Matthew James Higgins

1810 - 1868


Journalist and plantation owner in British Guiana, where he inherited an estate [probably Alliance in Demerara]which he visited in 1838-9 and 1846-7. For further details see the entry for his mother, Janet Higgins (née Baillie), to whom the compensation for the British Guiana estate was paid.


ODNB online, H.C.G. Matthew, 'Higgins, Matthew James [pseud. Jacob Omnium] (1810-1868), journalist', which refers to the estate but not to slavery.

Further Information

Oxford DNB Entry

Associated Claims (1)

£15,343 8S 1D
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Legacies Summary

Historical (1)

The Real Bearings of the West India Question, as expounded by the most intelligent and independent free-trader of the... 1848 
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The title has 'edited by Jacob Omnium' and dedicated to Lord John Russell. The pamphlet gathers articles written by Higgins for The...

Relationships (2)

Son → Mother
Son → Father

Addresses (1)

4 Upper George Street, London, Middlesex, London, England