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Two Letters written by the late Baron Pigott after taking his place among “Brethren.”

by Sir Gillery Pigott

Tom said ...
The 'author' appears to have been a well known judge;,_Gillery_(DNB00)
Monday, Dec 4, 2017 : 01:13
Timothy Stunt said ...
Sir Gillery Pigott’s use, in his signature, of his initial (‘G’) rather than his unusual first name (Gillery) has been liable to cause some confusion. As a baron of the exchequer his title was not hereditary, but there was another contemporary Pigott, whose title was hereditary, namely Sir George Pigott, 1st Baronet, of Knapton (1766-1844). That title is currently held by the sixth baronet, Sir David who was born in 1955.
I mention this by way of clarification because the situation is further complicated by the Pigot (with only one ‘t’) baronetcy (created in 1764) whose earlier members distinguished themselves in the armed services. Herr Michael Schneider recently discovered (using an advertisement placed in a Welsh newspaper (January 1896) by ‘Lady Pigot, Hillside, Bracknell, Berks,’ who purposed 'visiting Wales yearly.’ She was therefore seeking the services of ‘an intelligent North Welsh maid’ who was required to be from ‘amongst Open Brethren’ and to have ‘a strong clear voice for helping in Gospel work.’ The advertiser was the widow of the fourth baronet Sir Robert Pigot who died in 1891.
Their son Sir George Pigot (1850-1934) was the fifth baronet and, with his wife Alice Louisa Raynsford (a daughter of Sir James Thompson Mackenzie), took an active part in the work of the Bridge Hall assembly in Reading which is now Argyle Community Church (see Philip Chandler’s account at Sir George Pigot was also one of the original founders of the UK Evangelization Trust. I understand there was an article on his work, a few years ago in Stewardship’s magazine ‘Share’ by Ruth Leigh. Timothy Stunt.
Wednesday, Dec 6, 2017 : 17:07

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