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PIDGEONs of Birmingham  (Abner)

Abner Pidgeon was born in Manchester, the grandson of Thomas Pidgeon who was born in 1742 at Shawbury, Shropshire and Rose Ellicot (see the PIDGEONs of Shawbury family tree). Abner was an organ builder, and travelled extensively. He married in Worcester, then lived in Birmingham, Dublin, Birmingham again, Walcot in Somerset (though only as a boarder in 1881), and died in Birmingham in 1883. His widow Amelia (from Worcester) then settled in Glasgow, where she died in 1907.

Abber’s eldest son and only daughter emigrated to Canada in 1912. His other sons settled in Birmingham.

Contributors: Stephen & Elaine Pidgeon, Janet Todd

Notes:
   ab. = about,  b. = born,  bp. = baptised,  bu. = buried,  d. = died,  m. = married,
   Places in italics = Registration districts
Abner PIDGEON (b.ab.1819, Manchester – d.1883, 65y, Birmingham)  Organ Builder
    :    1841:  at Minshall St, Manchester – Thomas;  Henrietta, Emma, Helen, Alfred, Abner
   m.(1846, Worcester) Amelia SAMMONS (b.ab.1829, Worcester – d.1907, 77y, Glasgow)
    |    1851:  at No.2 Court, Coventry Rd, Bordesley, Aston – Abner & Amelia; Thomas
    |    1871:  at 91 Upper Trinity St, Aston – Abner & Amelia; Alfred, Edwin, William, Amelia R
    |    1881:  at  8 Butler St South, Aston – Abner & Amelia;  Alfred, William
    |    1881:  at 18½ Monmouth Place, Walcot, Somerset - Abner (boarder with John ELBRO & family)
    |    1891:  at 76 Park Lane, Aston – Amelia (wid, 65), visitor of Mary Fletcher & family
    |    1901:  at 5 India St, Glasgow – Amelia, with family of daughter, Amelia Rose JOHNSON
    |
    |– Thomas Abner PIDGEON (b.6/7/1849, Worcester –d.11/11/1933, 84y, Toronto, Canada) Soldier (private), Painter
    |            1881:  at “New Infantry Barracks" Fulford Rd, Gate Fulford, York – Thomas Abner
    |            1901:  at 5 India St, Glasgow – Thomas, with family of sister, Amelia Rose JOHNSON
    |            Emigrated to Canada ab.1912  -  with sister, Mrs Isaac JOHNSON
    |            1933:  at 240 Riverdale Ave, Toronto, Ontario – Residence of Thomas Abner at death
    |
    |– Alfred PIDGEON (bp.28/9/1851, Bordesley, Birmingham – d.1907, 55y, Aston) Printer Compositor, Packer in
    |      m.(ab.1882) Lucy BARRS (b.1854, Birmingham – d.1908, 54y, Aston)                                        brass foundry
    |       |    1891:  at 73 Glover St, Aston – Alfred & Lucy;  Lucy, Ellen, Eliza
    |       |    1901:  at 6 Vict.Terr, Westley St, Aston – Alfred & Lucy;  Lucy, Ellen, Eliza, Nancy
    |       |
    |       |– Alfred PIDGEON (b.1883, Aston – d.1883, 0y, Aston)
    |       |
    |       |– Lucy PIDGEON (b.1884, Aston – d.1963, 79y, Birmingham)
    |       |      m.(1904, Aston) Raymond Arthur FIELD (b.1883, B’ham – d.1955, 72y, B’ham) Brass Polisher
    |       |       |    1911:  at 12 Beech Avenue, Small Heath, Birmingham – Raymond Arthur & Lucy;  Raymond
    |       |       |                                                           Arthur, Ethel Ida  + Phillip Charles & Ellen SPEAKE (boarders)
    |       |       |– Ethel Ida FIELD (b.1906, Birmingham – d.)
    |       |       |– Raymond Arthur FIELD (b.1907, Birmingham – d.1946, 38y, Solihull)
    |       |       |– ? FIELD (b.ab.1910 – d.ab.1910, Birmingham)
    |       |       |– Gwendoline FIELD (b.1919, Aston – d.1919, 0y, Aston)
    |       |      └  Lucy FIELD (b.1919, Aston – d.1919, 0y, Aston)
    |       |
    |       |– Ellen PIDGEON (b.1886, Aston – d.1918, 32y, Birmingham)
    |       |      m.(1911, Aston) Philip Charles SPEAKE (b.1885, Birmingham – d.)
    |       |       |    1911:  at 12 Beech Avenue, Small Heath, Birmingham – Phillip Charles & Ellen SPEAKE
    |       |       |                                                                 (boarders, with Raymond & Lucy FIELD – see above)
    |       |      └  Edwin Arthur SPEAKE (b.1/8/1911,Aston – d.11/1985, 74y, Sandwell)
    |       |              m.(1936, Smethwick) Nellie MORGAN (b.14/3/1911 – d.11/2003, 92y, Sandwell)
    |       |               |
    |       |
    |       |– Eliza PIDGEON (b.1889, Aston – d.)
    |       |
    |       |– Nancy PIDGEON (b.1892, Aston – d.1968, 76y, Worcester)
    |       |      m.(1911, Aston) Thomas E FELLOWS (b. – d.)
    |       |       |
    |       |      └  Leonard A FELLOWS (b.1913, Aston – d.)
    |       |              m.(1942, Worcester) Edith E JONES (b. – d.)
    |       |
    |      └  Sarah PIDGEON (b. 1894, Aston – d.1895, 1y, Aston)
    |
    |– Edwin PIDGEON (b.ab.1855, Dublin – d.) Brass Founder
    |
