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Peter HIGGINS

Male Abt 1804 - 1847  (~ 43 years)


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  • Name Peter HIGGINS 
    Born Abt 1804  Baltonsborough, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christened 25 Dec 1804  Baltonsborough, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 13 Nov 1847  Nelson, Nelson-Marlborough, NZ Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Cause: Killed by a falling tree 
    Buried 14 Nov 1847  Nelson, Nelson-Marlborough, NZ Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    n/a 
    Person ID I2979  Moore Brickland Family Tree
    Last Modified 18 Apr 2014 

    Father John HIGGINS,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F980  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary SLADE,   b. Abt 1783,   d. 11 Mar 1868, Nelson, Nelson-Marlborough, NZ Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 85 years) 
    Married 26 Dec 1826  Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • The 1841 Census of Somerset has the family living in the following area:
      All that part of the village of Baltonsborough which lies East of the road leading from West Pennard to Barton St David bounded for the East by Cocks Bridge and Southeast by Gibbons.

      Peter and the family applied for a free passage to NZ in July 1841.
      Their application number was 3424 and were recommended by William ROBERTS of Baltonsborough.
      They travelled on the Mary Ann with their 3  children:-
      Sydney aged 18 yrs
      Angelina aged 13 yrs
      Rhoda aged 12 yrs
      and
      Selina aged 6 yrs (possibly the daughter of Mary's  daughter Jemima)

      Also on the ship were 5 adult children from Mary's first marriage to Henry GILL:-
      William aged 31 yrs and his wife and family
      Henry Gill aged 22 yrs (my gt gt grandfather)
      George Gill aged 20 yrs
      Jane Gill aged 21 yrs
      Mercy Gill aged 19 yrs [3]
    Children 
     1. Sydney HIGGINS,   b. Jun 1826, Baltonsborough, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jul 1903  (Age ~ 77 years)
     2. Angelina HIGGINS,   b. 1828, Baltonsborough, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    +3. Rhoda HIGGINS,   b. 1830, Baltonsborough, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jul 1903, Waimea South, Nelson, NZ Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
    Last Modified 28 Jul 2008 
    Family ID F978  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S7] IGI, PO: 19181 (Reliability: 2).

    2. [S32] Internet, Nelson City Council - Cemetery Records (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S58] Burr - Yvonne, E-mail 25 June 2006 (Reliability: 2).

    4. [S7] IGI, Members submission (Reliability: 1).