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Researchers Dave and Beth wrote 20 July 2011, again on 5 Sep 2012

Elizabeth Pigdon

IGI Submitter: Wendy Taylor, Grantham, Queensland, 4347, Australia
Thomas Pigdon died in UK wed 19 Dec 1824 to Elizabeth Stephenson Birth: 15 May 1804 - 1875 #12488 aged 73, born at Yetlington, Northumberland and died at Bellarine, Victoria dau of Elleanor Whinham and Henry Stephenson, (from Rootsweb by Mary Cotter
George Stephenson Or Honem Birth: 29 Jul 1793 Christening: 18 AUG 1793 son of Ellenor Honem and Henrey Stephenson at United Presbyterian Cheviot Street-Nc, Wooler, Northumberland, England
Eleanor Hownam Christening: 28 Apr 1678 dau of Father: William Hownam, at Bamburgh, Northumberland, England Henry Stephenson wed 07 Dec 1795 to Eleanor Hownam at Cornhill, Northumberland, England
Elizabeth Pigdon nee Stephenson 1802 - 1875 #12488 aged 73 dau of Ellen Whinona and Henry Stepghenson, died at Yecl

Elizabeth and James Pigden lived at Bolton Wood, Northumberland
6 Children 1. George Stephenson Pigden 1825 - 3 May 1890 West Glanton, wed c1846 Mary Anne Wilkinson
2. Henry Pigden 1827 West Glanton, wed 28 Jun 1846 to Sarah Forsythe
3. James Pigden 1829 West Glanton, wed 1855 to Mary Anne Pigdon dau of Margaret Thompson and James Pigdon
4. John Pigden 1830 - 1857 West Glanton, died
5. Thomas Pigden 1832 - 1907 Bolton Wood, wed 1855 to Margaret Pigdon 1839 dau of Margaret Thompson and James Pigdon
6. Eleanor Stephenson Pigdon 1835 - Dec 1838 Bolton Wood, Northumberland
Elizabeth Pigden 46, widow of Thomas Pigdon, came from Northumberland in Feb 1850 on the Lady Kennaway, as Assisted British Immigrants, with 7 family members,
1. George Pigdon 24, c1825, Mary Ann Pigden 26, c1824, Thomas Pigden 3, Grace Pigden 0
3. James Pigdon 20, c1830 wed 1855 #2153 to Mary Ann Pigdon
4. John Pigdon 19, c1831 - 1857 #3166 aged 26 son of Elizabeth and Thomas Pigdon of Northumberland
5. Thomas Pigdon 17, c1833 wed 1855 #2136 to Margaret Pigdon

