Re: Higginson in staffordshire England
Absalom Higginson will not be found on the 1841 census, because he died in June 1840 at King Street, Tunstall, and was buried at Tunstall.I seem to remember looking at the 1841 Tunstall census for the remnants of the Higginson family, but that it was not very legible, and I failed to find them.I don't think I have ever looked at the 1851 Tunstall census.
The Audley register has the burial of Samuel, son of Absalom and Mary Higginson of Tunstall, age 2 years, on 17/10/1830, but I have not been able to locate his baptism.His mother was presumedly the erstwhile Mary Taylor, who must be the Mary Higginson of Tunstall, age 33 years, who was buried at Audley on 28 March 1832.Absalom's grandparents, Daniel and Ann, both octogenarians, were buried at Audley in 1825 and 1824 respectively, so it seems that Absalom was utilising a family grave at Audley, although he was living in Tunstall.
Ralph Shaw Higginson was evidently another child of Absalom's first marriage, but seems to be a 'one-off' baptism at Audley.
All the children of Absalom's second marriage were baptised at Tunstall between 1833 and 1840, and Emma Higginson married at Tunstall in 1856.So Tunstall looks like the place to look