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THE BRIGGS FAMILY.



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Rev. Ephraim and Rebekah Waterman Briggs had twelve
children :



Ephraim,

William,

Rebecca,

Isaac,

Thomas,

Robert Waterman,

Richard,

Martha,

Polly,

Sarah,

Charles,

John Kingsbury,



born March 3, 1769.
" February 19, 1771.
" February 19, 1773.
" May 26, 1775.
" June 12, 1777.

September 25, 1779, died 1786.

March 2, 1782.

April 12, 1784.

February 17, 1786, died May, 1787.

January 25, 1788.

January 17, 1791.

December 9, 1794.



OURSELVES.



"Character is the joint product of nature and nur-
'^""^^•" — yames A. Garfield.



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TO
A VALUED CORRESPONDENT,

Sir THOMAS GRAHAM BRIGG8. Baronet,

BRIGGS-DAYRELL,

IN THE ISLAND OF BARBADOS,

THIS VOLUME

IS

KESPECTFULLY DEDICA'l'ED.



IJST'I



Contents.



Abbreviations. - -i_ - -x

Errata, - - ___ - - ix

Index, - - - - -341

Prefjice, - - - - - - - - -xi

Armorial Bearings, - - - - - 2

Austerlield, York., Parish Registers, - - - - 17

American Colonial Records, - - - - - 35

Attlel)orougli, Mass., Records, - - - - - 35

Appleton's Cyclopaedia, - - - 117

American Loyalists, - - - 122

Appendix, - - - - 232

Coinniunieation from Hon. Samuel Sterne. Newport, R. I. Briggs' resident in Rliode
Island, 187f). Will of Walter Brigus, of Scituate, Mass., 1()76.



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riggs of Norfolk, Pedigree of - - - - - '4

Briggs of York, - - - - - 17

Barbados, Records of, - - - - - - 28

Barbados, Parish Records, - - - 29

Bristol Co., Mass., AVills, - - - - - - 36

Bristol Co., Mass., Real Estate Transfers, - - - 37

Berkeley, Mass., Record;^, - - - - - - 29

Bridiiewater, Mass., Records, - - - 44

Bristol. R. I., Records, - - - - - - 69

Block IsL, R. I., Records, (see New Shoreham,) -

Block IsL, R. I., History of, - - - - - 93

Brooklyn, N. Y., History of, - - - 96

Briggs, Jolni, of Newport, R. I., Descendants of, - - 139



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rests, (Fairbairn,) - - - 3

Coles' Escheats, (British Mnseuni,) - - - - 23

Corpus Christi College, Admissions, - - - - 24

Commoners, History of, (Burke,) - - - - - 25

Connecticut, Public Records of, - - - - 84

Charlestown, N. H., History of, - - - - - 98

Cushing Family, Genealogy of, - . - . lOl

Cj^clopf^dia, Appleton's, - - - - - - 117



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eaths, York, Eng., - - - 22

Dartmouth, Mass., Records, - - - - - 45

Duxbnry, Mass., Records, - - - 45

Descendants of Walter Briggs of Scituate. .A[;i - .. - - 58

Dawson Family Records, ... - - loO

Deeds, Wills, etc., - - - - 123



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astliam, Mr /s., Records, - - - 45

East Greenw /h, R. I., Records, - - - - - 70

East Chestr /N. Y., Records, 82

Extracts frodi Genealooies, - - - 100

Emigrants for America^ 1000-1700, - . - . 117

Essex Institute, (vSalem, Mass.,) Collections, - - - 121



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- reetown, Mass., Records, - - - 45

Friend's Meetings, Records of, - - • - - 89

Fall River, Mass., History of, (Peck & Earl,) - - 90

Fall River, Mass., History of, (Fowler,) - - - - 90

Framingham. Mass., History of, - - - - 90

Family Records, - - - - - - - 158

CONTRIBUTED BY

Briggs, Albert D., Springfield, Mass., - - - - 167

Almon, Holyoke^ Mass., - - - 195

Asa 8., Ashaway, R. I., . - - . 197

Arnold, Olaremont, N. H., .... 201

Austin A., New York., - - - - 216

Benjamin, Brooklyn. N. Y., ... - 178

Charles Edward, Brooklyn, N. Y.. - ■ - 213

Charles A., New York, * - - - - - 178
Charles E., St. Louis, Mo;, - - - - 216-225

