Alice Richards Bradford was born 1629 in Keynsham, Somersetshire, England to Thomas Richards (1596-1650) and Welthian Loring (1600-1679) and died 12 December 1671 Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts of unspecified causes. She married William Bradford (1624-1704) 18 September 1650 in Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.


A BIOGRAPHY OF ALICE RICHARDS BRADFORD, by Larry Overmire (9th great grandson), Aug. 2008:

Alice Richards was baptised Apr. 7, 1629 in Pitminster, Somerset, England, the daughter of Thomas and Wealthean (Loring) Richards. She immigrated with her parents on the ship "Mary and John" about 1630.

Alice married William Bradford, Jr., the son of Gov. William Bradford of the Mayflower, on Jan. 28, 1649/50 in Plymouth.

Alice gave birth to ten children: John, William, Thomas, Alice, Mercy, Hannah, Melatiah, Samuel, Mary and Sarah.

Maj. William Bradford succeeded Myles Standish as the chief military man in the colony. He was the commander of the Plymouth forces in King Philip's War. He was wounded in battle at Narragansett Fort and carried the musket ball in his flesh the rest of his life. He also served as Assistant Treasurer and Deputy Governor of Plymouth, residing in what is now Kingston on the south side of Jones River in the same house his father lived in from 1627-47.

Alice died on Dec. 12, 1671, at the age of about 44, and was buried in Plymouth.


Offspring of Maj. William Bradford IV and Alice Richards (1629-1671)
Name Birth Death Joined with
John Bradford (1653-1736) 20 February 1653 Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, United States (Plymouth Colony) 8 December 1736 Kingston, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, United States Mercy Warren (1657-1727)
Christopher Bradford (1653-1736)
William Bradford (1654-1687) 11 March 1655 Plymouth Colony, Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts 5 July 1687 Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Rebecca Bartlett (1655-1741)
Thomas Bradford (1658-1681)
Alice Bradford (1659-1745)
Mercy Bradford (1660-1720) 2 September 1660 Boston, Massachusetts, United States 5 May 1720 Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States Samuel Steele (1652-1709)
Hannah Bradford (1662-1738) 9 May 1662 Plymouth Colony, Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, United States 28 May 1738 Windham, Windham County, Connecticut, United States Joshua Ripley (1658-1739)
Melatiah Bradford (1664-1739)
Samuel Bradford (1667-1714) 1667 Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts 11 April 1714 Duxbury, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Hannah Rogers (1668-1754)
Mary Bradford (1668-1720)
Sarah Bradford (1671-1705)



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