James Macaulay Higginson

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


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]


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]


  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
Succeeded by
Sir William Stevenson