In a deposition he made on 19 August 1638, Clement stated that he was living on Bardmundsey Street in Southwark, England in 1616 with Mr. "Samuell Lathame." By that time, he was already old enough to be an apprentice fellsmonger or tanner.
BIRTH: By about 1600 (the deposition of 1638 implies that in 1616 Briggs had already been a servant of Mr. Samuel Latham for a few years). DEATH: Weymouth by 23 February 1648[/9?] (date of inventory).
The Fortune (1621)
The Fortune, the second ship to arrive at Plymouth, was sent by the Merchant Adventurers, the same group that financed the Mayflower. It arrived unexpectedly and without significant supplies, thus further stressing the colony. Upon return to England, the Fortune was carrying £500 of cargo to pay off the Pilgrims' debt, but it was captured by the French en route.