Friday, September 23, 2016

The PIGOTT Family of Capard in the Queen's County.

A manuscript pedigree of the following family was recorded in Ulster's Office Pedigrees, Volume XXVI, at pages 150-157. Digital images of the volume may be viewed on the web-site of the National Library of Ireland.

Robert PIGOTT of Dysart (see his earlier post on this blog-page) had further issue by his second wife, Thomasine PEYTON alias CASTILLION:

6. Thomas PIGOTT; born about 1605. See [A] below.

7. William PIGOTT, second son. See [D] below.

8. Arthur PIGOTT; named in his father's will, 1641, "...being unprovided for" [probably in Sir William BETHAM's abstracts]; mentioned in several 1641 Depositions, as being at Dysart, April 1642; present at the storm and sack of Dysart, 6 October 1646; probably the Arthur PIGGOT named in Quaker Congregation Records for Queen's County, dated 1674, named as "...tithemonger" and under orders of Charles DUN, Impropriator, and George CLAPHAM, priest of Mountmellick, when Richard JACKSON had grain confiscated for non-payment of tithes - and again in 1679 when he was "...called churchwarden of the parish of Rosenallis" in the record of confiscations from Godfrey CANTRILL, as punishment for non-payment of a levy for building a lobby for the worship-house [images on].

9. Robert PIGOTT; also named in his father's will, 1641, ditto.

10. Thomasine PIGOTT; she married firstly, Argentine HULL, with issue; named as Mrs HULL in one of the 1641 Depositions, as living at Dysart, April 1642; she married secondly, before March 1648, Primeiron ROCHFORT (he was shot by order of Court-Martial in Dublin, 1652); they were both subjects of an additional Administration of her father's will, P.C.C., 8 March 1647[-48?]; with further issue; she married thirdly, her third cousin, George PEYTON of Streamstown, County Westmeath.


[A] Thomas PIGOTT; born about 1605, the eldest son of the second marriage; granted Corbally alias Corolly, Queen's Co, by Patent dated 6 December 1639; appears to have inherited Capard, same County, on his father's death, about 1642; named in the 11 April 1642 Deposition of Thomas ROBINS, as "Thomas PIGGOTT, late of Capard in the Parish of Rosenallis, Queen's County," having been visiting, with his brother Arthur PIGGOTT, at the house of John MORE at Ballydavis, Queen's County, when they were physically threatened by Colonel Francis Haywood O'DONNELL, and that they afterwards returned to Dysart; of Capard and Cloncannon, "Census" of 1659; named in the marriage settlements of his son Robert, 1676; died intestate, 1685, administration granted on 30 August 1686; married, possibly to a Miss LOFTUS; her Funeral Entry was Indexed in 1681, as "...spouse of Mr PIGOTT..." [Genealogical Office, Dublin - in index only, actual entry not found]; they had issue:

1. Robert PIGOTT. See [B] below.

2. Chidley PIGOTT. See [C] below.


[B]  Robert PIGOTT; of Capard and Corbally, succeeding his father in 1685; General Godart GINKEL resided at Capard during part of the Williamite Wars (1689-92), while his troops were billeted in nearby Rosenallis; probably the Robert PIGOTT of Cloinshire, County Limerick, Esq, who was "outlawed" by the Jacobite Parliament in Dublin, 1690, for Treason in England, but evidently together with a brother Thomas (which suggests this may have been another - but who else? - although there may have been another son of Thomas Senior, who is not otherwise recorded in Capard pedigrees because he did not feature in the lineage of proprietors), and subsequently pardoned in July 1699 (the brother Thomas wasn't, suggesting he had perhaps died in the meantime); Robert PIGOTT of Capard, by deeds of Lease and release dated respectively 6 and 7 July 1699, mortgaged lands at Ballinlackan in the King's County, and at Capard and Corbally, etc, in the Queen's County, he the Hon Robert ROCHFORT, Esq, H.M.'s Attorney-General in Ireland, which deeds were cited in a Deed Poll, dated 5 March 1719, whereby Southwell PIGOTT, of the City of Dublin, repaid several of the outstanding interest payments incurred; Robert died in 1706, without issue, and intestate; he was succeeded as proprietor of Capard by his brother Chidley, the Administration grant dated 5 July 1708 [BETHAM's Abstracts]; he was married by Settlements dated 26 February 1676 (and cited in later Deeds), to his cousin's sister-in-law, Margaret SOUTHWELL (daughter of Sir Thomas SOUTHWELL, of Castle Matras, County Limerick, by Elizabeth STARKEY, and a sister of Gertrude, the wife of John PIGOTT of Kilfinney - see below); Margaret died in 1717, having married secondly, Thomas FITZGERALD, of County Limerick.


[C] Chidley PIGOTT; born about the 1640's; Ensign under Lieutenant John PIGOTT in Colonel Thomas PIGOTT's Company, 1662; named, with Ensign SIDLEY, when ORMOND granted William HAMILTON, on his petition, to proceed against them for disturbing him in possession of lands in the Queen's County; Chidley was superseded as Ensign 27 January 1666, by Francis Graham, upon his removal from the Company under Captain John PIGOTT (who had been commissioned on 15 September 1665 with William COSBY as his Lieutenant); named in brother Robert's Marriage Settlements, 1676; Chidley inherited Capard from his brother Robert in 1706, the Administration grant dated 5 July 1708 [BETHAM's Abstracts]; in his undated petition to Queen Anne (reigned 1702-1712), seeking full restoration of a warrant granting him authority to build a habitable and manned fortress near the town of Mountmellick, he identified his father as Thomas PIGOTT, and his grandfather as Sir Robert PIGOTT of Dysart.

