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Henry Capel Pigott (1825–1918)

Mr Henry Capel Pigott who died yesterday at his residence at the corner of Howitt and Hobson streets, Hawksburn, was a very old colonist and well known in shipping circles. He was born in London 93 years ago and came to Victoria in 1851. He was one of the principals of the Western District Shipping Company and took an active part in its management until recently. He was connected with the Melbourne Harbour Trust for 30 years as a member. He was originally elected as a representative of the shipowners and had held his position longer than any other commissioner. He was known as 'the father of the Trust' and held the complete confidence of the shipping community. Mr Pigott leaves a widow but no family. His funeral will take place at the Brighton Cemetery this morning.

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'Pigott, Henry Capel (1825–1918)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 26 May 2024.

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London, Middlesex, England


30 December, 1918 (aged ~ 93)
South Yarra, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Cause of Death

general debility

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