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Pidgeon of Shropshire-1


In the 17th century there were two Pidgeon families living in the villages of Stanton and Shawbury, both lying close to the present-day A53 north-east of Shrewsbury and about 2 miles from each other.  To what extent they were already related in not known at the moment, but it would seem highly likely that they were.  In any event, they were united, if not reunited, by the marriage in 1736 of William Pidgeon from Shawbury and Henrietta Pidgeon from Stanton.  It is unlikely that William and Henrietta were first cousins, but they were probably second, third or fourth cousins.  The name of Allen appears in both families - a name which is extremely rare in other Pidgeon families of the time.

The initial research for these families was contributed by Carol Oakley, with additional information from Sue Barson and the family of Bruce Delabere PIDGEON in New Zealand.  Bruce was a keen member of the Vintage Car Club of New Zealand, but died suddenly in 2002 while returning from an international Bugatti rally in Canterbury, England.

Notes:     ab. = about,  b. = born,  bp. = baptised,  bu. = buried,  d. = died,  m. = married,  + = extramarital relationship.
                 Stanton = Stanton upon Hine Heath, Shropshire

 

The PIDGEONs of Stanton

The following Stanton tree is quite short, because little is known about them.
 

William PIDGEON (b. – d.)

   m.() Margaret ? (b. – d.)

    |

    |-? Thomas PIDGEON (b.Besford, bp.12/3/1649/50, Lee Brockhurst – d.)

    |      m.(ab.1675?) Alice ? (b. – d.)

    |       |

    |       |– Sarah PIDGEON (bp.22/5/1677, Stanton – d.)

    |       |

    |       |– Margaret PIDGEON (bp.7/7/1677, Stanton – d.)

    |       |

    |       |– Thomas PIDGEON (bp.21/6/1679, Stanton – d.)

    |       |

    |      └  Allen PIDGEON (bp.9/6/1682, Stanton – bu.23/3/1735/6, Hodnet)

    |              m. (9/11/1714, Shawbury) Anne WINGFIELD (b. – d.)

    |               |

    |               |– Henrietta PIDGEON (bp.13/10/1715, Stanton – bu.24/7/1757, Shawbury)

    |               |      m.(4/5/1736) William PIDGEON (bp.13/9/1711, Shawbury – bu.1794, 82y, Shawbury)

    |               |       |

    |               |      └ΰ see the Pidgeons of Shawbury tree, below

    |               |

    |               |– Elizabeth PIDGEON (bp.15/10/1716, Stanton – d.)

    |               |

    |               |– Thomas PIDGEON (bp.30/10/1717, Stanton – d.)

    |               |

    |               |– female PIDGEON (b. – d.)

    |               |

    |               |– female PIDGEON (b. – d.)

    |               |

    |               |– Allen PIDGEON (bp?7/8/1721, Chester – d.)

    |               |      m?(7/10/1748, London) Mary LOATON (b?31/1/1723/4, London – d.)

    |               |

    |               |– female PIDGEON (b. – d.)

    |               |

    |              └  female PIDGEON (b. – d.)

    |

   └? Mary PIGGION (bp.24/8/1660, Hodnet – d.)

 

The PIDGEONs of Shawbury

Although these Pidgeons originally lived in Shawbury, there were a few baptisms which took place in Wem, which lay about five miles from the village.  The church at Wem would be much larger than the village church, and the extra space might have been useful for accommodating the friends and relatives of both families, particularly for the christening of the first or second born sons.  The marriage of William Pidgeon of Shawbury to Henrietta Pidgeon of Stanton was held at Norton-in-Hales, which is about 13 miles from the two villages beyond Market Drayton.  These Pidgeons were not averse to travelling some distance for a special occasion, but we may never know why they chose this small village for their wedding.

After the marriage of the two Pidgeons, their children and grandchildren remained in that part of Shropshire throughout the 18th century.  But one of their grandsons, Allen Pidgeon, married (in 1798) and settled in Lilleshall, between Newport and Telford.  This was the beginning of the industrial revolution.  Up until this time, without evidence to the contrary, we can only assume that the Pidgeons worked on the land.  But now they were marching with the times, working in the developing industries and mines.  From Lilleshall, one family moved to Willenhall, near Wolverhampton, while another went even further to Halifax, Yorkshire.  Yet another first moved via Anglesey to Liverpool, whence several members emigrated to New Zealand.
 

William PIDGEON (b. – d.1724)

   m.() Margaret ? (b. – d.)

    |

    |– Margaret PIDGEON (bp.17/8/1709, Shawbury – d.)

    |

   └  William PIDGEON (bp.13/9/1711, Shawbury – d.1794, 82y, Shawbury)

           m. (4/5/1736, Norton Hales) Henrietta PIDGEON (bp.13/10/1715, Stanton – bu.24/7/1757, Shawbury)

            |                                                                                                                                    (see above)

            |– Mary PIDGEON (bp.1736, Shawbury – bu.1748, Shawbury)

            |

            |– Allen PIDGEON (bp.27/4/1739, Wem – d.) Yeoman

            |      m.(26/1/1761, Stanton) Esther LIONTON (bp. – d.)

            |       |

            |       |– William PIDGEON (bp.13/4/1762, Shawbury – d.)

            |       |

            |       |– Allen PIDGEON (bp.19/4/1765, Wem – d.)

