Pickerings of Driffield 2

This William, a builder by trade, seems at first glance to belong to the Pickerings of Holderness, a family that produced numerous Williams who became builders in the East Riding of Yorkshire. However, his details do not fit with any of the established lines and, even if he was the illegitimate son of a daughter of one of these lines, his baptism was legally required to be recorded. He was obviously a man of some standing in Driffield, as his death was mentioned in the newspaper of the day, the Hull Packet, and his widow was living on independent means in 1841, so it seems unlikely (though not impossible) that he arrived from outside the county and was able to make a name for himself before his death at the age of 52.

Only a DNA test will throw some light on the origins of this family.

1st Generation

1. William PICKERING builder, born c1783, buried 28 September 1835, Great Driffield, East Riding, married 9 May 1817 Great Driffield, East Riding Fanny ATKINSON (daughter of Thomas ATKINSON and Ann UNKNOWN) baptised 20 December 1790 Great Driffield, East Riding, died 28 March 1858 Great Driffield, East Riding.
Children:
1.1. Thomas PICKERING
1.2. Atkinson PICKERING
1.3. William PICKERING
1.4. George PICKERING
1.5. William PICKERING
1.6. Ann Eliza PICKERING

2nd Generation

1.1. Thomas PICKERING iron and brass founder, baptised 20 May 1818 Great Driffield, East Riding, buried 29 January 1878 Great Driffield, East Riding, married 17 May 1846 Little Driffield, East Riding Eleanor Anna GREAVES (daughter of Charles GREAVES and Hannah UNKNOWN) baptised 3 July 1827 Barnsley, West Riding, buried 29 January 1878 Great Driffield, East Riding.
Children:
1.1.1. Eleanor Hannah PICKERING
1.1.2. Thomas Atkinson PICKERING
1.1.3. Charles Greaves PICKERING
1.1.4. Henry Allatt PICKERING
1.1.5. Lucy PICKERING
1.1.6. Martin Herbert PICKERING
1.1.7. Albert Ernest PICKERING
1.1.8. Fanny Mary Edith PICKERING

1.2. Atkinson PICKERING chemist, druggist, baptised 28 October 1819 Great Driffield, died 1894 Driffield, married 1852 Barton-on-Humber, Lincolnshire Maria HUDSON (daughter of Francis HUDSON) born c1825 and died before 1911.
Children:
1.2.1. William Hudson Atkinson PICKERING
1.2.2. Mary Eliza PICKERING
1.2.3. Edith PICKERING
1.2.4. Atkinson PICKERING

1.3. William PICKERING baptised 9 October 1821 Great Driffield, East Riding, died buried 24 March 1822 Great Driffield, East Riding.

1.4. George PICKERING baptised 14 December 1822 Great Driffield, East Riding, buried 4 January 1823 Great Driffield, East Riding.

1.5. William PICKERING baptised 18 November 1823 Great Driffield, East Riding, buried 18 October 1824 Great Driffield, East Riding.

1.6. Ann Eliza PICKERING baptised 8 September 1826 Great Driffield, East Riding, married 25 October 1854 Great Driffield, East Riding Robert HOLTBY.

3rd Generation

1.1.1. Eleanor Hannah PICKERING baptised 20 May 1847 Great Driffield, East Riding.

1.1.2. Thomas Atkinson PICKERING baptised 14 March 1851 Great Driffield, East Riding, buried 29 January 1878, Great Driffield, East Riding.

1.1.3. Charles Greaves PICKERING baptised 24 December 1852 Great Driffield, East Riding, buried 14 February 1885 Great Driffield East Riding, married 29 July 1880 St. Mary, Beverley, East Riding Ellen BAILEY born c1849.

1.1.4. Henry Allatt PICKERING baptised 9 June 1855 Great Driffield, East Riding, buried 31 December 1886 Great Driffield, East Riding, married Florence MURRAY 1882 Leeds, West Yorkshire.
Children:
1.1.4.1. Florence PICKERING
1.1.4.2. Liliane Maud PICKERING

1.1.5. Lucy PICKERING baptised 31 January 1857 Great Driffield, East Riding, married 26 July 1880 Little Driffield, East Riding Ernest HOWARD (son of Samuel HOWARD) born c1852.

1.1.6. Martin Herbert PICKERING born 1860 Driffield, East Riding.

1.1.7. Albert Ernest PICKERING baptised 23 October 1861 Great Driffield, East Riding.

1.1.8. Fanny Mary Edith PICKERING baptised 10 July 1865 Great Driffield, East Riding.

1.2.1. William Hudson Atkinson PICKERING landowner, baptised 9 May Hull, East Riding, married 1882 Marylebone, London, Eva Mary Exley TAYLOR born 1854 Romford, Essex.

1.2.2. Mary Eliza PICKERING baptised 9 May Holy Trinity, Hull, East Riding.

1.2.3. Edith PICKERING born 1857 Hull, East Riding, died 23 March 1857 Hull, East Riding.

1.2.4. Atkinson PICKERING solicitor, baptised 9 May 1859 Holy Trinity, Hull, East Riding, died Brough or Hull, East Riding, buried 17 August 1945 Elloughton, East Riding, married 5 October 1887 St. Jude, Hull, East Riding Alice Hannah MOORE born c1858 Hull, East Riding.
Children:
1.2.4.1. Geoffrey Evans PICKERING
1.2.4.2. Brenda Hudson PICKERING
1.2.4.3. Doris Evans PICKERING
1.2.4.4. Erica Hudson PICKERING

4th Generation

1.1.4.1. Florence PICKERING born c1885, married 1 November 1913 St. Matthew, Hull, East Riding Thomas CALLAM

1.1.4.2. Liliane Maud Allatt PICKERING baptised 1 May 1887 Little Driffield, East Riding buried 26 January 1952 Great Driffield, East Riding.

1.2.4.1. Geoffrey Evans PICKERING c1893 Hull, East Riding.

1.2.4.2. Brenda Hudson PICKERING born c1894 Hull, East Riding.

1.2.4.3. Doris Evans PICKERING born c1896 Hull, East Riding.

1.2.4.4. Erica Hudson PICKERING born c1898 Hull, East Riding.