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James Briggs

Male 2 March 1683[/4] - 1754


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  • Name James Briggs 
    Born 2 March 1683[/4]  Scituate, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Occupation cordwainer 
    Died 1754  [2
    Notes 
    • James first married Elizabeth Garrett, second Hannah Stowell, and third Anna (Smith) Stetson, widow of Anthony Stetson.

      James was born in the Russell house at ‘the green bush.’ Before 1716 he resided on the main road in the South Parish, northwest of Wilson Hill. In 1725 James purchased from his neighbor Dea. George King lands in Ashford, CT, that had one been in the possession of James’ father and his uncle Capt. John Briggs. [2]
    Person ID I561  Schirado
    Last Modified 23 May 2013 

    Father Ens. Cornelius Briggs,   b. 1647, Scituate, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 October 1694, Scituate, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 47 years) 
    Mother Mehitable Allyn,   b. about 1648, Barnstable, MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 6 May 1683  Barnstable, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Family ID F716  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse 1 Elizabeth Garrett,   b. 14 August 1686, Scituate, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 December 1715, Scituate, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 29 years) 
    Married 7 May 1713  First Parish Church of Scituate Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. Elizabeth Briggs,   b. 20 December 1715, Scituate, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 April 1723, Scituate, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 7 years)
    Family ID F721  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse 2 Hannah Stowell,   b. 9 July 1692, Hingham, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. about 1750  (Age 57 years) 
    Married 4 October 1716  First Parish Church of Scituate Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Children 
     1. John Briggs,   b. 28 September 1717, Scituate, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 November 1717, Scituate, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    +2. John L. Briggs,   b. 1 January 1718[/9], Scituate, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 February 1807, Scituate, MA Find all individuals with events at this location
    +3. Capt. James Briggs,   b. 27 February 1719, Scituate, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 May 1804, Scituate, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
    +4. 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)
     5. Job Briggs,   b. 28 October 1722, Scituate, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 November 1722, Scituate, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     6. Elisha Briggs,   b. 26 October 1723, Scituate, MA Find all individuals with events at this location
    +7. Hannah Briggs,   b. 27 November 1724, Scituate, MA Find all individuals with events at this location
    +8. Rachel Briggs,   b. 23 December 1726, Scituate, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 March 1808, Scituate, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
    +9. Cornelius Briggs,   b. 3 November 1728, Scituate, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 September 1769, Scituate, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 40 years)
    +10. William Briggs,   b. 23 July 1731, Scituate, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 December 1815, Scituate, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
     11. Job Briggs,   b. about 1733, Scituate, MA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID F420  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse 3 Anna Smith,   b. about 1696, Scituate, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 May 1792  (Age ~ 96 years) 
    Married 26 September 1751  First Parish Church of Scituate Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Family ID F4125  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S5] (NEHGS, Boston, 1909).

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

    3. [S15] Barnstable, Mass., Vital Records.

    4. [S63] Scituate Births, marriages, and deaths, transcribed by George Ernest Bowman.


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