Pioneer of Methodism in Italy. He was born at Lowestoft on 18 July 1831, the son of William Piggott (1798-1886; e.m. 1822, a missionary in Sierra Leone 1824-28; died 23 May 1886). He was educated at Kingswood School and London University and in 1861 went with Richard Green to open the Italian mission. He became General Superintendent in 1870 and from 1873 was stationed in Rome, where he trained two generations of Italian ministers before retiring in 1903. He sought to promote Protestant unity in Italy and was involved in the revision of the Italian Bible. He died in Rome on 30 November 1917.