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Edward Riggs

Male Abt 1593 - 1672  (~ 79 years)


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  • Name Edward Riggs 
    Alternate birth Abt 1590  [1
    Born Abt 1593  [2
    Gender Male 
    Died 5 Mar 1672  Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Buried 5 Mar 1672  Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3
    Person ID I19287  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others
    Last Modified 26 Jan 2019 

    Family Elizabeth Holmes,   b. Bef 13 Dec 1590,   d. Oct 1634, Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 43 years) 
    Married 16 Sep 1618  All Saints, Nazeing, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    Children 
     1. Edward Riggs,   b. Bef 17 Oct 1619,   d. Between 1 Jan 1670 and 26 Jan 1670, Newark, Essex, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 50 years)
     2. Mary Riggs,   b. Bef 1 Jul 1632,   d. 30 Oct 1694, Dedham, Norfolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 62 years)
    Last Modified 26 Jan 2019 
    Family ID F11628  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • "The Riggs and the Holmes families came in the Great Migration to Massachusetts Bay as part of a group of Puritans known as the Nazeing Christians under Rev. John Eliot, settling in Roxbury. Edward Riggs and his family came in 1633; George Holmes* and probably his wife (and possibly some children) came after the baptism of his daughter Lydia in Nazeing on 26 July 1635 and before the first recorded birth of a child of his, a son Nathaniel, on 1 (12) 1639 [1 February 1639]. Edward Riggs was admitted to the Roxbury church in 1633, and George Holmes in 1638, so George probably immigrated in 1638. 18 Edward was admitted freeman on 14 May 1634 and George on 22 May 1639." ["Edward Riggs of Roxbury, Mass. Revisited", citation details below.]

      * Elizabeth Holmes's brother, not her father. --PNH

  • Sources 
    1. [S767] The Ancestry of Rev. Nathan Grier Parke & His Wife Ann Elizabeth Gildersleeve, by N. Grier Parke II, edited by Donald Lines Jacobus. Woodstock, Vermont: 1959.

    2. [S101] The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1633, Volumes 1-3 and The Great Migration: Immigrants to New England,1634-1635, Volumes 1-7, by Robert Charles Anderson. Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1996-2011.

    3. [S2998] Robert Charles Anderson and Alvy Ray Smith, "The Genealogy of Edward Riggs of Roxbury, Massachusetts, Revisited." The Genealogist 23:131, 2009; 24:72, 2010.

    4. [S101] The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1633, Volumes 1-3 and The Great Migration: Immigrants to New England,1634-1635, Volumes 1-7, by Robert Charles Anderson. Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1996-2011., church not specified.

    5. [S2512] Alvy Ray Smith and Robert Charles Anderson, "Proposed Hawkshead, Lancashire Origins of Edward Riggs of Roxbury, Massachusetts, and Thomas Riggs of Gloucester." The American Genealogist 82:120, 2007.