This map shows the distribution of people with the Biggins/Beggan name at the time of the Griffiths Valuation, 1848-1864
Shrule (Diocese of Galway)
Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception Church in Glencorrib; most in Ballynalty & Moyne (Rostaff); 9 Biggins & 2 Beggins in 1848-64
Parochial House in Clones; 2 Beggan, 1 Began & 29 Beggin (Fermanagh) in 1848-64; O'Beggan in 1663-65
Newtownbutler, Northern Ireland BT92 8, GB
Parochial House in Newtownbutler;
10 Beggan & 4 Beggin in 1848-64
Parish House in Carrickmacross; 3 Began & 4 Beagin in 1848-64; 3 Beagan in 1796
Kilmore and Drumsnat
Parochial House at Three Mile House; 3 Began in 1848-64; 1 Beggan in 1796; 1 O'Biggan in 1663-65
Parochial House in Newbliss; 9 Began, 7 Beggan & 2 Beggans in 1848-64; 10 O'Biggan & 1 O'Beggan in 1663-65
Aghnamullen West & East
Parochial House in Castleblayney; Began & Beggan in 1848-64; 1 Beagan in 1796; 3 O'Biggan in 1663-65
Parochial House in Ballybay; 2 Beggan in 1848-64
Parochial House in Scotstown; 1 Biggin in 1848-64
Parochial House in Cong (Cross and The Neale); 2 Beggins & 1 Biggin in 1848-64. St Mary of the Rosary, Cong; St John the Baptist, The Neale; Church of the Sacred Heart, Cross.
Parochial House in Claremorris; 2 Beggins & 2 Biggin in 1848-64
St. Mary's Church; 1 Biggins in 1848-64
1 Biggins in 1848-64. St Bernard's, Abbeyknockmoy; Sacred Heart, Ryehill; Immaculate Conception, Brooklodge.
Burriscarra & Balintubber
1 Beggin in Stonepark in 1848-64; St Mary's, Carnacon, Ballyglass
Cootehill, County Cavan, Ireland null, IE
Parochial House of Kildrumsherdan Parish (Kilsherdany & Drung). Four Beggan households in Drumgill in 1848-64 Griffiths Valuation. Pat Beggan born in 1807 in Drumgill.
Where Patrick Beggan was born to Hugh and Ann Cusack Beggan in 1807
St Bécán, one of the Twelve Apostles of Ireland, founded a monastery here in the 6th century, giving rise to the town's Irish name Cill Bheagáin, meaning "the church of St Bécán".
Biggin, Derbyshire, GB
See Biggin Lane and Bigginmill Lane to the south and east. Lifelong resident Wendy Whitbread "has established its existence for 1000 years. In the 1200s it was known as New Biggin and owned by a Robert de Esseburn (an early name for the nearest town of Ashbourne). Over the years its name has been noted as Biggin, Bigging, Bigginge, Byggin, Byggyne, and Biggen,"
Small farming town first mentioned in the 13th century when it was called Newbeggin. It consisted of a grange with several small farms, owned by Garendon Abbey and farmed by monks of the Cistercian order.
Selby, North Yorkshire, GB
Small farming community. Note Biggin Lane.
Biggin Hill, Greater London, GB
Nearby Biggin Hill air station played a major role in World War II, serving as a base for Spitfires and Hurricanes in the Battle of Britain.
Where the Kings of Ulster lived for 600 years until the palace was destroyed by the Three Collas in 335.
Hill of Tara
Where Kings of Ireland were crowned in a fort on the Hill of Tara, County Meath, and where they met with leaders every three years.
Newry, Newry and Mourne, GB
Where Alfred the Great was educated.
Cosgrove, Northamptonshire, GB
Where George Biggin lived. He invented the Biggin, a precursor to the coffee percolator.
Stoke Next Guilford
Guildford, Surrey, Gu1 4, United Kingdom null, GB
Where Eleanor Biggins Hewitt died in 1859.
Llantrisant, Rhondda Cynon Taff, GB
Where the Rodericks are from. Their DNA matches Irish Biggins/Beggan fairly closely.
Chester, Cheshire, GB
Where the Calkins are from whose DNA matches fairly closely with Irish Biggins/Beggan
Where Patrick Beggan was born in Cormeenmore in 1779. His great great grandson John Patrick Little matches fairly closely the DNA of Peter Biggins (60 of 67 markers). Parish: Laragh.
Where Patrick McMahon lives.
St. Brigid Church, Kill
Where Patrick Beggan was baptized in 1807. Son of Hugh and Ann Cusack Beggan.
Where at a public roadhouse on Sunday evening, October 6, 1861, Patrick Beggan challenged a man named Heuston to a boxing match to determine who was the better boxer. The police charged Beggan with having been partially undressed, and in a fighting position. Heuston ran away. The Court dismissed the case against Beggan, fined Heuston 6d. and costs, and cautioned them against whiskey-drinking and quarrelling.
From the Irish, Cora Bheagáin Thiar.
Ballynahinch Castle Hotel
Where Cyril Biggins is a fishing guide.
James Biggin was born in Somerset County in 1802. Emigrated to Newfoundland in 1828. His brother emigrated to America of few years later.
Buxton, Derbyshire SK17 0DH, GB
Biggin Hall Country House Hotel
Croydon, Greater London SE19 3, GB
In the area of the Biggins Farm that is shown on an 1832 map of London. Here it intersects with Biggin Hill. The name in 1584 was Bygin Farm.
Where James Little (known as Jimmy Beggins) was born. His son John Patrick Little matches fairly closely the DNA of Peter Biggins (60 of 67 markers).
Meath, Meath, IE
During the Cromwellian period, James Standish received a grant of land in County Antrim, Ireland. After the Restoration, he apparently made his peace with the government of Charles II and in the Patent Roll of 1666 he received a grant of forfeited lands in County Meath. Among these were the lands of Rathbeggan.
New Biggin Chapel
County Durham DL12, GB
Newbiggin, Cumbria CA10, GB
Kirkby Lonsdale, Cumbria LA6, GB
Kirkcaldy, Fife KY1, GB
Half Moon Inn
Yeovil, Somerset BA20, GB
Owned by Edward Biggin, wife A. Biggin, and son Buff Biggin from 1920 to 1960.
Biggins Lodge Cottage
St. George's Parish
Where Eleanor Biggins was born in 1798 and married in 1821 to Joseph Hewitt. She is great great grandmother of Daniela Moneta.
Mayo, Mayo, IE
2 Biggin in Cloondaver in 1848-86. Patrick Biggins was born here in 1807. His great great great grandson, Charles Biggins III has M222 DNA (Niall of the Nine Hostages).
Cavan, Cavan, IE
Where Edward Biggins married Rose Finnegan, circa 1885/90. He is the great grandfather of Eugene Biggins, who was born in New York City in 1955.
Where Patrick Biggins maried Judy circa 1865. He is the great great grandfather of Eugene Biggins, who was born in New York City in 1955.
Galway, Galway, IE
Biggins Bar on Bowgate Street in Ballinrobe
Mayo, Mayo, IE
James Biggins of Waltham, Massachusetts, has traced his family back to this townland.
Rosslea, Northern Ireland, GB
John Olson-Kennedy is a descendent of the Beagan/Began/Beggan's of Drumyarkin, which is only about a quarter of a mile outside of Roslea. He reports that the RC church in Roslea Parish is St. Tierney's. About 50% or so of the headstones have been photographed and are available on the IGP website.
Bailieborough, Cavan, IE
Where Owen Biggins was born in 1835. Owen emigrated to Springfield, Ohio, with his sister Anna and brothers Patrick and Charles.
Rochdale, England, GB
Where Brian Biggins was born in 1934. His great grandparents emigrated from Ballinrobe, County Mayo, in the 1850s.
Newbiggin-by-the-Sea, England, GB
Newbiggin-on-Lune, England CA17, GB
Sunbiggin, England CA10, GB
Castle Cary, England, GB
Thomas Biggin from Castle Carey, Somerset, England, emigrated to Australia aboard the James T Foord in November 1849
Where Treacy Kiley's great great grandfather, James Beggans, was from.
County Cavan, IE
Where I visted with Gerry Lee.