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From: "Valerie B Garton" <>
Subject: [AMERICAN-REVOLUTION] James HIGGINSON - Loyalist -d 24 Oct 1780 -help needed please ?
Date: Wed, 25 Jul 2012 13:10:02 +1000
" In 1794, Mrs Mary KIDD, the widow of James HIGGINSON who was murdered in
the American War of Independence and despoiled of all of his goods, returns
to Ireland at the age of 62 with some of her children " to deposit her bones
in the land of her nativity".
Ref: Rosemary Ffoliott's 18th and early 19th century collection of
Biographical Notices in Manuscripts Reading Room, National Library.
A Th 31 Dec 1812 [ Cork Advertiser ]
At the house of her son, Mr James Higginson, Rutland street, on Wednesday
morning last aged 74, Mrs Mary Kidd here to before relict of James Higginson
formerly of Hammond's Marsh in this city. After experiencing the loss of her
husband and his property during the American Revolutionary War and after
residing 30 years in America, she re-crossed the Atlantic at the age of 62
to deposit her bones in the land of her nativity.
British Legion James Troop Master Roll of Captain Jacob James's Troop of
Hussars of the British Legion Commanded by Lt. Colonel Tarleton from the
25th Oct to 24 Dec 1781 Fosters Meadow listed James Higginson Dead 24
JAMES HIGGINSON. Letters granted 01 Mar 1785 to Mary Higginson. Bond: 250
Pounds. Sureties: George Higginson and Henry Beeson. Witnesses: Jonathan
Miller and James Rankin. (pages 31 and 39)
(Administration Abstracts, Wills and Bonds Book 1, Fayette County, Pa.)
I am very new to American research and totally new to American War research
so I am hoping that someone can give me some ideas as to what I might be
able to find about this family and where to find it - thank you.
Mrs Valerie B Garton
Dip FHS and Assoc. Dip L & A H.
Guild of One-Name Studies representative for CULLODEN & HIGGINSON Worldwide
- member no: 4825
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