|Sir Henry Pigot|
Sir Henry Pigot
|Died||7 June 1840
|Awards||Knight Grand Cross of the Order of St Michael and St George|
Born the son of Admiral Hugh Pigot, Pigot was commissioned as a cornet in 1769. He served in the Netherlands in 1793 and, following the Siege of Malta, accepted the surrender of Valletta from the French forces under General Claude-Henri Belgrand de Vaubois in September 1800. He went on to be Civil Commissioner of Malta in February 1801. As civil commissioner, he wanted to demolish the majority of Valletta's fortifications, but this act was never done and the city's majestic fortifications survive to this day.
Pigot was colonel of the 82nd Regiment of Foot and then of the 38th Regiment of Foot. He was appointed a Knight Grand Cross of the Order of St Michael and St George in 1837.
Sir Alexander Ball
|Civil Commissioner of Malta
February 1801 - July 1801