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Briggs, Aaron
[1813-1887] Born in Greetland.

He was a hand loom weaver [1851] / landlord of the Sportsman Inn, Greetland [1861, 1864] / a grocer [1871] / a retired woollen manufacturer [1881]

In 1864, his son-in-law Ephraim Drinkwater took over at the Sportsman.

On 24th December 1832, he married Mary Ingham [1803-1876] at Halifax Parish Church.

Children:

  1. Rachel [1833-1920] who married Ephraim Drinkwater
  2. Arthur [b 1836]
  3. Rawden
  4. Mary [b 1840]

The family lived at

  • Castlegate, Elland [1851]
  • Briggate, Elland [1871]

Living with them [in 1861] were lodgers John Hanson [b  1803], William Whitehead [b 1811] and John Harrison [b  1811], all woollen weavers.

In 1881, the widowed Aaron was living with this daughter's family

Briggs, Abraham
[1???-18??] (Possibly) son of Abram Briggs.

He was a butcher, of Queenshead.

He was (possibly) an agent at Wuste Giersdorf, Silesia for John Foster & Son Limited in the 1840s.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Sarah [b 1816]

Briggs, Abraham
[17??-18??] Or Brigg. His family owned Briggella textile mill. He may have influenced his brother-in-law, Moses Bottomley, into going into textiles.

On 12th September 1802, he married Sarah Bottomley in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Martha [1802-1869]
  2. Maria [b 1808]

Briggs, Abraham
[1726-1804] He was a butcher and innkeeper at Clayton.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Abram

Abraham died 26th September 1804 (aged 78) 

Briggs, Abram
[1765-1844] Of Black Dyke, Queensbury.

Son of Abraham Briggs.

Baptised 10th November 1765.

He was a farmer and butcher, commonly called Butcher Briggs

On 5th April 1789, he married Sarah Firth in Bradford.

Children:

  1. Jeremiah [bapt 29 January 1792]
  2. Martha [bapt 21 March 1796-1840] who married Jonathan Knowles
  3. Sarah [1799-3rd August 1816]
  4. Ruth [17th April 1801-15th May 1882] who married John Foster
  5. Samuel [1807-6th September 1841]
  6. Thomas [1809-27th July 1810] who died in infancy
  7. Hannah [9th August 1811-12th June 1842]
  8. (possibly) Abraham
  9. (possibly) William

In 1834, Abram conveyed part of Black Dyke to his son-in-law John Foster and this became the site of Black Dyke Mills.

Sarah died 19th March 1842 (aged 72).

Abram died 14th March 1844 (aged 78).

He was buried at St James's Church, Thornton [18th March 1844]

Briggs, Abram Naylor
[1840-1???] Born in Halifax.

He was a wine & spirit merchant [1871].

He married Sarah A. [1841-1???].

Children:

  1. Adeline L. [b 1869]
  2. Edward P. [b 1870]

The family lived at 3 Green Hill Terrace, Halifax [1871]

Briggs, Alfred
[1858-19??] Son of Daniel Briggs.

Born in Ovenden.

He was a tailor [1881] / a tailor (employer) [1891] / a tailor (own account) [1901] / a master tailor & costumier (employer) [1911].

In 1886, he married Edith Smith [1866-19??] in Halifax.


Edith was born in Northowram
 

Children:

  1. Kate [b 1888] who was a tailoress [1911]
  2. Charles Arnold
  3. Gertrude Smith [b 1899]

The family lived at

  • 4 Waterhouse Street, Halifax [1891]
  • 20 Wade Street, Halifax [1901]
  • 10 Wade Street, Halifax [1911]

Briggs, Alfred
[1861-1884] A printer of Boothtown.

He died 9th May 1884, from 2 broken jaws caused by kicks received in a fight with Fred Crabtree

Briggs, Alfred
[1865-19??] Son of John Briggs, labourer.

Born in South Milford, Yorkshire.

He was a drayman of New Pellon [1894] / a farmer's man [1901] / a teamer in goux department (County Council) [1911].

In 1894, he married Susannah Ackroyd [1864-1???] at Christ Church, Pellon


Susannah, of 15 Ramsgate Street, was born in Butts Green, Morley, the daughter of Jonathan Ackroyd
 

Children:

  1. John Willie
  2. Gladys [b 1898] who was an underclothing machinist [1911]

The family lived at

  • 4 Sand Beds, Halifax [1901]
  • 9 Dean Street, Halifax [1911]

Briggs, Allan
[1878-1917] Son of Maria Elizabeth & Thomas Briggs of 202 Thornhill Road, Rastrick.

He was a member of St Matthew's Church, Rastrick, Sunday School & Institute / employed by T. Collinson & Sons Limited, Brighouse.

During World War I, he enlisted [June 1916], and served as a Private with the 2nd Battalion Yorkshire Regiment.

He was killed in action [31st March 1917] (aged 39).

He is remembered on the Arras Memorial, France [Grave Ref 5], on Brighouse War Memorial, on Rastrick War Memorial, and on the Memorial at Saint Matthew's Church, Rastrick

Briggs, Ann
[1796-1862] Daughter of Rawdon Briggs.

The Stansfield and the Briggs families were in business together.

She married Thomas Wolrich Stansfield.

She lived at Clifton, Bristol.

She died in Clifton [12th April 1862].

Probate records show that she left effects valued at under £3,000.

The will was proved by daughter Anne of Richmond Park, Clifton, Bristol

Briggs, Mrs Ann
[1817-1871] Of Stainland. On 13th September 1871, she was waiting for her husband at Halifax Station. As the train approached, she attempted to cross the line instead of going over the bridge, and was knocked down and run over by the train. One arm and one leg were severed and she died within the hour

Briggs, Arthur Charlesworth
[18??-19??] Son of Rawdon Briggs.

He became a clergyman

Briggs, Arthur William
[1858-1901] Son of James Briggs.

Born in Pilkington, Lancashire.

He was a veterinary surgeon [1891].

In [Q3] 1885, he married Emily Parker in Halifax.


Emily was the daughter of Thomas Parker
 

Children:

  1. James Parker [b Halifax 1889] who was a bank clerk [1911]

Emily brought up her nephew Thomas Knowles Kenworthy as a son.

