The origins this family are not known, though they might be an offshoot of the Pickerings of Killington or Ellerton. Nor is it known why they adopted the alternative spelling of their surname, which appears towards the mid 1550s, when Robert Puckering was the crown’s bailiff of the manor of Flamborough from 1540 to 1541.
1. Robert PUCKERING gentleman, crown bailiff, born c1501, living 1538 to 1573 Flamborough, East Riding, married c1540 Eleanor STRANGEWAYS (daughter of Philip STRANGEWAYS and Unknown UNKNOWN).
1.1. Robert PICKERING
1.2. Sir William PICKERING
1.1. Robert PUCKERING died 1570, married 2nd c1550 Agnes ASSHETON (daughter of John ASSHETON and Eleanor CONSTABLE) born Great Lever, Lancashire, died 1573, buried Bridlington, East Riding.
1.1.3. Francis PUCKERING
1.1.4. Thomas PUCKERING
1.1.5. Christopher PUCKERING
1.1.6. Helen PUCKERING
1.1.7. Katherine PUCKERING
1.1.8. Agnes PUCKERING
1.1.9. Alice PUCKERING
1.1.10. Frances PUCKERING
1.1.11. Isabel PUCKERING
1.1.12. Elizabeth PUCKERING
1.1.13. Edward PUCKERING
1.2. 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.
1.2.1. Sir John PUCKERING
1.2.2. Christopher PUCKERING
1.1.3. Francis PUCKERING living 1573.
1.1.4. Thomas PUCKERING living 1573.
1.1.5. Christopher PUCKERING living 1573.
1.1.6. Helen PUCKERING living 1573, married Brian HEDON gentleman, buried 26 February 1608 Hedon, East Riding.
1.1.7. Katherine PUCKERING living 1573, married John PALMER.
1.1.8. Agnes PUCKERING living 1573.
1.1.9. Alice PUCKERING living 1573.
1.1.10. Frances PUCKERING living 1573.
1.1.11. Isabel PUCKERING living 1585 Hedon, married 20 January 1578 Hedon Ralph WADE bailiff, living 1585 Hedon.
1.1.12. Elizabeth PUCKERING living 1573.
1.1.13. Edward PUCKERING living 1573.
1.2.1. 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. John PUCKERING
18.104.22.168. Elizabeth PUCKERING
22.214.171.124. Dorothy PUCKERING
126.96.36.199. Hatton PUCKERING
188.8.131.52. Sir Thomas PUCKERING
184.108.40.206. Frances PUCKERING
220.127.116.11. Jane PUCKERING
18.104.22.168. Catherine PUCKERING
1.2.2. Christopher PUCKERING gentleman, died 1608 Newington, Surrey, married Thomasine DITCHFIELD (daughter of John DITCHFIELD) baptised 23 March 1564 Little Plumstead, Norfolk.
22.214.171.124. Elizabeth PUCKERING
126.96.36.199. Sarah PUCKERING
188.8.131.52. Anne PUCKERING
184.108.40.206. John PUCKERING
220.127.116.11. John PUCKERING died in infancy.
18.104.22.168. Elizabeth PUCKERING living 1616, married Sir Thomas MILDMAY.
22.214.171.124. Dorothy PUCKERING married 1592 Sir John FERRERS (son of Sir Humphrey FERRERS and Anne or Jane BRADBOURNE) M.P., died 17 September 1640.
126.96.36.199. Hatton PUCKERING died in infancy.
188.8.131.52. 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).
184.108.40.206.1. Jane PUCKERING
220.127.116.11.2. Cecily PUCKERING
18.104.22.168.3. Frances PUCKERING
22.214.171.124. Frances PUCKERING married Sir Thomas GRANTHAM.
126.96.36.199. Jane PUCKERING.
188.8.131.52. Catherine PUCKERING died in 1618, married 1605 Sir Adam NEWTON tutor and secretary to Henry, Prince of Wales, born Scotland.
184.108.40.206.1. Sir William NEWTON
220.127.116.11.2. Elizabeth NEWTON
18.104.22.168.3. Henry NEWTON
22.214.171.124. Elizabeth PUCKERING unmarried 1608.
126.96.36.199. Sarah PUCKERING unmarried 1608.
188.8.131.52. Anne PUCKERING underage 1608.
184.108.40.206. John PUCKERING underage 1608.
220.127.116.11.1. Jane PUCKERING born c1630, died 1652, married Sir John BALE born in Carlton Curlieu, Leicestershire.
18.104.22.168.2. Cecily PUCKERING born c1622, died 1635 Warwick, Warwickshire.
22.214.171.124.3. Frances PUCKERING died in infancy.
126.96.36.199.1. Sir William NEWTON predeceased brother Henry.
188.8.131.52.2. Elizabeth NEWTON living 1611.
184.108.40.206.3. 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.
220.127.116.11.3.1. Henry PUCKERING
18.104.22.168.3.2. Thomas PUCKERING
22.214.171.124.3.3. George PUCKERING
126.96.36.199.3.1. Henry PUCKERING heir, predeceased father.
188.8.131.52.3.2. Thomas PUCKERING living 1654.
184.108.40.206.3.3. George PUCKERING living 1692.
Heir had no issue. Baronetcy became extinct.
Biographical details available on request.