Isaac Higgin

1789 - 1832

Claimant or beneficiary

Biography

London merchant, returnee from Jamaica, son of John Higgin and partner in Higgin, Whiteley (q.v.), who died in 1832, apparently on a visit back to Jamaica: his widow Margaret Higgin (q.v.) and co-executors were awarded the compensation for six estates in St Ann, Jamaica.

  1. Baptism 02/05/1789 at St Andrew Holborn of Isaac Higgin son of John and Mary Higgin.

  2. Isaac Higgin AJ and magistrate and vestryman St Anns 1824.

  3. Will of Isaac Higgin [late of the parish of Saint Ann and island of Jamaica but now] of Grove Cottage near Tooting Surrey [and of London Street Fenchurch Street City of London] merchant (made in October 1831) was proved 15/05/1832. In the will he detailed recent purchases in Jamaica, including (1) the Cave Valley plantation or sugar works in St Ann from Edward James Esq., subject to an annuity of £400 p.a. to Timothy Bellamore and his wife Rebecca and an annuity of £1200 p.a. to Edward James and a sum of £14,000 now reduced to £12,000, together with adjacent lands from different vendors; (2) the Dover Castle pen. He left these estates together with two others he named as Tooting and Hyde Park in trust to secure, among other monetary legacies, annuities of £700 p.a. to his wife Margaret and £100 p.a. to his sister Mary. The will identifies his partner as George Whiteley and his nephew and niece as George and Jane Whiteley, presumably the children of his partner and brother-in-law.

  4. Baptisms of Margaret Syms Higgin to Isaac and Margaret Higgin at Lewisham St Mary 01/10/1827; Mary Ann to Isaac (merchant) and Mary [sic] of Mount Pleasant Lewisham at Lewisham St Mary 1827; Sarah Emily to Isaac (Gent.) and Margaret Higgin of Upper Tooting late of Jamaica at Streatham St Leonard 08/08/1832.

  5. Death of Isaac Higgin, son of late Isaac Higgin of No. 18 London St. and of the Island of Jamaica May 1854.

Sources

T71/857 St Ann Nos. 11, 12, 724, 725, 727 & 728.

  1. Ancestry.com, London, England, Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1538-1812 [database online].

  2. Jamaica Almanac 1824.

  3. PROB 11/1800/8.

  4. Ancestry.com, London, England, Births and Baptisms, 1813-1906 [database online].

  5. Times 16/05/1854 p. 1.


Further Information

Absentee?
British/Irish
Spouse
Margaret Syms
Children
Isaac, Thomas, Margaret Syms, Mary Ann, Sarah Emily
Occupation
West India merchant

Associated Claims (1)

£4,421 12S 2D
Beneficiary deceased

Associated Estates (49)

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
1823 [EA] - 1829 [LA] → Trustee and Executor
1823 [EA] - → Mortgagee-in-Possession
1829 [EA] - → Mortgagee-in-Possession
1832 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Previous owner
1823 [EA] - 1829 [LA] → Joint owner
1820 [EA] - 1826 [LA] → Attorney
1823 [EA] - → Other
1820 [EA] - → Lessee
1820 [EA] - 1823 [LA] → Attorney
1826 [EA] - → Agent
1823 [EA] - 1832 [LA] → Trustee
1820 [EA] - 1832 [EY] → Owner
1832 [SY] - 1839 [LA] → Previous owner
1817 [EA] - 1823 [LA] → Attorney
1817 [EA] - → Executor
1820 [EA] - 1829 [LA] → Owner
1832 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Previous owner
1817 [EA] - 1820 [LA] → Attorney
1823 [EA] - → Attorney
1817 [EA] - 1826 [LA] → Attorney
1823 [EA] - → Attorney
1817 [EA] - 1826 [LA] → Attorney
1829 [EA] - → Owner
1832 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Previous owner
1823 [EA] - 1826 [LA] → Executor
1820 [EA] - 1823 [LA] → Attorney
1823 [EA] - 1826 [LA] → Attorney
1820 [EA] - 1829 [LA] → Owner
1832 [EA] - → Previous owner
1820 [EA] - 1826 [LA] → Attorney
1817 [EA] - 1826 [LA] → Attorney
1823 [EA] - → Receiver
1820 [EA] - → Lessee
1829 [EA] - → Owner
1832 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Previous owner
1817 [EA] - 1823 [LA] → Attorney
1823 [EA] - 1826 [LA] → Attorney
1823 [EA] - → Attorney
1826 [EA] - → Agent
1820 [EA] - 1823 [LA] → Receiver
1832 [EA] - → Buyer
1820 [EA] - 1826 [LA] → Attorney
1820 [EA] - 1826 [LA] → Attorney
1826 [EA] - 1829 [LA] → Receiver
1817 [EA] - 1829 [LA] → Owner
1820 [EA] - 01/11/1820 [ED] → Attorney
1829 [EA] - → Buyer
1823 [EA] - → Attorney
1820 [EA] - → Attorney

Relationships (6)

Deceased Husband → Widow
Son → Mother
Son → Father
Son-in-law → Mother-in-law
Brother-in-laws
Notes →
Also business partners in Higgin, Whiteley &...
Executor → Testator

Addresses (1)

Grove Cottage, Tooting, Surrey, London, England