The family lived at

  • 17 King Cross Street, Halifax [1891]
  • 13 Harrison Road, Halifax [1901]
  • 34 York Avenue, Great Crosby, Liverpool [1911]
  • Norwood, Fairholme Road, Great Crosby, Liverpool

Arthur William died in Halifax [Q1 1901] (aged 40).

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £2,224 6/5d.

Probate was granted to his widow Emily.

Living with the widowed Emily [in 1911] was her widowed sister Lucy Kenworthy [b 1863]

Briggs, Asa Willie
[1903-1972] Born in Clifton [20th October 1903].

On 23rd September 1931, he married Phyllis Sykes at St Paul's Church, King Cross.


Phyllis Mary was the daughter of
Savile Merrall Sykes
 

He died in Bradford

Briggs, Benjamin
[18??-1???] Cloth fuller with business at Bankhouse Mill, Stainland.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. John

Briggs, Benjamin
[1856-1892] He married Leah Matilda Edwards.

Children:

  1. Ann [1880-1926] who married Henry Thompson

Benjamin & Leah were buried at Fall Spring Graveyard, Stainland

Briggs, Bryce
[1876-1951] Born in Brighouse.

He was a stone sawyer [1911].

In [Q3] 1904, he married Helen Flather [1879-19??] in Halifax.


Helen, of Halifax, was born in Attercliffe, the daughter of
George Flather
 

Children:

  1. Doris [b 1905]
  2. Ivy [b 1910]

They lived at 13 Church Lane, Southowram [1911].

Bryce died in Calder district [Q3 1951] (aged 75) 

Briggs, C. E.
[18??-19??] BA.

He was at Sidney Sussex College Cambridge and Leeds Clergy School before becoming Deacon at Christ Church, Pellon [1910]

Briggs, Charles Arnold
[1889-1917] Son of Alfred Briggs.

Born in Halifax.

He was educated at Holy Trinity School / a member of Sion Congregational Church, Halifax / a bank clerk at the Head office of the Halifax Equitable Building Society [1906] / manager of the Halifax Equitable Building Society, Elland [1913].

During World War I, he enlisted with the North Staffordshire Regiment, and he served as a Rifleman with the 1st/6th Battalion King's (Liverpool Regiment).

He was killed in action north-east of Ypres [31st July 1917] (aged 28).

His body was one of 3 which were found by Royal Engineers who were laying train lines, and which were believed to have been left behind during an earlier advance. He was buried at Wieltge, near Ypres.

He is remembered on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium [Grave Ref 4 & 6], in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, on the Memorial at United Reformed Church, Carlton Street, on the Memorial at Halifax Building Society, and on the Memorial at Sion Congregational Church, Halifax

Briggs, Charley
[1886-1914] Son of Samuel Briggs.

Born in Brighouse [9th January 1886].

He was a cotton spinner [1901] / a labourer of 10 Foundry Street, Rastrick [1910] / a labourer stone mason [1911].

In 1910, he married Emma J Boothman [1886-19??] at St Anne's in the Grove Church, Southowram.


Emma Jane, of 9 Elland Road, Southowram, was the daughter of John Bottomley Boothman
 

Children:

  1. Mary [b 1911]
  2. Mabel [b 1913]
  3. Murial [b 1914]

The family lived at

  • 9 Brook Foot, Elland Road, Southowram [with Emma Jane's family 1911]
  • 1 Ganny Yard, Elland Road, Brighouse [1914]

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 1st Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own).

He was killed in action [20th September 1914].

He is remembered on the La Ferte-sous-Jouarre Memorial, France, on Southowram War Memorial, and on the Memorial at Saint Anne's Church, Southowram

Briggs, Christopher Rawdon
[1869-1948] Born in Wakefield. A descendant of Rawdon Briggs.

He was a well-known violinist and trained in Vienna. He became leader of the Hallé Orchestra

Briggs, D. H. C.
[19??-19??] JP, MBE.

He was Vice-President of the Halifax Building Society [1953]. He was on the Leeds and District Board of Martins Bank Limited [1949]

Briggs, Daniel
[18??-18??] Partner in Rushworth & Briggs.


Question: Is he the same person as Daniel Briggs?

 

He lived at Queens Road, Halifax [1874]

Briggs, Daniel
[1820-1???] Son of Matthew Briggs [1796-18??].

Born in Halifax.

He was a weaver [1861] / a tailor & draper [1871] / a draper [1881].


Question: Is he the same person as Daniel Briggs?

 

He married Susannah [1819-18??].


In [Q4] 1847, a Daniel Briggs married a Susannah Ratcliffe in Halifax
 

Children:

  1. Martha [b 1844] who was a power loom weaver [1861]
  2. Edwin [b 1848] who was a factory operative [1861], a police officer [1871]
  3. John [b 1851] who was a factory operative [1861], a tailor [1871, 1881]
  4. Hannah [b 1852] a worsted weaver [1871]
  5. Ellen [b 1854] a worsted weaver [1871]
  6. Alfred
  7. Mary [b 1860]

The family lived at Clough Lane, Ovenden [1861]; Wilson's Buildings, Queens Road, Halifax [1871]; 264 Queens Road Yard, Halifax [1881]

Briggs, David
[17??-18??] Of Walterclough, Southowram.

In April 1812, he was declared bankrupt

Briggs, Downing
[1834-1882] Born in Brighouse.

He was a maltster [1881].

He married Elizabeth Mitchell [1840-1912].


Elizabeth was born in Brighouse
 

Children:

  1. Lydia A. [b 1866] who was a worsted spinner [1900]
  2. Harry

The family lived at Croft, Warley [1881]

Briggs, Eliza
[1???-18??] Landlady of the Derby Bar, Rishworth. She declined to take up the licence again in 1859

Briggs, Ellis
[1852-1899] Born in Sowerby Bridge.

He was a general labourer [1872].

On 28th July 1872, he married Sarah Ann Gledhill [1851-1925] in Halifax.


Sarah Ann was born in Halifax
 

Children:

  1. Arthur [1872-1950]
  2. Emily Ann [1874-1954]
  3. Cissie [1877-1939]
  4. Elizabeth Ann [b 1882]
  5. Florence Maria [1884-1947] who died in New York, USA
  6. Frank Gledhill
  7. Charles William [1889-1946]
  8. Martha Elsie [1891-1978] who never married
  9. Letty [1894-1896]

The family lived at 12 Chapel Lane, Sowerby Bridge [1891, 1901]

Briggs, Ellis
[1884-1918] Born in Shelf.

