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Daniel Broadley

Male - 1689

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  • Name Daniel Broadley  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Died 13 Aug 1689  Haverhill, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Probate 30 Sep 1690 
    • The probate records for Daniel Bradley (?-1689) are given below and are copied from Peters. The date is September 30, 1690.
      Daniel Bradley. To the Honored Court now sitting att Ipswich. This may signify to your honors That whereas by the providence of God my father Daniel Bradley was slaine by the hand of the Heathen and left no will as to the disposing of his outward estate and that as yet there is not as I do know of any administration granted to any person upon said estate This may Inform your honors, That I am not willing to take administration thereupon, But humbly crave that my brother Joseph Bradley may have administration Granted to him which will much oblige him who is your humble servant
      Witness [BOLD:] Josiah Gage Daniel Bradley [:BOLD]

      At court held at Ipswich Sept. 30, Administration is Granted unto Mary Bradley of Haverhill, Relict of Daniel Bradley of Haverhill, Dowager. To his estate and Joseph Bradley son of the said Daniel Joyned with his mother; in the power of administration and the said Mary and Joseph as principles and John Gage and Bartholomew Heath of Haverhill as suretyes owned themselves to stand Bound to the Treasurer of Essex in the sum of four hundred pounds. The Condition is that the said Mary and Joseph shall act accordingly to Law in their administration as Attests [BOLD:]
      Thos. Wade, Clerk [:BOLD]

      Below is Daniel's inventory taken after his death.

      [BOLD:] Haverhill, dated Sept. 23, 1689
      An inventory of the Estate of Daniel Bradley Senr. Slaine by the heathen 13th of August, 1689. [:BOLD]
      To 2 oxen £12 3 year old steer £6........................ 18: 0-
      To 4 cows £12 3 yearlings £4-10-......................... 16-10-
      2 calves £1.5s 14 sheep and Lambs £6-6s.................. 7-11
      1 horse £4 1 colt 1 yearling £2......................... 6-
      1 mair £2 5s 14 swine £8.................................. 10- 5- 0
      arms and ammunition 50s................................... 2-10
      3 pots and pot-hooks and brass kettle..................... 3-
      brass skillet and pewter 5s............................... - 5
      bed and bedding £5 chest and box 12s..................... 5-12
      plow and iron chains and other Irons for husbandry........ 4-10-10
      abt. 12 acres land within fence........................... 30-
      68 acres land without fence............................... 68-
      common right £2 abt 4 acres meadow........................ 8-10
      Indian corn in ye field £9 Labour on ye farm 10£......... 19-
      Ephraim Gile and wife have in land........................ 12-
      . ---------
      £213:3:10 £213- 3-10

      [BOLD:]In acct of what ye Estate is in debt. [:BOLD]
      To his son Joseph £21 Edward Young £3 24-
      To Mr. Wainwright £8 Peter Ayer £2 10- 0- 0
      To Ephraim Gile 34s Debt unknowne £4 5-14- 0
      . ---------
      . £39-14- 0

      Notwithstanding the data above this Inventory was taken by us the 23d Sept. 1689
      [BOLD:]Daniel Lad Junr. Samuel Ayre [:BOLD]

      att a County court at Ipswich Sept. 30, 1689. This Inventory was delivered into Court by Mary Bradley and Joseph Bradley admrs. to the Estate of Daniel Bradley late of Haverhill decd as true inventory of all the Estate of the abouve sd Daniel Bradly with their oathe to the Truth of all that which at psent appeirs as also if more appes to add the Same and give acct thereof to the Court in Convenient time as attests
      . [BOLD:]Thomas Wade, cleric [:BOLD]

      Vera copia as it stands Entered in Ipswich Book for Wills and Inventory vol. 244__Examined attest
      . [BOLD:]John Croade Regt. [:BOLD]

