Monday, December 10, 2012

Two John PIGOTTs of Dublin, father & son, both Tax Collectors.


John PIGOTT Sr raised his family in Dublin, including his eldest son and namesake, John PIGOTT Jr. Both were employed in the Revenue service of the Government.
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[I] JOHN PIGOTT, SENIOR, ca 1759 - 1838.

John PIGOTT Sr was born about 1759.
His precise origins are surrounded in some uncertainty, but it appears that his father was John PIGOTT of the Queen's County, probably sometime of Stradbally, and probably also at some time in his career holding the rank of Captain, and that Captaincy was of a West India Merchant ship, undoubtedly engaged in the trans-Atlantic trade.
There are two candidates who fit this description, the more likely being the John PIGOTT who was born in 1704, probably at Kilcromin, Queen's County, the younger son of Capt John PIGOTT (ca 1668-1710), of Kilcromin & Antigua, by his wife Frances PROCTOR of Rendezvous Bay, Antigua.
See his separate blog on this blog-page, originally posted on 24 May 2008:
http://pigott-gorrie.blogspot.com.au/2008/05/vital-statistics-can-be-hard-to-come-by.html

The other & less likely candidate was his first cousin, about 10 years his junior, probably the son of Major Walter PIGOTT, and named in the nephew Robert PIGOTT's 1808 Petition (concerning his forced early retirement from the Customs & Excise Department in Dublin), as having arrived back in Ireland in 1761 after many years service abroad. See also the same May 2008 blog-link.

John Sr's mother was Hester or Esther HILCOCK, the daughter of Barnaby HILCOCK, Vintner, & the proprietor of a Cock Fighting Pit on Cork Hill, City of Dublin, by his wife Frances.
Barnaby made a Deed of Lease dated 4 Jan 1744 (Memorial No 91471, Dublin Deeds Registry), by which he leased a stable and loft, adjacent to his dwelling, over the cockpitt on Cork Hill, to Glassney McMAHON of Dublin, Merchant.
Barnaby was living in 1751, when his details were recorded on a Book-plate [William HAZLITT, "Roll of Honour," 1971, p.109].
Barnaby & Frances HILCOCK had other issue, including a son Nicholas KILCOCK (born Cork Hill, 1743, & baptised at SS Michael & John R.C. Church, Dublin, sponsors being Francis & Ann DOLAN), and daughters Frances HILLCOCK (born Cork Hill, 1744, baptised ditto, sponsors Dominick BROWNE & Margrett ERWIN), and Caroline HILOCK (born Cork Hill, 1746, baptised ditto, sponsors Rob't GOSON & Dorothy EILDON?) - spellings are as recorded in the www.irishgenealogy.ie web-site, which did not identify birth days or months, probably due to them being obscure.
Frances HILCOCK sponsored the 1742 baptism at St Andrew's R.C. Church, Dublin, of Margaret, daughter of John DONOGHOE; & Hester likewise sponsored the 1758 baptism, in the same Church, of Joes Baptist, child of Joes & Lucia HUTON.
It is possible that some of these baptismal events may have involved Frances's & Hester's blood relations.

The date of John PIGOTT Sr's birth is unclear.
E. EVANS, writing in the Dublin Builder in Feb 1896, & citing a manuscript pedigree that he had before him, gave the year-only date of 1758 (this was probably Edward EVANS, the father-in-law of Emily PIGOTT of Cork, John Sr's grand-daughter & John Jr's cousin); his age at death, if correctly recorded, suggests that his family believed he was born after Oct 1759; and his grandson WJP, perhaps confusing the date with Hester HEACOCK's subsequent DECYX marriage, gave it the later & unlikely date of 10 Aug 1760.

John PIGOTT Sr was probably raised by his mother Hester & her husband Peter DECYX, a Silk Throwster of Dublin, whom she married on 12 Aug 1760, when our John Sr was still but an infant, and whose marriage license recorded her as a Spinster.

Evidence of this family connection comes in the form of deeds for a residential property in Ring's End, County Dublin, which (Capt) John PIGOTT apparently signed over to Hester HILCOCK & her son John PIGOTT (Sr). The deed for that particular transaction, which was clearly in the possession of William Jackson PIGOTT (WJP - one of John Sr's grandsons), has not yet been located in the Deeds Office, & may only have been a draft.
Two deeds that were Registered were a Deed of Lease dated 26 Mar 1756 (Memorial No 120390) by Jeremiah O'SULLIVAN to John PIGOTT, of a newly built dwelling house at Ring's End, at a yearly rental of £8 sterling; & a Deed of Assignment dated 7 Jan 1762 (Memorial No 141387), by Peter DECEYX, of the City of Dublin, Gent, "... in whom the said premises were then legally vested," & for the same property, to Isaac VIGNAU, of the City of Dublin, Gent,
As Hester's property would have become Peter DECYX's when she married him, the "deed" WJP claimed to have had in front of him may instead have been the Marriage Settlements, although they would need to have been deposited in the Deeds Registry if they involved property transmission.

The fact of John's illegitimacy is indicated in the published record - Hester HILCOCK & Peter DEEYX (sic), 1760, M.L. (Diocese of Dublin), p. 143 [Appendix to the 26th Report of the Deputy Keeper of the Public Records of Ireland, p.288]. This is not Hester PIGOTT, a widow!
It is further made abundantly clear by the following extract of a letter written by Mr E. EVANS, published in the Irish Builder, Dublin, on15 Feb 1896, in answer to a query by WJP; EVANS cited a marriage license in his possession:
"Esther HILCOCK, Spinster, married 12 Aug 1760, by License of Archbishop COBB dated 9 Aug 1760, Pierre DECYX, Silk Throwster of Dublin."

[Part of the ROCQUE Map of County Dublin, 1756. The PIGOTT dwelling may well have been
among those illustrated in the top right of the picture.]


[Detail of the ROCQUE Map of County Dublin, 1756.]

The infant John Sr was to retain the use for life of his father's surname. The association with the Silk industry probably explains how John Sr made the acquaintance of his future wife, Mary VICKERS (1769-1828), the daughter of Joseph VICKERS, a Dublin Silk Manufacturer.
His step-family was as follows:
Pierre DECYX (alias DESSIS or DECEASE) was of a Huguenot family, probably son of Jeremy DECYX & Maria HANNAH, & widower of Hannah RABAULT (bur St Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin, 28 Dec 1754, having had 2 daughters Catherine & Mary); he married Hester HILCOCK, as stated, in 1760; & by her he had further issue:
1. Michael DECYX, born ca 1761; died at Dublin, 16 Jan 1831, aged 70, & buried at St Mark's, Dublin; married Elizabeth, with issue a daughter Elizabeth (b ca 1816, & died 8 Dec 1818, aged 2).
2. Susannah DECYX, baptised at St Peter's, Dublin, 23 Jul 1762
3. Peter DECYX, born Dublin, 1764; probably marr a Miss HALL (perhaps a sister of John HALL who marr Dinah WILSON); issue - an eldest son William De SAIX, who married Bridget NORTON, & a third son John De SAIX (b 1795, married 2ndly, his 2nd cousin Diannah HALL, daughter of John HALL & Dinah WILSON
4. John De SAIX, who had issue a son Peter De SAIX, by whom grandsons Miles De SAIX (born Wicklow, 1819) & Peter De SAIX (born Wicklow, 1832).

From 1805 until 1816, John PIGOTT Sr resided at 2 Grafton Lane.
John PIGOTT Sr was named as grantee in a Deed of Lease, dated 1 Feb 1805 (Memorial No 385902, Deeds Registry, Dublin), made by John CROSTHWAITE, of the City of Dublin, Esq, concerning the dwelling house at No 2 Grafton Lane, at the yearly rental of £28 8s 9d, for the term of three lives, viz't the longest survivor of himself, or his son John PIGOTT (Jr) aged about 8 years, or his younger son Joseph PIGOTT aged 3 years.

[Part of ROCQUE's 1756 Map of Dublin, showing Span Lane, later Grafton Lane,
now Lemon St. The PIGOTT house probably the one highlighted in red.]

This dwelling stood on the north side of Grafton Lane (formerly Span's Lane; now Lemon Street), between the holdings of Mrs ENNIS (on the north & east boundaries) and Mr BURNES (west boundary).
John PIGOTT Sr, of Grafton Lane, City of Dublin, made a Deed of Conveyance, dated 27 Apr 1811 (Memorial No 437851), as a joint party together with his wife Mary PIGOTT otherwise VICKERS, and her sister Eliza HALE or'wise VICKERS, concerning a dwelling at No 2 Ormond Quay, City of Dublin, to John VICKERS, of Hanover Street, City of Dublin, Silk Manufacturer.

John PIGOTT Sr, of the City of Dublin, was grantor of a Deed of Release and Assignment, dated 16 May 1816 (Mem No 481337), by which he disposed of the same premises at 2 Grafton Lane, to Martin FARRELL, of the City of Dublin, Horsdeman.

[An image of the signature attributed to John PIGOTT (1759-1838), & reproduced in the PIGOTT family pedigree
published by Wm Jackson PIGOTT in "The Modern Visitation of Ireland," Ed by HOWARD & CRISP, 1895, Vol.2, p.94.]

