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Re: Priggs in East Anglia
Posted by: Jonathan McColl Date: September 09, 2001 at 03:35:03
In Reply to: Re: Priggs in East Anglia by denise christie of 47

Thanks for that lot!

I’m emailing you a more complete set of Priggs but here followeth a summary. My wife was indeed a Prigg before I took her away from all that. Henry married Amy Gaut, not Grant, and begat Nathan who begat another Nathan. Both Nathans were horse doctors and I have some of the text books and medicines they used. The 1840 Nathan left for the Soham area, not far from Chippenham and Wicken that are in your tree, and there is still a ‘Prigg’s Yard’ in a farm near Prickwillow.

Before the first John Prigg there’s a break, I suspect he moved in from the next parish but I haven’t sufficient confidence to define one of them as this fellow. If he had it would appear that the family surname was Prycke until about 1600 when nearly everyone changed it to Prigg. Choose your own pronunciation, but I suspect ‘prikk’. ‘Prike’ or ‘prikky’ are purfickly valid too. There's another break with Henry Prigg 1736-1815 below.

John Prigge m Mary (spellings Prigge, Prig and Prigg scattered everywhere)
Begat Mary b 1680, Elizabeth b 1682, John b 1684, Thomas b 1685, John b 1687, Sarah b 1690, all in Chevington, Sfk, the next-door parish to Cowlinge

John Prigge b 1687 m Margaret Hollard in 1723 in Chevington
Begat John b 1724, Margaret b 1726, Mary b 1760 (Drat, where did I get this?), Thomas b 1730, Samuel b 1732, Henry b 1736, Mary b 1738.

Henry Prigg (b Jan 1736) m 14 Oct 1761 Ann Woods in Cowlinge. He died there in 1815 aged 80 so may not have the ancestors I’ve given him above. The 1984 IGI and all the local parishes have no other Henry who fits the bill which is why I plumped for him
Begat Ann b Jan 1763, John b Nov 1763, Henry b 1766, Margaret b 1768, Mary b 1771, Sarah b 1774, John b 1776, all in Cowlinge

Henry Prigg (ch 21 Sep 1766 – Jan 1846) m 17 Oct 1787 Elizabeth Osborne (1763-Sep 1822)
Begat Elizabeth b 1788, Mary b 1791, Ann b 1793, Henry b 1795, Sarah b 1800, Ann b 1802, John b 1804, Henry b 1809, all in Cowlinge.

Henry Prigg (13 Jan 1809-21 Dec 1846) had an illegitimate son, then married Elizabeth Haslewood who died when their second child was born. Then he married Amey Gaut, illegitimate herself so I only know her mother’s name, who had one illegitimate son then married William Hazell and had five more kids before he died and then she married Henry and the poor woman produced another nine offspring for him. All the children were born in Cowlinge
Begat Mary Ann b 1830 (mother not named), George b 1833 and Sophia b 1835 (mother EH), Henry b 1838, Nathan b 1840, Sophy b 1842, Emma b 1844, Samuel b 1846, Joseph b 1848, Sarah b 1849, Rachel b 1854.

Nathan (b 12 Jan 1840) married Dinah Garner from Soham in Newmarket in 1863.
Begat Robert b 1866, Henry b 1867, Alice b 1869, Emma b 1873, George b 1877, Nathan b 1880, Joseph b ?, all in the Soham area

Nathan (24 Apr 1880-1968) was my wife’s grandfather and married Alice Dunham in 1908.


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