Descendants of Clement Briggs



First Generation


1. Clement Briggs 1, died about 1648 in Weymouth, Plymouth Co., MA 1.

Documented events in his life were:

1. Lands Recorded - Granted; 1623; Plymouth Colony, MA 2 3. Page 6 of the colony records: The fales of their grounds which came in the Fortune according as their lots were cast 1623. This ship came Novr 1621; these lye to the sea, eastward: Clemente Brigges - 1
"1 Acre beyond the first brooke to the wood westward." [Records of the Colony of New Plymouth, 1:5]

2. Division of Cattle; 1 Jun 1627; Plymouth Colony, MA 4. Number 10 in the fourth lot for the division of cattle. This group received "one of the 4 heyfers Came in the Jacob Called Raghorne."

3. Removal; Bef 6 Feb 1630/31; Massachusetts Bay Colony, MA 5. Mentioned in the letter from William Bradford, Governor of Plymouth Bay Colony, to John Winthrop, the Governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony: "Now ther are diverce goone from hence, to dwell and inhabite with you, as Clement Brigges.."

4. Fine; 6 Oct 1634; Massachusetts Bay Colony, MA 6. Clement Briggs fined 10s for entertaining an Indian without leave. [Rec. of the Governor and Company of Mass. Bay Colony, 1:83]

5. Lands Recorded; 8 Oct 1637; Plymouth Colony, MA 7. Clement Briggs exchanged four acres of land in Plymouth for four acres of land on "Joanes" River. The deed was recorded by Gov. Bradford.

"Know all men by these prnte that I Clement Briggs of Wessaguscus for and in consideracon of the sume of fiue shillings inmoney to me paid by John Browne of Plymouth the eight day ofOctober 1637 do couenant and graunt that the said John Browne shall haue and ejoy for him and his heirs foreuer foure acres of land of the vpper end of that lot of land that appertaineth vnto me the said Clement Briggs and that the said John Browne doth also agree that the sd Clement Briggs shall haue for him & his heirs for euer the quantitie of foure acres of land out of the land of the said John Browne lying at the end and adjoyneing to the residue of the land of the aforsd Clement Briggs at Jonanes Riuer witnesse my hand the day & yeare aforesd. The mark of Clement ~~ Briggs. Richard Cornish witnes." [Rec. of the Colony of New Plymouth, 1:22]

6. Provided Bond; 6 Mar 1637/38; Massachusetts Bay Colony, MA 8. On 6 Mar, 1637/8, clement Briggs was bonded for 10 for his wife to appear in the next court for Arthur Warren being in her company. [Rec. of the Governor and Company of Mass. Bay Colony, 1:219, 233, & 244] There is no evidence that this was in any way a moral charge against Joan Briggs.

7. Deposition; 29 Aug 1638; Weymouth, Plymouth Co., MA 9 10. The Deposition of Clement Briggs of Weymouth felmonger, taken at New Plymouth the xxix day of August in the fourteenth yeare of ye now reigne of our sovaryne Lord Charles by the grace of God of England &c. 1638, before Thom Prence of New Plymouth gent ovr, and Willm Bradford for the same Gent, assistant of the govnt &c.
"This Deponent Deposeth and sayth that about two and twenty yeares since, this depont then dwelling wth one Mr Samuel Lathame in Barmundsey street Southwarke, a felmonger, and one Thomas Harlow then also dwelling wth Mr. Robte Heeks in the same street a fellmonger, the said Harlow and this depont had often conferrence together how many pelt eich of their masters pulled a week. And this depont deposeth and sayth that the said Robte Heeks did pull three hundred pelts a week, and divers tymes six or seven hundred & more a week in the killinge seasons, wch was the most part of the yeare (except the tyme of lent) for the space of three or foure yeares. And that the said Bobte Heeks sould his sheeps pelts at that tyme for fourty shillings a hundred to Mr Arnold Allard, Whereas this Deponts Mr Samuel Laythame sould his pelts for fifty shilling p C to ye same man, at ye same time, and Mr Heeks pelts were much better ware.
CLEMENT BRIGGS his mark."

8. Occupation; 29 Aug 1638; Weymouth, Plymouth Co., MA 9. Describes himself as a fellmonger [tanner] in a deposition.

9. Lands Recorded - Sold; 29 Aug 1638; Plymouth Colony, MA 11. Recorded by Gov. Bradford: "Memorand the XXIXth day of August 1638 'That Clement Briggs acknowledge that for a good & valuble consideracon he hath sould unto Mr. Robte Heeks one acre of land in the upper fall neere the second Brooke & all his right title & interrest into the same to haue * to hold the acre of land unto the said Robte Heeks his heirs and assignes for euer to therr onely pper use and behoofe foreuer.'" [ [Rec. of the Colony of New Plymouth, 1:34]

10. Court Appearance; 4 Dec 1638; Massachusetts Bay Colony, MA 12. Clement Briggs was found not guilty of estortion and the case discharged. [Rec. of the Governor and Company of Mass. Bay Colony, 1:247]

11. Lands Recorded - Granted; 6 Oct 1640; Plymouth Colony, MA 13. Clement Briggs was granted land on the south side of "Joanes Riuer." [Rec. of the Colony of New Plymouth, 1:123]. On 6 Oct the bounds of Clement Briggs' land were set. [Rec. of the Colony of New Plymouth, 1:133]

12. Lands Recorded; 15 Oct 1640; Plymouth Colony, MA 14. On 5/15 Oct, 1640, John Howland, Francis Cooke, Joshua Pratt and Thomas Cushman were appointed to examine and adjust the bounds between the lands of Thomas Pence and Clement Briggs, at Jones River.

13. Debt Owed To; 1 Jun 1646; Plymouth Colony, MA 15. Clement Briggs made it known to the Court that Mr. "Isaack Allerton" was indebted to him for the sum of 7 [Rec. of the Colony of New Plymouth, 2:101]

14. Will; 1648; Weymouth, Plymouth Co., MA 16 17. CLEMENT BRIGE of Waymouth.
1648. To son Thomas, my home Lott at Plemouth, 20 acres, and my Bigest Iron Pott. To son Jonathan, 3 acres of Land Joining John Rees Lands, That is not Brak vp, and to Enter to it when hee is of the aige of 18; When 21 to haue 4th pt of all my land in Waymouth; after the decese of my Wiff one 4th more. If Shee die Before Jonathan Be 21, then it be for the Bringing vp of my Children. To son Clement, my housing and the other halfe of my Land in Waymouth. To Sons Thom, David, John & Remond my other Land at Plemouth Equally amongst them. After Clement do Enter to the forsd Land hee shall giue his Brother Remond, 20s, John 10s; Jonathan shall giue 10s to his bro. David & to his bro Thom 10s., in one yeare after hee do Enter to half my land. Wife Executrix; degon Rogers and Robert Tucker overseers.
The mark of
Clemt Briggs
Witness
John Rogers
Robert Tucker Testifyed 24 (8) 1650, before Mr. Bellingham
vppon Oath. William Aspinwall

Full text from Clement Briggs & His Descendants:
"The last will and Testiment of Clement Briggs of Waymouth in New England first I give my soule to God (that) gave it.
"it: I give to my son Thmas my home lott at plemouth 20 acres by esteema and my bigest iron pott.
"It: I give to my son Jonathan 3 acres of my land joning to John ____2s lands that is not break up and to eneter to it when hee is of the aige of 18 years and when he is of the aige of 21 years to have as much ( ) 3 acres one 4th pt of all my land in Waymouth and after decess of my wiff it is my will he shall have one 4th pt mor if shee dye not before hee bee of the age of 21 years But if shee should dye before Jonathan be 21 years ouild then it is my will it shuld be for the bringing up of my children.
"It: I give to my son Clemet my housing and the other half of my land in Weymouth and hee to enter to it when hee is of the aige of 21 years -- if his mother -- be decesed before, but if not then he shuold not have it tell after her decese -- But if my wiff should die before Clemant be --- 21 year ouild it is my will the land should be for the bring up of my children.
"it: I ---- give to my sons Thomas dauid John -- Remem2 my other Land at Plemouth (or in Plimouth Col) jointly and equaly amonst them.
"It is my will in one year thereafter Clemt do enter to the forsed land hee shall give his brother Remem 20s -- and John 10s and it is my will that Jonathan shall give 10s to his bro. dauid and to his bro Thmas, 10s in one year after he do enter to half my land and it is my will that my wiff shall be my Exequtrix it is also my will that degon Rogers and Rober Tucker should be my overseers in trust.
The mark of Clem_t X Briggs
Witness: John Rogers
Robert Tucker

Testified 24 (8) 1650 before m Bellingham
uppon oath William Aspinwall
[Suffolk Co. Probate Records, Old Series, 3:151 or New Series, 1:456]

15. Probate; 23 Dec 1648; Weymouth, Plymouth Co., MA 17 18. Clement Briggs - 12: 23: 1648. Copie of ye Estate of Clement Briggs. Lands in Weymouth & Plymouth, &c. Sume totall 65. 07. Elizabeth Briggs Relict of Cleoment, deposed, 28 July 1659.

16. Lands Recorded - Purchased; 26 Dec 1651; Marshfield, Plymouth Co., MA 19. Along with 58 other men, Clement Briggs purchased land in Marshfield, 26 Dec 1651. [Rec. of the Colony of New Plymouth, 3:177]

Clement married Joan Allen 1 before 1 Mar 1630/31 20.


Children from this marriage were:

+ 2 M    i. Jonathan Briggs 1 21 22 was born on 14 Jun 1635 in Weymouth, Plymouth Co., MA 1 21 22 and died before 18 Nov 1690 in Taunton, Bristol Co., MA 1.
   3 M    ii. John Briggs 24.
   4 M    iii. Thomas Briggs 21 22 was born on 14 Jun 1633 in Weymouth, Plymouth Co., MA 21 22.

Documented events in his life were:

1. VR - Birth; 14 Jun 1633; Weymouth, Plymouth Co., MA 21 22. Thomas, s. Clement

   5 M    i. David Briggs 22 was born on 23 Aug 1640 in Weymouth, Plymouth Co., MA 22.

Documented events in his life were:

1. VR - Birth; 23 Aug 1640; Weymouth, Plymouth Co., MA 22. David son of Clement Bregs born 23 (6) 1640

2. Lands Recorded - Granted; 8 Jun 1664; Plymouth Colony, MA 26. 1664, June 8. "In reference vnto the Request of Phineas Pratte; and the Elder Bates in the behalfe of the Children of Clement Briggs; That whereas they the said Phineas Pratt and Clement Briggs haue not had theire proportions of land with others of this Jurisdiction formerly Called Purchassers or old Comers; That they might haue some Consideration of land in that respect in a prcell or tract of land lying neare vnto the line betwixt the massachusetts Jurisdiction and vs neare vnto Waymouth; The Court Doth graunt vnto the said Phineas Pratt and vnto two of the said Clement Briggs his sonnes viz: vnto the said Phineas Pratt two prtes of there of the said three hundred and fifty acrees; and the remainder therof vnto the two sonnes of the siaid Clement Briggs aforenamed and this to bee layed foth for them by John Jacob of hingham and John Whitmarsh of Waymouth and incase any Indian or Indians shall heerafter lay claime vnto the said lands That the said Phineas Prat and the Elder Bates stand bound to the Court to answare the Charge of the Purchase therof and all other nessesary Charges about the said land;"

3. Lands Recorded - Granted; 3 Jun 1662; Taunton, Bristol Co., MA 27. On 3 June 1662 the Court ordered that land be purchased from the Indians, for the first born, in the northern part of Taunton. Listed among those to receive land were Jonathan & David Briggs. [Rec. of the Col. of New Plymouth, Court Orders, 4:19-20]

   6 M    ii. Clement Briggs 21 22 was born on 1 Jan 1641/42 in Weymouth, Plymouth Co., MA 21 22.

Documented events in his life were:

1. VR - Birth; 1 Jan 1641/42; Weymouth, Plymouth Co., MA 21 22. Clement, s. Clement

   7 M    iii. Remember Briggs 26.

Documented events in his life were:

1. Lands Recorded - Granted; 8 Jun 1664; Plymouth Colony, MA 26. 1664, June 8. "In reference vnto the Request of Phineas Pratte; and the Elder Bates in the behalfe of the Children of Clement Briggs; That whereas they the said Phineas Pratt and Clement Briggs haue not had theire proportions of land with others of this Jurisdiction formerly Called Purchassers or old Comers; That they might haue some Consideration of land in that respect in a prcell or tract of land lying neare vnto the line betwixt the massachusetts Jurisdiction and vs neare vnto Waymouth; The Court Doth graunt vnto the said Phineas Pratt and vnto two of the said Clement Briggs his sonnes viz: vnto the said Phineas Pratt two prtes of there of the said three hundred and fifty acrees; and the remainder therof vnto the two sonnes of the siaid Clement Briggs aforenamed and this to bee layed foth for them by John Jacob of hingham and John Whitmarsh of Waymouth and incase any Indian or Indians shall heerafter lay claime vnto the said lands That the said Phineas Prat and the Elder Bates stand bound to the Court to answare the Charge of the Purchase therof and all other nessesary Charges about the said land;"


Second Generation (Children)


2. Jonathan Briggs 1 21 22 (Clement1) was born on 14 Jun 1635 in Weymouth, Plymouth Co., MA 1 21 22 and died before 18 Nov 1690 in Taunton, Bristol Co., MA 1.

