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PIDGEONs of Kenton - Dorset & Hendon branch

Joseph Pidgeon was the youngest son of Emanuel and Mary Pidgeon of Kenton. The family spent several years in the Plymouth area, where Joseph was born about 1824. He was baptised 4 years later, after the family returned to Kenton, at nearby Starcross. (See the Pidgeons of Kenton family tree.)

In 1850, Joseph married Mary West of Kenton and the couple went to live Broadmayne, near Dorchester. After Mary died in 1878, Joseph moved to the north of Dorset and married Mary Cooper at Iwerne Courtney. Originally known as Shroton (from ‘Sheriff’s Town’ in Domesday), Iwerne Courtney derives its name from when the Courtenays of Devon owned land on the Iwerne stream. Joseph fathered a son and a daughter in each marriage. His eldest son William Henry moved to Kingsbury, near Hendon, Middlesex in the 1880s, and several members of his family later worked at the Schweppes mineral water factory which was built at Hendon in 1896.

Contributors: Janet Rose, Roger Pidgeon, Janet Armstrong, Margaret Smith

Notes:
   ab. = about,  b. = born,  bp. = baptised,  bu. = buried,  d. = died,  m. = married,
   Places in italics = Registration districts
Joseph PIDGEON (b.Devonport, bp.29/10/1828, 4y, Starcross – d.16/1/1890, 60y, Blandford, Dor) Coachman
   m1.(21/7/1850, Dawlish, Dev) Mary WEST (b.2/7/1820, Kenton – d.14/2/1878, 53y, Warmwell, Dor) Laundress
    |    1851:  at Weech, Dawlish – Mary + Elizabeth WEST (visitor, 29)
    |    1871:  at Broadmayne Village, Dor – Joseph & Mary;  Mary, William
    |  
    |– Mary Ann PIDGEON (bp.18/9/1853, Broadmayne, Dor – d.1905, 51y, Sturminster) Dressmaker
    |            1881:  )  at Hanford House, Hanford, Dor –
    |            1891:  ]      Mary PIGEON – Housemaid to LIVINGSTONE-LEARMOUTH family (ex Indian army)
    |            1901:  )      (May PIGEON  in 1901)
    |
    |– William Henry PIDGEON (b.21/2/1855, Broadmayne – d.13/5/1903, 48y, Kingsbury, Midx) Coachman, Ostler
    :      m.(26/9/1881, Weymouth, Dor) Elizabeth (Ann) BURDEN (b.3/7/1854, East Knoyle, Wilts – d.1932, 78y,
    :       |                                                                                                                                           Hendon) Cook
    :       |    1881:  at Bradford House, Bradford Peverall, Dor – Wm Henry (serv. coachman to the MIDDLETON family,
    :       |                                                                                                                                               magistrates)
    :       |               at 7 Lansdowne Terrace, Wyke Regis – Elizabeth (serv. cook to ARDEN family, solicitor)
    :       |    1891:  at Bucks Lane, Kingsbury, Midx – William H & Elizabeth;  William H, Alfred, Albert, Ethel R
    :       |    1901:  at Vicarage House, Kingsbury – Wm.Hy, Elzth.Ann;  Wm Hy, Alfr, Albt, Ethel Rose, Walter,
    :       |                                                                                                                      Edith Gertrude + 3 boarders
    :       |    1911:  at 2 Deerfield Cottages, Hendon, Midx – Elizabeth (wid);  Albert, Walter
    :       |                      Deerfield Cottages were built for Schweppes' employees, when they built the nearby factory
    :       |                                                                                                                                                    . in 1896
    :       |– William Henry PIDGEON (b.14/4/1882, Bradford Peverell – d.12/4/1918, 36y, France) k.i.a. with
    :       |       :                                                                                           Middlesex Regiment, Mineral Water Worker
    :       |      m.(2/9/1907, Hendon) Florence Eliza BAGGOTT (b.10/9/1886, Tipton, Staffs – d.1968, 81y, Hillingdon)
    :       |       |    1911:  at 48 Deerfield Cottages, Hendon – William & Florence;  Florence [1 ch]
    :       |       |
    :       |       |– Florence Ethel PIDGEON (b.21/12/1907, Hendon – d.11/2004, 96y, Downham, Nor)
    :       |       |      m. (2/7/1931, London City)William Alfred WILKINS (b.2/1908, Camberwell – d.17/5/1980, 72y,
    :       |       |       |                                                                                                                                      Hendon)
    :       |       |                              → Janet ROSE
    :       |       |
    :       |       |– William George PIDGEON (b.18/6/1911, Hendon – d.1993, 82y, Hendon)
    :       |       |      m.
    :       |       |       |
    :       |       |                              → Roger PIDGEON
