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Sarah Higginson (Whitfield)

Birthplace: Ockley, Surrey, England
Death: Died in Salem, Essex, Massachusetts
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Reverend Henry Whitfield and Dorothy Whitfield
Wife of Rev. John Higginson
Mother of Sarah Higginson; Capt. John Higginson; Nathaniel Higginson; Anna Dolliver; Francis Higginson and 2 others
Sister of Dorothy Desborough Jordan; Abigail Fitch; Thomas Whitfield; John Whitfield; Nathaniel Whitfield and 4 others

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About Sarah Higginson

Sarah Whitfield

  • Born: abt 1 Nov 1620, Ockley Surrey England
  • Marriage: John Higginson in 1641
  • Died: 8 Jul 1675, Salem MA

In 1641, [Rev. John Higginsom] went to Guilford, Connecticut as assistant to Henry Whitfeld or Whitfield (1597-1687), whose daughter Sarah (1620-1875) he married.[1] [2] In 1643, he was one of the “seven pillars” of the church there.


  1. John6 Higginson, born 1646 in Guilford, CT; died March 23, 1718/19 in Salem, MA
  2. Nathaniel6 Higginson, born October 11, 1652 in Guilford, CT; died October 31, 1708 in London, Eng. He married Elizabeth Richards May 31, 1692; died Aft. 1711.
  3. Sarah Higginson, b ? died Unknown. She married Richard Wharton.
  4. Anna Higginson, born 1652 Guilford CT; died 1739 in Rehoboth, MA. She married William Dolliver; born August 16, 1656 in Gloucester, MA.
  5. Thomas Higginson, born abt 1655 in Guildford, CT; died Unknown.
  6. Reverend Francis Higginson III, born April 9, 1660 in Claybrook, Leicestershire, England
  7. Henry Higginson, born October 18, 1661; died 1685 in Barbados.


  1. John Brooks Threlfall, Fifty great migration colonists to New England, p. 517.
  2. Life of Francis Higginson, first minister in the Massachusetts bay colony ... By Thomas Wentworth Higginson. Page 142. "the wedding having taken place in the old stone mansion, still standing, and now the oldest house within the original limits of the United States."


  1. 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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Sarah Higginson's Timeline

November 1, 1620
Ockley, Surrey, England
November 1, 1620
Oddey, Surrey, England
Age 14
Guilford, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
Age 20
Guilford, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
Age 25
Guilford, Hartford , Connecticut
October 11, 1652
Age 31
Guilford, New Haven, Connecticut
October 11, 1652
Age 31
Guilford, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
Age 34
Guildford, Hartford, Connecticut
April 9, 1660
Age 39
October 18, 1661
Age 40