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Bradley Family of Elberton and Oldbury-on-Severn

BRADLEY FAMILY OF ELBERTON AND OLDBURY-ON-SEVERN

 

John Bradley (-1693) and Judith

Yeoman of Elberton

 

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William Bradley of Elberton

 

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Mary Bradley (1706c-1768) and James Taylor

 

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Mary Taylor (1738-1805) and William Greenwood (1745-)

Baker of Thornbury

 

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Elizabeth Greenwood and James Eley III

 

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Thomas Eley and Sarah Park

 

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James Eley and Anne Shield

 

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Ernest Edward Eley

 

 

 

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John Bradley (-1693) and Judith

Yeoman of Elberton

 

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William Bradley (?) of Elberton

 

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Mary Bradley (1706c-1768) and James Taylor

 

 

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Ann Taylor (1736-1799) and James Eley (1736-1803)

Exciseman of Herefordshire

 

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James Eley III and Elizabeth Greenwood

 

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Thomas Eley and Sarah Park

 

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James Eley and Anne Shield

 

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Ernest Edward Eley

 

 

 

 

 

 

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JOHN BRADLEY, Great VIII Grandfather of Richard Barton

Husband of Judith

Father of William Bradley

 

Also Father of John, Thomas, Sarah, Jane, Anne and Elizabeth

 

John Bradley the Elder, a Yeoman of Elberton made his will on 23rd May 1693. He referred to his three friends Richard Hawksworth of Alveston, John Stephens of Littleton and Nathaniel Thurston of Kington. He left one hundred pounds to his eldest son, John Bradley, and made provision for his younger children namely, Thomas, Sarah, Jane, Anne and Elizabeth. He referred to his wife Judith and left his property in Elberton to his son William Bradley. John Bradley’s will was proved before the Prerogative Court of Canterbury on 17th November 1693.

JUDITH BRADLEY, Great VIII Grandmother

Wife of John Bradley

Mother of William Bradley

 

Also Mother of John, Thomas, Sarah, Jane, Anne and Elizabeth

 

John Bradley the Elder, a Yeoman of Elberton made his will on 23rd May 1693. He referred to his three friends Richard Hawksworth of Alveston, John Stephens of Littleton and Nathaniel Thurston of Kington. He left one hundred pounds to his eldest son, John Bradley, and made provision for his younger children namely, Thomas, Sarah, Jane, Anne and Elizabeth. He referred to his wife Judith and left his property in Elberton to his son William Bradley. John Bradley’s will was proved before the Prerogative Court of Canterbury on 17th November 1693.

Judith Bradley, widow of Oldbury-upon-Severn, made her will on 13th January 1695 and was buried at Elberton on 18th July 1698. An inventory of her property was drawn up in 1699.

Judith referred to her eldest son John Bradley and to her son William to whom she gave both ten shillings apiece. Her daughter, Elizabeth, was to receive twenty pounds together with a bed and bedstead. Ann was to receive ten pounds and Thomas was to receive forty pounds, a bed and bedstead and also a chest. She spoke of various items being ‘in the house wherein my son William Bradley now inhabits’.

Judith also mentioned her daughter Jane Bradley, her sister Anne Browning, wife of Arthur Browning of Oldbury-on-Severn, and her sister Sarah Mills, of Brockenborough, Wiltshire, a widow. Judith also left a legacy to her kinswoman, Rose Thurston, the daughter of Nathaniel Thurston, a yeoman of Kington.

The overseers of the will were Nathaniel Thurston and Joseph Cannings the Older, a yeoman of Thornbury.

 

Their children were Great VIII Aunts and Uncles of Richard Barton:

JOHN BRADLEY, Great VIII Uncle

 

John Bradley was baptised on 24th December 1660 at Thornbury. He was referred to in  the wills of his parents.

 

WILLIAM BRADLEY, Great VII Grandfather

 

Son of John and Judith Bradley

Father of Mary Taylor

 

Also Father of Anne and Elizabeth

 

William was baptised on 6th November 1664 at Oldbury-on-Severn. He was referred to in the wills of both of his parents and he inherited their house at Elberton.

 

THOMAS BRADLEY, Great VIII Uncle

 

Thomas was referred to in the wills of his parents.

 

SARAH BRADLEY, Great VIII Aunt

 

Sarah was referred to in the wills of her parents.

 

JANE BRADLEY, Great VIII Aunt

 

Jane was referred to in the wills of her parents.

 

 

ANNE BRADLEY, Great VIII Aunt

 

Anne was referred to in the wills of her parents.

 

 

ELIZABETH BRADLEY, Great VIII Aunt

Elizabeth was referred to in the wills of her parents.

WILLIAM BRADLEY, Great VII Grandfather

 

Son of John and Judith Bradley

Father of Mary Taylor

 

Also Father of Anne and Elizabeth

 

William was baptised on 6th November 1664 at Oldbury-on-Severn. He was referred to in the wills of both of his parents and he inherited their house at Elberton.

Their children were Great VII Aunts and Uncles of Richard Barton:

ANNE BRADLEY, Great VII Aunt

Anne Bradley was baptised on 28th December 1696 at Elberton

MARY TAYLOR, Great VI Grandmother (Twice)

Daughter of William Bradley (?)

Wife of James Taylor

Mother of Mary Greenwood and Ann Eley

 

Also Mother of Sarah Tomkins, Elizabeth Lippiatt, Jane Shepherd and Hester Taylor

 

The father of Ann Eley and her sister Mary Greenwood would seem to be James Taylor, a Yeoman of Morton and Oldbury. It is likely that he married Mary Bradley of Elberton.

The entry in the Thornbury Baptismal Register for their grandson William Greenwood gives a concrete family background:

‘William was born on 15th November 1768, sixth child and second son of William Greenwood, Junior, Baker and Mary his wife, daughter of James Taylor of Oldbury, yeoman, and Mary Bradley of Elberton, his wife, and baptised on 29th December 1768.’

James Taylor married Mary Bradley of Elberton who was born in about 1706.

Mary Bradley was born in about 1706 and there is a baptism at the Church of St Mary Redcliffe, Bristol for Mary, daughter of William Bradley, dated 17th February 1705.

‘Mary Bradley, wife of James Taylor of Oldbury’ was buried on 29th August 1768 at Thornbury Parish Church aged sixty-two-years.

‘MARY TAYLOR wife of James Taylor who departed this life the 19th day of January 1784 aged 49.  JAMES TAYLOR who departed this life the 18th day of March 1797 aged 86.  SARAH TAYLOR wife of James Taylor who departed this life 24th day of …. aged ….  In memory of MARY the wife of James Taylor of Oldbury in this parish who died 26th day of August 1768 aged 62 Years’

It would appear that James and Mary Taylor had five children. Mary and Ann, two of their daughters, were Great, Great, Great, Great, Great Grandmothers of Richard John Barton. The children of James and Mary Taylor were very much connected to the Eley and Greenwood families of Thornbury.

ELIZABETH BRADLEY, Great VII Aunt

Elizabeth Bradley was baptised at Elberton on 26th June 1710.


 

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