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Subject: Re: [GENMASSACHUSETTS] Joan Allen and Clement Briggs
Date: Fri, 06 Aug 2010 18:33:33 -0000
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> This couple has recorded the first divorce in the English colonies.
> Joan was forbidden by court from seeing Richard Warren to no
> avail; hence the breakup.
While it is true that at a Quarter Court on 05-Jun-1638 Clement Brigg's wife was "enjoined not to come into the company of Arthur Warren" [MBCR 1:233], I find no record of any divorce in MBCR. If you can cite a contemporary record showing divorce please do so.
Dale H. Cook, Member, NEHGS and MA Society of Mayflower Descendants;
Plymouth Co. MA Coordinator for the USGenWeb Project
Administrator of http://plymouthcolony.net
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