- William Pencak
Higginson, John (06 August 1616–09 December 1708), clergyman, was born at Claybrooke, Leicestershire, England, the son of the Reverend Francis Higginson and Anna Herbert. He emigrated to Massachusetts with his parents in 1629. His father, the teacher of the church at Salem (a post akin to assistant pastor), died the next year. Although Higginson was apprenticed to a surgeon, Governor ...