Nancy Fielding Briggs

8 June 1850–15 February 1911 (Age 60)
Oswaldtwistle, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Nancy Fielding

When Nancy Fielding Briggs was born on 8 June 1850, in Oswaldtwistle, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, her father, James Briggs, was 26 and her mother, Betsy Fielding, was 27. She married William Birkinshaw on 1 March 1869, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Salt Lake City Ward 1, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1910. In 1861, at the age of 11, her occupation is listed as scholar at age 10. She died on 15 February 1911, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 60, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Birkinshaw
Nancy Fielding Briggs
Marriage: 1 March 1869
Benjamin Briggs Birkinshaw
James Fredrick Birkinshaw
Jacob Alma Birkinshaw
Thomas Birkinshaw
Mary Ann Clara Birkinshaw
Edith Birkinshaw
Joseph William Birkinshaw
Bessie Rosetta Birkinshaw

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1 March 1869Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    +6 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1854 · St. George's Hall
    Age 4
    In 1854, St. George's Hall was completed. The site that it sits on is were the Liverpool Infirmary was previously located. The hall was built for entertainment.
    Age 13
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1867 · Sorry Mr. President, You can't do that.
    Age 17
    This Act was to restrict the power of the President removing certain office holders without approval of the Senate. It denies the President the power to remove any executive officer who had been appointed by the president with the advice and consent of the Senate, unless the Senate approved the removal during the next full session of Congress. The Amendment was later repealed.

    Name Meaning

    English: variant of Brigg, with post-medieval excrescent -s, from Middle English brig(g) (Old Norse bryggja), the northern and Scottish word for bridge, for someone who lived by a bridge or who came from any of the places called from the word.History: The surname Briggs is found chiefly in West Yorkshire. A family of gentry have held lands at Keighley in West Yorkshire continuously for 500 years. The mathematician Henry Briggs (1561–1631), who invented logarithms, was born in Halifax, Yorkshire, England.

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

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    Nancy's life

    Nancy Fielding Briggs Birkinshaw was born in Accrington, Oswaldtwistle, Lancashire, England on June 8, 1850 to James and Betsy Fielding Briggs. She was the second of eleven children. Mary, the siste …

    Sources (41)

    • Nancy Briggs in entry for Joseph W Birkinshaw, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Nancy B Birkinshaw in household of Gordon H Place, "United States Census, 1910"
    • Nancy Biggs in entry for Oliver Thomas Pells and Bessie Rosetta Place, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"

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