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The Pidgeons of Sidmouth (James)


James Pidgeon and Ann Hoar were married at Broadhembury (possibly Ann’s birthplace).  All their children were baptised at Sidmouth, and both James and Ann were buried there, although when James wrote his will in 1814, he claimed to be of the parish of Venn Ottery.

At the age of 61, one of their daughters Mary married a farmer Charles Fayter.  In spite of her mature years, the marriage cannot have been a happy one.  Within 15 months of the wedding Mary left Charles and went to live with her brother John.  A year later, the farmhouse in which John and Mary were living was blown up by dynamite.  Charles was accused of arson and attempted murder, but was found not guilty.  (See Pidgeon Post no. 1)

Contributors:  Basil Pidgeon, Jean Harris.

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

                Places in italics = Registration districts

            Sal-Reg = Salcombe Regis, Devon


James PIDGEON (b.ab.1742 – d.16/12/1814, 72y, Sidmouth) Yeoman                                               [See his Will]

   m.(20/4/1773, Broadhembury) Ann HOAR (b.ab.1745 – d.6/2/1829, 84y, Sidmouth)

    |    1814:  “of Venn Ottery” when James’ will was written

    |

    |– James PIDGEON (bp.11/7/1773, Sidmouth – bu.1/8/1821, 48y, Sidmouth) Coal Merchant            [See his Will]

    |

    |– Susannah PIDGEON (bp.7/11/1774, Sidmouth – d.)

    |      m.(1/1/1805, Venn Ottery) Joseph THORNE (b. – d.)

    |

    |– John PIDGEON (bp.29/4/1776, Sidmouth – d.6/12/1854, 78y, Newton Poppleford) Farmer

    |            1841:  at Southern Town, Venn Ottery – John (60), Mary (45)

    |            1851:  at Aylesbeare – John (75, U), Mary FAYTER (sister – wife of Charles FAYTER)

    |            1852, Apr 26:  at Aylesbeare – farmhouse of John & Mary blown up by dynamite

    |

    |– William PIDGEON (bp.3/11/1777, Sidmouth – d.26/7/1846, 70y, Sidmouth) Butcher

    |      m.(8/4/1803, Farringdon) Ann PASSMORE (b.ab.1773, Farringdon – d.8/6/1857, 84y, Sidmouth)

    |       |    1841:  at Back St, Sidmouth – William & Ann;  James (35)

    |       |    1851:  at Old Fore St, Sidmouth – Ann (wid, 76, grocer);  Maryann (41)

    |       |

    |       |– James PIDGEON (bp.10/7/1803 – d.8/3/1845, 41y, Sidmouth) Butcher

    |       |      m?(3/6/1825, Exeter) Charlotte LOVE (b. – d.)

    |       |

    |       |– Mary Ann PIDGEON (bp.10/1/1806, Sidmouth – d.15/2/1863, 56y, Sidmouth) Grocer

    |       |            1861:  at Market Place, Sidmouth – Maryanne, Sarah (sister)

    |       |            1863:  at Old Fore St, Sidmouth – Miss Mary Ann died

    |       |

    |       |– WIlliam PIDGEON (bp.23/10/1808, Sidmouth – d.)

    |       |

    |       |– Sarah PIDGEON (bp.1/1/1811, Sidmouth – d.30/10/1866, 55y, Sidmouth) Lady’s maid

    |       |            1841:  at Gloster Row, Clifton, Bristol – Sarah (FS)

    |       |            1851:  at 13 St James’ Square, Walcot, Bath – Sarah (lady’s maid to Jane BIRCH)

    |       |            1861:  at Market Place, Sidmouth – Maryanne, Sarah (sister)

    |       |

    |       |– Harriet PIDGEON (bp.23/5/1813, Sal-Reg – d.24/9/1856, 43y, Lyme Regis)

    |       |      m.() Robert Cox WALKER (b.ab.1812, Lyme Regis – d.1885, 74y, Camberwell) Baker, Coal merchant

    |       |       |        m2.(1/3/1857, Aldersgate, London) Laura Mary PENNY (b.ab.1832 – d.1859, Axminster)

    |       |       |          |

    |       |       |          |– Harriet WALKER (b.1858, Lyme Regis – d.)

    |       |       |          |– Laura Mary WALKER (b.1859, Lyme Regis – d.1859, Lyme Regis)

    |       |       |         └  Eva Mary WALKER (b.1860, Lyme Regis – d.)

    |       |       |

    |       |       |    1841:  at Bridge St, Lyme Regis, Dor – Robert & Harriet;  George, Charles, Robert, Jane

    |       |       |    1851:  at Cobb, Lyme Regis – Robert Cox & Harriet;  Sarah, Thomas  + servt

    |       |       |               at New St, Honiton – Robert (pupil at Allhallows Grammar School)

    |       |       |    1861:  at Cobb, Lyme Regis – Laura M;  Sarah P, Harriet, Eva

    |       |       |

    |       |       |– George WALKER (b.ab.1833, Lyme Regis – d.)

    |       |       |– Charles WALKER (b.ab.1834, Lyme Regis – d.1843, Axminster)

    |       |       |– Robert WALKER (b.ab.1836, Lyme Regis – d.)

    |       |       |– Jane WALKER (b.1840, Lyme Regis – d.)

    |       |       |– Sarah Pidgeon WALKER (b.1846, Lyme Regis – d.)

    |       |      └  Thomas WALKER (b.ab.1848, Lyme Regis – d.)

    |       |

    |       |– Robert PIDGEON (bp.27/8/1815, Sal-Reg – d.1867, 50y, Axminster) Baker, Grocer & Town Councillor

    |       |      m.(13/6/1848, Sidmouth) Mary Ann FARANT (b.ab.1818, Sidmouth – d.1882, 66y, Honiton) Dressm’kr

    |       |                                              m2.(1872, Axminster) William Puttam HOLMES (wid) (b.ab.1818, Beer –

    |       |                                                                                                         d.1875, 57y, Bridport) Master Mariner

    |       |                                                       1881:  at Salcombe Rd, Sidmouth – Mary Ann HOLMES (wid)

    |       |            1851:  at Silver St, Lyme Regis – Robert & Mary Ann  + George BRADFORD (apprentice)

    |       |            1861:  at Silver St, Lyme Regis – Robert & Mary  + Elizabeth COX (servant)

    |       |            1871:  at Silver St, Lyme Regis – Mary Ann (wid)  + Charlotte FARRANT (niece)  + lodger

    |       |

    |       |– William PIDGEON (bp.22/11/1818, Sal-Reg – d.25/5/1864, Coventry) Engineer

    |       |      m.(1849, Coventry) Harriett HEWITT (b.ab.1823, Coventry – d.1910, 85, Cov’try) Silk Ribbon Weaver

    |       |                                     m2.(1866, Coventry) Charles LEA (b.ab.1811, Coventry – d.1875, 63y, Coventry)

    |       |                                      :                                                                                             Boot & shoe maker

    |       |                                      :    1871:  18 Bishop St, Coventry – Charles & Harriett LEA

    |       |                                      :    1881:  2 Cook St, Coventry – Marie HEWITT (wid, 79);  Harriet LEA (dau, wid, 59)

    |       |                                     m3 (1886, Coventry) James MANN (b.ab.1825 – d.1891, 65y, Coventry)

    |       |                                           1891:  86 William St, Coventry – Harriett MANN (wid, with HEWITT family)

    |       |                                           1901:  248 Foleshill Rd, Coventry – Harriett (wid, companion to Kezia PAGE)

    |       |

    |       |            1851:  at 6 Chauntry Place, Coventry – William & Harriett

    |       |            1861:  at 5 Bishop St, Coventry – William & Harriett

    |       |                      at 6 Bishop St, Coventry – Charles (51) & Esther;  Charles, Henry LEA

    |       |

    |      └  Henry PIDGEON (bp.18/11/1821, Sal-Reg – d.1875, 52y, Lyme Regis)

    |              m.(1850, Lyme Regis) Lucretia SPRAGUE (b.ab.1813, Yealhampton – d.1870, 57y, Lyme Regis)

    |               |    1851:  at Bridge St, Lyme Regis – Henry & Lucretia;  Henrietta  + Mary SPRAGUE (sis-law)  + 2 servts

    |               |    1861:  at Bridge St, Lyme Regis – Henry & Lucretia;  Henrietta, James  + Mary SPRAGUE (visitor)

    |               |                                                                                                     + Ugnie DUNN (apprentice)  + servt

    |               |    1871:  at Bridge St, Lyme Regis – Henry (wid);  Henrietta  + Mary SPRAGUE (sis-law)

    |               |

    |               |– Henrietta PIDGEON (b.1851, Lyme – d.1927, 76y, Birkenhead)

    |               |      m.(28/10/1872, Stepney, London) Eugθne Henri DUNN (b.ab.1844, St Malo, France – d.1906, 59y,

    |               |       |                                                                                                      Birkenhead) Master mariner

    |               |       |    1881:  at 23 Churchill St, Toxteth Park, Liverpool – Henrietta (mar);  Henrietta L, Bertha A E,

    |               |       |                         Eugene R, Harold T  + Mary SPRAGUE (aunt)  + James PIDGEON (bro)  + servt

    |               |       |    1891:  at 31 Green Lawn, Tranmere, Ches – Henrietta (mar);  Bertha, Reginald, Towers, Raymond,

    |               |       |                                                                     Nellie, Kate, Cyril   + James PIDGEON (bro)  + servt

    |               |       |    1901:  at 31 Green Lawn, Tranmere, Ches – Henrietta (mar);  Bertha, Nellie, Katie, Cyril  + servt

    |               |       |    1911:  at 31 Green Lawn, Tranmere, Ches – Henrietta (wid);  Bertha, Nellie, Katie, Cyril  +

    |               |       |                                                                            [8/9 ch alive]    servt + James PIDGEON (visitor) 

    |               |       |

    |               |       |– Henrietta Lucretia DUNN (b.1873, Barnstaple – d.1961, 87y, Birkenhead)

    |               |       |      m.(1899, Birkenhead) George H STAFFORD (b.ab.1872, Birkenhead – d.) Naval Architect

    |               |       |       |    1901:  at 42 Euston Grove, Birkenhead – George H & Henrietta L;  Roy  + servt

    |               |       |       |    1911:  at 18 Tanner Rd, Birkenhead – George Herbert & Henrietta Lucretia;  Roy  + servt

    |               |       |       |                                                                                 [1/1 ch alive]

    |               |       |      └  Roy STAFFORD (b.1901, Birkenhead – d.)

    |               |       |

    |               |       |– Bertha Annie E DUNN (b.1877, Liverpool – d.1964, 86y, Birkenhead) High school mistress

    |               |       |– Eugene Reginald DUNN (b.1879, Liverpool – d.)

    |               |       |– Harold  Towers DUNN (b.1881, Liverpool – d.1933, 52y, Liverpool)

    |               |       |– Raymond Horace A DUNN (b.1884, Tranmere – d.1951, 67y, North Walsham)

    |               |       |      m?(1931, Erpingham) Frances Mary CHAMBERS (b?1903, Lincoln – d?1986, 83y, Norwich)

    |               |       |       |

    |               |       |

    |               |       |– Ellen Mabel DUNN (b.1885, Tranmere – d.1959, 74y, Birkenhead)

    |               |       |– Louisa Kate DUNN (b.1887, Tranmere – d.) Governess

    |               |       |      m.(1913, Birkenhead) Bertram H OWEN (b. – d.)

    |               |       |       |

    |               |       |       |– Catherine H OWEN (b.1920, Birkenhead – d.)

    |               |       |      └  Mary H OWEN (b.1924, Birkenhead – d.)

    |               |       |

    |               |      └  Cyril Charles DUNN (b.1889, Tranmere – d.1919, 28y, Toxteth Park) Engineering draughtsman

    |               |

    |              └  James PIDGEON (b.1853, Lyme – d.1916, 63y, Liverpool) Mariner

    |                            1881:  at 23 Churchill St, Toxteth Park, Liverpool – James (with DUNN family, see above)

    |                            1891:  at 31 Green Lawn, Tranmere, Ches – James (with DUNN family, see above)

    |                            1911:  at 31 Green Lawn, Tranmere, Ches – James (with DUNN family, see above)

    |

    |– Ann PIDGEON (b.26/3/1779, Sidmouth – bu.4/3/1781, 23m, Sidmouth)

    |

    |– Elizabeth PIDGEON (b.11/10/1780, Sidmouth – d).                [Mentioned as unmarried in wills of father, 1814

    |                                                                                                                              and brother James, 1821]

    |– Ann PIDGEON (b.26/11/1781, Sidmouth – bu.13/6/1824, 43y, Aylesbeare)

    |      m.(26/6/1806, Venn Ottery) Philip WHEATON (b.ab.1785 – d.1843 or 1846, St Thomas) Carpenter

    |       |                                          m2.(22/12/1824, Venn Ottery) Susan SUMPTION (bp.25/12/1799, Stockland

    |       |                                           |                                                 – d.1856, St Thomas) Lace maker, Laundress

    |       |                                           |    1841:  at Newton Poppleford – Phillip & Susan;  John, Susan, George, Dinnia,

    |       |                                           |                                                                                                        Jonathan

    |       |                                           |    1851:  at Aylesbeare – Susan (wid);  George, Dinah, Jonathan + 2 lodgers

    |       |                                           |    1861:  at Main Street, Aylesbeare – Susan (wid);  Jonathan  + boarder

    |       |                                           |                                                                                               

    |       |                                           |– George WHEATON (bp.23/12/1832, Aylesbeare – d.)

    |       |                                           |– Emma WHEATON (bp.26/4/1835, Aylesbeare – d.)

    |       |                                           |– Dinah WHEATON (bp.4/2/1838, Aylesbeare – d.)

    |       |                                          └  Jonathon WHEATON (bp.23/8/1840, Aylesbeare – d.)

    |       |

    |       |– William WHEATON (b.ab.1806, Venn Ottery – d.1870, 64y, Exeter)

    |       |      m.() Mary ? (b.ab.1795, Venn Ottery – d?1862-1864, St Thomas)

    |       |       |    1841:  at Aylesbeare – William & Mary;  William, Arthur, Charles  + Robert (20)

    |       |       |    1851:  at Aylesbeare – William & Mary;  William, Authur, Charles

    |       |       |    1861:  at Main St, Aylesbeare – William & Mary;  Charles  + servt + apprentice

    |       |       |

    |       |       |– William WHEATON (b.ab.1830, Newton Poppleford – d.) Carpenter, wheelwright & innkeeper

    |       |       |– Arthur WHEATON (b.ab.1832, Newton Poppleford – d.) Builder

    |       |      └  Charles WHEATON (b.ab.1834, Newton Poppleford – d.) Carpenter

    |       |

    |       |– James WHEATON (bp.31/7/1808, Venn Ottery – d?1851, Honiton) Ag Lab

    |       |      m.() Ann ? (b.ab.1805, Nailsworth, Glos – d.) Lace maker, silk throwster

    |       |       |    1841:  at Town Court, Aylesbeare – James & Ann;  William, Sarah, Thomas, Nancy

    |       |       |    1851:  at Aylesbeare – Ann (mar);  Sarah, Nancy, Mary Ann, Phillip

    |       |       |    1861:  at Mill Lane, Aylesbeare – Ann (wid);  Sarah, Mary Ann, Eva  + boarder

    |       |       |

    |       |       |– William WHEATON (b.ab.1829 – d.)

    |       |       |– Thomas WHEATON (b.ab.1831 – d.)

    |       |       |– Sarah WHEATON (b.ab.1835, Aylesbeare – d.) Lace maker, silk throwster

    |       |       |– Nancy WHEATON (b.1838, Aylesbeare – d.) Lace maker

    |       |       |– Mary Ann WHEATON (b.1841, Aylesbeare – d.) Silk throwster

    |       |       |– Phillip WHEATON (b.1843, Aylesbeare – d.)

    |       |      └  Eve Kerswill WHEATON (b.1858 Aylesbeare – d.) Silk throwster

    |       |

    |       |– Ann WHEATON (bp.17/7/1813, Newton Poppleford – d.1873, 58y, Islington) Glove cleaner

    |       |      m.(16/6/1834, Aylesbeare) Samuel GROSVENOR (b.ab.1811, Aldgate, London – d.1890, 78y, Islington)

    |       |       |                                                                                                                              Printer compositor

    |       |       |    1841:  at Tomlinson Bgs, St Luke’s, London – Samuel & Ann;  Mary, Edward, Emily

    |       |       |    1851:  at 8 Up Providence Place, Islington – Samuel & Ann;  Edward, Emily, Elizabeth, Harriet

    |       |       |    1861:  at 5 Elizabeth Ter, Islington – Samuel & Ann;  Mary A, Edward, Emily, Harriet, Charles,

    |       |       |                                                          George  + William(17), Charles(9) GOULD (visitors from Devon)

    |       |       |    1871:  at 76 Queens Head St, Islington – Samuel & Ann;  Edward, Elizabeth, Harriet

    |       |       |                                                                                                                    + Frederick ROW (g-son)

    |       |       |    1881:  at 324 Upper St, Islington – Samuel (wid);  Elizabeth  + servt + lodger

    |       |       |

    |       |       |– Mary Ann GROSVENOR (b.ab.1836, St Luke’s – d.)

    |       |       |– Edward GROSVENOR (b.1838, St Luke’s – d.) Printer

    |       |       |– Emily GROSVENOR (b.1840, St Luke’s – d.)

    |       |       |– Elizabeth GROSVENOR (b.1842, St Luke’s – d.) Authoress

    |       |       |– Harriet GROSVENOR (b.1849, St Luke’s – d.) School mistress

    |       |       |– Charles Philip GROSVENOR (b.1851, Islington – d.)

    |       |      └  George Robert GROSVENOR (b.1855, Islington – d.)

    |       |

    |       |– Harriet WHEATON (b.ab.1814, Newton Poppleford – d.1852, St Thomas) Lace maker

    |       |      m.(23/3/1836, Aylesbeare) John BISHOP (b.ab.1815, Ottery St Mary – d.1864, St Thomas) Ag lab

    |       |       |    1841:  at Burrow, Aylesbeare – John & Harriet;  Ann, Mary, Eliza

    |       |       |    1851:  at Newton P, Aylesbeare – John & Harriet;  Ann, Mary, Eliza, Noah, Louisa, Ellen, John

    |       |       |    1861:  at Ide Village – John

    |       |       |

    |       |       |– Ann BISHOP (b.1836, Newton Poppleford – d.)

    |       |       |– Mary BISHOP (b.1838, Newton Poppleford – d.) Lace maker

    |       |       |– Elizabeth BISHOP (b.1839, Newton Poppleford – d.) Lace maker

    |       |       |– Noah BISHOP (b.1842, Newton Poppleford – d.)

    |       |       |– Louisa BISHOP (b.1844, Newton Poppleford – d.)

    |       |       |– Ellen BISHOP (b.1846, Newton Poppleford – d.)

    |       |       |– John BISHOP (b.1848, Newton Poppleford – d.)

    |       |      └  Frances BISHOP (b.1851, Newton Poppleford – d.)

    |       |

    |       |– Philip WHEATON (bp.1/3/1818, Aylesbeare – d?1846) Ag lab

    |       |            1841:  at Dinoh, Sidbury - Phillip

    |       |

    |       |– Mary WHEATON (bp.13/2/1819, Aylesbeare – d.)

    |       |      m?(25/12/1851, Honiton) Joseph CONNETT (b.ab.1820, Honiton – d.) Painter & Glazier

    |       |            1861:  at New St, Honiton – Joseph & Mary (with father Nicholas CONNETT, grocer)

    |       |            1871:  at New St, Honiton – Mary (wid)  + boarder

    |       |

    |       |– Robert WHEATON (bp.15/7/1821, Aylesbeare – d.1900, St Thomas) Ag Lab, Carpenter

    |       |       :    1841:  at Aylesbeare – Robert (with brother William & family)

    |       |      m1.(1846, St Thomas) Maria HORSFORD (b.ab.1813, Merton, Dev – d.1888, 73y, St Thomas)

    |       |       :    1851:  at Aylesbeare – Robert & Maria

    |       |       :    1861:  at Under Way, Topsham – Robert & Maria

    |       |       :    1881:  at 11 Monmouth Hill, Topsham – Robert & Maria  + Isaac A (nephew, 17, appr)

    |       |      m2.(1889, St Thomas) Emily Maria PRATT (b.ab.1830, Topsham – d.1916, 85y, St Thomas)

    |       |            1891:  at Strand, Topsham – Robert & Emily

    |       |            1901:  at Underway, Topsham – Emily Maria (wid)

    |       |            1911:  at Monmouth Hill, Topsham – Emily (wid)

    |       |

    |      └  John WHEATON (b.27/6/1824, Aylesbeare – bu.8/4/1825, 10m, Newton Poppleford)

    |

    |– Henry PIDGEON (bp.24/12/1783, Sidmouth – bu.4/1/1784, Sidmouth)

    |

    |– Henry PIDGEON (bp.20/3/1787, Sidmouth – d.) Coal Merchant

    |      m.(17/11/1830, Trull, Som) Mary KNIGHT (wid) (b. – d.)

    |

    |– Mary PIDGEON (bp.25/12/1788, Sidmouth – d.1868, 78y, St Thomas)

    |       :    1841:  at Southern Town, Venn Ottery – John (60), Mary (45)

    |      m.(26/12/1849) Charles FAYTER (b.ab.1792, Aylesbeare – d.1861, Honiton) Yeoman

    |            1851:  at Aylesbeare – John PIDGEON (75, Un), Mary FAYTER (sister – wife of Charles FAYTER)

    |                       at Burrow, Harpford – Charles (Ind Gent)

    |            1861:  at Mill Lane, Aylesbeare – Mary  + Mary CAUSA (?) (10, boarder)

    |

   └  Robert PIDGEON (bp.25/5/1795, Sidmouth – d.5/2/1855, 60y, Aylesbeare) Coal merchant

           m.() Mary ? (b. – d.)

                 1841:  at Marsh, Sidmouth – Robert (with William, gardener & Ann;  William BEER)

                 1851:  at Theaton Lane, Sidmouth – Robert (wid, lodger with Elizabeth BRIDGEMAN & family)        [TOP]


.                 The Will of James Pidgeon, the elder (proved 1815)               [TOP]

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No 6
For the Stamp Office
Copy of the Will of
James Pidgeon
of Venn Ottery Devon Yeoman


Executor
(who presents the Will)
John Pidgeon of same Son
Power reserved to Elizabeth Pidgeon
Henry Pidgeon Mary Pidgeon
and Robert Pidgeon of same
Sons and Daughter the other
Executors


Proved in the Registry of
the Archdeaconry of
Exeter
the 13th of June
1815


Effects sworn under £200


Edwd S. Kemp Dy Regr
Exeter

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In the Name of God Amen  I James Pidgeon of the Parish of Venottery in the county of Devon Yeoman being sick of body but of sound and perfect mind and memory thanks be given to Almighty God calling unto mind the mortality of my Body and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament that is to say principally and first of all I give and recommend my Soul unto the hand of God that gave it and my Body I recommend to the earth to be Buried in decent Christian Burial at the discretion of my Executors hereinafter named  Nothing doubting but at the General resurrection I shall receive the same again by the Mighty Power of God And as touching such worldly Estate as it hath pleased God to bless me in this Life    I give devise and dispose of the same in the following manner and form to wit  I give to Anne my dearly beloved Wife all the income of my Estate Goods and Chattels and all Effects during her natural life provided she shall remain a Widow but if she is married again then my will and meaning is to give but five pounds only And all other my Effects of every kind to return to my Executors immediately and so likewise after her death ~ Also I give to my beloved Son James Pidgeon one Guinea Also I give to my beloved Daughter Susanna Wife of Joseph Thorn Ten Pounds of good and lawful money  Also I give to my beloved Son William Ten Pounds of good and lawful money  Also I give to my beloved Daughter Ann Wife of Philip Wheaton Ten Pounds of good and lawful money  all the above legacies to be paid by my Executors within three Calendar Months after the death of my said Wife ~ All the rest residue and remainder of my Goods Chattels and all Effects of what nature or kind soever and wheresoever I give and bequeath unto five of my beloved Children namely John Pidgeon Elizabeth Pidgeon Henry Pidgeon Mary Pidgeon and Robert Pidgeon whome I likewise constitute make and ordain the sole Executors and Executrices jointly of this my last Will and Testament  And I do hereby utterly disallow revoke and dis------- all and every other former Testaments Wills Legacies Bequests and Executors by me in any ways before named willed and bequeathed ratifying and conforming this and no other to be my last Will and Testament  In Witness whereof I have herewith set my hand and Seal this first day of December in the Year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred and fourteen ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Signed Sealed published pronounced and declared by )
the said James Pidgeon as his last Will and Testament  
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in the presence of us who in his presence and in the     
 )    the mark of James  
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presence of each other have hereunto subscribed           )                              Pidgeon
our  Names ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~     
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Richard Sarrel                                                         ( Seal )

Michael Squire

 Examined with the Original Will by me Jos Sprague


.                 The Will of James Pidgeon, the younger (proved 1821)               [TOP]

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No 2
For the Stamp Office
Copy of the Will of
James Pidgeon late of Sidmouth
in the County of Devon Coal

Merchant


Executors
Henry Pidgeon and
Robert Pidgeon of same place
Coal Merchants
 

 

Proved in the Registry of the
Archdeaconry
of Exeter
10th August
1821

Effects sworn under £3000


Edwd S. Kemp  Regr  Exeter

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This is the last Will and Testament  of me James Pidgeon of Sidmouth in the County of Devon Coal Merchant  I give devise and bequeath unto my sister Ann the Wife of Philip Wheaton of Newton Poppleford in the said County of Devon the sum of One Hundred pounds  Also to my Brother William Pidgeon the sum of One Hundred and thirty pounds and to my Nephew James Son of my Brother William the Sum of Twenty Guineas  Also to my Brother John the sum of Two Hundred and fifty pounds  Also to my sister Elizabeth the sum of Three Hundred pounds  Also to my sister Mary the sum of Two hundred and fifty pounds the above Legacies to be paid at the expiration of eighteen Months after my decease  Also to my Brothers Henry and Robert the sum of Five Hundred pounds each whom I request will carry on my Trade as Coal Merchants if agreeable to them  And I appoint my said Brothers Henry and Robert Executors of this my said Will to whom I leave all my Wearing Apparel and every thing I should die possessed of And all the Rest Residue and Remainder of my Goods and Chattels to and for his and their own use and benefit  In Witness thereof I have hereunto set my hand and Seal this twenty fourth day of July One Thousand eight hundred and twentyone. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

 

Signed Sealed published and Declared by                          )
the said James Pidgeon the Testator as and to be his       
)
last Will and Testament in the presence of us                      
)         James  Pidgeon

Who at his request  in his presence and in the                     )

presence of each other have hereto subscribed our            )
Names as Witness ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~          
)

George Turner

Postmaster Sidmouth                                                             ( Seal )

 William Nicholls of Sidmouth Butcher

 J G Jenkins of Sidmouth Atty at Law

 Examd with the Original Will by me
 Jno Kemp


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