      Know all men that whereas Daniel Bradley Senr. by ye providence of almighty God came to untimely death being murdered by ye Heathen and leaving no will according to law, the following lines are an agreement of ye widow and children of ye said Daniel Bradly dec. which is as followeth: that Joseph Bradly, son of sd Daniel Bradly dec. shall from ye decease of his Father the full power and dispose and comand of ye whole estate left by his father with the full use an improvement thereof upon ye grounds and conditions hereafter named: one third part whereof is hereby to be conferred upon ye sd Joseph as his proper estate and ye rest of ye estate in cas of real need for the end hereafter named. The condition is that the sd Joseph Bradly shall from this day take care, provide for, and sufficiently maintain his mother ye widow for meat, drink, washing, and Lodging and clothing and housing for herself convenient during her widowhood she giving to him that income of all her labour during the above time and if the said widow shall change her condition and doe marry then the sd Joseph Vradly shall pay to her ye sd widow then married £3 per year during her natural life in merchantable corn at price current at some place in Haverhill where she shall appoint, and also the sd Joseph Bradly doth engage and promise to maintain his brothers Isaac and Abraham with meat and drink and clothing until they be fourteen years of age and to teach them to read and then to be disposed of by those that are guardians to them; ye sd Joseph Bradly keeping and yearly making an exact account of all charges by him thus laid out, and if this third part of estate really conferred on him above named will not Defray ye charge with the real income and improvement of the rest of sd real estate, the sd Joseph shall have full satisfaction of the rest of sd real estate, and when all that is above written is comfortably accomplished then what remains of sd estate is to be equally divided between all the children of the decesed: Daniel, Joseph, Martha, Marey, Sarah, Hanah, Isack, Abraham, in witness whereof we have set to our hands Oct. 25, 1689.
      [BOLD:] Mary Bradley the widow Daniel Bradley
      Joseph Bradley Ephraim Gile on behalf of Martha his wife
      John Jonson sen. Robert Ford Joseph Gage wit.

      Essex April 26 1708[:BOLD] Lt. Johnson of Haverhill before me the subscriber and gave oath that he sett too his hand as a witness to the above written instrument.
      . [BOLD:]Richd. Saltonstall J. P.[:BOLD]

      [BOLD:]1697 Essex Co.[:BOLD] Mary Bradley and Joseph Bradley administrators of the Estate of Daniel Bradly late of Haverhill, decd. the acct of their adm. on Sd. Estate Exhibited to the Honble Bartho. Gedney Esq. Judge of Probate of wills, &c. for sd. county April 5, 1697. The said Estate or apprized as pay
      The Real estate as to Inventory ....................£108:00: 0
      The Personal Estate as to Inventory .................105: 3:10
      . ----------
      . £213: 3:10

      yr Humble acctant prays allowance for the following charges paiments and disbursements by them made since they accptd the said Trust. The Estate Dr
      To the bond and admson and recording Inventory 4s
      to ye bringing up of 2 children one being 5 yr.
      . old and other abour 8yr old keeping ym
      . thre years til ye came to be helpful to Ern
      . yr living £30: 0:0
      Paid Joseph Bradley ............................ 21:00:0
      an article of loss in the Inventory about La-
      . bour on the Farm the benifit being
      . wholly lost by reason of the Enemy fyring and
      . spoyling the same ........................ £10:00:0
      paid Colonel Saltonstall ........................ 7:19:0
      paid Mr. Simon Wainwright ....................... 9:19:3
      paid Cornet Peter Ayer .......................... 3:19:3
      paid Mary Bradley daughter of ye deceased ....... 11:00:6
      stating the acct and recording ye settlmt ....... 8:0
      allowing the acct settling and dividing of estate 10:0
      qietus .......................................... 4:0
      allowd the adm for their trouble ................ 6:00:0
      pd Edward Young as per Receipt .................. 3:00:0
      pd Samuel Watts ................................. 12:0
      pd Abraham Haseltine ............................ 1:10:0
      pd Doctor Dole .................................. 2:10:0
      pd Robert Clements .............................. 5:0
      . -----------
      . £108:13:9
      Remains to balance this account ......... 104:10:1
      . -----------
      . £213: 3:10