Documented events in his life were:

1. VR - Birth; 14 Jun 1635; Weymouth, Plymouth Co., MA 21 22. Jonathan, s. Clement

2. Guardian; 17 Sep 1656; Plymouth Colony, MA 28. Mr. Thomas Prence of Eastham was chosen as guardian of Jonathan Briggs, minor, 17 Sept, 1656. [Rec. of the Col of New Ply., Court Orders, 3:107]

3. Apprenticeship; 6 Jun 1654; Taunton, Bristol Co., MA 29 30. Jonathan Briggs, who had been apprenticed to William Hailstone of Taunton as a "taylor" appeared in court and claimed that he had not learned the trade of "taylor". Mr. Hailstone was ordered to pay Jonathan Briggs 15. [Rec. of the Col of New Ply., Court Orders, 3:51, 90, 103]

William Hailstone complained against Jonathan Briggs in an action in the case to the damage of 60 for detaining the goods and chattles of said Hailstone. The jury fined the defendant the costs of the suit. [Rec. of the Col of New Ply., Judicial Acts, 7:103]

4. Oath of Freemanship/Allegiance; 3 Jun 1657; Plymouth Colony, MA 31.

5. Lands Recorded - Granted; 4 May 1659; Taunton, Bristol Co., MA 32. "Anno 1659 May ye 4th granted to Jonathan Briggs eight acrs of upland lying next to John Macomber near the needles eye of the river." [Taunton Proprietary Rec., 1:89]

6. Lands Recorded - Granted; 3 Jun 1662; Taunton, Bristol Co., MA 27. On 3 June 1662 the Court ordered that land be purchased from the Indians, for the first born, in the northern part of Taunton. Listed among those to receive land were Jonathan & David Briggs. [Rec. of the Col. of New Plymouth, Court Orders, 4:19-20]

7. Deposition; 3 Oct 1662; Taunton, Bristol Co., MA 33. Jonathan Briggs, being 25 years of age, testified 3 Oct 1662 that "6 years before William Browne stated that if he did not return from England, Peter Walker was to be given his land," [Rec. of the Col. of New Plymouth, Court Orders, 4:28]

8. Oath of Freemanship/Allegiance; 29 May 1670; Taunton, Bristol Co., MA 34. Jonathan Briggs was mad a Freeman of Taunton. [Rec. of the Col. of New Plymouth, Court Orders, 5:276]

9. Court Appearance; Abt 1670; Taunton, Bristol Co., MA 35. Jonathan Briggs, who owned land next to Samuel Halloway's land, was cleared by the Taunton Court of charges made by Joan, Halloway's elderly wife. [Rec. of the Col. of New Plymouth, Court Orders, 5:31]

10. Lands Recorded - Granted; 21 Jul 1666; Taunton, Bristol Co., MA 36. Jonathan Briggs received lot #2 in the Meadow Lots in the proprietors' purchase on 3 Mile River. [Taunton Prop. Rec., 2:40]

11. Proprietorship; 6 Jun 1668; Taunton, Bristol Co., MA 37. On 6 Jun 1668, Jonathan Briggs was a proprietor in Taunton. [Mass. Archives, 116:58; Taunton Prop. Rec., 3:421; Rec. Bristol Co. L.R., 11 Nov 1749]

12. Lands Recorded - Granted; 22 Mar 1668/69; Taunton, Bristol Co., MA 38. "on this 22 of March 1669, it is voted and granted that Jonathan Briggs shall have 3 acres of swamp at ye head of ye spring brook and 6 acres of plain adjoining to it." [Taunton Prop. Rec. 1:215]

13. Lands Recorded - Granted; 24 Jan 1668/69; Taunton, Bristol Co., MA 39. "This 24 of January 1669. It is granted to Jonathan Briggs seven acres of land and 3/4 at the lowere end of Dead Swamp upon ye right of Benajah Dunan (Dunham) provided it be no way prejudicial to any highway or former grant." [Taunton Prop. Rec. 1:223]

14. Lands Recorded - Granted; 23 Dec 1684; Taunton, Bristol Co., MA 40. "This 23 Dec., 1684. It is voted and granted to Jonathan Briggs ten acres of land at a place at the head of the hald he hath already below ye Dead Swamp as inpart of this 30 acre div. provided --- on ye right of Benjamin Dunham." [Taunton Prop. Rec. 1:266]

15. Lands Recorded - Granted; 20 Oct 1685; Taunton, Bristol Co., MA 41. "This 20 Oct 1685. The town hath voted and granted to Jonathan Briggs 20 acres of his 30 acre division on the northwest side of Dead Swamp on Benajah Dunham's rights." [Taunton Prop. Rec. 1:270]

16. Lands Recorded - Granted; 25 May 1680; Taunton, Bristol Co., MA 42. Jonathan Briggs was on a list of 84 purchasers dated 14 May 1675 and received on 25 May 1680 proprietors' land on the right of Benjamin Dunham's 50 acre division. [Taunton Prop. Rec. 2: 9 & 4:129-130]

17. Lands Recorded - Granted; 5 Mar 1687/88; Taunton, Bristol Co., MA 43. Jonathan Briggs received 50 A. on 3 Mile River and 30 A. on Neapenicket River of Proprietors' land in Taunton. [Taunton Prop. Rec. 2:40] Volumes 2 & 3 of the Taunton Proprietors' Records list 13 pieces of land purchased by Jonathan BRIGGS. The property later included 20 pieces in all in the land Jonathan(3), John(3), David(2) and Remember's heirs received from Jonathan(2) Briggs.

18. Lands Recorded - Sold; 7 Sep 1682; Taunton, Bristol Co., MA 44. Jonathan Briggs of Taunton (wife Experience releasing her dower rights), grantor, to Peter Pitts of Taunton, grantee, one full share of land in Taunton, for 10, 7 Sep 1682. Wit. Shadrack Wilbore and Philip Pointing. [Rec. Bristol Col L.R., 3:72]

19. Probate; 18 Nov 1690; Taunton, Bristol Co., MA 23. The estate of Jonathan Briggs, late of Taunton, dec'd, was administered on 18 Nov 1690 by Experience, relict of Jonathan Briggs, and his eldest son, Jonathan Briggs of Taunton. Son Jonathan was to have all the property on condition that he support and bring up all the other children and give them their share as the come of age. Agreement was made 31 Jan. 1698/9. [Bristol Co. Prob. Rec., 1:1/2]. Division of the property was made 30 Mar, 1709, to the 8 sons, and certain payment made to "the 5 sisters." The sons named were Jonathan Briggs, eldes son, "Dauid" Briggs, Amos Briggs, Thomas Briggs, John Briggs, Benjamin Briggs, Ebenezer Briggs, and Nath'l Briggs. [Rec. Bristol Col L.R., 2:242]

Jonathan married Experience Harvey 45, daughter of William Harvey and Joane Hucker, in 1666 in Taunton, Bristol Co., MA 23. (Experience Harvey was born on 4 Mar 1644/45 in Boston, Suffolk Co., MA 46 and died in 1720 in Taunton, Bristol Co., MA 45.)

