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John Kerry

Ancestry of
John Kerry

68th U.S. Secretary of State

    Rebecca Briggs

    View famous kin of Rebecca Briggs

    • 9th Great-grandmother of John Kerry — 12th Generation
    • Ahnentafel No:
    • 3151 
    • Mother:
    • Birth Date:
    • Birth Location:
    • Christening Date:
    • 25 Oct 1600 
    • Christening Location:
    • St. James Clerkenwell, London, England 
    • Death Date:
    • 8 Feb 1673 
    • Death Location:
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    • Burial Location:
    • Marriage Date:
    • BEF 1623 
    • Marriage Location:
    • Children:

    • Sarah Cornell

      William Cornell

      Thomas Cornell

      Rebecca Cornell (Ahnentafel No:1575 )

      Kelame Cornell

      Richard Cornell

      John Cornell

      Elizabeth Cornell

    • Notes: 
    • On the day that Rebecca Briggs died, she is said to have been sitting by the fire smoking a pipe when a coal appears to have fallen from the fire or her pipe. She was burned to death in the resulting fire. Her brother John Briggs claimed to have had a vision in which she appeared to him and said, “See how I was burned with fire.” The inference was that someone set fire to her and subsequently her son Thomas was tried and convicted on this evidence.

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