Ruth Briant1

Marriage*She married Jonah Bisbee.

Family

Jonah Bisbee
Child1.Hannah Bisbee1 d. 29 Apr 1762

Citations

  1. [S672] Barbara L. Merrick, "The Original Church Records of Gad Hitchcock, D.D., 1748 to 1803: Deaths", New England Historical & Genealogical Register Volume 136 (January 1982): page 34. Hereinafter cited as "Pembroke Death Records of Rev. Gad Hitchcock - NEHGR."

Edward Bridge1

Residence*He was described as of Roxbury, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England).1
Marriage*He married Mary Brooks.2

Family

Mary Brooks
Child1.Mary Bridge1 b. 18 Nov 1637, d. 13 Apr 1718

Citations

  1. [S1246] Frederick Lewis Gay, "John Gay, of Dedham, Massachusetts, and some of his Descendants", New England Historical & Genealogical Register, Volume 33, pages 45-57 (January 1879). Hereinafter cited as "John Gay of Dedham, Massachusetts."
  2. [S1248] Eklon Wilson Gay and Christopher Challender Child, "Joanna Hooker, wife of John Borden and John Gay", New England Historical & Genealogical Register, Volume 164, pages 114-120 (April 2010). This thoroughly researched and completely sourced article is excellent as it examines and proves that Joanna Hooker was the wife of both John Borden and John Gay. Hereinafter cited as "Joanna Hooker, wife of John Borden and John Gay."

Elizabeth Bridge1,2

Marriage*17 January 1677She married first, as his second wife, Benjamin Garfield on 17 January 1677 in Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England).3
(Wife) Death28 November 1717Elizabeth became a widow when Captain Benjamin Garfield died on 28 November 1717.4,3
Marriage15 October 1720She married second, as his second wife, Daniel Herrington, son of Robert Herrington and Susanna George, on 15 October 1720 in Watertown, Middlesex County. Both were of Watertown and were married there by Mr. Henry Gibbs.5

Family

Benjamin Garfield b. 1643, d. 28 Nov 1717

Citations

  1. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Watertown Births, Marriages and Deaths, Volume 2, page 61. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.
  2. [S413] Clarence Almon Torrey, New England Marriages: Prior to 1700 (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co, 1985 and 1992), page 294. Hereinafter cited as New England Marriages: Prior to 1700.
  3. [S413] Clarence Almon Torrey, New England Marriages: Prior to 1700, page 294, his surname spelled "Garfield."
  4. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Watertown Births, Marriages, Deaths, Volume 2, page 62, his surname recorded as "Gearfield."
  5. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Watertown Births, Marriages and Deaths, Volume 2, page 61, her previous marriage surname spelled "Gearfield."

Mary Bridge1,2

b. 18 November 1637, d. 13 April 1718
Father*Edward Bridge3
Mother*Mary Brooks4
Birth*18 November 1637Mary Bridge was born on 18 November 1637 in Roxbury, Massachusetts Bay Colony.4
Marriage*23 November 1661She married Samuel Gay, son of John Gay and Joanna Hooker, on 23 November 1661 in Dedham, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England).2
Death*13 April 1718She died on 13 April 1718 in Dedham, two days before her husband's death. The record of their deaths stated the two were aged 80 years and had lived in a married condition together for 56 years.1

Family

Samuel Gay b. 10 Mar 1639, d. 15 Apr 1718

Citations

  1. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Dedham, Volumes 1 and 2, page 44. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.
  2. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Dedham, Volumes 1 and 2, page 127.
  3. [S1246] Frederick Lewis Gay, "John Gay, of Dedham, Massachusetts, and some of his Descendants", New England Historical & Genealogical Register, Volume 33, pages 45-57 (January 1879). Hereinafter cited as "John Gay of Dedham, Massachusetts."
  4. [S1248] Eklon Wilson Gay and Christopher Challender Child, "Joanna Hooker, wife of John Borden and John Gay", New England Historical & Genealogical Register, Volume 164, pages 114-120 (April 2010). This thoroughly researched and completely sourced article is excellent as it examines and proves that Joanna Hooker was the wife of both John Borden and John Gay. Hereinafter cited as "Joanna Hooker, wife of John Borden and John Gay."

Early Settlement of Bridgewater Township1

Land Grant*1656John Willis, Solomon Leonard, Francis West, John Ames, John Howard, Thomas Hayward, Philip Delano, George Soule, Moses Simmons, John Alden, Christopher Wadsworth and James Lindall were among the fifty-four Duxbury men listed in 1645 as original proprietors for the development of the town that would become Bridgewater, Plymouth Colony, Massachusetts (Plymouth Colony). Two others, Reverend James Keith and Samuel Edson, were added to the group later, and when the town of Bridgewater was actually incorporated in 1656 there were a total of fifty-six. Of these proprietors, only eighteen, about one-third, actually relocated and became residents of the new plantation.

The area known as the Bridgewaters was originally inhabited by Wampanoag who called it Saughtuchquett (Satucket). In 1642 when the township of Marshfield was separated from Duxbury and became its own distinct entity, Duxbury petitioned the court for additional land “to the westward” in compensation.

The General Court granted their petition in 1645 and six trustees, Captain Myles Standish, John Alden, George Soule, Constant Southworth, John Rogers, and William Brett were appointed to divide the land. The action by the General Court was primarily an authority to purchase land, and Captain Standish, Samuel Nash, and Constant Southworth were appointed to make the purchase. The deed was signed on 23 Mar 1649.

The Bridgewater lands were divided among the inhabitants “by an agreement among themselves”. Unfortunately, there is no record to tell us how the town proceeded to agree to their division, or how, by whom, or when it was determined what residence or other circumstance should entitle anyone to a share. To view the complete list of Bridgewater's Original Proprietors, click on the PDF icon; the photo icons lead to four early maps of the Bridgewater settlement.1,2,3,4,5

Citations

  1. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, including an extensive Family Register. Note: page numbers differ slightly between publications used in our research, including FHL copy, Google Books, Boston Public Library EBooks online and our personal library reprint published by Heritage Books. (Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, Inc., original publication date was 1840; reprinted for the third and fourth times in 1970 and 1975; first reprinted in 1897 by Henry T. Pratt, Bridgewater, Massachusetts; originally printed in 1840 by Kidder and Wright, Boston, Massachusetts). Hereinafter cited as History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater.
  2. [S913] Author unidentified, A map identifying the lands of the Original Proprietors of the Bridgewater Settlement, Plymouth Colony, Massachusetts, c1645-1656, Old Bridgewater, Plymouth Colony, Massachusetts: (Hand drawn, not published, creation date unidentified). Hereinafter cited as Bridgewater Original Proprietors Map, c1645-1656.
  3. [S888] Author unidentified (although probably a descendant of David Perkins), A map of Old Bridgewater identifying the lands of the Perkins Family and their neighbors, 1680-1730, Old Bridgewater, Plymouth Colony, Massachusetts: (Hand drawn, not published, creation date unidentified), size: 17.995 x 15.555 inches. Hereinafter cited as A map of Old Bridgewater, 1680-1730.
  4. [S889] Author unidentified, A map of the Second Precinct of Bridgewater incorporated June 1, 1716 and called the South Parish, indicating the early highways and paths and the dwelling places of the settlers, at the date of incorporation of the Precinct and before the Census of 1746, Second Precinct, South Parish, Bridgewater, Plymouth Colony, Massachusetts: (Hand drawn, not published, creation date unidentified), size: 22.48 x 17.51 inches. Hereinafter cited as A map of the Second Precinct of Bridgewater, 1716-1746.
  5. [S890] Author unidentified, A map of the East Parish of Bridgewater founded from Old Bridgewater December 14, 1723, the Meeting House raised March 14, 1720 and officially incorporated in 1823; the map also includes West Bridgewater, first settled in 1651 from Old Bridgewater and officially incorporated in 1822. The dwelling houses of some of the landowners are identified, c1723, East & West Bridgewater, Plymouth Colony, Massachusetts: (Hand drawn, not published, creation date unidentified), size: 22.215 x 17.12 inches. Hereinafter cited as A map of the East and West Parishes of Bridgewater, c1730.