            |       |      m.(26/9/1798, Lilleshall,lic.) Mary JEBB (bp.3/2/1777 – d.)

            |       |       |

            |       |       |– Richard Jebb PIDGEON (bp.13/10/1799, Lilleshall – d.1842, Willenhall) Brass Founder

            |       |       |      m.(26/12/1826, Willenhall) Lydia MARSTON (b.ab.1802, Willenhall – d.1875, 78y, Will.)

            |       |       |       |

            |       |       |       |    1841:  at Little London, Willenhall, Staffs – Richard & Lydia;  Mary, Sarah, Isaac, Allen

            |       |       |       |         Lydia m2.(Willenhall, 1849) William NEESHAM (b.ab.1805, London – d.1886, 79y,

            |       |       |       |                                                           Willenhall)  Blacksmith, Locksmith & Baptist Minister

            |       |       |       |    1851:  at Little London, Willenhall – William & Lydia;  Hannah, Elizabeth, Mary A, Harriet,

            |       |       |       |                                                            William W NEESHAM + Sarah A, Allen A PIDGEON

            |       |       |       |    1861:  at Wednesfd Rd, Will’ll – William & Lydia; Elizabeth + Allen A; Louisa(5) PIDGEON

            |       |       |       |    1871:  at 6 Wednesfield Rd, Will’ll – William & Lydia; + Frederick Wm LOFTUS (Gson)

            |       |       |       |    1881:  at 23 Alma St, Willenhall – William (wid, boarder with William KIBBLE & family)

            |       |       |       |

            |       |       |       |– Mary Jane PIDGEON (b.ab.1828 – d?1854)

            |       |       |       |      m.(1849, Willenhall)  Michael LOFTUS (b.ab.1826, Willenhall – d?1854) Key(?) Maker

            |       |       |       |       |    1851:  at Little London, Willenhall – Michael & Mary;  Isaac

            |       |       |       |       |    1861:  at Woodend, Wednesfield – Michael & Maria; Isaac M, Frederick W, Thomas

            |       |       |       |       |

            |       |       |       |       |– Isaac Marston LOFTUS (b.1850, Willenhall – d.1911, 50y, Willenhall)

            |       |       |       |       |– Frederick William LOFTUS (b.1852, Willenhall – d.)

            |       |       |       |      └  Thomas LOFTUS (b.1857, Willenhall – d.)

            |       |       |       |

            |       |       |       |– Sarah A PIDGEON (b.ab.1833, Willenhall – d.)

            |       |       |       |      + ??

            |       |       |       |      └  Louisa PIDGEON (b.1856, Willenhall – d.)

            |       |       |       |       :

            |       |       |       |      m.(1858, Willenhall) Thomas PRITCHARD (b. – d.)

            |       |       |       |            1871:  at Smokey Row, Willenhall – Thomas & Sara A;  Louisa PRITCHARD (15)

            |       |       |       |

            |       |       |       |– Isaac Marston PIDGEON (b.ab.1835, Willenhall – d.1858, Willenhall)

            |       |       |       |            1851:  at Stafford St, Willenhall – Isaac (apprentice with Thomas WRIGHT & family)

            |       |       |       |

            |       |       |      └  Allen Augustin PIDGEON (b.1839, Willenhall – d.1909, 69y, Willenhall) Key Maker

            |       |       |              m.(1862, Willenhall) Emma CONSTABLE (b.1840, Willenhall – d.1904, 64y, Willenhall)

            |       |       |               |

            |       |       |               |    1871:  at 5 Wednesfield Rd, Willenhall – Allen A & Emma

            |       |       |               |    1881:  at 5 Regent Ter, Willenhall – Allen A & Emma; Lydia, Mary Jane,

            |       |       |               |                                                                                                  Phoebe Ann, Allen A

            |       |       |               |    1901:  at 34 Wednesfield Rd, Will’ll – Allen Augustine & Emma; Augustine, Hannah

            |       |       |               |

            |       |       |               |– Thomas PIDGEON (b.8/1/1863, Willenhall – d.11?/1/1863, 3d? Willenhall)

            |       |       |               |

            |       |       |               |– Edwin PIDGEON (b.9/2/1865, Willenhall – d.6/11/1865, 9m, Willenhall)

            |       |       |               |

            |       |       |               |– Lydia Ann PIDGEON (b.11/11/1867, Willenhall – d.11/12/1867, 1m, Willenhall)

            |       |       |               |

            |       |       |               |– Lydia PIDGEON (b.7/2/1871, Willenhall – d.)

            |       |       |               |      m.(1892, Willenhall) Arthur ADEY (b. – d.) Locksmith

            |       |       |               |            1901:  at 33 Wednesfield Rd, Willenhall – Arthur & Lydia

            |       |       |               |

            |       |       |               |– Mary Jane PIDGEON (b.25/5/1874, Willenhall – d.)

            |       |       |               |      m.(1892, Willenhall) William Thomas KERSHAW (b.1872, Willenhall – d.)

            |       |       |               |       |                                                                                                     Iron Stamper

            |       |       |               |       |    1901:  at 21 Bridge St, Wednesbury – William Thomas & Mary;  Albert

            |       |       |               |       |

            |       |       |               |      └  Albert Augustine KERSHAW (b.1894, Darleston – d.)

            |       |       |               |

            |       |       |               |– Phoebe Ann PIDGEON (b.2/3/1877, Willenhall – d.)

            |       |       |               |      m.(1896, Willenhall) John WALKER (b.1877, Willenhall – d.) Painter

            |       |       |               |       |    1901:  at Riley Street, Willenhall – John & Phoebe;  Beatrice, Adelaide

            |       |       |               |       |

            |       |       |               |       |– Beatrice Lily WALKER (b.1898, Willenhall – d.)

            |       |       |               |       |– Adelaide Blanche WALKER (b.1899, Willenhall – d.)

            |       |       |               |       |– Clarrissa Constance P WALKER (b.1902, Willenhall – d.)

            |       |       |               |       |– Marion Annie WALKER (b.1904, Willenhall – d.)

            |       |       |               |       |– Eileen Maud WALKER (b.1909, Willenhall – d.)

            |       |       |               |      └  Leslie Arnold WALKER (b.1912, Willenhall – d.)

            |       |       |               |

            |       |       |               |– Allen Augustine PIDGEON (b.22/3/1880, Willenhall – d.1941, 61y, Willenhall)

            |       |       |               |       :                                                                                                         Locksmith

            |       |       |               |      m.(1903, Willenhall) Elizabeth Pitt DONOVAN (b.1881, Willenhall – d.1865, 84y,

            |       |       |               |       |                                                                                                         Willenhall)

            |       |       |               |       |– Horace Ivan PIDGEON (b.1905, Willenhall – d.1934, 29y, Willenhall)

            |       |       |               |       |      m.(1932, Willenhall) Edith M MEREDITH (b. – d.)

            |       |       |               |       |

            |       |       |               |       |– Harold Augustine PIDGEON (b.25/8/1916, Willenhall – d.75y, 1991, Walsall)

            |       |       |               |       |      m.(1942, Willenhall) Dorothy Joan TAYLOR (b.12/11/1919 – d.1974, 74y,

            |       |       |               |       |                                                                                                            Walsall)

            |       |       |               |                   ΰ  Carol OAKLEY                                                    TOP

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            |       |       |              └  Hannah PIDGEON (b.1/7/1882, Willenhall – d.)

            |       |       |                      m.(1907, Willenhall) Peter James GILBERT (b.1881, Willenhall – d.)

            |       |       |                       |

            |       |       |                       |– ?

            |       |       |                       |– Elsie R GILBERT (b.1913, Willenhall – d.)

            |       |       |                      └  Gladys B GILBERT (b.1926, Willenhall – d.)

            |       |       |

            |       |       |– John PIDGEON (bp.7/2/1802, Lilleshall – d.1869, 67y, Muxton) Miner, Sinker

            |       |       |      m.(8/3/1929, Wellington) Anne LOWE (bp.10/10 or 7/11/1802, Lilleshall – d.1883, 80y,

            |       |       |       |    1841:  at Muxton, Lilleshall – John & Anne;  James, Allen, John                         Lilleshall)

            |       |       |       |    1851:  at Muxton – Anne;  James, Allen, John, Mary Hannah, Ann

            |       |       |       |               at Whittleford, Nuneaton – John (lodger) with James ROBINSON & family

            |       |       |       |    1861:  at Muxton – John & Ann;  John, Annie

            |       |       |       |    1871:  at Upper Muxton – Ann (wid) + James STRATFORD (boarder)

            |       |       |       |    1881:  at Muxton Rd, Lilleshall – Anne + HIGLEY family (see Mary Hannah)

            |       |       |       |

            |       |       |       |– James PIDGEON (bp.6/12/1829, Wellington – d.1884, 54y, W Derby, Lancs) Gardener,

            |       |       |       |       :                                                                Wine & Spirit Merchant, Commercial Travellor

            |       |       |       |      m.(1857, Abergavenny) Mary WALKER (bp.29/3/1829, Hatfield, Hereford – d.)

            |       |       |       |       |    1861:  at Chetwyndend, Newport – John & Mary;  Eleanor, James

            |       |       |       |       |                                                                                          + Elizabeth EVANS (serv)

            |       |       |       |       |    1871:  at 8 Castle St, Beaumaris, Anglesey – John & Mary;  James D. Charles W,

            |       |       |       |       |                                                       Sidney, Edward W, Elinor B + Anne EVANS (serv)

            |       |       |       |       |    1881:  at 27 Chester Row, West Derby, Lancs – James & Mary;  Emma A, Edward,

            |       |       |       |       |                                                                                                    Eleanor B, Henry A

            |       |       |       |       |

            |       |       |       |       |– Eleanor Mary PIDGEON (b.1859, Newport – d.1864, 5y, Lichfield)

            |       |       |       |       |

            |       |       |       |       |– James Delabere PIDGEON (b.1860, Chetwynd – d.)

            |       |       |       |       |       :    EMIGRATED TO NEW ZEALAND ?

            |       |       |       |       |

            |       |       |       |       |– Charles William PIDGEON (b.1862, Chetwynd – d.1894, Foveaux Straits, NZ) Mariner

            |       |       |       |       |       :    EMIGRATED TO NEW ZEALAND

            |       |       |       |       |      m.(20/12/1890) ? ? (b. – d.)

