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The Pidgeons of Hertford


I’m not certain that the Henry Pidgeon who married Martha Lawrence was the one born at Cheshunt, but the dates seem to fit.  The family lived at Bengeo, a suburb of Hertford, and at Stapleford, a village about 2 miles further north.   Some of the descendants of Henry and Martha migrated to South Wales and Hastings.  Others may have emigrated.

Contributor:  Kate Michael

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

                Places in italics = Registration District


Henry PIDGEON (bp?26/6/1760, Cheshunt – bu.31/12/1838, 87y, Bengeo)

   m.(20/2/1787, Bengeo) Martha LAWRANCE (bp.16/2/1766, Bengeo – bu.5/11/1845, 80y, Bengeo)

    |                                                                                                                 see PIDGEONs of Hertfordshire-1

    |– Thomas PIDGEON (bp.30/12/1787, Bengeo, Herts – d.1855, Hertford) Ag Lab

    |      m. (10/12/1814, Bengeo) Susanna PERRIN (bp.11/5/1788, Gt Munden, Herts – d.1865, Hertford)

    |       |    1841:  at Appartment, Stapleford – Thos & Susan;  Sarah, Eliza PIGEON

    |       |                                        (Neighbours of Wm & Julia SPENCER & family)

    |       |    1851:  at The North Road, Stapleford – Thomas & Susan;  Sarah, Eliza;  Hannah, Mary, Ester

    |       |                                                                                                         + William SUCELIN (3m, nurse child)

    |       |    1861:  at Old Cross, Hertford – Susan (wid);  Eliza;  Esther, John  + Sarah REED (visitor)

    |       |

    |       |– Mary PIDGEON (bp.29/3/1818, Bengeo, Herts – bu.28/3/1832, 14y, Stapleford)

    |       |

    |       |– John PIGEON (bp.27/5/1821, Bengeo, Herts – d.1876, 50y, Hertford) Soldier, labourer

    |       |       :    1851:  at Royal Marine Barracks, Deptford, Kent – John

    |       |       :    1861:  at Palermo Bay on HMS Mars – John

    |       |      m.(3/7/1864, Hertford) Margaret Zillah SPENCER (bp.1/1/1843, Stapleford, Herts – d.)

    |       |       |    1871:  at South Lane, Hertford – John & Margaret;  Mary, Harry, William J

    |       |       |                                                      + Edward T SPENCER (8, wife’s son)

    |       |       |    1881:  at Butcherly Green, Hertford – Margaret (wid);  George + George WARRICK (lodger)

    |       |       |               at Workhouse, Ware Rd, Hertford – Mary, Harry, William

    |       |       |

    |       |       |– John PIGEON (bp.14/8/1864, Hertford – d.1864, 0y, Hertford)

    |       |       |[twins]

    |       |       |– Sarah PIGEON (bp.14/8/1864, Hertford – d. 1864, 9y, Hertford)

    |       |       |

    |       |       |– Mary PIGEON (b.1865, bp.11/3/1866, Hertford – d.1955, 89, Hastings)

    |       |       |     (+) ? Thomas Arthur KNOWLES  (see below)

    |       |       |       |   (The 1901 census cites John & Mary J as the children of Thomas A, not his step-children)

    |       |       |       |    1891:  at 17 West Hill, Hastings – Mary PIGEON (servt to Alfred BECK & family)

    |       |       |       |    1891:  at 11 Githa Rd, Hastings – Thomas A & Eva M;  Vernon M, Ethel M M KNOWLES

    |       |       |       |                                                          (Ellen Martha KNOWLES – d.1891, 33y, Hastings)

    |       |       |       |– John PIDGEON (b.1889, Hastings – d.)

    |       |       |       |

    |       |       |       |– Mary Jane PIDGEON (b.1896, Hastings – d.)

