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HIGGINBOTHAM - Barbados, Jamaica, Caribbean

Postby oldposthouse » Sat Apr 06, 2013 9:50 am

information sought on Higginbotham family from c1750 to 1850 in Barbados, Jamaica and possibly elsewhere in the Caribbean.
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Re: HIGGINBOTHAM - Barbados, Jamaica, Caribbean

Postby chriscod » Wed Feb 05, 2014 4:17 am

Hi . I'm also interested in Higginbottom/Higginbotham. Any help establishing clear connections for a Capt John Higginbottom with a family of 6 who emigrated to Jamaica circa 1740--41. He apparently had land in St George/Portland and members of the family owned a large holding in one of the Western Parishes. There is a fair amount of info on Higginbottoms in Barbados, and various Capt Johns but the chronology is dodgy for this one. He seems to have been instrumental in shipping various "White Settlers" to Jamaica in connection with patent programs passed by the Jamaican Assembly at this time. It seems most likely he is the son of a Captain John noted as having a sloop and interests in Jamaica and Carolina who was mentioned in his father's Barbadian Will

further information may help to clarify the players on stage 1690-1750.
CM Codrington
Researching Codrington and related families in the Caribbean 1640-1880. Family trade and business networks
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Re: HIGGINBOTHAM - Barbados, Jamaica, Caribbean

Postby oldposthouse » Thu Feb 06, 2014 12:15 pm

Capt (later Lt Col - a militia title) John Higginbotham 1609-83 was a planter in St Philips Barbados; his son Capt John (militia title est 1640-1714) continued such but sold up and returned to England where he died. His grandson John (1695-1744) died in Jamaica. Wills of these are widely available .

The last had a son Thomas who was a plantation overseer in Jamaica in 1750s. His other son, John, continued the plantation (marked on Kerguelen's map)

As you say there are a few references to a different Higginbotham who owned a sloop operating in BWI but there is nothing definite to link them. A number of Higginbotham families are known in coastal USA and BWI in the 18th century and more in WV. There are hundreds of sites that will tell you that the WV families are descended from the Barbadian ones but the link is spurious.

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Re: HIGGINBOTHAM - Barbados, Jamaica, Caribbean

Postby oldposthouse » Sat Feb 08, 2014 6:08 pm

Further to my last email I would be interested in further details of his land holdings in St George/Portland and in one of the Western Parishes. Also in the sources of the information on his shipping various "White Settlers" to Jamaica in connection with patent programs passed by the Jamaican Assembly

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