Glimpses of the Life and Work of the Reverend Richard Bradford
Glimpses of the Life and Work of the Reverend Richard Bradford as Scholar, School Principal, Chaplain Priest of the Church of England and S. P. G. Missionary. Grace D. McGibbon. (1970) The full
title is: Glimpses of the Life and Work of the Reverend Richard Bradford as Scholar, School Principal, Chaplain Priest of the Church of England and S.P.G. Missionary by Grace D. McGibbon 1971. (Note: this is not Governor Bradford of the Massachusetts Colony) Here is a great family history for anyone related to the Bradford family. The book is written as a record of the Rev. Richard Bradford (1752 - 1817) it also provides a very complete family tree descending through 3 generations. There is a wealth of information about Richard's life and times. Probably his main claim to fame was his appointment as the first resident Protestant clergyman in the Ottawa Valley and much of the book is devoted to the time he spent in this office. After entering N. America with a stay in the Catskill's in New York State, he took up his position in Lower Canada which involved a great deal of traveling. Most of his ministry took place in and around Chatham (in the County of York) on the Ottawa River, to the West of Montreal. There is, however, a record of a period during which he ministered to the soldiers and residents of William Henry (Sorel), on the St. Lawrence between Quebec City and Montreal. There is a lot of history of the Rev. Richard's works in the area so that many of the births, marriages and deaths at which he officiated are also recorded. The Archive CD Books Project exists to make reproductions of old books, documents and maps available on CD to genealogists and historians, and to cooperate with local libraries, museums and record offices in providing money to renovate old books in their collection, and to donate books to their collections, where they will be preserved for future generations.