Daniel BRADLEY

Male 1615 - 1689  (74 years)


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  • Name Daniel BRADLEY  [1
    • His widow was administratrix of his estate 30 Sep 1690, valued at L 215.1.10. He came from the Parish of Alphage Cripplegate, sailing from London, England, in the "Elizabeth" 6 Apr. 1635, at the age of twenty. He resided in Ipswich, Mass., in 1636; settled in Haverhill; was made freeman there in 1642 and assisted in building in 1648 the first rude meeting house "upon the shore of the river, on a knoll that lightly swelled from the surrounding land."

      His son and grandson aided in building the next two meeting-houses. In May, 1664, he bought the house and land in Haverhill adjoining the "Parsonage farm." In 1682 the "Parsonage farm" was leased to him for twenty-five years.

      He was killed by the Indians on the parsonage road near the present site of the Atkinson, N.H., depot. He was the first of his family to be killed by the Indians. His children and grandchildren were many of them massacred or taken prisoner. From the beginning of the French and Indian war in 1675 for forty years Haverhill suffered from depredations of the Indians and was constantly on the alert. For nearly seventy years every Haverhill man was a soldier. In 1680 six forts were organized with garrisons and four private houses fitted up as "houses of refuge" from the Indian raids. This was truly an age of terror. In 1690 it was suggested that the town be abandoned, but it was decided to remain and abide by the result. From June, 1689, to May, 1698, there were 561 killed, 81 wounded and 161 captured. Few families suffered more than the Bradleys from the succession of Indian raids which took place in the following years. [1]
    Born 1615  England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 13 Aug 1689  Killed in Haverhill, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I72154  Main Tree
    Last Modified 30 Sep 2018 

    Family Mary WILLIAMS,   b. 20 Sep 1641, Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Oct 1714, Haverhill, Essex Co., Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Married 21 May 1662  Haverhill, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. Joseph BRADLEY,   b. 7 Feb 1664/5, Rowley, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Oct 1727, Haverhill, Essex Co., Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)  [Birth]
     2. Mary BRADLEY,   b. 16 Apr 1671, Haverhill, Essex Co., Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1713 and 1731  (Age 41 years)  [Birth]
    +3. Hannah BRADLEY,   b. 28 May 1677, Haverhill, Essex Co., Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 20 Apr 2013 
    Family ID F29200  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1615 - England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 21 May 1662 - Haverhill, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S5445] "Descendants of John Williams" of Newbury and Haverhill, Mass. 1600-1674, Cornelia Bartow Williams and Anna Perkins Williams, (Chicago - Privately Printed-1925).