    |       |       |       :    1911:  at 31 Cambridge Gardens, Hastings – Mary PIGEON (servt to SMITH sisters)

    |       |       |       :

    |       |       |      m.(1900, Hastings) Thomas Arthur KNOWLES (b.ab.1852, Walworth, London – d.1936, 83y,

    |       |       |                                                                                                                                           Hastings)

    |       |       |            1901:  at 16 Tower Rd, St Leonard’s, Hastings – Thomas A & Mary KNOWLES;  John,

    |       |       |                                                                                                                                Mary J PIGEON

    |       |       |            1911:  at 9 Plynlimmon Rd, Hastings – Thomas Arthur & Mary KNOWLES;  John PIGEON

    |       |       |                                                                                       [0 ch]                                      + 2 boarders

    |       |       |– Harry PIGEON (b.1866, bp.19/10/1873, Hertford – d.1957, 90y, Bridgend) China Dealer

    |       |       |      m.(1895, Merthyr Tydfil) Maud THOMAS (b.1874, Merthyr Tydfil – d.1944, 70y, Pontypridd)

    |       |       |       |    1901:  at 1 Dare St, Abadare, Glam – Henry & Maud;  Catherine Jane, Henry John, Margaret Maud

    |       |       |       |

    |       |       |       |    1911:  at 23 High St, Abadare – Henry & Maud;  Catherine Jane, Henry John,

    |       |       |       |                                                      [3/4 ch alive]                                      Margaret Maud + lodger

    |       |       |       |– Catherine Jane THOMAS / PIDGEON (b.1893, Aberdare – d.1961, 67y, Pontypridd)

    |       |       |       |      m.(1911, Merthyr Tydfil) Jeremiah SULLIVAN (b?1891, Merthyr Tydfil – d.1955, 63y, Pontypridd)

    |       |       |       |       |

    |       |       |       |       |– Edward T SULLIVAN (b.1920, Merthyr Tydfil – d.1920, 0y, Merthyr Tydfil)

    |       |       |       |       |

    |       |       |       |

    |       |       |       |– Henry John PIDGEON (b.1897, Aberdare – d.1961, 64y, Pontypridd)

    |       |       |       |      m.(1919, Merthyr Tydfil) Ellen HUMPHREYS (b.1896, Merthyr Tydfil – d.1967, 70y, Merthyr Tydfil)

    |       |       |       |       |

    |       |       |       |       |– Maud PIDGEON (b.1922, Merthyr Tydfil – d)

    |       |       |       |       |      m.(1942, Pontypridd) Joseph KNIBB (b.12/4/1920 – d.2/1990, 69, Merthyr Tydfil)

    |       |       |       |       |       |

    |       |       |       |       |

    |       |       |       |       |– Henry John PIDGEON (b.24/11/1924, Merthyr Tydfil – d.2/2006, 81y, Rhondda)

    |       |       |       |       |      m.(1946, Merthyr Tydfil) Myra HOWELLS (b.15/12/1926 – d.1987, 60y, Merthyr Tydfil)

    |       |       |       |       |       |

    |       |       |       |       |

    |       |       |       |       |– Cyril PIDGEON (b.1926, Merthyr Tydfil – d1935, 8y, Pontypridd)

    |       |       |       |       |

    |       |       |       |                            Kate MICHAEL                                                                [TOP]

    |       |       |       |

    |       |       |      └  Margaret Maud PIDGEON (b.1900, Aberdare – d.)

    |       |       |              m.(1920, Merthyr Tydfil) Harry THOMAS (b?1897, Merthyr Tydfil – d.)

    |       |       |               |

    |       |       |               |– Glyn THOMAS (b.1920, Merthyr Tydfil – d.)

    |       |       |               |– Phyllis M THOMAS (b.1922, Merthyr Tydfil – d.)

    |       |       |              └  William G THOMAS (b.1924, Merthyr Tydfil – d.)

    |       |       |

    |       |       |– Margaret PIGEON (b.1868, Hertford – d.1868, 0y, Hertford)

    |       |       |

    |       |       |– Ralph PIGEON (b.1869, Clifton, Glos; bp.7/2/1870, Hertford – d.1870, 1y, Hertford)

    |       |       |

    |       |       |– William John PIGEON (b.1870, bp.19/10/1873, Hertford – d?1944, 75y, Hendon) Coal Miner

    |       |       |            1901:  at Aberdare, Glam – Wm John (unm.)

    |       |       |

    |       |      └  George PIGEON (b.1872, bp.19/10/1873, Hertford – d.)

    |       |

    |       |– Sarah PIGEON (bp.15/2/1824, Stapleford – d?1853, Hertford)

    |       |     (+) Charles WRAY

    |       |       |

    |       |       |– Hannah PIGEON (bp.17/1/1843, Stapleford – d?1857, 14y, Hertford)

    |       |       :

    |       |     (+) ? ?

    |       |      └  (Frances) Mary PIGEON (b.1846, bp.27/5/1849, Gt Amwell – d.)

