William Huggins of Coalisland and Gortgonis (1749–1802)

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William Huggins was the fifth son of John Huggins (d.1756) of Glenarb, parish of Aghaloo, and Lettice Kennedy (1718–1797), of Gortnaglush in the parish of Donaghmore, county Tyrone. [1]

William married later in life when he was in his early forties, to his cousin, Sarah Kennedy, in Stirlingshire, Scotland:

    At Denovan. William Huggins, Esq., of Englishtown in
  the County of Armaugh, Ireland, and Miss Sarah Kennedy,
  lawful daughter of the late Mr James Kennedy, Surgeon,
  Crokstown [Cookstown], both residing at Denovan, Bleach-
  field, gave up their names for proclamation in order to
  Marriage. They were proclaimed three times in the Church
  of Dunipace and no objections offered. They were married
  at Denovan Bleachfield on Friday the 31st of August 1792
  by the reverend Mr George Harvey, Minister of the Gou...
  arhert [Congregations of Dunipace and Larbert?]. [2],[3]

Most of what is known of William Huggins and Sarah Kennedy has been recorded in Memorials of Irish deeds deposited with the Registry in Dublin. For this reason, this biographical sketch follows the chronology of deeds perfected by William Huggins with various parties, many of whom were his Kennedy cousins.

In November 1791, William was a party to a deed of release whereby, for the consideration of £1,155 paid to Mathew Anketell, Mr. Anketell released his right and title to William in the town and lands of Englishtown in the parish of Eglish, county Armagh, together with the houses, office houses, orchards, gardens, and improvements; to hold to William with all rights of renewal. [4] Englishtown was not a town, as the place name suggests, but comprised part of Annamoy townland. The modern name appears to be a corruption of the Irish word, eaglais, meaning church. Comprising sixty-four acres, Englishtown lies on the southern bank of the river Blackwater between the villages of Benburb and Blackwatertown, about one mile east of the former and a couple of miles southeast of the latter, bounding on the south the (now defunct) Ulster Canal.

Englishtown 1st OS

Map depicting Englishtown in Annamoy townland,
parish of Eglish, county Armagh, c.1846
.
Source: Ordnance Survey (Dublin).
Adapted by underlining the names of the towns of Benburb and
Blackwatertown, and the hamlet of Englishtown in dark red.
Copies hosted online by Ordnance Survey of Northern Ireland (Belfast),https://apps.spatialni.gov.uk (accessed 2017-08-20).

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Three years later, in October 1794, William sold the leasehold in Englishtown to George Perry of Armagh, for the sum of £1,210. [5]

In 1792, William invested in two mortgages:

  •  £2,000 lent to Charles Mann of Moy, county Tyrone who, in order to secure the debt, assigned to William Huggins two tenements in Moy and land in Leitrim townland, county Derry,subject to a clause of redemption upon repayment by Mr. Mann, with interest and costs. [6]
  • £250 lent to Samuel Ferguson of Littlebridge in the parish of Tamlaght, county Londonderry who, in order to secure the debt, assigned his holding in Drummullan townland (also known as Littlebridge) to William Huggins of Englishtown; subject to a clause of redemption upon repayment by Mr. Ferguson, with interest. [7] ☛ This deed is interesting not only as it relates directly to William Huggins but to the near relations cited therein. First, Samuel Ferguson, himself, was almost certainly related to William’s wife, Sarah Kennedy, whose mother was Margaret Ferguson, daughter of James Ferguson of Littlebridge. Second, one of the witnesses, Thomas Kennedy of Cookstown, was probably Sarah’s elder brother. Another witness, Robert Read, was the husband of William Huggins’ sister, Elizabeth. The third witness, Edward Patterson (or Pattison) of Cookstown, may have had a connection to the Hugginses and Kennedys through the Stevenson line; this research question is pending. Finally, Gilbert Ledlie of Stewartstown, the Commissioner who witnessed the oath sworn by Thomas Kennedy was a near relation to both the Hugginses and Kennedys, by marriage, again through the Stevenson line.

modern Dungannon Cookstown

Modern map showing the locations of Cookstown, Coagh, Pomeroy, Stewartstown, Coalisland, Carland, Donaghmore, and Dungannon.
Source: Ireland/Mapping Townlands – OpenStreetMap Wiki, online at http://dev3.openstreetmap.ie/osm/slippymap.html (accessed 2017-08-20). © OpenStreetMap Contributors.
Adapted by inserting the name of “Lough Neagh."

