Higham 1795 - 1869
George and Margaret Musgrave's second child Emma was born at Shillington
Manor Bedfordshire in 1795.
In 1831 Emma
Musgrave married James Higham at Shillington Parish Church.
The Children of James & Emma Higham
Emma Higham moved to London and lived at 6 Woburn Square Bloomsbury London,
a short distance from Emma's parents house at 6 Gordon Square
James and Emma's first child Henrietta Margaret Higham was born 11th February
1832 and baptised at the Parish Church of St George Bloomsbury on 22nd
Above is the Baptism certificate for James and Emma's second child Emily
Matilda Higham who was born 8th March 1833 and baptised 20th April.
James and Emma's third and last child George Lascelles Higham was born
26th September 1834 and baptised 23rd December.
The Higham Family Woburn Square 1841 - 51
The above census extract dates from 1841 and shows the
Higham family living at 6 Woburn Square Bloomsbury. James and Emma are
listed with their 3 children, Henrietta
(9), Emily (8) and George (6). They have 4 servants liing in.
census extract above for 6 Woburn Square lists James and Higham living
with just their son George. Both daughters Henrietta and Emily were staying
with relatives, the Lascelles family in Amersham Bucks at this time.
Death of James Higham
James died around 1859/60. The 1861 census shown below lists Emma Higham
now living with her son George (26} and daughter Henrietta (29). They
are living at 13 Blomfield Terrace Harrow Road Paddington. Emma's other
daughter Emily Matilda Higham was away from home visiting relatives the
Lascelles family now living in Leckhampton.
1861 marriage George Lascelles Higham
Higham married Eliza Gilbertson on 5th September 1861 at St Saviours Paddington.
The certificate above shows that he was employed by the government working
for their Office of Woods and Forest.
The Children of George Lascelles Higham
George and Eliza's first child Amy Florence Mary Higham was born 7th December
1861 and baptised 30th April 1862 in Ealing.
George and Eliza's second child Herbert Lascelles Higham was born 28th
May 1863 and baptised at Holy Trinity Twickenham 24th June 1863. The family
were now living at North Villa Belmont Road Twickenham Common.
Their next Child Fanny Howard Higham was baptised 17th August 1864. In
1866 their next child Annie Catherine Higham was born. Unfortunately both
children died late in 1870.
George and Eliza's daughter Gertrude Mabel Higham was baptised 3rd June
1868. The family were now living in St Nicholas Road Upper Tooting, Surrey.
George and Eliza's next child Reginald George Higham was born 1st Jan
1871and baptised at Holy Trinity Upper Chelsea on 17th March. The family's
abode is shown as 84 Sloane Street Chelsea.
1871 Census Higham Family Hastings Sussex
The April 1871 census records the family living at 42 Eversfield Place
on the seafront at Hastings. The family comprises George (36), his wife
Eliza (39), and their children Amy (9), Herbert (7), Gertrude (2) and
Reginald (under 4 months). Also in the household were 2 domestic nurses
and 1 domestic maid.
Death of Emma Higham
Lascelles Higham's mother Emma died 13th February 1869. she was living
at 18 Cobham Villas Greenhithe Kent.
Emma Higham's daughter Emily Matilda Higham had married Edward William
Briscoe 23rd June 1864 in St Marylebone. The certificate below shows her
reidence as Swanscombe Kent, a short distance from Greenhithe.
1881 census George Lascelles Higham
Higham's wife Eliza died in 1880 at Hastings Sussex aged 48. The census
extract shown below from 1881 shows the Higham family having returned
to London and living in Paddington they are listed as living at a lodging
house at 44 Eastbourne Terrace.
family comprises George (45) widower, and children Amy (18). Herbert (17),
Gertrude (12), Reginald (10), and last born son Arthur Sydney Higham (7).
There is now just 1 servant employed as a nursemaid by the family.
In 1882 George
Lascelles Higham married Sarah Goldsmith in Elham Kent. They had just
one child George Frederick Lascelles Higham born in Paddington in 1885
and died in 1958 in Folkestone.
Death of George Lascelles Higham
Higham died 7th December 1894. The probate index extract above shows his
address as Winnfield, Grassington Road Eastbourne Sussex.
to note that in 1916 36 years after her death, probate for Eliza Higham
(George Lascelles Higham's first wife) was granted to his second wife
until 1933 when she died 15th January at 92 Cheriton Road Folkstone. Probate
was issued to her only son George Frederick Lacelles Higham.