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Chapter 21 Bradford Family Genealogy

The Bradford family is one of those English families which contributed much significance to the development of the American Colonies in the New World. 

 

Peter Bradford, born in England, is my 13th great grandfather.  He may have been born about 1415.   He died in England.   He is the most distant ancestor in the Bradford family line that we have identified.  

 

Peter's descendants extend through 20 generations in my records.  They really could go 22 generations, if we count down to my grandchildren.  Peter is the 5th  great grandfather of the most famous Bradford, William Bradford who served pretty much as the guiding light leader for the Mayflower passengers and their efforts of survival in creating the Plymouth Colony, arriving in 1620. 

 

William Bradford is the principal composer of the Mayflower Compact, and he served several terms as Governor of Plymouth Colony over about a 30-year period.  He is my seventh great grandfather. 

 

Here is a detailed report on Gov. William Bradford

 

Here is the entire report of all 20 generations down from Peter Bradford born in England about 1415.  ItŐs 338 pages long. 

 

We are making available for you here a unique, but LARGE, genealogical chart. It is all the generations down from

Peter Bradford (born about 1415) down to my grandchildren. It takes about 125 pages to view or to

Print. It's size are on horizonal letter size pages in two levels deep and about 65 pages wide.  

 

 

 

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