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Mary (Newbold) Higgins (1661 - aft. 1717)

Mary Higgins formerly Newbold
Born in Eckington, York, Englandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married 12 May 1684 in Burlington, Burlington County, New Jerseymap
Descendants descendants
Died after in Somerset County, New Jerseymap
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Mary Newbold, named in her father's 1690 will, daughter of Michaell Newbould was born 23 May 1661; bpt. 16 Jun 1661, at St Peter and St Paul, Eckington, Derbyshire, England.[1] Michael's wife was Anne ____.

Mary, with her family, left England in 1678 and migrated to New Jersey where Michael purchased land 28-29 Jan 1677/8[2] Within a few years the family moved to Burlington County, New Jersey.[3]

"The Marriage between Jodia Higgins and Mary Newbold being first published according to Lawe, was Solemnized ye Twelveth day of ye Third Moneth called May 1684, before Elias ffarre Robert Stacy Justices and Thomas Revell Registr, Joseph Wood Eliakim Higgins, Tho: Higgins, Margarett Newbold Mary Peirson Elizabeth Hull Sarah Higgins Elizabeth Revell, Elizabeth Stacy Hellen Stacy", in Burlington[4][5] Jediah resided in Piscataway, New Jersey.

When Jedediah died in 1715, he left to "Mary my dearly beloved That one third part of all my moveable estate & all my now dwelling house during her natural life." He named her and two of his sons as executors.[6]

Mary Higgins and son, Jediah, received money from the estate of John Rivers, 10 Feb 1717/8. This is the last known record for Mary. [7]


  1. Anne Higgins was born 8 Mar 1684/5 in Piscataway, Middlesex, New Jersey. She died 1702.
  2. Rose Higgins was born 6 Nov 1686 in Piscataway. She died before 23 Apr 1715, when she was not named in her father's will.
  3. Mary Higgins was born 25 Oct 1688 in Piscataway. She died before 1699, at which time a second daughter was named Mary.
  4. Thomas Higgins was born before 19 May 1690 in Piscataway. The will of Michael Newbold 19 May 1690, shows that Mary had four children. Thomas was living Apr 1715 (father's will), but there are no further records.
  5. Jediah Higgins was born 11 Apr 1691 and married Mary
  6. James Higgins was born 7 Aug 1692 in Piscataway. He died intestate between 10 May and 22 May 1718 probably in Somerset, New Jersey. He was unmarried. His brother Jediah was administrator and his heirs were his brothers and sisters (five surviving). He served under Thomas Farmers as a Private in 1715
  7. Joshua Higgins was born 1 Oct 1694 in Piscataway and died before 23 Apr 1715 (father's will).
  8. Phoebe Higgins was born 11 Oct 1696 in Piscataway, Middlesex, NJ. She died before 23 Apr 1715 (father's will).
  9. Michael Higgins was born 23 Jul 1698 in Piscataway. He married Anne Bryant
  10. Mary Higgins was born 24 Jan 1699/1700; married Freegift Stout.
  11. Joseph Higgins was born about 1702. Will dated 17 May 1782 probated 13 Jun 1782 mentions sons: Jediah, Joshua, Azariah & daughters: Ruth Carle, Hannah Rittenhouse, Elizabeth Holliday. Daughters in FGS not in will: Rachel, Nanne.


  1. Parish Register’s St Peter and St Paul Eckington Derbyshire baptisms. Search at with appropriate parameters.
  2. Nelson, William (ed.) Patents and Deeds and Other Early Records of New Jersey 1664-1703. (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. 1982. Links at Ancestry ($) p. 409 West Jersey Records Liber B p. 88
  3. Woodward, E. M. and Hageman, John Frelinghuysen. History of Burlington and Mercer Counties, New Jersey : with biographical sketches of many of their pioneers and prominent men. (Philadelphia : Everts & Peck, 1883) p. 352, 353. Michael was a first settler in Mansfield Township, 1678, a member of the Council of Proprietors. He removed shortly to Springfield Township.
  4. Marriage records, 1665-1800 : edited with an historical introduction on the early marriage laws of New Jersey, and the precedents on which they were founded by New Jersey Historical Society; Nelson, William, 1847-1914 (Paterson, N.J. : Press Publishing and Printing, 1900) [ p. lxxxvii
  5. Burlington Records (1680) (Unit no. 53) : 54 New Jersey State Archive Searchable database: Colonial Marriage Bonds, 1665-1799
  6. 6.0 6.1 Higgins, Katharine Elizabeth Chapin Richard Higgins, a resident and pioneer settler at Plymouth and Eastham, Massachusetts, and at Piscataway, New Jersey, and his descendants Worchester, Mass, Higgins, 1918
  7. New Jersey Historical Society. Documents Relating to the Colonial, Revolutionary And Post-revolutionary History of the State of New Jersey. Newark, 18801949. Vol xxiii. Calendar of New Jersey Wills, Vol. 1 1670-1730. p. 386
  • Arthur Louis Finnell The Order of Americans of Armorial Ancestry Lineage of MembersGenealogical Publishing Co., Inc. 1997
  • George Norwood Comly Comly family in America : descendants of Henry and Joan Comly who came to America in 1682 from Bedminster, Somersetshire, England : with short accounts of the ancestors of Charles and Debby Ann (Newbold) Comly Privately published under supervision of J.B. Lippincott, 1939

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