    :       |       |
    :       |       |– Phyllis G PIDGEON (b.1913, Hendon – d.1913, ab.6m, Hendon)
    :       |       |
    :       |       |– Alfred Leonard PIDGEON (b.19/11/1914, Hendon – d.1997, 82y, Ampthill)
    :       |       |      m.(1948, Harrow) Harriot M DAVY (b?1911, Lambeth – d.)
    :       |       |
    :       |       |– Reginald Samuel PIDGEON (b.23/6/1916, Hendon – d.1999, 83y, Harlow)
    :       |       |      m.(1937, Hendon) Alice Snowdon DIXON (b.17/8/1916, Morpeth – d.10/2003, 87y, Epping Forest)
    :       |       |       |
    :       |       |
    :       |      └  Victor Cecil PIDGEON (b.23/5/1917, Hendon – d.1993, 76y, Wrekin)
    :       |              m.
    :       |               |
    :       |
    :       |– Alfred PIDGEON (b.1883, Bradford Peverall – d.26/10/1914, 31y, France) k.i.a. with Middx Regiment
    :       |                                                                                                                                Mineral Water Worker
    :       |– Albert PIDGEON (b.15/8/1884, Bradford Peverall – d.1978, 94y, Hendon) Mineral water worker
    :       |      m.(1912, Hendon) Nellie BARKER (b.26/12/1887 – d.1982, 94y, Hendon)
    :       |       |
    :       |      └  Albert W PIDGEON (b.3/1/1914, Hendon – d.9/1993, 79y, Hendon)
    :       |              m.(1941, Hendon) Edith Lydia SPIERS (b.2/11/1905, Hendon – d.2/1991, 84y, Glyndwr)
    :       |
    :       |– Ethel Rose PIDGEON (b.19/7/1885, Bradford Peverall – d.1978, 93y, Hendon)
    :       |
    :       |– Frank PIDGEON (b.1889, Hendon – d.1889, 0y, Hendon)
    :       |
    :       |– Edith Gertrude PIDGEON (b.4/9/1893, Hendon – d.1957, Guildford, Sur)
    :       |      m.(20/9/1914, Hendon) William James COLES (29/11/1893, Luton? – d?1959, 65y, Willesden)
    :       |       |
    :       |       |– William Alfred COLES (b.14/3/1915, Hendon – d.1971, 56y, Surrey SW)
    :       |       |      m1.(1941, Surrey SW)Margaret A PERRY (b. – d.)
    :       |       |       |–
    :       |       |       :
    :       |       |      m2.(1966, Surrey SW)Helen Esther DOUGLAS (née TYRRELL) (b.24/7/1918 – d.8/1984, 66y,
    :       |       |                                                                                                                                        Surrey SW)
    :       |      └  Percy James COLES (b.6/11/1917, Hendon – d.23/12/1985, Peterborough)
    :       |              m.
    :       |               |
    :       |                                   → Janet ARMSTRONG
    :       |
    :      └  Walter PIDGEON (b.28/10/1894, Hendon – d.1987, 92y, Swindon) Warehouseman
    :              m.(25/12/1922, Hendon) Olive May HOLTON (b.1897, Camden – d.1955, 59y, Maidstone)
    :               |
    :                                              → Margaret SMITH,
    :
   m2.(1/7/1880, Iwerne Courtney, Dor) MaryCOOPER (b.1844, Outwood, Sur – d.1924, 79y, Blandford) Laundress
    |                                                            m2.(1892, Iw.Crtny) Samuel WATTS (b.ab.1832, Iwerne Minster – d.)
    |                                                                                                                                                       Farm Carter
    |                                      1901: at The Fairfield, Iw.C – Samuel & Mary WATTS + Harry PIDGEON
    |                                      1911: at The Fairfield, Shroton – Mary WATTS (wid, 2/2 ch) + Harry PIDGEON
    |                                                     [Shroton was the original name for Iwerne Courtney]
    |              
    |    1881:  at Ranston Lodge, Iwerne Courtney – Joseph & Mary
    |    1891:  at Fair Field, Iwerne Courtney – Mary (wid);  Edith, Henry
    |
    |– Edith Kate PIDGEON (bp.30/10/1881, Iwerne Courtney – d.1956, 74y, Winchester)
    |       :    1901:  at Laundry, Andover Rd, Weeke, Winchester – Edith K (serv. to Arthur FAIERS & family)
    |      m.(1905, Winchester) Edward John DOWLING (b.1876, Winchester – d.1942, 66y, Winchester) House painter
    |       |    1911:  at 9 Magdalen Hill, Winchester – Edward & Edith;  Alfred   [1/1 ch alive]                             
    |       |
    |      └  Alfred John DOWLING (b.3/9/1906, Winchester – d.6/1982, 75y, Basingstoke)
    |
   └  Henry PIDGEON (bp.12/9/1886, Iwerne Courtney – d.1963, 76y, Sturminster) Shepherd
         1901:  at The Fairfield, Iwerne Courtney – Harry (with Samuel & Mary WATTS – see above)

         1911:  at Fair Field, Shroton, Blandford – Harry (with Mary WATTS – see above)

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