Pickerings of Barlby

The data on which this tree is based derives to a large extent on the research contained in The Pickerings of Barlby, York and Wetherby, compiled by P. Spencer Umfreville Pickering and published in 1916. It is an admirable work, based on the painstaking search of parish registers, official records, family documents and contemporary memories. Its main aim seems to be the author’s wish to debunk his grandfather’s work, “a small manuscript volume entitled Liber Prosapiae, compiled by Edward Rowland Pickering”, which claims that his branch can be traced back to the Pickerings who settled in Westmorland in the 13th century. Although P.S.U. Pickering was able to set the record straight, his work was later (dis)used by “Count” John C. Pickering, to make even wilder ancestral claims than E.R. Pickering. In his work entitled The Pickerings, Yorkshire and Worcester, also the Pickerings, Lord Mayors, Sheriffs and Aldermen of York, the “count” not only claims to belong to the Barlby family (he belongs to the Pickerings of Kirkby Wharfe), but also sets out his descent from the Saxon kings of England and the kings of Ireland and Scotland, and just stops short of naming as his ancestor Jesus Christ himself! It is a pity that any original and perhaps valid research contained in the work, such as the relationship by marriage of the Worcestershire Pickerings to William Shakespeare, is totally discredited by the author’s more preposterous claims.

Richard Pickering
rector of Hemingbrough church 1409-1412

Circumstantial evidence suggests that the Barlby Pickerings are an offshoot of the Oswaldkirk branch. Thomas Barton in his History and Antiquities of Hemingbrough states that the rectors of Hemingbrough church, the parish to which Barlby belonged until 1866, were persons of distinction, the living being one of the ecclesiastical prizes of the north. Between 1409 and 1412 the rectorship was in the hands of Richard Pickering, obviously a man of means, as he financed the glazing of the great rose window at the east end of Durham cathedral at cost of 14l. His name and his good deed are recorded in the Liber Vitae of Durham and his coat of arms was depicted twice in the stained-glass windows of Hemingbrough church: once showing the (Oswaldkirk Pickering’s) “gules a chevron or between three fleurs-de-lis argent” alone, and the other with Babthorpe in chief and Waterton in base impaling the Pickering arms, a crescent for difference. The latter arms were probably those of Robert Babthorpe, a member of Hemingbrough parish’s ruling family, who married a Pickering in the middle of the 15th century. (The stained-glass windows, described in the visitation of Yorkshire of 1584, survived the Reformation but were destroyed at a later date, possibly during the Civil War, when the church organ is said to have suffered the same fate.)

The Babthorpes’ fortunes began to decline at the time of the Reformation. Though initially accepting Henry VIII’s reforms to the church, they never completely came to terms with them and, over the ensuing generations, gradually reverted to the old, Catholic faith. By the time Sir William inherited the family estate in 1618 it was a shadow of its former self: his parents’ refusal to conform had resulted in two-thirds of the rents being lost in fines and punishments, and the sale of the houses and lands had already begun. By the mid 1600s the remaining members of the family had moved to the continent, where they could practise their faith without fear of reprisal. They all entered ecclesiastical establishments which meant that by the early 1700s the line had ceased to exist. In the meantime their entire estate in the parish of Hemingbrough had been sold, with a large proportion of the holdings situated in and around Barlby going to the Pickerings.

A further indication of the Barlby Pickerings’ link to those of Oswaldkirk is provided by John Pickering the elder and his son John Pickering the younger appearing as witnesses in 1609 to a feoffment relating to properties in Pennythorpe, Laxton, Kilpin, Skelton and Howden (see 2nd and 3rd Generations below). The owner of these properties were members of the Fairfax family, into which the first Sir William Pickering of Oswaldkirk had married in c1510. Furthermore, the Pickerings of Threekingham were holding lands in the same area during the same period, and Anthony Pickering of the Pickerings of Holderness married Grace Harforth of Howden in 1606, though he was living in Hedon at the time, while John Pickering of Laxton married Margaret Harforth of Howden in 1691 (see 5th Generation below). Both the Threekingham and Holderness families are offshoots of the Pickerings of Oswaldkirk and the Harforth brides from Howden suggest that they still maintained a connection.

A more tenous link is provided by the settlement in 1363 by William de Aton of the manor of Barlby to Robert Bruys and others on trust. Robert de Brus was probably a relative (either an uncle or cousin) of Sir William de Brus of Pickering. The Bruses of Pickering adopted the name of their town of origin once they moved away from Pickering and “maintained a clear policy of ensuring that younger sons remained subordinate to the senior line, supporting it as tenants, clerics or administrators, in order to preserve the unity and power of the lordship” (see Origins). This might explain the presence of Pickerings in the Barlby area.

I have posted the Pickerings of Barlby in the Oswaldkirk red in the hope that DNA tests will confirm the above connections.

Sources:
The Pickerings of Barlby, York and Wetherby, Percival Spencer Umfreville Pickering: https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE2130611
The Pickerings, Yorkshire and Worcester also the Pickerings, Lord Mayors, Sheriffs and Aldermen of York, Count John C. Pickering: available on request
The History and Antiquities of Hemingbrough, Thomas Burton: https://archive.org/stream/historyantiquiti00burt#page/n6/mode/1up
Liber Vitae: http://www.dlv.org.uk/content/manuscript.html
The Visitation of Yorkshire 1584-5, Robert Glover: https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE112948
Papers of Crust Todd and Mills, Solicitors, of Beverley 1240-1979, pp. 23-28: http://catalogue.hullhistorycentre.org.uk/files/u-ddcv.pdf
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barlby
Papers of the Saltmarshe family of Saltmarshe: http://www.eastriding.gov.uk/CalmView/Record.aspx?src=CalmView.Catalog&id=zDDSA%2f46%2f1&pos=36
The Letter Bag of Lady Elizabeth Spencer Stanhope, A.M.W. Stirling: https://archive.org/stream/letterbagladyel00stirgoog#page/n4/mode/2up
A Little Bit of Heaven, Andrew Bradford: http://www.blurb.com/books/1569586-a-little-bit-of-heaven
Kincardine Castle: http://www.kincardinecastle.com