    |       |            1861:  at Port Hill, Hertford – Mary (servt to John & Eliza WARNER)

    |       |

    |       |– Maria PIGEON (bp.28/1/1827, Stapleford – bu.13/8/1836, 10y, Stapleford)

    |       |

    |      └  Eliza PIGEON (bp.2/6/1833, Stapleford – d?1864, 31y, Hertford)

    |             (+) ? ?

    |               |    1861:  at Old Cross, Hertford – Eliza;  Esther, John  (with mother Susan – see above)

    |               |

    |               |– Hester PIGEON (bp.13/1/1851, Hertford – d.1936, 86y, Edmonton)

    |               |      m.(1870, Brighton) Thomas SAYERS (b.ab1837, Dorking, Sur – d.1933, 95y, Edmonton) Corn

    |               |       |    1871:  at Ryelands, Chailey, Sussex – Thomas & Esther;  George                 miller, Rail porter

    |               |       |    1881:  at Avenue Rd, New Southgate – Thomas & Esther;  George, Louisa, Richard, Charles,

    |               |       |                                                                                                                               Ettie M, May

    |               |       |    1891:  at 31 St Clements St, Islingtron – Thomas & Esther;  George, Richard, Charles, Ellie

    |               |       |    1901:  at 31 St Clements St, Islingtron – Thomas & Esther;  Charles

    |               |       |    1911:  at 41 Beaconsfield Rd, Tottenham – Thomas & Esther  (6/6 ch alive)

    |               |       |                                                                      + Harry Samuel & Louisa;  Walter George FLACK

    |               |       |                                                                                     (1/2 ch alive)                       + 3 boarders

    |               |       |– George SAYER (b.1870, Chailey – d.)

    |               |       |– Louisa SAYER (b.1872, Chailey – d.)

    |               |       |      m.(1899, Edmonton) Harry Samuel FLACK (b. – d.)

    |               |       |       |    1911:  at 41 Beaconsfield Rd, Tottenham – see above

    |               |       |       |– Walter George FLACK (b.5/3/1904, Hampstead – d.)

    |               |       |      └  Dorothy Louisa FLACK (b.26/1/1906, Hampstead – d.1906, 1y, Hampstead)

    |               |       |– Richard SAYER (b.1873, Chailey – d.)

    |               |       |– Charles SAYER (b.1875, Islington, Lon – d.)

    |               |       |– Ettie Maria SAYER (b.1876, New Southgate – d.)

    |               |      └  May SAYER (b.1880, New Southgate – d.)

    |               |

    |               |– John PIGEON (b.1852, Hertford – d.) Builder’s Labourer

    |               |      m.(1880, Hertford) Elizabeth CROFT (b.ab.1857, Richmond, Sur – d.)

    |               |            1881:  at Dolphin Yard, Hertford – John & Elizabeth PIGEON

    |               |            1891:  at 58 Railway St (Crown & Thistle), Hertford – John PIGEON (boarder, single)

    |               |            1911:  at Strand Workhouse, 1 Sheffield St, Westminster – John PIGEON (wid, inmate)

    |               |

    |              └  Eliza PIGEON (b.1855, bp.5/2/1857, Hertford – d?1857, 0y, Hertford)

    |

    |– Sarah PIDGEON (bp.11/1/1795, Bengeo – d.)

    |      m.(14/7/1823, Hertford) Joseph HARVEY (bp?3/11/1793, Little Hadham – d.)

    |

    |– Mary PIGEON (bp.23/4/1797, Bengeo – bu.4/4/1819, 21y, Bengeo)

    |

    |– Henry PIDGEON (bp.16/1/1800, Bengeo – d.)

    |      m.(12/11/1822, Ware) Sarah HANKIN (bp?10/4/1803, Ware – d.)

    |

    |– Marie PIGEON (bp.26/12/1802, Bengeo – d.)

    |

    |– Susan PIDGEON (bp.17/3/1805, Bengeo – d.1880, 74y, Hertford)

    |      m.(1844, Hertford)  Charles HART (b.ab.1818, Bramfield – d.1880, 64y, Hetford) Ag Lab

    |            1851:  at Waterford, Bengeo – Charles & Susan

    |            1861:  at Waterford, Bengeo – Charles & Susan

    |            1871:  at Waterford, Bengeo – Charles & Susan (Susan was ‘Deaf’)

    |

   └  John PIGEON (bp.21/8/1808, Bengeo – bu.12/6/1826, 18y, Bengeo)


Page Updated  14 Apr 2016

 

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