C A., Montreal, P. Q., • - - - 215

Daniel H., Philadelphia, - - - - 224

Daniel S., New York, 211

David A., Wickford, R. I., - - - - 187

Ezra, Voluntown, Conn., - - - 215

Ephraim D., Cleveland, O., - ' - - - 228

Eliza, Anthony, R. L, - - ■ - - 187

Erastus, Oxfonl, N. Y., - - - - 208

Erastus, Cleveland, O., 216

Frank W., Elyria, O., 103

Francis J., New York, 213

George P., Pittsfield, Mass., - - - - 216

George W. M., New York, ... - 212

Harrison B., Seymour, Iowa, - > - - - 224

Henry, Greenpoint, N. Y., - . - - 205

James, Lime Rock, R. I., - - - - - 195

James E.. New York, - • - - - 210

James G., Chicago, 111., 226

J C, St. Joseph, Mo., - - - - 227

James G., Pawtucket, R. I., - ■ - 185

John L, Santiago, Chile, - - - - 228

John W., Providence, R. L, - - - - 188

Joseph W., Providence, R. I., ... 197

Job, Oscaloosa, Iowa, . - . - - 198

Joseph G., Claremont, N. H., - - - - 201

J N., New York, 206

Lemuel W., Bristol, R. L, ... - 186

Lidora E., Pawtucket, R. I., - - - - 185

Luther J., New York, 208



CONTENTS. VII

Briggt, La Fayette, Brooklyn, N. Y., - - - - 208

Lvniaii W., New York, .... 222

Mary W., Salem, Mass., 173

' Maiison H., Phenix, R. I., - - - - 194

' Nathan M., Providence, R. I., - - - - 195

• Orville M., Westerly, R. I., - - - - 194

Oscar F., Brooklyn.' N. Y., - - - - 202

P S., Charlestown, Mass., - - -215

Rebecca (Holmes,) Providence, R. I., - - - 158

Ruth E., Oakland, R. I., - - - - 196

*> Russell, Claremont, N. H., . . . . 200

Robert, Brooklyn, N. Y., - - - - 214

'Sarah (King,) Rockville, Conn., - - - - 195

riiomas-Graham (Sir,) Barbados, - . . 176

•rheodore-Banks, New York, - - - - 206

William, Lisbon, N. Y., - - - 221

-William D., New York, - • - - 183

William G., Carolina Mills, R. I., - - - 184

William S., Coeyman's, N. Y., - - - - 204

Faxon, I^aac Davis, Elyria, O., .... 216

Smith, Sdsie A., xNorth Pembroke, Mass., - - - - 223



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ener&\l Armory, (Burke) - - - - 2

Gloucester, Eng., Inquisitions, - - - - 23

Genealogist, The (Marshall) - - - - - 25

Genealogies, Extracts from - - - 100

Giles Memorial, - - - - - - - 102



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ereford, Heraldic Visitation of, - - - - 16

Harwich, Mass., Records, - - - - - - 47

Hingham, Mass., Records, - - - 48

Historical Extracts, - - - - - - 90

Hoyt Genealogy, - - - 102

Hunt Genealogy, - . - • - . 103

J\.eene, N. H., Records, - - - 81

King Philip^s War, History of, (Church) - - - 92



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eicester, Eng., Nichol's History of, - - - - 15

Lincoln, Eng., Inquisitions, - - - - - 23

Letters and Speeches of Cromwell, (Carlyle) - - 26

Landed Gentry, (Burke) - - - - - - 26

London, Eng., Directory of 1867, - - - - 28

Little Compton, R. I., Records, - - - - - 72

Lyme, Conn., Records, - - - - - ' - 82

Lefferts Genealogy, - - - 101

Land Transactions, (Taunton, Mass., Records.) - - 129

IVLarriage Licenses, York, Eng., - - - - - 18

Marriage Licenses, State of New York, - - - 116

Marriages, York, Eng, - - - - - - 21



VIII CONTENTS.

Middleborough, Mass., Kecords,

Miscellanea Genealogica et Heraldica. (Howard)



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orfolk Co., England, History of, - - -

Norfolk, Eng., Inquisitions, - - . .

Norfolk, Eng., Archaeology, - - . .

Norton, Mass., Records, - . - . .

