Briggs, Lieutenant Nathaniel Sr

Briggs, Lieutenant Nathaniel Sr

Male 1695 - 1773  (78 years)

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  • Name Briggs, Nathaniel 
    Title Lieutenant 
    Suffix Sr 
    Born 18 Jun 1695  Taunton, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 14 Aug 1773  New England, Hettinger County, North Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I29396  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 27 Apr 2019 

    Family Guild, Judith,   b. 19 Sep 1697, Wrentham, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Nov 1774, Taunton, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Children 
     1. Briggs, Jemima,   b. 1722,   d. 14 Mar 1789, Marlborough, Cheshire County, New Hampshire, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 27 Apr 2019 
    Family ID F10918  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Notes 

    • From the New England Historical and Genealogical Society Record, October 1971, pp/ 210-211: "Sons of John Briggs of Taunton, Mass."

      LIEUT. NATHANIEL BRIGGS (William, William, John) was born in Taunton in 1698; he died there 14 Aug. 1773, aged 75 years.

      He married in Wrentham 16 June 1720, JUDITH GUILD (Vital Records of Wrentham, Mass., vol. 2, p. 310), daughter of John and Sarah (Fisher) Guild, born in Wrentham 19 Sept. 1697 (ibid., vol. 1, p. 105), died in Taunton, 22 Nov 1774, aged 77 years (g.s.). She was buried in Oakland Cemetery.

      The following deeds in the Registry of Deeds in Taunton give genealogical information:

      Nathaniel Briggs of Taunton granted to Seth Briggs of Taunton, 1/2 privilege right in Taunton for £14:10s; wit. William Ware and John Fisher, ack. same day; recorded 8 July 1735 (Briston County Deeds, 23:414).

      " Sary" Lane of Wrentham (husband not named) granted to her brother Nathaniel Briggs of Taunton "all interest in estate of my father, William Briggs, dec'd", for £200, 4 May 1732; ack. 6 June 1733; recorded 25 Dec. 173 (ibid., 21:516).

      Eliphalet and "Agnis" Briggs (sister) of Taunton granted to their brother Nathaniel Briggs of Taunton "our portion of the estate of our father, William Briggs, dec'd.". for £417, 1 Sept. 1733; wit. James Briggs and William Cobb; ack. 4 Jan. 1733/4; recorded 8 Jan. 1733/4 (ibid., 523).

      Nathaniel Briggs of Taunton granted to his brother Eilphalet Briggs of Taunton a "tract that was our father's, William Briggs, dec'd.." for #400, 25 Dec. 1733; wit. James Briggs and Agnis Briggs; ack. 1733; recorded 1743 (ibid., 32:142).

      Nathaniel Briggs of Taunton granted to his son, Nathaniel Briggs, Jr., of Taunton in 1768; wit. Nathaniel Briggs, 2nd (ibid., 51:236).

      Nathaniel Briggs of Taunton granted to his son, Nathaniel Briggs, Jr., of Taunton "32 acres from my farm:, bounded by John Briggs, for #200, 5 June 1773 (ibid., 55:257).

      In the Military Records of Massachusetts there are several entries for Nathaniel Briggs showing service in the French and Indian War" -- (1) "Centinel, Jule 10 -- Oct. 2 [1754] to the East", allowance for 4 days travel (Massachusetts Archives Volume 93, p. 141); (2) Nathaniel Briggs request for billeting "North Hampton" May 331, 1758 (ibid., 96, p. 142); (3) Service under Capt. Dunbar, Jan 1-Dec. 18, 1760 to Nova Scotia (ibid., 98, p. 462).

      The will of Nathaniel Briggs was drawn in Taunton 9 June 1773 and probated 30 Aug. 1773. His son Nathaniel was named executor. It was witnessed by Abijah Lincoln, Job Stacy and Philip Mason. The beneficiaries were his wife "Judah"; his sons Nathaniel, William, and John; his daughters, Mercy Briggs, Mehitable Wetherell, Jemima Harvey, Margaret Willis, and "Judah" Finney (Bristol County Probates, 22:483).

      Children, born in Taunton:

      i. NATHANIEL.

      ii. MARCY, d. in Taunton 29 June 1776, in her 46th year (g.s. Oakland Cemetery).

      iii. WILLIAM.

      iv. JOHN: b. in Taunton; probably d. there, after 1773. NATHANIEL BRIGGS granted to his son John in 1768; and again on 2 June 1773, Nathaniel granted to his son John "17 acres from my farm" for $100 (Bristol Coounty Deeds, 54:236; 55:258).

      v. MEHITABLE: mar. ---- WETHERELL.

      vi. JUDAH (JUDITH): mar. ---- FINNEY.

      vii. JEMIMA: mar. (int. Taunton 15 June 1744) JOHN HARVEY of Taunton.

      viii. MARGARET: mar. in Taunton July 1744, NEHEMIAH WILLIS, son of Benjamin and Mary (Pitts) .