Michaelem (Michael Augustine) PigottAge: 66 years18571923

Name
Michaelem (Michael Augustine) Pigott
Given names
Michaelem (Michael Augustine)
Surname
Pigott
Birth 1857 53 31
Baptism January 15, 1857
Note: Baptism: Michaelem Pigott, 15/01/1857, Croagh
Emigration October 1879 (Age 22 years)
Note: Victoria Outward Passenger Lists 1852-1915
MarriageKathleen WhyteView this family
February 27, 1880 (Age 23 years)
Note: Irish Marriages: 1845-1958, v4, p305
Note: Marriage Cert - Tuam, Galway
Immigration March 20, 1880 (Age 23 years)

Note: Ship: Aconcagua Depart: Plymouth on 20/03/1880
Occupation
Senior Constable

Employer: Victoria Police
Note: The Herald (Melbourne, Vic. : 1861 - 1954) - Wed 7 Oct 1903 - Page 6 - PERSONAL.
Note: Bendigo Advertiser (Vic. : 1855 - 1918) - Thu 16 Aug 1900 - Page 3 - MISCELLANEOUS NEWS ITEMS.
Note: The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954) - Thu 15 Jul 1897 - Page 6 - RECOGNITION OF BRAVERY.
Note: Awarded Royal Humane Society Silver Medal
Note: Victoria Police Gazette 1885 - page 32
Note: Victoria Police Gazette 1885 - page 495
Note: Victoria Police Gazette 1885 - page 441
Occupation
Publican

Note: The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) - Wed 30 Dec 1903 - Page 6 - LICENSING COURT.
Note: The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) - Thu 1 Dec 1904 - Page 9 - A VIOLENT CUSTOMER.
Fact
Electoral Roll

Note: 1903 Electoral Roll - Swan Hill
Death March 20, 1923 (Age 66 years)
Address: 167 Nelson Road South Melbourne
Note: The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954) - Sat 31 Mar 1923 - Page 1 - Family Notices
Note: Victoria Deaths 1836-1985
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: February 23, 1841
3 years
elder brother
2 years
elder brother
9 months
elder sister
Emilia Pigott
Birth: September 26, 1844 40 18Adare, Limerick, Ireland
Death: September 10, 1902Limerick, Ireland
4 years
elder sister
3 years
elder sister
4 years
elder sister
2 years
elder sister
4 years
himself
3 years
younger sister
3 years
younger sister
1 year
younger sister
Ellena or Helena (Mary Loyola) Pigott
Birth: 1861 57 35Croagh, Limerick, Ireland
Death: June 29, 1934Elsternwick, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
4 years
younger sister
Family with Kathleen Whyte - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage: February 27, 1880Tuam, Galway, Ireland
10 months
daughter
15 months
daughter
22 months
son
3 years
son
4 years
daughter
3 years
daughter
Maude Pigott
Birth: 1890 33 24Kiewa, Victoria, Australia
Death: 1894Euroa, Victoria, Australia
3 years
son
Michael Augustine Pigott
Birth: 1892 35 26Everton, Victoria, Australia
Death: February 10, 1955Queensland, Australia
3 years
son

Birth
About the children of Robert Pigott and Margaret Coghlan It is our good fortune that in the 1880's Helena Pigott took up a legal action in regard to the will of her late mother, Margaret Coghlan (Pigott). The documentation associated with this case provides vital evidence about who is who among the children of the family of RP and MC, also some useful facts about Margaret Coughlan herself. Firstly, the following baptism records are available from "Ireland Roman Catholic Parish Baptisms": 17/09/1843 - Michaelum in Adare, sponsors Andreas Coghlan & Maria Coghlan 26/09/1844 - Emilia in Adare, sp Michl? & Maria Coghlan (NB. not in index, film only) 09/01/1848 - Maria in Adare, sponsors Jacobo Pigott & Ellena Coghlan 22/12/1850 - Maria in Adare, sponsors Thomas Coghlan & Elizabeth Coghlan 05/06/1853 - Margarita in Adare, sponsors Jacobus Pigot & Margarita Pigot 11/06/1854 - Eliza in Adare, sponsors Patritius Pigot & Helena Coghlan 15/01/1857 - Michaelem in Croagh, sponsors Joannes & Joanna Pigott 20/06/1861 - Ellena in Croagh, sponsors ? Pigott & Catharina?os?ell In addition, the following other children are