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Richard Higgins

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Langley Parish, Stoke-Hundred, Hertfordshire, England
Death: Died in Piscataway, Middlesex, New Jersey, USA
Place of Burial: Edison, Middlesex, NJ, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Edward Higgins and Julia Higgins (Meals)
Husband of Lydia Higgins and Mary (unknown) (Yates) (Higgins) Whitehead
Father of Jonathan Higgins; Benjamin Higgins, Sr.; Mary Oliver; Mary Snow; Eliakim Higgins and 8 others
Brother of Jonathan Higgins; Thomas Higgins and Julian Higgins
Half brother of Robert Higgins

Occupation: Came to us in1633 moved to eastham ma, Tailor
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'Richard Higgins

He was in Plymouth in 1633 as one of the freemen and tax payers of the town, paying 9s.

He was a tailor.

On 13 Jan 1635 he bought 20 acres of land and the house on it from John Barnes of Plymouth.

It had formerly been owned by Edward Holman.

He immediately begain business, with Samuel Godbarson

bound to him as an apprentice no later than Apr 1635.

In 1639 he was granted land with Josiah Cooke at Plymouth.

In 1644 he was of the grand inquest, and was then a resident of Plymouth.
In 1645 he moved to Nausett with others. 

In 1647 he was sent with Josiah Cooke as representative (deputy) to the Colony court at Plymouth.

He represented Eastham again at the same court in 1653, 1655, 1657-8, 1660, and 1665.

In 1651 he was surveyor for Eastham. In 1666 and 1668 he was selectman. 

He was one of the first overseers of the poor, appointed in 1658 by Eastham.

The same year he agreed to furnish men and equipment for "the troop of horse".

He agreed to provide, so long as he was able,

"one man and a horse for teh country's service" on the condition

that the town furnished the "furniture".

At different times he was granted land. In 1657 he was granted a tract 13 miles from Rehoboth.

In 1658, with 4 associates, he had a grant of land between Bridgewater and Weymouth.

In 1667 he sold a large tract to Jonathan Sparrow

in what is now East Orleans, where he may have lived prior to moving to New Jersey.

By Nov 1672 he was living in "New Pascataway in the province of New Jersey",

13 miles northeast of Princeton.

It had only been settled for a few years, mostly by people from New England. 

The Higginses of the Cape are his descendants.1

  • Marriage*:

Richard Higgins married Lydia Chandler, daughter of Edward Chandler,

on 11 December 1634 ; 1st m. for Richard.1
  • Marriage*: Richard Higgins married Mary (?) in October 1651 ; 2nd m. for both.1

Death*: Richard Higgins died before 1676;

in 1675 son Benjamin applied to the Colony court for land

in right of his father, Richard Higgins, deceased, and provision was made for him in land at Saconet.1

Sources

  1. [S155] Esq., of Harwich Josiah Paine, Cape Cod History No 33.
  2. Richard Higgins, a resident and pioneer settler at Plymouth and Eastham, Massachusetts, and at Piscataway, New Jersey, and his descendants. by Mrs. Katharine Chapin Higgins. Published 1918 in Worcester, Mass. Page 26
  3. The Great Migration Begins, Richard Anderson. "Preserved Puritan" sketch.

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Second Husband of Mary Yates, Married to Mary Yates 10 October 1651 Barnstable Co. MA

http://www.yatesville.net/hgen/getperson.php?personID=I23012&tree=01

   Family Data Collection - Deaths about Richard Higgins Name: Richard Higgins Death Date: 21 Jun 1675 City: Piscataway County: Middlesex State: NJ Country: USA
   Richard Higgins Birth: Aug. 1, 1603, England Death: 1674 Piscataway Middlesex County New Jersey, USA Higgins Family Burying Ground-Kingston Family links: Spouses: Lydia Chandler Higgins* Mary Yates Higgins Whitehead* Children: Jonathan Higgins (1637 - ____)* Benjamin Higgins (1640 - ____)* Mary Higgins Looker (1651 - ____)* Eliakin Higgins (1654 - ____)* Jadiah Higgins (1656 - 1715)* Zera Higgins (1658 - ____)* Thomas Higgins (1661 - ____)* Lydia Higgins (1661 - ____)* Rebecca Higgins Martin (1666 - ____)* Ruth Higgins FitzRandolph Tuttle (1671 - ____)* Sarah Higgins Moore (1673 - ____)* Burial: Stelton Baptist Church Cemetery Edison Middlesex County New Jersey, USA Created by: Doris Palmer Record added: Oct 15, 2000 Find A Grave Memorial# 5079411

