Pigott, Ernest Duffill (1882-1933)

Primitive Methodist Magazine 1920. Ernest is third on left on top row.

Transcription of obituary published in the Minutes of Conference

ERNEST D. PIGOTT: born at Hull in September 1882. After training at Hartley College, he began his ministry at New Wandsworth in 1908, and served with ability and devotion in all his circuits. His happy disposition and honest goodness gained him the affection of his brethren and all among whom he ministered. He won a growing reputation as speaker and preacher, and, though never physically robust, his bright and courageous spirit bore him through many labours. He passed away peacefully at Northampton on June 14, 1933, in the fifty-first year of his age and the twenty-fifth of his ministry.


Ernest was born in September 1882 at Hull, Yorkshire, to parents Enoch Pigott, a ship’s carpenter (1901), and Mary Ann Duffill.

The 1901 census return records Ernest as an hydraulic packer.

He married Annie Kate Sherwin (1886-1964) in the summer of 1912 at Goole, Yorkshire. Birth records identify two children.

  • William Eric (1913-1997) – a newspaper reporter on editorial staff (1939)
  • Douglas Edgar (1915-1970) – a wages and invoice clerk (1939)

Ernest died on 14 June 1933 at Northampton, Northamptonshire.


  • Hartley
  • 1908 Fulham
  • 1910 Swaffham
  • 1912 Brigg
  • 1914 Bradford
  • 1918 Hull III
  • 1921 Burnley
  • 1925 Surrey Chapel
  • 1928 Eastbourne
  • 1932 Northampton


Primitive Methodist Magazine 1920/386

Methodist Minutes 1933/262

W Leary, Directory of Primitive Methodist Ministers and their Circuits, 1990

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

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