1st Generation

1. John PICKERING born c1520, died Laxton, East Riding, buried 1 February 1555 Howden East Riding, married c1540 Elizabeth UNKNOWN born c1520, died Laxton, East Riding, buried 24 October 1551 Howden, East Riding.
Children:
1.1. John PICKERING
1.2. Agnes PICKERING
1.3. Nicholas PICKERING
1.4. Isabel PICKERING

2nd Generation

1.1. John PICKERING the elder born c1540, buried 15 January 1620 Laxton, East Riding, married c1560 Unknown UNKNOWN.
Children:
1.1.1. Robert PICKERING
1.1.2. John PICKERING

1.2. Agnes PICKERING born Laxton, East Riding, baptised 3 August 1547 Howden, East Riding.

1.3. Nicholas PICKERING born Laxton, East Riding, baptised 18 December 1548 Howden, East Riding, died Laxton, East Riding, buried 23 July 1552 Howden, East Riding.

1.4. Isabel PICKERING born Laxton, East Riding, baptised 22 October 1551 Howden, East Riding, died Laxton, East Riding, buried 24 October 1551 Howden, East Riding.

3rd Generation

1.1.1. Robert PICKERING servant of Sir Ralph Babthorpe, yeoman, born c1560, died Barlby, buried 21 August 1635 Hemingbrough, East Riding, married c1600 Isabel UNKNOWN (widow of William BARRETT) died Barlby, East Riding, buried 21 March 1641 Hemingbrough, East Riding.
Children:
1.1.1.1. Robert PICKERING
1.1.1.2. Elizabeth PICKERING
1.1.1.3. Mary PICKERING

1.1.2. John PICKERING the younger born Laxton, East Riding, baptised 28 January 1562 Howden East Riding, died July 1624 Laxton, East Riding, buried 15 June 1624 Howden, East Riding, married 1st 26 May 1597 Howden, East Riding Agnes UNKNOWN died Laxton, East Riding, buried 23 March 1610 Howden, East Riding, married 2nd Isabel UNKNOWN c1612.
Children of John PICKERING and Agnes UNKNOWN:
1.1.2.1. Agnes PICKERING
1.1.2.2. John PICKERING
1.1.2.3. Ann PICKERING
Children of John PICKERING and Isabel UNKNOWN:
1.1.2.4. John PICKERING
1.1.2.5. Thomas PICKERING
1.1.2.6. Robert PICKERING
1.1.2.7. Em PICKERING
1.1.2.8. Henry PICKERING
1.1.2.9. Margaret PICKERING

4th Generation

1.1.1.1. Robert PICKERING gentleman, born c1600 Barlby, East Riding, died Barlby, East Riding, buried 26 October 1639 Hemingbrough, East Riding, married 11 August 1618 Hemingbrough, East Riding Isabel MASSAM born Kilpin, East Riding, died Barlby, East Riding, buried 23 October 1662 York, North Riding.
Children:
1.1.1.1.1. Robert PICKERING
1.1.1.1.2. John PICKERING
1.1.1.1.3. George PICKERING
1.1.1.1.4. Katherine PICKERING
1.1.1.1.5. Margaret PICKERING
1.1.1.1.6. Robert PICKERING
1.1.1.1.7. William PICKERING

1.1.1.2. Elizabeth PICKERING born c1603, married Unknown LUND.

1.1.1.3. Mary PICKERING born Barlby, East Riding, baptised 1 December 1605 Hemingbrough, East Riding, married 26 November 1628 Hemingbrough, East Riding John TEMPLER born Osgodby, East Riding.

1.1.2.1. Agnes PICKERING born Laxton, East Riding, baptised 5 May 1599 Howden, East Riding.

1.1.2.2. John PICKERING born c1601, died Laxton, East Riding, buried 22 September 1602 Howden, East Riding.

1.1.2.3. Ann PICKERING born c1605.

1.1.2.4. John PICKERING born Laxton, East Riding, baptised 27 February 1613 Howden, East Riding, married 22 September 1632 Howden, East Riding Elizabeth LIE.
Children:
1.1.2.4.1. Christopher PICKERING
1.1.2.4.2. Elizabeth PICKERING
1.1.2.4.3. Matthew PICKERING

1.1.2.5. Thomas PICKERING born Laxton, East Riding, baptised 26 August 1614 Howden, East Riding, died Laxton, East Riding, buried 24 November 1676 Howden, East Riding, married before 1641 Grace PICKERING died Laxton, East Riding, buried 29 March 1666 Howden, East Riding.
Children:
1.1.2.5.1. John PICKERING
1.1.2.5.2. Ann PICKERING

1.1.2.6. Robert PICKERING born Laxton, East Riding, baptised 12 September 1616 Howden, East Riding.

1.1.2.7. Em PICKERING born Laxton, East Riding, baptised 3 April 1619, Howden, East Riding, died Laxton, East Riding, buried 6 June 1619 Howden, East Riding.

1.1.2.8. Henry PICKERING born Laxton, East Riding, baptised 23 April 1620 Howden, East Riding.

1.1.2.9. Margaret PICKERING born Laxton, East Riding, baptised 5 October 1622 Howden, East Riding, married 19 October 1640 Howden, East Riding Peter HARFORTH.

5th Generation

Pickering Closes
between South Duffield and Hemingbrough

1.1.1.1.1. Robert PICKERING born Barlby, East Riding, baptised 25 February 1621 Hemingbrough, East Riding, died Barlby, East Riding, buried 1 March 1621 Hemingbrough, East Riding.

1.1.1.1.2. John PICKERING yeoman, born Barlby, East Riding, baptised 27 April 1623 Hemingbrough, East Riding, died Barlby, East Riding, buried 4 March 1667 Hemingbrough, East Riding, married c1645 Jane UNKNOWN died Barlby, East Riding, buried 13 September 1696 Hemingbrough, East Riding.
Children:
1.1.1.1.2.1. Unnamed PICKERING
1.1.1.1.2.2. Thomas PICKERING
1.1.1.1.2.3. Sarah PICKERING
1.1.1.1.2.4. John PICKERING
1.1.1.1.2.5. Ann PICKERING
1.1.1.1.2.6. Elizabeth PICKERING
1.1.1.1.2.7. George PICKERING
1.1.1.1.2.8. Mary PICKERING

1.1.1.1.3. George PICKERING gentleman, mercer, Sheriff of York, born Barlby, East Riding, baptised 20 April 1626 Hemingbrough, East Riding, buried 29 May 1705 York, North Riding, married 1st before 1654 Sarah UNKNOWN buried August 1657 York, North Riding, married 2nd 1665 Mary UNKNOWN born c1641, buried 22 March 1702 York, North Riding.
Children of George PICKERING and Sarah UNKNOWN:
1.1.1.1.3.1. Robert PICKERING
1.1.1.1.3.2. William PICKERING
1.1.1.1.3.3. Jane PICKERING
1.1.1.1.3.4. Miles PICKERING
1.1.1.1.3.5. Joseph PICKERING
Children of George PICKERING and Mary UNKNOWN:
1.1.1.1.3.6. Hannah PICKERING
1.1.1.1.3.7. Unnamed PICKERING
1.1.1.1.3.8. Thomas PICKERING
1.1.1.1.3.9. Mary PICKERING
1.1.1.1.3.10. George PICKERING
1.1.1.1.3.11. Hannah PICKERING
1.1.1.1.3.12. Lucy PICKERING
1.1.1.1.3.13. Joseph PICKERING
1.1.1.1.3.14. Benjamin PICKERING
1.1.1.1.3.15. Elizabeth PICKERING
1.1.1.1.3.16. George PICKERING

1.1.1.1.4. Katherine PICKERING born c1630 Barlby, East Riding, married 5 December 1654 Hemingbrough, East Riding George ISSETT.

1.1.1.1.5. Margaret PICKERING born Barlby, East Riding, 8 March 1632 Hemingbrough, East Riding.

1.1.1.1.6. Robert PICKERING born Barlby, East Riding, baptised 3 May 1635 Hemingbrough, East Riding, died 1686 Barlby, East Riding, buried Hemingbrough, East Riding.

1.1.1.1.7. William PICKERING born Barlby, East Riding, baptised 26 February 1637 Hemingbrough, East Riding.

1.1.2.4.1. Christopher PICKERING born Laxton, East Riding, baptised 15 April 1633 Howden, East Riding.

1.1.2.4.2. Elizabeth PICKERING born c1634 Laxton, East Riding, died Laxton, East Riding, buried 23 September 1634 Howden, East Riding.

1.1.2.4.3. Matthew PICKERING yeoman, born Laxton, East Riding, baptised 24 February 1646 Howden, East Riding, died Laxton, East Riding, buried 4 May 1688 Howden, East Riding, married 1st c1670 Lydia, married 2nd 24 April 1666 Howden, East Riding Anne GRABURN died Laxton, East Riding, buried 20 August 1666 Howden, East Riding.

1.1.2.5.1. John PICKERING yeoman, born c1635, died Laxton, East Riding, buried 21 December 1691 Howden, East Riding, married 27 October 1685 Howden, East Riding Margaret HARFORTH.
Children:
1.1.2.5.1.1. Ann PICKERING
1.1.2.5.1.2. Thomas PICKERING

1.1.2.5.2. Ann PICKERING born c1640, married 8 April 1669 Howden, East Riding Robert HOWARD.

6th Generation

1.1.1.1.2.1. Unnamed PICKERING born c1646, buried 26 October 1647 Hemingbrough, East Riding.

Stones in Honeybourne church and yard

1.1.1.1.2.2. Thomas PICKERING vicar, born c1647 Barlby, East Riding, died 28 February 1724 Honeybourne, Worcestershire, married 24 September 1674 Childswickham, Worcestershire Elizabeth DYRHAM born Weston Subedge, Gloucestershire, died 22 March 1726 Honeybourne, Worcestershire.
Children:
1.1.1.1.2.2.1. John PICKERING
1.1.1.1.2.2.2. Elizabeth PICKERING
1.1.1.1.2.2.3. Robert PICKERING
1.1.1.1.2.2.4. Ann (Jane) PICKERING
1.1.1.1.2.2.5. Ann PICKERING
1.1.1.1.2.2.6. William PICKERING
1.1.1.1.2.2.7. William PICKERING
1.1.1.1.2.2.8. Mary PICKERING
1.1.1.1.2.2.9. Nathaniel PICKERING
1.1.1.1.2.2.10. Elizabeth PICKERING

Honeybourne church Photo: yblogmd

Honeybourne church, photo: yblogmd

Vicar Thomas Pickering bemoaning the state of the church in 1678 Courtesy of John Gill

Vicar Thomas Pickering bemoaning the state of the church in 1678, text courtesy of John Gill

1.1.1.1.2.3. Sarah PICKERING born before 1663, died Barlby, East Riding, buried 4 July 1663 Hemingbrough, East Riding.

1.1.1.1.2.4. John PICKERING born before 1664 Barlby, East Riding, died Barlby, East Riding, buried 24 March 1664 Hemingbrough, East Riding.

1.1.1.1.2.5. Ann PICKERING born before 1667, married 1692 Hemingbrough, East Riding Unknown BYARD.

1.1.1.1.2.6. Elizabeth PICKERING born before 1667.

1.1.1.1.2.7. George PICKERING grocer, born before 1667, buried 27 September 1721 Selby, West Riding, married 1st 21 September 1691 Howden, East Riding Margaret PURRATT born Owsthorpe, East Riding, buried 2 November 1698 Selby, West Riding, married 2nd 28 March 1699 York, North Riding Mary WILKINSON born York, North Riding, died 25 November 1723 Selby, West Riding.
Children of George PICKERING and Margaret PURRATT:
1.1.1.1.2.7.1. Sarah PICKERING
1.1.1.1.2.7.2. Isabel PICKERING
1.1.1.1.2.7.3. William PICKERING
1.1.1.1.2.7.4. John PICKERING

1.1.1.1.2.8. Mary PICKERING born before 1667, died Barlby, East Riding, buried 30 July 1678 Hemingbrough, East Riding.

1.1.1.1.3.1. Robert PICKERING baptised 10 January 1653 York, North Riding, married Ann UNKNOWN buried 14 October 1683 York, North Riding.
Children:
1.1.1.1.3.1.1. Thomas PICKERING
1.1.1.1.3.1.2. Ruth PICKERING

1.1.1.1.3.2. William PICKERING mercer, Sheriff, Alderman, Lord Mayor of York, born 20 April 1654 York, North Riding, buried 21 May 1723 York, North Riding.