On 21st March 1917, he married Ada Holmes [1873-1933] at St Matthew's Church, Bankfoot.


Ada was born in Buttershaw
 

They lived at Manchester Road, Bradford.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 1st Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers.

He died 3rd December 1918 (aged 35).

He was buried at Terlincthun British Cemetery, Wimille, France [Grave Ref XII A 37].

He is remembered on the Memorial at Shelf Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, and on the Memorial at Saint Michael's & All Angels' Church, Shelf

Briggs, Frank Arnold
[1880-1957] Son of Rev Roger Briggs

He was an ironmonger [1919] / a metal worker [1932].

In [Q2] 1906, he married Ethel Brearley in Halifax.


Ethel was the daughter of Ralph Brearley
 

Briggs, Frank Gledhill
[1887-1917] Son of Ellis Briggs.

Born in Sowerby Bridge.

He was a colour mixer [1916].

On 28th February 1916, he married Annie Lent [1889-1965] at Halifax Parish Church.


Annie was born in Sowerby Bridge
 

Children:

  1. Alice

They lived at 15 Wakefield Road, Sowerby Bridge [1916].

During World War I, he enlisted [10th December 1916], and served as a Private with the 12th Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own).

He was killed in action [3rd May 1917].

He is remembered on the Arras Memorial, France [Grave Ref 4] and on the family grave at Sowerby Bridge Cemetery

Briggs, Fred
[1917-1944] Son of Emily Annie & Joseph Briggs of Halifax.

He married Marjorie.

They lived at Illingworth, Halifax.

During World War II, he served as a Corporal with the 6th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He died 18th June 1944 (aged 27).

He was buried at Hottot-Les-Bagues War Cemetery, France [Grave Ref VIII H 15]

Briggs, George
[1789-1872] Of Brighouse.

He married Rachel [1794-1858].

The couple were buried at St Martin's Church, Brighouse

Briggs, George
[18??-1???] Of Brighouse.

He married Annice [1834-1902].

Children:

  1. Fanny [1865-1867]
  2. George who died aged 37
  3. Ellen [1869-1872]

Members of the family were buried at St Martin's Church, Brighouse

Briggs, Harry
[18??-19??] He was a Deacon at Blackley Baptist Chapel [1911]

Briggs, Harry
[1877-1916] Son of Downing Briggs.

Born in Warley / Sowerby Bridge.

On 21st December 1907, he married Ada Hoyle at St George's Church, Sowerby.


Ada, of Croft, Sowerby Street, was the daughter of Harry Hoyle, mechanic
 

They had no children.

They lived at 7 Syke Lane, Sowerby Bridge [1907].

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 10th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He was killed in action [23rd March 1916].

He was buried at Tranchée de Mecknes Cemetery, Aix-Noulette, France [Grave Ref B 4], and on the Memorial at Saint George's Church, Sowerby

Briggs, Harry
[1887-1916] Son of Richard Briggs.

Born in Lightcliffe [11th September 1887].

He was a silk dresser [1911] / employed by James Lumb & Sons.

On 16th July 1910, he married Sarah Elizabeth Sugden [1891-1974] at St Martin's Church, Brighouse.


Sarah Elizabeth was born in Brighouse
 

Children:

  1. Arthur [b 1911]
  2. Nellie [b 1915]

The family lived at

  • 55 Brookfoot Lane, Southowram [1911]
  • 10 Vine Court, Elland Road, Brighouse [1916]

During World War I, he enlisted [May 1915], and served as a Private with the 1st Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers.

He was reported missing and assumed to have died on the Somme [14th July 1916].

He is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial, France [Grave Ref 10B, 11B & 12B], and on Brighouse War Memorial.

On 7th June 1919, Sarah Elizabeth married John Morton at St Martin's Church, Brighouse

Briggs, Harry Law
[1878-1932] Son of Rev Roger Briggs

He was a wire manufacturer [1919, 1932].

In [Q2] 1906, he married Amy Brearley in Halifax.


Amy was the daughter of Ralph Brearley
 

Briggs, Henry
[1561-1631] Mathematician born at Daisy Bank, Sowerby Bridge. He produced the first tables of logarithms to base 10

Briggs, Henry
[17??-18??] Cotton spinner at Cragg Mill, Cragg Vale and Luddendenfoot Mill [until 1821]. In 1821, he operated over 11,000 spindles at the 2 mills

Briggs, Henry
[1797-1868] Son of Rawdon Briggs.

He was a coal proprietor. He was associated with several companies including

Briggs (Henry) Son & Company.
Briggs Collieries Limited
Henry Briggs Son and Co. Limited
Henry Briggs, Son and Co. (Trust) Limited
He was also involved in banking.

He married Marianne Milnes.

See Partners in Halifax Commercial Banking Company

Briggs, Rev Henry
[18??-19??] Pastor at Millwood Particular Baptist Church, Stansfield [1871] and then at the new Roomfield Baptist Church, Todmorden.

He stayed for 37 years, leaving on 3rd April 1909 to serve at Littleborough

Briggs, Dr Henry
[1824-1904] MD, JP.

Of Stockport.

Son of William Briggs.

He was a surgeon.

He never married.

His niece Mary Ann gave a bequest to St Michael's Church, Mytholmroyd in his memory

Briggs, Henry
[1843-1???] Born in Ovenden.

He was an insurance agent [1891].

In [Q1] 1865, he married Jane Schofield [1840-1???].


Jane was born in Halifax
 

Children:

  1. Walter [b 1865] who was a silk manager [1891]
  2. Thomas H.
  3. Herbert [b 1874] who was a silk overlooker [1891]

The family lived at Oddfellows' Hall, Brighouse [1891]

Briggs, Herbert
[1880-1915] Son of James Briggs.

Born in Siddal.

He was a pupil at Blue Coat School, Harrison Road, Halifax [1891] / a gardener (market) [1901] / a labourer of Skircoat Green [1908] / a cloth miller [1911] / employed by Waller Brothers / a Territorial.

In [Q4] 1908, he married Emma Allen [1881-19??] at Christ Church, Sowerby Bridge.


