Henry Stogden Highatt

1827 - 1885


  1. Son of John Stogden Highatt and his wife Mary Ann Eliza nee Tharp, baptised in Brampford Speke, Devon, 29/01/1826. Had a younger brother Robert Pallmer Highatt baptised in the same place the folowing year, but he may have died by 1834 as he is not mentioned in the compensation claim for the property. Inherited Orange Grove in Trelawny, Jamaica, in trust on the death of his father in early 1831 and his mother's remarriage in August that same year.

  2. Henry Heghett, age 23, 'Town Traveler' and Jane Heghett, age 22, were living at 8 Kent Square, Liverpool, in the census of 1851. Arabella Jane Highatt, daughter of Henry Stogden Highatt, a book-keeper of Lime Kiln Lane, Liverpool, and his wife Jane, was baptised in Liverpool. 12/05/1853.

  3. Henry Stogden Highatt later moved to Australia where he edited the Forbes and Parkes Gazette. He died in Forbes after an assault in 1885.


  1. Trewmans Exeter Flying Post 19/08/1824 http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Samples/elsewher.htm [accessed 29/03/2011]; Familysearch.org batch no. C05039-1; Findmypast.co.uk, Devon Burials [database online]; PROB 11/1929; Ancestry.com, London, England, Marriages and Banns, 1754-1921 [database online].

  2. 1851 census online.

  3. New South Wales Police Gazette 01/04/1885 p. 104; Ancestry.com, New South Wales, Australia, Registers of Coroners' Inquests, 1821-1937 [database online].

We are grateful to Peter Selley for his assistance with compiling this entry.

Further Information

Arabella Jane (1853-)

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
07/08/1831 [SD] - 1834 [LA] → Trust beneficiary

Legacies Summary

Imperial (1)

Australia: New South Wales 
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Relationships (8)

Son → Father
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Addresses (4)

Brampford Speke, Devon, Devon and Cornwall, England
Forbes, New South Wales, Australia
Lime Kiln Lane, Liverpool, Lancashire, Merseyside, North-west England, England
Little Cleave, Drewsteignton, Exeter, Devon, Devon & Cornwall, England