Clement Briggs1

Marriage*3 November 1697He married Elizabeth Field of Bridgewater, daughter of John Field and Elizabeth Everden, on 3 November 1697 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England). He lived in North Purchase.1,2

Family

Elizabeth Field b. 17 Nov 1673

Citations

  1. [S1190] Frederick Clifton Pierce, Field Genealogy: being the record of all the Field family in America, whose ancestors were in this country prior to 1700, Volume 1, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Chicago, Illinois: Hammond Press, W.B. Conkey Company, 1901), pages 121-123. Hereinafter cited as Field Genealogy, Volume 1.
  2. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, compiler, downloaded from Google Books, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to the Year 1850. In two Volumes: Volume I. Births and Volume II. Marriages and Deaths. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1916), Marriages, Volume 2, page 129. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.

James Briggs Jr.1

Marriage*24 December 1714He married Hannah Bailey, daughter of John Bailey Sr. and Sarah White, on 24 December 1714 in the First Parish Church, Scituate, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1,2

Family

Hannah Bailey b. Jan 1687/88

Citations

  1. [S856] Samuel Deane, History of Scituate, Massachusetts, from its first settlement to 1831, downloaded from Google Books at www.google.com. (Boston, Massachusetts: James Loring, 1831), John Bailey, pages 213-215. Hereinafter cited as History of Scituate, Massachusetts to 1831.
  2. [S853] New England Historic Genealogical Society, compiler, Vital Records of Scituate, Massachusetts, to the year 1850, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. Volume 1. Births and Volume 2. Marriages and Deaths. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society at the charge of the Eddy Town Record Fund, 1909), Volume II, Marriages, page 27, her surname spelled "Bayle" and referencing C.R.1: citing a church record, First Parish, and records from Rev. John Lothrop’s original manuscript. Hereinafter cited as Scituate Vital Records to 1850.

Mary Briggs1

Marriage*26 March 1678She married, as his second wife, Daniel Moor of Hankelow on 26 March 1678 in Cheshire, England.1

Family

Daniel Moor

Citations

  1. [S1416] Gilbert Cope, Henry Fishwick and Joseph Lemuel Chester, Genealogy of the Sharpless Family, descended from John and Jane Sharples, settlers near Chester, Pennsylvania, 1682 : together with some account of the English ancestry of the family, including the results of researches by Henry Fishwick, and the late Joseph Lemuel Chester, and a full report of the bi-centennial reunion of 1882, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. John Sharples (d.1685) married Jane Moor and, as Quakers, the family emigrated in 1682 from England to Chester County, Pennsylvania. Descendants (spelling the surname Sharpless) and relatives lived in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, Delaware, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Indiana, Michigan and elsewhere. Includes ancestry in England to the 1200s A.D. Includes index. (Washington DC: Photoduplication Service, 1968 ( a microreoduction of the original published in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for the family, under the auspices of the Bi-centennial committee, in 1887), , pages 55-57. Hereinafter cited as Genealogy of the Sharpless Family.

Miriam Briggs1

Marriage*18 May 1758She married Solomon Ripley, son of Christopher Ripley and Sarah Howard, on 18 May 1758 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1,2

Family

Solomon Ripley b. 30 Nov 1737
Child1.Deborah Ripley1 b. 20 Jan 1779

Citations

  1. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, including an extensive Family Register. Note: page numbers differ slightly between publications used in our research, including FHL copy, Google Books, Boston Public Library EBooks online and our personal library reprint published by Heritage Books. (Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, Inc., original publication date was 1840; reprinted for the third and fourth times in 1970 and 1975; first reprinted in 1897 by Henry T. Pratt, Bridgewater, Massachusetts; originally printed in 1840 by Kidder and Wright, Boston, Massachusetts), Ripley, pages 298-299. Hereinafter cited as History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater.
  2. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, compiler, downloaded from Google Books, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to the Year 1850. In two Volumes: Volume I. Births and Volume II. Marriages and Deaths. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1916), Marriages, Volume II, page 325. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.

Perez Briggs1

Marriage*He married Elizabeth White.1
Residence*Perez and Elizabeth Briggs were from Voluntown, New London County, Connecticut.1

Family

Elizabeth White
Child1.Ruth Briggs+1 b. 7 Jun 1777, d. 30 May 1843

Citations

  1. [S670] Prepared by Arthur Adams, "Memoirs of the Deceased Members of the New England Historic Genealogical Society", New England Historical & Genealogical Register Volume 113, page 229 (July 1959). Hereinafter cited as "Memoirs - Harry Emmett Bolton."

Rachel Briggs

d. 6 December 1828
ChartsDescendants of Nicholas Boulton, The Immigrant
Marriage Intention31 August 1811An intention of marriage between Rachel Briggs and John Bolton was communicated by Joseph Bro.....(can't read) and recorded on 31 August 1811 in Freetown, Bristol County, Massachusetts.1,2,3
Marriage*after 31 August 1811Rachel married John Bolton Jr., son of John Bolton and Tryphena Hathaway, on after 31 August 1811 in Freetown, Bristol County, Massachusetts.3,4,5
Land Transfer*16 September 1823John Bolton and Rachel Bolton of Berkley, in the County of Bristol, yeoman, signed a deed agreement on 16 September 1823 to sell land in Berkley, Massachusetts, to Tamerlane Burt and Thomas J. Burt, both of Berkley, yeoman, for the sum of $160. The deed was recorded on 27 Nov 1823 and described the tract and lot of land situated in Berkley as follows: Beginning at a stone set in the ground with stones about it in the line of land owned by Tamerlane Burt, thence South twenty-four degrees, West sixteen rods and twenty links to a stone set in the ground at the root of a maple tree marked in the line of Thomas Briggs land, then Northwesterly by land of Thomas Briggs, Clarissa Burt and Serena Babbitt fifty-three rods to the River Creek so called, thence by said creek Northerly to land of Thomas J. Burt thence by his land and land of said Tamerlane Burt South sixty-two degrees, East about sixty rods to the first ___________bounds containing about six and a quarter acres ________. The deed was signed by John Bolton and Rachel Bolton on 16 Sep 1823, with Abiathar Phillips, Levi French and William McConnell as witnesses.6
Land Transfer14 February 1824John Bolton and Rachel Bolton of Berkley, in the County of Bristol, yeoman, signed a deed agreement on 14 February 1824 to sell land in Berkley, Bristol County, Massachusetts, to Jacob Phillips Jr. of Berkley, yeoman, for the sum of $150. The deed was recorded on 15 Feb 1825 and described the lot or parcel of land situated in Berkley as follows: Bounded Easterly on the road leading from Thomas Briggs to Taunton, Northerly on land owned by Tamerlane Burt, Westerly on land owned by Tamerlane and Thomas J. Burt and Southwesterly land owned by Thomas Briggs and containing about ten acres _____________. The deed was signed by John Bolton and Rachel Bolton on 14 Feb 1824 with Polly French and Levi French as witnesses.7
Death*6 December 1828Rachel Bolton, wife of John, died on 6 December 1828 in Berkley, Bristol County, Massachusetts.8
Death7 December 1828Her death, or possibly her burial, describing her as the widow of John, was recorded as 7 December 1828 in Taunton, Bristol County, Massachusetts.9

