Marriage & Family
1st Marriage: Southworth
Two children born in Holland.
- Constant Southworth (1612-1678) - immigrated to America 1627-28 with brother,
- Thomas Southworth (1617-1669) - immigrated to America 1627-28 with brother,
2nd Marriage: Gov Bradford
William Bradford (1590-1657)'s second wife, Alice Carpenter Southworth, came to Plymouth Colony aboard the Anne in July 1623 following the death of her first husband, Edward Southworth. Governor Bradford married Carpenter on August 14, 1623 at Plymouth. Bradford and Carpenter had three children, William, Mercy, and Joseph. Alice also helped to raise John, the son of his first marriage; Alice's sons from her first marriage, Constant and Thomas, arrived in Plymouth sometime after 1627 and presumably lived with their mother and stepfather.
Alice Carpenter was the widow of Edward Southworth, whom she married in Leyden on 28 May 1613, mother of Thomas and Constant, born in Leyden. She came to the colonies on the Anne with a Mr Snow and her son, Thomas Southworth.
Alice's and William's children were:
- William Bradford (1624-1704) - B 6/17/1624 - D 2/20/1703/04 - - military commander of the Plymouth forces during King Philip's War (June 16, 1624 - February 20, 1703 (O.S.))
- Mercy Bradford (1627-1657) - b 6/1627 - D 5/09/1657
- Joseph Bradford (1630-1715) - B 1630 - D 7/10/1715
- Samuel Bradford (1639-) -
|Offspring of Edward Southworth and Alice Carpenter (1583-1670)|
|Constant Southworth (1612-1678)||1615 Leiden, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands||11 March 1678 Duxbury, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, United States|| Elizabeth Collier (1618-1670)|
|Thomas Southworth (1617-1669)||1617 Leiden, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands||8 December 1669 Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, United States|| Elizabeth Reynor (1618-1708)|
|Offspring of Gov. William Bradford and Alice Carpenter (1583-1670)|
|William Bradford (1624-1704)||17 June 1624 Plymouth Colony, Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts||20 February 1704 Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts|| Alice Richards (1629-1671)|
Mary Fitch (c1635-1675)
Mary Atwood (1642-1715)
|Mercy Bradford (1630-)||1627 Plymouth Colony, Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts||1648 Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts|| Benjamin Vermayes (c1620-)|
|Joseph Bradford (1630-1714)||1630 Plymouth Colony, Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts||10 July 1715 Kingston, Plymouth County, Massachusetts|| Jael Hobart (1643-1730)|
Banks: Plymouth Families
Source: The English Ancestry and Homes of the Pilgrim Fathers--Who Came to Plymouth on the "Mayflower in 1620, the "Fortune" in 1621, and the "Anne" and the "Little James" in 1623, written and compiled by Charles Edward Banks, Member of the Massachusetts Historical Society, originally published in New York, 1929, this edition printed in Baltimore, 1965, by Geological Publishing Company, p. 161.
MRS. ALICE SOUTHWORTH She was the widow of Edward Southworth, daughter of Alexander Carpenter and sister of Julian Carpenter, the wife of George Morton (q.v.). She was betrothed to Edward Southworth, say-weaver of Leyden, 7 May, 1613, by whom she had two sons, Constant, born 1615, and Thomas, 1617, who accompanied her on the voyage. She married Governor Bradford, about a month after arrival, on 14 August, 1623. The Southworths and Gov. Bradford had lived in Heneage House, Duke's Place, London, for about a year prior to the sailing of the Mayflower. It is probable that the Southworth family came from the vicinity of Fenton, co. Notts, near Sturton-le-Steeple, the home of Rev. John Robinson (P.R.O. Exchequer, Dep. 43-44, Elizabeth Michaelmas No. 3). Southworth families lived in various parishes in that section of England before the Pilgrim exodus.