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PIDGEONs of Market Drayton, Shropshire

Thomas Pidgeon married Ann Rennots Reynolds at Market Drayton in 1762. But where did he come from? After ruling out those Thomas Pidgeons who he could not have been, the most likely candidate is the son of William Pidgeon and Rebecca Medlicot of Upton Magna, who was born there in 1732, (see the Pidgeons of Upton Magna, (William) branch).

Notes:
   ab. = about,  b. = born,  bp. = baptised,  bu. = buried,  d. = died,  m. = married,
   (+) = extra-marital relationship
   Places in italics = Registration districts
Thomas PIDGEON (bp?25/10/1732, Upton Magna – d.)
   m.(3/5/1762, Market Drayton) Ann REYNOLDS (bp.28/6/1737, Market Drayton – d.)
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    |– Thomas PIDGEON (bp.15/8/1763, Market Drayton – d.)
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    |– William PIDGEON (bp.14/6/1765, Market Drayton – d.)
    |      m.(7/6/1795, Market Drayton) Sarah PRESTON (b. – d.)
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    |       |– William PIDGEON (bp.16/4/1797, Market Drayton – d.1846, Market Drayton)
    |       |      m.(25/12/1833, Market Drayton) Mary Ann REDFORD (b. – d.)
    |       |            1841:  at Drayton-in-the-Hales, Market Drayton – William (with George & Elizabeth JEBB & family)
    |       |                                                                                                                                                 (see below)
    |       |– Ann PIDGEON (bp.27/5/1798, Market Drayton – d.)
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    |       |-? Thomas PIDGEON (bp.ab.1800, Market Drayton – d.1868, 68y, Market Drayton) Bricklayer
    |       |      m1.(21/2/1825, Market Drayton) Ann Gabriel JONES (b. – d.)
    |       |      m2.(10/4/1832, Market Drayton) Ann MULLINEUX (b.ab.1814, Market Drayton – d.1879, 64y,
    |       |       |                                                                                                               Market Drayton) Greengrocer
    |       |       |    1841:  at Drayton-in-the-Hales, Market Drayton – Thomas & Ann;  William, John
    |       |       |    1851:  at Little Drayton Heath, Market Drayton – Thomas & Ann;  William, John  + lodger
    |       |       |    1861:  at Drayton Parva Common, Market Drayton – Thomas & Ann;  John
    |       |       |    1871:  at Little Drayton Common, Market Drayton – Ann (wid);  John  + 2 lodgers
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    |       |       |– Elizabeth PIDGEON (bp.9/2/1834, Market Drayton – bu.18/9/1836, Market Drayton)
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    |       |       |– William PIDGEON (bp.1/5/1836, Market Drayton – d? 1860, 23, Oldham) Brickmaker
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    |       |       |– Ann PIDGEON (b.1838, Market Drayton – d.1838, Market Drayton)
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    |       |       |– John PIDGEON (bp.12/1/1840, Market Drayton – d.28/1/1883, 40y, Macclesfield) Iron moulder
    |       |       |      m.(5/10/1871, Mkt Drayton) Hannah HIGHFIELD (b.1846, Market Drayton – d.1933, 87y,
    |       |       |                                                     (+)  James KEITH   Police Sergeant                           Huddersfield)
    |       |       |                                                       |– James William KEITH (b.1874, Manchester – d.)
    |       |       |                                                       |– Lucy KEITH (b.1878, Manchester – d.)
    |       |       |                                                       |– Mary Hannah KEITH (b.1880, Manchester – d.)
    |       |       |                                                       |– John Henry KEITH (b.1882, Manchester – d.1997, 15y, M’chr)
    |       |       |                                                       |– Robert KEITH (b.1884, Manchester – d.1885, 1y,Manchester)
    |       |       |                                                       |– Maggie KEITH (b.1884, Manchester – d.)
    |       |       |                                                       |– Beatrice KEITH (b.1888, Manchester – d.)
    |       |       |                                                       |– George Daniel KEITH (b.1894, Manchester – d.)
    |       |       |                                                       :
    |       |       |                                                      m2.(24/12/1882, Chorlton) James KEITH (b.4/3/1846, Aberdeen –
    |       |       |                                                      m3.(6/3/1887, Salford) James KEITH      d.1898, 52y, Manchester)
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    |       |       |            1880:  30 Dec, John filed for divorce against Hannah for adultery with James KEITH.
    |       |       |            1881:  at Tern Hill Road, Market Drayton – John PIDGEON (boarder)
    |       |       |                       at 16 Arnold St, Manchester – James & Hannah;  James W, Lucy, Mary H KEITH
    |       |       |                       According to the divorce petition, James & Hannah had lived here together from
    |       |       |                            June1875.  Children’s births were registered as if they were married.
    |       |       |                       17, May, Decree nisi granted in divorce case, but no decree absolute issued.  So, 1882
    |       |       |                             marriage was bigamous;  1887 marriage corrected this.
    |       |       |            1883:  John’s will Admin - £113 to Hannah Pidgeon of Manchester
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    |       |      └  Thomas PIDGEON (bp.22/4/1844, Market Drayton – bu.2/7/1846, Market Drayton)
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    |       |– Elizabeth PIDGEON (bp.8/5/1801, Market Drayton – d.1873, 72y, Stockton) Provision dealer
    |       |      m.(25/12/1833, Market Drayton) George JEBB (b.ab.1803, Middlewich, Ches – d.) Factory overlooker
    |       |       |    1841:  at Drayton-in-the-Hales, Market Drayton – George & Elizabeth;  Ann  + William PIDGEON,
    |       |       |    1851:  at Common Lane, Market Drayton – George & Elizabeth;  Ann, Elizabeth              (see above)
    |       |       |    1871:  at 10 Van Milderl Ter, Stockton, Dur – Elizabeth (wid, mother in law) with George Sowerby
    |       |       |                                                                                                                         & Elizabeth DAVISON
    |       |       |– Ann JEBB (b.ab.1834, Market Drayton – d.)
    |       |      └  Elizabeth JEBB (b.1842, Market Drayton – d.)
    |       |              m.(1862, Oldham) George Sowerby DAVISON (b.ab.1842, Stokesley, Yorks – d.) Grocer
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    |       |-? John PIDGEON (b.ab.1803, Market Drayton – d.1866, 60, Dudley) Tailor
    |       |      m.() Jane ? (b.ab. 1787, Worcs – d.1846, 63, Dudley)
    |       |       |    1841:  at Flood St, Dudley, Worcs – John & Jane;  Ann
    |       |       |    1851:  at George St, Walsall, Staffs – John (wid, lodger)
    |       |       |    1861:  at Church St, Dudley, Worcs – John (wid)  + housekeeper & 2 daughters
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    |       |      └  Ann PIDGEON (b.ab.1826 – d.1850,Dudley)
    |       |              m.(27/12/1846, Kingswinford, Staffs) James WILLIAMS (b. – d.) tailor
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    |      └  Sarah PIDGEON (bp.6/3/1805, Market Drayton – d.)
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   └  John PIDGEON (bp.5/11/1767, Market Drayton – d.)
Updated:  13 Dec 2018
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