'Pigott01'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Pigott of Chetwynd (Chetwyne, Shropshire), Pigott of Doddershall Park

BLG1886 identifies the following Richard as a "descendant of the ancient Norman family of Picot". BE1883 reports that "The house of Pigott was founded in England by Pigott, Baron of Boome, in Normandy, one of the knightly companions of William the Conqueror. From Gilbert Pigott, Lord of Croxton, co. Chester, contemporary with that monarch, derived the family of Pigot, of Butley, in the same co., ancestor of" ...
Richard Pigott of Butley, Cheshire
m. Joyce Peshall (dau of Richard de Peshall of Shropshire)
1. ?? Pigott intervening generation: possibly Richard of Chetwin, father of Jane?
A. Robert Pigott of Chetwynd or Chetwyn, Sheriff of Shropshire (a 1517)
  m. Margaret (Maria) Blount (dau of Sir John Blount of Kinlet)
  i. Thomas Pigott of Chetwynd
  m1. Elizabeth Oneley
  a. Robert Pigott of Chetwynd or Chetwyne, Sheriff of Salop (a 1574)
  m1. Jane Pontesbury (dau of Thomas Pontesbury) not sure on order of marriages
  m2. Elizabeth Gatacre (dau of William Gatacre of Gatacre or Gattacre)
(1) Thomas Pigott of Chetwynd or Chetwyne, Sheriff of Salop (d 1620)
  m. Dorothy Eyton (dau of Thomas Eyton)
  (A) Walter Pigott of Chetwynd, Sheriff of Salop (a 1624)
  m. Katherine Leveson (dau of Sir Richard Leveson)
(i) Thomas Pigott of Chetwynd (d 1665)
  m. Anne Sneyd (dau of Ralph Sneyd of Keele)
  (a) Walter Pigott of Chetwynd (d 1669)
  m. Anne Dryden (dau of Sir John Dryden, Bart of Canons Ashby)
  ((1)) Robert Pigott of Chetwynd, Sheriff of Salop (a 1697)
m. (c1695) Frances Ward (b c1713, d 24.09.1781, dau of William Ward of Willingsworth)
  ((A)) Robert Pigott of Chetwynd & Chesterton Hall (b 21.11.1699, d 05.1770)
  m1. (sp) Diana Rocke (dau of Richard Rocke of Shrewsbury)
  m2. Anne Peers (dau of _ Peers of Criggion (Piers of Croggian))
  ((i)) Robert Pigott of Chetwynd, Sheriff of Salop (d 07.07.1794)
  ((a)) son (dvpsp)
  ((ii)) William Pigott (b c1742, d 09.03.1811, rector of Edgmond and Chetywnd)
  m. Arabella Mytton (dau of John Mytton of Halston)
  ((a)) John Dryden Pigott (d 1865, rector of Edgmond) had issue
m. (03.02.1806) Frances Beven (dau of Henry Beven of Shrewsbury)
  The eldest son of this marriage inherited Sundorne Castle from his cousin and changed his name to Corbet.
  ((b)) Anne Pigott
  m. John Corbet of Sundorne Castle
  The children of this marriage all dsp.
  ((c))+ other issue - William (dvp Gibraltar 1795, Captain), Arabella, Mary, Harriott
((iii)) Rebecca Pigott (youngest dau)
  m. John Mytton of Halston (d 1783)
  ((iv))+ 1 son and 3 daughters
  ((B)) John Pigott of Doddershall (d(sp) 1751)
Surprisingly, John is not mentioned by BLG1886. VCH (Buckinghamshire, vol 4, 'Parishes: Quanton with Shipton Lee') suggests that he fits here and reports that he "secured his title in law" to Doddershall, succeeding Lettice, wife of Thomas Pigott of Doddershall.