known but have no known baptism record: about 1844 - Thomas about 1859 - Kathleen about 1861 - Mary Philomena about 1864 - Elizabeth Mary Ann Secondly, from the legal case, Helena describes herself as "Helena Pigott, formerly of St Georges Rd Nth Fitzroy, now of 552 Drummond St Carlton, ....Spinster...." in 1897. At that time only one of the Pigott sisters in Melbourne was unmarried and that person went on to become Sister Mary Loyola. Helena lists the following siblings plus herself as the "(Margaret Coughlan's) only surviving next of kin Tom Pigott, Amelia Pigott, Mary Pigott, Margaret Pigott, Elizabeth Pigott, Kate Pigott, Michael Pigott." Thirdly, we know that Mary Philomena and Helena(Ellena) were not the same person, because the will of older sister Margaret names the executors as: Thomas Smith Mary Philomena Taylor Helena Pigott As regards Robert Pigott, he is still alive when Margaret died in 1880 as she is described as "married woman", but has died by 1897 as he is not listed in the next of kin. Also, in 1888 Helena testified that Robert Pigott had survived Margaret Coghlan but had since died. So, which of the baptised children became which adult? Looking at each in turn: Michaelum b. 1843 - there is no further evidence of this person, unless he became Thomas. Records that exist for Thomas are the 1901 census where his age is given as 47, and the 1911 census where his age is 67. If the latter is correct that would match a birth about 1843, whereas a birth in 1853 would conflict with the birth of Margarita. Thomas - as well as the census records, there is a death of a Thomas Pigott 28/03/1918, St Johns Hospital and a further place of "Milltown Croagh", so this might be the Thomas in question. Bachelor, aged 69, farmer - Thomas was a bachelor farmer but the age is questionable. Emilia b. 1844 - this record doesn't appear in indexes but can be seen on the scanned register image for 26/Sep/1844. Presumably this is Amelia who appears in the 1901 census (age given as 41) and dies in 1902 (age given as 46) - Amelia Pigott from Ballanguile (dated 10/Sep/1902.) Maria b. 1848 - because the name has been used again, it's likely that this child died in infancy. Maria b. 1850 - No further records appear for this name. Could this be the child that later became Mary Philomena? Margarita b. 1853 - presumably this is Margaret who later became Margaret Smith and died in Aust in 1917 aged 63. Eliza b. 1854 - no further records exist for an Eliza. Could this be Mary Philomena (later Taylor) or Elizabeth Mary Ann (later Cameron)? Mary Philomena died in 1935 aged 74, this implies birth around 1860 but no such birth or baptism can be found in the records. No age given in death notices. Elizabeth gave her age as 26 at marriage in 1890 and her age was given as 69 in 1933, both of these imply birth in 1864 but no baptism record has been found. Mary Philomena - no identifiable baptism record. Mary was married to John James Taylor in 1891 but no age information available. At death in 1935 her age is given as 74, implying birth in 1860, so perhaps Mary Philomena was baptised Eliza? Elizabeth Mary Ann - no identifiable baptism record. At marriage in 1890 she gives her age as 26, implying birth in 1864. Possibly she could have been baptised Eliza in 1854 but that's a bit of a stretch. At her death in 1933, age is given as 69 also implying birth in 1864. Michaelem b. 1857 - this is Michael Augustine who married Kate Whyte and emigrated to Aust shortly after the death of his mother. Ellena b. 1861 - this is Helena (on the baptism entry, the name could easily be read as either Ellena or Hellena) who later became Sister Mary Loyola. Died 1934 age given as 70, though, in a list of Irish Nuns in Victoria her first name is given as Mary with birth year of 1864, entered service in 1907, and "possibly born 1872".
