Jonathan Higginson

1807 - 1859

Claimant or beneficiary


Liverpool merchant, awarded the compensation as trustee for Richard Dean, the executor of John Higginson (q.v.) for two awards in Barbados and claiming apparently unsuccessfully for a third.

  1. Son of John Higginson (1776-1834), merchant of Everton, and Sarah Ann Barrow, born Barbados 30/03/1807 and died at Everton Lancashire 09/01/1859. Married Charlotte Higginson, the second daughter of Richard Haynes of Barbados. Partner in Barton, Irlam and Higginson (q.v.) which failed in 1847.

  2. Administration granted to widow Charlotte 08/05/1893 of Jonathan Higginson of Inverleith Road Edinburgh merchant died 06/01/1859 effects £50.

  3. 1841 census shows Jonathan Higginson merchant aged 30 living at Bebington Higher Bebington Cheshire with Charlotte (aged 20) and John (2) and Jane (1); in 1851 there is no matching entry for Jonathan Higginson but Charlotte Higginson wife aged 32 born Barbadoes is living at 3 Ellenbys Building Westbury on Trym, Clifton with daughter Charlotte E (9); Emily (7); Arthur (5) and Jonathan (2).  There is a registration of a marriage for Jonathan Higginson Q1 1838 West Derby Lancs.

  4. According to the Charterhouse Register 1769 -1872 Higginson was born on 20 February 1807 and died in Edinburgh, 6 January 1859.


T71/897 Barbados claim nos. 2751A&B (Palmers) and 2771 (Three Houses).

  1., which attributes the life dates and places to the IGI, [accessed 30/12/2010]. In fact, the IGI individual record confirms his parentship but shows his christening as 30/03/1807.

  2. National Probate Calendar 1893.

  3. 1841 and 1851 censuses; FreeUKGen, England and Wales Free BMD Database, Deaths, 1837-1983 [database online].

  4. R. L. Arrowsmith (comp.), Charterhouse Register 1769 -1872 (London & Chichester, Phillimore, 1974). Thanks to Catherine Smith, Charterhouse Archivist, for this reference.

Further Information

Charterhouse [1821-1823 ]

Associated Claims (4)

£3,705 4s 4d
Unsuccessful claimant
£2,615 15s 10d
Unsuccessful claimant (consensual) (Assignee)
£3,860 11s 6d
Awardee (Trustee)
£5,623 16s 10d
Awardee (Trustee)

Legacies Summary

Commercial (2)

Name partner
Barton, Irlam & Higginson
West India merchant  
Railway Investment
Dublin and Belfast Junction, and Navan Branch Extenstions [1846109]  

Relationships (2)

Son → Father
Business partners

Addresses (2)

Higher Bebington, Cheshire, North-west England, England
Inverleith Road [Row?], Edinburgh, Midlothian (Edinburgh), Central Scotland, Scotland