Welcome to the list, although after reading your email I didn't quite the
see the relevance to Dyfed, a county occupying the south-west corner of
As you can see from this link http://tinyurl.com/2w5lrh
the surname Hignett
is very much confined to the Cheshire area, which ties in with your original
data from 1570.
is a small village about 10 miles to
the east of the county town of Chester while Tarvin
is now a rather larger village about halfway
between Mouldsworth and Chester.
So it seems you might be better off with a list that looks specifically at
Cheshire families such as the ones here http://tinyurl.com/354k8w
Hope that helps
From: dyfed-bounces(a)rootsweb.com [mailto:email@example.com] On
Behalf Of Gwen Hignutt-Wint
I am new to this list and hope I am going about this the right way...
I am trying to further my Father's surname. I have taken his name back to
Thomas and Ann Cotgreave Hignett both born in 1570. Ann is from
Mouldsworth, Cheshire, England. Their grandson Robert Hignett came to
America sometime before 1660, he was born in 1634 in Tarvin, England.
I have no idea where either of these two places are or where I should now
look to find more information in the internet.
I do have the following general information:
Colonial Families of Robert Hignett born 1634 in England and died in 1717 at
Mormouso Creek, Somerset County Maryland. It is reported that the Hignett
line came from France, given land in England by William the Conquer for
service to France. Hignett is one of the many names that the Normans brought
with them when they conquered England in 1066. The name Hignett came from
the Norman name Odinet.
First found in Shropshire where they were seated from very early times and
were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy for their distinguished
assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D
can anyone tell me what sites I can go to in order to further my family tree
and or information on the Hignett family?