Bartholomew  Higgins

Bartholomew Higgins (abt. 1801 - abt. 1877)

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Bartholomew Higgins
Born about in Irelandmap [uncertain]
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married about in Trafalgar, Halton, Gore, Upper Canadamap
Descendants descendants
Died about in Bruce, Ontario, Canadamap [uncertain]
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Contents

Biography

Birth

Bartholomew Higgins was born about 1803 in Ireland.[1][2]

Marriage

He married Susan Swales in 1838 (most often given as 17 Feb 1838 on Ancestry, but the full date is missing from images I've found. Lloyd-391 20:54, 3 July 2017 (EDT)). Witnesses to the marriage were John Swales and Sarah Swales, possibly the bride's parents, but no indication of relationship is available from the record. In later records, her name is usually given as Susannah (or a spelling variant thereof).

1838 Marriage Registration Entry for Bartholomew Higgins and Susan Swales

The location noted in the entry in the marriage registry was "Township of Trafalgar[,] County of Halton[,] District of Gore and Upper Canada," but other researchers suggest the couple were married at St. Stephen's Anglican Church in Hornsby (probably a misspelling of Hornby), Ontario, Canada.

Note: It seems possible, if not supported by the available evidence, the couple were married in St. Stephen's Anglican Church, given that the main body of the church was built in 1837, although it wasn't consecrated until 1862. However, Hornby is a modern location, and I have not found sufficient information about the area to allow me to confirm whether St. Stephen's Anglican Church was located in the historical Trafalgar Township.

Children of the Marriage

  1. Mary Higgins (1839–1903)
  2. Margaret Higgins (1841–1899)
  3. Ann/Hannah Higgins (1842–1916)
  4. Sarah Higgins (1842–1928)
  5. Eliza Higgins (1846–1919)
  6. Simon Henry Higgins (1847–1915)
  7. Bridget/Elizabeth Higgins (1848–1915)
  8. Robert Higgins (1849–1910)
  9. John H Higgins (1852–?)
  10. Jane Ellen Higgins (15 July 1855–21 October 1917)
  11. Susannah Higgins (1858–?)

Death

Bartholomew Higgins died in 1877 in Bruce, Ontario, Canada.[3]

Timeline

1851

In 1851, the family of Bartholomew Higgins (Barthr Higgins), age 49, of Ireland, and Susan Higgins, age 39, of Ireland, is found living in a log home in Downie, Perth, Canada West. There are seven children in the household, ranging in age from 2 to 12 years, all identified as family members, although no relationships are noted. Bartholomew is working as a Mason; none of the other family members are identified as having an occupation. The religion of all family members is given as Episcopln [Episcopalian], the equivalent of Church of England.

Barthr Higgins Household, 1851 Census of Canada
1851 Canada Census, Downie, Perth, Canada West
Line Name Occupation Place of Birth Religion Age Next Birthday Sex Married or Single Family Members
M F M F
36 Barthr Higgins Mason Ireland " [Episcopln] 49 1 M 1
37 Susan Higgins " " 39 1 M 1
38 Mary Higgins Canada " 12 1 S 1
39 Margt Higgins " " 10 1 S
40 Ann Higgins " " 9 1 S 1
41 Sarah Higgins " " 9 1 S 1
42 Eliza Higgins " " 5 1 S 1
43 Simon Higgins " " 4 1 S 1
44 Bridgt Higgins " " 3 1 S 1
45 Robt Higgins " " 2 1 S 1


1861

In 1861, the family of Bartholomew Higgins (B Higgins), age 55, of Ireland, and Susannah, age 48, of England, is found living in a one-story frame house in Southampton, Bruce, Canada West. Living in the household are eleven children between the ages of 3 and 22, all noted as members of the family, although no specific relationships are provided. In 1861, Bartholomew was identified as being a plasterer, and neither his wife, nor any of the young people are noted as having occupations. The religion for all family members is listed as "Church of England."

