I pasted what information I have on George Briggs below.
There was George Briggs the son of Henry, and then there was George Briggs the grandson of Henry.He was the son of Charles Briggs, whose will was probated in 1729.
The elder George Briggs lived down on the Nottoway River.No wife or children were mentioned in his 1698 will pasted below.His brother Henry, Jr., and Samuel were his beneficiaries.From that point on, the records of George Briggs are those of the son of Charles Briggs.
Josiah Barker had land on the Nottoway River that was passed on to Charles and Elizabeth Webb.Eliabeth Webb is believed to have been the daughter of Josiah and Faith Washington Barker.Faith Barker was the daughter of Richard Washington and Elizabeth Jordan.Richard Washington's mother was Mary Blunt Ford Washington Briggs.That would be my connection.
Henry Briggs, born in England; died 1686 in Surry County, Virginia. He married Mary Blunt Ford Washington 1661 in Surry County, Virginia.
Mary Washington, died Bef. July 05, 1681. Some say she was the daughter of John Flood.
Children of Henry Briggs and Mary Washington were:
i. Mary Briggs
ii. Henry Briggs II, born 1662 in Surry County, Virginia; died 1739 in Surry County, Virginia; married Elizabeth Lucas; died Bef. 139 in Surry County, Virginia.
iii. Charles Briggs, born 1664.
iv. Samuel Briggs, born Abt. 1672; died 1737 in Surry County, Virginia; married Mary Bailey.
v. George Briggs, born 1675.
Will of Henry Briggs
26 September 1681 (Abstract)
To son Henry Briggs (Jr.), 100 acres upon boiling spring continuing down Otterdam Swamp, a breadth of 100 acres.
To son Charles, all land from the 150 acres before mentioned, unto my son-in-law Thomas Blunt, his line to him, the said Charles Briggs his heirs … My will is that the land laid out for my son-in-law, Thomas Blunt, according to his bill of sale by me signed, be acknowledged in Court by my executor, to him, Thomas Blunt and his heirs.
I bequeath unto my two sons, George Briggs and Samuel Briggs, after ye decease of my wife, Margery Briggs, all ye rest of my land not before expressed, to be equally divided betwixt them and that half my plantation I now live on to my son, George Briggs, to them — said Geo. Briggs and Samuel Briggs …
Daughter Marie Briggs, dishes …
Wife Margery, after debts are satisfied, all estate real and personal except what in the will is before named.
Probated July 6, 1686
Witnessed by Sylvester Joles, Daniell Sturdivant, Lu. Longwell.
Book 3, p. 58
Samuel Brigg’s brother George Briggs died in 1698.Samuel inherited land.
May 26, 1698-- Surry County, Va.
Will of George Briggs
To brother Henry Briggs, half of hogs on Nottoway River.
Brother Samuel Briggs, admr. And Exer., of all lands and chattels and at my death all that belongs to me and pay all that I owe.
Probated March 7, 1698/9
Wit:Will. Killingsworth, Howell Edmunds, John Case.
Book 5, p. 166
DEED OF GIFT - BRIGGS, Charles - Deed of Gift from Charles Briggs to his godson, Joseph Hicks, 1 young cow and a 2 year old heffer. Witnesses were William Bynum and George Briggs. Acknowledged in Court for Southwark, County of Surry on October 18, 1721.
16 Jul 1722Deed:
Lawrence Smith and wife Jean to William Bynum, all of Surry, £13 plus ___ nails, 60a. on the north side of snake branch at the mouth and at the south side of Seacock swamp… up the branch. .. down Seacock swamp… (no adjoining landowners) Witness: William Gray Jr., George Briggs. [Surry County Deed Book 7, p409]
This is William Bynum son of John Bynum. This land is near the border of what was later Southampton and Sussex Counties. This adjoins the land William Bynum later patented in 1727 adjacent to Richard Blow. It was part of a 139a. patent originally issued to Richard Ham.
