William PICKETT was born in 1736 in London, Middlesex, England. He died on 17 Dec 1796 in London, Middlesex, England. He was buried in Stoke Newington, England.
RESEARCH NOTES: The Family tradition tells us that George Piggott's father was the Lord Mayor of London, and was disowned by his father for marrying a quaker girl. This has been very hard to prove. William erected a tomb on the death of his daughter Elizabeth and in memory of his five other children who are reported to have died in infancy. One of these children was George. Is this our George Piggott --- did his father claim him as dead since he disowned him?One of the problems with this theory is that George married Sarah Hull in 1789, and the tomb was erected in 1781. If William disowned his son George, it was not because of the marriage. And why would a father disown a 14 year old? Unless he had named a second son George because the first one died in infancy like he named two sons Thomas.
Records of St. Mary's Parish, Stoke Newington, Middlesex, indicate that William, the Lord Mayor, erected a Tomb on Lot 191, in memory of his father and mother and provides the following information:
"near this place lyeth the body of William Pickett, formerly of the parish, who died February 19, 1745, aged 43 years. Also Ann his wife who died March 22, 1750, aged 42 years, and likewise William, Thomas, and Tabitha, children of the above who died in the infancy.
This tomb was erected by William Pickett....Goldsmith of London, only surviving offspring of the above William and Ann, on the melancholy death of his daughter, Elizabeth, and also in memory of five other children, viz. Thomas, Thomas, Ann, Edward and George, who died in their infancy.
Here also lieth the body of Elizabeth Pickett who died December 3, 1796, aged fifty eight years, wife of William Pickett, Esq., and mother of the young persons whose disastrous fate is recorded on this tomb.
In the Vault are also deposited the remains of the above William Pickett, Esq., who died December 17, 1796, aged sixty years. He was elected one of the Aldermen of the City of London in 1782, served the Office of Sheriff 1784, and succeeded to that of Chief Magistrate in 1790. The rectitude with which he fulfilled the various duties of his public situations and the inflexibility of his principles obtained him approbation and esteem while living and cretible his memory to respect.
Lietenant William Picket in the Honorable East India Company's service was slain by pirates on board the triton in the Bay of Bengal, January 29, 1796, aged thirty six years.
Elizabeth Pickett died December 11, 1781, aged twenty three years, in consequence of her cloaks taking fire the preceding evening."
The record also indicates another inscription on the tomb that appears to be the record of the interment of a person named Mary as the words Lord mayor occur may be a daughter of the above William Pickett. Above the inscription is a device of a skull & crossbones with the letters T.T.P. in between.
Alderman of Cornhill Ward.
Lord Mayor of London. ----Elected May 17, 1782 by 62 votes to 52 votes for Sheriff William Nicholson (needlemaker).
September 1, 1781 he lost the election to Barnard Turner, Musician. 57 votes to 22.
Pickett Wm., Esq., Alderman, 26, Old Jewry--from 1794 London Directory.
William Pickett advertised himself on the Richmond Race Cup (1770) by stamping 'W.P. fecit' prominently on the base, assuming a clear distinction between his role and theirs in the customer's eyes.
WILL: A copy of William's will was found on Film 155853, entry 42, Family History Library, Salt Lake City, utah, The following has been extracted. Some words could not be deciphered. ------ I William Pickett, one of the Alderman of London do make this my last will and testament. I appoint my friends Mr. Wm Bird of Broad Street and Mr. Calob Talbot of Smithfield my executors and administrators to whom I leave One hundred pounds each. I would leave my improved household estate in Essex with all the furniture, plate, live stock, cariages, pictures, books together with my furniture in the old Towry to be sold by auction on the premises, Ditchleys, at the proper season of the year. I would leave my freehold estate in old Fish street as is let to Mr. Ballintine and Co at two hundred and sixty pounds per annum subject to a rent of ten pounds to the parish and some parliamentary and parochial rate. Likewise my two freehold cottages at Pilgrims Southweald now let for a room to Mr. Crabland(?) with two arable offices part of the Ditcheleys Estate at 19-18 per ann. Likewise the ____ shares in the _____ office to go to the purposes of my will. If there is any part of the plate, furniture which Miss Pickett _______ I would have her have full liberty to do as she thinks proper. I leave to Mrs. Shove(?) a natural daughter forty pounds a year for her natural life to be paid half yearly. I leave forty pounds a year to each of my sons natural children for their natural lives. I leave forty pounds a year to Paul Wm Parkinson, a natural child for his natural life. I leave six p ounds to a proper saint to be placed out in the world. I would leave a provision of one hundred pounds paid with living to some trade in the city of ______. I leave one hundred guineas to ___ Miss E. Bird as executor of estate(?) I leave ___ guineas to miss Sarah. I leave twenty guineas to Mr. Parkinson. I leave two hundred pounds a year to my daughter Mary Pickett for her natural life. All the annuities mentioned in this will I would have secured in the best manner so that persons mentioned viz Miss Pickett, Mrs. Shove, the two children of my sons and P. W. Parkinson so that they may want of ________ able to dispose of them but to remain a permanent security to them against the impositions which are so general in the world. All the rest of my property I leave to my daughter subject to any _____ or ____ that I shall insert on this sheet of paper. William Pickett, Nov. 25. 1796 The freeholds I would have sold in London. The ____as mentioned at Ditchleys by ____ Mr. Smith, Spurrier, Willard, or Burton.
----Note: A Natural child is a child born outside of marriage.
William married (1) Elizabeth THEED daughter of William THEED. Elizabeth was born about 1738 in England. She died on 4 Oct 1796 in Ditchleys, Essex, England. She was buried in London.
They had the following children:
2 M i. Thomas PICKETT.
3 M ii. Thomas PICKETT died in infancy.
4 F iii. Ann PICKETT
5 M iv. Edward PICKETT
6 F v. Elizabeth PICKETT was born about 1758 in England. She died on 11 Dec 1781.
7 M vi. Lieutenant William PICKETT was born about 1760 in England. He died on 29 Jan 1796 in Bay of Bengal, arm of the Indian Ocean.
BURIAL: In 1781 as 23 year old Elizabeth reached up to put more hot coals into the iron she was using, one of the burning embers fell into her stays, causing her to die in agony 'in consequence of her Cloaths taking Fire', and brought forth this advice on the tomb for the passer-by. 'Reader, if ever you should witness such an affecting scene, recollect that the only method to extinguish the flame is to stifle it by an immediate covering.'
DEATH: slain by pirates on board the triton in the Bay of Bengal8 F vii. Mary PICKETT 6 died in 1838
9 M viii. George PIGGOT was born about 1767. He died on 29 May 1809
Citations1 Abbie R. Johnson, Article of recollections., 25 Jun 1931. "My great-grandfather's father was a Londoner and my great-great-grandfather was Lord Mayor of London early in the seventeenth century. My great-grandfather came to the United States on a visit. He decided to stay in America and he married a young Quaker girl by the name of Sarah Hull. His father was greatly incensed because of his decision so he disowned him. For that reason there were never any communications among the family."
2 The Gentleman's Magazine Vol II, page 563, Jul/Dec 1834.
3. The Times, http://archive.timesonline.co.uk/, page 4, 24 Dec 1796.
4. The Parish Church of St. Mary, Stoke Newington, England, New Prospect Magazine, http://www.stmaryn16.org/pages/prospect/jan03/f7.html, Feb 2003.'A new year and a new series of 'residents', this time in our own churchyard here at St. Mary�s.We set off with the Pickett Family tomb, which can be seen on the right hand side of the path approached from Church Street, although the inscriptions are being very worn away.It would appear that the first to be interred was a William Pickett who died in 1745 aged 43, and then his wife Ann, who died in 1750 aged 42. Their son, also William, had seven children, five of whom died in infancy. This William Pickett was a goldsmith in the City of London, being elected an Alderman in the Cornhill Ward in 1781. Between 1790 and 1815 he carried out many improvements in the Strand near Temple Bar and at one time had a road named after him. However, despite his success in in the commercial world, his personal life was fraught with tragedy, which included the untimely deaths of his two surviving children.In 1781 as his 23 year old daughter Elizabeth reached up to put more hot coals into the iron she was using, one of the burning embers fell into her stays, causing her to die in agony 'in consequence of her Cloaths taking Fire', and brought forth this advice for the passer-by. 'Reader, if ever you should witness such an affecting scene, recollect that the only method to extinguish the flame is to stifle it by an immediate covering.' The final inscription reads: 'Lieutenant William PICKETT, in the Honb East India Company�s Service was slain by Pirates on board the TRITON in the Bay of Bengal on 29th June 1796, aged 36 years'.Alderman William Pickett was laid to rest in the family grave, but the date of his death is not clear.Joan Potter.
George PIGGOTT (Lord William Pickett) was born about 1767 in London, Middlesex , Eng. He died on 29 May 1809 in New York City (Manhattan), New York, New York. He was buried 3 in HOUSTON ST, Manhattan, NY. He married Sarah HULL in 1789 in New York City, N.Y
BURIAL: The south side of Houston between the Bowery and First Avenue was once lined with cemeteries, and there were others a block north on First Street. Allare gone. After the city barred earthen burials south of 86th Street in 1851, their respective churches moved the bodies to some of the new, largecemeteries in the other boroughs and sold the land.
At this time I have not found the new burial place for the Piggotts that were moved from Houston Street.
RESIDENCE: These are entries from New York City Directories.
1794 Pigot, George, distiller, Cross Street.
1795 Piggot, George, distiller, Cross Street near the Collect.
1796 Piggot, George, distiller 435 Pearl Street.
1799 Piggot, George, distiller, 29 Bowery Lane.
1800 Piggot, George, distiller, 29 Bowery Lane.
1803 Piggot, George, teacher, 57 Roosevelt.
1804 Piggot, George, cordial distiller, 10 James
1805 Piggot, George, cordial distiller, 10 James.
1806 Piggot, George, cordial distiller, 10 James.
1807 Piggot, George, cordial distiller, 10 James ( h 45 Pearl).
1808 Piggot, George, cordial distiller, 10 James (h 45 Pearl).
Aunt Rebecca found George listed in the 1790 New York Directory as a distiller,
Film # 6052947
LAND: Clark K. McAdams was grantee to George & Sarh Piggot in New York City 22 April 1796 signed by Christopher K. McAdams---I found this on the following web site --http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~mcadams/NY.html
RESEARCH-NOTES: I have not been able to find out when George came to America. From the Directory records I have been able to find, I know that he was here sometime before 1790. If I could find more documentaion on him from when he left England to his life in New York, it would certainly help in the effort to prove his parentage.
I have also not been able to find much of anything on most of their children. If anyone knows anything about these families, I would certainly appreciate any information --- Thanks.
George married Sarah HULL 12,13 daughter of Joseph HULL and PHEBE PALMER in 1789 in New York City, N.Y.. Sarah was born on 10 Apr 1772 in PEACH POND, OBLONG, Duchess, N.Y.. She died in 1834 in New York, Kings, NY.
They had the following children:
F i Elizabeth A. (ELIZA) PIGGOTT was born on 6 Sep 1791 in New York City, New York , New York. She died on 17 Mar 1812 in New York, , New York. M ii Samuel PIGGOTT was born on 6 Sep 1795 in New York City, New York, New York. He died in Jan 1854. F iii PHEBE PIGGOTT was born on 30 Jun 1800 in New York City (Manhattan), New York, New York. She died on 25 Apr 1878.
Phebe married Jacob HANDLEY son of Milton HANDLEY. Jacob was born about 1805 in Maryland. He died on 12 Mar 1883 in New York, New York.
M iv Charles PIGGOTT was born on 20 Oct 1802 in New York City, Kings, New York. He died on 12 Jul 1829. F v Augusta PIGGOTT was born on 14 May 1804 in New York City, Kings, New York. She died on 6 Aug 1864 in New York, New York. She was buried on 9 Aug 1864 in Milton, Ulster, New York. M vi George Washington PIGGOTT was born on 19 Jan 1808 in New York City, New York, New York. He died on 19 Jul 1882 in Salt Lake City, S-Lk, UT.
George married Catherine ALLEN HOWLAND daughter of Joseph Henry HOWLAND and Deborah HOWLAND on 23 Oct 1833 in New Bedford, Massachusetts. Catherine was born on 15 Jun 1812 in New Bedford, Bristol, MA. She died on 5 Apr 1887 in Salt Lake City, S-Lk, UT.
F vii Sarah Ann PIGGOTT was born on 19 Sep 1809 in New York City, Kings, New York. She died on 3 Jun 1884. M viii William PIGGOTT was born on 19 Sep 1809 in New York City, Kings, New York. He died on 14 Dec 1859.