Bradstreet, John, 1711-1774
Military officer; born in Harbling, England.
in 1711; was lieutenant-colonel of Pepperell's regiment in the expedition against Louisburg in 1745; and in September, the same year, he was made a captain of a regular regiment.
The following year he was appointed lieutenant-governor of St. Johns, New-foundland — a sinecure place.
Braddock ordered him to accompany Shirley to Oswego, in 1755.
as his adjutant; and in 1756 he was charged with conveying supplies to Oswego.
In 1757 he was appointed captain of a company in the regiment of Royal Americans; and late in the same year he was promoted to lieutenant-colonel of the same regiment, and deputy quartermaster-general, with the rank of colonel.
He was quartermaster-general of Abercrombie's forces, with the rank of colonel, in the expedition against Ticonderoga in July, 1758; and in August he led an expedition which captured Fort Frontenac.
Bradstreet was with Amherst in his expedition against Ticondero