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Lucy Hall (Mrs. Josiah Bradlee)

The name Bradlee was originally spelled Bradley and was changed just before the American Revolutionary War when Samuel Bradley was running for the office of constable of Dorchester, Massachusetts and changed the spelling. The Bradlee family is descended of Nathan Bradley who was born in 1631 in Dorchester, Massachusetts and died on July 26, 1701 in Dorchester, Massachusetts. The first mention of the Bradley name was in 1183  at the feast of St. Cuthbert on Lent in England.  The family made their first big mark in American history during the Boston Tea Party when four of the sons of Samuel Bradlee dressed up like Mohawk Indians, boarded the British ships and dumped the tea into the Boston Harbor. There were a lot of freemasons in the family, and a few of them fought in the American Revolutionary War. The Bradlees became Boston Brahmins in the 18th century when Capt. Josiah Bradlee, Jr. became a very successful and wealthy whaling merchant.

Some Descendants of Nathan Bradley Edit

Nathan Bradlee I (1631 - 1701) m. Mary Evans (1649 - 1711)

Nathan Bradley, Jr. (1674 - 1750) m. Lydia Harden (1684 - 1752)

  • Nathan Bradley III (1705 - 1735) m. Amity Haws (1709 - 1735)
  • Samuel Bradlee (1707 - 1768) m. Mary Andrus (1707 - 1796)
  • Lydia Bradley (1709 - Abt. 1710)
  • John Bradley (Abt. 1711 - 1770) m. Hannah Spear (? - ?)
  • Jonathan Bradley (1714 - 1754) m. Elizabeth Lee (? - ?)
  • Millitia Bradley (Abt. 1716 - ?) m. Peter Farrow (? - ?)
  • Josiah Bradley (Abt. 1722 - 1754) m. 1st Ann Church (? - ?), m. 2nd Ann Ward (? - ?)

Samuel Bradlee I (1707 - 1768) m. Mary Andrus (1707 - 1796)

  • Samuel Bradlee, Jr. (1731 - 1770) m. Anges Love (? - ?)
  • Lydia Bradlee (1733 - ?) m. James Collins (? - ?)
  • Daniel Bradlee (1737 - 1738)
  • Mary Bradlee (1738 - ?) m. Wiliam Etheridge (? - ?)
  • Sarah Bradlee (1740 - 1836) m. John Fulton (? - ?)
  • David Bradlee (1742 - 1811) m. Sarah Watts (? - ?) 
  • Thomas Bradlee (1744 - 1805) m. Margaret Smith (? - ?)
  • Nathaniel Bradlee (1746 - 1813) m. Ann Dunlap (? - ?)
  • Margaret Bradlee (1749 - 1824) m. Eben Eaton (? - ?)
  • Melatiah Bradlee (1751 - ?) m. Andrew Green (? - )
  • Josiah Bradlee I (1754 - 1798) m. 1st Hannah Putnam (1758 - 1793) m. 2nd Lydia Callender (? - ?)
  • Elizabeth Bradlee (1757 - 1832) m. Gershom Spcar (? - ?)

Josiah Bradlee I (1754 - 1798) m. Hannah Putnam (1758 - 1793)

  • Josiah Bradlee, Jr. (1778 - 1860) m. 1st Lucy Hall (1782 - 1816), 2nd Joanna Frothingham (? - ?)
  • Joseph Putnam Bradlee (1783 - 1838) m. Rebecca B. Fowle (? - ?)
  • Samuel Stillman Bradlee (1785 - 1861)
  • Hannah Bradlee (1787 - 1856)
  • Sarah Bradlee (1789 - 1866)
  • Mary Bradlee (1793 - 1848)
  • Charlotte Bradlee (1795 - ?)
  • Edward Bradlee (1796 - ?)
  • Nathaniel Bradlee (1799 - ?)

