Pickerings of Sledmere

The Pickerings of Sledmere are an offshoot of the Pickerings of Holderness. William, the eldest son of William Pickering and Hannah Howson, sold his properties in Preston and moved with his family to Sledmere, where he took over an alehouse, all the while continuing his bricklaying business.

An mtDNA link has been established between a descendant of William who lives in Canada and a descendant of William and Hannah who lives in Lincolnshire.

20th Generation

1.2.7.2.2.9.4.3. William PICKERING bricklayer, baptised 17 April 1743 Preston, East Riding, sold lands Preston, East Riding, publican, Sledmere, East Riding, buried 26 December 1810 Sledmere, East Riding, married 1st 3 June 1773 Preston, East Riding Mary BATEMAN (daughter of William BATEMAN and Ann ACEY) baptised 1 November 1747 Preston, East Riding, buried 29 May 1781 Sledmere, married 2nd 23 November 1784 Sledmere, East Riding Mary ROGERSON born c1750 Beverley, East Riding, died Driffield, East Riding, buried 13 November 1836, Sledmere, East Riding.
Children of William PICKERING and Mary BATEMAN:
1.2.7.2.2.9.4.3.1. William PICKERING
1.2.7.2.2.9.4.3.2. Ann PICKERING
1.2.7.2.2.9.4.3.3. Hannah PICKERING
Children of William PICKERING and Mary ROGERSON:
1.2.7.2.2.9.4.3.4. William PICKERING
1.2.7.2.2.9.4.3.5. Mary PICKERING
1.2.7.2.2.9.4.3.6. Abraham Rogerson PICKERING
1.2.7.2.2.9.4.3.7. John PICKERING

21st Generation

1.2.7.2.2.9.4.3.1. William PICKERING baptised 9 February 1774 Preston, East Riding, buried 6 April 1774 Preston, East Riding.

1.2.7.2.2.9.4.3.2. Ann PICKERING baptised 24 September 1775 Preston, East Riding, died 11 August 1834 Brampton, Peel County, Ontario, Canada, married 25 September 1794 West Heslerton, East Riding John WOODILL (son of Robert WOODILL) born 1770 Ganton, North Riding, baptised Sherburn, East Riding, died 12 August 1834 Brampton, Peel County, Ontario, Canada.
Children:
1.2.7.2.2.9.4.3.2.1. Robert WOODILL
1.2.7.2.2.9.4.3.2.2. John WOODILL
1.2.7.2.2.9.4.3.2.3. William WOODILL

1.2.7.2.2.9.4.3.3. Hannah PICKERING born 14 June 1778 Preston, East Riding, died 24 December 1861 Fillmore County, Minnesota, U.S.A., married 22 November 1796 West Heslerton, East Riding John GOODRICK born Wintringham, East Riding.

Pickering-Woodill letter page 1
Toronto Gore, Canada, 1834

Pickering-Woodill letter page 2
Toronto Gore, Canada, 1834

Pickering-Woodill letter page 3
Toronto Gore, Canada, 1834

Pickering-Woodill letter page 4
Toronto Gore, Canada, 1834



Letter dated 1834 sent from Ann Pickering and John Woodill of Toronto Gore, Ontario, Canada, addressed to Ann's brother, Abraham Pickering of Driffield. It relates family news and describes their life as farmers in Canada.

The couple claims to be well and happy, but was sadly carried off by a cholera epidemic within a month of writing the letter.

Transcription available on request.

Letter held at ERY Archives, Beverley

Woodhill Pioneer Cemetery
plaque

John Woodill family gravestone

Woodhill Pioneer Cemetery
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John Woodill jr. family gravestone


1.2.7.2.2.9.4.3.4. William PICKERING builder, publican, baptised 17 November 1786 Sledmere, East Riding, married 1st before 1820 Elizabeth UNKNOWN born c1787, buried 8 August 1820 Sledmere, East Riding, married 2nd 23 June 1823 Sledmere, East Riding Abigail HUDSON.
Children of William PICKERING and Abigail HUDSON:
1.2.7.2.2.9.4.3.4.1. William PICKERING
1.2.7.2.2.9.4.3.4.2. Henry PICKERING
1.2.7.2.2.9.4.3.4.3. Elizabeth PICKERING
1.2.7.2.2.9.4.3.4.4. Robert PICKERING

1.2.7.2.2.9.4.3.5. Mary PICKERING baptised 10 August 1788 Sledmere, East Riding, married 11 February 1823 Bishop Wilton, East Riding Abraham NICHOLS.

1.2.7.2.2.9.4.3.6. Abraham Rogerson PICKERING bricklayer, publican, auctioneer, bailiff, baptised 3 March 1791 Sledmere, East Riding, died Brandesburton, East Riding, buried 14 February 1845 Driffield, East Riding, married 1st 11 May 1818 Bishop Wilton, East Riding Mary SIMPSON born c1792, died Driffield, East Riding, buried 12 August 1827 Sledmere, East Riding, married 2nd 1 November 1832 Driffield, East Riding Rachel FLETCHER born c1808 Hutton Cranswick, East Riding, buried 26 August 1861 Scarborough, North Riding.
Children of Abraham Rogerson PICKERING and Mary SIMPSON:
1.2.7.2.2.9.4.3.6.1. William PICKERING
1.2.7.2.2.9.4.3.6.2. Elizabeth PICKERING
1.2.7.2.2.9.4.3.6.3. Rogerson PICKERING
Children of Abraham Rogerson PICKERING and Rachel FLETCHER:
1.2.7.2.2.9.4.3.6.4. Mary Jane PICKERING
1.2.7.2.2.9.4.3.6.5. John William PICKERING
1.2.7.2.2.9.4.3.6.6. Clara PICKERING
1.2.7.2.2.9.4.3.6.7. Rachel PICKERING
1.2.7.2.2.9.4.3.6.8. Henrietta PICKERING
1.2.7.2.2.9.4.3.6.9. Wilhelmina PICKERING