[Another signature of John PIGOTT taken from the 1816 Deed of sale of the lease of the Grafton Lane dwelling.
 It is not easy to reconcile these as both being of the same John PIGOTT.]


Where John Sr resided, with his family, from that time until 1825 remains unclear.

On 17 Mar 1825, John PIGOTT Sr was granted the lease of premises at 11 and 12 Charlotte Street, City of Dublin, by Thomas Richard NEEDHAM, for the term of 38 years, and at a yearly rental of £45 10s.
The memorial for this deed has not yet been located, but the details are cited in another Deed or Indenture of Assignment dated 19 Sep 1836 (Memorial No - 1836, Vol 10, p.128), by which John PIGOTT Sr transferred the leasehold to his daughter Charlotte PIGOTT, Spinster, of the same address.
These two con-joined dwellings stood on the east side of Charlotte Street, between the premises of Humphrey BEVAN on the south, and a lane on the north which led to Sir Samuel Synge HUTCHISON's garden on the east. They were still standing when I visited Dublin in 1982, but have since been demolished.
John Sr died at his residence, Charlotte Street, in 1838, & was buried in the Vicar's Bawn, St Patrick's Cathedral, with his late wife, Mary VICKERS.

John's early career is also obscure. Nothing is known of him prior to his marriage in 1793 to Mary VICKERS, whose father, Joseph VICKERS, was a Silk Manufacturer. This might suggest that our John had found his new wife in the milieu of the silk trade in Dublin, but it does not prove that he worked in that industry himself, although the possibility does exist.

[James MALTON's 1792 view of the then recently completed Customs House on the north bank of the Liffey, Dublin.]

And there is a more than distinct possibility that a few years after his marriage, John PIGOTT gained employment in the Department of Revenue, as a Land Carriage Officer in Dublin for Customs & Excise, his commission as a Tide-waiter having been dated Jan 1804 [Appendix to the 2nd Report of the Commissioners of Enquiry into the Collection & Management of the Revenue arising in Ireland, 1822, p.290].

His retirement on 14 Dec 1824, aged 64, after 20 years service, on a pension of £15/-/- ["Return of Officers of Excise in Ireland who have been Superannuated and are now receiving Pensions..." & published by order of the House of Commons, 1 Feb 1832], provide dates which all fit our John rather well, especially his age, and the two employment dates approximate with the dates of John's house movements as well.

John Sr was recorded with the occupation "Publicanus" (otherwise Public Servant/Tax Collector), in the Admissions Register of Trinity College, Dublin, for the entry on 5 Jul 1832 of his youngest son William PIGOTT (he was to become the father of William Jackson PIGOTT or WJP).

John PIGOTT Sr died at his residence, in Charlotte Street, on 30 Sep 1838, aged 79.
His death notice was published in the Saunder's Daily News Letter, Fri 5 Oct, as follows:
"Died, on the 30th ultimo, at his residence, No 12 Charlotte Street, Mr John PIGOTT, aged 78 years."
The Cork Chronicle published a similar notice, but gave his age as the more appropriate 79 years.

He was buried on 2 Oct, with his late wife in the PIGOTT family plot in the Vicar's Bawn, the burial ground of St Patrick's (C. of I.) Cathedral, Dublin. This unmarked plot lies immediately to the north of the MAGUIRE plot, marked by the granite obelisk erected by William MAGUIRE in 1828, both about 20 feet due south of the S.W. corner of the Lady Chapel of the Cathedral.

[One of James MALTON's views of St Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin, looking across the Vicar's Bawn.
The PIGOTT plot lies just above and a little to the right of where the dog is wagging its tail.]

JOHN PIGOTT SR'S MARRIAGE AND FAMILY.

John PIGOTT Sr was married in St Catherine's Church of Ireland, Dublin, on 3 Dec 1793, to Mary VICKERS, the daughter of Joseph VICKERS of Elbow Lane, Silk Manufacturer, by his wife Elizabeth (see below).

Mary was probably already a Methodist before she married John PIGOTT; she had been of The Coombe, Jun 1788, when admitted to Membership of the Dublin Methodist Society, in the Class of Amelia SINGLETON.
Mary died at Charlotte Street, on 21 Apr 1829, aged 59, and was buried on the 24th in the plot in Vicar's Bawn, St Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin.

John PIGOTT Sr and Mary VICKERS had issue:

1. Elizabeth PIGOTT, born at Dublin, 19 Aug 1795; died on 3 Sep 1795, aged 2 weeks.

2. John PIGOTT, born at Dublin, 22 Oct 1796. See "JOHN PIGOTT, JUNIOR" next below.

3. Hester PIGOTT, born at Dublin, 1 Oct 1797, & baptised at St Luke's (C.of I.), Dublin, 15 Oct 1797; died aged 2 years.

4. Susannah PIGOTT, born at Dublin, 11 Oct 1798; Robe Keeper, St Patrick's Cathedral, 1855, & resigned 17 Nov 1871; death details not found in Irish records - she may have gone to Cornwall, & been recorded in Penzance in 1871; she died before her husband; married at St Peter's (C.of I.), Dublin, on 18 Jan 1827, Charles Aylmer KELLY, Chandler & Coal Merchant in Dublin; resided at 51 Patrick Street, Dublin (1836, 1838), 6 Bishop Street (1839), 31 Clanbrassil Street (1841-44), & 4 Patrick's Close South (1846-77); he succeeded William WHITE as Beadle, St Patrick's Cathedral, 4 Jul 1839, & resigned in favour of his son Joseph, 16 Jun 1858; he succeeded William MAGUIRE as Sexton of St Patrick's Cathedral, 4 Jul 1844, & resigned 3 Jul 1878; he died at Harcourt Terrace, Dublin, 9 May 1879, aged 82, a widower; issue:
     a. Joseph Aylmer KELLY, born at Dublin, 17 Dec 1827; Assistant Sexton, 1845, & Beadle, Jun 1858, St Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin; died at Sandymount, 26 Dec 1865, unmarried.
     b. Sarah Matilda KELLY, baptised 27 Jul 1830, & buried 28 Jul 1851 (both at St Patrick's Cathedral).
     c. Susannah KELLY, born at Dublin, 9 Sep 1832, & baptised at S.P.C., 19 Sep; married at St Peter's (C.of I.), Dublin, 28 Feb 1872, John Thomas DAVIDSON, a Widower.
     d. Charles James KELLY, born at Dublin, 3 Mar 1837, & baptised at S.P.C. 20 Apr; married at St Peter's (C.of I.), Dublin, 6 Dec 1865, Anna Maria JONES alias DRISCOLL, a widow; issue - Charles Richard KELLY, b Donnybrook, 12 Jan 1868, Outfitter, marr 1891, Susan O'KEEFE; & Arthur Henry KELLY, b Donnybrook, 7 Feb 1870, Auctioneer & Land Agent, marr 1896, Katie Mary O'KEEFE, with issue.
     e. William Henry KELLY, born at Dublin, 16 Aug 1839; Teacher; died at Dublin, 25 Jul 1873, aged 30, unmarried, & buried at Mount Jerome Cemetery.
     f. Charlotte Priscilla KELLY, born ca 1842; died in child-birth, Apr 1866, & bur S.P.C., 20 Apr; married at Donnybrook, 8 May 1866, Roger J. MARTIN of Dublin; issue - Charles Joseph Aylmer MARTIN, b 1 Apr 1866; died 24 Apr 1866, inf; Joseph MARTIN, b Dublin, 2 Apr 1867; & poss Charlotte Priscilla MARTIN Jr.

