About Elizabeth Pigot
1820 British Settler
PLEASE NOTE that Elizabeth is NOT the mother of any of the Pigot children (in fact she was only about 7 years older than Sophia); she married Major George Pigot a couple of weeks before departing for South Africa on the 1820 settler transport 'Northampton' with him and his two teenage daughters. After George's death in 1830 she returned to England.
Elizabeth Tomkinson 32, together with her husband, George Pigot 47, Gentleman farmer and retired Major of Dragoons, and Leader of this Party, and his 2 daughters, were members of Pigot's Party of 54 Settlers on the Settler Ship Northampton.
Party originated from Berkshire.
Departed Portsmouth, 13 December 1819. Arrived Table Bay, Cape Town on 26 March 1820. Final Port - Algoa Bay, Port Elizabeth on 30 April 1820.
Area Allocated to the Party : a block of land, named Pigot Park, on the left bank of the Blaauwkrantz River.
In the 1841 census she was living at Chievely, Berkshire, with her brother-in-law (Hugh Pigot) and her husband's aunt (Mary Hill):