Family

John Bolton b. 19 Apr 1788, d. 1828
Children1.Enos Bolton+10 b. 4 May 1821
2.Elizabeth Bolton8 d. 16 Dec 1828

Citations

  1. [S598] Freetown (Massachusetts) Vital Records, Town Clerk's record books, Freetown Town Hall, 3 N. Main Street, Assonet, Massachusetts, Intentions, Book 3, page 39, No. 14.
  2. [S475] Helen Gurney Thomas, compiler, Vital records of the town of Freetown, Massachusetts, 1686 through 1890 (Bowie, Maryland: Heritage Books, 1988), pages 160 and 177. Hereinafter cited as Freetown Massachusetts Vital Records, 1686-1890.
  3. [S337] Massachusetts Marriages, 1633-1850, online at www.ancestry.com. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Marriages, 1633-1850.
  4. [S475] Helen Gurney Thomas, Freetown Massachusetts Vital Records, 1686-1890, records listed alphabetically under both Grooms and Brides.
  5. [S476] Harlos Bolton, Bristol County, Massachusetts probate records, 1690-1881 film number 558134, LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as Bristol County probate records, 1690-1881.
  6. [S597] Bristol County (Mass.) deed records, v. 1-556, (1686-1900 and 1686-1956) index -, 1686-1956. Microreproduction of original records in the registrar's office, Taunton, Massachusetts. Includes index. Note: Part I of Volume 7, pages 1-654 of this series was found on Film# 1405193 and has been referenced separately in this project as Source# 597. volume 114, pages 139-140; on microfilm volume 113-114 for 1823-1824, Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as Bristol County, Massachusetts Deeds: Taunton Registry (1686-1900).
  7. [S597] Bristol County, Massachusetts Deeds: Taunton Registry (1686-1900), volume 117, pages 69-70; on microfilm volume 117 for 1825.
  8. [S600] Berkley (Massachusetts) Vital Records, Town Clerk's record books, Berkley Town Clerk, 1 North Main Street, Berkley, Massachusetts, Deaths, Book A, V B4 55T.
  9. [S48] New England Historic Genealogical Society, Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850. CD-ROM (101 Newbury, Boston, Massachusetts: NEHGS), Births - Marriages - Deaths. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850.
  10. [S603] Benjamin Shurtleff, compiler, Descendants of William Shurtleff of Plymouth and Marshfield, Massachusetts, downloaded from Google Books at www.google.com. (Revere, Massachusetts: Benjamin Shurtleff, 1912), Volume I, The Seventh Generation, page 483. Hereinafter cited as Descendants of William Shurtleff of Massachusetts.

Ruth Briggs1

b. 7 June 1777, d. 30 May 1843
ChartsDescendants of Nicholas Boulton, The Immigrant
Father*Perez Briggs1
Mother*Elizabeth White1
Birth*7 June 1777Ruth Briggs was born on 7 June 1777.1
(Daughter) ResidenceHer parents were from Voluntown, New London County, Connecticut.1
Marriage*She married Lemuel Bolton, son of William Bolton.1
Death*30 May 1843She died on 30 May 1843 at age 65.1

Family

Lemuel Bolton b. 4 May 1778, d. 12 Mar 1844
Child1.Perez Bolton+1 b. 4 May 1807, d. 28 Dec 1898

Citations

  1. [S670] Prepared by Arthur Adams, "Memoirs of the Deceased Members of the New England Historic Genealogical Society", New England Historical & Genealogical Register Volume 113, page 229 (July 1959). Hereinafter cited as "Memoirs - Harry Emmett Bolton."

Thomas Briggs

(Neighbor) Land Transfer22 December 1818John Bolton, a mariner of Berkley, purchased land in Berkley, Bristol County, Massachusetts, from Abiathar Phillips, a _____________ of Berkley, for the sum of $350. The deed was dated and signed on 22 December 1818, and recorded on 23 Dec 1818. It described the tract of land lying in Berkley bounded as follows: Beginning at the Southerly and Easterly corner of the land that Jacob Phillips bought of the heirs of Ralph Phillips, thence Westerly by Thomas Briggs line until it comes to a creek, thence the same _____________ on land owned by the heirs of Simon Burt until it comes to another creek, thence on that creek Northerly until it comes to land owned by the heirs of Stephen Burt, thence Easterly by land owned by those heirs until it comes to land set off to Deborah Phillips for her thirds of Ralph Phillips Estate, thence South, or by the same line, of those thirds to the first mentioned boundary, containing fourteen acres, be it the same more or less ____________Also two-thirds of a seven acre lot, or thereabouts, adjoining the above described to the Eastward, extending to the road, being undivided with the heirs of Ralph Phillips deceased, and set off to Deborah Phillips as her Dower. Abiathar Phillips, with this deed agreement, conveyed all his right and title to the Ralph Phillips Estate. The deed agreement further stated that Abiathar's wife, Silvia Phillips, quit her right of Dower on the above described premises. It was signed by Abiathar Phillips and Silvia Phillips with Asa Danforth and John Danforth as witnesses.1
(Neighbor) Land Transfer16 September 1823John Bolton and Rachel Bolton of Berkley, in the County of Bristol, yeoman, signed a deed agreement on 16 September 1823 to sell land in Berkley, Massachusetts, to Tamerlane Burt and Thomas J. Burt, both of Berkley, yeoman, for the sum of $160. The deed was recorded on 27 Nov 1823 and described the tract and lot of land situated in Berkley as follows: Beginning at a stone set in the ground with stones about it in the line of land owned by Tamerlane Burt, thence South twenty-four degrees, West sixteen rods and twenty links to a stone set in the ground at the root of a maple tree marked in the line of Thomas Briggs land, then Northwesterly by land of Thomas Briggs, Clarissa Burt and Serena Babbitt fifty-three rods to the River Creek so called, thence by said creek Northerly to land of Thomas J. Burt thence by his land and land of said Tamerlane Burt South sixty-two degrees, East about sixty rods to the first ___________bounds containing about six and a quarter acres ________. The deed was signed by John Bolton and Rachel Bolton on 16 Sep 1823, with Abiathar Phillips, Levi French and William McConnell as witnesses.2
(Neighbor) Land Transfer14 February 1824John Bolton and Rachel Bolton of Berkley, in the County of Bristol, yeoman, signed a deed agreement on 14 February 1824 to sell land in Berkley, Bristol County, Massachusetts, to Jacob Phillips Jr. of Berkley, yeoman, for the sum of $150. The deed was recorded on 15 Feb 1825 and described the lot or parcel of land situated in Berkley as follows: Bounded Easterly on the road leading from Thomas Briggs to Taunton, Northerly on land owned by Tamerlane Burt, Westerly on land owned by Tamerlane and Thomas J. Burt and Southwesterly land owned by Thomas Briggs and containing about ten acres _____________. The deed was signed by John Bolton and Rachel Bolton on 14 Feb 1824 with Polly French and Levi French as witnesses.3

Citations

  1. [S597] Bristol County (Mass.) deed records, v. 1-556, (1686-1900 and 1686-1956) index -, 1686-1956. Microreproduction of original records in the registrar's office, Taunton, Massachusetts. Includes index. Note: Part I of Volume 7, pages 1-654 of this series was found on Film# 1405193 and has been referenced separately in this project as Source# 597. volume 105, page 396; on microfilm volumes 104-105 for 1817-1818, Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as Bristol County, Massachusetts Deeds: Taunton Registry (1686-1900).
  2. [S597] Bristol County, Massachusetts Deeds: Taunton Registry (1686-1900), volume 114, pages 139-140; on microfilm volume 113-114 for 1823-1824.
  3. [S597] Bristol County, Massachusetts Deeds: Taunton Registry (1686-1900), volume 117, pages 69-70; on microfilm volume 117 for 1825.

