b. abt 1678 - d. 12 Jan 1740 — WILLIAM PICKERING of Aston-by-Sutton


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

1698 - He 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.

1711 - 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.

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