New Slioreham, (Block 1.) R. I., Records,
New Hampshire, Historical Collections of,
New Plymouth, Records of the Colony of, -
Northfield, Mass., History of, - - . .

Norton, Mass., History of, -

New York, Documentary History of, (8 vo,)
Newtown, (L. I.) N.Y., History of,
Newton Township, N. J., First Settlers in.
New England Historic-Genealogical Register,
New York Genealogical and Biographical Record,
New York State Library, (Historical Dep't) Albany, N,
New York, Documentary History of, (folio)
Notes from Oration, (Rochester, Mass.)
Notes from Divers Sources, - - . .







id Malton, Y^ork, Eng., Briggs of, -
Otsego County, N.Y., History of, -

Xatronymica Brittanica, (Lower)

Peerage, Baronetage and Knightage, 1879, (Burke)

Pembroke, Mass., Records, . - . .

Plymouth, Mass., Records,

Plymouth, Mass., Colony Records, (see New Plymouth)

Providence, R. I. Records,

Portsmouth, R. L, Records, - . . .

'* Pierce's Papers," New Bedford, Mass., Library,

Puritan Settlers of Connecticut,



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L/ehoboth, Mass., Records,
Rochester, Mass., Records,
Rhode Island Colonial Records
Rhode Island, History of, (Arnold) -
Rhode Island, Census of 1774.
Rhode Island, Roll of Freemen admitted,
Rhode Island, Old Newspapers of
Rochester, Mass., Bi-centennial Celebration,

kyandwich, Mass., Records,

Swansey, Mass., Records,

Scituate, jMass., Records.

Spooner Memorial, . . . .

Spooner Genealogy, - - - -

Savage's Genealogical Dictionary,

Stamford, Conn., Registration,

Sundry Notes, . - - . .



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COXTEN^TS.



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aunton, ]\rass., Records, - - - - - - 54

Taunton, Mass., Records, Land Transactions, - - - 129

Tiverton, R. I., Records, - - - - - - 77

Thomas Family, Genealogical Notes, - - - 100

Thurston Genealogy, .-.. - 102



alentines in America, . . . - - 100



V

VV estmoreland. Heraldic Visitation of, - - - - 15

Wrentham, Mass., Records, - - - ■ " ^^

Weymouth. Mas«., Records, - - - - ' ^

Warwick. H. I., Records, - - - 78

West Chester, N.Y., Records, - - - - - 82

Watertown, Mass., History of, - - - - - 91

Warwick, R. I., History of, - - - - - - 93

West Chester Co., N.Y., History of, - - - - 97

Wadsworth, O., Memorial, - - - - - - 98

Winslow Memorial, - - - 103



Y



ork, Briggs of, - - - - - - ' ^Z

Yorkshire (Collections, (Paver's) - _ - - 17

York, Marriage Licenses, - - - - - - 18

York, Inquisitions, """"'" ?1

Yarmouth, Mass., Records, - - - - - - 57

Yates Co., N.Y., History of - - - 94

Yorkshire, (Eng.) Pedigrees, (Foster) - - - - 135



E E R A T A .

p. 5, paragTaph 13. '• By second wife he had, " refers to Joliii (8) and not to
George (13) as would api)ear.

p. 13. XoTE O, fiftJi Ime, " iustillution " shoidd read " mstitutitju. ''

p. 204, paragraph 34. '' Coyiiians " sliould read " C'oeyniatis. "



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A bbreviations



ar. or arg. — argent, (heraldic)
az, — azure, (heraldic)
an. or ann.— anno, year,
add. — additional.
a. aet. ae. aetatis — aged,
abt. — about,
af'd. — aforesaid,
agr. — agriculturist,
admr. — administrator,
ag't. — against,
betw. — between,
bar't. — baronet,
bur. — buried,
b. — born.

