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PIDGEONs of Hertford, Hertfordshire

TIt’s not certain that the Henry Pidgeon who married Martha Lawrence was the one born at Cheshunt (see the PIDGEONs of Hertfordshire & London family tree), but the dates seem to fit. The family lived at Bengeo, a suburb of Hertford, and at Stapleford, a village about 2 miles further north. Some of the descendants of Henry and Martha migrated to South Wales and Hastings. Others may have emigrated.

Contributor: Kate Michael

Notes:
   ab. = about,  b. = born,  bp. = baptised,  bu. = buried,  d. = died,  m. = married,
   (+) = extra-marital relationship
   Places in italics = Registration districts
Henry PIDGEON (bp?26/6/1760, Cheshunt – bu.31/12/1838, 87y, Bengeo)
   m.(20/2/1787, Bengeo) Martha LAWRANCE (bp.16/2/1766, Bengeo – bu.5/11/1845, 80y, Bengeo)
    |
    |– Thomas PIDGEON (bp.30/12/1787, Bengeo, Herts – d.1855, Hertford) Ag Lab
    |      m. (10/12/1814, Bengeo) Susanna PERRIN (bp.11/5/1788, Gt Munden, Herts – d.1865, Hertford)
    |       |    1841:  at Appartment, Stapleford – Thos & Susan;  Sarah, Eliza PIGEON
    |       |                                        (Neighbours of Wm & Julia SPENCER & family)
    |       |    1851:  at The North Road, Stapleford – Thomas & Susan;  Sarah, Eliza;  Hannah, Mary, Ester
    |       |                                                                                                           + William SUCELIN (3m, nurse child)
    |       |    1861:  at Old Cross, Hertford – Susan (wid);  Eliza;  Esther, John  + Sarah REED (visitor)
    |       |
    |       |– Mary PIDGEON (bp.29/3/1818, Bengeo, Herts – bu.28/3/1832, 14y, Stapleford)
    |       |
    |       |– John PIGEON (bp.27/5/1821, Bengeo, Herts – d.1876, 50y, Hertford) Soldier, labourer
    |       |       :    1851:  at Royal Marine Barracks, Deptford, Kent – John
    |       |       :    1861:  at Palermo Bay on HMS Mars – John
    |       |      m.(3/7/1864, Hertford) Margaret Zillah SPENCER (bp.1/1/1843, Stapleford, Herts – d.)
    |       |       |    1871:  at South Lane, Hertford – John & Margaret;  Mary, Harry, William J
    |       |       |                                                      + Edward T SPENCER (8, wife’s son)
    |       |       |    1881:  at Butcherly Green, Hertford – Margaret (wid);  George + George WARRICK (lodger)
    |       |       |               at Workhouse, Ware Rd, Hertford – Mary, Harry, William
    |       |       |
    |       |       |– John PIGEON (bp.14/8/1864, Hertford – d.1864, 0y, Hertford)
    |       |       |[twins]
    |       |       |– Sarah PIGEON (bp.14/8/1864, Hertford – d. 1864, 9y, Hertford)
    |       |       |
    |       |       |– Mary PIGEON (b.11/7/1865, bp.11/3/1866, Hertford – d.1955, 89, Hastings)
    |       |       |     (+) ? Thomas Arthur KNOWLES  (see below)
    |       |       |       |   (The 1901 census cites John & Mary J as the children of Thomas A, not his step-children)
    |       |       |       |    1891:  at 17 West Hill, Hastings – Mary PIGEON (servt to Alfred BECK & family)
    |       |       |       |    1891:  at 11 Githa Rd, Hastings – Thomas A & Eva M;  Vernon M, Ethel M M KNOWLES
    |       |       |       |                                                          (Ellen Martha KNOWLES – d.1891, 33y, Hastings)
    |       |       |       |– John PIDGEON (b.1889, Hastings – d.)
    |       |       |       |
    |       |       |       |– Mary Jane PIDGEON (b.1896, Hastings – d.)
    |       |       |       :    1911:  at 31 Cambridge Gardens, Hastings – Mary PIGEON (servt to SMITH sisters)
    |       |       |       :
    |       |       |      m.(1900, Hastings) Thomas Arthur KNOWLES (b.ab.1852, Walworth, London – d.1936, 83y,
    |       |       |                                                                                                                                            Hastings)
    |       |       |            1901:  at 16 Tower Rd, St Leonard’s, Hastings – Thomas A & Mary KNOWLES; 
    |       |       |                                                                                                                         John, Mary J PIGEON
    |       |       |            1911:  at 9 Plynlimmon Rd, Hastings – Thomas Arthur & Mary KNOWLES;  John PIGEON
    |       |       |                                                                                                [0 ch]                               + 2 boarders
    |       |       |            1939:  at 3 Croft Rd, Hastings – Mary (wid, incapacitated)
    |       |       |                       (for a short time in the 1980s, I owned 53 Croft Rd.)
