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I have much information I'd be happy to share on the Briglin / Brigling / Breglin / etc. family who migrated from East Yorkshire, England in 1817 to New York State.

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Started by Jennifer Dianne Briglin Apr 10, 2011. 0 Replies

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Comment by John P Walker on March 5, 2012 at 2:00pm


It would really be great if you could send me copies of some of the papers you have. In particular, you had told me that:

I have scans of baptismal records of several of Edward/Harriet's children in Yorkshire, England; hardcopy (somewhere) of citizenship applications of Edward and his son Robert; hardcopy of Robert's will and several other documents.

Could you please send a copy of Robert's will, and copies of any UK baptismal records - they may help trace Edward and Harriet's ancestry in the UK.

My address is 6 Woodbury Way, Fairport, NY 14450.

If e-mail of your scans is easier, my address is

Thanks very much.

John Walker

Comment by Jennifer Dianne Briglin on April 10, 2011 at 9:25pm

Hello! My name is Jennifer Briglin!

My grandparents are Robert and Barbra Briglin

My Great Grandparents are/were Charles Briglin and Marion (blake) Briglin

My great great grandparents were Dennis and Lelah Briglin

My great great great grandparents were Harrison Wesley (Thurber) Briglin and Elizabeth (Drake) Briglin.

And my great great great great grandparents were Franklin Thurber and his wife/partner (??) Harriet Briglin. 

I know that Harrison was adopted by the Briglin family when Franklin headed out west and was never heard from again. I have managed to add 45 member to my family tree!

I have found all 11 of Harrisons children, as well!

I would love to share information with everyone and learn some as well!

My email is

Hope to hear from you all soon!


Comment by John P Walker on April 3, 2011 at 1:55pm


Will you please send me a copy of Robert Briglin's will, at your convenience:

  John Walker

  6 Woodbury Way

  Fairport, NY 14450





Comment by Jason Briglin on February 17, 2011 at 8:26am

Michael & John,

  Do you have a breakdown of the family trees? If you have any info you can send me it would be great.



Comment by John P Walker on February 17, 2011 at 8:15am

Thanks for the quick reply, Ed. I, too, would like to see back into the UK for the ancestors of Edward Briglin and Harriet Snowden (my g-g-g-g-grandparents). There are still Briglin's in Yorkshire, perhaps many of our cousins.


Comment by Sherril Edward Bilky Jr on February 16, 2011 at 8:44pm


It is good to see some action with the Briglan/Briglin family line. I also am searching this line and any information is always helpful. I am looking for any information from my 4th great grandmother Mary Briglan/Briglin and back. I know that she was born in England.

Comment by Sherril Edward Bilky Jr on February 16, 2011 at 8:33pm



The information that I have does not show George and Mary having a son named George Draper. I did not do extensive research on children of children yet. I know that I descend from George and Mary's daughter Nancy Ann who married Reuben Stowe

Comment by Jason Briglin on February 16, 2011 at 9:41am


  I just retired from the Army, Yes I'm the guy that keeps popping up on


Comment by John P Walker on February 16, 2011 at 5:06am

For Ed Bilky, Jr,

Hi Ed,

Do you know if your ancestors George Draper and Mary Briglin had a son named George Draper? It seems odd to me that my great-great-grandfather George Draper Briglin would have been parented by Robert Briglin. It seems more likely that he would have been the son of George Draper (and Mary Briglin). Thanks for any information you may have.

John Walker

Comment by Michael (Higgins) Nier on February 15, 2011 at 9:32pm

Jason, If you can give me an email address, I have some stuff to send you.

BTW, are you the Sgt Jason Briglin I've read about? If so, you pop up every time I do a Google search on "Briglin."



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