Documented events in her life were:

1. VR - Birth; 4 Mar 1644/45; Boston, Suffolk Co., MA 47. Experience the daughtr of William & Joan Harvie borne 4 (1) 1644


Children from this marriage were:

+ 8 M    i. Thomas Briggs 1 was born in Mar 1679/80 in Taunton, Bristol Co., MA 1 and died on 13 Jun 1763 in Dighton, Bristol Co., MA 1.
   9 M    ii. David Briggs 50 was born on 6 Dec 1669 in Taunton, Bristol Co., MA 50.

Documented events in his life were:

1. VR - Birth; 6 Dec 1669; Taunton, Bristol Co., MA 50. David Briggs, son of Jonathan & [not given]

   10 M    iii. Jonathan Briggs 50 was born on 15 Mar 1667/68 in Taunton, Bristol Co., MA 50.

Documented events in his life were:

1. VR - Birth; 15 Mar 1667/68; Taunton, Bristol Co., MA 50. Jonathan Briggs, son of Jonathan Briggs & [not given]

   11 M    iv. John Briggs 51 was born in 1671 in Taunton, Bristol Co., MA 51.
   12 M    v. Amos Briggs 51, died on 24 Mar 1760 in Berkley, Bristol Co., MA 51.
   13 M    vi. Benjamin Briggs 51 was born about 1681 51 and died on 15 Nov 1744 in Dighton, Bristol Co., MA 51.
   14 M    vii. Ebenezer Briggs 51, died in 1726 in Dighton, Bristol Co., MA 51.
   15 F    viii. Experience Briggs 51.
   16 M    ix. Nathaniel Briggs 51, died in 1711 in Canada 51.
   17 F    x. Elizabeth Briggs 51.
   18 F    xi. Mary Briggs 51.
   19 F    xii. Hopestill Briggs 51.
   20 F    xiii. Daughter Briggs 51.

Third Generation (Grandchildren)


8. Thomas Briggs 1 (Jonathan2, Clement1) was born in Mar 1679/80 in Taunton, Bristol Co., MA 1 and died on 13 Jun 1763 in Dighton, Bristol Co., MA 1.

Documented events in his life were:

1. Lands Recorded - Purchased; 3 Mar 1706/07; Taunton, Bristol Co., MA 52. Jonathan Briggs of Taunton, grantor, to Thomas Briggs of Taunton, South Purchase, grantee, "1/5 of the land of my revered father Jonathan Briggs, dec'd.," 3 Mar 1707

2. Lands Recorded - Sold; 10 Sep 1707; Dighton, Bristol Co., MA 53. Thomas Briggs of Dighton, grantor, to Josiah Walker of Dighton, grantee, "lot #83 in Dighton," 10 Sep 1707. Wit. Thomas Roberts, John Godfrey and Nathaniel Fisher. [Rec. 13 July 1726, Bristol Co., L.R., 17:162]

3. Lands Recorded - Purchased; 29 Apr 1709; Taunton, Bristol Co., MA 54. Amos Briggs, late of Taunton, "now of Freetown", grantor, "to brother Thomas Briggs of Taunton," grantee, "1/2 of lot #68 in Taunton South Purchase," 29 Apr 1709. Wit. Daniel Warker and Jonathan Harvey. [Rec. 21 Jan 1711/12, Bristol Co. L.R., 7:136]

4. Lands Recorded - Purchased; 5 Sep 1709; Taunton, Bristol Co., MA 55. Nathaniel Briggs, Jr., of Tautnon South Purchase, grantor, to brother Thomas Briggs of Taunton South Purchase, grantee, "lot #83 in upper division of Taunton South Purchase," 5 Sept, 1709. Wit. Joseph Aubry and Ebenezer "ffrench," [Rec. 21 Jan 1711/12, Bristol Co. L.R., 7:135]

5. Lands Recorded - Purchased; 26 Jun 1712; Dighton, Bristol Co., MA 56. William Harvey, Sr., of Taunton, grantor, to Thomas Briggs of Dighton, grantee. "10 A. in a deed from John Smith," 26 Jun 1712. Wit. Edward Shaw and Samuel Richmond, [Rec. 12 Jan 1724/25, Bristol Co. L.R., 16:18]

6. Lands Recorded - Sold; 1714; Taunton, Bristol Co., MA 57. Thomas Briggs of Dighton, grantor, to Israel Woodward of Taunton, grantee, "land sold by my brother Nathaniel Briggs, dec'd., " 1714. [Rec. 1748, Bristol Co. L.R., 36:275]

7. Lands Recorded - Sold; 7 Jun 1714; Taunton, Bristol Co., MA 58. Thomas Briggs of Dighton, grantor, to Thomas Gilbert of Taunton, 8 A., north of "Great River", 7 Jun 1714. Wit. Samuel Danforth and John Pollard. [Rec. 23 Jun 1715, Bristol Co. L.R., 9:366]

8. Lands Recorded - Sold; 9 Jul 1714; Taunton, Bristol Co., MA 59. Thomas Briggs of Dighton, grantor, to David Walker of Dighton, grantee, "8 A. of land north of Taunton." 9 July 1714. Wit. Thomas King and Nathaniel Fisher. Ack. 9 Jul 1714. [Rec., Bristol Co. L.R., 8:439]

9. Lands Recorded - Sold; 20 Sep 1714; Dighton, Bristol Co., MA 60. Thomas Briggs of Dighton, grantor, to John Godfrey of Taunton, grantee, "lot #68 in Dighton," 20 Sep 1714. Wit. Matthew Briggs and Joseph Pool. [Rec. 10 Oct 1716, Bristol Co. L.R., 10:260]

10. Lands Recorded - Purchased; 4 Mar 1714/15; Dighton, Bristol Co., MA 61. Nathaniel Fisher of Dighton, grantor, to Thomas Briggs of Dighton, grantee, "3/4 A. of land (situate between Fisher and Briggs), " 4 Mar 1715. Wit. Mathew Briggs and James Paull. [Rec. 12 Apr 1720, Bristol Co. L.R., 13:138]

11. Lands Recorded - Purchased; 16 Jul 1716; Dighton, Bristol Co., MA 62. Thomas Gilbert of Taunton, grantor, to Thomas Briggs of Dighton, grantee, "8 A. of land in Dighton," 16 Jun 1716. Wit. Samuel Danforth and David Walker. [Rec. 10 Jul 1717, Bristol Co. L.R., 9:748, release of a mortgage on above property]

12. Lands Recorded - Purchased; 16 Feb 1719/20; Dighton, Bristol Co., MA 63. Elkanah Babbet, Jr., of Dighton, grantor, to Thomas Briggs of Dighton, grantee, "10 A. in Dighton," 16 Feb 1719/20. Wit. Joseph Burt, Samuel Merick and Nathaniel Fisher. [Rec. 15 Jul 1724, Bristol Co. L.R., 16:395]

