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Bradley family papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Bradley family.
Creator: Bradley, William, approximately 1695-1767.
Title: Bradley family papers
Dates: 1721-1775
Extent: 0.5 cubic feet (1 box)
Identification: MS 0929

Biographical/Historical Note

William Bradley (ca. 1695-1767) married Elizabeth Dean on February 17, 1716 in London, England. He was sent to Georgia by the colony's Trustees in England in order to teach agriculture to the colonists. He arrived in 1736; in 1740 he left for South Carolina to avoid settling his account. He soon returned to England. His daughter Jane (ca. 1723-1794) married Captain John Barnard of the Georgia Rangers, and his daughter Martha (ca. 1721-1795) married Isaac Young. He had three sons: William Bradley (1725-1777); Richard Bradley (ca. 1727-1780); and James Bradley, (b. 1735).


Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of photocopies of a sales account book, 1753-1755; a letter from Thomas Burrington to Isaac Young, 1759, reporting on the affairs of William Bradley, Sr., in Georgia; a letter from Jane Barnard to William Bradley, Jr., undated, mentioning the death of her brother; and a letter from Martha Young to Elizabeth Bradley, concerning her father's affairs. Also in this collection are papers of Caleb Davis relating to his complaint, such as his petition and remonstrance regarding his treatment at the hands of civil and military authorities in Georgia.


Index Terms

Account books.
Bradley family.
Bradley, William, approximately 1695-1767.
Davis, Caleb.
Letters (correspondence)
Petitions.

Administrative Information

Custodial History

Material was acquired from Shelby Myrick, who received the materials from a descendant of William Bradley.

Preferred Citation

[item identification], Bradley family papers, MS 929, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the Georgia Historical Society. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Division of Library and Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Georgia Historical Society as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.


Sponsorship

Encoding funded by a 2012 Documenting Democracy grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Container List

 

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11Account book, 1753-1755 (Photocopy.)
Account of Sales of Sundry Merchandise Received on Sloop the Antonia DePadma, Capt. Caleb Davis, for Acct. of William Bradley, Esq. and Company.
 

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22Will of William Barnard. Signed by William Barnard, Mary Wodwin, Thomas Osgood, John Godwin, 1721 May 19
Photocopy.
 

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23Jane Barnard to William Bradley, undated ( 1.0 p. ) (Photocopy.)
 

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24Thos. Burrington to Isaac Young. Savannah, Ga., 1759 March 28 ( 6.0 p. ) (Photocopy.)
 

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25Martha Young to Elizabeth Bradley. Longcut Farm, 1775 June 10 ( 1.0 p. ) (Photocopy.)
 

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36Remonstrance of John Barnard, planter and attorney, to Caleb Davis former commander of Schooner Walker, 1754 March 30 ( 3.0 p. )
 

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37Complaint of Caleb Davis, undated ( 2.0 p. )
 

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38Petition of Caleb Davis to the President and Counsel of Savannah, 1753 October 15 ( 1.0 p. )