Josiah Bradlee, Jr. (1778 - 1860) m. Lucy Hall (1782 - 1816)

  • Hannah Matilda Bradlee (1803 - ?) m. Dr. Robert J. Dodd (? - ?)
  • Lucy Hall Bradlee (1806 - ?) m. Samuel L. Schober (? - ?)
  • Frederick Hall Bradlee (1807 - 1886) m. Lucretia Wainwright (1810 - 1886)
  • James Bowdoin Bradlee (1813 - 1872) m. Mary Perrin (? - ?)
  • Henry Bradlee (1819 - ?) m. Hepsa Hall (? - ?)

Frederick Hall Bradlee (1807 - 1886) m. Lucretia Wainwright (1810 - 1886)

  • Elizabeth Bradlee (1832 - ?)
  • Lucy Hall Bradlee (1833 - ?)
  • Josiah Bradlee III (1837 - 1902) m. Alice Crowninshield (1839 - 1926)
  • Frederick Wainwright Bradlee (1839 - ?)

Josiah Bradlee III (1837 - 1902) m. Alice Crowninshield (1839 - 1926)

  • Frederick Josiah Bradlee I (1866 - 1951) m. Elizabeth Whitwell Thomas (1868 - 1952)
  • James Bowdoin Bradlee (1873 - 1962)
  • Francis Boardman Crowninshield Bradlee (1881 - ?)
  • Sarah Crowninshield Bradlee (1885 - ?)

Frederick Josiah Bradlee I (1866 - 1951) m. Elizabeth Whitwell Thomas (1868 - 1952)

  • Frederick Josiah Bradlee, Jr. (1892 - 1970) m. Chevalier Josephine de Gersdorff (1896 - 1975)
  • Sargent Bradlee (1898 - 1987)
  • Malcolm Bradlee (1900 - )

Frederick Josiah Bradlee, Jr. (1892 - 1970) m. Chevalier Josephine de Gersdorff (1896 - 1975)

  • Theodore Bradlee (? - ?)
  • Frederick Josiah Bradlee III (1919 - 2004)
  • Chevalier Benjamin Crowninshield Bradlee (1921 - 2014) m. Sally Sterling Quinn (1941 - Living)
  • Constance Bradlee (1924 - 1993)

Chevalier Benjamin Crowninshield Bradlee (1921 - 2014) m. Sally Sterling Quinn (b1941)

Paternal Lineage Edit

Nathan Bradlee I (1631 - 1701)

m. Mary Evans (1649 - 1711)

Nathan Bradley, Jr. (1674 - 1750)

m.  Lydia Harden (1684 - 1752)

Samuel Bradlee I (1707 - 1768)

m. Mary Andrus (1707 - 1796)

Josiah Bradlee I (1754 - 1798)

m. Hannah Putnam (1758 - 1793)

Josiah Bradlee, Jr. (1778 - 1860)

m. Lucy Hall (1782 - 1816)

Frederick Hall Bradlee (1807 - 1886)

m. Lucretia Wainwright (1810 - 1886)

Josiah Bradlee III (1837 - 1902)

m. Alice Crowninshield (1839 - 1926)

Frederick Josiah Bradlee I (1866 - 1951)

m. Elizabeth Whitwell Thomas (1868 - 1952)

Frederick Josiah Bradlee, Jr. (1892 - 1970)

m. Chevalier Josephine de Gersdorff (1896 - 1975)

Chevalier Benjamin Crowninshield Bradlee (1921 - 2014)

m. Sally Sterling Quinn (b.1941)

Josiah Quinn Crowninshield Bradlee (b.1982 )

Crowninshield-Bradlee family Edit

First Lineage Edit

Dr. Johan Kasper Richter von Kronenshceldt (1661 - 1711)

m. Elizabeth Allen (1672 - 1711)

Capt. John Crowninshield (1696 - 1761)

m. Anstiss Williams (1700 - 1773)

Capt. George Crowninshield (1734 - 1815)

m. Mary Derby (1737 - 1813)

Hon. Benjamin Williams Crowninshield (1772 - 1851)

m. Mary Boardman (1778 - 1840)

Hon. Francis Boardman Crowninshield (1809 - 1877)

m. Sarah Gool Putnam (1810 - 1880)

Alice Crowninshield (1839 - 1926)

m. Josiah Bradlee III (1837 - 1902)

Frederick Josiah Bradlee I (1866 - 1951)

m. Elizabeth Whitwell Thomas (1868 - 1952)

Frederick Josiah Bradlee, Jr. (1892 - 1970)

m. Chevalier Josephine de Gersdorff (1896 - 1975)

Chevalier Benjamin Crowninshield Bradlee (1921 - 2015)

m. Sally Sterling Quinn (b.1941)

Josiah Quinn Crowninshield Bradlee (b.1982)

Second Lineage Edit

Dr. Johan Kasper Richter von Kronenshceldt (1661 - 1711)

m. Elizabeth Allen (1672 - 1711)

Capt. John Crowninshield (1696 - 1761)

m. Anstiss Willaims (1700 - 1773)

Capt. George Crowninshield (1734 - 1815)

m. Mary Derby (1737 - 1813)

Hon. Benjamin Williams Crowninshield (1772 - 1851)

m. Mary Boardman (1778 - 1840)

Edward Augustus Crowninshield (1817 - 1859)

m. Caroline Maria Welch (1820 - 1897)

Frederic Crowninshield (1845 - 1918)

m. Helen Suzette Fairbanks (1841 - 1921)

Helen Suzette Crowninshield (1868 - 1941)

m. Carl August de Gersdorff (1865 - 1944)

Chevalier Josephine de Gersdorff (1896 - 1975)

m. Frederick Josiah Bradlee (1892 - 1970)

Chevalier Benjamin Crowninshield Bradlee (1921 - 2014)

m. Sally Sterling Quinn (b.1941)

Josiah Quinn Crowninshield Bradlee (b.1982)

Possible Lineage of Nathan Bradley (1631 - 1701) Edit

Eata (670 - )

Eadberht, King of Normuberland

Oswulf, King of Northumberland

Ealdred (c.820 -c.866)

Eadwulf of Bamborough

Ealdred I of Bamburgh

Oswulf I, Earl of Norhumburland

m. Estrid Svendsadatter

Waltheof I, Earl of Northumberland

m. Aelfleda

Uchtred, Earl of Northumbria

Arkil, Earl of Lennons

Cospatrick, Lord of Bingley (Abt. 1045 - Abt. 1108)

Dolphini de Bradley (Abt. 1073 - ?)

Dolphin de Bradley (Abt. 1110 - ?)

Richard de Bradley (1145 - ?)

John de Bradley (1180 - ?)

William de Bradley (1210 - ?)

William de Bradley (1240 - ?)

Henry de Badley (b. 1280 - ?)

John de Bradley (1320 - ?)

John de Bradley (Abt. 1380 - 1456)

Constable William de Brodelegh (1420 -

Thomas de Bradley (Abt. 1450 - ?)

John Bradley (1475 - 1537)

William Bradley (1505 - 1577)

William Bradley (Abt. 1545 - 1600)

John Bradley (? - ?)

John Bradley (Abt. 1605 - ?)

Nathan Bradley (1631 - 1701)

Putnam-Bradlee familyEdit

Havard GraduatesEdit

Notable MembersEdit

Samuel BradleeEdit

Samuel Bradlee was born on 5 Oct 1707 in Dorchester, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, North America to Nathan Bradley, Jr. (1674 - 1750) and Lydia Harden (1684 - 1752) and was born Samuel Bradley. However, when he was running for the office of constable of Dorchester, Boston, Massachusetts, which he did become, there were too many Bradley's in town and people were getting his named confused with other Bradley's so he descided to change the spelling to Bradlee.

Lt. Col. Samuel Bradlee Edit

Lt. Col. Samuel Bradlee died on July 30, 1798 in Boston, Massachusetts. He was the son of Samuel Bradlee, Jr who was the son of the constable of Dorchester. He was a wine merchant, the was the Commander of the 1st Regiment of the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company. He became a freemason at the Grand Lodge of Massachusetts on September 9, 1795. He married Elizabeth Foster.

