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Old 01-08-2014, 19:31   #46
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Re: Joseph Briggs, of Milnshaw Lane, Accrington

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I think you may find the Briggs family were in St James Street if I remember correctly in 1841 census
Atarah is correct.

Joseph Briggs 1813-1846 was indeed in St James Street on 1841 Census occupation Engraver.

The next Joseph Briggs 1842-1921 is only 4 years old when his father dies. A bit young to have acquired engraving skills from his father.

Joseph Brigg's mother Susan (nee Earnshaw) re-marries 29 Jan 1853 Stephen Sutcliffe following the death of her first husband.

On 1861 Census Stephen Sutcliffe is the head of the household at 10 Dutton Street and is a Machine Engraver. Joseph at the age of 18 is living with Stephen and has now acquired the skill of a hand engraver.

In less than a year he will marry Elizabeth Ashworth who's father Richard Ashworth (stone mason) is living at 1 Milnshaw.

So I suspect that Richard Ashworth and his daughter are the key to the Briggs dynasty arriving in Milnshaw Lane.
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Old 19-10-2014, 20:50   #47
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Re: Joseph Briggs, of Milnshaw Lane, Accrington

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Atarah time has passed since this post. . .does the diary mention anything about Elzabeth and her family or even of her daily activities. She is a cousin very much loved by Great Grandmother whom she was named after. . .
I'm just curious to know if the Elizabeth you mention here is Joseph Briggs' wife?
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Old 24-02-2015, 00:08   #48
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Re: Joseph Briggs, of Milnshaw Lane, Accrington

Is there any chance of seeing Martha Briggs diary? I am following Joseph Briggs' life story (he is a distant relative) and wondered if she said anything about the family he married into in the US. Suggestions welcome!
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Old 24-02-2015, 06:28   #49
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Re: Joseph Briggs, of Milnshaw Lane, Accrington

Hello, The diary is in the possession of a relative in England. Could you tell me how you are related. I have a contact who would be very interested to hear of your connection. A brand new book about Tiffany and the Briggs family is due out later this year.
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Old 24-02-2015, 08:35   #50
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I know a Briggs descendant who appears not to be interested in him. I find this sad
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Old 26-07-2015, 05:20   #51
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Re: Joseph Briggs, of Milnshaw Lane, Accrington

Lancashire Life - August 2015 issue

Lancashire Life have given Doug Jackson a nice double-page spread (pages 106/7) in the August issue regarding his book on Joseph Briggs of Accrington and Tiffany glass.

http://www.wcmt.org.uk/fellows/news/...nglish-tiffany
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