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Thomas BRIGGS  

Born: 1644 in Portsmouth, RI
Died: 12 JAN 1720 in Dartmouth, MA
Age: 76 years
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   Born    Died
Children with Mary FISHER
Mary BRIGGS Born: 1671
Portsmouth, RI
Died: 13 OCT 1708
Dartmouth, MA
Susanna BRIGGS Born: 1672
Dartmouth, MA
Died: 6 OCT 1719
Deborah BRIGGS Born: 1674
Dartmouth, MA
Died:
Hannah BRIGGS Born: 1676
Dartmouth, MA
Died:
John BRIGGS Born: 1678
Dartmouth, MA
Died: 1750
Thomas BRIGGS Born: 1684
Dartmouth, MA
Died:
Enoch BRIGGS Born: ABT 1678
Dartmouth, MA
Died:
 
Notes: On 6 May, 1673 he was a freeman and on 2 Jun 1685 he was on the grand jury in Dartmouth.
On Mar 11 1679, he received from his father a quarter share (35 acres) in Dartmouth, which his father, John had purchased in 1662 (see notes on John of Portsmouth)

Lilla Briggs Sampson`s 1930 manuscript states that he was one of the 56 proprietors of Dartmouth, MA in 1694. He lived at Dartmouth, Bristol County, MA in 1712, and possibly held office in New Bedford Co., MA in 1679. New Bedford was set off from Dartmouth.

In 1667 he is mentioned as member of an early Colonial company of Cavalry, Captain Peleg SANFORD"S Horse Troop.

On 02 Jun 1685, he served on Dartmouth Grand Jury
claimed 1/16 of a share of John Dunham`s right, by virtue of a deed from his father-in-law FISHER, dated 1668, which he gave to his son Thomas BRIGGS Jr. Mr. Briggs also claimed 8 acres and 3 acres of meadow, which he purchased of Thomas Eaton, and which he gave by deed in 1686, to his son-in-law, John AKIN.

Mr. BRIGGS married Mary FISHER, who died in 1717. She was the daughter of Edward FISHER, who in his will, bequeaths to daughter, Mary BRIGGS. A receipt for this was signed by Mary BRIGGS and husband, Thomas BRIGGS. Mr. BRIGGS made his will on 12 Dec 1717, and died in 1720.

His will was proved on 04 Jul 1720. Executors, wife Mary and son John He bequeathed to his wife, Mary,half of the homestead for life. To son John, rest if homestead, and at death of testator`s wife, all the real estate to go to son John. To son Thomas, 5 s. he having had his share. To daughter Susanna Wilcox, 10£ and to daughter Hanna Dyre, 20£. To sons-in-law, John Akin, 5 s. and Henry Howland, 5 s.. To grandson Thomas BRIGGS, son of John, 2 acres salt marsh. To wife Mary and son John, all the rest equally.

***Since John Osborne Austin states on P. 26 of his book that Mary was the daughter of Edward and Judith FISHER, that is probably the correct parentage.

The six children born to Thomas, Sr. and Mary were: Mary (b. 1671), Susanna (b 1672), Deborah (b. 1674), Hannah (b. 1676), John (b 1678), and Thomas BRIGGS, Jr. (b. 1684)

Thomas BRIGGS, Sr. died June 12, 1720 in Dartmouth, Bristol Co. MA.

In addition to his land, the following was the inventory of Thomas BRIGGS, Sr. at his death: `Inventory: 1001 pounds 4s. 9d, vis: purse and apparel-9 pounds,18s 6d. bible and book-6s; homestead-900£; linen wheel; 14 sheep; 5 lambs; 2 oxen; 6 cows; 2 calves; 2 yearlings; 2 steers; half of 3 cattle; a mare; warming pan, etc.

Samuel FISHER, who in his will, bequeaths to daughter, Mary BRIGGS. A receipt for this was signed by Mary BRIGGS and husband, Thomas BRIGGS. (I hope that this a mistake, as we have pretty well proved that Mary was the daughter of Thomas Fisher.)On 6 May, 1673 he was a freeman and on 2 Jun 1685 he was on the grand
jury in Dartmouth.

Lilla Briggs Sampson`s 1930 manuscript states that he was one of the 56 proprietors of Dartmouth, MA in 1694. He lived at dartmouth, Bristol County, MA in 1712, and possibly held office in New Bedford Co., MA in 1679. New Bedford was set off from Dartmouth.

In 1667 he is mentioned as member of an early Colonial company of Cavalry, claimed 1/16 of a share of John Dunham`s right, by virtue of a deed from his father-in-law FISHER, dated 1668, which he gave to his son Thomas BRIGGS Jr. Mr. Briggs also claimed 8 acres and 3 acres of meadow, which he purchased of Thomas Eaton, and which he gave by deed in 1686, to his son-in-law, John AKIN.

Mr. BRIGGS married Mary FISHER, who died in 1717. She was the daughter of Edward FISHER, who in his will, bequeaths to daughter, Mary BRIGGS. A receipt for this was signed by Mary BRIGGS and husband, Thomas BRIGGS. Mr. BRIGGS made his will in 1717 and died in 1720. He bequeaths to his wife, Mary, to sons John and Thomas, to daughters Susanna Wilcox, and Hanna Dyre, and to sons-in-law, John Akin and Henry Howland.

***Since John Osborne Austin states on P. 26 of his book that Mary was the daughter of Edward and Judith FISHER, that is probably the correct parentage.

The six children born to Thomas, Sr. and Mary were: Mary (b. 1671), Susanna (b 1672), Deborah (b. 1674), Hannah (b. 1676), John (b 1678), and Thomas BRIGGS, Jr. (b. 1684)

Thomas BRIGGS, Sr. died June 12, 1720 in Dartmouth, Bristol Co. MA.

In addition to his land, the following was the inventory of Thomas BRIGGS, Sr. at his death: `Inventory: 1001 pounds 4s. 9d, vis: purse and apparel-9 pounds,18s 6d. bible and book-6s; homestead-900 pounds; linen wheel; 14 sheep; 5 lambs; 2 oxen; 6 cows; 2 calves; 2 yearlings; 2 steers; half of 3 cattle; a mare; warming pan, &.
Samuel FISHER, who in his will, bequeaths to daughter, Mary BRIGGS. A receipt for this was signed by Mary BRIGGS and husband, Thomas BRIGGS.
 
Thomas BRIGGS
1644 - 12 JAN 1720
John BRIGGS
1609 - BEF 16 NOV 1690
Sarah CORNELL
30 MAR 1623 - 1690


William BRIGGS
ABT 1574 - 14 AUG 1625
Sarah GORE
ABT 1577 - BET 1612 AND 1675









David Daniel BRIGGS
ABT 1550 -
Mary CROFTS
ABT 1550 -














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