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30 Aug 2009

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituaries/1541661/Rear-Admiral-Bill-Higgins.html

Published: 12:01AM GMT 06 Feb 2007
- Rear-Admiral Bill Higgins -

Rear-Admiral Bill Higgins, who has died aged 78, defied the Thatcher government as secretary of the D-Notice Committee, a post to which he had been appointed following 40 years of faultless service in the Navy.

Shortly after taking over in 1986 as steward of this discreet body, which exists to issue official guidance to the media over the disclosure of sensitive information about national security, Higgins found himself faced with what became known as "the Zircon affair". This was a row over a television film, made for the BBC by the investigative journalist Duncan Campbell, about a secret spy satellite. In the event, the corporation decided not to show the programme, and Campbell was reduced to writing an article about it in the New Statesman.

Higgins found himself between the media on one side and Margaret Thatcher on the other. The prime minister was furious, and the Speaker refused to let the film be shown in the Commons. Meanwhile, civil liberties organisations showed the film all around the country, raising the prospect of large numbers of prosecutions which might well have failed.

The prime minister had never been enamoured of the D-notice committee, and now she was inspired to an even greater dislike of its voluntary and advisory nature. The Cabinet Office was given the brief of controlling the flood of articles and books that followed the publication of Spycatcher by the former MI5 officer Peter Wright.

Higgins was told that everything he did had to be run past the Cabinet Office, and that he must follow its instructions. He resisted, recognising that this would destroy the voluntary system that had worked since 1912 and fearing that it would lead to more censorship. Supported by his chairman, Sir Clive Whitmore, Permanent Under-Secretary in the Ministry of Defence, he got his way.

Two years later Mrs. Thatcher tried again, attempting to prevent the publication of a book about MI6 by the Conservative MP Rupert Allason
(writing as Nigel West). While the Tory party whips applied pressure on Allason, Higgins was told to cease talking to the author and his publisher, to whom he had been giving advice.

He was ordered to communicate only in writing, having first cleared his drafts with the Attorney-General, something which he decided was both unacceptable and unworkable. The law officers were again pessimistic about whether litigation would work, and Mrs Thatcher and her press secretary conceded that the D-Notice system, under Higgins's care, was the most effective way to keep national secrets – as opposed to political embarrassments – out of the public eye.

When the Government amended the Official Secrets Act in 1989, Higgins was able to reassure the media that, whatever else might be to their detriment, it would not affect D-Notices. Subsequently, he negotiated hard with officials to ensure that his promises to the media were kept.

Throughout his six years in the job Higgins was guided by a personal rule that under the operation of the system no individual should ever be put at risk. He did much to improve public understanding of the system and dealt urbanely with editors, who rang him frequently. They usually took his advice, even erring on the side of caution, he recalled. Higgins found himself advising against publication on only about a dozen occasions a year.

Although the existence of D-Notices had been declassified only in 1981, inquirers found him disarmingly refreshing and open. When the political philosopher Moyra Grant rang Whitehall, she was immediately put through to Higgins, who began by joking that presumably none of her students were anarchists, and then surprised her with his openness. A day later her post brought a list of the D-Notices currently in force, together with an explanatory note from Higgins.

William Alleyne Higgins was born on May 18 1928, the son of Commander Henry Gray Higgins, who had won a DSO in 1917 while commanding a submarine in the Adriatic.

After Wellington, which he hated, Bill entered the Royal Naval College on September 1 1945, while it was still at its wartime location of Eaton Hall; he was therefore one of the last people to qualify for a war gratuity. In his particularly talented term of 55 Special Entry cadets were four future admirals, a commodore, nine captains and 17 commanders.

Four months later Higgins was sent to sea for the first time. He served as captain's secretary in the maintenance carrier Unicorn during the Korean War and then as secretary to the then Captain Michael le Fanu at the boys' training establishment, HMS Ganges. Le Fanu reported that he "envied anyone who is fortunate enough to have Higgins as his supply officer or secretary".

Higgins held increasingly important jobs in the Ministry of Defence. When he was deputy secretary to the Chiefs of Staff, his immediate boss — a fiercely intelligent and fiery senior Army officer — regarded him as a tower of strength. He became secretary to the First Sea Lord, Admiral Sir Terry Lewin, who appreciated the apparently effortless ease with which Higgins discharged his heavy responsibilities and dealt with people.

On promotion to rear-admiral, Higgins was appointed the last Flag Officer Medway, when the Kent dockyard was about to be closed after 300 years. His arrival at Chatham was greeted with the headline "John Nott's hatchet man has arrived", but he was an inspired choice for the job. Thanks to his natural courtesy and genuine concern, he quickly created an atmosphere of co-operation. In particular he tried to find alternative employment for the civilian staff and to attract new businesses to the former naval base.