1.1.1.1.3.3. Jane PICKERING born 8 June 1655 York, North Riding.

1.1.1.1.3.4. Miles PICKERING baptised 11 August 1657 York, North Riding.

1.1.1.1.3.5. Joseph PICKERING baptised 2 October 1677 York, North Riding.

1.1.1.1.3.6. Hannah PICKERING baptised 11 September 1666 York, North Riding, buried 2 December 1667 York, North Riding.

1.1.1.1.3.7. Unnamed PICKERING born and died 4 September 1667 York, North Riding.

1.1.1.1.3.8. Thomas PICKERING attorney, Sheriff, Alderman, Lord Mayor of York, baptised 2 December 1668 York, North Riding, died April 1712 York, North Riding, married 1st Elizabeth UNKNOWN buried 15 October 1699 York, North Riding, 13 March 1706 York, North Riding, married 2nd 1699 Rachel STAINES buried 5 December 1732 York, North Riding.
Children of Thomas PICKERING and Elizabeth UNKNOWN:
1.1.1.1.3.8.1. Mary PICKERING
1.1.1.1.3.8.2. William PICKERING

1.1.1.1.3.9. Mary PICKERING born July 1671 York, North Riding, married William PETTY.

1.1.1.1.3.10. George PICKERING baptised 17 December 1672 York, North Riding, buried 23 January 1675 York, North Riding.

1.1.1.1.3.11. Hannah PICKERING baptised 23 December 1673 York, North Riding, buried 10 March 1720 York, North Riding.

1.1.1.1.3.12. Lucy PICKERING baptised 4 February 1675 York, North Riding.

1.1.1.1.3.13. Joseph PICKERING baptised 2 May 1676 York, North Riding, buried 16 April 1677 York, North Riding.

1.1.1.1.3.14. Benjamin PICKERING baptised 2 October 1677 York, North Riding, buried 4 July 1678 York, North Riding.

1.1.1.1.3.15. Elizabeth PICKERING baptised 15 May 1679 York, North Riding.

1.1.1.1.3.16. George PICKERING attorney, baptised 12 October 1680 York, North Riding, buried 28 October 1719 York, North Riding, married Mary UNKNOWN.

1.1.2.5.1.1. Ann PICKERING born Laxton, East Riding, baptised 23 January 1687 Howden, East Riding.

1.1.2.5.1.2. Thomas PICKERING grocer, born Laxton, East Riding, baptised December 1688 Howden, East Riding, buried 27 September 1715 Selby, West Riding, married Unknown PICKERING buried 27 February 1715 Selby, West Riding.

7th Generation

1.1.1.1.2.2.1. John PICKERING gentleman, baptised 9 June 1675 Honeybourne, Worcestershire, died Wetherby, West Riding, buried 22 February 1724 Spofforth, West Riding, married 1698 Castleford, West Riding Frances LAKE (daughter of John and Frances LAKE) baptised 26 March 1679 Castleford, West Riding, died 17 December 1722 Wetherby, West Riding, buried 19 December 1722 Spofforth, West Riding.
Children:
1.1.1.1.2.2.1.1. John PICKERING
1.1.1.1.2.2.1.2. Mary PICKERING
1.1.1.1.2.2.1.3. William PICKERING
1.1.1.1.2.2.1.4. Frances PICKERING
1.1.1.1.2.2.1.5. Elizabeth PICKERING
1.1.1.1.2.2.1.6. Ann PICKERING
1.1.1.1.2.2.1.7. Thomas PICKERING
1.1.1.1.2.2.1.8. Lake PICKERING
1.1.1.1.2.2.1.9. Lake PICKERING
1.1.1.1.2.2.1.10. George PICKERING
1.1.1.1.2.2.1.11. Robert PICKERING
1.1.1.1.2.2.1.12. Lake PICKERING
1.1.1.1.2.2.1.13. Isabel PICKERING
1.1.1.1.2.2.1.14. Nathaniel PICKERING

1.1.1.1.2.2.2. Elizabeth PICKERING born c1680, buried 17 March 1683 Honeybourne, Worcestershire.

1.1.1.1.2.2.3. Robert PICKERING vicar, born 1681, buried 9 July 1759 Bretforton, Worcestershire, married 29 October 1722 Honeybourne, Worcestershire Elizabeth ASHWIN (daughter of William and Elizabeth ASHWIN) buried 14 November 1736 Bretforton, Worcestershire.
Children:
1.1.1.1.2.2.3.1. Thomas PICKERING
1.1.1.1.2.2.3.2. William PICKERING
1.1.1.1.2.2.3.3. Robert PICKERING

1.1.1.1.2.2.4. Ann (Jane) PICKERING baptised 12 April 1682 Honeybourne, Worcestershire married 19 September 1728 Evesham, Worcestershire John HIGGINS.

1.1.1.1.2.2.5. Ann PICKERING baptised 12 April 1683 Honeybourne, Worcestershire, buried 16 August 1713 Honeybourne, Worcestershire, married 29 December 1712 Honeybourne, Worcestershire Matthew BAGG born Colton, North Riding.

1.1.1.1.2.2.6. William PICKERING baptised 2 October 1684 Honeybourne, Worcestershire.

1.1.1.1.2.2.7. William PICKERING baptised 8 September 1685 Honeybourne, Worcestershire.

1.1.1.1.2.2.8. Mary PICKERING baptised 15 April 1691 Honeybourne, Worcestershire, buried 17 April 1691 Honeybourne, Worcestershire.

1.1.1.1.2.2.9. Nathaniel PICKERING baptised 2 March 1693 Honeybourne, Worcestershire, baptised 2 August 1713 Honeybourne, Worcestershire, buried 6 August 1713 Honeybourne, Worcestershire.

1.1.1.1.2.2.10. Elizabeth PICKERING born c1700, married 9 February 1726 Honeybourne, Worcestershire Benjamin PEARCE.

1.1.1.1.2.7.1. Sarah PICKERING baptised 27 July 1692 Selby, West Riding, married c1714 Thomas MOSELEY gentleman, born Selby, West Riding,

1.1.1.1.2.7.2. Isabel PICKERING baptised 24 May 1694 Selby, West Riding, buried 21 July 1700 Selby, West Riding.

1.1.1.1.2.7.3. William PICKERING baptised 22 July 1696 Selby, West Riding, buried 24 October 1697 Selby, West Riding.

1.1.1.1.2.7.4. John PICKERING baptised 31 August 1698 Selby, West Riding, buried 22 December 1698 Selby, West Riding.

1.1.1.1.3.1.1. Thomas PICKERING baptised 20 May 1677 York, North Riding.

1.1.1.1.3.1.2. Ruth PICKERING buried 23 November 1706 York, North Riding.

1.1.1.1.3.8.1. Mary PICKERING baptised 23 January 1697 York, North Riding, buried 27 May 1705 York, North Riding.

1.1.1.1.3.8.2. William PICKERING baptised 18 October 1698 York, North Riding, buried 28 February 1724 York, North Riding.

8th Generation

1.1.1.1.2.2.1.1. John PICKERING gentleman, baptised 4 April 1699 Castleford, West Riding.

1.1.1.1.2.2.1.2. Mary PICKERING born c1700, buried 1703 Tadcaster, West Riding.

1.1.1.1.2.2.1.3. William PICKERING baptised 31 December 1701 Honeybourne, Worcestershire.

1.1.1.1.2.2.1.4. Frances PICKERING born Wetherby, West Riding, baptised 5 November 1703 Spofforth, West Riding.

1.1.1.1.2.2.1.5. Elizabeth PICKERING born Wetherby, West Riding, baptised November 1705 Spofforth, West Riding.

1.1.1.1.2.2.1.6. Ann PICKERING born Wetherby, West Riding, baptised 13 December 1709 Spofforth, West Riding.

1.1.1.1.2.2.1.7. Thomas PICKERING born c1710.

1.1.1.1.2.2.1.8. Lake PICKERING born before 1711, died Wetherby, West Riding, buried 2 August 1711 West Riding.

1.1.1.1.2.2.1.9. Lake PICKERING born Wetherby, West Riding, baptised 1 January 1713 Spofforth, West Riding.

1.1.1.1.2.2.1.10. George PICKERING born Wetherby, West Riding, baptised 20 January 1714 Spofforth, West Riding, died Wetherby, West Riding, buried 29 August 1716 Spofforth, West Riding.

1.1.1.1.2.2.1.11. Robert PICKERING born Wetherby, West Riding, baptised 23 June 1715 Spofforth, West Riding, died Wetherby, West Riding, buried 21 August 1716 Spofforth, West Riding.

1.1.1.1.2.2.1.12. Lake PICKERING solicitor, born 1716 Wetherby, West Riding, buried 14 September 1766 London, married 16 April 1738 Hemingbrough, East Riding Catherine LACY (daughter of Edward LACY and Elizabeth LODGE) died c1790 London.
Children:
1.1.1.1.2.2.1.12.2. Rowland John PICKERING
1.1.1.1.2.2.1.12.3. Elizabeth PICKERING
1.1.1.1.2.2.1.12.4. Edward Lake PICKERING
1.1.1.1.2.2.1.12.5. Catherine PICKERING

1.1.1.1.2.2.1.13. Isabel PICKERING born Wetherby, West Riding, baptised 5 September 1718 Spofforth, West Riding, died Hemingbrough, East Riding, buried 31 July 1730 Selby, West Riding.

1.1.1.1.2.2.1.14. Nathaniel PICKERING born Wetherby, West Riding, baptised 4 May 1721 Spofforth, West Riding, died October 1721 Wetherby, West Riding.

1.1.1.1.2.2.3.1. Thomas PICKERING born 31 July 1724 Bretforton, Worcestershire.

1.1.1.1.2.2.3.2. William PICKERING born 26 September 1725 Bretforton, Worcestershire.

1.1.1.1.2.2.3.3. Robert PICKERING baptised 22 October 1728 Bretforton, Worcestershire.

9th Generation

1.1.1.1.2.2.1.12.1. Edward PICKERING born Barlby, East Riding, baptised 11 March 1738 Hemingbrough, East Riding, died Wetherby, West Riding, buried 11 January 1743 Spofforth, West Riding.

1.1.1.1.2.2.1.12.2. Rowland John PICKERING baptised 15 November 1743 Wetherby, West Riding, died Wetherby, West Riding, buried 7 October 1763 Spofforth, West Riding.

1.1.1.1.2.2.1.12.3. Elizabeth PICKERING baptised 8 January 1745 Wetherby, West Riding, died Wetherby, West Riding, buried 7 April 1745 Spofforth, West Riding.

1.1.1.1.2.2.1.12.4. Edward Lake PICKERING chief clerk to William Umfreville, baptised 19 February 1746 Wetherby, West Riding, died c1788 London, married 17 September 1767, Holborn London Mary UMFREVILLE (daughter of William UMFREVILLE and Mary WELD) born 1743 and died 1836.
Children:
1.1.1.1.2.2.1.12.4.1. Cordelia Weld PICKERING
1.1.1.1.2.2.1.12.4.2. Lake Umfreville PICKERING
1.1.1.1.2.2.1.12.4.3. Edward Rowland PICKERING

1.1.1.1.2.2.1.12.5. Catherine PICKERING born Wetherby, West Riding, baptised 19 December 1752 Spofforth, West Riding, died Wetherby, West Riding, buried 15 January 1754 Spofforth, West Riding.

10th Generation

1.1.1.1.2.2.1.12.4.1. Cordelia Weld PICKERING born c1770, died 1805 Chelsea, London.

1.1.1.1.2.2.1.12.4.2. Lake Umfreville PICKERING stationer, born c1775, died 16 March 1843 Lambeth, London, married 1st 1805 Co. Meath, Ireland Mary ALLEN died 1817, married 2nd 31 August 1822 Fulham, London Elizabeth ALLMAN born c1802 Guernsey, Channel Islands.
Children of Lake Umfreville PICKERING and Mary ALLEN:
1.1.1.1.2.2.1.12.4.2.1. Cordelia Mary PICKERING
1.1.1.1.2.2.1.12.4.2.2. George Lake PICKERING
1.1.1.1.2.2.1.12.4.2.3. Henry Umfreville PICKERING
Children of Lake Umfreville PICKERING and Elizabeth ALLMAN:
1.1.1.1.2.2.1.12.4.2.4. Thomas PICKERING
1.1.1.1.2.2.1.12.4.2.5. Alfred Edmund Andrew PICKERING
1.1.1.1.2.2.1.12.4.2.6. Edwin André PICKERING
1.1.1.1.2.2.1.12.4.2.7. Harriet PICKERING
1.1.1.1.2.2.1.12.4.2.8. Elizabeth Julia PICKERING

Edward Rowland Pickering

1.1.1.1.2.2.1.12.4.3. Edward Rowland PICKERING solicitor, born 25 December 1779 Clapham, London, baptised 6 January 1780 Southwark, London, died 29 November 1859 Wandsworth, London, buried Kensal Green, London, married 15 October 1805 Broadwater, Sussex Mary VERE (daughter of Samuel VERE and Ann PROCTOR) born 24 September 1783 Ware, Hertfordshire, died 23 August 1869 Kensal Green, London.
Children:
1.1.1.1.2.2.1.12.4.3.1. Edward Hayes PICKERING
1.1.1.1.2.2.1.12.4.3.2. Anna Mary PICKERING
1.1.1.1.2.2.1.12.4.3.3. Percival André PICKERING
1.1.1.1.2.2.1.12.4.3.4. Rowland Proctor PICKERING
1.1.1.3.2.2.1.12.4.3.5. Jane Ann PICKERING
1.1.1.1.2.2.1.12.4.3.6. George Smith PICKERING
1.1.1.1.2.2.1.12.4.3.7. James Henry PICKERING
1.1.1.1.2.2.1.12.4.3.8. Sarah Charlotte PICKERING
1.1.1.1.2.2.1.12.4.3.9. Arthur Proctor PICKERING
1.1.1.1.2.2.1.12.4.3.10. William Percival PICKERING
1.1.1.1.2.2.1.12.4.3.11. Alfred Rowland PICKERING

11th Generation

1.1.1.1.2.2.1.12.4.2.1. Cordelia Mary PICKERING born c1806 Ireland, died c1850 London, married 11 August 1832 Kensington, London Thomas YOUNG architect.

1.1.1.1.2.2.1.12.4.2.2. George Lake PICKERING bookbinder, baptised 20 July 1807 Westminster, London, died 1880, married Letitia MAHON.
Children:
1.1.1.1.2.2.1.12.4.2.2.1. George PICKERING
1.1.1.1.2.2.1.12.4.2.2.2. Letitia Mary PICKERING
1.1.1.1.2.2.1.12.4.2.2.3. Joseph Augustus PICKERING
1.1.1.1.2.2.1.12.4.2.2.4. Lake PICKERING
1.1.1.1.2.2.1.12.4.2.2.5. Letitia PICKERING
1.1.1.1.2.2.1.12.4.2.2.6. William PICKERING

1.1.1.1.2.2.1.12.4.2.3. Henry Umfreville PICKERING carver, gilder, born c1810 London, died 1878, married 18 March 1838 Westminster, London Sarah JARVIS born c1814 Malta, died 1851.
Children:
1.1.1.1.2.2.1.12.4.2.3.1. Sarah Cordelia PICKERING
1.1.1.1.2.2.1.12.4.2.3.2. Cordelia Umfreville PICKERING
1.1.1.1.2.2.1.12.4.2.3.3. Elizabeth PICKERING
1.1.1.1.2.2.1.12.4.2.3.4. Edgar PICKERING
1.1.1.1.2.2.1.12.4.2.3.5. Henry Umfreville PICKERING
1.1.1.1.2.2.1.12.4.2.3.6. John PICKERING

1.1.1.1.2.2.1.12.4.2.4. Thomas PICKERING born c1823, died 11 December 11, 1824.

1.1.1.1.2.2.1.12.4.2.5. Alfred Edmund Andrew PICKERING photographer, born 7 June 1829 St. Pancras, London, married 1st c1845 Elizabeth FROST, married 2nd 20 December 1850 Stepney, London, Elizabeth Adelaide WATTS born c1825 Huntingdon, Huntingdonshire.
Children of Alfred Edmund Andrew PICKERING and Elizabeth FROST:
1.1.1.1.2.2.1.12.4.2.5.1. William George PICKERING
1.1.1.1.2.2.1.12.4.2.5.2. Alfred André PICKERING
Children of Alfred Edmund Andrew PICKERING and Elizabeth Adelaide WATTS:
1.1.1.1.2.2.1.12.4.2.5.3. Rose PICKERING

1.1.1.1.2.2.1.12.4.2.6. Edwin André PICKERING baptised 14 February 1834 Lambeth, London, died 1889 Portsmouth, Hampshire.

