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The Pidgeons of Stafford, Staffordshire


William James Hodder Pidgeon was the eldest son of James Pidgeon and Mary Anne Hodder (see the Pidgeons of Kilmington & Bridport).  He was born in Bridport, married and had his first two children there (twin daughters), but then moved to Stafford sometime between 1872 and 1874.

Additional contributor:   Joan Thorpe

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

                Places in italics = Registration districts


William James Hodder PIDGEON (b.ab.1837, Bridport – d.2/5/1921, 83y, Stafford) RN Seaman, Shoemaker

  m1.(21/12/1860, Bridport) Augusta GALE (b.ab.1843, Bridport – d.1911, 69y,Stafford)

    |                                                      See the Pidgeons of Kilmington & Bridport

    |    1861:  at 72 Surry St, Portsea – William & Augusta PIGUN

    |    1871:  at St Michael’s Lane, Bridport – William & Augusta;  Martha, Mary

    |    1881:  at 6 Chapel Terrace, Stafford – William & Augusta;  Mary, Alfred, Frederick

    |    1891:  at 19 Foregate St, Stafford – William JH & Augusta;  Alfred J, Frederick PIDGEON + Martha S & Walter C;

    |                                                                                                                  Edith A LANGBOURNE + 2 boarders

    |    1901:  at 44 Rowley St, Stafford – William JH & Augusta + boarder (Lucy Jane HORSFALL)

    |    1911:  at 44 Rowley St, Stafford – William JH & Augusta + boarder               [3/7 ch’n alive]

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    |– Martha Sarah PIDGEON (b.22/1/1866, Bridport – d.24/11/1908) Nurse

    ||     m.(26/12/1888, Stafford) Walter Charles LANGBOURNE (b.30/7/1864, Danby, Yorks – d.31/7/1935) Chemist

    ||      |    1891:  at 19 Foregate St, Stafford – Walter C & Martha S;  Edith A (with William J H & Augusta;  Alfred J,

    ||      |                                                                                                             Frederick PIDGEON)  + 2 boarders

    ||      |    1901:  at Holy Trinity, Hull – Walter & Martha;  Alfred, Edith, Florence, Walter, Ernest, Dorothy

    ||      |    1911:  at 113 Vine St, Gorton, Manchester – Walter (wid, boarder with H TOLSON)

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    ||      |– Alfred Charles Frederick LANGBOURNE (b.18/7/1890, Stafford – d.26/1/1959, 68y)

    ||      |      m.(1919, Leeds) Ethel COOPER (b. – d.)

    ||      |– Edith Augusta LANGBOURNE (b.25/5/1892, Scarborough – d.1932, 40y)

    ||      |      m.(1920, Wolverhampton) Harold HILL (b. – d.)

    ||      |– Florence Lilian LANGBOURNE (b.18/3/1893, Bury, Lancs - d.5/4/1934, 41y)

    ||      |      m.(1923, Wolverhampton) Archibald A E FROGGATT (b. – d.)

    ||      |– Walter Edgar LANGBOURNE (b.16/8/1895, Stockgrove, Lancs – d.22/2/1962, 66y)

    ||      |      m.(1924, Wolverhampton) Florence I WESTCOTT (b. – d.)

    ||      |– Ernest LANGBOURNE (b.27/5/1899, Hull – d.27/11/1918, 19y, Winchester)

    ||      |– Dorothy Mary LANGBOURNE (b.8/10/1900, Hull – d.3/1/1988, 87y, Wolverhampton)

    ||      |      m1.(26/12/1923, Wolve’ton) Haydn John MASSEY (b.1897, Cannock – d.1838, 41y, Wolverhampton)

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    ||      |      m2.(1939, Wolverhampton) Clement Henry Valentine DAVIES (b.26/6/1903 – d.10/1990, 87y,

    ||      |       |                                                                                                                                Wolverhampton)

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    ||     └  Francis Raymond LANGBOURNE (b.5/7/1903, Hull – d.20/3/1983, 79y, Wolverhampton)

    |[twins]

    |– Mary Augusta PIDGEON (b.22/1/1866, Bridport – d.)

    |      m.(1888, Stafford) Phillip MORGAN (b.ab.1864, Tydigstone, Glamorgan – d.) Grocer’s Manager

    |       |    1901:  at 8 King St, Blackpool – Philip & Mary; Gwendoline

    |       |    1911:  at 32 Driffield St, Moss Side, Manchester – Philip & Mary Augusta;  Gwendoline, Lillian Augusta

    |       |                                                                                    [2/4 ch’n alive]         

    |       |– Gwendoline MORGAN (b.1899, Blackpool – d.)

    |      └  Lilian Augusta MORGAN (b.1902, Blackpool – d.)

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    |– Alfred James PIDGEON (b.1874, Stafford – d.1959, 84y, Wolverhampton) School Headmaster

    |      m1.(1899, Stafford) Maria BURNHAM (b.ab1873, Leicester – d.1952, 79y, Wolverhampton)

    |       |    1901:  at 88 North Street, Stafford – Alfred & Maria;  Leonard A  + servt

    |       |    1911:  at 88 North Street, Stafford – Alfred James & Maria;  Leonard Alfred, Edith Grace M

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    |       |– Leonard Alfred PIDGEON (b.1901, Stafford – d.1953, 52y, Wolverhampton)

    |       |      m.(1924, Wolverhampton) Laura PINSON (b.6/2/1903, Wolverhampton – d.1981, 78y, Wolverhampton)

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    |       |       |– Olive Marie PIDGEON (b.1925, Wolverhampton – d.12/2002, 77y, Worthing)

    |       |       |      m.(1945, Wolverhampton) Robert SIMMS (b?23/2/1923 – d?1971, Surrey)

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    |       |       |– Frank Leonard PIDGEON (b.30/4/1929, Wolverhampton – d.1989, 60y, Wolverhampton)

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    |       |       |– Eric James PIDGEON (b.25/3/1932, Wolverhampton – d.1985, 53y, Wolverhampton)

    |       |       |      m.(1974, Wolverhampton) Joan PIDGEON (nιe MERRIMAN) (b.8/7/1931, Birmingham N – d.2000,

    |       |       |                                                                                                                             69y, Birmingham)

    |       |       |      Joan first married Ronald William PIDGEON (1926-2000) of Birmingham in 1950.

    |       |       |      There were 6 PIDGEON children from her first marriage.

    |       |       |      Ronald’s ancestry has not yet been researched, but his mother was a SMITH and his father

    |       |       |      may have been Irish or of Irish descent.

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    |       |– Edith Grace M PIDGEON (b.7/6/1906, Stafford – d.10/1986, 80y, Braintree, Esx)

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    |      m2.(1953, Wolverhampton) Elizabeth DUNCAN (b.ab.1881 – d.1965, 84y, Bilston)

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    |– Frederic PIDGEON (b.1880, Stafford – d.1950, 70y, Stafford) Engineer’s clerk

    :       :    1901:  at 93 Bull St, Birmingham – Frederick (boarder, Grocer’s Assistant)

    :       :               at 44 Rowley St, Stafford – Lucy Jane HORSFALL (boarder with William J H & Augusta PIDGEON)

    :      m.(1901, Atcham, Salop) Lucy Jane HORSFALL (b.1878, Stafford – d?1961, 82y, Stafford) Boot Machinist

    :       |    1911:  at 260 Oxford Street, Stafford – Frederick & Lucy Jane;  Walter Charles, Doris Winifred, Ernest

    :       |                                                     [6/7 ch’n alive]       Wilfred, Marion Augusta, Gwendoline Mary, Irene May

    :       |– Walter Charles F PIDGEON (b.4/5/1902, Hull – d.1977, 74y, Stafford)

    :       |      m.(1930, Stafford) Annie Irene GLOVER (b.1905, Stafford – d.1957, 52y, Stafford)

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    :       |– Doris Winifred M PIDGEON (b.1903, Hull – d.1948, 44y, Stafford)

    :       |      m.(1928, Stafford) Harry MARCH (b?1891, Uttoxeter – d?1954, 62, Stafford)

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    :       |-? Gwendoline May PIDGEON (b.1904, King’s Norton – d.1904, 0y, King’s Norton)

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    :       |– Ernest Wilfred PIDGEON (b.7/4/1906, Birmingham – d.11/1984, 78y, Wolverhampton)

    :       |      m.(1931, Stafford) Rhoda HIGGINSON (b.10/6/1913, Cannock – d.7/1989, 76y, Wolverhampton)

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    :       |       |– Dennis Wilfred PIDGEON (b.13/9/1932, Stafford – d.1/2001, 68y, Wolverhampton)

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    :       |      └  David Allan PIDGEON (b.30/10/1947, Wolverhampton – d.8/1986, 38y, Wolverhampton)

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    :       |– Marian Augusta PIDGEON (b.19/12/1907, Wolstanton – d.14/6/1994, 82y, Rhuddlan)

    :       |      m.(4/8/1934, Haughton, Staffs) Percival THORPE (b.17/10/1906, Stafford – d.8/2/1979, 72y, Stafford)

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    :       |       |– Norman Carl Percival THORPE (b.30/4/1935, Stafford - d.21/6/1992, 57y, Aberconwy) RN, Ark Royal

    :       |       |      m.(1956, Stoke) Wilma Clarice HADDON (b.27/8/1935, Stoke – d.4/11/2005, 70y, Denbighshire N)

    :       |       |       |                                                                                                                                     WRNS

    :       |       |                    Joan THORPE                                                                      [TOP]

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    :       |– Gwendoline Mary PIDGEON (b.20/8/1909, Stafford – d.4/2001, Stafford).

    :       |      m.(1938, Stafford) John WILDING (b.18/1/1909 – d.1975, 66y, Stafford)

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    :       |– Irene May PIDGEON (b.30/11/1910, Stafford – d.2/1987, 76y, Stafford)

    :       |      m.(1938, Stafford) William DAWSON (b?8/2/1910, Stoke on Trent – d?12/2001, 91y, Stafford)

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    :       |– Frederick W PIDGEON (b.1911, Stafford – d.5/1990, 80y, Congleton, Ches)

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    :       |– Constance R PIDGEON (b.1914, Stafford – d.1944, 30y, Stafford)

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    :       |– Lucy E PIDGEON (b.18/11/1915, Stafford – d.9/2004, 88y, Cannock Chase)

    :       |      m.(1942, Stafford) James Cecil G BARBER (b.12/10/1914, Stafford – d.11/1984, 70y, Stafford)

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    :       |– Marjorie E PIDGEON (b.1917, Stafford – d.)

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    :       |– Harold Douglas PIDGEON (b.29/7/1919, Stafford – d.1983, 64y, Stafford)

    :       |      m.(1947, Stafford) May COLLIER (nιe STOKES) (b.16/8/1921, Stafford – d.11/2002, 81y, Litchfield)

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    :      └  Beatrice Joan PIDGEON (b.21/6/1921, Stafford – d.4/1991, 69y, Stafford)

    :              m.(1949, Stafford) Dennis H BABB (b.1921, Stafford – d.)

    :

  m2.(1913, Stafford) Maria J CHEADLE (nιe MICKLEWRIGHT?) (b.1849, Stafford – d.1926, 77y, Stafford)


Page Updated  23 Jul 2017

 

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