Father Sir Thomas Bradshaw b. c 1369, d. a 1409
Mother (Miss) Sherburne b. c 1383
Alice Bradshaw was born circa 1433 at of Haigh, Lancashire, England.
She married Sir John St. John, son of Sir Oliver St. John, Sheriff of Glamorganshire and Margaret Beauchamp, circa 1454; They had 2 sons (Sir John; & Maurice) and 4 daughters (Anne, wife of Sir Henry, 10th Lord Clifford, Lord Vescy; Eleanor, wife of John Zouche, Esq., & of Sir John Melton; Elizabeth, wife of Thomas Kent, Esq; & (a daughter), a nun at Shaftesbury).
Richardson spells the name Bradshagh, which is also the common choice of English writers. Presumably it derives from Bradshalgh, maybe the one near Bolton, Lancs, though there were others. The placename evolved into Bradshaw, as did the surname in most cases. But the gentry family evolved it into Bradshaigh by the 16th century. Probably they were trying to imply a connection with the family seat at Haigh, which however they had originally acquired by marriage.
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