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William Bradford was the 2nd, 5th, 7th,9th and 11th Governor of the Plymouth Colony in Massachusetts.

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Q: William Bradford was governor of what early colony?
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Of Plymouth Plantation by William Bradford?

Of Plymouth Plantation was written by William Bradford, who was a leader of the Plymouth Colony. The journal describes the story of the pilgrims and their early years in the colony that they founded. The journal was written between 1630 and 1651.

Was William Bradford named after a city in England?

Are you referring to the governor of the Plymouth colony in Massachussetts? This William Bradford was not directly named after the town of Bradford in Yorkshire. In medieval England surnames began to be used by ordinary people as a means of identification. For example if there were several men called John in a village it would be useful to identify which was which. Early surnames were predominantly based on one of four factors - occupation, father's name, place of origin or physical characteristics. It is quite probable that one of William Bradford's ancestors moved from Bradford to Austerfield (where William was born) and became known by "of Bradford" to distinguish him from other villagers sharing the same first name.

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John Winthrop was the first governor of the colony. There was a governor of the early settlement there before the MA Bay Colony was established, his name was John Endecott.

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What is the history of the Massachusetts colony?

The coast of what is now Massachusetts was probably skirted by Norsemen in the 11th cent., and Europeans of various nationalities (but mostly English) sailed offshore in the late 16th and early 17th cent. Settlement began when the Pilgrims arrived on the Mayflower and landed (1620) at a point they named Plymouth (for their port of embarkation in England). Their first governor, John Carver, died the next year, but under his successor, William Bradford, the Plymouth Colony took firm hold. Weathering early difficulties, the colony eventually prospered.

Why did bradford and many other come to plymouth colony and later to Massachusetts in the early and mid-1600s?

Bradford along with many others came to Plymouth colony and later to Massachusetts for religious freedom and a better life then under the control of England.

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William Bradford has written: 'The voyage of the Mayflower' 'Of Plymouth colony' 'Pilgrim courage' -- subject(s): History, Juvenile literature 'History of Plymouth plantation' -- subject(s): History, Pilgrims (New Plymouth Colony) 'Of Plymouth Plantation, 1620-1647' -- subject(s): History, Pilgrims (New Plymouth Colony), Early works to 1800 'The Mayflower report, 1622' -- subject(s): Sources, Pilgrims (New Plymouth Colony), Diaries, History 'Governor Bradford's first dialogue' -- subject(s): Early works to 1800, Pilgrims (New Plymouth Colony), Separatists 'Bradford's history of Plymouth plantation, 1606-1946' -- subject(s): History 'A dialogue or Third conference between some young men born in New England, and some ancient men which came out of Holland and Old England' 'Bradford's History of Plymouth plantation' 'A dialogue or Third conference between some young men born in New England, and some ancient men which came out of Holland and Old England' 'Pilgrim courage' 'History of Plymouth plantation, 1620-1647' -- subject(s): History 'A relation or iournall of the beginning and proceedings of the English plantation setled at Plimoth in New England, by certaine English aduenturers both merchants and others' -- subject(s): Early works to 1800, History 'History of the Plimoth Plantation' -- subject(s): Early works to 1800, Pilgrims (New Plymouth Colony), History 'Of Plymouth Plantation' -- subject(s): Pilgrims (New Plymouth Colony), History, Early works to 1800 'The Mayflower papers' -- subject(s): History, Early works to 1800, Description and travel, Indians of North America, Indian captivities, King Philip's War, 1675-1676, Pilgrims (New Plymouth Colony) 'The collected verse' -- subject(s): Early works to 1800, Poetry

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What did Governor Bligh do to help the colony?

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