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Enoch BRIGGS  

Born: ABT 1645 in Portsmouth, Newport, RI
Died: 1734
Buried:
Occupation: Hatter

Children With Hannah COOK
Sarah BRIGGS Born:
Died:
Abigail BRIGGS Born:
Died:
Susanna BRIGGS Born: 21 SEP 1697
Portsmouth, RI
Died:
 
Notes: He received 1/3 of his father`s homestead to pay his father`s debts,
Arnold, James N., 1893 Vital records of RI 1636-50. (Reprint by the NEHGS, Boston) He sold his share in property to brother John and was a hatter in Little Compton.

02 Jun 1726--will written. Proved 26 Apr 1734. Executrix, wife Hannah. To Hannah, while widow, use of all housing and land, and all cattle, horsekind,sheep, swine and personal estate. If she marry again, she to distribute the whole personal estate amongst her three youngest children, viz: Abigail, the wife of John BUTTS; Sarash Briggs, and Susannah the wife of William COOK. If she do not marry, she is to devise whole produce of real and personal estate to said three youngest daughters. After decease or marriage of wife, the profit of certain land and housing to go to her daughter Abigail BUTTS, for life, and then to Abigail`s daughters Hope and AbigailMOON, or if they have no heirs, to other two daughters of Abidail BUTTS, viz: Hannah and Constance BUTTS, The profit of all other land ro go at decease of wife to her daughters Sarah BRIGGS and Susanna, wife of William Cook, and their heirs, or if no heirs, then to daughter Abigail BUTTS, and if they have no heirs, then testator gives all his land and housing to brother Job BRIGGS, and to wife`s daughter, Eliphal BRAYTON, one good cow. To John MOON, grandson of wife, 5s.

14 Jun 1734, Hanna`s will was written, (See hep page for detail)

It looks as though Enoch was a very controlling man, leaving orders to the second generation to be followed after his death. It seems to have taken Hannah aqbout six weeks after his death to assert herself somewhat, making her own will!
Sources.
1. George E. McCracken, (American Genealogist, Vol 36:16-18
2. Ralph Tallmadge Briggs, Family Genealogy, Private manuscript-LDS Microfilm No. 1421576. He gives his source of marriage as IGI London EN C-11 p 15,837. Marriage took place at St. James Parish, Clerkenwell, London, Essex, England on 19 Jan 1597. Wife Mary christened same place 12 Dec 1581 Date of birth not known, died 1734. Will was written 2 Jan 1726, proved 26 Apr 1734. He received personal estate and land in Portsmouth from his father. In addition to providing for his wife and her children, he provided a bequest to her daughter by a previous marriage and if all other heirs should be dead at his wife`s death his estate to go to his brother Job.
Sources.
1. George E. McCracken, (American Genealogist, Vol 36:16-18
2. Ralph Tallmadge Briggs, Family Genealogy, Private manuscript-LDS Microfilm No. 1421576. He gives his source of marriage as IGI London EN C-11 p 15,837. Marriage took place at St. James Parish, Clerkenwell, London, Essex, England on 19 Jan 1597. Wife Mary christened same place 12 Dec 1581 Date of birth not known, died 1734. Will was written 2 Jan 1726, proved 26 Apr 1734. He received personal estate and land in Portsmouth from his father. In addition to providing for his wife and her children, he provided a bequest to her daughter by a previous marriage and if all other heirs should be dead at his wife`s death his estate to go to his brother Job.
 
Enoch BRIGGS
ABT 1645 - 1734
John BRIGGS
1609 - BEF 16 NOV 1690
Sarah CORNELL
1623 - 1661


Henrie BRIGGS
1574 - 4 AUG 1625
Mary HINCKES
12 DEC 1581 - 1615
Thomas CORNELL
24 MAR 1594 - 8 FEB 1656
Rebecca BRIGGS
25 OCT 1600 - 8 FEB 1673





Thomas BRIGGS
1546 - 1593
Elizabeth MOUNTEYN
1554 - 1618
John HINCKES
1540 - 1581
Elizabeth MYTAR
-
George CORNELL
ABT 1565 - 22 JUN 1631
Susan CASSE
ABT 1570 -
Henrie BRIGGS
1574 - 4 AUG 1625
Mary HINCKES
12 DEC 1581 - 1615


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