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Families covered: Pickering of East Grinsted, Pickering of Thelwall Hall, Pickering of Walford

Visitation (Cheshire) identifies the arms of this family as "Ermine, a lion rampany azure, crowned or, a canton gules".
Robert Pickering of Walford in Runcorn (d 1602)
m. Alice Mather (dau of William Mather of Warrington)
1. John Pickering of Walford (d 17.08.1661)
  m. Margaret Harrison bur 10.06.1654, (dau of Thomas Harrison of Acton Grange)
A. Robert Pickering of Walford & Crowley Lodge in Northwood, later of Thelwall Hall, Chehsire (bpt 20.05.1619, a 1664, of Gray's Inn) the first mentioned by MGH
  m. Martha Ley (dau of Rev. John Ley (Lay) of Chester, Great Budworth, Solihull & Sutton Coldfield)
  i. John Pickering of Thelwall Hall (b 1645, d 1703, of Gray's Inn)
  m. Abigail Sherard (bpt 17.02.1652, dau of Hon. Philip Sherard of Whissendine (by Margaret, dau of Sir Thomas Denton of Hillesdon), son of William, Lord Sherard of Leitrim, by Abigail Cave)
  a. John Pickering of Thelwall Hall (b c1674, d 26.12.1747)
  m. (23.02.1695) Charlotte Aston (b 22.09.1679, d 29.03.1751, dau of Sir Willoughby Aston of Aston, Bart)
  (1) Thomas Pickering of Thelwall Hall (b 1699-1700, dsp 23.07.1776)
m1. (before 07.1748) Elizabeth (widow of _ Lacy of Gadlis)
  m2. (c1775) Mary Shore of Ealing
  (2) Willoughby Richard Pickering of London (Doctor)
  m. Elizabeth Shore (b 1725-6, d 21.05.1776, dau of Hannah)
  (A) Willoughby Richard John Pickering (b 20.06.1747, dvp 19.01.1754)
  (B) Elizabeth Mary Pickering (b 01.06.1748, dsp 21.02.1803)
  m. George Keen, Mayor of Stafford (d 1822, son of George by Elizabeth Fletcher)
(3)+ other issue - Henry of Westminster (d before 1755, had issue), Elizabeth (d before 1775), Charlotte (a 1775, d unm?), Mary
  b. Alexander Pickering (3rd son?) had issue
  m. _ Woolley (dau of Thomas Woolley)
  c.+ other issue - Sherard (bpt 11.10.1680, d before 03.03.1719-20, of Clifford's Inn), others
  ii. Robert Pickering (dsp 1704, Rector of Eccleston & Croston)
  m. (1677) Mary Currer (dau of Hugh Currer of Kildwick Hall)
  iii.+ other issue
  B. John Pickering of Cuckfield, Sussex (bpt 19.03.1620, bur 17.02.1675-6)
  m. Margaret (bur 1654)
  i. John Pickering (bpt 27.10.1649, clerk) had issue
  m. (1676) Barbara Scrase of Clayton
  ii.+ other issue - Margaret (bpt 26.02.1651-2), Katherine (bpt 02.06.1654)
  C. Catherine Pickering
  m. Thomas Cheshire
  D. Margaret Pickering
  m. Thomas Hodson of Liverpool
  E.+ other issue - Thomas of Chester (b 1622), Peter of London (b 1623), William (b 1627), Benjamin of London (b 1632), Helena (bur 07.07.1618)
2. Robert Pickering of East Grinsted, Sussex (d before 22.03.1654, of Clifford's Inn)
  m1. (10.08.1627) Alice Woodcock (d 04.08.1628, dau/heir of Robert Woodcock of London)
  A. Robert Pickering of Tablehurst, East Grinsted (bpt 21.07.1628, a 1666, Escheator)
  m. (03.02.1651-2) Susan Payne (dau of Edward Payne of East Grinsted)
  i. Robert Pickering (bpt 04.12.1652)
  a. Elizabeth Pickering (dsp 1700)
  m. John Wilson
  ii. Elizabeth Pickering (bpt 13.02.1653-4)
  m2. Martha Lindsey (dau of Edward Lindsey of Buxted)
  B. Martha Pickering
  m. (c01.1647-8) Alexander Haddon
  C. Mary Pickering
  m. (30.05.1653) William Fermor of Welches in Rotherfield
  D. Anne Pickering (bpt 29.01.1632-3)
  m. John Christian of London
  E. Sarah Pickering (bpt 23.07.1635, bur 29.05.1637)

Main source(s): Visitation (Cheshire, 1663, 'Pickering of Thelwall'), Visitation (Sussex, 1662, 'Pickering of Tablehurst in East Grinstead'), MGH (NS1, vol 4 (1884), 'Pickering and Keen', p232)
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