Henry Briggs d. 1686 Surry Co. Va. had wife Mary Flood who was the mother of his children and after Mary's death he married Margery Hinshaw/Hinchea, who was named executrix of his will below:
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
I am administrator of a several FamilyTree DNA surname projects and one of the projects we are currently undertaking is mapping the Family Finder autosomal test results from the Briggs, Howell, Gray, Blunt/Blount, Jarrett, Irby, Chappell, Parham families of Surry Co. Va. They all intermarried and are not easy to sort out. My particular interest in doing this stems from not knowing who my ancestor Sarah Briggs b. abt. 1750-55 m. Roderick Shelton d. Buncombe Co. N.C. was descended from. I have seen a lot of research that has her as a daughter of Thomas Briggs (son of Samuel Briggs and Mary Bailey)and his wife Frances Gray. Thomas was a grandson of Henry and Mary Briggs, but comparisons of test results are pointing to Sarah being more closely related to George Briggs (son of Charles )and his wife Sarah. Will let you know if or when we determine anything conclusive.