5. Joseph PIGOTT, born at 2 Grafton Lane, Dublin, on 6 Feb 1802; Hairdresser & Perfumer in Cork City, styled as the Court Hairdresser; resided at 28 Marlborough Street, 1842-44, later 38 Marlborough Street; he died at 39 Marlborough Street, Cork, on 7 Jan 1861; married at Cork, by License dated 14 Feb 1830, Ellen RUMLEY (or ROMILLY), of Ballytrasna House, Cloyne (daughter of William RUMLEY); she died at 39 Marlborough Street, Cork, 20 Sep 1857; issue:
     a. Mary PIGOTT, born at Cork, 20 Aug 1831; died at 29 Aug 1831; an infant.
     b. Emily PIGOTT, born at Cork, 12 May 1833; diedat  33 Effra Road, Rathmines, County Dublin, 7 May 1891; married at Holy Trinity, Cork, 9 Sep 1856, William Bennett EVANS, Accountant (son of Edward & Hannah EVANS of Cullenswood Ave - he was undoubtedly the E. EVANS who corresponded acrimoneously with Wm Jackson PIGOTT in 1896); he died at 23 Mary St, Dublin North, 18 Jul 1906, aged 68; issue - William George EVANS, marr Dublin, 23 Sep 1885, Jennie Nicholson EVANS, with issue; Frederick C. EVANS, b Dublin, ca 1861, Wholesale Druggist, 1901; Edith Florence EVANS, b Dublin, 31 May 1866, & bt S.P.C.; & Robert Charles EVANS, b Dublin, 21 Sep 1872.
     c. Charlotte Elizabeth PIGOTT, born at Cork, 16 Oct 1834; died at Cork, 22 Nov 1839; a child.
     d. Robert Joseph PIGOTT, born at Cork, 12 Jun 1836; Clerk to Wine Merchant; died at Cork, 24 Feb 1869; unmarr.
     e. Eleanor PIGOTT, born at Cork, 7 Jan 1838; Housekeeper; died at 36 Marlborough St, Cork, 21 Jan 1902; unmarr.
     f. Julia PIGOTT, born at Cork, 10 Apr 1839; returned to Ireland by 1901; died at her residence, 14 South Terrace, Cork, 28 Jan 1915; married at St Peter's, Dublin, 27 Sep 1870, John WHITE, Commercial Clerk, of Ballsbridge; they went to Surrey; issue - Nicholas Robert WHITE, b Dublin, 21 Jul 1871, Clerk in Cork, 1911; Mary WHITE, b Surrey, 1875, living in Cork, 1911; Frederick WHITE, b Surrey, 1878, in Cork, 1901; Ethel Esther WHITE, b Chelsea, 1879, with parents 1881; & Jessie WHITE, b London, 1881, in Cork, 1901.
     g. Joseph PIGOTT, born at Cork, 29 Mar 1841; took over his father's hairdressing business in Cork City; M.R.S.A., 1896; at 36 Marlborough St, 1901 Census; died at 36 Marlborough St, Cork, 14 Jun 1905; unmarried.
     h. Alice PIGOTT, born at Cork, 29 Sep 1842; died at Cork, 22 Nov 1855; a child.
     j. Charlotte Elizabeth PIGOTT (2), born at Cork, 12 Feb 1846; died at Kenilworh Park, Harolds Cross, County Dublin, 11 Jan 1926; married at Holy Trinity, Cork, 28 Dec 1869, John Dryden SMYLIE, Curate of Mount Shannon, Galway, & later Rector of St Nicholas Without, Dublin; he died at Bray, 6 Apr 1926, aged 86; issue - John Dryden SMYLLIE, b Galway, 3 Nov 1870, a Surgeon on the White Star Line, & retired in 1933; Charlotte Elizabeth SMYLLIE, b Killaloe, 30 Oct 1871, & marr 1898, Rev William George DORMER; Jane Ellen SMYLLIE, b Wexford, 28 Apr 1873, & living 1898; Robert Romilly SMYLLIE, b Limerick, 14 Apr 1875, Barrister-at-Law, of 14 Lansdowne Rd, 1918; William George SMYLLIE, b Clontarf, 28 Nov 1876, & died inf; William George SMYLLIE (2), b Dublin, 23 Nov 1878, living 1901, M.A. (T.C.D.) 1909, Vicar of High Wycombe, 1924; Thomas SMYLLIE, b Rathmines, 3 Nov 1880, living 1901,M.A. (T.C.D.) 1909,  Curate of St Mary's, Bexley, Kent, 1913; Margaret Webber SMYLLIE, b Rathmines, 1 Aug 1882, & marr Dublin, 5 Jun 1912, Rev Ernest Maunsell BATEMAN, with issue a son Arthur & daur Sheile (Mrs CHILLINGWORTH); & Joshua Luke Leonard SMYLLIE, b Dublin, 14 May 1886, a Clerk in Holy Orders in Ireland and England, who marr Mary Violet Alderson SHAW, with issue a daur Mary PAtricia SMYLIE.
     k. William PIGOTT, born at Cork, Sep 1847, died at Cork, 11 Nov 1847, aged 2 months.
     m. John Vickers PIGOTT, born at Cork, 3 Dec 1848; Ship's Mate; died at Marlborough Street, Cork, 22 Sep 1895, unmarried.

6. Charlotte PIGOTT, born at 2 Grafton Lane, 21 Jul 1805; at Winding Alley, Dundrum, County Dublin, 1877; died at Gloucester Place, North Dublin, 6 Nov 1882, a widow; married at St Peter's (C.of I.), Dublin, 19 Jan 1837, James Henry GREY, Merchant & Brush Maker of Dublin; he resided at 12 Charlotte Street, (1837-39), Lower Sackville (1840), & at Mount Anville Park (1842-48); he died at North Dublin, 17 Mar 1897; issue:
     a. John Joseph GRAY, born at 12 Charlotte St, Dublin, 6 Dec 1837; Agent & Auctioneer in Dublin; died Clontarf, 27 Apr 1923; marr 1stly, St Thomas's (C.of I.), Dublin, 26 Aug 1865, Elizabeth CRICHTON, with issue - Margaret GRAY, b Dublin, 6 Jun 1866; John Joseph GRAY, b Dublin, 21 Nov 1867, Accountant, died 1940, & marr 1899, Annie Mary WALLACE with issue; James William GRAY, b Dublin, 31 Jun 1870, & died an infant; Archibald Crichton GRAY, b Dublin, 21 Jun 1872, House Agent; & Eliza Charlotte GRAY, b Dublin, 15 Feb 1875, & died a child.
John Joseph marr 2ndly, Drumcondra Church, 7 Feb 1891, Elizabeth BATT, with further issue - Thomas Henry GRAY, b Dublin, 1892, Bank Clerk; Percy Edward GRAY, b Dublin, 1893, Insurance Clerk; & Dorothy Rachel GRAY, b Clontarf, 1 May 1897.
     b. Charlotte Elizabeth GRAY, born at Dublin, 6 Dec 1839, & baptised at St Patrick's Cathedral, 19 Jan 1840; died at 25 Gloucester Place, North Dublin, 10 Dec 1882; unmarried.
     c. James William GRAY, born at Dublin, 29 Jun 1842, & baptised at St Patrick's Cathedral, 27 Jul; Brush Maker of Dublin; died at 28 Upper Sherrard Avenue, Dublin North, 25 Aug 1913; married Elizabeth (born Glasgow ca 1832).
     d. Thomas Edward GRAY, born at Dublin, 8 Oct 1848, & baptised at St Patrick's Cathedral, 3 Dec; Registrar & Secretary, Royal Hospital for Incurables; died at Dublin, 22 Nov 1898; unmarried.

7. William PIGOTT, born at 2 Grafton Lane, 29 Jul 1810, & baptised at St Luke's (C.of I.), Dublin, 19 Aug 1810; admitted Trinity College, Dublin, 1832; published a pamphlet, in Dublin, 1833, entitled "Is England an Enemy to Irish Progress, Considered; or, Political Disturbances in Ireland, Remedied," then residing at 12 Charlotte Street; Clerk, Secretary's Office, Paving Board, Dublin, 1835; 1st Clerk, Paving Board, 1841-48; Solicitor, Bolton Street, Dublin, 1842, & 7 Mountjoy Street Upper, 1844; died at Mountpleasant Square, Dublin, 11 May 1856, his death notice recording him as the "...grandson of Capt John PIGOTT" [Notes & Queries]; married at St Bridget's (C.of I.), Dublin, 23 Feb 1841, Mary JACKSON (daur of Joseph JACKSON of Brockfield, Tuncurry, County Tipperary); she remarried at St Thomas's, Dublin, 3 Nov 1857, John ROBERTS, of Dundrum, County Down; William & Mary had issue an only son:
     a. William Jackson PIGOTT, born at Dublin, 13 Sep 1842; a gentleman landowner, of Dundrum Manor, County Down, & the family historian; died at Newcastle, County Down, 26 Jul 1921; married at Old Monkland Church, Coatbridge, Lanarks, 21 Nov 1888, Elizabeth Shairpe MACKINTOSH; with issue 2 daughters - Dorothy de Say PIGOTT, b Dundrum, 2 Sep 1893; & Ethelreda Jackson PIGOTT, b Dundrum, 2 Jan 1901, & prob marr R. BRITTON.

William Jackson PIGOTT published the pedigree of his grandfather's family in Volume 2 of HOWARD & CRISP's "Modern Visitation of Ireland" in 1895. In it he records that John PIGOTT Sr had fathered, by an earlier wife named Catherine, two children, both of whom died in infancy. I have been unable to find any corroborating evidence for this assertion.

In the PIGOTT family pedigree published in HOWARD & CRISP's "Modern Visitation of Ireland," William Jackson PIGOTT states that John PIGOTT Sr had been previously married with issue 2 daughters who died young. Whilst there is certainly time enough for this earlier marriage to have taken place, no other evidence has yet been found to support W.J.P.'s assertion.
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John PIGOTT Sr was my great-great-great-grandfather.
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[2] JOHN PIGOTT, JUNIOR, 1796 - 1877.

[Only known photo of John PIGOTT Jr, aged 67; picture taken in New York, 1863.]

John Jr was the second known child, but eldest son of John PIGOTT Sr & Mary VICKERS. Although the birth year 1795 appears on his grave marker, John Jr's birth date is recorded "22 Oct 1796" in the family pedigree published by his nephew (Wm Jackson PIGOTT of Dundrum, County Down) in HOWARD & CRISP's "Modern Visitation of Ireland," (1895, Vol. 2, p.94).