Emma, of 18 Canal Road, Sowerby Bridge, was born in Sowerby Bridge, the daughter of James Bennett Allen, labourer.

She was a twister in worsted spinning [1911]

 

They lived at

  • 5 Saddleworth Road, West Vale [1911]
  • 49 Green Lane, West Vale [1915]

During World War I, he was called-up [August 1914], and served as a Private with the 1st/4th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He was gassed north-east of Ypres.

He died in #10 Casualty Clearing Station [20th December 1915] (aged 35).

His photograph appears with a report of his death in the Halifax Courier [8th January 1916].

He was buried at Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Belgium [Grave Ref II C 19A].

He is remembered on the Memorial at Clay House, Greetland, on the Memorial at Saint John the Evangelist, West Vale, in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, on the Halifax Parish Church Church Members (WWI) Memorial, and on the Blue Coat School Memorial

Briggs, J. B.
[18??-1???] Professional cricketer who played for Todmorden Cricket Club in the late 19th century

Briggs, Jack
[1923-1945] Son of Emily & Thomas Briggs of 47 Ripon Street, Halifax.

He was educated at Parkinson Lane School & Battinson Road School / employed by J. Harris & Sons, painters.

He trained in Canada with the 267th Squadron Royal Air Force.

During World War II, he served as a Flight Sergeant with the 267th Squadron Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.

He died (shot down) [2nd July 1945] (aged 22).

He is remembered on the Singapore Memorial [Grave Ref 449], and in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Briggs, James
[1???-1832] Steward at Shibden Hall in the time of Anne Lister

Briggs, James
[1826-1???] Born in Wilsden.

He was a teacher (grammar, geography, reading, writing, arithmetic)  [1861].

In He married Sarah.


Sarah was born in Wilsden, and was a teacher (reading, needlework) [1861]
 

Children:

  1. Mary Ann [b 1842] who was a pupil-teacher (reading) [1861]

The family lived at Eastgate, Ovenden [1861]

Briggs, James
[1828-1???] Born in Bury, Lancashire.

He was an auctioneer & agent [1861] / an auctioneer [1871].

He married Mary [1831-1???]


Mary was born in Whitefield, Lancashire
 

Children:

  1. Thomas [b 1852]
  2. Elizabeth R. [b 1854]
  3. Henry [b 1857]
  4. Arthur William
  5. James [b 1860]
  6. Mary Margaret [b 1862] who married Walter Joseph H. Hopkinson

The family lived at

  • Four Lane Ends, Pilkington, Bury [1861]
  • Bury New Road, Thorn Hill, Prestwich [1871]

Briggs, James
[1840-1884] Born in Southowram.

He was a coal miner [1871] / a labourer [1881].

In [Q4] 1861, he married Mary Rolling [1846-1???] at All Saints, Darton.

Children:

  1. Jane [b 1862] who was a cotton reeler [1881], a worsted millhand [1891]
  2. Mary Ann [b 1871] who was a woollen spinner [1881], a worsted millhand [1891], a mender (carpet works) [1901]
  3. James [b 1878] who was a gardener [1891], a gardener (domestic) [1901]
  4. Herbert
  5. Clara [b 1885] who was an apprentice dressmaker [1901]

The family lived at

James died in 1884 (aged 44).

The widowed Mary was a seamstress [1891]

Briggs, James William
[1862-1926] Son of John Briggs.

Born in Rishworth [16th March 1862].

He was a band maker [1881] / a cotton spinner (employer) [1901] / a cotton doubler [1902] / a cotton band maker (employer) [1911].

On 25th April 1885, he married Annie Blagbrough [1863-1915] at St Thomas's Church, Greetland.


Annie was born in Elland [8th October 1863],
 

Children:

  1. Susan [1886-1963] who married Rev David Rhys Lewis

The family lived at

  • Laburnum House, West Vale [1901]
  • 45 Green Lane, Greetland [1911]
  • The Mount, Hullen Edge Road, Elland [1926]

Living with them [in 1901] were widowed mother-in-law Susan Blagborough [b Barkisland 1834], and guest Rev David Rhys Lewis

Annie died 25th June 1915.

James died 4th December 1926.

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £7,553 0/10d.

Probate was granted to his widow Annie, daughter Susan Lewis, George Henry Walker (accountant), and Joe Kaye (cotton operative).

Members of the family were buried at St Thomas's Church, Greetland

Briggs, Jimmy
[1856-1920] of Brighouse.

In [Q1] 1876, he married Ann Aspinall [1857-1916] in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Ben [1881-1900]
  2. (possibly) Leonard [1885-1935] who married [Halifax Q2/1912] Rachel Ann Turner [1886-1964]
  3. Fred [1893-1927]

Members of the family were buried at Brighouse Cemetery

Briggs, John
[1???-18??] Lived at Grindlestone Bank, Ovenden [1851]

In 1843, he married (1) Sarah Heginbottom.


Sarah was the daughter of James Heginbottom
 

Children:

  1. twins Sarah [1844-1912] who married Alfred Fletcher
  2. Esther [1844-1912] whose sweetheart died young and she refused other offers
The girls were born in Little Jumples on New Year's Eve, 31st December 1844. They were so small that it was thought unlikely that they would survive.

In 1851, the 6-year old twins were living with their widowed father in Grindlestone Bank.

They were hardly ever apart and died within 3 months of each other, Esther on 10th January 1912, and Sarah on 25th April 1912.

Sarah was dead by 1851.

On 27th July 1866, John married (2) Grace Holt [1818-1896] from Todmorden, in Halifax.

The Briggs and Fletcher families owned property in Milton Terrace, Halifax and lived there as neighbours

Briggs, John
[1???-1859] An excavator of Lower Wyke. He was married with 7 children.

On 12th February 1859, he had been drinking at the Duke William, Halifax. He left about midnight, proposing to walk home, but he was so drunk that the landlord sent a man after him to ask him to stay the night. Briggs continued on his way, up Old Bank. He then wandered into a field and fell down Godley Cutting on to the road below, where he was found next morning and taken to the Beacon Tavern. Dr Nowell was called and found that Briggs's ribs were broken and there was concussion of the brain. He died at 6:30 pm on Sunday

Briggs, John
[15??-1617] He lived at Binn Royd, Norland.

