Briggs, Charles (1827-1878)


Charles was born on 27 December 1827 at Whitwick, Leicestershire, to parents John, a stocking maker, and Rebecca. He was baptised on 5 February 1828 at Whitwick PM chapel.

He married Maria Austin (abt1833-1865) in early 1854 in the Woodstock Registration District, Oxfordshire. Census returns identify three children.

  • Charles Austin (abt1855-1917) – an assurance clerk (1871); died at Wellington, New Zealand
  • Tryphena Tryphosa (1857-1947) – married Thomas Saranke Eade, a shoemaker (1911), in 1881; emigrated to Canada in 1907; died in California, USA
  • Minnie Maria (1864-1929)

He married Eliza Ann Kingdon (abt1824-1902) in the spring of 1868 in the Salisbury Registration District, Wiltshire.

Charles died on 5 August 1878 at Kingswood Hill, Bitten, Gloucestershire.


  • 1850 Maidenhead
  • 1851 Witney
  • 1852 Southampton
  • 1854 disappears
  • 1854 Coleford – Congregational minister
  • 1858 Leicester, London Road
  • 1860 Wellingborough, West End Chapel
  • 1864 Chatteris
  • 1867 Alford
  • 1869 Kingswood Tabernacle, Bristol


W Leary, Directory of Primitive Methodist Ministers and their Circuits, 1990

Surman Index Online

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

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