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'Richard Higgins (abt. 1603 - 1675)

Richard Higgins

Born about 1 Aug 1603 in England

Son of Edward Higgins and Julian (Meals) Higgins

Brother of Jonathan Higgins [half], Thomas Higgins [half] and Julian Higgins [half]

Husband of Lydia (Chandler) Higgins —

married 23 Nov 1634 in Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts

Husband of Mary (Unknown) Whitehead —

married Oct 1651 (to 1675) in Eastham, Barnstable County, Massachusetts

Father of Owen Higgins, Jonathan Higgins, Benjamin Higgins,

Mary (Higgins) Looker, Eliakim Higgins, William Higgins, Jediah Higgins,

Mary (Higgins) Oliver, Zerah Higgins, Thomas Higgins,

Lydia Higgins, Rebecca Higgins, Ruth (Higgins) Tuttle and Sarah Higgins

Died 21 Jun 1675 in Piscataway, Middlesex County, New Jersey

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Higgins-214 created 14 Sep 2010 | Last modified 20 Jul 2016

Categories: Puritan Great Migration | Questionable Gateway Ancestors.

Richard Higgins migrated to New England during the Puritan Great Migration (1620-1640).

Biographical Notes

Richard Higgins was born in England upon the death of his mother, August 1, 1603.[1] [2]He migrated to

Plymouth Colony in 1632, appearing in the 1633 list of freedmen.[1] It is not known on which ship he came.[3]

He was the son of Edward Higgins and Julian Meals. [4]

He married Lydia Chandler on December 11, 1634, in Plymouth; they had two children, both born in Plymouth:[1]

Jonathan, b. July 1637

Benjamin, b. June 1640.

After her death, which was probably shortly after Benjamin's birth,

Richard married in Eastham Mary Yates, the widow of John Yates;

her maiden name is unknown.[1] They had 9 children:[1]

Mary, b. Eastham September 27, 1652

Eliakim, b. Eastham October 20, 1634

Jadia, b. Eastham March 1656/7

Zera, b. June 1658

Thomas, b. January 1661

Lydia, b. July 1664

Rebecca, b.c. 1666

Ruth, b.c. 1671

Sarah, b.c. 1673

Richard Higgins one of the seven first settlers of Eastham, Massachusetts in April 1644; the others were Thomas Prince, John Doane, Nicholas Snow, Josias Cook, John Smalley, and Edward Bangs.[5] RIchard was chosen deputy in 1649, 1661 and 1667, and was selectman three years.[5]

He owned land in Eastham and Piscataway, New Jersey, where he moved a few years before his death, which was between Nov. 20, 1674, and June 1, 1675.[1]

Sources

↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England 1620-1633, Volumes I-III. (Online database: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2010), (Originally Published as: New England Historic Genealogical Society. Robert Charles Anderson, The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England 1620-1633, Volumes I-III, 3 vols., 1995), pp. 928ff. ↑ The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record, Volume 46, pages 390-391 ↑ Higgins, Katherine Chapin. Richard Higgins : a resident and pioneer settler at Plymouth and Eastham, Massachusetts, and at Piscataway, New Jersey, and his descendants, 1918, p. 26. This research is mentioned positively in the entry on Richard Higgins in The Great Migration Begins (pp. 928-932). ↑ The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record, Volume 46, pages 390-391 ↑ 5.0 5.1 Pratt, Enoch. A comprehensive history, ecclesiastical and civil, of Eastham, Wellfleet, and Orleans : County of Barnstable, Mass., from 1644 to 1844, W.S. Fisher and Co., Yarmouth, Massachusetts, 1844, pp. 8-20. Immigration

Immigration: Date: 1632 Place: Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts[6]

Occupation

Occupation: Tailor[7]

