Briggs

Name origin: Name from Anglo-Saxon brigg--a bridge; brig in Welsh--height, the top of anything. William atta Brigge of Salle is mentioned in records, 1270.

Clement Briggs

b.1587/1598 of Surrey, England; parents ukn
d.Dec. 23, 1648 Weymouth, MA
m.Joan Allen
b.abt.1592 England; parents ukn

CHILDREN included:

  1. John Briggs b.1614

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Henrie Briggs

b.1574 of St. James, Clerkenwell, London, England, parents ukn
d.Aug. 14, 1625 St. James, Clerkenwell, London, England
m.Jan. 19, 1597 St. James, Clerkenwell, London, England; ukn

CHILDREN included:

  1. Rebecca Briggs b.Oct. 25, 1600 London, England d.Feb. 8, 1673 Portsmouth, RI
  2. John Briggs b.1615 Thornbury, Gloucester, England
  3. Joyce Briggs b.Apr. 8, 1618 London, England d.Dec. 3, 1620

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John Briggs

b.1614 England; s/o Clement Briggs and Joan Allen
d.abt.1686 Taunton, MA
m.abt.1638 England; Hannah Fisher
b.1624 England; parents ukn

CHILDREN included:

  1. Janna Briggs b.1635 d.1685
  2. Richard Briggs b.1640 d.Dec. 13, 1692 Taunton, MA
  3. William Briggs b.April 2. 1646 d.Jan. 3, 1728 bur.Oakland Cemetery, Taunton, MA
  4. Hugh Briggs b.abt.1654 d.aft.1692

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John Briggs

b.1615 Thornbury, Gloucester, England; s/o Henrie Briggs
d.Sandwich, MA
m.Catherine _______

CHILDREN included:

  1. Sarah Briggs b.1633-41 Sandwich, MA d.March 26, 1689 Barnstable, MA
  2. Samuel Briggs b.abt.1645 Sandwich, MA d.Nov. 2, 1688 prob.Rochester, MA

NOTE: On July 13, 1635 John Briggs aged 20 enrolled at London as passenger for New England on the "Blessing".

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Samuel Briggs

b.abt.1645 Sandwich, MA; s/o John Briggs and Catherine ______
d.Nov. 2, 1688 prob. Rochester, MA
m.(1)abt.1668 Bennett Ellis
b.Feb. 27, 1648 Sandwich, MA d/o John and Elizabeth (Freeman) Ellis
d.Jan. 21, 1702
m.(2)1684 Sandwich, MA Elizabeth Ellis
b.Feb. 2, 1665 Sandwich, MA d/o John and Elizabeth (Freeman) Ellis
d.Nov. 2, 1688 MA

CHILDREN included:

  1. Elizabeth Briggs b.April 3, 1665 Sandwich, MA m.Sept. 1688 Sandwich, MA John Benson
  2. Bennet Briggs b.Oct. 14, 1667 Sandwich, MA d.June 6, 1694 m.Aug. 20, 1687 Rochester, MA James Stuard
  3. Ebenezer Briggs b.June 9, 1671 Sandwich, MA
  4. Samuel Briggs b.Dec. 12, 1673 Sandwich, MA d.1751 Rochester, MA
  5. Sarah Briggs b.Feb. 14, 1675 Plympton, MA d.Oct. 7, 1720 Hannah Briggs b.Feb. 14, 1675 Sandwich, MA m.1698 John Barrows
  6. John Briggs b.abt.1676 Rochester, MA d.March 2, 1727 Rochester, MA

Note:[Some confusion over wives, and dates...i.e., Why did he marry Bennett's sister Elizabeth while Bennett was still alive?--hw]

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William Briggs

b.Apr. 2, 1646 Taunton, MA; s/o John Briggs and Hannah Fisher
d.Jan. 3, 1728 Taunton, MA
m.Nov. 6, 1666 Taunton, MA; Sarah MaComber
b.1645 Marshfield, MA; d/o William MaComber and Priscilla Ursula Thomas
d.March 20, 1680 Taunton, MA

CHILDREN included (all b.Taunton, MA):

  1. William Briggs b.Jan. 25, 1668 d.Feb. 28, 1731
  2. Thomas Briggs b.Sept. 9, 1669 d.bef.July 1, 1746
  3. Sarah Briggs b.Sept. 10, 1669 d.Nov. 12, 1727
  4. Elizabeth Macomber Briggs b.March 14, 1671 d.abt.Dec. 1735
  5. Hannah Briggs b.Nov. 4, 1672
  6. Mary Briggs b.Aug. 14, 1674
  7. Mathew Briggs b.Feb. 5, 1676 d.March 8, 1765
  8. Amos Briggs b.1678 d.March 24, 1760
  9. John Briggs b.March 19, 1680 d.bef.Jan. 26, 1756

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Thomas Briggs

b.Sept. 9, 1669 Taunton, MA; s/o William Briggs and Sarah MaComber
d.bef.July 1, 1746 Taunton, MA
m.Oct. 24, 1689 Taunton, MA; Abigail Thayer
b.1666 of Taunton, MA; d/o Nathaniel Thayer and Abigail Harvey
d.aft.1745 Taunton, MA

CHILDREN included (all b.Taunton, MA):

  1. Thomas Briggs b.Oct. 9, 1690 d.aft.April 18, 1789
  2. Sarah Briggs b.Dec. 10, 1693 d.Nov. 22, 1783
  3. Nathaniel Briggs b.June 18, 1695 d.bef.July 20, 1718/1719
  4. Abigail Briggs b.abt.1699 d.y.?
  5. Abiel Briggs b.abt.1700 d.Aug. 7, 1765 Rehoboth, MA
  6. James Briggs b.abt.1703 d.Oct. 26, 1783 Taunton, MA
  7. Abigail Briggs b.abt.1705
  8. Mary Briggs b.1707 d.1785
  9. Jemima Briggs b.abt.1708 of Taunton, MA d.aft.Jun 1757 Attleborough, MA m.Benjamin Crabtree, Jr.

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