Chidley died in England in January 1719, and was buried at the Parish Church of Chetwynd, Shropshire, on 23 January (1718-19), unmarried and without issue, when he was succeeded as proprietor of Capard by his cousin's nephew, Southwell PIGOTT. See [E] below.

[D] William PIGOTT; Captain in the Earl of Kildare's Regiment, 1641; Captain in Sir Charles COOTE's Regiment, garrisoned at Athy, 1642; Lieutenant-Colonel William PIGGOTT " have £200, part of his arrears, and a pass for Munster whither he is to be employed," Council of State, Day's Proceedings, 28 April 1649 [Calendar of State Papers, Domestic Series, 1649-1660, Edited M.A.E. GREEN, London, 1875, page 112]; Council of State, Derby House, 2 May 1649, to the Generals at Sea - "Lieut Col Wm PIGOT, Major KNIGHT, and Mrs FOULKES, were appointed to go into Munster to do some special service there, and that they might not be suspected, they were to get their passage by a ship going thither, but which has laid by her voyage. They will endeavour to hire a ship, but in case they cannot, we desire you to assist them. One of them has an order to ship 20 bags of hops, as a colour for their trade, and they have passes from hence" [C.S.P., Domestic Series, 1649-1660, 1875, page 121]; named as one of the "...Principal actors in the Revolte of Corke" (with Colonel Richard TOWNSHEND, Colonel William WARDEN, Colonel RYVES, Captain John BRODERICK and John HODDER), and said to have been one of "...the four spyes sent over by CROMWELL to send him intelligence" (with Captain Robert GOOKIN, Colonel Richard TOWNSHEND and Captain John BRODERICK) [see Dr CAULFIELD's "Contributions to the Gentleman's Magazine," published in the Journal of the Cork Historical and Archaeological Society, Volume X, 2nd Series, 1904, page 48]; from these references, it is clear why he was later referred to as "The Traitor of Cork."
William was of Kilfinney, County Limerick, Barrister; he was High Sheriff of County Limerick, 1655, 1656, 1663; a Commissioner for Poll Money Ordinance for County Limerick, 1659; held lands in County Limerick, Civil Survey of 1654-56, including 450 acres in the parish of Kilfinney, 75 acres and more in the parish of Rathkeale, and another 400 acres in the parishes of Dundonnell, Cloinshire and Clonecah; he died on 25 Feb 1667, and was buried at St Werburgh's Church of Ireland, Dublin; his will, dated 1666, was proved 15 Feb 1668 [probably in BETHAM's Abstracts].
William married on 26 May 1649, Anne DOWDALL, widow of John SOUTHWELL, and the elder daughter and co-heiress of Sir John DOWDALL of Kilfinney Castle; she had a Pass (Officers of Customs) from the Council of State and Admiralty Committee, dated 21 June 1649, to "...Anne, wife of Lt Col PIGGOTT, with two servants and necessaries, to Munster" [Calendar of State Papers, Domestic Series, 1649-1660, 1857, page 572]; she died about 5 years after her husband, about 1672 [LODGE's "A Peerage of Ireland," page 16].

William and Anne had issue:

1. John PIGOTT, born about 1650. See [E] below.

2. Elizabeth PIGOTT, born at Kilfinney; named as "...only sister" in John PIGOTT's will, February 1716; married Alexander FITZGERALD, of Woodhouse, County Waterford (son of Thomas FITZGERALD by Elizabeth PIGOTT of Dysart); issue:
          a. Dudley FITZGERALD, of Ballydavis; died 1761; married Anne DELANEY, daughter of Martin DELANEY of Ballyfin; issue.
          b. Colclough FITZGERALD; will proved 1757; married Anna (-?-); she died in 1769; issue.
          c. Sibella FITZGERALD.

3. Martha PIGOTT, born Kilfinney, about 1663 (I.G.I., but possibly earlier); probably died before her brother John made his will, February 1716; married William STAMER, of Carnelly (alias Kearhoonellye), County Clare, Lieutenant-Colonel in the Army; issue:
          a. George STAMER; Colonel in the Army; married with issue.


