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PIDGEONs of Badsey, Worcestershire

Well kept parish records of Badsey have survived, starting in 1538, after Henry VIII fell out with the Pope. At that time there were three Pigin fathers whose children were baptised in Badsey – Robert, John and Richard – a mother Alice of an illegitimate child, and a bride Agnes who was married there in 1545. It has been assumed here that they might have been brothers and sisters.

In 1540 a John Pigin was buried, and in 1545 a Richard Pigin was buried, both at Badsey. Either could have been the father of all five siblings, or each could be the father of one or more. For simplicity, John is here assumed to be the father of all five.br>
Ever since the records started, many have probably gone missing, and those that remain do not give as much information as more modern records do. Also, it is suspected that many Pigin men married in nearby parishes, where no records survive. For these reasons, much guesswork and many assumptions have been necessary to link these early Pigins, Pigeons and Pidgeons into what is a likely, but not necessarily true, family tree.

It is possible that their descendants may have moved to Shiplake, Oxfordshire and Winchcombe, Gloucestershire.

Notes:
   ab. = about,  b. = born,  bp. = baptised,  bu. = buried,  d. = died,  m. = married,
   (+) = extra-marital relationship
Thomas PEGYN (b. – bu.)
      m.(1/2/1561/2, Badsey) Joan COLLET (b. – d.)  (an old widow)
 
Richard PIGIN (b. – bu.31/8/1545, Badsey)  of Aldington
   m?() Alice ? (b. – bu.6/5/1565, Badsey)     Alice was a widow when she died,
                                                                        but may or may not have been the wife of Richard.
 
John PIGIN (b. – bu.7/2/1540/1, Badsey)  of Aldington
   m.() ? ? (b. – d.)
    |
    |-? Alice PIGIN (b. – d.)
    |     (+) ? ?
    |      └  John PIGIN (b. – bu.1/9/1550, Badsey)
    |
    |-? Robert PIGIN (b. – bu.22/4/1598, Cropthone)
    |      m.() Agnes ? (b. – bu.18/6/1545, Badsey)
    |       |
    |       |– Thomas PIGIN (bp.29/3/1539, Badsey – bu.19/6/1625, 86y, Badsey)
    |       |      m.(29/6/1579, Badsey) Katherine SMITH (b. – bu.15/11/1614, Badsey)
    |       |       |
    |       |       |– Anthony PIGIN (bp.24/12/1581, Badsey – bu.12/7/1648, Badsey)
    |       |       |      m1.() Mary ? (b. – bu.16/1/1627, Badsey)
    |       |       |      m2.() ? ?
    |       |       |       |
    |       |       |       |– Thomas PIDGEON (bp.20/9/1636, Badsey – bu.2/8/1720, Badsey)
    |       |       |       |
    |       |       |       |– Ann PYGEON (bp.3/3/1639, Badsey – bu.12/7/1664, Badsey)
    |       |       |       |
    |       |       |       |– Mary PIDGEON (bp.30/8/1643, Badsey – d.)
    |       |       |       |
    |       |       |      └  Anthony PIGEON (bp.1/12/1646, Badsey – bu.24/2/1654/5, Badsey)
    |       |       |
    |       |       |– Maria PIGIN (bp.12/10/1583, Badsey – d.)
    |       |       |
    |       |       |– Anna PIGIN (bp.17/2/1584/5, Badsey – d.)
    |       |       |      m.(11/8/1614, Badsey) Thomas JAMES (b. – d.)
    |       |       |
    |       |       |– Alice PIGIN (bp.25/10/1588, Badsey – d.)
    |       |       |
    |       |      └? Richard PIGIN (bp. 30/1/1591/2, Badsey– bu.3/2/1651/2, Badsey)
    |       |              m.() ? ?        Was this Richard or Elizabeth (b.9/3/1591/2) the child of this Thomas?
    |       |               |                  The other was the child of his cousin Thomas – see below.
    |       |               |
    |       |               |– Ann PIDGEON (bp.11/1/1628, Badsey – d.)
    |       |               |
    |       |              └  Elizabeth PYGEON (bp.20/11/1631, Badsey – d.)
