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Elizabeth Briggs (Ellis)

Birthdate: (43)
Birthplace: Sandwich, Barnstable County, Massachusetts, United States
Death: 1688 (39-47)
Prob Rochester, Plymouth, Ma
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Lieut. John Ellis, of Barnstable and Elizabeth Ellis
Wife of Samuel Briggs
Mother of Bennet Stewart; Samuel Briggs; Hannah Briggs and Elizabeth Benson
Sister of Bennett Eddy; Lt. Mordecai Ellis; Deborah Doty; Joel Ellis; Samuel Ellis and 7 others
Half sister of John Ellis, Jr.

Managed by: Elwin C. Nickerson
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About Elizabeth Briggs

Elizabeth Ellis was born Abt 1645, Sandwich, Barnstable, MA and died unknown. 5,24,29,37,65

Parents: Lt John Ellis Sr (1623-1697) and Elizabeth Freeman (1623-1692)


  1. Samuel Briggs, son of John Briggs and Catherine [Unknown], on 2 Feb 1663/64 in Sandwich, Barnstable, MA. 5,37.,110 (Samuel Briggs was born about 1640 29 and died on 2 Nov 1688 in Rochester, Plymouth, MA 110.)

Children of Elizabeth Ellis and Samuel Briggs:

  1. Elizabeth Briggs+
  2. Bennet Briggs
  3. Ebenezer Briggs
  4. Samuel Briggs
  5. Hannah Briggs
  6. John Briggs+


ELIZABETH, b. about 1645; m. about 1664 SAMUEL2 BRIGGS (John1). He was among the original settlers in Scippican and he held land in common with William2 Ellis (see No. 7 below for details). We believe that there can be little doubt that Samuel Briggs' wife was a daughter of Lt. John1 Ellis, particularly since his first two daughters were named Elizabeth and Bennet, presumably after the wife's mother and the grandmother, Bennet (Hodsoll) Freeman, and that the printed accounts which claim that Briggs married the daughter Bennet2 Ellis are mistaken, since, as noted below, Bennet Ellis was born in 1649, yet the wife of Samuel Briggs had a daughter born in April 1665 when Bennet2 Ellis would have been barely sixteen years old. [Lt. John & Elizabeth (Freeman) Ellis of Sandwich, Mass by Lydia B. (Phinney) Brownson, of Duxbury, Mass & Maclean W. McLean, of Pittsburg, PA]



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Elizabeth Briggs's Timeline

Sandwich, Barnstable County, Massachusetts, United States
April 3, 1665
Age 20
Sandwich, Barnstable County, Massachusetts, United States
October 14, 1667
Age 22
Sandwich, Barnstable County, Massachusetts, United States
December 12, 1673
Age 28
Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States
February 14, 1675
Age 30
Sandwich, Barnstable co., Massachusetts
Age 43
Prob Rochester, Plymouth, Ma
January 19, 1935
Age 43
January 19, 1935
Age 43
January 19, 1935
Age 43
January 19, 1935
Age 43