Dr Hannah Bradford Ripley was born 9 May 1662 in Plymouth Colony, Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, United States to William Bradford (1624-1704) and Alice Richards (1629-1671) and died 28 May 1738 Windham, Windham County, Connecticut, United States of unspecified causes. She married Joshua Ripley (1658-1739) 28 November 1682 in Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, United States.


Dr. Hannah Bradford Ripley was the daughter of Major William and Alice Richards Bradford. A Mayflower Pilgrim descendant. She was a noble and useful woman, remarkable for her skill in the art of healing, she was the first, and for a long time the only physician in the Plymouth Colony, and it is said that the first male physician, Dr. Richard Huntington, received much of his medical knowledge from her." She married Joshua Ripley (1658-1739) at Plymouth, MA on 28 November, 1682.


Gravestone of Hannah Ripley - Windham Center Cemetery.

Gravestone Location: Windham Center Cemetery - Winham CT

Gravestone Inscription:

Here lies Interred the Body of ... Mrs. Hannah Ripley the well beloved Consort of Joshua Ripley, Esqr who after she had lived a holy and Fruitful Life fell asleep in Jesus May ye 28th 1738 in ye 76th year of her Age.


Offspring of Joshua Ripley and Hannah Bradford (1662-1738)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Alice Ripley (1683-1768)
Hannah Bradford Ripley (1685-1752) 2 March 1685 Hingham, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, United States 19 March 1751 Windham, Windham County, Connecticut, United States Samuel Webb (1690-1779)
Judith Faith Ripley (1686-1719)
Joshua Ripley (1688-1739) 13 May 1688 Windham, Windham County, Connecticut 18 November 1773 Windham, Windham County, Connecticut Mary Backus (1692-1770)
Margaret Ripley (1690-1774)
Leah Ripley (1693-1775)
Rachel Ripley (1693-1782)
Hezekiah Ripley (1695-1779)
David Bradford Ripley (1697-1781) 20 May 1697 Windham, Windham County, Connecticut 16 February 1781 Windham, Windham County, Connecticut Lydia Cary (1705-1784)
Irena Ripley (1700-1726)
Ann Ripley (1701-1745)
Jerusha Ripley (1704-1792)




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