1861 Census of Canada, household of B Higgins
1861 Census of Canada, Southampton, Bruce, Canada West
Name Occupation Birth Place Religion Age Next Birthday Sex Married or Single Members of Family Attending School
M F M F M F
B Higgins Plasterer Ireland " " [Church of England] 55 1 M 1
Susannah Higgins England " " 48 1 M 1
Mary Higgins Upper Canada " " 22 1 S 1
Margaret Higgins " " " " 20 1 S 1
Hannah Higgins " " " " 19 1 S 1
Sarah Higgins " " " " 19 1 S 1
Eliza Higgins " " " " 15 1 S 1 1
Simon Higgins " " " " 13 1 S 1 1
Elizabeth Higgins " " " " 12 1 S 1 1
Robert Higgins " " " " 11 1 S 1 1
Jno H Higgins " " " " 9 1 S 1 1
Jane C Higgins " " " " 6 1 S 1
Susannah Higgins " " " " 3 1 S 1


1871

In 1871, the family of Bartholomew Higgins, age 68 (he's aged quickly!), of Ireland, and his wife Susanna, age 58, of England, is found living in Southampton, Bruce, Ontario; while the district and subdistrict have remained the same, the Province is now noted as Canada. The family still identifies their religion as Church of England. Several of the young people, most of those in their 20s, are now employed, the young women as servants, and their brother as a cooper. The young people, although noted as having been born Ontario (I'm pretty sure that O. stands for Ontario), are identified as being of Irish origin. Only the youngest, Susanah/Susannah, age 12, is attending school.

Note: For more information about the changing Canadian place names, see Timeline of Ontario history, sections "Part of Province of Quebec, 1763 to 1790," "Upper Canada, 1791 to 1840," "The United Province of Canada (Canada West), 1841 to 1867," and "1867 to 1985," in particular.
Family of Bartholemew Higgins in 1871 Census of Canada
1871 Census of Canada, Southampton, Bruce, Ontario, Canada
Name Sex Age Country or Place of Birth Religion Origin Occupation Married/Single Going to School
Higgins, Bartholomew M 68 Ireland C of England Irish Plasterer M --
", Susanna F 58 England " English -- M --
", Margret F 29 O. [Ontario?] " Irish Servant -- --
", Hanna F 28 " " " " -- --
", Sarah F 28 " " " " -- --
", Eliza F 24 " " " -- -- --
", Simon M 23 " " " Cooper -- --
", Elizabeth F 22 " " " Servant -- --
", Robert M 20 " " " -- -- --
", John H M 19 " " " -- -- --
", Jane E F 15 " " " -- -- --
", Susanah F 12 " " " -- --


Resource Notes

  • "Ontario, Canada Census Index, 1871," Ancestry, index entry for Bartholemew Higgins, citing volunteers from the Ontario Genealogical Society from data supplied by Library and Archives Canada.
  • Ancestry.com. U.S. Naturalization Record Indexes, 1791-1992 (Indexed in World Archives Project) [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010.
  • "1851 Census of Canada East, Canada West, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia," Ancestry.com, entries for Barthr Higgins and others in household, citing "Census of 1851 (Canada East, Canada West, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia)," Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Canada.
  • 1861 Census of Canada, Ancestry.com and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, entries for B Higgins and others in household, citing Canada, "Census returns for 1861," LAC microfilm C-999 to C-1007, C-1010 to C-1093, C-1095 to C-1108, C-1232 to C-1331, M-1165 to M-1166, M-1168 to M-1171, M-556, M-874 to M-878, M-880 to M-886, M-896 to M-900, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa.
  • 1871 Census of Canada, Ancestry.com and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, entries for Bartholemew Higgins and household, citing Library and Archives Canada. Census of Canada, 1871. Ottawa, Ontario, Canada: Library and Archives Canada, n.d.
  • Ontario, Canada Census Index, 1871, Ancestry.com Operations Inc., entry for Bartholemew Higgins, citing volunteers from the Ontario Genealogical Society from data supplied by Library and Archives Canada.
  • Ontario, Canada, Deaths and Deaths Overseas, 1869-1947, Ancestry.com, entry for Bartholomew Higgins, date of death registered 13 Oct 1877, citing Archives of Ontario. Registrations of Ontario Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947. MS 944, reels 1-11. Archives of Ontario, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
  • Ontario, Canada, Marriages, 1801-1928, 1933-1934, Ancestry.com and Genealogical Research Library (Brampton, Ontario, Canada), entries for Bartholomew Higgins and Susanna Swales in the marriage of Simon Higgins and Anna Sorrell, citing Archives of Ontario; Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Registrations of Marriages, 1869-1928; Series: MS932; Reel: 23.
  • U.S. Naturalization Record Indexes, 1791-1992 (Indexed in World Archives Project), Ancestry.com, entry for Bartholomew Higgins, citing National Archives and Records Administration (NARA); Washington, D.C.; Soundex Index to Petitions for Naturalizations Filed in Federal, State, and Local Courts in New York City, 1792-1906 (M1674); Microfilm Serial: M1674; Microfilm Roll: 104.
Note: There is a record for a Bartholomew Higgins, born in Ireland, who petitioned for U.S. citizenship, October 20, 1860. Although this person's birth date is not visible in the digital image of the card, the index reports a DOB of June 14, 1801.[4] (I can no longer find the reference to the DOB mentioned in this note, so I moved it to the Research Notes section. Also, it's unclear whether an 1860 naturalization would apply to the same Bartholomew Higgins who was noted in Canadian censuses from 1851 through 1871. Lloyd-391 22:03, 3 July 2017 (EDT))

