Bradford, Samuel, a divine of the Church of England, was born in 1652, became bishop of Carlisle in 1718, was translated to Rochester in 1723, and died in 1731. He published a work on The Credibility of the Christian Religion-one of the Boyle Lectures (Lond. 1699, 4to; 1739, fol.)-and a number of sermons, and also assisted in the publication of the works of Archbishop Tillotson (q.v.).