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IG-STA: Further information from Robert & Cynthia about the Pigott family shows they were linked to the Gotts families. Robert Pigott (senior) lived in Sheringham for most of his life, and became a farmer of 133 acres. He was in Stody in 1841, only 7 miles from West Beckham near the market town of Holt, with his son Robert Pigott aged 15. Robert junior would be about 23 when Robert Pigott Gotts was conceived to Sarah Ann Gotts in West Beckham.
Working for Robert the elder on his farm was William Hopper, who married Mary Ann (2456) Gotts in 1845, (Sarah Ann's sister) five years earlier than Robert Pigott Gotts was born. By 1851 Robert Pigott senior and junior were living in Sheringham, 3 miles from West Beckham. William Hopper and Robert Pigott junior may have kept in touch or even continued to work together.
Robert Pigott senior's cousin William Pigott was baptised in Bodham in 1797. In 1851 William is a bachelor farmer in Bodham, (only 1 mile away) with his sister Amy who married George Massingham after George's first wife died. With them is George Massingham junior, who married Mary Pyke, the sister of Daniel Pyke, who married Sarah Ann Gotts (Witton) b 1826.
What this demonstrates is how close the community was around West Beckham and its surrounds.