Roots & Limbs of the Glen R. Swanson Jr. Tree:Information about William Briggs
Home Page |Surname List |Index of Individuals | |Sources
William Briggs (b. Abt. 1680, d. August 1758)William Briggs (son of Benjamin Briggs and Patience Durfee)1 was born Abt. 1680 in Poole, England1, and died August 1758 in Bucks Co., Pennsylvania1.He married Margaret Cutler on November 13, 1710 in Christchurch, Philadelphia, Pennyslvania, daughter of Edmond Cutler Jr. and Isabel Turner.
Notes for William Briggs:
William and Margaret remained In Philadelphia until about 1735, at which time he moved to Gwynedd, Montgomery Co.
A Land patent from Thomas and Richard Penn to William Briggs,containing about 675 acres in southwest Rockhill Township, Bucks Co., was recored16 Feburary 1735.William and his family were granted a certificate to the Friends Wrightstown Monthly Meeting 24 February, 1739.1752 Bucks Co. tax records list William Briggs in Newtown Township, Bucks County wills, proved 9 September 1758 for William Briggs, Newtown, Yeoman,15 August 1758, mentions sons Edmund and James, executors.Sons Benjamin, Joseph and Samuel, son John's children (his son John 10 S more than his sisters ??), son William's children, daughters Elizabeth Chapman, Jane and Ellen Buckman and Margaret Briggs - 58 A. in Warwick Township, lately Abraham Claypoole's to Edmond and James.
Witness John Twining, Joseph Hamton and John Story.
William bequeathed money to the Wrightstown Friends Meeting to help build a stone wall around the Cemetery.
More About William Briggs:
Date born 2: January 11, 1679/801
Date born 3: Abt. 16901
More About William Briggs and Margaret Cutler:
Marriage 1: November 13, 1710, Christchurch, Philadelphia, Pennyslvania.
Marriage 2: November 13, 1710, Christ Church, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.1
Children of William Briggs and Margaret Cutler are:
- Joseph Briggs.
- John Briggs, b. September 18, 17111.
- Edmaond Briggs, b. October 23, 1713.
- James Briggs, b. February 24, 1715/16.
- Eloizabeth Briggs, b. July 21, 17181.
- Jane Briggs, b. December 14, 17201, d. February 21, 17771.
- Eleanor Briggs, b. November 19, 17221.
- Williaim Briggs, b. January 11, 1724/251.
- +Benjamin Briggs, b. December 19, 1728, Middletown Township, Bucks Co., Pa1,d., Huntington Co., Pa.
- Margaret Briggs, b. January 22, 1731/321.
- Samuel Briggs, b. October 01, 17341.
- Elizabeth (Chapman) Briggs.
- Ellen (Buckman) Briggs.