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In March 1795, Capt. Alexander Richardson of the Royal Tyrone Militia assigned a lease to William Huggins who, by this date, was living in Gortgonis townland near Coalisland in the parish of Tullyniskan. [8] Unfortunately, the Memorial cites neither the location of the premises conveyed nor the consideration given for the conveyance of thirty-one acres Irish plantation measure. However, in July of the following year, Mr. Richardson granted a lease to William in the corn mill and kiln, the parcel of land annexed to the mill, and a seven-acre parcel of land with three roods of turf bog English statute measure, and another parcel, all of which were situated in the townland of Anagher, parish of Clonoe, county Tyrone—to hold to Mr. Huggins for a term of lives including that of his son, John Alexander Huggins, and also of Thompson Huggins, son of John Huggins of Glenarb. [9] Whether or how these two transactions might be related is not known. Interesting, though, is the continuing connection between William at Gortgonis and his brother’s son, Thompson, at Glenarb.

Coalisland and environs

Map depicting Coalisland, Gortgonis, and Anagher, c.1846.
Source: Ordnance Survey (Dublin).
Copies hosted online by Ordnance Survey of Northern Ireland (Belfast),https://apps.spatialni.gov.uk (accessed 2017-08-20).
Adapted by drawing an arrow pointing to Gortgonis.

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Also in 1796, William Huggins executed another deed of assignment whereby, for the consideration of £36, William Davidson of Stewartstown released tenements in Stewartstown and turf moss in Drumagullion, both in the parish of Donaghenry, to Mr. Huggins, subject to a provisoe of redemption. [10]

During the last few years of the eighteenth century, William Huggins perfected a considerable number of deeds, of two types:

  1. recovery of a debt of £2,000 and subsequent sales of related leases; and,
  2. a series of conveyances involving his Kennedy uncles and cousins, which prove interesting from a genealogical perspective.

In the first instance, in June 1798, William obtained a default judgment order on the debt of £2,000 owed him by Charles Mann, of Moy, lately deceased. This order resulted in the assignment of thirteen leases from Charles Mann's daughters to William Huggins. [11] Subsequent deeds registered the sale of these leases by William in order to recover his capital, viz.:

  • 1798-06-09: 494-569-337067: William Huggins of Gortgonis, Esq. to John Gilmore of Moy, re: a tenement in Moy, county Tyrone, and a parcel of land comprising 25 acres 20 perches English statute measure in Corr and Donnavally, parish of Loughgall, county Armagh. [12] ☛ One of the witnesses was John Huggins of county Tyrone, Gent.—probably the son of John Huggins (d.1795) and Jean Thompson (d.1826) of Glenarb in the parish of Aghaloo and thus, a nephew to William Huggins of Gortgonis.
  • 1798-06-09: 494-639-338349: William Huggins of Gortgonis, Esq. to James Dobson of Tyrleenan [Turleenan], Gent., re: 16 acres 3 roods 4 perches English statute measure in Turleenan townland, parish of Clonfeacle, county Tyrone.  John Huggins of Caledon was one of the witnesses. [13]
  • 1798-06-09: 514-388-337069: William Huggins of Gortgonis, Esq. to William Cross of Moy, re: a tenement in Moy and a park of land in the townland of Gorestown nearby, both in the Manor of Charlemont and parish of Clonfeacle. [14]
  • 1798-06-09: 516-196-337068: William Huggins of Gortgonis, Esq. to Edward Harpur of Moy, Merchant, re: a tenement and parcels of land in Moy. [15]
  • 1798-06-09: 519-39-337070: William Huggins of Gortgonis, Esq. to Bartholomew Corran of Loughgall, county Armagh, Gent., re: a parcel of land comprising 33 acres 1 rood with a house and garden, and a house and garden on 2 roods, both in Dromart, county Armagh. [16]
  • 1798-06-09: PRONI ref. D485/5: William Huggins of Gortgonis, Esq. to James Burrowes of Stangmore, co. Tyrone, re: a tenement in Moy. [17]