Higgins was then made Director General, Naval Personnel Services, and Chief Naval Supply and Secretariat Officer, the head of a branch which had evolved from the pursers and clerks of the sailing navy and now had to develop a new strength as the Navy's logisticians.

He was appointed CBE in 1980 and CB five years later.

Bill Higgins was an accomplished handyman: painting and decorating, repairs to furniture, plumbing, mending antique clocks and restoring vintage cars were all well within his compass. He was offended by the wrongs in the world, against which he would often speak out, and he would make door-to-door collections for charities. Only illness prevented him from joining the march for peace in London to try to avert the invasion of Iraq.

With his brother Bob, a submariner, Higgins started to climb mountains in 1946. The two made their first ascent in the Cairngorms without proper boots or rucksacks and taking a tent which had no fastening door-flap. On Easter Sunday Higgins wrote in his diary that they "breakfasted on iced porridge in a snow squall"; they had modelled their rations on Scott's last expedition, forgetting that the polar party had starved to death.

Higgins was a member of the Fell and Rock Climbing Club for 60 years and one of the founder members of the Royal Navy and Royal Marines Mountaineering Club. Aged 74 he climbed three Munros in a day, to bring his total to 259, and was planning to complete all 276 when he died on January 20.

Bill Higgins married, in 1963, Wiltraud Hiebaum, who survives him with their two sons and a daughter.

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05 Jul 2009

The Wiltshire Archæological and Natural History Magazine By Wiltshire Archaeological and Natural History Society - Dec. 1897

Richard Higgins. Born July 1st, 1816. Died June 24th*, 1894. He was the son of poor parents — William and Sarah Higgins, of Everley, and began life as an apprentice in a general shop at Ludgershall. By his industry and energy he raised himself from one position to another until he became city traveler to the large lace firm of Fisher & Co., and on the death of Mr. Fisher he began business on his own account. A man of fine physique, of high character and great enterprise, the firm which he founded—that of Messrs. Higgins, Eagle, & Co., of Cannon St., London, met with much success, and in the latter part of his life he purchased " The Oaks," near Epsom, formerly well known as a residence of the Earls of Derby. He died in London, and was buried in Abney Park Cemetery.

* Date of death differs from cemetery records.

related onsite link  of a Higgins, Eagle, & Co. business postcard

1851 England Census-Middlesex-St Stephen Coleman Street-District 7d
Source:Class: HO107; Piece: 1532; Folio: 154; Page: 32; GSU) No Image Available
Name Age
Richard Higgins 35
Ann Higgins 41
Susan Porter 39
Elizabeth Porter 46
Hannah Whitmarsh 30
Mary Grubb 34

1861 England Census-Middlesex-Islington-Islington West-District 63
(Class: RG9; Piece: 136; Folio: 8; Page: 13; GSU roll: 542579) No Image Available
Name Age
Richard Higgins 45
Gertrude Higgins 5
Laura Higgins 3
Perry Higgins 1
Margaret Hawkins 19
Louisa Hawkins 15
Basel Hawkins 17
Elizabeth Briscoe 50
Hannah Shorey 22

1871 England Census-Surrey-Streatham-District 5
(Source Class: RG10; Piece: 718; Folio: 91; Page: 31; GSU roll: 823347) No Image Available
Name Age
Richd Higgins 54
Anne Higgins 19
Gertrud Higgins 15
Loura Higgins 13
Arthur Higgins 7
Waller Higgins 5
Margaret Hawkins 29
Elizabeth Harfield 20
Augusta Ide 25
Emma Lambeth 22

Household:1881
Name Relation Marital Status Gender Age Birthplace Occupation Disability
Richard HIGGINS Head W Male 65 Everly, Wiltshire, Eng. Lace Merchant
Ann Lydard HIGGINS Dau U Female 29 Finsbury, Middlesex, Eng. Nil
Gertrude HIGGINS Dau U Female 25 Islington, Middlesex, Eng.Nil
Laura Shergold HIGGINS Dau U Female 23 Camden Town, Middlesex, Eng. Nil
Grace HAWKINS Step Dau U Female 32 Islington, Middlesex, Eng. Nil
Hannah TYRED Other U Female 30 Ipswich, Norfolk, Eng. Housemaid
Emma COLE Other U Female 32 Chatham, Kent, Eng. Parlourmaid
Jane LUFF Other U Female 28 Lurgashall,Sussex,Eng. Cook
Source Information:
Dwelling Grove Rd Clapham Park Fernlea
Census Place Streatham, Surrey, England
Family History Library Film 1341154
Public Records Office Reference RG11
Piece / Folio 0665 / 39
Page Number 18

