Hi Suzanne... There are primary sources available for some of the early records of the Giggeys - for example:
John GUIGGY-Loyalist-Loyal American Regiment: RS 108 Land Petitions 1783-1918 - New Brunswick (Canada) Provincial Archives online:www.gnb.ca/archives (click on "online research" then scroll down to "Land Petitions".These documents can be ordered for $5.00Cdn. each for the NB Provincial Archives.
Found under this same spelling, are Land Petitions made by the men you have listed as children i.e. Brianard GIGGIE is recorded as Brinard GUIGGY.
I have been researching the Trinity Church records - known as the "Loyalist" Church in Kings County, New Brunswick, Canada.The early records of the Church shows when the Church as established ca early 1790s and contains the names of the early members of the Church who helped facilitate its establishment.Nowhere is the Guiggy/Giggey/Giggie name recorded. These records only contain the minutes of meetings, etc.The earliest baptism records are ca 1817.A fire had destroyed the records previous to this regarding baptisms, marriages, etc.
Some of the early baptism records show the following information:
Kingston & Parishes adjoining in the County of Kings, Province of New Brunswick in the Year:1816.
Nov 3:Lydia Daughter of Walter MOOR and Pheby GIGGEY (Abode) Kingston; (Trade) Farmer
(Year not clear) Feb 14 :Joseph Henry Son of Walter MOOR and Pheby his wife.(Father Walter shows this time as a Yeoman)
** So this adds Pheby GIGGEY as a child with parents unknown.
John GIGGEYCentreton (Kings Co.)Age: 90 Date of Death:1899 May 3 Date of Burial: 1899 May 5 Place of Burial:Moss Glen Methodist ??
William GIGGEYCentreton (d. in Saint John, N.B.)Age: 90 Date of Death:1904 June 6 Date of Burial: 1904 June 9 Place of Burial:St. Paul's Cemetery (Kingston Peninsula, Kings Co., N.B.)
So John would have been born ca. 1809 and William ca. 1814. There is also a census record of a William GIGGEY age 50 recorded in the 1851 Kings Co. Census - so he would have been born ca. 1801 which just might be the same William GIGGIE b. 1801 that you have recorded.We really need more primary source records to make the connections of the children to the fathers.
I don't know if you saw the messages from Andrea on this site.Her Grandmother's records appear to show that there had been 3 Giggey brothers - Loyalists - to came to NB but so far we haven't heard anything more from her to find out where this could take us.However, this does appear to be possible because on the New Brunswick Provincial Archives website-"Land Petitions"- it shows the following:
William GUIGGY :Petitioning 1803 - Saint John Co. 1814 - Kings Co. ** This is a different William than you or I have.
James GUIGGY :Petitioning1812 - Carleton Co. James GIGGY:Petitioning1814 - Carleton Co. ** On the 1814 land petition, James is recorded on the same document as James TOMPKINS and Nehemiah TOMPKINS - on your records it shows Elizabeth GIGGIE married Roger TOMPKINS... probably a definite connection.
John GUIGGY :Petitioning 1804 - Kings Co. 1808 - Saint John Co. 1816 - Kings Co.
To me, this looks like the 3 brothers - what do you think?Peter GUIGGY shows up in 1824 petitioning in York Co. which would go along with his approx. birth date.Also, the name doesn't appear until the next generation - GIGGIE in one co. of NB and GIGGEY in the other (with the odd crossover).
Hope this isn't too disjointed... look forward to hearing from you.