PIGOT, Robert (1720-96).
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Family and Education
b. 1720, 2nd s. of Richard Pigot of Westminster, and bro. of Sir George and Hugh Pigot. m. 18 Feb. 1765, Anne, da. of Allen Johnson, sis. of Sir John Allen Johnson Walsh, 1st Bt., of Kilternan, co. Dublin, 3s. 1da. suc. bro. as 2nd Bt. and to Patshull estate 11 May 1777.
Ensign 31 Ft. 1741, lt. 1744, capt. 1751; maj. 70 Ft. 1758; lt.-col. 1760, 38 Ft. 1764; col. army 1772; went out to America 1774 (at Lexington and Bunker’s Hill in 1775); col. 38 Ft. 1775- d.; maj.-gen. 1777; lt-gen. 1782.
Warden of the mint Jan. 1772- d.
Pigot succeeded his brother George at Wallingford, where he was returned after a contest. In the House he followed his brother, and voted with the Government over Wilkes and the Middlesex election, February-May 1769. No speech by him is recorded. When his seat was vacated by his appointment to the mint, he failed to secure re-election, 27 Jan. 1772. He may have been the Robert Pigot who stood for Stafford in 1774.
He died 2 Aug. 1796.