Tully Higgins

1774 - 11th Sep 1832

Slave-owner and antecedent of claimant or beneficiary

Biography

Planter in British Guiana whose widow Charlotte Higgins (q.v.) and other executors collected the compensation for enslaved people on the Blenheim estate.

  1. Born c. 1774. Married Charlotte Bulkeley 10/05/1814 at St Marylebone. 5 children baptised at St Marylebone between 1815 and 1825.  Died 11/09/1832. Left £140,000. Buried at St Marylebone 15/09/1832 aged 58. Will of Tully Higgins proved 08/10/1832. 

  2. Tully Higgins will is summarised at site cited below. He bequeathed (in addition to £300 each to his executors and some small legacies to Catholic charities in Ireland) £40,000 in stock to each of his widow and his daughter Louisa (revised by codicil to £30,000 each); his Blenheim estate in Demerara  was left to his son Bulkeley Higgins, who d. 11/07/1834 aged 19, so Blenheim and residual estate went to Louisa, and formed part of her marriage settlement on her wedding to Percy Barrington, 8th Viscount of Ardglass, in 1845. 

  3. Tully Higgins died 11/09/1832 at [8] Bryanston Square. 'Nothing could be traced about his fortune in any source.' Married Charlotte, surname unknown. Louisa Higgins, the youngest daughter (c. 1825-1884) of Tully and Charlotte Higgins (but apparently heir to the Blenheim estate after the death of Bulkeley in 1834), married in 1845 Percy 8th Viscount Barrington.  

The 9th Viscount Barrington, Walter Bulkeley Barrington (1848-1933) carried the name of his uncle and his maternal grand-mother.

Sources

T71/887 British Guiana No. 2397.

  1. Ancestry.com, London, England, Marriages and Banns, 1754-1921 [database online]; Ancestry.com, London, England, Births and Baptisms, 1813-1906 [database online]; Ancestry.com, London, England, Deaths and Burials, 1813-1980 [database online]; PROB 11/1806. 

  2. www.stepneyrobarts.co.uk/7212.htm [accessed 13/04/2010]. 

  3. William D. Rubinstein, Who were the rich? A biographical dictionary of British wealth-holders Volume One 1809-1839 (London, Social Affairs Unit, 2009) reference 1832/20, p. 360.


Further Information

Absentee?
British/Irish
Spouse
Charlotte
Children
Bulkeley; Matthew; Alicia; Charlotte; Louisa
Wealth at death
£140,000
Rubinstein
1832/20

Associated Claims (1)

£16,799 19S 0D
Other association

Addresses (1)

8 Bryanston Square, London, Middlesex, London, England