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BRADLEY Family History

This is an early medieval Anglo-Scottish surname. Recorded in a surprising number of spellings including Bradly, Bradley, Braudly, Broadley, Bruidley, Braidley, Breadley, Bradlie, Bradeley, Pradley, and Radley, it is residential and originates either from the varied villages called Bradley, or from now lost places which had the meaning of a 'broad clearing suitable for agriculture'. Derived from the pre 7th century English word "brad-leah", a large number of the English places are recorded in the famous Domesday Book of William, the Conqueror in 1086. Given a little French twist the spellings shown are Bradelei, Bradelea, and Bradelie, and from these it is easy to see how many of the later variant surname forms developed...

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Brad Cunningham

WILLIAM BRADLEY William Bradley left Ireland for Canada 1818 from New Ross, Wexford County. His (2nd?) wife Elizabeth and daughter Ann, sons Jacob, Joshua, John, William, and Samuel.

Philip Bradley

William Bradley b. 1782 d 1866.. He was my 3 x Gt Grandfather. His son my 2 x Gt Grandfather was Charles William Bradley b. 1815 d. 1884. His son my Gt Grandfather was Thomas James Bradley b. 1854 Fahan Upper Co Donegal part of Co Londonderry Ireland d. 1938 Grimsby, Lincolnshire, UK. His son my Grandfather was Charles Frederick Bradley Snr b. 1886 Grimsby, Lincolnshire, UK d. 1961 Eastbourne East Sussex UK. His son my Dad was Charles Frederick Bradley Jnr b. 1917 Brighton, Sussex, UK. d. 1994 Eastbourne East Sussex, UK.

Carl Raymond Bradley

We know he married in Ireland to a Roseanna / Anna / Ann Mcgonagall and they left for Pennsylvania USA. He bore a coat of Arms and it was a blue shield with a single Boars head center with a sword piercing it from top to bottom with 3 drops of blood falling from the tip of the sword. His Family originated from the North of Ireland and that his family was the chieftain of the name and they was of the grandson of Subine meann.


William Bradley left from Cork, Ireland in 1822 and went to Pennsylvania USA family originally came from BallyBrollaghan Ireland


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