Thomas Briscoe

Male28 January 1774–before 16 January 1827

Brief Life History of Thomas

When Thomas Briscoe was born on 28 January 1774, in Little Wenlock, Shropshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, John Briscoe, was 26 and his mother, Mary Dovey, was 31. He married Mary Wem on 26 February 1800, in Little Wenlock, Shropshire, England, United Kingdom. He lived in England, United Kingdom in 1851. He died before 16 January 1827, in Little Wenlock, Shropshire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 52, and was buried in Little Wenlock, Shropshire, England, United Kingdom.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Briscoe
Ann Wem
Marriage: 31 October 1802
Isaac Briscoe
William Briscoe
John Briscoe
Philip Briscoe
Mary Briscoe
Frances Briscoe
Stephen Briscoe
Abraham Briscoe

Sources (47)

  • Thomas Briscoe in entry for Isaac Briscoe, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Ann Briscoe : England Census 1841
  • Thomas Briscoe & Mary Wem, "England Marriages, 1538–1973 "

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    31 October 1802Welsh Bicknor, Herefordshire, England, United Kingdom
  • Children (8)

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    World Events (4)

    1801 · The Act of Union

    Age 27

    The Act of Union was a legislative agreement which united England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland under the name of the United Kingdom on January 1, 1801.

    1808 · The British West Africa Squadron

    Age 34

    The British West Africa Squadron was formed in 1808 to suppress illegal slave trading on the African coastline. The British West Africa Squadron had freed approximately 150,000 people by 1865.


    Age 41

    The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.

    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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