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PIDGEONs of Kilmington & Bridport – Stafford branch

William James Hodder Pidgeon was the eldest son of James Pidgeon and Mary Anne Hodder of Bridport, Dorset (see the Pidgeons of Bridport family tree). He was born, married Augusta Gale and had his his first two children (twin daughters) at Bridport, but then moved to Stafford sometime between 1872 and 1874.

Contributors:  Brenda Goddard, Susan Pidgeon, Joan Thorpe, Donna Pidgeon

Notes:
   ab. = about,  b. = born,  bp. = baptised,  bu. = buried,  d. = died,  m. = married,
   Places in italics = Registration districts
William James Hodder PIDGEON (b.ab.1837, Bridport – d.2/5/1921, 83y, Stafford) RN Seaman, Shoemaker
  m1.(21/12/1860, Bridport) Augusta GALE (b.ab.1843, Bridport – d.1911, 69y,Stafford)
    |    1861:  at 72 Surry St, Portsea – William & Augusta PIGUN
    |    1871:  at St Michael’s Lane, Bridport – William & Augusta;  Martha, Mary
    |    1881:  at 6 Chapel Terrace, Stafford – William & Augusta;  Mary, Alfred, Frederick
    |    1891:  at 19 Foregate St, Stafford – William JH & Augusta;  Alfred J, Frederick PIDGEON + Martha S &
    |                                                                                                     Walter C;  Edith A LANGBOURNE + 2 boarders
    |    1901:  at 44 Rowley St, Stafford – William JH & Augusta + boarder (Lucy Jane HORSFALL)
    |    1911:  at 44 Rowley St, Stafford – William JH & Augusta + boarder               [3/7 ch’n alive]
    |
    |– Martha Sarah PIDGEON (b.22/1/1866, Bridport – d.24/11/1908) Nurse
    ||     m.(26/12/1888, Stafford) Walter Charles LANGBOURNE (b.30/7/1864, Danby, Yorks – d.31/7/1935) Chemist
    ||      |    1891:  at 19 Foregate St, Stafford – Walter C & Martha S;  Edith A (with William JH & Augusta;  Alfred J,
    ||      |                                                                                                            Frederick PIDGEON)  + 2 boarders
    ||      |    1901:  at Holy Trinity, Hull – Walter & Martha;  Alfred, Edith, Florence, Walter, Ernest, Dorothy
    ||      |    1911:  at 113 Vine St, Gorton, Manchester – Walter (wid, boarder with H TOLSON)
    ||      |
    ||      |– Alfred Charles Frederick LANGBOURNE (b.18/7/1890, Stafford – d.26/1/1959, 68y)
    ||      |      m.(1919, Leeds) Ethel COOPER (b. – d.)
    ||      |– Edith Augusta LANGBOURNE (b.25/5/1892, Scarborough – d.1932, 40y)
    ||      |      m.(1920, Wolverhampton) Harold HILL (b. – d.)
    ||      |– Florence Lilian LANGBOURNE (b.18/3/1893, Bury, Lancs - d.5/4/1934, 41y)
    ||      |      m.(1923, Wolverhampton) Archibald A E FROGGATT (b. – d.)
    ||      |– Walter Edgar LANGBOURNE (b.16/8/1895, Stockgrove, Lancs – d.22/2/1962, 66y)
    ||      |      m.(1924, Wolverhampton) Florence I WESTCOTT (b. – d.)
    ||      |– Ernest LANGBOURNE (b.27/5/1899, Hull – d.27/11/1918, 19y, Winchester)
    ||      |– Dorothy Mary LANGBOURNE (b.8/10/1900, Hull – d.3/1/1988, 87y, Wolverhampton)
    ||      |      m1.(26/12/1923, Wolve’ton) Haydn John MASSEY (b.1897, Cannock – d.1838, 41y, Wolverhampton)
    ||      |       |–
    ||      |       :
    ||      |      m2.(1939, Wolverhampton) Clement Henry Valentine DAVIES (b.26/6/1903 – d.10/1990, 87y,
    ||      |       |                                                                                                                                Wolverhampton)
    ||      |
    ||     └  Francis Raymond LANGBOURNE (b.5/7/1903, Hull – d.20/3/1983, 79y, Wolverhampton)
    ||
    |[twins]
    |– Mary Augusta PIDGEON (b.22/1/1866, Bridport – d.)
