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"BRADLEY. From the knds of Braidlie in the barony of Hawick, Roxburghshire. John de Bradely rendered homage at Berwick in 1291 (Bam, u, 508), and William de Bradeleye of the county of Roxburghe rendered homage in 1296 (ibid., n, p. 199). The seal of William is a curious one, bearing a tree supported by two hares, the dexter one beating a cymbal or drum, the sinister playing a pipe; bird in top, a dog coiled at base, and legend S' Will'i de Bradeley (ibid., p. 532). In Argyllshire Bradley has been used as an Anglicized form of O'Brolachan, although the two names have no connection either in root or meaning. "(The surnames of Scotland. George Fraser Black, 1866-1948)


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