The Higson Family 

The Higson Family of Gorton, Lancashire

Another John Higson, who was a London carrier owning 80 pack horses, moved from Worsley to Grindlow Heath Farm, Gorton and thus began a long line of Higsons in Gorton. These include Daniel Higson who was the chairman and director of Higson's Brewery, Liverpool and his brother John, who wrote books and many newspaper articles on the local history of S.E. Lancashire. 

Charles Ethelbert and Jane Letitia, two children of this well known author, were also responsible for donating a recreation ground in Lees, in memory of their brother William who was a councilor in Lees, near Oldham, until his death in 1920.

An extended family tree, including a complete index, can be seen by clicking on the tree icon below. 

Initially the Higson family of Bury will be displayed. To view the Gorton branch, move your cursor to the top left hand corner of the page, click on the Database button and from the dropdown menu select Gorton.

By moving the cursor over each individual, additional details will be displayed and clicking on them with the mouse, makes them the focus of the tree and shows their children and parents. A full Help File is available.

Higson Family Tree
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