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ED 048 01

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ED 048 01


Diary of William Foster Pigott



Administrative / Biographical history

A King's Scholar at Eton, he was admitted to King's College, Cambridge in 1768, and was a fellow of that college 1771 - 1788, when he married Mary Pigott, whose surname he took in addition to Foster. From 1773 he was an assistant master at Eton and was elected a Fellow in 1790. He was Vicar of Kew and Petersham from 1788 - 1801, Chaplain in Ordinary to the King 1793 - 1827, rector of Mereworth, Kent, 1800 - 1827 and Rector of Clewer in 1801.


1774 - 1778

Extent & medium

1 volume

Content description

Accounts, memoranda, and diary of a visit to the Lake District via Derbyshire and Oxfordshire


Found in the Provost Lodge after Provost Hawtrey's death, it came into the hands of Julia Okes, who gave it to Francis Warre Cornish

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Paper-covered notebook

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