'Bradley1'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Bradley of Bradley
[Except as mentioned, we are not aware of what the connection (if any) there is between the families shown below. They share the page for our convenience.]

John Bradley of Bradley, Lancashire
m. Katherine Catherall (dau of _ Catherall of Newhall)
1. Thomas Bradley of Bradley
m. Grace Sherborne (dau of Hugh Sherborne of Stainhurst)
  A. John Bradley of Bradley & Beetham, Westmoreland
  m. Anne Brathwayte (dau of Robert Brathwayte of Ambleside)
  i. Ellin Bradley
  m. John Osbaldeston of Lancashire (b c1555, d 1603)
  ii. Elizabeth Bradley
  m. Thomas Talbott of Baghall or Bashall (dsp after 1594)
  iii. Jane Bradley
  m. William Laybourne of Cunswick
  B. Anne Bradley
  m. Robert Lawrence of Yelland
  C. Ellin Bradley
  m. Anthony Comberton of Lancashire
  D.+ other issue - Hugh, Thomas
2. daughter
  m. _ Rodes of Chipping
3.+ other issue - Allan, John



Samuel Bradley of Ainsworth, Lancashire (d 02.11.1669)
m. Alice Heywood (d 09.05.1677, dau of Richard Heywood, sister of Oliver)
1. John Bradley
  m. (23.02.1679-80) Mary Hamer (dau of Thomas Hamer of Horwood by dau of Peter Winstanley)
  A.+ issue - John, Thomas, Peter, Mary, Alice, Esther, Elizabeth, Margaret
2. Esther Bradley (d 28.02.1695-6)
  m. (05.07.168*) James Brooke of Bolton
  A.+ issue - James, John, lLice, Esther
3. Alice Bradley
  m. Joshua Crook of Darcy Lever
  A.+ issue - John, Ichabod, Joshua
4.+ other issue - Samuel (1693, d unm?), 2 others (d infant?)



BLG1858 identifies the arms of this family as "Sa., a fesse, engrailed; and in chief, a mullet, between two crosses, formée-fitchée, arg."
Robert Bradley
m. Margaret Greene (dau of Thomas Greene of Slyne)
1. Robert Green Bradley of Slyne House, Lancashire (b 14.04.1788)
  m. (12.06.1820) Lydia Boynton (dsp 12.04.1836, dau of Francis Boynton by Charlotte, dau/coheir of Sir Warton Pennyman Warton of Beverley Park, Bart)
2. Elizabeth Bradley



MGH (vol 1, 1868, p286), which identifies Rebekah (dau of William & sister of the Astronomer Royal) as wife of John Dallaway, identifies the arms of this family as "or a fess azure inter three oval buckles gules" and reports that they were "descended from the Bradleys of Bradley Hall". The following is supported by Wikipedia ("James Bradley") and 'Biographical Encyclopedia of Astronomers' (vol 1, 2007, "Bradley, James", p161). The latter reports that James had a daughter.
William Bradley
m. Jane Pound (sister of James (rector of Wanstead, astronomer), son of John (Pound) of Bishop's Canning)
1. James Bradley (b 03.1693, d 13.07.1762, vicar of Bridstow then professor of astronomy at Oxford, Astronomer Royal)
  m. (25.06.1744) Susannah Peach (d 1757, dau of Samuel Peach of Chalford)
  A. Susannah Bradley (b 1745-6) probably of this generation
  m. (by 1776) Samuel Peach (b c1746, d 1803, rector of Compton Beauchamp)
2. Rebekah Bradley
  m. John Dallaway of Aston then Brimscomb (b 1699, d 09.03.1764)

Main source(s):
(1) For upper section (uploaded 21.09.19) : Visitation (Joseph Foster (1891?), Cumberland & Westmorland, 1615, 'Bradley of Bradley and Beetham')
(2) For 2nd section (uploaded 21.09.19) : FMG (vol 1, 'Bradley', MS30, p71)
(3) For 3rd section (uploaded 21.09.19) : BLG1858 ('Bradley of Slyne House')
(4) For lower section (uploaded 11.01.21) : as reported above
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