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William Briggs

Male 1688 - 1763  (75 years)


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  • Name William Briggs 
    Born 11 January 1688  Little Compton, RI Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Occupation yeoman 
    Died November 1763  Little Compton, RI Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Notes 
    • Will of William Briggs of Little Compton, yeoman, dated 16 Aug 1759, proved 6 Apr 1763, mentions wife Deborah Briggs, sons Enoch Briggs, Nathaniel Briggs, and Job Briggs; daughters Elizabeth Pabody, Mary Record, Sarah Crandal, Susannah Crandal, Judith Woodworth, and Priscilla Briggs; three granddaughters Betty Briggs, Phebe Briggs, and Deborah Briggs all under 18 daughters of son Job Briggs; unnamed grandchildren children of daughter Elizabeth Pabody. Witnesses Richard Brownell, James Taylor, and William Hall. [2]
    Person ID I8666  Schirado
    Last Modified 15 August 2006 

    Father William Briggs,   b. 1650, Portsmouth, RI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 May 1716, Little Compton, RI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Cook,   b. 1653, Portsmouth, RI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. August 1716, Little Compton, RI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Married about 1680  [3
    Family ID F5812  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse Deborah Church,   b. January 1697, Little Compton, RI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. after 16 August 1759  (Age ~ 62 years) 
    Married 13 or 25 September 1713  Little Compton, RI Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • They were married by Benjamin Church, Justice
    Children 
     1. Elizabeth Briggs,   b. 10 October 1714, Little Compton, RI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 September 1774, New Lebanon, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years)
     2. John Briggs,   b. 27 May 1716, Little Compton, RI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. May 1763, Little Compton, RI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 46 years)
     3. Thomas Briggs,   b. 12 September 1717, Little Compton, RI Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Mary Briggs,   b. August 1719, Little Compton, RI Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Sarah Briggs,   b. 5 June 1721, Little Compton, RI Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Job Briggs,   b. 4 February 1725, Little Compton, RI Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Job Briggs,   b. 24 July 1727, Little Compton, RI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. January 1757, Little Compton, RI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 29 years)
     8. Susannah Briggs,   b. 23 August 1729, Little Compton, RI Find all individuals with events at this location
     9. Enoch Briggs,   b. 10 March 1732, Little Compton, RI Find all individuals with events at this location
     10. Judith Briggs,   b. 1735
     11. Nathaniel Briggs,   b. 30 March 1737, Little Compton, RI Find all individuals with events at this location
     12. Priscilla Briggs,   b. 1739, Little Compton, RI Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID F8616  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S34] James N. Arnold, (Narragansett Historical Publ. Co., Providence, 1893, volume 4.).

    2. [S86] Abstracts of various RI towns, Nellie M. C. Beaman.

    3. [S125] James N. Arnold, (Narragansett Historical Publ. Co., Providence, 1893).


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