  m. Christobella Tyrrell (d 23.07.1789, dau of Sir Thomas Tyrrell, 2nd Bart of Hanslap, widow of John Knapp of Cumnor, m3. Richard Fiennes, 6th Viscount Saye & Sele)
  ((C)) William Pigott (rector of Edgmond and Chetywnd, 4th son)
  m. Dorothy Cotes (d 1757, dau of John Cotes of Woodcote)
  ((i)) William Pigott of Doddershall Park (Buckinghamshire), Sheriff (d 20.02.1802)
  BLG1886 reports that William succeeded to Doddershall Park in 1789 "at the death of Christabella, Viscountess Saye and Selle" (see above).
m. Sophia Wolseley (d 1801, dau of Sir William Wolseley, Bart of Wolseley)
  ((a)) William Pigott of Doddershall Park (b 22.10.1773, d 02.06.1838, Lt. Colonel)
  m. (12.1794) Anne King (dau of Rev. William King of Mallow)
  (((1))) George Grenville Wandesford Pigott of Doddershall Park (d 04.01.1865, Colonel) had issue
  m1. (26.10.1822) Charlotte Beeston Long (dsp 1823, dau of Edward Beeston Long of Hampton Lodge)
m2. (31.10.1838) Charlotte Lloyd (dau of William Lloyd of Aston Hall)
  (((2))) Emma Anne Pigott (d 1827)
  m. Robert Wilson (b 01.09.1801, d 10.12.1850, rector of Ashwellthorpe)
  (((3)))+ other issue - William (d 04.1817), John Robert (d 02.1852, curate at North Marston)
  ((b)) John Charles Pigott (Lt. Colonel)
  m. Elizabeth Williamson (dau of John Williamson of Stafford)
  (((1)))+ issue including John
  ((c)) James Noel Pigott (rector of Grendon Underwood)
  ((d)) Emma Pigott
  m. (1792) John Harvey Thursby of Abington Abbey
  ((e)) Selina Harriet Pigott (dsp 1825)
m. Henry Baker (Captain RN)
  ((ii)) Dorothy Pigott
  m. Walter Harvey Thursby of Shrewsbury
  ((iii)) Sarah Pigott
  m. Henry Bevan of Shrewsbury
  ((iv)) Anne Pigott (dsp)
  m. (05.1780) Sir Baldwin Leighton, Bart (b 1747, d 1828, General)
((D)) Honor Pigott (d 24.09.1781)
  m. John Harvey, later Thursby of Abington Abbey (d 1764)
  ((E)) Ann Pigott (d 1781)
  m. Richard Lyster of Rowton
  ((F))+ 3 sons
  (B) Athelanta Pigott
  m. John Brereton of Ecleston
  (C) Dorothy Pigott (d 1600)
  m. George Massey of Pottington (d 1600)
  (D)+ other issue - Richard, Thomas, William, Elizabeth, Anna, Maria
  (2) Richard Pigott of Newport
  m. Margaret Steventon (dau of Richard Steventon)
  (3) George Pigott of Gerrey
  m. Joane Wedfired (dau of John Wedfired)
  (A)+ issue - Robert, William, Jevan, Frances, Elizabeth, Margery
  (4) Dorothy Pigott
m. George Smith of Morville
  (5) Elianora Pigott
  m. George Somerford
  (6) Anne Pigott
  Visitation shows that Anne dsp but this may have been the Anne who had at least one child by ...
  m. John Young of Charnes
  (7)+ other issue - William, Francis, Margaret
  b. Anna Pigott
  m. Richard Salter
  m2. Agnes Crofts (dau of Richard Crofts)
  Possibly of this generation was the following Elizabeth but, if so, it is not clear who was her mother. A contributor (DS, 18.11.2003) suggested it was Ellen, dau of Robert Leigh of Adlington. Visitation (Cheshire, 1580, Leigh of Adlington) shows a Leigh of that generation married to a "Picott of Chetwind" but she is not mentioned in any of the sources used for this page.
  c. Elizabeth Pigott
  m. George Vernon of Hodnet (d 1553)
  B. Jane Pigott possibly of this generation
  m. John Baker

Main source(s): BLG1886 (Pigott (now Corbet) of Sundorne), Visitation (Shropshire, 1623, Pigott of Chetwyn) with some input from BLG1886 (Pigott of Doddershall Park) and a little support from BE1883 (Pigot of Patshul)
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