Asa Brigham1

b. 2 December 1721
Father*David Brigham1,2 b. 12 Apr 1678, d. 26 Jun 1750
Mother*Mary Leonard1 b. c 1680, d. 1 Dec 1748
Birth*2 December 1721Asa Brigham was born on 2 December 1721 in Westborough, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England),3
Baptism22 April 1722 and was baptized on 22 April 1722 in Marlborough.2
(5th Son) Land Records14 November 1742Asa's father, on 14 November 1742, stating he was a yeoman of Marlborough, gave land to each of his younger children, excepting Jonas who would receive his gift a few years later, and to a grandson whose father John Brigham had received his gift of land earlier. Asa, a husbandman of Westborough, received 70 acres in Shrewsbury.1
(Son) Will14 June 1748Asa's father wrote his will on 14 June 1748 stating he was a yeoman of Westborough and naming his wife Mary, sons Jonas, John, Silas, Levi and Asa, daughter Deborah Brigham and stepson Edward Newton. Jonas was named Executor and the will was proved on 22 August 1750.4,5

Citations

  1. [S896] Revised by Robert S. Wakefield, Mayflower Families through Five Generations: Volume 15, James Chilton and Richard More. Note: Volume 2, Parts I and II (1975), Chilton and More, were revised and replaced in 1997 by this Volume 15, Chilton and More. (Plymouth, Massachusetts: General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 1997), Person# 54, Mary Leonard, pages 55-56. Hereinafter cited as James Chilton and Richard More of the Mayflower (Five).
  2. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Marlborough Births, Volume 1, page 36. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.
  3. [S896] Revised by Robert S. Wakefield, James Chilton and Richard More of the Mayflower (Five), Person# 54, Mary Leonard, pages 55-56, stating he was born in "Westboro."
  4. [S1221] W. I. Tyler Brigham, The History of the Brigham Family : a record of several thousand descendants of Thomas Brigham the emigrant, 1603-1653, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (New York, New York: The Grafton Press, 1907), pages 86-87 and 105. Hereinafter cited as History of the Brigham Family : Descendants of Thomas.
  5. [S1223] Massachusetts Probate Court (Worcester County), Massachusetts, Worcester County, probate files, 1731-1881. Digital images of originals housed at the Supreme Judicial Court, Boston, Massachusetts: Case# 7264, David Brigham, image numbers 409-420 of 1281 from Case no 7240-7325, Brigham, Benajah-Brigham, Helen A, 1731-1881, film# 100053059; originally available on 523 microfilms and fiche, viewed online at www.familysearch.org, LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as Worcester County, probate files, 1731-1881.

David Brigham1

b. 12 April 1678, d. 26 June 1750
Father*Thomas Brigham1,2 b. c 1640, d. 25 Nov 1717
Mother*Mary Rice1 b. 19 Sep 1646
Birth*12 April 1678David Brigham was born on 12 April 1678 in Marlborough, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).2,1,3
Marriage*He married first Deborah ______.1,3
(Husband) Death11 October 1708David became a widower when Deborah (__?__) Brigham died on 11 October 1708.4,3
Marriage*21 October 1709He married second, as her second husband, Mary (Leonard) Newton, daughter of Samuel Leonard and Abigail Wood, on 21 October 1709 in Marlborough.1,5,6
Land Records*13 September 1726 On 13 September 1726 David Brigham of Westborough sold land in Shrewsbury to Edward Newton of Shrewsbury.1
Occupation*1726David was identified as a yeoman in Westborough when he sold land to his stepson in 1726.1
Land Records*14 November 1742 On 14 November 1742, stating he was a yeoman of Marlborough, David Brigham gave land to each of his younger children, excepting Jonas who would receive his gift a few years later, and to a grandson. His son Levi Brigham received land in Marlborough; he gave land to his daughter Deborah Brigham; he gave land that had once belonged to his father to his grandson John Brigham, son of his son John Brigham who had received his gift of land earlier; his son Asa Brigham of Marlborough, husbandman, received 70 acres in Shrewsbury; and to his son Silas Brigham of Marlborough, husbandman, he gave land in Marlborough.1
Land Records27 May 1743Then, lastly, David gave his son Jonas one half of his homestead, including dwellings in Westborough on 27 May 1743.7,8
Fire*David and Mary's house, with much of its contents, was burned during their old age and, after the fire, their son Jonas Brigham supplied them with much of their needs.3
Will*14 June 1748David wrote his will on 14 June 1748 stating he was a yeoman of Westborough. In it he ratified deeds of farms and land which he had previously given to all of his surviving children, and bequeathed to Mary, his dearly beloved wife, the west lower room in his house, as much room in the west chamber and cellar as she might desire, and the use of all in-door movables which, after her death, those that were properly his, were to be equally divided among his children and his stepson Edward Newton. He clarified his meaning by stating that after the burning of their house their son Jonas had purchased for them many items needed for housekeeping, and after his mother's decease, on the strength of his word, were to be first returned to him. Jonas was also named as his sole Executor and had already promised to provide for his mother during her lifetime. David's will bequeathed to Jonas, in addition to the portion of his farm David had previously deeded to him and the items to be divided among all the children, a 14 acre town right, so called, originally belonging in Marlborough and being of the right of Benjamin Rice, a descendant of David's great-grandfather Edmund Rice, from whom his father Thomas Brigham had purchased a 24 acre town right in 1665 and that David had likely inherited. Also to Jonas, he bequeathed almost all of the cows and horses, tools and various other items needed to manage the house and farm, the remaining half of which, the will implied, would become his after his father's death.3,9
(Husband) Death1 December 1748David became a widower for the second time when Mary (Leonard) Newton Brigham died on 1 December 1748.1,10,11
Death*26 June 1750He died on 26 June 1750 in Westborough at age 72.12,10,3

Family 1

Deborah ______ d. 11 Oct 1708
Children1.John Brigham+1,13,3 b. 22 Apr 1704, d. 20 Jul 1767
2.David Brigham1,2 b. 1705
3.David Brigham Jr.1 b. 30 Sep 1708, d. 29 Nov 1741

Family 2

Mary Leonard b. c 1680, d. 1 Dec 1748
Children1.Silas Brigham1,14 b. 9 Aug 1710
2.Jemima Brigham1,13 b. 24 Aug 1712, d. b 14 Mar 1737
3.Deborah Brigham1,15 b. 17 Sep 1714
4.Levi Brigham1,16 b. 21 Aug 1716
5.Jonas Brigham1,17 b. 25 Feb 1718
6.Asa Brigham1,18 b. 2 Dec 1721

