He could not endure a sermon or service one minute beyond 12 o'clock, and when the limit was reached, he would take out his watch, hold it up with great ostentation, slam the pew door, and stride down the aisle, quite likely with his hands under his coat tails, a favorite attitude with him.
He died, as his father had, of paralysis, January 4, 1848, in his seventy-ninth year.
His will was signed August 18, 1832.
He left $620 in varying sums of money to his six daughters, to be paid within a year of his death to them or their heirs, and the use and improvement of his real estate
to his wife during her life, at her decease to be equally divided among his children or their heirs, and the remainder of his personal estate to his wife.
She died July 14, 1854.
I shall not notice the children of William Bradbury
in order of age, for convenience in grouping together those best remembered by the Medford
Mary, the second child, born September 14, 1797, died Angust 15, 1848.
There is no record of her baptism.
, the third child, was born July 20, 1800, and baptized July 27, 1800.
He was lost at sea September 5, 1821.
, the fourth child, born July—, 1802, was baptized August i, 1802, and died May 28, 1867.
Like others of her family she was skilful with the needle, and did dressmaking at home.
She had many patrons among the town's people.
A pupil of her sister Eliza's school, now living in this city, had her wedding dress made by Miss Susan.
, the fifth child, born March 5, 1804, baptized March 25, 1804, died November 8, 1810.
He went to call his father to dinner or to come home with him, and running along on the stones on the edge of the river, fell in and was drowned.
No outcry was heard, and the accident was not known till some time later, when his body was seen floating in the river.
's invaluable diary informs us: ‘Nov. 9, 1810 attended ’