            |       |       |       |       |       |

            |       |       |       |       |

            |       |       |       |       |– Emma Annie PIDGEON (b.1864, Lichfield – d.)

            |       |       |       |       |

            |       |       |       |       |– Sidney PIDGEON (b.1866, Lichfield – d.1947, 79y, Liverpool)

            |       |       |       |       |      m.(1895, Liverpool) Frances Marion QUINN (nιe SUDLOW) (b.1866,

            |       |       |       |       |       |                                                          Loppington, Salop – d.1937, 71y, Liverpool)

            |       |       |       |       |       |    1901:  at 18 Snaefell Avenue, Liverpool – Marion; Sidney H, Florence B

            |       |       |       |       |       |                                                                                  + Oswald QUINN (son, 11)

            |       |       |       |       |       |

            |       |       |       |       |       |– Sidney Harold PIDGEON (b.1899, Liverpool – d.)

            |       |       |       |       |       |

            |       |       |       |       |      └  Florence Beatrice PIDGEON (b.1901, Liverpool – d.)

            |       |       |       |       |

            |       |       |       |       |– Edward Walker PIDGEON (b.1868, Lichfield – d.17/3/1937, 69y, Christchurch, NZ)

            |       |       |       |       |       :    EMIGRATED TO NEW ZEALAND  – 1886

            |       |       |       |       |      m.(18/12/1900) Agnes Lilian SMITH (b.ab.1874 – d.9/4/1966, 91y, Christchurch, NZ)

            |       |       |       |       |       |

            |       |       |       |       |       |– Edward Geoffrey PIDGEON (b.ab.1902 – d.21/3/1980, 73y, Christchurch, NZ)

            |       |       |       |       |       |      m,() Kathleen Eda Gwendoline NEEDHAM (b.ab.1908 – d.16/5/1953, 44y,

            |       |       |       |       |       |       |                                                                                        Christchurch, NZ)

            |       |       |       |       |       |       |– Bruce Delabere PIDGEON (b.30/4/1938, Christchurch, NZ – d.15/6/2002,

            |       |       |       |       |       |       |       :                                                                   64y, Canterbury, England)

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            |       |       |       |       |      └  Frank Delabere PIDGEON (b. – d.)

            |       |       |       |       |              m.() ? ? (b. – d.)

            |       |       |       |       |               |

            |       |       |       |       |              └  Edward PIDGEON (b. – d.)

            |       |       |       |       |

            |       |       |       |       |– Eleanor Beatrice PIDGEON (b.1869, Beaumaris – d.)

            |       |       |       |       |

            |       |       |       |      └  Henry Allen PIDGEON (b.1876, Tuebrook, Liverpool – d.)

            |       |       |       |

            |       |       |       |

            |       |       |       |– Allen PIDGEON (bp.27/11/1831, Lilleshall – d.1910, 78y, Lilleshall) Bricklayer

            |       |       |       |      m.(1854, Lilleshall) Elizabeth (Eliza) NICHOLS (bp.8/4/1832, Lilleshall – d.1911, 77y,

            |       |       |       |       |                                                                                                                   Lilleshall)

            |       |       |       |       |    1861:  at Donnington Wood, Lilleshall – Allen & Eliza;  Jane, John, Mary

            |       |       |       |       |    1871:  at Donnington Wood, Lilleshall – Allen & Eliza;  John, Mary, Ann, Eliza,

            |       |       |       |       |                                                                                                 Emma Joanna, Fanny

            |       |       |       |       |    1881:  at Donnington Wood, Lilleshall – Allen & Eliza;  John, Eliza, Emma, Frances,

            |       |       |       |       |                                                                                                       Leah, Clara, Olive

            |       |       |       |       |    1891:  at Holly Cottage, Lilleshall – Allen & Eliza;  Emma, Olive

            |       |       |       |       |    1901:  at Holly Cottage, Lilleshall – Eliza;  Emma, Olive

            |       |       |       |       |               at 59 Countess St, Walsall – Allen (boarder) with Henry HILL & family

            |       |       |       |       |

            |       |       |       |       |– Jane PIDGEON (bp.27/1/1856, Lilleshall– d.)

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            |       |       |       |       |– John PIDGEON (p.17/1/1858, Lilleshall – d.1922, 64y, Lilleshall) Engine Driver

            |       |       |       |       |      m.(1887, Lilleshall) Rebecca ALLEN (b. – d.)

            |       |       |       |       |       |    1891:  at St George’s, Lilleshall – John & Rebecca;  Alan

            |       |       |       |       |       |    1901:  at 372 The Wood, Lilleshall – John &  Rrebecca;  James A, Annie,

            |       |       |       |       |       |                                                                                                        Pollie, Jack

            |       |       |       |       |       |

            |       |       |       |       |       |– James Allen PIDGEON (b.9/1/1890, Lilleshall – d.1973, 83y, Shrewsbury)

            |       |       |       |       |       |      m.(1919, Lilleshall) Emily PROUDLER (b.1899, St George’s – d.1963, 71y,

            |       |       |       |       |       |       |                                                                                               Shrewsbury)

            |       |       |       |       |       |      └  Noel J PIDGEON (b.1921, Lilleshall – d.24/4/1943, 21y, Tunisia)

            |       |       |       |       |       |                                                    Private, King's Shropshire Light Infantry, 1st Bn

