James Macaulay Higginson

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James Macaulay Higginson (1805–1885) was Governor of Antigua from 1847 to 1850.

Life[edit]

Higgonson was secretary to Sir Charles Metcalfe, administrator in British India, and accompanied him when Metcalfe was posted to Jamaica and then Canada.[1] He was the eighth Governor of Mauritius. from 8 January 1851 to 20 September 1857.[2]

He was made a Companion of the Order of Bath in 1851 and a Knight Commander in 1857.[3]

Family[edit]

Higginson married firstly, Louisa Shakespear, the eldest daughter of Henry Davenport Shakespear.[1] Secondly, he married Olivia Nichola Dobbs at Leamington Spa, on 11 November 1854.[4][5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Low, Ursula (1936). Fifty years with John company: from the letters of General Sir John Low of Clatto, Fife, 1822-1858. J. Murray. p. 200. Retrieved 2 September 2017. 
  2. ^ Mauritius Archived June 9, 2009, at WebCite
  3. ^ "James Macaulay Higginson". Dictionary of Canadian Biography (online ed.). University of Toronto Press. 1979–2016. 
  4. ^ "Biography – Higginson, Sir James Macaulay – Volume XI (1881–1890) – Dictionary of Canadian Biography". Retrieved 27 April 2017. 
  5. ^ Annual Register. J. Dodsley. 1855. p. 249. 
Government offices
Preceded by
Sir George William Anderson
Governor of Mauritius
1851–1857
Succeeded by
Sir William Stevenson