I am trying to connect the Briggs/Chappell families. Will you review the following and comment?
Briggs was active in many areas, and his advice in astronomy, surveying, navigation, and other activities like mining was frequently sought. Briggs in 1619 invested in the London Company, and he had
>>two sons: *Henry*, who later emigrated to Virginia, and Thomas, who remained in England. The lunar crater Briggs is named in his honour.
No source for listing his two sons.
Re: Grace Beckwith Johnson Lucas mentions Henry Briggs in her will of 22 December 1719, as being the husband of her daughter, Elizabeth.
The will of William Lucas names his wife, Grace and daughters: Ann, Elizabeth, Grace, Hannah, and Mary. Appoints wife Grace and son Charles executors. Bk 7, pg 79, dated 1 Oct 1716, probated 16 Dec 1717.
The will of Grace Lucas made bequests to daughters Ann, Grace, Hannah and Elizabeth, who was ill ,"If she dies, Henry Briggs to have no part.” Others mentioned are daughter Martha, sons Charles and William. Also Val Williamson (relationship not stated). Appoints son William Lucas and John Collier as executors.
Abstract from the book Colliers From Surry Co VA by Paul Arnot, 198
Henry Briggs, b. 1635 in Gravesend, Southampton, England, m. (1) Mary Flood [Blunt/Ford/Washington, [Mary Washington, died Bef. July 05, 1681. Some say she was the daughter of John Flood.] and (2) Margery Gilliam. < Captain Henry Briggs born 1662 in Surry County, Virginia died 25 October1739 in Surry County, Virginiamarried Elizabeth Lucasborn circa 1700. She died 26 SEP 1744 in Surrey Co., VA, daughter of William Lucas and Grace Beckwith Johnson < Elizabeth Briggs. born abt. 1675 in Surry Co., VA; died abt. 1720 in Surry Co., VA. She married 1686 in Surry Co., VA,James Chappell was born 10 MAY 1694 in Charles City Co., VA, and died 12 FEB 1769 in Sussex Co., VA < Henry Chappell was born Circa 1743 Virginia Died: Bet 11 Nov 1779 and 9 Apr 1783 - Camden District He married 1) Elizabeth Hicks Married 05 Nov 1779 2) Elizabeth Rives Sussex Co., VAb. 25 Feb 1761 died before 3 Nov 1782 Richland District, SC