The Southern African History Musings of Ross Dix-Peek


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Pigot-Moodies in England.

(Anonymous)
Charles P-M is on our War Memorial, at Minstead,Hampshire,UK, in the heart of the New Forest. The Minstead Parish Magazine in July 1915 gave a list of men "closely connected with Minstead" serving with the Forces - the list includes Charles and his brother George. We have full details of their war service (also Minna's)but I've searched exhaustively and can find no reference anywhere suggesting any link to our village. Might someone else know? New Forest was very popular with London families for their country houses etc. or to visit for hunting ( fox & buck)so they may have been friends of one of the local landowners.Any ideas welcome. Carole S.

Re: Pigot-Moodies in England.

Hi Carole,

The Pigot-Moodies, to the best of my knowledge, were ostensibly a South African family, but like so many Anglo-South African families they had close links with England. The Pigot-Moodie brothers were educated in England, and I seem to remember that Charles Pigot-Moodie owned property in England at the the time of his death (possibly in Minster)...but I may be wrong.

Re: Pigot-Moodies in England.

(Anonymous)
Captain Benjamin Moodie emigrated from the Orkney Islands to South Africa in 1817 and was followed two years later by his brothers Donald and John. Donald married Sophia Pigot and their one son George then adopted the doubel-barrelled surname of Pigot-Moodie. Their son, the above George Frederick Arthur Pigot-Moodie, was born in Cape Town on 3 November 1888, and later moved to Harrow.
Regards

Jan Moodie

Re: Pigot-Moodies in England.

Thanks Jan, much appreciated. The Moodie family is a very interesting family indeed. Thanks again.

Ross


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