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PIDGEONs of Exeter, Devon

James Pidgeon was born at Payhembury in 1809. He was the son of William Pidgeon and Mary Baker of Awliscombe, (see the Pidgeons of Awliscombe family tree).  In 1835 he married Susan Burrows at Kentisbeare. They lived initially at Mutterton, a hamlet near Cullompton, and then moved to Payhembury. James died at the age of 47, after which Susan remarried, her second husband being Thomas Warren.

Joseph Pidgeon, the only son of James and Susan was born at Mutterton in 1840. He lived with his parents and his step father into his twenties, but then left home to seek his fortune in the city of Exeter. It was there that he met and married Ann Foxwell from Taunton, Somerset. They settled in the Exeter suburb of Heavitree.

Additional contribution: Liz Robertson

Notes:
   ab. = about,  b. = born,  bp. = baptised,  bu. = buried,  d. = died,  m. = married,
   Places in italics = Registration districts
James PIDGEON (bp.8/1/1809, Payhembury – d.30/7/1854, 47y, Payhembury) Ag Lab
   m.(8/11/1835, Kentisbeare) Susan BURROWS (b.ab.1804, Ottery St Mary – d.1884, 79y, Axminster)
    |                                              m2.(1857, Honiton) Thomas WARREN (b.ab.1813, Dalwood – d.1894, 81y,
    |                                               |                                                                                          Axminster) Dairyman
    |                                               |    1861:  at Luton Village, Broadhembury – Thomas & Susan; Thomas WARREN
    |                                               |                                                                          + Joseph PIDGEON (son-in-law)
    |                                               |    1871:  at Sowton, Buckerell – Thomas & Susan
    |                                               |    1881:  at Cuckoo St, Colyton – Thomas & Susan
    |                                               |
    |                                              └  Thomas WARREN (b.1856, Payhembury – d.)
    |
    |    1841:  at Muterton Village, near Cullompton – James & Susan;  Elizabeth, Joseph PIDGEON
    |    1851:  at Payhembury Village – James & Susan;  Joseph
    |
    |– Elizabeth PIDGEON (b.ab.1836, Mutterton – d.)
    |       :    1851:  at Lower Pitt, Ottery St Mary – Elizabeth (child’s maid to John DENNING, farmer, & family)
    |      m.(1854, Honiton) John COLES (b.1832, Rockbeare – d.) Carpenter
    |       |    1861:  at 8 Leopold Terrace, Reading – John & Elizabeth;  Frank, Elizabeth Louisa, Emily Alice Susan
    |       |    1871:  at Sindlesham, Winnersh, Berks – John & Elizabeth;  Frances, Emily Alice, Selina Maud, Louis Henry
    |       |
    |       |– Frank COLES (b.1855, Payhembury – d.)
    |       |– Elizabeth Louisa COLES (b.1857, Lambeth – d.)
    |       |– Emily Alice Susan COLES (b.1860, Reading – d.)
    |       |– Selina Maud COLES (b.1863, Sindlesham – d.)
    |      └  Louis Henry COLES (b.1870, Sindlesham – d.)
    |
     Joseph PIDGEON (b.19/11/1840, Mutterton – d.29/3/1906, 64y, Whipton, Exeter) Shoemaker, Gardner
           m.(1868, Exeter) Ann FOXWELL (b.1844, Taunton – d.1914, 70y, Exeter)
            |    1871:  at East Wonford Hill, Heavitree – James & Ann;  James
            |    1881:  at Whipton, Heavitree – Joseph & Ann;  James, W H, John, Bessie  + William POTTER (2, boarder)
            |    1891:  at Whipton, Heavitree – Joseph & Ann;  Henry, John, Bessie, Mabel, Ellen
            |    1901:  at Whipton, Heavitree – Joseph & Ann;  John, Ellen  + boarder
            |    1911:  at 11 East Wonford Hill, Heavitree – Ann (wid)
            |
            |– James PIGEON (bp.3/4/1870, Heavitree – d.1907, 37y, St Thomas) Groom
            |            1891:  at Lion House, Littleham, Exmouth – James (servt of Henry ADAMS, solicitor)
            |            1901:  at County Lunatic Asylum, Exminster – James (patient, lunatic)
            |
            |– William Henry PIGEON (bp.19/5/1872, Heavitree – d.12/1902, 30y, Exeter) Mason’s Labourer
            |      m.(6/6/1897, Heavitree) Lucy Ellen HALFYARD (b.1872, Heavitree – d.1941, 68y, Honiton)
            |       |    1901:  at Goldsmith Place, Heavitree – Henry & Lucy;  William, John   + James HALFYARD
            |       |                                                                                                                      (Lucy’s father) & family
            |       |    1911:  at 37 Goldsmith Place, Heavitree – Lucy (wid);  William, John, Ivy, Henry           
            |       |              (4/4 children alive)                                 +  James HALFYARD (father) + Lily WEBBER (sister)
            |       |– William James PIDGEON (b.4/5/1898, Heavitree – d.1979, 81y, Exeter)
            |       |      m.(1921, Exeter) Beatrice Lottie CHANTER (b.9/4/1897, Knowle, Crediton – d.1977, 80y, Exeter)
            |       |       |
            |       |       |– Valerie Doreen PIDGEON (b.1922, Exeter – d.)
            |       |       |      m1.(1941, Plymouth) Albert James ACKLAND (b.1/6/1921, Devonport – d.1974, 53y,
            |       |       |       |                                                                                                                       Plymouth) 
            |       |       |
            |       |       |– William Vivian PIDGEON (b.1924, Exeter – d.2/12/1965, 41y, Bromley, Kent)
            |       |       |      m.(1942, Exeter) Cardine M BELL (b?1917, Holborn – d.)
            |       |       |       |
            |       |       |
            |       |       |– Eric John PIDGEON (b.21/7/1927, Exeter – d.1981, 53y,Exeter)
            |       |       |      m.(1949, Exeter) Joan Elsie L ROBINSON (b.13/11/1928, Exeter – d.7/1991, 62y, Exeter)
            |       |       |       |
            |       |
            |       |– Alfred John PIDGEON (b.22/1/1900, Heavitree – d.3/1986, 86y,Exeter)
            |       |      m.(1924, Exeter) Lilian TURNER (b.18/12/1901, Exeter – d.6/1984, 82y, Exeter)
            |       |       |
            |       |
            |       |– Ivy Irene PIDGEON (b.1901, Heavitree – d.)
            |       |      m.(18/6/1944, Seaton) Harold Henry YARDE (b.ab.1898 – d.) Lab
            |       |
            |      └  Henry William PIDGEON (b.1903, Heavitree – d.1964, 61y, Honiton)
            |
            |– John PIGEON (bp.24/10/1875, Heavitree – d?1922, 47y, West Derby, Lancs) Engine Driver
            |      m.(1904, Exeter) Elizabeth ROWDEN (b.1874, Bow, Dev – d.1948, 74y, Exeter)
            |       |    1911:  at 5 West Terrace, Heavitree – John & Elizabeth;  Harold John, Kenneth James 
            |       |                                                                                                                (2/2 ch’n alive)
            |       |– Harold John PIDGEON (b.1905, Heavitree – d.1963, 56y, Devon C)
            |       |
            |      └  Kenneth James PIDGEON (b.1907, Heavitree – d.1931, 24y, Exeter)
            |
            |– Bessie PIGEON (bp.15/6/1879, Heavitree – d.) Housemaid
            |       :    1901:  at 2 Baring Cottages, Heavitree – Bessie (servt to Lewis JAMES & family)
            |      m.(1901, St Thomas) Thomas Henry EVANS (b. – d.) Mason’s Lab
            |       |    1911:  at 2 Langsford’s Cottages, Wonford – Thomas Henry & Bessie;  William Henry,
            |       |               (4/4 ch’n alive)                                                         Mabel Louisa, Frederick John, Lillian May
            |       |– William Henry EVANS (b.1903, Heavitree – d.)
            |       |– Mabel Louisa EVANS (b.1905, Heavitree – d.)
            |       |– Frederick John EVANS (b.1907, Heavitree – d.)
            |       |– Lillian May EVANS (b.1910, Heavitree – d.)
            |      └  Leonard J EVANS (b.1912, St Thomas – d.)
            |
            |– Mabel Annie PIGEON (bp.3/9/1882, Heavitree – d.1936, 54y, Exeter)
            |       :    1901:  at 3 Dix’s Field – Mabel (boarder)
            |      m.(1909, St Thomas) Ernest Samuel HEATH (b.1879, Hennock – d.) Police Constable
            |       |    1911:  at 37 Cedar Rd, St Leonard’s, Exeter – Ernest Samuel & Mabel Annie;  Roland Walter
            |       |                                                                                                                                    (1/1 child alive)
            |       |– Roland Walter HEATH (b.30/9/1910, Exeter – d.30/7/1983, 72y, Exeter)
            |       |      m.(1937, Exeter) Mabel Gertrude HEPPELL (b.1916, Exeter – d.)
            |       |       |
            |       |
            |       |– Stanley Eric HEATH (b.26/11/1911, Exeter – d.17/3/1981, 69y, Exeter)
            |       |      m.(1939, Exeter) Maud Winifred HAYDON (b.8/6/1910, Exeter – d.1/1998, 87y, Exeter)
            |       |
            |      └  Clifford Henry HEATH (b.8/4/1914, Exeter – d.31/7/1992, 78y, Exeter)
            |              m.(31/7/1940, Ross) Gwendoline Annie PRICE (b. 6/2/1912,Exeter – d.4/2004, 92y, Glamorgan)
            |               |
            |                             →  Elizabeth ROBERTSON
            |
           └  Ellen PIGEON (bp.21/11/1886, Heavitree – d.1963, 77y, Devon Central)
                   m.(30/1/1923, Exeter) Harold MUNDEN (b.1887, Allington, Dorset – d.1950, 62y, Exeter) Cabinet Maker
                    |
                   └  Donald R MUNDEN (b.1926, St Thomas – d.1950, 23y, Exeter)
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