He was known as "Captain Bradshaw" and also as an officer in the "Queen's Company" (sometimes called "fuzileers") serving in New York. In January 1692, the provincial government instructed him to keep his soldiers at Albany from deserting. By mid-November, the provincial council sought to settle his affairs as George Bradshaw was deceased!
The marriage, however, was shortlived. Bradshaw filed a will in November 1692. Calling himself a "gentleman" of New York, he stated that he was sick. He reserved part of his estate for the use of his son, Richard. The rest of his holdings was left to his "loving wife, Elizabeth." The will passed probate on January 16, 1693.
first posted: 5/15/04