1891 England Census-London-St John the Evangalist Westminster-District 5
Source:Class: RG12; Piece: 78; Folio 148; Page 41; GSU roll: 6095188) No Image Available
Name Age
Richard Higgins 70
Annie L Higgins 39
Gertrude Higgins 35
Jenny Lofts 17
Kate G Howerson 21

http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~abneypark/name/names-hig000.html
ABNEY PARK CEMETERY - LONDON ENGLAND
Name-Date-Age-Burial-Section-Index
Higgins, -- 15dec1916 -- 127242 E04 6S09
Higgins, -- 15dec1916 -- 127243 E04 6S09
Higgins, -- 15dec1916 -- 127244 E04 6S09
Higgins, Agnes Julia 02dec1893 45y 091007 C02 4S03
Higgins, Alfred 22apr1925 87y 142676 B04 7S09
Higgins, Alfred Joseph William 10may1872 05y 050199 B04 2S06
Higgins, Ann 05aug1851 41y 006829 B06 1S05
Higgins, Ann 07jan1887 45y 079553 H04 3S07
Higgins, Ann 01may1903 59y 106139 G07 5-MA
Higgins, Ann Frances 07jan1902 83y 104032 G03 5S01
Higgins, Arthur George 23may1931 55y 153281 A05 7S16
Higgins, Benjamin 23oct1854 65y 012068 C06 1S07
Higgins, Cecila Alice 03apr1902 29y 104519 G08 5S02
Higgins, Charlotte 26jan1880 73y 067040 H08 2S15
Higgins, Charlotte 08feb1912 83y 119467 I07 6S02
Higgins, Charlotte Emma 11apr1860 09y 025022 F05 1S10
Higgins, Charlotte Letitia 02oct1856 30y 016784 F05 1S08
Higgins, Daisy Isabella Julia 17jan1912 05y 119364 K05 6S02
Higgins, Donald Kitchener 07feb1899 03m 099081 B07 4S09
Higgins, Edmund Hayes Bitts 23jun1877 26y 061595 M10 2S12
Higgins, Edward 09dec1855 73y 014682 E05 1-MA
Higgins, Edward 10aug1907 67y 112765 N06 5S08
Higgins, Edwin 15jan1865 59y 034598 F02 1S12
Higgins, Edwin John 26jul1873 44y 052638 F02 2S07
Higgins, Eleanor 06jun1867 75y 039608 D02 2S01
Higgins, Eliza 04mar1862 29y 028715 E08 1S11
Higgins, Eliza 13mar1944 76y 170067 N07 8S06
Higgins, Elizabeth 24jun1918 67y 129949 J09 6S11
Higgins, Elizabeth Anne 01jul1926 71y 144674 M08 7S11
Higgins, Elizabeth Sarah 17nov1858 04y 021820 F02 1S09
Higgins, Ellen 18jan1883 54y 072630 J09 3S02
Higgins, Emeline, Martha 04jun1892 54y 088669 F02 4S01
Higgins, Frederick 01jan1867 42y 038647 D02 2S01
Higgins, Frederick Herbert William 04sep1915 66y 125144 M08 6S07
Higgins, Frederick John 24nov1858 25m 021888 C04 1S09
Higgins, Frederick William 30dec1874 03w 055760 F05 2S09
Higgins, George 15dec1856 72y 017234 F07 1S08
Higgins, Gustavus Alexander 31may1928 73y 147985 --- 7S13
Higgins, Hannah 21jan1863 87y 030398 M05 1S11
Higgins, Harriet 18mar1869 64y 043225 F04 2S02
Higgins, Harry 18mar1954 64y 180975 D04 8S11
Higgins, Helen 11apr1868 49y 041204 D04 2S01
Higgins, Henry 10mar1857 77y 017861 F04 1S08
Higgins, Henry 01nov1949 71y 176191 J03 8S09
Higgins, Herbert John 20mar1929 53y 149667 B04 7S14
Higgins, James 10jan1859 58y 022313 C04 1S09
Higgins, James William 30mar1916 77y 126121 I09 6S08
Higgins, Jane Thesdosia 14dec1895 52y 094181 F02 4S05
Higgins, Jean Ann Watt 11feb1871 02y 047517 C02 2S04
Higgins, Jessie Susan 23feb1968 87y 192375 K05 8S17
Higgins, John 18jan1852 79y 007404 F02 1S05
Higgins, John 18mar1919 90n 132001 --- 7S01
Higgins, John 10oct1923 54y 139872 B02 7S07
Higgins, John Neath Chapel 08oct1862 60y 029808 F08 1S11
Higgins, Joseph 27may1872 56y 050275 G02 2S06
Higgins, Josiah 10jun1868 -- 041528 F02 2S01
Higgins, Kate Marion 27dec1869 08w 044968 F05 2S02
Higgins, Lewis Ross 20feb1919 34y 131694 M08 7S01
Higgins, Louisa Florence 07apr1953 83y 180159 E08 8S11
Higgins, Margaret 06jun1859 25y 023251 H03 1S09
Higgins, Martha 10apr1866 55y 037181 G02 1S13
Higgins, Martha Georgiana 12jul1852 07y 008064 F04 1S06
Higgins, Mary Ann 21mar1863 57y 030741 D08 1S11
Higgins, Matilda Charlotte 04aug1884 54y 075461 E07 3S04
Higgins, May 09dec1965 56y 191037 M09 8S16
Higgins, Richard 08jun1894 78y 091876 B04 4S03
Higgins, Richard Percy 19nov1862 03y 030014 B04 1S11
Higgins, Sarah 07aug1857 62y 018816 C04 1S08
Higgins, Sarah 12jan1875 28y 055922 H06 2S09
Higgins, Sarah 23jun1902 96y 104857 F02 5S02
Higgins, Stephen Joseph 21may1931 72y 153268 G08 7S16
Higgins, Stephen Terence 02jan1953 01m 179759 K04 8S11
Higgins, Thomas 30may1929 63y 150033 B03 7S14
Higgins, Thomas Baker 29may1894 75y 091846 H04 4S03
Higgins, Thomas William 10dec1940 28y 166694 M05 8S04
Higgins, Walter Edward 27jun1908 40y 114099 G08 5S09
Higgins, Walter Williams 16nov1922 63y 138416 M10 7S06
Higgins, William Henry 28mar1855 63y 013187 --- 1S07
Higgins, William Joseph 19feb1958 81y 184533 K05 8S13
Higgins, Williams 18may1871 06d 048059 B03 2S04
Higgins, Zachariah George 18dec1853 59y 010200 L05 1S06
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02 May 2005
Middlesex England Early Marriages

