Reverend John Higginson

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Reverend John Higginson, son of John Higginson and Sarah Ann Barrow, was born 20 August 1811,1,2,3 and baptized at St. Michael's Parish, Barbados, 19 December 1811.4 He died at Thormanby, Easingwold, Yorkshire, England, 30 May 1895,5,2 and was buried at the Parish Cemetery, Thormanby, Easingwold, Yorkshire, England, 1 June 1895.2,6

Reverend John Higginson married Mary Maria Hester Wynyard, daughter of Montague John Wynyard and Jane Lascelles, at West Rounton, Yorkshire, England, 31 December 1835.7,8,9

Reverend John Higginson matriculated in Queens College, Oxford University, 15 Oct 1829. Earned his B. A. in 1834 and M. A. in 1836. He was rector of Thormanby, in the Easingwold district of Yorkshire, for 59 years, holding the position until he died at 84.10,2

He was ordained a Deacon by the Bishop of Chester after a letter dimissory of 1 Jan 1835, with title: St Martin cum Gregory, York, but no license was recorded in the Institution Act Books. Ordained priest by the Bishop of Gloucester after a letter dimissory of 24 June 1836. Admitted and installed as Rector of Thormanby, 6 June 1836.1

In the parish of West Rounton, the entry in the register reads:
In the parish of West Rounton in the County of York.

John Higginson of the parish of St. Martin-cum Gregory in the City of York - Clerk
and
Mary Maria Hister Wynyard of this parish were married in this church by license this 31 day of December 1835

-s- John Higginson
Mary Maria Hister Higginson

in the presence of R. H. Bingham


This register is a copy of the original, so the signatures are not autographs.7

Family

Mary Maria Hester Wynyard b. 23 May 1815, d. 18 Dec 1893
Children
  • Lucy Ann Higginson11 b. 31 Oct 1836
  • Harry Pasley Higginson12 b. 25 May 1838
  • Haynes Bingham Higginson13 b. 20 Jul 1839
  • George Montague Higginson14 b. 31 Jul 1840
  • Matilda Caroline Higginson+15,16,17,18 b. 27 Aug 1841, d. 1 Apr 1909
  • Fredericka Harriet Elizabeth Higginson19 b. 11 Mar 1843, d. bef. 12 Apr 1845
  • James Clinton Higginson20 b. 3 Sep 1844
  • Charles Edward Higginson21 b. 19 Sep 1846
  • Emily Maria Higginson17 b. 1848, d. bef. 6 Jun 1924
  • Frank Lacelles Higginson22,23 b. 10 Mar 1850
  • Alfred Henry Higginson24,23 b. 20 Oct 1851
  • Frederick R. Higginson23 b. 1856, d. bef. 21 Mar 1862

Citations

  1. [S959] Sara Slinn, York Clergy Ordinations: 1800-1849 (York, England: University of York, 2001), 92, further cited as Slinn, York Clergy.
  2. [S1020] John Higginson Gravestone at Thormanby churchyard, Thormanby Cemetery, Thormanby, Yorkshire, England; Photographed by Donald F. Cooke, June 1985.
  3. [S837] Blackrock, Barbados, Barbados parochial registers, Series A, 1637-1850 (Anglican), 5:431, FHL microfilm 1157925, Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah. He was 4 months old at christening, further cited as Barbados Registers.
  4. [S837] Barbados Registers, 5:431; FHL #1157925.
  5. [S1352] General Registry Office, Southport, England, death certificate for John Higginson, 1895, 9d/273, Easingwold registration district, further cited as GRO Deaths.
  6. [S756] Thormanby, Yorkshire, England, Parish Registers of Thormanby, 1658-1993, Baptisms & Burials, 1813-1991:27, FHL microfilm 2103950, items 8 & 9, Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah, further cited as Thormanby Parish Registers.
  7. [S1694] Yorkshire Parish Register Society, Leeds, Parish Register Transcripts, 1725-1917, Cert #28, FHL microfilm 98541 - item 7, Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah, further cited as West Rounton Registers.
  8. [S943] Letter from Marlene Frank (Thormanby, Easingwold, York) to Betty Krewson, 24 Sep 1981; Photocopy in Compiler's genealogy files Clarkdale, Arizona.
  9. [S1673] Gregory Don Cooke, "Historic Ancestors: Major Stede Bonnet, Pirate of the Caribbean," The Genealogist 25 (Spring 2011): 31-33, at 32, further cited as Cooke, "Major Stede Bonnet."
  10. [S267] Joseph Foster, Alumni Oxonienses: The Members of the University of Oxford, 1715-1886, Their Parentage, Birthplace and Year of Birth With a Record of Their Degrees (1888; reprint, Nendeln, Liechtenstein: Kraus Reprint Limited, 1968), I:657, further cited as Foster, Oxford Alumni.
  11. [S1694] West Rounton Registers, 33; FHL #98541 - item 7.
  12. [S756] Thormanby Parish Registers, Baptisms & Burials, 1813-1991:12; FHL #2103950, items 8 & 9.
  13. [S756] Thormanby Parish Registers, Baptisms & Burials, 1813-1991:15; FHL #2103950, items 8 & 9.
  14. [S756] Thormanby Parish Registers, Baptisms & Burials, 1813-1991:16; FHL #2103950, items 8 & 9.
  15. [S1351] General Registry Office, Southport, England, birth certificate for Matilda Caroline Higginson, 1841, 24/346, Easingwold registration district, further cited as GRO Births.
  16. [S756] Thormanby Parish Registers, Baptisms & Burials, 1813-1991:17; FHL #2103950, items 8 & 9.
  17. [S268] Yorkshire, England, Thormanby, Yorkshire Census, 1851; FHL microfilm/fiche 87653.
  18. [S1673] Cooke, "Major Stede Bonnet," 33.
  19. [S756] Thormanby Parish Registers, Baptisms & Burials, 1813-1991:18; FHL #2103950, items 8 & 9.
  20. [S756] Thormanby Parish Registers, Baptisms & Burials, 1813-1991:19; FHL #2103950, items 8 & 9.
  21. [S756] Thormanby Parish Registers, Baptisms & Burials, 1813-1991:20; FHL #2103950, items 8 & 9.
  22. [S756] Thormanby Parish Registers, Baptisms & Burials, 1813-1991:22; FHL #2103950, items 8 & 9.
  23. [S268] Thormanby, Yorkshire Census, 1861; FHL #543164.
  24. [S756] Thormanby Parish Registers, Baptisms & Burials, 1813-1991:23; FHL #2103950, items 8 & 9.