7 July 1726 VPB 12 p510-51 George Briggs of Surr 465a new land on S side Maherin River
November 20 1729 -- Surry County Va.
Will of Charles Briggs
Son George Briggs
Daughter Sarah Nicholson and husband Joshua Nicholson
Grandson Henry Vaughn
Daughter Elizabeth Vaughn
Daughter Elizabeth Nicholson
Son Howell Briggs
Daughter Francis Rose
Howell Briggs as executor
Witnesses: Joel Barker, William Thomas, William Rose
Probated May 20, 1730
Bk. 8, p. 15
Samuel Briggs sold 120 acres on Proctors Creek to his nephew George Briggs in Surry County 10 April 1731.
The governor granted Samuel Briggs 250 acres on Hunting Quarter 28 September 1732.
“April 1742 … Thomas Person Plaintif vs. Sarah Person Widow Deft: In Case. This Day came the Parties by their Attornies and thereupon came also a Jury, to wit,
John Gillum (Gilliam) and
who being Elected tried and Sworn the Truth to speak upon the Issue joined Upon their Oath do Say That the Deft. did Assume in manner and form as the Plt. against her hath Declared And do assess the Plts. Damages by Occasion of the Non performance of that Assumption to to Thirteen Pounds and one Penny besides his Costs Therefore It is Considered by the Court
That the Plt. Recover against the said Deft. his Damages aforesaid in form aforesaid assess’d And his Costs by him in his behalf expended And the said Deft. in Mercy &c.”
“Apr 1742 … Benjamin Edwards Gentleman Plt. vs. Thomas Edwards Defendant:
This Day came the Parties and thereupon came also a Jury, to wit,
& Bartholomew Figures,
who being Elected tried and Sworn the Truth to speak upon the Issue joined upon their Oath do Say That the Deft. is not Guilty of the Conversion in the Declaration mentioned as in Pleading he hath Alledged Therefore It is Considered That the Plt. take nothing by his Bill but for his false Clamour be thereof in Mercy &c. And the Deft. go hence without Day and Recover against the Plt. his Costs by him about his Defence in this behalf expended.”
March 21, 1743
George Briggs and his wife Sarah of Albermarle Parish in Surry County sell 465 acres on the south side of the Meherrin River to Howell Briggs. The land was patented to George Briggs in 1726.The land was on the south side of the Meherrin River and the east side of Beaver Pond Creek in Brunsick.It was bounded by Richard Moore.
Witnesses were John Scott, Sterling Clack, and Robert Jones, Jr.
20 Oct 1747 -
Thomas TARVER and wife, Sarah TARVER, of Northampton County in North Carolina, sold to Arthur LONG, of Isle of Wight County, for 28 pounds current money, a tract of land containing 200 acres in Surry Co., VA, which land was conveyed by Samuel TARVER by deed on Proctors Branch, adj. land of George BRIGGS, the Nottoway Indians old line and Robert LONG, etc.
Wit: Anselm BAILEY, Jr., James STANTON and Thomas DAVIS.
Rec: 20 Oct. 1747 and Sarah, wife of said Thomas TARVER, relinquishes her right of dower. /s/ Thomas (x) Tarver
Surry Co. VA Deed Abstracts, p. 101; DB 5, p. 153
Southampton County, Virginia Deed Book 3
1760 to 1767
Deed Page Seller Purchaser
CHARLES BRIGGSto ABRAHAM MITCHELL JR
ELIZABETH BRIGGSto CHARLES BRIGGS
ALBRIDGTON JONESto GEORGE BRIGGS
June 17 1763=John Blow and Mary daughter of George Briggs. John Thomas, guardian of John Blow, states he was 21 years July 7, 1762
November 9, 1766
Benj. Blunt, orphan of Richard Blunt, marriedFrances dau of George Briggs
16 Dec., 1771,
John Irby and Rebecca Briggs, daughter of George Briggs. Sec. Richard Blunt.