On 30th September 1617, he was returning on horseback from Illingworth Feast and tried to cross the Calder at the ford near the present Sterne Bridge. The horse was overpowered by the current and Briggs was swept away and drowned

Briggs, John
[17??-1???] He married Mary Rawdon.


Mary was the daughter of
Mr Rawdon
 

Children:

  1. Rawdon

Briggs, John
[1835-1901] JP.

Eldest son of Benjamin Briggs. He trained as an engineer and worked for Samuel Walker at Bankhouse Mill, Stainland. He carried on his father's business at Bankhouse Mill, Stainland.

On the morning of Saturday 5th January 1901, he was on his way to the West Riding Police Court at Halifax. He became ill on the train, and was taken off at West Vale. He died in the 1st Class Waiting Room. No inquest was deemed necessary as he had been under the doctor for heart disease

Briggs, John
[1842-1902] Born in Elland / Rishworth.

He was a farmer of 10 acres [1881] / a band maker employing 2 men & 2 girls [1881] / a cotton spinner (employer) [1901].

On 8th September 1861, he married Ann Hampshire [1842-1913] at Halifax Parish Church.


Ann was born in Marsden
 

Children:

  1. James William Briggs
  2. Elizabeth Ellen [1864-1937] who married Joe Kaye
  3. John Edward
  4. Lucy Ann [1868-1958] who was a warper (cotton mill) [1901]
  5. Albert Henry [1871-1954] who was a spinner (cotton mill) [1901]
  6. Annie Louisa [1873-1908] who married George Herman Senior 1872-1900
  7. Eva Emily [1876-1929]
  8. Florence Gertrude [1885-1935]

The family lived at

  • Onecliffe Terrace, Elland-cum-Greetland [1881]
  • Rockcliffe, Elland [1902]

John died 16th December 1902.

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £2,794 15/4d.

Probate was granted to his widow Ann, and sons James William & John Edward

Briggs, John
[1843-189?] Born in Southowram. He became a stone miner at Shibden.

He married Violetta [1839-1???] from Keighley.

Children:

  1. Elizabeth [1866-1949] who married Ebenezer Womack
  2. Martha A. [b 1868]
  3. Arthur [b 1870]
  4. Sam [b 1874]
  5. Lavinia [b 1877]
  6. Lily Ann

The family lived at

  • Godley Lane, Shibden
  • Belgrave Street, Shibden

Briggs, John
[1846-19??] Born in Sowerby Bridge.

He was a wheelwright [1911].

In [Q2] 1871, he married Jane Dargue [1851-19??] from Brighouse.

Children:

  1. child who died young [before 1911]
  2. child who died young [before 1911]
  3. child who died young [before 1911]
  4. child who died young [before 1911]
  5. child who died young [before 1911]
  6. child who died young [before 1911]
  7. child who died young [before 1911]
  8. child who died young [before 1911]
  9. child who died young [before 1911]
  10. child who died young [before 1911]
  11. child
  12. Ada [b 1879] who was a silk reeler [1911]
  13. May [b 1891] who was a silk reeler [1911]

The family lived at 8 Lower Oxford Street, Brighouse [1911]

Briggs, John
[1859-1901] Son on a stone mason of Russell Hall, Queensbury.

He was educated at Queensbury / a draper / a travelling representative in South Africa.

He served as a Trooper in the South African Army.

He was killed at Tabanksberg [28th January 1901] (aged 42).

He is remembered on the Halifax Parish Church South African War Memorial, and on West View Park War Memorial

Briggs, John
[1863-1???] Son of Samuel Briggs.

Born in Norland.

He was a plumber [1881, 1884, 1891, 1901] / a journeyman plumber [1911].

In 1884, he married Elizabeth Ellen Riley [1863-1???] at Elland Parish Church. John Briggs, aged 20, bachelor, plumber of Sowerby Bridge, son of Samuel Briggs, joiner, married Elizabeth Ellen Riley, aged 21, spinster of Norland, father not recorded, at St.Mary, Elland

Children:

  1. Leonard [b 1885] who was a joiner & carpenter [1901], a journeyman joiner [1911]
  2. Bernard [b 1892] who was an iron turner [1911]
  3. Herbert Riley [b 1897] who was a woollen piecer [1911]
  4. Eric [b 1900]

The family lived at

Briggs, John Edward
[1866-1931] Aka Merry Legs.

Son of John Briggs.

Born in Rishworth.

He was landlord of the Fleece, Elland [1897-1903] / running a tripe business in Southgate, Elland [1911].

In 1897, he married Ruth Clegg

one of the Three Bonnie Lasses

from the Wheat Sheaf, Elland

Briggs, John Henry
[1863-1897] Son of Samuel Briggs.

He was a surgeon on the SS City of Agra out of Glasgow.

On 29/1/1897, his ship left Liverpool for Calcutta. He died when the ship was lost off the coast of Spain on the morning of 3rd February 1897

Briggs, John Willie
[1894-1917] Son of Alfred Briggs.

He was a labourer at metal works [1911].

He lived with his parents at 9 Dean Street, Pellon Lane, Halifax.

He had a sweetheart Miss Laycock.

During World War I, he served as a Gunner with 70 Battery 34th Brigade Royal Horse Artillery & Royal Field Artillery.

He died of gas poisoning [1st December 1917] (aged 23).

He was buried at Mendinghem Military Cemetery, Belgium [Grave Ref VI AA 16]

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Halifax Parish Church Church Members (WWI) Memorial

Briggs, Rawden
[1838-1926] Son of Aaron Briggs.

Born in Greetland.

He was a woollen cloth manufacturer [1871] / a woollen manufacturer employing 5 men, 3 boys & 10 girls [1881].

On 9th July 1861, he married Narinah / Nennah Helliwell [1833-1897] at Halifax Parish Church.


Narinah was born in Sowerby
 

Children:

  1. Mary [b 1865]
  2. Norris [1866-1936] who was a manufacturer [1926]
  3. John [1871] who died in infancy

The family lived at

  • Westbury Street, Elland [1871]
  • Catherine Street, Elland [1881]
  • Sackville Street, Ravensthorpe [1901]

After his wife's death [1897], Rawden went to live in Ravensthorpe.

He died at Ashgrove House, Ravensthorpe [1st November 1926].

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £52,191 5/3d to son Norris and Bertie Baston Beverley (secretary) 

Briggs, Rawdon
[17??-18??] Of Halifax.

