Patrick Higgins 1829



In February 1858,  Patrick Higgins of the town of Boyle was already a publican with his own premises.  On 3 February 1858, the same Patrick Higgins applied to take over Michael McGowan's publican's licence (McGowan's Bar was on Eaton Lane). On 5 October 1859, Patrick Higgins of Chapel Lane, Boyle, applied for the renewal of his "licence to sell Beer, Cider or Spirits". [Petty Court Records]

Chapel Lane (now St. Patrick's Street) in early 19th-century Boyle ran west of the bridge up towards St. Patrick's R.C. chapel (mapped in Griffith's Valuation).  By 1868, Chapel Lane had been renamed. The portion west of Frybrook's Mill Lane was then called "Chapel Street". (By the end of the century, the chapel had been re-purposed as St. Patrick's Hall). The portion east of Frybrook's Mill Lane simply became an extension of "Eaton Lane".

HIGGINS OF CHAPEL LANE (Mocmoyne townland)

In 1857, at the time of Griffith's Valuation, #42 Chapel Lane was registered in the name of Thomas Higgins (1798–1867) who is also recorded at Chapel Lane in 1855.

This end-of-terrace building (no longer extant) was located at the top of the lane (just past the chapel, opposite the bend in the river). Today, this section is farmland, but the view of the river remains! 

Honor Higgins who was married to Pat Egan of Chapel Lane, godparents for Patrick Higgins & Ellen McDermottroe in 1859. She was Patrick's sister. (Michael Leonard appears as godparent for both couples). 


Thomas Higgins (1798–1867) of Chapel Lane died a widower. The informant was Mary Comer. His occupation at the time of death was "servant". A Brigid Higgins (1808-1850) who died at Chapel Lane in 1850 was possibly his wife. Margaret Higgins (1814–1864) of Chapel Lane, widow, was the relict of M. Higgins (i.e. Myles Higgens & Margaret Grehan).

Thomas Higgins (1797–1872) of Aghagowla, landholder, was survived by his wife. His sons were "carriers", or delivery men (drivers of a horse and car). 

Additional Information
Date of Birth 1829  
Date of Death 1st Jun 1884  
Associated Building (s) Frybrook House BOYLE  
Spouse (First Name/s and Maiden/Surname) Ellen McDermottroe of the Copse BOYLE  
Place & Date of Marriage BOYLE RC 01-Jun-1853 Witnessed by John Egan and Elizabeth 'Bessy' McDermott  
First Child Anne Higgins b. 28-Apr-1854 BOYLE RC  
Names of Children BORN IN BOYLE: Anne Higgins (1854– ) | Catherine Higgins (1859– ) | Daniel Higgins (1861– ) | Edward Higgins (1864– ) BORN IN TIBOHINE-FAIRYMOUNT: Michael Higgins (1855– )  
Occupation Licenced Publican in the town of Boyle  
Place of Death @ Keokuk, Iowa (residing across the river in Hancock County, Illinois, USA)  
Names of Siblings AS GODPARENTS: Honor Higgins gp. 1859 m. Patrick Egan of Chapel Lane SIBLINGS OF HONOR: Mary Higgins m. Martin Connell | Brigid Higgins QUERY: Francis Higgins, Nailor (1842–67) of Bridge Street. VIEW SOURCE
Names of Siblings SIBLINGS-IN-LAW: Catherine McDermott gp1854 | ? gp.1855 Patrick Mcdermott | Edward McDermott(roe) gp.1859 & 1864 Copse BOYLE m. 1860 Mary Cox of CROGHAN gp1861 | William McDermottroe & Mary Rourke of #6 Chapel Lane BOYLE  
Names of Siblings OTHER IN-LAWS/NEIGHBOURS: John Egan wit 1853 of Chapel Lane BOYLE | Michael Leonard gp1854 of Chapel Lane BOYLE | ? Eleanor Cunian gp.1855 | John McCormack #18 Chapel Lane gp.1861 | Mary McCormack gp. 1864  
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