Husband: Jonathan Higgins (1)
Wife: Elizabeth Rogers (2)
1) Incestuous marriage?||
The noted genealogist Donald Lines Jacobus put out a call to produce evidence supporting Hannah Rogers, was the second wife of Jonathan Higgins. The first wife was Elizabeth Rogers, sister of Hannah. Jacobus wrote there was a prejudice against marriage to a deceased wife's sister in early New England. Court cases have been found where such marriages were set aside as illegal and incestuous (TAG 41:Jan 1965:29).
Evidence for the second wife was produced by Anne Borden Harding and published in 1969. Indeed, the Puritan court did not take kindly to the relationship and Jonathan Higgins was fined for committing fornication with his wife's sister after his wife's death (NEHGR 123:Apr 1969:147-148).
2) He was confirmed as an ensign in the military company of Plymouth on June 1, 1675
Revised: November 26, 2016