Jonathan and Hannah Picking

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Parents         Jonathan Picking and  Anne Dunton         Hannah's parents not known

Jonathan Picking (b abt 1716 Ashwell, m Hannah, d 1788)       
Hannah (b abt 1720  Hertfordshire, d aft 1788)  
    Susannah Picking (b 1740)
    Jane Picking (b 1741)
    Jonathan Picking (b 1744)
    Phillis Picking (b 1745)
    William Picking (b 1747)
    Hannah Picking (b 1749)
    Thomas Picking (ch 1755, m Sarah Goldsmith 1798, d 1830)
        Phyllis Picking (b 1805, m  James (Jnr) Briant 1823 Ashwell,  d aft 1870 Tewin Hertfordshire).
            George Briant (b1824 Ashwell, m Emma Pateman 1851 Ashwell, d 1900 Ballarat)
                 Louisa Jane Briant (b 1861 Ballarat, m Edwin Farr 1884 Presb Manse Ballarat, d 1945 Northcote)
                     Winifred Emma Farr (b 1890 Northcote, m Norman Thompson 1918 , d 1994 Preston)   
    Elizabeth Picking (b 1758, m John Fells)
    Ann Picking (b 1760)

From the Ashwell Wills Site : Jonathan Picking, written 1784, proved 1788

The last Will and Testament of me Jonathan Picking of Ashwell in the County of Hertford Carpenter as follows that is to say: First I Give and Devise unto my loving Wife Hannah Picking all that my messuage Cottage or Tenement situate and being at Ashwell in my own occupation together with All and Singular its Appurtenances To hold to her my said Wife and during the Terme of her natural Life having surrendered the same to the use of my last Will. And from and immediately after her Decease I Give and Devise All and Singular the said premisses with all and every the Appurtenances thereunto belonging unto my Son Thomas Picking To hold to my said Son Thomas his heirs and assigns for ever. Also I Give and Bequeath unto my said Wife Hannah all my personal Effects whatsoever to be at her Disposal whom I also make Executrix to this my Will In Witness whereof I the said Jonathan Picking have hereunto set my hand and seal this seventh Day of November in the Year of Our Lord One thousand seven hundred and Eighty four.
      Jonathan Picking

Signed sealed published and Declared by the abovenamed Jonathan Picking as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who at his request and in his presence have hereunto Subscribed our Names as Witnesses
      Thomas Squier
      The mark X of Peter Bailey
      John Boff

Proved &c at Baldock the 25th Sept 1788 ... by the Oath of the Extrix...


Thanks to Tony Colls  for Phyllis's siblings, parents and grandparents.
We were recently contacted by Lionel Benstead, who is descended from Thomas Picking and Elizabeth Goodchild. He now holds the title of Merrill's least related known relative, as sharing a GGGGGrandfather. Lionel's email address has gone bad. Does anyone have it?
Brigett  Munday's tree on Genes Reunited supplied dated for Jonathan, Hannah and Elizabeth. She is descended from Elizabeth Goodchild, and has more information on that line
Jonathan and Hannah's children came from Kevin Bath's tree on GenesReunited

Research Notes

Jonathan Picking junior's parents information came from  LDS entries by Kaye Crettenden.. John Fells came from John Pritchard on GR

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