I`m sure there are more Huggins families in Cavan but these are the only ones I`ve collected info on to try and find a connection with our Blakeley Berry Huggins family. There are more Huggins in Co Cork, not to mention the other counties in Ireland. Just have a look at the 1848-1864 Irish Griffith Valuation for Huggins.
The name Matilda seems more Aussie than the kangaroo. Maybe because the unofficial national anthem for Australia is, " Waltzing Matilda, waltzing Matilda, you`ll come a waltzing Matilda with me."
James Huggins was a son of Charles & Ann Huggins of Killeshandra, Cavan, their family tree appeared previously.
JAMES HUGGINS: born 1826-1830 Leitrim Ire. Cavan farmer. 15 yrs 1841 census, Killeshandra. 75 yrs 1901 census, House 5 Drumhart, Springfield, Cavan. James was 30 yrs old when he married 1st March 1860, Derrylane Church, Parish of Killeshandra.The bride was 19. Witnesses; John Jackson & Henry Johnston.. James died OCT/DEC 1910, age 85 yrs.
MATILDA JACKSON; born 1839. age 58 yrs 1901 census. 1911 census; House 2, Drumhart. Matildia 73, married 50 yrs, 10 children born, 4 living. Father; John JACKSON, farmer. Died Apr/June 1914, age 75 yrs.
10 children of James & Matilda;
1/. ROBERT CHARLES HUGGINS; Two dates so maybe one a bpt. Born 2 Feb 1864, 17 Feb 1864, Drumhart, Killeshandra.
2/ JOHN or JAMES or both? HUGGINS; both in batch C701264 IGI for 12 July 1865, Killeshandra. They could have been twins, but then I have 11 children and Matilda said in 1911 census that she had 10.
3/. ELIZA HUGGINS; born 24 Jan 1867, Killeshandra, IGI.
4/. SAMUEL HUGGINS; born 7 Nov 1868, died 1868.
5/. WILLIAM HUGGINS; born 10 November 1869, IGI. Another William follows so most likely this William died before 1874.
6/. SAMUEL HUGGINS; born 5 Jan 1873. Died Jan/Mar 1900, age 26.
7/. WILLIAM HUGGINS; born 23 Dec 1874.
8/. HENRY HUGGINS; born 20 July 1877, Drumhart. Another Henry was born 1881, so may have died in childhood?
9/.MATILDA HUGGINS; Born 15 May 1880, Drumhart. Died Apr/June 1900, age 10?
10/. HENRY HUGGINS; born 1881. Only child shown in 1911 census with mother, Matilda. Henry 23 yrs in 1911 census, married to ISABELLA, Born 1892, 19 YRS 1911. HENRY, ISABELLA & their child HENRY HUGGINS born 1911, were the only people shown living with Matilda in 1911.
Matilda said she had 4 children living in 1911. 5 possibilities. ROBERT CHARLES, JOHN or JAMES, ELIZA, WILLIAM, HENRY.