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James William Pickering

b: 18 Jul 1827 Everton Breck, Lancashire
c: 15 Jan 1829, St. George, Everton, Liverpool, Holy Trinity
o: 1851 Clerk in Father’s (William) Office
o: 1861 Corn Merchant, Everton, Lancashire
o: 1871 Retired Corn Merchant, Walton on the Hill
m: 4 Jan 1855 in Cathedrial, Manchester, Lancashire
d: 1 Sep 1878 West Derby, Lancashire (age 51)
b: St. Hilary Churchyard, Wallasey
lived: Walton on the Hill, Lancs

Marriage entry for James William Pickering and Hester Ann Samuels, the Cathedral Parish Church, Manchester. One of his witnesses was his brother, Charles William Harrison Pickering.

+ Hester Ann Samuels

…….. b. abt. 1829,
…….. Daughter of John Samuels, Merchant & Elizabeth Samuels
……. 1881 – Living as Widow, head of household with daughter, Louisa (age 25), Alexander Drive, Orell & Ford Parish, Orrell

Children of James William Pickering & Hester Ann Samuels

Louisa Vianna Pickering
…….. b: 18 May 1857 (or 25 Oct 1855)
…….. c: 4 Jul 1857, Cheshire, St. Saviour, Manchester, Lancashire (or 8 May 1856, Wallasey, Cheshire)
…….. lived: 1881 with widowed mother, Orrell Parish
…….. lived: 2 Apr 1911, Wallsend, Northumberland
…….. d: 14 Mar 1932 Melksham, Wiltshire (age 75)

Hester Isabel Pickering
…….. b: May 1857
…….. d: 02 Aug 1857, St. Hiliary Churchyard, Wallasey (age 11 weeks)

Married by license, 4 Jan 1855, Manchester, Lancashire


Liverpool Baptisms
Brothers Alfred Henry and James William Pickering were baptized on the same day at Holy Trinity Church, Liverpool.

1851 Census – Liscard, Saint John, Liverpool Everton, Lancashire

Name Rel Age Birth Year Status Occupation Born
William Pickering head 68 1783 Mar Merchant Cheshire Frodsham Beach
Arthur(?) H son 25 1826 U Cotton Broker Liverpool
James W son 23 1828 U Clerk in Father’s Office Liverpool
Eliza S dau 31 1820 U Liverpool
Fanny C A wife 61 1790 Mar Danzig Prussia
Mary & Isabella Cook and House Servants


Notes for James William Pickering
Ref: Liverpool, Lancashire, England; Collection: Holy Trinity; Date Range: 1808-1843; Film Number 1068893.
Ref: James William’s family was researched from the Cheshire Family History Society, 2000
Ref: Achievements research commissioned by Connie Pickering Stover, 13 Nov 1978
Ref: Mel Clarke, Dec 2001. From Louisa Vianna Pickering’s birth certificate
Ref: John Pynton (
Ref: Residence information provided by Pam Kirby (