We read in this article, published soon after Higgins’s execution, that he was transported to Maryland in 1754 on the ship Frisby. Here is an excerpt from the Maryland Gazette mentioning the arrival of Frisby, captained by George Davie.
Custom House, Annapolis
Ship Frisby, George Davie, from Bristol
Shallop Two Maries, Daniel Thorn, from New York
Sloop Georgia Packet, Daniel Higgins, from North Carolina
Cleared for departure:
Snow Polly, John Troy, for Barbados
NB: Frisby clearance for departure to Bristol recorded in Maryland Gazette, November 28, 1754