Elphinstone Piggott

30th Oct 1761 - 31st Oct 1828


  1. Chief Justice of Tobago, deceased husband of Deborah Piggot (q.v.). He was the 3rd son of John Piggott of St. George's Town, Grenada. Entered Middle Temple 1775 and called to the Bar in 1785. Attorney-General of Tobago; Chief Justice 1816-28; President and Commander-in-Chief 1827-8. Married Deborah Thornhill. Died in Tobago.

  2. Elphinstone Piggott, Gentleman, of Middle Temple, was admitted to the Globe Lodge Society of Freemasons, Chancery Lane, 13/10/1793.

  3. Elphinstone, son of Elphinstone Piggott and Deborah his wife, born 22/05/1802 and baptised 02/08/1802 in St Michael, Barbados.


  1. R. L. Arrowsmith (comp.), Charterhouse Register 1769 -1872 (London & Chichester, Phillimore, 1974). Thanks to Catherine Smith, Charterhouse Archivist, for this reference.

  2. Ancestry.com, England, United Grand Lodge of England Freemason Membership Registers, 1751-1921 [online database with images].

  3. Familysearch.org, Barbados, Church Records, 1637-1849 [database online].

Further Information


PROB 11/1784/318. Will of Hon. Elphinstone Piggott proved 18/04/1831. The will left everything to his wife Deborah and appointed her as executrix, expressing confidence in her capacity to follow his wishes, given that one of their children was still an 'infant.'

Charterhouse [1778 ]

Associated Claims (1)

£5,883 11s 8d
Previous owner (not making a claim)

Associated Estates (1)

The dates listed below have different categories as denoted by the letters in the brackets following each date. Here is a key to explain those letter codes:

  • SD - Association Start Date
  • SY - Association Start Year
  • EA - Earliest Known Association
  • ED - Association End Date
  • EY - Association End Year
  • LA - Latest Known Association
1819 [EA] - 1819 [LA] → Trustee

Hon. Elphinstone Piggott made the return in 1819 for Lowlands as 'Trustee.'

Relationships (2)

Deceased Husband → Widow