I was interested in your several given names in your Briggs and allied families. I was wonderiong if you also have a connection to the Tillinghast family. The R.I. founder was a Pardon Tillinghast, and one of his descendants was an Oliver Cromwell Tillinghast. Pardon was prominent in RI affairs in the earliest days, and for many years after, along with a large list of descendants, and also married into the families of Greene, Arnold, Medbury, Fones, and others. At the least, these guys were all buddies, wouldn't you think?