Town of Derby: Piggin Emigrants
|Elias Piggin of Derby||George Piggins, framework-knitter
born c. 23 November 1807, Parish of St Alkmund, town of Derby, son of Elias
served 1825-1844 in 45th Foot Regiment, incl. 12 years in India
married Marion Coomes, widow, 3 Nov 1845, St Peter's Derby
Emigrated to New Zealand as fencible private on Berhampore March-June 1849 with one child.
The Berhampore website lists an additional child called Marion but this appears to be an error. Cf. another list
They settled at Onehunga.
George died 1855 May 1 (Kendall index erroneously gives May 8).
His family lived for a time in Coromandel, then returned to Auckland.
All descendants spell the name "Piggins"
* 25 December 1846, Derby
% Walter Neumegan
|II. Maria Berhampore
* 17 June 1849
The Kendall index lists her only as "1849 June 19, Piggin female child, Onehunga". The Berhampore website terms her a "male, born in port".
% Edward McKeown
+ 7 October 1926, Auckland
|III. George, carrier in Mt. Eden, Auckland
* 1854, New Zealand
The Kendall index gives a date of 1852 Apr 17 and place Onehunga
% Fanny Johnston (1853-19__), 1878/11/26, at St Mark's, Remuera
|A. Maria or Mary Ann "Minnie"
* 1880, Auckland?
% Alf Cole, 1902, n.i.
+ Howick, Auckland
|B. Henry G.
* 1882, Auckland?
% Fanny Hadfield
|C. William "Bill"
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