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Ens. Thomas Briggs

Male - 1720


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  • Name Ens. Thomas Briggs  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Alternate death 12 Jan 1720  [3
    Died 12 Jun 1720  of Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Person ID I6264  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of TNH
    Last Modified 15 May 2020 

    Father John Briggs,   d. Nov 1690, Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Sarah Cornell 
    Married Bef 1642  [5
    Family ID F17  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Fisher,   d. 1717 
    Married Bef 1671  [5
    Children 
    +1. Mary Briggs,   b. 9 Aug 1671, Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 15 May 2020 
    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. [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.

    2. [S4160] The Frost Genealogy: Descendants of William Frost of Oyster Bay, New York by Josephine C. Frost. New York: Frederick H. Hitchcock, 1912.

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

    4. [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.

    5. [S2203] New England Marriages Prior to 1700 by Clarence A. Torrey. Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2015.