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James Edward Higgins
« on: Monday 08 January 18 18:39 GMT (UK) »
I have had fantastic help with certain members of the Higgins family and if anything can be found regarding James Edward Higgins born 1868 in Tatworth, Somerset He was I believe a school teacher possibly in the Kent area before moving to Warwickshire where he was a police detective. I believe I have a photo of him with a wife and two children. A boy and a girl that looks a couple of years older. Any help would be fantastic.

Mark

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Re: James Edward Higgins
« Reply #1 on: Monday 08 January 18 18:45 GMT (UK) »
What is the source of this info?

I can see a James Edward Higgins bn 1868 in Chard, (rather than Taworth) who can be traced through the censuses.  PArents George (a policeman) and Charlotte.  He is a teacher in Kent on one, and then James marries an Ada and has 2 children and is indeed a policeman in Warwickshire later.
We can give you all the census info if you want it, but dont want to type it all out if yuo already have it!
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Re: James Edward Higgins
« Reply #2 on: Monday 08 January 18 20:08 GMT (UK) »
Thank you so much for your very speedy and helpful response. I do not have the census or any marriage or children details. I have a photo with his school class and one with a wife and girl and boy (names not known). It does seem rather strange that he moved from Kent to Warwickshire but that was the info handed down to me. Tatworth is a small village a mile or so from Chard. It seems a long way to move firstly to Kent and then to join the police force in Warwickshire. If it is correct that he was a detective, they might have been looking for a certain type.His father was a policeman in the Chard area and his brother became chief constable of the small force at Neath.

Just for your background info, his sister Bessie (my gt grandmother) had my grandmother Margaret in Yeovil in 1902. She was living with her father at Trent Mill about 1 mile away and it is suspected that a Charles March of Trent was the father. A year or so after my grandmother's birth he married a women from the Warwickshire area and this Charles March had a brother who was in the police force in the midlands. all very intriguing and I though I would just add to give you some family background. Thank you for anything you can find out.

Huge thanks

Mark

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Re: James Edward Higgins
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 09 January 18 12:33 GMT (UK) »
Here goes:

1871
Tatworth Street
George 34 Police Constable bn Dorset Bradford
Charlotte 34 bn Dorset Br.
George 10 bn Dorset Bradford
Charles 7 bn Crewkerne
Bessie 5 bn Chard
Eliza Ann 4 bn Chard
James E 2 bn Chard

1881 (free to search yourself)
Tatworth, Chard
George Higgins 44 Policeman bn Dorset Bradford Abbots
Charlotte 44 wife bn Dorset Bradford Abbots
Charles 17 solicitors clerk bn Crewkerne
Bessie 15 bn Chard
Eliza 14 bn Chard
James E 13 bn Chard
MAry JAne 9 bn Chard
William 7 bn Chard

1891
High Street Cranbrook Kent
Miriam Iggledon widow living on own means
James E Higgins 22 single lodger School master bn Chard Somerset

1901
Police Offices London Rd Warwick
James E Higgins Police recruit 32 single Police Constable bn Chard Somerset

1911 look ups are not allowed

MArriage
Jan/Feb/Mar 1903
Warwick
Ref 6d 723
James Edward Higgins and Ada Esther Potter

Births of Children, Higgins with mmn Potter -

Harry Jan/Feb/Mar 1907 Warwick   Died Jan/Feb/Mar 1907 Warwick
Edith MAry Jan/Feb/Mar 1908 Aston
Frederick Harold Ap/May/Jun 1909 Aston



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DeBoo - London
Green - Suffolk
Parker - Sussex
Kemp - Essex
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Re: James Edward Higgins
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 09 January 18 15:11 GMT (UK) »
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Very many thanks for your hard work re my grandmother's side of the family. I have posted a forum note on Charles Higgins, a younger brother b 1863 in Crewkerne, Somerset. He was a sols clerk who has just disappeared. When my grandmother was alive she thought that he had drowned but I can find no clues about him.  I have looked in the past at census returns both here and the USA, death notices, Tatworth (nr Chard) church records, military records. I have either missed them or has he just disappeared. His eldest brother George committed a murder and killed himself in Tredegar in Wales and at the inquest it mentioned that 4 years early an older brother came from the USA to try and help him sort himself out. This is the only person that fits and if that detail is correct then there is hope at sometime something might turn up.


Thank you again for all your help,


Mark

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Re: James Edward Higgins
« Reply #5 on: Friday 12 January 18 23:00 GMT (UK) »
I wonder if it possible to find the deaths and places of James and perhaps his wife and children? Many thanks Mark

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Re: James Edward Higgins
« Reply #6 on: Saturday 13 January 18 14:37 GMT (UK) »
His death is easy enough to see

Death
Dec 1955
Warwick
Ref 9c 996
James E Higgins age 87

Probate Index entry:
James Edward Higgins of 26 Emscote Rd Warwick died 21 October 1955 at 1 Broad Street Warwick . Probate to Frederick Harold Higgins Bank Official.


Looks like Ada pre-deceased him -

Probate index entry:
Ada Esther Higgins of 26 Emscote Rd Warwick (wife of James Edward Higgins) died 22 February 1940 .Administration to the said James Edward Higgins retired police superintendent.
Edmonds/Edmunds - mainly Sussex
DeBoo - London
Green - Suffolk
Parker - Sussex
Kemp - Essex
Farrington - Essex
Boniface - West Sussex

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Re: James Edward Higgins
« Reply #7 on: Saturday 13 January 18 14:45 GMT (UK) »
Death

April 1992
Cheltenham
Ref 22 1565
Frederick Harold Higgins age 82, dob 7 May 1909
Edmonds/Edmunds - mainly Sussex
DeBoo - London
Green - Suffolk
Parker - Sussex
Kemp - Essex
Farrington - Essex
Boniface - West Sussex

census information is Crown Copyright from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk