Alexander Carpenter
(Abt 1560-Abt 1612)
Priscilla Dillen

Alice Carpenter


Family Links

1. Edward Southworth

2. Governor William Bradford

Alice Carpenter

  • Born: 3 Aug 1590 or 16 Dec 1593, Wrington, Somersetshire, England 157
  • Baptized: 1 Sep 1592, Brighton, Somersetshire, England 157
  • Marriage (1): Edward Southworth on 28 May 1613 in Leyden, Holland 157,202
  • Marriage (2): Governor William Bradford on 14 Aug 1623 in Plymouth Colony, Massachusetts, British American Colonies 62,448
  • Died: 5 Apr-29 Mar 1670, Plymouth, Massachusetts at age 79 157

bullet  General Notes:

~Weis' Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists Who Came to America before 1700, 9:41, Came to New England from England in 1629 as a widow. She later married William Bradford, the governor of Plymouth Colony, who also had recently lost his spouse. 160

-"Cape Cod Series History and Genealogy of the Mayflower Planters, by Leon Clark Hills (1941) [G 974.401 P 738 h Vol.2 -] : on page 121. 518

bullet  Noted events in her life were:

• Emigration: Arrived in Plymouth on the Ship Anne in 1623. along with her son, Constant Southworth. 157

• Families. 157
Marriage 1 Edward Southworth b: Abt 1590 in Wrington, Somerset, England
Married: 28 May 1613 in Leyden, Holland
Constant Southworth b: 1614 in Leyden, S, Netherlands
Thomas Southworth

Marriage 2 William Bradford b: 19 Mar 1589/1590 in Austerfield, Yorkshire, England
Married: 14 Aug 1623 in Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts
William Bradford b: 17 Jun 1624 in Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts
Joseph Bradford b: 1630 in Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts
Mercy Bradford b: Bef May 1627 in Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts

• Background Information. 448
Her two children by Southworth came over with her. The tradition is that Governor Bradford, when a young man, paid his addresses to Alice Carpenter; but on account of his inferiority in rank was opposed by her parents. Consequently, against her natural feelings she was induced to marry Southworth. By him she had two children and was left a widow. Bradford after his arrival in America, became Governor, and having lost his wife soon after wrote to his first love in substance like this: "I am not that Bill bradford I once was. I am now Governor of the Colony, a widower, and if you will come to America I am at your service." Accordingly she came in the ship Anne, arrived at Weymouth in June 1623, and soon after her arrival married Governor Bradford.

Genealogical history of the Rehoboth branch of the Carpenter family in America. Amos B. Carpenter, Carpenter & Morehouse, Amherst, Mass., 1898

• Will:
The Last Will & Testament of Alice Carpenter Southworth Bradford

Alice married Edward Southworth, son of Thomas Southworth and Rosamond Lister, on 28 May 1613 in Leyden, Holland 157.,202 (Edward Southworth was born about 1590 in Wrington, Somersetshire, England 157 and died about 1621 in London, Middlesex, England 157.)

bullet  Noted events in their marriage were:

• Marriage Record. 157,447
Edward's brother, Thomas Southworth was present for the wedding that took place in Leyden in 1613.

Alice next married Governor William Bradford on 14 Aug 1623 in Plymouth Colony, Massachusetts, British American Colonies 62.,448, Yorkshire, England 618 and died on 9 May 1657 in Plymouth Colony, Massachusetts, British American Colonies 448.)


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