http://www.angelfire.com/fl/Sumter/h3.html 


Groom: HIGGINS, ANTHONY
Bride: MILLS, SARAH
Date: 1784~JUL 26
Parish: EDMONTON
County: MIDDLESEX, ENGLAND

Groom: HIGGINS, CHRISTOPHER P.
Bride: GREEN, ELIZABETH
Date: 1801~MAR 29
Parish: ACTON
County: MIDDLESEX, ENGLAND
Groom Note: P=PAINE

Groom: HIGGINS, EDWARD
Bride: PAGE, SARAH
Date: 1802~DEC 27
Parish: HESTON
County: MIDDLESEX, ENGLAND

Groom: HIGGINS, HENRY
Bride: TODMAN, SUSANNA
Date: 1790~SEP 26
Parish: EALING
County: MIDDLESEX, ENGLAND

Groom: HIGGINS, JAMES
Bride: ANDERSON, MARY
Date: 1766~JUL 30
Parish: EALING
County: MIDDLESEX, ENGLAND
Groom Note: WIDOWER
Bride Note: ST. LUKE, CHELSEA
Comments: LICENSED

Groom: HIGGINS, JAMES
Bride: RAKESTRAW, SARAH
Date: 1763~OCT 02
Parish: TOTTENHAM
County: MIDDLESEX, ENGLAND
Comments: LICENSED

Groom: HIGGINS, JOHAN
Bride: SITH, SUSANNA
Date: 1707~JAN 05
Parish: GREAT STANMORE
County: MIDDLESEX, ENGLAND
Bride Note: UXBRIDGE

Groom: HIGGINS, JOHN
Bride: JAMES, MARY
Date: 1672~SEP 10
Parish: ENFIELD
County: MIDDLESEX, ENGLAND
Groom Note: JIGH BARNET

Groom: HIGGINS, JOHN
Bride: SMITH, ALICE
Date: 1825~DEC 26
Parish: EALING
County: MIDDLESEX, ENGLAND

Groom: HIGGINS, JOSEPH
Bride: LOFMAN, MARY
Date: 1763~MAR 04
Parish: HESTON
County: MIDDLESEX, ENGLAND
Bride Note: WIDOW

Groom: HIGGINS, MATTHIAS
Bride: CLACKSON, MARTHA
Date: 1789~JUN 19
Parish: EDMONTON
County: MIDDLESEX, ENGLAND

