Catherine Mary Pigot

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Catherine Mary Pigot

Also Known As: "'Kate'"
Birthplace: Foxearth, Staffordshire, England
Death: May 14, 1863 (58-66)
Pietermaritzburg, Natal, South Africa
Place of Burial: Pietermaritzburg, Natal, South Africa
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Major George Pigot, SV/PROG
Sister of George Pigot, Jnr and Eliza Sophia Moodie, SM/PROG

Managed by: Sheila Gordon
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About Catherine Mary Pigot

1820 British Settler


Catherine Pigot 17, together with her father, who was Leader of this Party, her stepmother and her sister, 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.

Children :

  • Catherine Pigot 17
  • Eliza Sophia Pigot 15


Date of birth: 1802 (according to being 17 when sailed from England in 1819); 1801 (according to Death Notice, Natal Supreme Court, when died in 1863); 1801 (according to epitaph stating age at death as being sixty-two).

Kate Pigot painted pictures of Grahamstown and its environs, as well as several portraits of local celebrities. She never married and seemed to remain living with Sophy and Donald and their family all her life. She is mentioned as being with them in 'Dark Bright Land' (helping with some of the moves), and she is buried in the Moodie family plot in the Cemetery in Pietermaritzburg.

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Catherine Mary Pigot's Timeline

Foxearth, Staffordshire, England
May 14, 1863
Age 62
Pietermaritzburg, Natal, South Africa
Pietermaritzburg, Natal, South Africa