There are so many John Briggs in early RI and MA that it can be very confusing.Here us the way I have sorted them out.
John Briggs born 1609 in London and married to Sarah Cornell was on of the first setllers in Portsmouth.
His son John was born in 1642 in Portsmouth and died 2 Jul 1713.He married Hannah Fisher of Portsmouth.They had Edward, John Job, William.John and Hannah inherited 30 acres of land in Portsmouth from her father Edward Fisher.He also acquired land in New Compton and Tiverton.
Their son John (birth and death dates unkown) appears to have married Hannah (last name not known) and they had a son Edward.
There was another John Briggs who was in Kingston, Washingto Co., RI.He came there as a clerk in a military company and I have found no relationmship between him and the Portsmouth families.I do not know his wife’s name, but he might be the one who married Francis Edwards.
I will be glad to give you a copy of my files on the Portmouth families and several generations of their descendants if you will give me your Email address.My Email is Wmbgalt@aol.com.I have only a few notes on the families in Washington County.