Tuesday, 23 August 2016

Higginson of Carnalea

THE HIGGINSONS OWNED 65 ACRES OF LAND IN COUNTY DOWN

This family was founded in Ireland by an English gentleman of the name of HIGGINSON, who accompanied the army of WILLIAM III to Ireland, was Colonel in the commissariat department; and dying at a very advanced age, had issue,
PHILIP;
THOMAS, of whom hereafter.
The elder son,

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;
Eliza, m H Marmion, of Lambeg;
Maria, m J Johnston, of Dublin;
Letitia, m Capt Greydon, HM Dragoons.
Mr Higginson's son and heir,

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;
Philip Talbot, Capt. Royal Irish Fusiliers; dsp;
HENRY THEOPHILUS, of whom we treat;
Margaret, m Rev Edward Leslie, Rector of Annahilt.
The third son, 

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;
Thomas Edward;
Charles Henry;
Theophilus, CB, Colonel, Indian Army;
Henry Talbot (Dr);
Charlotte Potter; Jane; Dorothea Josepha.
Mr Higginson was succeeded by his eldest son,

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;
Charles William Shaw;
Thomas Edward;
Robert Conry;
Gertrude Arabella; Charlotte Augusta.
The eldest son,

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.

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