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  • ID: I1559
  • Name: *Richard Higgins
  • Given Name: *Richard
  • Surname: Higgins 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: Bet 1609 and 1613 in Leominster, County Of Herford, England [poss]
  • Death: Aft 20 Nov 1674 in Piscataway, New Jersey
  • Note:

    MIGRATION: 1629 - 1632 [from England to Plymouth Colony, New England]. The ship is unknown. His arrived in Plymouth "in time to raise or to purchase some corn of the crop of 1633." [1, page 26]

    OFFICES & other pertinent data:
    1633 or 1634 - Freeman of Plymouth [1, page 26-27]
    01 April 1634 - took as an apprentice Samuel Godberson [1, page 27]
    02 May 1637 - Committee on highways - in Plymouth, Duxbury & Ele River [ 1, page 27]
    August 1639 - gave Samuel Godberson's apprenticeship to John Smaley [1, pages 27-28]
    05 June 1644 - Grand Jury "inquest" [1 and 2]
    04 Sept 1638 - Petit Jury [also served on 07 Sept 1642, 05 and 07 March 16 42/43, and 01 June 1647] [1 and 2]
    03 December 1639 - Gave bond in case of Samuel Chandler [accused of slande rs]
    1640 - making and setting of wolf traps
    1647 - Deputy for Eastham to Plymouth Genral Court [also served 1653, 1655, 1657, 1658, 1660 & 1665] [2]
    05 June 1664 - Selectman of Eastham [also 03 June 1668] [2, page 34, 35]
    1666 - Eastham Selectman [also served 1667 and 1668] [2]
    24 December 1667 - Coroner's Jury [2]
    05 June 1651 - Eastham Surveyor of Highways [1 and 2]
    11 March 1657/58 - Committee on Bounds between Barnstable and Yarmouth [1 and 2]
    01 June 1659 - chosen "for the oversight and disposal of poor children" [ 1]
    15 May 1660 - Appointed to see which highways need mending
    13 June 1660 - Committee on Kennebec Trade [1 and 2]
    02 April 1667 - "appointed to be Counsell with the commission offiecers" [ 1, page 34]
    24 Dec 1667 - Jury of inquest of 3 deaths [1, page 34]

    MILITARY: 1643 - listed on the Plymouth Colony list of "men able to be ar arms." [1 and 2]

    WILL: There was a will (none has been found) as his wife Mary Higgins is listed as executrix on various records and his son Eliakim Higgins is called executor. [1, Pge 39 and 2)

    TAX LIST:
    01 March 1633 - assesed 9 shillings - Plymouth [1 & 2]
    27 March 1634 - assesed 12 shillings - Plymouth [1 & 2]

    LAND:
    He owned land in Plymouth and Eastham Massachusetts and also in Piscatawa y, New Jersey. Richard and his 2nd wife were also responsible for the land that had been owned by her first husband John Yates in Eastham and Duxbury. [1, pages 27-41 and 3, pages 5-8]

    SOURCE for above information: Noted in brackets [ ] at end of note --
    1] "Richard Higgins and His Descendants", 1918; by Mrs. Katherine Chap in Higgins.
    2] Robert Charles Anderson. The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1633 [database online] Provo, UT: Ancestry.com, 2000. Original data: Robert Charles Anderson. The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1633, vols. 1-3. Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1995.
    3] "Supplement to Richard Higgins and His Descendants", 1924; by Mrs. Katherine Chapin Higgins. 18 19 20
  • Reference Number: 1559
  • Occupation:
  • Note: Taylor [takes an apprentice], planter [farmer]
  • Residence: 1633 Plymouth Colony, Massachusetts
  • Note: [listed as a Freeman]
  • Residence: 1645 Eastham, Massachusetts
  • Note: Removes to
  • Residence: 1670 New Piscataqua, New Jersey
  • Note: Removes to
  • _UID: 27B30C36068F44E28AE13DF0F7466F6A85E5
  • Change Date: 02 Aug 2008 at 20:03



    Father: *Robert Higgins b: in England [prob]
    Mother: (_____) (_____) b: in England [prob]

    Marriage 1 Lydia Chandler b: 1613 in Massachusetts
    • Married: 11 Dec 1634 in Plymouth, Massachusetts 21
    • Note: Reference:
    • Event: Alt. Marriage 23 Nov 1634
    • Note: Alt. Marriage Plymouth, Massachusetts
    • Change Date: 06 Feb 2006
    Children
    1. Has Children Jonathan Higgins b: Jul 1637 in Plymouth, Massachusetts
    2. Has Children Benjamin Higgins b: Jun 1640 in Plymouth, Massachusetts

    Marriage 2 *Mary Yates b: in Massachusetts [poss]
    • Married: Oct 1651 in Eastham, Massachusetts 22 21 23
    • Note:
      Reference:
      "MARRIAGE: (1) Plymouth 11 December 1634 Lydia Chandler (Eastham records g ive this date as 23 November, but the Plymouth record is clearly to be pre ferred), probably daughter of EDMUND CHANDLER; she died probably shortly a fter the birth of Benjamin in 1640, and certainly before Richard Higgins r emarried.
      (2) Eastham October 1651 Mary (_____) Yates, widow of John Yates of Eas tham [MD 8:13]; she survived her second husband and married (3) at Piscata way as his second wife Isaac Whitehead, she having recanted her intenti on to marry Samuel Moore Sr. of Woodbridge [NYGBR 47:21]. She was livi ng in 1702 when her son Thomas allowed her a life tenancy in part of his h ome [NYGBR 47:22]."
      SOURCE: Robert Charles Anderson. The Great Migration Begins: Immigran ts to New England, 1620-1633 [database online] Provo, UT: Ancestry.com, 20 00. Original data: Robert Charles Anderson. The Great Migration Begins: Im migrants to New England, 1620-1633, vols. 1-3. Boston, MA: New England His toric Genealogical Society, 1995. "The Great Migration Begins Sketch es - "PRESERVED PURITAN - RICHARD HIGGINS
    • Change Date: 02 Aug 2008
    Children
    1. Has No Children Mary Higgins b: 27 Sep 1652 in Eastham, Massachusetts
    2. Has Children Eliakim Higgins b: 20 Oct 1654 in Eastham, Massachusetts
    3. Has Children *Jediah Higgins b: 05 Mar 1656/57 in Eastham, Massachusetts
    4. Has Children Zerah Higgins b: Jun 1658 in Eastham, Massachusetts
    5. Has Children Thomas Higgins b: Jan 1660/61 in Eastham, Massachusetts
    6. Has No Children Lydia Higgins b: Jul 1664 in Eastham, Massachusetts
    7. Has Children Rebecca Higgins b: Bef Jul 1664 in Eastham, Massachusetts
    8. Has Children Ruth Higgins b: Abt 1671 in Piscataway, New Jersey
    9. Has Children Sarah Higgins b: Abt 1673 in Piscataway, New Jersey

    Sources:
    1. Media: Book
      Abbrev: Higgins - Richard Higgins Decendants pub. 1919
      Title: Richard Higgins and His Decendants
      Author: Higgins, Katharine Chapin
      Publication: Original Printing Worcester Massachusetts, 1919 ; Reprinted by Higginson Book Company, Salem, Massachusetts
      Repository:
        Name: New England Historic Genealogical Society
        Boston, Massachusetts 02116-3007 USA

      Page: Pages 14-15 and 24
      Quality: 3
    2. Media: Book
      Abbrev: Mass., Plymouth - Genealogical Register of Plymouth Familes
      Title: Genealogical Register of Plymouth Familes
      Author: Davis, William T.
      Publication: Boston, MA: Damrell & Upham, 1899.
      Page: Page 134
      Quality: 3
    3. Media: Book
      Abbrev: The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1633
      Title: The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1633
      Author: Anderson, Robert Charles
      Publication: Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1995
      Repository:
        Name: New England Historic Genealogical Society
        Boston, Massachusetts 02116-3007 USA