    |       |
    |       |– Richard PIGIN (bp.10/8/1540, Badsey – d.)
    |       |      m1.() ? ?
    |       |       |
    |       |       |– William PIGIN (bp.14/3/1560, Badsey – d.)
    |       |       |
    |       |       |– Agnes PIGIN (bp. 12/12/1562, Badsey – d.)
    |       |       |      m.(28/9/1589, Badsey) John SOWTHERNE (b. – d.)
    |       |       |
    |       |       |– William PIGIN (bp.25/12/1565, Badsey – d.)
    |       |       |      m.() ? ?
    |       |       |       |
    |       |       |       |– Joseph PIGIN (bp.20/1/1611/2, Bretforton – d.)
    |       |       |       |      m.() Eleanor ? (b. – d.)
    |       |       |       |       |
    |       |       |       |       |– William PIDGION (bp.7/11/1643, Bretforton – bu.)
    |       |       |       |       |      m.() Anne ? (b. – d.)
    |       |       |       |       |       |
    |       |       |       |       |       |– Mary PIGEON (bp.13/2/1675/6, Bretforton – d.)
    |       |       |       |       |       |      m.(30/9/1724) John INGLES (b. – d.)
    |       |       |       |       |       |
    |       |       |       |       |      └  John PIGEON (bp.2/12/1683, Bretforton – bu.18/10/1752, Bretforton)
    |       |       |       |       |              m.(26/4/1720, Church Honeybourne) Mary (Anne) ANDREWS  (b. –
    |       |       |       |       |               |                                                                                 bu.11/11/1763, Bretforton)
    |       |       |       |       |               |– Sarah PIDGEON (bp.10/3/1722/3, Bretforton – d.2/9/1727)
    |       |       |       |       |               |
    |       |       |       |       |               |– Thomas PIGEON (bp.30/8/1725, Bretforton – d.23/9/1725)
    |       |       |       |       |               |
    |       |       |       |       |              └  Elizabeth PIGEON (bp.20/2/1733/4, Bretforton – d.)
    |       |       |       |       |
    |       |       |       |       |– Thomas PIDGION (bp.15/11/1646, Bretforton – bu.)
    |       |       |       |       |
    |       |       |       |       |– Anne PIDGION (bp.10/5/1651, Bretforton – bu.)
    |       |       |       |       |
    |       |       |       |       |– Joseph PIGION (bp.24/5/1655, Bretforton – bu.)
    |       |       |       |       |
    |       |       |       |      └  John PIGGON (bp.12/4/1662, Bretforton – bu.7/4/1750, Bretforton)
    |       |       |       |              m.() Elizabeth ? (b. – d.)
    |       |       |       |               |
    |       |       |       |               |– Joseph PIGEON (bp.3/2/1689/90, Bretforton – d.)
    |       |       |       |               |      m? (17/11/1712, Stanton) Mary CROSS (b. – d.)
    |       |       |       |               |       |
    |       |       |       |               |       |– Anne PIGEON (bp.2/8/1713, Buckland – d.)
    |       |       |       |               |       |
    |       |       |       |               |      └  Sarah PIGEON (bp.17/1/1719, Buckland – d.)
    |       |       |       |               |
    |       |       |       |               |– Anne PIGEON (bp.14/7/1692, Bretforton – d.)
    |       |       |       |               |
    |       |       |       |               |– Thomas PIGEON (bp.27/12/1698, Bretforton – d.)
    |       |       |       |               :      m? (20/1/1722/3, Shiplake, Oxon) Catherine MOOR (b. ab.1700 – bu.23/6/1780,
    |       |       |       |               |       |                                                                                                            Shiplake)
    |       |       |       |               |      └  →  see the PIGEONs of Shiplake family tree
    |       |       |       |               :
    |       |       |       |              m.(24/6/1729, Bretforton) Sarah EMMES (b.– d.)
    |       |       |       |
    |       |       |       |– Elizabeth PIGEON (bp.14/11/1613, Bretforton – d.)
    |       |       |       |      m.(26/1/1640/1, Bretforton) Richard BAKER (b. – d.)
    |       |       |       |
    |       |       |       |-?William PIGEON (bp. – d.)
    |       |       |       |      m.() Eleanor ? (b. – d.)
    |       |       |       |       |
    |       |       |       |       |– John PIDGINE (bp.17/9/1634, Bretforton – bu.23/6/1697, Winchcome)
    |       |       |       |       |      m? (30/5/1663, Winchcombe) Elizabeth HANDS (bp. – bu. ? 22/9/1706, Winchcombe)
    |       |       |       |       |       |
    |       |       |       |       |      └  →  see the PIDGEONs of Winchcombe family tree
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    |       |       |       |       |– Anne PIDGION (bp.1/1/1636/7, Bretforton – bu.)
    |       |       |       |       |
    |       |       |       |       |– Eleanor PIGION (bp.2/2/1638/9, Bretforton – bu.)
    |       |       |       |       |
    |       |       |       |       |– Margaret PIDGION (bp.26/5/1640, Bretforton – bu.)
    |       |       |       |       |
    |       |       |       |      └  Eleanor PIDGION (bp.21/11/1643, Bretforton – bu.)
    |       |       |       |
    |       |       |       |– Thomas PIGEON (bp.9/1621, Bretforton d.)
    |       |       |       |
    |       |       |      └  Mary PIGEON (bp.25/10/1624, Bretforton – d.)
    |       |       |
    |       |       |– Edward PIGIN (bp.20/3/1566/7, Badsey –bu? 23/9/1652, Badsey)
    |       |       |      m.() Anne ? (b. – bu? 1/12/1652, Badsey)
    |       |       |       |
    |       |       |       |– Katherine PIGIN (bp.21/2/1598/9, Badsey – d.)
    |       |       |       |
    |       |       |      └  Amy PIGEON (bp.12/6/1602, Badsey – d.)
    |       |       |
    |       |       |– Eleanor PIGIN (bp.6/4/1569, Badsey – bu.23/9/1587, Badsey)
    |       |       |
    |       |       |– John PIGIN (bp.6/7/1573, Badsey – d.)
    |       |       |
    |       |       |– Robert PIGIN (bp.7/1/1575/6, Badsey – d.)
    |       |       :
    |       |      m2.(2/11/1586, Badsey) Alice NUNINGTON (b. – d.)
    |       |       |
    |       |       |– Chritine PIGEON (bp.29/1/1587/8, Stanton – d.)
    |       |       |
    |       |       |– Edmund PIGEON (bp.10/2/1591/2, Stanton – d.)
    |       |       |
    |       |       |– Thomas PIGEON (bp.25/7/1591, Stanton – d.)
    |       |       |      m.(22/9/1622, Stanton) Anna CHESHIRE (b. – d.)
    |       |       |
    |       |      └  Willaim PIGEON (bp.25/1/1600/1, Stanton – d.)
    |       |
    |       |– Robert PIGIN (bp.30/9/1542, Badsey – d.)
    |       |
    |       |– John PIGIN (bp.1/6/1545, Badsey – bu. 16/11/1545, Badsey)
    |       :
    |      m2
    |       |
    |       |– Eleanor PIGIN (bp.25/8/1549, Badsey – d.)
    |       |
    |      └  Margaret PIGIN (bb.18/2/1551/2, Badsey – d.)
    |
    |-? John PIGIN (b. – bu.8/6/1550, Badsey)
    |      m1.() ? ?
    |       |– Robert PIGIN (bp.15/5/1539, Badsey – d.)
    |       :
    |      m2? (17/10/1540) Elizabeth RUSSELL (b. – bur.1/6/1545, Badsey)
    |       |
    |       |– Margaret PIGIN (bp.2/1/1542/3, Badsey – d.)
    |       |
    |      └  Margery PIGIN (bp.11/10/1544, Badsey – d.)
    |
    |-? Richard PIGIN (b. – bu.6/5/1598, Badsey)
    |      m.() ? ?
    |       |
    |       |– Joan PIGIN (b. – bu.14/4/1541, Badsey)
    |       |
    |       |– Edward PIGIN (bp.25/3/1541/2, Badsey – d.)
    |       |      m.() Margaret ? (b. – bu.13/5/1587, Badsey)
    |       |       |
    |       |       |– Thomas PIGIN (bp.6/10/1560, Badsey – bu.28/6/1622, 61y, Badsey)
    |       |       |      m1.(19/1/1591/2, Badsey) Alice SMITH (b. – bu.3/4/1596, Badsey)
    |       |       |       |
    |       |       |       |-? Elizabeth PIGIN (bp.9/3/1591/2, Badsey – d.)
    |       |       |       |                    Was this Elizabeth or Richard (bp. 30/1/1591/2) the child of this Thomas?
    |       |       |       |                    The other was the child of his cousin Thomas – see above.
    |       |       |       |
    |       |       |       |– Francis PIGIN (bp. & bu.3/2/1592/3, Badsey)
    |       |       |       |
    |       |       |       |– Robert PIGIN (bp.25/8/1593, Badsey – d.)
    |       |       |       |
    |       |       |       |– Joan PIGIN (bp. – bu.24/12/1594, Badsey)
    |       |       |       :
    |       |       |      m2.(1596–1600) ? ?        After Alice died in 1596, several children of Thomas were baptised.
    |       |       |       |                                    The dates suggest it was more likely to be this Thomas, rather than
    |       |       |       |                                    his older cousin (see above).
    |       |       |       |                                    Did he remarry in another parish, where the record was lost?
    |       |       |       |
    |       |       |       |– John PIGIN (bp.23/8 & bu.2/10/1600, Badsey)
    |       |       |       |
    |       |       |       |– Ida PIGIN (bp.3/2/1600/1, Badsey – d.)
    |       |       |       |
    |       |       |       |– Margaret PIGEON (bp.10/11/1602, Badsey – d.)
    |       |       |       |      m.(12/6/1625, Badsey) Henry SHUERDE (SEWARD?) (b. – d.)
    |       |       |       |
    |       |       |       |– Giles PIGEON (bp.22/8/1604, Badsey – bu.4/7/1659, 54y, Badsey) Gentleman
    |       |       |       |      m.() ? ?
    |       |       |       |       |
    |       |       |       |       |– Giles PIDGEON (bp.10/11/1628, Badsey – bu.1/4/1703, Badsey)
    |       |       |       |       |
    |       |       |       |       |– John PYGEON (bp.19/9/1630, Badsey – bu? 9/2/1657/8, Badsey)
    |       |       |       |       |
    |       |       |       |       |– Margaret PYGEON (bp.19/9/1630, Badsey – d.)
    |       |       |       |       |
    |       |       |       |       |– Mary PIGEON (bp.26/12/1633, Badsey – d.)
    |       |       |       |       |
    |       |       |       |       |– William PIDGEON (bp.18/7/1635, Badsey – d.)
    |       |       |       |       |
    |       |       |       |       |– Thomas PIGEON (bp.30/7/1637, Badsey – bu.27/2/1663/4, 26y, Badsey)
    |       |       |       |       |
    |       |       |       |       |– Jane PYGEON (bp.12/1/1639/40, Badsey – bu.20/5/1663, 23y, Badsey)
    |       |       |       |       |
    |       |       |       |       |– Veedy PYGEON (bp.30/3/1640, Badsey – d.)
    |       |       |       |       |
    |       |       |       |      └ Ann PIDGEON (bp.11/10/1643, Badsey – d.)
    |       |       |       |              m? (9/2/1681/2, Badsey) Samuel BYRD (b. – d.)
    |       |       |       |
    |       |       |       |– William PIGEON (bp.15/5/1606, Badsey – bu? 28/10/1662, Badsey)
    |       |       |       |      m? () Eleanor ? (b. – bu.23/9/1691, Badsey)
    |       |       |       |       |
    |       |       |       |       |– Eleanor PIGEON (b. – bu.16/12/1665, Badsey)
    |       |       |       |       |
    |       |       |       |       |– Margaret PIGEON (b. – bu.30/8/1665, Badsey)
    |       |       |       |       |
    |       |       |       |       |-? Sarah PIGEON (b. – bu.6/5/1683, Badsey)
    |       |       |       |       |
    |       |       |       |       |– Mary PIGEON (bp.29/7/1646, Badsey – bu.28/6/1664)
    |       |       |       |       |
    |       |       |       |       |– Martha PIGEON (bp.10/5/1649, Badsey – bu? 21/5/1679, Badsey)
    |       |       |       |       |
    |       |       |       |      └  Hannah PIGEON (bp.2/10/1652, Badsey – bu? 12/11/1682, Badsey)
    |       |       |       |
    |       |       |      └  John PIGEON (bp.26/5/1608, Badsey – bu.12/5/1673, Badsey)
    |       |       |              m.() Dorothy ? (b. – bu.28/11/1666, Badsey)
    |       |       |               |
    |       |       |               |– Mary PIDGEON (bp.21/3/1628/9, Badsey – d.)
    |       |       |               |
    |       |       |               |– Edith PIGEON (bp.20/2/1636, Badsey – d.)
    |       |       |               |
    |       |       |               |– Anne PIGEON (bp.4/9/1642, Badsey – d.)
    |       |       |               |
    |       |       |               |– John PIGEON (bp.13/3/1644/5, Badsey – bu.2/7/1645, Badsey)
    |       |       |               |
    |       |       |               |– John PIGEON (bp.12/6/1646, Badsey – bu.14/7/1695, Badsey)
    |       |       |               |
    |       |       |               |– Thomas PIGEON (bp.2/8/1647, Badsey – bu? 10/11/1696, Badsey)
    |       |       |               |      m1.() Anne ? (b. – bu.3/6/1680, Badsey)
    |       |       |               |       |
    |       |       |               |       |– Jane PIGEON (bp.16/5/1674, Badsey – bu.)
    |       |       |               |       |
    |       |       |               |       |– Elizabeth PIGEON (bp.10/5/1676, Badsey – bu.)
    |       |       |               |       |      m.(10/10/1705, Badsey) John GIBBS (b. – d.)
    |       |       |               |       |
    |       |       |               |       |– Robert PIGEON (bp.22/7/1678, Badsey – bu.27/4/1725, Badsey)
    |       |       |               |       |
    |       |       |               |       |– Thomas PIGEON (bp.22/11/1679, Badsey – bu.6/9/1689, Badsey)
    |       |       |               |       |
    |       |       |               |       |– Mary PIGEON (bp.13/1/1680/1, Badsey – bu.)
    |       |       |               |       :      m.(11/5/1717, Badsey) William GODFREY (b.Stoney Moreton – d.)
    |       |       |               |       :
    |       |       |               |      m2.() ? ?
    |       |       |               |       |
    |       |       |               |       |– Martha PIGEON (bp.25/8/1684, Badsey – bu.)
    |       |       |               |       |
    |       |       |               |       |– Anne PIGEON (bp.7/4/1687, Badsey – bu.)
    |       |       |               |       |
    |       |       |               |       |– Sarah PIDGEON (bp.6/3/1689/90, Badsey – bu.)
    |       |       |               |       |
    |       |       |               |      └  Margery PIDGEON (bp.22/2/1693/4, Badsey – bu.)
    |       |       |               |
    |       |       |              └  Laetitia PIGEON (bp.25/5/1650, Badsey – d.)
    |       |       |
    |       |      └  Richard PIGIN (bp.12/8/1562, Badsey – d.)
    |       |
    |       |– Alice PIGIN (bp.5/7/1542, Badsey – d.)
    |       |
    |       |– Richard PIGIN (bp.15/9/1543, Badsey – bu.6/8/1592, Badsey)
    |       |      m? (20/4/1562, Stratford-on-Avon) Anne NOBLET (b. – d.)
    |       |
    |       |– William PIGIN (bp.19/3/1544/5, Badsey – d.)
    |       |
    |      └  Robert PIGIN (bp.13/7/1552, Badsey – bu.20/8/1552, Badsey)
    |
   └? Agnes PIGIN (b. d.)
           m.(18/5/1546, Badsey) William SPOONER (b. – d.)
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