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Hi - we are related - George Pickering Hidson is my 4th Great Uncle. His father is my 4th great grandfather. If you're interested in sharing family tree knowledge & info, get in touch. I realise this post is old, so here's hoping you'll see this!Hi Pomgolian - yes that's a perfectly plausible explanation and one I'd thought about too ! Thanks. I have Pickerings in my family tree and one married a Hidson so feel that the two families might have been connected.
Hi Robinhidson, This is a long shot; I've been trying for years to trace a Mary Hidson who was baptised in 1765 in Deeping St James, near Peterborough, and married a Gale which is one of my direct lines. I've never previously come across a mention of any Hidson on any forum so was pleasantly surprised to see your post. Do you know of any connection with you & your B'ham Hidson's? Hope you don't mind me enquiring given the rather flimsy connection.Hi - we are related - George Pickering Hidson is my 4th Great Uncle. His father is my 4th great grandfather. If you're interested in sharing family tree knowledge & info, get in touch. I realise this post is old, so here's hoping you'll see this!
Thanks for this information Robin. It's a very uncommon surname so should be easier to trace than most, although that's not my experience unfortunately. What you say makes me think that 'my' Hidson's had strayed from where most Hidson's lived & that's why there are so few in the Peterborough area. Interested to hear one of your relations has done lots of family history research. I wonder if she was able to take advantage of the huge amount of data now available online to the public, or did she do her research in dusty archives.Hi John, I haven't really got back that far unfortunately, although I do have a lot of stuff passed over to us by another relative who did an awful lot of research and she found a Mary Hidson who was christened on 25th October 1711 in London, Hand Alley (wherever that is). I've got nothing on any Mary Hidsons in 1765 near Peterborough (not to say there isn't of course).
Thank you MWS for that information, which I didn't know. That seems to throw a different light on the matter. The Mary Hidson Robin told me about, from Witham on the Hill, now looks like the only person of that name & in that area at that time. Being a rare surname the likelihood is the Mary from Witham is indeed the one who married 'my' Thomas Gale around 1783. I'll need to check where they got married.It is possible that the Mary Hidson who was baptised in Deeping St James died in 1768. There is a burial record for a Mary Hidson on 26 Jul 1768 in Deeping St James. She is listed as the daughter of the widow Mary, who's husband, Thomas, died in 1766.