Groom: HIGGINS, SAMUEL
Bride: MEAD, SUSANNAH
Date: 1803~MAY 16
Parish: HANWELL
County: MIDDLESEX, ENGLAND

Groom: HIGGINS, SAMUEL
Bride: HILL, MARY
Date: 1786~APR 24
Parish: FINCHLEY
County: MIDDLESEX, ENGLAND

Groom: HIGGINS, THOMAS
Bride: SPICER, MARY
Date: 1701~NOV 17
Parish: GREENFORD
County: MIDDLESEX, ENGLAND
Bride Note: WIDOW

Groom: HIGGINS, THOMAS
Bride: MAYNARD, ANN
Date: 1771~OCT 06
Parish: HILLINGDON
County: MIDDLESEX, ENGLAND

Groom: HIGGINS, THOMAS
Date: 1670-1682
Parish: COWLEY
County: MIDDLESEX, ENGLAND
Bride Note: 12 YR. GAP IN RECORD MAY
Comments: INCLUDE THIS MAN INDICATED BY BAPT.

Groom: HIGGINS, THOMAS
Bride: HEWITT, SARAH
Date: 1826~DEC 24
Parish: EALING
County: MIDDLESEX, ENGLAND

Groom: HIGGINS, WILLIAM
Bride: PLAT, ELIZABETH
Date: 1691~JUN 14
Parish: GREENFORD
County: MIDDLESEX, ENGLAND

Groom: HIGGINS, WILLIAM
Bride: GIBLETT, SARAH
Date: 1806~OCT 02
Parish: HESTON
County: MIDDLESEX, ENGLAND

Groom: HIGGINS, WILLIAM
Bride: BUNNION, ANN
Date: 1636~AUG 18
Parish: EDMONTON
County: MIDDLESEX, ENGLAND

Groom: HIGGINS, WILLIAM
Bride: SMITH, ANN
Date: 1831~APR 25
Parish: EALING
County: MIDDLESEX, ENGLAND

Groom: HIGGINS, WILLIAM
Bride: DAVIS, ELIZABETH
Date: 1837~JUN 18
Parish: EALING
County: MIDDLESEX, ENGLAND

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http://www.wlhg.freeuk.com/burley.htm

Check out website for info on his life and military career

SERGEANT PILOT WILLIAM BURLEY HIGGINS
William Burley Higgins
Born 27th September 1913
Born at Sherwood Cottage, Belph, Derbyshire
Died 14th September 1940
24th September 1940
Buried at St Lawrence Churchyard, Whitwell.

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Added 02 June 2003

Victorian Prisoners in Buckinghamshire
Aylesbury Gaol in the 19th Century
http://www.buckscc.gov.uk/bucks_prisoners/index.htm 

Last Name:            Higgins 
First Name:            Thomas 
Middle Name:           - 
Age:                     54 
Place of Birth:        Aston Sandford 
Place of Residence: Cuddington 
Parent's Name:        - 
Occupation:           Dealer 
Date Received
Into Gaol:              11 May 1872 
Crime:                   Obtaining money by
                           false pretences 
Sentence:             3 months 


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02 June 2003

LOST AND FOUND in the UK
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~lostfound/HI.htm

Living at/ With Year
HIGGIN Mary F 15 Ag. Lab. Not from County Hartshorne Derbyshire 1841
HIGGINBOTHAM Saml. Prvt U 19 M Soldier Manchester-LAN Public Institution,Aston Warwickshire 1851
HIGGINBOTTOM John Sldr U 36 M Private Soldier Landworth-Yks Plymouth Citadel St Andrew Plymouth, Devonshire 1851
HIGGINBOTTOM Timothy age 15 Private Soldier 34th Reg Not Kent INMATE Town Goal and House of CorrectionSandwich, Kent 1841
HIGGINS Catharine Paup U 16 F Servant Norwich-Nfk The Workhouse, Great Yarmouth Yarmouth, Norfolk 1851
HIGGINS Eliza Servant UnM 14 f General Servant (Domestic) Butleigh Som 5 Brooks Farm in Street Somerset 1871
HIGGINS Elizabeth Servant UnM 21 f House Servant East Lydford 2 Overleigh in Street Somerset 1861
HIGGINS Louisa Lodger UnM 16 f Shoe Binder Wells Somerset 17 High Street in Street Somerset 1861
HIGGINS Martha Servant UnM 19 f House Servant Butleigh Somerset 22 High Street in Street Somerset 1861
HIGGINS Martin Prvt U 22 M Private 4th The Kings Own Reg Kiltullagh-Roc St Nicholas Island Barracks, St Andrew Plymouth, Devonshire 1851
HIGGINS Robert Sldr U 29 M Private Soldier St Lukes Dublin-Ire Plymouth Citadel St Andrew Plymouth, Devonshire 1851
HIGGINS Thomas Lodger UnM 30 m Ag Lab Pennard Somerset 25 Stonehill in Street Somerset 1851
HIGGINS William Sldr U 35 M Private Soldier St Lukes Dublin-Ire Plymouth Citadel St Andrew Plymouth, Devonshire 1851
HIGGINSON, Ann U 30 F lodger charwoman Liverpool, Lancashire; James BURKINSHAW Oxford Rd, Dukinfield, Cheshire 1851

