Benjamin Higson and Alice Holme

- a weaver from Great Bolton and his wife -
It is interesting to note that in England the majority of records show the spelling of
the surname as HIGSON. Please note that not all the information below has been

A Note about Bolton, Deane and Rumworth: Deane is an area of Bolton, in Greater
Manchester, England. It is about 2 miles (3.2 km) south west of Bolton and 11 miles
(17.7 km) northwest of the city of Manchester. Historically a part of Lancashire, the
Parish of Deane was one of four parishes within the hundred of Salford and covered
roughly half of the present Metropolitan Borough of Bolton. The Church of St Mary on
which the parish was centred was in the township of Rumworth - Wikipedia

My Great x  4 Grandparents

Benjamin Higson: Possible baptism Benjamin Hickson [sic], son of James Hickson [sic] of
Middle Hulton [no mother mentioned] baptised 19th September 1767 at St Mary, Deane,
Lancashire [about 2 miles from Bolton] Benjamin was a weaver.

NOTE: Not Benjamin Higson baptised at St Peter, Bolton Le Moors 2nd February 1777,
parents Peter and Ellen. This child died 10th April 1778.

I suspect that Benjamin was married twice, based on the similarities of his signature.

First Marriage: Benjamin Higson, bachelor of this parish married Judith Grundy spinster of
Bolton parish on 2nd January 1794 at St Mary, Deane. Benjamin signed and Judith made
her mark. Witnesses were James Ryley [a clerk of the parish] and Roger Welch [Walch?]

Judith Grundy: Possible baptism on 21st February 1773 at St Peter Bolton le Moors,
daughter of
Arthur and Betty Grundy of LL [Little Lever?]

Children: [viewed Ancestry]

Betty Higson baptised 22nd April 1794 [3 months after her parents marriage] daughter of
Benjamin and Judith of Rumworth.

Benjamin Higson son of Benjamin or Rumwoth buried 26th October 1795 St Mary Deane.
No baptism found-

Benjamin Higson baptised 5th November 1796 St Mary Deane, father Benjamin of
Rumworth and Judith.

John Higson son of Benjamin of Great Bolton buried 1st March 1803 St Mary Deane. No
baptism found -

Death: Judith wife of Benjamin Higson of Great Bolton buried 24th January 1804 at St Mary
Deane [viewed Ancestry]

Second Marriage: Benjamin Higson, a weaver of the parish and Alice Holme, a spinster of the
parish were married on 30th April 1804 at St Peter,  Bolton Le Moors, Lancashire. Benjamin
signed his name and Alice made her mark. Witnesses were John Thorley and William Orrell
who also witnessed several other marriages.[viewed Ancestry]

Alice Holme: Possible baptism 11th April 1784, daughter of John and Alice Holme of Great
Bolton, at St Peters Bolton Le Moors. [viewed Ancestry]

Their Children were:

, baptised 17th December 1807 St Mary, Deane By Bolton, Lancashire.
Parents of Great Bolton. [viewed Ancestry]

Richard HIGSON born about 1811 Lancashire - unconfirmed [from 1841 census]

Peter HIGSON; baptised 15th December 1813 Saint Peter, Bolton Le Moors, Lancashire,
England. Abode, Great Bolton. Father Benjamin was a weaver. [viewed Ancestry]

Deaths: Possible death and burial Benjamin Higson on 1st September 1816 at St Mary's
Deane, aged 49 of Great Bolton [DOB 1767]
Alice Higson, widow of Great Bolton aged 64 died and buried on 25th January 1835 at St
Mary's Deane [DOB 1771]