Elizabeth Briscoe

Female14 August 1772–from 3 August 1836 to 4 September 1836

Brief Life History of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Briscoe was born on 14 August 1772, in Winchester, Virginia, United States, her father, Col Gerard Briscoe, was 34 and her mother, Margaret Baker, was 33. She married Hugh Holmes on 20 December 1791. She died from 3 August 1836 to 4 September 1836, in Virginia, United States.

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Hugh Holmes
Elizabeth Briscoe
Marriage: 20 December 1791

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  • Legacy NFS Source: Elizabeth Briscoe - Individual or family possessions: death: after 1835; Virginia, United States

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  • Marriage
    20 December 1791
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    Siblings (6)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 4

    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

    1780 · Richmond Becomes the Capital

    Age 8

    On April 18, 1780 Richmond became the capital of Virginia. It was the temporary capital from 1780-1788.


    Age 17

    George Washington elected first president of United States.

    Name Meaning

    English (northern): habitational name from any of various places so named, including Briscoe in Hutton Mulgrave and Briscoe in Romaldkirk (both North Yorkshire), Brisco Rigg in Stainburn (Yorkshire), or Brisco in Saint Cuthbert Without and Briscoe in Saint John Beckermet (both Cumberland). Briscoe in Saint John Beckermet is named with Old Norse Bretaskógr ‘wood of the Britons’ (see Brett ). Brisco in Cumberland and Briscoe in North Yorkshire are named with Old Norse birki ‘birch’ + skógr ‘wood’.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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