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Alice Carpenter

Female 1593 - 1670  (76 years)


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  • Name Alice Carpenter 
    Born 16 Dec 1593  Wrington, Somersetshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christened 16 Dec 1593  Wisbeach, Cambridgeshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 26 Mar 1670  Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried 29 Mar 1670  Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • !Ancient Landmarks of Plymouth #974.48/D3 H2 Dwt

      ALICE CARPENTER SOUTHWORTH BRADFORD
      Alice Carpenter and her sisters (Agnes, Juliana, Mary and Priscilla) were part of the Leiden Separatist community. Alice married Edward Southworth; they had two sons, Constant and Thomas.

      After Edward Southworth died, Alice Carpenter Southworth sailed to Plymouth on the Anne in 1623. Shortly after her arrival, she married Plymouth Governor William Bradford.

      The marriage of William Bradford and Alice Carpenter Southworth was noted in a letter written by Emmanuel Altham to his brother Sir Edward Altham in September, 1623 :
      "Upon the occasion of the Governor's marriage, since I came, Massasoit was sent for to the wedding, where came with him his wife, the queen, although he hath five wives. With him came four other kings and about six score men with their bows and arrows - where, when they came to our town, we saluted them with the shooting off of many muskets and training our men. And so all the bows and arrows was brought into the Governor's house, and he brought the Governor three or four bucks and a turkey. And so we had very good pastime in seeing them dance, which is in such manner, with such a noise that you would wonder...
      "And now to say somewhat of the great cheer we had at the Governor's marriage. We had about twelve pasty venisons, besides others, pieces of roasted venison and other such good cheer in such quantity that I could wish you some of our share. For here we have the best grapes that ever you say - and the biggest, and divers sorts of plums and nuts which our business will not suffer us to look for."
      Sidney V. James, Jr., editor, Three Visitors to Early Plymouth
      (Plymouth, Mass. : Plimoth Plantation, 1963), p. 29-30.


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      The Last Will & Testament of Alice Carpenter Southworth Bradford
      "The Last Will and Testament of mistris Allice Bradford senir of Plymouth Deceased ; exhibited to the Court held att Plymouth in new England the 7th Day of June Anno Dom 1670 on the oathes of Nathaniel: Morton and Leift: Ephraim Morton; as followeth;

      "I Allis Bradford senir of the Towne of Plymouth in the Jurisdiction of New Plymouth widdow : being weake in body but of Disposing mind and prfect memory blessed be God; not knowing how soone the Lord may please to take mee out of this world unto himselfe : Doe make and ordaine this to be my last Will and Testament; in manor and forme as followeth; Impr I bequeath my soule to god that gave it and my body to the Dust in hope of a Joyfull resurrection unto glory; Desiring that my body may be Intered as neare unto my Deceased husband; mr Willam Bradford: as Conveniently may be; and as for my worldly estate I Dispose of it as followeth; Imprs I give and bequeath unto my Deare sister Mary Carpenter; the bed I now lye on with the furniture: therunto belonging and a paire of sheets and a good Cow and a yearling heiffer and a younge mare Item I give and bequeath unto my son mr Constant Southworth my Land att Paomett: viz all my Purchase land there: with all my rights privilidges and appurtenances therunto belonging; To him and his heires and assignes for ever; Item I give and bequeath unto my said son Constant Southworth and unto my son mr Joseph Bradford: the one halfe of my sheep; to be equally Devided betwixt them; and the other halfe to my son Captaine Willam Bradford Item I give unto my said son Joseph Bradford my paire of working oxen and a white heiffer; Item I give unto my honored frend mr Thomas Prence one of the bookes that were my Deare husbands Library; which of them hee shall Choose; Item I give unto my Deare Grand child Elizabeth Howland; the Daughter of my Deare son Captaine Thomas Southworth Deceased; the sume of seaven pounds; for the use and benifitt of her son James howland Item I give unto my servant maide Mary Smith a Cow Calfe to be Delivered her the next springe if I Decease this winter; and if I Doe not Decease this winter; my will is that shee have one Delivered to her out of my estate in som short time after my Decease; all the rest of my estate not Disposed of allreddy by this my last Will and Testament; as above said; I give and bequeath unto my sonnes mr Constant Southworth Captaine Willam Bradford and mr Joseph Bradford to be equally Devided amongst them in equall and alike proportions; In Witnes that this is my Last Will and Testament I the said Allice Bradford have heerunto sett my hand and seale; this twenty ninth day of December anno Dom one Thousand six hundred sixty nine.
      The inventory of the goods of Alice Carpenter Southworth Bradford, deceased 1669
      Impr 8 Cowes 20 00 00
      Item 2 yearlings 01 10 00
      Item a 2 yeare old steer 01 10 00
      Item a steer of 4 yeare old 02 10 00
      Item 1: 2 yeare old heiffer 01 10 00
      Item 1 old horse and three mares 10 00 00
      Item 17 sheep and 2 lambes 07 00 00

