Higgins (née Holman), Susanna(h)
|Type of person||Individual|
|Date of birth||1826|
|Place of birth||Crowan, Cornwall, England|
|Date of arrival||1839|
|Principal occupation||Wife and mother|
|Date of departure||1843|
|Date of death||1851|
|Place of decease||Reedy Creek Mine at Tungkillo, South Australia|
Susanna Holman was born in 1826, the fourth daughter of John Holman (1795-1853) and Millicent Hodge (1795-1850). She arrived at Port Adelaide from Liverpool, aged 13 years, with parents and other siblings from Crowan, Cornwall on 7 June 1839 aboard Sir Charles Forbes .
Susanna Holman, aged 17 years, married William Bridgeland Higgins (1819-1893), labourer, at Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Adelaide on 4 March 1843. He was able to sign the marriage certificate but she made her mark. Witnesses were John Holman (father or brother?) and Ann Pollard.
They had three children:
John Henry (1845-1914) b. at Port Gawler, m. Sarah Martha Stocker (1839-1927) at Clydesdale, Victoria on 21 March 1868.
William George (1849-1871) died aged 22 years
Susanna Higgins, aged 25 years, died on 23 May 1851 at the Reedy Creek Mine at Tungkillo, South Australia.
- Passengers in History database SA Maritime Museum - Holman 1839
- South Australian Births – Index of Registrations 1842-1906
- South Australian Marriages – Index of Registrations 1842-1937
- South Australian Deaths – Index of Registrations 1842-1972
- SA Census 1841
- South Australian 3 June 1851: