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Pidgeons of Great Yarmouth,  Branch–2


Nicholas Bell Pidgeon and his son Nicholas Hillson Pidgeon were both shipwrights of Great Yarmouth, a tradition which was passed down at least another two generations.  This required an apprenticeship, the successful conclusion of which gave them “the Freedom of Great Yarmouth” and the entitlement to vote in parliamentary elections.  The document which grants the Freedom to Nicholas Hillson Pidgeon (in 1806) has been passed down the generations and is now in the possession of Cyril Edward Pidgeon’s family in New Zealand.  When the younger Nicholas left Great Yarmouth (in 1807) to work in the naval dockyards at Chatham it was the Poll Books of Great Yarmouth which enabled him and his son James to be traced there.  But by 1838, his son James and family were living near the docks in London.  A grandson of James emigrated to New Zealand.

A younger shipwright son James Shall Pidgeon also migrated to Chatham.  A series of daughters and grand­daughters, however, has seen the Pidgeon name die out on this branch, and the only possible descendants of James and Mary Ann are names Packer or Evernden, last known to be living in the Chatham and Gillingham area.

Contributors:  Rachel Hill, Peter Anderson

 

Notes:    ab. = about,  b. = born,  bp. = baptised,  bu. = buried,  d. = died,  m. = married,  (+) = extramarital relationship.

                G.Yar = Great Yarmouth, Norfolk

                Med = Medway, Kent (registration district for Chatham, Gillingham and Rochester)

                Poplar, Limehouse, Stepney = districts of east London near the docks.


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Nicholas Bell PIGEON (bp.13/4/1755, G.Yar – bu.) Shipwright.

   m.(25.12.1778, G.Yar) Ann HILLSON (b.ab.1759 – bu.25/6/1805, 46y, G.Yar)

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    |– Anne PIGEON (bp.1/8/1779, G.Yar – d?1852, G.Yar)

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    |– Nicholas Hillson PIGEON (bp.23/2/1782, G.Yar – d?1864, 82y, Med) Shipwright.

    |      m.(25/12/1804, G.Yar) Esther WELLS (b.ab.1779, Kelsale? Suffolk – d.1866, 87y, Med)

    |       |    1841:  at Hards Town, Gillingham, Kent – Nicholas & Hester

    |       |    1851:  at Hards Town, Gillingham, Kent – Nicholas & Esther

    |       |               next door – Emma PIDGEON (27, visitor)

    |       |    1861:  at Middle St, Gillingham, Kent – Nicholas & E

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    |       |– Nicholas PIDGEON (b.3/3/1806, G.Yar – bu.9/3/1806, G.Yar)

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    |       |– James PIDGEON (b.26/5, bp.14/6/1807, Chatham, Kent – d.1890, 83y, Stepney, London) Shipwright

    |       |      m.() Sarah READER (b.ab.1808, Chatham – d.1879, 71y, Med)

    |       |       |    1841:  at Batson St, Limehouse – James & Sarah;  Nicholas + Mary BURTON

    |       |       |    1851:  at 30 Evan St, Poplar – James & Sarah;  Nicholas & Sarah E (8)

    |       |       |    1871:  at Providence Cottages, Chatham – James & Sarah;  Nicholas, Sarah Elizabeth;  Arthur James

    |       |       |    1881:  at 8 Medway Ter, Rochester – James (with dau, Sarah THOMPSON & family)                   (Gson)

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    |       |       |– James Nicholas PIDGEON (b.20/4/1835, Chatham – d.20/5/1839, 4y1m, Limehouse, Lon)

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    |       |       |– Nicholas John PIDGEON (b.4/1837 – d.21/1/1838, 9m, Limehouse, London)