      In the New Parlour Chamber

      Item 1 bed a bolster and 2 pillowes 03 10 00
      Item 1 green rugg and 1 Coverlid & 2 blanketts 03 00 00
      Item a bedsteed & Curtaines and vallence 02 00 00
      Item 2 Chaires 00 15 00
      Item 3 wrought stooles 00 11 00
      Item one Table and Carpett 01 05 00
      Item a Carved Chest 01 00 00

      In the outward Parlour Chamber

      a bedsteed and Curtaine and vallence and settle 01 10 00

      In the old parlour Chamber

      Item a smale bed 2 blanketts 1 Coverlid & a pillow 03 10 00
      Item 1 old green Cloth Goune 00 10 00
      Item 8 yards of hommade Cloth 01 04 00
      Item 2 Chestes 00 10 00
      Item 2 Iron beames 1 hogshead 1 barrell and other old lumber 01 05 00

      In the studdy in bookes

      Item mr Perkins two of them 01 00 00
      Item 3 of Doctor WIlletts on genises exodus & Daniel 01 00 00
      Item Guicksarraden 00 10 00
      Item the history of the Church 00 08 00
      Item Peter Martirs Comon places 00 15 00
      Item Cartwright on remise Testament 00 10 00
      Item the history of the Netherlands 00 15 00
      Item Peter Martir on the Romans 00 05 00
      Item Moors workes on the New Testament 01 00 00
      Item Cottons Concordance 00 08 00
      Item Speeds history of the world 01 00 00
      Item Weams Christian Sinnagogue & the protracture of the Image of God 00 08 00
      Item the Meathod of Phisicke 00 02 00
      Item Calvins harmony and his Coment on the actes 00 08 00
      Item Downhams 2cond: prte of Christian warfare 00 03 00
      Item mr Cottons answare to mr Williams 00 02 00
      Item Taylers libertie of Prophesye 00 01 06
      Item Gouges Domesticall Dutyes 00 02 06
      Item the Institutions or reasons Discused & observations Divine and morall the synode of Dort and the Appologye 00 06 00
      Item mr Ainsworth workes the Counterpoison & the tryall 00 02 00
      Item mr Ainsworth on Genises exodus & livitticus 00 04 00
      Item Calvin on Genises 00 02 06
      Item Dike on the Deceightfulnes of mans hard 00 01 06
      Item Gifford refuted 00 00 06
      Item Dod on the comaundements and others of his 00 03 00
      Item 53 smale bookes 01 06 06
      item Calvin on the epistles in Duch: and Divers other Duch bookes 00 15 06
      Item 2 bibles 01 00 00
      Item the actes of the Church 00 05 00
      Item 3 of mr Bridgg: his workes 01 00 00
      Item the Lives of the fathers 00 03 00
      Item a skin of buffe 00 15 00

      In the old Parlour

      Item 1 feather bed 1 bolster 2 ruggs and a blankett 03 00 00
      Item a bedsted & settle Curtaine and vallence 01 10 00
      Item a Court Cubbert 01 00 00
      Item a Table and forme and 2 stooles 01 05 00
      Item 1 great lether Chaire 00 08 00
      Item 2 great wooden Chaires 00 06 00
      Item 1 great winscott Chist and a Cubbert 01 00 00
      Item 2 boxes and a Deske and a wrought stoole and an old Case of bottles 00 12 00
      Item 2 guns and a paire of bandaleers 01 00 00

      The plate

      Item the great beer bowle 03 00 00
      Item another beer bowle 02 00 00
      Item a wine Cupp 01 00 00
      Item a salt 02 15 00
      Item a trencher salt & a Drame Cupp 00 15 00
      Item silver spoones 02 09 00
      Item a silver dish 01 15 00
      Item 2 blanketts 00 10 00
      Item 1 Diaper Table Cloth and a Dozen of Diaper Napkins 02 00 00
      Item another Diaper Table Cloth and 7 Diaper Napkins 01 10 00
      Item 2 holland Table clothes 00 15 00
      Item 1 old Cubbert Cloth 00 03 00
      Item 4 pillow beers 00 08 00
      Item 5 towells 00 05 00
      Item 3 holland sheets 01 10 00
      Item 2 paire of Cotten and linnine sheets 01 15 00
      Item 19 Cotton and linnine Napkins 00 15 00
      Item a paire of pillowbears 00 04 00
      Item a nother paire of pillowbears 00 02 06
      Item 5 shets 01 10 00
      Item in shiftes and other wearing linnine 03 00 00
      Item a Dingcastor hatt 01 05 00
      Item her wearing Clothes and a little peece of bayes 12 00 00
      Item a wicker baskett; galley potts & glasses & such smale thinges of Little vallue 00 05 00

      In the great Parlour

      Item 2 great Carved Chaires 01 04 00
      Item a Table and forme and Carpett 01 05 00
      Item 10 Cushens 01 00 00
      Item a Causlett and hedpeece 01 10 00
      Item 4 great lether Chaires 01 04 00
      Item in glasses and earthen ware 00 04 00
      Item a Case and five knives 00 05 00
      Item a rest & some other odde thinges 00 02 00

