Ramage Family History

Hannah Bradford

Female 1662 - 1738  (76 years)


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  • Name Hannah Bradford 
    Born 9 May 1662  PLYMOUTH, PLYMOUTH, MASS, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 27 May 1738  Windham, Windham, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I4519  Ramage
    Last Modified 24 Jan 2014 

    Father Maj. William Bradford,   b. 17 Jun 1624, PLYMOUTH, PLYMOUTH, MASS, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Feb 1703, PLYMOUTH, PLYMOUTH, MASS, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Mother Alice Richards,   b. 16 Jun 1627, Pitminster, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Dec 1671, PLYMOUTH, PLYMOUTH, MASS, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 44 years) 
    Family ID F1610  Group Sheet

    Family Joshua Ripley,   b. 9 Nov 1658, Hingham, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 May 1739  (Age 80 years) 
    Married 28 Nov 1682  Plymouth, Mass, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Leah Ripley,   b. 17 Apr 1693, Windham, Windham, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Apr 1779, Windham, Windham, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
    Last Modified 17 Jan 2013 
    Family ID F1609  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • Dr. Hannah Bradford was born on 9 May 1662 in Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts. She was described as a woman of superior education, a most worthy, virtuous and ingenious gentlewoman. She was the first and for many years only doctor in Windham, Windham County, Connecticut. She died on 28 May 1738 in Windham, Windham County, Connecticut. Parents: Maj. William Bradford and Alice Richards.
      Spouse: Joshua Ripley. Joshua Ripley and Dr. Hannah Bradford were married on 28 Nov 1682 in Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts. They lived in Norwich, New London County, Connecticut on 10 Oct 1688. They lived in Windham, Windham County, Connecticut on 23 Mar 1691. Children were: Alice Ripley, Hannah Bradford Ripley, Faith Ripley, Joshua Ripley, Margaret Ripley, Rachel Ripley, Leah Ripley, Hezekiah Ripley, David Ripley, Irene Ripley, Jerusha Ripley, Ann Ripley

      Page 10 Lines of Decent Honored New England Ancestors, Library of Congress 1897
    • "Joshua, m 28 Nov 1682, Hanna Bradford. She was a daughter of William Bradford Jr, Deputy Governor of Plymouth Colony and grand daughter of Governor William Bradford, who came over on the Mayflower, in 1620. She was born May 9, 1662, and died 28 May 27 1738.
      They settled first at Hingham, MA, moved to Norwich, CT, 10 Oct 1688, and to Windham, 23 Mar.1691.
      His first purchase of land in Windham, as appears in the record, was 26 May 1688. The first house in Windham was built in 1680. The inhabitants obtained a grant of town privileges in May 1692, the first town meeting was held 11 Jun 1692, and Mr. Ripley was elected the first town clerk and treasure. He was also a justice of the peace.

      We copy the inscription that were placed over their graves. We give the first as far as it could be traced: the second appears to be complete.
      'Here lies peacefully interred the body of Joshua Ripley, Esq, on of His Most Worshipful Magesty's Justices of the Peace, for the County of Windham, died' -- the town record says 8 May, 1739.
      'Here lies interred the body of that most worthy, and virtuous, and most ingenuous gentlewoman, Mrs. Hanna B. Ripley, the well beloved consort of Joshua Ripley, Esq,., who after she had let a most lovely and eventful life, fell asleep in Jesus, May 28, 1738 in ye 75th year of her age.'
      (from typed MS "compiled by Wilbur Lee and Shirley Ann Morgan, 776 Southport Street, Elmira, NY 14904, 25 April 1991")
    • From the Signers of the Mayflower Compact and Their Descendants...Hannah Bradford, sixth child of Major William and Alice (Richards) Bradford was born May 9, 1662 and died May 28, 1758. She married Nov. 28, 1682, Joshua Ripley, of Hingham, Mass. and removed with him to Windham County, Conn. She was evidently a woman of superior education for the Windham records state that she was : a noble and useful woman, and remarkable, not only for intelligence and accomplishments, but for her skill in the art of healing." She was the first and for a long time the only physician in the settlement, and it is said that the first male physician, Dr. Richard Huntington, received much of his medical knowledge from her.

      At the death of her grandmother Welthian Richards, Hannah received 40 Pounds , some bedding and clothing, and an additional l5 Pounds to "put her in mourning" at the funeral.