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NameSamuel Bradford
DenominationChurch of England
Livedb. 1652-12-20 - d. 1731-05-17 (old)
Linked Manuscripts
Linked Sermons
Linked ReportsDiary of Marriot -- preacher
Associated PlacesCarlisle -- BishopricRochester -- BishopricWestminster Abbey -- DeanerySt Mary le Bow -- ParishSt Thomas -- ParishCharterhouse -- Place of StudyCorpus Christi College -- Place of StudySt Paul's School -- Place of StudyAll Hallows Breadstreet -- Post
Source of DataJennifer Farooq; Benjamin Durham
Biographical Sources ConsultedCCEd (Person IDs: 92213 & 35458); ODNB (Article: 3178); ACAD (Venn) (ID: BRDT669S)
Other NoteBorn 20 December 1652 in the parish of St. Ann Blackfriars, London. Son of William Bradford. Educated at St. Paul's School and then Charterhouse, London. Admitted to Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, in 1669; matriculated in 1672; never received a BA because of initial scruples about taking holy orders. Received MA by royal mandate in 1680. Worked as a private tutor for a number of families. Moved to London in 1689; ordained a deacon there in June 1690, and then priest in October. Minister of St. Thomas's, Southwark, 1691-93. Lecturer of St Mary-le-Bow, London, 1691-93. Tutor for Archbishop Tillotson’s grandsons, 1691-. Rector of St. Mary-le-Bow, 1693-1720. Lecturer at All Hallows, Breadstreet, London, ca. 1694-. Married Jane Ellis of Medbourne, Leicestershire, and had three surviving children, William (ca.1696–1728), Jane and Susanna. Chaplain-in-ordinary to William III, Queen Anne and George I, 1698-1718. Boyle lecturer in 1699. Created DD by Queen Anne in 1705. Prebendary of Westminster Abbey, 1707-23. Offered the bishopric of St. David's in 1710, but declined it. Master of Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, 1716-24. Bishop of Carlisle, 1718-23. Bishop of Rochester, 1723-1731. Dean of Westminster, 1723-1731. Dean of the honourable Order of the Bath; member of the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts. Bradford was a committed Whig and low churchman throughout his career. Died on 17 May, 1731.
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GEMMS record createdJuly 31, 2015
GEMMS record last editedJanuary 11, 2017