      In the Kitchen

      Item 24 pewter platters and a brim bason 07 00 00
      Item 2 fflaggons: 2 quart potts & 3 pint potts 01 00 00
      Item 6 smale pewter Dishes and a smale bason 00 10 00
      Item 7 porrengers 00 06 00
      Item 6 pewter plates 00 09 00
      Item 2 pewter Candlestickes & a saltseller 00 06 00
      Item 3 Chamber potts and three smale sawcers and pewter funnell; 00 09 00
      Item 2 pyr plates 00 06 00
      Item a tinning pan and 2 Coverings and a lanthorne 00 02 00
      Item 1 great Jugg and 5 smallers ones 4 earthen pans and 2 earthen potts 00 00 12
      Item 2 ffrench kettles 01 10 00
      Item an old warming pan 00 03 00
      Item 1 little ffrench kettle 00 03 00
      Item 2 brasse kettles 00 15 00
      Item a Duch pan 00 04 00
      Item 3 brasse skilletts 00 04 00
      Item 1 old brasse skimer and Ladle 00 01 00
      Itm 3 brasse Candle stickes and a brasse pestle and Mortor 00 09 00
      Item a paire of Andjrons 00 10 00
      Item a Chafeing Dish and a stew pan 00 10 00
      Item 1 Iron skillett and an Iron kettle 00 10 00
      Item 2 Iron potts 00 16 00
      Item 2 paire of pothangers and 2 paire of pott hookes 00 08 00
      Item 2 paire of tonggs and 2 fier shovells 00 05 00
      Item 2 spitts and a gridjron and an Iron Driping pan 00 10 00
      Item a paire of Iron rakes 00 10 00
      Item 4 Dozen of trenchers 00 02 06
      Item a box Iron 2 gallon glasse bottles and three pottle bottles 00 05 00
      Item a spining wheele a bucking tubb 2 pailes 2 kinmnells two bowls 4 smale wooden Dishes 1 tray 2 Burchen trayes 00 16 00
      Item Scales & waightes with an Iron beame 00 07 00
      Item 2 beer barrells 00 04 00
      Item a prsell of sheepes woole 00 03 00
      Item 2 smale swine 00 10 00
      Item in Mony 00 16 00
      Item a silver bodkin 00 04 00
      Item in provision 01 10 00
      Item one halfe hogshed and a small prsell of salt 00 03 00
      Item one paire of oxen in Mr Joseph Bradfords hand

      sume totall
      162 17 00

      Captaine William Bradford and mr Joseph Bradford haveing the Cattle after named in theire Costody when the estate was prised; Did give in the number and kind of them upon theire oathes as followeth:
      Item 4 Cowes 2 Calves one oxe 4 yeare old; one heiffer and hee was of two yeare old and 14 sheep besides lambes; sworne to these were in Captaine Bradford Costody June 1670
      Item 2 oxen 4 Cowes 2 yearlinges one two yeare old steer 1 horse 2 mares 2 young Calves were in Mr Joseph Bradfords Custody and hee was sworne to this June 1670.
    Person ID I598100  7_families
    Last Modified 15 Sep 2006 

    Father Alexander Carpenter,   b. Abt 1546, Wrington, Somersetshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1612  (Age ~ 66 years) 
    Mother Priscilla Dillen,   b. Abt 1552-1562, Wrington, Somersetshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Dec 1653, Wrington, Somersetshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 91 years) 
    Married 1612  Leyden, Zuid, Holland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F217215  Group Sheet

    Family 1 Edward Constant Southworth,   b. Abt 1588, , , England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1621  (Age ~ 33 years) 
    Married 28 May 1613-1614  Leyden, Zuid, Holland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Constant Southworth,   b. 1615, Of, Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Mar 1679, Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
    Last Modified 15 Sep 2006 
    Family ID F215551  Group Sheet

    Family 2 William Bradford, (Mayflower),   b. 19 Mar 1589, Austerfield, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 May 1657, Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Married 14 Aug 1623  Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Children 
    +1. Major William Bradford,   b. 17 Jun 1624, Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Feb 1704, Kingston, Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     2. Mercy Bradford,   b. Bef May 1627, Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Joseph Bradford,   b. Abt 1630, Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jul 1715, Kingston, Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 85 years)
    Last Modified 15 Sep 2006 
    Family ID F217213  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsChristened - 16 Dec 1593 - Wisbeach, Cambridgeshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 28 May 1613-1614 - Leyden, Zuid, Holland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 14 Aug 1623 - Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 26 Mar 1670 - Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 29 Mar 1670 - Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S407] Massachusetts, Plymouth, Plymouth - Vital Records to 1850, Lee Douglas van Antwerp (Main Author), Ruth Wilder Sherman (Added Author), (Camden, Me. : Picton Press, c1993), 667 (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S7688] William Bradford of the Mayflower and his descendants for four generations, Robert S. Wakefield, (Plymouth, Mass. : General Society of Mayflower Descendants, c1987), 1 (Reliability: 3).