City of Norwich: Piggin Antecedents
|22nd June 1675: Thomas Piggin and Esther Graver, daughter of Robert Graver of Hevingham, both single of St. Clement, Norwich, marry at St. George Colegate, Norwich.
Their son John would have been born in 1680. Esther died 1681. Thomas married again.
The material on this page was extensively re-researched by David Booty in England in 2010. He has found various errors and has done a very thorough investigation of the various branches of this family, generating a 60-page report on nine generations of descent from Thomas and Esther.
David has kindly consented to publish the report on this website here: The Piggin Family of Norwich. This is a large (430 KB) PDF file. The broad outline on the page below is correct, but until such time as we reconcile the files, I recommend you rely on David's closer study in matters of detail.
% Sarah Millis, 1707/04/13, St Paul's, Norwich
|I. Thomas PIGGIN
*1707/02/22 Norwich Saint Paul, NFK
|II. John PIGGEN
*1708/02/24 Norwich Saint Paul, NFK
|III. Milles PIGGEN, the first
*1710/03/05 Norwich Saint Paul, NFK
% Isabel Gooch 1731/04/19, St James Pockthorpe
|A. Sarah PIGGIN
*1731/01/30 Norwich Saint Paul, NFK
|B. Isabel PIGGIN
*1733/07/22 Norwich Saint Paul, NFK
|C. John PIGGIN
* 1734/02/23 Norwich Saint Paul, NFK
|D. Milliss PIGGIN, the second
* 1737/06/07 Norwich Saint Paul, NFK
% Sarah White, 1760/07/22 Norwich Saint Paul, NFK("Millis PIGGIN")
* 1761/10/04 Norwich Saint Paul, NFK (note the existence of a Baptist family at Norwich that had numerous children in the 1790s, parents John and Mary Piggin: possibly they connect here).
|Milliss PIGGIN, the third
* 1763/01/29 Norwich Saint Paul, NFK
% Sarah Griffin, 1782/04/22 Kingston Upon Hull Saint Mary, YKS
% Mary Edwards 1787/07/08 Norwich St. Paul
|Miles Edwards PIGGIN
*? 1786/09/24 Norwich Saint Paul (child of second wife?)
|Milless PIGGEN, the fourth, silk weaver
* 1793/03/10 Norwich Saint Martin at Oak, NFK
% Martha Warner, 1811/09/12 Norwich Saint James Pockthorpe, NFK
Living with their daughter Matilda only at 1851 census, White Horse Yard, Barrack Street, Norwich St James.
Apparent ancestor of minor branch of the family
* 1795/09/13 Norwich Saint Paul, NFK
* 1797/10/22 Norwich Saint James Pockthorpe
* 1765/07/14 Norwich Saint Paul, NFK
|IV. Mary PIGGEN
* 1713/01/04 Norwich Saint Paul, NFK
|V. Joseph PIGGEN
* 1718/10/12, Norwich Saint Paul
% Elizabeth Edwards, 1777/11/06 Norwich Saint Paul ("Sam")
* 1782/12/25 Norwich Saint James Pockthorpe
apparently not the Millis who married Martha Warner, as that one was 58 in 1851
*1785/05/03, Saint James Pockthorpe
*1791/10/09, Saint Paul
*1794/02/02 Saint James Pockthorpe
~ 1787/06/15 Saint James Pockthorpe Norwich
% Rebecca Campling 1807/02/03: ancestors of the major branch: for their descent see the Norwich and Braintree chart.
+ 1850, Braintree
|VI. Sarah PIGGEN
*1721/07/07 Norwich Saint Paul, NFK
|X. Saml. PIGGIN
* 1723/03/08 Norwich Saint Paul, NFK
|VII. Jonathan PIGGIN
* 1728/06/16 Norwich Saint Paul, NFK
A third branch may have settled in the countryside outside Norwich at Swardeston.
Considerable parts of this chart are based on research by, or commissioned by, L. George Piggin, who is descended from the Braintree branch of this family and has kindly shared the fruits of his studies.
© Jean-Baptiste Piggin 2000-2009
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