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            |       |       |       |       |       |– Annie PIDGEON (b.1893, Lilleshall – d.1961, 68y, West Bromwich)

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            |       |       |       |       |       |– Molly (Pollie) PIDGEON (b.1894, Lilleshall – d.1948, 53y, Birmingham)

            |       |       |       |       |       |

            |       |       |       |       |      └  Jack PIDGEON (b.16/8/1899, Lilleshall – d.1981, 81y, Cardigan N)

            |       |       |       |       |              m.(1922, Lilleshall) Gwendoline A BOLUS (b.8/1/1902, Shifnal – d.1983,

            |       |       |       |       |               |                                                                                       81y, Machynlleth)

            |       |       |       |       |               |– Janet PIDGEON (b.1924, Lilleshall – d.1924, 0y, Lilleshall)

            |       |       |       |       |               |

            |       |       |       |       |

            |       |       |       |       |– Mary PIDGEON (bp.19/8/1860, Lilleshall – d.)

            |       |       |       |       |      m.(1890, Lilleshall) Riched William NICHOLLS (b.1868, Wellington – d.) Timber

            |       |       |       |       |       |                                                                                                              Sawyer

            |       |       |       |       |       |    1891:  at 15 Cemetary Rd, Wellington – Mary (wid);  Richard W & Mary

            |       |       |       |       |       |    1901:  at 10 Cemetary Rd, Wellington – Richard & Mary;  Mary, Richard, Allan,

            |       |       |       |       |       |                                                                                                    Jenny, William

            |       |       |       |       |       |– Mary NICHOLLS (b.1892, Wellington – d.)

            |       |       |       |       |       |– Richard NICHOLLS (b.1894, Wellington – d.)

            |       |       |       |       |       |– Allan NICHOLLS (b.1896, Wellington – d.)

            |       |       |       |       |       |– Jenny NICHOLLS (b.1897, Wellington – d.)

            |       |       |       |       |      └  William NICHOLLS (b.1899, Wellington – d.)

            |       |       |       |       |

            |       |       |       |       |– Ann PIDGEON (b.1862, Lilleshall – d.)

            |       |       |       |       |

            |       |       |       |       |– Eliza PIDGEON (b.1865, Lilleshall – d.)

            |       |       |       |       |

            |       |       |       |       |– Emma Joanna PIDGEON (b.1867, Lilleshall – d.) Schoolteacher

            |       |       |       |       |      m,(1909, Lilleshall) Thomas WYNN or Samuel Ralph LEES

            |       |       |       |       |

            |       |       |       |       |– Fanny PIDGEON (b.1870, Lilleshall – d.)

            |       |       |       |       |      m.(1896, Lilleshall) Thomas MATHEWS (b.ab.1863, Norbury, Staffs – d.) Gas Stoker

            |       |       |       |       |       |

            |       |       |       |       |       |    1901:  at Stoney Hill, Wrockwardine Wood – Thomas & Fanny;  Bertha

            |       |       |       |       |       |

            |       |       |       |       |      └  Bertha MATHEWS (b.1897, Wrockwardine Wood – d.)

            |       |       |       |       |

            |       |       |       |       |– Leah PIDGEON (b.1872, Lilleshall – d.1885, 12y, Lilleshall)

            |       |       |       |       |

            |       |       |       |       |– Clara PIDGEON (b.1876, Lilleshall – d.1885, 8y, Lilleshall)

            |       |       |       |       |

            |       |       |       |      └  Olive PIDGEON (b.1880, Lilleshall – d.)

            |       |       |       |              m.(1907, Camberwell) Robert Peel LOVELL (b. – d.)

            |       |       |       |               |

            |       |       |       |               |– Joyce LOVELL (b.1814, Camberwell – d.)

            |       |       |       |              └  Allan M LOVELL (b.1917, Lewisham – d.)

            |       |       |       |

            |       |       |       |– John PIDGEON (bp.19/6/1836, Lilleshall – d.1906, 70y, Halifax) Bricklayer

            |       |       |       |      m.(1862, Wellington) Jane BIRD (b.ab.1832, Lilleshall – d?1910, 77y, Hungerford)

            |       |       |       |       |    1871:  at Gower St, Wrockwardine – John & Jane;  William, Esther, John

            |       |       |       |       |    1881:  at Legomery Rd, Wellington – John & Jane;  William, Esther, John, Mary Jane,

            |       |       |       |       |                                                                                                          Harriet, Richard

            |       |       |       |       |    1891:  at 2 Exchange St, Halifax, Yorks – John & Jane;  Esther, John, Mary J, Harriet,

            |       |       |       |       |                                                                                                         Richard, Allan A

            |       |       |       |       |    1901:  at 2 Exchange St, Halifax, Yorks – John & Jane;  Harriet, Allen A

            |       |       |       |       |

            |       |       |       |       |– William PIDGEON (b.1864, Lilleshall – d.1933, 69y, Halifax) Watchmaker,

            |       |       |       |       |       :                                                                             Iron Moulder, Railway Shunter

            |       |       |       |       |      m.(1885, Cannock) Caroline Annie ARROWSMITH (b.ab.1864, Wellington –

            |       |       |       |       |       |                                                                                          d.1950, 85 y, Halifax)

            |       |       |       |       |       |    1891:  at 3 Exchange St, Halifax – William & Caroline A;  Caroline J, Mabel

            |       |       |       |       |       |    1901:  at 1 Bristol St, Halifax – William & Caroline A;  Caroline J, Mabel, Annie,

            |       |       |       |       |       |                                                                            William H, Charles A, James S

            |       |       |       |       |       |– Caroline Jane PIDGEON (b.1887, Brewood, Staffs – d.)

            |       |       |       |       |       |      m.(1915, Halifax) Irvine HARRISON (b.1892, Halifax – d.)

            |       |       |       |       |       |

            |       |       |       |       |       |– Mabel PIDGEON (b.1889, Halifax – d.)

            |       |       |       |       |       |      m.(1919, Halifax) George Edward ROSTRON (b.1894, Haslingdon – d.)

            |       |       |       |       |       |       |

            |       |       |       |       |       |

            |       |       |       |       |       |– Annie PIDGEON (b.1892, Halifax – d.)

            |       |       |       |       |       |      m.(1921, Halifax) Lewthwaite Henry ANDERTON (b.1892, Halifax – d.)

            |       |       |       |       |       |

            |       |       |       |       |       |– William Henry PIDGEON (b.1896, Halifax – d.1954, 59y, Halifax)

            |       |       |       |       |       |      m.(1923, Halifax) Hetty WILSON (b.15/1o/1894 – d.1978, 84y, Halifax)

            |       |       |       |       |       |       |

            |       |       |       |       |       |       |– Norman Everett PIDGEON (b.16/12/1924, Bradford – d.2/1996, 71y, Halifax)

            |       |       |       |       |       |       |      m.(1949, Halifax) Marguerite FRANCIS (b.13/10/1926 – d.2/1992, 65y,

            |       |       |       |       |       |       |       |                                                                                                Leeds)

            |       |       |       |       |       |

            |       |       |       |       |       |– Charles Allen PIDGEON (b.1898, Halifax – d.1959, 60y, Leeds)

            |       |       |       |       |       |      m.(1927, Tynemouth) Lilian SHARP (b.6/4/1902 – d.1999, 97y, Leeds)

            |       |       |       |       |       |       |

            |       |       |       |       |       |

            |       |       |       |       |       |– James Stanley PIDGEON (b.1900, Halifax – d.1954, 54y, Huddersfield)

            |       |       |       |       |       |      m.(1921, Halifax)  Hetty May SIMPSON (b.18/8/1900 – d.1997, 97y, Halifax)

            |       |       |       |       |       |       |

            |       |       |       |       |       |       |– Norman Edgar PIDGEON (b.15/12/1921, Halifax – d.1987, 65y, Hudds)

            |       |       |       |       |       |       |      m.(1942, Brighouse) Marie HYNES (b.1/1/1920 – d.11/2001, 81y, Hudd)

            |       |       |       |       |       |       |       |

            |       |       |       |       |       |       |

            |       |       |       |       |       |      └  Harry Arrowsmith PIDGEON (b.27/11/1935, Halifax – d.3/1993, 57y,

            |       |       |       |       |       |              m.                                                                                       Warrington)

            |       |       |       |       |       |

            |       |       |       |       |       |– Rose PIDGEON (b.24/2/1902, Halifax – d.25/12/1982, Bognor Regis)

            |       |       |       |       |       |      m.(1925, Halifax) Thomas Edward JARVIS (b.24/3/1902, Fleet Hargate,

            |       |       |       |       |       |       |                                                            Lincs – d.1/1984, 81y, Bognor Regis)

            |       |       |       |       |       |       |– Joyce JARVIS (b.1926, Halifax – d.ab.1931, 5y, Halifax)

            |       |       |       |       |       |       |– Dorothy JARVIS (b.1928, Halifax – d.1992, Crete)

            |       |       |       |       |       |       |– Peter Francis JARVIS (b.1933, Halifax – d.1979, Oxdord)

            |       |       |       |       |       |       |– Robert William JARVIS (b.1934, Bradford)

            |       |       |       |       |       |       |– John JARVIS (b.ab.1936, Bradford – d.ab.1936, 0y, Bradford)

            |       |       |       |       |       |

            |       |       |       |       |       |                                  ΰ    Sue  BARSON                             TOP

            |       |       |       |       |       |

            |       |       |       |       |       |– Harold PIDGEON (b.18/12/1903, Halifax – d.1980, 76y, Halifax)

            |       |       |       |       |       |      m.(1928, Rotherham) Ellen WHITE (b.10/7/1907, Rotherhan – d.2/2004, 96y,

            |       |       |       |       |       |       |                                                                                                      Halifax)

            |       |       |       |       |       |

            |       |       |       |       |      └  Arthur Francis PIDGEON (b.13/3/1907, Halifax – d.1977, 70y, Weymouth)

            |       |       |       |       |               :                                                                              Prison Officer, Dartmoor

            |       |       |       |       |              m.(1933, Halifax) Florence MOFFATT (nιe ELLIOTT) (b.1897, Halifax –

            |       |       |       |       |               |                                                                             d.1963, 65y, Weymouth)

            |       |       |       |       |

            |       |       |       |       |– Esther PIDGEON (b.1867, Madeley – d.) Worsted Guild Box Tenter

            |       |       |       |       |      m.(1896, Halifax) William Stamp RILEY (b.ab.1865, Halifax – d.) Engineer’s Tool