John PIGOTT, born about 1650; of Kilfinney, County Limerick; admitted to the Middle Temple, London, 20 August 1670; J.P. for County Limerick in February 1674, and (with Sir Thomas SOUTHWELL) in February 1681; called to the Bar, May 1687; of the City of Dublin, 1713; he died on 8 May 1717 and was buried at St Paul's C. of I., Dublin [M.I.]; his will, dated 18 February 1716-17, was proved P.C.C., 2 August 1717, and P.C.I., Dublin, 7 June 1717, naming his dearly beloved wife Margaret (of Arran Quay, Dublin), his grandsons John and William PIGOTT (only surviving sons of his eldest son William PIGOTT, deceased), his son Captain Southwell PIGOTT (of Arran Quay, Dublin), his daughter Elizabeth WARBURTON, his youngest daughter the Lady Jane PIERSE, his grandchildren John, Colclough and Cornelia PIGOTT (three of the children of his son Captain Southwell PIGOTT), his grandchildren John and Garthruid WARBURTON (children of his daughter Elizabeth and her late husband Richard WARBURTON), his grandchildren John and Garthruid PIERSE (children of his daughter Jane and Sir Henry PIERSE, Bart), his grandson John Pigott FITZWILLIAM, and his only sister Elizabeth FITZGERALD, and making a specific bequest to his son Southwell of £100 sterling to erect, in Kilfinney Church, a marble memorial to his late wife and Southwell's mother Garthruid PIGOTT.
John married firstly, his cousin's future sister-in-law, Gertrude SOUTHWELL, daughter of Thomas SOUTHWELL, 1st Baronet of Castle Matras, County Limerick, by Elizabeth STARKEY (and so a sister of Margaret, the wife of Robert PIGOTT of Capard); Gertrude died at Kilfinney, 28 May 1683, and was buried in Ballinakill Church, near Kilfinney [M.I. - badly shattered when I visited in 2004, but 85% fragments able to be re-assembled], with four of her children.
John married secondly, at St Dunstan-in-the-West, London, 4 October 1686, Elizabeth CREW (? perhaps instead CAREW). The published marriage license register had this and the next listed sequentially, with a note on the second - "same signature as last."
John married thirdly, at St James's, Westminster, 27 June 1696, Margaret, the widow of Robert LEIGH of Rosegarland, County Wexford (his will, dated 4 May 1694, proved P.C.I., Dublin, 1695), and daughter of Sir Caesar COLCLOUGH, 2nd Baronet of Tinterne, County Wexford; her will 24 December 1722, and proved P.C. Dublin, 2 June 1723, requesting to be buried in St Paul's, Dublin, by Mr PIGOTT, mentioning property she had purchased from Mrs Jane PIGOTT, the mother of John and William PIGOTT,  and included an Item - "I give and bequeath to my dear daughter, Mrs Elizabeth WARBURTON, my large diamond ring given me by her father" - she also mentioned her nephew Robert LEIGH of Long Graigue, and her cousins Caesar COLCLOUGH of Mohurry, and Mrs Eleanor Mary KNIGHT; by her, John had no further issue.

John and Gertrude had issue:

1. William PIGOTT, eldest son; admitted to the Middle Temple, London, 14 August 1700; died before February 1716-17; he was married at St Vedast, Foster Lane, and St Michael le Quelo, London, 8 October 1702, to his second cousin, Jane BROOKES (daughter of the late Sir John BROOKES, Baronet, of York and London, by Mary WALLER, a daughter of Sir Hardess WALLER of Kilfinney, by his wife Elizabeth DOWDALL, a sister of Ann DOWDALL, William's grandmother); she was named in the 1722 will of Margaret PIGOTT-COLCLOUGH, her husband's step-mother; issue:
     a. John PIGOTT (named in his grandfather's will, as his heir, February 1716; died 1718, without issue).
     b. William PIGOTT (named in his grandfather's will, 1716; died 1718, without issue).

2. John PIGOTT; died without issue, and was buried at Ballinakill Church, near Kilfinney (M.I.).

3. Robert PIGOTT; ditto.

4. Richard PIGOTT; ditto.

5. Anne PIGOTT; ditto.

6. Southwell PIGOTT; eldest surviving son. See [F] below.

7. Elizabeth PIGOTT, eldest surviving daughter; a widow when named in her father's will, February 1716; died Dublin, 12 September 1732; married, by License dated 9 January 1695, Richard WARBURTON, of Garryhinch, King's County, M.P. for Portarlington (1692-1715); issue:
     a. Richard WARBURTON, born at Garryhinch, 6 December 1696; died in London, November 1771.
     b. John WARBURTON.
     c. George WARBURTON; of Dublin; married Jane Le HUNTE of Ardramont, County Wexford; with issue.
     d. Peter WARBURTON; Clerk in Holy Orders; devisee of his brotehr Richard, 1771; died 29 September 1784.
     e. William WARBURTON; married Barbara Robinson LYTTON; with issue.
     f. Gertrude WARBURTON; married in 1719, William CARDEN (c1675-1760); with issue.
     g. Judith WARBURTON; married, as his third wife, Emanuel PIGOTT of Chetwynd, Cork.
     j. Jane WARBURTON; married Emanuel's son George PIGOTT of Cork.

8. Jane PIGOTT, youngest daughter; named in her father's will, February 1716; died before 1729; married, as his first wife, Sir Henry PIERS, of Tristernagh, County Westmeath; he died of an overdose of opium, 14 March 1733, having married secondly, in December 1729, Catherine, the daughter of Lord Santry; issue:
     a. John Pigott PIERS; 4th Baronet.
     b. Lewis PIERS.
     c. Henry PIERS.
     d. Margaret PIERS; married Joseph ROBBINS of Ballyduff, County Kilkenny.
     e. Gertrude PIERS; named in her PIGOTT grandfather's will, 1716.  


[F] Southwell PIGOTT, born about 1670; Aide-De-Camp to General de GINKEL, at the Battle of the Boyne, 1690; Captain, Colonel PALME's Regiment, serving in the Netherlands; Captain of an English Regiment at Woudrichem, May 1705; Captain, H.M.'s Regiment of Welsh Fusiliers (commanded by Colonel Richard INGOLSBY), 24 December 1705 (possibly the same Regiment as at Woudrichem); Southwell returned to Ireland in 1712 [his evidence, as the thirteenth witness in the 1743 "illegitimacy" court case between J. ANNESLEY, Esq'r, and Richard, Earl of Anglesey]; named in his father's will, February 1716, as Captain in the Army; Army Captain, City of Dublin, in deeds dated 14-15 June 1717, as grantee, concerning the Townlands of Killcarragh and parts of Ballykeale, parish of Kilnefore, County Clare, to Joseph DAMER of Dublin (which property Southwell had acquired from Sir Donal O'BRIEN in June 1713); Southwell succeeded his nephew to Capard, 1718; he made a Deed Poll, dated 5 March 1719, by means of which he cleared some outstanding debt on a mortgage, involving lands at Capard & Corbally, which had been taken out by Robert PIGOTT in 1699; Southwell was named in the will of his "... kinsman" Colonel William SOUTHWELL, dated 23 October 1719, and proved 23 May 1720 [BETHAM's Abstracts]; High Sheriff of Queen's County, 1727; Esq, City of Dublin, 1727, when he subscribed to the publication of "A Treatise on the Laws of Nature," by John MAXWELL, London; named in the marriage notice of his son John, April 1739, as Captain PIGOTT of Dawson Street, Dublin; Esq, City of Dublin, 1738; Captain, 1740, when he subscribed to the publication of "Cyclopaedia, or Universal Dictioary of Arts and Sciences," by Ephraim CHAMBERS, Dublin; Esq, 1748, when he subscribed to the publication of "Lessons for the Harpsichord," by Elizabeth GAMBARINI, London.

In October 1745, he advertised "...To be let, in the Whole or in Parcels, for three lives or 31 Years, from 25th March next, the lands of Ballyellan with its sub-denominations, containing 319 acres 2 rood 14 perches Plantation Measure, in the Parish of Ballingarry, Barony of Connello and county of Limerick, the estate of Southwell PIGOTT of Capard in the Queen's County, and now in the possession of Mr David NASH. The land is fit for Fattening, Tillage and Dairy Cows; and it also has the benefit of an excellent common adjacent to it. Proposals will be received by the said Southwell PIGOTT, Esq, by John PIGOTT at Holybrooke near Bray in the county of Wicklow, or by Mr Jones LEAKE of Rathkeale, in the said county of Limerick, who will show any Person or Persons who have a mind to treat for them" [George Faulkner Journal, 26-29 October].

Southwell may have built the present Capard House, said to have been built in 1742:

However, given the following, which suggests he did not long reside there, it is possible this date is in error, and the house may have been built later, and by one of his sons.

In July 1747, three months after the death of his beloved wife Henrietta, Southwell advertised Capard " be let, furnished or unfurnished, with a large demesne" - he was then living in Dawson Street, Dublin, where applications were directed.
And it appears that very soon afterwards, he went to live in Bathford, Somerset; he was the proprietor of the Mill of Bathford, Somerset.

In 1748, Southwell PIGOTT engaged John WOOD the elder as his architect to design and build a mansion house in the Parish of Bathford (his original drawings for the house are in Bath Reference Library); the builders, John FORD, George HETHERELL and Robert PARSONS, contracted to complete construction by 24 June 1749:

The above image of the Architect's sketch, and following text, appears in the Bathford Society website at and is subject to copyright:
"Known as Titan Barrow, the house in its original form was a fine example of Palladian architecture, and although extensively altered during the past two centuries, the house still retains much of its original splendour. It is in a uniquely beautiful situation facing the valley of the River Avon towards Bath. WOOD explained the name saying that Titan is the proper name of the north end of Kingsdown, surmounted by a barrow or tumulus. The hall front of the house faces Kingsdown-hence the name. WOOD, however, joins the two words and calls the house Titanbarrow Logia. Logia is an obsolete word to-day; in those days it was used to mean Lodge.
When PIGOTT died about 1755, the house passed to his daughter Mrs. RIGGS and subsequently to her daughter Anne, later Lady MILLER, wife of Sir John Riggs MILLER...
"Titan Barrow was acquired in 1953 by the Whitehaven Trust Limited, re-named Whitehaven and maintained as a Christian Science House."

[Titan Barrow House, now a grade 2 listed Heritage Building, recently reconverted back to residential use.]

