Rebecca Briggs

Copyright, Plagiarism, and Disclaimer

Copyright: The material on this website is protected by the copyright laws of the United States.

Plagiarism: Please give credit where credit is due and properly cite your source.

Disclaimer: Mistakes and errors are inevitable. Caveat emptor.

For more information, please see this page.
ListsGenealogy Notes
ChartsAncestors of Dora Myrtle Woolsey
Richard M. Nixon - Dora Myrtle (Woolsey) Smith
James Earl Carter Jr. - Dora Myrtle (Woolsey) Smith
Rebecca Briggs, whose ancestry is unknown (or not traced here), died at Portsmouth, Newport Co., Rhode Island, 8 February 1673.1

Rebecca married Thomas Cornell, whose ancestry is unknown (or not traced here), at England, about 1622.1,2

McCracken has well-reasoned doubts about her identity as a Briggs and her purported baptism record at Clerkenwell.3


Thomas Cornell b. 24 Mar 1593/94, d. 1655
  • Sarah Cornell1 b. 30 Mar 1623
  • William Cornell1 b. 4 Apr 1625, d. bef. 7 Jan 1627/28
  • Thomas Cornell+1 b. 21 Oct 1627, d. 23 May 1673
  • Richard Cornell1 b. abt. 1628/29
  • Rebecca Cornell+1 b. 31 Jan 1629/30, d. 5 Feb 1713
  • Elizabeth Cornell1 b. 1 May 1631
  • Kelame Cornell1 b. bef. Oct 1632, d. bef. 19 Oct 1632
  • William Cornell1 b. 9 Dec 1632
  • John Cornell1 b. 6 Jun 1634
  • Ann Cornell1 b. 2 Aug 1635
  • Elizabeth Cornell1 b. 15 Jan 1637
  • Samuel Cornell1 b. say 1639
  • Joshua Cornell1 b. say 1641
  • Mary Cornell1 b. say 1643
This person was last edited on19 Oct 2014


  1. [S1259] Prentiss Glazier, "Thomas Cornell (or Cornwell), 1594-1655/6, of Massachusetts, New York and Rhode Island: His English Origin and His Family in America" , 1975, 2; microform: FHL Film #1014122 Item 1, Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah, further cited as "Thomas Cornell."
  2. [S1872] Clarence Almon Torrey, New England Marriages Prior to 1700, 3 vols. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2011), 377, further cited as Torrey, New England Marriages (2011).
  3. [S1258] George E. McCracken, "Who Was Rebecca Cornell?," The American Genealogist 36 (January 1960): 16-18, further cited as McCracken, "Rebecca Cornell."