Will (Lichfield) 4 February 1541. John Higinson of Berkswell, yeoman — Children and grandchildren Robert and Dorothy Higginson, each �8, and cousin Agnes Higginson who shall receive of Nicholas Higginson, dwelling in the parish of Wern, three kine [sic], as he had received from her father 36 shillings. His wife to deliver the kine to Nicholas. Small legacies of equal amount to Agnes Walton of Coventry and Margaret Banforth. Wife Jane. Sons-in-law Raufe Olyver and Rolande Radforth, overseers. Soul of Mistress Burway to be prayed for. Mr. George Mathew, overseer. Witnessed by Sr. John Fanchener clerk, Rowland Radforthe, and Thomas Higginson. Cons. Court Coventry and Lichfield. Children: Thomas, witness to his father's will; John, dwelling in Cotton in Wem; Nicholas (then living in Wem); Gregory, unmarried in 1545 (later of Great Packington); daughter; Margerie, wife of Rowland Radfrothe and mother of Robert and Thomas Radforthe; Alice; Margaret; Ellen alias Joys; Elizabeth (last four unmarried).
Some online trees suggest he died in Ireland but this seems unlikely. Putnam concludes that the family originally came from Cotton in Wem, Shropshire as the 1541 will names several relatives at that place.
He was also probably the brother of Thomas Higginson of 'Cotton in Wem' in Shropshire. and William Hyggynson of Wem William (will Lichfield 1553).
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