Citations

  1. [S896] Revised by Robert S. Wakefield, Mayflower Families through Five Generations: Volume 15, James Chilton and Richard More. Note: Volume 2, Parts I and II (1975), Chilton and More, were revised and replaced in 1997 by this Volume 15, Chilton and More. (Plymouth, Massachusetts: General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 1997), Person# 54, Mary Leonard, pages 55-56. Hereinafter cited as James Chilton and Richard More of the Mayflower (Five).
  2. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Marlborough Births, Volume 1, page 38. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.
  3. [S1221] W. I. Tyler Brigham, The History of the Brigham Family : a record of several thousand descendants of Thomas Brigham the emigrant, 1603-1653, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (New York, New York: The Grafton Press, 1907), pages 86-87 and 105. Hereinafter cited as History of the Brigham Family : Descendants of Thomas.
  4. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Marlborough Deaths, Volume 1, page 347.
  5. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Marlborough Marriages, Volume 1, page 229.
  6. [S1221] W. I. Tyler Brigham, History of the Brigham Family : Descendants of Thomas, pages 86-87 and 105, noting their marriage date as 21 August 1709.
  7. [S896] Revised by Robert S. Wakefield, James Chilton and Richard More of the Mayflower (Five), Person# 54, Mary Leonard, pages 55-56, noting the date incorrectly as 27 May 1753.
  8. [S1224] Worcester County (Massachusetts). Register of Deeds, Worcester County (Mass.) deeds (1722-1866) and index to deeds (1731-1889) --, 1722-1889. Digitized copies of microfilm copies of original records in the Worcester County courthouse, Worcester, Massachusetts: Worcester Deeds 1744-1746, Volume 19, pages 73-75, image numbers 55-56 of 598; digitized from 408 microfilm reels, viewed online at www.familysearch.org, LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as Worcester County (Mass.) deeds (1722-1866).
  9. [S1223] Massachusetts Probate Court (Worcester County), Massachusetts, Worcester County, probate files, 1731-1881. Digital images of originals housed at the Supreme Judicial Court, Boston, Massachusetts: Case# 7264, David Brigham, image numbers 409-420 of 1281 from Case no 7240-7325, Brigham, Benajah-Brigham, Helen A, 1731-1881, film# 100053059; originally available on 523 microfilms and fiche, viewed online at www.familysearch.org, LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as Worcester County, probate files, 1731-1881.
  10. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Westborough Deaths, Volume 1, page 231.
  11. [S1221] W. I. Tyler Brigham, History of the Brigham Family : Descendants of Thomas, pages 86-87 and 105, reporting her death date as 1 December 1741.
  12. [S896] Revised by Robert S. Wakefield, James Chilton and Richard More of the Mayflower (Five), Person# 54, Mary Leonard, pages 55-56, noting his date of death as 29 November 1741 which was the date his son David Jr. died.
  13. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Marlborough Births, Volume 1, page 40.
  14. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Marlborough Births, Volume 1, page 45.
  15. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Marlborough Births, Volume 1, page 37.
  16. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Marlborough Births, Volume 1, page 41, his given name spelled "Leuy."
  17. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Marlborough Births, Volume 1, page 41.
  18. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Marlborough Births, Volume 1, page 36.

David Brigham1

b. 1705
Father*David Brigham2,1 b. 12 Apr 1678, d. 26 Jun 1750
Mother*Deborah ______2,1 d. 11 Oct 1708
Birth*1705David Brigham was born in 1705 in Marlborough, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England),1
Death* and died before his brother David was born in 1708.1

Citations

  1. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Marlborough Births, Volume 1, page 38. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.
  2. [S896] Revised by Robert S. Wakefield, Mayflower Families through Five Generations: Volume 15, James Chilton and Richard More. Note: Volume 2, Parts I and II (1975), Chilton and More, were revised and replaced in 1997 by this Volume 15, Chilton and More. (Plymouth, Massachusetts: General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 1997), Person# 54, Mary Leonard, pages 55-56. Hereinafter cited as James Chilton and Richard More of the Mayflower (Five).

David Brigham Jr.1

b. 30 September 1708, d. 29 November 1741
Father*David Brigham1 b. 12 Apr 1678, d. 26 Jun 1750
Mother*Deborah ______1 d. 11 Oct 1708
Birth*30 September 1708David Brigham Jr. was born on 30 September 1708 in Marlborough, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).2
Death*29 November 1741He died on 29 November 1741 in Westborough, Middlesex County, at age 33.3

Citations

  1. [S896] Revised by Robert S. Wakefield, Mayflower Families through Five Generations: Volume 15, James Chilton and Richard More. Note: Volume 2, Parts I and II (1975), Chilton and More, were revised and replaced in 1997 by this Volume 15, Chilton and More. (Plymouth, Massachusetts: General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 1997), Person# 54, Mary Leonard, pages 55-56. Hereinafter cited as James Chilton and Richard More of the Mayflower (Five).
  2. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Marlborough Births, Volume 1, page 38. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.
  3. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Westborough Deaths, Volume 1, page 231.

Deborah Brigham1

b. 17 September 1714
Father*David Brigham1,2 b. 12 Apr 1678, d. 26 Jun 1750
Mother*Mary Leonard1,2 b. c 1680, d. 1 Dec 1748
Birth*17 September 1714Deborah Brigham was born on 17 September 1714 in Marlborough, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1,2
(Daughter) Land Records14 November 1742Deborah's father, on 14 November 1742, stating he was a yeoman of Marlborough, gave land to each of his younger children, excepting Jonas who would receive his gift a few years later, and to a grandson whose father John Brigham had received his gift of land earlier. His daughter Deborah received a gift of land.1
(Daughter) Will14 June 1748Deborah's father wrote his will on 14 June 1748 naming his wife Mary, sons Jonas, John, Silas, Levi and Asa, daughter Deborah Brigham and stepson Edward Newton. Jonas was named Executor and the will was proved on 22 August 1750.3,4

Citations

  1. [S896] Revised by Robert S. Wakefield, Mayflower Families through Five Generations: Volume 15, James Chilton and Richard More. Note: Volume 2, Parts I and II (1975), Chilton and More, were revised and replaced in 1997 by this Volume 15, Chilton and More. (Plymouth, Massachusetts: General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 1997), Person# 54, Mary Leonard, pages 55-56. Hereinafter cited as James Chilton and Richard More of the Mayflower (Five).
  2. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Marlborough Births, Volume 1, page 37. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.
  3. [S1221] W. I. Tyler Brigham, The History of the Brigham Family : a record of several thousand descendants of Thomas Brigham the emigrant, 1603-1653, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (New York, New York: The Grafton Press, 1907), pages 86-87 and 105. Hereinafter cited as History of the Brigham Family : Descendants of Thomas.
  4. [S1223] Massachusetts Probate Court (Worcester County), Massachusetts, Worcester County, probate files, 1731-1881. Digital images of originals housed at the Supreme Judicial Court, Boston, Massachusetts: Case# 7264, David Brigham, image numbers 409-420 of 1281 from Case no 7240-7325, Brigham, Benajah-Brigham, Helen A, 1731-1881, film# 100053059; originally available on 523 microfilms and fiche, viewed online at www.familysearch.org, LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as Worcester County, probate files, 1731-1881.

Jemima Brigham1

b. 24 August 1712, d. before 14 March 1737
Father*David Brigham1,2 b. 12 Apr 1678, d. 26 Jun 1750
Mother*Mary Leonard1,2 b. c 1680, d. 1 Dec 1748
Birth*24 August 1712Jemima Brigham was born on 24 August 1712 in Marlborough, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1,2
Marriage*6 February 1732/33She married, as his first wife, David Maynard on 6 February 1732/33 in Westborough, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).3
Death*before 14 March 1737She probably died without issue before 14 March 1737 when it is believed her husband married again. She was not mentioned in her father's will in 1748.1,3

Family

David Maynard

Citations

  1. [S896] Revised by Robert S. Wakefield, Mayflower Families through Five Generations: Volume 15, James Chilton and Richard More. Note: Volume 2, Parts I and II (1975), Chilton and More, were revised and replaced in 1997 by this Volume 15, Chilton and More. (Plymouth, Massachusetts: General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 1997), Person# 54, Mary Leonard, pages 55-56. Hereinafter cited as James Chilton and Richard More of the Mayflower (Five).
  2. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Marlborough Births, Volume 1, page 40. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.
  3. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Westborough Marriages, Volume 1, page 181.

