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Brigham Family

Last updated-----5/05/99

  • John Brigham (1574-1621)

  • Thomas Brigham

    Mercy ( Mercie) Hurd (1613/1618-1693)

    Samuel Brigham Elizabeth Howe (1673-1733) ( Wife of Samuel Brigham) Charles Brigham Mary Peters ( Wife of Charles) William Brigham Sarah Prentice ( wife of William Brigham) Charles Brigham Susanna (Brigham) Goulding

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    Thomas Brigham, the ancestor of the Brighams in New England, embarked at
    London for America April 18, 1635 in the ship Susan and Ellyn, Edward Payne
    master.  He was 32 years of age and consequently was b 1603.  He settled in
    Watertown near the Cambridge line, on land which was afterward set to
    Cambridge.  He was made freeman in 1639 and was selectman in 1640 and
    subsequently.  He m about 1637 Mercy Hurd b in England.  He died Dec 18,
    1653 and she m 1655 Edmund Rice, then of Sudbury but afterwards of
    Marlborough.  He d and she m as her 3rd husband William Hunt of Marlborough
    who d 1667 and she d 1693.

    Source History of the Town of Marlborough 1657 to 1851 by Charles Hudson

    Charles Brigham married Mary Peters of R.I.; he moved to Grafton and became
    one of the most prominent citizens.  He was magistrate and represented the
    Town in the General Court.  William Brigham Esq., Boston Lawyer, is a
    descendant of this family.

    Source History of the Town of Marlborough 1657 to 1851 by Charles Hudson

    Samuel Brigham d 7/24/1713 and is buried in Old Common Cemetery in
    marlborough, Ma.

    Cherubs Head over Deaths Head

    Here lyes Buried
    The Body of Cap'
    Samuel brigham
    Desceased July the 24th 1713
    in the 59th year of his age

    Source: Marlborough Burial Ground Inscriptions published by Franklin P.
    Rice 1980

    Samuel Brigham m Elizabeth Howe.  He d July 1713 and she died July 26,
    1739.  He resided about a mile and a qurter east of the Old Meeting House
    Common (my comment - where Old Common is now) near where Daniel Brigham now
    resideds (my comment - 1862) where he erected a tannery, occupied by his
    descendants to this day (my comment - 1862).  He was a large land owner

    Source History of the Town of Marlborough 1657 to 1851 by Charles Hudson

    Samuel Brighams residence

    The Samuel Brigham II House - Built before 1689 for use as a residence and
    a farm.
         Recommended for listing in the National Register of Historic Homes

         This house still stands and can be located on what is now known as
    Brigham St.. Captain
         Samuel Brigham was born in the house January 25, 1689.  He married
    Abigail Moore on
         August 23, 1716.  He was one of forty who bought Grafton off of the
    Indians in 1727.  His
         father, also named Samuel, was one of the original petitioners for the
    grant of this Plantation.
         In 1711 this house was designated as Garrison Number 4 and was one of
    the 26 Garrisons
         established to protect the citizens from Indians attacks. (See History
    of Marlborough)

         Samule Brigham II erected the first part of this house.  In spite of
    some alterations, including a
         new main entry, this house is significant both for the probable very
    early date of one of it's
         "ells" and as an illustration of a rare house type that has several
    representatives in
         Marlborough, the eighteenth century non symetrical "three quarters"
    house.  The main part of
         the building is a two room deep, 2 1/2 story house with a large
    chimney placed off center at
         the roof ridge.  Its four bay facade arrangement reflects a two
    windowed room on one side of
         the door and a room with one window on the other.  Although all
    sections of the house are
         clap boarded, the upper story of the main house is clad in patterned
    shingles, possibly an
         alteration of the 1890's.  The windows of the main part of the house
    are 6 over 6 sash (2 over 2)
         at the first story and 6 over 9 sash in projecting frames at the

         Abutting the rear northwest corner of the main house is a succession
    of ells.  The first, which
         may well be an earlier house, is 1 1/2 stories, two bays wide, with 3
    over 6 sash windows at the
         upper story and 6 over 6 sash at the first.  To it's west is a lower
    one story, two bay ell, with a
         shed roofed extension on it.

    Source Massachusetts Historical Commision Inventory Form No. 34