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James Higgins (1832 - 1920)

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James Higgins
Born in Polmont, Stirlingshire, Scotlandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Brother of [private brother (1820s - 1880s)], , and
Husband of — married in Parish of Falkirk, Stirlingshiremap
Descendants descendants
Died in Ashfield, Duchal Street, Kilmacolm, Renfrewshiremap
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Date: 31 MAR 1832
Place: Polmont, Stirlingshire


Note: #NI069


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Note NI069Christening IGI Individual Record
James Higgins Male
Christ: 31 MAR 1832 Polmont, Stirlingshire, Scotland
Father: John Higgins
Mother: Margaret Bell
Extracted birth record
Source Information
Batch No.: Dates: Source Call No.:
C114874 1820 - 1854 1041955
"On the fifth day of June, 1855 according to the form of the presbyterian Church."
James HIGGINS presently of Grangemouth, Falkirk and usually of that address,
aged 23 an Engineer in a Steamship and bachelor
Janet JOHNSTON presently of Canonbank, Larbert, usually of that same address
aged 24, a Dressmaker, also a Spinster. "Cousins German".
James was born and registered in the Parish of Polmont on March 23, 1832
to John HIGGINS, Farmer, deceased and Margaret BELL.
Janet was born and registered in Falkirk on July 1, 1830 to
George JOHNSTON, Gardner, and Isabella HIGGINS.
William WELSH signed as minister of the West U. P. Church in Falkirk.
Witnesses were John WALKER and George JOHNSTON.
Registered at Falkirk, June 7 to W. S. Kemp, Registrar.
1881 Census Dwelling: Park Road Census Place: Hamilton, Lanark, Scotland
Source: FHL Film 0203693 GRO Ref Volume 647 EnumDist 13 Page 24
James HIGGINS M 49 M Polmont, Stirling, Scotland
Rel: Head Occ: Superintending Engineer
Janet HIGGINS M 50 F Falkirk, Stirling, Scotland
Rel: Wife
James HIGGINS 15 M Falkirk, Stirling, Scotland
Rel: Son Occ: Scholar
Janet HIGGINS 12 F Falkirk, Stirling, Scotland
Rel: Daur Occ: Scholar
Margaret DOYLE 17 F Shotts, Lanark, Scotland
Rel: Servant Occ: Domestic Servant
1891 Cesus Belleview,Clydesdale Street, Hamilton, Lanark
647 ED 001 Page 1 8 Room House
James Higgins M 60 M Polmont, Stirlingshire
Rel: Head Occ: Superintendent Engineer, Retired
Janet Higgins M 60 F Falkirk, Stirlingshire
Rel: Wife
Janet Higgins U 22 F Falkirk, Stirlingshire
Rel: Daur
1901 Census Carron Bank, Brownside Road, Cambuslang, Lanark
627 ED 003 Page 29 8 Room House
James Higgins M 69 M Polmont, Stirlingshire
Rel: Head Occ: Retired Steamship Engineer
Janet Higgins M 70 F Falkirk, Stirlingshire
Rel: Wife
CAMBUSLANG 1882:- town & parish in north of Lanarkshire.
The town stands about one-half mile from the River Clyde, 4 miles south-east of Glasgow; consists of eight sections, or villages, on the banks of a picturesque burn; is near a natural amphitheatre, used in 1742 as a place of worship, and then the scene of a religious revival known as "the Cambuslang wark;" and has a post office, with money order and telegraph departments under Glasgow.
A railway station, Established, Free, United Presbyterian, and Congregational churches; and 2 public schools with about 304 scholars. Population: 5538.
Death Kilmacolm, Renfrewshire entry 25
James Higgins, ship owner (retired), widower of Jessie Johnstone
1920 June 13, 2h 55m PM, aged 88
Ashfield, Kilmacolm
Father: John Higgins, farm grieve, deceased
Mother: Margaret M/S Bell, deceased
Cause: urinary calculii and enlargement of prostate gland, 20 years, gradual exhaustion, 1 month,
as certified by Peter I Laird MB CM
Infotmant: Jane Ferguson, housekeeper, present
National Archives Will for the above James Higgins.
At Edinburgh, the twenty fifth day of June One thousand nine hundred and twenty the Deed hereinafter
Engrossed was presented for registration in the books of the Lords of Council and Session for
preservation and is registered in the said Books as follows.
I JAMES HIGGINS, residing at Ashfield, Kilmacolm, Renfrewshire, hereby direct that in the event of my
death I desire to be buried beside my wife in the Cemetery at Hamilton.
The Executor's Thomas Campbell, Physician, William Archibald, Bank Agent, John Thomson Higgins,
Engineer and James Guthrie, Law Student, conformed to Trust Disposition & Settlement dated
27th August 1909 with relative Codicils dated 27th August 1909, 17th June 1910, 19th February 1913,
22nd June 1915, 4th October 1916 & 10th September 1919.
The beneficiaries
Mrs Jessie Higgins or Rodger, daughter
George Walker, child of sister in law Marion Johnston
Henry Walker, child of sister in law Marion Johnston
John Walker, child of sister in law Marion Johnston
John Thomson Higgins, cousin, 100 Bothwell St. Glasgow
Margaret Bell Janet Maria Higgins, daughter of brother William Higgins
John Higgins, son of brother William Higgins
Mrs Jane Ferguson, housekeeper
Miss Alexia Flemming, sister of Mrs Jane Ferguson
John George Stevenson
Fourteen Charitable Institutions
All Executors as of last Codicil
He left an Estate totaling £36,163

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