"FamilySearch," database, \i FamilySearch\i0 Author: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Publication: (http://www.familysearch.org) Page: accessed 8 Oct 2015), entry for Richard Higgins, person ID 9H7T-FCW. Source S371 Abbreviation: History of Eastham Title: A Comprehensive History, Ecclesiastical and Civil, of Eastham, Wellfleet, and Orleans: County of Barnstable, Mass From 1644 to 1844. Author: Rev Enoch Pratt of Brewster Publication: Yarmouth, W.S. Fisher and Co. 1844. Marriage information is Based on Original data: Clemens, William Montgomery. American Marriage Records Before 1699. Pompton Lakes, NJ, USA: Biblio Co., 1926. Godfrey Memorial Library. American Genealogical-Biographical Index. Middletown, CT, USA: Godfrey Memorial Library Source: S234 Title: The Great Migration Begins, Vol. II NOTESource Medium: Book CONT Richard Higgins : A Resident and Pioneer Settler at Plymouth and Eastham, Massachusetts, and at Piscataway, New Jersey, and his descendants Publisher: Worcester, Mass. : K.C. Higgins. Author: Higgins, Katharine Elizabeth Chapin, 1847-1925. http://archive.org/details/richardhigginsre00higg* Source: S-1319219973 Repository: #R-1563874634 Title: Abstract of Graves of Revolutionary Patriots Author: Hatcher, Patricia Law Publication: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 1999.Original data - Hatcher, Patricia Law. Abstract of Graves of Revolutionary Patriots. Dallas, TX, USA: Pioneer Heritage Press, 1987.Original data: Hatcher, Patricia Law. Abstract of Grav Note: APID: 1,4110::0 Repository: R-1563874634 Name: Ancestry.com Address: http://www.Ancestry.com Note: Source: S-1319219991 Repository: #R-1563874634 Title: American Marriages Before 1699 Author: Ancestry.com Publication: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 1997.Original data - Clemens, William Montgomery. American Marriage Records Before 1699. Pompton Lakes, NJ, USA: Biblio Co., 1926.Original data: Clemens, William Montgomery. American Marriag Note: APID: 1,2081::0 Source: S-1319220000 Repository: #R-1563874634 Title: Massachusetts Census, 1790-1890 Author: Jackson, Ron V., Accelerated Indexing Systems, comp. Publication: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 1999.Original data - Compiled and digitized by Mr. Jackson and AIS from microfilmed schedules of the U.S. Federal Decennial Census, territorial/state censuses, and/or census substitutes.Orig Note: APID: 1,3553::0 Source: S-1319220014 Repository: #R-1563874634 Title: England & Wales Christening Records, 1530-1906 Author: Ancestry.com Publication: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2008.Original data - Genealogical Society of Utah. British Isles Vital Records Index, 2nd Edition. Salt Lake City, Utah: Intellectual Reserve, copyright 2002. Used by permission.Original dat Note: APID: 1,1351::0 Source: S-1319225233 Repository: #R-1563874634 Title: Family Data Collection - Deaths Author: Edmund West, comp. Publication: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2001. Note: APID: 1,5771::0 Source: S-1319225258 Repository: #R-1563874634 Title: Family Data Collection - Marriages Author: Edmund West, comp. Publication: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2001. Note: APID: 1,5774::0 Source: S-1319236844 Repository: #R-1563874634 Title: Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s Author: Gale Research Publication: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc, 2010.Original data - Filby, P. William, ed. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s. Farmington Hills, MI, USA: Gale Research, 2010.Original data: Filby, P. William, ed. Passenge Note: APID: 1,7486::0 Source: S-1366474866 Repository: #R-1563874634 Title: Ancestry Family Trees Publication: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com. Original data: Family Tree files submitted by Ancestry members. Note: This information comes from 1 or more individual Ancestry Family Tree files. This source citation points you to a current version of those files. Note: The owners of these tree files may have removed or changed information since this source citation was created. Page: Ancestry Family Trees Note: Data: Text: http://trees.ancestry.com/pt/AMTCitationRedir.aspx?tid=13981146&pid=747

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Reference: ancestry.com:

Richard Higgins

Born in Ireland on 1613 to Edward Higgins and Julian Meals.

Richard married Lydia Chandler and had 2 children.

Richard married Mary Yates and had 9 children.

He passed away on 75 in Massachusetts, USA.

Family Members

Parents

Edward Higgins 1548-1607

Julian Meals 1580-1603

Spouse(s)

Lydia Chandler 1610-1645

Mary Yates 1632-1702

Children

Jonathan Higgins 1637-1690

Benjamin Higgins 1640-1690

Mary Higgins 1652-1717

Eliakim Higgins 1654-1720

William Higgins 1654-1720

Jediah Higgins 1657-1700

Thomas Higgins 1661-1720

Lydia Higgins 1664-1730

Rebecca Higgins 1663-1730

Ruth Higgins 1675-1730

Sarah Higgins 1672-1730


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Richard Higgins's Timeline

1603
August 1, 1603
Langley Parish, Stoke-Hundred, Hertfordshire, England
1632
1632
Age 28
Plymouth, MA
1633
1633
Age 29
From England
1634
December 11, 1634
Age 31
1637
July 1637
Age 33
Plymouth, Plymouth Colony
1640
July 1, 1640
Age 36
Plymouth, Plymouth Colony
1652
September 27, 1652
Age 49
Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts
September 27, 1652
Age 49
Eastham, Barnstable County, Massachusetts, United States