      [BOLD:]1697 Essex Co.[:BOLD] Before the Honble. Bartho. Gedney Esqr Judge of probate of wills &c, for sd County, April 5.
      Mary Bradly and Joseph Bradly Admts made oath to ye truth of the above acct. to the best of their knowlidge. Same attst Jno. Croade Regt, And the widow Mary aforesaid desiring now to be relesd from her admin. it is yefore granted and Joseph the son is to pforme wh. remains to be done.
      The balance of the above acct being and consisting in Real Estate Is divided as follows viz..............£104:10:1
      The widow Mary Bradley 1-3 during her natural life and after her decease to Revert to the children of Daniel Bradly decd as the law directs
      The Widow ......................................... £34:16:9
      Daniel Bradly ye eldest son 2 shares ............. 17:8:4
      Joseph Bradly .................................... 8:14:2
      Mathew Bradly [should be Martha] alias Giles ..... 8:14:2
      Joseph Bradly adm. ye account 1697 Recd for
      . recording
      Daniel ye eldest son and wife and two children killed by
      . Indians and two more Carried away and we know
      . not but are dead*
      Sarah Bradly alias Beane ......................... 8:14:2
      Hanah Bradly a 19 yrs ............................ 8:14:2
      Isaac carried away by ye Indians @ 15 | Don't record 8:14:2
      Abraham Bradly @ 14 yrs ..................... | this 8:14:2
      . 104:10:1
      * Daniel Bradley, Jr., his wife, and two of his four children were killed by the Indians, March 15, 1696/7; the other children, Daniel and Ruth, were carried away by the enemy; it appears probable that both returned.

      Each member of the family received their land during the year of 1697 except for Isaac and Abraham who were too young. They each received 40 acres of land from Joseph, Isaac in 1702 and Abraham in 1708. He was killed by Indians on Parsonage Farm Road. For more information see section on Daniel Bradley.
    Biography
    • Daniel Bradley's name shows up often in Essex County and Haverhill town records from 1662 on. Most of these occurrences are for buying and selling small lots of land. In 1682 he leased what was called the Parsonage farm from the town. The lease was for "himself and his heirs" for a period of twenty years (most of the term of the lease was for after his death). The farm was 200 acres and adjoined his own farm. It was land that had been set aside for the home of the local minister and at the time of the lease was mostly wilderness. The rent was per year "Five pounds in good and merchantable wheat, Rye, Barley, Peas, or Indian Corn, at the annual price set for the Country rate, or in good barrelled well packed beef and pork, at price current in said town at the successive times of payment."
      We know that he was not a freeman in 1685 because he was one of five men elected selectman that year but since it was required that most of the selectmen must be freemen he was dropped from the list "without reflection or disrespect." Two years later he was elected again and was able to keep the job. He was elected again in 1688.
    Person ID I460  Our Family
    Last Modified 4 Oct 2016 

    Family Mary Williams,   b. 20 Sep 1641, Newbury, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Oct 1714, Haverhill, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Married 21 May 1662  Haverhill, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Daniel Bradley, Jr.,   b. 14 Feb 1663, Rowley Merrimac (Bradford), Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Mar 1697, Haverhill, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 34 years)
     2. Joseph Bradley,   b. 7 Feb 1665, Rowley Merrimac (Bradford), Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Oct 1727, Haverhill, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)
     3. Martha Bradley,   b. 1667, Haverhill, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Mary Bradley,   b. 1 Mar 1670, Haverhill, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Mar 1670  (Age 0 years)
     5. Mary Bradley,   b. 16 Apr 1671, Haverhill, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Sarah Bradley,   b. 19 Aug 1673, Haverhill, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jul 1732, Kingston, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years)
     7. Hannah Bradley,   b. 28 May 1677, Haverhill, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Isaac Bradley,   b. 25 Feb 1680, Haverhill, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     9. Abraham Bradley,   b. 14 Mar 1684, Haverhill, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 18 Dec 2016 
    Family ID F197  Group Sheet

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  • Documents
    Daniel Bradley (?-1689)
    Daniel Bradley (?-1689)
    Signature on lease to the Parsonage Farm,

    Histories
    The Bradley Family and the Indians
    The Bradley Family and the Indians
    Compiled by Bill Scholtz

  • Sources 
    1. [S10] Peters, Bradley of Essex Co (Reliability: 0).

    2. [S283] BradleyFoundation.org.