Chester Family Connections

Notes and scraps of information that might connect the families of: Pickering, Walker, and Lightfoot. If you think you have any information regarding these families of Chester, please send me an email with your inquiries.

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Will of Samuel CROFT (ca.1802)
Page: 10 September 1886
"I hereby direct that after my death all my estate (illegible) or personal whatsoever and wheresoever, (together with the oven and grate in kitchen) shall be sold by public auction by Messrs.
Pickering and Nightingale Auctioneers of St. Werburgh Street in the City of Chester. "

[Lyn Harter notes]
Samuel Rigby Pickering
and his father John had an auctioneers/valuers business in Eastgate Chester called PICKERING Sons and Woodfin (listed in 1878 Post Office Directory). Father John was originally a pawnbroker, and son Samuel went on to become PICKERING & Nightingale at St Werburgh St by the year 1896 (Kelleys directory). Samuel was born in 1846 at 32 Francis Street, and his mother was Elizabeth Rigby. John and Elizabeth were probably born c1820's
[See reference below, 1995]

The London Gazette, July 23, 1895, pg. 4162
SCHEDULE: "A Place comprising Pickering and Nightingale’s Sale-yard at the Ermine Hotel, Flookersbrooke, near Chester."