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BERNARD PICKERING & Descendants

This page is dedicated to families with members named Bernard. These are to be considered research notes that I am hoping will some day connect to my family. If you have any information on how we connect with Bernard (which I am sure we do) please get in touch with me. This has been a 40 year chase and I would like to solve this puzzle. 

 

BIRTH / BAPTISMS

Early Bernard Pickering entries:

Elizabeth: 20 Nov 1636, Tarvin / Father: Barnard Pickerin
John: 2 Jul 1643, Tarvin / Father: Barnard Pickerin
Bernardus: 17 Apr 1681, Frodsham / Father: Bernard
Richardus: 4 Apr 1681, Frodsham / Father: Bernardi
Mary: 23 Oct 1714, Frodsham / Father: Bernard
John: 2 Jan 1716/17, Frodsham / Father: Bernard
Margaret: 20 Feb 1718/19, Frodsham / Father: Bernard
Elizabeth: 21 Feb 1722/23, Frodsham / Father: Bernard
Easter: 4 May 1725, Frodsham / Father: Bernard
Ann: 10 Mar 1738, Frodsham / Father: Bernard
John: 6 May 1789, Presbyterian, Allostock
….. Father: Bernard / Mother: Hanah (Sarah)?
Anna Boulton Pickering: 27 May 1871, St Barnabas, Islington
….. Father: John Bernard (Corresponding Clerk) / Mother: Anna Maria Boulton (?)
Gertrude: 29 Jul 1874, St Barnabas, Islington
….. Father: John Bernard (Corresponding Clerk) / Mother: Anna Maria Boulton (?)
Robert Bernard: 12 Jul 1871, St Barnabas, Islington
….. Father: John Bernard (Clerk) / Mother: Anna Maria Boulton (?)
Dorothy Ethel: 18 Mar 1894, St. Clement’s, Liverpool
….. Father Bernard Ralph / Mother: Martha
Bernard Ralph:  1898, Egremont, Chester
….. Father: Bernard Ralph / Mother: Martha
Sophia Elizabeth: 7 Jun 1908, London
….. Father: Robert Bernard (Sawyer) / Mother Sophia Elizabeth

MARRIAGES

Bernard: 16 Oct 1711, Frodsham / Margarett Mercer
Bernard: 18 Dep 1742, Westminster, London, St. Lukes / Susanna Matthews
Bernard: 2 May 1770, Frodsham /  Hannah
John (Bernard) of Norley: 14 Jan 1775 / Mary Gibson of Crowton / Father: John Pickering
Sarah: 1 Oct 1839, Tarporlay / George Hewitt / Father: Bernard Pickering
Hugh: 1852, St. Mary, Blackburn, Lancashire / Alice Woodruffe / Father: B. Pickering

 

DEATH (Probate) / Wills

William: 11 Aug 1776, Frodsham / Father: Bernard / Mother: Hannah
Bernard: Yeoman: 16 Aug 1817 / Utkinton Tarporley (10 mi. S of Frodsham)
Catherine: Nov 1837 / Frodsham, spinster
James: Feb 1836 / Northwich / Liquor Merchant
John: Nov 1837 / Frodsham / Gentleman
Mary: Nov 1837/ Frodsham / spinster
Samuel: Dec 1836 / Norley / Yeoman
William: Nov 1837 / Frodsham / Corn Merchant


St. Lawrence Graveyard, Frodsham

Sandstone table-top: OGB/27/00 Path 20
Barnet (Bernard) Pickering of Norley / B: 1712 / D: 20 Dec 1775, age 63
Lydia (Bancroft) Pickering, wife of the above Bernard / B: 1724 / D: 27 Aug 1804, age 80
Samuel Frith / B: 1749 / D: 31 May 1833, age 84
Elizabeth, wife of above Samuel Frith / B: 1754 / D: 4 Mar 1826, age 72
Anne Pickering, wife of Samuel Pickering of Kingsley / B: 1827 / D: 17 Aug 1876, age 49

Bernard Pickering

Married: Elizabeth Finchett
14 Feb 1635, St. Peter’s Chester, England

Will of 1646 — BERNARD PICKERING, Yeoman of Tarvin

Heirs and Executors for Bernard of Tarvin
Wife: Elizabeth Finchett
Brother: Thomas
Brother: John (has 3 daughters)
Brother: William (dau. Sara Pickering)
Bro in law: Thomas Finchett
Bro in law?: John Aldcoks

Last Will & Testament
“In the name of god amen, the xxvith (25th) day of June in the yeare of our lord god 1645 I Barnard Pickeringe of Tarvin … yeoman beinge weake and sicklye in bodye but yet of good & pfect memory …”
“… unto Thomas ffinchett my brother in law and John Pickering my one brother as my loveinge ffreinds….”
“…. Elizabeth my now lovinge Wiffe ….”
“ … my Brother Thomas Pickeringe ….”
“…. I give to his Childern & to be put pethby Raphe Poughteen as a freind for them”
“I give [    ] to my brother Johns 3 daughters ….”
“to Richard Finchetts boy”
“I give to my brother Williams Childern…”
“Richard Rutters Child…”
“… unto Sara Pickeringe my brother williams – Daughter…”
“… I doe give my brother william my husbandry wares”
“…I doe give my brother John Aldcoks children…”
“…I doe give to my brother Tho: ffinchetts children…”
“… I doe give unto Sara Pickerings Daughter…”
“…I doe give unto my brother John Pickering my boots & spurrs”
“…I doe give my brother Williams Sonne John my green…”
“… I doe give to my Servant maide Elizabeth Woodfine…”
“…I doe give to Margreat Simson….”
“… my Brothers John Pickeringe & Elizabeth my wiffe my lawfull Executors.”

witnesses were John Bouth and John Hall
Bernard Pickering’s signature is on the document
“Inventory of all the goodes and chattels of Barnett Pickerenge of Tarvine … the 24 Daye of Maye … 1646”

Sources:
1.     1635 Marriage of Bernard Pickering and Elizabeth Finchett at St. Peter, Chester, Cheshire, England.  Record submitted after 1991 by a member of the LDS Church.  International Genealogical Index v5.0.  familysearch.org   May 18, 2006.
2.     1646 Will of Barnard Pickering of Tarvin, Cheshire, England.  From Cheshire and Chester Archives and Local Studies Service.  Received July 15, 2006 Saturday. Ref: Compiled by William Wallworth, April 16, 2008

St Peter’s Church is in Eastgate Street in the centre of the city of Chester, Cheshire, England

 

Bernard Pickering

1665-1737

• Bernard was mentioned in the Will of his father dated 19 Mar 1687.
• On the Will of Elizabeth Done of Cuddington, Weaverham parish, a widow, dated 29 Sept 1693, Bernard Pickering and Joseph Pickering were two of the three witnesses of the signing of the Will and their signatures are on the Will.
• From Cheshire Marriage Bonds & Licences, there is a entry for August 22, 1710, Bernard Pickering of the parish of Whitegate, Yeoman and Sarah Nixon of Over, widow to be married at Whitegate or Over.  Samuel Pickering of Runcorn, Yeoman and John Doe were bondsmen for them.
Bernard Pickeringwas mentioned in the Will of his brother, Samuel Pickering of Aston, Cheshire, dated June 13, 1711.  Bernard 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.
Bernard Pickering of Cuddington was buried February 21, 1737 at St. Mary church, Weaverham.

 

James Pickering

Born: 1791, Norley, Frodsham
Occupation: 1841 Census: Farmer of 50 Acres, age 50
Residence: 8 Norley Lane, Frodsham, Runcorn
Married: 27 Dec 1814, Frodsham / Margarett, b: 1797

7 Children of James Pickering and Margarett
Samuel: b: 1821
Elizabeth: b: 1824
Thomas: b: 1826
John: b: 1829
Martha: b: 1831
William: b: 1833
BERNARD
Born: 1834/1836, Norley
Occupation: Chemist / Retired Chemist
Residence: Acton Lodge, Cheshire & London
Died: about 1910

