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Robert Kingswell Higginson

Birthplace: Berkeswell, Warwickshire, England, UK
Death: Died in Gloucester, Virginia, USA
Place of Burial: Abingdon Episcopal Church Cemetery White Marsh Gloucester County Virginia, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Thomas Higginson, Of Berkswell and Ann Higginson
Husband of Joanna Higginson
Father of Lucy Ludwell

Occupation: prominent Indian fighter. commanded the Middle Plantation.
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About Capt Robert Kingwell Higginson

Captain and Commander in Virginia 1646. Married Joanna Tokesey in 1643.

Captain Robert Higginson, born c 1597, died in Virginia about August 1649. Said to have come to Virginia c 1643. Married Joanna Tokesey, born 1610, who returned to England after his death. Sources: Virginia Historical Magazine, vol. 25, p. 316-23. vol. 6, p. 198; McGhan, Virginia Vital Records; p. 71; York Co. VA records.


Birth: 1597 Berkswell Warwickshire, England Death: Aug. 15, 1649 Gloucester County Virginia, USA

Married abt. 1620 in Berkswell, Warwickshire, England to Joanna Tokesay.

They had one daughter, Lucy, who married Maj. Lewis I Fairfield Burwell.

Was a prominent Indian fighter, who commanded at Middle Plantation, (later Williamsburg) in 1644-45.

"Colonial Families of the United States of America: A History and Genealogy of Colonial Families who Settled in the Colonies Prior to the Revolution" by Stella Pickett Hardy, 1911, Tobias A. Wright, Pub., New York

Transcribed by a double descendant of the Burwell family, Hank Rogers, 09/01/2009.

Burwell Genealogy:

Pages 94-103

Page 95 -

"One of the first valiant commanders who subdued the Colony of Virginia from the heathen."

The English ancestry of the Higginsons is elaborated in Eben Putnam's 'Higginsons of New England in Virginia.'

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 Joanna Tokesay Higginson (1600 - ____)

 Lucy Tokesay Higginson Burwel Ludwell (1626 - 1675)*
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Burial: Abingdon Episcopal Church Cemetery White Marsh Gloucester County Virginia, USA

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Created by: Hank Rogers Record added: Oct 07, 2011 Find A Grave Memorial# 77786558

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Capt Robert Kingwell Higginson's Timeline

January 24, 1597
Warwickshire, England, UK
Age 28
Fairfield, Gloucester County, Virginia, Colonial America
Age 45
August 15, 1649
Age 52
Gloucester, Virginia, USA
August 15, 1649
Age 52
Abingdon Episcopal Church Cemetery White Marsh Gloucester County Virginia, USA