Details of his early life and his education are not recorded. 

John PIGOTT was a Tax Collector, firstly from about 1818, for the Dublin Foundling Hospital; he was recorded as one of their Non-Residentiary Officers in Directory listings from 1819, along with Mr T. MAGUIRE, who was brother of his future father-in-law.

The Foundling Hospital was created in 1729 in the main part of the Poor House which had been established in 1704, south of Mount Brown, between Throat Lane & the City Basin. Intended to prevent the widespread mortality rates prevailing among new-born illegitimate children (many of which deaths were apparently deliberate), it had, over the long term, largely failed to achieve that purpose (essentially institutionalising the "infanticide" process); despite being "taken over" from the Dublin Corporation by government in 1797, it remained substantially ineffective, and by 1830, after a Parliamentary enquiry, had been ordered to close.
During the period of its operation, it was subsidised by government grant as well as a local tax on Dublin houses (in 1818, these figures stood at £34,000 grant and nearly £8,000 in house taxes).
The building then reverted back to its original use as a work-house for the poor, and became part of the South Dublin Poor Law Union, which was formally declared in Jun 1839, under the governance of an elected Board of Guardians, and which John Jr would serve once more in the future.

[The Dublin Foundling Hospital, which began receiving "unwanted" infants in 1729.]

During John Jr's time at the Foundling Hospital, their Supervisor of the House Tax and Accounts was James HENDRICK, who also acted as Treasurer to the Paving Board of the Corporation for the Paving, Cleansing & Lighting the Streets of Dublin (which would become the Dublin Corporation).

In Sep 1823, HENDRICK recommended John Jr to fill a vacancy that had arisen among the Collectors of Tax for the Paving Board, stating that PIGOTT had been:
"...for some years a Collector of the Foundling Hospital Tax, in which department he has conducted himself in a very satisfactory manner."
[HENDRICK's letter, paving Board Minutes, Dublin City Library, Pearse St, Dublin.]
John Jr's appointment was dated 1 Oct 1823, at a salary of £110 per annum, paid monthly, with "...responsibility for collecting the Paving & Lighting Tax, and the assessment for works chargeable" [Returns of the Commissioner, Paving Establishment, 1831-32]; he was required to post two sureties of £500 each.

John Jr filled this position for over a decade; he paid into consolidated revenue £10 "...being the produce of a distress for tax of 1825" [Paving Board Report for the year ending 5 Jun 1829]; he was named 1st in the list of 8 Collectors of Paving & Lighting Tax, salary not recorded [Report of the Commissioners on Municipal Corporations in Ireland, House of Lords Sessional Papers, 1835, Vol. 9, Part 1, p.95]; sometime during the year previous year, 1834 (& too late for his name to have been removed from the Commissioners' 1835 Report), he was dismissed by the Board, apparently for failing to bank a weekly deposit within the time prescribed in the Board regulations.
Evidence for this dismissal did not come from Paving Board minutes (not yet searched for this period), but was revealed instead in a report published in the Dublin Freeman's Journal [Mon 31 Jan 1835], concerning the cross examination of a Mr REILLY, during hearings of the Dublin Electoral Commission, appointed to investigate electoral irregularities during the General Election of Jan 1835 for the constituency of Dublin.
REILLY gave evidence that he had observed John PIGOTT Jr at the Paving Board, after he had been dismissed, and about 2 months before the hearing (and so in about Nov-Dec 1834), making extracts from the tax record books (presumably in the office of his father-in-law), as the political agent for Messrs WEST and HAMILTON, the two Conservative (Tory) candidates for the Dublin seat in that election. It appears that electors could be disqualified if they were in arrears on their taxes, and John Jr was collecting these arrears details, probably from among lists of voters who were known, or suspected, to be supporters of Daniel O'CONNELL, Leader of (and one of the two Dublin candidates for) the Repeal Association (which had entered a pact with the ruling Whig Party under P.M. Baron Melbourne); O'CONNELL & his colleague went on to win the seat of Dublin at the election, but they were now under investigation on charges of corruption & bribery.
REILLY added that John PIGOTT "...was, I believe, also in London."
There is a possibility that the John REILLY was related to several members of the REILLY family who married into the family of Robert PIGOTT, one of the Inspectors General of the Excise in Dublin, 1808, who was probably a cousin of our John Sr.

John's subsequent movements, recorded in Dublin Triple Almanacs & THOM's Directories (Listings of the Corporation for the Paving, Lighting & Cleansing the Streets of Dublin), almost certainly indicate where the children were born - Tax Collector, 12 Charlotte Street, Dublin (next door to his father), 1824; Collector, 12 Mountpleasant, 1827-31; Collector, Sandymount, County Dublin, 1832-33; Collector, 12 East Hanover Street, Dublin, 1834.

John's final role in Dublin as a Revenue Collector was as Receiving Officer for the South Dublin Union, from about 1835. The premises occupied by the Union was the old Work House together with that part of it that had served as the Foundling Hospital; but again John was not a residentiary officer, and his collecting area was much larger, covering large areas of County Dublin towards the south, in the electoral sub-divisions of Whitechurch & Rathfarnham.

[Early plan of south west Dublin showing the Work House on James's Street. The Foundling Hospital 
was established just south of the Work House. It is now the site of St James's Hospital.]

Here again, John Jr got into some temporary difficulties, perhaps again at the hands of his political "enemies." In 1851, John BYRNE, one of the Guardians, accused PIGOTT of "...assisting to deprive the very rate payers who paid him his salary of their parliamentary franchise." He was called upon by the Board of Guardians to explain, in writing, the circumstances of his appearing as an employed political agent in the Voter's Revision Court at Heuston Street, and elsewhere when the court met.
His reply was dated 23 Jul 1851:
"Gentlemen,
"Having been called upon to explain the circumstances of my appearing as an agent in the Court of Revision of Parliamentary Franchise, I beg respectfully to state that I did so in consequence of the great reduction (namely, one-third of my salary as one of the rural receiving officers) made on account of the diminution of duties, stated to be caused by the cessation of outdoor relief, and also agreeably to the understanding I had with the Committee, who recommended such reduction, which was, that if the board acted on their report, the officers affected by it should be at liberty to make what use they could of any unoccupied time they might have to advance their interests, or assist in the support of their families, provided their duty was not neglected, which I trust the Board will admit has not been the case. Hoping this explanation will appear satisfactory, I remain your very obedient servant.
                                                                                                                 "John PIGOTT, Relieving Officer."

When the Board considered PIGOTT's explanation, his "patron" supporters amongst the 33 elected Guardians, including Sir Robert SHAW (Whitechurch division), Dr KIRKWOOD (Rathfarnham division), & John Ousley BONSALL were in the ascendant, the vote being 13 to 7 to keep him on, with his original detractor, John BYRNE, abstaining.
It appears that he continued to collect for the Union, perhaps back at his reduced salary of £60 per annum, up until at least 1854.

John's further house movements are recorded in Dublin Triple Almanacs & THOM's Directories (Trade Listings), and in his children's baptismal registrations - Tax Collector, 12 Charlotte Street, 1835-38; Collector of Public Monies, 16 Charlemont Street, Oct 1839; Agent & Collector of Public Monies, 2 Rehobeth Street, off South Circular Road, Dublin, 1841-42; Collector of Public Monies, Cullenswood Avenue, Ranelagh, County Dublin, 1844-47, & Aug 1842 (St Peter's Register); Aspen Cottage, Rathmines, Apr 1847 (St Peter's Register); Receiving Officer, Elm Park, Roundtown, County Dublin, 1851; & Receiving Officer, Terenure Lodge, Roundtown, 1852-55.

He may also have been the John PIGOTT listed as Muslin & Lace Warehouse, 9 Dame Street, Dublin, 1856, 1857; this would be consistent with family folk-lore, which recorded him as both an Irish Civil Servant, and a "...speculative merchant who made and lost large amounts of money..." - undoubtedly the reduction in his income at the South Dublin Union is one of the reasons for this attempted, but apparently not so successful broadening of his income base.

To add to the MAGUIRE family connection in revenue collection, John Jr also served in several capacities at St Patrick's Cathedral, where William MAGUIRE was Sexton - he was appointed Assistant Sexton on 7 Jan 1839, & was succeeded by his nephew Joseph KELLY in Jan 1850; and he was appointed to succeed his brother-in-law Charles KELLY as Beadle there on 4 Jul 1844, and was himself succeeded (Richard Matchet CARNEGIE's name is inserted without date) again by his nephew Joseph KELLY on 16 Jun 1858.
Despite this apparently strong connection with the Established Church, it appears that John Jr was instead a Member of the Primitive Wesleyan Methodist Society of Dublin, as was his mother's VICKERS family and his wife's related MAGUIRE family. He inserted an affecting obituary notice for his son William in the Primitive Wesleyan Methodist Magazine, 1842; & he was recorded in the Minutes of the Society's Annual Conference of 1855 as having subscribed 10/- to the Superannuated Fund.
The Primitive Wesleyan Methodist Society of Ireland separated from mainstream Methodism by exercising their desire to remain loyal to the Established Church in matters relating to the dispensation of the sacraments (communion, as well as the basics - baptism, marriage & burial). John WESLEY, the founder of Methodism, had made it as his last request that his followers should never separate from the Established Church; and they had followed him to the hilt, their Preachers showing their allegiance by attending service in St Patrick's Cathedral each year to receive the Sacrament of the Lord's Supper at the hands the the Ministers of that church [Report of an address by the Archeacon of Ardagh to the Irish Church Convention, published in the Press (N.Z.), 17 Feb 1871].

