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Bradstreet, John, 1711-1774



  • Existence: 1711 - 1774

John Bradstreet was born in 1711 in England. His family moved to Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia in 1714. He served at Louisburg and was appointed Lieutenant Governor of Newfoundland in 1746. Bradstreet continued his military career retiring with the rank of Colonel in 1764. During the 1760s, he began to acquire acreage in the colony of New York and in 1768, took title to a large tract located between the Delaware and Susquehanna Rivers. Bradstreet died in September 1774.

Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

Baron Jeffrey Amherst letter

Mss 761208
Identifier: Mss 761208
Scope and Contents Letter from Baron Jeffrey Amherst, New York to John Bradstreet in Albany, NY in which he comments on the mood of the people of Albany, NY and on measures to be taken. The letter is signed and written in clerical hand.

Baron Jeffrey Amherst letter

Mss 763407.3
Identifier: Mss 763407.3
Scope and Contents Letter from Baron Jeffrey Amherst of New York to Col. John Bradstreet reporting on the loss of Presque Isle and on the conditions at Fort Pitt. He requests Bradstreet to furnish any ship's carpenterswho may be in Albany or Schenectady. Letter is in clerical hand and signed.

John Bradstreet draft

Mss 759526
Identifier: Mss 759526
Scope and Contents Draft of John Bradstreet of Albany, New York payable to DeLancey Robinson. The draft is on the deputy paymaster general of the British Army in New York, with Robinson's endorsement on the verso.

Thomas Gage letter

Mss 764254.1
Identifier: Mss 764254.1
Scope and Contents Letter from Thomas Gage in New York, New York to Col. John Bradstreet requesting distribution of accompanying orders (not included), circular in clerical hand, signed. Includes a lengthy note in Gage's hand, signed with his initials commenting on political situation in New York.