William Briggs +
1Gale Ion Harris, William1 and Mary Briggs of Boston and the Connecticut Valley, NEHGR Vol. 151, pp. 87, 91-93 (Jan 1997).
"William and Mary Briggs are first mentioned in a curious double entry of their daughter Hannah's birth in Boston. The first entry informs us that "Hannah of Wm Briggs [was] born and buried 28 day (6th) month [August]" 1642, but on the next page we find, as an apparent correction, that "Hannah of William and Mary Briggs [was] born 6th month," 1642. Some years later, in 1648, her father bought from Henry Pease, Sr. a house and lot located at the junction of lanes that eventually became Hanover and Portland streets.
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1. WILLIAM1 BRIGGS was born about 1605 (aged 61 in June 1666) and was living at Lyme, Connecticut, on 5 February 1680/1 when he sold property there to his son John. His wife MARY _____, in Boston by 1642, was living on 15 December 1670 when she consented to her husband's deed of meadow land in Lyme, but she had perhaps died before 4 January 167[0/]1 when a mortgage of their land in Middletown did not include her consent. They moved from Boston to Wethersfield in 1665, resided briefly there and just across the town line in Middletown, then settled in Lyme about 1670.
Children (perhaps others):
2. i. WILLIAM2 BRIGGS/BIGGS; m. MARY YELLING.
ii. HANNAH BRIGGS, b. at Boston 28 Aug. 1642; d. at Lyme 6 Feb. 1687[/8]. She m. (1) at Boston, 10 Sept. 1657, JOHN HARRIS, who was living in Wethersfield (modern Glastonbury), Conn., in March 1659/60 and who prob. had sons Walter and Thomas Harris with a former wife. Hannah m. (2), prob. at Wetherfield by Sept. 1664 (first child), WOLSTON1 BROCKWAY, b. "not far from 1638," though he deposed in July 1714 that he was aged "70 years or thereabouts." He d. at Lyme before 11 Nov. 1717,[48} a son of WilliamA Brockway and his wife Bridget (Waller) of Norwich, Norfolk, England, who m. at Saint Giles Without Cripplegate in London on 28 Jan. 1628/9. Wolston m.(2) at Boston's Old South Church, 29 Nov. 1705, Sarah (_____) (Curtis) Briggs, widow prob. of Thomas Curtis and of John2 Briggs (No. 3). Sarah died son, and Wolston m. (3), by 12 March 1707/8, Hannah ____, who as "my now wife hannah," was living in May 1717.
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3. iii. JOHN BRIGGS, b. ca. 1643; m. MARY ____, (2) SARAH (____) CURTIS, who became the second wife of Wolston Brockway (no. ii).
iv. ? MARY BRIGGS, the witness at Lyme in 1680/1 when William1 Briggs sold property to his son John..".