    |      m.(1888, Stafford) Phillip MORGAN (b.ab.1864, Tydigstone, Glamorgan – d.) Grocer’s Manager
    |       |    1901:  at 8 King St, Blackpool – Philip & Mary; Gwendoline
    |       |    1911:  at 32 Driffield St, Moss Side, Manchester – Philip & Mary Augusta;  Gwendoline, Lillian Augusta
    |       |                                                                                    [2/4 ch’n alive]        
    |       |– Gwendoline MORGAN (b.1899, Blackpool – d.)
    |      └  Lilian Augusta MORGAN (b.1902, Blackpool – d.)
    |
    |– Alfred James PIDGEON (b.1874, Stafford – d.1959, 84y, Wolverhampton) School Headmaster
    |      m1.(1899, Stafford) Maria BURNHAM (b.ab1873, Leicester – d.1952, 79y, Wolverhampton)
    |       |    1901:  at 88 North Street, Stafford – Alfred & Maria;  Leonard A  + servt
    |       |    1911:  at 88 North Street, Stafford – Alfred James & Maria;  Leonard Alfred, Edith Grace M
    |       |
    |       |– Leonard Alfred PIDGEON (b.1901, Stafford – d.1953, 52y, Wolverhampton)
    |       |      m.(1924, Wolverhampton) Laura PINSON (b.6/2/1903, Wolve’n – d.1981, 78y, Wolve’n)
    |       |       |
    |       |       |– Olive Marie PIDGEON (b.25/3/1925, Wolverhampton – d.12/2002, 77y, Worthing)
    |       |       |      m1.(1945, Wolverhampton) Robert SIMMS (b?23/2/1923 – d.2/1972, Hambleton, Sur)
    |       |       |       |
    |       |       |       |                          →  Brenda GODDARD
    |       |       |       |
    |       |       |       |– Janet SIMMS (b.28/8/1948, Surrey SW – d.28/1/2003, Honiton, Dev)
    |       |       |       |      m.
    |       |       |       |       |
    |       |       |       |–
    |       |       |       :
    |       |       |      m2.(1973, Grayshott, Hants) James Edward WILMSHURST (b.5/12/1916, Battle – d.1/1984, 67y,
    |       |       |       :                                                                                                                                 Grayshott)
    |       |       |      m3.(5/1994, I Wight) William Ftancis LAYTON (b.13/10/1910, Islington – d.8/2000, 89y, Worthing)
    |       |       |
    |       |       |– Frank Leonard PIDGEON (b.30/4/1929, Wolverhampton – d.1989, 60y, Wolverhampton)
    |       |       |      m.
    |       |       |       |
    |       |       |                                    Susan PIDGEON
    |       |       |
    |       |       |– Eric James PIDGEON (b.25/3/1932,Wolverhampton – d.1985, 53y, Wolverhampton)
    |       |       |      m.(1974, Wolverhampton) Joan PIDGEON (née MERRIMAN) (b.8/7/1931, Birmingham N – d.2000,
    |       |       |                                                                                                                                69y, Birmingham)
    |       |       |      Joan first married Ronald William PIDGEON (1926-2000) of Birmingham in 1950.
    |       |       |      There were 6 PIDGEON children from her first marriage.
    |       |       |      Ronald Pidgeon’s ancestry has not yet been researched, but his mother was a SMITH and
    |       |       |      his father may have been Irish or of Irish descent.
