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The Pidgeons of Sidbury (John)


John Pidgeon was probably born about 1690 at Sidbury.  He married Martha Bream in 1711.  The marriage licence, dated 26 October, 1711 says that John was “of Sidbury”, and Martha was a “spinster of Yarcombe”.  The marriage record is lost, so we don’t know exactly when, or where they were married, but they lived at Sidbury.  They were probably born about 1690.

Contributors:  Basil Pidgeon, Margaret Perry, Lesley Milne

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

                Places in italics = Registration districts


John PIDGEON (bp. – bu.1/5/1720, Sidbury)

   m.(1711) Martha BREAM (b. – d.)

    |

    |– Richard PIDGEON (b.ab.1711 – bu.)

    |      m.(28/4/1736, Ottery St Mary) Johannah WELLSMAN (b.ab.1711 – bu.1/6/1795, 84y, Sidbury)

    |       |

    |       |– Richard PIDGEON (bp.25/2/1736/7, Sidbury – bu.9/5/1817, 83y, Sidbury)

    |       |      m.(22/2/1770, Sidbury) Elizabeth ORTON (b.ab.1745 – bu?27/4/1823, 78y, Sidbury)

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    |       |       |– Elizabeth PIDGEON (bp.26/5/1771, Sidbury – d.)

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    |       |       |– Mary PIDGEON (bp.18/1/1875, Sidbury – bu.3/2/1793, 18y, Sidbury [consumption])

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    |       |       |– John PIDGEON (bp.3/1/1782, Sidbury – d.)

    |       |       |      m.(3/10/1803, Sidbury) Margaret PYNE (b. – d.)

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    |       |       |      └  John PIDGEON (b.3/7/1803, Sidbury – d.)

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    |       |      └  Richard PIDGEON (bp.10/10/1784, Sidbury – d.)

    |       |

    |       |– John PIDGEON (bp.2/2/1738/9, Sidbury – d.)

    |       |      m.(1/3//1773, Sidbury) Sarah DARKE (b. – bu.15/9/1773, Sidbury)

    |       |       |

    |       |      └  Sarah PIDGEON (bp.14/9/1773, Sidbury – d.)

    |       |             (+) ? ?

    |       |               |– John PIDGEON (bp.4/12/1791, Sidbury – bu.22/11/1850, 56y, Tormoham) Sawyer

    |       |               |      m.(23/12/1813, Bovey Tracey) Mary SMITH (b.ab.1792, Hennock – bu.20/5/1868, Torquay)

    |       |               |       |    1841:  at Swan St, Torquay – John;  Sarah, Reuben, Joseph, William, Mary

    |       |               |       |

    |       |               |      └    →  see PIDGEONs of TORQUAY family tree

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    |       |              └  Joseph Lucas PIDGEON  (bp.16/10/1794, Sidbury – d.)

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    |       |– Joanna PIDGEON (bp.17/1/1741/2, Sidbury – d.)

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    |       |– James PIDGEON (bp.14/12/1743, Sidbury – bu.21/12/1743, 0y, Sidbury)

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    |       |– Martha PIDGEON (bp.11/6/1745, Sidbury – bu.17/1/1826, 80y, Sidbury)

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    |       |– James PIDGEON (bp.30/8/1747, Sidbury – bu.23/7/1826, 78y, Sidbury)

    |       |      m.() Elizabeth SANDERS (b.ab,1745 – bu.27/8/1823, 78y, Sidbury)

    |       |       |

    |       |       |– Elizabeth PIDGEON (b.ab.1772, Sidbury – d.1/9/1841, 69, Bath)

    |       |       |      m.(24/5/1802, Sidmouth) John CHALKER (b.25/10/1775, Netherbury, Dor – d.2/2/1859,83y,  Bath)

    |       |       |       |                                                                                                         Labourer, Baptist minister

    |       |       |       |    1841:  at Northampton St, Walcot, Bath – John & Elizth  + servt

    |       |       |       |    1851:  at 24 Northampton St, Walcot, Bath – John (wid, tenant)

    |       |       |       |

    |       |       |       |– Elizabeth CHALKER (b.29/1/1803, Sidmouth – d.)

