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1668; and David, 6 Dec. 1669. MATTHEW, Hingham, m. May 1648,
perhaps sec. w. Deborah, d. of Matthew Cushing, wh. d. bef her f.
Matthias is more common name of this man. From Hobart�s Diary we find,
that Hannah and Peter Briggs were bapt. 2 Aug. 1646, and John, 20 Dec.
foll. but their f. is unkn. RICHARD, Taunton, perhaps s. of Clement,[1]
m. 15 Aug. 1662, Rebecca Hoskins, had William, b. 21 Nov. 1663;
Rebecca, 16 Aug. 1665; Richard, 7 Apr. 1668; John, 13 Feb. 1673;
Joseph, 15 June 1674; Benjamin, 15 Sept. 1677. THOMAS, Portsmouth,
R. I. younger s. of the first John of the same, had in 1678 w.
Mary, and no more can I learn a. him. THOMAS, and WILLIAM, nam.
in Essex Inst. II. 70, in my opin. mean Biggs. WALTER, Scituate 1643,
had w. Frances, and d. a. 1684. His will, of that yr. names w. s. John,
James, Cornelius, and d. Hannah Winslow. WILLIAM, Boston by w.
had Hannah, b. 28 Aug. 1642, wh. m. 10 Sept. 1657, John Harris.
Perhaps he rem. to Lyme betw. 1670 and 1680; at least one of this
name was inhab. there at that period. WILLIAM, Taunton, perhaps br.
of Jonathan, m. 6 Nov. 1666, Sarah Macumbeer, perhaps d. of William
of Marshfield
, had William, b. 25 Jan. 1668; Thomas, 9 Sept. 1669;
and Sarah, the next day; Elizabeth 4 Nov. 1672; Mary, 14 Aug. 1674;
Matthew, 5 Feb. 1677; John, 19 Mar. 1680; and his w. d. next day.
This name seems common thro. manu Cos. in Eng. but chief. Norfolk.
Five had been gr. at Harv. and fourteen at other N. E. coll. in 1834.

    BRIGHAM, JOHN, Sudbury, s. of Thomas, rem. to Marlborough, of
wh. he was rep. 1689 and 90, had Sarah, b. 27 Mar. 1674; Mary, 6
May 1678; Jotham, 6 June 1680; Hannah, 27 Mar. 1683; and Thomas,
6 May 1687. SAMUEL, Sudbury, s. of Thomas, rem. to Marlborough,
freem. 1690, by w. Elizabeth d. of Abraham Howe of M. wh. d. 26
July 1739, aged 75, had Elizabeth b. 24 Mar. 1685; Hepzibah 25 Jan.
1687; SAMUEL, 25 Jan. 1689; Lydia, 5 Mar. 1691; Jedediah, 8 June
1693; Jotham, 23 Dec. 1695; Timothy, 10 Oct. 1698; Charles, 30
Dec. 1700; Persis, 10 July 1703; and Antipas, 16 Oct. 1706. He was
a capt. and d. 24 July 1713. Sebastian, Cambridge 1636, rem. to
Rowley, was capt. 1644, rep. 1650. Johnson's Hist. of N. E. 193, and
Gage, in Hist. of Rowley, gave this spel. of the name, wh. Farmer had
under Bridham. The bapt. name must be influential in prevent. mistake,
and the local historian likely to be correct. THOMAS, Cambridge,
came in the Susan and Ellen, 1635, aged 32, freem. 18 Apr. 1636, was
not of Watertown, as Bond thot., did not rem. to Sudbury, as Farmer
had said, but w. Mercy Hurd, m. porob. after com. from Eng. had Thomas,
b. a. 1642; John, b. 9 Mar. 1645, above ment.; Mary, wh. prob. d. bef.
hr f.; Hannah, 9 Mar, 1650, or 1; and Samuel, 12 Jan. 1653, above
ment.; all nam. in his will pro. early in 1654. He made his will 7
Oct. and d. 8 Dec. 1653. His wid. m. 1 Mar. 1655, Efmund Rice;
and next, 1664, William Hunt. THOMAS, Sudbury, s. of the preeced.
rem. to Marlborough, m. 27 Dec. 1665, Mary, was freem. 1690, had