John Jr was "...regularly initiated" into membership of Masonic Lodge No 1672, Dublin City, by certificate dated 21 Jan 1824, which was signed by him (with a signature that matched that on his 1834 Deed), and by William HILL (Master), A. ELLISON (Deputy Master) and Thomas B. SUTHERLAND (Secretary).

John PIGOTT of Sandymount, County Dublin, Gent, was named as grantee in an Indented Deed dated 15 Dec 1832 (Mem No 588926), made by William BATES of Clare Lane, City of Dublin, Coach Owner, concerning the dwelling house on the corner of Fitzwilliam & Baggot Streets, & known as No 11 Fitzwilliam Street (and still is in 2012), for a term of 115 years, subject to a mortgage to Lawrence CORCORAN, witnessed by two including William MAGUIRE.

[No 11 Fitwilliam Street, Dublin, on the intersection with Baggot Street. Photographed in 2004.]

By his Deed of Assignment dated 23 Dec 1833 (Mem 1834, Vol.8, p.18), John PIGOTT, of East Hanover Street, City of Dublin, Gent, & late of Sandymount, standing "...fairly in debt" to William MAGUIRE (his father-in-law) for the sum of £105, assigned all his right, title and interest in the said dwelling house & premises known as No 11 Fitzwilliam Street, City of Dublin, witnessed by two including William MAGUIRE "...the younger," Attorney-at-Law (John's brother-in-law).

In Dec 1841, John PIGOTT was admitted to the Freedom of the City of Dublin, by right of servitude [Freemans Dublin Journal, Tue 21 Dec]; in Mar 1847, John PIGOTT applied for the position of Clerk to the South City Relief Committee, but was defeated on the 3rd and last ballot by Mr SCANLON [Freeman's Dublin Journal, sat 27 Mar]; it is not certain whether either or both of these entries concern our John Jr, but in the absence of other suitable candidates, it seems likely.

In May 1851, a published list of Insolvent debtors included "John PIGOTT, late of Terenure, County Dublin, Receiving Officer, his petition to be heard on 18 June" [Freeman's Dublin Journal, 28 May].

John PIGOTT Jr was recorded in the Griffith's Valuation of the County of Dublin (ca 1852-55), at Kimmage Road, Terenure, Parish of Rathfarnham - for House, Office and Garden, rated at £1 10s. per annum; and 38 perches of land rated at £38 p.a.; Lessor William MOYERS, Esq.

On 13 Aug 1854, John Jr's wife Elizabeth died at"...at Garville Terrace, Rathgar, after a lingering illness," John being recorded as "...Esq, late of Terenure Lodge, County Dublin" [Dublin Evening Mail, Wed 23 Aug].

On 16 Jun 1858, Joseph KELLY was appointed Beadle of St Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin, to succeed his uncle, John PIGOTT Jr. This appears to be the last "implied" reference in Dublin records to John's former & apparently relatively "recent" existence there.

JOHN PIGOTT JUNIOR GOES TO AMERICA.

A few years after John Jr buried his wife Elizabeth in the Vicar's Bawn, St Patrick's Cathedral, in Aug 1854, he tidied up his affairs in Dublin and went to America "...to reside with his sons."
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There is a possibility that John Jr had already briefly visited New York as early as 1837 - the ship Independence arrived there from Liverpool on 19 Jun 1837, carrying among the passengers four Irish born PIGOTTs - namely John PIGOTT (aged 26), John PIGOTT (11), William PIGOTT (10) and Thomas PIGOTT (6).
While the elder John PIGOTT is clearly the wrong age for our John Jr, the three boys are exactly the same ages as were his three eldest sons John Vickers, William Frederick and Thomas Lancelot (see below); however, if this was a family group of father & 3 sons, then it is evident that the age recorded for the elder John PIGOTT could not have been correct; although he may have been instead another relation (uncle, or cousin).
I can think of only one family of relations then living in New York - Rev John PHAYRE, a Methodist, was a first cousin of John Jr's wife Elizabeth MAGUIRE; with him was his first wife Frances A. (BOGERT) and their daughter Sarah Ann PHAYRE, then aged about 11, who would much later become Thomas Lancelot PIGOTT's wife!
If it was our PIGOTT family with a wrong age for John Jr, then it is clear at least John Jr & son William returned to Ireland. But it is not impossible that John Jr's financial predicaments may have inspired him too look early at emigrating, and he may even have "deposited" one or two of his sons in New York well earlier than I had ever thought possible.
This might also account for the elder boys later "getting away" with passing themselves off as U.S. born - they would not have had time to acquire anything resembling an Irish accent.
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John Jr is not recorded in published Passenger Arrival lists or U.S. Immigration Indents for the 1850's; but there was a John PIGOTT who made application for a British Passport, No 3181, dated 23 Apr 1858. This may have been our John Jr, seeking temporary admittance to the U.S. to visit his sons, but later changing his mind and deciding to stay there permanently.

[The park where 94 Columbia Street used to stand, photographed in Mar 2001.
The classic downtown Manhattan skyline, viewed across the East River.]

John Jr appears to have been listed in several addresses in New York, as Book-keeper - at 94 Columbia Street, Brooklyn, 1858, 1859; he was probably residing at 88 President Street, Brooklyn, where two of his sons are mentioned - Thomas L. PIGOTT in Directory listings (1862-64), and Capt Alfred J. PIGOTT as going there on sick leave from his Army Camp in Jan 1863; and he was at 28 Middagh Street, Brooklyn, 1874-75.
John Jr was probably visiting his sons George & Edward, at Delaware Street (west side, between Henry & Warren Streets), Lawrence, Kansas, 1873-74.

[A "birds-eye" illustration of the part of Lawrence, Kansas, looking approximately S.S.W.
 Henry Street is the one running across the lower right part of the picture.
The PIGOTT residence in 1873-74 was one of those with a view across Delaware Street,
somewhere under the smoke plume, through a grove of trees towards the Railroad.
Photo taken of a glazed & framed poster hanging in Lawrence City Library, Nov 2011.]

Searches have failed to find credible enumerations for our John PIGOTT Jr in either of the 1860 or 1870 Federal Censuses. His "breaching" the conditions of his temporary "visa" might account for this reticence in being recorded in government census returns, although circumstances of his time may not have required such caution.
There was a John PIGOTT, Salesman, born Ireland, who was residing, probably as one of a number of Boarders, in the household of William BAVIER, Auctioneer, & his family, at 2nd Division, 1st Ward, Brooklyn. King's County, New York, in 1860; but he gave his age as 52, and our John was then aged about 64, and the occupation is not entirely consistent with his Directory Listings as Book-keeper.

In the PIGOTT family pedigree published in HOWARD & CRISP's "Modern Visitation of Ireland," William Jackson PIGOTT states that his widower uncle, John PIGOTT Jr, made two more marriages in America, without further issue. Once again,  there is time enough for these later marriages to have taken place, but once again, no other evidence has yet been found to support W.J.P.'s assertion.

And one unpublished family pedigree records that John Jr as having been "...a sprightly old man, walking 5 miles a day until his death."

John PIGOTT Jr died on 30 Aug 1877, at Lawrence, Kansas, probably while again visiting his son George in Lawrence (Wakarusa Township), Douglas County; the date of death & "...Esq, of Brooklyn, U.S., aged 80 years," was recorded in death notices published in the London Times (15 Oct) & Dublin Freeman's Journal (16 Oct 1877).
His remains were interred in Grave 549, Section 4, Oak Hill Cemetery, Lawrence, Kansas, on 31 Aug 1877.

[View, looking up-hill in the middle of Section 4, Oak Hill Cemetery, Lawrence, where John PIGOTT Jr lies buried.
His grave marker (detail below) stands in the centre fore-ground (above), & faces up-hill.]



JOHN PIGOTT JUNIOR MARRIES HIS COUSIN'S DAUGHTER.

John PIGOTT Jr & Elizabeth MAGUIRE were married in the Parish Church of St Peter, City of Dublin, on 25 Jun 1824, by Rev Robert MAGUIRE (Elizabeth's first cousin), & witnessed by E. PERROT of College Green, Charles KELLY (John's future brother-in-law) of Georges Street, & William KELLY.
Elizabeth was born at 5 South (or Patrick's Close), Dublin, on 1 Dec 1804, the eldest child of William MAGUIRE & Mary VICKERS (Mary was John Jr's 1st cousin - see the VICKERS Family below).
See also William MAGUIRE's separate blog on the blog-page, originally posted on 20 Sep 2010:
http://pigott-gorrie.blogspot.com.au/2010/09/william-maguire-of-dublin.html

It is evident Elizabeth's family were Members of the Primitive Wesleyan Methodist Society of Dublin; as had been John Jr's mother before she married his father back in 1793; but whether John Jr had joined them, or when, is not yet established.