Margaret Pigdon

James Pigdon died in UK, wed 1831 to Margaret Thompson 1802 - 1889 dau of Margaret Pye and John Thompson
Margaret Pigdon 49 widow of James Pigden, and S Pigdon 48 came from Northumberland in Jun 1854 on the Golden Era with 11 family members
1. Henry Pigdon 1827 West Glanton, wed 28 Jun 1846 to Sarah Forsythe and came from Northumberland in Jun 1854 on the Golden Era with Sarah Forsythe aged 30, and 5 infants
2. Mary Ann Pigdon 18, c1836 appears to marry 1855 to James Pigdon came 1850 aged 20
3. Margaret Pigdon 15, c1839 appears to marry 1855 to Thomas Pigdon came 1850 aged 18
4. Jane Pigdon 10, c1844 wed 3 Oct 1860 #3308 to James Parker 1830 - 24 Oct 1909 son of Mary Porter and James Parker
John Pigdon 24, c1830 - 1903 son of Margaret S and James Pigdon, came Oct 1852 on the Ottillia, wed 1857 #1499 to Jane Clelland 1835 - 1891 dau of Helen Maxwell and John Clelland, and lived at Melbourne, Carlton
10 Children 1. Thomas Miers Pigdon 1858 #1093
2. Margaret Pigdon 1860 #898
3. Christopher Pigdon 1862 #22576 - 1862 #9415 lived 5 weeks
4. James Clelland Pigdon 1864 #3854
5. Annie Isabella Pigdon 1865 #23582
6. Jane Pigdon 1867 #23182 - 1867 #11064 lived 4 months
7. Ellen Maxwell Pigdon 1868 #24919
8. John Pigdon 1872 #10281
9. Jessie Stuart Pigdon 1875 #10436
10. Florence Esther Jane Pigdon 1877 #1189
1. George Pigden/Pigdon c1825 came Feb 1850 with Mary Anne Wilkinson c1824 and lived at Indented Head
10 Children 1. Thomas Pigdon 3, Jan-Mar 1847, in district Alnwick in the county of Northumberland
2. Grace Pigdon 0, Jan-Mar 1849 in the district Alnwick, in the county of Northumberland
3. Elenor Whinham Pigdon 1851 #11016
4. George Whinham Pigdon
5. John Pigdon 1855 #1518
6. Henry Pigdon 1856 #4889 - 1857 #3169 lived 1 year
7. William Pigdon 1857 #10450 wed 1881 #3778 to Margaret Anne Nichol, no chn
8. Mary Anne Pigdon 1859 #13234
9. Margaret Pigdon 1861 #13727
10. James Pigdon 1863 #6377
11. Jane Pigdon 1866 #13179
1. Thomas Pigdon 3, c1846 wed 1871 #3189 to Alice Martha Knell and lived at Queenscliffe
9 Children 1. Emma Pigdon 1871 #25571
2. Thomas Walter Pigdon 1873 #26256 - 1873 #10794R lived 4 weeks
3. William Henry Pigdon 1875 #11567
4. John Pigdon 1876 #11443 - 1876 #6877 lived 2 days
5. Albert Pigdon 1877 #24312
6. Geo Hy Pigdon 1880 #10988
7. Jane Grace Pigdon 1883 #4753
8. Kate Keziah Pigdon 1885 #5297
9. Arthur Ernest Pigdon 1887 #14123
2. Grace Pigdon 0, c1849 - 23 June 1876 aged 27, wed 1868 #705 to Alexander Fraser from Paisley, lived at Bellarine, ten in Sydney
5 Children 1. Grace Fraser 1869 #891 died 1870
2. Alice Jane Fraser 1870 #13887 - Mary Alice Fraser born 23 July 1870 Bellarine, VIC
3. Alexander George Fraser 1872 #14207 died in NSW 138/1873
4. Emma Jane Fraser 1775/1873 and died 337/1875 in Sydney
5. Ellen Fraser 2373/1875 and died 2495/1875 in Sydney
2.2. Alice Jane Fraser 1870 #13887 - Mary Alice Fraser born 23 July 1870 Bellarine, VIC, wed 4 Oct 1886 in St Patricks Church, Sydney to William Martin 1860 - 20 July 1912, son of Mary OReilly and John Martin, and lived in Sydney, NSW, They had 11 children all of whom married.
11 Children 1. Mary Agnes Martin 1889 - 1974 wed 1922 to Arthur Henry Weller
2. William Fraser Martin 1891 - 1953, wed (1) Dorothy Fletcher and (2) Una Elma Greig
3. Patrick James Martin 1893 - 1964 wed 1934 to Marjorie Jean Barker
4. Kathleen Myra Martin 1896 - 1938 wed 1920 to Frederick Cecil Thomas
5. John Martin 1898 - 1969 wed 1938 to Ada Rogers
6. Anne Grace Martin 1900, wed Walter Peterson and died in America.
7. Henry Joseph Martin 1902 wed 1928 to Dora Agnes Becker
8. Elizabeth Mona Martin 1903 - 1975 wed 1922 to William George Kirkman
9. Thomas Martin 18 June 1906 - 17 August 1988 wed 23 July 1936 to Marjorie (Mardie) Mary Walklett
10. Eileen Nora Martin 1909 - 25 April 1970 wed 1929 to Ronald Francis Leonard Rushmer
11. James Martin 1911 wed 1937 to Mavis Dawson
From on Thursday, 12 February, 2009

