William Briggs

M, #575, b. circa 1810, d. 1 December 1882
     William was born at Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England, circa 1810. He was an agricultural labourer. He married Maria Youngs at Kenninghall Parish Church, Kenninghall, Norfolk, England, on 24 March 1834.1
He was listed as head of household in the 1841 census at Cox Street, Kenninghall, Norfolk, England. Those recorded in the household were: William Briggs, 30; Maria Briggs, 30; Mary Briggs, 8; Elizabeth Briggs, 7; James Briggs, 5; William Briggs, 3; Robert Briggs, 1; Jane Youngs, 70.2

He was listed as head of household in the 1851 census at The Heath, Kenninghall, Norfolk, England. Those recorded in the household were: William Briggs, head; Maria Briggs, wife; James Briggs, son; William Briggs, son; Robert Briggs, son; George Briggs, son; Sophia Briggs, daughter; Charles Briggs, son.3

He was listed as head of household in the 1861 census at The Heath, Kenninghall, Norfolk, England. Those recorded in the household were: William Briggs, head; Elizabeth Briggs, daughter; William Briggs, son; Robert Briggs, son; George Briggs, son; Sophia Briggs, daughter; Maria Briggs, daughter; Emma Briggs, daughter.4

He was listed as head of household in the 1871 census at Lopham Road, Kenninghall, Norfolk, England. Those recorded in the household were: William Briggs, head; Sophia Briggs, daughter; James Briggs, grandson.5

He was listed as a lodger in the head of household's house in the 1881 census at Lopham Road, Kenninghall, Norfolk, England. Those recorded in the household were: James Kerry, head; Jane Kerry, wife; William Briggs, lodger.6
William died on 1 December 1882 at Fersfield, Norfolk, England.7,8

Children of William Briggs and Maria Youngs

Citations

  1. [S314] William Briggs to Maria Young, OPR Marriage entry, "William Briggs of this Parifh Bachelor and Maria Young of this Parifh Spinster were married in this Church by Banns this twenty fourth day of March in the Year One thoufand eight hundred and thirty four. In the presence of Henry Young, James Mordey."
  2. [S173] 1841, English Census, "William Briggs, aged 30, not born in Norfolk, agricultural labourer, resident in Cox Street, Kenninghall."
  3. [S172] 1851, English Census, "William Briggs, head, married, aged 41, born in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, agricultural labourer, resident at The Heath."
  4. [S163] 1861, English Census, "William Briggs, head, widower, aged 50, born in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, agricultural labourer, resident at Heath."
  5. [S729] 1871, English Census, "William Briggs, head, widower, aged 61, born in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, labourer, resident at Lopham Road."
  6. [S6765] 1881, English Census, "William Briggs, lodger, widower, male, age 70, born in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, agricultural labourer, resident in Lopham Road."
  7. [S6766] William Briggs, Statutory register of deaths, "Superintendent Registrar's District: Guiltcross. Registrar's District: Banham. 1882 Deaths in the District of Banham in the County of Norfolk.
    No: 386. Died: First December 1882, Fersfield RSD. Name: William Briggs, Male. Age: 72 years. Profession: Farm Labourer. Cause of Death: Pulmonary Congestion 4 days, Cardiac disease, Certified by C. D. Fenn M.R.C.S. Informant: X The mark of Jesse Hart, Son-in-law, Present at the death, Fersfield. Registered: Second December 1882, Isaac Vertigen, Registrar."
  8. [S6764] Betty Coldren, Neil Pirie, Information kindly supplied by Betty Coldren of Pennsylvania, USA.