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PIDGENs of Grimsby, Lincolnshire

Jasper Stanbury Pidgeon was the son of John Pidgeon of Powderham and Susan Stanbury of Brixham, Devon (see the Pidgeons of Powderham & Kenton family tree). It was at Brixham that John and Susan were married, and Jasper was born (in 1844). Jasper was a mariner. His wife, Selina Jones was born at Beer, Devon, but they were married in London in 1865, before moving to Bristol where Jasper was an agent of the Bristol Steam Navigation Company. It was apparently at this time that Jasper shortened his name to Pidgen.

Sometime around 1876 Jasper and his family moved to Grimsby, Lincolnshire, and it is in this part of the country that most of his descendants remain today, with a few drifting south as far as Norfolk.

Two of Jasper’s sons married Wakefield sisters, whose mother had been a Webster (see the Websters of Grimsby family tree). It was this Webster connection which led one of the sisters to adopt her cousin Joseph Webster as a Pidgen.

Contributors: Laura Pidgen, Cyril Webster Pidgen and family.

Notes:
   ab. = about,  b. = born,  bp. = baptised,  bu. = buried,  d. = died,  m. = married,
   (+) = extra-marital relationship
   Places in italics = Registration districts
Jasper Stanbury PIDGEON (aka PIDGEN) (b.20/5/1844, Brixham, Devon – d.1898, 54y, Grimsby, Lincs) Mariner
   m.(23/5/1865, London) Selina Hanaford JONES (b.ab.1844, Beer, Devon – d.1901, 56y, Lincoln)
    |    1871:  at 2 Wobourne Place, Bristol – Jasper & Selina;  Selina PIDGEN [Agent, Bristol Steam Navigation Co]
    |    1881:  at 83 Thorold St, Grimsby – Jasper & Selina; Selina, Richard, William, Jasper PEDGEN
    |    1891:  at Taylor St, Grimsby – Selina;  William, Jasper                                         +  George LUCK (boarder)
    |    1901:  at Bracebridge Heath, Lincs - Selina
    |
    |– Susannah Elizabeth Stanbury PIDGEN (b.1866, Totnes – d.1869, 2y, Bedminster)
    |
    |– Selina PIDGEN (b.1870, Bedminster, Som – d.1954, 85y, Grimsby)
    |      m.(1890, Caistor, Lincs) William Arthur WORMLEY (b.1862, Greenwich – d.1934, 71y, Grimsby)
    |       |                                                                                                                      Dock Gateman, Marine Cook
    |       |    1891:  at 75 Thorold St, Grimsby – Selina;  Selina E  + Chrissey PIDGEON (bro)
    |       |    1901:  6 Lambert Rd, Grimsby – William A & Selina;  Selina E
    |       |    1911:  60 Granville St, Grimsby – William & Selina      [1/1 ch alive]
    |       |
    |      └  Selina Elizabeth WORMLEY (b.1890, Grimsby – d.)
    |              m.(1910, Grimsby) John William COLE (b.1881, Leicester – d.)
    |
    |– Richard John PIDGEN (b.1872, Clifton, Som – d.5/11/1914, at sea) Chief Engineer on Steam Trawler “Wessex”
    |      m.(21/5/1894, Grimsby) Mabel Annie MILLS (b. – d.)
    |
    |– William Henry PIDGEN (b.1873, Bedminster, Som – d.1875, 1y, Bedminster)
    |
    |– William Henry PIDGEN (b.21/11/1877, Grimsby, Lincs – d.1953, 76y, Cleethorpes, Lincs) Fisherman
    |      m.(7/7/1906, Grimsby) Alice Elizabeth MONTGOMERY (b.20/8/1879, London – d.1945, 65y, Cleethorpes)
    |       |    1911:  at 11 Nicholson St, Cleethorpes – Alice Elizabeth;  Reginald William [1/1 ch alive]
    |       |               at sea – William Henry (fisherman)
    |       |    1939:  at 25 Hey St, Cleethorped – William H (trawler engineer, incapacitated) & Alice E;  (Marie A)
    |       |
    |       |– Reginald William PIDGEN (b.13/2/1910, Grimsby – d.11/1993, 83y, Grimsby)
    |       |       m.(1938, Grimsby) Nora OSBOURNE (b.24/5/1915 – d.10/2003, 88y, Grimsby)
    |       |            1939:  at 24 Parker St, Cleethorpes – Reginald W & Nora
    |       |
    |       |– Richard John PIDGEN (b.11/7/1912, Grimsby – d.25/11/1984, 72y, Norwich) lorry driver
    |       ||     m.(1937, Grimsby) Joyce McDONALD (b.19/8/1914, Grimsby – d.1995, 80y, Norwich)
    |       ||      |    1939:  at 337 Convamore Rd, Grimsby – Richard J & Joyce
    |       ||      |
    |       ||                            →  Laura PIDGEN
    |       |[twins]
    |       |– Albert Edward PIDGEN (b.11/7/1912, Grimsby – d.1994, 81y, Louth) asphalt layer
    |       |      m.(1939, Cleethorpes) Hilda E GREENLEES (b.10/6/1917, Sculcoates)
    |       |       |    1939:  at 10 Trinity Rd, Cleethorpes – Albert E & Hilda E
    |       |       |
    |
    |– Jasper Alfred PIDGEN (b.18/11/1879, Grimsby – d.1968, 89y, Grimsby) Fisherman (skipper)