Hello Elizabeth,
I have just come across your website on Geocities. Grace Pigdon born 1849 is my 2 x great grandmother, she married John Alexander Fraser at Presbyterian Manse, Portarlington, VIC, Australia, they had four children only one which survived being my great grandmother Mary Alice Fraser born 23 July 1870 Bellarine, VIC. Grace died 23 June 1876 at Bates Lane, Sydney, NSW. Grace & John came to Sydney somewhere between 1871 & 1872.
Regards, Sue


3. Elenor Whinham Pigdon 1851 #11016 wed 1872 #3160 to Robert Armstrong from Enniskillen and lived at Bellarine, Buln Buln
8 Children 1. Mary Ann Armstrong 1873 #14639
2. George Armstrong 1876 #7076
3. Robert John Armstrong 1877 #13273
4. Christopher Matthew Armstrong 1879 #13877 - 1880 #340 lived 8 months
5. Ellen Whonam Armstrong 1881 #21626
6. Edward James Armstrong 1885 #949
7. Francis Alexander Armstrong 1886 #16302
8. May Rebecca Armstrong 1888 #27277

From on Monday, 12 March, 2012
Elizabeth, I have just come across your web-page in my search for the family of George Pigdon (c1852-1908) and Ellen Elizabeth Whelan (1851-1929). Ellen was the youngest of five children of my great great grandparents Denis Whelan and Catherine Bergin who arrived in port Phillip in 1941 and later settled in the Muradoc/Indented Heads area. You've solved one problem for me. The name "Whonam" or "Whoman" plus various other spellings appears often in the family as a middle name. It had me baffled until I found the reference to Elleanor Whinham in your data. Now something for you. George Whonam Pigdon (c1852-1908) was the son of George Pigdon (c1825-1890) and Mary Ann Wilkinson (1823-1901) - but he is not included in your list. So far I have been unable to locate his birth in the Victorian Pioneer Index or other sources, but he is otherwise well documented. George and Ellen had 10 children of whom 7 survived to adulthood. One of the seven died in France in 1918 and the remainder had (some quite large) families. If you are interested I will send you a gedcom file. By the way, George Stephenson Pigdon (1825-1890) is also listed with "Whonam" in his middle name in some sources. Regards (and many thanks). Michael Whelan
Thankyou for writing, and adding this family.
Your George was born and probably was christened.
His elder sister, Elenor Whinham Pigdon 1851 #11016, was christened within the Wesleyan Church at Geelong, and some of the Records books of these protestant denominations have been lost, or kept within the families.
George's wife, Ellen Whelan, was Christened at St Mary's RC Church, Geelong, and her record was sent to the main office in Melbourne, same care as taken by Church of England ministers.
In 1854 Port Phillip gained Separation from New South Wales, became the State called Victoria, and introduced Civil Registration of Births, Marriages and Deaths - distributing printed Record Sheets to each Official Registrar to fill in, and have signed by the people involved.
If you purchase the Birth Certificate for the next child recorded, with birthplace Indented Head,
5. John Pigdon 1855 #1518 - the Year is 1855 and the Record Number 1518, was given when the records for the Quarter were forwarded to Melbourne and entered in the Official register.
I expect you will get a wealth of information on John's parents and siblings, where and when he was born.


