My father's father was Ernest Ellis Briggs. He was married to Mary Adeline Higgins.
There is an Ernest Ellis Briggs who was the son of Tisdale Briggs, who was a descendant of Clement Briggs who arrived in Plymouth Colony on the ship "Fortune" which was the next ship to arrive after the Mayflower.
However, I do not think that this Ernest Ellis Briggs is my grandfather, even though his father's name was Tendale or Tisdell or Tisdale. The information I have indicates that my grandfather's parents came from New York, not Mass. Also, the book about the descendants of Clement Briggs does not indicate Ernest Ellis Briggs being married to anyone named Mary. Unfortunately the book ends at about this point so it is a little confusing.
If anyone has any information about this, please let me know.
Looking for information about their children and who they married. One of their daughters was married to Presley W. Morris, her name was Susanna H. Briggs. Did any of their other children marry a Morris? I lost Susanna and Presley after 1860 and thought maybe they followed family members. Thanks. Linda from Texas
Hi, I have Briggs connections. Alma Alice Briggs born 1890 in Balmain (Sydney) was the daughter of William Briggs and Nancy (or Nancey). Family legend is that William came to Australia on a whaling boat and was aged quite young (18-20).
I don't know if this will help but my grand father was Frank Briggs born in Yorkshire UK in 1898. His parents were Clara (Booth) and Charles B Briggs also of Yorkshire. Frank married Ivy May Jagger in Yorkshire in 1921 and then they emmigrated to Australia along with Frank's mother, Clara. I have been trying to find out what happened to Charles B Briggs because he seems to have disappeared not long after Frank was born.