This series of deeds concludes with the following very interesting reassignment:

  • 1802-02-07: by William Huggins of Gortgonis, Esq. to Edward Harpur, jun., the grandson of Charles Mann, the original insolvent debtor, of several leaseholds of tenements in the town of Moy, for the modest sum of £45. [18] ☛ This deed was executed in the same year that William Huggins’ will was proved, suggesting, perhaps, an eleventh hour reprieve for the Harpur-Mann family fortunes from the elder Huggins to the junior Harpur.

Many of these leases feature fascinating references to the boundaries and extent of properties, the significance of which have been lost in the ensuing centuries. For example, in Moy, the house and garden formerly held by Arthur Rice containing one acre; and, the longer description contained in, the house garden and Tenement in the Town of Moy, formerly possessed by James Reed, together with field belonging to the Town of Moy commonly called Reeds field and one acre of meadow, together with five brick houses at rere of Thomas Caulfields Esqres Garden commonly called the Brickrow with gardens and also field of Land commonly called the five acre field. Would anyone today know where to find Reed's field or the five acre field, let alone the site of James Reed's tenement and Thomas Caulfield's garden?

The final set of Memorials pertains to deeds perfected by William Huggins with his Kennedy kith and kin. Many of these clarify family relationships, and a few make references to certain individuals about whom little else is known or documented elsewhere. A family tree outline of these individuals follows this summary outline of Memorials of deeds:

  • 1759-04-13: 514-319-336670: The third digit of the year, as written in the Memorial, may have been a “6,” in which case the year would have been 1769. More importantly, this Memorial was perfected in November, 1798 by William Huggins, to record thirty (or forty) years retroactively, an indenture of lease granted by Thomas Knox of Dungannon, Esq. to Gilbert Kennedy of Dungannon, Apothecary, of a tenement in Dungannon having 45ft in front and 323ft backwards. Of this tenement, Gilbert (since deceased) had granted a proportion [a third?—this part of the Memorial is illegible] to William Huggins. [19] ☛ Gilbert Kennedy was the fourth son of the Rev. John Kennedy (1683–1761) of Benburb and Elizabeth, daughter of Capt. James Stevenson (d.1747) of Stewartstown. He was, therefore, an uncle to both William Huggins and his wife, Sarah Kennedy. One of the witnesses to the 1798 memorial was Letitia Kennedy of Gortgonis, spinster, sister-in-law to William Huggins and sister of his wife, Sarah.
  • 1788-08-21: no. 515-413-335344 (registered on 1798-04-30): James Kennedy to Letitia Huggins, both of Gortnaglush—reciting first that Gilbert Kennedy, late of Dungannon, had bequeathed his estate and title in several messuages and tenements in and near Dungannon to his brothers, William and John, and his son, James—now, for considerations mentioned in the deed (but not recited in the Memorial), James now granted his one third share to Letitia Huggins. The witnesses included John Huggins of Glenarb and Gilbert Ledlie of Coagh. [20] ☛ This Memorial was drawn up by John Kennedy of Coalisland on the 30th April 1798. Of the parties recited, Letitia Huggins, John Huggins (husband to Letitia), and Gilbert Ledlie (a near relative through the Stevenson line) were dead by 1798. Witnesses to the 1798 Memorial included James Huggins of Glenarb (brother to the late John (d.1795) of Glenarb and to William Huggins of Gortgonis) and Thomas Kennedy of Gortgonis, probably the brother-in-law of William Huggins. Letitia [or Lettice] Huggins, one of the perfecting parties to this deed was, of course, Letitia née Kennedy (d.1797), wife of John Huggins (d.1756) of Glenarb—who were parents to William Huggins of Gortgonis. Although William Huggins was not a party to this deed, it is included here because it is another of the chain of transactions involving the tenement in Dungannon left by Gilbert Kennedy; and it reveals more of the interrelationships between the Huggins and the Kennedy families—in this Memorial, most notably that Gilbert had a son, James, who went to America.
  • 1798-03-23: 504-502-334615: the Rev. William Kennedy of Gortnaglush and John Kennedy of Coal Island, Gent., released to William Huggins of Gortgonis, Esq., their two undivided thirds of the tenement cited in Memorial no. 514-319-336670, above. [21] ☛ The Rev. William Kennedy was the third son of the Rev. John Kennedy (1683–1761) of Benburb and Elizabeth, daughter of Capt. James Stevenson (d.1747) of Stewartstown. He was, therefore, uncle to both William Huggins and his wife, Sarah Kennedy. John Kennedy of Coalisland was probably William Huggins’ brother-in-law, the eldest brother to his wife, Sarah Kennedy.
  • 1798-10-20: no. 513-250-336663: a deed of release whereby, for the considerations mentioned in the deed (but not recited in the Memorial), Thomas Kennedy of Cookstown, Gent., Letitia Kennedy of Cookstown, Spinster, James Cowan of Ballybray, Linen dresser, and his wife, Margaret Cowan otherwise Kennedy, and James Kennedy, jun., of Armagh, Merchant, released to William Huggins of Gortgonis, Esq., their shares in the tenement in the town of Dungannon (held by Gilbert Kennedy as late as 1759—see 514-no. 319-336670 above), to hold to William Huggins forever. [22]
    ☛ These Kennedys were children of the late James Kennedy, sen., of Cookstown, Apothecary, who was William’s uncle and his wife Sarah’s father; thus the Kennedys were both William’s cousins and his brothers- and sisters-in-law. One of the witnesses to the Memorial was John Kennedy of Coal Island, Merchant, probably the eldest brother of the Kennedy children.
  • 1798-11-01: no. 518-199-341082: William Huggins of Gortgonis, Esq. granted to John Robinson of Dungannon, the lease of the tenement in Market-street in Dungannon, containing in front 45 feet and extending backwards 323 feet; to hold to Mr. Robinson forever, subject to the yearly rent. [23]
  • 1800-01-14: no. 522-588-343191: an indented deed of release granted by John Kennedy of Gortnaglush to William Huggins of Gortgonis, re: a tenement, ground, fixtures, and furniture at Coalisland. Witnesses included the Rev. William Kennedy of Gortnaglush and Thomas Kennedy of Coalisland. [24] ☛ The Rev. William Kennedy was uncle to William’s wife, Sarah Kennedy, and also uncle to William. Thomas Kennedy was Sarah’s brother, and William’s brother-in-law.
  • 1800-09-27: no. 531-456-352539: an indented deed of release and assignment granted by William Huggins, husband of Sarah Huggins otherwise Kennedy, Thomas Kennedy, Gent., and Letitia Kennedy, Spinster, all of Coalisland—Sarah, Thomas, and Letitia were three of the children and devisees of James Kennedy of Cookstown, Apothecary, deceased—to James Cowan, jun., of Ballybray, co. Tyrone, re: a tenement and parcels of ground in the parish of Derryloran. [25]

Wm Huggins of Gortgonis + Sarah Kennedy 2017-08-20

Outline of the Kennedy and Huggins families of
William Huggins of Gortgonis, Esq., and Sarah Kennedy of Cookstown
.
© Alison Kilpatrick 2017.

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The map, below, highlights the place names of interest to William Huggins' life in the county of Tyrone:

map tyrone 1882 wm huggins d1802

Map of county Tyrone: Blue markings depict Glenarb townland, parish of Aghaloo, where William Huggins (1749–1802) was born; Englishtown, which he purchased in 1794; and, Gortgonis, near Coalisland, where he lived the remainder of his life.
William's eldest sons, John Alexander and William, jun., lived in the parish of Desertcreat, and his daughter, Margaret, at Gortalowry, Cookstown.

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Source: Adapted from Philips' Handy Atlas of the Counties of Ireland,
by John Bartholomew and P.W. Joyce. London: George Philip & Son, 1882.
Digital copy online at Lennon Wylie, lennonwylie.co.uk (accessed 2015-11-21).

