A Thomas Pickering was living in Bempton in 1510 and was buried there in 1563. This is the only documentary evidence I have found to date that connects the Pickerings / Puckerings of Flamborough to the de Brus family (see Origins), who held Bempton and many villages that surround Flamborough to the west, but not Flamborough itself, which was held by the Constables.
The first ten generations of this tree are made up of Pickerings for which documentary evidence exists of their presence in Pickering until the end of the 13th century and thereafter in Holderness and Flamborough up to the end of the 15th century. However, proof of their belonging to the same family or of the relationship between the siblings has not always been found. Firm documentary evidence exists from the 10th generation onwards, but before that point this tree should be considered a draft.
1. Toke de PICKERING living c1189 Pickering, North Riding, married Unknown UNKNOWN.
1.1. Walter de PICKERING
1.1. Walter de PICKERING living between c1150 and c1189 East Riding, married Unknown UNKNOWN.
1.1.1. Robert de PICKERING
1.1.2. Godfrey de PICKERING
1.1.1. Robert de PICKERING living 1259, married Unknown UNKNOWN.
18.104.22.168. Walter de PICKERING
1.1.2. Godfrey de PICKERING living 1189 living Pickering, North Riding.
22.214.171.124 Walter de PICKERING living between 1251 and 1266 East Riding, married Agnes UNKNOWN.
126.96.36.199.1. Robert de PICKERING
188.8.131.52.2. Simon de PICKERING
184.108.40.206.3. Roger de PICKERING
220.127.116.11.1. Robert de PICKERING living 1266 East Riding, married Unknown UNKNOWN.
18.104.22.168.1.1. Anselm de PICKERING
22.214.171.124.2. Simon de PICKERING living 1266 East Riding, died c1282, married Unknown UNKNOWN.
126.96.36.199.2.1. William de PICKERING
188.8.131.52.3. Roger de PICKERING living between 1282 and 1288 East Riding, married Unknown UNKNOWN.
184.108.40.206.3.1. Walter de PICKERING
220.127.116.11.1.1. Anselm de PICKERING living between 1297 and 1321 Rolston, East Riding, married Unknown UNKNOWN.
18.104.22.168.1.1.1. Richard de PICKERING
22.214.171.124.1.1.2. Walter de PICKERING
126.96.36.199.1.1.3. Thomas de PICKERING
188.8.131.52.2.1. William de PICKERING living 1251 East Riding.
184.108.40.206.3.1. Walter de PICKERING living 1251 East Riding.
220.127.116.11.1.1.1. Richard de PICKERING living 1372 East Riding, married Unknown UNKNOWN.
18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124. William de PICKERING
126.96.36.199.1.1.2. Walter de PICKERING living 1347 Rolston, East Riding.
188.8.131.52.1.3. Thomas de PICKERING living 1339 East Riding.
184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11. William de PICKERING living between 1359 and 1373 Rolston, East Riding, married Isabel de STUTEVILLE.
18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124.1. (Son) PICKERING
A generation has been added to ensure chronological coherence.
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52.1. (Son) PICKERING married Unknown UNKNOWN.
184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11.1.1. Robert PICKERING
18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124.1.1. Robert PICKERING married Eleanor STRANGWISH (daughter of Philip STRANGWISH and Unknown UNKNOWN).
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52.1.1.1. Sir William PICKERING
184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11.1.1.2. Robert PICKERING
The relationship between the senior and junior lines of the Pickerings / Puckerings of Flamborough is based on circumstational evidence. Until definitive proof comes to light, those who remained in East Yorkshire are treated separately under the Pickerings of Holderness.
It is not known why the family adopted the alternative spelling of their surname. The earliest evidence of the change I have found to date is on a “fine” of 1555 regarding a property in Flamborough, where Robert’s surname is spelt Puckeyryng.
18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124.1.2.1. Sir William PICKERING born Flamborough, East Riding, living 1519 Whalley, Lancashire, married Anne or Helen ASSHETON (daughter of John ASSHETON and Eleanor CONSTABLE) born Great Lever, Lancashire.
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206. Sir John PUCKERING
220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124. Christopher PUCKERING
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206. Sir John PUCKERING barrister, M.P., Speaker of the House of Commons, Queen’s Serjeant, Lord Keeper of the Great Seal, born c1544 Flamborough, East Riding, died 30 April 1596 Kew, Surrey, buried Westminster Abbey, married c1585 Jane CHOWNE (daughter of Nicholas CHOWNE and Elizabeth LLOYD) born Fairlawne, Kent, died 1611, buried Westminster Abbey.
220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124.1. John PUCKERING
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206.2. Elizabeth PUCKERING
220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124.3. Dorothy PUCKERING
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206.4. Hatton PUCKERING
220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124.5. Sir Thomas PUCKERING
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206.6. Frances PUCKERING
220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124.7. Jane PUCKERING
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206.8. Catherine PUCKERING
220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124. Christopher PUCKERING gentleman, died 1608 Newington, Surrey, married Thomasine DITCHFIELD (daughter of John DITCHFIELD) baptised 23 March 1564 Little Plumstead, Norfolk.
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206.1. Elizabeth PUCKERING
220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124.2. Sarah PUCKERING
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206.3. Anne PUCKERING
220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124.4. John PUCKERING
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206.1. John PUCKERING died in infancy.
220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124.2. Elizabeth PUCKERING living 1616, married Sir Thomas MILDMAY.
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206.3. Dorothy PUCKERING married 1592 Sir John FERRERS (son of Sir Humphrey FERRERS and Anne or Jane BRADBOURNE) M.P., died 17 September 1640.
220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124.4. Hatton PUCKERING died in infancy.
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206.5. Sir Thomas PUCKERING M.P., High Sheriff of Warwickshire, born 30 December 1591, died 17 March 1636 Halnaker, Sussex, buried in St. Mary’s church, Warwick, Warwickshire, married Elizabeth MORLEY (daughter of Sir John MORLEY and Cecily CARYLL).
220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124.5.1. Jane PUCKERING
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206.5.2. Cecily PUCKERING
220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124.5.3. Frances PUCKERING
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206.6. Frances PUCKERING married Sir Thomas GRANTHAM.
220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124.7. Jane PUCKERING.
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206.8. Catherine PUCKERING died in 1618, married 1605 Sir Adam NEWTON tutor and secretary to Henry, Prince of Wales, born Scotland.
220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124.8.1. Sir William NEWTON
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206.8.2. Elizabeth NEWTON
220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124.8.3. Henry NEWTON
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206.1. Elizabeth PUCKERING unmarried 1608.
220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124.2. Sarah PUCKERING unmarried 1608.
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206.3. Anne PUCKERING underage 1608.
220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124.4. John PUCKERING underage 1608.
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206.5.1. Jane PUCKERING born c1630, died 1652, married Sir John BALE born in Carlton Curlieu, Leicestershire.
220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124.5.2. Cecily PUCKERING born c1622, died 1635 Warwick, Warwickshire.
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206.5.3. Frances PUCKERING died in infancy.
220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124.8.1. Sir William NEWTON predeceased brother Henry.
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206.8.2. Elizabeth NEWTON living 1611.
220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124.8.3. Henry NEWTON, later Sir Henry PUCKERING barrister, M.P., baptised 13 April 1618, St Dunstan-in-the-West, London, died 22 January 1701 Warwick, Warwickshire, married Elizabeth MURRAY (daughter of Thomas MURRAY) attached to the court of James VI of Scotland, died 1689.
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206.8.3.1. Henry PUCKERING
220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124.8.3.2. Thomas PUCKERING
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206.8.3.3. George PUCKERING
220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124.8.3.1. Henry PUCKERING heir, predeceased father.
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206.8.3.2. Thomas PUCKERING living 1654.
220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124.8.3.3. George PUCKERING living 1692.
Heir had no issue. Baronetcy became extinct.
Biographical details available on request.