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James HIGGINS

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1889 MARRIAGES Solemnized in the District of Waterloo
No. 222 27th August 1889 St. Silas' Waterloo
James Higgins - Bachelor - London - Wardsman - full - Sydney - James Higgins & Catherine McKenna ? - Labourer
Mary Court - Spinster - New Zealand - - full - Botany - James Court & Sarah (Savara ?) - Engineer
Married at the Church of St. Silas, Waterloo According to the rites & ceremonies of the Church of England
Parties signed: James Higgins, Mary Court
Witnesses signed: William McConnell ?, Sidney Court
By me H. Martin Officiating Minister


Death 14893/1904 HIGGINS JAMES - JOHN - CATHERINE - SMITHFIELD * 1 Dec 1904

Eastern Suburbs Memorial Park - Cemetery
James Higgins 03/12/1904 AA1 - Anglican FM A1 - 94 Age 48


Births Dec Qtr 1856 HIGGINS James - Whitechapel 1c 373 mmn McKANNA

Looking for parents marriage. Also arrival for James.

Thanks,

Dave
 
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HIGGINS, FRANCIS - MCKENNA
GRO Reference: 1855 M Quarter in WHITECHAPEL Volume 01C Page 408

HIGGINS, JOHN - MCKENNA
GRO Reference: 1858 D Quarter in WHITECHAPEL Volume 01C Page 395
 
Possible for 1861..

Rd: Whitechapel
Sub-RD: Aldgate
Add: Cartwright Square
Piece: 274; Folio: 12; Page: 19

James Higgins 53 [b. Ireland. Lab in Stores Tower of London]
Catherine Higgins 35 [do]
Patrick Higgins 10
Francis Higgins 7
James Higgins 5
John Higgins 2
Henry Higgins 2/12
[Offspring all b. Aldgate]

Geoff
 
Thanks Geoff.

NZ Births
1865/9984 Court Hannah Sarah James
1868/11880 Court Mary Sarah James

NSW Birth 3823/1870 COURT SYDNEY - JAMES - SARAH - REDFERN * just 1870 ?

NSW Marriages
3329/1887 ARTHURS JOHN S - COURT HANNAH - WATERLOO
7421/1890 McKENNEY JOHN T - COURT SIDNEY - WATERLOO


Botany Cemetery
James Phillip Court 23/04/1895 AA1 - Anglican FM A1 - 71 Age 57

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Births Sep 1837 COURT James Phillips - Manchester 20 244 mmn LITTLER * Bapt not on Lancs OPC

??
Marriages Sep 1858 Manchester 8d 102 * Not Lancs OPC
COURT James & SAVAGE Sarah

Dave
 
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Sydney Court married John McKenney so he is not the other witness.


James Court
Spouse's Name Sarah Savage
Event Date 11 Jul 1858
Event Place Cathedral Manchester, Lancashire
Batch: M097894
 
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Can't find James & Sarah in 1861 census.

There is an older James with a Sarah ?? Age at death points to 1838 not 1830.

1861
Event Place Manchester, Lancashire, England
Ecclesiastical Parish St Johns
Registration District Manchester
Residence Note Higham Street
Gender Male
Age 31
Marital Status Married
Occupation Mechanic Parrer
Relationship to Head of Household Head
Birth Year (Estimated) 1830
Birthplace Manchester, Lancashire
Page Number 36
Registration Number RG09
Piece/Folio 2930 / 106
James Court Head M 31 Manchester, Lancashire
Sarah Court Wife F 32 Salford, Lancashire
 
Don't know where in NZ the children were born so that makes it very difficult finding their arrival if port is unknown.

In NZ by 1865.


COURT, MARY ELIZABETH - SAVAGE
GRO Reference: 1858 S Quarter in MANCHESTER Volume 08D Page 237

COURT, ELIZABETH - SAVAGE
GRO Reference: 1861 D Quarter in MANCHESTER Volume 08D Page 249

Deaths Jun Qtr 1861
Court Mary Elizabeth Manchester 8d 169

This does not fit

COURT, ELIZABETH age 5
GRO Reference: 1863 S Quarter in MANCHESTER Volume 08D Page 212

Births Sep Qtr 1858
Court Elizabeth Manchester 8d 128 mmn MARSH

So Elizabeth probably died in NZ or NSW.

