Elizabeth Pigot

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Elizabeth Pigot (Tomkinson)

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Wife of Major George Pigot, SV/PROG

Managed by: Sheila Gordon
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About Elizabeth Pigot

1820 British Settler

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.

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.


3 Dec 1819, at Old Church, St Pancras, London, England
Married by Licence;
Witnesses: Hugh Pigot [George's brother], Catherine Pigot, Sophia Pigot [daughters of George], and Catherine Newton [possiby George's, and Hugh's, mother?];

George's will provided for her to return to England after his death.

In the 1841 census she was living at Chievely, Berkshire, with her brother-in-law (Hugh Pigot) and her husband's aunt (Mary Hill);

On 30 Jul 1857 Admiral Sir Hugh Pigot died at Chievely, Berkshire; in his will he bequeathed money to Elizabeth Pigot, widow of [Hugh's] late brother Major George Pigot.



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Elizabeth Pigot's Timeline

Age 32
Albany, Eastern Cape, South Africa