David BradleeEdit

Capt. David Bradlee was born on 24 Nov 1742 in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, North America to Samuel Bradlee (1707 - 1768) and Mary Andrus (1705 - 1796). He was a participant of the Boston Tea party and would later serve as a captain in the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War in Col. Thomas Crafts Regiment, who was also from Boston.

Nathaniel BradleeEdit

Nathaniel Bradlee was born on 16 Feb 1745 in Dorchester, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, North America to Samuel Bradlee (1707 - 1768) and Mary Andrus (1705 - 1796) and died on 8 May 1813 in Dorchester, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA. He was a prostester of of the King George's Townsend Act and became a member of the Massachusetts Charitable Mechanic Association; which was a skilled group of merchants that were dedicated to their occupation and promoted benevolence. Members of this associaton also including men such as Paul Revere. Bradlee was also a supporter of the Daughter of Liberty: "A groupe of inluential women who sought to decrease the need for British goods and prove that female presences and responsibility was needed in the American communities. Nathanile not only sponsord some of the meetins for this organization but he also supprted the descision making of the Continental Congress "to boycott all British imports."

Thomas Bradlee (1788 - 1878)Edit

Thomas Bradlee Member of the Massachusetts Charitable Mechanics Association and worked with others like Paul Revere; his brother Nathaniel was also a member. He was a member of the St. Andrews Lodge of Freemasons; Member of the Boston Light Infantry Company of Winslow Blues from 1802 - 1809; businessman in Boston; had a book store on Hanover Street, he was president of a important music society, chorister of churches, proprietor, Publisher and Editor-in-chief of the Land Island Farmer Newspaper, Justice of the Peace, Police Justice of the Village of Jamaica.

Sarah BradleeEdit

Sarah Bradlee was dubbed "The Mother of the Boston Tea Party" for dressing up her brothers and husband, John Fulton as Mohawk Native American Indians; which she did at her brothers house, Nathan Bradlee. The brothers that she dressed up were Josiah, Nathan, Thomas and David; and they all boarded the British ships in the Boston harbor and ended up dumping the tea over as well. Sarah's husbad John Fulton was the son of John Fulton who invented the steamboat.

Joseph Putnam Bradlee Edit

Joseph Putnam Bradlee was born on June 10, 1817. He was educated in the private schools in Boston and as a result he was a successful businessman. He became Commander of the New England Guard for a while; and during the Civil War, though he was physically unfit to serve, he was a very effective worker He first worked with Joseph baker & Son which was a South American house on Central Wharf in Boston. He was the Treasurer of the Ballardvale Woolen Mills near Andover, Massachusetts who reorganized the company and brought it to new success and perhaps even saved the business. He eventually took over the business and payed all of its debts with his own money. He established new schools in the city and also built three new churches. In 1878 he built a public library which had seventeen hundred volumes which were free to use. He had grossed a large income and became very wealthy. As a politician he was a Whig and Chairman of the State Central Committee. He was Director of the City’s Public Institutions and eventually President. His was of running business were so successful that they were continued after his death. He was responsible for making the House of Correction to be able to operate on there own. He was a member of the Common Council from 1847 to 1849 and President of the Common Council from 1858 to 1860. By his generosity over one hundred youths   Mr. Bradlee left the greater part of his large fortune to hospitals and charitable institutions selected by his sister, Miss Helen Bradlee.”

Capt. Josiah Bradlee III Edit

Capt. Josiah Bradlee III was born on December 17, 1837 in Boston, Massachusetts and died on September 10, 1902 in Marblehead, Massachusetts. He graduated from Harvard College in 1858. He traveled to Italy and Switzerland. He founded the shipping company, Josiah Bradlee & Co. He married on March 17, 1864 in Boston, Massachusetts to Alice Crowninshield. She was born on November 22, 1839 in Boston, Massachusetts and died on April 26, 1926 in Boston, Massachusetts. Her father was the Hon. Francis Boardman Crowninshield (1809 - 1877) who was a lawyer, Speaker of the House of Representatives of Massachusetts and a Fellow of Harvard College. He was also colonel of the 2nd Corps of Cadets of Salem, Massachusetts.