Southwell PIGOTT died at Bath in late February or early March 1756; his remains were returned to Dublin for burial - on Tuesday 16 March the coffin was "...landed at the Custom-House, and on Friday morning was privately interred at St Anne's Church" [Pue's Occurrances, 16 March]; his will, dated at Bathford on 18 May 1751, with a codicil dated 20 February 1755, was proved P.C.C., London, 13 March 1756 - in it he stated that he was late of Cappard in the Queen's County.
In the will, he cited Deeds of Lease and Release, dated 21 and 22 April 1743 respectively, made by him, his now late wife Henrietta Wynanda PIGOTT (she died in 1747), and his three surviving sons John PIGOTT (the eldest), Colclough PIGOTT (the second) and Dowdall PIGOTT (the third), as the first part, with the Right Honourable Thomas Lord SOUTHWELL and Richard MAGENIS as the second part, Mary BROWNLOW as the third part, and Sir John Denny VESEEY, Baronet, William BROWNLOW, William WARBURTON and Joseph ROBBINS Esq of the fourth part, whereby, in the event of the failure of male issue of his sons, those named in the fourth part were to act as Trustees of his estates in County Limerick, and to levy and raise the sum of £2,000 sterling from those estates for the benefit of his younger child or children.
These two linked deeds were made shortly before the marriage of John PIGOTT, the eldest son, to Mary BROWNLOW, at the house of one of the Trustees, Sir John Denny VESEY, at Abbeyleix, Queen's County, on 4 June 1743.
In the will, Southwell also cited an earlier set of Deeds of Lease and Release, dated 4 and 5 April 1739, made by him, his wife Henrietta, his second son Colclough PIGOTT, as the first part, Samuel GRAY and Richard WARBURTON of the second part, John BOWES and Joseph ROBBINS of the third part, and Edward RIGGS and Ann RIGGS otherwise REDLICH his wife and Ann RIGGS the younger their daughter of the fourth part, concerning the lands he owned in the Queen's County, with a similar provision in the event of the failure of male issue among his three sons, but for the division to be made among his grandson Sir Pigott PIERS, Baronet, and his daughter Margaret RIGGS otherwise PIGOTT, now widow of Edward RIGGS Esquire deceased, with Trustees raising £2,000 for his third daughter Henrietta Wynanda PIGOTT.
In the will, he further cites an Indenture dated 6 June 1702, made by John PIGOTT-COLCLOUGH, of the City of Dublin, Esq, of the one part, and Christopher WRAY of Wrathcannon, County Limerick, and David CLIFFORD of the City of Dublin, concerning the sale by Sir William ELLIS, Knt, of a plot of ground measuring 25 feet by 158 feet in Arran Quay, in the suburbs of the City of Dublin, by deed dated 6 June 1683, to William GEORGE, on a 99 year lease at £8 annual rental, who built on the land a tenement with coach house and stables, after which William GEORGE by mesne assignments and conveyances made this over to Margaret then wife of John PIGOTT, after which John PIGOTT made them over to the said Christopher Wray and David CLIFFORD on special trust, but to permit John PIGOTT to enjoy the same (presumably the rental income arising) during his lifetime, and after his decease for the same to his wife Margaret PIGOTT during her lifetime, and after their deaths, to permit William PIGOTT, the then eldest son of John PIGOTT to enjoy the same during his lifetime, then to Southwell PIGOTT the same, and then to Jane PIGOTT, second daughter of John PIGOTT, the same, then to Elizabeth WARBURTON, oldest daughter of John PIGOTT, for the same. And Southwell states in his will that he is now the last survivor all these the children of John PIGOTT, and bequeaths his right and title in the Arran Quay property to his son Dowdall PIGOTT.
He further bequeathed his right and title to the Manor, Land, Tenements and Hereditaments which he had lately purchased in Bathford to his third son Dowdall PIGOTT.
There was also provision in the will, out of his personal estate, for £10 to go to Iaromine McCARDY, and for another £10 to go to John McCARLIN, Dissenting Minister at Mountmellick, in trust, to lay out the same towards the building or finishing a Meeting House on the ground formerly demised by the Lord Drogheda for that purpose.
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Southwell was married at Woodrichen, Netherlands, on 2 May 1705, to Henrietta Wynanda Van Der GRAAF [Records of the Dutch Reformed Church, 1679-1732, NG. Nhv number 028, folio 43]; she died on 27 March 1747, the "...wife of Southwell PIGGOTT, of Cuppard, in the Queen's County, Esq'r" [The Monthly Chronologer for Ireland, 1747, page 190].

Southwell and Henrietta had issue:

1. Southwell PIGOTT Junior; buried 3 October 1712, an infant.

2. Cornelia Gertrude PIGOTT; £100 in her grandfather's will, 1716; married in May 1739, her cousin Sir John PIERS, Baronet; with issue.

3. Margaret PIGOTT, born about 1713; described by Horace WALPOLE in 1775 [Correspondence], as having been, ten years before, " old rough humourist, who passed for a wit..."; she died on 19 September 1788, and was buried at Bath Abbey, aged 74; she was married, by Prerogative License dated 22 December 1741, to Edward RIGGS, Middle Temple Barrister, of Riggisdale, County Cork (only son of the late Edward RIGGS, Esq, late one of the Commissioners of this Kingdom but last of Great Britain), she being described as "...a young lady of large fortune and great accomplishments" [Daily Gazetteer, Monday 1 February]; he died about 1743, aged 22; issue an only daughter:

     a. Ann RIGGS, born about 1742-43; said by WALPOLE to have "...passed for nothing..."; she died in June 1781, having married at Bath, in August 1765, John MILLER of Ballycarney, County Clare; with issue.

