Pickerings of Hull 1

The only indication of the origins of this family is found on the 1841 census. The first David appears as living with his wife and four of his seven children in Sculcoates. The column “Whether Born in same County” is marked “N” for David and “Y” for the rest of the family, but we know he was born in England, as the the column “Whether Born in Scotland, Ireland or Foreign Parts” is blank. From David’s age at death we can deduce that he was born in approximately 1780.

A search of the Church of England records does not reveal a David born around that year outside Yorkshire, but his first son, *George, was baptised a non-conformist in 1809, so it is likely that David’s birth is contained in a non-conformist register which is not on line. He seems to have been relaxed as far as faith was concerned: George was baptised for a second time in the Anglican faith in 1819, along with his brother William; Hannah, David and Ann were received in the Anglican faith as a “job lot” in 1818; they were followed by John and Robert in 1820 and 1837 respectively; but Frances, who was born in 1823, was baptised a non-conformist in 1837!

Only a DNA connection with another Pickering family of known origins will provide a clue as where David was born. The name Pickering “was already to be found in most parts of England by about 1400” (see Origins), so the scope is vast!

*George became a pavior like his father and his younger brothers and was still in the trade when he married in 1830. However, by the time his first child was baptised in 1837 he had become a clockmaker. Unlikely as this seems, there are many correlations that back this up, e.g. year of birth, name of wife, sister Hannah a witness at his wedding, etc.

1st Generation

1. David PICKERING pavior, born c1780, buried 24 May 1848 St. Mary, Sculcoates, Hull, East Riding, married 14 July 1808 St. Mary, Sculcoates, Hull, East Riding Mary DINSDALE (daughter of George DINSDALE) baptised 11 February 1785 Beverley, East Riding, buried 26 April 1855 St. Mary, Sculcoates, Hull, East Riding.
Children:
1.1. George PICKERING
1.2. Hannah PICKERING
1.3. David PICKERING
1.4. Ann PICKERING
1.5. William PICKERING
1.6. John PICKERING
1.7. Frances PICKERING
1.8. Robert PICKERING

2nd Generation

stolen watch offered for sale Hull Packet, 1 January 1858

stolen watch offered for sale
Hull Packet, 1 January 1858

1.1. George PICKERING pavior,  watch and clockmaker, born 5 July 1809 Sculcoates, Hull, East Riding, baptised 10 September 1809, Ebenezer Chapel, Dagger Lane, Hull East Riding, baptised 17 January 1819 St. Mary, Sculcoates, Hull, East Riding, married 3 May 1830 St. Mary, Sculcoates, Hull, East Riding Ann BERRIDGE (daughter of John BERRIDGE and Catherine WATTAM) baptised 30 November 1806 North Kelsey, Lincolnshire.
Children:
1.1. Hannah Maria PICKERING
1.2. David PICKERING
1.3. George PICKERING
1.4. Mary Ann PICKERING
1.5. George Henry PICKERING
1.6. Emily PICKERING

1.2. Hannah PICKERING born c1814 Sculcoates, Hull, East Riding, baptised 13 May 1818 St. Mary, Sculcoates, Hull, East Riding, married 16 April 1838 Hull, East Riding, St. Mary, Sculcoates John BRADLEY.

marriage of David Pickering to Milcah Martin Ward Hull Packet, 1 April 1852

marriage of David Pickering to Milcah Martin Ward
Hull Packet, 1 April 1852

1.3. David PICKERING pavior, born c1816 Hull, East Riding, baptised 13 May 1818 St. Mary, Sculcoates, Hull East Riding, baptised 19 November 1858 Stockton-on-Tees, Co. Durham, married 1st Mary Ann CALVERT 16 February 1841 Holy Trinity, Hull, East Riding, died before 1851, married 1 April 1852 St. Mary, Sculcoates, Hull, East Riding, Milcah Martin WARD (daughter of Captain Samuel and Jane WARD) laundress, baptised 24 June 1821 Sculcoates, Hull, East Riding, buried 11 February 1894 Sculcoates, Hull, East Riding.
Children of David PICKERING and Mary Ann CALVERT:
1.3.1. Mary Ann PICKERING
1.3.2. Eliza PICKERING
1.3.3. Sarah Jane PICKERING
1.3.4. Caroline Maria PICKERING
Children of David PICKERING and Milcah Martin WARD:
1.3.5. Samuel Ward PICKERING
1.3.6. Ellen Elizabeth PICKERING
1.3.7. David PICKERING

1.4. Ann PICKERING bonnet maker, born c1818, baptised 13 May 1818 St. Mary, Sculcoates, Hull East Riding, buried 7 September 1849 Sculcoates, Hull, East Riding.

1.5. William PICKERING pavior, born c1819, baptised 17 January 1819 St. Mary, Sculcoates, Hull, East Riding

Charlotte Hale 1820-1885
Robert Pickering 1825-1901
Robert Pickering 1863-1905

1.6. John PICKERING pavior, born c1820, baptised 5 November 1821 St. Mary, Sculcoates, Hull, East Riding, married 12 October 1840 St. Mary, Sculcoates, Hull, East Riding Elizabeth WILLIAMS born c1810, died before 1881.
Children:
1.6.1. Henry PICKERING
1.6.2. Mary PICKERING
1.6.3. Elizabeth PICKERING

