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Capt. Daniel Briggs

Male 1754 - 1825  (71 years)


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  • Name Daniel Briggs 
    Prefix Capt. 
    Born 14 April 1754  Pembroke, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 11 August 1825  Milton, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Notes 
    • Daniel learned his trade of shipbuilding with his father at the Brick Kilns. He served in the Revolutionary war as well as the war of 1812. By 1792 he was building in Weymouth on the Fore River. He lived on the Braintree side of the river. In 1785 he purchased a house and land bordiering on the Neponset River in Milton. There he lauched two vessels in 1786 and 1788, but in 1789 went to Germantown, Quincy, were he built the Massachusetts, which was launched that year. He then returned to Milton, bought the Foye estate in 1805, and continued shipbuilding at the foot of Milton Hill until 1815. Daniel served in the Revolutionary War and in the War of 1812 in chich eh was a Lieutenant in Capt. John Lillie’s Milton Company:; ordered to march to Cohasset, where enemy’s troops were expected to land. They marched as far as Hingham, and there learned that their services were not needed. [2]
    Person ID I5305  Schirado
    Last Modified 7 April 2000 

    Father Seth Briggs,   b. 28 August 1721, Scituate, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 July 1801, Pembroke, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Mother Abigail Church,   b. 11 February 1726, Scituate, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 November 1795, Pembroke, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    Married 2 November 1745 (int)  Scituate, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Family ID F623  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse 1 Jane Lothrop,   b. 4 March 1764, Bridgewater, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1791  (Age 26 years) 
    Married 1782  [2
    Family ID F3806  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse 2 Alice Street,   b. 1766,   d. 1808  (Age 42 years) 
    Married 1797  [2
    Family ID F2320  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse 3 Elizabeth Charnock,   d. 1823 
    Married 1813  [2
    Family ID F4356  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S33] (Boston: NEGHS, 1911).

    2. [S3] L. Vernon Briggs, (1938).

    3. [S5] (NEHGS, Boston, 1909).


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