Baptism
Baptism: Michaelem Pigott, 15/01/1857, Croagh Ireland, Catholic Parish Registers, 1655-1915 Name: Michaelem Pigott Baptism Age: 0 Event Type: Baptism Birth Date: 1857 Baptism Date: 15 Jan 1857 Baptism Place: Croagh, Limerick, Ireland Parish Variants: Kilfinny Diocese: Limerick Father: Roberto Pigott Mother: Margarita Coughlan From register image: Godparents: Joannes? & Joanna? Pigott Roberto Pigott & Margarita Coghlan of Balinaguile
Emigration
Victoria Outward Passenger Lists 1852-1915 First name(s) M Last name Pigott Age 20 Birth year 1859 Departure year 1879 Departure month Oct Destination London, United Kingdom Via Adelaide, South Australia & Suez Canal, Egypt Ship name John Elder I Ship's master Cooper Alfred J State Victoria * There is a discrepancy on this record, as M. Pigott is listed as English - but I believe that Michale Pigott travelled back to Ireland after the death of his uncle Thomas Coghlan, and there bore witness to the death of his mother, before travelling back to Australia in 1880 with his newly wedded wife Kate Whyte.
Marriage
Irish Marriages: 1845-1958, v4, p305 Michael A Pigott married one of ......, Kate White,.... Jan-Mar 1880
Marriage
Marriage Cert - Tuam, Galway Name and Surname, Age, Condition, Profession, Residence, Fathers Name, Fathers Profession Michael A Pigott, age 23, Bachelor, Farmers Son, Tuam, Robert Pigott living, Farmer Kate White, 18, Spinster, Pulpmaker, Patrick White living, Boarding House Keeper Signed by each (ie. not X Mark) Witnesses: Theresa Courell John White
Immigration
Ship: Aconcagua Depart: Plymouth on 20/03/1880 Arrival: May 1880 at Melbourne Piggott Michl age:21 M Labr Piggott Kate age 18 Servt
Occupation
The Herald (Melbourne, Vic. : 1861 - 1954) - Wed 7 Oct 1903 - Page 6 - PERSONAL. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/246075232 Senior-constable Michael A. PIgott to- day sent In his resignation as a member of the Victorian police force.
Occupation
Bendigo Advertiser (Vic. : 1855 - 1918) - Thu 16 Aug 1900 - Page 3 - MISCELLANEOUS NEWS ITEMS. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/89616273 MISCELLANEOUS. NEWS ITEMS. The chief commissioner of police has pro- moted the following constables to the rank of senior-constable ;-3175, Wardley, Criminal In- vestigation branch; 3180, Meredith, Buninyong; 3184, Pigott, Swan Hill; 3185, Weir, Dunkeld; 3168, Connelly, Melbourne; 3191, Lynch, Mel- bourne: 3192, Kane, Bright; and 3194, Taylor, Sebastopol.
Occupation
The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954) - Thu 15 Jul 1897 - Page 6 - RECOGNITION OF BRAVERY. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/190645408 SILVER MEDALS. Michael Augustine Piggott, Drummond-street, Carlton. Constable Piggott, while on duty on the 9th September Iast plunged into the flames of a burning house in Drummond-street, Carlton, and rescued therefrom Margaret Heaney. After extinguishing her burning clothing, he returned and brought out Elizabeth Brodie. Both women died, and the constable is still suffering from his injuries.
Occupation
Awarded Royal Humane Society Silver Medal http://www.vicpolhistory.org.au/VAIncidentDetails.aspx?i=443 Year: 1896 Type of Incident: Rescuing from fire Station: Russell Street Rank: Constable Reg No: 3184 The constable rescued Mrs Brodie and Margaret Heagney, of 198 Drummond Street, Carlton, aged 40 years and 20 years respectively, from a burning house at Carlton on 9 September 1896. The Constable was passing outside the house at 198 Drummond Street when a terrific explosion occurred, scattering the front windows into fragments. A flame of fire then burst through the window, the women inside screaming loudly. The constable rushed in through the passage after bursting open the front door. The passage was in flames. The front room was on fire, and one woman, Margaret Heagney, in flames. He succeeded in extinguishing them, and brought her out; he burned his arms and fingers in doing so. The constable went in the second time notwithstanding the heat, flames, and poisonous gas, and also the fear of a second explosion, and he succeeded in rescuing a second woman, Mrs Elizabeth Brodie. The constable nearly got suffocated himself in the second attempt. None of the outside witnesses would venture in to save the women, fearing other explosions. Had a second explosion taken place, the constable would probably have lost his life, as the danger was great and perilous. The constable is still ill from his injuries. Both women died some days after the fire from burns and shock. Constable Piggott was also presented with a Valour Badge for his bravery.
Occupation
Victoria Police Gazette 1885 - page 32 Police force, appointments as inspectors of slaughter yards- Pigott, Michl. A., 358 Police force, appointments as wardens' clerks- Pigott, Michael Augustine, 330
Occupation
Victoria Police Gazette 1885 - page 495 CONSTABLES Michael James Daer (2593) and Michael Augustine Pigott (3184) have been appointed Inspectors of Slaughter-houses, &c., for the shires of Wiminera and Towong respectively. See G. G., 18th December 1885, p. 3516.
Occupation
Victoria Police Gazette 1885 - page 441 CONSTABLE Louis Edward Richardson has been appointed Acting Clerk of Petty Sessions at Dargo, vice W. M. Bride transferred; also Constable Michael Augustine Pigott, at Mitta Mitta. See G. G., 6th November 1885, p. 3025.
Occupation
The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) - Wed 30 Dec 1903 - Page 6 - LICENSING COURT. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/10590248 LICENSING COURT. TUESDAY, DEC 29 (Before Judge Gaunt, Mr Dwyer, P.M., and Mr O'Meara, P.M. ) the following transfers or licenses were granted: New Great Britain Hotel, Port Melbourne, C Johnson to Michael Pigott;
Occupation
The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) - Thu 1 Dec 1904 - Page 9 - A VIOLENT CUSTOMER. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/10353166 A VIOLENT CUSTOMER. At Port Melbourne Court yesterday, Michael Piggott licensee of the New Great Britain Hotel was charged before Messrs Hester and Francis, J.P.s with being drunk on his licensed premises and resisting the police. Sub-inspector Graham prosecuted and the evi- dence of Senior-constable Asker and Constable Tay- lor went to show thut after his arrest Piggott beame most violent, and it was with difficulty that he was taken to the lockup. At the lockup the accused bit one of Senior-constable Asker's fingers savagely and, after consulting a doctor, he had to go off duty, it being feared that the hand was poisoned Piggott, who had been fined twice before this year for being drunk on his licensed premises, pleaded for lenientcy on the grounds that he had a large family to keep, and that he had won a silver medal when he was in the police force himseIf. He then went on in a very excited manner to deny that he had resisted at all and maintained that he had been "sat on by Mr. Asker." The Bench imposed a fine of £2 on the first charge and £5 or a month's imprisonment, on the charge of resisting the police.
Fact
1903 Electoral Roll - Swan Hill Pigott Kathleen F Swan Hill Home Duties Pigott Mary Margaret F Swan Hill Home Duties Pigott Michael Augustine M Swan Hill Senior Constable
Death
The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954) - Sat 31 Mar 1923 - Page 1 - Family Notices https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/203786444 PIGOTT.— On the 20th March, Michael Pigott, Ex-Senior Constable of Police, the dearly beloved husband of Kathleen, of 167 Nelson-road, South Melbourne, loving father of Mrs. Geo. Hill, Mrs. F. Hitchens, Thomas, Robert. Michael and Spencer Pigott, aged 65 years. May his soul real in peace.
Death
Victoria Deaths 1836-1985 First name(s) Michael Last name Pigott Age 65 Sex Male Birth year 1858 Death year 1923 Father's name Pigott Robert Mother's name Margaret Coghlan Death place Fitzroy South State Victoria Registration number 5649 Record set Victoria Deaths 1836-1985 Category Birth, Marriage & Death (Parish Registers) Subcategory Civil Deaths & Burials Collections from Australasia