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Higgins (née Holman), Susanna(h)

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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.

Elizabeth (1846-)

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.

Sources

  • 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:



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