      Page: [Sketch of JOHN BARNES]
      Quality: 3
    4. Media: Book
      Abbrev: The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1633
      Title: The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1633
      Author: Anderson, Robert Charles
      Publication: Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1995
      Repository:
        Name: New England Historic Genealogical Society
        Boston, Massachusetts 02116-3007 USA

      Page: [Sketch of EDMUND CHANDLER]
      Quality: 3
    5. Media: Book
      Abbrev: The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1633
      Title: The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1633
      Author: Anderson, Robert Charles
      Publication: Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1995
      Repository:
        Name: New England Historic Genealogical Society
        Boston, Massachusetts 02116-3007 USA

      Page: [Sketch: JOHN SMALLEY]
      Quality: 3
    6. Media: Book
      Abbrev: The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1633
      Title: The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1633
      Author: Anderson, Robert Charles
      Publication: Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1995
      Repository:
        Name: New England Historic Genealogical Society
        Boston, Massachusetts 02116-3007 USA

      Page: [Sketch: GODBERT GODBERTSON]
      Quality: 3
    7. Media: Book
      Abbrev: The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1633
      Title: The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1633
      Author: Anderson, Robert Charles
      Publication: Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1995
      Repository:
        Name: New England Historic Genealogical Society
        Boston, Massachusetts 02116-3007 USA

      Page: [Sketch: JOSIAS COOKE]
      Quality: 3
    8. Media: Book
      Abbrev: The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1633
      Title: The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1633
      Author: Anderson, Robert Charles
      Publication: Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1995
      Repository:
        Name: New England Historic Genealogical Society
        Boston, Massachusetts 02116-3007 USA

      Page: [Sketch: JOHN DOANE]
      Quality: 3
    9. Media: Book
      Abbrev: The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1633
      Title: The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1633
      Author: Anderson, Robert Charles
      Publication: Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1995
      Repository:
        Name: New England Historic Genealogical Society
        Boston, Massachusetts 02116-3007 USA

      Page: [Sketch: MANASSEH KEMPTON]
      Quality: 3
    10. Media: Book
      Abbrev: Mass., Plymouth - Rec. of Town - Plymouth, Pub. by Order of Town 1636-1705
      Title: Records of the Town of Plymouth, Published by Order of the Town 1636-1705
      Publication: Originally published Plymouth, 1889 Reprinted for Clearfield Company, Inc. by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc. Baltimore, Maryland 1995
      Page: Volume 1, Page 16
      Quality: 3
    11. Media: Book
      Abbrev: The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1633
      Title: The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1633
      Author: Anderson, Robert Charles
      Publication: Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1995
      Repository:
        Name: New England Historic Genealogical Society
        Boston, Massachusetts 02116-3007 USA

      Page: [RICHARD HIGGINS] - Marriages
      Quality: 3
    12. Media: Book
      Abbrev: The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1633
      Title: The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1633
      Author: Anderson, Robert Charles
      Publication: Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1995
      Repository:
        Name: New England Historic Genealogical Society
        Boston, Massachusetts 02116-3007 USA

      Page: [RICHARD HIGGINS] - Associations
      Quality: 3
    13. Media: Book
      Abbrev: The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1633
      Title: The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1633
      Author: Anderson, Robert Charles
      Publication: Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1995
      Repository:
        Name: New England Historic Genealogical Society
        Boston, Massachusetts 02116-3007 USA

      Page: [RICHARD HIGGINS] -- Comments
      Quality: 3
    14. Media: Book
      Abbrev: The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1633
      Title: The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1633
      Author: Anderson, Robert Charles
      Publication: Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1995
      Repository:
        Name: New England Historic Genealogical Society
        Boston, Massachusetts 02116-3007 USA

