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John Higgins


Land agent and surveyor. With his brother Frederic, continued the family business started by his father, John Higgins (1795/6–1872), in Alford, Lincolnshire; they also became surveyors by 1892. Captain in the volunteer rifle battalion, Lincolnshire regiment, 1861–87. County magistrate, circa 1892–1900.


Army list 1861, 1887

England & Wales, national probate calendar (index of wills and administrations), 1858–1966 (, accessed 11 February 2015)

England, select births and christenings, 1538–1975 (, accessed 11 February 2015)

Post Office directory of Lincolnshire 1892, 1900


Army list: The army list. London: printed for the compiler of the annual official army list; Her Majesty’s Stationery Office. 1815–1900.

Post Office directory of Lincolnshire: Post Office directory of Lincolnshire. Kelly’s directory of Lincolnshire. London: Kelly and Co. 1849–1937.