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   Added 01 July 2004
Public Records office in England
http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/


Source for info below
http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/default.asp


Higgins in Royal Navy extracted from 1881 British Census 

1. Edwd. HIGGINS - 1881 British Census / Royal Navy 
    Gender: Male Birth: <1860> Dublin, Ireland
    Edwd. HIGGINS Household 
    Male 

    Other Information: 
    Birth Year <1860> 
    Birthplace Dublin, Ireland 
    Age 21 
    Occupation Pte 
    Marital Status U <Unmarried> 

   Source Information: 
   
Vessel "Euphrates" Census Place Royal Navy, England 
    Family History Library Film 1342355 Public Records Office Reference RG11 
    Piece / Folio 5638 / 36 Page Number 14 



2. David HIGGINS - 1881 British Census / Royal Navy 
    Gender: Male Birth: <1859> Ireland

    David HIGGINS Household 
    Male 

    Other Information: 
    Birth Year <1859> 
    Birthplace Ireland 
    Age 22 
    Occupation Private 
    Marital Status U <Unmarried> 

Source Information: 
Vessel "Euphrates" Census Place Royal Navy, England 
Family History Library Film 1342355  Public Records Office Reference RG11 
Piece / Folio 5638 / 48  Page Number 38 


3. Patrick HIGGINS - 1881 British Census / Royal Navy

    Gender: Male Birth: <1858> Ireland

    Patrick HIGGINS Household 
    Male 

    Other Information: 
    Birth Year <1858> 
    Birthplace Ireland 
    Age 23 
    Occupation Private 
    Marital Status U <Unmarried> 

Source Information: 
Vessel "Euphrates"  Census Place Royal Navy, England 
Family History Library Film 1342355  Public Records Office Reference RG11 
Piece / Folio 5638 / 51  Page Number 43 


4. James HIGGINS - 1881 British Census / Royal Navy 
    Gender: Male Birth: <1844> London, Middlesex, England
    James HIGGINS Household 
    Male 

    Other Information: 
    Birth Year <1844> 
    Birthplace London, Middlesex, England 
    Age 37 
    Occupation P O 1 C 
    Marital Status U <Unmarried> 

Source Information: 
Vessel "Turquoise" Census Place Royal Navy, England 
Family History Library Film 1342356 Public Records Office Reference RG11 
Piece / Folio 5642 / 55 Page Number 4 


5. John HIGGINGS - 1881 British Census / Royal Navy 
    Gender: Male Birth: <1855> Nottingham, Nottingham, England
    John HIGGINGS Household 
    Male 

   Other Information: 
   Birth Year <1855> 
   Birthplace Nottingham, Nottingham, England 
   Age 26 
   Occupation Private 1/17th Regt 
   Marital Status U <Unmarried> 

Source Information: 
Vessel "Crocodile" Census Place Royal Navy, England 
Family History Library Film 1342354 Public Records Office Reference RG11 
Piece / Folio 5633 / 32 Page Number 51 
Off Site Link to Photo of the Vessel Crocodile 


6. James HIGGINS - 1881 British Census / Royal Navy 
    Gender: Male Birth: <1859> Newcastle On Tyne, Northumberland, Eng
    James HIGGINS Household 
    Male 

    Other Information: 
    Birth Year <1859> 
    Birthplace Newcastle On Tyne, Northumberland, England 
    Age 22 
    Occupation Gunner 
    Marital Status 

Source Information: 
Vessel "Agincourt" Census Place Royal Navy, England 
Family History Library Film 1342354 Public Records Office Reference RG11 
Piece / Folio 5635 / 65 Page Number 40 
Off Site Information on the Vessel Agincourt 


7. John Henry HIGGINS - 1881 British Census / Royal Navy 
    Gender: Male Birth: <1862> Gravesend, Kent, England
    John Henry HIGGINS Household 
    Male 

    Other Information: 
    Birth Year <1862> 
    Birthplace Gravesend, Kent, England 
    Age 19 
    Occupation Ord 
    Marital Status U <Unmarried> 

