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PIDGEONs of Great Yarmouth, Norfolk

Simon and John Pigeon were both married at Potter Heigham, a village about 10 miles from Yarmouth in 1696. Were they brothers (as shown below), or cousins (as shown on the Pidgeons of Coltishall family tree)? Y-DNA tests of the descendants of each show that they were closely related. The most likely relationship evidenced by exiting records is that shown on the Coltishall tree, where Simon is shown as being much older than John, a possible explanation of his death only a year after his marriage.

Simon died shortly before the baptism of his only son, while John was the father of six children. Three great-grandsons of Simon and John, George, Nicholas and William have many descendants which shown in separate branches of this family tree, while another, Edward, became a Presbyterian minister and emigrated to Canada.

Contributors:
Anne Hall, Michael Alonzo Pidgeon, Angela Butler, Rachel Hill, Peter & Cheryl Anderson, Dennis and Stuart Pidgeon, Alison Pidgeon, John Pidgeon, Trevor Pidgeon, Jill Maple, Ralph & Val Pidgeon, Geoffrey Pidgeon, Phyllis Sims, Graham Pidgeon.

Notes:
   ab. = about,  b. = born,  bp. = baptised,  bu. = buried,  d. = died,  m. = married,
? PIGEON
   m.() ? ?
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    |-? Simon PIGEON (bp – bu?17/10/1697, Great Yarmouth)
    |      m.(31/3/1696, Potter Heigham, Norfolk) Barbary GEDGE (bp.- bu.14/8/1722, Great Yarmouth)
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    |      └  Simon PIGEON (bp.21/11/1697, Great Yarmouth – bu.8/3/1747/8, Great Yarmouth)
    |              m.(16/5/1722, Great Yarmouth) Martha MOOR (bp. – bu.1760, Great Yarmouth)
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    |               |– Martha PIDGEON (bp.10/3/1722/3, Great Yarmouth – bu.)
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    |               |– Simon PIDGEON (bp.1/1/1724/5, Great Yarmouth – bu.)
    |               |      m.(5/1/1761, Great Yarmouth) Ann LEAK (b.ab.1730 – bu.1/12/1797, 67y, Great Yarmouth)
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    |               |       |– Martha PIDGEON (bp.1761, Great Yarmouth – bu.1761, Great Yarmouth)
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    |               |       |– Ann PIDGEON (bp.1763, Great Yarmouth – bu.)
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    |               |       |– Simon PIDGEON (bp.1766, Great Yarmouth – bu.)
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    |               |       |– George PIDGEON (bp. – bu.1766, Great Yarmouth)
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    |               |       |– George PIDGEON (bp.1767, Great Yarmouth – bu.) Shipwright (& sailor?)
    |               |       |      m1.(14/2/1793, Great Yarmouth) Jane BALLS (b.ab.1773 – bu.27/7/1794, 21y, Gt Yarmouth)
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    |               |       |       |– Anne PIDGEON (b.20/1/1794, Great Yarmouth – bu.18/2/1795, Great Yarmouth)
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    |               |       |      m2.(26/1/1796, Great Yarmouth) Mary BURTON (bp.7/9/1774 – bu.8/3/1825, 50y, Great
    |               |       |       |                                                                                                                         Yarmouth)
    |               |       |      └        →  Anne HALL                           )   See the
    |               |       |                 →  Michael Alonzo PIDGEON    }       PIDGEONs of Great Yarmouth (George)
    |               |       |                 →  Angela BUTLER                   )            branch
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    |               |       |– Edward PIDGEON (bp.19/11/1769, Great Yarmouth – bu.9/5/1774. Great Yarmouth)
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    |               |       |– Martha PIDGEON (bp.5/1/1772, Great Yarmouth – bu.19/5/1773, Great Yarmouth)
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    |               |       |– William PIDGEON (bp. – bu.23/5/1773, Great Yarmouth)
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    |               |       |– William PIDGEON (bp. – bu.1774, Great Yarmouth)
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    |               |      └  Edward PIDGEON (bp.11/11/1774, Great Yarmouth –d./9/1843, ‘65y’, New London, PEI,
    |               |            |                                                                                     Canada) Presbyterian minister, farmer
    |               |            |      Emigrated to Canada,  first to New Carlisle, Quebec in 1798,
    |               |            |                                             and again to Prince Edward Island  about 1805
    |               |           └  →  See the PIDGEONs of PEI, Canada (Edward) family tree
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    |               |– Mary PIDGEON (bp.21/11/1726, Great Yarmouth – bu?17/3/1772, Great Yarmouth)
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    |               |– George PIDGEON (bp.27/7/1729, Great Yarmouth – bu.27/9/1730, 14m, Great Yarmouth)
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    |               |– William PIDGEON (bp.10/10/1731, Great Yarmouth – bu.)