Bernard, the youngest of seven children, was born on the farm of James, his father, on the Weaver near Frodsham. He was apprenticed as Chemist & Druggist. He married Alice Rawland from Acton, and thus cementing his links to the Weaver. In 1881 he was still a practicing chemist in London and living in Kensington with his wife and daughter, Ada. He moved back to Action Bridge in 1891 (age 57). They were still in Acton Lodge in 1901, about 15 minutes from nearby towns of Tarporley, Northwich and Frodsham. Acton Lodge is within 2 miles of Pickerings ‘O the Boat. Ada lived there alone in 1911, so we assume her parents, Bernard and Acice, had between 1901 and 1911. Possibly Bernard kept his hand in and did some chemistry work for the Weaver Refining Company.

 1 Child of Bernard and Alice Rawland
Ada: 1 Nov 1868, Chelsea Holy Trinity, Kensington

Bernard: 13 Sep 1866, Weaverham / Alice Rawland / Father: John Pickering

References:
1891 England Census
1881 Census – he had a Chemistry Assistant and a Domestic Servant in the household
https://www.themeister.co.uk/hindley/acton_bridge_folk_bowers.htm

DESCENDANTS of BERNARD PICKERING
1712-1775
4 Generations

 1. Barnet (Bernard) Pickering of Norley (from gravestone) / Father: Bernard
… Born: 4 Dec 1712, Frodsham
… Died: 20 Dec 1775 / St. Lawrence Graveyard, Frodsham, age 63
… Married: 6 Apr 1738, Weaverham / LYDIA BANCROFT (B: 1724 / D: 27 Aug 1804, age 80)

5 Children born of Bernard and Lydia Bancroft

1.1 Bernard, Yeoman: born 1 Jan 1742, Frodsham
…… Married: Hannah 2 May 1770, Frodsham
…… Died: 16 Aug 1817 / Utkinton Tarporley (10 mi. S of Frodsham)
……  (between 1775-1781 Bernard and Hannah moved from Frodsham to Weaverham)

……  7 Children born of Bernard (1742-1817) above, and Hannah

……  1.1.1 Mary:
17 Mar 1771, Frodsham
……  1.1.2. Lydia: 25 Apr 1773, Frodsham
……  1.1.3. William: 19 Mar 1775, Frodsham / Died: 11 Aug 1776, age 1
……  1.1.4. Nancy: 28 Mar 1777, Weaverham
……  1.1.5. Bernard: 7 Feb 1779, Weaverham / Died: age 1
……  1.1.6. Bernard: 5 May 1781, Weaverham
……… Married: 25 Sep 1811, Wybunbury, Sarah Clough / Parents: James & Ellen Clough
……… Died: 16 Aug 1817, Utkinton, Tarporley

                             

                                      7 Children born of Bernard (1779-) above and Sarah Clough

                                      1.1.6.1 John: 24 Jul 1812, Tarporley, Allostock

                                              Denomination: Baptist

                               1.1.6.2. Betsey Pickerin: 7 Jun 1814, Allostock

                                      1.1.6.3. Sarah: 18 Dec 1815, General Baptist, Tarporley

                                      1.1.6.4. Bernard: 17 Jun 1818, Presbyterian, Allostock

                                      1.1.6.5. James: 30 Jul 1820, General Baptist, Tarporley

                                      1.1.6.6. William: 10 Sep 1822, General Baptist, Tarporley

                                      1.1.6.7. Samuel: 3 Jan 1827, General Baptist, Tarporley

 

                              1.1.7. Elizabeth: 5 Sep 1784, Tarporley

 

1.2. Thomas:

               born: 21 Dec 1748, Frodsham

Died: 25 Apr 1813, Frodsham, age 64

 

1.3. Elizabeth:

born: 4 Oct 1753

Married: Samuel Frith (1754-1826)

Died: 4 Mar 1826, age 72

 

1.4. William of Norley:

               Born: 18 May 1751, Frodsham

Died: 11 Aug 1776, age 14, Frodsham (Kelsall ?)

 

1.5. John of Norley:

bap: 2 Jan 1759, Frodsham

Married: 19 Jan 1775, Frodsham / Mary Gibson of Crowton