    |       |       |       |– Tabitha CHALKER (bp.17/3/1805, Sidmouth – d.)

    |       |       |       |[twins?]

    |       |       |       |– Simon CHALKER (bp.17/3/1805, Sidmouth – d.12/11/1876, 71y, Bath) Tailor

    |       |       |       |      m1.(26/3/1827, Bathwick, Bath) Elizabeth DAY (b.ab.1809 – bu.2/5/1837, 28y, Bath)

    |       |       |       |       |

    |       |       |       |       |

    |       |       |       |       |– John Simon CHALKER (b.15/3/1828, Bath – d.1875, 47y, Bath) Butcher

    |       |       |       |       |       :    1841:  at St James’ Place, Walcot, Bath – John (12) with (uncle?) William, etc (see below)

    |       |       |       |       |      m.(18/2/1851, Marylebone) Jane HURSE (b.ab.1827, Mark, Som – d.1904, 78y, Bath)

    |       |       |       |       |       |    1851:  at 16 Little Barlow St, Marylebone, London – John & Jane

    |       |       |       |       |       |    1861:  at 2 Caroline Place, Walcot, Bath – John & Jane;  John, Maria, Harry, Elizabeth,

    |       |       |       |       |       |                                                                                                          Ellen, Charles

    |       |       |       |       |       |    1871:  at 8 Northampton Pl, Walcot, Bath – John & Jane;  Maria, Harry, Elizabeth,

    |       |       |       |       |       |                                                                                           Ellen, Charles, Jane, Mary

    |       |       |       |       |       |    1891:  at Helling Court, Bath – Jane (wid);  Harry, Elizabeth  + nurse child

    |       |       |       |       |       |    1901:  at 10 Helling Court, Bath – Jane (wid);  Harry, Elizabeth; Mary (15) 

    |       |       |       |       |       |                                                                                           + John Deakin (12, visitor)

    |       |       |       |       |       |– John James CHALKER (b.1851, Marylebone – d.)

    |       |       |       |       |       |– Maria Jane CHALKER (b.1853, Bath – d.)

    |       |       |       |       |       |– Henry CHALKER (b.1855, Bath – d.) Painter

    |       |       |       |       |       |– Elizabeth CHALKER (b.1857, Bath – d.) Domestic servant

    |       |       |       |       |       |– Ellen CHALKER (b.ab.1858, Bath – d.)

    |       |       |       |       |       |– Charles CHALKER (b.1860, Bath – d.)

    |       |       |       |       |       |– Jane CHALKER (b.1864, Bath – d.)

    |       |       |       |       |      └  Mary CHALKER (b.ab.1866, Bath – d.)

    |       |       |       |       |

    |       |       |       |       |– George Alexander CHALKER (bp.3/1/1830, Bath – d.29/10/1883, 54y, Bath) Tailor

    |       |       |       |       |      m.(7/2/1850, Bath) Elizabeth Sophia HEWES (b.25/7/1921, London – d.1/6/1900, 78y,

    |       |       |       |       |       |    1851:  at 7 Park S, Marylebone, London – George & Elizabeth;  Ann                    Bath)

    |       |       |       |       |       |    1861:  at 11 Princes St, Walcot, Bath – George A & Sophia E;  Annie, Maria, Kate E

    |       |       |       |       |       |    1871:  at 6 St James Place, Bath – George & Elizabeth;  Kate

    |       |       |       |       |       |    1881:  at 3 Kingsmead St, Walcot, Bath – George A & Sophia  + lodger

    |       |       |       |       |       |    1891:  at 7 North Parade, Walcot, Bath – Elizabeth (wid);  Maria

    |       |       |       |       |       |

    |       |       |       |       |       |– Ann(ie) CHALKER (b.1850, London – d.)   →  Margaret PERRY                  [TOP]

    |       |       |       |       |       |      m.(1876, Bath) William FILES (b. – d.)

    |       |       |       |       |       |– Maria CHALKER (b.ab.1853, London – d.)

    |       |       |       |       |       |– Clara CHALKER (b.22/8/1855, Bath – d.17/11/1857, 2y, Bath)

    |       |       |       |       |      └  Elizabeth Catherine CHALKER (b.6/4/1857, Bath – d.)

    |       |       |       |       |

    |       |       |       |       |– Simeon CHALKER (bp.13/11/1832, Bath – bu.21/11/1832, 3w, Bath)

    |       |       |       |       |– Elizabeth CHALKER (bp.18/2/1835, Bath – d.)

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    |       |       |       |      m2.(30/8/1838, Walcot, Bath) Mary PIKE (b.ab.1807, Portsmouth – d.9/1/1868, 62y, Bath)

    |       |       |       |       :    1841:  at Morford St, Walcot, Bath – Simon & Mary;  George, Elizabeth

    |       |       |       |       :    1851:  at 10 Chatham Row, Walcot, Bath – Simon & Mary;  Elizabeth

    |       |       |       |       :    1861:  at 4 Margaret’s Place, Walcot, Bath – Simon & Mary

    |       |       |       |       :

    |       |       |       |      m3.(16/12/1869, Bath) Sarah MONK (b.ab.1833, Bath – d.1915, 80y, Bath) Millener

    |       |       |       |       |                                   m2.(1881, Bath) John LANE (b.1844, Bath – d.1922, 78y, Bath)

    |       |       |       |       |                                                                                                                Assurance agent

    |       |       |       |       |    1871:  at 1 Cleveland Terrace, Walcot, Bath – Simon & Sarah;  William C

    |       |       |       |       |    1881:  at 2 St James St, Walcot, Bath – Sarah (wid);  Sophia Bessie  + servt

    |       |       |       |       |

    |       |       |       |       |– William Charles CHALKER (b.1871, Bath – d.9/2/1877, 6y, Bath)

    |       |       |       |      └  Sophia Bessie CHALKER (b.1872, Bath – d.1968, 95y, Bath)

    |       |       |       |               :    1891:  at 1 Portland Ter, Walcot, Bath – Sophia Bessie (step-dau) + John & Sarah LANE

    |       |       |       |               :    1911:  at 1 Portland Ter, Bath – Bessie (boarder) + John & Sarah LANE (0 ch)

    |       |       |       |              m.(1923, Bath) Charles G DAVIS (b.ab.1884 – d.1946, 62y, Bath)

    |       |       |       |

    |       |       |       |– Susanna CHALKER (b.11/12/1806, Sidmouth – d.)

    |       |       |       |– Eliza CHALKER (bp.14/2/1809, East Budleigh – d.)

    |       |       |       |– Anne CHALKER (bp.16/5/1810, East Budleigh – d.)

    |       |       |       |

    |       |       |      └  William CHALKER (b.5/8/1815, Sidmouth – d.1888, 73y, Bath) Master butcher

    |       |       |               :    1841:  at St James’ Place, Walcot, Bath – Wm;  John (12)  + Sophia HOLLAWAY (15) & others

    |       |       |               :    1851:  at 1 St James’ Place, Walcot, Bath – William CHALKER & Henry SINGER

    |       |       |               :                                                                    (master butchers, employing 6 men & 3 boys) 

    |       |       |               :                                                                    + Sophia HOLLAWAY (27, niece) + App butcher + 2 servts.

    |       |       |              m.(1854, Bristol) Sophia HOLLOWAY (b.ab.1823, Frome, Som – d.1906, 82y, Bath)

    |       |       |               |    1861:  at 24 Northampton St, Walcot, Bath – William & Sophia;  William J, Sophia, Elizabeth

    |       |       |               |                                                                                                                          + 2 servts

    |       |       |               |    1871:  at Belle Vue House, Weston, Bath – William & Sophia;  Sophia, Elizabeth, Henry,

    |       |       |               |                                                                                 Charles + Emily (niece, 21)  + 2 servts

    |       |       |               |    1881:  at Belle Vue House, Weston – William & Sophia;  Sophia, Elizabeth, Henry

    |       |       |               |                                                                                                                           + 2 servts

    |       |       |               |    1891:  at Belle Vue House, Weston – Sophia (wid);  Sophia, Elizabeth  + 2 servts

    |       |       |               |    1901:  at 36 Newbridge Hill, Weston – Sophia (wid);  Elizabeth  + 3 servts

    |       |       |               |

    |       |       |               |– William John CHALKER (b.1855, Bath – d.)

    |       |       |               |– Sophia CHALKER (b.1857, Bath – d.)

    |       |       |               |– Elizabeth CHALKER (b.1859, Bath – d.)

    |       |       |               |– Henry CHALKER (b.1862, Bath – d.) articled clerk

    |       |       |              └  Charles CHALKER (b.1864, Bath – d.)

    |       |       |

    |       |       |– Sarah PIDGEON (bp.24/8/1774, Sidbury – bu.29/10/1846, 72y, Sidbury)

    |       |       |      m.(21/8/1796, Sidbury) John WELSMAN (b. – d.)

    |       |       |       |    1841:  at Chapel St, Sidbury – Sarah (pauper) with John & Emay & family

    |       |       |       |

    |       |       |       |– Elizabeth WELSMAN (bp.18/12/1796, Sidbury – d.)

    |       |       |       |– Richard WELSMAN (bp.13/1/1799, Sidbury – d.)

    |       |       |       |– Ann WELSMAN (b.4/5/1801, Sidbury – d.)

    |       |       |       |– John WELSMAN (b.15/9/1804, Sidbury – d.1883, 78y, Honiton) Tailor & Constable

    |       |       |       |      m.() Emcy ? (b.ab.1805, Sidmouth – d.1872, 70y, Honiton) Laundress

    |       |       |       |       |    1841:  at Chapel St, Sidbury – John & Emcy;  William, Mary Daniel, Jesse  + Sarah

    |       |       |       |       |    1851:  at Chapel St, Sidbury – John & Emcy;  Mary Daniel, Jesse

    |       |       |       |       |    1861:  at Chapel St, Sidbury – John & Emsy

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    |       |       |       |       |– William WELSMAN (b.ab.1833, Sidbury – d.)

    |       |       |       |       |– Mary WELSMAN (b.ab.1833, Sidbury – d.) Nurse

    |       |       |       |       |– Daniel WELSMAN (b.ab.1835, Sidbury – d.)

    |       |       |       |      └  Jesse WELSMAN (b.ab.1840, Sidbury – d.)

    |       |       |       |

    |       |       |       |– James WELSMAN (b.18/4/1807, Sidbury – d.)

    |       |       |      └  Robert WELSMAN (b.18/4/1807, Sidbury – d.)

    |       |       |

    |       |       |– James PIDGEON (bp.20/12/1776, Sidbury– d.7/1/1860, 85y, Sidmouth) Farm labourer

    |       |       |      m.(31/10/1804, Sidmouth) Mary SHEPHERD (b.ab.1779, Sidmouth – d?1860, Honiton)

    |       |       |       |    1841:  at Peak Cott no.2, Sidmouth – James & Mary;  Caroline (30);  Alfred (1)

    |       |       |       |    1851:  at Pike’s Court, High St, Sidmouth – James & Mary;  Caroline (40);  Alfred (g.son, 13)

    |       |       |       |

    |       |       |       |– Caroline PIDGEON (b.1/5/1802, Sidmouth – d.1879, 78y, Honiton) Laundress

    |       |       |       |            1861:  at Eastern Town, Sidmouth – Caroline (50)

    |       |       |       |            1871:  at Mill Street, Sidmouth – Caroline (58)

    |       |       |       |

    |       |       |      └  Richard PIDGEON (b.24/3/1804, Sidmouth – d.1869, 64y, Dorchester) Ostler

    |       |       |              m.(13/11/1834, Charmouth) Hannah WEST (b.ab.1806, Charmouth – d.1884, 79, Christchurch)

    |       |       |               |    1841:  at Winterbourne Abbas – Richard & Hannah;  Emma (9m)

    |       |       |               |    1851:  at Winterbourne Abbas – Hannah;  Emma, Edwin, Mary  + Caleb BARRETT (wid, 67)

    |       |       |               |              at Bear Inn, 62 Mary St, Melcombe Regis – Richard (servt)

    |       |       |               |    1861:  at Winterbourne Abbas – Richard;  Alfred, Edwin, Mary  + Ellen WEST (22, niece)

    |       |       |               |              at Bridehead, Little Bredy – Hannah (visitor to Robert WILLIAMS, banker & family)

    |       |       |               |    1871:  at Winterbourne Abbas – Hannah  + lodger

    |       |       |               |    1881:  at Kimmeridge, Dor – Hannah (mother-law, with Robert BEST & family)

    |       |       |               |

    |       |       |               |-? James PIDGEON (bp.8/3/1831, Winterbourne Abbas – d.)

    |       |       |               |

    |       |       |               |– Alfred PIDGEON (bp.8/7/1838, Winterbourne Abbas – d.1881, 41y, Dorchester) Butcher

    |       |       |               |       :    1871:  at 36 Canal Walk, Southampton – Alfred (lodger with Charles CURTIS & family)

    |       |       |               |      m.(1872, Southampton) Sarah Ann LACEY (b.1838, Charminster – d.1928, 88y,

    |       |       |               |                                                                                                     Dorchester) Dressmaker

    |       |       |               |            1881:  at Trinity St, Dorchester – Alfred & Sarah (with the LACEY family)

    |       |       |               |            1891:  at 18 Trinity St, Dorchester – Sarah (wid, with the LACEY family)

    |       |       |               |            1901:  at 35 Trinity St, Dorchester – Sarah (wid, with sister’s DEAN family)

    |       |       |               |            1911:  at 21 South St, Dorchester – Sarah (wid)

    |       |       |               |

    |       |       |               |– Emma PIDGEON (b.1840, Winterbourne Abbas – d.1924, 84y, Lymington, Hants)

    |       |       |               |       :    1861:  at Winterbourne Steepleton – Emma (House maid to Rev. GREEN & family)

    |       |       |               |      m1.(1867, Dorchester) Robert HILLIER (or HELYER) (b.1840, Ansty, Dor – d.1887, 47y,

    |       |       |               |       |                                                                                                 Christchurch) Sawyer

    |       |       |               |       |

    |       |       |               |       |    1871:  at Victoria Rd, Christchurch, Hants – Robert & Emma;  Thomas E 

    |       |       |               |       |                                                                                               + Robert BEST (lodger)

    |       |       |               |       |    1881:  at 1 Church Cotts, Holdenhurst Rd, Christchurch – Robert & Emma;  Thomas E,

    |       |       |               |       |                                                             Mary C, Clement J, Anna C, Robert A  + lodger

    |       |       |               |       |    1891:  at 201 Holdenhurst Rd, Christchurch – Emma (wid);  Thomas Edwin, Mary Caroline,

    |       |       |               |       |                           Clement J, Anna Cecilia, Robert Alfred, Richard Cuthbert  + 2 boarders

    |       |       |               |       |

    |       |       |               |       |– Thomas Edwin HELYER (b.1869, Christchurch – d.)

    |       |       |               |       |– Mary Caroline HELYER (b.1871, Christchurch – d.)

    |       |       |               |       |– Clement John HELYER (b.1875, Christchurch – d.)

    |       |       |               |       |– Anna Cecilia HELYER (b.1877, Christchurch – d.)

    |       |       |               |       |– Robert Alfred HELYER (b.1880, Christchurch – d.)

    |       |       |               |       |– Richard Cuthbert HELYER (b.1883, Christchurch – d.)

    |       |       |               |       |– Frank Lionel  HELYER (b.1887, Christchurch – d.1887, 0y, Christchurch)

    |       |       |               |       :

    |       |       |               |      m2.(1896, Christchurch) William HOUSE (b.1839, Moreton, Dor – d.1914, 74y, Blandford)

    |       |       |               |                                                                                    Blacksmith & wheelwright, carpenter

    |       |       |               |            1901:  at Hartfoot Lane, Hilton, Dor – William & Emma;  Emily (37, William’s dau)

    |       |       |               |                                                                          + Richard C HELYER  + 3 servts, 1 boarder

    |       |       |               |            1911:  at Ansty Dorchester, near Hilton, Dor – William & Emma;  Emily B (47)   [0 ch]

    |       |       |               |

    |       |       |               |– Edwin PIDGEON (b.1843, Winterbourne Abbas – d.1879, 35y, New Zealand)

    |       |       |               |            Emigrated to New Zealand

    |       |       |               |

    |       |       |               |– James PIDGEON (b.14/11/1845, Winterbourne Abbas – d.16/11/1845, 2d, Winterbourne

    |       |       |               |                                                                                                                              Abbas)

    |       |       |              └  Mary PIDGEON (b.1846, Winterbourne Abbas – d.1908, 61y, Christchurch

    |       |       |                      m.(1872, Dorchester) Robert BEST (b.1840, Corfe Castle – d.1924, 83y, Christchurch)

    |       |       |                       |                                                                                                                      Sawyer

    |       |       |                       |    1881:  at Kimmeridge, Dor – Robert & Mary;  Emma C, Edwin D, Arthur 

    |       |       |                       |                                                                             + Hannah PIDGEON (mother-in-law)

    |       |       |                       |    1891:  at Heat View Villa, Herne Rd, Bournemouth – Robert & Mary;  Emma Cicilia,

    |       |       |                       |                           Edwin Douglas, Arthur, Ada Jessie, Hilda Mary  + Hannah PIDGEON

    |       |       |                       |    1901:  at 7 Stewart Rd, Bournemouth – Robert & Mary;  Edwin Douglas, Arthur,

    |       |       |                       |                                                                          Ada, Hilda Mary  + boarder & 2 visitors

    |       |       |                       |    1911:  at 7 Stewart Rd, Bournemouth – Robert (wid, gardener, 4/6 ch alive); 

    |       |       |                       |                                                                                              Ada Jessie, Hilda Mary

    |       |       |                       |– Emma Cecilia BEST (b.1873, Winterbourne Abbas – d.) Dressmaker

    |       |       |                       |-? Mary Jane BEST (b.1874, Kimmeridge – d.1876, 2y, Wareham)

    |       |       |                       |– Edwin Douglas BEST (b.1877, Kimmeridge – d.) Gas fitter

    |       |       |                       |– Arthur BEST (b.1880, Kimmeridge – d.1907, 26y, Christchurch) Greengrocer

    |       |       |                       |– Ada Jessie BEST (b.1888, Bournemouth – d.)

    |       |       |                      └  Hilda Mary BEST (b.1888, Bournemouth – d.)

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    |       |       |– Richard PIDGEON (bp.12/8/1781, Sidbury – d.) Ag Lab

    |       |       |      m1.(14/8/1804, Walcot, Bath) Mary WERRETT (b. – d.)

    |       |       |       |– several children                              →   Lesley MILNE                                      [TOP]

    |       |       |      m2.(1/12/1808, Walcot, Bath) Martha GOVETT (b. – d.)

    |       |       |            1851:  at Lower House, Branscombe – Richard (servt to Nicholas FORD)  ??

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    |       |       |– Joanna PIDGEON (bp.21/11/1784, Sidbury – d.)

    |       |       |      m1.(4/2/1809, Walcot)  William ALEXANDER (wid) (b. – d.1824)

    |       |       |      m2.(12/1/1828, Walcot)  Thomas GUNNING (b. – d.)

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    |       |      └  Daniel PIDGEON (b.1/5/1791, Sidbury – d.21/10/1832, 41y, Bath)

    |       |              m.(9/11/1821, Walcot, Bath) Anne TIDMAN (nιe ?) (b.ab.1775 – d.21/8/1831, 56y, Walcot)

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    |       |– Daniel PIDGEON (bp.30/11/1749, Sidbury – d.)

    |       |      m.(9/5/1777, Sidbury) Betty GARDNER (b.ab.1749 – bu.6/7/1793, 44y, Sidbury [consumption])

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    |      └  Robert PIDGEON (bp.28/1/1753, Sidbury – d.)

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   └  Sarah PIDGEON (bp.5/11/1716, Sidbury – d.)


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