Henry Bradlee, Jr. Edit

Henry Bradlee, Jr. was born on January 30, 1851 in Medford, Massachusetts and died on April 13, 1894 in Medford, Massachusetts. He was one of the founders of the Owl Club of Harvard University. He was the son of Henry Bradlee (1819 - 1861) and Hepsibah Hall (1821 - 1908), Henry Senior was the son of Capt. Josiah Bradlee, Jr. (1778 - 1860).

Frederick Josiah Bradlee I Edit

Frederick Josiah Bradlee I was born on March 28, 1866 in Boston, Massachusetts and died on February 13, 1951 in Arlington, Massachusetts. He graduated from Harvard College in 1888. He was a banker and worked as an agent at the real estate firm of J. Murray Howe & Bradlee. He married on January 15, 1890 in Boston, Massachusetts to Elizabeth Whitwell Thomas. She was born on October 16, 1868 in Dorchester, Massachusetts and died on January 28, 1952 in Boston, Massachusetts. She is a direct descendant of Sir Rhys ap Thomas, KG (1449 - 1525), ruler of most of Wales.

Frederick Josiah Bradlee, Jr.Edit

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Frederick Josiah Bradlee, Jr.

Frederick Josiah Bradlee, Jr. was 20 Dec 1892 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA to Frederick Josiah Bradlee I (1866 - 1951) and Elizabeth Whitwell Thomas (1868-1952) and died on 29 Apr 1970 in Beverly, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA. He married on 3 Jul 1917 in Beverly, Essex, Massachusetts, USA to Chevalier Josephine de Gersdorff (1866 - 1975).

In 1900 he was aged 7 and living with his parents at 59 Chastant Street, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts and going to school. In 1908 he was at St. Mark’s School in Milton, Norfolk County, Massachusetts. In 1910 he was living at West Cedar Street in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts with his parents. On 5 Jun 1917 he joined the army in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts as a second lieutenant, however he never went over seas. In 1920 he was living at Beacon Street, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts and working as a clerk for a bank. He arrived on 12 Aug 1928 in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts on the ship “Scythia” coming from Liverpool, England. In 1930 he was renting a house living on block 1320 at 267  Beacon Street, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts; his home value was worth $300.00. In 1940 he was still living at 267 Beacon Street, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts. The value of his house was worth $14,000. There is a WWII registration card dated 1942. He worked for, after he graduated from Harvard, the National Shawmut Bank as Secretary to it's president, William A. Gaston, then the WWI came and afterwards went back to work for the bank; he then went on to work for Richardson, Hill & Company and then for Blair & Company, Inc., first as a salesman and then as vice president in charge of their New England activities. In 1925 he was appointed to the Visiting Committee of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. In 1933 he had an office at 19 Congress Street, Boston, Massachusetts. For four years he was President and Treasurer of the cosmos Chemical Corporation, owned then by Bayard Warren. After that company folded he then became treasurer of Dexter School, the New England Peabody Home for Crippled Children, the Society for Preservation of New England Antiquities, the Gore Place Society and the Somerset Club and President of the Essex Country Club in Manchester. B was appointed to a draft board by Gov. Leverett Saltonstall at the outbreak of WWII and then in 1944 to the Parole Board. He was reappointed by several governors and finally in 1952 he was named it's chairman by Gov. Christian A. Herter; B resigned in 1957 at the age of 65. In 1957 he was elected to the Colonial Society of Massachusetts and in 1959 to the Massachusetts Historical Society.  In 1959 he was elected to the Council of the Essex Institute of Salem, Massachusetts. In 1959 he was elected to the council of the Peabody Museum and was there to 1969. He was on the Museum Committee from 1958 to 1964 as a member and then from 1961 as it's chairman. In 1960 he created a committee that were the "legally constituted as the Trustees of the Wayside Inn." In 1959 he became a member of a special committee to help save and move the Crowninshield-Bentley House from being torn down. In 1963 he became the general chairman of the Essex Institute Fund..He married on 3 Jul 1917 in Beverly, Essex County, Massachusetts to Josephine de Gersdorff. She was born on 18 Jun 1896 in Manhattan, New York and died on 15 Oct 1975 in Beverly, Essex County, Massachusetts. She was the daughter of Carl August de Gersdorff who was born on 10 Jul 1865 in Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts and died on 21 Jan 1944 in Manhattan, New York.