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    |       |       |– Nicholas PIDGEON (b.6/12/1838, Limehouse, London – d.3/1/1906, Med) Ship’s Carpenter

    |       |       |      m.(16/9/1860, Stepney) Elizabeth ROBSON (b.1837 – d.12/10/1908, 71y, Med)

    |       |       |       |    1861:  at 80 Evans St, Poplar – Nicholas & Elizabeth

    |       |       |       |    1871:  at 28 Evans St, Poplar – Nicholas & Elizabeth;  Nicholas, Elizabeth

    |       |       |       |    1881:  at 7 Woolmore St, Mile End Old Town, London – Nicholas & Elizabeth; Nicholas E, 

    |       |       |       |                                                                                                                    Elizabeth, William F

    |       |       |       |    1891:  at 11 Pigot St, Limehouse – Nicholas & Elizabeth;  Nicholas E, William F, Alfred J

    |       |       |       |    1901:  at 9 Queen’s Rd, Chatham – Nicholas & Elizabeth;  Alfred J

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    |       |       |       |– James PIDGEON (b.1862, Poplar – d?1863, Poplar)

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    |       |       |       |– Arthur James PIDGEON (b.1864, Poplar – d.1947, 82y, Sittingbourne, Kent) Engineer

    |       |       |       |       :    1871:  at Chatham – Arthur James (with G-parents James & Sarah)

    |       |       |       |       :    1881:  at Rochester – Arthur (with aunt Sarah & grandfather James)

    |       |       |       |       :    1891:  at 70 New Road (Ropemaker’s Arms), Chatham – Arthur (lodger)

    |       |       |       |      m.(2/5/1891, Chatham) Agnes Jane WHITTINGHAM (b.1866, Med – d.1950, 83y, Maldon, Esx)

    |       |       |       |       |    1901:  at 12 Wellington St, Chatham – Agnes;  Agnes, Charles + William WHITTINGHAM

    |       |       |       |       |                                                                                                                                                    (father)

    |       |       |       |       |    1911:  at 6 Green St, Gillingham – Arthur James & Agnes Jane;  Agnes Elizabeth,

    |       |       |       |       |                                                           [2/4 ch’n alive]                                  Charles Edward 

    |       |       |       |       |– Agnes Elizabeth PIDGEON (b.13/3/1892, Chatham – d.1977, 85y, Braintree, Esx)

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    |       |       |       |       |– Arthur William PIDGEON (b.1893, Chatham – d.1893, 0y, Chatham)

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    |       |       |       |       |– Charles Edward PIDGEON (b.15/8/1894, Chatham – d.1970, 76y, Barking)

    |       |       |       |       |      m.(1/8/1929, Harlesden, Midx) Doris Ella May PEASNELL (b.22/3/1902, Hendon –

    |       |       |       |       |       |                                                                                         d.4/1995, 93y, Birmingham)

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    |       |       |       |      └  Arthur James PIDGEON (b. 1897 – d.1898, 0y, Chatham)

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    |       |       |       |– Nicholas Edwin PIDGEON (b.1868, Poplar – d.1932, 64y, Hastings, Eng) Time keeper, Beer

    |       |       |       |       :    1901:  at 88 East Road, Shoreditch – Nicholas (visitor)                                            retailer

    |       |       |       |      m.(19/3/1905, Poplar) Sarah Ann JONES (b.1878, Aberystwyth – d.1933, 64y, Hastings)

    |       |       |       |            1901:  at 75 Teviot St, Poplar – Nicholas Edwin & Sarah Ann + servt

    |       |       |       |                                                                                            [0 ch]

    |       |       |       |– Elizabeth PIDGEON (b.1869, Poplar – d.) School teacher

    |       |       |       |            1901:  at 69 Bloomfield Rd, Mile End Old Town – Elizabeth (boarder)

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    |       |       |       |– William Franklin PIDGEON (b.8/7/1871, Poplar – d.16/7/1954, 83y, Napier, NZ)

    |       |       |       |       :    EMIGRATED TO NEW ZEALAND

    |       |       |       |      m.(5/7/1905, Rongotea, NZ) Edith Emily DUKE (18/5/1879, Sanson – d.3/7/1959,  80y,

    |       |       |       |       |                                                                                                                       Wellington)

    |       |       |       |       |– Alfred James PIDGEON (b.1902, Rongotea – d.29/12/1970, Napier)

    |       |       |       |       |      m.(Napier) Ivy Eunice GILLIES (b. )              ??

