Responding to your inquiry. Please share this info if you wish ? An imposing set of Brigham headstones is still standing and readable in Shipton churchyard, near Market Weighton, East Riding of Yorkshire.They appear to have been people of some substance - almost certainly farmers -living at Shipton Grange and Shipton Lodge. Shipton Grange is still extant and is marked on the Market Weighton section of the English ordnance survey map, just west of Shiptonthorpe which is just north of Market Weighton - you may even be able to google up an air photograph of Shipton Grange , and certainly you can of Brigham and Shiptonthorpe villages. The county records office is in Beverley:use Google: East Riding of Yorkshire Council - but they are closed until early next year during refurbishment. There isalso an East Yorkshire family history society. I am certain that beweeen these two, you can go much further back with a good distinctive name like this. Your record of John B, 25.xii.1788 seems a good one and can take you back also, I'm sure. There is a further Brigham headstone in St Mary's old churchyard, North Bar Within, Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire. It may have confused your searches that the Shipton in your records is now Shiptonthorpe, after the amalgamation of two villages in 1878. Brigham is a pretty village near Driffield, East Riding of Yorkshire... excellent trout fishing nearby. To what extent all Brighams ultimately take their name from this East Riding of Yorkshire village - probably not all, but some surely do ? - I'm not sure. If I were a Brigham I'd be thrilled by this. Shipton, Brigham, and Beverley are all the kinds of English places that one would be glad to trace one's ancestry from - as it is, with Brigham as a collateral link, I'm pleased. I travel a lot and cannot promise to do much work on your behalf, but I'd be glad to hear from you, even if it may be months before I can get round to replying.
Richard Wilson (middle son: Toby Matthew Brigham Wilson).