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JOHN PICKERING the Elder of Norley – 1717-1790

Norley street scene. Note sign to Crowton, 3 miles away. Photo: C. Stover, 2011.

The registers of St. Mary’s Church, Weaverham, date from 1576, the earliest entry being the baptism of Roger Woodward. The Churchwardens’ accounts date from 1630. Photo by: C. Stover, 2011.

Crowton. Sandstone Tudor style Dwelling dated1688 on gable.

JOHN PICKERING the Elder of Norley

b: 02 Jan 1717, Frodsham Parish
….. m1: Mary Manwaring, 08 May 1743, St. Mary Church, Weaverham
mar. status: Widow in 1758 (age 41)
….. m2: Ellen Moreton (widow), 30 Nov 1758, Great Budworth**
d: 12 Feb 1790 (age 79)
b: St. Mary and All Saints Churchyard
probate: 21 Apr 1790, Frodsham by Ellen Pickering and John Minshall
Will: John Pickering Elder of Norley – 1790

Mary Manwaring

08 May 1743, St. Mary Church, Weaverham.
Apparently she died in childbirth after delivering twin babies, John and Elizabeth only 1 year after they were married. The children were born 7 May 1744.

Ellen Moreton, Widow

m. 30 Nov 1758 (wife of John Pickering the Elder of Norley at time of his death – his second wife according to his Last Will and Testament of 1790.)

Children of John Pickering Elder of Norley and Ellen:
….. s. John Pickering of Crowton [07 May 1744-1814] – Mother: Mary Manwaring
….. d. Elizabeth Pickering (twin to John) [1744- ] – Mother: Mary Manwaring
….. d. Sarah Pickering – Mother: Ellen?
….. d. Mary Pickering – Mother: Ellen?


Notes for follow-up:
Sarah Pickering, 01 Apr 1770, St Mary’s
Father: John Pickering of Crowton / Mother: Elizabeth
William Pickering, 27 Jun 1779, St. Mary’s
Father: John Pickering / Mother: Elizabeth


**FamilySearch Records, Great Budworth Parish, record #2131, FHL microfilm 1,655,825.