William Peter Briggs

23 November 1826–18 December 1906 (Age 80)
Norwich, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom

The Life of William Peter

When William Peter Briggs was born on 23 November 1826, in Norwich, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom, his father, John Briggs, was 39 and his mother, Sarah Watts, was 32. He married Bridget Gallagher on 4 September 1848. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 5 daughters. He died on 18 December 1906, in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia, at the age of 80, and was buried in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia.

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Family Time Line

William Peter Briggs
1826–1906
Bridget Gallagher
1829–1876
Marriage: 4 September 1848
John James Briggs
1849–
Sarah Briggs
1850–1930
Henry Briggs
1854–1854
Agnes Briggs
1855–1898
George Briggs
1856–1929
Edward Briggs
1859–1860
Joseph Edward Briggs
1861–1922
Rose Ann Briggs
1863–1937
Lily Elizabeth Briggs
1865–1938
Albert Bartholemew Ambrose Briggs
1867–1931
Victoria Florence Briggs
1870–1950

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
4 September 1848
Hobart, Tasmania, Astl.
children

(11)

    John James Briggs

    Male1849–Male

    Sarah Briggs

    Female1850–1930Female

    Henry Briggs

    Male1854–1854Male

    Agnes Briggs

    Female1855–1898Female

    George Briggs

    Male1856–1929Male

+6 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    John Briggs

    Male1787–Male

    Sarah Watts

    Female1794–Female

siblings

(10)

    Edward Briggs

    Male1820–Male

    John Briggs

    Male1820–Male

    Amelia Briggs

    Female1821–Female

    Mary Ann Briggs

    Female1823–Female

    William Briggs

    Male1823–Male

+5 More Children

World Events (8)

1829

Age 3

Australia is claimed as British territory.
1830

Age 4

Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).
1847

Age 21

Gold found in Port Phillip.

Name Meaning

Northern English form of Bridge , from Old Norse bryggja.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Briggs in entry for Arthur Vernon Briggs, "Australia, Tasmania, Civil Registration, 1803-1933"
  • W C Briggs in entry for Edward Briggs, "Australia, Tasmania, Civil Registration, 1803-1933"
  • William Peter Briggs in entry for Edward Briggs, "Australia, Tasmania, Civil Registration, 1803-1933"

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