||John Briggs migrated to New England during the Puritan Great Migration (1620-1640).|
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John Briggs was apparently born in England, a son of Henry Briggs.
How he came to North America is unknown; he may be the John Briggs who came on the "Blessing" in 1635, but that may have been another John Briggs.
He is first mentioned by Governor Bradford in his Plymouth Colony Records when he was deeded, on 16 April 1640, seven and one half acres of land at Sandwich with the original proprietors of the township.
On 1 June 1641, at the General Court of Plymouth, his widow was granted the administration of his estate. The names of the children of John Briggs are recorded in the inventory taken of his estate by Edward Dillinghame and Thomas Tupper:
The inventory of stock and household goods included:
The names of the children of John Briggs are recorded in the inventory taken of his estate by Edward Dilliinghame and Thomas Tupper.
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