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Paula Wi 11-09-2021 08:27

Briggs Family
Hi all
I am looking for relatives of Henry and Sarah Briggs (born 1850s).
Interested as my GGrandfather Fred Briggs (1882) allegedly committed suicide in 1935. He was a blacksmith.
My Grandad, Henry (Harry Briggs) never spoke of uncles or cousins to my dad (Geoff Briggs) but we know Fred had many siblings: John (1879), Mary Elizabeth (1883), Henry (1885), James (1887).
Just wondering if there are any Briggs relatives descended from these people.
I donít think we are related to Joseph Briggs despite all being in Accrington.
My relatives lived on Ormerod St.

pifco 12-09-2021 21:26

Re: Briggs Family
I was friendly with a Lyndon Briggs whose parents had a shop in Ormerod Street I think he had two brothers, Geoff who I think played cricket for Church CC, I can't remember the name of the other brother. When their parents sold the shop they moved to Willows Lane and in the late 60's they moved to Southport. I don't know much about the family but I was in St. Peter's Cubs with Lyndon and when they moved to Southport my parents bought their house in Willows Lane.

Margaret Pilkington 14-09-2021 09:05

Re: Briggs Family
I have found Henry Briggs(born in Rimmington in 1857.
This man married a Sarah Thornley.
They had six children....John, Fred, Mary, James (who died in infancy) Henry and another James(born three years after his namesake died...)
Does this sound like it might be the right family?
There are a lot of Briggs families so I needed to ask.
I have an Ancestry account so these were found on that site...but if you wanted to search for your family yourself, there is a FREE genealogy website called have to join, but it is completely free and you cannot get better value than that!

Margaret Pilkington 14-09-2021 10:30

Re: Briggs Family
Alas, I do not know any descendants of these family of yours....and I have only given you what you already know.

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