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The PIDGEONs of Thorncombe – Chard & Derby branch


William Pidgeon was born in 1839 at Thorncombe, the son of Henry Pidgeon and Elizabeth Quintin (see the PIDGEONs of Yarcombe & Thorncombe family tree).  He married Elizabeth Collins at Chard, where they settled and brought up their five children.

Their second son George married Emma Boyland at Taunton, and they also settled at Chard and raised eight children there.  This was a family of lace makers, and their three eldest sons Thomas, George and Herbert moved north to Derby to improve their prospects in the silk making industry there.

Contributors: Basil Pidgeon, Lillian Pidgeon & Catherine Hardy of Derby

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

                Places in italics = Registration districts


William PIDGEON (b.1839, bp.18/8/1839, Thorncombe – d.1887, 42y, Chard) Coal yard labourer

   m.(1864, Chard) Elizabeth COLLINS (b.1840, Chard – d.1908, 67y, Chard)

    |                            m2.(1897, Chard) James BRAGG (b?ab.1830, Lydmarsh, Som – d.1909, 87y, Chard)

    |                                  1901:  at Duck Lane, Chard – James (70) & Elizabeth (60)

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    |    1871:  at Furnham, Chard – William & Elizabeth;  William, George, Ellen  + boarder

    |    1881:  at Furnham, Chard – William & Elizabeth;  William, George, Ellen, Fred, Lucy

    |    1891:  at Furnham Rd, Chard – Elizabeth (wid);  William, Ellen, Fred, Lucy

    |

    |– William PIDGEON (b.1866, Chard – d.1942, 75y, Chard) Twine factory worker

    |      m.(1891, Chard) Alice SALISBURY (b.1870, Chard – d.1940, 70y, Chard)

    |       |    1901:  at Clarkes Row, Chard – William & Alice;  Emma + William SALISBURY boarder)

    |       |    1911:  at 9 Clarkes Row, Chard – William & Alice;  Emma + 2 HOPKINS’s boarders)

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    |      └  Emma Beatrice PIDGEON (b.12/7/1892, Chard – d.1969, 76y, Chard)

    |              m.(1921, Chard) William John GILLETT (b.1894, Wellington, Som – d.1962, 67y, Taunton)

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    |              └  Douglas William GILLETT (b.4/11/1922, Chard – d.1/1993, 70y, Yeovil)

    |

    |– George PIDGEON (b.1869, Chard – d.1931, 62y, Chard) Lace Twister

    |      m.(1888, Taunton) Emma Jane BOYLAND (b.1869, Chard – d.1931, 62y, Chard)

    |       |    1891:  at Furnham Rd, Chard – George & Emma J;  Thos W, George

    |       |    1901:  at Furnham Rd, Chard – George & Emma J;  Thos Wm, Herbert, Edgar, Margery, Elsie May

    |       |    1911:  at 21 Boden St, Chard – George & Emma Jane;  George, Herbert, Edgar, Margery Maud Mary,

    |       |                                                           [8/10 ch alive]                                         Elsie May, Harold, Reginald

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    |       |– Thomas William PIDGEON (b.1889, Chard – d.1949, 60y, Derby) Lace maker

    |       |      m.(1910, Derby) Ethel Mary MEAKIN (b.1890, Shardlow – d.1969, 79y, Derby)

    |       |       |    1911:  at 73 Nottingham Rd, Derby – Thomas William & Ethel Mary (with her parents & family)

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    |       |       |– Constance Mary PIDGEON (b.22/6/1911, Derby – d.6/1997, 86y, Derby)

    |       |       |      m.(1936, Derby) William Arthur L GROVES (b.23/5/1909, E Retford, Notts – d.11/1984, 75y, Derby)

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    |       |      └  Irene M PIDGEON (b.1916, Derby – d.1929, 13y, Derby)

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    |       |– George PIDGEON (b.1890, Chard – d.1964, 73y, Derby) Lace maker

    |       |       :    1901:  at Ship, Furnham, Chard – Ann (wid); Charles (son) BOYLAND; + George PIDGEON (g-son)

    |       |      m.(1914, Chard) Clara HONEYBUN (b.1892, Chard – d.1947, 54y, Derby)                                    + lodger

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    |       |– Herbert PIDGEON (b.1892, Chard – d.1959, 67y, Derby) Lace maker

    |       |      m.(1915, Derby) Gladys Mary RAWSON (b.1896, Derby – d.1953, 58y, Derby)

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    |       |       |– Kathleen Marjorie PIDGEON (b.15/6/1916, Chard – d.6/2006, 90y, Derby)

    |       |       |      m.(1938, Derby)  Harold STRANGE (b.13/5/1916, Derby – d.12/1972, 56y, Derby)

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    |       |       |       |– Brian Kenneth STRANGE (b.5/2/1939, Derby – d.10/2000, 61y, Derby)

    |       |       |       |– Kathleen M STRANGE (b.1948, Derby – d.)

    |       |       |      └  Keith STRANGE (b.6/1/1952, Derby – d.1980, 28y, Derby)

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    |       |       |– Eric Herbert PIDGEON (b.11/6/1918, Derby – d.7/1989, 71y, Croydon)

    |       |       |      m1.(1942, Derby) Irene A GREEN (b.1920, Derby – d.1943, 23y, Derby)

    |       |       |      m2.(1947, Croydon) Bessie May GOODGER (nιe SPARSHOTT) (b.21/5/1920, Croydon – d.2005,

    |       |       |       |                                                                                                                85y, Haywards Heath)

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    |       |       |– Victor William PIDGEON (b.7/6/1920, Derby – d.6/2003, 83y, Derby)

    |       |       |      m.(1940, Derby) Ada E EAST (b.1921, Belper – d.7/2012)

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    |       |       |– Ronald Frederick PIDGEON (b.31/12/1922, Derby – d.5/1992, 69y, Derby)

    |       |       |      m1.(1942, Derby – div.1947) Mildred MORTON (b.27/11/1923 – d.10/1994, 60y, Derby)

    |       |       |       |                                                (+) Herbert PIDGEON (b.1892, Chard – d.1959, 67y, Derby)

    |       |       |       |                                                  |                 (see above – father of Ronald)

    |       |       |       |                                                  |–

    |       |       |                                                          :

    |       |       |                                                         m2.(1947, Bakewell) Harold Alfred MANNION (b.26/12/1923

    |       |       |                                                                                                                       – d.1/1992, 68y, Derby)

    |       |       |                       Lilian PIDGEON                                                             [TOP]

    |       |       |

    |       |       |– Ellis George PIDGEON (b.20/1/1927, Derby – d.11/1992, 65y, Derby)

    |       |       |      m.(1948, Shardlow) Betty Kathleen WOOTTON (b.19/2/1930, Shardlow – d.12/1994, 64y, Derby)

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    |       |       |       |– Anthony E PIDGEON (b.1951, Derby – d.25/6/2011, 60, Majorca)

    |       |       |       |      m.

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    |       |       |       |       |– Scott Anthony PIDGEON (b.1974, Derby – d.7/12/2014, 40y, Dunhill, Eire)

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    |       |       |       |– Alan PIDGEON (b.1952, Shardlow – d.1953, 0y, Shardlow)

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    |       |       |                       Catherine HARDY                                                           [TOP]

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    |       |       |– Gladys Vera PIDGEON (b.26/11/1928, Derby – d.8/1999, 70y, Derby)

    |       |       |      m.(1948, Shardlow) Eric SHEPHERD (b.2/1/1928, Shardlow – d.8/2002, 74y, Derby)

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    |       |       |– Sheila E PIDGEON (b.1932, Derby – d.)

    |       |       |      m.(1954, Shardlow) Denis HOWITT (b. – d.)

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    |       |       |– Tony (Anthony) PIDGEON (b.1935, Derby – d.1936, 0y, Derby)

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    |       |– Edgar PIDGEON (b.1894, Chard – d.1935, 40y, Chard) Lace maker

    |       |      m.(1920, Chard) Ethel M BARTHOLOMEW (b.17/4/1896, Williton – d.4/1986, 90y, Yeovil)

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    |       |– Margery Maud Mary PIDGEON (b.31/12/1896, Chard – d.10/1985, 88y, Yeovil) Lace mender

    |       |      m.(1929, Chard) Arthur James BOYLAND (b.8/12/1899, Chard – d.1972, 72y, Chard)

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    |       |– Elsie May PIDGEON (b.1899, Chard – d.1930, 30y, Chard)

    |       |      m.(1924, Chard) Herbert William LARCOMBE (b.1901, Chard – d.1945, 43y, Chard)

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    |       |– Arthur PIDGEON (b.1901, Chard – d.1901, 0y, Chard)

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    |       |– Harold PIDGEON (b.31/1/1905, Chard – d.1983, ‘75y’, Taunton Dean)

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    |       |– Victor PIDGEON (b.1906, Chard – d.1908, 2y, Chard)

