- Born: Abt 1525, Holme-on-Spalding-Moor, East Riding, Yorkshire, England 1566
- Marriage (1): Jennet Millington 1566
- Died: 1559, Holme-on-Spalding-Moor, East Riding, Yorkshire, England about age 34 1566
- Buried: 6 Feb 1559, Holme-on-Spalding-Moor, East Riding, Yorkshire, England
Noted events in his life were:
• Background Information: 1566
Thomas Brigham, born about 1525, was a yeoman of Holme on Spalding Moor where he was vuried 5 Feb 1558/9, leaving a will.
"In dei noie Amen, the xxvth day of October in ye year of or lord god ano mdlviij, I Thomas Brigham of Holme in Spaldingmore seke of boy but hole and pfit of membre doth make this my last will and testament as hereaftr followith first I geve up my soul to god almyghtie to or lady saint mary and to all the celestial copany of heaven and my body to be buried with ye church yeard of the said Holme. It. geve for tithes forgotten ijd. It. I geve to Janett my doughter a grett brasse pott aftr the decease of my wyf Jenett Brigham. It. I geve to Thomas Brigham, Peter Brigham, William Brigham and Richard Brigham, my sons, a wayne coop, plowght, and all gear thereto belonging, aftr the decease of my said wyf. The rest of my goods not legatt or bequest, I give to Janett Brigham my wyf whome I do make my executrix. These witnes, Robt Chalmes and John Myllygton."
The will was proved 13 Apr 1559 by the widow Jennet [Prerogative and Exchequer of York Wills, vol. 15 part 3, fol. 347]
Thomas Brigham married in 1548, Jennet Millington alias Tomlinson of Holme-on-Spalding-Moor, b. abt. 1526, daughter of William and Barbara Millington alias Tomlinson of Holme-on-Spalding-Moor. She died there 21 Jan 1588.
Children of Thomas Bigham and Jennet Millington born in Holme-on-Spalding-Moor:
Thomas, b. abt 1549
Peter, b. abt. 1551, bur. 15 Oct 1590. Administration on his estate was granted on 30 Oct 1590, to his widow Everill. [Adm. Act Books, P. & E. Court of York, Harthill Deanery.] He m. 12 Nov 1586, Everill Hessye, who was buried 15 Dec 1591. Here will dated 14 Dec 1501, left her estate to her relative since there were no children [Prerogative and Exchequer of York Wills, vol. 25 fol. 1154]
William, b. abt 1553; bur. 1 Feb 1591; m. abt 1576 Annas (Agnes), who was bur. 10 Feb 1591. Children: John, bap. 24 Mar 1577, b. 7 Oct 1580; Robert, bap. 14 Apr 1578, d. young; Thomas, bap. 14 May 1581, bur. 29 May 1587; Elizabeth, bap. 19 1589, d. young.
Jennett, b. abt 1555
Richard, b. abt 1557, d. abt 160, m (1), 28 May 1581 AlisonBurley (2) 10 Jun 1580, Elizabeth Wright, (3) 14 Nov 1591, Margaret Wilsh. Children by 3rd wife: Elizabeth & Thomas.
Francis, b. 1559; is mentioned in the will of his cousin Peter Tomlinson, alias Milington, dated 21 Dec 1584, which left bequests to Thomas Brigham and Francis Brigham, "sonnes of Thomas Brigham, my uncle." [Prerogative and Exchequer of York Wills, vol. 22 fold. 677]
~ History of the Brigham Family, pp. 20-21
Thomas married Jennet Millington, daughter of William Millington and Barbara.1566 (Jennet Millington was born about 1526 in Holme-on-Spalding-Moor, East Riding, Yorkshire, England,1566 died in 1588 in Holme-on-Spalding-Moor, East Riding, Yorkshire, England and was buried on 21 Jan 1588 in Holme-on-Spalding-Moor, East Riding, Yorkshire, England 1566.)