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    |       |       |       |       |– Arthur William Clarence PIDGEON (b.29/11/1906 – d.5/9/1981, 74y, New Plymouth)

    |       |       |       |       |      m.(15/2/1936, Napier, NZ) Valerie Mildred HILL (b.17/1/1913, Wellington –  d.14/4/2004,

    |       |       |       |       |       |                                                                                                   91y, New Plymouth)

    |       |       |       |       |        

    |       |       |       |       |                → Rachel  HILL                                                                          [TOP]

    |       |       |       |       |                                                                                                      

    |       |       |       |       |– Edith Elizabeth Mary (Sissy) PIDGEON (b.24/12/1910, Hastings, NZ – d.16/2/1983, Napier)

    |       |       |       |       |      m.(Napier) George Te Raroa HILL (b.21/9/1897, Tarawera – d.23/7/1796, Napier)

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    |       |       |       |       |       |– Frederick George HILL (b.7/10/1928, Napier – d.25/8/1935, Napier)

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    |       |       |       |       |       |– Doris Edith Mary HILL (b.18/4/1930, Napier – d.22/3/1987)

    |       |       |       |       |       |      m.() Wiriama (Bill) KINGI (b. – d.27/4/1974) ΰ 4 KINGIs

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    |       |       |       |       |       |– June Thelma Elizabeth HILL (b.20/6/1934 – d.15/10/1991)

    |       |       |       |       |       |      m1.(Napier) Robert Leonard ROY (b.9/10/1938)

    |       |       |       |       |       |      m2.() William QUINN

    |       |       |       |       |       |      m3.() Eric LIBEAU

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    |       |       |       |       |– Cyril Edward PIDGEON (b.22/81918, Hastings, NZ – d.24/3/1994, Auckland)

    |       |       |       |       |      m1.(22/8/1945, Hastings) Alma Patricia McQUILLAN (b.4/12/1922 – d.9/4/1989,

    |       |       |       |       |       |                                                                                                                 Auckland)

    |       |       |       |       |              → Peter James ANDERSON (b.23/9/1947 –  d.25/5/2005, 57y, Auckland)

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    |       |       |       |        Joyce Doris Sarah Emily PIDGEON (b.8/3/1922 – d.29/8/2001, 79y, Hastings, NZ)

    |       |       |       |              m.() Frank Lindsay HARRISON (b.8/12/19?? – d.9/4/1989)

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    |       |       |       |               |–                                                                                                          [TOP]

    |       |       |       |                Shona Joy HARRISON (b.16/11/1948 – d.10/2006, 57y)

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    |       |       |       |-? Sarah Emily PIDGEON (b.1874, Poplar – d.1875, 1y, Poplar)

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    |       |       |      └  Alfred John PIDGEON (b.1883, Poplar – d.1965, 85y, Maidstone) Shipwright’s draughtsman

    |       |       |               :    1901:  at 9 Queen’s Rd, Chatham – Alfred J (with parents)

    |       |       |              m.(4/8/1909, Chatham) Ellen Florence May HOGG (b.1885, Chat’m – 1953, 68y, Maidstone)

    |       |       |               |    1911:  at 9 Queen’s Rd, Chatham – Alfred John & Ellen Florence May;  Nicholas Alfred

    |       |       |               |                                                                      [1/1 ch]                                             William

    |       |       |               |– Nicholas Alfred William PIDGEON (b.8/12/1910, Chatham – d.1989, 79y, Worthing)

    |       |       |               |      m.(1941, Pontypridd) Elizabeth DAVIES (b. – d.)

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    |       |       |               |– Helen W PIDGEON (b.1914, Chatham – d.1916, 2y, Chatham)

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    |       |       |               |– Elizabeth S PIDGEON (b.1921, Chatham – d.)

    |       |       |               |      m.(1939, Chatham) David A WHITELOCK (b.1917, Med – d.1968, 51y, Chatham)

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    |       |       |              └  Kathleen PIDGEON (b.3/1/1926, Chatham – d.5/1991, Maidstone)

    |       |       |                      m.(1960, Maidstone) Ronald Norman R GRIFFITHS (b.2/1/1927 – d.10/2000, Maidstone)

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    |       |      └  Sarah Elizabeth PIDGEON (b.1842, Limehouse – d?1890, 47y, Rochester)

    |       |              m.(1877, Med) Frederick James THOMPSON (b.1851, Northfleet, Kent – d.1881, 30y, Northfleet)

    |       |                    1881:  at 8 Medway Ter, Rochester – Frederick J & Sarah E THOMPSON                      Engineer

    |       |                                                        + James (f-law), Arthur (neph) PIDGEON + Mary HOPE (serv)

    |      └  Elizabeth PIDGEON (b.15/11/1809, Chatham – d.)

