Leicester, England, in 1658; died in New York, 23 May, 1752.
He was tried on the charge of having printed a paper tending to weaken the hands of the magistrates, but, conducting his own case with shrewdness and skill, escaped punishment through the disagreement of the jury.
On 16 October, 1725, William Bradford began the publication of the " New York Gazette," the fourth newspaper in the colonies, and in 1728 he established a paper-mill at Elizabethtown, New Jersey He was the only printer in the colony for thirty years, and retained the office of public printer for more than fifty years.
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 William Bradford   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
William Bradford died in 1657, having been governor of the Plymouth Colony for almost the entire period since 1621.
William Bradford wrote Of Plymouth Plantation, chronicling the history of the Plymouth Colony, and the events that led up to their leaving England for Holland, and later to New England.
William Bradford also wrote part of Mourt's Relation: A Journal of the Pilgrims at Plymouth, and he recorded some of the important letters he wrote and received in a letterbook which still partially exists.
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 William Bradford
We know a lot about the first Thanksgiving, because a man named William Bradford was there, and he wrote about it in his journal.
William Bradford was born in the Yorkshire area of northern England in 1590.
By the time William was 17 years old, he was an active member of the church, but things were becoming hard for these churchgoers.
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 AllRefer.com - William Bradford, 1663–1752, British printer in the American colonies (Libraries, Books, And ...
William Bradford 1663–1752, British pioneer printer in the American colonies.
He was arrested for printing a pamphlet critical of the Quaker government; his trial, at which no verdict was reached, was probably the first in the United States involving freedom of the press.
Bradford moved (c.1693) to New York City where he became royal printer and issued some 400 items in the next 50 years, including the first American Book of Common Prayer (1710), some of the earliest of American almanacs and many pamphlets and political writings.
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 Mayflower Passengers
Bradford further tells us that her burden was "about nine score." Additional studies determined her master to be Christopher Jones.
Bradford calls this child brother to Richard, but it is felt he may have erred as court records for Samuel and Catherine specifically name the children and include Mary.
William Mullins made out his death-bed will on 21 February 1620/1, in which he mentions his wife Alice, daughter Priscilla, son Joseph, and married children William and Sarah who were still in Dorking at the time.
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 William Bradford
William Bradford was born in Austerfield, England in about 1590.
The Dutch government had a reputation for tolerance towards dissenters and in 1608 Bradford and a group of Separatists decided to emigrate to Holland.
Bradford and his friends soon became disillusioned with life in their new home in Leyden.
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 Amazon.com: Books: Plymouth Plantation 1620 - 1647   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
William Bradford's "Of Plymouth Plantation" is a remarkable work by a man who himself was something of a marvel.
Bradford's reticence in always referring to himself as either "The Governor" or "Governor Bradford" is not only quaint but also instructive, and to dismiss is as tedious is not to give it its due attention.
Overall, Bradford still keeps a sense of adventure and dedication: adventure that the reader may share when confronted with sudden unfamiliar truths of the divisions which separated the Pilgrims, or the decidedly economic flavour to some of the reasons for their departure from Holland.
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