    |       |       |–
    |       |      └  Laurine Anne PIDGEON (b.19/2/1939, Wolverhampton – d.7/1993, 54y, Wolverhampton)
    |       |              m.(1959, Wolverhampton) Brian Douglas HODGKISS (b.10/10/1933, Wolverhampton – d.5/1997,
    |       |               |                                                                                                                   63y, Wolverhampton)
    |       |
    |       |– Edith Grace M PIDGEON (b.7/6/1906, Stafford – d.10/1986, 80y, Braintree, Esx)
    |       :
    |      m2.(1953, Wolverhampton) Elizabeth DUNCAN (b.ab.1881 – d.1965, 84y, Bilston)
    |
    |– Frederic PIDGEON (b.1880, Stafford – d.1950, 70y, Stafford) Engineer’s clerk
    :       :    1901:  at 93 Bull St, Birmingham – Frederick (boarder, Grocer’s Assistant)
    :       :               at 44 Rowley St, Stafford – Lucy Jane HORSFALL (boarder with William JH & Augusta PIDGEON)
    :      m.(1901, Atcham, Salop) Lucy Jane HORSFALL (b.1878, Stafford – d?1961, 82y, Stafford) Boot Machinist
    :       |    1911:  at 260 Oxford Street, Stafford – Frederick & Lucy Jane;  Walter Charles, Doris Winifred, Ernest
    :       |                                                     [6/7 ch’n alive]       Wilfred, Marion Augusta, Gwendoline Mary, Irene May
    :       |– Walter Charles F PIDGEON (b.4/5/1902, Hull – d.1977, 74y, Stafford)
    :       |      m.(1930, Stafford) Annie Irene GLOVER (b.1905, Stafford – d.1957, 52y, Stafford)
    :       |
    :       |– Doris Winifred M PIDGEON (b.1903, Hull – d.1948, 44y, Stafford)
    :       |      m.(1928, Stafford) Harry MARCH (b?1891, Uttoxeter – d?1954, 62, Stafford)
    :       |
    :       |– Gwendoline May PIDGEON (b.1904,King’s Norton – d.1904, 0y, King’s Norton)
    :       |
    :       |– Ernest Wilfred PIDGEON (b.7/4/1906, Birmingham – d.11/1984, 78y, Wolverhampton)
    :       |      m.(1931, Stafford) Rhoda HIGGINSON (b.10/6/1913, Cannock – d.7/1989, 76y, Wolverhampton)
    :       |       |
    :       |       |– Dennis Wilfred PIDGEON (b.13/9/1932, Stafford – d.1/2001, 68y, Wolverhampton)
    :       |       |      m.
    :       |       |       |
    :       |       |
    :       |      └  David Allan PIDGEON (b.30/10/1947, Wolverhampton – d.8/1986, 38y, Wolverhampton)
    :       |
    :       |– Marian Augusta PIDGEON (b.19/12/1907, Wolstanton – d.14/6/1994, 82y, Rhuddlan)
    :       |      m.(4/8/1934, Haughton, Staffs) Percival THORPE (b.17/10/1906, Stafford – d.8/2/1979, 72y, Stafford)
    :       |       |
    :       |       |– Norman Carl Percival THORPE (b.30/4/1935, Stafford - d.21/6/1992, 57y, Aberconwy) RN, Ark Royal
    :       |       |      m.(1956, Stoke) Wilma Clarice HADDON (b.27/8/1935, Stoke – d.4/11/2005, 70y, Denbighshire N)
    :       |       |       |                                                                                                                                       WRNS
    :       |       |                                → Joan THORPE
    :       |
    :       |– Gwendoline Mary PIDGEON (b.20/8/1909, Stafford – d.4/2001, Stafford).
    :       |      m.(1938, Stafford) John WILDING (b.18/1/1909 – d.1975, 66y, Stafford)
    :       |       |
    :       |
    :       |– Irene May PIDGEON (b.30/11/1910, Stafford – d.2/1987, 76y, Stafford)
    :       |      m.(1938, Stafford) William DAWSON (b.23/9/1907, Stafford – d.4//6/2007, 91y, Stafford)
    :       |       |
    :       |
    :       |– Frederick W PIDGEON (b.1911, Stafford – d.5/1990, 80y, Congleton, Ches)
    :       |      m.
    :       |       |
    :       |
    :       |– Constance R PIDGEON (b.1914, Stafford – d.1944, 30y, Stafford)
    :       |
    :       |– Lucy E PIDGEON (b.18/11/1915, Stafford – d.9/2004, 88y, Cannock Chase)
    :       |      m.(1942, Stafford) James Cecil G BARBER (b.12/10/1914, Stafford – d.11/1984, 70y, Stafford)
    :       |       |
    :       |
    :       |– Marjorie E PIDGEON (b.1917, Stafford – d.)
    :       |
    :       |– Harold Douglas PIDGEON (b.29/7/1919, Stafford – d.1983, 64y, Stafford)
    :       |      m.(1947, Stafford) May COLLIER (née STOKES) (b.16/8/1921, Stafford – d.11/2002, 81y, Litchfield)
    :       |       |
    :       |                                        → Donna PIDGEON
    :       |
    :      └  Beatrice Joan PIDGEON (b.21/6/1921, Stafford – d.4/1991, 69y, Stafford)
    :              m.(1949, Stafford) Dennis H BABB (b.1921, Stafford – d.)
    :
  m2.(1913, Stafford) Maria J CHEADLE (née MICKLEWRIGHT?) (b.1849, Stafford – d.1926, 77y, Stafford)
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