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Wednesday, June 03, 2020

Sir William Pigott-Brown, 3rd Baronet 1941-2020

_. Sir William Pigott-Brown, 3rd [and last] Baronet, champion amateur jockey, aristocrat, nightclub proprietor and man about town, died in Cape Town, South Africa, 1 June, 2020. He was 79.

William Brian Pigott-Brown was born at Windsor, 20 January, 1941, son of Capt. Sir John Hargreaves Pigott-Brown, 2nd Baronet [1913-1942], of the Coldstream Guards, by his wife the former Helen Viola Egerton Cotton.

The Old Etonian inherited £750,000 in 1962 and built the Aston Upthorpe Stud in Oxfordshire. In his horseracing career he rode 74 winners. His biggest win was at Cheltenham in 1961, winning the National Hunt Chase on Superfine.

He succeeded to the baronetcy, 25 December, 1942, when his father was killed in action in Tunisia.

Sir William never married. His baronetcy becomes extinct.

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