Source Information: 
Vessel "Monarch" Census Place Royal Navy, England 
Family History Library Film 1342355 Public Records Office Reference RG11 
Piece / Folio 5636 / 12 Page Number 22 


8. Herbert HIGGINS - 1881 British Census / Royal Navy

    Gender: Male Birth: <1851> Kennin, Cornwall, England
    Herbert HIGGINS Household 
    Male 

    Other Information: 
    Birth Year <1851> 
    Birthplace Kennin, Cornwall, England 
    Age 30 
    Occupation Boatswains Mate 
    Marital Status M <Married> 

Source Information: 
Vessel "HMS Thetis" Census Place Royal Navy, England 
Family History Library Film 1342356 Public Records Office Reference RG11 
Piece / Folio 5642 / 76 Page Number 2 


9. Walter HIGHAN - 1881 British Census / Royal Navy 
     Gender: Male Birth: <1862> West Hyne, Essex, England
     Walter HIGHAN Household 
     Male 

     Other Information: 
     Birth Year <1862> 
     Birthplace West Hyne, Essex, England 
     Age 19 
     Occupation Ord Seaman 
     Marital Status U <Unmarried> 

Source Information: 
Vessel "HMS Thetis" Census Place Royal Navy, England 
Family History Library Film 1342356 Public Records Office Reference RG11 
Piece / Folio 5642 / 79 Page Number 8 


10. George HIGGINS - 1881 British Census / Royal Navy

     Gender: Male Birth: <1861> Cobham, Kent, England
     George HIGGINS Household 
     Male 

     Other Information: 
     Birth Year <1861> 
     Birthplace Cobham, Kent, England 
     Age 20 
     Occupation Stoker 
     Marital Status U <Unmarried> 

Source Information: 
Vessel "HMS Eclipse" Census Place Royal Navy, England 
Family History Library Film 1342354 Public Records Office Reference RG11 
Piece / Folio 5633 / 101 Page Number 5 


11. Jas. HIGGINS - 1881 British Census / Royal Navy 
      Gender: Male Birth: <1859> London, London, Middlesex, England
      Jas. HIGGINS Household 
      Male 

      Other Information: 
      Birth Year <1859> 
      Birthplace London, London, Middlesex, England 
      Age 22 
      Occupation Ord 
      Marital Status U <Unmarried> 

Source Information: 
Vessel "Elk" Census Place Royal Navy, England 
Family History Library Film 1342355 Public Records Office Reference RG11 
Piece / Folio 5636 / 60 Page Number 4 


12. John HIGGINS - 1881 British Census / Royal Navy 
      Gender: Male Birth: <1844> St Marys, Derby, England
      John HIGGINS Household 
       Male 

      Other Information: 
      Birth Year <1844> 
      Birthplace St Marys, Derby, England 
      Age 37 
      Occupation Private R M A 
      Marital Status U <Unmarried> 
      Head of Household George W. JEFFERIES 

Source Information: 
Vessel "Iron Duke" Census Place Royal Navy, England 
Family History Library Film 1342355 Public Records Office Reference RG11 
Piece / Folio 5639 / 91 Page Number 27 


13. George H. HIGGINS - 1881 British Census / Royal Navy 
     Gender: Male Birth: <1864> Liverpool, Lancashire, England
     George H. HIGGINS Household 
     Male 

     Other Information: 
     Birth Year <1864> 
     Birthplace Liverpool, Lancashire, England 
     Age 17 
     Occupation Boy 1st Class 

Source Information: 
Vessel "Superb" Census Place Royal Navy, England 
Family History Library Film 1342355 Public Records Office Reference RG11 
Piece / Folio 5640 / 27 Page Number 26 


14. James HIGGINS - 1881 British Census / Royal Navy 
     Gender: Male Birth: <1850> London Wapping, London, Middlesex, ENG
     James HIGGINS Household 
     Male 

     Other Information: 
     Birth Year <1850> 
     Birthplace London Wapping, London, Middlesex, England
     Age 31 
     Occupation La Corpl R E 
     Marital Status U <Unmarried> 

Source Information: 
Vessel "Jumna" Census Place Royal Navy, England 
Family History Library Film 1342354  Public Records Office Reference RG11 
Piece / Folio 5634 / 61 Page Number 26 


15. John HIGGINS - 1881 British Census / Royal Navy 
      Gender: Male Birth: <1864> Cork Middleton, Ireland
      John HIGGINS Household 
      Male 

      Other Information: 
      Birth Year <1864> 
      Birthplace Cork Middleton, Ireland 
      Age 17 
      Occupation Boy 1st Class 
      Marital Status U <Unmarried> 