13. Lands Recorded - Purchased; 20 Mar 1718/19; Dighton, Bristol Co., MA 64. Nathaniel Fisher of Dighton, grantor, to Thomas Briggs of Dighton, grantee, "part of lots #58 and 59 in Dighton," 14 pounds, 20 Mar 1719. Wit. Matthew Briggs and Deborah Blancher. [Rec. 15 Jul 1724, Bristol Co. L.R., 16:396]

14. Lands Recorded - Sold; 24 Jan 1721/22; Dighton, Bristol Co., MA 65. Thomas Briggs of Dighton, grantor, to Jared Talbut of EDighton, grantee, "exchange of 3/4 A. of meadow in Dighton for 2 A. of upland in Dighton," 24 Jan 1721/22. Wit. Nathaniel Fisher and John Lilly. [Rec. 14 Jul 1726, Bristol Co. L.R., 17:164]

15. Lands Recorded - Purchased; 24 Jan 1723/24; Dighton, Bristol Co., MA 66. Capt. Jared Talbut of Dighton, grantor, to Thomas Briggs of Dighton, grantee, "2 acres of lot #56 in Dighton in exchange for 3/4 A. of meadow on Segreganset River," 24 Jan 1724. Wit. Nathaniel Fisher and John Lilly. [Rec. 15 Jul 1724, Bristol Co. L.R., 16:397]

16. Lands Recorded - Purchased; 8 Aug 1723; Dighton, Bristol Co., MA 67. Gershom Crane of Dighton, grantor, to Thomas Briggs of Dighton, grantee, "one tract in Dighton.: 10 pounds. 8 Aug 1723. Wit. Nathaniel Fisher and Rebecca Phillips, [Rec. 15 Jul 1724, Bristol Co. L.R., 16:394]

17. Lands Recorded - Purchased; 25 Dec 1723; Dighton, Bristol Co., MA 68. Samuel Talbut of Dighton, grantor, to Thomas Briggs of Dighton, grantee, "long lot #1 on upper range in Dighton," 40 pounds. 25 Dec 1723/24. Wit. Isaac Pool and Ichabod Richmond. [Rec. 15 Jul 1724, Bristol Co. L.R., 16:396]

18. Lands Recorded - Purchased; 1725; Dighton, Bristol Co., MA 69. John Crane of Dighton, grantor, to Thomas Briggs of Dighton, grantee, 1725. [Rec. Bristol Co. L.R., 37:253]

19. Lands Recorded - Gifted; 18 Dec 1732; Dighton, Bristol Co., MA 70. Thomas Briggs of Dighton, grantor, to dau. Hannah Baker of Dighton, grantee, "1/2 of first onlg lot in Dighton, for love and affection," 18 Dec 1732. Wit. Nathaniel Fisher and Pasco Chub. [Rec. Bristol Co. L.R., 21:452]

20. Lands Recorded - Sold; 18 Dec 1732; Dighton, Bristol Co., MA 71. Thomas Briggs of Dighton, grantor, to Jesse Baker of Dighton, Grantee, "1/2 of first long lot in Dighton." 18 Dec 1732. Wit. Nathaniel Fisher and Pasco Chub. [Rec. 10 Jul 1735 Bristol Co. L.R., 21:451]

21. Lands Recorded - Purchased; 28 Feb 1733/34; Dighton, Bristol Co., MA 72. Thomas Jones of Dighton, grantor, to Thomas Briggs of Dighton, grantee, "part of 3 lots in lower division." 28 Feb 1733/34. Wit. Nathaniel Fisher and Ichabod Richmond. [Rec. 19 Nov 1734 Bristol Co. L.R., 23: 560]

22. Lands Recorded - Sold; 1736; Dighton, Bristol Co., MA 73. Thomas Briggs of Dighton, grantor, to dau. "Katurah," wife of Nathaniel "Goff" of Dighton, grantee, 1736. [Rec 1746, Bristol Co. L.R., 34:386]

23. Lands Recorded - Gifted; 1745; Berkley, Bristol Co., MA 74. Thomas Briggs of Dighton, grantor, to Jonathan Briggs of Berkley, grantee, 1745. [Rec 1767, Bristol Co. L.R., 50:470]

24. Lands Recorded - Gifted; 1745; Berkley, Bristol Co., MA 74. Thomas Briggs of Dighton, grantor, to Seth Brigs of Berkley,grantee, 1745. [Rec 1767, Bristol Co. L.R., 50:470]

25. Lands Recorded - Sold; 1760; Dighton, Bristol Co., MA 75. Thomas Briggs of Dighton, grantor, to Ezra Briggs of Dighton, grantee, "new west end of dwelling house,", 1760. [Rec 1760, Bristol Co. L.R., 44:380]

26. Lands Recorded - Sold; 1759; Dighton, Bristol Co., MA 76. Thomas Brigs of Dighton, grantor, to Jeremiah Fisher, grantee, 1759. Wit. Ezra Briggs. [Rec 1759, Bristol Co. L.R., 44:159]

27. Will; 21 Jan 1755; Dighton, Bristol Co., MA 77. The will of Thomas Briggs which was executed in Dighton on 21 Jan 1755, was probated on 29 June 1767. Wit. were Gershom Crane, Mary Reed and Samuel White. Sons Seth and Jonathan were executors. Beneficiaries were his wife Sarah, son Seth (will refers to deed of 1745), son Jonathan (will refers to deed of 1745), two grandchildren (Jesse & Hannah Baker), children of his dau. Hannah Baker, dec'd, and dau. Keturah "Goffe". [Bristol Co. Prob. Rec. 20:137]

Thomas married Keturah Hatch 48, daughter of Thomas Hatch, on 1 Oct 1702 in Scituate, Plymouth Co., MA 48 49. (Keturah Hatch was baptized on 24 Jun 1683 in Plymouth Colony, MA 48 and died before 8 Dec 1744 in Dighton, Bristol Co., MA 52.)


Children from this marriage were:

+ 21 M    i. Seth Briggs 78 was born in Dighton, Bristol Co., MA 78 and died in Putney, VT 78.
   22 M    ii. Jonathan Briggs 80.

Documented events in his life were:

1. Lands Recorded - Gifted; 1745; Berkley, Bristol Co., MA 81. Thomas Briggs of Dighton, grantor, to Jonathan Briggs of Berkley, grantee, 1745. [Rec 1767, Bristol Co. L.R., 50:470]

2. Mention in Will, Inv. or Prob.; 1755; Dighton, Bristol Co., MA 82. Beneficiary in the will of his father, Thomas Briggs. Will refers to deed of 1745. [Bristol co. Prob., Rec. 20:137]

   23 F    iii. Hannah Briggs 80 was born before 1710 80 and died on 27 Mar 1738 in Massachusetts 80.

Documented events in her life were:

1. Lands Recorded - Gifted; 18 Dec 1732; Dighton, Bristol Co., MA 83. Thomas Briggs of Dighton, grantor, to dau. Hannah Baker of Dighton, grantee, "1/2 of first onlg lot in Dighton, for love and affection," 18 Dec 1732. Wit. Nathaniel Fisher and Pasco Chub. [Rec. Bristol Co. L.R., 21:452]

2. Mention in Will, Inv. or Prob.; 1755; Dighton, Bristol Co., MA 82. The will of her father left legacies to her children, Jesse & Hannah Baker, children of Hannah Baker, dec'd.