            |       |       |       |       |            1901:  at 10 Conway St, Halifax – William Stamp & Esther                        Fitter

            |       |       |       |       |

            |       |       |       |       |– John PIDGEON (b.1870, Wrockwardine – d.1931, 60y, Halifax) Furnace Tender

            |       |       |       |       |      m.(1898, Halifax) Clara FENWICK (b.1874, Halifax – d.1961, 76y, Halifax)

            |       |       |       |       |       |    1901:  at 32 Chapel Lane, Halifax – John & Clara;  Elsie

            |       |       |       |       |       |               at 6 Goodall’s Ter, Halifax – Frank (with FENWICK family)

            |       |       |       |       |       |

            |       |       |       |       |       |– Frank PIDGEON (b.10/10/1898, Halifax – d.1970, 72y, Halifax)

            |       |       |       |       |       |

            |       |       |       |       |       |– Elsie PIDGEON (b.1900, Halifax – d.)

            |       |       |       |       |       |      m.(1926, Halifax)  Harry MASTERTON (b. – d.)

            |       |       |       |       |       |

            |       |       |       |       |       |–?  See below for possible additional children born between 1901 & 1911

            |       |       |       |       |

            |       |       |       |       |– Mary Jane PIDGEON (b.1873, Horton – d.) Wool Twister

            |       |       |       |       |      m.(1897, Halifax) Willie MORTON (b.1873, Halifax – d.) Mechanic, Fitter

            |       |       |       |       |            1901:  at 58 Upper Washer Lane, Halifax – Willie & Mary Jane

            |       |       |       |       |

            |       |       |       |       |– Harriet PIDGEON (b.1876, Wellington – d.) Wool Spinner

            |       |       |       |       |      m.(1905, Halifax) Frank WIDDUP (b.1868, Halifax – d.)

            |       |       |       |       |       |–?

            |       |       |       |       |      └  Allen WIDDUP (b.1915, Halifax – d.)

            |       |       |       |       |

            |       |       |       |       |– Richard PIDGEON (b.1879, Wellington – d.) Wool Comber

            |       |       |       |       |      m.(1900, Halifax) Jessie WHITHAM (b. – d.)

            |       |       |       |       |       |    1901:  at

            |       |       |       |       |       |

            |       |       |       |       |       |– Harry PIDGEON (b.1901, Halifax

            |       |       |       |       |       |

            |       |       |       |       |       |–?  See below for possible additional children born between 1901 & 1911

            |       |       |       |       |

            |       |       |       |      └  Allen Anthony PIDGEON (b.1882, Wellington – d.1913, 30y, Halifax) Moulder

            |       |       |       |              m.(1911, Halifax) Gertrude B GREENWOOD or Harriett A SANDERSON

            |       |       |       |

            |       |       |       |– Richard PIDGEON (bp.2/12/1838, Lilleshall – d.1840, 1y, Lilleshall)

            |       |       |       |

            |       |       |       |– Mary Hannah PIDGEON (bp.17/7/1842, Lilleshall – d.)

            |       |       |       |      m.(1874, Shifnal) Charles HIGLEY (b.1846, Habberley – d.) Driller, Fitter

            |       |       |       |       |    1881:  at Muxton Rd, Lilleshall – Charles & Mary H;  John T, Annie

            |       |       |       |       |                                                                         (with Anne  PIDGEON, Mary’s mother)

            |       |       |       |       |    1891:  at Muxton, Lilleshall - Charles & Mary H;  Thomas J, Annie

            |       |       |       |       |    1901:  at Muxton, Lilleshall - Charles & Mary H;  Annie

            |       |       |       |       |

            |       |       |       |       |– John Thomas HIGLEY (b.1874, Lilleshall – d.)

            |       |       |       |      └  Annie HIGLEY (b.ab.1876, Lilleshall – d.) Dressmaker

            |       |       |       |

            |       |       |      └  Ann PIDGEON (bp.20/9/1846, Lilleshall – d?1863, Lilleshall)

            |       |       |

            |       |       |– Mary PIDGEON (bp.15/1/1804, Lilleshall – d.)

            |       |       |

            |       |      └  Elizabeth PIDGEON (bp.22/3/1807, Lilleshall – d.)

            |       |              m?(1830) William CLARKE (b.ab.1802, Kinfare, Staffs – d.1860,Willenhall)

            |       |               |    1851:  at Hinkshay Row, Dawley - William & Elizabeth;  Lydia Ann, William, Thomas,

            |       |               |                                                                                      Elen Elizabeth, Albert Henry, Eliza

            |       |               |    1861:  at Hinkshay Row, Dawley – Elizabeth (wid);  Thomas, Ellen Eliza, Albert

            |       |               |

            |       |               |– Lydia Ann CLARKE (b.ab.1835 – d.)

            |       |               |– William CLARKE (b.1839 – d.)

            |       |               |– Thomas CLARKE (b.1843 – d.)

            |       |               |– Ellen Elizabeth CLARKE (b.1845 – d.)

            |       |               |– Albert Henry CLARKE (b.1847 – d.)

            |       |              └  Eliza CLARKE (b.1849 – d.)

            |       |

            |       |– Mary PIDGEON (bp.29/5/1767, Hodnet – d.)