On 13th December 1810, he married Miss Fletcher of Church Street, Lancaster


Question: Does anyone know how he fits in with other men of the same name?

 

Briggs, Rawdon
[1758-1835] Son of John Briggs.

Born in Kingston-upon-Hull.

He was a magistrate / Deputy Lieutenant for the West Riding / a wool spinner and carpet manufacturer in Luddendenfoot / a Trustee of Northgate End Chapel [1797, 1822]. He went into partnership with his uncle John RhodesRhodes & Briggs.

He was one of the subscribers to the Leeds Infirmary [1792]

In 1819, he bought Winters Mill, Stansfield.

With his company, Rawdon Briggs & Company, he became a prominent banker in early 19th century Halifax.

He built Kirby Leas, Halifax [early 1800s].

In 1807, he was a member of a partnership that bailed out the failed Halifax Commercial Bank.

From that time, he abandoned trade and was involved with several banking ventures, including Halifax Commercial Banking Company Limited, Rawson, Rhodes & Briggs and Rawson's Bank

On 10th October 1791, he married (1) Anne Currer at Clapham, Yorkshire.

Children:

  1. Rawdon
  2. William
  3. Ann
  4. Henry
  5. Charlotte [1800-1889] who married Christopher Rawdon, her second cousin
  6. Ellen [1801-18??] who died unmarried

On 13th December 1810, he married (2) Mary at Lancaster.

Children:

  1. daughter

The family lived at Ward's End, Halifax.

Rawdon died in 1835.

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £35,000.

There was a memorial to him in Northgate End Chapel.

See Christopher Rawdon Briggs

Briggs, Rawdon
[1792-1859] He was born at Birstwith Hall, Nidderdale [17th July 1792]. Eldest child of Rawdon Briggs.

He was a banker / a magistrate / a Unitarian / a Whig-Liberal / a Trustee of Northgate End Chapel [1822] / the first MP for Halifax [1832] / a supporter of the Reform Bill.

On 25th May 1820, he married Matilda Greenwood [17??-1832].


Matilda was the daughter of John Greenwood of Knowle, Keighley
 

Children:

  1. Rawdon
  2. Ann who died in infancy
  3. Matilda

He lived at Kirby Leas, and owned the Savile Green Estate and Watkinson Hall

He moved to Northumberland, and then to Birstwith Hall, Nidderdale where he died [29th June 1859].

Matilda & Rawdon were buried at Holy Trinity Church, Halifax.

See Halifax Commercial Banking Company Limited, Partners in Halifax Commercial Banking Company and West Yorkshire Railway Company

Briggs, Rawdon
[1825-1877] Son of Rawdon Briggs

On 27th October 1852, he married Louisa Barff.


Louisa was the daughter of Thomas Barff of Wakefield
 

Children:

  1. Rawdon
  2. Frederick Barff
  3. Henry Edwin
  4. Louisa Matilda
  5. Alice Maude Mary
  6. William Currer
  7. Arthur Charlesworth
  8. Harold Stansfield

The family lived at Birtswith Hall, Harrogate [1886]

Briggs, Rev Rawdon
[1853-1???] MA.

Son of Rawdon Briggs.

Born at Eastfield, Northumberland.

He was Appuldurcombe College, Isle of Wight & St John's College Oxford [1876] / ordained curate at All Saints' Bradford [1877] / appointed vicar at All Saints' Bradford [1882] / clerical secretary of the Mission to Seamen / acting Chaplian to the Bradford Auxiliary Volunteers / honorary secretary to the North of England Cyclists' Meet.

He lived at All Saints' Vicarage, Bradford [1900].

Briggs, Rev Reuben
[1859-19??] MA.

Son of William Briggs.

Born in Sowerby Bridge.

He was a woollen spinner [1871] / trained at Airedale College / a Congregational minister in Honley [1889, 1891] / a Congregational minister in Heckmondwike [1901, 1911]

In 1887, he married Emily Scott [1859-1???] in Halifax.


Emily was born in Luddendenfoot
 

Children:

  1. Gladys [b 1889]
  2. Mary Escott [b 1892]

The family lived at

  • Providence House, Cuckoo Lane, Honley, Huddersfield [1891]
  • 39 Cemetery Road, Heckmondwike [1901, 1911]

Living with them [in 1891] was monthly nurse Ann Walker [aged 65].

His 80-year-old mother Mary died on 2nd May 1906, whilst visiting Reuben in Otley

Briggs, Richard
[1???-16??] Yeoman of Wadsworth.

He married Grace, widow of John Greenwood

Briggs, Richard
[15??-16??] Mentioned in connection with the Furness Charity of Sowerby.

See St Peter's Church, Sowerby Benefactions

Briggs, Richard
[1855-1924] Born in Brighouse.

He was a blacksmith [1876].

On 18th November 1876, he married Celestia Brook [1856-1932] in Halifax.


Celestia was born in Brighouse
 

Children:

  1. Mary Jane [1881-1959] who married Bottomley Hemingway
  2. Edith Emily [1885-1952] who married Nelson Berry
  3. Harry

The family lived at 18 Little Woodlands, Rastrick [1901]

Briggs, Rev Roger
[1852-1919] Born in Kilbrook, Yorkshire.

He was one of the first students at the Manchester Baptist College.

He was invited to what was described as

a preaching match

in which he preached at Blackley Particular Baptist Church for 6 consecutive Sundays, and another Minister preached for the next 6 Sundays. The other Minister dropped out and Rev Briggs became Minister at Blackley [1874-1910].

He preached his first sermon as Minister on 1st August 1874. He was ordained on 10th November 1874.

His arrival was described as

a story of intellectual awakening in Blackley

He was a staunch advocate of education and he did much to help people in the neighbouring communities.

During his ministry, the new Church, the schoolrooms and the manse were built.

In 1902, he joined the National Passive Resistance Movement and was imprisoned in Wakefield.

He completed his ministry at Blackley on 31st January 1910.

In [Q4] 1875, he married (1) Ann (Annie) Law [1852-1889] in Bury.


Ann was born in Manchester
 

Children:

  1. Annie Elizabeth [1876-1932]
  2. Harry Law
  3. Frank Arnold
  4. Amy Isabel [1882-1971]
  5. George Bernard [1885-1886] who died aged 16 months

Annie died in 1889.