John Brigham1

b. 22 April 1704, d. 20 July 1767
Father*David Brigham1,2,3 b. 12 Apr 1678, d. 26 Jun 1750
Mother*Deborah ______1,2,3 d. 11 Oct 1708
Birth*22 April 1704John Brigham was born on 22 April 1704 in Marlborough, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).2,3
Relocation*He moved to Shrewsbury, Middlesex County.3
Marriage*He married Susannah ______.3
(Eldest Son) Land Records14 November 1742John had received a gift of land from his father previously when his father, on 14 November 1742, stating he was a yeoman of Marlborough, gave land to each of his younger children, excepting Jonas who would receive his gift a few years later. He also gave a gift of land on that same date to his grandson, John's son John Brigham.1
(Son) Will14 June 1748John's father wrote his will on 14 June 1748 stating he was a yeoman of Westborough and naming his wife Mary, sons Jonas, John, Silas, Levi and Asa, daughter Deborah Brigham and stepson Edward Newton. Jonas was named Executor and the will was proved on 22 August 1750.3,4
(Husband) Death12 February 1761John became a widower when Susannah (__?__) Brigham died on 12 February 1761.3,5
Death*20 July 1767He died on or after 20 July 1767 in Shrewsbury, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England), at age 63.6

Family

Susannah ______ b. 1708, d. 12 Feb 1761
Child1.John Brigham1,3 b. 25 Jul 1739

Citations

  1. [S896] Revised by Robert S. Wakefield, Mayflower Families through Five Generations: Volume 15, James Chilton and Richard More. Note: Volume 2, Parts I and II (1975), Chilton and More, were revised and replaced in 1997 by this Volume 15, Chilton and More. (Plymouth, Massachusetts: General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 1997), Person# 54, Mary Leonard, pages 55-56. Hereinafter cited as James Chilton and Richard More of the Mayflower (Five).
  2. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Marlborough Births, Volume 1, page 40. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.
  3. [S1221] W. I. Tyler Brigham, The History of the Brigham Family : a record of several thousand descendants of Thomas Brigham the emigrant, 1603-1653, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (New York, New York: The Grafton Press, 1907), pages 86-87 and 105. Hereinafter cited as History of the Brigham Family : Descendants of Thomas.
  4. [S1223] Massachusetts Probate Court (Worcester County), Massachusetts, Worcester County, probate files, 1731-1881. Digital images of originals housed at the Supreme Judicial Court, Boston, Massachusetts: Case# 7264, David Brigham, image numbers 409-420 of 1281 from Case no 7240-7325, Brigham, Benajah-Brigham, Helen A, 1731-1881, film# 100053059; originally available on 523 microfilms and fiche, viewed online at www.familysearch.org, LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as Worcester County, probate files, 1731-1881.
  5. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Shrewsbury Deaths, Volume 1, page 246.
  6. [S1221] W. I. Tyler Brigham, History of the Brigham Family : Descendants of Thomas, pages 86-87 and 105, unclear however as to whether he died or wrote his will on that date.

John Brigham1

b. 25 July 1739
Father*John Brigham1,2 b. 22 Apr 1704, d. 20 Jul 1767
Mother*Susannah ______2 b. 1708, d. 12 Feb 1761
Birth*25 July 1739John Brigham was born on 25 July 1739 in Shrewsbury, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).3,2
(Grandson) Land Records14 November 1742John's grandfather David Brigham, on 14 November 1742, stating he was a yeoman of Marlborough, gave land to each of his younger children, excepting Jonas who would receive his gift a few years later, and to his grandson John Brigham whose father John Brigham had received his gift of land earlier. Young John received land that had once belonged to his great-grandfather Thomas Brigham.1

Citations

  1. [S896] Revised by Robert S. Wakefield, Mayflower Families through Five Generations: Volume 15, James Chilton and Richard More. Note: Volume 2, Parts I and II (1975), Chilton and More, were revised and replaced in 1997 by this Volume 15, Chilton and More. (Plymouth, Massachusetts: General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 1997), Person# 54, Mary Leonard, pages 55-56. Hereinafter cited as James Chilton and Richard More of the Mayflower (Five).
  2. [S1221] W. I. Tyler Brigham, The History of the Brigham Family : a record of several thousand descendants of Thomas Brigham the emigrant, 1603-1653, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (New York, New York: The Grafton Press, 1907), pages 86-87 and 105. Hereinafter cited as History of the Brigham Family : Descendants of Thomas.
  3. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Shrewsbury Births, Volume 1, page 21. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.

Jonas Brigham1

b. 25 February 1718
Father*David Brigham1,2 b. 12 Apr 1678, d. 26 Jun 1750
Mother*Mary Leonard1 b. c 1680, d. 1 Dec 1748
Birth*25 February 1718Jonas Brigham was born on 25 February 1718 in Westborough, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England),3
Baptism1719 and was baptized in 1719 in Marlborough.2
(4th Son) Land Records14 November 1742Jonas would receive a gift of land from his father at a later date than when his father, on 14 November 1742, stating he was a yeoman of Marlborough, gave land to each of his younger children, excepting Jonas. His father also gave a gift of land on that same date to his grandson, John Brigham, son of Jonas's eldest brother John Brigham, who had received his gift of land earlier.1
(Son) Land Records27 May 1743Jonas's father gave Jonas one half of his homestead, including dwellings in Westborough on 27 May 1743.4,5
(Son) FireHis parent's house, with much of its contents, was burned during their old age and, after the fire, Jonas supplied them with much of their needs.6
(Executor) Will14 June 1748Jonas's father wrote his will on 14 June 1748 stating he was a yeoman of Westborough and naming Jonas his sole Executor. The will ratified deeds of farms and land which he had previously given to all of his surviving children, and bequeathed to Mary, his dearly beloved wife, the west lower room in his house, as much room in the west chamber and cellar as she might desire, and the use of all in-door movables which, after her death, those that were properly his, were to be equally divided among his children and his stepson Edward Newton. He clarified his meaning by stating that after the burning of their house their son Jonas had purchased for them many items needed for housekeeping, and after his mother's death, on the strength of his word, were to be first returned to him. Jonas had promised to provide for his mother during her lifetime, and his father's will bequeathed to Jonas, in addition to the portion of his farm his father had previously deeded to him and the items to be divided among all the children, a 14 acre town right, so called, originally belonging in Marlborough and being of the right of Benjamin Rice, a descendant of his 2nd great-grandfather Edmund Rice, from whom his grandfather Thomas Brigham had purchased a 24 acre town right in 1665 and that his father had likely inherited. Jonas was also bequeathed almost all of the cows and horses, tools and various other items needed to manage the house and farm, the remaining half of which, the will implied, would become his after his father's death.6,7

