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Pidgeons of Wem


Thomas PYDGGINE married Blanche Jones at Wem in 1586/7, so he was probably born about 1560-65.  If we assume he was part of the Shropshire Pidgeons of the time, it is possible that his father was either Humphrey or John, two sons of Richard Pygyn, yeoman of Upton Magna, and his wife Isabel.  Richard died in 1544, leaving a third of his goods to Isabel, one third for his funeral expenses, and one third to “his children”  William, Thomas, Humphrey, John, Edward, Joyce and Anne.  They were probably born about the 1530s.  We can trace the descendants of William, Thomas (who we think married at Ludlow in 1577/8) and Edward, so Humphrey and John are the most likely candidates for the father of Thomas.  (See the Pidgeons of Upton Magna family tree.)  This is pure speculation, however, as there is no evidence either to prove or disprove the theory.

As many as six generations of descendants of Thomas and Blanche were born at Wem, but no descendants can be traced past the early 19th century.

Notes:     ab. = about,  b. = born,  bp. = baptised,  bu. = buried,  d. = died,  m. = married,  (+) = extra-marital relationship


Thomas PYDGGINE (bp. – bu.28/12/1628, Wem) husbandman           See the Pidgeons of Upton Magna family tree

   m. (6/2/1586/7, Wem) Blanche JONES (bp. – bu.)

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    |–Thomas PIDGION (bp.2/4/1587, Wem – bu.30/11/1604, Wem)

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    |– Rycharde PIDGINE (bp.6/1/1590/1, Wem – bu.20/12/1643, Wem) Yeoman

    |      m. (11/5/1606, Wem) Elizabeth BATT (bp. – bu.20/12/1643, Wem)

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    |       |– Thomas PIGEON (bp.6/9/1614, Wem – bu.2/3/1644/5, Wem)

    |       |      m. (20/2/1643/4, Wem) Izabell SHERATTE (bp. – bu.)

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    |       |– Jane PIGION (bp.10/5/1618, Wem – bu.19/5/1623, Wem)

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    |       |– John PIGION (bp.21/1/1620/1, Wem – bu.20/8/1680, Wem)  corviser/shoemaker

    |       |      m. (11/7/1645, Wem) Mary ALLINSON (bp. – bu.16/2/1655/6, Wem)

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    |       |       |–Elizabeth PIDGEON (bp.20/4/1646, Wem – bu.26/4/1646, Wem)

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    |       |       |– Mary PIDGEON (bp.2/5/1647, Wem – bu.)

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    |       |      └  Martha PIGEON (bp.2/9/1655, Wem – bu.)

    |       |

    |       |– Richard PIGION (bp.29/3/1624, Wem – bu.29/12/1691, Wem) cordwainer  [Admin 15/3/1691/2 –

    |       |      m.() Elizabeth ? (bp. – bu. 13/10/1679, Wem)                            £46/2/8 by son Richard (farmer), et al.]

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    |       |       |– Richard PIDGEON (bp.6/12/1664, Wem – bu.) Farmer

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    |       |       |– Elizabeth PIDGEON (bu.15/9/1667, Wem)

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    |       |       |– Jane PIDGEON (bp.10/1/1667/8, Wem – bu.)

    |       |       |      m.(29/5/1698, Wem) John PHILLIPS (bp. – bu.)

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    |       |       |– Thomas PIDGEON (bp.26/7/1670, Wem – bu.17/3/1752, Wem)

    |       |       |      m.(1693, Wem) Marey SAVAGE (bp. – bu.)

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    |       |       |       |– Mary PIDGEON (bp.8/3/1699/1700, Wem – bu.)

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    |       |       |       |– Ann PIDGEON (bp.27/9/1702, Wem – bu.)

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    |       |       |        Thomas PIDGEON (bp.10/6/1705, Wem – bu.19/9/1705, Wem)

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    |       |       |– Samuell PIGEON (bp.25/3/1672/3, Wem – bu.15/2/1724/5, Wem) butcher

    |       |       |      m.(31/10/1702, Wem) Anne PEW (bp. – bu.)

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    |       |        William PIGEON (bp.20/3/1674/5, Wem – bu.)

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    |       |– Anne PIGION (bp.4/2/1627/8, Wem – bu.)

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    |       |– William PIGION (bp.15/4/1632, Wem – bu.13/2/1633/4, Wem)

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    |      └  Hommfrey PIGION (bp.12/4/1635, Wem – bu.)

