John Higginson, Gent.

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John Higginson, Gent., son of Jonathan Higginson and Elizabeth Pickford, was born 26 June 17761 and baptized at Little Peover, Cheshire, England, 23 July 1776.2 He died at Liverpool, Lancashire, England, 21 December 1834,1,3 and was buried at St George, Everton, Lancashire, England.1

John married Sarah Ann Barrow, daughter of Nathaniel Barrow and Anne Clarke, at Barbados about 1806.4,5

In his son's matriculation entry for Oxford University, John Sr. is listed as a gentleman of the Isle of Barbados and that John Jr. is his third son.6


Sarah Ann Barrow b. 3 Mar 1785, d. 23 Apr 1859
  • Jonathan Higginson7 b. 30 Mar 1807, d. 9 Jan 1859
  • Haynes Barrow Higginson8 b. 2 Apr 1810, d. 21 Mar 1862
  • Reverend John Higginson+9,10,5 b. 20 Aug 1811, d. 30 May 1895
  • Ann Campbell Higginson11 b. 10 Feb 1813, d. 19 May 1900
  • Sarah Higginson12 b. 5 Oct 1814
  • George Irlam Higginson13 b. 28 Jan 1816, d. 30 Sep 1894
  • James Pickford Higginson14 b. 26 Apr 1823, d. 1 Apr 1876
  • Frederick Weekes Higginson1 b. 21 May 1829, d. 26 Jan 1851
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  1. [S785] John Higginson Grave Marker, St George Cemetery, Everton, Lancashire, England; Photograph by Grant Houston.
  2. [S797] Cheshire Record Office, Chester, England, Parish Registers for Lower Peover, FHL microfilm 2045886, further cited as Lower Peover Parish Registers.
  3. [S442] Geraldine Lane, Tracing Ancestors in Barbados (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing, 2006), 90, further cited as Lane, Barbados Research. An example in a guide to researching in Barbados that happens to be of John Higginson: "Higginson's Lane - Named after John Higginson, merchant (died at Liverpool, England, 1834). John Higginson once owned the property now called Bishop's Court."
  4. [S416] Vere Langford Oliver, The Monumental Inscriptions in the Churches and Churchyards of the Island of Barbados, British West Indies (1915; reprint, San Bernardino, California: The Borgo Press, 1989), 11, further cited as Oliver, Barbados Inscriptions.
  5. [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."
  6. [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.
  7. [S837] Blackrock, Barbados, Barbados parochial registers, Series A, 1637-1850 (Anglican), 5:309, FHL microfilm 1157925, further cited as Barbados Registers.
  8. [S837] Barbados Registers, 5:388; FHL #1157925.
  9. [S837] Barbados Registers, 5:431; FHL #1157925.
  10. [S959] Sara Slinn, York Clergy Ordinations: 1800-1849 (York, England: University of York, 2001), 92, further cited as Slinn, York Clergy.
  11. [S837] Barbados Registers, 5:459; FHL #1157925.
  12. [S837] Barbados Registers, 5:507; FHL #1157925.
  13. [S837] Barbados Registers, 7; FHL #1157925.
  14. [S949], England & Wales, Prerogative Court of Canterbury Wills, 1384-1858 (on-line database & images), Frederick Weekes Higginson Esq, 1851, Original data: Records of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury, Series PROB 11, Kew, England: The National Archives, further cited as PCC Wills & Probate.