The Bradford family unites with the Man family with the marriage of Mary Bradford to George Octavious Man in 1869. Mary was the daughter of Major General Evelyn Bradford. A Bradford family genealogy can be found here in pdf.
Evelyn Bradford (EB) was born 8 February 1823 in West Bengal India. He was the son of Edward Bradford and his mother was a local Indian lady whose name is unknown. He married a number of times: first to a lady whose first name was Ellen and they had the following issue:
Ellen the first wife died and in 1859 EB married a lady by the name of Margaret Clementine Fell in India. At some point she too died and in 1867 EB married Alice Rosamund also in India. At some time before 1881 he married his fourth wife Emma Bennett. One of the sons of this marriage was Ernest Evelyn Bradford (see obituary below). (All these marriages have yet to be properly sorted out and there may be some confusion)
On the 1881 census EB appears as a widower with two young sons aged 6 and 5. On
20 January 1908 EB dies at Holbein House, Sloane-square, London and his daughter Mary Man registers his death.
The Bradford family of three generations were closely connected with Empire building in India during the last century as the following obituary notice shows:
Major General Evelyn Bradford: The East Indian warriors who served John Company may be counted upon the fingers. On Friday last the grave closed over Major General Evelyn Bradford, who first saw service in the old 14th Native Bengal Infantry about the time when Pollack, "the avenger", was retrieving the Elphinstone fiasco. He served at one time as aide-de-camp to Lord Harding and saw fighting on the North-West frontier in the first Sikh War; he had a look in at Goojerant in the second [Sikh War] and had two years of campaigning in the Mutiny. On transference to the service of the Crown, like the rest of his conferees of John Company, he completed his time in India and retired in 1885. He was born 1823; his father was Lieutenant Edward Bradford E.I.C., elder brother of the Lieut. General Sir John Fowler Bradford K.C.B. who subsequently commanded the Murset Division during and after the Mutiny. [A letter to the Times that mentions the action of General Bradford in India can be read here in pdf ---> Letter to the Times.]
Other marriages made by the Bradford family include that of Harriet Bradford (Mary (Bradford) Man's great great aunt) to Kenneth Callander and the subsequent marriage of Kenneth and Harriet's two daughters, Emily and Caroline, to two members of the Hardinge family. In February 1824 John Fowler Bradford (Mary Man's great uncle) married Eliza Martha Maria Ouseley. Also, Mary Man's great aunt, Maria Bradford, married Henry Arthur Woodgate.
A short obituary of Sir John Fowler Bradford appeared in the Times (see below). His notes and diaries on Indian life can be found at the British Library (Ms Eur D.1057 1842-49, 1854-56).
A law case involving Edward Chapman Bradford's estate can be read here (<--- 6 page pdf).