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Children of Alexander Carpenter:
ALICE CARPENTER (1590-1670) of Wrington, Leiden and PlymouthParents: Alexander Carpenter
Alice Carpenter was baptised on 3 Aug 1590 in Wrington. [Ref] She died on 26 Mar 1670 [Ref, 26 or 27][Ref says 26 Mar 1670 or 71, age about 80, "a most excellent woman"] and is buried at Plymouth. [Ref]
Alice married first Edward Southworth [Ref] on 28 May 1613 in Leiden. [Ref][Ref] Edward was a silk worker in Leiden and one of the members of Rev. John Robinson's church. [Ref] Alice married second Gov. William Bradford as his second wife on 14 Aug 1623. [Ref]
Alice arrived in New England in the summer of 1623 on the supply ship Anne. [Ref]
Stratton [Ref] quotes a Sep 1623 letter from Capt. Emmanuel Altham of the Litte James describing William's and Alice's wedding:
And now to say somewhat of the great cheer we had at the Governor's marriage. We had about twelve pasty venison, besides others, pieces of roasted venison and other such good cheer in such quantity that I could wish you some of our share. For here we have the best grapes that ever you [saw] - and the biggest, and divers sorts of plums and nuts which our business will not suffer us to look for.
Massasoit and 120 of his warriors attended the festivities. [Ref]
In his will, dated 30 Jul 1633, Samuel Fuller the Elder left his 'sister Alice Bradford twelve shillings to buy her a pair of gloves'. [Ref]
On 23 Nov 1664 Alice Bradford, the widow of William Bradford, late of Plymouth, sold Richard Sears of Yarmouth two pieces of land containing 40 acres at a place called Sasuet for twenty pounds. [Ref, 34;22] Sasuet was an Indian name for a place then in east Yarmouth and now in Dennis an Brewster.
In her will, dated 29 Dec 1669, Mistress Alice Bradford asked to be "Intered as neare unto my Deceased husband; Mr. William Bradford as Conveniently may be". [Ref] She made bequests to her sister Mary Carpenter; her sons Constant Southworth, Joseph Bradford and Capt. William Bradford; her friend Thomas Prence; her grandchild Elizabeth Howland, the daughter of her son Thomas Southworth; Elizabeth's son James Howland; her maid Mary Smith. [Ref] Alice left an extensive estate, including books. [Ref]
Children of Alice Carpenter and Edward Southworth, adopted by Wiliam Bradford after his marriage to Alice: [Ref]
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