John Higginson (1616 - 1708) MP

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Birthplace: Leicestershire, England
Death: Died in Salem, Essex, Massachusetts
Managed by: Thomas Edward Shirley
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About John Higginson

Biographical Summary:

Rev. John Higginson, son of Rev. Francis Higginson, born August 6,1616, at Claybrook, Co. Leicester; came with his father, in the "Talbot," 1629, to Salem; freeman, Massachusetts, May 25, 1636; chaplain at the Fort at Saybrook, 1637-8. Porter says he was one of the first settlers of Hartford, "although he appears not to have had a house-lot." He was a schoolmaster in Hartford, and may have occasionally "stepped into the pulpit." Mrs. Higginson sold land to Thomas Olcott, before Jan. 1639-40; he was at Guilford in 1641; colleague with Rev. Henry Whitefield, whose daughter, Sarah, he married He returned in 1659 to Salem, and remained there until his death, December 9, 1708. He married (2) about 1677, Mary, widow of Joshua Atwater, and daughter of Rev. Adam Blakeman, of Stratford.

SOURCE: James Hammond Trumbull, editor, The memorial history of Hartford County, Connecticut, 1633-1884, Volume 1 (Boston, Massachusetts: Edward L. Osgood, 1886), page 244. Retrieved: 3 May 2011 from Google Books

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  1. John Brooks Threlfall, Fifty great migration colonists to New England, p. 517.
  2. Francis Higginson, in Anderson, Robert Charles. The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1633. (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1995), 2:934.
  3. Descendants of the Reverend Francis Higginson, first "teacher" in the Massachusetts Bay colony of Salem, Massachusetts and author of "New-Englands plantation" (1630)  by Thomas Wentworth Higginson. Published 1910 by Priv. print. in [Cambridge? Mass.] . Written in English.  Page 6-7
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Rev. John Higginson's Timeline

1616
August 6, 1616
Leicestershire, England
August 31, 1616
Claybrooke, Leicestershire, England
1635
1635
Age 18
Guilford, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
1641
1641
Age 24
Guilford, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
1646
1646
Age 29
Guilford, Hartford , Connecticut
1652
October 11, 1652
Age 36
Guilford, New Haven, Connecticut
October 11, 1652
Age 36
Guilford, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
1655
1655
Age 38
Guildford, Hartford, Connecticut
1660
April 9, 1660
Age 43
1661
October 18, 1661
Age 45