Brit. Mus. — British Museum,
brklr. — bricklayer,
bro. — brother,
bap. bapt. — baptised.
B. U. — Brown University,
coll. — college, collections,
ch. — children, church,
creat. — created,
chand. — chandler,
cl. — clerk,
cur. — curate,
carp. — carpenter.
Cont. — Continental.
circa. — about.
Camb. — Cambrid ge.
dau. — daughter,
d. — died.

cl. s. }). — died sine prole., (with-
out issue.)
dec. dec'd. — deceased.
Dea. — Deacon,
engr. — engrailed, (heraldic)
esq. — esquire,
erm. — ermine, (heraldic)
eld. — eldest.

ex. excr.— executrix, executor,
est.— estate,
em. — emigrated,
free — freeman.

gu. or gul. — gules, (heraldic red)
gent. — gentleman,
gold. — goldsmith,
g. d. — grand-daughter.



g. f.-



-grand-father.



grad. — graduated.

her. — heraldic.

hahitat. — place of abode.

J. P. — Justice of the Peace.

Knt.— Knight.

m. — married.

merch. — merchant.

mem. — member.

math. — mathematics.

Norf.— Norfolk.

or — gold, (heraldic)

ob. inf. ohlt iiifans. died young.

oh. s. p. — see d. s.j).

ord. — ordained.

p. — page, (plural pp.)

ppr. — proper, (heraldic, natural
color.)

prof.- -professor.

phys.- -physician.

pari. — parliament.

p. or par. — parish.

prov. — proven.

prob. — probably.

pub. — published.

res. — residence.

Rev. Rev'd. -Reverend, Revolu-
tion, Revolutionary.

ret. — returned,

rem. — removed. .

rec. — received.

sa. — sable, (heraldic, black)

Salop. — Shropshire.

S. T. F. — sac)'ce theologice 'profes-
sor) Professor of Theology.

sis. — sister.

SufF.— Suiiolk.

s. p. sine lyrole. — without issue.

surg. — surgeon.

spr, — spinster.

sold. — soldier.

set. — settled.

unrn. — unmarried.

Vis. — Visitation.

w. wo. wid. — widow.

W. C— Wesleyan College.

Yorks. — Yorkshire.

yeo. — yeoman.

yo. — youngest.



Preface,



It was once the hope and ambition of the autlior to publish a
thorough Genealogy of the "Briggs Family," but owing to
difficulties with which every person who has essayed a similar
enterprise is familiar, the compiler must confess himself ''crushed."
Being used to that sort of thing, he complains not, but as a duty,
deems it proper that what material has come into his hands should
be given to the w^orld, through the medium of "art preservative."
The volume has not been issued for ''sordid gain." Genealogists
— both amateur and professional — have no selfish motives. The
writer once entered into a compact with some friends to give a
" charity ball " for the benefit of the poor of a certain town. The
ball was held, and everything went off pleasantly, but when the
final account was rendered, alas, \X\q poor owed the committee ^9.75.
This is the genealogists experience.

As to the contents of this book, some may find portions of it very
desiccated^ so to speak, yet as a whole, there will be some who will
find it '" handy to have in the house," and it ma>/ possibly stimulate
others to investigate a little on their own responsibility.

The author's experience and acquaintance with the family for a
period of nearly forty years, leads him to say that the *•' Briggs'
in America," have always been a busi/ family, philoprogenitiveness
one of their main phrenological characteristics, and in the earlier
generations, crescite et multiplicamini their motto.

Some have been honored with high places of preferment, and
others have endeavored to "get there," but have not succeeded.
Not a few have graced the pulpit with their eloquence, while
some have been very "naughty," and have fallen into the
clutches of stern justice,* yet we console ourselves with the
reflection, that these latter but misapplied their talents.

Taunton, Wednesday Morning, Sep. 17.
* The ease of Alger Chase, of Freetown, for burglary is still on trial. Evidence
closed and arguments partly made.

The appearance of Elias Phillips, of Freetown, as one of the witnesses in the case
has attracted some notice. Phillips is a young man about eighteen years of age,



XII PRE FA CE.

There is comparatively but very little taste among the present
generation for genealogical inquiry and research. It would seem
that a desire for knowledge of one's ancestors would be more
prevalent, but unfortunately there are but few who care to inves-
tigate the past. When I made my intentions known to a lady
relative some years since, and stated my determination to pursue
my inquiry regarding the orgin of the family, she almost begged
that I would abandon the project, fearing that some " skeleton "
would be exhumed, which would bring discredit upon the family
escutcheon.

