Hugh Pigot

RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth28.5.1722CSORN
First Known Service9.5.1735CSORN
FatherRichard Pigot (bap. 1679, d. 1729)ODNB
WifeElizabeth le Neve - Married c.1749HPO
WifeFrances Wrottesley (d. 1811) - Married 1768HPO
Last Known Service24.9.1787CSORN
Date of Death15.12.1792CSORN

Event History

Date fromDate toEventSource
5.11.1741 Passed the Lieutenant's ExaminationRNLPC
9.2.1741/42 Lieutenant ADM 6/16/12CSORN
2.11.1745 Commander ADM 6/17/16ADM 6/17
2.11.174521.4.1746Vulcan (16), Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/17/16ADM 6/17
22.4.1746 Captain ADM 6/17/94CSORN
22.4.174614.4.1747Centaur (20), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/17/94BWAS-1714
14.4.174718.2.1748/49Ludlow Castle (44), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/17/455
Issued by Edward Legge (d.1747), Barbados
Commission confirmed 14.4.1749
20.2.175529.1.1759York (60), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/18/139BWAS-1714
30.1.175923.2.1763Royal William (84), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/19/29BWAS-1714
2.3.176812.10.1774Elected a Member of Parliament for PenrynHPO
8.1.177113.5.1771Triumph (74), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/20/332BWAS-1714
31.3.1775 Rear-Admiral of the White ADM 6/21/83CSORN
7.12.1775 Vice-Admiral of the Blue ADM 6/21/155ADM 6/21
29.1.1778 Vice-Admiral of the White ADM 6/21/359CSORN
16.2.17785.4.1784Elected a Member of Parliament for BridgnorthHPO
26.9.1780 Vice-Admiral of the Red ADM 6/22/175CSORN
3.178212.1783Appointed Lord Commissioner of the AdmiraltyHPO
4.17821783Formidable (98), as Flag Officer, AdmiralBWAS-1714
12.4.1782 Battle of the Saintes 
24.4.1782 Admiral of the BlueCSORN
24.9.1787 Admiral of the WhiteCSORN


CSORNCommissioned Sea Officers of the Royal NavyDavid Bonner Smith / Syrett & DiNardoWeb Site
RNLPCRoyal Navy Lieutenants' Passing Certificates 1691-1902Bruno PappalardoBook
ODNBOxford Dictionary of National BiographyOxford University PressWeb Site
HPOHistory of Parliament online Web Site
ADM 6/17ADM 6/17 Commission and Warrant Book 1745 18 Sep.-1751 Apr.  Archive
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/21ADM 6/21 Commission and Warrant Book 1774 Jan.-1779 June  Archive

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