   24 F    iv. Keturah Briggs 80 was born on 25 Mar 1713 in Dighton, Bristol Co., MA 80.

Documented events in her life were:

1. Mention in Will, Inv. or Prob.; 1755; Dighton, Bristol Co., MA 82. Beneficiary in the will of her father, Thomas Briggs; listed as Keturah Goffe


Fourth Generation (Great Grandchildren)


21. Seth Briggs 78 (Thomas8, Jonathan2, Clement1) was born in Dighton, Bristol Co., MA 78 and died in Putney, VT 78.

Documented events in his life were:

1. Lands Recorded - Purchased; 1740; Berkley, Bristol Co., MA 84. Remembrance Simmons of Swanzey, grantor, to Seth Briggs of Berkley, grantee, 1740. [Rec. 1750, Bristol Co., L.R., 35:604]

2. Lands Recorded - Purchased; 1744; Berkley, Bristol Co., MA 85. Elkanah Babbitt and Isaac Babbitt of Berkley, grantors, to "Garshom" Crane and Seth Briggs of Berkley, grantees, 1744. Wit. John Briggs Jr., [Rec. 1748, Bristol Co. L.R., 35:229]

3. Lands Recorded - Gifted; 1745; Berkley, Bristol Co., MA 86. Thomas Briggs of Dighton, grantor, to Seth Briggs of Berkley, grantee, 1745. [Rec. 1767, Bristol Co. L.R., 50:470]

4. Lands Recorded - Purchased; 1747; Berkley, Bristol Co., MA 87. Daniel King and wife Elizabeth, grantors, to Seth Briggs of Berkley, grantee, 1747. [Rec. 1748, Bristol Co. L.R., 37:353]

5. Lands Recorded - Purchased; 1747; Berkley, Bristol Co., MA 88. Daniel King (wife Elizabeth released her dower rights) grantor, to Seth Briggs of Berkley, grantee, 1747. [Rec. 1749, Bristol Co. L.R., 37:254]

6. Lands Recorded - Purchased; 1748; Berkley, Bristol Co., MA 89. Seth and Elizabeth Sumner of Berkley, grantors, to Seth Briggs of Berkley, grantee, 1748. [Rec. 748, Bristol Co. L.R., 37:252]

7. Lands Recorded - Purchased; 17 Jan 1754; Dighton, Bristol Co., MA 90. Daniel Fish, grantor, to Seth Briggs of Berkley, grantee, 152 A. in Dighton. [Rec. 1782, Bristol Co. L.R., 40:243]

8. Lands Recorded - Sold; 1754; Dighton, Bristol Co., MA 91. Seth Briggs of Berkley (wife Esther released her dower rights), grantor, to Jotham & Mary Burt, grantees, land in Dighton, 1754. [Rec, 1759, Bristol Co. L.R. 43:421]

9. Mention in Will, Inv. or Prob.; 1755; Dighton, Bristol Co., MA 82. Beneficiary in the will of his father, Thomas Briggs. Will refers to deed of 1745. [Bristol co. Prob., Rec. 20:137]

10. Lands Recorded - Sold; 1756; Berkley, Bristol Co., MA 92. Seth Briggs of Berkley (wife Esther released her dower rights), grantor, to Ephraim & Benjamin Allen, grantees, 1756. [Rec. 1756, Bristol Co. L.R., 41:516]

11. Lands Recorded - Sold; 1757; Berkley, Bristol Co., MA 93. Seth Briggs of Berkley, grantor, to Seth Briggs, Jr., of Berkley, grantee, 1757. Wit. Samuel Briggs and Silas Briggs. [Rec. 1765, Bristol Co., L.R., 49:163]

12. Lands Recorded - Sold; 1757; Berkley, Bristol Co., MA 94. Seth Briggs of Berkley, grantor, to John Briggs Jr., of Berkley, grantee, 1757. Wit. Samuel Briggs & Silas Briggs. [Rec, 1765, Bristol Col., L.R., 49:163]

13. Lands Recorded - Sold; 1757; Berkley, Bristol Co., MA 95. Seth Briggs of Berkley, grantor, to John Briggs, Jr., of Berkley, grantee, 1757. Wit. Seth Briggs, Jr. [Rec. 1757, Bristol Co., L.R., 42:223]

14. Military Service; 1757; Fort William Henry, Lake George, NY 96. Seth Briggs was on the Expedition for the Reduction of Canada in 1757 with service at Fort William Henry. [Mass. Archives, 95:380 and 97:147] Note: the NEHGR article about the family of John Briggs of Taunton, uses the 95:380 reference for the service of Seth Briggs of this family. That Seth Briggs, son of Thomas Briggs, served in the expedition, is confirmed by his sale in 1775 of his right in lots in Berkshire Co., MA, awarded to "sufferers of the Candian Expedition."

15. Lands Recorded - Sold; 1762; Berkley, Bristol Co., MA 97. Seth Briggs of Dighton, grantor, to Silas Briggs of Berkley, grantee, 1762. Witness Zephaniah Briggs and Ann Briggs. [Rec. 1762, Bristol Co., L.R., 45:547]

16. Lands Recorded - Sold; 1762; Berkley, Bristol Co., MA 98. Seth Briggs of Dighton, grantor, to Seth Briggs of Berkley, grantee, 1762. [Rec. 1762, Bristol Co., L.R., 49:165]

17. Lands Recorded - Sold; 1765; Berkley, Bristol Co., MA 99. Seth Briggs of Dighton, grantor, to Silas Briggs of Berkley, grantee, 1765. Wit. Seth Briggs, Jr., [Rec. 1765, Bristol Co., L.R., 49:258]

18. Lands Recorded - Sold; 11 Dec 1766; Berkley, Bristol Co., MA 100. Seth Briggs of Dighton, yoeman (wife Esther released her dower rights), grantor, to Micah White of Braintree, grantee, "land in Braintree which was conveyed by Samuel Andrews to Edmund Littlefield," 11 Dec 1766 at Berkley. [Rec. Bristol Co., L.R., 109:229]

19. Lands Recorded - Sold; 22 Jan 1768; Dighton, Bristol Co., MA 101. Seth Briggs of Dighton, grantor, to Silas Briggs of Berkley, grantee, "1/2 of the farm on which I now live in Dighton," 22 Jan. 1768. Wit. Thomas Briggs and John Briggs, 2nd. [Rec. 1782, Bristol Co., L.R., 60:435]

