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Daniel Bradley (bef. 1636 - bef. 1658)

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Daniel Bradley
Born before in Bingley, Yorkshire, Englandmap
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Died before in New Haven, New Haven Colonymap
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Daniell Broadley, son of Daniell Broadley, was baptized May 8, 1636 in Bingley, Yorkshire, England.[1]

The widow Elizabeth Bradley (-1683) followed her stepson, William Bradley, to the Colony of New Haven bringing her children, Ellen, Daniel, Joshua, Nathan and Stephen.[2] These relationships are found in the New Haven records regarding the estate of Daniel.

According to Cutter, Daniel died in 1653, drowning when he tried to cross a river.[3] This date is an error as shown by the following records.

"3rd 12th mo. 1656 (February 1656/7): Daniell Bradley entred an action against Humphery Spening, but fayling in his proofe could not proceede therein, and by advice of the Court they both agreed to put it to arbytration, and ye money pd for entering the action was returned againe."[4]

Daniell Bradley took the New Haven Oath of fidelity 7 April 1657.[5]

"At a Court Held at Newhaven the 2d of Nouember 1658. William Bradly & John Allen acquainted ye Court yt they had endeavoured to finde out the estate of their brother Daniell Bradly, deceased, as also the debts dew from him, wch they prsented in seuerall notes, wch being found imperfect, were delivered to them againe & they desired to perfect the account & to bring it into ye Court the 7th of December next ensuing, to wch end they were ordered to give notice, by a writeing sett vpon the meeting house, to any yt were debtors or creditors to yt estate yt they were desired to bring in their accounts, yt soe a issue might then be put vnto yt busines. Tho. Kimberly & John Cowper were desired to apprize ye estate, wch being done, liberty was given for ye sale of a heipher & hoggs, at William Bradlies motion, wch he said would proue a damage to ye estate, if not disposed of.[4]

Dec. 1658 "In attendance to ye advice of the Court, Nouembr 2, 1658, Willm Bradly & John Allen, having by a writing, set vpon ye meeting-house, made knowne yt whosoeuer had ought to demand out of ye estate of Daniell Bradly, the Court would now consider of their demands & ye proof thereof, the Gouernour declareing yt the Court was now ready to heare them, John Cowper, in ye behalf of Mr Yale, prsented a note of seuerall particulers, but being not perfect, he was desired to perfect it against ye next Court ; Henry Rotherford demanded 35s, Tho. Trowbridg, 19s 9d, Mr Gilbert 13l, 10s, 0d, Tho. Wheeler 5s, Tho. Munson 3l, Roger Allen 7s, John Winston 14s; it was said Tho. Coleman of Wethersfeild demands 20s, Nath. Bradly 16*, Stephen Bradly 20s, Mr Goodenhouse 1s, Wm Bradly & Jo. Allen for his buriall 6s 8d. But the matter being not found ready for issue, it was respitted till ye next Court."[4]

At the 4 Jan 1658/9 meeting[4] and "At a Court of Magistrates held at Newhaven, the 28 of May, 1660. An inventory of the estate of Daniel Bradely, late of New haven, was prsented, taken January 4th, 1658, by Willm Bradely & John Allen, amounting to 44 li, 10s, 9d, besides wch their is a debt from Rich: Fellowes not yet cleared, & a sithe not yet found, also some weareing cloaths wch were carryed away by the horse when he was drowned, not yet come to hand; the aforesd apprisers witnessed vpon oath that it was a true & full inventorye of the estate of the deceased, both for pcells & vallew, to ye best of their light, at a court at Newhaven, Jan: 4, (58.)[6] Richard Fellowes had agreed to pay the debt 4 July 1658[4]

"30 May 1660. There being a small estate left by Daniell Bradely deceased, the court was desired to declare how that estate should be disposed off, wherevpon it was ordered, that the estate of Daniel Bradely (his iust debts being paid) shalbe divided amongsts his relations, viz, his mother, brethren & sisters in equall pportions, except Willm Bradely, who being a brother by the father only, is to have but a half share with ye rest.[6]

5 Mar 1660/1 Final distribution of the estate after his debts were paid 11l 00s 11d, which according to the Order of the Gen. Court in May was divided "to widdow Bradly, Josua Bradly, Nathan Bradely, the wife of John Allen, Stephen Bradely and William Bradely with William receiving a half share.[4]


  1. The Parish register of Bingley, in the county of York, 1577-1686, Edited by W. J. Stavert, published 1901, page 73
  2. Jacobus, Donald Lines (compiler). Families of Ancient New Haven, Vol I-VIII. and Index Vol IX New Haven: 1931. Reprint, Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1974, 1981, 1997. Originally published as New Haven Genealogical Magazine, Volumes I-VIII. Rome, NY and New Haven, CT 1922-1932. p. 261
  3. Genealogical and Family History of the State of Connecticut: A Record of the Achievements of Her People in the Making of a Commonwealth and the Founding of a Nation, Volume 2, by William Richard Cutter, reference page 1150
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 Dexter, Franklin Bowditch (editor) Ancient Town Records Vol 1. New Haven Town Records 1649-1662. New Haven: New Haven Colony Historical Society, 1917. p. 300 364, 375, 377, 471
  5. Hoadley, Charles J, MA. (editor) Records of the Colony and Plantation of New Haven, From 1638 to 1649. Hartford: Case, Tiffany and Company, 1857. p. 140
  6. 6.0 6.1 Hoadley, Charles J, MA. (editor) Records of the Colony or Jurisdiction of New Haven, From May 1653 to the Union. Hartford: Case, Tiffany and Company, 1858. pp 357. 358. 360

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On 12 Jul 2016 at 15:44 GMT S (Hill) Willson wrote:

Bradley-3520 and Bradley-986 appear to represent the same person because: Same birthdate and place, same parents (-3520 had incorrect mother before I changed it). Death was between 1657 and January 4, 1658 (found a new source today which I will add to profile). Please merge.

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