In [Q4] 1890, he married Betty Stead [1852-1916] in Barton upon Irwell.


Betsy was born in Huddersfield
 

The family lived at

  • No 3 Blackley [1881]
  • The Elms, Blackley [1891]

Roger died at Ansdell, Blackpool, Lancashire [16th January 1919].

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £1,214 4/-.

Probate was granted to his sons Harry Law and Frank Arnold.

Daughter Annie Elizabeth died at Ansdell, Blackpool, Lancashire [8th February 1932].

Probate records show that she left effects valued at £1,788 9/1d.

Probate was granted to her brothers Harry Law and Frank Arnold.

Members of the family were buried at Blackley Baptist Graveyard

Briggs, Roy
[1919-1943] Son of Annie E. & Jabez Briggs of Todmorden.

During World War II, he served as a Gunner with the 85th Anti-Tank Regiment Royal Artillery.

He died 3rd October 1943 (aged 24).

He was buried at Chungkai War Cemetery, Thailand [Grave Ref 1 H 1].

He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

Briggs, Ruth
[1801-1882] Daughter of Abram Briggs.

She married John Foster.

See Church Of The Holy Trinity, Queensbury

Briggs, Samuel
[17??-1???] He married Grace.

Children:

  1. William

Briggs, Samuel
[18??-1???] He was one of the first people to be diagnosed with smallpox in the epidemic of May 1892.

He married Sarah Ann.

His wife attended a funeral in Brighouse and this is believed to have spread the disease

Briggs, Samuel
[1814-1896] Of Mytholmroyd.

He married Jane Edmondson [1825-1896].

Children:

  1. Margaret Edmondson [1841-1887] who married Dr John William Pare
  2. John Henry
  3. Hannah who married Ernest Hindle Roberts and emigrated to USA in [1928]

Briggs, Samuel
[1822-1???] Born in Stainland.

He was a gardener [1861].

He married Sarah [1822-1???] from Golcar.

Children:

  1. Lucy [b 1843] who was a worsted power loom weaver [1861]
  2. Peter [b 1848] who was a woollen piecer [1861]
  3. Ann [b 1849] who was a worsted power loom weaver [1861]
  4. George [b 1851] who was a worsted spinner [1861]
  5. Mary [b 1853] who was a worsted spinner [1861]
  6. Alice [b 1855]
  7. Elizabeth [b 1858]
  8. Thomas [b 1860]

The family lived at 342 Dob Royd, Stainland [1861]

Briggs, Samuel
[1836-1???] Born in Queensbury.

He was a boot merchant and manufacturer employing 1 boy [1871].

He married Mary Fisher [1849-1???] from Hamilton, Canada.

Children:

  1. John Naylor [b 1869]
  2. Florence Isabel [b 1871]

The family lived at 4 Green Hill Terrace, Halifax [1871]

Briggs, Samuel
[1838-1???] Son of Luke Briggs, weaver.

Born in Barkisland.

He was a joiner in Norland [1859] / a joiner & carpenter [1861, 1871, 1881]

In 1859, he married Sarah Longbottom [1839-1???] at Elland Parish Church.


Sarah was the daughter of Benjamin Longbottom, comber
 

Children:

  1. Martha Ann [b 1860] who was a worsted spinner [1871], a woollen weaver [1881]
  2. John
  3. Rachel [b 1866] who was a worsted weaver [1881]
  4. Herbert [b 1869]
  5. Ruth Ellen [b 1872]
  6. Frederick [b 1874]
  7. Wright [b 1879]

The family lived at

Living with them [in 1871] was boarder Ellen Briggs [aged 26] (woollen feeder) 

Briggs, Samuel
[1864-1???] Born in Rastrick.

He was a stone mason [1891] / a building stone mason [1901]

He married Emma [1864-1???] from Brighouse.

Children:

  1. Ethel [b 1884]
  2. Charley
  3. Sarah A [b 1889]
  4. James [b 1891]
  5. Hellawell [b 1896]
  6. Ada [b 1900]

The family lived at

  • 40 Old Lee Bank, Ovenden [1891]
  • 20 Scholefield's Yard, Brighouse [1901]

Briggs, Stanley
[1922-1943] Son of Eva & Willie Briggs of Elm House, St Giles Road, Lightcliffe.

He was educated at St John's School, Clifton / a member of the Choir of St John's Church, Clifton / a member of Hove Edge Bowling Club / employed by Brighouse Estates Limited.

During World War II, he served as a Gunner with the 172nd Field Regiment Royal Artillery.

He was killed in Tunisia [18th August 1943] (aged 21).

He was buried at Massicault War Cemetery, Tunisia [Grave Ref VI K 11].

He is remembered on the Memorial at Hove Edge Bowling & Working Men's Club

Briggs, T.
[18??-18??] Chemist in Sowerby Bridge.

Recorded in 1902, when he was advertising in the Sowerby Bridge Chronicle

Briggs, Thomas
[1???-191?] He served in World War I.

He died in the conflict.

Briggs, Thomas
[1860-1???] Born in Halifax.

He was a dyer [1894].

In 1894, he married Frances Aaron in Halifax.


Frances was the daughter of
Henry Aaron
 

Children:

  1. Willie

Frances died in Halifax [16th October 1908]

Briggs, Thomas H.
[1868-19??] Son of Henry Briggs.

Born in Brighouse.

He was a bookseller & stationer [1891] / a stationer & newsagent (employer) [1901].

He married Unknown.

He was a widower by 1901.

He lived at 41 Bradford Road, Brighouse [1901]

Briggs, Thomas Henry
[1877-1956] Born in Sowerby.

He was a cotton spinner [1904].

On 14th January 1904, he married Ruth Hollas at Christ Church, Sowerby Bridge.


Ruth was the daughter of
Thomas Hollas
 

Children:

  1. Harry [b 1904] who was an engine fitter [1956]

The couple died in Sowerby

Briggs, Walter
[1866-19??] Born in Halifax.

He was a worsted spinning manager [1911].

Around 1899, he married Annie Eliza [1868-19??] from Brighouse.

Children:

  1. Mary Ellen Mellor [b 1901]
  2. Winifred Maud [b 1903]
  3. Walter Henry [b 1905]

The family lived at Clifton House, Brighouse [1911]

Briggs, William
[1???-18??] (Possibly) son of Abram Briggs.

