Bingley, July 23 1634
A Register shewinge in what Pewes or Stalls every Househoulder inhabitinge wthin the p'ishe of Bingley hath his seat or seats for his house or houses in the Church of Bingley aforesaid as well for auncient seats as alsoe for the new erected and encreased Stalls and seats in the said Church.
The names of all such persons which haue auncient seats in the longe Stalls standinge in the Sune side of the Church of Bingley.
2. In the second Stall, John Dobson de Marley, Jane Wright, widdow, late wife of Steuen Wright, Alexander Wood de East Morton, Daniell Broadley de West Morton for Butlers farme, Richard Sugden de Heynewoorth, Christofer Waineman de Preesthorppe, haue auncient seats.
8. In the eigth Stall, John Dobsone de Marley, Edward Brooksbanke for his ho: in Hardinge, Alexander Wood de East Morton, Richard Sugden de Heynewoorth, Nicholas Hudsone for Harding grainge, Christofer Waineman de Preesthorpe, Daniell Broadley de West Morton, haue auncient seats, and John Dobsone, Junior, de Marley, & Thomas Milner de Hardinge, haue the odde seat att the other side of the Pillar, and paid for it viij.
[Bingley Parish Register, op. cit. p. 153]
BRADLEY The first mention of the name in England was in 1183, at the feast of St. Cuthbert in Lent, when Lord Hugh, Bishop of Durham, caused all the revenues of his district to be described. The Survey of Bolton (Burke) mentions in Washington Roger de Bradley as holding forty acres at Bradley and rendering half marc besides forest service. The Heralds visitation for the county of York, 1563-64, in the Normanton pedigree, mentions the marriage of Arthur Normanton to Isabel, daughter of Sir Francis Bradley. This would be in the early part of the fourteenth century. Burke gives fifteen coats-of-arms to the Bradleys, many of them being variations of the same coat, having a boar's head, etc. Probably all were derived from the same family.
The first Bradleys in the United States are said to have come from the market town of Bingley, in the West Riding of Yorkshire, about twelve miles northeast of Leeds on the river Aire. The town of Bradley (or Broadlea) was about seven miles to the north of Bingley. The name Bradley is Anglo-Saxon, meaning a broad field or pasture. The father of the American pioneer of the family is not known, nor is the name of his first wife. Their son, William Bradley, according to tradition handed down in different branches of the family, was a friend of Cromwell, and the "History of Bingley, England," states that he was a major in the parliamentary army, and removed to New Haven, United States of America. He was the first of the family to come to Connecticut and sojourned for a time in Branford and Guilford, later removing to New Haven, where he took the oath of fidelity in August, 1644. He later lived in North Haven and had large landed interests there. He located on the west side of East (Quinnipiac) river, about nine miles north of New Haven, and soon gained possession of the cotters one hundred and eighty-nine acres in addition to his other lands. Thorpe's "History of North Haven" states that he was the first landowner in the village.
His stepmother, Elizabeth Bradley, with her four sons and one daughter, is said to have followed him to America in 1648. These children were: Daniel; Joshua, of New Haven; Ellen, married John Allin; Nathan, born 1638; Stephen, born 1642. She married (second) in this country, John Parmalee, who died November 8, 1659; married (third) May 27, 1663, John Evarts, who died May 10, 1669. She died in January, 1683. Both her American husbands were of Guilford.
[New England Families Genealogical and Memorial: Third Series, Volume IV, 2207]
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