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Richard Higgins & David Higgins b.1840 County Cork

Richard Higgins & David Higgins b.1840 County Cork

Posted: 24 Jan 2011 5:30PM GMT
Classification: Query
My husband's Gt Grd.father was David Higgins b.1840 County Cork. He married Mary O'Bryan in RC Church Crayford,Kent in 1862. Mary O'Bryan/Brian born Skibereen 1840, parents Daniel and Johana.
Can find no refereces of David Higgins prior to marriage in 1862, where his father given as Richard Higgins (deceased) occ. Land Steward. David obviously immigrated to England.
1911 Census for David Higgins in Crayford, Kent gives birthplace as County Cork, then what looks like "Yarrish of conn??"
Help! How can I proceed?

Re: Richard Higgins & David Higgins b.1840 County Cork

Posted: 24 Jan 2011 6:10PM GMT
Classification: Query
Parish of Conn might be Conna, and unfortunately I do not have my reference materials in front of me but I think that is up towards Mallow (north end of Cork). You can check Mallow Heritage Centre.

I am assuming your Briens were RC. The union of Skibbereen in 1840 also included the unions of Skull and Clonakilty and did not become separate unions until later. You can search http://irishgenealogy.ie in the relevant RC parishes (Skibbereen, Rath & Islands, Rosscarbery, Clonakilty, etc). NOT ALL remaining available records are online yet, but are due to come online some time this year.

Getting started (has links to maps of parishes and much more):
http://www.corkgen.org/publicgenealogy/cork/genealogy.html

Re: Richard Higgins & David Higgins b.1840 County Cork

Posted: 4 Feb 2013 8:05PM GMT
Classification: Query
Hello,
I have a David Higgins who is the Brother in Law to my Great Grandfather (James Linehan). I'm guessing that he is the brother of my GGF's wife, Bridget. I have them on the 1881 Census living at 57 Poland Street, W1. David is a Cabinet Maker and James Linehan is a tailor on the census - any use??
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