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PIDGEONs of Coltishall, Norfolk

William Pigeon and his wife Benedict (or Bennett) were living at Marsham when their first child John was born in 1618, but the family had moved to Coltishall by the time John was married in 1643. There are no surviving records which suggest where William came from.

One of their sons was Symon Pigeon who married Martha Coker in 1647. Did they have a son Simon? This seems to be the most likely source of Simon Pigeon who married Barbary Gedge at Potter Heigham in 1696 The eldest son John had a grandson John Pidgeon, born in 1678. He might have been the one who married Sarah Stevens at Potter Heigham, also in 1696. Thus, Simon and John who fathered the PIDGEONs of Great Yarmouth would have been first cousins once removed. (This is only a theory, but DNA supports such a link.)

Notes:
   ab. = about,  b. = born,  bp. = baptised,  bu. = buried,  d. = died,  m. = married,
William PIGEON (b. about 1590 – bu.16/8/1639, Stratton Strawless)
   m.(about 1615) Benedict ? (b. – d.)
    |        m2.(23/5/1640, Stratton Strawless) John ROGERSON (b. – d.)
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    |– John PIGEON (bp.24/11/1618, Marsham – bu.25/4/1652, Coltishall)
    |      m.(17/1/1643/4, Coltishall) Anne MARTIN (b. – bu.24/10/1675, Coltishall)
    |       |
    |       |– Elizabeth PIGEON (bp.4/10/1644, Coltishall – d.)
    |       |      m.() ? EARL (b. – d.)
    |       |
    |       |– Mary PIGEON (bp.ab.1646, Coltishall – d.)
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    |       |– Ann PIGEON (bp.4/3/1646/7, Coltishall – d.)
    |       |      m.(10/1674, Norwich) Thomas BROWN (b. – d.)
    |       |       |
    |       |       |– Ann BROWN (b. – d.)
    |       |      └  Hannah BROWN (b. – d.)
    |       |
    |       |– John PIGEON (bp.6/5/1649, Coltishall – bu.1/1/1696/7, Coltishall) house carpenter (will 25/7/1696,
    |       |      m.() Elizabeth ? (b. – bu.13/5/1682, Coltishall)                                                               probate 5/1687)
    |       |       |
    |       |       |– Anna PIDGEON (bp.4/4/1675, Coltishall – d.)
    |       |       |      m.(20/11/1694, Norwich) Stephen SHREEVE (b. – d.)
    |       |       |
    |       |       |– John PIDGEON (bp.30/1/1678/9, Coltishall – bu? 28/4/1747, Gt Yarmouth)
    |       |       :      m? (5/8/1696, Potter Heigham) Sarah STEPHENS (bp. – bu.27/3/1728, Gt Yarmouth)
    |       |       :       |
    |       |       :      └   → See PIDGEONs of Great Yarmouth family tree.
    |       |       :
    |       |      m2.(2/6/1683, Norwich) Anne TINKLER (b. – d.) (will 13/1/1697
    |       |
    |      └  Katherine PIGEON (bp.13/3/1651/2, Coltishall – d.)
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    |– William PIGEON (bp.2/4/1621, Marsham – d.)
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    |– Thomas PIGEON (bp, & bu.30/3/1623, Marsham)
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    |– Symon PIGEON (bp.– bu.23/8/1693, Stalham) “of Sutton” when buried
    |      m.(21/9/1647, Coltishall) Martha COKER (b. – d.)
    |       |
    |       |– Martha PIGEON (bp.8/6/1648, Coltishall – d.)
    |       |
    |       |– William PIGEON (bp.21/2/1649/50, Ludham – d.)
    |       |
    |      └? Simon PIGEON (bp – bu? 17/10/1697, Gt Yarmouth)
    |              m.(31/3/1696, Potter Heigham, Norfolk) Barbary GEDGE (bp.- bu.14/8/1722, G.Yar)
    |               |
    |              └   → See PIDGEONs of Great Yarmouth family tree.
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    |-? James PIGEON (bp.– d.)
    |      m.(3/3/1657, Stalham) Margaret THORN (b. – d.)
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   └  Cornelius PIGEON (bp.21/5/1632, Hainford – bu.3/2/1650/1, Coltishall)
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