4. William PIGOTT, baptised 1 June 1714; died in 1715, an infant.

5. John PIGOTT, born about 1715; £100 in his grandfather's will, 1716; eldest son and heir in a deed dated 1741; probably residing at Holybrooke, near Bray, County Wicklow, in October 1745, when his father Southwell advertised the letting his estate lands in Ballyellan, in the parish of Ballingary, County Limerick, directing enquiries to himself at Capard or to John at Holybrooke [George Faulkner Journal, 26-29 October]; probably the tenant in April 1758 of a property advertised for sale on the corner of Booterstown Lane, "...of which about 92 years are as yet unexpired, and on which Premisses an extreme good Dwelling House and Out Offices and other improvements have been made and are now tenanted by --- PIGOTT, Esq" [Pue's Occurrences, Saturday 1 April], and which property was sold by his son John in April 1794 (see below); of Rathkeale, County Limerick; of the City of Dublin, deeds of 1762-63; apparently by-passed in the inheritance of Capard; possibly died 1789 [pedigree in Genealogical Office, Dublin], but probably earlier, and before his brother Dowdall's will, 1785; an earlier date, April 1772, is recorded in a MS pedigree in the Genealogical Office, Dublin, for John PIGOTT - he was of Finglass, and Administration was granted on 21 April to his widow Mary PIGOTT [BETHAM's Abstracts].

John was married at the house of Sir John Denny VESEY, at Abbeyleix, Queen's County, on 4 June 1743, to Mary BROWNLOW, daughter of William BROWNLOW, of Lurgan, M.P., "...a lady of great accomplishments and a considerable fortune" [Daily Post, 7 June 1743]; deed of marriage separation agreement, 16 March 1762; she died at Merrion Street, Dublin, and was buried at St Peter's, 29 August 1785; her Will, dated 28 October 1784, was proved in the Prerogative Court of Ireland, on 8 September 1785, naming her son John [BETHAM's Abstracts]; her late residence was put up for sale in September 1785, being described as "...the large and commodious House and Offices of the late Mrs PIGOTT, No 2 Merrion Street, incomplete Order, with every necessary Fixture, and with a Garden in the Rere; and three large Parlours on the Drawing-room Floor; there are three large Parlours on the Parlour Floor, with front and Back Stairs. There are 65 years of lease to come, subject to the small rent of £65 per annum" [Dublin Evening post, Thursday 13 September]; issue:
     a. Margaret PIGOTT; married in 1766, John HASLEM; he was possibly of Mountmellick, Queen's County, Prerogative Will Index, 1772.
     b. Elizabeth PIGOTT; n.f.p.
     c. John PIGOTT, baptised at Rosenallis, 18 May 1751. See [D] below

6. Colclough PIGOTT, born about 1716; £100 in his grandfather's will, 1716; the second surviving son, 1739; of Annsfield, Queen's County, deed of 1748; inherited Capard in his father's will, 1756, and soon after leased it to his brother Dowdall; of Capard, Esq, deed of 1757; of Woodhouse, Queen's Co, deed of 1764; named in the will of his mother-in-aw Anne RIGGS of Dublin, Widow, dated 18 August 1762, and proved 2 November 1769 [BETHAM's Abstracts]; died Queen's County, 18 May 1779, without issue; will dated 19 April 1779, proved 14 June 1779; passed Capard to brother Dowdall; married by License, 4 April 1739, Ann RIGGS, daughter of Edward RIGGS of Binfield, and sister to Colclough's sister Margaret's husband Edward; deed of marriage separation, 24 March 1741; named in her mother's will, 1762; her will, dated 7 August 1778, was proved in the Prerogative Court of Ireland, on 10 March 1779, naming her nieces Anne LISTER and Louisa CARR, and "... her husband's nephew Pigott AGNEW" [BETHAM's Abstracts].

7. Dowdall PIGOTT, born about 1719; the third surviving son; educated at Glamford Bridge School, Lincolnshire; Trinity College, Cambridge, 1738; named in the will of his brother-in-law Edward RIGGS, dated 19 June 1742, and proved 20 June 1743 [BETHAM's Abstracts]; M.A., 1745; Middle Temple, London, and King's Inns, Dublin; Irish Bar, 1747; granted a Lease of Capard by his brother Colclough, 1756; bequeathed Capard, 1779; presented an elegant stand of colours to the Rosenallis Corps of Volunteers, May 1781 -in the thank you notice, the Corps acknowledged his particular attention to the Corps since their original institution, whilst regretting the want of his presence in the Corps; his will, dated 25 February 1785, was proved in the Prerogative Court of Ireland, 20 February 1789, naming his nephew, John PIGOTT of Rathkeale, County Limerick, his two natural children Mary and Peter RIGNEY, and his nephew Sir W. Pigott PIERS, Baronet (and his second son William PIERS); by it, he evidently bequeathed Capard to his nephew John PIGOTT; Dowdall had natural (or illegitimate) issue, named in his will:

     a. Mary RIGNEY, married in 1785, Edward EAGAN of Geashill, King's County, the Marriage Settlements, dated 28 January 1785, being made by Dowdall PIGOTT of Cappard, providing a dowry of Turnpike Debenture Tickets valued at 450 pounds [Memorial Number 247168, Dublin deeds Registry].
     b. Peter RIGNEY.

