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The Pidgeons of Seaton & Beer, Devon


William Pidgeon was baptised at Sidbury in March 1670/71, the son of Nicholas.  Nicholas was probably born about the 1640s, maybe at Sidbury, too, but there are few records from that time, and none of his baptism nor of his marriage.

William was a mariner who sailed to Newfoundland where he owned a plantation in partnership with a John Spinster.  This was eventually sold to Sweetland & Co.  William maintained dual residency of Newfoundland and Devon.  His daughters married in Devon, and his wife was buried there.

Contributor:  Basil Pidgeon.

Notes:    ab. = about,  b. = born,  bp. = baptised,  bu. = buried,  d. = died,  m. = married


Nicholas PIDGEON (bp. – d.)                            [b. about 1640-50, maybe in Sidbury?]

   m.() ? ? (b. – d.)

    |

    |-? John PIDGEON (bp.31/5/1762, Cotleigh – d.)

    |

    |– William PIDGEON (bp.12/3/1670/1, Sidbury – d.1734) Mariner

    |      m.(12/4/1692, Seaton & Beer) Joan MANNING (b. – bu.3/4/1730, Seaton)

    ?      |    Dual resident of Newfoundland and Devon.  Owned a plantation in partnership with John SPINSTER in

            |    Ferryland, Newfoundland, (eventually to Sweetland & Co).  William appointed Constable at Toad’s Cove. 

            |    A residence was maintained for the family at Seaton until his death in 1734.

            |.   Will dated 10/10/1733 was proved in London in 1734.

            |

            |– Anne PIDGEON (b. – d.)

            |      m.(25/1/1718/19, Seaton & Beer) Richard NEWTON (b. – d.)

            |       |

            |       |– Richard NEWTON (bp.22/3/1718/19, Seaton & Beer – d.)

            |       |– John NEWTON (bp.29/7/1722, Seaton & Beer – d.5/8/1722)

            |       |– John NEWTON (bp.25/8/1723, Seaton & Beer – d.)

            |       |– Thomas NEWTON (bp.20/2/1725/6, Seaton & Beer – d.)

            |       |– Grace NEWTON (bp.21/9/1728, Seaton & Beer – d.27/10/1728)

            |      └  Elizabeth NEWTON (bp.5/10/1730, Seaton & Beer – d.11/10/1730)

            |

           └  Elizabeth PIDGEON (b. – d.)  [widow in 1734 – father’s will]

                   m.(2/2/1721/2, Seaton & Beer) Daniel SEWARD (b. – d.)

                    |

                    |– William SEWARD (b.25/11/1722, Seaton & Beer – d.)

                    |– George SEWARD (b.3/11/1723, Seaton & Beer – d.14/6/1724)

                    |– Joan SEWARD (b.19/9/1725, Seaton & Beer – d.28/11/1725)

                   └  Elizabeth SEWARD (b.5/12/1732, Seaton & Beer – d.)


Page Updated  14 Apr 2016

 

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