Charlotte Higgins (née Bulkeley)
Profile & Legacies Summary
1790 - ????
Claimant or beneficiary
Charlotte Higgins née Bulkeley was awarded the compensation for the Blenheim estate in British Guiana as the widow and executrix of Tully Higgins (q.v.) with two co-executors, Alexander Hall and Sir Edmund Antrobus.
- Charlotte Higgins née Bulkeley, born St Petersburg 1790, daughter of John Matthew Bulkeley and Sarah Cramp. Charlotte m. Tully Higgins Saint Mary Marylebone [sic] 1814; remarried Charles Stamforth after 1832. Tully Higgins will is summarised at site cited opposite. 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.
T71/887 British Guiana claim no. 2397 (Blenheim).
- www.stepneyrobarts.co.uk/7212.htm [accessed 13/04/2010]. Tully Higgins is shown in 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, bequeathing £140,000. Tully Higgins died at Bryanston Square. 'Nothing could be traced about his fortune in any source', William D. Rubinstein, op. cit. reference 1832/20, p. 360.
(1) Tully Higgins (2) Charles Stamforth
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