John Briggs

1738–Male
Sawley, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of John

When John Briggs was born in 1738, his father, Thomas Briggs, was 21 and his mother, Mary Wilson, was 20.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Briggs
1717–1759
Mary Wilson
1718–
John Briggs
1738–
Mary Briggs
1743–
Robert Briggs
1748–

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World Events (8)

1752 · Gregorian Calendar is Adopted
Age 14
Gregorian calendar was adopted in England in 1752. That year, Wednesday, September 2, 1752, was followed by Thursday, September 14th, 1752, which caused the country to skip ahead eleven days.
1754 · Seven Years' War
Age 16
The Seven Years' War began as a North American conflict then stretched between England and France. England, along with allies, battled France in America, India, and Europe, making it arguably the first global war. The conflict ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris in 1763 and England was victorious. The Seven Years' war ultimately led to discontent in the colonies and the American Revolution.
1770 · Boston Tea Party
Age 32
Thousands of British troops were sent to Boston to enforce Britain's tax laws. Taxes were repealed on all imports to the American Colonies except tea. Americans, disguised as Native Americans, dumped chests of tea imported by the East India Company into the Boston Harbor in protest. This escalated tensions between the American Colonies and the British government.

Name Meaning

Northern English form of Bridge , from Old Norse bryggja.

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

Possible Related Names

Bridge

Sources (2)

  • John Brigg, "England, Yorkshire, Bishop's Transcripts, 1547-1957"
  • John Brigg, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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