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- Leader Major George Pigot
- Number 54
- Area Party originated from Berkshire, England
- Area Allocated to the Party Pigot Park on the Blaauwkrantz River
- 1820 Settler Ship
- Departure Portsmouth 13 December 1819
- Arrival Table Bay, Cape Town - 26 March 1820
- Final Port - Algoa Bay, Port Elizabeth 30 April 1820
M.D. Nash 1987 - Settler Handbook
"No 11 on the Colonial Department list, led by Major George Pigot, a retired officer of dragoons and gentleman farmer of Chieveley, near Newbury, Berkshire. As the acknowledged natural son of Lord Pigot of Patshull, Pigot was both wealthy and well-connected, and was recommended to the Colonial Department by the Members of Parliament for Berkshire and Staffordshire. In his application to emigrate he asked to be given some public office in the colony, since 'a person of education would feel very awkwardly situated as an emigrant with out some authority under government'. Although his request was not immediately granted, he was in fact made a Special Heemraad for Albany soon after his arrival at the Cape. This was a proprietary party, consisting of Major Pigot and his family - including his young wife whom he married ten days before embarkation - and indentured servants recruited in Chieveley, which he described as 'a very populous village and the poor rates very high.' Deposits were paid for 20 men, and the party embarked at Deptford in the Northampton after approval had been obtained from the Colonial Department for last minute changes to be made to the official list of names. One man, William Gibbs, and his family deserted the party at Gravesend shortly before the ship sailed on 13 December 1819. The Northampton reached Table Bay on 26 March 1820 and Algoa Bay on 30 April. Two children, Sarah Marshall and William Goddard, and one woman, Mary Quince, died of smallpox during the voyage. Major Pigot was granted land on the left bank of the Blaauw krantz River which he named Pigot Park.
Members of Pigot's Party
[Bold links are to Geni profiles; other links are to other biographical notes]
- Amos Boucher 24. Farmer.
- John Boucher 20. Farmer.
- Priesthood Boucher 14.
- Richard Boucher 22. Farmer.
- Henry Brooks 30. Farmer. Wife Sarah 25.
- Caroline Brooks 4,
- William Brooks 3,
- Ellen Brooks 1.
- John Comley 2.
- James Goddard 39. Farmer. Wife Mary 35
- Harriet Goddard 10,
- Mary Goddard 6,
- Jane Goddard 4,
- William Goddard 1 (died at sea),
- a Goddard child born at sea.
- Charles Grubb 22. Carpenter.
- James Hiscock 23. Farmer. (Later married Ann Hunt of Calton's Party).
- John Hutton 22. Farmer.
- John Hyde 34. Mason
- William Innis 20. Mason.
- Charles Marshall 23. Farmer. Wife Charlotte 23.
- Charles Marshall 6,
- Sarah Marshall 3 (died at sea),
- William Marshall 2.
- George Pratt 35. Shoemaker. Wife. Hannah 20.
- John Quince 25. Farmer. Wife. Mary 20 (died at sea).
- John Smith 20. Wife Jane 22.
- Thomas Taylor 17.
- Charles Webb 19. Wheelwright.
Main source for party list
Agent of Transports' List of persons belonging to Mr Pigot's party embarked on board the Northampton (Cape Archives CO 136). This list should be comparatively reliable, as Pigot obtained permission from the Colonial Department at the time of embarkation to make alterations to the earlier list he had submitted.
The Journals of Sophia Pigot, ed Margaret Rainier (Cape Town, A A Balkema, 1974).