1.1.1.1.2.2.1.12.4.2.7. Harriet PICKERING baptised 22 February 1837 Westminster, London, married Unknown BUBB.

1.1.1.1.2.2.1.12.4.2.8. Elizabeth Julia PICKERING baptised 7 July 1839 Lambeth, London, married Unknown LEE.

1.1.1.1.2.2.1.12.4.3.1. Edward Hayes PICKERING clergyman, schoolmaster Eton College, born 21 May 1807 Bloomsbury, London, died 19 May 1852 Eton, Berkshire, married 30 December 1834 Clapham, London Anna Maria STEPHENSON born York, North Riding, died 27 November 27, 1872, buried Addington, Surrey.
Children:
1.1.1.1.2.2.1.12.4.3.1.1. Caroline Mary PICKERING
1.1.1.1.2.2.1.12.4.3.1.2. Edward Henry Umfreville PICKERING
1.1.1.1.2.2.1.12.4.3.1.3. Percy Gilbert Umfreville PICKERING
1.1.1.1.2.2.1.12.4.3.1.4. Anna Frances PICKERING
1.1.1.1.2.2.1.12.4.3.1.5. Edith Mary PICKERING
1.1.1.1.2.2.1.12.4.3.1.6. Katherine Maud PICKERING

Thomas Coke 1st Earl of Leicester

Percival André Pickering

1.1.1.1.2.2.1.12.4.3.2. Anna Mary PICKERING born 10 May 1808 Bloomsbury, London, died 28 October 1859 London.

1.1.1.1.2.2.1.12.4.3.3. Percival André PICKERING barrister, Queen’s Counsel, born 8 February 1810 Bloomsbury, London, died 7 August 1876 Dover, Kent, buried Kensal Green, London, married 29 March 1853 Cawthorne, West Riding Anna Maria Wilhelmina SPENCER-STANHOPE (daughter of John SPENCER-STANHOPE and Elizabeth Wilhelmina COKE) born c1825 Doncaster, West Riding, died 23 December 1901 Paddington, London.
Children:
1.1.1.1.2.2.1.12.4.3.3.1. Mary Evelyn PICKERING
1.1.1.1.2.2.1.12.4.3.3.2. Percival Spencer Umfreville PICKERING
1.1.1.1.2.2.1.12.4.3.3.3. Rowland Neville Umfreville PICKERING
1.1.1.1.2.2.1.12.4.3.3.4. Anna Maria Diana Wilhelmina PICKERING

1.1.1.1.2.2.1.12.4.3.4. Rowland Proctor PICKERING born 5 June 1811, died 3 July 1812 Bloomsbury, London.

1.1.1.3.2.2.1.12.4.3.5. Jane Ann PICKERING born 14 September 1813, died 23 August 1912 Sutton, Surrey, married 10 December 1840 Edward J. TURNER.

1.1.1.1.2.2.1.12.4.3.6. George Smith PICKERING rector, born 9 March 1815, died 10 December 1883, buried Kensal Green, London.

Church of the Holy Evangelists, Shipton
Photo: Alan McFaden

Vicarage (St. Catherine’s Care Home)
Photo: Alan McFaden

1.1.1.1.2.2.1.12.4.3.7. James Henry PICKERING vicar, born 2 March 1816 London, died 12 October 1899 Chelsea, London, married 17 October 1850 London, Marylebone Marianne MARCH born 22 January 1824 London, died 15 January 1907 West Chiltington, Sussex.
Children:
1.1.1.1.2.2.1.12.4.3.7.1. Francis Percy Umfreville PICKERING
1.1.1.1.2.2.1.12.4.3.7.2. Henry Dawnay PICKERING

1.1.1.1.2.2.1.12.4.3.8. Sarah Charlotte PICKERING born 27 September 1817, died 12 March 1825 Clapham, London.

1.1.1.1.2.2.1.12.4.3.9. Arthur Proctor PICKERING solicitor, born 18 September 1818 Clapham, London, died 12 September 1902, married 1st 1852 Newton Abbott, Devon Ellen Mary HAMLYN died Teignmouth, Devon, married 2nd 1860 London, Marylebone Catherine Rosalie POLSON born c1836 Clifton Hampden, Oxfordshire, died 18 June 1903, buried Benington, Hertfordshire.
Children:
1.1.1.1.2.2.1.12.4.3.9.1. Alethe Mary PICKERING
1.1.1.1.2.2.1.12.4.3.9.2. Rowland Hayes Evans Umfreville PICKERING

1.1.1.1.2.2.1.12.4.3.10. William Percival PICKERING captain of Eton Eleven, born 25 October 1819, died 16 August 1905 Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

1.1.1.1.2.2.1.12.4.3.11. Alfred Rowland PICKERING solicitor, born 21 December 1820 Clapham, London, died 11 September 1824 Ware, Hertfordshire.

12th Generation

1.1.1.1.2.2.1.12.4.2.2.1. George PICKERING baptised 30 December 1829 Stepney, London.

1.1.1.1.2.2.1.12.4.2.2.2. Letitia Mary PICKERING baptised 11 May 1831 Stepney, London, died 5 January 1834 Stepney, London.

1.1.1.1.2.2.1.12.4.2.2.3. Joseph Augustus PICKERING baptised 22 November 1832 Stepney, London, died 16 January 1834 Stepney, London.

1.1.1.1.2.2.1.12.4.2.2.4. Lake PICKERING baptised 28 May 1843 Stepney, London.

1.1.1.1.2.2.1.12.4.2.2.5. Letitia PICKERING baptised 28 May 1843 Stepney, London.

1.1.1.1.2.2.1.12.4.2.2.6. William PICKERING baptised 28 May 1843 Stepney, London, died 26 September 1847.

1.1.1.1.2.2.1.12.4.2.3.1. Sarah Cordelia PICKERING born c1836 London, married 1873 Lambeth, London, William DUCKHAM.

1.1.1.1.2.2.1.12.4.2.3.2. Cordelia Umfreville PICKERING born 4 November 1840 Lambeth, London, died 1920 Wandsworth, London, married 1857 London David Wescott BOONE (son of Richard BOONE) joiner, born 8 August 1835 Bishopsteignton, Devon, died 1904 Kensington, London.

1.1.1.1.2.2.1.12.4.2.3.3. Elizabeth PICKERING born c1844 London.

1.1.1.1.2.2.1.12.4.2.3.4. Edgar PICKERING born 1846.

1.1.1.1.2.2.1.12.4.2.3.5. Henry Umfreville PICKERING born 1847 London.

1.1.1.1.2.2.1.12.4.2.3.6. John PICKERING born 1848 London.

1.1.1.1.2.2.1.12.4.2.5.1. William George PICKERING cook, born c1844 Stepney, London, married 1st 18 October 1868 Stepney, London, Eliza CLARK (daughter of Thomas CLARK) born c1847, married 2nd 1880 Soho, London Elizabeth PICKERING HOLMES born c1855.