William Huggins died sometime before or during the year, 1802: this was the year that the prergogative will was proved for his estate. [26] By his will, William appointed his nephew, Samuel Carson Huggins, as guardian of his wee infants[27] Five children have been discovered to date, links for whom are provided below.

Several years after William's death, his widow, Sarah, married David Shuter of Drummond townland, parish of Pomeroy, county Tyrone. [28] Research of the Shuter family is pending.

A lingering research challenge is the question of how William Huggins could afford to acquire a modest but significant portfolio of real property, to lend a sizeable sum of money, and leave his children well provided for. During his residence at first, Englishtown, and next at Gortgonis, in both instances he lived near the Ulster Canal. Gortgonis was very near important collieries and to Coalisland which, as the name of the latter suggests, was a hotbed for the coal trade. Whether in coal or other commerce, it is most likely that William Huggins was a successful merchant with an astute eye for real estate.

Links:

  • Sarah Shuter orse Huggins née Kennedy,
    … and the Shuter family of Drummond, parish of Pomeroy, co. Tyrone
  • Detailed family history report of the descendants of William Huggins of Gortgonis, Esq., and Sarah Kennedy of Cookstown

orse is shorthand for otherwise.

Sources:

1.

Public Record Office of Northern Ireland, Belfast. Lord Charlemont to Huggins. PRONI reference no. D2433/A/45/1 & /2, dated 30 July 1762 (accessed 2003-11). Transcribed by Alison Kilpatrick.

2.

Old Parochial Registers of Scotland. References to Parties from Ireland. Notice of marriage of William Huggins and Sarah Kenney, 22 August 1792, Denovan Scotland. Extracted by Donald Whyte and published in the Irish Ancestor. 1971: Vol. III, No. 2 pp. 79-82 & 1973: Vol. V, No. 2 88-89. Transcribed by Jane Lyons and posted to her site, www.from-ireland.net/strays/armagh.htm (accessed 2005).

3.

"Marriages, Births and Deaths." Death notice: "The Rev. Mr George Harvey, minister of the united parishes of Larbert and Dunipace." The Scots Magazine. Vol. XVI (April 1793), pg. 206.

4.

Registry of Deeds, Ireland (Dublin). Ireland. Memorial no. 446-322-289815: Anketell to Huggins (dated 7 Nov 1791; reg'rd 7 Nov 1791). Copy per FHL film no. 534701. Transcribed by Alison Kilpatrick, and submitted to www.irishdeedsindex.net, 2017-07-24.

5.

Registry of Deeds, Ireland. Memorial no. 489-318-309883Huggins to Perry (dated 30 Oct 1794; reg'rd 8 Nov 1794). Copy on microfilm at the PRONI, Belfast, ref. MIC/311/365. Extract by Alison Kilpatrick, November 2003. Confirmed to FHL microfilm no. 535728, online at familysearch.org (accessed 2017-08-03). Transcribed by Alison Kilpatrick and submitted to www.irishdeedsindex.net, 2017-08-03.

6.

Registry of Deeds, Ireland (Dublin). Memorial no. 459-473-295035Mann to Huggins (dated 30 Aug 1792; reg'rd 12 Dec 1792). Copy per FHL film no. 545040. Transcribed by Alison Kilpatrick, and submitted to www.irishdeedsindex.net, 2017-07-24.

7.

Registry of Deeds, Ireland. Memorial no. 465-68-295732Ferguson to Huggins (dated 12 Nov 1792; reg'rd 23 Jan 1793). Copy per FHL film no. 545043. Transcribed by Alison Kilpatrick, and submitted to www.irishdeedsindex.net, 2017-08-01.

8.

Registry of Deeds, Ireland. Memorial no. 487-292-312988: Richardson to Huggins (dated 26 March 1795; reg'rd 1 April 1795). Copy per FHL film no. 535727. Transcribed by Alison Kilpatrick, and submitted to www.irishdeedsindex.net, 2017-08-02.

9.