    |       |       |
    |       |       |– Harry PIGEON (b.22/10/1866, bp.19/10/1873, Hertford – d.1957, 90y, Bridgend) China Dealer
    |       |       |      m.(1895, Merthyr Tydfil) Maud THOMAS (b.20/2/1874, Merthyr Tydfil – d.1944, 70y, Pontypridd)
    |       |       |       |    1901:  at 1 Dare St, Aberdare, Glam – Henry & Maud;  Catherine Jane, Henry John,
    |       |       |       |                                                                                                                           Margaret Maud
    |       |       |       |    1911:  at 23 High St, Aberdare – Henry & Maud;  Catherine Jane, Henry John,
    |       |       |       |                                                         [3/4 ch alive]                                   Margaret Maud + lodger
    |       |       |       |    1939:  at 71Tre Ifor Llwydcoed, Aberdare - Maud
    |       |       |       |               atAngelton Mental Hospital, Penybont, Glam - Harry
    |       |       |       |
    |       |       |       |– Catherine Jane THOMAS / PIDGEON (b.7/1/1893, Aberdare – d.1961, 67y, Pontypridd)
    |       |       |       |      m.(1911, Merthyr Tydfil)Jeremiah SULLIVAN (b?1891, Merthyr Tydfil – d.1955, 63y,
    |       |       |       |       |                                                                                                                          Pontypridd)
    |       |       |       |       |    1939:  at 25 Tre Ifor Llwydcoed, Aberdare, Glam – Catherine, (3 closed), Edward T
    |       |       |       |
    |       |       |       |– Henry John PIDGEON (b.3/3/1897, Aberdare – d.1961, 64y, Pontypridd)
    |       |       |       |      m.(1919, Merthyr Tydfil)Ellen HUMPHREYS (b.8/3/1896, Merthyr Tydfil – d.1967, 70y,
    |       |       |       |       |                                                                                                                     Merthyr Tydfil)
    |       |       |       |       |    1939:  at 20 Meirion St, Aberdare – Henry J & Ellen;  (Maud), Henry J Jnr, (Cyril,
    |       |       |       |       |                                                                                                           Margaret, Ivor, Beryl)
    |       |       |       |       |– Maud PIDGEON (b.1922, Merthyr Tydfil – d)
    |       |       |       |       |      m.(1942, Pontypridd) Joseph KNIBB (b.12/4/1920 – d.2/1990, 69, Merthyr Tydfil)
    |       |       |       |       |       |
    |       |       |       |       |
    |       |       |       |       |– Henry John PIDGEON (b.24/11/1924, Merthyr Tydfil – d.2/2006, 81y, Rhondda)
    |       |       |       |       |      m.(1946, Merthyr Tydfil) Myra HOWELLS (b.15/12/1926 – d.1987, 60y, Merthyr Tydfil)
    |       |       |       |       |       |
    |       |       |       |       |
    |       |       |       |       |– Cyril PIDGEON (b.1926, Merthyr Tydfil – d1935, 8y, Pontypridd)
    |       |       |       |       |
    |       |       |       |       |                        →  Kate MICHAEL
    |       |       |       |
    |       |       |      └  Margaret Maud PIDGEON (b.22/2/1900, Aberdare – d.)
    |       |       |              m.(1920, Merthyr Tydfil) Harry THOMAS (b?1897, Merthyr Tydfil – d.)
    |       |       |               |    1939:  at 70 Tre Ifor Llwydcoed, Aberdare – Maud;  (1 closed), William G, (2 closed),
    |       |       |               |                                                                                                               Harry J, (1 closed)
    |       |       |
    |       |       |– Margaret PIGEON (b.1868, Hertford – d.1868, 0y, Hertford)
    |       |       |
    |       |       |– Ralph PIGEON (b.1869, Clifton, Glos; bp.7/2/1870, Hertford – d.1870, 1y, Hertford)
    |       |       |
    |       |       |– William John PIGEON (b.1870, bp.19/10/1873, Hertford – d?1944, 75y, Hendon) Coal Miner
    |       |       |            1901:  at Aberdare, Glam – Wm John (unm.)
    |       |       |
    |       |      └  George PIGEON (b.1872, bp.19/10/1873, Hertford – d.)
    |       |
    |       |– Sarah PIGEON (bp.15/2/1824, Stapleford – d?1853, Hertford)
    |       |     (+) Charles WRAY
    |       |       |
    |       |       |– Hannah PIGEON (bp.17/1/1843, Stapleford – d?1857, 14y, Hertford)
    |       |       :
    |       |     (+) ? ?
