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William Pickering ( ? - 1740 )

 

6.          WILLIAM PICKERING (of John Pickering1 )  was born in Gorstich (Gorstage), Weaverham parish, Cheshire, England.

 

Father:     John Pickering  (No. 1)

Mother:     Elizabeth

 

William was mentioned in the Will of his father dated March 19, 1687.

William Pickering married MARY BLACKAMORE on May 18, 1698 in St. Mary church, Weaverham.  They were married by Licence.

Earlier, from the Cheshire Marriage Act Book, we find for May 16, 1698: "Gulielmu Pickering de Cuddington yeoman and Maria Blackamore de Crowton spinster .... Samuel Pickering de Halton, Taylor."

Both Cuddington and Crowton are in Weaverham parish, Cheshire.

Mary was born in Crowton and christened January 1, 1675 in St. Mary church, Weaverham. She was the daughter of Randle Blackamore and Mary Hale.

William was mentioned in the Will of his brother, Samuel Pickering of Aston, Cheshire, dated June 13, 1711. William recieved 1/3 part of Samuel Pickering’s Personal Estate.

On July 26, 1728, an Inventory of the Goods and Chattels of William Blackamore, yeoman Late of Crowton in the parish of Weaverham, was done and the Appraisors were Bernard Pickering, Wm Pickering, and John Bassnett.  Their signatures are on the document.

In the Will of Hesther Blackmore (Blackamore), widow of Crowton, Weaverham parish, dated May 23, 1728, William Pickering of Cuddington and Thomas Gorst of Middlewich, Cheshire were appointed the Executors of the Will.  William Blackamore and Hesther Blackamore were the brother and sister-in-law of William Pickering’s wife.

But attached to the Will is a document dated February 15, 1736, in which, Thomas Gorst and William Pickering both renounce and disclaim the Executorship.  Their signatures are on the document.  It is most likely they gave up the executorship in favor of Joseph Blackamore, William Pickering’s nephew, who by 1736 was old enough to execute the Will.

William Pickering of Cuddington was buried January 12, 1740 at St. Mary church, Weaverham.

William Pickering had a Will written and signed on January 3, 1740.  Mary Pickering Widow & John Pickering Clerke, the executors were sworn in on June 9, 1740.

The following were extracted from the Will

"...I William Pickering of Cuddington ..... yeoman the third day of January .... one thousand seven hundred thirty Nine [    ] forty ..."

" my son William ..... my daughter Sarah ... my daughter Ester ...."

"to Mary my wife "

" ... and benifit of all my Grand Children each to have share alike ... "

"And I do hereby Constitute and appoint My Son John and Mary my wife to be Executors of this my Last Will and testament ..."

The Witnesses of the Will were Hannah Stones, Charles Stones, and Saml [H]atton. The signature and seal of William Pickering is on the document.

 

 

CHILDREN OF WILLIAM AND MARY (BLACKAMORE) PICKERING

 

8.          ELIZABETH PICKERING   was born in Cuddington, Weaverham parish, Cheshire and christened March 29, 1699 at St. Mary church, Weaverham (April 1, 1699 according to the Bishop transcript).

Elizabeth Pickering of Cuddington married Thomas Witter of Frodsham on April 15, 1718 at St. Mary church, Weaverham.  They were married by Licence.

9.          MARY PICKERING   was born in Cuddington, Weaverham parish, Cheshire and christened March 22, 1701 at St. Mary church, Weaverham (March 20, 1701 according to the Bishop transcript).

10.          JUDITH PICKERING   was born in Cuddington, Weaverham parish, Cheshire and christened Novembris decimo quarto (November 14th) 1703 at St. Mary church, Weaverham.

Judith Pickering of Cuddington and Thomas Breek of Weaverham were married on November 6, 1734 at St. Mary church, Weaverham.  They were married by Licence.  Thomas Breek was a schoolmaster.

11.          JOHN PICKERING was born in Cuddington, Weaverham parish, Cheshire and christened July die secundo (2nd) 1705 at St. Mary church, Weaverham (July 2, 1706 according to the Bishop transcript).   John was mentioned in the Will of his father dated January 3, 1740.

12.          WILLIAM PICKERING was born in Cuddington, Weaverham parish, Cheshire and christened Marty die ultimo (March 31st) 1709 at St. Mary church, Weaverham.  William was mentioned in the Will of his father dated January 3, 1740.

13.          SARAH PICKERING was born in Cuddington, Weaverham parish, Cheshire and christened February 14, 1713 at St. Mary church, Weaverham.  Sarah was mentioned in the Will of his father dated January 3, 1740.

14.  +      ESTHER PICKERING was born in Cuddington, Weaverham parish, Cheshire and christened March 10, 1716 at St. Mary church, Weaverham.  Esther was mentioned in the Will of his father dated January 3, 1740.

Esther Pickering married THOMAS WALLWORTH (click on either links to continue into the Wallworth line).

 

 

Sources:

1.     1688 Will of John Pickeringe of Gorstich, Weaverham parish, Cheshire, England.  From the Cheshire and Chester Archives and Local Studies Service.   Recieved May 7, 2006 Sunday morning.

2.     1698 marriage Gulielmu Pickering and Maria Blackamore. G.S. (FHL) 1885392 Cheshire Marriage Act Book.  Searched November 26, 1996 9:06 AM - 2:03 PM.

3.     Bishop’s transcripts for St. Mary church in Weaverham, Cheshire, England. FHL (G.S.) Film 1736164.  Pickering baptisms, marriages, burials and also the baptism of Mary Blackamore, extracted July 9, 1996.

4.     Parish registers for St. Mary church in Weaverham, Cheshire, England.  FHL (G.S.) Film 1999958. Pickering baptisms, marriages, burials extracted April 13, 1999.

5.     1712 Will of Samuel Pickering, Taylor of Aston (by Sutton), Cheshire, England.  From the Cheshire and Chester Archives and Local Studies Service.   Recieved March 7, 2006 Tuesday morning.

6.     1736 Will of William Blackamore, Yeoman of Crowton, Weaverham, Cheshire. William Blackamore actually died in 1728 but his will was not probated until 1736 when his widow died.  Bernard and William Pickering were the appraisors in the 1728 Inventory.  From the Cheshire County Council Cheshire Record Office.  Recieved in the letter of V. Calveley dated December 17, 1990.

7.     1736 Will of Hesther Blackamore, widow, of Crowton, Weaverham, Cheshire.  William Pickering and Thomas Gorst were the executors until they renounced.  From the Cheshire County Council Cheshire Record Office.   Recieved in the letter of V. Calveley dated December 17, 1990.

8.     1740 Will of William Pickering of Cuddington, Weaverham parish, Cheshire, England.  From the Cheshire County Council Cheshire Record Office.   Recieved before 1990.

 

 

Last updated May 24, 2006  Wednesday

Researched and Compiled by William Wallworth

 

 


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