1.1.1.1.2.2.1.12.4.2.5.2. Alfred André PICKERING silversmith, born c1851 Stepney, London, died January 1889.

1.1.1.1.2.2.1.12.4.2.5.3. Rose PICKERING born c1865 Camberwell, London.

1.1.1.1.2.2.1.12.4.3.1.1. Caroline Mary PICKERING baptised 8 December 1836 Eton, Berkshire, died 1904, married 1861 Reverend W. PINNEY died 1903.

1.1.1.1.2.2.1.12.4.3.1.2. Edward Henry Umfreville PICKERING baptised 15 May 1838 Eton, Berkshire, died 18 December 1908 Ventnor, Isle of Wight, married 1880 Lambeth, London Dora SEDDONS.

Ethel Laura Wilmott

1.1.1.1.2.2.1.12.4.3.1.3. Percy Gilbert Umfreville PICKERING born November 1840 Eton, Berkshire, died 1 May 1909 Newport, Isle of Wight, married 1894 Harriet S. HAWKINS.

1.1.1.1.2.2.1.12.4.3.1.4. Anna Frances PICKERING nun, baptised 21 May 1842 Eton, Berkshire.

1.1.1.1.2.2.1.12.4.3.1.5. Edith Mary PICKERING baptised 8 December 1843 Eton, Berkshire, married 1st 1869 Brighton, Sussex Edward Robert FISHER, married 2nd 1889 George POLSON died 1901.

1.1.1.1.2.2.1.12.4.3.1.6. Katherine Maud PICKERING baptised 8 December 1846 Eton, Berkshire, died 1892, married 1887 Reverend Robert RICHARDS died 1902.

1.1.1.1.2.2.1.12.4.3.3.1. Mary Evelyn PICKERING artist, born 30 August 1855 London, baptised Cawthorne, West Riding, died 2 May 1919, married 1887 London John William de MORGAN born 1839 Marylebone, London, died 1917.

Francis Percival André Pickering
Eton XI, 1870

1.1.1.1.2.2.1.12.4.3.3.2. Percival Spencer Umfreville PICKERING chemist, horticulturist, born 6 March 1858 London, died 5 December 1920, married 2 August 1898 London Ethel Laura WILLMOTT (daughter of Frederick WILLMOTT).

1.1.1.1.2.2.1.12.4.3.3.3. Rowland Neville Umfreville PICKERING born 1861 Marylebone, London, died 1931 Marylebone, London.

1.1.1.1.2.2.1.12.4.3.3.4. Anna Maria Diana Wilhelmina PICKERING writer, born 26 August 1865 London, died 11 August  1965 Heidelberg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany, married 17 May 1901 London Charles Goodborne STIRLING gentleman, born c1866.

1.1.1.1.2.2.1.12.4.3.7.1. Francis Percy Umfreville PICKERING born 4 October 1851 Shipton, North Riding, died March 1879 Thakeham, Sussex, buried West Chiltington, Sussex.

1.1.1.1.2.2.1.12.4.3.7.2. Henry Dawnay PICKERING deputy paymaster, born 2 August 1853 Shipton, North Riding, died 11 November 1898 East Preston, Sussex, buried West Chiltington, Sussex, married 1877 Kensington, London Mary BLACK (daughter of Alexander BLACK and Harriet STEVENSON-SALT) born c1855 London, died 1930.
Children:
1.1.1.1.2.2.1.12.4.3.7.2.1. Mary Ursula Umfreville PICKERING
1.1.1.1.2.2.1.12.4.3.7.2.2. Francis Alexander Umfreville PICKERING

Mary Black Kincardine Castle c1900

Mary Black
Kincardine Castle, c1900

Henry and Mary Pickering's children
Mary and Frank, c1885

Mary Black with her mother and children, 1896

Mary Black
with her mother and children, 1896

Mary Black

Mary Black
by R.W.N. Dowie

Kincardine Castle entrance, 2017

Kincardine Castle, 2017
bought by Mary Black in 1888
and almost entirely rebuilt from 1894 to 1896
after her separation from her husband,
Henry Dawnay Pickering

Kincardine Castle, 2017
Pickering initials carved on facade

Kincardine Castle, 2017
east wing

1.1.1.1.2.2.1.12.4.3.9.1. Alethe Mary PICKERING born 3 March 1862 Westminster, London.

1.1.1.1.2.2.1.12.4.3.9.2. Rowland Hayes Evans Umfreville PICKERING solicitor, born 1863 Westminster, London, married M.G.V. UNKNOWN.

13th Generation

1.1.1.1.2.2.1.12.4.3.7.2.1. Mary Ursula Umfreville PICKERING born 18 July 1878 Westminster, London, died 1970, married 11 February 1914 Colonel Arthur Vaughan Hanning VAUGHAN-LEE.
Children:
1.1.1.1.2.2.1.12.4.3.7.2.1.1. Mary Elizabeth VAUGHAN-LEE
1.1.1.1.2.2.1.12.4.3.7.2.1.2. Susan VAUGHAN-LEE

1.1.1.1.2.2.1.12.4.3.7.2.2. Francis Alexander Umfreville PICKERING born 2 August 1881 Westminster, London, died 1917 Paschendale, West Flanders, Belgium, married 20 January 1910 Marylebone, London Angela Desirée SUTTON (daughter of Frank SUTTON) born Andover, Hampshire.
Children:
1.1.1.1.2.2.1.12.4.3.7.2.1. Frank PICKERING
1.1.1.1.2.2.1.12.4.3.7.2.2. Charles Alexander Umfreville PICKERING

14th Generation

1.1.1.1.2.2.1.12.4.3.7.2.1. Frank PICKERING born 5 December 1910 Marylebone, London.

1.1.1.1.2.2.1.12.4.3.7.2.2. Charles Alexander Umfreville PICKERING born 1 June 1914, baptised Douglas Castle, South Lanarkshire, Scotland.

Biographical details available on request.