      Page: [RICHARD HIGGINS] -- Bibliographic Note
      Quality: 3
    15. Media: Book
      Abbrev: The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1633
      Title: The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1633
      Author: Anderson, Robert Charles
      Publication: Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1995
      Repository:
        Name: New England Historic Genealogical Society
        Boston, Massachusetts 02116-3007 USA

      Page: [RICHARD HIGGINS] -- Discussion of Will
      Quality: 3
    16. Media: Book
      Abbrev: Higgins - Richard Higgins Decendants pub. 1919
      Title: Richard Higgins and His Decendants
      Author: Higgins, Katharine Chapin
      Publication: Original Printing Worcester Massachusetts, 1919 ; Reprinted by Higginson Book Company, Salem, Massachusetts
      Repository:
        Name: New England Historic Genealogical Society
        Boston, Massachusetts 02116-3007 USA

      Page: Page 39
      Quality: 3
    17. Media: Book
      Abbrev: Higgins - Richard Higgins Decendants pub. 1919
      Title: Richard Higgins and His Decendants
      Author: Higgins, Katharine Chapin
      Publication: Original Printing Worcester Massachusetts, 1919 ; Reprinted by Higginson Book Company, Salem, Massachusetts
      Repository:
        Name: New England Historic Genealogical Society
        Boston, Massachusetts 02116-3007 USA

      Page: Page 38
      Quality: 3
    18. Media: Book
      Abbrev: Higgins - Richard Higgins - Supplement pub. 1924
      Title: Supplement to Richard Higgins and His Descendants
      Author: Higgins, Mrs. Katharine Chapin
      Publication: Worcester, Massachusetts : Printed for the Author; 1924
      Repository:
        Name: New England Historic Genealogical Society
        Boston, Massachusetts 02116-3007 USA
    19. Media: Book
      Abbrev: Higgins - Richard Higgins, pub. 1918
      Title: Richard Higgins, a resident and pioneer settler at Plymouth and Eastham, Massachusetts, and at Piscataway, New Jersey, and his descendants
      Author: Higgins, Katharine Elizabeth Chapin, 1847-1925
      Publication: Worcester, Massachusetts: Printed for the Author, 1918
      Repository:
        Name: New England Historic Genealogical Society
        Boston, Massachusetts 02116-3007 USA
    20. Media: Book
      Abbrev: Higgins - Richard Higgins Decendants pub. 1919
      Title: Richard Higgins and His Decendants
      Author: Higgins, Katharine Chapin
      Publication: Original Printing Worcester Massachusetts, 1919 ; Reprinted by Higginson Book Company, Salem, Massachusetts
      Repository:
        Name: New England Historic Genealogical Society
        Boston, Massachusetts 02116-3007 USA
    21. Abbrev: American Marriage Records before 1699
      Title: American Marriage Records before 1699
      Author: Clemons, William Montgomery
      Publication: Pompton Lakes, NJ: Biblio Co., 1926.
    22. Media: Book
      Abbrev: Gen. Dictionary First Settlers of New England Before 1692
      Title: A Genealogical Dictionary of The First Settlers of New England Before 1692
      Author: Savage, James
      Publication: [Published by Broughton - Brown [Corrected electronic version copyright Robert Kraft, July 1994] Baltimore Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc.]
      Note:
      Published originally by: Griswold - Gunnison. Author James Savage. I found the web site on 30 April 2003. --- vlww.
      Page: Volume 4 [YATES, JOHN]
    23. Media: Book
      Abbrev: Higgins - Richard Higgins Decendants pub. 1919
      Title: Richard Higgins and His Decendants
      Author: Higgins, Katharine Chapin
      Publication: Original Printing Worcester Massachusetts, 1919 ; Reprinted by Higginson Book Company, Salem, Massachusetts
      Repository:
        Name: New England Historic Genealogical Society
        Boston, Massachusetts 02116-3007 USA

      Page: Page 32 -------

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