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Who was the Bradley for whom Bradley Creek is named?

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According to local historian Susan Taylor Block in her book “Airlie: The Garden of Wilmington,” the creek is named for Richard Bradley. Bradley was the brother-in-law of Joshua Grainger Wright, who owned much of the land on Wrightsville Sound. In 1808 Wright sold Bradley 65 acres of land “on the creek” for the sum of 5 shillings. This creek was known in colonial times as Lee’s Creek. The Bradley Creek name seems to have come into use after 1855.

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  1. On October 26, 2010 at 9:08 am Anne Russell wrote:

    My uncle Richard Bradley was a founding member of the Carolina Yacht Club and its first commodore. He moored his sailing yacht at his home on Bradley Creek.

    Anne Russell
    author, Wilmington A Pictorial History

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