John Pigg of Kirklinton, Cumberland and Agnes Mathieson of Hawick, Roxburghshire and details of their children

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John Pigg of Kirklinton, Cumberland who married Agnes Mathieson of Hawick, Roxburghshire and details of their children

The John Pigg who Agnes Mathieson later married was the son of John Pgg and Mary Charlton and was born about 1871 and baptised on the 18 April 1871, Kirklinton, Cumberland. His parents were married on 30 November 1869, Kirklinton, Cumberland, and John's father was identified as Matthew Pigg and Mary's father as John Charlton.

For the census of 1871 John Pigg was recorded in the family household along with his father John, identified as a farmer, his mother Mary, and his two older siblings, James and Ann. A servant Maria Turnbull was also listed in the household. James born about 1863 was born prior to the parents wedding and would seem to have been registered as James Charlton, in in Longtown, the October-December quarter of 1863. It would therefore seem Mary was unmarried at the time of his birth and it is an assuption that John Pigg senior was his father.

For the census of 1881 John Pigg, a scholar, was living with his father John, identified as a farmer of 170 acres. Included in the household were his siblings James Charlton, and his sister Ann, along with his father's housekeeper Jane Boouch and five of her children - Sarah, John, George, Matthew and Elizabeth. As Mary was not included in the household it is assumed she may have passed away, and there is a record of the burial of a Mary Pigg on 24 November 1876 in Stapleton, Cumberland, which may be her.

For the census of 1891 John Pigg was identified as living with his father John, a farmer, and working on the farm. Again included in the household along with his siblings James Charlton, and his Ann, was his father's housekeeper Jane Boouch and six of her children (2 from the previous census plus 4 more) - Matthew, Elizabeth, Mary Jane, Margaret, Hannah, and Francis plus one of Jane's grandchildren, William Bouch.

(It would seem for the 1901 census Jane Bough was identified as Jane Pigg, wife of John Pigg and her children Mary, William, Margaret and Frances are recorded in the household with the surname Pigg, and identified as the children of John. I believe John Pigg died in 1905 with the death registered in the January-March quarter of that year in Wigton, Cumberland, and Jane Bouch died in 1910 with her death registered in the January-March quarter of that year also in Wigton.)

As aleady refered to John Pigg married Agnes Mathieson on 13 June 1895, Newcastle upon Tyne.

John and Agnes had the following known children:

For the 1901 census the couple were living in Byker, Newcastle upon Tyne. John was recorded as aged 30, a Pottery Cartman born in Kirklinton, Cumberland and Agnes as aged 28 born in Roxbourghshire, Scotland. Included in the household were their children John M(atthew) Pigg aged 5, Euphemia V(ictoria) M. Pigg aged 4, and the baby Thomas Pigg aged born in he weeks preceeding the census. All the children were listed as born in Newcastle. Sadly it would seem that the baby Thomas only 4 days old at the time of the census died withing a couple of months as there is a record in the BMD index for Newcastle of the death of a Thomas Pigg aged 0, in the April-June quarter of 1901.

1901 Census (1st April) Newcastle Upon Tyne Schedule Type 273 Page Number 46

Pottery Cottages, Byker, Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland.

Name Relationship Age Occupation Where Born
John Pigg Head 30 Pottery Cartman Kirklinton, Cumberland
Agnes Pigg Wife 28   Roxburghshire, Scotland
John M. Pigg Son 5   Newcastle, Northumberland
Euphemia Pigg Daughter 4   Newcastle, Northumberland
Thomas Pigg Son 4 days   St Anthonys Newcastle, Northumberland

For the census of 1911 John Pigg was recorded in the infirmary attached to the workhouse in Westgate Road, Elswick. Newcastle-upon-Tyne. He was identified as aged 40, a widower, a builder's labourer, born in Kirkilinton, Cumberland. As to his two surving children, his daughter Euphemia M. Pigg was recorded in the house of her grandparents, David Turnbull and Euphemia Mathieson, identified as aged 14, working as a Woollen Hosiery Framework Knitter, and his son John Pigg was recorded boarding in the household of William and Elizabeth Scott, identified as aged 15, a Pit lad, born in Newcastle upon Tyne.

It rather looks like whatever was wrong with John Pigg that caused him to be in hospital for the 1911 census was terminal, and it also looks like spent his last days back home as there is a record of the death of a John Pigg, aged 40, in the January-March quarter of 1912 for Longtown, Cumberland, along with a record of a burial of what one would assume to be the same John Pigg on 16 January 1912 in Arthuret, Cumberland. (Arthuret forms part of the Longtown registration district.)


 


John Matthew Pigg born 1895, Newcastle upon Tyne.

John Matthew Pigg married Leo Summers Crudas with the marriage recorded in Newcastle upon Tyne, in the July-September quarter of 1920.

The following children were recorded as born in the ensuing years with the mother's maiden name recorded as Cruddas.

In the 1939 Register the family were recorded at 64 Cestnut Avenue, Newcastle upon Tyne. John was recorded as born on 26 September 1895, working as a Night Road Watchman, and his wife Leo S. was recorded as born 6 September 1898, employed in "unpaid domestic duties". 3 of their children were listed in the household - Euphemia J. Pigg born 11 June 1931, a scholar, William M. Pigg born 16 June 1923, an Apprentice Coachbuilder, and one redacted individual who was probably Margaret Irene Pigg born 1926.

There is a record of the death of a John M. Pigg in Newcastle Upon Tyne, in the October-December quarter of 1952, aged 57, and therefore born 1894-1895.

There is a record of the death of a Leo Summers Pigg maiden name Cruddas in Newcastle Upon Tyne in the July-August quarter of 1976, with her date of birth listed as 6 September 1898. (Matching 1939 Register).