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    |– John PIGEON (bp.14/3/1785, G.Yar – bu.9/5/1791, 6y, G.Yar)

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    |– James Shall PIDGEON (31/8/1787, G.Yar – bu.3/7/1842, 53y, Chatham) Shipwright

    |      m.(25/12/1810, Deptford) Mary Ann HALE (b.ab1787, Croydon, Sur – d.)

    |       |    1841:  at Hards Town, Gillingham – James & Mary;  Martha, Mary

    |       |    1851:  at Brook, Chatham – Mary Ann(wid);  Martha;  Mary Ann (g-dau)

    |       |    1861:  at Miller Court, Brook, Chatham – Mary Ann (wid)  + Mary Ann (wid, dau); William Elh (g.son)

    |       |                                                                                                                                                  PACKER

    |       |– Eliza PIDGEON (bp.21/2/1813, Chatham – d.)

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    |       |– Mary Ann PIDGEON (b.ab.1814, Deptford – d.1881, 70y, Med) Lady’s Nurse

    |       |      (+) ? ?

    |       |       |– Mary Ann PIDGEON (bp.3/11/1837 – d.)

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    |       |      m.(2/5/1852, Chatham) Elijah PACKER (b.ab.1815 – d?1854, Tunbridge) Basket maker

    |       |       |    1861:  at Brook, Chatham – Mary Ann (wid);  William with Mary Ann PIDGEON

    |       |       |    1871:  at 6 Brook, Chatham – Mary Ann (wid);  William  + lodger

    |       |       |    1881:  at 4 Victoria St , Rochester – Mary Ann (wid)  + 2 lodgers

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    |       |      └  William Elijah PACKER (b.1853, Sevenoaks – d.1908, 54y, Med) Saddler

    |       |              m.(1878, Woolwich) Julia Emma CHITTENDEN (b.1856, Higham – d.1928, 72, Med)

    |       |               |    1881:  at 5 Clarence Place, Rochester – William & Julia

    |       |               |    1891:  at 65 High St, Gillingham – William Elijah & Julia Emma;  William Edward, Elen Olive,

    |       |               |                                                                                           Winifred Alice, Edgar Charles + servt

    |       |               |    1901:  at 65 High St, Gillingham – William & Julia;  Ethel, William, Edith, Ellen, Winifred,

    |       |               |                                                                                            Edgar, Henry, Bertha, Rupert, Elsie

    |       |               |    1911:  at 106 Shakespeare Rd, Gillingham – Julia (wid);  Ethel, Edgar, Bertha, Rupert, Elsie

    |       |               |                                                                     [10/11 ch’n alive]

    |       |               |-? William Ernest PACKER (b.1880, Med – d.1880, 0y, Med)

    |       |               |– Ethel Julia PACKER (b.1881, Rochester – d.)

    |       |               |– William Edward PACKER (b.1883, Rochester – d.)

    |       |               |– Edith Mary PACKER (b.1885, Gillingham – d.)

    |       |               |– Ellen Olive PACKER (b.1886, Gillingham – d.)

    |       |               |– Winifred Alice PACKER (b.1888, Gillingham – d.)

    |       |               |– Edgar Charles PACKER (b.1890, Gillingham – d.)

    |       |               |– Henry Herbert PACKER (b.1891, Gillingham – d.)

    |       |               |– Bertha Lilian PACKER (b.1893, Gillingham – d.)

    |       |               |– Rupert John PACKER (b.1895, Gillingham – d.)

    |       |              └  Elsie Irene PACKER (b.1897, Gillingham – d.)

