JOSEPH and MARY PIGGIN of 2 Sydenham Villas, Summerhill Road Tottenham

Joseph and Mary (nee Campling) Piggin were both born in Norwich, Norfolk in 1815. They were married in 1836 and by 1837 were living in Braintree, Essex.
All of their family were born in Braintree between 1837 and 1857. The 1851census shows that Joseph was operating a Drapery business in Bank Street,Braintree where he employed 12 people. Of their seven sons who survived to adulthood, six emigrated to Australia where they now have many descendants.Two daughters and an unmarried son lived in London.

At the time of the marriage of their eldest daughter Ellen in 1867, Joseph and Mary were living in Power Street South Hackney. Joseph's occupation is shown on the marriage certificate as "Feather Merchant".

The 1881 census shows Joseph and Mary Piggin living at 2 Sydenham Villas, Summerhill Road Tottenham.

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                                 Joseph Piggin                              Mary Piggin

Joseph Piggin died on 13th December 1884 aged 69 years in Summerhill Road, Tottenham. (Registration District Edmonton, in the sub-district of Tottenham in the County of Middlesex) presumably at his home. He was buried at Abney Park Cemetery.

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Number 2 Sydenham Villas as it appears today

In 1887, Mary married the Rev. Joseph Steer, the minister of High Cross Independent Chapel. She died ten years later on 10th January 1897 aged 82 years and is buried in the Piggin family grave at Abney Park Cemetery.

(This item has been reproduced from the original message sent by Ross Piggin White the Great Grandson  of Joseph Piggin living in Melbourne Australia - Also see link to the 'Piggin' family website on the LINKS section)

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