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Accession Number: 90-007

Title

John A. Bradshaw fonds. -- 1757, 1942-1965 ; predominant 1956-1965. -- 13 cm of textual records and other material.

Biography / History

John A. Bradshaw was a crown attorney and clerk of the peace for the City of Peterborough from 1948 to 1975. John researched the Bradshaw family and he was able to trace the Bradshaw lineage as early as 660 A.D., with a connection to the Sutton Hoo ship which was discovered in Britain in 1939. John was very successful in tracing many of his ancestors throughout the centuries, from Haigh Hall in England, 1295, when Sir William de Bradshaigh was owner, to a succession of baronets, captains, knights and earls. There is a noteworthy connection, by marriage, with the Fraser family originally of Scotland, of which Simon Fraser was a descendent. The ancestry of the Fraser family is extensively presented in this fonds as well.

Custodial History

This fonds was in the custody of the Bradshaw family before it was donated to the Trent University Archives.

Scope and Content

This fonds has extensive personal genealogical research material collected by John A. Bradshaw, Crown Attorney and Clerk of the Peace for the City of Peterborough from 1948 to 1974. The fonds includes correspondence with genealogists, notes, photocopies of related passages, poems, and chapters of books and other published material, photographs and a 1757 edition of "The London Chronicle".

Notes

Title based on creator of fonds.

This fonds was donated by the Bradshaw family.

Restrictions: N

Finding aids: Y

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Box 1

loose in box:

Published genealogical accounts pertaining to the Bradshaw and Fraser families:

Black folder with correspondence and notes pertaining to the Bradshaw and Fraser genealogy - includes 3 photographs

William Fraser, Senior, U.E. and His Descendants in Fulton County, New York and Grenville County, Ontario / by Duncan Fraser, 1964.

Sir Roger Bradshaigh of Haigh, Knight and Baronet 1628-1684 with notes of his immediate forbears / by Arthur John Hawkes, 1945.

Memorial to Captain Bradshaw / compiled by Manley Ostrander and Charles G. Crouse, 1942.

Haigh Hall: A History of Haigh Hall / by H.H.G. Arthur, 1952.

The Sutton Hoo Ship Burial / published by the Trustees of the British Museum, 1956.

Black binder entitled "John A. Bradshaw": photocopies of passages and chapters pertaining to the Bradshaw genealogy taken from various published books, as well as numerous pages of handwritten notes on the subject

Folder:

1: correspondence and notes pertaining to the Bradshaw family genealogy

2: correspondence, notes, and poetry (old English, most of which either mentions or has been composed by a Bradshaw family member)

3: correspondence and notes pertaining to the Bradshaw and Fraser genealogy - includes an issue of the newspaper The London Chronicle, 1757

4: correspondence and notes pertaining to the Bradshaw and Fraser genealogy

5: correspondence and notes pertaining to the Bradshaw and Fraser genealogy

6: correspondence and notes pertaining to the Bradshaw and Fraser genealogy      

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