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George William Higginson

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  • Name George William Higginson 
    Gender Male 
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    Died 1851  Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • A George Higginson arrived in Australia 31 May 1841 on the "Moffatt" aged 28 in Feb 1841 therefore born Feb 1813, from Ballindara, County Antrim, Ireland. Unmarried. Parents Edward Higginson and Anne Taylor. It is not suggested that this is George William Higginson but that they may be related. Ballindara should probably be Ballinderry. [1]
    • Research note:

      From: "Mike Boyd"
      Date: February 17, 2011 12:02:23 AM EST
      To: ,
      Subject: [IRL-ANTRIM] Thomas Boyd Higginson of Canada 1958
      Reply-To: [email protected]

      During my trip to Scotland, Ireland and USA in 2010, I found the book Descendants of Reverend Thomas Higginson, written by Thomas Boyd Higginson, 1958.

      The book covers the family of Rev Thomas Higginson who married Mary Boyd, the daughter of Archibald Boyd. It would appear Rev Thomas was born about 1700, as he entered Trinity College, Dublin in 1718. However no date was given for the marriage o of Rev Thomas and Mary. It only records 3 children being born to them - a small number for the period - William Higginson (no date), Boyd Higginson (b 1745) and Judith Higginson (b 1739). So I would estimate that there marriage took place in the mid or late 1730's.

      It is know that Rev Thomas Higginson was born in Ballinderry about 12 kms NW of Lisburn in County Antrim. It does not indicate when he joined the Church of Ireland and became a minister, but he was curate of Tickmacrevan (Glenarm) in 1728 and Curate of Cairncastle from 1731 to at least 1768. So I am assuming that this Mary Boyd's family came from eastern County Antrim from one of the Boyd families in the Larne to Glenarm area who I have not yet found.

      The family in the book spans 250 years. I would like to be able to contact the author of this book, Thomas Boyd Higginson, but from some of the references I assume that he has died some decades ago. So does anyone on this list know his children or grandchildren, so that I may be able to correspond with them about this family.
    Person ID I6146  Roy~Royes
    Last Modified 30 Mar 2018 

    Family Mary Crookes
              b. Abt 1810, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 1851, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 41 years) 
    Children 
     1. Barbara Higginson
     2. Joseph Mark Higginson
     3. William George Higginson
              b. 1836, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 9 May 1871, Townsville, QLD, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 35 years)
    +4. James William Higginson
              b. 1838, Ballinderry, Antrim, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 7 Jun 1905, Townsville, QLD, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
    Last Modified 5 Feb 2011 00:00:00 
    Family ID F4348  Family Group  |  Family Chart

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  • Sources 
    1. [S333] NSW Assisted Immigrants.

    2. [S311] Pollard, Weatherburn, Royes, Glenda Pollard, (ancestry.com).