Citations

  1. [S896] Revised by Robert S. Wakefield, Mayflower Families through Five Generations: Volume 15, James Chilton and Richard More. Note: Volume 2, Parts I and II (1975), Chilton and More, were revised and replaced in 1997 by this Volume 15, Chilton and More. (Plymouth, Massachusetts: General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 1997), Person# 54, Mary Leonard, pages 55-56. Hereinafter cited as James Chilton and Richard More of the Mayflower (Five).
  2. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Marlborough Births, Volume 1, page 41. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.
  3. [S896] Revised by Robert S. Wakefield, James Chilton and Richard More of the Mayflower (Five), Person# 54, Mary Leonard, pages 55-56, stating he was born in "Westboro."
  4. [S896] Revised by Robert S. Wakefield, James Chilton and Richard More of the Mayflower (Five), Person# 54, Mary Leonard, pages 55-56, noting the date incorrectly as 27 May 1753.
  5. [S1224] Worcester County (Massachusetts). Register of Deeds, Worcester County (Mass.) deeds (1722-1866) and index to deeds (1731-1889) --, 1722-1889. Digitized copies of microfilm copies of original records in the Worcester County courthouse, Worcester, Massachusetts: Worcester Deeds 1744-1746, Volume 19, pages 73-75, image numbers 55-56 of 598; digitized from 408 microfilm reels, viewed online at www.familysearch.org, LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as Worcester County (Mass.) deeds (1722-1866).
  6. [S1221] W. I. Tyler Brigham, The History of the Brigham Family : a record of several thousand descendants of Thomas Brigham the emigrant, 1603-1653, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (New York, New York: The Grafton Press, 1907), pages 86-87 and 105. Hereinafter cited as History of the Brigham Family : Descendants of Thomas.
  7. [S1223] Massachusetts Probate Court (Worcester County), Massachusetts, Worcester County, probate files, 1731-1881. Digital images of originals housed at the Supreme Judicial Court, Boston, Massachusetts: Case# 7264, David Brigham, image numbers 409-420 of 1281 from Case no 7240-7325, Brigham, Benajah-Brigham, Helen A, 1731-1881, film# 100053059; originally available on 523 microfilms and fiche, viewed online at www.familysearch.org, LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as Worcester County, probate files, 1731-1881.

Levi Brigham1

b. 21 August 1716
Father*David Brigham1,2 b. 12 Apr 1678, d. 26 Jun 1750
Mother*Mary Leonard1,2 b. c 1680, d. 1 Dec 1748
Birth*21 August 1716Levi Brigham was born on 21 August 1716 in Westborough, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).3,2
(3rd Son) Land Records14 November 1742Levi's father, on 14 November 1742, stating he was a yeoman of Marlborough, gave land to each of his younger children, excepting Jonas who would receive his gift a few years later, and to a grandson whose father John Brigham had received his gift of land earlier. Levi received land in Westborough.1
(Son) Will14 June 1748Levi's father wrote his will on 14 June 1748 stating he was a yeoman of Westborough and naming his wife Mary, sons Jonas, John, Silas, Levi and Asa, daughter Deborah Brigham and stepson Edward Newton. Jonas was named Executor and the will was proved on 22 August 1750.4,5

Citations

  1. [S896] Revised by Robert S. Wakefield, Mayflower Families through Five Generations: Volume 15, James Chilton and Richard More. Note: Volume 2, Parts I and II (1975), Chilton and More, were revised and replaced in 1997 by this Volume 15, Chilton and More. (Plymouth, Massachusetts: General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 1997), Person# 54, Mary Leonard, pages 55-56. Hereinafter cited as James Chilton and Richard More of the Mayflower (Five).
  2. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Marlborough Births, Volume 1, page 41, his given name spelled "Leuy". Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.
  3. [S896] Revised by Robert S. Wakefield, James Chilton and Richard More of the Mayflower (Five), Person# 54, Mary Leonard, pages 55-56, stating he was born in "Westboro."
  4. [S1221] W. I. Tyler Brigham, The History of the Brigham Family : a record of several thousand descendants of Thomas Brigham the emigrant, 1603-1653, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (New York, New York: The Grafton Press, 1907), pages 86-87 and 105. Hereinafter cited as History of the Brigham Family : Descendants of Thomas.
  5. [S1223] Massachusetts Probate Court (Worcester County), Massachusetts, Worcester County, probate files, 1731-1881. Digital images of originals housed at the Supreme Judicial Court, Boston, Massachusetts: Case# 7264, David Brigham, image numbers 409-420 of 1281 from Case no 7240-7325, Brigham, Benajah-Brigham, Helen A, 1731-1881, film# 100053059; originally available on 523 microfilms and fiche, viewed online at www.familysearch.org, LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as Worcester County, probate files, 1731-1881.

Mary Brigham1,2

b. circa 1638, d. 1676
Father*Thomas Brigham2 d. 19 Dec 1653
Mother*Mercy Hurd2 d. 28 Dec 1693
Birth*circa 1638Mary Brigham was probably born in Cambridge, Massachusetts Bay Colony, circa 1638.2
Marriage*circa 1667She married John Fay circa 1667 in Cambridge, Middlesex County.3,2
Death*1676She died in 1676 in Watertown, Litchfield County, Connecticut.2

Family

John Fay d. 5 May 1690

Citations

  1. [S1221] W. I. Tyler Brigham, The History of the Brigham Family : a record of several thousand descendants of Thomas Brigham the emigrant, 1603-1653, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (New York, New York: The Grafton Press, 1907), pages 64-70. Hereinafter cited as History of the Brigham Family : Descendants of Thomas.
  2. [S1221] W. I. Tyler Brigham, History of the Brigham Family : Descendants of Thomas, pages 63-64.
  3. [S413] Clarence Almon Torrey, New England Marriages: Prior to 1700 (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co, 1985 and 1992), page 260. Hereinafter cited as New England Marriages: Prior to 1700.

Silas Brigham1

b. 9 August 1710
Father*David Brigham1,2 b. 12 Apr 1678, d. 26 Jun 1750
Mother*Mary Leonard1,2 b. c 1680, d. 1 Dec 1748
Birth*9 August 1710Silas Brigham was born on 9 August 1710 in Marlborough, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1,2
(2nd Son) Land Records14 November 1742Silas's father, on 14 November 1742, stating he was a yeoman of Marlborough, gave land to each of his younger children, excepting Jonas who would receive his gift a few years later, and to a grandson whose father John Brigham had received his gift of land earlier. Silas of Marlborough, husbandman, received land in Marlborough.1
(Son) Will14 June 1748Silas's father wrote his will on 14 June 1748 stating he was a yeoman of Westborough and naming his wife Mary, sons Jonas, John, Silas, Levi and Asa, daughter Deborah Brigham and stepson Edward Newton. Jonas was named Executor and the will was proved on 22 August 1750.3,4

Citations

  1. [S896] Revised by Robert S. Wakefield, Mayflower Families through Five Generations: Volume 15, James Chilton and Richard More. Note: Volume 2, Parts I and II (1975), Chilton and More, were revised and replaced in 1997 by this Volume 15, Chilton and More. (Plymouth, Massachusetts: General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 1997), Person# 54, Mary Leonard, pages 55-56. Hereinafter cited as James Chilton and Richard More of the Mayflower (Five).
  2. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Marlborough Births, Volume 1, page 45. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.
  3. [S1221] W. I. Tyler Brigham, The History of the Brigham Family : a record of several thousand descendants of Thomas Brigham the emigrant, 1603-1653, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (New York, New York: The Grafton Press, 1907), pages 86-87 and 105. Hereinafter cited as History of the Brigham Family : Descendants of Thomas.
  4. [S1223] Massachusetts Probate Court (Worcester County), Massachusetts, Worcester County, probate files, 1731-1881. Digital images of originals housed at the Supreme Judicial Court, Boston, Massachusetts: Case# 7264, David Brigham, image numbers 409-420 of 1281 from Case no 7240-7325, Brigham, Benajah-Brigham, Helen A, 1731-1881, film# 100053059; originally available on 523 microfilms and fiche, viewed online at www.familysearch.org, LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as Worcester County, probate files, 1731-1881.