1.2.7.2.2.9.4.3.7. John PICKERING baptised 9 January 1793 Sledmere, East Riding, died c1834 Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

22nd Generation

1.2.7.2.2.9.4.3.2.1. Robert WOODILL baptised 28 December 1794 Sherburn, East Riding, died 25 May 1871 Brampton, Peel County, Ontario, Canada, married Mary PICKERING (daughter of David PICKERING and Mary BOTTERILL) baptised 21 May 1792 Scampston, North Riding, died 12 November 1865 Brampton, Peel County, Ontario, Canada.

1.2.7.2.2.9.4.3.2.2. John WOODILL yeoman, baptised 9 April 1797 Hunmanby, East Riding, died 3 September 1867 Brampton, Peel County, Ontario, Canada, married 1st Susannah UNKNOWN, married 2nd Mary Eliza UNKNOWN born 1802, died 25 October 1859 Brampton, Peel County, Ontario, Canada.

1.2.7.2.2.9.4.3.2.3. William WOODILL baptised 20 April 1800 Hunmanby, East Riding, died 21 January 1836 Brampton, Peel County, Ontario, Canada, married 13 February 1834 Toronto, Ontario, Canada Ann PICKERING born c1815 and died September 15, 1895 Garden Grove, Orange County, California, U.S.A.

1.2.7.2.2.9.4.3.4.1. William PICKERING baptised 11 September 1823 Sledmere, East Riding.

1.2.7.2.2.9.4.3.4.2. Henry PICKERING baptised 5 April 4, 1825 Sledmere, East Riding.

1.2.7.2.2.9.4.3.4.3. Elizabeth PICKERING born 9 December 1829 Sledmere, East Riding, buried 26 February 1855 Driffield, East Riding.

1.2.7.2.2.9.4.3.4.4. Robert PICKERING born 1832, buried 22 April 1832 Driffield, East Riding.

1.2.7.2.2.9.4.3.6.1. William PICKERING baptised 7 April 1819 Sledmere, East Riding, buried 8 February 1822 Sledmere, East Riding.

1.2.7.2.2.9.4.3.6.2. Elizabeth PICKERING baptised 7 April 1821 Sledmere, East Riding, buried 4 November 1821 Sledmere, East Riding.

1.2.7.2.2.9.4.3.6.3. Rogerson PICKERING printer, compositor, baptised 3 August 1823 Sledmere, East Riding, buried 26 December 1876 Sunderland, Co. Durham, married 1845 Sarah Ann HORSFIELD milliner, dressmaker, born c1823 Halifax, West Riding.
Children:
1.2.7.2.2.9.4.3.6.3.1. John Simpson PICKERING
1.2.7.2.2.9.4.3.6.3.2. Mary Ann PICKERING
1.2.7.2.2.9.4.3.6.3.3. Amelia Rothwell PICKERING
1.2.7.2.2.9.4.3.6.3.4. Emily Kate PICKERING

Ladies’ school at Ravensworth Lodge
principal: Rachel Pickering
governess: Wilhelmina Pickering

1.2.7.2.2.9.4.3.6.4. Mary Jane PICKERING baptised 27 June 1833 Driffield, East Riding.

1.2.7.2.2.9.4.3.6.5. John William PICKERING born 29 June 1834 Driffield, East Riding, buried 1 August 1834 Driffield, East Riding.

1.2.7.2.2.9.4.3.6.6. Clara PICKERING baptised 16 August 1835 Driffield, East Riding, buried 14 September 1835 Driffield, East Riding.

1.2.7.2.2.9.4.3.6.7. Rachel PICKERING teacher, baptised 8 April 1838 Driffield, East Riding.

1.2.7.2.2.9.4.3.6.8. Henrietta PICKERING baptised 13 April 1840 Driffield, East Riding, buried 18 May 1840 Driffield, East Riding.

1.2.7.2.2.9.4.3.6.9. Wilhelmina PICKERING governess, baptised 13 April 1841 Driffield, East Riding.

23rd Generation

1.2.7.2.2.9.4.3.6.3.1. John Simpson PICKERING born 1847.

1.2.7.2.2.9.4.3.6.3.2. Mary Ann PICKERING nurse maid, born 1849.

1.2.7.2.2.9.4.3.6.3.3. Amelia Rothwell PICKERING born 1 November 1851 South Shields, Co. Durham, died 10 September 1944 Salem City, Virginia, U.S.A.

1.2.7.2.2.9.4.3.6.3.4. Emily Kate PICKERING born 15 July 1858 Co. Durham, died 7 November 1950 Salem City, Virginia, U.S.A., married John Wallace Smithson CROSSLING born 29 January 1842, died 18 May 1917 Roanoke, Virginia, U.S.A.