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    |      └  Reginald PIDGEON (b.25/9/1909, Chard – d.5/1985, 75y, Torbay)

    |

    |– Ellen PIDGEON (b.1871, Chard – d.1942, 71y, Chard)

    |      m1.(1892, Chard) William Alderman GAGE (b.1865, Lyme Regis – d,1902, 37, Chard) Labourer in iron foundry

    |       |    1901:  at Howard Row, Chard – Ellen;  William, Albert H, Ellen, Hilda M, George

    |       |               at Taunton Hospital – William Alderman (patient)

    |       |    1911:  at 39 The Pound, Chard – Ellen (wid);  William, Albert, Ellen, Hilda, George, Edward

    |       |                                                         [6/10 ch’n alive]

    |       |– William Alderman GAGE (b.21/12/1892, Chard – d.1976, 83y, Yeovil)

    |       |– Albert Henry GAGE (b.12/10/1894, Chard – d.1970, 75y, Chard)

    |       |– Ellen GAGE (b.1896, Chard – d.)

    |       |– Hilda May GAGE (b.1897, Chard – d.)

    |       |– Lilian Katharine GAGE (b.1899, Chard – d.1899, 0y, Chard)

    |       |– John GAGE (b.1900, Chard – d.1900, 0y, Chard)

    |       |– George GAGE (b.1901, Chard – d.1967, 66y, Chard)

    |       |– Edward Charles Alderman GAGE (b.25/8/1902, Chard – d.1942, 79y, Bridport)

    |       :

    |      m2.(1918, Chard) Charles E HITCHCOCK (b. – d.)

    |

    |– Fred PIDGEON (b.1872, Chard – d.) Coal merchant’s porter

    |      m.(1896, Chard) Elizabeth TROTT (b.ab.1865, Buckland St Mary, Som – d,)

    |       |    1901:  at Silver St, Chard – Frederick & Elizabeth;  Harry; Florence

    |       |    1911:  at Lower Fatworth, Chard – Frederick & Elizabeth;  Harry; Florence, Beatrice, Louie

    |       |                                                                 [4/4 ch’n alive]

    |       |– Harry PIDGEON (b.31/5/1896, Chard – d.1973, 78y, Chard)

    |       |      m.(1920, Taunton) Florence COLLINS (b. – d.)

    |       |       |

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    |       |– Florence Ethel PIDGEON (b.1897, Chard – d.1968, 70y, Taunton)

    |       |      m.(1928, Wellington, Som) Walter BAWDEN (b.28/8/1894 – d.1974, 80y, Taunton)

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    |       |– Bratrice Annie PIDGEON (b.16/2/1902, Chard – d.10/1995, 93y, Southend-on-Sea)

    |       |      m.(1921, Fulham) Joseph CONN (b.10/6/1893, West Ham – d.1969, 76y, Rochford, Esx)

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    |      └  Louisa Mary PIDGEON (b.1906, Chard – d.)

    |

   └  Lucy PIDGEON (b.1874, Chard – d.1953, 78y, Chard)

          (+) ? ?

            |– Robert Henry PIDGEON (b.1891, Chard – d,1953, 61y, Chard)

            :

           m.(1892, Chard) Walter WOODLAND (b1871, Frome, Som – d,) Railway worker

            |    1901:  at Homebury Hill, Chard – Walter & Lucy;  Robert, Beatrice, Walter, Bertha, Lucy

            |    1911:  at Homebury Hill, Chard – Walter & Lucy;  Beatrice, Walter, Bertha, Lucy, Henry, Lily, Daisy,

            |                                                       [10/10 ch’n alive]         Percy, Eliza, Clifford  + Robert PIDGEON (step-son)

            |– Beatrice WOODLAND (b.1893, Chard – d,)

            |– Walter WOODLAND (b.1894, Chard – d,)

            |– Bertha WOODLAND (b.1896, Chard – d,)

            |– Lucy WOODLAND (b.1899, Chard – d,)

            |– Henry WOODLAND (b.1901, Chard – d.)

            |– Lily WOODLAND (b.1904, Chard – d.)

            |– Daisy May WOODLAND (b.1906, Chard – d.)

            |– Percy WOODLAND (b.1907, Chard – d.)

            |– Elsie WOODLAND (b.1908, Chard – d.)

            |– Clifford WOODLAND (b.1910, Chard – d.)

            |– Mark WOODLAND (b.1912, Chard – d,)

            |– Dorothy WOODLAND (b.1914, Chard – d,)

           └  Rose WOODLAND (b.1918, Chard – d,)


Page Updated  14 Apr 2016

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