4. George Pigdon wed 1875 #1728 to Ellen Whelan 1851 #34513 - 1929 #1459 aged 77, dau of Cath Bergin and Dennis Whelan, Christened at St Mary's RC Church, Geelong. Geoege has the second name Whornam, Whonam or Hownam - from his grandmother Elizabeth Stephenson's mother Elleanor Whinham. The family lived at Bellarine, from 1883 to 1891 at Buln Buln, then back to registering children at Bellarine
10 Children 1. George Pigdon 1876 #7068
2. John Pigdon 1878 #20864
3. Wm Pigdon 1880 #20472
4. Mary Pigdon 1882 #569
5. Ellen Pigdon 1884 #22742
6. Margaret Pigdon 1886 #24286 - 1888 #598 lived 17 months
7. Jane Pigdon 1888 #27284
8. Robert Pigdon 1892 #959 - 1892 #12706 lived 9 months
9. Martha Pigdon 1894 - 1896 #12265 lived 2 years
10. Albert Whornan Pigdon 1898 #24099
8. Mary Ann Pigdon wed 1886 #1575 to Christopher Whinray Apr-Jun 1849, at Darriwell, Victoria
Christopher Whinnery aged 25 in Jan 1880 on Kent age does not fit to be Christopher Whinray joining his family.
The one who wed Mary Ann Pigdon IS the Christopher Whinray registered June 1849 at Settle, but is the illegimate son of Jane Whinray
2. James Pigden 20, c1830 wed 1855 #2153 to Mary Ann Pigdon and lived at Indented Head, Darriwell, Lethbridge
11 Children 1. George Stephenson Pigdon 1857 #2150 wed 1881 #1072 to Alison Rankin Stewart from Glasgow, no chn
2. James Thomas Pigdon 1859 #2425
3. Margaret Thompson Pigdon 1861 #3100
4. John Pigdon 1863 #17630 - 1864 #4914 lived 11 months
5. Mary Ann Pigdon 1865 #8632
6. Elizabeth Pigdon 1867 #9022
7. Jane Pigdon 1869 #3210
8. Eleanor Pigdon 1871 #9956
9. John Henry Alfred Pigdon 1873 #17613
10. Isabelle Pigdon 1875 #23800
11. Agnes Mary Pigdon 1877 #23376
3. Margaret Thompson Pigdon wed 1882 #1080 to John Blackwood 1859 #1737 born at Pentland Hills, 1 Child
5. Thomas Pigdon wed 1855 #2136 to Margaret Pigdon and lived at Indented Head, Queenscliff, Yarrawonga
10 Children 1. James John Pigdon 1856 #8993 - 1875 #8328 lived 18 years
2. Elizabeth Ellen Pigdon 1858 #6833
3. Margaret Pigdon 1860 #7964
4. Thomas Pigdon 1863 #4216
5. George Pigdon 1865 #24251
6. Jane Ann Pigdon 1868 #18796
7. Isabella Eliza Pigdon 1870 #25532
8. Henry Albert Ernest Pigdon 1873 #26252
9. Jemima Mary Pigdon 1876 #11445
10. James John Pigdon 1881 #13543 - 1881 #6345 lived 1 month
2. Elizabeth Ellen Pigdon 1858 #6833 wed 1881 #1070 to Joseph Thomas Lewis and lived at Yarrawonga
4 Children 1. William Lewis 1882 #6394
2. Albert Lewis 1884 #21762 - 1884 #11011 lived 1 day 3. Annie Lewis 1886 #15016
4. Maggie Elizabeth Lewis 1887 #33151
Henry Pigdon aged 26 1827 - 1896 son of Elizabeth Stephenson and Thomas Pigdon, wed 28 June 1846 to Sarah Forsythe aged 30, 1823 - 1897 dau of Sarah Forde and Rice Forsythe of Henhill, Northumberland, then came Jun 1854 on the Golden Era and lived at Indented Head, Queenscliff, Yarrawonga
16 Children 1. Alexander Forsyth Pigdon 11, c1843
2. Georges Stephenson Pigdon 5, c1849 - 1897 not marry
3. Eleanor Pigdon 4, c1848 - 30 Nov 1875
4. Henry Pigdon 3, c1850 - 1878 #10504 lived 28 years
5. Rose Pigdon 1, c1852 = Rice Pigdon c1854 - 1921