    |– William Benjamin PIDGEON (b.ab.1862, Dublin – d.1895, 32y, Aston)  Stove Fitter, Brass Polisher
    |       :    1881:  at Charles Henry St (5 Ct, 15 House), Bir’m – Sarah (wid);  Fanny, James, Ambrose, Eliza,
    |       :                                                                                                                        John FOSTER, Selina SMITH
    |      m.(1884, Aston) Fanny FOSTER (b. 1862, Leominster, Hereford – d.)
    |       |                            m2.(1900, Aston) Henry (Harry) BRADLEY (b.ab.1855, Birmingham – d.)
    |       |                                                                                                                                       Bedstead Dresser
    |       |    1891:  at no.2 back of 20 Bolton Rd, Aston – William & Fanny; William, Beatrice PIDGEON
    |       |                                                                                                                           + John FOSTER (boarder)
    |       |    1901:  at 208 Bolton Rd, Aston – Harry & Fanny;  Alfred, William, May, Agnes BRADLEY
    |       |                                                                                                           + William, Beatrice, Edwin PIDGEON
    |       |    1911:  at 216 Alcester St, Aston – Harry (wid);  William, May, Agnes BRADLEY  + Edwin PIDGEON
    |       |
    |       |– William Abner PIDGEON (b.1885, Aston – d.1921, 35y, King’s Norton)  Tube Drawer
    |       |            1911:  at 59 Darwin St, Aston – William Abner (nephew, with John & Sarah FOSTER & family)
    |       |
    |       |– Fanny Elizabeth PIDGEON (b.1886, Aston – d.1889, 2y, Aston)
    |       |
    |       |– Beatrice PIDGEON (b.1891, Aston – d?1942, 50y, Upton, Worcs) Brass dresser
    |       |            1911:  at 202 Arthur St, Small Heath – Beatrice (niece, with Henry & Eliza TASKER & family)
    |       |
    |      └  Edwin John PIDGEON (b.1893, Aston – d.1951, 58y, Birmingham) Labourer umbrella works
    |               :    1911:  at 216 Alcester St, Aston – Edwin (stepson, with Harry BRADLEY & family, see above)
    |              m. (1919, Aston) Amy Florence LATHAM (b.6/6/1889 – d.1970, 81y, Birmingham)
    |               |
    |               |– Edwin William PIDGEON (b.1921, Birmingham – d.1967, 45y, Birmingham)
    |               |      m.(1947, Birmingham) Ellen May PAUL (b.6/4/1920 – d.1969, 49, Solihull)
    |               |       |
    |               |                    →  Stephen & Elaine PIDGEON
    |               |
    |               |– Stanley PIDGEON (b.7/12/1922, Birmingham – d.1981, 59y, Birmingham)
    |               |      m.(1942, Birmingham) Iris Nancy PAUL (b.16/11/1922 – d.1995, 72y, Redditch)
    |               |       |
    |               |
    |              └  Terence PIDGEON (b.28/7/1924, Birmingham – d.1979, 54y, Birmingham)
    |                      m. (1948, Birmingham) Edna Joan HARRIS (b.12/11/1923 – d.2/1986, 62y, Birmingham)
    |                       |
    |                       |– Jeffrey PIDGEON (b.1949 – d.1949, Birmingham)
    |                       |
    |                                    →  JanetTODD
    |
   └  Amelia Rose PIDGEON (b.ab.1866, Dublin –d.)
           m.(1884, Aston) Isaac Francis JOHNSON (b.1862, Aston – d.) Weighing Machine Maker
            |    1891:  at 36 Beechfield Rd, Aston – Isaac F & Amelia R; 
            |    1901:  at 5 India Street, Partick, Lanarkshire (Glasgow) – Isaac & Amelia;  Anne, Margaret, Isaac
            |                                                                                     + Amelia (73), Thomas (50) PIDGEON
            |                                                                                     + Eliza WILLIAMSON (21, visitor), b.Glasgow
            |   *1912:  Emigrated to Canada via USA – Amelia;  Margaret, Isaac, Fred
            |
            |– Anne Maria JOHNSON (b.1884, Aston – d.)
            |– Henrietta Rose JOHNSON (b.1885, Aston – d.)
            |            1901:  at Glen Villa, Station Rd, New Kirkpatrick, Dumbartonshire – Henrietta R (visitor with
            |– Margaret Frances JOHNSON (b.1888, Aston – d.)                                            ALLINSON family)
            |– Isaac JOHNSON (b.1892, Aston d.)
           └  Fred JOHNSON (b.ab.1902, Glasgow –d.)
 
* 10 May, 1912 – departed Glasgow on Cameronia to New York – Amelia(44), Margt(23), Isaac(20), Fred(10)
  19 May, 1912 – crossed into Canada at Niagra Falls – Mrs Amelia (46), Marg (23), Isaac (20), Fred (10)
Updated:  02 Dec 2018
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