3740. Richard Higgins154 was born about 1603 in Leominster, England (Hereford).147 He lived in Cape Cod, Massachusetts (Barnstable) in 1644.506 He died before 1 June 1675 at the age of 72 in Piscataway, New Jersey (Middlesex).147 From: "Genealogical and Family History of the State of Maine", George Thomas Little, A. M., Litt. D., Lewis Historical Publishing Company, New York 1909, volume 4, page 1784
"Richard Higgins, the ancestor, was of Celtic origin, but seems to emigrated to America from the south of England, though some of his descendants claim that he came from the north of Ireland. By trade he was a tailor. He was a man of great strength and integrity of characther. His name appears in the Plymouth records as early as 1633, and he was one of the original settlers at Eastham, Cape Cod, in 1644. He married (first) November 23, 1634, Lydia Chandler; married (second) October, 1651, Mary Yates. Children of the first marraige: 1. Johnathan, born July, 1637. 2 Benjamin, born July, 1640. Children of second wife: 3. Mary, born September 27, 1652. 4. Eliakim, born October 20, 1654. 5. William, born December 15, 1655. 6. Judah, born March 5, 1657. 7. Zerma, born June, 1658. 8. Thomas, born June, 1661. 9. Lydia, born July, 1664."
Was of Celtic origin.
Death: BEF. 1 Jun 1675, Piscataway, Middlesex Co., New Jersey
Family 1: Lydia CHANDLER
3741. Lydia Chandler154 was born in 1613 in England.147 She died before 1650 at the age of 37 in Eastham, Massachusetts (Barnstable).147 Lydia CHANDLER
Family 1: Richard HIGGINS