Elizabeth Riggs

Is your surname Riggs?

Research the Riggs family

Elizabeth Riggs's Geni Profile

Share your family tree and photos with the people you know and love

  • Build your family tree online
  • Share photos and videos
  • Smart Matching™ technology
  • Free!

Share

Elizabeth Riggs (Roosa)

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Nazeing, Essex, England
Death: Died in Newark, Essex County, New Jersey
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Heijmen Gijsbertsz Guijsbert Rosa and Metje Gijsberts de Roos
Wife of Sgt Edward (Immigrant) Riggs II and Caleb Carwithie
Mother of Edward Riggs, III; Sgt. Samuel Riggs; Joseph Riggs; Mary Day; Hannah Riggs and 3 others
Sister of Neeltien Rooza; Olee Rooza; Capt. Aeldert Hymansz Roosa; Geurt Aelderts Roosa and Antje Roosa
Half sister of Gijsbert Heijmans Roosa; Govert Heijmensz Heijmensz Rosa; Jan Heymensz Rosa and Anneke Heymans Rosa

Managed by: Emily Damiano
Last Updated:

About Elizabeth Riggs

Edward was not a member of the church, and therefore not a voter, but this brave act shows his character. In 1664 the Province of New Jersey was named as a grant from the Crown, and in 1665 Edward and some of his associated from Derby visited it, and determined to found a new plantation on the Passaic that would be accessible to the outer world by the sailing craft of that day, and the site of Newark was then decided upon. The next year he spent most of the summer there preparing for the proposed colony, and his wife was with him, the first white woman to spend a summer in Newark.

view all 12

Elizabeth Riggs's Timeline

1618
1618
Nazeing, Essex, England
1636
1636
Age 18
Roxbury, Suffolk County, Massachusetts
1640
1640
Age 22
Milford, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
1642
1642
Age 24
Milford, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
1644
1644
Age 26
Milford, New Haven County, CT, USA
1646
1646
Age 28
1648
1648
Age 30
1650
1650
Age 32
1650
Age 32