    |      m.(1902, Grimsby) Amy Ethel WAKEFIELD (b.5/3/1882, Caistor – d.1960, 77y Grimsby)
    |       |    1901:  at Clee, Lincs – Jasper PEDGEN with Frederick & Sarah WAKEFIELD & family
    |       |    1911:  at 167 Kent St, Grimsby – Amy Ethel;  Jasper Alfred, Ethel (with parents Frederick & Sarah
    |       |                                            [2/2 ch’n alive]                                                                WAKEFIELD & family)
    |       |    1939:  at 97 Eleanor St, Grimsby – Jasper A & Amy Ethel;  Edna M, (Frederick H)  + Frank R COLLINS
    |       |
    |       |– Jasper Alfred S PIDGEN (b.1905, Grimsby – d.1967, 61y, Grimsby)
    |       |      m.(1927, Grimsby) Iris FIRMAN (b.21/10/1906, Grimsby – d.1998, 87y, Lincs NE)
    |       |       |    1939:  at 46 Beeley Road, Grimsby – Iris;  (Eileen V)
    |       |
    |       |– Ethel PIDGEN (b.ab.1907, Grimsby – d.1925, 18y, Grimsby)
    |       |
    |       |– Phyllis E PIDGEN (b.1912, Grimsby – d.)
    |       |      m.(1932, Grimsby) Frederick PILE (b. – d.)
    |       |       |
    |       |
    |       |– Edna M PIDGEN (b.1915, Grimsby – d.)
    |       |      m.(1948, Grimsby) Alexander VINTER (b.22/9/1909, Grimsby – d.1980, 71y, Grimsby)
    |       |
    |      └  Frederick Harold PIDGEN (b.21/2/1920, Grimsby – d.1975, 55y, Grimsby)
    |               :    1939:  at 42 Gilbey Rd, Grimsby – Louisa E HOOPER (fish packer)
    |              m1.(1940, Grimsby) Louisa Evelyn HOOPER (b.5/3/1921, Grimsby – d.5/1998, 77, NE Lincs)
    |               |                                  m2.(1958, Grimsby) Rowland FLETCHER (b. – d.)
    |               |–
    |               :
    |              m2.(1954, Grimsby)Jacqueline GRAHAM (neé FURBY) (b? 4/3/1925 – d? 3/2006, 81y, Southampton)
    |               |
    |
   └  Christopher PIDGEN (b.2/2/1882, Grimsby – d.1962, 80y, Cleethorpes) Colliery pumpman
            :    1891:  at 75 Thorold St, Grimsby – Chrissey PIDGEON (bro) with Selina WORMLEY
           m.(1905, Grimsby) Sarah Emma WAKEFIELD (b.8/12/1887, Caistor – d.1953, 66y, Grimsby)
            |    1911:  at 3 Hills Villas, Park Ave, Carcroft, Doncaster – Christopher & Sarah Emma  + 2 boarders  + visitor
            |                                                                                                   [0 ch’n]
            |    1939:  at 113 Humberstone Rd, Grimsby – Christopher & Sarah E;  Olive (b.11/2/1934)
            |                                                                                       + Edward WAKEFIELD (nephew, b.27/4/1927)
            |                                                                                       + Harry & Vera M;  (Vera M) BYATT (see below)
            |
            | ~ (adopted) Joseph William WEBSTER (b.12/12/1905, Grimsby – d.1965, 59y, Grimsby) Fisherman
            |       :     aka Joseph William Webster PIDGEN
            |      m.(18/10/1929, Grimsby) Elsie May JOBSON (b.31/8/1909 – d.1999, 89y, N E Lincs)
            |       |
            |       |– Joseph Stanley W PIDGIN (b.23/12/1930, Grimsby – d.1985, 54y, Grimsby)
            |       |      m.
            |       |       |
            |                             →   Cyril Webster PIDGEN
            |
            |– Vera M PIDGEN (b.29/12.1911, Doncaster – d.4/2000, NE Lincs)
            |      m.(1938, Grimsby) Harry BYATT (b.17/12/1914, Grimsby – d.1980, 65y, Grimsby)
            |       |    1939:  at 113 Humberstone Rd, Grimsby – Harry & Vera M;  (Vera M), with Christopher PIDGEN
            |       |                                                                                                                          & family  (see above)
            |
            |– Christopher Stanbury PIDGEN (b.17/2/1915, Grimsby – d.1991, 76y, Louth) Fish packer
            |      m1.(1938, Cleethorpes) Christina Jane JACKSON (b.30/12/1917 – d.6/2006, 88y, NE Lincs)
            |       |    1939:  at 128 Lovett St, Cleethorpes – Christopher S & Christina J
            |       |
            |       |–
            |       m2.(1977, Louth) Ilean WALKER (b. – d.)
            |
            |~ (?adopted) Lucy Olive PATCHETT (b.11/2/1934, Grimsby –    )
                    :         aka Lucy Olive PIDGEN   (                                 – d.25/9/2005, 71y, Cleethorpes)
                   m.(14/8/1954, Grimsby) Albert Barry WOODHOUSE (b.5/8/1931, Grimsby – d.1983, 51y, Grimsby)
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