20. Lands Recorded - Sold; 18 Mar 1768; Berkley, Bristol Co., MA 102. Seth Briggs of Berkley, grantor, to Lemuel Crane, grantee, 6 A. in Berkley, 18 Mar 1768. [Rec. 1773, Bristol Co., L.R., 55:443]

21. Lands Recorded - Sold; 1768; Berkley, Bristol Co., MA 103. Seth Briggs of Dighton, grantor, to son Thomas Briggs, 2nd of Berkley, grantee, 1768. Wit. Silas Briggs. [Rec. 1768, Bristol Co., L.R., 51:199]

22. Lands Recorded - Sold; 1 Apr 1775; Berkshire Co., MA 104. Seth Briggs of Dighton, Bristol Co., (wife Esther released her dower rights), grantor, to Lemuel Hathaway of Taunton, Bristol Co., grantee, "rights to lots 53, 14, 130, and 50 in a new township set to sufferers of the Canadian Expedition." 1 Apr 1775. Wit. Samuel Townson and James Williams, Jr. [Rec. 28 Nov, 1775, Berkshire Co., L.R., 1:11]

23. Lands Recorded - Sold; 7 Feb 1782; Berkley, Bristol Co., MA 105. Seth Briggs, formerly of Dighton, now of Putney, Windham Co., VT, (wife Esther released her dower rights), grantor, to Calvin Jacobs of Dighton, grantee, "5 A. in Dighton, land already deeded to Silas Briggs in 1768." for 5 pounds, 7 Feb 1782. Ack. Bristol Co., [Rec. 1782, Bristol Co., L.R., 60:456]

24. Lands Recorded - Sold; 8 Feb 1782; Dighton, Bristol Co., MA 106. Seth Briggs, formerly of Dighton, now of Putney, Windham Co., VT, (wife Esther released her dower rights), grantor, to Samuel Briggs, Jr., of Dighton, grantee, "2 A. in Dighton," 8 Feb 1782. Ack. "7 Feb" [Rec, 1782, Bristol Co. L.R., 60:457]

Seth married Ann Whitmarsh 21 48, daughter of Samuel Whitmarsh and Hannah Pratt, on 22 Sep 1726 in Weymouth, Plymouth Co., MA 79. (Ann Whitmarsh was born on 23 Dec 1703 in Weymouth, Plymouth Co., MA 21 48 and died on 7 Aug 1750 in Berkley, Bristol Co., MA 48.)

Documented events in their marriage were:

1. VR - Marriage; 22 Sep 1726; Dighton, Bristol Co., MA 79. Seth Briggs & Ware Whitmarsh, Book B1, p. 34


Children from this marriage were:

+ 25 F    i. Anne Briggs 78 107 was born on 3 Feb 1742/43 in Berkley, Bristol Co., MA 78 and died on 22 Dec 1832 in Dighton, Bristol Co., MA 108.
   26 M    ii. Seth Briggs 78 79 was born on 18 Nov 1728 in Dighton, Bristol Co., MA 78 79.

Documented events in his life were:

1. VR - Birth; 18 Nov 1728; Dighton, Bristol Co., MA 79. Seth Briggs, of Seth Briggs / Anna (Ware), Book B1, p 66

2. Lands Recorded - Purchased; 1757; Berkley, Bristol Co., MA 110. Seth Briggs of Berkley, grantor, to Seth Briggs, Jr., of Berkley, grantee, 1757. Wit. Samuel Briggs and Silas Briggs. [Rec. 1765, Bristol Co., L.R., 49:163]

3. Lands Recorded - Purchased; 1762; Berkley, Bristol Co., MA 111. Seth Briggs of Dighton, grantor, to Seth Briggs of Berkley, grantee, 1762. [Rec. 1762, Bristol Co., L.R., 49:165]

   27 M    iii. Silas Briggs 78 79 was born on 17 May 1732 in Dighton, Bristol Co., MA 78 79.

Documented events in his life were:

1. VR - Birth; 17 May 1732; Dighton, Bristol Co., MA 78. Silas Briggs, of Seth Briggs / Anna (Ware), Book B1, p 66

2. Lands Recorded - Purchased; 1762; Berkley, Bristol Co., MA 112. Seth Briggs of Dighton, grantor, to Silas Briggs of Berkley, grantee, 1762. Witness Zephaniah Briggs and Ann Briggs. [Rec. 1762, Bristol Co., L.R., 45:547]

3. Lands Recorded - Purchased; 1765; Berkley, Bristol Co., MA 113. Seth Briggs of Dighton, grantor, to Silas Briggs of Berkley, grantee, 1765. Wit. Seth Briggs, Jr., [Rec. 1765, Bristol Co., L.R., 49:258]

4. Lands Recorded - Purchased; 22 Jan 1768; Dighton, Bristol Co., MA 114. Seth Briggs of Dighton, grantor, to Silas Briggs of Berkley, grantee, "1/2 of the farm on which I now live in Dighton," 22 Jan. 1768. Wit. Thomas Briggs and John Briggs, 2nd. [Rec. 1782, Bristol Co., L.R., 60:435]

   28 F    iv. Zephaniah Briggs 78 was born on 16 Jun 1736 in Berkley, Bristol Co., MA 78.

Documented events in her life were:

1. Witness; 1762; Berkley, Bristol Co., MA 115. Along with Zephaniah, witnessed the sale of land by her father Seth Briggs to brother Silas Briggs. [Rec. 1762, Bristol Co., L.R., 45:547]

   29 F    v. Jadediah Briggs 78 was born on 21 Apr 1737 in Berkley, Bristol Co., MA 78.
   30 M    vi. Nathaniel Briggs 78 was born on 5 Apr 1740 in Berkley, Bristol Co., MA 78.
   31 F    vii. Welthea Briggs 78 was born on 5 Jun 1744 in Berkley, Bristol Co., MA 78.
   32 M    viii. Hezekiah Briggs 78 was born on 11 May 1646 in Berkley, Bristol Co., MA 78.
   33 M    ix. Thomas Briggs 78 was born in 1747 in Berkley, Bristol Co., MA 78.

Documented events in his life were:

1. Lands Recorded - Sold; 1768; Berkley, Bristol Co., MA 116. Seth Briggs of Dighton, grantor, to son Thomas Briggs, 2nd of Berkley, grantee, 1768. Wit. Silas Briggs. [Rec. 1768, Bristol Co., L.R., 51:199]

Seth next married Esther Littlefield.


Children from this marriage were:

   34 F    i. Olive Briggs 78 was born on 12 Apr 1753 in Berkley, Bristol Co., MA 78.
   35 F    ii. Bethia Briggs 78 was born on 3 Dec 1755 in Berkley, Bristol Co., MA 78.

Fifth Generation (Great Great Grandchildren)


25. Anne Briggs 78 107 (Seth21, Thomas8, Jonathan2, Clement1) was born on 3 Feb 1742/43 in Berkley, Bristol Co., MA 78 and died on 22 Dec 1832 in Dighton, Bristol Co., MA 108.

