'Bradshaw04'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Bradshaw of Bradshaw, Bradshaw of Lum, Bradshaw of Wendover

St. George shows a number of Bradshawes of earlier generations but, whilst they identify a few connections between certain individuals, they do not provide any real help. St. George identifies the arms of this family as "Argent, two bends, sable". Dugdale identifies them as "Argent, two bendlets, sable".
Alexander Bradshaw of Bradshaw, Lancashire
m. _ Orrell (dau of _ Orrell of Turton)
Note that Raphe Bradshaw of Aspull (Lancashire) also married a daughter of an Orrell of Turton.
1. John Bradshaw of Bradshaw
m. _ Grenehalgh
  A. John Bradshaw of Bradshaw (a 1613) the first mentioned by Dugdale
  m. Isabel Ashton (dau of Peter Ashton of Chaderton)
  i. John Bradshaw of Bradshaw (b c1583/1586, a 09.1664) the last mentioned by St. George
  m1. Alice Leicester (dau of Sir George Leicester of Toft)
  a. John Bradshaw (b 01.06.1614)
  m. Margaret Atherton (dau of John Atherton of Atherton)
  (1) John Bradshaw 'of Bradshaw' (b 01.05.1646)
  Dugdale ends with this generation. We assume that this was the John (will dated 15.03.1693) who sold Bradshaw Hall to Henry Bradshaw of Marple Hall.
(2)+ other issue - Thomas (b 10.01.1657), Robert (b 04.04.1663), Margaret (b 12.12.1647), Alice (b 10.02.1648), Elianor (b 06.03.1650), Dorothy (b 20.10.1653), Anne (b 01.11.1655), Katherine (b 03.02.1659), Elizabeth (b 26.12.1661), Jane (b 20.04.1664)
  b. Thomas Bradshaw of Wolstenholme, Lancashire
Dugdale shows Thomas as the 6th son. We have been advised by a contributor (CV, 09.05.09) that the Thomas who is mentioned in VCH (Lancshire, vol 5, Townships : Tottington) as 'of Bradshaw' was the 7th son of a John of Bradshaw. We suspect that he was this Thomas who was (therefore) husband of ...
  m. (c1660) Elizabeth Rawstorne (dau/heir of Edward Rosthorne or Rawstorne of Lum)
  (1) Thomas Bradshaw probably the Thomas of Lum who married ...
  m. Rachael Rawstorne (b 1646, dau of Lawrence Rawstorne of Newhall)
  (A) Rawsthorne Bradshaw of Lum (b 1689, a 1725)
  c.+ other issue - Henry (in the West Indies), George, Hugh, Edmund in Dublin, William in Ireland
m2. Anne Tale (dau of John Tale of Northamptonshire)
  m3. Jane Butterworth (dau of ?? Buttterworth of Belfield)
  ii. Mary Bradshaw
  m. John Hickson of Greenwich
  iii. Cassandra Bradshaw
  m. Henry (probably not William) Ashurst of Ashurst
  iv. Margery Bradshaw
  m. Bernard Townley (not "of Townley")
  v. Anne Bradshaw
  m. Daniel Bernard of Alkingcotes
  vi. Alice Bradshaw
  m. John Hartley of Strangeways ## see here ##
  vii.+ other issue - Robert of London, Elizabeth



William Bradshaw of Wendover, Buckinghamshire (d 04.10.1537)
That William was possibly/probably father of Henry (Chief Baron of the Exchequer) is given in VCH. The Wendover article notes that there was a brass in Wendover church which listed his 9 children and 23 grandchildren. Sadly, that brass was stolen in 1978. Fortunately, a rubbing of it has been reproduced on Lipscomb (Bucks, vol 2, p491). Thanks to a contributor (DCS, 17.10.15) for drawing our attention to these connections and to an archived Gen-Medieval article (which appears to have since been moved) which identified a possible parentage for William and suggests that his wife was ...
m. Alice Gurney (dau (by Joan Brightwell) of Thomas Gurney of East Marsh son of Simon son of Bartholomew of the Marsh son (by Maud Blaxston) of John)
1. Henry Bradshaw of (Bradshaw's Manor in) Wendover, Halton (Buckinghamshire) & Noke (Oxfordshire) (d 1553, Solicitor-General then Attorney-General then Chief Baron of the Exchequer)
  m. Joan (d 1599)
  A. Benedict Bradshaw of Bradshaw's Manor (d 1553-4) mentioned by the brass
  B. Christiane Bradshaw (d 1557) not mentioned by the brass
  m. Thomas Winchcombe (d 1574)
  C. Bridget Bradshaw (d 1578) not mentioned by the brass
  m1. Henry White
  m2. Thomas Fermor of Somerton (son of Richard of Easton Neston)
  D.+ other issue (d young?) - Mau' (Maude or Matthew?), Alice mentioned by the brass
That there are some differences between the names mentioned by the brass and the names given by other sources is not a major problem given that some of the children may have been born after 1537 and/or some of the children may have died young and so not have been recorded in all sources.
2. John Bradshaw
  A.+ issue - Elizabeth, Edward, Margery, William, Alice, Bridget, Henry, Arthur
3. Agnes Bradshaw
  The above-mentioned brass does not name the spouses of any of the children. It shows that Agnes had the following children which differs slightly from the continuation: Briget, Alice, William, Henry, Briget. The above-mentioned archived Gen-Medieval article identified Agnes as probable wife of ...
  m. Richard Mayne of Bovington
4. Alice Bradshaw
  A.+ issue - William, Briget, Elizabeth, Agnes
5. Elizabeth Bradshaw
  A.+ issue - Richard, Briget, Ann
6.+ other issue - Briget, Margery, William, Sibill

Main source(s):
(1) For upper section (originally uploaded to a Temporary page on 12.05.09, reviewed & expanded there 31.10.19) : Visitation (St. George, Lancashire, 1613, 'Bradshaw', p58), Visitation (Dugdale, Lancashire, 1664-5, 'Bradshaw of Bradshaw', p50)
(2) For lower section (originally uplodaed to a Temporary page on 26.10.15) : VCH (Buckinghamshire, vol 2, 'Parishes: Halton'), VCH (Oxfordshire, vol 6, 'Parishes: Noke') with support from VCH (Buckinghamshire, vol 3, 'The borough of Wendover')
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