PHILIP;The elder son,
THOMAS, of whom hereafter.
PHILIP HIGGINSON, a captain in the army, married Eleanor Talbot, and had a son,
PHILIP TALBOT HIGGINSON (-1819), Lieutenant, 73rd Regiment, who wedded, in 1764, Margaret, daughter of Richard Taylor, by whom he had an only child, JANE, who espoused her cousin, the Rev Thomas Edward Higginson.
The second son,
THOMAS HIGGINSON, settled in County Wexford, and died in 1756, having married Mary Colley, by whom he had issue,
THE REV THOMAS HIGGINSON, (1722-89), Vicar of Ballinderry, Rector of Lisburn, who wedded Ann Moore, of Boley, County Wexford, and had issue,
THOMAS EDWARD, of whom hereafter;Mr Higginson's son and heir,
Eliza, m H Marmion, of Lambeg;
Maria, m J Johnston, of Dublin;
Letitia, m Capt Greydon, HM Dragoons.
THE REV THOMAS EDWARD HIGGINSON (1767-1819), Incumbent of Lambeg, espoused, in 1788, his cousin Jane (maternal first cousin of the Earl of Shrewsbury), daughter of Philip Talbot Higginson, Lieutenant, 73rd Regiment, Usher in Court of Exchequer, and had issue,
Thomas Edward, b 1789, lawyer, East India Co; m F Clay; dsp;The third son,
Philip Talbot, Capt. Royal Irish Fusiliers; dsp;
HENRY THEOPHILUS, of whom we treat;
Margaret, m Rev Edward Leslie, Rector of Annahilt.
HENRY THEOPHILUS HIGGINSON JP (1798-1869), of Carnalea House, Crawfordsburn, County Down, Captain, Derriaghy Yeomanry, Sheriff of Carrickfergus, 1849, married, in 1825, Charlotte, only surviving daughter and heiress of John McConnell, of Belfast (son of James McConnell, by Elizabeth his wife, only daughter of Dr Andrew Bogle, of Strabane, one of the claimants of the dormant Earldom of Menteith, by Charlotte his wife, daughter of James Potter, of Mount Potter, County Down), and had issue,
JOHN McCONNELL, of Carnalea;Mr Higginson was succeeded by his eldest son,
Theophilus, CB, Colonel, Indian Army;
Henry Talbot (Dr);
Charlotte Potter; Jane; Dorothea Josepha.
JOHN McCONNELL HIGGINSON JP (1826-), of Carnalea House and Tudor Hall, Holywood, Registrar of the Diocese of Down, Connor & Dromore, who wedded, in 1850, Susan Arabella Gertrude, only daughter of Robert Conry, of Clonahee, County Roscommon, and Lisbrack, County Longford, Captain, 90th Regiment, and had issue,
HENRY HARTLAND, his heir;The eldest son,
Charles William Shaw;
Gertrude Arabella; Charlotte Augusta.
MAJOR HENRY HARTLAND HIGGINSON (1855-1908), of Carnalea House, Major, 2nd Battalion, N Staffordshire Regiment, wedded, in 1886, Elizabeth Mary, youngest daughter of Andrew Armstrong, of Kylemore, County Galway, and St Andrew's, County Dublin, and had issue,
HENRY CLIVE HIGGINSON (1887-), of Carnalea House, County Down.
I am keen to acquire images of Carnalea House, Crawfordsburn, County Down.
First published in July, 2012.