Bradshaw, William a distinguished Puritan divine, was born in 1571, became minister of Chatham, Kent, in 1601, subsequently lecturer of Christ Church, London, and died in 1618. His work on English Puritanism (Lond. 1605) is valuable as showing the difference between the principles of the ancient and modern Nonconformists. He also wrote, besides other works, a Treatise of Justification (Lond. 1615; in Lat., Leyd. 1618, 12mo; Oxf. 1658, 8vo).