This Bries family lived in Albany's second ward where he was a successful trader, constable, and contractor of the city. Assessment rolls testified to his wealth. For a decade, his home was an Albany landmark. He also owned a lot south of Albany. In 1699, he joined his neighbors in swearing allegiance to the king of England. In 1700, he was identified as the quartermaster of a troop of Albany County militia.
Anthony Bries wrote a will dated November 1702. It named his wife and six children to share a substantial estate. He probably died in November 1704. The will was probated in February 1705. His widow was listed on the assessment roll in 1709.
first posted: 2/20/05