Pickerings of Kirk Ella

Isabel Stockton of Pickering, North Riding, and John Pickering of *Willerby, East Riding, were married in 1765 in Kirk Ella, East Riding. They both died in Willerby and were buried in Kirk Ella. It seems likely from the couple’s life events and the fact that in 1806 John entered into a tenancy agreement on a farm in Little Weighton, near Kirk Ella, that he came from a family of means settled in the area of Pickering, probably the Pickerings of Hackness 2. There are two possible candidates, but the John who was born in Horcum in 1743 is the most plausible.

The descendants of John and Isabel farmed in both Potter Brompton and Little Weighton which lie in the parishes of Ganton and Rowley, at the northern and southern extremes of the East Riding. A good example of this strange dichotomy is provided by William of the 3rd generation, who was born in Little Weighton in 1809, farmed in Potter Brompton in the 1840s, and moved back to Little Weighton where he ended his days as a farmer in the 1850s. A possible explanation for the movement between the two places over the generations is provided by the Anglo-Norman Legard family who in 1100 became lords of the manor of *Anlaby. They also had a presence in Ganton, the which can be traced back to the 1500s. The Pickerings of Kirk Ella were not only tenant farmers in Little Weighton but also in all likelihood tenant farmers of the Legard family in Ganton.

A DNA test should throw some light on the origins of this family.

*Both Willerby and Anlaby formed part of Kirk Ella until 1937.

7th Generation

1.3.2.3.3.4.1. John PICKERING farmer, farm tenancy agreement 1806 Little Weighton, East Riding, born Horcum, North Riding, baptised 21 June 1743 Lockton, North Riding, died Willerby, Hunsley Wapentake, East Riding, buried 14 June 1817 Kirk Ella, East Riding, married 21 April 1765 Kirk Ella, East Riding Isabel STOCKTON (daughter of Benjamin STOCKTON and Isabel DOBSON) born 25 August 1731 Pickering, North Riding, baptised 13 October 1731 Pickering, North Riding, died Willerby, Hunsley Wapentake, East Riding. buried 5 March 1813 Kirk Ella, East Riding.
Children:
1.3.2.3.3.4.1.1. John PICKERING
1.3.2.3.3.4.1.2. Robert PICKERING
1.3.2.3.3.4.1.3. Richard PICKERING

8th Generation

1.3.2.3.3.4.1.1. John PICKERING baptised 26 June 1766 Kirk Ella, East Riding, died Little Weighton, East Riding, buried 1 May 1834 Rowley, East Riding, married 14 January 1802 South Cave, East Riding Elizabeth YOUNG (daughter of John YOUNG and Elizabeth LAW) baptised 26 December 1778 Cottingham, East Riding, died Little Weighton, East Riding, buried 13 January 1856 Rowley, East Riding.
Children:
1.3.2.3.3.4.1.1.1. John PICKERING
1.3.2.3.3.4.1.1.2. Elizabeth PICKERING
1.3.2.3.3.4.1.1.3. Robert PICKERING
1.3.2.3.3.4.1.1.4. William PICKERING
1.3.2.3.3.4.1.1.5. Isabel PICKERING

1.3.2.3.3.4.1.2. Robert PICKERING baptised March 1768 Kirk Ella, East Riding, died Willerby, Hunsley Wapentake, East Riding, buried 22November Kirk Ella, East Riding, married 28 June 1804 Kirk Ella, East Riding Ann HEYWOOD born c1772, died Hull, East Riding, buried 31 May 1843 Kirk Ella, East Riding.

1.3.2.3.3.4.1.3. Richard PICKERING baptised 21 May 1771 Kirk Ella, East Riding.

9th Generation

Warren House Farm, Potter Brompton, 1850

Warren House Farm, Potter Brompton, 2009

1.3.2.3.3.4.1.1.1. John PICKERING farmer Warren House Farm, Potter Brompton, East Riding, church warden Ganton, East Riding, baptised 2 January 1803 Kirk Ella, East Riding, died Potter Brompton, East Riding, buried 9 June 1878 Ganton, East Riding, married 6 February 1830 Rowley, East Riding Jane HOPPER (daughter of James HOPPER and Elizabeth HUDSON) born 27 May 1806 Wetwang, East Riding, died Potter Brompton, East Riding, buried 23 April 1861 Ganton, East Riding.
Children:
1.3.2.3.3.4.1.1.1.1. John PICKERING
1.3.2.3.3.4.1.1.1.2. Isabel PICKERING
1.3.2.3.3.4.1.1.1.3. Elizabeth PICKERING
1.3.2.3.3.4.1.1.1.4. Richard PICKERING
1.3.2.3.3.4.1.1.1.5. Margaret PICKERING
1.3.2.3.3.4.1.1.1.6. Robert PICKERING
1.3.2.3.3.4.1.1.1.7. James PICKERING
1.3.2.3.3.4.1.1.1.8. William Augustus PICKERING

1.3.2.3.3.4.1.1.2. Elizabeth PICKERING baptised 9 September 1804 Kirk Ella, East Riding, married13 November 1831 Kirk Ella, East Riding Robert BINNINGTON.

1.3.2.3.3.4.1.1.3. Robert PICKERING farmer, born 1807 Little Weighton, East Riding, baptised 5 June 1809, Rowley, East Riding, died Little Weighton, East Riding, buried 4 November 1873 Rowley, East Riding, had a child with Margaret BROWN born Willerby, Hunsley Wapentake, East Riding, baptised 20 July 1808 Kirk Ella, East Riding, married 6 October 1869 Rowley, East Riding Jane Bielby JOHNSON baptised 9 December 1832 Fridaythorpe, East Riding.
Children of Robert PICKERING and Margaret BROWN:
1.3.2.3.3.4.1.1.3.1. Robert BROWN-PICKERING
Children of Robert PICKERING and Jane Bielby JOHNSON:
1.3.2.3.3.4.1.1.3.2. Robert PICKERING
1.3.2.3.3.4.1.1.3.3. Herbert Johnson PICKERING

1.3.2.3.3.4.1.1.4. William PICKERING farmer Potter Brompton, farmer Little Weighton, born Little Weighton, East Riding, baptised 5 June 1809 Rowley, East Riding, died Little Weighton, East Riding, buried 16 February 1856 Rowley, East Riding, married 30 December 1837 Cayton, North Riding Hannah DAVISON (daughter of David DAVISON and Mary HICK) baptised 18 November 1810 Cayton, North Riding, died Little Weighton, East Riding, buried 18 January 1855 Rowley, East Riding.
Children:
1.3.2.3.3.4.1.1.4.1. John PICKERING
1.3.2.3.3.4.1.1.4.2. Elizabeth PICKERING
1.3.2.3.3.4.1.1.4.3. Mary PICKERING
1.3.2.3.3.4.1.1.4.4. Robert PICKERING
1.3.2.3.3.4.1.1.4.5. Seth PICKERING
1.3.2.3.3.4.1.1.4.6. Richard PICKERING
1.3.2.3.3.4.1.1.4.7. Isabel PICKERING

1.3.2.3.3.4.1.1.5. Isabel PICKERING born Little Weighton, East Riding, baptised 18 September 1814 Rowley, East Riding, married 14 January 1836 Ganton, East Riding John SOUTHWELL.

10th Generation

1.3.2.3.3.4.1.1.1.1. John PICKERING shepherd, born Potter Brompton Wold, East Riding, baptised 15 January 1833 Ganton, East Riding, buried 25 January 1914 Burton Fleming, East Riding.

1.3.2.3.3.4.1.1.1.2. Isabel PICKERING born Potter Brompton Wold, East Riding, baptised 21 April 1834 Ganton, East Riding, died Potter Brompton Wold, East Riding, buried 13 June 1849 Ganton, East Riding.

1.3.2.3.3.4.1.1.1.3. Elizabeth PICKERING born Potter Brompton Wold, East Riding, baptised 9 July 1835 Ganton, East Riding, married 24 March 1863 Scarborough, North Riding Richard RINGROSE.
Children:
1.3.2.3.3.4.1.1.1.3.1. John PICKERING-RINGROSE

1.3.2.3.3.4.1.1.1.4. Richard PICKERING born Potter Brompton Wold, East Riding, baptised 16 September 1836 Ganton, East Riding, and died Potter Brompton, East Riding, buried 6 April 1875 Ganton, East Riding.

1.3.2.3.3.4.1.1.1.5. Margaret PICKERING born Potter Brompton Wold, East Riding, baptised 6 June 1838 Ganton, East Riding, died Potter Brompton, East Riding, buried 9 November 1859 Ganton, East Riding.

North Burton Grange and North Burton, 1849
now Burton Fleming, 1849

1.3.2.3.3.4.1.1.1.6. Robert PICKERING farmer North Burton Grange, Hunmanby, East Riding, born Potter Brompton Wold, East Riding, baptised 1 September 1839 Ganton, East Riding, buried 2 October 1916 Burton Fleming, East Riding, married 26 March 1866 Ganton, East Riding Ellen BAILDON born c1848 Halifax, West Riding.
Children:
1.3.2.3.3.4.1.1.1.6.1. James PICKERING
1.3.2.3.3.4.1.1.1.6.2. John PICKERING
1.3.2.3.3.4.1.1.1.6.3. Frederick Hopper PICKERING
1.3.2.3.3.4.1.1.1.6.4. Mary Alice PICKERING
1.3.2.3.3.4.1.1.1.6.5. Richard PICKERING
1.3.2.3.3.4.1.1.1.6.6. Margaret Jane PICKERING
1.3.2.3.3.4.1.1.1.6.7. Kate Elizabeth PICKERING
1.3.2.3.3.4.1.1.1.6.8. Robert PICKERING
1.3.2.3.3.4.1.1.1.6.9. Isabel PICKERING
1.3.2.3.3.4.1.1.1.6.10. Edwin Holtby PICKERING

1.3.2.3.3.4.1.1.1.7. James PICKERING born Potter Brompton Wold, East Riding, baptised 10 May 1841 Ganton, East Riding, died Potter Brompton Wold, East Riding, buried 17 January 1850 Ganton East Riding.

1.3.2.3.3.4.1.1.1.8. William Augustus PICKERING born Potter Brompton Wold, East Riding, baptised 21 November 1843 Ganton, East Riding, died Potter Brompton Wold, East Riding, buried 6 March 1845 Ganton, East Riding.

1.3.2.3.3.4.1.1.3.1. Robert BROWN-PICKERING baptised 9 October 1826 Willerby, Hunsley Wapentake, East Riding,

1.3.2.3.3.4.1.1.3.2. Robert PICKERING born 1870 Little Weighton, East Riding.

1.3.2.3.3.4.1.1.3.3. Herbert Johnson PICKERING born Little Weighton, East Riding, baptised 22 September 1872 Rowley, East Riding, died Little Weighton, East Riding, buried 27 September 1872 Rowley, East Riding.

1.3.2.3.3.4.1.1.4.1. John PICKERING farmer Little Weighton, baptised 24 March 1839 Foxholes, East Riding.

1.3.2.3.3.4.1.1.4.2. Elizabeth PICKERING born Potter Brompton, East Riding, baptised 22 September 1840 Ganton, East Riding, married 9 November 1867 Scalby, North Riding Ambrose CARLTON.

1.3.2.3.3.4.1.1.4.3. Mary PICKERING born Potter Brompton, East Riding, baptised 9 February 1842 Ganton, East Riding, married 3 July 1861 Rowley, East Riding Thomas Robson BERRIMAN farmer, born c1834 Kilham, East Riding.

1.3.2.3.3.4.1.1.4.4. Robert PICKERING born Little Weighton, East Riding, baptised 21 January 1844 Rowley, East Riding, died Little Weighton, East Riding, buried 9 March 1845 Rowley, East Riding.

1.3.2.3.3.4.1.1.4.5. Seth PICKERING cabinet maker, born December 1846 Little Weighton, East Riding, baptised 3 January 1847 Rowley, East Riding, buried 22 July 1905 Beverley, East Riding, married 18 July 1872 Hessle, East Riding Mary CRAIKE born c1849 Melton, East Riding, buried 31 March 1904 Beverley, East Riding.
Children:
1.3.2.3.3.4.1.1.4.5.1. Albert William PICKERING
1.3.2.3.3.4.1.1.4.5.2. Harold Ambrose PICKERING
1.3.2.3.3.4.1.1.4.5.3. Mabel Annie PICKERING
1.3.2.3.3.4.1.1.4.5.4. John Alfred PICKERING
1.3.2.3.3.4.1.1.4.5.5. Maurice Stanley Craike PICKERING

1.3.2.3.3.4.1.1.4.6. Richard PICKERING born Little Weighton, East Riding, baptised 11 March 1849 Rowley, East Riding, died Little Weighton, East Riding, buried 20 January 1893 Rowley, East Riding.

1.3.2.3.3.4.1.1.4.7. Isabel PICKERING born Little Weighton, East Riding, baptised 29 August 1852 Rowley, East Riding, married 21 November 1874 Scarborough, North Riding William WALSH born October 1850 Wakefield, West Riding.

11th Generation

1.3.2.3.3.4.1.1.1.3.1. John PICKERING-RINGROSE born 1863 Scarborough, North Riding.

1.3.2.3.3.4.1.1.1.6.1. James PICKERING baptised 4 November 1866 Sherburn, East Riding, buried 31 January 1868 Ganton, East Riding.

1.3.2.3.3.4.1.1.1.6.2. John PICKERING cowman, born16 August 1868 Ganton, East Riding, baptised 8 November 1868 Ganton, East Riding.

1.3.2.3.3.4.1.1.1.6.3. Frederick Hopper PICKERING baptised 28 August 1870 Ganton, East Riding, buried 29 May 1872 Ganton, East Riding.

1.3.2.3.3.4.1.1.1.6.4. Mary Alice PICKERING baptised 17 September 1872 Ganton, East Riding, died Potter Brompton, East Riding, buried 7 February 1894 Ganton, East Riding.

1.3.2.3.3.4.1.1.1.6.5. Richard PICKERING born 1 July 1875 Ganton, East Riding, baptised 22 August 1875 Ganton, East Riding.

1.3.2.3.3.4.1.1.1.6.6. Margaret Jane PICKERING cook, born 17 August 1877 Ganton, East Riding, baptised 14 October 1877 Ganton, East Riding, married 20 December 1916 Burton Fleming, East Riding Thomas Henry SKELTON.

1.3.2.3.3.4.1.1.1.6.7. Kate Elizabeth PICKERING born 25 April 1880 Potter Brompton, East Riding, baptised 3 July 1880 Ganton, East Riding, died Potter Brompton, East Riding, buried 29 November 1903 Ganton, East Riding.

1.3.2.3.3.4.1.1.1.6.8. Robert PICKERING foreman, born c1885 Ganton, East Riding.

1.3.2.3.3.4.1.1.1.6.9. Isabel PICKERING born c1887 Ganton, East Riding, married 17 November 1915 Burton Fleming, East Riding Edward HARDWICK (son of Wrightson HARDWICK) farmer, born c1884 Snainton, North Riding.

1.3.2.3.3.4.1.1.1.6.10. Edwin Holtby PICKERING waggoner, born c1892 Ganton, East Riding, married 7 August 1919 Burton Fleming, East Riding Ambroisine WEBSTER.

1.3.2.3.3.4.1.1.4.5.1. Albert William PICKERING bank manager, born 29 June 1873 Goole, West Riding, baptised 11 January 1874 St. John, Beverley, East Riding, married 24 April 1906 Bridlington, East Riding Edith Mary MOOR.
Children:
1.3.2.3.3.4.1.1.4.5.1.1. Phyllis Mary PICKERING
1.3.2.3.3.4.1.1.4.5.1.2. Gordon Kenneth PICKERING

1.3.2.3.3.4.1.1.4.5.2. Harold Ambrose PICKERING born 5 April 1875 Beverley, East Riding, baptised 2 May 1875 St. John, Beverley, East Riding, married 17 February 1917 Withernsea, East Riding Anne Gertrude ELSTON born c1898 Owthorne, East Riding.

1.3.2.3.3.4.1.1.4.5.3. Mabel Annie PICKERING born 5 November 1876 Beverley, East Riding, baptised 26 November 1876 St. John, Beverley, East Riding, married 2 December 1908 Bridlington, East Riding Boulby Thomas HASLEWOOD.

1.3.2.3.3.4.1.1.4.5.4. John Alfred PICKERING born 24 August 24 1878 Beverley, East Riding, baptised 28 September 1880 St. Mary, Beverley, Rast Riding.

1.3.2.3.3.4.1.1.4.5.5. Maurice Stanley Craike PICKERING born 30 December 1885 Beverley, East Riding, baptised 24 March 1886, St. Mary, Beverley, East Riding.

12th Generation

1.3.2.3.3.4.1.1.4.5.1.1. Phyllis Mary PICKERING baptised 24 March 1909 Bridlington, East Riding.

1.3.2.3.3.4.1.1.4.5.1.2. Gordon Kenneth PICKERING baptised 3 August 1911 Bridlington, East Riding.