In the course of my correspondence, I found that this latter idea
obtained to some extent elsewhere. A person to whom I applied
for information concerning the family, wrote in reply, that " a
Rhode Islander who was anxious to know about his ancestry, ran
down one line and brought up in the Narraganset Indians^ but
did not run out the other line, fearing that he would get into
Africa. "

There are also others who fear that the family record will get
into wrong hands. A letter written to a party in Rhode Island
elicited a prompt reply as follows : '' So you belong to this race of
Briggses. I cant make out who you be. Tell me who you are,
where your birth place was, who your father was. My father's

name was Briggs. If you will let me know who you are I will

give you all the information I can. Let me know who you are



and is a great grandson of that notorious criminal, Malbone Briggs, wlio was in
the State prison at one time with seven of liis sons. For more than a liumh'ed
years this brancli of the Briggs family has furnished in every generation crinu-
nals ^\■ho8e names may he found on the court records and the rolls of oitr pennl
institutions. The ancestry of Malbone Briggs can be traced back in a direct line
to a noted pirate in the time of Earl Belhunont, Young Phillips is certainly
fashioned aftei- the stock he came from, and furnishes a good illustration of the
laws of heredity. He has turned State's evidence, and, unblushingly and without
any sign of repentance, testifies to the criminal acts in which he has been con-
cerned. He possesses considerable ingenuity, for although he has the use of his
left arm only, the right one being withered, he made two keys by means of which
a store in Assonet was feloniously entered ; and it came out in evidence that he
was able to sail a boat, to shoot a gun with effect, and to do other things some-
what remarkable under the circumstances. — Standard, Xew Bedford, Mass.,
17 Sep. 1879.

"Some forty years ago, one Malborn Briggs, his sons, Daniel, Otis,
John, Marlbon, Thomas and "Doctor" Briggs, were convicted at different
times for various crimes, and suffered imprisonment. * * * A descendant of
the family is in jail at Taunton; three brothers of the name are " doing the State
some service" in Massachusetts, another is in a House of Correction, while a
fifth is " wanted " by the police — Correspondent.



P HE FACE. xin

immediately, and I will send you my reckorciy The " reckord "
never came. The correspondent has probably gone where geneal-
ogy does not interest.

Promises made to genealogic enquirers are plenteous, but their
fulfillment is the exception. Here is another excerpt verb. et. lit.

" I was mutched pleased to rescieve from you important infor-
mation* of youre efforts in working oute the history of the Briggs
Family, for I have bin for some time tryin to find oute what infer-
malion I could of my ancestors."

" I have found a record of my Grate Grand Farther marriage,
and his decendants down to my Farthers Famerly record."

'•' With the exceptions of some Deths and marriages whitch I
will Try to find oute and coppy liese records, and send Them To
you as soon as I can get Time."

"Thare is a good meny of my Grand Farthers Brother and
sisters Familys live with in a few miles from me and I will drive
thee and git all of the information that 1 can for you. I have a
horse and team a I hope that I may be of some servise To you fore
I am worry mutch interrested in sutch work."

"My father started on the work the same year That lie dide, and
I hope that youre labors may be a success an that I may hav the
plsure of seeing a full and corect record of the Briggses."

I remane at your servis.



" P. S. — I will send a coppy of the records that I have in my
possesion with all the information that I can gane in a short Time."

The hand of time has marked four long years since the above
epistle inspired me with an ardent hope, but alas, the "' school-
master" has evidently remained "abroad," and though the
correspondent evidently had good intentions some untoward
circumstance has doubtless dampened his ardor, and the letter
above only remains to mark the spot where the writer "remaned
at my servis."

Many will, no doubt, be disappointed at the contents of this
book; none, however, more so than the author. Disappointments
have been his heritage, and that he should be the author of one, is
not to be marvelled at. When the bible of his great grand-father
was placed in his possession, and he pored over the family record
therein contained, extending back years beyond the Revolutionary
period, he imagined with all the fervor of youth, that the lineage
might certainly be traced back quickly and positively to the days



* " Pinafore" evidently lias been to Rhode Island.



^iv PREFACE.

of Adam. That is where he erred, and to that error this hrochure
owes its existence. Persistent inquiry to attain a Ivnowledge of
his own ancestry has collated the information herein contained.

Arrangement of the Work.

The material having been obtained from various sources, the
arrangement could not readily be made uniform, as if the volume
were a continuous genealogy. For convenience in reference, the
individuals mentioned in " Town Records," and the items in other
" Extracts" are, in most instances numbered consecutively.