6. James Pigdon 0, c1853 - 1918
7. Sarah Pigdon 1856 #1650
8. John Pigdon 1856 #4888 - 1881 #6603 lived 25 years
9. Elizabeth Pigdon 1857 #10425
10. Margaret Pigdon 1858 #17183
11. William Pigdon 1860 #7956 - 1861 #1563 lived 10 months
12. Robert Pigdon 1861 #7745 - 1862 #600 lived 9 months
13. Frances King Pigdon 1862 #12830 - 1882 #7824 lived 20 years
14. Mary Jane Pigdon 1864 #845 - 1865 #358 lived 1 year
15. David Pigdon 1865 #13530
16. Richard Pigdon 1871 #872 - 1872 #6260 lived 13 months
1. Alexander Forsyth Pigdon 11, c1843 wed 1866 #1782 to Mary Standfield from Somersetshire, and lived at Bellarine
7 Children 1. Elizabeth Anne Pigdon 1867 #812
2. William Henry Pigdon 1868 #14361
3. Thomas Richard Pigdon 1870 #7150
4. Robert John Pigdon 1872 #7294
5. Alexander Forsythe Pigdon 1875 #14132 - 1877 #391 lived 18 months
6. Alfred Pigdon 1878 #588
7. Cecil Llewellin Pigdon 1888 #668 - 1888 #12245 lived 8 months
3. Eleanor Pigdon 4, c1848 - 30 Nov 1875 wed 1872 #3160 to Robert Armstrong and lived at Bellarine, Buln Buln
8 Children 1. Mary Ann Armstrong 1873 #14639
2. George Armstrong 1876 #7076
3. Robert John Armstrong 1877 #13273
4. Christopher Matthew Armstrong 1879 #13877 - 1880 #340 lived 8 months
5. Ellen Whonam Armstrong 1881 #21626
6. Edward James Armstrong 1885 #949
7. Francis Alexander Armstrong 1886 #16302
8. May Rebecca Armstrong 1888 #27277
4. Henry Pigdon 3, c1850 - 1878 #10504 lived 28 years wed 1875 #297 to Isabella Kingsbury and lived at Bellarine
1 Child 1. Sarah Ann Pigdon 1877 #13258
5. Rose Pigdon 1, c1852 = Rice Pigdon c1854 - 1921 wed 1875 #1565 to Hannah Horn/Horne 1857 #10439 and lived at Bellarine
6 Children 1. Sarah Ellen Mabel Pigdon 1876 #7072
2. Caroline Rebecca Pigdon 1877 #13274
3. Rhoda Amy Pigdon 1879 #13878
4. John Henry Pigdon 1881 #7185
5. William Rice Pigdon 1883 #14247
6. Hannah Pigdon 1886 #23912
6. James Pigdon 0, c1853 - 1918 wed 1873 #4561 to Bridget Corrigan 1854 #3054 born at Moorabin, and lived at Bellarine
7 Children 1. Henry Pigdon 1874 #14022
2. Eloner Stephenson Pigdon 1876 #13984
3. James Pigdon 1878 #13560
4. Sarah Jane Forsyth Pigdon 1880 #20483
5. John Patrick Pigdon 1884 #585
6. David Robert Pigdon 1886 #15856
7. Bridget Ann Pigdon 1888 #26797
7. Sarah Pigdon 1856 #1650 wed 1877 #4686 to Charles Brown and lived at Bellarine, Brunswick
5 Children 1. Charles Brown 1878 #13558 - 1882 #433 lived 3 years
2. Sarah Forsyth Brown 1881 #21350
3. Fanny Brown 1883 #7039
4. Charles Christopher Brown 1884 #22412
5. Robert John Brown 1886 #24222 - 1887 #584 lived 8 weeks
9. Elizabeth Pigdon 1857 #10425 wed 1886 #2078 to James Wood and lived at Bellarine
3 Children 1. Frances Jane Wood 1886 #23921
2. Hy Wm Wood 1889 #9624
4. Ruby Ellen Isabella Wood 1896 #8869
10. Margaret Pigdon 1858 #17183 wed 1881 #1071 to Edward John Lewis and lived at Yarrawonga
3 Children 1. James Lewis 1884 #6589
2. Thomas Herbert Lewis 1886 #15017
3. Edith May Lewis 1888 #16878
15. David Pigdon 1865 #13530 wed 1891 to Mary Agnes Nellis 1866 #21392 dau of Ann Finegan and Charles Nellis born at Newtown

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