8. Henrietta Wynanda PIGOTT junior; third daughter, with £500 in her father's will, 1751, with an additional £500 in the codicil, 1755; probably died before 1788; married James AGNEW, of Tobergill, Dunegore Parish, County Antrim; his will dated 2 November 1788, proved 27 May 1791; issue:
     a. Pigott AGNEW; named in his aunt Ann PIGOTT's will, August 1778; named in his father's will, 1788; Surveyor of Excise, January 1784, when he was involved in a major seizure of contraband,  for which the Distillers of Kilkenny noted their gratitude - "We, the distillers of the District of Kilkenny, do, in this public manner, return our sincere thanks to Mr Pigott AGNEW, surveyor, and the rest of the Revenue Officers of the city, for their spirited and manly exertions in detecting of Private distilleries, and particularly the seizure of the large Distillery on the 6th instant, which, from its extensive construction, must have been very detrimental to the fair traders in the county of Kilkenny" [Dublin Evening Post, Thursday 22 January]; Pigott married in July 1783, Mrs RICHARDS, both of the Town of Wexford [Freeman's Journal]; issue - James AGNEW; and Henrietta; both £5 in their grandfather's will, 1788.
     b. Mary AGNEW; named in her father's will, 1788; married James MORDACH, tenant to his father-in-law, 1788; issue - Henrietta MORDACH, £5 in her grandfather's will, 1788.
     c. Henrietta AGNEW; bequeathed part lease of Tobergill, father's will, 1788.
     d. Elizabeth AGNEW; named in father's will, 1788.


[D] John PIGOTT, born 1751; of Rathkeale, County Limerick; named in his mother's will, dated 28 October 1784; inherited Capard from his uncle Dowdall, 1789; in April 1794, he advertised the sale of "...the House, garden and 4 acres of land, at the end of Booterstown Lane, next Blackrock, now in the possession of Laurence ENNIS, being a lease for 54 years subject only to £30 a year" [Saunders Newsletter, Saturday 5 April]; he made extensive improvements to the estate, and won the Dublin Society's Premium for plantings; quit Capard for England, in disgust " the ingratitude and villainies of the local peasantry..." (John was an active and a "zealous" local Magistrate); he settled at Beveres, Claines Parish, Worcestershire; died 5 August 1828; will dated 12 April 1825, proved P.C.C., 26 August 1828; he was married at St John's, Limerick, on 27 November 1779, to Elizabeth LOVETT, daughter of John LOVETT of Lipscombe, Buckinghamshire; she survived her husband; issue:

 1. John PIGOTT, born at Limerick, 1781-82; Oxon, 1798; named in father's will, 1825; clearly resumed occupation of Capard; High Sheriff of Queen's County, 1835; J.P., same County, 1838; died Molesworth Street, Dublin, 3 March 1867, without surviving issue, when Capard went to the nephew; married at Worcester, by Settlements dated 29 January 1812, Harriet Eleanor WALSH-PORTER, daughter of Pierce Patrick WALSH-PORTER; she died on 2 December 1867, late of Paris; issue:
      a. John PIGOTT, baptised at Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, 17 December 1812; died at Constantinople, 1846; unmarried.
     b. Edward PIGOTT, born about 1817; died at Wimbledon, Surrey, a few days before 2 January 1849, aged 31; unmarried.
     c. Henry Pearse PIGOTT, born about 1819; drowned in the ornamental lake at Capard, 27 May 1864, unmarried.


2. Thomas PIGOTT, born at Rathkeale, 23 April 1784, and baptised there on 4 May; died an infant.

3. Robert PIGOTT; named as second surviving son in his father's will, 1825; possibly the half-pay Army Captain, enumerated at Greenwich, 1851 Census, aged 65, and unmarried.

4. Mary PIGOTT, baptised at Rathkeale, 28 August 1787 [I.G.I], only surviving daughter in her father's will; died at Rhyll, Wales, 26 December 1863; married at Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, 15 June 1807, Rev Henry Delves BROUGHTON of Broughton Hall, Staffordshire, Baronet; he died in November 1851; issue - 10 children.

5. Henry PIGOTT, born at Limerick, 30 April 1789; probably died an infant.

 6. Thomas PIGOTT, born at Rosenallis, 19 December 1793; Oxon, 1710; named as third surviving son, and an Army Captain, in his father's will, 1825; in 1830 he purchased Schloss Keisen (also known as Chateau de Keisen), in the Canton of Berne, Switzerland, from Rudolf Emanuel EFFINGER:

[The Chateau de Keisen. Image courtesy of Wikipedia.]

Thomas died on 24 October 1837; he was married in Berne, Switzerland, by Settlements dated 28 October 1820, to Josephine de STEIGER, daughter of Frederick, Baron de Riggisburg; she died on 17 June 1851; they had issue:
     a. John Rudolph William PIGOTT, born 1 January 1822; died in 1862.
     b. Henry Armand Robert PIGOTT, born 2 Apr 1830; he inherited Capard in 1867 from his uncle John PIGOTT; in June 1868, Robert Edward REEVES and his wife left Capard "... on a visit to Robert PIGOTT, Esq, Chateau de Keisen, Berne, Switzerland" [Dublin Daily Express, 4 June], inevitably in connection with the Capard Estates (REEVES was Agent to that Estate); H.A. Robert arrived at Capard in August 1868 "... from Chateau de Keisen, Switzerland, on a visit to his Irish estates" [Cork Examiner, 25 August], having survived a rail disaster on the way over, in north Wales, along with Edward de STURLER [Clare Journal and Ennis Advertiser, 24 August]; Robert arrived at Portree House, Isle of Skye, August 1871, and would shortly be joined there by his agent Robert E. REEVES, Mrs REEVES, family and suite, from Capard [Dublin Evening Mail, 25 August]; Robert died at Chateau de Keisen, Berne, on 20 July 1886, aged 56; he was married firstly, at Berne, on 6 June 1861, to Julia Theresa Eleanor de STURLER, daughter of Edward, Baron de Sturler; she died on 25 February 1865; they had issue:

          i. Robert Edward PIGOTT, of Capard, Army Lieutenant, died 1917, with issue by Therese KEOGH, who did not inherit.
          ii. Arthur, born 1863, and died an infant.
          iii. Mary Ellen, born 1865, who acquired Capard after her brother Robert's death, 1917, and married Eugene de JENNER, with issue a son Charles de JENNER, Swiss "Ambassador" to Ireland.
H. A. Robert was married secondly, at Breengarten Church, near Berne, 10 June 1875, to Cecile, second daughter of Edward De STURLER, Esq, of Jegenstorf, Canton de Berne, Switzerland [Irish Times, 14 June].
     c. Margaret Sophia PIGOTT; married at Berne, Alfred ZEERLEDER.
     d. Fredericka Henrietta PIGOTT; died 1878; married at Berne, 1849, William de
STEIGER; issue - a son who went to Australia.
     e. Henrietta Sophia PIGOTT; married at Berne, 1851, Xavier de MERHART.


angstonehocker said...

I am so glad I found such a detailed account of the Pigotts! I am related to Robert Pigott through William, John, and then Southwell. Some of my family is traveling to Ireland in June from the United States. I've been attempting to find out more about my Irish ancestors and have been trying to find where they are buried to visit. This blog post has helped me piece many things together and I loved learning more about my ancestors.

patricia streeter said...

Hi there Chris just found this info some of which i had already, as my ex husband Robert Arnold Pigott is a direct desendant of Robert Edward Pigott who died 1917 partner Tereasa,that was my ex husbands grandfather, this information and the other information i had from you, is a history for my children so thank you so much if you need any info of present day Pigotts only to glad to help

regards Patricia streeter previously Pigott

Jeff Hart said...

Dear Chris, I am very interested in Robert Pigott, son of John.
Because he is buried at Nunhead Cemetery in London and he served with the 54th Regiment of Foot we believe he may have participated in the Waterloo campaign. Do you have any further information about Robert that you could share with us? Much appreciated, Jeff Hart, Friends of Nunhead Cemetery Corrdinator.

Chris PIGOTT said...


I have no specific information on Captain Robert PIGOTT's family origins, but I suspect they were not Irish (or Anglo-Irish).

As you may be aware, his Ensignancy in the 54th Regiment of Foot was purchased for him by Mr John PIGOTT, as recorded in Colonel CLINTON's letter dated 24 December 1803 [Journals of the House of Commons, Volume 62, 5 June 1804]. I suspect that this purchaser may have been his father?
Robert was recorded in the 54th Regiment, Gibraltar, as Lieutenant, Regimental Roll, 1 January 1805; details of that promotion, vice KING, was published in the Caledonian Mercury, 7 January 1805, and his vacant Ensignancy was filled by George ARABIN.
He was recorded as Captain (the third in list of eleven) in the 54th's Regimental List for 1 January 1815, stationed in Belgium.
In August of that year, he was exchanged into the 1st Garrison Battalion, from the 54th, vice Captain George STACK, who exchanged.
Captain Robert PIGOTT died at his residence, 4, Circus, Greenwich, on 4 July 1860, aged 76 years [Morning Advertiser, 9 July]; and was buried at All Saint's, Nunhead, County Surrey, on 12 July.


Chris PIGOTT -

Jeff Hart said...

Dear Chris, I am very interested in Robert Pigott, son of John.
Because he is buried at Nunhead Cemetery in London and he served with the 54th Regiment of Foot we believe he may have participated in the Waterloo campaign. Do you have any further information about Robert that you could share with us? Much appreciated, Jeff Hart, Friends of Nunhead Cemetery Corrdinator.

Jeff Hart said...

Thanks Chris.
Apologies for the delay in responding. This confirms what I knew about Robert. As you say he is recorded in the roll for the 54th on 1January 1815. His battalion was held in reserve at Hals on 18 June so did not fight at Waterloo. However, as part of Wellington’s army the men were awarded the Waterloo medal. There is a mystery here because Robert is not recorded in the Waterloo Roll which records all officers who received the medal. So, where was he on 18 June? It is a mystery because he is later recorded as having returned his Waterloo medal in 1816! The reason for its return is not recorded He was still in the service as, as you say, he transferred to the 1st Garrison Battalion in August 1815. So, it is still not proven yet that Robert joins the 8 other Waterloo campaign veterans we have buried at Nunhead. Information from any other correspondents welcome!
Best regards, Jeff

Jeff Hart said...

Thanks Chris.
Apologies for the delay in responding. This confirms what I knew about Robert. As you say he is recorded in the roll for the 54th on 1January 1815. His battalion was held in reserve at Hals on 18 June so did not fight at Waterloo. However, as part of Wellington’s army the men were awarded the Waterloo medal. There is a mystery here because Robert is not recorded in the Waterloo Roll which records all officers who received the medal. So, where was he on 18 June? It is a mystery because he is later recorded as having returned his Waterloo medal in 1816! The reason for its return is not recorded He was still in the service as, as you say, he transferred to the 1st Garrison Battalion in August 1815. So, it is still not proven yet that Robert joins the 8 other Waterloo campaign veterans we have buried at Nunhead. Information from any other correspondents welcome!
Best regards, Jeff