Faustin Briggs Langham Rutland

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I have come across an ancestor with the interesting name of Faustin (Fosten, Fausten) Briggs in Rutland c 1561 (Briggs-7696). Despite the rareness of such a name, I can find no evidence for him besides a possible second marriage and a mention on his children. I feel he must be gentry as it is unlikely that a landless family would give such an elevated forename to their son. Yet, I can find no record of a gentry family of the surname Briggs in Rutland or nearby Lincolnshire. Has anyone come across Faustin in any docs of the period? Or can you shed any light on his origins?
in Genealogy Help by Susan Scarcella G2G6 Mach 7 (71.1k points)

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Name: Fausten Briggs
Gender: Male
Marriage Date: 24 Nov 1589
Marriage Place: Oakham,Rutland,England
Spouse: Joyce Robinson
FHL Film Number: 95249

Source Information

Ancestry.com. England, Select Marriages, 1538–1973 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2014.

Original data: England, Marriages, 1538–1973. Salt Lake City, Utah: FamilySearch, 2013.

by Marion Poole G2G Astronaut (1.2m points)
There are a lot of Briggs in Rutland, even one called Beatricia, Cutbeard and Hansten.
I had the second marriage and his death. I am really looking for his baptism and parentage. Cutbeard? My goodness, those parents had a lot to answer for. LOL Thanks for helping. xx
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Fosten Briggs, England, Rutland Parish Registers, 1538-1991

He was buried 13 Dec 1609 at Oakham, Rutland, England. Religion was Anglican.

Record Number: GBPRS/LEICS/BUR/00565502

Affiliate Image Identifier: S2/GBPRS/LEICS/102302540/00128
by Frank Gill G2G Astronaut (2.3m points)
I had the death. Really looking for his baptism, as I would love to know more about his origins. As I said, I feel, with a name like this, they must have some land. It's not the name a field worker gave his son. Thanks for helping.xx

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