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    |               |– Susanna PIDGEON (bp.16/6/1734, Great Yarmouth – bu.30/3/1737, 2y 9m, Great Yarmouth)
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    |               |– George Moore PIDGEON (bp.5/9/1736, Great Yarmouth – bu.)
    |               |      m?(20/5/1770, Great Yarmouth)Alice BOULT (bp. – bu.)
    |               |                                         (Which George Pidgeon married Alice BoultSee below for their children)
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    |              └  John PIDGEON (bp.19/2/171738/9, Great Yarmouth – bu?17/11/1772, Great Yarmouth)
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   └? John PIGEON (bp. – bu?28/4/1747, Great Yarmouth)
           m1.(5/8/1696, Potter Heigham, Norfolk) Sarah STEPHENS (bp. – bu.27/3/1728, Great Yarmouth)
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            |– William PIGEON (bp.12/9/1697, Great Yarmouth – bu? 31/5/1698, Great Yarmouth)
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            |– Mary PIGEON (bp.25/3/1699, Great Yarmouth – bu.29/4/1701, 2y, Great Yarmouth)
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            |– Sarah PIGEON (bp.1701 – bu.)
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            |– William PIDGEON (bp.1704 – bu?1767, Great Yarmouth)
            |      m.(31/3/1730, Great Yarmouth) Elizabeth (Sarah) MANNING (bp. – bu.24/7/1788, 80y, Gt Yarmouth)
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            |       |– Eliza PIDGEON (bp.29/3/1731, Great Yarmouth – bu.3/4/1731, Great Yarmouth)
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            |       |– William PIDGEON (bp.20/8/1732, Great Yarmouth – bu.13/11/1733, 15m, Great Yarmouth)
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            |       |– William PIDGEON (bp.13/8/1735, Great Yarmouth – bu.21/2/1735/6, 6m, Great Yarmouth)
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            |       |– Sarah PIDGEON (bp.6/2/1736/7, Great Yarmouth – bu.)
            |       |      m.(7/2/1765, Great Yarmouth) George PLOWMAN (bp. – bu.)
            |       |                                                                     (Which Sarah Pidgeon married which manSee below)
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            |       |– Francis PIDGEON (bp.22/3/1738/9, Great Yarmouth – bu.8/12/1740, 22m, Great Yarmouth)
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            |      └  Elizabeth PIDGEON (bp.6/9/171741, Great Yarmouth – bu.23/3/1742/3, 18m, Great Yarmouth)
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            |– John PIGEON (bp.1706, Great Yarmouth – bu.)
            |      m.(21/10/1731, Lowestoft) Grace SHAW (bp – bu.)
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            |       |– John PIDGEON (bp.7/3/1733, Lowestoft – bu.)
            |       |      m.(24/4/1753, Great Yarmouth) Knots Margaret BELL (bp – bu.)
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            |       |       |– John PIDGEON (bp.14/1/1754, Great Yarmouth – bu.17/6/1756, Great Yarmouth)
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            |       |       |– Nicholas Bell PIGEON (bp.13/4/1755, Great Yarmouth – bu.) Shipwright.
            |       |       |      m.(25.12.1778, Gt Yarmouth) Ann HILLSON (b.ab.1759 – bu.25/6/1805, 46y, Gt Yarmouth)
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            |       |       |      └        →  Rachel HILL               )  See the
            |       |       |                 →   Peter and Cheryl      )      PIDGEONs of Great Yarmouth (Nicholas)
            |       |       |                                 ANDERSON    )            branch
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            |       |       |– Margaret PIDGEON (bp.20/6/1765, Great Yarmouth – bu.)
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            |       |       |– William PIDGEON (bp.1757, Great Yarmouth – bu.21/12/1806, 48y, Great Yarmouth)
            |       |       |      m1.(18/1/1778, Great Yarmouth) Ann WEBSTER (b.ab.1756 – bu.1799, 43y, Gt Yarmouth)
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            |       |       |      └        →  Denis PIDGEON        )
            |       |       |                →  Stuart PIDGEON       )
            |       |       |                →  Alison PIDGEON       )
            |       |       |                →  Alan OLIVER             )  See the
            |       |       |                →  John PIDGEON         )      PIDGEONs of Great Yarmouth (William)
            |       |       |                →  Trevor PIDGEON       )           >branch
            |       |       |                →  Jill MAPLE                 )
            |       |       |                →  Ralph PIDGEON        )
            |       |       |                →  Valerie STARLING     )
            |       |       |                →  Geoffrey PIDGEON   )
            |       |       |                →  Phyllis SIMS              )
            |       |       |                →  Graham PIDGEON     )
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            |       |       |– Sarah PIDGEON (bp.1758, Great Yarmouth – bu.)
            |       |       |      m.(21/11/1782, Great Yarmouth) James SHAWL (bp. – bu.)
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            |       |       |       |– James SHAWL (b.ab.1784, Great Yarmouth – bu.22/2/1808, 23y, Great Yarmouth)
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            |       |       |      └  Sarah Bell SHAWL (bp.1785, Great Yarmouth – bu.)