Thomas Brigham1

b. circa 1640, d. 25 November 1717
Father*Thomas Brigham2 d. 19 Dec 1653
Mother*Mercy Hurd2 d. 28 Dec 1693
Birth*circa 1640Thomas Brigham was probably born in Cambridge, Massachusetts Bay Colony, circa 1640.2
Relocation*After Thomas's mother's second marriage, he and all of his siblings went with her to live with her new husband Edmund Rice in Sudbury and Marlborough.2
Land Records*28 August 1665On attaining his majority Thomas bought from his stepfather Edmund Rice, for £30, a town right in Marlborough of "24 acres, with the frame of a dwelling house thereon, with all the privileges of the town commons and further additions of allotments to be made thereto." On 28 August 1665, having completed payment for his purchase, Thomas received a deed from the Executors of Edmund Rice.2
Marriage*27 December 1665He married first Mary Rice, daughter of Henry Rice and Elizabeth Moore, on 27 December 1665 in Marlborough, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England).3,1,2
(Husband) DeathThomas became a widower when Mary (Rice) Brigham died.3
Marriage*30 July 1695He married second, as her third husband, Susanna (Shattuck) Morse Fay, daughter of William Shattuck, on 30 July 1695 in Marlborough, Middlesex County.2,3
(Husband) Death16 March 1716Thomas became a widower for the second time when Susanna (Shattuck) Morse Fay Brigham died on 16 March 1716.4
Death*25 November 1717He died on 25 November 1717 in Marlborough at age 76. He was recorded as Thomas Brigham Sr.3,5

Family 1

Mary Rice b. 19 Sep 1646
Child1.David Brigham+1,6 b. 12 Apr 1678, d. 26 Jun 1750

Family 2

Susanna Shattuck d. 16 Mar 1716

Citations

  1. [S896] Revised by Robert S. Wakefield, Mayflower Families through Five Generations: Volume 15, James Chilton and Richard More. Note: Volume 2, Parts I and II (1975), Chilton and More, were revised and replaced in 1997 by this Volume 15, Chilton and More. (Plymouth, Massachusetts: General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 1997), Person# 54, Mary Leonard, pages 55-56. Hereinafter cited as James Chilton and Richard More of the Mayflower (Five).
  2. [S1221] W. I. Tyler Brigham, The History of the Brigham Family : a record of several thousand descendants of Thomas Brigham the emigrant, 1603-1653, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (New York, New York: The Grafton Press, 1907), pages 64-70. Hereinafter cited as History of the Brigham Family : Descendants of Thomas.
  3. [S413] Clarence Almon Torrey, New England Marriages: Prior to 1700 (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co, 1985 and 1992), page 99. Hereinafter cited as New England Marriages: Prior to 1700.
  4. [S48] New England Historic Genealogical Society, Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850. CD-ROM (101 Newbury, Boston, Massachusetts: NEHGS), Births - Marriages - Deaths, Marlborough Deaths, Volume 1, page 350. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850.
  5. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Marlborough Deaths, Volume 1, page 350. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.
  6. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Marlborough Births, Volume 1, page 38.

Thomas Brigham1

d. 19 December 1653
Marriage*1637He probably married in 1637 his wife Mercy Hurd in England. On the authority of tradition, the Brigham source states that her maiden name was Mercy Hurd, and that she was 10 or 15 years younger than her husband.1
Death*19 December 1653He died on 19 December 1653 at Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England).2

Family

Mercy Hurd d. 28 Dec 1693
Children1.Mary Brigham3 b. c 1638, d. 1676
2.Thomas Brigham+4 b. c 1640, d. 25 Nov 1717

Citations

  1. [S1221] W. I. Tyler Brigham, The History of the Brigham Family : a record of several thousand descendants of Thomas Brigham the emigrant, 1603-1653, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (New York, New York: The Grafton Press, 1907), pages 51-52. Hereinafter cited as History of the Brigham Family : Descendants of Thomas.
  2. [S1221] W. I. Tyler Brigham, History of the Brigham Family : Descendants of Thomas, page 43.
  3. [S1221] W. I. Tyler Brigham, History of the Brigham Family : Descendants of Thomas, pages 63-64.
  4. [S1221] W. I. Tyler Brigham, History of the Brigham Family : Descendants of Thomas, pages 64-70.

Nathaniel Britton1

Marriage Intention*21 September 1779According to the Field source, an intention of marriage for Nathaniel Britton of Raynham and Wealthy Field was recorded on 21 September 1779. The Raynham records include births of several children born to Nathaniel Briton and his wife Wealthy beginning with a son Nathaniel born on 3 July 1780.1,2

Family

Wealthy Field b. c 1757, d. 10 Jan 1829

Citations

  1. [S1190] Frederick Clifton Pierce, Field Genealogy: being the record of all the Field family in America, whose ancestors were in this country prior to 1700, Volume 1, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Chicago, Illinois: Hammond Press, W.B. Conkey Company, 1901), pages 235-238. Hereinafter cited as Field Genealogy, Volume 1.
  2. [S1200] First Book of Raynham (MA) Records, 1700–1835, online at www.americanancestors.org, image page 37, original page 74. Hereinafter cited as Raynham Records, 1700-1835.

William Britton1,2

Marriage*26 October 1698He married Lydia Leonard, daughter of James Leonard Jr. and Lydia Gulliver, on 26 October 1698 in Taunton, Bristol County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).2,1

Family

Lydia Leonard b. 10 Mar 1679

Citations

  1. [S1142] Wm. R. Deane, Genealogical Memoir of the Leonard Family containing a full account of the first three generations of the family of James Leonard, who was an early settler of Taunton, MS. (Massachusetts), downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Boston, Massachusetts: Office of the New England Historic-Genealogical Register, 1851), Genealogy, page 18. Hereinafter cited as The Family of James Leonard of Taunton.
  2. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Taunton, Volume 2, Marriages, page 294. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.

Sarah Broadwell1

Marriage*4 November 1689She married Isaac Taylor on 4 November 1689 in Cheltenham, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.2
Residence*Sarah and Isaac Taylor lived on land Isaac had been given by his father in Springfield, Chester County, Pennsylvania, now a part of Delaware County.1

Family

Isaac Taylor d. 1716
Child1.Elizabeth Taylor1 b. 9 Jun 1705

Citations

  1. [S1416] Gilbert Cope, Henry Fishwick and Joseph Lemuel Chester, Genealogy of the Sharpless Family, descended from John and Jane Sharples, settlers near Chester, Pennsylvania, 1682 : together with some account of the English ancestry of the family, including the results of researches by Henry Fishwick, and the late Joseph Lemuel Chester, and a full report of the bi-centennial reunion of 1882, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. John Sharples (d.1685) married Jane Moor and, as Quakers, the family emigrated in 1682 from England to Chester County, Pennsylvania. Descendants (spelling the surname Sharpless) and relatives lived in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, Delaware, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Indiana, Michigan and elsewhere. Includes ancestry in England to the 1200s A.D. Includes index. (Washington DC: Photoduplication Service, 1968 ( a microreoduction of the original published in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for the family, under the auspices of the Bi-centennial committee, in 1887), , pages 156-157. Hereinafter cited as Genealogy of the Sharpless Family.
  2. [S1416] Gilbert Cope, Henry Fishwick and Joseph Lemuel Chester, Genealogy of the Sharpless Family, pages 156-157, the date written as "9 mo. 4, 1689" which, under the Gregorian calendar of that period, was November, not September.