Source Information: 
Vessel "Minotaur" Census Place Royal Navy, England 
Family History Library Film 1342355 Public Records Office Reference RG11 
Piece / Folio 5636 / 106 Page Number 36 


16. George HIGGINS - 1881 British Census / Royal Navy

      Gender: Male Birth: <1859> Baltonsborough, Somerset, England
      George HIGGINS Household 
      Male 

      Other Information: 
      Birth Year <1859> 
      Birthplace Baltonsborough, Somerset, England 
      Age 22 
      Occupation Gunner R M A 
      Marital Status U <Unmarried> 

Source Information: 
Vessel "Minotaur" Census Place Royal Navy, England 
Family History Library Film 1342355 Public Records Office Reference RG11 
Piece / Folio 5636 / 108 Page Number 39 


17. Charles HIGGINS - 1881 British Census / Royal Navy 
     Gender: Male Birth: <1860> Newport Pagnell, Buckingham, England
     Charles HIGGINS Household 
     Male 

     Other Information: 
     Birth Year <1860> 
     Birthplace Newport Pagnell, Buckingham, England 
     Age 21 
     Occupation Able Seaman 
     Marital Status M <Married> 

Source Information: 
Vessel "Esk" Census Place Royal Navy, England 
Family History Library Film 1342355 Public Records Office Reference RG11 
Piece / Folio 5637 / 11 Page Number 1 


18. Jacob HIGGINS - 1881 British Census / Royal Navy 
      Gender: Male Birth: <1850> Newcastle On Tyne, Northumberland, ENG
      Jacob HIGGINS Household 
      Male 

      Other Information: 
      Birth Year <1850> 
      Birthplace Newcastle On Tyne, Northumberland, England 
      Age 31 
      Occupation Gunner R M A 
      Marital Status U <Unmarried> 

Source Information: 
Vessel "Superb" Census Place Royal Navy, England 
Family History Library Film 1342355 Public Records Office Reference RG11 
Piece / Folio 5640 / 28 Page Number 29 


19. Bernard J. HIGGINS - 1881 British Census / Royal Navy 
     Gender: Male Birth: <1861> Woolwich, Kent, England
     Bernard J. HIGGINS Household 
     Male 

     Other Information: 
     Birth Year <1861> 
     Birthplace Woolwich, Kent, England 
     Age 20 
     Occupation Ord 
     Marital Status U <Unmarried> 
     Head of Household James CALLAGHAN 

Source Information: 
Vessel "Euryalus" Census Place Royal Navy, England 
Family History Library Film 1342354 Public Records Office Reference RG11 
Piece / Folio 5634 / 90 Page Number 13 


20. John HIGGINS - 1881 British Census / Royal Navy 
      Gender: Male Birth: <1849> Quebec, Canada
      John HIGGINS Household 
      Male 

      Other Information: 
      Birth Year <1849> 
      Birthplace Quebec, Canada 
      Age 32 
      Occupation Gunner R M A 
      Marital Status U <Unmarried> 

Source Information: 
Vessel "Woodlark" Census Place Royal Navy, England 
Family History Library Film 1342354  Public Records Office Reference RG11 
Piece / Folio 5634 / 101 Page Number 16 


21. Thos.G. HIGGINS - 1881 British Census / Royal Navy 
     Gender: Male Birth: <1862> Ryne, Dorset, England
     Thos. G. HIGGINS Household 
     Male 

     Other Information: 
     Birth Year <1862> 
     Birthplace Ryne, Dorset, England 
     Age 19 
     Occupation A B 
     Marital Status U <Unmarried> 

Source Information: 
Vessel "Dragon" Census Place Royal Navy, England 
Family History Library Film 1342354  Public Records Office Reference RG11 
Piece / Folio 5634 / 106 Page Number 7 


22. John HIGGINS - 1881 British Census / Royal Navy 
      Gender: Male Birth: <1845> London, Middlesex, England
      John HIGGINS Household 
       Male 

     Other Information: 
     Birth Year <1845> 
     Birthplace London, Middlesex, England 
     Age 36 
     Occupation Boatswains Mate 
     Marital Status U <Unmarried> 

Source Information: 
Vessel "Northumberland" Census Place Royal Navy, England 
Family History Library Film 1342354 Public Records Office Reference RG11 
Piece / Folio 5635 / 5 Page Number 7 

http://www.britishempire.co.uk/forces/navyships/navyship.htm
Some info and perhaps an image of many of the ships
mentioned above can be found at the above link 

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Also See  - England  
             - Old Bailey Proceedings


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