John Jr & Elizabeth had issue:

1. John Vickers PIGOTT, baptised at St Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin, 12 Jun 1825;  possibly arrived in New York, aged 11, on 19 Jun 1837 on the ship Independence from Liverpool, with his father & 2 brothers; if so, and if he remained, he was probably left boarding with relations; he evidently did go to America - he was recorded as living U.S. in his aunt Charlotte GRAY's obituary in Gentleman's Magazine, 1882.
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There was only one John PIGOTT recorded in U.S. Census returns who was born in Ireland and of the right age for our John Vickers PIGOTT.
This John PIGOTT settled in Rose Township, Ramsay County, Minnesota, & enumerated there in 1860, 1870 & 1880 Census returns, with wife Mary O'BRIEN, & 4 children; she was residing in St Paul, Minnesota, when she posted a "Missing Friends" notice, 3 Jan 1874, seeking word about her brother, John LUDDY, who had been living in Lynn, Massachusetts, for several years with his wife & children.
John died on 12 Aug 1881, at Saint Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota, USA (before his Charlotte GRAY's obituary, but news of the death may have taken time to get to Dublin); he was buried in Calvary Cemetery, Grave 10, Lot 2, Block 32, Section 16.

John was enumerated in the Minnesota State census of 1857, aged 45, Farmer, with wife Mary & 4 children; & at Rose Township, Ramsey County, 1870 & 1880 U.S. Federal censuses, Gardener, with wife & family.
John was directory listed as "vegetable stand, No 6 Market House, res west side Rice Street, near city limits," 1878-81.
John & Mary had issue:
a. Richard H. PIGOTT, born Virginia, ca 1850; named in his father's property deeds, 1872, 1874 & 1878; lived in Minneapolis, Hennepin County, with wife Elizabeth JONES (marr 1878) & daughter Bertha PIGOTT (b ca 1880; died 1927; married E.D. BOWEN, with issue a son Francis BOWEN, b ca 1905).
b. Margaret PIGOTT, born Virginia, 1855; died at Saint Paul, Minnesota, 13 May 1926 - her death notice recorded her death in St Paul, with funeral from the Chapel of O'HALLORAN & MURRAY, service at the Cathedral, interment at Calvary Cemetery, and "Members of the W.C.O.F. please take note" [Saint Paul Pioneer Press, Fri 14 May]; she married firstly, at Ramsey County, 27 Jun 1882, James HENNESSEY; she married 2ndly, also at St Paul, Minnesota, 27 Oct 1897, William BELL (he died in 1924); issue - Mary E. HENNESSEY, b Ramsey Co, 1883, & bur Calvary Cemetery, 1886; Charles E. HENNESSEY-BELL, b Minnesota, 12 Mar 1885, adopted his step-father's surname, a Cinemtographer, died 1971, marr Florence SCHULTZ; & George HENNESSEY-BELL, b St Paul, Minnesota, 17 Mar 1890, also adopted his step-father's sur-name, went to Californai & died Los Angeles, CA, 5 Apr 1976, apparently unmarried.
c. John PIGOTT, born Minnesota, ca 1858; aged 12, with parents, 1870 Census - no further particulars.
d. Thomas J. PIGOTT, born Minnesota, 1862; with parents, 1870 & 1880; went to Tellor Co, Colorado, after 1895; married Kath (b Austria/Hungary) & divorced, with issue - Marnie PIGOTT, born Colorado, Dec 1889, a Hotel Porter in Salida City, 1910; 2 ch'n died young, & Irene (Nina) A. PIGOTT, born Colorado, Apr 1898, with mother 1910, went to Portland, Oregon.
e. Charles E. PIGOTT, born Minnesota, Jun 1863; went to Missabe Mountain Township, St Louis Co, Minnesota, after 1900; went to Parker Township, Yakuma County, Washington State, after 1905; married firstly, with issue - Albert A. PIGOTT, b Minnesota, Mar 1886; with father, 1900.
Charles married 2ndly, Aug 1898, Mrs Julia OTT; she died at Yakuma Co, 1951; they had further issue - Lucinda C. PIGOTT, b Minnesota, ca 1903; with parents, 1910, 1920.

2. William Frederick PIGOTT, born in Dublin, 22 Jan 1827; possibly visited New York with his father & 2 brothers, aged 10, arriving on 19 Jun 1837 on the ship Independence from Liverpool on 19 Jun 1837; he clearly did not settle there; in Dublin, he spent Sundays with his MAGUIRE grand-parents, and attended Sunday School at South Great George's Street; a young member of the Primitive Wesleyan Methodist Society of Dublin; he died at his family home at Cullenswood Avenue, & was buried in the Vicar's Bawn, St Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin, 6 Jun 1842, aged 15; his father published an affecting obituary for him in the Methodist Magazine, 1842.

3. Mary Georgina PIGOTT, baptised at St Patrick's Cathedral, 5 Oct 1828; she died at Summerfield Cottage, Dalkey, County Dublin, 10 May 1837, & was buried at St Patrick's Cathedral, aged 8.

4. Thomas Lancelot PIGOTT, born in Dublin, 20 Mar 1831;  possibly visited New York with his father & two brothers, aged 6, arriving on 19 Jun 1837 on the ship Independence from Liverpool on 19 Jun 1837; however, information he gave to the Census enumerator in 1900 indicates that he probably did not then settle, and that he emigrated to New York in 1855; Salesman, 94 Columbia Street, Brooklyn, 1857-59; Collector/Clerk, 88 President Street, Brooklyn, 1862-63, 1863-64; Clerk, 332 Hicks Street, Brooklyn, 1865-67; Clerk, 568 Broome Street, Manhattan, 1867-70; Clerk, 323 West 35th Street, Manhattan, 1871-72; Collector at Store, res 225 West 21st Street, 1874-76, 345 West 29th Street, 1877; 306 West 35th Street, 1883; at Bleecher Street, Manhattan, 1900 Census, aged 68, Widower, Clerk, a boarder in the Hotel managed by John L. THOMAS & his wife & 5 children; at East 14th Street, Manhattan, 1910 Census, aged 79, Widower, Inmate at the residence of Ada STEWART & Nurse GILLETT; he was buried in the PHAYRE plot at Cypress Hills Cemetery, 11 Jul 1911; his death details do not appear in the on-line index to New York deaths under the name PIGOTT or similar.

[345 West 29th Street, Manhatta., Photo taken in Mar 2001.]
Thomas married in New York, Jan 1863, his 2nd cousin Sarah Ann PHAYRE, with issue a son:
1. William H. PIGOTT, aged 15 in the 1880 Census, residing with his parents (no further particulars - probably died young).

[Thomas Lancelot PIGOTT, in New York, Mar 1884, aged 53.]
Sarah died in New York, on 14 Mar 1890, & she was buried in the plot of her late father, Rev John PHAYRE, at Cypress Hills Cemetery. They were also a Methodist family, Rev John PHAYRE having been raised in Dublin by his widowed maternal grandmother, Mrs Letitia MAGUIRE, who was Thomas Lancelot PIGOTT's great-grandmother.

[88 President St, Brooklyn, the middle building of yellowish brick, photographed in Mar 2001.
Alfred Joseph PIGOTT received his Army Leave approval notice at this address in 1862,
where his brother Thomas was then residing, possibly with their father John Jr.]

5. Alfred Joseph PIGOTT, born in Dublin, 21 May 1833; served in the Imperial Army in the Crimea (1855) & in India, & was present at the Siege of Lucknow (1857); sailed to America from Liverpool on the ship Edinburgh, arriving in New York on 9 Apr 1861; enlisted in the Union Army, 13 May 1861, & served in the Army of the Potomac, as Lieutenant, "K" Coy, 36th New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment; promoted Captain, in Camp near Falmouth, Virginia, 26 Aug 1862; he saw action at the Siege of Yorktown (Apr 1862), Chickahominy River (May 1862), Fair Oaks/Seven Pines (May-Jun 1862), Seven Days Battles (Jun-Jul 1862), Antietam (Sep 1862), Fredericksburg (Dec 1862), & Mary's Heights/Salem Ridge (May 1863).