Frederick Josiah Bradlee IIIEdit

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Frederic Josiah Bradlee III

Frederick Josiah Bradlee III was known as "Freddy" to his family and friends and dropped the "k" at the end of his first name and the "III" and of his name. His parents were Frederick Josiah Bradlee, Jr. and Chevaliere Josephine de Gersdorff. He was a native of New York and a published auther and an actor on Broadway. Frederic did go to Harvard as well as Columbia but he dropped out when he was discovered by Broadway. He then put that on hold when World War II came and then went back to acting on and off Broadway shows. There were a few shows that were quite successfull, "A Winter's Tale, "The Man Who Came to Dinner," and "Arms and the Man," a long with others. Bradlee was just as good as a writer as well as he was an actor and published a novel, "Esperie," which was published by Houghton in 1967; the novel was about his based on his life in New York. He also wrote articls and verses to magazine. His most notable work was when he edited an anthology which was, "Vanity Fair: Selections From America's Most Memorable Magazine, a Cavalcade of the 1920's and 1930's" (Viking, 1960).

Benjamin Crowninshield Bradlee Edit

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Benjamin C. Bradlee

Benjamin Crowninshield Bradlee, aka Ben Bradlee of the Washington Post was born on 26 Aug 1921 in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA to Frederick Josiah Bradlee, Jr. and Chevaliere Josephine de Gersdorff and died on 21 Oct 2014 at his home in Georgetown, Washington, DC, USA. He married three times, first to Jean Saltonstall of the Saltonstall Boston Brahmin family, second to Antoinett "Tony" Pinchot and thirdly to my mother, Sally Sterling Quinn. Bradlee was knighted by the French government and was made a Chevalier, Knight of the Legion d'honneur. He was known for publishing the Pentagon Papers during the Vietnam War and for his roll as Editor-in-chief of the Washington Post during the Watergate Scandal. His last occupation was Vice President at-larg of the Washington Post. Because of he is responsible for Richard Nixon residing as President of the United States.

Newspaper Editors Edit

  • Benjamin Crowninshield Bradlee (1921 - 2014), Editor-in-chief and Vice President of the Washington Post.
  • Thomas Bradlee (-1887), Editor of the Long island Farmer Newspaper

Boston Tea Party ParticipantsEdit

RevolutionistsEdit

Freemasons Edit

Coat of Arms Edit

The Bradley coat of arms with three bores heads belonged to the Bradleys of Connecticut. The Bradley Coat of arms the three black crosses and the birds in the middle of a red line belong to the Bradley de West Morton family.

ReferencesEdit

BooksEdit

Google Books Edit

Coat of Arms

Bradley of Connecticut

Bradley de West Morton

Genealogy in England

General

Education

Arthur Malcolm Thomas

Joseph Putnam Bradlee (1817 - ?)

InternetEdit

General

Boston Tea Party

American Revolution

Genealogy

Capt. Joseph Putnam Bradlee

John Bradley (Abt. 1610 - 1632)

Nathan Bradley I (1631 - 1701)

Nathan Bradley (1675 - 1750)

Samuel Bradlee (1707 - 1768)

Sarah Bradlee (1740 - 1835)

Capt. David Bradlee (1742 - 1811)

Thomas Bradlee (1744 - 1805)

Thomas Bradlee (1788 - 1878)

Nathaniel Bradlee (1746 - 1813)

Thomas Bradlee (1788 - 1878)

Josiah Bradlee III (1837 - 19020

Frederick Josiah Bradlee I (1919 - 2003)

Frederick Josiah Bradlee, Jr. (1892 - 1970)

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