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Harold Douglas Briggs                    1877-1944
Harold was born on 29 September 1877, the son of Charles James Briggs and Sarah Ann Douglas, of Hylton Castle. He was a Lieutenent in the Royal Navy at the time of his marriage in 1902.
He was a Commander when he took flying lessons at Central Flying School, Uphaven, and earned his pilot's certificate on 26 November 1915, in a Maurice Farman Biplane. He is pictured here, on that date, as he become a member of the Royal Aero Club. In 1916 he served in the Inspection of Training of the Royal Navy Air Service, then Commander of the base of the Royal Navy Air Service, Vendome. In 1918 he served on a tempory basis as a Brigadier General in The R.A.F., then returned to the Royal Navy with the rank of Captain.
Mabel Thompson                             1876-
Mabel was born 24 Mar 1876 of Robert Thompson and Lillias Scott Simpson, at Sunderland. She married Harold Douglas Briggs on 23 August 1902.
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Harold Douglas Briggs

Birth of Parents
Harold Douglas Briggs b: 29 Sep 1877    Hylton, County Durham
son of Charles James and Sarah A. Briggs, Hylton Castle       1877 4Q Sunderland 10a 668

Mabel Thompson b: 24 Mar 1876   c: 28 Jul 1876   Holy Trinity, Southwick   1876 2Q Sunderland 10a 726a
daughter of Robert and Lillias Thompson, Carley Lodge, Southwick, Shipbuilder

23 Aug 1902
Harold Douglas Briggs
Mabel Thompson  (25)
St. Mary's, Whitburn, County Durham   1902 3Q Sunderland 10a 1293
Bachelor, Lieut. R. N., Hylton Castle, Father: Charles James Briggs, Gentleman
Spinster, West Hall, Whitburn, Father: Robert Thompson, Shipbuilder
After Banns, Wit: Robert Thompson, Kathleen M. Briggs

1911 Census RG14-41 3 April 1911 HMS Devonshire
Armoured Cruiser
Herbert C. C. Da Costa (s)
Walter B. Compton (s)
Harold D. Briggs (M)
and 446 others

Age 34
Age 33


Co. Durham

abt 1876
abt 1977

1911 Census RG14-41 3 April 1911 Warblington, Havant, Hampshire
Woodlands, Southleigh   (12 Rooms)
Mabel Briggs
Iris Constance (Dau)
Plus 3 Servants
Age 34
Age 2
24 Mar 1876
abt 1908

The marriage ended in Divorce in 1930.

Mabel (Thompson) Briggs No Data

Harold Douglas Briggs Died 13 Sep 1944, Age 67,       1844 3Q Paddington 1a 22

The Times, Thursday, Sep 14, 1944                     DEATHS
  BRIGGS - On Sept. 13, 1944 at a nursing home in London Captain Harold Douglas Briggs, C.M.G., R.N., yoinger son of the late Colonel Briggs of Hilton Castle, Co. Durham.   Cremation private, no flowers, please.
LLANDUDNO   27 Aug 1945                         Probate
BRIGGS, Harold Douglas, of Hill House, Feltwell, Norfolk, died 13 September 1944, at The Cleveland Nursing Home, Hyde Park, London W.2, Probate Llandudno, 27 August, to Ronald Walter Briggs, lieutenant-commander R.N., and John Samuel Whitman, solicitor.   Effects £7,063 8s. 10d.