Matthew Higgins

???? - 1814


Owner of the Alliance estate in British Guiana, dying c. 1814, leaving a widow Janet Higgins and a son Matthew James Higgins (each of whom q.v.). He was almost certainly the Matthew Higgins who was the partner of Hugh McCalmont of Abbeylands (q.v.) until c. 1799.

  1. Will of Matthew Higgins of 93 Gloucester Place Portman Square proved 26/04/1814. In his will he left his estate in trust, after arranging to settle a debt of £10,000 he owed to the London merchant Nathaniel Winter, for his wife for life and after her death to settle £10,000 on each of his three daughters Amelia, Alicia and Harriet, with the remainder to his son Matthew James. The will refers to his late brothers and to amounts of Irish currency Matthew Higgins held for the family. His trustees were Nathaniel Winter, Tully Higgins (then of Demerary) and Alexander Baillie of Harley Street (each of whom q.v.). All three of Matthew Higgins' daughters appear to have married into Italian families, and his wife was in Milan at the time of compensation.


  1. PROB 11/1555/324.

Further Information

Janet Baillie
Matthew James Higgins

Associated Estates (1)

The dates listed below have different categories as denoted by the letters in the brackets following each date. Here is a key to explain those letter codes:

  • SD - Association Start Date
  • SY - Association Start Year
  • EA - Earliest Known Association
  • ED - Association End Date
  • EY - Association End Year
  • LA - Latest Known Association
- 1814 [EY] → Owner

Relationships (4)

Father → Son
Deceased Husband → Widow
Business partners
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Addresses (1)

93 Gloucester Place, Portman Place, London, Middlesex, London, England