John Briggs

1738–Male
Sawley, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom

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

Parents and Siblings

siblings

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World Events (4)

1815

Age 77

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.
1821 · New Ouse Bridge Completed

Age 83

The original Ouse Bridge collapsed in 1154 under the weight of a crowd that was on it. In 1367, after the bridge had been replaced with stone and became the site of the first public toilets. In 1564-1565 the bridge was finally done being repaired. In 1810 and 1818 the bridge was dismantled to make way for a new Ouse Bridge design and completed in 1821.
1830

Age 92

Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).

Name Meaning

Northern English form of Bridge , from Old Norse bryggja.

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

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Sources (1)

  • John Brigg, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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