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Clement Clarke Moore

Ancestry of
Clement Clarke Moore

Author of “Twas the Night Before Christmas”


    Rebecca Briggs

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    • 4th Great-grandmother of Clement Clarke Moore — 7th Generation
    • Ahnentafel No:
    • 95 
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    • Christening Date:
    • 25 Oct 1600 
    • Christening Location:
    • St. James Clerkenwell, London, England 
    • Death Date:
    • 8 Feb 1673 
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    • Marriage Date:
    • BEF 1623 
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    • Children:

    • Sarah Cornell

      William Cornell

      Thomas Cornell

      Rebecca Cornell (Ahnentafel No:47 )

      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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