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Higgins family
« on: Friday 29 August 14 11:28 BST (UK) »
I am having great difficulties with my grandmother's family of Higgins.
George Higgins born 1810 at Bradford Abbas in Dorset married Jane Paul

Son George born 1837 married Charlotte Ring on the 26/2/1863 in Bradford Abbas.

It appears that they had a number of children born at Bradford Abbas or Tatworth in Somerset.

These include
George born 1859 and believe he killed himself and another in Tredegar in 1889. But I have no further information apart from the newspaper report which is how I learnt about him

Charles Paul born about 1841 and believed to have drown sometime.
Bessie died 1942
Eliza Ann
William Frederick died 1871
Mary Jane bap 1844
Ellen Augusta died 1879
James Edward
William
Jane bap 1858
John bapt 1861?


George born 1837 was a policeman at Chard and then Curry Rivel in Somerset before retiring to Trent in Dorset neat Bradford Abbas where he was born.



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Re: Higgins family
« Reply #1 on: Friday 29 August 14 11:35 BST (UK) »
What information are you looking for? George snr or George jnr?

1841 census
Class: HO107; Piece: 291; Book: 2; Page: 5
Bradford Abbas, Dorset

Higgins, George  M  30  Ag Lab
Higgins, Jane  F  25
Higgins, Eliza  F  6
Higgins, George  M  3
Higgins, Charles  M  8 monhs             all born in county
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Re: Higgins family
« Reply #2 on: Friday 29 August 14 11:41 BST (UK) »
1851 census: Class: HO107; Piece: 1859; Folio: 410; Page: 5
Bradford Abbas, Dorset

Higgins, George  Head  M  41  Ag Lab  b Bradford Abbas
Higgins, Jane  Wife  F  37  b Over Compton
Higgins, Eliza  Daughter  F  16  Glove Sewer  b Over Compton 
Higgins, George  Son  M  14  Ag Lab  b Bradford Abbas
Higgins, Charles  Son  M  10  Scholar  b Bradford Abbas
Higgins, Mary  Daughter  F  7  Scholar  b Bradford Abbas
Higgins, James C  Son  M  3  b Bradford Abbas
Paul, Elizabeth  Mother-in-Law  Widow  F  76  b Rimpton, Somerset
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Re: Higgins family
« Reply #3 on: Friday 29 August 14 12:03 BST (UK) »
1861 census: Class: RG 9; Piece: 1361; Folio: 6; Page: 6
Bradford Abbas, Dorset

Higgins, George  Head  M  51  Ag Lab  b Bradford Abbas
Higgins, Jane  Wife  F  46  b Over Compton
Higgins, James  Son  M  14  Scholar  b Bradford Abbas
Higgins, William  Son  M  6  Scholar  b Bradford Abbas
Higgins, Jane  Daughter  F  3  b Bradford Abbas
Higgins, John  Son  4 months  b Bradford Abbas
Paul, Elizabeth  Mother-in-Law  Widow  F  77  b Rimpton, Somerset


Meanwhile, son George in 1861:
Class: RG9; Piece: 4040; Folio: 97; Page: 15
Police Station, Llandough, Glamorgan

Higgins, George  Lodger  M  24  Police Constable  b Bradford Abbas, Dorset
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Re: Higgins family
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 30 August 14 10:06 BST (UK) »
Very many thanks. I am most interested in George jnr's son who I knew nothing about until I read a newspaper of a murder and suicide in Tredegar in 1889. It stated that George was the eldest child of George the policeman at Tatworth. He was suppose to be 30 or 28. Any information about him would be fantastic.

I have been told that another son Charles Paul drowned but I no of no further details.
Many thanks

Mark
 

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Re: Higgins family
« Reply #5 on: Saturday 30 August 14 10:26 BST (UK) »
1881 census: Class: RG11; Piece: 2386; Folio: 134; Page: 27
Tatworth, Chard, Somerset

Higgins, George  Head  M  44  Policeman  b Bradford Abbats, Dorset (sic)
Higgins, Charlotte  Wife  F  44  b Bradford Abbats
Higgins, Charles  Son  M  17  Solicitor's Clerk  b Crewkerne
Higgins, Bessie  Daughter  F  15  Dressmaker  b Chard
Higgins, Elizabeth A  Daughter  F  14  Scholar  b Chard
Higgins, James E  Son  M  12  Scholar  b Chard
Higgins, Mary Jane  Daughter  F  9  Scholar  b Chard
Higgins, William  Son  M  7  Scholar  b Chard


Marriage, March qtr 1863
Sherborne district     vol 5a, page 544

Higgins, George
+ and on the same page +
King, Charlotte


With the children all being born in Somerset, I wonder if he was on a temporary assignment in South Wales in 1861?
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Re: Higgins family
« Reply #6 on: Saturday 30 August 14 10:41 BST (UK) »
I wonder if there were troubles in Wales at that time. I also believe a new port was being built at Penarth for coal. It was most embarrassing for George the policeman to have HIS SON AS A murderer who also killed himself. Also policeman's George's brother William was the Chief Constable of Neath and it would no doubt have caused him some uncomfortable moments. It may well have been that he was instrumental in finding work for his brother in the police

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« Reply #7 on: Saturday 30 August 14 10:44 BST (UK) »
1871 census: Class: RG10; Piece: 2406; Folio: 21; Page: 3
Tatworth Street, Chard, Somerset

Higgings, George  Head  M  34  Police Constable  b Bradford, Doset
Higgings, Charlotte  Wife  F  34  b Bradford, Dorset
Higgings, George  Son  M  10  Scholar  b Bradford, Dorset
Higgings, Charles  Son  M  7  Scholar  b Crekerne
Higgings, Bessie  Daughter  F  5  Scholar  b Chard
Higgings, Eliza Ann  Daughter  F  4  Scholar  b Chard
Higgings, James E  Son  M  2  b Chard
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Re: Higgins family
« Reply #8 on: Saturday 30 August 14 10:55 BST (UK) »
George, the younger younger, born 1861 was in Bradford Abbas in 1881:

Class: RG11; Piece: 2118; Folio: 10; Page: 12
Bradford Abbas, Dorset

Living with the Chainey family
Higgins, George  Lodger  M  20  Railway Plate Layer  b Bradford Abbas

3 doors away we find James Higgins (33) also a Railway Plate Layer, with wife Jane and 5 children.
5 doors previous we find William Higgins (26) a Railway Labourer, with wife Rose and daughter.
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