Pickerings of Driffield 1

The first two generations of this family are based on sheer speculation. Though much has been written about Hull’s great philanthropist, Christopher Pickering, no one seems to have discovered his ancestry beyond his grandfather John, who was baptised in Bainton in 1786 and became a tailor, and that John’s father was called William. I have selected Elizabeth Ouston as John’s grandmother because Owston appears as a middle name in the following generation, and I speculated that the “spare” William Pickering of Etton could have been his grandfather. (Two William Pickerings, sons of Will and William, were baptised in Etton within two months of each other in November 1760 and January 1761, see Pickerings of Middleton-on-the-Wolds.)

Only a DNA test will prove or, more likely, disprove this descent.

1st Generation

1. William PICKERING born c1740, married c1760 Unknown UNKNOWN.
Children:
1.1. William PICKERING

2nd Generation

1.1. William PICKERING baptised 13 November 1760 Etton, East Riding, married Unknown UNKNOWN.
Children:
1.1.1. William PICKERING

3rd Generation

1.1.1. William PICKERING labourer, married 15 March 1785 Great Driffield Elizabeth OUSTON (daughter of William OUSTON) baptised 23 January 1757 Bridlington, buried 10 December 1829 Driffield, East Riding.
Children:
1.1.1.1. William PICKERING
1.1.1.2. John PICKERING
1.1.1.3. Betty PICKERING

4th Generation

1.1.1.1. William PICKERING gardener, born Ruston Parva, East Riding, baptised 17 July 1785 Driffield, East Riding, died 13 July 1865 Driffield, East Riding, married 11 February 1809 Driffield Christiana DRY born c1789 Driffield, died 7 February 1864 Driffield, East Riding.
Children:
1.1.1.1.1. Ann PICKERING
1.1.1.1.2. Robert PICKERING
1.1.1.1.3. John Owston PICKERING
1.1.1.1.4. George PICKERING
1.1.1.1.5. Joseph William PICKERING
1.1.1.1.6. Ruth Priscilla PICKERING

1.1.1.2. John PICKERING tailor, baptised 25 June 1786 Bainton, East Riding, married 1st 26 March 1815 Hull Mary Hannah GODMOND (daughter of Christopher GODMOND and Elizabeth WHIKING) baptised 22 May 1790 Hull, East Riding, died c1837 Hull, East Riding, married 2nd 29 May 1842 Hull, East Riding Elizabeth UNKNOWN born c1790 Dunnington.
Children of John PICKERING and Mary Hannah GODMOND:
1.1.1.2.1. Christopher Godmond PICKERING
1.1.1.2.2. George PICKERING
1.1.1.2.3. Edward Godmond PICKERING
1.1.1.2.4. Betsy Godmond PICKERING
1.1.1.2.5. John James PICKERING
1.1.1.2.6. Mary Jane PICKERING
1.1.1.2.7. Fanny PICKERING
1.1.1.2.8. John Godmond PICKERING

1.1.1.3. Betty PICKERING born c1797, buried 25 December 1800 Driffield, East Riding.

5th Generation

1.1.1.1.1. Ann PICKERING baptised 28 January 1810 Driffield, East Riding.

1.1.1.1.2. Robert PICKERING gardener, baptised 15 May 1812 Great Driffield, married 5 December 1840 Bridlington, East Riding Ann BROWN seed dealer, baptised 9 February 1815 Bridlington, East Riding, buried 26 December 1894, Driffield, East Riding.
Children:
1.1.1.1.2.1. John PICKERING
1.1.1.1.2.2. Mary Alice PICKERING
1.1.1.1.2.3. Jane PICKERING
1.1.1.1.2.3. Mary Alice PICKERING
1.1.1.1.2.4. Elizabeth Annie PICKERING

1.1.1.1.3. John Owston PICKERING baptised 22 January 1815 Driffield, East Riding, died 28 January 1834 Driffield, East Riding.

1.1.1.1.4. George PICKERING tailor, draper, baptised 3 September 1818 Driffield, East Riding, died before 1881, married 27 January 1841 Driffield, east Riding Ann BLAKESTONE (daughter of John BLAKESTONE) corset maker, born c1820 Foxholes, East Riding.
Children:
1.1.1.1.4.1. John William PICKERING
1.1.1.1.4.2. Elizabeth PICKERING
1.1.1.1.4.3. George Robert PICKERING
1.1.1.1.4.4. Ann Elizabeth PICKERING
1.1.1.1.4.5. Eliza PICKERING
1.1.1.1.4.6. Sarah Ellen PICKERING
1.1.1.1.4.7. John William PICKERING
1.1.1.1.4.8. Thomas Alma PICKERING
1.1.1.1.4.9. James Crosby Blakestone PICKERING
1.1.1.1.4.10. Charles PICKERING
1.1.1.1.4.11. Harold PICKERING

1.1.1.1.5. Joseph William PICKERING photographer, baptised 1 February 1823 Driffield, East Riding, married 1853 Birmingham, Warwickshire Martha TILLEY born c1823, died before 1881.

1.1.1.1.6. Ruth Priscilla PICKERING baptised 19 December 1824 Driffield, East Riding.

1.1.1.2.1. Christopher Godmond PICKERING tailor, baptised 24 January 1816 Holy Trinity, Hull, East Riding, buried 19 September 1880 Holy Trinity, Hull, East Riding, married 1st c1835 Jane GIBSON baptised 30 December 1815 Sutton, Hull, East Riding, died 1862 Hull, married 2nd 26 June 1865 Hull, East Riding Sarah Ann SARGEANT born c1831.
Children of Christopher Godmond PICKERING and Jane GIBSON:
1.1.1.2.1.1. John Godmond PICKERING
1.1.1.2.1.2. Betsy PICKERING
1.1.1.2.1.3. George PICKERING
1.1.1.2.1.4. Christopher Godmond PICKERING
1.1.1.2.1.5. Mary Jane PICKERING
1.1.1.2.1.6. Fanny Gibson PICKERING
1.1.1.2.1.7. Mary Hannah PICKERING
1.1.1.2.1.8. Robert PICKERING
1.1.1.2.1.9. Tom PICKERING

1.1.1.2.2. George PICKERING mariner, baptised 26 April 1817 Hull, East Riding, married 28 February 1849 Hull, East Riding, Jane ANDERSON born c1829 Hull, East Riding.
Children:
1.1.1.2.2.1. Henry PICKERING
1.1.1.2.2.2. Eliza Jane PICKERING
1.1.1.2.2.3. Philip PICKERING
1.1.1.2.2.4. George Edward PICKERING
1.1.1.2.2.5. Betsy PICKERING
1.1.1.2.2.6. Emma PICKERING
1.1.1.2.2.7. Walter PICKERING

1.1.1.2.3. Edward Godmond PICKERING fisherman, baptised 13 October 1818 Holy Trinity, Hull, East Riding, before 1871, married 16 July 1843 Hull, East Riding Charlotte WARE baptised 11 October 1819 Holy Trinity, Hull, East Riding.
Children:
1.1.1.2.3.1. Charlotte Ann PICKERING
1.1.1.2.3.2. Mary Ann PICKERING
1.1.1.2.3.3. William Edward PICKERING
1.1.1.2.3.4. Joseph PICKERING
1.1.1.2.3.5. Charles PICKERING
1.1.1.2.3.6. John Henry PICKERING
1.1.1.2.3.7. Emily PICKERING

1.1.1.2.4. Betsy Godmond PICKERING baptised 12 October 1820 Holy Trinity, Hull, East Riding, married 2 March 1843 Hull, East Riding Philip ANDERSON fisherman, born c1817.

1.1.1.2.5. John James PICKERING baptised 12 October 1822 Holy Trinity, Hull, East Riding, buried 27 August 1823 Holy Trinity, Hull, East Riding.

1.1.1.2.6. Mary Jane PICKERING cap maker, baptised 12 October 1824 Holy Trinity, Hull, East Riding, married 16 February 1845 Hull, East Riding Robert JONES born 1819 Woolwich, London.

1.1.1.2.7. Fanny PICKERING born c1826 Hull, East Riding.

1.1.1.2.8. John Godmond PICKERING baptised 30 June 1837 Holy Trinity, Hull, East Riding.

6th Generation

1.1.1.1.2.1. John PICKERING seedsman, baptised 10 march 1842, Driffield East Riding, died 3 November 1907 Driffield, East Riding.

1.1.1.1.2.2. Mary Alice PICKERING baptised 23 April 1846 Driffield, East Riding, buried 9 January 1851 Driffield, East Riding.

1.1.1.1.2.3. Jane PICKERING baptised 13 April 1848 Driffield, East Riding.

1.1.1.1.2.3. Mary Alice PICKERING baptised 4 March 1852 Driffield, East Riding, died 11 February 1925 Driffield, East Riding.

1.1.1.1.2.4. Elizabeth Annie PICKERING baptised 2 July 1875 Driffeild, East Riding.

1.1.1.1.4.1. John William PICKERING baptised 15 April 1842 Driffield, east Riding, buried 25 May 1847 Driffield, East Riding.

1.1.1.1.4.2. Elizabeth PICKERING baptised 11 May 1844 Driffield, East Riding, buried 22 May 1847 Driffield, East Riding.

1.1.1.1.4.3. George Robert PICKERING printer, baptised 28 May 1846 Driffield, East Riding.

1.1.1.1.4.4. Ann Elizabeth PICKERING baptised 10 August 1848 Driffield, East Riding.

1.1.1.1.4.5. Eliza PICKERING baptised 10 August 1848, Driffield, East Riding.

1.1.1.1.4.6. Sarah Ellen PICKERING baptised 17 October 1850 Driffield, East Riding.

1.1.1.1.4.7. John William PICKERING camera maker, baptised 14 October 1852 Driffield, East Riding, married 1879 Hull, East Riding Clara Elizabeth FEATHERSTONE born c1853 Hull, East Riding.
Children:
1.1.1.1.4.7.1. George Gibson PICKERING

1.1.1.1.4.8. Thomas Alma PICKERING grocer, baptised 15 March 1855 Driffield, East Riding, died 4 November 1928 Driffield, East Riding, married c1855 Driffield, East Riding Harriet MOODY.
Children:
1.1.1.1.4.8.1. Frederick Alma PICKERING
1.1.1.1.4.8.2. Tom PICKERING
1.1.1.1.4.8.3. Florence Gertrude PICKERING
1.1.1.1.4.8.4. Harold PICKERING

1.1.1.1.4.9. James Crosby Blakestone PICKERING printer, born 1857 Driffield, East Riding.

1.1.1.1.4.10. Charles PICKERING born 1859 Driffield, East Riding.

1.1.1.1.4.11. Harold PICKERINGcashier, born 1861 Driffield, East Riding, married 4 August 1886 Hull, East Riding Charlotte Glover SMITHSON (daughter of Thomas SMITHSON) born c1865 Hull, East Riding.
Children:
1.1.1.1.4.11.1. Harold Crosby PICKERING
1.1.1.1.4.11.2. Minnie PICKERING
1.1.1.1.4.11.3. Charlotte PICKERING
1.1.1.1.4.11.4. Dorothy PICKERING
1.1.1.1.4.11.5. Kathleen PICKERING
1.1.1.1.4.11.6. Nora PICKERING
1.1.1.1.4.11.7. Rowland PICKERING
1.1.1.1.4.11.8. Gwyneth Balestone PICKERING

1.1.1.2.1.1. John Godmond PICKERING fish curer, born 1835, Hull, East Riding, married 1st 16 August 1859 Sculcoates, Hull, East Riding Mary Ann SIMPSON born c1843, buried 25 July 1861 Sculcoates, Hull, East Riding, married 2nd 13 September 1860 Hull, East Riding Hannah Victoria GOODRICK born 1838 Hull, East Riding.
Children of John Godmond PICKERING and Mary Ann SIMPSON:
1.1.1.2.1.1.1. Unknown PICKERING
Children of John Godmond PICKERING and Hannah Victoria GOODRICK:
1.1.1.2.1.1.2. Emily PICKERING
1.1.1.2.1.1.3. George PICKERING
1.1.1.2.1.1.4. Alice Jane PICKERING
1.1.1.2.1.1.5. Eva I. PICKERING
1.1.1.2.1.1.6. Amy PICKERING
1.1.1.2.1.1.7. Minnie L. PICKERING
1.1.1.2.1.1.8. John A. PICKERING
1.1.1.2.1.1.9. Christopher PICKERING

1.1.1.2.1.2. Betsy PICKERING born c1838 Hull, East Riding.

1.1.1.2.1.3. George PICKERING born 1840 Hull, East Riding, buried 4 December 1854 Hull, East Riding.

1.1.1.2.1.4. Christopher Godmond PICKERING fish merchant, ship owner, philanthropist, born 1842 Hull, East Riding, died 1920 Hornsea, East Riding, married 18 April 1862 Hull, East Riding Rachel Hannah BLAKESTONE.

C. Pickering 1842-1920

C. Pickering's house before restoration

C. Pickering's house after, see film

Pickering's Almshouses

1.1.1.2.1.5. Mary Jane PICKERING baptised 19 January 1845 West Street Chapel, Hull, East Riding, buried 1 December 1847 Holy Trinity, Hull, East Riding.

1.1.1.2.1.6. Fanny Gibson PICKERING baptised 1 April 1847 St. Stephen, Hull East Riding.

1.1.1.2.1.7. Mary Hannah PICKERING born 1849 Hull, East Riding, married 24 July 1865 St. Mary, Sculcoates, Hull, East Riding George CARTWRIGHT.

1.1.1.2.1.8. Robert PICKERING baptised 30 March 1851 St. Stephen, Hull, East Riding.

1.1.1.2.1.9. Tom PICKERING born 1860 Hull, East Riding, buried 27 April 1863 Holy Trinity, Hull, East Riding.

1.1.1.2.2.1. Henry PICKERING baptised 17 December 1849 Holy Trinity, Hull.

1.1.1.2.2.2. Eliza Jane PICKERING baptised 30 October 1851 Hull, East Riding, married 8 December 1871 Holy Trinity, Hull, East Riding Thomas Mallinson STIRK.

1.1.1.2.2.3. Philip PICKERING steam ship stoker, baptised 13 November 1854 Hull, East Riding, died 1927, married 20 April 1874 St. James, Hull Mary Ann MARSDEN born c1858 Hull.
Children:
1.1.1.2.2.3.1. Walter PICKERING
1.1.1.2.2.3.2. Eliza Jane PICKERING
1.1.1.2.2.3.3. Betsy PICKERING
1.1.1.2.2.3.4. Philip PICKERING
1.1.1.2.2.3.5. Ada Emma PICKERING
1.1.1.2.2.3.6. Florence PICKERING
1.1.1.2.2.3.7. George Henry PICKERING
1.1.1.2.2.3.8. Clare PICKERING

1.1.1.2.2.4. George Edward PICKERING baptised 25 January 1857 Holy Trinity, Hull, East Riding, married 11 October 1881 St. Barnabas, Hull, East Riding Ann BOND.

1.1.1.2.2.5. Betsy PICKERING born c1859 Hull, East Riding, baptised 11 November 1866 Holy Trinity, Hull, East Riding.

1.1.1.2.2.6. Emma PICKERING baptised 11 November 1860 Holy Trinity, Hull, East Riding, married 26 August 1881 St. James, Hull, East Riding John Thomas PETERSON.

1.1.1.2.2.7. Walter PICKERING engine driver, baptised 15 January 1865 Holy Trinity, Hull, East Riding, married Ann UNKNOWN born c1865 Doncaster, West Riding.
Children:
1.1.1.2.2.7.1. Mary PICKERING
1.1.1.2.2.7.2. Henry PICKERING

1.1.1.2.3.1. Charlotte Ann PICKERING baptised 11 April 1844, Holy Trinity, Hull, East Riding, buried 25 January 1849 St. Mary, Sculcoates, Hull, East Riding.

1.1.1.2.3.2. Mary Ann PICKERING born 1846 Hull, East Riding, married 1 February 1868 St. Luke, Hull, East Riding David METCALFE.

1.1.1.2.3.3. William Edward PICKERING circular sawyer, born 1848 Sculcoates, Hull, East Riding, married 16 March 1873 St. Mark, Hull, East Riding Fanny Eliza ALLITT born 1847 Sculcoates, Hull, East Riding.
Children:
1.1.1.2.3.3.1. Frederick William PICKERING
1.1.1.2.3.3.2. Edward Godmond PICKERING
1.1.1.2.3.3.3. Charles PICKERING
1.1.1.2.3.3.4. Arthur PICKERING

1.1.1.2.3.4. Joseph PICKERING born 1851.

1.1.1.2.3.5. Charles PICKERING circular sawyer, born 1854 Sculcoates, Hull, died 10 March 1913 West Hartlepool, Durham, married 1892 Hartlepool, Co. Durham Jane DUNCAN born Aberdeenshire, Scotland.
Children:
1.1.1.2.3.5.1. Frances Emily PICKERING
1.1.1.2.3.5.2. Charlotte Ware PICKERING

1.1.1.2.3.6. John Henry PICKERING born c1857 Sculcoates, Hull, East Riding, married 24 July 1880 Holy Trinity, Hull, East Riding Elizabeth COLLEY.

1.1.1.2.3.7. Emily PICKERING born 1859 Hartlepool, Co. Durham, married 8 September 1888 Drypool, Hull, East Riding Walter ROWAN.

7th Generation

1.1.1.1.4.7.1. George Gibson PICKERING born 16 June 1880 Beverley, East Riding, baptised 14 July 1880 St. Mary, Beverley, East Riding.

1.1.1.1.4.8.1. Frederick Alma PICKERING shop assistant, born 1880 Driffield, East Riding.

1.1.1.1.4.8.2. Tom PICKERING born c1883 Driffield, East Riding, died before 1911.

1.1.1.1.4.8.3. Florence Gertrude PICKERING shop assistant, born 1 April 1885 Driffield, East Riding, baptised 21 February 1897 Driffield, East Riding.

1.1.1.1.4.8.4. Harold PICKERING clerk, born 24 June 1894 Driffield, East Riding, baptised 21 February 1897 Driffield, East Riding, died 1 April 1949 Driffield, East Riding.

1.1.1.1.4.11.1. Harold Crosby PICKERING born 30 May 1887, Hull, East Riding, baptised 27 May 1888 St. Mark, Hull, East Riding.

1.1.1.1.4.11.2. Minnie PICKERING born 4 September, Hull, East Riding, baptised 17 August 1890 St. Mark, Hull, Eat Riding.

1.1.1.1.4.11.3. Charlotte PICKERING born c1892 Manchester, Lancashire.

1.1.1.1.4.11.4. Dorothy PICKERING born c1894 Manchester, Lancashire.

1.1.1.1.4.11.5. Kathleen PICKERING born c1896 Chorlton, Manchester, Lancashire.

1.1.1.1.4.11.6. Nora PICKERING born c1898 Chorlton, Manchester, Lancashire.

1.1.1.1.4.11.7. Rowland PICKERING born c1902, Chorlton, Manchester, Lancashire.

1.1.1.1.4.11.8. Gwyneth Balestone PICKERING born c1905, Chorlton, Manchester, Lancashire.

1.1.1.2.1.1.1. Unknown PICKERING born 1861.

1.1.1.2.1.1.2. Emily PICKERING born 1862 Hull, East Riding, married 7 October 1883 St. Matthew, Hull, East Riding, Francis Wilson COLLINS cooper.

1.1.1.2.1.1.3. George PICKERING mariner, born 1865 Hull, East Riding.

1.1.1.2.1.1.4. Alice Jane PICKERING born 1867 Hull, East Riding, married 17 August 1885 Hull, East Riding Thomas Dunn CROSS.

1.1.1.2.1.1.5. Eva I. PICKERING born 1868 Horton, Bradford, West Riding.

1.1.1.2.1.1.6. Amy PICKERING born 1870 Horton, Bradford, West Riding.

1.1.1.2.1.1.7. Minnie L. PICKERING born 1871 Horton, Bradford, West Riding.

1.1.1.2.1.1.8. John A. PICKERING born 1875 Hull, East Riding.

1.1.1.2.1.1.9. Christopher PICKERING born 1877 Hull, East Riding.

1.1.1.2.2.3.1. Walter PICKERING dock labourer, baptised 28 June 1874 Myton, Hull, East Riding, married 16 October 1895 Hull, East Riding Priscilla AUSTWICK born c1875 Hull, East Riding.
Children:
1.1.1.2.2.3.1.1. Arthur PICKERING
1.1.1.2.2.3.1.2. Hilda PICKERING
1.1.1.2.2.3.1.3. Philip PICKERING
1.1.1.2.2.3.1.4. Clarice PICKERING
1.1.1.2.2.3.1.5. George Edward PICKERING
1.1.1.2.2.3.1.6. Harry PICKERING
1.1.1.2.2.3.1.7. Sydney PICKERING
1.1.1.2.2.3.1.8. William PICKERING

1.1.1.2.2.3.2. Eliza Jane PICKERING born 1877 Myton, Hull, East Riding, married 10 January 1897 St. James, Hull, East Riding George W. DONAHUE.

1.1.1.2.2.3.3. Betsy PICKERING born 1880 Myton, Hull, East Riding, married 1896 Sculcoates, Hull, East Riding Frederick EDGAR fisherman, born c1878 Hull, East Riding.

1.1.1.2.2.3.4. Philip PICKERING born 1885 Myton, Hull, East Riding, married 3 May 1908 St. Barnabas, Hull, East Riding Lilla HAMMOND.

1.1.1.2.2.3.5. Ada Emma PICKERING born 1888 Myton, Hull, East Riding, married 11 October1908 St. Barnabas,Hull, East Riding Henry GRANTHAM.

1.1.1.2.2.3.6. Florence PICKERING born 1892 Hull, East Riding.

1.1.1.2.2.3.7. George Henry PICKERING born 1895 Hull, East Riding married 13 July 1915 St. Paul, Sculcoates, Hull, East Riding Elsie Maud SISSONS born c1891.
Children:
1.1.2.3.7.1. Elsie Gwendoline PICKERING

1.1.1.2.2.3.8. Clare PICKERING born 1897 Hull, East Riding.

1.1.1.2.2.7.1. Mary PICKERING born c1889 Hull, East Riding.

1.1.1.2.2.7.2. Henry PICKERING born c1891 Hull, East Riding.

1.1.1.2.3.3.1. Frederick William PICKERING baptised 17 June 1875 Hull, East Riding.

1.1.1.2.3.3.2. Edward Godmond PICKERING born 1876 Hartlepool, Co. Durham.

1.1.1.2.3.3.3. Charles PICKERING born 1881 Hartlepool, Co. Durham, died 1956 Stockton-on-Tees, Co. Durham, married 1912 Hartlepool, Co. Durham Anna JACKSON born 1886 South Shields, Co. Durham.
Children:
1.1.1.2.3.3.3.1. Charles PICKERING

1.1.1.2.3.3.4. Arthur PICKERING born c1886 Hartlepool, Co. Durham.

1.1.1.2.3.5.1. Frances Emily PICKERING born 1892 Hartlepool, Co. Durham.

1.1.1.2.3.5.2. Charlotte Ware PICKERING born 1894 Hartlepool, Co. Durham.

8th Generation

1.1.1.2.2.3.1.1. Arthur PICKERING born c1899 Hull, East Riding.

1.1.1.2.2.3.1.2. Hilda PICKERING born c1901 Hull, East Riding.

1.1.1.2.2.3.1.3. Philip PICKERING baptised 20 March 1903 St. Paul, Sculcoates, Hull, East Riding.

1.1.1.2.2.3.1.4. Clarice PICKERING baptised 19 February 1905 St. Paul, Sculcoates, Hull, East Riding.

1.1.1.2.2.3.1.5. George Edward PICKERING baptised 27 November 1906 St. Paul, Sculcoates, Hull, East Riding.

1.1.1.2.2.3.1.6. Harry PICKERING born 25 December 1908 Sculcoates, Hull, East Riding, baptised 13 January 1909 St. Paul, Sculcoates, East Riding.

1.1.1.2.2.3.1.7. Sydney PICKERING baptised 8 May 1911St. Thomas, Hull, East Riding.

1.1.1.2.2.3.1.8. William PICKERING 28 May 1913 St. Paul, Sculcoates, Hull, East Riding.

1.1.1.2.3.3.3.1. Charles PICKERING born 1914 Middlesbrough, North Riding, died 1947 Middlesbrough, North Riding, married 1945 Devizes, Wiltshire May C. ORCHARD.
Children:
1.1.1.2.3.3.3.1.1. Christopher R. PICKERING

9th Generation

1.1.1.2.3.3.3.1.1. Christopher R. PICKERING born 1946 Middlesbrough, North Riding.