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Royal Oak, 10 Southside Street, Plymouth

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The story goes back to a James Pidgeon born at Honiton, Devon in 1783 who found his way down to Plymouth. There, he married in 1810 and 7 Pidgeon children were born over the next 21 years. However, by the time the family appeared in the civil records (from 1837) and censuses (from 1841) the family name had changed to Pedgeon. *

One of James's grandsons William Henry Pearce Pedgeon (his mother was a Pearce) became a seaman and married Elizabeth Sanders in 1863. In the 1871 census William Henry appeared in two different places. (1) he was the master of a fishing lugger in mid channel off Falmouth. (2) He was at the Royal Oak, Southside Street, Plymouth with his wife and family, and was described as a fisherman and beer retailer - see attached RG10 record. *

In the 1871 census we have William H Pedgeon, Fisherman & Beer Retailer, aged29; his wife Elizabeth aged 28, and daughter of the same name aged 4. Also a daughter aged 1, called Jessie. There are also a number of lodgers. *

William Henry died in 1874, and his widow Elizabeth Pidgeon (sic) married a seaman Daniel Bound. It's what led me to the Pedgeons.) By 1881, Daniel had lost his sea legs and become an innkeeper at 10 Southside Street, Plymouth. Fred and Bessie were his children by Elizabeth; Jessie Pedgeon was Elizabeth's son by William. *

1881/Daniel Bound/Inn Keeper/37/Plymouth, Devon/Census
1881/Elizabeth Bound/Wife/38/Great Torrington, Devon/Census
1881/Bessie Bound/Daughter/4/Plymouth, Devon/Census
1881/Frederick Bound/Son/2/Plymouth, Devon/Census
1881/Jessie Pedgeon/Step Daughter/11/Plymouth, Devon/Census
1881/Daniel Lee/Lodger, Porter/53/Landrake, Cornwall/Census
1881/John Drake/Lodger, Porter, Widow/44/Plymouth, Devon/Census
1881/George Baker/Lodger, Painter Royal Navy Smn RN/26/Plymouth, Devon/Census

1890/D Bounds/../../../Eyres Directory

By 1891, the Pedgeons have fledg(eon)ed, but Daniel Bound and his family are still there, at 10 Southside Street, where he is still an innkeeper (pub). *

In the 1891 census, Daniel Bound is an Inn Keeper, aaged 45; his wife Elizabeth aged 46, and a cousin, John, a Fisherman, aged 35. John Billen is a boarder, and son, Fred Bound is aged 12, and daughter Bessie, aged 15. *

* Provided By Ian Pidgeon

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