The Annual Register for the Year 1767, 7th November

From The Annual Register, or a View of the History, Politics, and Literature for the Year 1767 7th November "...about eleven o'clock in the morning, he was fetched out of gaol, and taken to Petsarn [Pensarn], the place of execution; but was very desirous of being hanged within the walls of the castle, which was … Continue reading The Annual Register for the Year 1767, 7th November

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The Annual Register for the year 1767, 14th February

14th February 1767 The following account is given of Mr. Higgins, who was lately committed to the castle of Gloucester.  That he was born at Cradley near Bromsgrove in Worcestershire.  He lived for some time at Knutsford, in Cheshire, where he married a woman of a very good family; that in October 1765, he had … Continue reading The Annual Register for the year 1767, 14th February

From the Cheshire Parish Register Database

The following is copied from the Cheshire Parish Register Database, which is in itself transcribed from the original registers or microfiche copies. Marriage record Knutsford Parish 21st April 1757 Groom forename: Edward Groom surname: Higgins Groom occupation: Yeoman Groom residence: Knutsford Bride forename: Katherine Bride surname: Bertles Bride status: Spinster Bride residence: Knutsford Witness: John … Continue reading From the Cheshire Parish Register Database

From the Maryland Gazette #486 Thursday, August 22, 1754

This article refers to the arrival of the Frisby laden with goods (as well as convicts).  JUST IMPORTED, from Bristol, in the ship Frisby (Captain George Davie): Best Cheshire and Gloucestershire cheese, bottled beer, window glass 8 by 10, Welsh cottons, Kerseys [rough woollen cloth], half thicks [similar to kerseys], rugs and blankets, nails of … Continue reading From the Maryland Gazette #486 Thursday, August 22, 1754

Maryland Gazette #484 Thurs 14th Aug 1754

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 Entered: Ship Frisby, George Davie, from Bristol Shallop Two Maries, Daniel Thorn, from New York Sloop … Continue reading Maryland Gazette #484 Thurs 14th Aug 1754