He was a yarn commission agent in Bradford [1853]. He was at Wuste Giersdorf, Silesia, for John Foster & Son Limited.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. (probably) James who was given an interest in Foster's in 1868

Briggs, William
[1775-1838] Baptised at Southowram. In 1811, he married Hannah Whittam [1790-1852].

Children:

  1. Mary [1812-1889] who married Henry Appleyard
  2. Samuel
  3. Benjamin Whittam [1816-1895] who had a leg amputated in middle age without anaesthetic!
  4. Grace [1819-1896]
  5. William [1821-1836] who died of scarlet fever
  6. Henry
  7. John [1826-1834] who died of scarlet fever
  8. Hannah [1831-1832]

In 1917, their niece Mary Ann gave a bequest to St Michael's Church, Mytholmroyd in memory of Benjamin Whittam, Grace and Henry

Briggs, William
[1794-1877] JP.

Son of Rawdon Briggs.

Born in Halifax.

He was a partner in the Manchester & Salford Bank [1852] / a banker [1861] / JP for the West Riding.

In 17th July 1836, he married Mary Frances Robinson [1817-1887] at Glenfield, Leicester.


Mary Frances was born in Leicester
 

Children:

  1. Frances (Fanny) Charlotte [1841-1916] who married Rev William Joseph Baugh
  2. Ann Ellen [1843-1927]
  3. William Rawdon [1844-1914]
  4. Hugh Currer [1846-1915]
  5. Mary Catherine [1847-1925]
  6. Henry [1853-1915]

The family lived at

  • Savile Road, Halifax [1851]
  • 2 Savile Place, Halifax [1861]

Living with them [in 1851] was widowed mother-in-law Elizabeth Robinson [b 1782].

William died at Torquay [12th December 1877].

Probate records show that he left a personal estate valued at under £40,000.

The will was proved by his widow Mary Frances, daughter Ann Ellen, and son-in-law Rev William Joseph Baugh.

See Halifax Commercial Banking Company Limited and Partners in Halifax Commercial Banking Company

Briggs, William
[1825-1898] Born in Sowerby.

He was a wool comber [1851] / a cotton weaver and mill man [1861] / a warehouseman [1871] / a pedlar hawker [1891].

He married Mary [1826-1???].


Mary was born in Colne. She was a cotton power loom weaver [1851] / Toll keeper at the Toll House, Willow Hall Lane, Sowerby Bridge [1871] / a Ladies Monthly Nurse staying with the family of
Samuel Uttley at 10 Norfolk Place, King Cross Road, Halifax [1881]
 

Children:

  1. Sarah [b 1853] who was a woollen weaver [1871]
  2. Maria [b 1855] who was a worsted rover [1871]
  3. Reuben

The family lived at

  • Tuel Lane, Warley [1851]
  • Toll House, Willow Hall Lane, Sowerby Bridge [1861]
  • Rochdale Road, Skircoat [1871]
  • Yard Canal Road, Sowerby Bridge [1881]
  • 6 Canal Road, Sowerby Bridge [1891]
  • 2 Croft Cottages, Sowerby Bridge [1901]

Living with them [in 1851] was Mary's sister Betty Barnet [aged 22].

William died in 1898.

Mary died on 2nd May 1906, (aged 80) on visit to her son Reuben in Otley. The obituary notes that she had been a member of West End Congregational Church for 63 years

Briggs, William
[1848-1???] Born in Conisborough.

He was landlord of the Friendly Inn, Fixby [1881].

He married Annie [1860-1???], born in Sheffield.

Children:

  1. Mellond [b 1878]
  2. Ada [b 1881]
  3. Horace George [b 1885]
  4. Gertrude [b 1884]
  5. Hilda May B [b 1889]
  6. Joe [b 1890]

Briggs, William
[1920-1945] Son of Jane Annie Reid & Raymond Briggs of Scholes Farm, Greetland.

He was educated at Burnley Road School / employed by A. Windle, joiner of Thrum Hall.

He lived at 13 Friendly Avenue, Sowerby Bridge.

During World War II, he enlisted [1941], and served as a Leading Aircraftman with the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.

He was killed in a flying accident [3rd March 1945] (aged 25).

He was buried at Bari War Cemetery, Italy [Grave Ref IX A 9].

He is remembered on the Memorial at Luddendenfoot Congregational Church, and on Luddendenfoot War Memorial

Briggs, William Henry
[1846-1???] Born in Ripponden.

In he married Elizabeth Ingham [1845-1???] from Greetland.

Children:

  1. Eliza Jane [b 1870] who died in infancy
  2. William Kilburn
  3. Minnie [1874-1946]
  4. Agnes Ellen [1876-1942] who was sent to Whittington Hall Hospital in Chesterfield after giving birth to an illegitimate daughter Amy in 1908; Agnes Ellen died in the Hospital
  5. Joseph J [1878-1884]
  6. Albert E [b 1883]
  7. Elizabeth Jane [1880-1964]

Members of the family were buried at St Thomas's Church, Greetland

Briggs, William Kilburn
[1872-19??] Son of William Henry Briggs.

He was a cotton manufacturer at Union Mills, Halifax.

On 11th July 1891, he married Mary H. Longthorpe [1871-19??] from Bradford, in Bradford.

The family lived at

  • 11 Birks Hall Terrace, Pellon [1901]
  • 28 Craven Terrace, Halifax [1905]

Briggs, Willie
[1896-1932] Son of Thomas Briggs.

Born in Halifax.

On 13th September 1920, he married Beatrice Woodhead [1893-1970] in Halifax.


Beatrice was born in Halifax
 

The couple died in Southport: Willie [22nd May 1932]; Beatrice [] (aged 1970) 

 

The Briggs family
One branch of the family is descended from Rawdon Briggs.

The Stansfield and the Briggs families were in business together – see Ann Briggs.

See Holdsworth House, Holmfield

Briggs surname
Robert del Brig is recorded in 1275.

There are over 90 entries on the Calderdale Companion for people with the surname Briggs, as discussed in this SideTrack. This count does not include other forms of the surname.

Unattached BMDs for Briggs:


Marriages 1853, 1863, 1869, 1877, 1886, 1906, 1907, 1911, 1915; Deaths 1899, 1900, 1907
 



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