James Zebedee TURLE Ellen TURLE Philip James TURLE Mary TURLE Eliza TURLE Herbert TURLE Elizabeth Ann TURLE Mary Jane TURLE James TURLE  NOT KNOWN (MARY) Elizabeth TURLE George PIDGEON Beatrice Maud R PIDGEON Kate PIDGEON Louisa PIDGEON Harriet TURLE William TURLE Harriet TURLE Eliza TURLE Emma TURLE Jane TURLE Alfred TURLE Louisa TURLE Henry TURLE Louisa TURLE Mary Ann GODFREY Mini tree diagram


14th Sep 1848 -

Shirt laundress

Life History

14th Sep 1848

Born in Tangier, Bishops Hull, Somerset

30th Mar 1851

Recorded in census in Bishops Hull, Taunton, Somerset (Tangier, Bishops Hull, Somerset).1

7th Apr 1861

Occupation errand girl in Taunton, Somerset.2

7th Apr 1861

Recorded in census in Taunton, Somerset (Bartlett's Buildings, Canon Street, Taunton, Somerset).2


Occupation Servant


Resident in Victoria Place, Taunton, Somerset

27th Mar 1869

Birth of daughter Elizabeth TURLE in Taunton, Somerset


Occupation Silk thrower


Recorded in census in Newton Popplewell (Newton Popplewell)

1871 Living as a lodger in the village of Newton Popplewell

27th Apr 1871

Married George PIDGEON in St Thomas, Devon.4


Birth of daughter Beatrice Maud R PIDGEON in Newton Poppleford, Devon


Birth of daughter Kate PIDGEON in Taunton, Somerset


Birth of daughter Louisa PIDGEON in Cullompton, Devon


Recorded in census in Cullompton, Devon (Lower Street A Cottage, Cullompton, Devon)


Occupation Shirt laundress


Recorded in census in Taunton, Somerset (9 Eastbourne Road Taunton)


Recorded in census in Taunton, Somerset (21 Gladstone Road, Taunton)

2nd Apr 1911

Occupation steam laundry in Taunton, Somerset.3

2nd Apr 1911

Recorded in census in Taunton, Somerset.3

Other facts




  • In 1871 Mary was living at the home of William Shapley as a lodger. Another lodger at the house was Elizabeth Pine, age 20, also from Taunton and working as a silk thrower. Elizabeth Pine and Robert Mitchell married in same quarter as Mary and George.

    The Silk throwing factory on banks of the Otter was worked by W Wood Esq employing more than 150 hands - History, Gazeteer and Directory of Devon 1878-9


  • 1. UK Census 1851
  • 2. UK Census 1861
    • Ancestry.co.uk
    • RG9/1618 F38 P21
  • 3. UK Census 1911
    • www.1911census.co.uk
  • 4. Freebmd

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