James Higgins

about 1800–about 1851 (Age 51)
Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland

The Life of James

James Higgins was born about 1800, in Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland. He had at least 6 sons and 3 daughters with Mary Foot. He lived in Saint Dunstan and All Saints Church, Stepney, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom in 1851. He died about 1851, in Middlesex, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 51, and was buried in Bethnal Green, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom.

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James Higgins
Mary Foot
John Higgins
Thomas Higgins
Mary Ann Higgins
Peter Higgins
Ann Higgins
James Higgins
Jane Higgins
Alfred Higgins
James Higgins

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World Events (8)

1801 · The Act of Union

Age 1

The Act of Union was a legislative agreement which united England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland under the name of the United Kingdom on January 1, 1801.
1808 · The British West Africa Squadron

Age 8

The British West Africa Squadron was formed in 1808 to suppress illegal slave trading on the African coastline. The British West Africa Squadron had freed approximately 150,000 people by 1865.

Age 15

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.

Name Meaning

1 Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hUiginn ‘descendant of Uiginn’, a byname meaning ‘viking’, ‘searover’ (from Old Norse víkingr).2 Irish: variant of Hagan .3 English: patronymic from the medieval personal name Higgin, a pet form of Hick .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • James Higgins, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
  • James Higgins, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
  • James Higgins in entry for Mary Ann Higgins, "England, Middlesex Parish Registers, 1539-1988"

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