Registry of Deeds, Ireland. Memorial no. 510-3-327283: Richardson to Huggins (dated 10 July 1796; reg'rd 25 August 1796). Copy per FHL film no. 536054. Transcribed by Alison Kilpatrick, and submitted to www.irishdeedsindex.net, 2017-08-15.

10.

Registry of Deeds, Ireland. Memorial no. 507-549-329843: Davidson to Huggins (dated 14 Nov 1796; reg'rd 6 May 1797). Copy per FHL film no. 536053. Transcribed by Alison Kilpatrick, and submitted to www.irishdeedsindex.net, 2017-08-15.

11.

(a) Registry of Deeds, Ireland. Memorial no. 509-496-335933: Harpur & Chambers to Huggins (dated 1 June 1798; reg'rd 8 June 1798). Copy per FHL film no. 536054. Transcribed by Alison Kilpatrick, and submitted to www.irishdeedsindex.net, 2017-08-17. (b) Public Record Office of Northern Ireland, Belfast. Conveyance by Harpur and Chambers to Huggins, re: tenements in Moy, county Tyrone; a plot of ground in Benburb, county Tyrone; land in Turleenan, parish of Clonfeacle, county Tyrone; and, farm and land in Corr and Donnavally, parish of Loughgall, county Armagh. PRONI ref. D889/1/44, dated 1 June 1798. Copy from Registry of Deeds, memorial no. 513-171-335933, registered 14 August 1798 (accessed 2003-11). Transcribed and indexed by Alison Kilpatrick; index entries submitted to www.irishdeedsindex.net.

12.

Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (Belfast). Conveyance by William Huggins, Gortgonis, county Tyrone, to John Gilmore, Moy, county Tyrone, re: (a) tenement in Moy, and (b) farm in Corr and Donnavally, parish of Loughgall, county Armagh. PRONI ref. D498/1, dated 9 June 1798. Copy from Registry of Deeds, memorial no. 494-569 -337067, registered 24 November 1798 (accessed 2003-11). Memorial indexed and transcribed by Alison Kilpatrick from FHL film no. 535730, 2017-08-18; index entries submitted to www.irishdeedsindex.net.

13.

Registry of Deeds, Ireland. Memorial no. 494-639-338349: Huggins to Dobson (dated 9 June 1798). Copy on microfilm at the PRONI, Belfast, ref. MIC/311/377 (accessed 2003-11). Transcribed and indexed by Alison Kilpatrick, 2017-08-18; index submitted to www.irishdeedsindex.net.

14.

Registry of Deeds, Ireland. Memorial no. 514-388-337069: Huggins to Cross (dated 9 June 1798). Copy on microfilm at the PRONI, Belfast, ref. MIC/311/377 (accessed 2003-11). Transcribed and indexed by Alison Kilpatrick, 2017-08-18; index entries submitted to www.irishdeedsindex.net.

15.

Registry of Deeds, Ireland. Memorial no. 516-196-334068: Huggins to Harpur (dated 9 June 1798; reg'rd 24 Nov 1798). Copy per FHL film no. 536057. Transcribed by Alison Kilpatrick, and submitted to www.irishdeedsindex.net, 2017-08-18.

16.

Registry of Deeds, Ireland. Memorial no. 519-39-337070: Huggins to Corran (dated 9 June 1798). Copy on microfilm at the PRONI, Belfast, ref. MIC/311/380 (accessed 2003-11). Transcribed and indexed by Alison Kilpatrick from FHL film no. 536059, 2017-08-18; index entries submitted to www.irishdeeds index.net.

17.

Public Record Office of Northern Ireland, Belfast. Memorial of conveyance: William Huggins, Gortgonis, county Tyrone, to James Burrowes, Stangmore, county Tyrone, relating to Moy. PRONI ref. D485/5, dated 9 June 1798 (accessed 2003-11). Transcribed by Alison Kilpatrick.

18.

Public Record Office of Northern Ireland, Belfast. Assignments of leases as from 1 November 1799; Consideration £45; William Huggins, Coalisland, county Tyrone, to Edward Harpur, jun., Moy, county Tyrone. PRONI ref. D485/6, dated 7 February 1802 (accessed 2003-11). Transcribed by Alison Kilpatrick.

