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James BRIGGS  

Born: 12 DEC 1669 in Kingstown, Washington, RI
Died: 13 AUG 1757 in Providence, RI
Age: 87 years
   Born    Married    Died
Children with Sarah WICKES
John BRIGGS Born: 1700
Providence RI
Died: 1755
James BRIGGS Born: 1697
Cranston, Providence, RI
Died: 1758
Cranston, Providence Co. RI
Sarah BRIGGS Born: 12 FEB 1692
Kingston, RI
Died: 1 NOV 1755
Cranston, Providence, RI
Susanna BRIGGS Born: ABT 1708 Died:
Elizabeth BRIGGS Born: ABT 1708
Kingston, RI
Zipporah BRIGGS Born: 1715 Died: 1739
Abigail BRIGGS Born:
Kingston, RI
Mary BRIGGS Born: ABT 1700 Died:
Anne BRIGGS Born: 1710
Washington of Kingstown, RI
Died: 17 APR 1788
Voluntown, New London, CT
Frances BRIGGS Born: 1714
Cranston, Providence, RI
Died: 10 DEC 1777
Rose BRIGGS Born: ABT 1701 Died:
Notes: Christened 12 Feb 1671 in Cranston, Provicence Co. RI

Birth dates disagree. The Feb 12, 1761 one is from the "Biographic of the history of Rhode Island and Providence Plantation. New York Historifal Society".

06 Sep 1687--taxed 1s
Said to have been a Sea Captain, by descendant Bob Blackenship
1690--admitted a freeman while living in Providence and Cranston, RI

15 Jun 1728-- Providence--he and his wife Sarah deeded youngest son James, for love, etc. part of farm where I now live.

25 Apr 1738--He and wife Sarah deeded son-in-law Daniel Colvin, and Zipporah his wife, our daughter, 50 acres. adjoining land we gave our son-in-law John Blanchard and Sarah his wife..

Will dated 20 Mar 1755 and proved 13 Aug 1757, pgs 53-54. Executor, son-in-law Daniel Colvin. To oldest son John, 1s. To son James, 1s.. To seven daughters: rest of moveables, viz: Rose BURLINGAME, Mary COLVEN, Anne BURLINGAME, Susannah FISK, Elizabeth ABBOTT, Ziporah COLViN and Frances COLVIN. Two granddaughters: Elizabeth BRIGGS and Sarah BLANCHARD. Son-in-law: Daniel COLVIN (spelled with an "I"). His will was recorded in Cranston. --Mary`s husband`s name was spelled with an (E), but seems to have been the same person. To granddaughters Elizabeth BRIGGS and Sarah BLANCHARD, an equal part with one of aforesaid daughters.

BURLINGAME son`s in law probably named Joshua and Israel, but not known which one married which of James` daughters. All names from Rhode Island Genealogical Register, Vol 3, No. 3, Abstracts Cranston Wills Page 238

22 Apr 1757 Representations were made to town council of Cranston, by James Briggs, Jr. and Joshua Burlingame of Cranston, Benjamin Fiske, of Scituate and Daniel Colvin, of Coventry, that James Briggs,Sr. "is now grown very ancient, decrippled and helpless, and much impaired in his eyesight, understanding and memory. (Sounds like Alzheimer`s. EL 2005) The council appointed his grandson, Moses BRIGGS, as guardian, and inventory of his estate was taken, amounting to 613£ 2s Feather bed, etc 120£, linen wheel, 2 silver spoons, etc.

12 DEC 1669 - 13 AUG 1757
1642 - 1708
Frances FISHER
ABT 1645 - 1697



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