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Re: charles higgins
« Reply #9 on: Wednesday 13 December 17 19:25 GMT (UK) »
Bessie was the mother of my grandmother Margaret Higgins. Bessie had Margaret when she was in her 30's. Margaret born 1902 at Yeovil and Bessie lived with her father a couple of miles away at Trent just inside Dorset.  Bessie was not married but I have suspicions the father was a 'March'who lived locally but I can not dfind any records showing financial support.

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« Reply #10 on: Thursday 14 December 17 01:31 GMT (UK) »
Bessie was the mother of my grandmother Margaret Higgins. Bessie had Margaret when she was in her 30's. Margaret born 1902 at Yeovil and Bessie lived with her father a couple of miles away at Trent just inside Dorset.  Bessie was not married but I have suspicions the father was a 'March'who lived locally but I can not dfind any records showing financial support.

Thank you for explaining that.   I see that Margaret was living with her Uncle William and family.

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« Reply #11 on: Friday 12 January 18 08:55 GMT (UK) »
Charles is proving to be a real challenge and apart from a possible mention re the local military in 1884 the latest definite knowledge I have about his whereabouts is witnessing a will on the 16.7.1883 in his role as a sols clerk for his employee rs Messrs Tucker and Forward of Chard, Sim. At his brothers inquest in May 1889 it was mentioned a brother had come over from the USA 4 years earlier for a visit. My grandmother told him he had drowned. I can find no details of his entry or departure from this country or death. He appears to have disappeared. I have family photographs for many members of the Higgins family but nothing for him. I would have expected to have come across some if he had survived. Any lines, thoughts would be much appreciated.  Mark

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« Reply #12 on: Tuesday 16 January 18 19:06 GMT (UK) »
The Bath Chronicle dated 15/3/1888 and other newspapers have recorded a death at sea, having left Portland (I believe in USA). Charles Higgins was drowned. He was then a cook and might it be possible he was working his passage home? I wonder if anyone has access to suitable records? July 1883 is the last 100% record for him although it might be him a year later in the local military.

Any help/suggestions re this mystery would be much appreciated. My grandmother, when she was alive said he had drowned and I was young at the time and can't recall anything else about Charles (Chas) Higgins.

Mark