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   └  John PIDGINE (bp.25/7/1594, Wem – bu.17/10/1640, Wem)  labourer, husbandman 

           m. (8/10/1626, Wem) Jane ATKISS (bp. – bu.8/8/1684, Wem)

            |    [His admin – 28/11/1640 - assets £29, debts £24]  [Her admin – 20/1/1684/5 – assets £13-16s.]

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            |– Thomas PIGION (bp. – bu.22/12/1691, Wem) corviser (shoemaker)

            |      m.(1/1/1654/5, Wem) Hestor GRIFFIN of Wem (bp. – bu.8/11/1705, Wem, pauper)

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            |       |– Mary PIGEON (bp.22/10/1658, Wem – bu.)                  [or Margery?]

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            |       |– Elizabeth PIDGEON (bp.30/1/1663/4, Wem – bu.)

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            |       |– Richard PIGEON (bp. – bu.15/6/1669, Wem)

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            |      └  Isabell PIGEON (bp.9/10 or 11/1669, Wem – bu.)

            |              m.(14/8/1692, Wem) Richard DICKIN (bp. – bu.)

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            |– Richard PIGION (bp.2/2/1631/2, Wem – bu.19/4/1721, Wem)

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            |– John PIGION (bp.15/2/1634/5, Wem – bu.18/9/1657, Wem) husbandman

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           └  Robert PIDGIN (bp.22/4/1638, Wem – bu.29/5/1710, Wem) Yeoman

                   m.(16/1/1663/4, Wem) Anne BOZIER (bp. – bu.30/4/1713, Wem)

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                    |– John PIDGEON (bp.1/11/1664, Wem – bu.10/11/1744, Wem) Yeoman

                    |      m.(21/2/1698/9, Uffington) Mary ROOFE (bp. – bu.30/5/1745, Wem?) **   [One of four possible Marys

                    |       |                                                                                                        (indicated by **), one of whom

                    |       |– John PIDGEON (bp.2/4/1700, Wem – bu.16/11/1702, Wem)              died in 1745.]

                    |       |

                    |       |– Robert PIDGEON (bp.2/10/1702, Wem – bu.22/1/1728/9, 26y, Wem) Yeoman

                    |       |      m.(23/6/1726, Broughton) Mary GARLAND (bp. – bu.)  

                    |       |       |     [His will, 14/1/1728/9, mentions father John, son John, wife Mary & father-in-law Edward GARLAND]

                    |       |       |

                    |       |      └  John PIDGEON (bp.3/4/1727, Wem – bu.21/4/1761, Wem) butcher

                    |       |

                    |       |– John PIDGEON (bp.15/1/1704/5, Wem – bu.23/1/1704/5, Wem)

                    |       |

                    |       |– Samuel PIDGEON (bp.5/2/1705/6, Wem – bu.3/12/1706, Wem)

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                    |       |– Mary PIDGEON (bp.25/11/1707, Wem – bu.30/5/1745, Wem?) **        [See above]

                    |       |

                    |       |– Richard PIDGEON (bp.2/10/1710, Wem – 1/6/1783, Wem) Farmer

                    |       |      m.(18/8/1762, Wem) Jane JENNINGS (bp. – bu. 42/10/1788, Wem)

                    |       |       |

                    |       |      └  John PIDGEON (bp.13/7/1763, Wem – bu.28/9/1821, 58y, Weston under Redcastle) farmer

                    |       |              m.(27/5/1793, Wem) Mary BICKERTON (bp. – bu.)

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                    |       |               |– Elishia PIDGEON (bp.1/1/1794, Wem – bu.)

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                    |       |               |– Richard PIDGEON (bp.16/10/1796, Stanton upon Hine heath – d.)

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                    |       |               |– Mary PIDGEON (bp.1/1/1799, Stanton – d.)

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                    |       |               |– John PIDGEON (bp.1/1/1806, Stanton – d.)

