BRADSHAW.This is what I have found out about the Bradshaws.
They were already an established and wealthy family when William the conqueror arrived in 1066.(the de before the Bradshaw name in early times means with William)I have been told.
The oldest line was located at Bradshaw, Bolton.But other early branches were at Haigh Hall Wigan, Atherstone Warwickshire, Twisden Kent, Marple Derbyshire.
For whatever reason William the conqueror didn't take over the Bradshaw lands.Apparently he gave them more.
Bradshaw's at Eyram left there never to return when the plaque hit that place.Valuable tapestries ordered, were just left to rot.
One "story" I have found is that one family had to sell their lands after several generations of a predominance of daughters, where a dowry had to be found and too much had been borrowed.
Of course there have been in history famous and infamous Bradshaws.