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Irish PIDGEONs of Exmouth, Devon

William Pidgeon was born in County Clare, Ireland, but married Eliza Jane in County Kildare. They settled there for a time, bringing up a young family, but emigrated to England in the late 1870s. They first settled in Withycombe Raleigh in Exmouth, Devon, but later moved to Portsmouth and finally Plymouth. Their youngest son was killed in action in the Boer War in South Africa.

Notes:
   ab. = about,  b. = born,  bp. = baptised,  bu. = buried,  d. = died,  m. = married,
   W-Ral = Withycombe Raleigh, Exmouth, Devon
William PIDGEON (b.ab.1847, Killaloe, Co Clare, Ireland – d.9/11/1913, 67y, Plymouth)
   m.(ab.1870, Kildare, Ire) Eliza Jane ? (b.ab.1850, Athy, Co Kildare, Ire – d.31/12/1922. 73y, Plymouth)
    |    1881:  at Village, W-Ral – Eliza Jane;  Thomas George, Edwd Wm, John Chas, + Mary Ellen (23, visitor)
    |               at Stoke Lyne, W-Ral – William (butler to Edwd COLE)
    |    1891:  at 11 Jubilee Cottages, W-Ral – William & Elizabeth;  John C, Annie E
    |    1901:  at 20 Hawke St, Portsmouth – William & Elizabeth; Annie
    |    1911:  at 10 Beaumont Ave, Plymouth – William & Elizabeth    [4/5 ch alive]
    |
    |– Thomas George PIDGEON (b.13/2/1871, Leixlip, Co.Kildare – d. 3/3/1950, 79y, Plymouth) Blacksmith striker
    |       :                                                                                                                                            HM dockyard)
    |      m.(1896, Stoke Damerel) Caroline BAILEY (b.4/7/874, Liverpool – d.1948, 74y, Plymouth)
    |       |    1901:  at 11 Mt Edgcombe Terr, Antony, Corn – Thomas G & Caroline, Caroline A, Charles W
    |       |    1911:  at 4 Carew Terrace, Torpoint, Corn – Thomas & Caroline, Caroline, Charlie, Beatrice
    |       |                                                                                            [3/3 ch alive]
    |       |    1939:  at 27 Mollison Rd, Plymouth – Caroline (mar);  Charles Wm
    |       |               at 5 Mount St, Plymouth – Thomas G (mar)
    |       |
    |       |– Caroline Annie PIDGEON (b.12/4/1897, Torpoint – d.1983, 86y, Newton Abbot)
    |       |       |    1917:  at 38 Western Rd, Ivybridge – Caroline & Percy (prior to marriage)
    |       |      m.(3/4/1917, Ivybridge) Percy R RAYNER (b. – d.)
    |       |       |
    |       |      └  Beatrice Ethel L RAYNER (b.23/1/1918, Plympton – d.12/2004, 86y, Stratton, Corn)
    |       |              m.(1938, Plymouth) Albert William PRIDEAUX (b.20/2/1905 – d.1976, 71y, Stratton, Corn)
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    |       |– Charles William George PIDGEON (b.6/1/1900, Torpoint – d.1965, 65y, Plymouth)
    |       |       :    1939:  at 67 Beaconfield Rd, Plymouth – Winifred Margaret LUSCOMBE (shorthand-typist)
    |       |      m.(1949, Plymouth) Winifred Margaret M LUSCOMBE (b.7/10/1913 – d.1963, 50y, Plymouth)
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    |      └  Beatrice May PIDGEON (b.23/5/1903, Torpoint – d.7/1994, 91y, Plymouth)
    |              m.(1929, Plympton) Hedley William DOLTON (b.29/9/1902, Plymouth – d.11/1990, 88y, Plymouth)
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    |– Edward William PIDGEON (b.ab.1873, Leixlip, Co Kildare – d.19/2/1937, 63y, Plymouth) Colour Sgt, T.A.
    |      m.(2/8/1899, Plymouth) Florence Mary CRATON (b.25/12/1875, Plymouth – d.1953, 77y, Devon Cen)
    |            1911:  at 1 Crescent Street, Todmorden, Yorks – Edward William & Florence Mary [0 ch]
    |            1939:  at Leizlip, Pleasure Hill, Plympton – Florence M (wid)
    |
    |– Benjamin PIDGEON (b.ab.1875, Leixlip, Co Kildare – d.24/6/1935, 60y, Beddington, Surrey) Footman, butler
    |       :    1901:  at The Parade, Portsmouth – Benjamin (servt to Pelham ALDRICK, Rear Admiral)
    |      m.(1901, Portsmouth) Lois WEST (b.14/5/1871, Midhurst, Ssx – d.1958, 87y, Croydon, Sur)
    |       |    1911:  at 70 Queen’s Gate, Kensington – William (dom. butler, plus 3 other servants)
    |       |               at 5a Malcolm Rd, Couldson, Surrey – Lois (m);  Lillian   [1/1 ch alive]
    |       |    1939:  at The Marsh, Lynchmere, Horsham, Susx – Lois
    |       |
    |      └  Lillian Gwendoline PIDGEON (b.19/10/1901, Kingston, Surrey – d.)
    |              m.(1923, Midhurst, Sussex) Albert John ETHERINGTON (b.24/12/1901, Hambledon, Sur – d.)
    |               :                                                                                                                 Coal merchant’s manager
    |               |    1939:  at 89 Upper Selsdon Rd, South Croydon, Sur – Albert J & Lillian G;  (Daphne D)
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    |              └  Daphne D ETHERINGTON (b.1924, Croydon – d.)
    |                      m.(1947, Croydon) Percy F STACE (b.1916, Lambeth – d.1968, 51y, Croydon)
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    |– John Charles PIDGEON (b.ab.1877, Co Kildare – d.6/1/1900, 22y, k.i.a.Wagon Hill, South Africa)
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   └  Annie Elizabeth PIDGEON (b.1885, Withycombe Raleigh – d.1/4/1969, 74y, Plymouth) Baker
           m.(16/2/1907, Plymouth) Christopher Adolphus SOPER (b.1883, Plympton – d.6/7/1966, 82y, Plymouth)
                 1911:  at 89 Grenville Rd, Plymouth – Christopher Adolphus & Annie Elizabeth    [0 ch]
Updated:  06 Jan 2021
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