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    |       |– William James PIDGEON (bp.30/7/1815, Chatham – d.1882, 67y, Med) Boot Maker & Beer Retailer

    |       |       :    [s/o James, shipwright & Mary]

    |       |      m.(17/7/1836, Gillingham) Jane Elizabeth WILKINSON (b.ab.1815, Chatham – d.1863, Chatham)

    |       |       |    1841:  at Brook, Chatham – William & Jane;  Selina, Mary with Jane WILKINSON (68)

    |       |       |    1851:  at Brook, Chatham – William & Jane Elizth;  Selina, Mary Ann, Elizth, Jane

    |       |       |    1861:  at William the Fourth, Chatham – William & Elizabeth;  Selina, Elizabeth, Jane

    |       |       |    1871:  at Queens Rd, Chatham – William James (wid);  Elizabeth, Jane

    |       |       |    1881:  at Queens Rd, Chatham – William (wid);  Elizabeth

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    |       |       |– Selina Jane PIDGEON (bp.12/3/1837, Chatham – d.1865, Chatham)

    |       |       |      m.(1863, Chatham) Robert PEATFIELD (b.1840, Chatham – d.) Assist.Outfitter

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    |       |       |– Mary Ann PIDGEON (bp.3/5/1840, Chatham – d.)

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    |       |       |– Elizabeth PIDGEON (bp.27/11/1842, Chatham – d.1846, 3y, Chatham)

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    |       |       |– Elizabeth PIDGEON (bp14/3/1847, Chatham – d.1929, 82y, Med) Shirt Maker

    |       |       |            1901:  at 2 Church Ter, Chatham – Elizabeth (& EVERNDEN family)

    |       |       |            1911:  at 64 Alexandra Rd, Chatham – Elizabeth (& EVERNDEN family)

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    |       |      └  Jane PIDGEON (b.1849, Chatham – d.1943, 92y, Chatham) Plain Needle Worker

    |       |              m.(1877, Med) Mark John EVERNDEN (b.ab.1852, Chatham – d.1924, 72y, Med) Coachbuilder

    |       |               |    1881:  at Luton St, Chatham – Mark & Jane;  Elizabeth, Lillian

    |       |               |    1901:  at 2 Church Ter, Chatham – Mark J & Jane;  Lilian, Alice, Grace, Eva M + Elizabeth

    |       |               |                                                                                                                      PIDGEON (sis-law)

    |       |               |    1911:  at 64 Alexandra Rd, Chatham – Mark J & Jane; Grace, Eva May + Elizabeth PIDGEON

    |       |               |                                                                  [5/6 ch’n alive]

    |       |               |– Elizabeth Mary EVERNDEN (b.1878, Chatham – d.)

    |       |               |      m.(1899, Chatham) Thomas HOLLIDAY (b.1875, Battersea – d.) Mechanical Engineer

    |       |               |            1901:  at 64 Grove Rd, Streatham, London – Thomas & Elizabeth M                               

    |       |               |– Lilian EVERNDEN (b.1880, Chatham – d.) Music Teacher

    |       |               |– Alice EVERNDEN (b.1883, Chatham – d.) Dressmaker

    |       |               |-? Herman Arthur EVERNDEN (b.1886, Chatham – d.1889, 2y, Med)

    |       |               |– Grace EVERNDEN (b.1890, Chatham – d.) Shop Assistant

    |       |               Eva May EVERNDEN (b.1893, Chatham – d.)

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    |       |– John PIDGEON (bp.2/5/1819, Chatham – d.)

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    |       |– Henry James PIDGEON (bp.19/8/1821, Chatham – d.)

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    |       |– Selina PIDGEON (bp.26/12/1823, Chatham – d.)

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    |       |– Martha PIDGEON (bp.15/10/1826, Chatham – d.)

    |       |      m.(8/2/1852, Chatham) Thomas STAINES (b.ab.1819 – d.)

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    |       |– James PIDGEON (bp.4/10/1829, Chatham – d.)

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    |      └  Selina PIDGEON (bp.18/9/1831, Chatham – d.)

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    |– Mary PIDGEON (bp.31/12/1790, G.Yar – d.)

    |      m.(1/7/1813, G.Yar) George RUDD (bp. – d.)

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    |– Margaret PIDGEON (bp.18/10/1794, G.Yar – d.)

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   └  John PIDGEON (bp.6/12/1799, G.Yar – bu.)


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