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Ens. Thomas Briggs

Male 1644 - 1720  (76 years)


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  • Name Ens. Thomas Briggs  [1, 2
    Born 1644  Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3
    Gender Male 
    Died 12 Jan 1720  [4
    Alternate death 12 Jun 1720  of Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 5, 6
    Person ID I6264  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of TNH
    Last Modified 15 Dec 2016 

    Father John Briggs,   b. Abt 1609,   d. Nov 1690, Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 81 years) 
    Mother Sarah Cornell,   d. Abt 1661, Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Abt 1640  [1
    Family ID F17  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Fisher,   b. Abt 1650, of Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1717  (Age ~ 67 years) 
    Married Abt 1670  [7
    Children 
    +1. Mary Briggs,   b. 9 Aug 1671, Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Oct 1708, Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 37 years)
    Last Modified 9 Dec 2018 
    Family ID F3771  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • "[A]dmitted as a freeman of Portsmouth in 1673. He was a member of Peleg Sanford's troop of horse in 1667 and doubtless engaged in Indian fighting. [...] Thomas Briggs died in 1720, leaving an estate inventoried at slightly in excess of a thousand pounds. In 1694 he was listed as one of the fifty-six Proprietors of Dartmouth." [The Howland Heirs, citation details below.]

  • Sources 
    1. [S1512] Pane-Joyce Genealogy by David Pane-Joyce.

    2. [S771] Edwin G. Sanford, "'Judith at the Island': Judith (Smith) Fisher, the Wait Family of Massachusetts and Rhode Island, and Their English Origins." The American Genealogist 67:193, October 1992.

    3. [S207] Descendants of David Akin of Newport, RI, by Robert Larry Akin., says "abt 1643".

    4. [S994] The Briggs Genealogy, Including the Ancestors and Descendants of Ichabod White Briggs by Bertha Bortle Beale Aldridge. Victor, New York: 1953.

    5. [S207] Descendants of David Akin of Newport, RI, by Robert Larry Akin.

    6. [S42] The Howland Heirs: Being the Story of a Family and a Fortune and the Inheritance of a Trust Established for Mrs. Hetty H. R. Green, by William M. Emery. New Bedford, Massachusetts: E. Anthony and Sons, 1919., date only.

    7. [S1512] Pane-Joyce Genealogy by David Pane-Joyce., date only.