Sources

  1. 1851 Canada Census.
  2. 1871 Canada Census.
  3. Ontario, Canada, Deaths and Deaths Overseas, 1869-1947, Ancestry.com.
  4. Ancestry.com. U.S. Naturalization Record Indexes, 1791-1992 (Indexed in World Archives Project) [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010.
  • "Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FMFT-616 : 10 April 2015), Bartholomew Higgins in entry for Oliver Springstead and Elizabeth Higgins, 23 Jun 1873; citing registration , Port Elgin, Bruce, Ontario, Canada, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,862,698.
  • "Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FMF1-WJR : 10 April 2015), Barthomew Higgins in entry for Wm G Ward and Sarah Higgins, 27 Jan 1873; citing registration , Cooksville, Peel, Ontario, Canada, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,862,699.
  • "Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FMVG-PWV : 10 April 2015), Bartholomew Higgins in entry for Simon Higgins and Wilhelmina Weller, 13 Aug 1891; citing registration , Parry Sound, Parry Sound, Ontario, Canada, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,870,469.
  • "Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FMNN-LJG : 10 April 2015), Bartholomew Higgins in entry for Simon Higgins and Anna Sorrell, 17 Sep 1877; citing registration , Underwood, Bruce, Ontario, Canada, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,863,648.
  • "Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FMNN-KH6 : 10 April 2015), Bartholemew Higgins in entry for Irwin Rusk and Hannah Higgins, 07 Jun 1876; citing registration , Southampton, Bruce, Ontario, Canada, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,863,648.
  • "Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FMJ9-R1R : 10 April 2015), Bartholomew Higgins in entry for Sam H Lloyd and Jane Higgins, 27 Feb 1878; citing registration , Kincardine, Bruce, Ontario, Canada, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,863,651.

Acknowledgments

Thank you to Pamela Lloyd for creating WikiTree profile Higgins-1922 through the import of Lloyd, Samuel H ancestry.ged on Jun 6, 2013. Click to the Changes page for the details of edits by Pamela and others.




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Marriage Licence for Samuel H Lloyd and Jane Higgins
Marriage Licence for Samuel H Lloyd and Jane Higgins

Family of Bartholemew Higgins in 1871 Census of Canada
Family of Bartholemew Higgins in 1871 Census of Canada

U.S. Naturalization Record Index, Card (front and back) for Bartholomew Higgins
U.S. Naturalization Record Index, Card (front and back) for Bartholomew Higgins

1838 Marriage Registration Entry for Bartholomew Higgins and Susan Swales
1838 Marriage Registration Entry for Bartholomew Higgins and Susan Swales

1861 Census of Canada, household of B Higgins
1861 Census of Canada, household of B Higgins

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