[Captain Alfred Joseph PIGOTT, in officer's uniform, Union Army, New York, 1863.]
In Camp Brightswood, D.C., when granted leave, 12 Jan 1862, for 7 days, to conduct essential business affairs; further sick leave of 30 days (chronic dysentery), 8 Jan 1863, the letter of approval sent to him at 88 Brooklyn St, Manhattan. While on that home leave, Alfred married Ellen WALSH, at St James's Roman Catholic Church, New York City, on 6 Feb 1863, witnessed Thomas & Mary WALSH; she may have been a relation of his commanding Officer, Lt-Col James J. WALSH.
Alfred died at the Citizen's Volunteers Hospital, Philadelphia, on 5 Jul 1863, as the result of "concussion of the brain" received while on the roof of a rail-car (on his C.O.'s orders), on the Railroad at Darby Creek near Philadelphia, while returning to New York at the end of his 2 year tour of duty; this notice appeared in the New York Herald, 9 Jul 1863:
"It is our painful duty to record the death of the gallant Captain Alfred PIGOTT, of the 36th New York volunteers, who bravely fought in 22 engagements in Central India (Siege of Lucknow, etc) and in our wicked & fratricidal rebellion, was accidentally killed while returning to New York by coming into collision with one of the bridges over the railroad from Washington to Philadelphia. He is deeply regretted by his brother officers and privates of the Regiment, by all of whom he was admired and beloved. He died in the Citizen's Volunteers Hospital, Philadelphia, on Sunday July 5th, 1863, from the effects of the injuries he received on the Wednesday previous, aged 30 years."
Ellen PIGOTT, of 65 East Broadway, the widow, was granted, 2 Dec 1864, a U.S. Civil War pension of $20 per month; Administration of her estate granted, 7 Mar 1888, to Thomas WALSH.

6. George Maguire PIGOTT, born in Dublin, 11 Sep 1836, & baptised at St Peter's (C.of I.), 23 Jul 1839 (from Mount Pleasant Avenue); went to America; settled in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, 20 Jul 1858 [the Kansas Memorial]; Civil War veteran; he was enumerated at Wakarusa, Douglas Co, 1875, 1880, 1895 Census returns; at 811 East Lee St, Lawrence, Douglas Co, 1900 U.S. Census, aged 64, married for 33 years, with wife Elizabeth, aged 58, born Alabama; George died at his brother Edward's farm at Kiowa, Oklahoma, 26 Feb 1910, by his own hand, while suffering depression over the death of his wife; his body was returned to Lawrence, & buried Oak Hill Cemetery, Section 5 Old, Row A, Grave 8, next to his wife Lizzie (1843-1907) in grave 9.
He was recorded in 1900 as having had no children - however, a burial in Section 4, Oak Hill Cemetery, of W. J. PIGOTT, born & died in 1871, was probably his; and a "...child of George PIGOTT" was buried in Section 4, Gave 363, on 1 Jun 1873.

7. Henry Robert PIGOTT, born at 16 Charlemont St, Parish of St Peter, City of Dublin, on 16 Oct 1838, & baptised as Robert Henry, at St Peter's, Dublin, 23 Jul 1839 (from Mount Pleasant Avenue).
See his separate blog on this blog-page, originally posted on 21 Jun 2008:
http://pigott-gorrie.blogspot.com.au/2008/06/missionary-in-ceylon-henry-robert.html

[Georgian houses in Charlemont Street, in 1982. Number 16 had been demolished,
but had stood a little further to the left of this original block.]

8. Edward Albert PIGOTT, born in Dublin, 22 Dec 1840, & baptised at St Peter's (C.of I.), 2 Aug 1842 (from Cullenswood Avenue); went to America, ca 1855; probably at Garrison Barracks, Carlysle, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, 1860 Census, aged 18, Musician; enlisted at New York City, 1 Apr 1860, by Lt GIBBS, aged 19, in the 3rd Regiment of U.S. Cavalry, Regular Army, Civil War & beyond, being invalided out in Nov 1871; possibly served earlier with the 3rd Regiment, N.J. Cavalry, but this Edward PIGOTT gave his occupation as Traveler, & was discharged due to disability, 24 Mar 1863, at Memphis, Tennessee, a Bugler (possibly later listed as a "deserter" from Chester, PA, on 3 Apr 1864) - not all of these details are consistent with Edward Albert's later army record, so perhaps another, or a part of his Army record is yet to be found.
Edward was Directory listed as Gardener, residing with his brother George, in Lawrence, Kansas, 1873-74; he was at District No 7, Grayson County, Texas, 1880 Census, aged 30 (sic), Switchman, with wife Annie; Edward settled in Oklahoma, ca 1882, with his wife, apparently on a Government grant of Indian land; he was at Township #2, Choctaw Nation, Indian Territory, 1900 Census, aged aged 58, Farmer, with wife Annie (married 27 years) & daughter Mary; Edward applied to the DAWES Commission, 1902, for Citizenship of the Choctaw Nation by right of inter-marriage, citing his residence for 20 years, and naming his parents as John & Eliza (both "Non Citizens"); Edward was at Kiowa, Pittsburg County, Oklahoma, 1910 Census, aged 69, with wife Annie (58), having one child surviving of 3 born.
However, in Census returns Edward recorded his birthplace as New York, & not Dublin.
Edward A. PIGOTT died at Kiowa, Oklahoma, ca 31 Jan 1911; his body was removed to Lawrence, Kansas, 2 Feb, & was buried on 3 Feb in Oak Hill Cemetery, Lawrence, Kansas - in Section 5 Old, Row A, Grave 7, immediately next to George M. PIGOTT, in George's plot, & with a grave marker identical in style to those on George & his wife Elizabeth's graves; the funeral was furnished by the G.A.R.; the Army was informed of his death by his widow on 9 Mar 1911.
Edward was married, by Rev E. COUCH, at Paul's Valley, Pickens County, Chickasaw Nation, on 24 Jul 1871, to Annie NORRIS (born Indian Territories, ca 1851, daughter of Joshua NORRIS, of Old Doakesville, by Mirindel alias Maranda HALL, a 1/4 Choctaw Indian), witnessed by Perry HALL (her uncle) & Patsy HALL; Annie was admitted to the Choctaw Roll, at Atoka County, in 1896 #10546, aged 47 (1/8 Choctaw); her death details have not yet been found .
Edward & Annie had issue:
a. & b. Two children who died young, before the 1900 Census.
c. Mary A. PIGOTT, born Indian Territory, [26] Sep 1887, admitted to the Choctaw Roll, at Atoka County, in 1896, #10547, aged 11 (1/16 Choctaw); living with parents in 1900; her photo may have been taken in Feb 1905; death details unknown (the death of a Mary A. ROGERS was registered in Scott Co, Arkansas, 1 Mar 1916):
[A photograph of Mary PIGOTT, in the possession of Sidney Schuhmann LEVESQUE, of the U.S.;
it is more than likely of our Mary A. PIGOTT, taken a year or so before her marriage.]
Mary was married at McAlister, Central District, Indian Territory, by Rev J.F. YORK, on 28 Jan 1906, to George Albert ROGERS, Farmer (born at Walnut Springs, Hill County, Texas, on 1 Feb 1883, son of Dense ROGERS & Martha Ollivein MILLARD); George & Mary were at Kiowa, Pittsburg County, Oklahoma, 1910 Census, living next door to Mary's parents; he was at Martha Township, Jackson County, Oklahoma, 1940 Census, aged 47, Widower, with widowed mother "Ollie" ROGERS (68) and two daughters Thelma (15) & Marie (14) by his 2nd marriage to Eva May BONDS; he probably died at Blair, Jackson County, 1953, & was buried at Blair Cemetery, having married yet again, by which 3rd wife he acquired a step-daughter Barbara Ann BELL (born ca 1933).
George & Mary he had issue:
    i. Mary ROGERS who died in infancy.
    ii.  Charles Arnold ROGERS, born Oklahoma, 12 Apr 1907; living with parents in 1910; residing with his father at Blair, Jackson County, Oklahoma, 1940 Census, with wife Elizabeth; probably died at Altus, Jackson County, 26 Dec 1966, & buried Blair Cemetery.

9. Elizabeth Letitia PIGOTT, born in Dublin, 9 Oct 1843 & baptised at Trinity Church Rathmines (Parish of St Peter), 1 Apr 1847 (from Aspen Cottage, Rathmines); went to America in 1870 [1900 Census return].
[Lizzie Letitia PIGOTT, in New York, July 1874, aged 34.]
Elizabeth was listed as Music Teacher, res 306 West 14th Street, Manhattan, 1884, 1898, & 348 West 21st Street, 1900 Census ("boarding" with Augustus NEVIES, Hotel Clerk), 1903, 1906.
[348 West 21st St, Manhattan, photo taken in Jan 2001. Elizabeth Letitia lived here 1903-06.]
Elizabeth was enumerated in the 1915 New York Census, as an Inmate in the Home for Aged & Indigent Females, Amsterdam Avenue, aged 71; ditto, 1920 Census Federal Census, aged 75, an Inmate at the Association for the Relief of Aged & Indigent Females, 891 Amsterdam Avenue, Manhattan; she was still there in 1930, aged 86, a Patient; unmarried; she died in Manhattan, 17 Feb 1935, aged 91 [Cert #4116].
[The former Home for Aged & Indigent Females, 891 Amsterdam Ave, Manhattan. 
Built in 1883-84, on the corner of Amsterdam & 104th Street, it is now the New York City Hostel.]

10. Adelaide Kate PIGOTT, born in Dublin, 19 May 1848; after her mother's death in 1854, she went to live with her uncle, Rev Edward MAGUIRE; she died in Torquay, County Devon, Apr 1856 - indexes do not show her death in that quarter, but there was a registration for Adelaide Day...[...e] [I...][I..], at Newton Abbot, Devonshire, Mar qtr 1856, Vol.5b, p.80, which may have been her with a corrupted view of her middle & last names (same Registration district as her aunt Sarah Jane MAGUIRE & cousin William Ewart MAGUIRE died in March & June quarters resp., on the same "holiday").

