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 Grant to Helen Bradshaw,  30 September 1449 a.d.

(Tuesday after Michaelmas 28 Henry VI)


Mediaeval Latin



Helen, widow, formerly wife of Roger Bradshagh, to Roger son of William Bradshagh One messuage and 18 acres 3 rods in Iridgehay (Idrichay), formerly belonging to her Father, John Proudfot W(itnesses); Robert Bradshagh, Edward Andirton, Thomas Alsop, at Iridgehay



28 H 6th  (1449 AD) - Helen Bradshaw



From the Collection of Richard Lee Bradshaw



Warrant of Attorney; 21 May 1492 a.d.

(Monday after the Feast of St. Dunstan, 7 Henry VII)


Emma Bradshawe, daughter and one of the heirs of Roger Bradshawe, formerly of Iridgehay (Idursey), Derbyshire, appointing Thomas Storer and Thomas Mellour, attornies to take and deliver seisen to Robert Mellour her share in lands, tenements, meadow and pasture in Iridgehay which descended to Emma after the death of Roger



From the Collection of Richard Lee Bradshaw



A Scheme to prevent the Running of Irish Wools to France - 1754








Prevent the Running of

Irish Wools to France, & c.


by Mr (James) Bradshaw





Experience and long observation have shewn us, that no Laws hitherto made, however severe, have been sufficient to prevent the People of Ireland form running their raw wool to France, and their manufactured Goods to foreign countries; and that nothing can effectively put a stop to this great Evil, but making it the Interest of Ireland to discourage that Practice.


For since the Irish Wools, that yearly remain more than they manufacture, must somewhere find a Market; and since the French can afford to give more for their Wools than we can, the Landed Gentlemen of Ireland will ever continue to countenance this pernicious Trade, as the only one, perhaps, by which their Tenants are enabled to hold their Lands, and pay their Rents.



In order to shew that the running of Irish Wool to France, and their manufactured Goods to other Countries, is inconsistent with the real Interest of Ireland; and to make it the real Interest of Ireland to prevent it; in the first Place, I shall consider what the State of the Woollen Manufacture of Ireland was thirty Years ago, and what it is at present; in the next Place, I shall shew Reasons why they have so much Wool to sell to our Rivals the French, and purpose a Scheme to prevent it; and this in such a Manner, as will be equally advantageous to England and Ireland; without hurting our own manufacturers, prejudicing our Owners of Pasture Grounds, or lessening the Labour of our Poor.


Thirty Years ago they manufactured in Ireland large Quantities of Rattens, Frizes, and coarse Cloths of Eight, Nine and....






Observations of The Linen Board - 1763 (Ireland)



Reference the above "Observations of The Linen Trade" by the Linen Weavers and Manufacturers of the Towns of Belfast, Lisburn, Hillsborough and Country adjacent. 

(Reference - Goldsmith's Library, University of London)


On 28th June 1763, Thomas Bradshaw & Roger Borrows Deputed for the Town of Hillsborough at the meeting of Linen Weavers and Manufactures for the Towns of Belfast, Lisburn, Hillsborough and Country adjacent.  No manufacturer would be admitted who was not also a weaver.  The meeting of six Deputies addressed two specific issues which caused great hardship to weavers - Damnified Flax-seed coming from Scotland and pending legislation to prevent steeping flax in running water. 




Samuel Bradshaw's appointment as Solicitor managing The King's Rent in Ireland - Dublin 1795



To all people to whome these presents shall come, Greeting.

Know ye, That We being Governors in Chief Commissioners of HIS Majesty’s, Domains within the Kingdom of IRELAND, Pursuant to the Powers and Authorities To Us given and granted by the said Commission, or otherwise, Have constituted and appointed And by these Presents do Constitute and Appoint Samuel Bradshaw Esquire to be our Solicitor for managing the business of the Kings Rents,

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And to Do, Perform, and Execute, all their Lawful Acts, and Things, Powers and Authorities, which are Requisite and Necessary to be done and Executed, in the discharge of the said Office and Trust, for and During such Time as We, or the Chief Commissioners of His Majesty’s Revenue, for the time being, shall Think fit. And all Justices of the Peace, Mayors, Sheriffs, Constables, and all other His Majesty’s Officers Whome it may concern, are hereby Prayed and Required to be Aiding and Assisting unto him the said Samuel Bradshaw in the due Execution of this Our Commission.


IN WITNESS whereof We have hereunto set our Hands and Seals this ninth day of December in the thirty Seventh Year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord GEORGE lll , by the Grace of God of Great Britain, France, And Ireland, Kind, defender of the faith , in the Year of our Lord  1796.



                                                Signatures follow.



The Approval at the Left side, under the portrait. -:



By the Lord Lieutenant Gen’l ; And General Governor of Ireland




We  do hereby approve of this  Appointment. Given at His Majesty’s Castle of Dublin the 13th day of December 1796.


By His Excellency's Command               






Document courtesy of Kenneth Bradshaw, a descendant of Samuel Bradshaw



Genealogy Books relating to Bradshaw Families



by Antoinette Bradshaw Shattuck & John Herman Bradshaw

Rollins Publishing Company, Chicago



In 1740, John Bradshaw and his wife Mary Wool, emigrated from Co. Antrim to New Jersey




Memorial to Captain James Bradshaw, UEL,



by Manley Ostrander and Charles G. Crouse.



James Bradshaw, son of William Bradshaw & Mary Niblock, was baptised October 20th, 1723  in Seagoe Parish Church, County Armagh.  Between October 1726 & 1728, the family immigrated to America and settled in New Milford, Connecticut, New England.





Turton Local Historical Society


by James J Francis
by James J Francis





The Bradshaw Family of the Bay of Quinte




Loyalist Bradshaw Family Association

Gordon Crouse, Sam Hart & Hessie Giles

DW Friesen Publisher

Altona, Manitoba, Canada







Evelyn M. Wright,

Generation Press, Ontario, Canada





The Life of Lord

President John Bradshawe




Richard Lee Bradshaw




Thomas Bradshaw 1733-1774



Richard Lee Bradshaw





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