19.

Registry of Deeds, Ireland. Memorial no. 514-319-336670: Knox to Kennedy to Huggins (dated 13 April 1759 or 1769; reg'rd 7 November 1798). Copy per FHL film no. 536056. Transcribed by Alison Kilpatrick, and submitted to www.irishdeedsindex.net, 2017-08-16.

20.

Registry of Deeds, Ireland. Memorial no. 515-413-335344: Kennedy to Huggins (dated 21 Aug 1788; reg'rd 19 May 1798). Copy per FHL film no. 536057. Transcribed by Alison Kilpatrick, and submitted to www.irishdeedsindex.net, 2017-08-17.

21.

Registry of Deeds, Ireland. Memorial no. 504-502-334615Kennedy to Huggins (dated 23 March 1798; reg'rd 2 April 1798). Copy per FHL film no. 535735. Transcribed by Alison Kilpatrick, and submitted to www.irishdeedsindex.net, 2017-08-17.

22.

Registry of Deeds, Ireland. Memorial no. 513-250-336663: Kennedy to Huggins (dated 20 Oct 1798; reg'rd 7 Nov 1798). Copy per FHL film no. 536056. Transcribed by Alison Kilpatrick, and submitted to www.irishdeedsindex.net, 2017-08-16.

23.

Registry of Deeds, Ireland. Memorial no. 518-199-341082William Huggins of Gortgonis, co. Tyrone, to John Robinson of Dungannon (dated 1 November 1798). Copy at the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (Belfast), PRONI ref. MIC/311/379 (accessed 2003-11). Transcribed and indexed by Alison Kilpatrick, 2017-08-18; index entries submitted to www.irishdeedsindex.net.

24.

Registry of Deeds, Ireland. Memorial no. 522-588-345191: Kennedy to Huggins (dated 20 January 1800). Copy at the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (Belfast), PRONI ref. T458(10) (accessed 2003-11). Transcribed and indexed by Alison Kilpatrick, 2017-08-19; index entries submitted to www.irishdeedsindex.net.

25.

Registry of Deeds, Ireland. Memorial no. 531-456-352539: Huggins to Cowan (dated 27 September 1800). Copy at the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (Belfast), PRONI ref. T458(10) (accessed 2003-11). Transcribed and indexed by Alison Kilpatrick from FHL film no. 536065, 2017-08-19; index entries submitted to www.irishdeedsindex.net.

26.

Prerogative Court. Wills and Probate, ref. W97. "William Huggins, 1802, Coal Island, county Tyrone." Original record: Ireland Diocesan and Prerogative Wills & Administrations indexes 1595-1858. Second entry in the 1809 index, ref. W235. Extracted from the record held at the PRONI (Belfast), Nov. 2003. Additional source: Sir Arthur Vicars, Index to the Prerogative Wills of Ireland, 1536-1810, and Supplement (1914). Digital copy online at findmypast.co.uk (2015-09-19).

27.

Registry of Deeds, Ireland. Huggins to Huggins. Memorial no. 1836-4-36, dated 10 February 1836. Copy on microfilm at the PRONI, Belfast, ref. MIC/311/649 (accessed 2003-11). Extract by Alison Kilpatrick.

28.

Church of Ireland, parish of Donaghmore, county Tyrone. Marriage of David Shuter and Sarah Huggins, 22 August 1807. Original record: registers of the parish of Donaghmore, St. Michael's Church, Castlecaulfield, county Tyrone. FHL microfilm no. 962187 Item 9. Confirmed to microfilm of the parish registers held by the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (Belfast), PRONI ref. MIC1/106/1-2. Extracted by A. Kilpatrick, 2003-11.


If you have a family history connection to a Huggins family from the county of Tyrone—or if you have information to add to the biographical sketches presented here—please consider getting in touch via the contact page.

This page was published on the 24th January 2016 and edited subsequently for links to the children of William Huggins and Sarah Kennedy (2016-01-28). A second, significant edit was begun on the 19th August 2017 to include more Memorials of Irish deeds.

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