St Mary’s Parish Church, Potton [courtesy Mike Snoswell]
Attestation for 51st Regiment 1838
HMS Buffalo – Convict Ship [State Library of South Australia]
Piggott, Constable of Colony, District of Albany [Government Gazette 1849]
Piggott Army Discharge 31 Aug 1854
Examination for Deferred Pension
Albany Mail 27 May 1884
NAME Samuel PIGGOTTName variations: Piggett
Birth Date and Placec.1820 Potton, Biggleswade, Bedfordshire, England – discrepancy vs. baptism  [WO97-2077-164].
Baptism Date and Place17 Jan 1819 St Mary’s Church, Potton, Bedfordshire – not verified [Bedfordshire Archives].
Marriage Date and Place7 Apr 1847 Albany, Western Australia [WABDM Reg.#205].
SpouseAgness/Agnes MUIR [WABDM Reg.#205].
ChildrenAgnes b.1847 Albany, Western Australia [WABDM Reg.#993].
James b.1849 Albany, Western Australia [WABDM Reg.#1266].
Elizabeth b.1851 Albany, Western Australia [WABDM Reg.#1639].
Margaret b.1853 Albany, Western Australia [WABDM Reg.#2132].
Andrew Muir b.1855 Albany, Western Australia [WABDM Reg.#2902].
Mary Ann b.1858 Albany, Western Australia [WABDM Reg.#4288].
Fanny b.1860 Albany, Western Australia [WABDM Reg.#5436].
Eliza b.1862 Albany, Western Australia [WABDM Reg.#6578].
Alice b.1864 Albany, Western Australia [WABDM Reg.#8105].
John b.9654 Hay River, Western Australia [WABDM Reg.#9654].
Ann b.1869 Albany, Western Australia [WABDM Reg.#11844].
David b.1872 Albany, Western Australia [WABDM Reg.#14194].
OccupationsLabourer – prior to 1838 [WO97-2077-164].
Police Constable, Albany, Western Australia 1849 to 1858 [Government Gazettes & WASRO CSR 411 various].
Farmer, Hay River, Western Australia [ERIC p.2493].
Land Acquisition in WATown Lot, Albany (1852). 1,000 acre pastoral lease, Hay River (1864) [ERIC p.2493].
Death Date and Place4 May 1884, Albany, Western Australia [WABDM Reg.#12420].
Burial Date and PlaceMay 1884 Memorial Park Cemetery, Albany, Western Australia [Find a Grave].
Death, Funeral, Obituary NoticesAlbany Mail & KGS Advertiser 27 May 1884 [advertisement].
Will and ProbateNone.
Regiment51st (2nd Yorkshire West Riding, The Kings Own Light Infantry) Regiment.  1 Apr 1847 transferred to
96th Regiment of Foot. 1 Jun 1849 transferred to
99th (Lanarkshire) Regiment.
Soldier No. and Rank#1185 (51st) Private. #2020 (96th) Private. #2446 (99th) Private.
Enlistment Date and Place28 Mar 1838 Warden District. Aged 18. Bounty paid to recruit £2 10s. 0d. [WO12-6200-246].
Attestation Date and Place29 Mar 1838 Warden, Bedfordshire [WO97-2077-164].
Physical DescriptionHeight:  5 ft. 8 in. Complexion: fair.  Eyes: hazel. Hair: dark brown.
Service/CampaignsAustralian Colonies.
Medals, Clasps and BadgesGood Conduct Badge and pay 1d. per diem from 26 Jul 1846 [WO12-6208-190].
Good Conduct Badge and pay 2d. per diem from 10 Aug 1847 [WO12-9622-173].
Good Conduct Badge and pay 3d. per diem from 29 Mar 1853 [WO12-9819-38].
Regimental, District, General Courts MartialNone.
Arrival Hobart, Van Diemens Land: Ship and DateBuffalo – Convict Ship.
Departed Chatham, Kent 23 May 1839 for Quebec, Canada [WO12-6201-200].
Departed Quebec 28 Sep 1839; arrived Hobart, Van Diemens Land 11 Feb 1840 [DPS].
Re-joined 51st Regiment in Hobart 15 Feb 1840 [WO12-6201-169].
Arrival Western Australia: Ship and DateRunnymede 25 Jun 1840 from Hobart [TROVE].
Military Postings within Western Australia51st Regiment Postings:
York Jul 1840 to Feb 1842.
Perth HQ, On Command, King Georges Sound (KGS) Mar to Jun 1842.
York Jul to Sep 1842.
Kojonup Oct 1842 to Sep 1843 (except Apr at KGS).
KGS Oct 1843 to Jan 1844. Perth HQ Feb to Jun 1844 inc. Garrison Duty.
KGS Jul 1844 to Jan 1847.
Perth HQ Feb to Mar 1847 followed by transfer to 96th Regiment.
96th Regiment Postings:
Albany Apr 1847 to May 1849 followed by transfer to 99th Regiment.
99th Regiment Postings:
Albany Jun 1849 to Oct 1851.
Perth HQ Nov 1851 to Apr 1852 inc. 16 days in hospital Feb 1852.
Albany May 1852 to Feb 1854,
Perth HQ Mar to Aug 1854 followed by Discharge 31 Aug 1854.
[All sourcing from WO12-6202 TO 6208; WO12-9622 TO 9623; WO12-9813 TO 9819].
Courts Martial in Western AustraliaNone.
Discharge Date and Place31 Aug 1854 Perth, Western Australia. Authority dated 17 Mar 1854, Sydney, NSW  [WO97-2077-164].
Gratuity of 12 months pay and right of registry to deferred pension on attaining 60 years of age.
Age at Discharge34 years 5 months.
Length of Service16 years 156 days.
Chelsea Pension ReferenceWO97-2077-164.
Pension DistrictWestern Australia.
Pension Amount6d. per diem on attaining the age of 60.