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            |       |       |– Christopher PIDGEON (bp. – bu.1758,Great Yarmouth)
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            |       |       |– George PIDGEON (bp., Great Yarmouth – bu.1759, Great Yarmouth)
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            |       |       |– George PIDGEON (bp.1764, Great Yarmouth – bu.1765, Great Yarmouth)
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            |       |       |– Rebecca Bell PIDGEON (bp.16/8/1766, Great Yarmouth – bu.)
            |       |       |      m1.(18/5/1794, Great Yarmouth) Robert SEWELL (bp. – bu.)
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            |       |       |       |– Thomas SEWELL (bp.1795, Great Yarmouth – bu.1795, Great Yarmouth)
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            |       |       |      m2.(1801, Great Yarmouth)William ROOKE (bp. – bu.)
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            |       |       |      └  James ROOKE (bp.27/12/1804, Great Yarmouth – bu.)
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            |       |       |– Elizabeth PIDGEON (bp.1768, Great Yarmouth – bu.1769, Great Yarmouth)
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            |       |       |– Elizabeth PIDGEON (bp.23/9/1770, Great Yarmouth – bu.)
            |       |       |      m.() John GOOCH (bp. – bur.)
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            |       |       |      └  John GOOCH (bp. – bu.9/5/1791, Great Yarmouth)
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            |       |       |– John PIDGEON (bp.11/3/1773, Great Yarmouth – bu.1773, Great Yarmouth)
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            |       |      └  Alice Goddard PIDGEON (bp.7/7/1775, Great Yarmouth – bu.)
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            |       |– Grace PIDGEON (bp.28/9/1735, Great Yarmouth – bu.)
            |       |      m.(30/8/1757, Great Yarmouth) Henry DYE (bp. – bu.)
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            |       |– George PIDGEON (bp.5/2/1737/8, Great Yarmouth – bu?1782, Great Yarmouth)
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            |       |– William Shaw PIDGEON (bp.26/101740, Great Yarmouth – bu.)
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            |       |– Edmund Shaw PIDGEON (bp.19/7/1743, Great Yarmouth – bu.30/9/1743, Great Yarmouth)
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            |       |– Sarah PIDGEON (bp.3/3/1744/5, Great Yarmouth – bu.)
            |       |      m.(23/6/1765, Great Yarmouth) John COWLING (bp. – bu.)
            |       |                                                                     (Which Sarah Pidgeon married which manSee above)
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            |       |– George Shaw PIDGEON (bp.11/2/1747/8, Great Yarmouth – bu.17/9/1792, 48y, Great Yarmouth)
            |       |      m?(20/5/1770, Great Yarmouth) Alice BOULT (bp. – bu.)
            |       |       |                                                            (Which George Pidgeon married Alice BoultSee above)
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            |       |       |– Edward Boult PIDGEON (bp.1/10/1770, G.Ya – bu.1770, <3m, Great Yarmouth)
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            |       |       |– Edward PIDGEON (bp.6/10/1771, G.Ya – bu?9/5/1774, 2y, Great Yarmouth)
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            |       |       |– John PIDGEON (bp.19/12/1773, G.Ya – bu.)
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            |       |       |– George PIDGEON (b.7/6/1776, G.Ya – bu.23/9/1777, 1y, Great Yarmouth)
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            |       |       |– Edward Boult PIDGEON (bp.16/8/1778, G.Ya – bu.18/10/1778, 2m, Great Yarmouth)
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            |       |       |– George PIDGEON (bp.16/12/1779, G.Ya – bu.1782, 2y, Great Yarmouth)
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            |       |       |– Frances PIDGEON (bp.17/6/1782, G.Ya – bu.31/8/1782, 2m, Great Yarmouth)
            |       |       |[Twins]
            |       |       |– Alice PIDGEON (bp.17/6/1782, G.Ya – bu.27/8/1782, 2m, Great Yarmouth)
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            |       |       |– George PIDGEON (bp.3/3/1784, G.Ya – bu.)
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            |       |       |– William Boult PIDGEON (b.10/1/1786, G.Ya – bu.16/1/1786, 6d, Great Yarmouth)
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            |       |       |– James Boult PIDGEON (bp.14/4/1787, G.Ya – bu.5/9/1787, 5m, Great Yarmouth)
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            |       |       |– Edward PIDGEON (b.18/11/1788, G.Ya – bu., Great Yarmouth)
            |       |       |[Twins]
            |       |       |– Thomas PIDGEON (b.18/11/1788, G.Ya – bu., Great Yarmouth)
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            |       |      └  Alice PIDGEON (b.30/10/1790, G.Ya – bu.12/11/1790, 13d, Great Yarmouth)
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            |      └  Ann PIDGEON (bp.1751, Great Yarmouth – bu.20/8/1751, Great Yarmouth)
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            |– Sarah PIGEON (bp.1707 – bu?4/3/1772)
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           m2.(7/2/1729/30, Great Yarmouth) Elizabeth STANTON (bp. – bu?1760, Great Yarmouth)
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