Name origin: The name is compound of Anglo-Saxon works brad broad, and lea, a field or meadow; there are numerous townships in England bearing the name. The earliest known ancestor bearing the name in Englnad was Roger de Bradley, 1183, or Walsingham, who held forty acres at Bradley. From Directory of the Ancestral Heads of New England Families, 1620-1700 by Holmes.
b.abt.1600, Essex, England; parents ukn
m.abt.1622; Elizabeth ukn
b.abt.1601; parents ukn
From Directory of the Ancestral Heads of New England Families, 1620-1700 by Holmes: Daniel, b. Eng., 1615, came to Haverhill, Mass., 1635, and 1662 was a taxpayer at Rowley, Mass.
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