1.7. Frances PICKERING born 25 January 1823, baptised 30 June 1837 Mill Street Chapel, Hull, East Riding.

1.8. Robert PICKERING joiner, born 8 March 1825 Hull, East Riding, baptised 27 February 1837 Holy Trinity, Hull, East Riding, married 10 July 1847 Holy Trinity, Hull,East Riding Charlotte HALE (daughter of Henry HALE and Susanna UNKNOWN) baptised 2 December 1820 Newark, Nottinghamshire.
Children:
1.8.1. William Henry PICKERING
1.8.2. Susannah PICKERING
1.8.3. Eliza Ann PICKERING
1.8.4. Charlotte PICKERING
1.8.5. Mary PICKERING
1.8.6. Sarah PICKERING
1.8.7. Robert PICKERING
1.8.8. Thomas PICKERING

3rd Generation

1.2. Hannah Maria PICKERING baptised 27 February 1837 Holy Trinity, Hull, East Riding, married 6 March 1848 Holy Trinity, Hull, East Riding John BRAND.

marriage of David Pickering to Eliza Rayner Hull Packet, 24 June 1870

marriage of David Pickering to Eliza Rayner
Hull Packet, 24 June 1870

1.1. David PICKERING watch and clockmaker, born c1836 Hull, East Riding, married 1st 20 April 1857 Hull, east Riding Elizabeth ROGERSON daughter of James ROGERSON grocer and Jane UNKNOWN) born c1834 Hull, East Riding, died 1867 Hull, East Riding, married 2nd 8 June 1870 Sigglesthorne, East Riding Eliza RAYNER (daughter of John RAYNER postmaster) born 1849 Sigglesthorne, East Riding, buried 8 September 1881 Sigglesthorne, East Riding.
Children of David PICKERING and Elizabeth ROGERSON:
1.1.1. Emily Ann PICKERING
1.1.2. Edward PICKERING
Children of David PICKERING and Eliza RAYNER:
1.1.3. Edith Maud PICKERING

1.3. George PICKERING baptised 16 January 1838 Hull, East Riding, buried 3 June 1838 Holy Trinity, Hull, East Riding.

1.4. Mary Ann PICKERING born 1839 Hull, East Riding.

1.5. George Henry PICKERING born c1842, buried 28 January 1844 Holy Trinity, Hull, East Riding.

1.6. Emily PICKERING born 1843 Hull, East Riding, had a child with Unknown UNKNOWN.
Children:
1.6.1. George PICKERING

Mary Ann Pickering testimony, 1850

Mary Ann Pickering
testimony, 1850

1.3.1. Mary Ann PICKERING servant, baptised 18 April 1841 St. James, Hull, East Riding, married 24 October 1870 Scarborough, North Riding James FARLEY.

1.3.2. Eliza PICKERING servant, baptised 30 April 1843 Drypool, Hull, East Riding.

1..34.3. Sarah Jane PICKERING servant, baptised 16 November 1845 St. Mary, Sculcoates, Hull, East Riding, married 21 August 1865 Scarborough, North Riding Robert ROBINSON.

1.3.4. Caroline Maria PICKERING baptised 21 June 1848 St. Paul, Sculcoates, Hull, East Riding, married 13 December 1871 St. Luke, Hull, East Riding, John WOODALL.

1.3.5. Samuel Ward PICKERING baptised 7 April 1853 St. Mary, Sculcoates, Hull, East Riding.

1.3.6. Ellen Elizabeth PICKERING baptised 22 June 1855 St. Thomas, Stockton-on-Tees, Co. Durham.

1.3.7. David PICKERING born 1857 Stockton-on-Tees, Co. Durham.

1.6.1. Henry PICKERING born 1842 Hull, East Riding, married 1863 Stockton-on-Tees, Co. Durham Mary Ann CALVERT born 1845 Stockton-on-Tees, Co. Durham.
Children:
1.6.1.1. John Thomas PICKERING
1.6.1.2. George PICKERING

1.6.2. Mary PICKERING born 1844 Hull, East Riding.

1.6.3. Elizabeth PICKERING born 1846 Hull, East Riding.

1.7.1. William Henry PICKERING baptised 6 June 1850 West Street Chapel, Hull, East Riding, married Ruth UNKNOWN.
Children:
1.7.1.1. Robert PICKERING

1.7.2. Susannah PICKERING baptised 14 April 1852 Holy Trinity, Hull, East Riding.

1.7.3. Eliza Ann PICKERING baptised 9 April 1854 Holy Trinity, Hull, East Riding.

1.7.4. Charlotte PICKERING paper bag merchant, baptised 20 February 1857 Stockton, Co. Durham, married 1875 Stockton, Co. Durham James INGRAM died before 1881.

1.7.5. Mary PICKERING paper bag merchant, baptised 29 December 1858 Stockton, Co. Durham.

1.7.6. Sarah PICKERING baptised 20 March 1861 Stockton, Co. Durham.

1.7.7. Robert PICKERING pavior, baptised 11 March 1863 Stockton, Co. Durham.

1.7.8. Thomas PICKERING iron worker, baptised 15 September 1865 Stockton, Co. Durham.

4th Generation

1.1.1. Emily Ann PICKERING born 1858 Hull.

1.1.2. Edward PICKERING born 1864 Hull.

1.1.3. Edith Maud PICKERING born 1871 Hull.

1.5.1. George PICKERING born 1858 Hull.

1.6.1.1. John Thomas PICKERING born 1866 Stockton-on-Tees, Co. Durham.

1.6.1.2. George PICKERING born 1870 Stockton-on-Tees, Co. Durham.

1.7.1.1. Robert PICKERING baptised 18 October 1877 St. Paul, Sculcoates, Hull, East Riding.