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Maj. William Bradford

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Library Information
Library date
1704-02-28
Location
Library size (titles)
7 identified
Unknown number unidentified: "all my Lattin bookes"; "a good booke"; "the rest of my bookes"
Library size (volumes)
7 identified
Unknown number unidentified
Sources
Will; published in George Ernest Bowman, The Mayflower Reader. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, Inc., 1978, pp. 286-290 (dated 29 July 1703)
Probate inventory; published in George Ernest Bowman, The Mayflower Reader. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, Inc., 1978, p. 290 (taken 28 February 1703/4)
Library notes
Will:
- "Item to my Eldest son John Bradford ... I give & bequeath to him my fathers manuscript viz: a Narrative of the begining of New Plimouth Pareus upon the Revelations and Barriffs Military discipline."
- "Item to my Grandson William Bradford ... I give to him when he shall come of age one of Mr Perkins his workes."
- "Item to my son Joseph Bradford ... I give to him the history of the Netherlands, & a Rapier."
- "Item I Give to my Grandson John Bradford, Dr Willets works on Genesis & Exodus."
- "Item I Give unto my son Samuel Bradford all my Lattin bookes, to Encourage him in bringing up one of his sons to Learning which said bookes it is my Will that they shall by him be given to his sd son whom he shall so bring up."
- "Item I Give to Every one of my Daughters a good booke which they may chose out of my Liberary."
- "Item I give to hannah the wife of my son Samuel Bradford mr Borroughs upon the Eleventh of Mathew."
- "Item It is my will that the rest of my bookes be safely keept by my Executors & In Case my son Samuel shall bring up one of his sons to Learning to be by sd Executors delivered to him when he comes of age."
Probate inventory: "bookes," valued at £14/8
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Provenance marks
Legacy categories
Total book value
£15/3
Total inventory value
£70
Contributors
Entity Information
Date of birth
1624-06-17
Date of death
1704-02-20
Gender
male
Places of residence
Education
Occupations
Legacy connections
William Bradford (father)
Joseph Bradford (brother)
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