Documented events in her life were:

1. Witness; 1762; Berkley, Bristol Co., MA 97. Along with Zephaniah, witnessed the sale of land by her father Seth Briggs to brother Silas Briggs. [Rec. 1762, Bristol Co., L.R., 45:547]

Anne married Stephen Smith 107 117, son of Stephen Smith and Elizabeth Dean, on 17 Nov 1763 in Taunton, Bristol Co., MA 109. (Stephen Smith was born on 17 Apr 1739 in Dighton, Bristol Co., MA 107 117 and died on 25 Jun 1822 in Dighton, Bristol Co., MA 117.)

Documented events in his life were:

1. VR - Birth; 17 Apr 1739; Dighton, Bristol Co., MA 117.

2. VR - Death; 25 Jun 1822; Dighton, Bristol Co., MA 118. Stephen Smith Jr., husband of Anne Briggs, son of Stephen & Elizabeth Smith


Children from this marriage were:

   36 M    i. Asa Smith 107 119 was born on 2 Oct 1767 in Dighton, Bristol Co., MA 107.

Documented events in his life were:

1. VR - Birth; 5 Mar 1796; Dighton, Bristol Co., MA 120. Book B1, p 130; all the children are listed on the same page suggesting that they were all entered at one time into the town records.

Asa married Sibbel Anthony 119 on 4 Sep 1793 in Rehoboth, Bristol Co., MA 107 121.

   37 F    ii. Lurane Smith 107 122 was baptized on 27 Jun 1764 in Dighton, Bristol Co., MA 122.

Documented events in her life were:

1. VR - Birth; 27 Jun 1764; Dighton, Bristol Co., MA 123. Book B1, p 130; all the children are listed on the same page suggesting that they were all entered at one time into the town records.

   38 M    iii. Stephen Smith 107 122 was baptized on 7 Mar 1766 in Dighton, Bristol Co., MA 122 and died on 15 Jul 1857 in Dighton, Bristol Co., MA 124.

Documented events in his life were:

1. VR - Birth; 7 Mar 1766; Dighton, Bristol Co., MA 123. Book B1, p 130; all the children are listed on the same page suggesting that they were all entered at one time into the town records.

2. VR - Marriage; 25 Mar 1790; Dighton, Bristol Co., MA 125. Married Rebeckah Simmons

3. VR - Birth of Child; 1 Sep 1793; Dighton, Bristol Co., MA 126. Ann Smith, daughter of Stephen Smith & Rebecca Simmons, b. 1 Sep 1793, d. 6 Jul 1885

4. VR - Birth of Child; 8 Apr 1798; Dighton, Bristol Co., MA 127. Lillis Smith, daughter of Stephen Smith, Jr. & Rebecca Simmons, d. 16 Sep 1819

5. VR - Birth of Child; 12 Nov 1800; Dighton, Bristol Co., MA 128. Stephen Smith, son of Stephen Smith & Rebekah Simmons, b. 12 Nov 1800; d. 30 Oct 1867

6. VR - Birth of Child; 3 Oct 1802; Dighton, Bristol Co., MA 127. David Simmons Smith, son of Stephen Smith Jr. & Rebeckah Simmons

7. VR - Death of Child; 20 Apr 1829; Dighton, Bristol Co., MA 127. David Simmons Smith, son of Stephen Smith Jr. & Rebeckah Simmons

8. VR - Death; 15 Jul 1857; Dighton, Bristol Co., MA 125.

   39 F    iv. Anna Smith 107 122 was born on 10 May 1771 in Dighton, Bristol Co., MA 122.

Documented events in her life were:

1. VR - Birth; 10 May 1771; Dighton, Bristol Co., MA 123. Book B1, p 130; all the children are listed on the same page suggesting that they were all entered at one time into the town records.



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88. ibid. p 46, citing [Rec. 1749, Bristol Co. L.R., 37:254].

89. ibid. p 46, citing [Rec. 748, Bristol Co. L.R., 37:252].

90. ibid. p 46, citing [Rec. 1782, Bristol Co. L.R., 40:243].

91. ibid. p 46, citing [Rec, 1759, Bristol Co. L.R. 43:421].

92. ibid. p 46, citing [Rec. 1756, Bristol Co. L.R., 41:516].

93. ibid. p 46, citing [Rec. 1765, Bristol Co., L.R., 49:163].

94. ibid. p 46, citing [Rec, 1765, Bristol Col., L.R., 49:163].

95. ibid. p 46, citing [Rec. 1757, Bristol Co., L.R., 42:223].

96. ibid. p 47, citing [Mass. Archives, 95:380 and 97:147].

97. ibid. p 46, citing [Rec. 1762, Bristol Co., L.R., 45:547].

98. ibid. p 46, citing [Rec. 1762, Bristol Co., L.R., 49:165].

99. ibid. p 46, citing [Rec. 1765, Bristol Co., L.R., 49:258].

100. ibid. p 46, citing [Rec. Bristol Co., L.R., 109:229].

101. ibid. p 46, citing [Rec. 1782, Bristol Co., L.R., 60:435].

102. ibid. p 46, citing [Rec. 1773, Bristol Co., L.R., 55:443].

103. ibid. p 46, citing [Rec. 1768, Bristol Co., L.R., 51:199].

104. ibid. p 46-47, citing [Rec. 28 Nov, 1775, Berkshire Co., L.R., 1:11].

105. ibid. p 47, citing [Rec. 1782, Bristol Co., L.R., 60:456].

106. ibid. p 47, citing [Rec, 1782, Bristol Co. L.R., 60:457].

107. unknown, Historical and Biographical Sketch of the Smith Family, (Monograph in the possession of Ruth Colburn < rcolburn@mail.cvn.net>). p 1 - 11.

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109. Taunton Marriages To the Year 1850, (Ancestry.Com database - Massachusetts Vital Records).

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111. ibid. p 47, citing [Rec. 1762, Bristol Co., L.R., 49:165].

112. ibid. p 47, citing [Rec. 1762, Bristol Co., L.R., 45:547].

113. ibid. p 47, citing [Rec. 1765, Bristol Co., L.R., 49:258].

114. ibid. p 47, citing [Rec. 1782, Bristol Co., L.R., 60:435].

115. ibid. p 46, citing [Rec. 1762, Bristol Co., L.R., 45:547].

116. ibid. p 47, citing [Rec. 1768, Bristol Co., L.R., 51:199].

117. Vital Records of Dighton, (Search & Research). p 344, [B2, p 345].

118. ibid. p 344, [B2 p 345].

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122. ibid. C502301.

123. Vital Records of Dighton, (Search & Research). Births, Vol 1, p 185.

124. ibid. p 344 [B4, p5].

125. ibid. p 344, [B4, p5].

126. ibid. p 344, [B4, p 53].

127. ibid. p 344, [B2, p 72].

128. ibid. p 344, [B4, p 19].

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