    |       |      └  (Frances) Mary PIGEON (b.1846, bp.27/5/1849, Gt Amwell – d.)
    |       |            1861:  at Port Hill, Hertford – Mary (servt to John & Eliza WARNER)
    |       |
    |       |– Maria PIGEON (bp.28/1/1827, Stapleford – bu.13/8/1836, 10y, Stapleford)
    |       |
    |      └  Eliza PIGEON (bp.2/6/1833, Stapleford – d?1864, 31y, Hertford)
    |             (+) ? ?
    |               |    1861:  at Old Cross, Hertford – Eliza;  Esther, John  (with mother Susan – see above)
    |               |
    |               |– Hester PIGEON (bp.13/1/1851, Hertford – d.1936, 86y, Edmonton)
    |               |      m.(1870, Brighton) Thomas SAYERS (b.ab1837, Dorking, Sur – d.1933, 95y, Edmonton) Corn
    |               |       |    1871:  at Ryelands, Chailey, Sussex – Thomas & Esther;  George                 miller, Rail porter
    |               |       |    1881:  at Avenue Rd, New Southgate – Thomas & Esther;  George, Louisa, Richard, Charles,
    |               |       |                                                                                                                               Ettie M, May
    |               |       |    1891:  at 31 St Clements St, Islingtron – Thomas & Esther;  George, Richard, Charles, Ellie
    |               |       |    1901:  at 31 St Clements St, Islingtron – Thomas & Esther;  Charles
    |               |       |    1911:  at 41 Beaconsfield Rd, Tottenham – Thomas & Esther  (6/6 ch alive)
    |               |       |                                                                      + Harry Samuel & Louisa;  Walter George FLACK
    |               |       |                                                                                      (1/2 ch alive)                       + 3 boarders
    |               |       |– George SAYER (b.1870, Chailey – d.)
    |               |       |– Louisa SAYER (b.1872, Chailey – d.)
    |               |       |      m.(1899, Edmonton)Harry Samuel FLACK (b. – d.)
    |               |       |       |    1911:  at 41 Beaconsfield Rd, Tottenham – see above
    |               |       |       |– Walter George FLACK (b.5/3/1904, Hampstead – d.)
    |               |       |      └  Dorothy Louisa FLACK (b.26/1/1906, Hampstead – d.1906, 1y, Hampstead)
    |               |       |– Richard SAYER (b.1873, Chailey – d.)
    |               |       |– Charles SAYER (b.1875, Islington, Lon – d.)
    |               |       |– Ettie Maria SAYER (b.1876, New Southgate – d.)
    |               |      └  May SAYER (b.1880, New Southgate – d.)
    |               |
    |               |– John PIGEON (b.1852, Hertford – d.) Builder’s Labourer
    |               |      m.(1880, Hertford) Elizabeth CROFT (b.ab.1857, Richmond, Sur – d.)
    |               |            1881:  at Dolphin Yard, Hertford – John & Elizabeth PIGEON
    |               |            1891:  at 58 Railway St (Crown & Thistle), Hertford – John PIGEON (boarder, single)
    |               |            1911:  at Strand Workhouse, 1 Sheffield St, Westminster – John PIGEON (wid, inmate)
    |               |
    |              └  Eliza PIGEON (b.1855, bp.5/2/1857, Hertford – d?1857, 0y, Hertford)
    |
    |– Sarah PIDGEON (bp.11/1/1795, Bengeo – d.)
    |      m.(14/7/1823, Hertford) Joseph HARVEY (bp?3/11/1793, Little Hadham – d.)
    |
    |– Mary PIGEON (bp.23/4/1797, Bengeo – bu.4/4/1819, 21y, Bengeo)
    |
    |– Henry PIDGEON (bp.16/1/1800, Bengeo – d.)
    |      m.(12/11/1822, Ware) Sarah HANKIN (bp?10/4/1803, Ware – d.)
    |
    |– Marie PIGEON (bp.26/12/1802, Bengeo – d.)
    |
    |– Susan PIDGEON (bp.17/3/1805, Bengeo – d.1880, 74y, Hertford)
    |      m.(1844, Hertford)  Charles HART (b.ab.1818, Bramfield – d.1880, 64y, Hetford) Ag Lab
    |            1851:  at Waterford, Bengeo – Charles & Susan
    |            1861:  at Waterford, Bengeo – Charles & Susan
    |            1871:  at Waterford, Bengeo – Charles & Susan (Susan was ‘Deaf’)
    |
   └  John PIGEON (bp.21/8/1808, Bengeo – bu.12/6/1826, 18y, Bengeo)
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