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                    |       |               |– Elizabeth PIDGEON (b.24/5/1807, bp.22/10/1809, Stanton – d.)

                    |       |               |

                    |       |              └  Ann PIDGEON (bp.22/10/1809, Stanton – d.)

                    |       |

                    |      └  Samuel PIGEON (bp.26/2/1713/4, Wem – bu.11/3/1769, Wem) ‘inholder’, maltster

                    |              m.() Anne ? (bp. – bu.8/4/1776, Wem)

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                    |              └  Samuel PIDGEON (bp.12/3/1744/5, Wem – bu.26/7/1772, Wem) maltster

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                    |– Martha PIDGEON (bp.9/2/1666/7, Wem – bu.)

                    |      m?(15/9/1697, Stoke on Tern) Thomas STOAKES (bp. – bu.) (of Norbury)

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                    |– Robert  PIDGEON (bp.3/4/1669, Wem – bu.12/1/1757, Wem?)

                    |      m.(14/4/1696, Wem) Anne COLCOTT (bp. – bu.17/11/1742, Astley?)

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                    |– Peter PIDGEON (bp.1/11/1671, Wem – bu.17/3/1752, Wem) butcher

                    |      m.() Margaret (bp. – bu.23/4/1766, Wem)

                    |       |

                    |       |– Mary PIDGON (bp.18/1/1701/2, Wem – bu.30/5/1745, Wem?) **         [See above]

                    |       |

                    |       |– Thomas PIDGEON (bp.28/2/1704/5, Wem – bu.5/5/1776, Wem) butcher

                    |       |      m.(30/6/1736, High Ercoll) Margaret PIDGEON (bp. – bu.15/10/1774, Wem)

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                    |       |       |– Margaratt PIDGEON (bp.1/6/1737, Wem – bu.4/2/1784, Wem)

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                    |       |       |– Thomas PIDGEON (bp.7/2/1738/9, Wem – bu.16/7/1739, Wem)

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                    |       |       |– Anne PIDGEON (bp.23/7/1740, Wem – bu.8/6/1762, Wem)

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                    |       |       |– William PIDGEON (bp.11/8/1742, Wem – bu.25/4/1821, 78y, Wem) butcher

                    |       |       |      m.(12/8/1777, Ellesmere) Deborah COOPER (b.ab.1756 – bu.30/8/1828, 72y, Wem)

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                    |       |       |       |– Thomas PIDGEON (bp.7/6/1778, Wem – bu.) maltster

                    |       |       |       |      m.(10/7/1797, Wem) Mary EMBURY (bp. – bu.)

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                    |       |       |       |– Richard PIDGEON (bp. – bu.4/5/1783, Wem)

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                    |       |       |       |– Harriot PIDGEON (bp.27/3/1781, Wem – bu.)

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                    |       |       |       |– Margaret PIDGEON (bp.21/9/1783, Wem – bu.)

                    |       |       |       |

                    |       |       |       |– Peter PIDGEON (bp.15/1/1786, Wem – bu.)

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                    |       |       |       |– Elizabeth PIDGEON (bp.18/6/1789, Wem – bu.24/3/1790, Wem)

                    |       |       |       |

                    |       |       |       |– John PIDGEON (bp.30/5/1794, Wem – bu.)

                    |       |       |       |[Twins]

                    |       |       |       |– Edward PIDGEON (bp. 30/5/1794, Wem – bu.)

                    |       |       |       |

                    |       |       |       |– Richard PIDGEON (bp.28/2/1796, Wem – bu.)

                    |       |       |       |

                    |       |       |      └  Lucy PIDGEON (bp. – bu.21/8/1808, Wem)

                    |       |       |

                    |       |       |– Thomas PIDGEON (bp.1/11/1744, Wem – bu.7/9/1818, 74y, Wem)

                    |       |       |      m.(20/4/1784, Wem) Ann BEETENSON (bp. – bu.5/1/1793, Wem)

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                    |       |       |– Peter PIDGEON (bp.29/8/1746, Wem – bu.1/10/1747, Wem)

                    |       |       |

                    |       |      └  Elizabeth PIDGEON (bp.27/9/1748, Wem – bu.16/11/1770, Wem)

                    |       |

                    |       |– Anne PIDGEON (bp.17/4/1711, Wem – bu.17/6/1727, Wem)

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                    |       |– Martha PIGEON (bp.20/4/1714, Wem – bu.9/10/1736, Wem)

                    |       |

                    |      └  Elizabeth PIDGEON (bp.14/5/1717, Wem – bu.29/11/1746, Wem)

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                    |– Ann PIGEON (bp.15/5/1675, Wem – bu.6/7/1695, Wem)

                    |

                   └  Mary PIGEON (bp.8/11/1678, Wem – bu.30/5/1745, Wem?) **          [See above]


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