Reverend Thomas Bradley, II, D. D.

Male 1594 - 1673  (79 years)


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  • Name Thomas Bradley 
    Title Reverend 
    Suffix II, D. D. 
    Born 1594  Pontefract, West Riding, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    • Pontefract is a historic market town in West Yorkshire, England, near the A1 .... In Elizabethan times the castle, and Pontefract itself, was referred to as "Pomfret".
    Gender Male 
    Alt Birth 1597  [3
    Graduation
    • with a Doctor of Divinity (D.D.)
    Occupation prebend of York  [5
    Occupation Rector at Castleford, Yorkshire, England  [4
    Occupation rector of Ackworth (west Yorkshire)  [5
    Died 10 Oct 1673  (Yorkshire) England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID I35879  The Hennessee Family
    Last Modified 31 Dec 2019 

    Family Frances Savile,   b. 1604, Pontefract, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jan 1663, Pontefract, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years) 
    Married 5 Mar 1631  All Saints Parish Church, Castleford, West Riding, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 4, 6, 7
    Residence (Family) Castleford, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Children 
     1. Thomas Bradley, III, The Immigrant,   b. 1633, Pontefract, West Riding, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1665, Virginia, Colonial America Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 32 years)
    Last Modified 24 Sep 2021 
    Family ID F13221  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1594 - Pontefract, West Riding, Yorkshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 5 Mar 1631 - All Saints Parish Church, Castleford, West Riding, Yorkshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 10 Oct 1673 - (Yorkshire) England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence (Family) - - Castleford, Yorkshire, England Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Rev. Thomas Bradley, Chaplain to the King
      Birthdate: 1597
      Death: October 10, 1673 (75-76)
      England
      Immediate Family:
      Son of Henry Bradley, of Wokingham and Barbara Bradley
      Husband of Frances Bradley
      Father of Francis Bradley; Barbara Bradley; John Bradley; Thomas Johannes Bradley, III and Savile Bradley
      Brother of John Bradley

      Managed by: Gloria Jean Tate

      Last Updated: December 8, 2017

      Frances Bradley
      wife

      Francis Bradley
      son

      Barbara Bradley
      daughter

      John Bradley
      son

      Thomas Johannes Bradley, III
      son

      Savile Bradley
      son

      Henry Bradley, of Wokingham
      father

      Barbara Bradley
      mother

      John Bradley
      brother
      About Rev. Thomas Bradley, Chaplain to the King
      Thomas Bradley (1597-1673) Born: 1597 probably at Wokingham, Berkshire Chaplain to King Charles I Died: 10th October 1673 at Ackworth, West Riding of Yorkshire Thomas Bradley was a native of Berkshire, born in 1597, the son of Henry Bradley of Wokingham and his wife, Barbara daughter of Walter Lane of Reading. He became a battler of Exeter College, Oxford, in 1616, and proceeded to become a BA on 21st July 1620. He was chaplain to the Duke of Buckingham for several years and accompanied him in the expedition to Rochelle and the Isle of Rhe in 1627. After Buckingham's murder, in the following year, Bradley became chaplain to King Charles I and, on 16th June 1629, a captain in the expedition to France applied to the council to take Bradley with him as chaplain of his ship.

      Soon afterwards, on 5th May 1631, Bradley married Frances, the daughter of John, Baron Savile of Pontefract, and he was presented, by his father-in-law about the same time, to the livings of Castleford and Ackworth, near Pontefract. As a staunch Royalist, he was created a DD at Oxford on 20th December 1642 and was expelled a few years later by the parliamentary committee from both his Yorkshire livings. "His lady and all his children were turned out of doors to seek their bread in desolate places," and his library at Castleford fell into the hands of his oppressors.

      He published in London in 1658 a curious pamphlet entitled 'A Present for Caesar of 100,000 in hand and 50,000 a year,' in which he recommended the extortion of first-fruits and tithes according to their true value. The work is respectfully dedicated to Oliver Cromwell. At the Restoration, Bradley was restored to Ackworth, but, in 1661, he found it necessary to vindicate his pamphlet in another tract entitled 'Appello Caesarem'. But his conduct did not satisfy the government and, in an assize sermon preached at York in 1663 and published as ' Caesar's Due and the Subject's Duty,' he said that the King had bidden him "preach conscience to the people and not to meddle with state affairs," and that he had to apologise for his sermons preached against the excise and the excisemen, the Westminster lawyers and 'the rack-renting landlords and depopulators.' He also expressed regret for having suggested the restoration of the Council of the North. In 1666, he was made a prebendary of York and he died seven years later.

      His publications consist entirely of sermons. The earliest, entitled 'Comfort from the Cradle,' was preached at Winchester and published at Oxford in 1650. Four others, preached at York Minster, were published at York between 1661 and 1670; and six occasional sermons appear to have been issued collectively in London in 1667. Bradley has been described as 'an excellent preacher' and 'a ready and acute wit.' A son, Savile, was at one time fellow of New College, Oxford, and afterwards fellow of Magdalen.

      end of biography [3]

  • Sources 
    1. [S49746] http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/h/e/n/Michael-K-Hendrix/GENE1-0042.html.

    2. [S7579] "Thomas Bradley (1594-1636), biography managed by Gloria Jean Tate, December 7, 2014, http://www.geni.com/people/Thomas-.

    3. [S15048] Rev. Thomas Bradley, Chaplain to the King (1597-1673), Biography, Ancestors & Descendants, https://www.geni.com/people/R.

    4. [S49748] http://www.thepeerage.com/p52529.htm#i525283.

    5. [S10676] "Bradley, Thomas, (born 1633)" profile, which was abstracted, downloaded and published Friday, March 17th, 2017 by David.

    6. [S49747] http://newsgroups.derkeiler.com/Archive/Soc/soc.genealogy.medieval/2007-04/msg00259.html.

    7. [S8916] "Frances Savile" profile, http://www.geni.com/people/Frances-Savile/6000000006348964690, managed by Gloria Jean Tate, ab.