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Brentford Families - Buck and Piggott
AuthorPam Marsh forwarded her mum Eileen Parks memories:
These are mum's (Eileen Parks nee Piggott, born 1920) recollections in May 1999.
Buck relationsMum's mum, of course, was Elizabeth Buck (born 1889).
She had 4 brothers and sisters (so some must have died to make her the seventh [the 1891 census shows two elder brothers not mentioned below: Alfred Buck and Amos Buck]).
The eldest was Sarah Buck (1885) who married a man called Bracey Ives, who worked in great-grandfather Buck's stables. They had a son, also Bracey (don't know the real spelling and can't think of a real name like it [there is a marriage of Sarah Ann Buck to James Brace G Ive in Brentford Registration District, 1906]) who had severe asthma caused by sleeping in with the horses when they were ill. (!) They lived in Lakewood Road, Brentford.
Next came Harry Buck (1887), who was a gambler.
Next came Jack (1891), who worked at Barrow-in-Furness, Lancs, piloting ships in and out of the harbour. He had a son, Frank.
Next came Elizabeth, Eileen Piggott's mother (1889)
then Emily - Aunt Em (1896). She married Frank Bennett [1915, Brentford Registration District] who was something important at Kew gardens and their children were Frank, Leslie, Gwen, Beryl and Diane. Em died when Diane was 2, of throat cancer. Leslie died in a Japanese POW camp in Ceylon.
Elizabeth's father, as you know, was Alfred Buck. He was short and fat with a little beard and used to sit on the windowsill of his office. He owned canal boats, the wharf and stables, was well-to-do and had servants. He had been a captain in the navy. He lived in a big house just before Brentford Bridge and had his own offices.Top
His wife was Elizabeth's stepmother. I don't know much about her because she was too snobby to have anything to do with the family, and I know nothing at all about the real mother. [There is a marriage of Alfred Buck to either Lydia Riddle or Sarah Ann Newell in Brentford Registration District in 1905, a couple of years after the death of Alfred's first wife Emily in 1903]
The stepmother had children, Gertie, Florence and Walter, some of whom (possibly Walter) may have been Alfred's also. These stepchildren spent mumís grandad's money so Elizabeth did not get her 3 figure inheritance.Top
Piggott family memories
Now for my grandad Harold Piggott (1895). He had 2 sisters, Agnes Piggott (the eldest, 1891) and Vera Piggott [1904?], and a brother, Charlie Piggott.
Vera, the youngest child (1904?), married a man called Harry Setterfield, who was in the navy. They had a son named Alfie. After Vera died Harry bought a pub in Margate. (interestingly enough, Setterfield is quite a common name now in Thanet).
Charlie married Aunt Flo and they lived at 3 Clyde Place, Dartmouth Road, Forest Hill. Their children were Cis, Bernard and Charlie. Charlie was a very big man, an army PT instructor.
Grandad's father was a drunkard, which caused grandad to say he would never drink and he didn't. Grandad's mother was possibly also called Agnes. [In 1901 a Charles J Piggott, lighterman, was living in The Ham, Brentford with his wife Agnes and children including Harold Piggott, aged 6; there is a marriage of a Charles James Piggott and Agnes Mary Cooper in Brentford RD in 1885]
Piggott family treeBy taking the above memories and using FreeBMD and Ancestry.co.uk web sites it is possible to put together a Piggott family tree. Since Pam Marsh made contact, Jo Pollard, another descendant of the Piggott family has been in touch.
Charles James Piggott (ca 1857/1860 - ): born in Strand on the Green (1891 census) / Chiswick (1901 census); possibly married Susan Elizabeth Carter in Fulham in 1878; in 1881 he was living in Mount Pleasant, Old Brentford with his wife Susan and son Charles aged 7 months; Susan Elizabeth Piggott died in 1883 aged 24; Charles then married Agnes Mary Cooper in Brentford Registration District in 1885; in 1891 and 1901 he was living on The Ham; he was a waterman / lighterman; children included: