Genealogy research by Mark Humphrys,
He mar 1stly, est c.1820, to Mary Lynch
[or possibly Mary Rice].
Mary died pre-1832, leaving him with small children.
He had issue by 1st wife:
Patrick mar 2ndly, 29th Nov 1832, to Nell Ebrill [Ellen, born est c.1810].
[Slater's directory, 1846] lists Patrick Pigott, "cap maker", Mungret Street, Limerick.
He was ruined in the Famine 1845-50, and his daughter Mary died.
[PAT/2, p.21] says his wife Nell "wore herself out in the service of others, being grateful for the least kindness shown to her". After her husband's ruin "she worked day and night to keep her family as respectable as could be". "Once she met John Nevitt, white faced and ravaged by drink and misery. She scarcely reached home before she fainted. She never saw him again."
Patrick left Limerick and found employment with Ryan's bakery in Bruree, S Co.Limerick.
[Griffiths Valuation, 1850] of Irishtown, St. John's par, Limerick (the Mungret St area) does not list him, though it does list:
Patrick dies, 1873:
He died 22nd May 1873, Mungret St, Limerick, age 85 yrs [grave], [GROI].
Death was registered by "Ellen Pigott" of Mungret St (his wife).
No will/admin found in [NAI] 1873-77.
He was bur 23 May [burial record] at Mount St. Lawrence cemetery, Limerick, Location: lat. 126 long. Pc. No headstone visible.
There was probably no headstone at 126 Pc since his name is written elsewhere on his dau Ellen O'Mara's family grave at Mount St. Lawrence. Name written as "Patrick Pigott".
Nell fl 1873.
Think she fl 1877 [family letters].
Can't find death in [GROI].
She is NOT Ellen Pigott who died Kanturk, 1877.
She is NOT Ellen Pigott who died Fermoy, 4th qr 1882.
She died pre-1886.
In 1886 Stephen O'Mara writes to his old friend Fr. Edward Thomas O'Dwyer, who has just been appointed Bishop of Limerick. Stephen recalls his assistance in the past, including: "the death of my mother in law, when under God you saved my wife's life".
Patrick had issue by 2nd wife:
Baptism of Ellen Pigott, 3 Apr 1845 [St John's, Limerick].
Patrick Pigott, "cap maker", Mungret Street, Limerick, listed in [Slater's directory, 1846].
Patrick Pigott's 1st wife might be Mary Rice. These might be them:
mar Mary Rice and had issue:
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