In continuous pedigrees, where the order of generations is men-
tioned, the plan is the same as that generally pursued in genealogical
works.

A perusal of the book will soon enable the reader to become suffi-
ciently familiar with the plan to answer the purx)oses of inquiry.

It was the intention to have the " Briggs names" appear in "caps"
or " small caps " in each instance, but there has been some uninten-
tional variation from this design, not however to such an extent as to
cause confusion.

A '' Concordance " was contemplated when this work was first
projected, but it being absolutely impossible to find the opportunity
to arrange it, the subject was dropped.

The " proof " has been carefully read, the printer has performed
his duty to the best of his skill, very few typographical errors being
noted, and should other errors have crept in, the responsibility can
only rest with those who furnished the material, as the compositor
has strictly " followed copy."

Therefore, in the hope that some future genealogist may arise,
who, having both purse and opportunity, will avail himself of these
fragments, and construct a satisfactory history of the " Briggs
Family, " I place this contribution on the library shelf.



Cleveland, 0., 1 Jan. 1880.



1



BRIGGS FAMILY.




BRIGGS.



ORIGIN, OETHOGRAPHY AND SIGNIFICATION

OF THE NAME.



In "Patronymica Brittanica," by Mark Antony Lower, we find
p. 41, BRIGGS. See Bridge.

p. 40. BRIDGE. From residence at one. The mediaeval forms are
Ate-Bruge, Atte-Brigge, etc. It has been phiralized in the forms
of Bridges, Brydges, etc.; and has given rise to Bridger and Bridg-
man. The A. -Sax. is hrieg; whence Brigg and Briggs. In the
H. R. (^' Hundred Rolls" of the date of 1273) we have Ate Brnge-
ende, i. e. ''at the bridge-end.

The name is found variously spelled in all the Records to which
access has been liad ; no particular method having been adopted by
any one family until the 18th century. We have — Atte Brigge, ate
Brigge, Brygges, Brygg, Brygge, Briggs, Brig, and Brige. The form
'' Briggs " occitrs as early as 1494, when borne by one Thomas of Nor-
folk, but this orthography was not general until circa 1734.



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nriftng. - m,rn|orral iKi-arinns.



P'rom "Burke's General Armorv."



BKIG. Crest, An arm in armor embowed, holding a dagger ppr.

BRIGE. Ar. three owls sa. beaked and legged or.

BRIGGES. (Westmoreland.) Ar. a Heur-de-lis betw. three ines-
cutcheons gu. each charged with a })end ot'the tield. Crest — A fox ppr.

BRIGGES. Ar. three escutcheons gu. on each a bend vaire betw.
two cinquefoils or. all within a bordureengr. az. bezantee.

BRIGGS. (Halifax, as borne by the late Rawdon BRi(x(is esij. and
liis descendants; the present representative (1844,) is Rawdox Brk^gs,
of Halifax and Birstwith Hall, near Ripley Co. York es(i.) Ar. a
bend vair betw. three escutcheons sa. each charged with a pheon of
the field, a bordure engrailed, gu. bezante. (^rest — A mount vert,
thereon, in front of a lion passant erm. the dexter paw resting upon
a pheon sa. a laurel branch erect pi)r. Motto — Fortiter et fideliter.

BRIGGS. (Haughton, Co. Salop, originally of Saul, Co. Norfolk.
Sir Moreton BRiGfJS of Haughton Avas created a Baronet in 1641 : the
co-heiresses were Barbara Avife of Edward Chandler, Bishop of Durham;
Eliza, m. to Leigh Brooke, esq., of Blacklands; and Frances wife of
the Rev. Dr. Chetham.) Gu. three bars gemelles or. a canton erm.
Crest — On the stump of a tree a pelican or, vulning hersell' ppr.
Motto — Virtus est Dei.

BRIGGS, (Brecknockshire.) Ar. three escutcheons gu. each
charged with a bend of the field. Crest — An arm vambraced, and
hancl holding a bow and arrow ppr.

BRIGGS, (London and Salem.) Or, three inescutcheons gu. each
charged with a bend vaire. Crest — On the stump of a tree, erased,
and couped or. sprouting two new brandies vert, a pelican gold, vul-
ning her breast gu.

BRIGGS, (Norfolk.) Gu, two bars voided o.. a canton erm.


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