The above birth dates appear in the family pedigree published in HOWARD & CRISP's "Modern Visitation of Ireland," Vol. 2, p. 95-7. It was submitted by William Jackson PIGOTT of Dundrum, John's nephew, who managed to record birth dates for John Vickers & Mary Georgina that were both after the date of baptism obtained from the St Patrick's Register, Vol. 2, held in Marsh's Library next to the Cathedral. The other dates that are not yet confirmed from Dublin Parish Registers may also therefore be questionable.
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John PIGOTT Jr was my great-great-grandfather.
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THE VICKERS FAMILY OF DUBLIN.

Both John PIGOTTs, Sr &Jr, married into members of the Dublin VICKERS family.

Captain James VICKERS was probably of English origin, and despite attempts by some family historians to attach him to the descent of Don VICARO, a Spanish Cavalier said to have been attached to the retinue of Catherine of Aragon when she went to England to marry Henry TUDOR's older brother Alfred, Prince of Wales, James probably instead came from the VICKERS family most numerously connected with County Cumberland, and perhaps specifically connected with the parish of Eskdale in that County.

Capt James VICKERS was a Merchant in Dublin; he was buried at St Andrew's, Dublin, on 8 May 1705; he died intestate, and his property was the subject of two Administration Grants - the first, dated 16 May 1705, named 3 children; the 2nd, dated 23 Jan 1710, named those 3 and 6 more.
All of which might tempt one to presume there were two sets of issue by two different wives, although some evidence does suggest that there may have been another James VICKERS having issue in Dublin about the same time.

One of these children was John VICKERS, baptised at St Andrew's, Dublin, on 4 Jul 1682, son of James VICKERS by his wife Mary (perhaps Mary ANDREWES, who married James VICKERS at St Bride's, Dublin, on 30 Dec 1680); John was a Brewer in Aledrape, Dublin; he also died intestate, Administration dated 20 Jun 1739 to his widow Mary; he married at St Catherine's (C.of I.), 30 Mar 1719, Mary EMERSON (probably baptised at SS Peter & Kevin, Dublin, 14 Apr 1686, daughter of John & Elizabeth EMERSON of Whitefriars Lane); she was buried at Crumlin Church, Dublin, 4 Sep 1753 (although one source in London records the year as 1759).
John and Mary VICKERS had issue:
1. Elizabeth VICKERS, baptised at St Catherine's, Dublin, 20 Jul 1720; named in her father's Adm'on, 1739.
2. Thomas VICKERS, bapt at St Catherine's, Dublin, 14 Jul 1723.
3. George VICKERS; named in his father's Adm'on, 1739; probably made his own will, 9 Oct 1751, a mariner on H.M.'s Ship Ipswich, proved P.C.C., 18 Aug 1757, bequeathing his property to his brother, Joseph VICKERS of Dublin, Velvet Weaver.
4. Mary VICKERS, bapt at St Catherine's, Dublin, 8 May 1726.
5. Ann VICKERS; named in her father's Adm'on,1739.
6. Joseph VICKERS, bapt at St Catherine's, Dublin, 17 Jun 1734. See [A] below.

[John MALTON's view of St Catherine's Church of Ireland, Thomas Street, Dublin, ca 1790's.]

[A] Joseph VICKERS, born 1734; Silk Weaver, New Row, St Catherine's Parish, Dublin, Oct 1766; Silk Weaver, of Golden Lane, of the Coombe (1780), & of Chambre Street (1792); death details not yet found; married Elizabeth (maiden surname unknown, possibly YATES); she probably died 14 May 1797, "...relict of the late Mr VICKERS of Dublin."
Joseph & Elizabeth had issue:
1. Mary VICKERS, bapt at St Catherine's, Dublin, 54 Aug 1759; buried at Crumlin, Dublin, 6 Jul 1767.
2. Esther VICKERS, bapt at St Catherine's, Dublin, 12 May 1761; buried at Crumlin, 21 Jun 1763.
3. John VICKERS, bapt at St Catherine's, Dublin, 20 Mar 1763; married Elizabeth STINSON. See [B] below.
4. George VICKERS, bapt at St Catherine's, Dublin, 5 Oct 1766, of New Row, Dublin.
5. Alice VICKERS; buried at Crumlin, 5 Mar 1768, daughter of Joseph.
6. Mary VICKERS, born at Dublin, 7 Jul 1769; probably of the Coombe, Jun 1788, when admitted to Membership of the Dublin Methodist Society, in the Class of Amelia SINGLETON; married in 1793, John PIGOTT Sr. See above.
7. Elizabeth VICKERS, born at St Brides, Dublin, 1772.
8. Susannah VICKERS, bt St Luke's, Dublin, 1 Aug 1780.

[Ruins of St Luke's Church (built 1709, closed 1975) on St Luke's Avenue, near the Coombe, Dublin.]

[B] John VICKERS, born 1763; of 5 Elbow Lane, Dublin, Jan 1788, when he was admitted to the Methodist Society of Dublin, as a member of Samuel DAN's First Class; of the Coombe, Dublin, Mar 1789, when he was Listed in the Bands of the Methodist Society; Weaver, Phordham's Alley, Dublin, May 1788; of Elbow Lane, 1790-99; admitted Freeman of the Dublin Corporation, Weaver's Guild, Easter 1790; a Warden of the Weaver's Guild, 1794; subscribed to the publication of WHISTON's "Josephus," 1796, of Elbow Lane; died 22 Apr 1806 (recorded in William MAGUIRE's Memoir of 1823); married at St Catherine's (C.of I.), Dublin, 22 Aug 1783, Elizabeth STINSON (baptised at St Catherine's, 15 Sep 1765, daughter of Robert STINSON, Twister & Throwster, by his wife Elizabeth); she was at 2 Elbow Lane, Jun 1787, when admitted as member of the Second Class of the Methodist Society of Dublin (unless that was instead John's mother, perhaps already a widow?); she died on 27 Jul 1799, aged 33, & was buried at St Luke's, Dublin, 29 Jul, a day after the burial of her child.
John and Elizabeth VICKERS had issue:
1. Susannah VICKERS, born 10 Jun 1784.
2. Mary VICKERS, born Elbow Lane, 25 Jan 1786, & bapt at St Catherine's, Dublin, 29 Jan; married in 1804, William MAGUIRE of Dublin (see his separate blog on this blog-page); they had issue 16 children, including the first-born - Elizabeth MAGUIRE, b Dec 1804, & marr 1824, John PIGOTT Jr. See above.
3. Hester VICKERS, born on 2 Feb 1788, & bapt at St Catherine's, 2 Feb, of Phordham's Alley; died 18 May 1810.
4. John VICKERS, born on 21 Feb 1790, & bapt at St Catherine's, 11 Mar; Treasury Department, Dublin; died at Charlotte Street, 30 Nov 1824, & buried at St Luke's, 3 Dec, aged 34; married in Dublin, 20 Nov 1815, Hannah LEESON; issue:
    a. George VICKERS, b Dublin, 30 Aug 1816; Organist; went to England then Canada;died at his brother's house, Toronto, 11 Oct 1883.
    b. John Joseph VICKERS, b Dublin, 5 May 1818; emigrated to New York then Canada; founded VICKER's Express Coy; a Conservative Local Politician in Toronto; died there 11 May 1896; marr 1 Aug 1855, Catherine Mary MOODIE (daughter of John Wedderburn Dunbar MOODIE, by his wife Susannah STRICKLAND, a pioneering Canadian author); issue.
    c. William Henry VICKERS, b Dublin, 30 Jan 1820.
    d. Elizabeth VICKERS, b Dublin, 25 Dec 1821; Musician; died at Rathmnines, 12 Dec 1908, and buried in her cousin Henry MAGUIRE's plot, Mount Jerome Cemetery..
    e. Harriett VICKERS, b Dublin, 24 Aug 1823; died 29 Sep 1824.
    f. Frederick Torrens VICKERS, b Dublin, 27 Jul 1825; bur St Luke's, Dublin, 24 Sep 1827, of Charlotte Street.
5. Joseph VICKERS, born on 13 Nov 1792, & bapt at St Luke's, 21 Nov; Constable, St Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin; married in 1818, Mary SPRATT.
6. George VICKERS, born on 7 Feb 1794, & bapt at St Catherine's, 9 Feb; died 1828, & bur St Patrick's Cathedral; married in 1817, Margaret CONNELL; she died in 1847, & was buried with her husband.
7. Elizabeth VICKERS, born at Dublin, 17 Oct 1795; died young.
8. Eliza VICKERS, born at Dublin, 3 Oct 1796, & bapt at St Luke's, of Elbow Lane.
9. Robert VICKERS, born on 15 Sep 1798, & bapt at St Catherine's, 5 Oct.
10. a child, buried 28 Jul 1799. Possibly instead one of the above.

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