            |       |      m.(2/9/1788, High Ercall, lic.) Edward WALKER (bp. – d.)

            |       |       |?

            |       |       |– Eliza WALKER (bp.6/2/1789, Waters Upton – d.)

            |       |       |– John WALKER (bp.15/5/1791, Waters Upton – d.)

            |       |      └  Elizabeth WALKER (bp.9/6/1794, Waters Upton – d.)

            |       |

            |       |– Thomas PIDGEON (bp.20/5/1769, Hodnet – d.)

            |       |

            |       |– John PIDGEON (bp.30/4/1771, Hodnet – d.)

            |       |      m.(21/2/1797, Stanton) Mary BINNELL (bp. – d.)

            |       |       |

            |       |       |– Richard PIDGEON (bp.16/10/1796, Stanton – d.)

            |       |       |

            |       |       |– Mary PIDGEON (bp.1/1/1799, Stanton – d.)

            |       |       |

            |       |       |– John PIDGEON (bp.1/1/1806, Stanton – d.)

            |       |       |

            |       |       |– Elizabeth PIDGEON (b.24/5/1807, bp.22/10/1809, Stanton – d.)

            |       |       |

            |       |      └  Ann PIDGEON (bp.22/10/1809, Stanton – d.)

            |       |

            |       |– James PIDGEON (bp.21/2/1774, Hodnet – d.)

            |       |

            |       |– Alicia PIDGEON (bp.29/12/1775, Hodnet – d.)

            |       |

            |       |– Eleanor PIDGEON (bp.22/12/1777, Hodnet – d.)

            |       |      m.(19/2/1798, Lilleshall) Edward PRITCHARD (bp. – d.)

            |       |

            |       |– Catherine PIDGEON (bp.4/6/1780, Hodnet – d.)

            |       |      m.(11/10/1801, Lilleshall) Francis PINCHES (bp. – d.)

            |       |       |

            |       |      └  John PINCHES (bp.21/10/1804, Wombridge – d.)

            |       |

            |      └  Richard PIDGEON (bp.16/10/1784, Hodnet – bu.28/10/1784, Hodnet)

            |

            |– William PIDGEON (bp.27/12/1737, Wem – d.)

            |

            |– Thomas PIDGEON (bp.20/4/1742, Shawbury – d.)

            |

            |– Margaret PIDGEON (bp.27/12/1743, Shawbury – d.)

            |      m.(5/2/1766, Shawbury) Robert BETTON (bp. – d.1814)

            |       |

            |       |– Jane BETTON (bp.22/5/1768, Stanton– d.)

            |       |– Jane BETTON (bp.6/1/1769, Stanton – d.)

            |       |– Mary BETTON (bp.19/11/1769, Stanton – d.)

            |       |– William BETTON (bp.17/3/1771, Stanton – d.)

            |       |– Joseph BETTON (bp.10/6/1772 , Stanton– d.)

            |       |– Nancy BETTON (bp.5/1/1774, Stanton – d.)

            |       |– Margaret BETTON (bp.11/1/1775, Stanton – d.)

            |       |– Robert BETTON (bp.28/5/1776, Stanton – d.)

            |       |– James BETTON (bp.12/1/1778, Stanton – d.)

            |       |– Henrietta BETTON (bp.9/4/1780, Stanton – d.)

            |       |– Samuel BETTON (bp.8/6/1781, Stanton – d.)

            |       |– Richard BETTON (b.6/3/1782, bp.15/1/1785, Stanton – d.)

            |       |– Thomas BETTON (b.29/12/1783, bp.5/1/1785, Stanton – d.)

            |      └  Martha BETTON (bp.11/2/1791, Stanton – d.)

            |

            |– Anne PIDGEON (bp.4/6/1745, Shawbury – d.)

            |      m.(15/8/1773, Shawbury) Daniel DEAKIN (bp. – d.)

            |       |

            |      └   Henrietta DEAKIN (bp.31/8/1783 – bu.)

            |

            |– John PIDGEON (bp.1/1/1746/7, Shawbury – d.)

            |

            |– James PIDGEON (bp.23/4/1751, Shawbury – d.)

            |

           └  Richard PIDGEON (bp.21/1/1755, Shawbury – d.)

 

  

The following people, born between 1901 & 1911 at Halifax, may be the offspring of any of the following couples:

                William PIDGEON & Caroline Annie ARROWSMITH

                John PIDGEON & Clara FENWICK

                Richard PIDGEON & Jessie WHITHAM

Further evidence to identify the correct relationships is expected when the 1911 census is accessed. 

 

            |       |       |       |       |       |– Harold PIDGEON (b.1903, Halifax – d.1924, 20y, Halifax)

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            |       |       |       |       |       |– Thomas PIDGEON (b.1905, Halifax – d.1905, 0y, Halifax)

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            |       |       |       |       |       |– Mary Jane PIDGEON (b.1906, Halifax – d.)

            |       |       |       |       |       |      m.(1925, Halifax) John E McGOWAN (b. – d.)

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            |       |       |       |       |       |– John (A) PIDGEON (b.30/6/1908, Halifax –  d.1985, 76y, Halifax)

            |       |       |       |       |       |      m?(1925, Halifax) Elsie MUFFIT (b.2/6/1895 – d.1970, 75y, Dewsbury)

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Page Updated  14 Apr 2016

 

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