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PIDGEONs of East Beckham, Norfolk

Evidence of this family of Pidgeons in Norfolk came originally from information “submitted after 1991 by a member of the LDS church” to the IGI web site of the Mormons. Such information is normally considered suspect, unless it can be corroborated. Further evidence, however, comes from parish records (introduced in England in 1537) and The Visitation of Norfolk (1563, 1589 and 1613) published by the Harleian Society of London in 1891.

Was this the original Pidgeon family of Norfolk? If so, there should be evidence of the family spreading to other areas of Norfolk, such as Norwich, Great Yarmouth and King’s Lynn. Who was the “Pygeon of Yarmouh” refused a pardon by King Henry VIII in 1509? There were no Pidgeons at Great Yarmouth mentioned in The Visitation.

Perhaps further evidence may come to light when more parish records of Norfolk are transcribed or photographed, and published on the internet.

Notes:
   ab. = about,  b. = born,  bp. = baptised,  bu. = buried,  d. = died,  m. = married,
Thomas PYGEON (b. – d.)
   m.() ? ? (b. – d.)
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    |– John PYGEON (b. – d.) “of Hoe near Est Derham in Norfolk”
           m.() Ann LANCELOTT (b. – d.)  “heir & d/o John Lancellott of Bedfordshire”
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    |– Thomas PYGEON (b.1504, Hoe – d.18/10/1558)  of East Beckham
           m.(1527, Harling) Eleanor BARDWELL (b.1506, Harling – bu.1566, Norwich) “d/o Edward Bardwell of
            |                              m2.(28/1/1559/60, Norwich) John PARKER (b. – d.)                        Harlyng in Norfolk”.
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            |– John PYGEON (b.1528, E Beckham – bu.)
            |      m1.(1549, E Beckham) Thomasine HARWARD (b.1526, Aldborough – bu.) “d/o Rob. Hereward of
            |       |                                                                                                                          Aldborough in Norfolk”
            |       |– Thomas PIDGEON (b.1550, E Beckham – d.8/2/1596)
            |       |      m.(7/4/1579, E Beckham) Joanna HALSE (b. – d.)
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            |       |– Edward PIDGEON (b.1552 – d.)
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            |       |– Matthew PIDGEON (b.1554 – d.)
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            |       |– Judith PIDGEON (b.1556 – d.)
            |       |      m.(18/7/1580, West Harling) Robert TIGHTE (b. – d.)
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            |       |– Anne PIDGEON (b.1558, E Beckham – d.)
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            |       |– Elizabeth PIDGEON (b.1560, E Beckham – d.)
            |       :
            |      m2.(14/10/1560, E Beckham) Brigett JERMY (b.1527, Antingham – bu.) “d/o Rob. Jermy of Norwich”
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            |       |– William PIGEON (b.1561 – d.)
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            |       |– John PIGEON (b.1562, E Beckham – d.)
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            |       |– Margaret PIGEON (b. – bu.28/10/1563, Gresham)
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            |       |– Thomas PIGEON (b. – d.)
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            |      └  Ellen PIGEON (b. – bu.23/1/1569/70, Gresham)
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            |– Robert PYGGEN (b.1529, E Beckham – bu.)
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            |– William PYGEON (b.1531, E Beckham – bu.) “of Norwich”
            |      m.(1553, Walsham-le-Willows) Elenor HARMER (b.1533, Walsham-le-Willows – bu.) “d/o William
            |       |                                                                                                                         HARMARE of Norwich”
            |       |– William PIGEON (b.15/10/1554, Walsham-le-Willows – d.) “of Pockthorpe”
            |       |      m.(1578, Norwich) Katherine CORNWALLIS (b. – bu.18/4/1592, Pockthorpe)
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            |       |       |– Robert PIGGYNE (bp.9/9/1581, Pockthorpe – bu.15/12/1596, Pockthorpe)
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            |       |       |– William or Henry PIGEON (b. – d.)
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            |       |       |– Amye PIGEON (b. – d.)
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            |       |      └  Winifred PIGEN (bp.17/8/1590, Pockthorpe – bu.16/4/1592, Pockthorpe)
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            |      └  Henry PIGEON (b.1558, Pockthorpe – d.)
            |               m.(1585, Holt) ? ? (b. – d.)
            |               |
            |               |– Anne PIGEON (bp.6/2/1586/7, Norwich – d.)
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            |               |– Brigett PIGEON (bp.12/7/1590, Holt – d.)
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            |              └  Thomas PIGEON ( (bp. & bu.12/1594, Pockthorpe)
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            |– Charles PYGEON (b.1533, E Beckham – bu.)
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            |– Thomas PYGEON (b.1535, E Beckham – bu.1612)
            |      m.(1564, Reydon, Suf) Thomasine HARWARD (b. – bu.)
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            |– Edward PYGEON (b.1537, E Beckham – bu.)
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            |– Alice PYGEON (bp.15/8/1539, Stoke Holy Cross, Norwich – bu.)
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            |– Katherine PYGEON (b.1540, E Beckham – bu.)
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           └  Anne PYGEON (b.1541, E Beckham – bu.)
                  m.() Robert MAYHEW (b. Clipsby – d.) “of Clypsbye in Norfolk”
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