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Capt. John Briggs

Male 1644 - 1687  (~ 42 years)


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  • Name John Briggs 
    Prefix Capt. 
    Born December 1644  Scituate, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 22 March 1687  Boston, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Notes 
    • John, was captain of a company in King Philip’s War, of which his brother James was lieutenant and his brother Cornelius was ensign. In 1686 he was a captain under Sir Edmund Andros, Governor of ‘the Dominion of New England.’ He was Constable of Scituate, 3 June 1668; Juror 1678; member of the ‘Grand Enquest’ 1678, 1682, and 1684. He later moved to Boston.

      John died age 42 years, 3 months. [1, 2]
    Person ID I5323  Schirado
    Last Modified 24 May 2013 

    Father Walter Briggs,   b. Bucklesham, Suffolk Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. about 1684 
    Mother Mary,   d. after 1684 
    Family ID F701  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse Deborah Hawke,   b. about 1651, Hingham, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 May 1711, Scituate, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 60 years) 
    Married about 1683  [1
    Children 
    +1. Hannah Briggs,   b. 8 May 1684, Scituate, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 February 1739/40, Duxbury, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years)
    +2. Deborah Briggs,   b. 8 October 1685, Scituate, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 May 1758, Scituate, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
    +3. Capt. John Briggs,   b. 28 April 1687, Scituate, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 November 1721, Boston, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 34 years)
    Family ID F679  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S3] L. Vernon Briggs, (1938).

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


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