NSW BDM is down.
 
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James Court
Spouse's Name Sarah Chaloner
Event Date 29 Sep 1851
Event Place Cathedral Manchester

That must be the couple in the 1861 census.

Elizabeth born Dec Qtr 1861 so they should be in 1861.
 
NSW BDM back up.

Death COURT SARAH 15740/1916 THOMAS ELIZABETH - REDFERN

COURT Sarah Death notice 03OCT1916 Death 79 late of Botany Sydney Morning Herald 05OCT1916

So born abt 1837.

It's the right death.
 
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Sarah Savage
Event Type Census
Event Date 1851
Event Place Manchester, Lancashire, England
Registration District Manchester
Residence Note Chapel Street
Gender Female
Age 13
Occupation Hooker In Warehouse
Relationship to Head of Household Daughter
Birth Year (Estimated) 1838
Birthplace Manchester, Lancashire
Page Number 18
Registration Number HO107
Piece/Folio 2228 / 429
Elizabeth Savage Head F 48 Worsley, Lancashire
John Savage Son M 26 Manchester, Lancashire
Robert Savage Son M 21 Manchester, Lancashire
Sarah Savage Daughter In Law F 23 Manchester, Lancashire
Elizabeth Savage Daughter F 18 Manchester, Lancashire
Hannah Savage Daughter F 16 Manchester, Lancashire
Sarah Savage Daughter F 13 Manchester, Lancashire Unmarried in 1861. ??
Mary A Savage Daughter F 9 Manchester, Lancashire
Thomas Savage Son M 7 Manchester, Lancashire
Emma Savage Daughter F 5 Manchester, Lancashire
Sarah Savage Grand Daughter F 0 Manchester, Lancashire
William Lucas Boarder M 15 Ardwick, Lancashire

Nothing adds up.
 
A summary

NSW Death 4237/1895 COURT JAMES - JAMES ELIZABETH - WATERLOO Age 57

James Phillip Court 23/04/1895 AA1 - Anglican FM A1 - 71 Age 57

NSW Death 15740/1916 COURT SARAH - THOMAS ELIZABETH - REDFERN Age 79

Births Sep 1837 COURT James Phillips - Manchester 20 244 ms LITTLER


Marriage ?? No marriage in NZ or NSW index.

NZ Birth 1865/9984 Court Hannah - Sarah James
 
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James Court
Spouse's Name Elizabeth Littler
Event Date 3 Dec 1826
Event Place Manchester, Lancashire
 
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Sarah Savary
Gender Female
Christening Date 10 Sep 1837
Christening Place WARRINGTON, LANCASHIRE
Father's Name Thomas Savary
Mother's Name Elizabeth


Making no progress with that name and variations.
 
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James Court
Event Type Census
Event Date 1841
Event Place Manchester, Lancashire, England
Residence Note St George Road
Birthplace Lancashire
Registration District Manchester
Parish Manchester
County Lancashire
Page Number 1
Registration Number HO107
Piece/Folio 574/3
Jane Clayton F 50 Lancashire
Joseph Clayton M 20 Lancashire
John Maddocks M 35 Lancashire
Alice Maddocks F 25 Lancashire
Robert Maddocks M 6 Lancashire
James Court M 36 Lancashire
Elizabeth Court F 30
James Court M 3 Lancashire
Edward Court M 1 Lancashire

COURT, EDWARD - LITTLER
GRO Reference: 1840 J Quarter in MANCHESTER Volume 20 Page 592


I'll resume this tomorrow.

Dave
 
The Elizabeth Savage who is head of family in 1851 appears in the 1841 ith the same children and with husband Robert so I don't think it's the right family.

Emeltee
 
Thanks Emeltee.

Yes, I think it's not Savage now.

I think the name on the image is Savara with a ?.

Dave
 
Children of Thomas and Elizabeth Savary
Jane 1828
Margaret 1830
Elizabeth 1832
Sarah 1837

The only Thomas Savary/Elizabeth marriage I can find in the Warrington area is

Thomas Savery/Elizabeth Moores 8 August 1825

No sign of a Savery/Redfern marriage

Emeltee
 
Just a thought - not up to speed with things Australian - is Redfern a place or Elizabeth's maiden name? If it's a place then the Warrington birth and marriage could br correct.

Emeltee
 
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