||Savage, James. Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England
||Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States
Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States
Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
||1588 - 1690
||HIGGINS - HIGGINSON
|Volume 2, Page 412
Joseph Rogers, had Beriah, b. 27 Sept. foll.; Jonathan, Aug. 1664;
Joseph, 14 Feb. 1667; and Mr. Hamblen adds Elizabeth 11 Feb. 1680; Mary,
22 Jan. 1683; Rebecca, 30 Nov. 1686; James, 22 July 1688; and
Sarah, 18 Oct. 1690; but I doubt, that these five last must have been by
sec. w. * RICHARD, Plymouth 1633, m. 23 Nov. 1634, Lydia Chandler,
rem. to Eastham 1644, was rep. 1647-51, had Jonathan, b. July 1637;
Benjamin, July 1640; m. sec. w. Oct. 1651, Mary Yates, had Mary, b.
27 Sept. 1652; Eliakim, 20 Oct. 1654; William, 15 Dec. 1655, tho.
Col. Rec. has 1654; Judah, 5 Mar. 1657; Zeruiah, June 1658;
Thomas, Jan. 1661; and Lydia, July 1664. ROBERT, Boston, m. 2
Nov. 1654, Susanna Westoe. He was the public executioner, and d.
May 1665. Of this name were more fams. at Eastham in 1801, than of
any, exc. Smith.
HIGGINSON, FRANCIS, Salem, came in the Talbot, 1629 with w.
and eight ch. of wh. Mary d. on the passage, 19 May, at 4 yrs. old. He
was, it is said, s. of Rev. John, b. 1588, bred at Jesus Coll. Cambr.
where be took his A. B. 1609, but was of St. John's when his A. M. was
given 1613, tho. Mather asserts he was of Emanuel; for sev. yrs. was
min. of one of the parish chh. in Leicester; but his growing, dislike of
conformity prevented him first from advancement, and next from comfort
at home, so that he gladly accept. the desire by the Gov. and Comp. of
Mass. for his emigr. hither. He was ord. 6 Aug. 1629, at S. and d. in
the same mo. next yr. A valua. memoir, writ. with his usual diligence by Rev.
J. B. Felt, is one of the best articles in Geneal. Reg. See VI.
105. In it the writer assumes the position, as he had done in the Annals,
I. 69-74, that Higginson was the author of "General Considerations for
the Plantation in N. E. with an answer to sev. object." The admir.
composit. of that tract is not needed to enhance the amiable character of
H. and perhaps Felt, on p. 630 of his Ann. II. allows us to infer, that
the Considerations were publ. with H.'s letters after reach. N. E. contrary
to his first position, that he publ. them a. the time that he eng. to
embark for America. Differing, from Dr. Young, he records Gov.
Hutchinson's phrase in the Coll. 27, as a "positive declaration," and
sensitively expresses his belief of it; yet surely no imputation on the
integr. of Gov. H. can be deduced from the lang. of Dr. Y. Little
criticism is sufficient to decide the main point. "Reasons," good eno.
without doubt, Higginson had, and he was not bound to conceal them;
but if comparison of style should leave any hesitation from the internal
evidence, that the "General Considerations" came from another mind,
the proof externally is abundant. The pamphlet was not issued in London
bef. Oct. 1629; the letter of Higginson, 24 July at Salem, going
with Endicott's despatches, received at a meeting 19 Sept. acknowledg.
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