Here are some details about the Pickard famly which lived in the Grewelthorpe area according to census returns and Parish records.
Researched by B.Bradley . Last update Nov 2021.
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Letter from Elaine Williams. [Nov 2021]
Just been reading about my ancestors on your wonderful site.
John Pickard was my great grandad and John Robert Pickard was my grandad.
Both interred in Kirkby Malzeard cemetery.
Feeling so proud.
Elaine Williams neè Pickard.
Thanks Elaine for information about her family.
ALFRED JAMES PICKARD. Born C. 1866 Grewelthorpe. Son of James G [the Draper] & Mary J. Married to Mary [b.1863/5.] Living Potter Newton 1891. Living Grewelthorpe 1901. Alfred a joiner, carpenter.
Alfred emigrated to New Zealand with his wife and two children. They are buried in Dargaville. Thanks to Jennifer Demier for this New Zealand information. [Feb 2018].
ANNE PICKARD. Bap. 10.2.1770 Kirkby Malzeard. Living Grewelthorpe. Dau of William.
CHRISTOPHER PICKARD Yeoman in Grewelthorpe. Will made 1741. Leaving everything to his wife. Died Nov 1750. Married to Eleanor.
CHRISTOPHER PICKARD. Will proved 5.7.1769. Farmer in Grewelthorpe. Married to Elizabeth.
DESMOND PICKARD Born 1930. Died 2016. Born at Ringbeck Farm. Son of John Robert * Alice Maud Ayres*.
ELIZABETH PICKARD. Born C. 1840 Ellingstring. Dau of Francis [Bee Hive Maker] & Ann. In Ellingstring 1851.
ELLEN PICKARD. Bap. 12.1.1773 Kirkby Malzeard. Living Grewelthorpe. Dau of William.
ELSIE M. PICKARD. Born C.1898 York. Dau of Alfred J. & Mary Living Grewelthorpe in 1901.
EMILY BEATRICE PICKARD. Bap 8.8.1886 Grewelthorpe. Died 8.3.1945 London. Dau of John G. [engraver] & Mary Jane. Married William Holmes Cookshaw.
FRANCIS PICKARD. Born C. 1794 Middleham. Bee Hive Maker living Ellingstring in 1851. Married to Ann of Bolton.
FRANCIS PICKARD. Born C. 1828 Middleham. Son of Francis [Bee Hive Maker] & Ann. In Ellingstring 1851.
HENRY H. PICKARD. Born C1896 Ripon. Son of Alfred J. & Mary. Living Grewelthorpe 1901.
JAMES G. PICKARD. Born C. 1844 Bradford. Draper & Hosier. Married to Mary J. [b1845] in Bradford.
JANE PICKARD. Of Grewelthorpe married William Bell. of Masham on 16.4.1753 at Kirkby Malzeard church.
JANE PICKARD. Bap. 8.5.1784 Kirkby Malzeard. Living Grewelthorpe dau of William.
JANE PICKARD. Born C. 1818 Grewelthorpe. Dau of William [b.1776]. Married to Thomas Hanley Harrison. [b1812] at Kirkby Malzeard church on 4.1.1844. [see Harrison page].
JANE PICKARD. Born C. 1833 Coverham. Servant for Jane & Thomas in 1851.
JOHN PICKARD. Bap. 31.8.1767 Kirkby Malzeard. Living Grewelthorpe. Son of William.
JOHN PICKARD. Yeoman of Grewelthorpe. Made will 23.3.1837. Proved 22.12.1837. Possibly the same John son of Wm.
JOHN GREEN PICKARD. Born C. 1839 Bradford. Son of William [schoolmaster] & Sarah. he was a copper plate engraver. Married Mary Jane James. b1864 of Snape. [Dau of Abraham & Mary James]. Lived Grewelthorpe 1891.
JOHN ROBERT PICKARD. Born C 1887.Kirkby Malzeard. Died 1952. Son of Robert & Martha of Ringbeck. Buried Kirkby Malzeard cemetery. Married Alice Maud Ayres of Home on Swale. Alice died 1953.
KATE PICKARD. Born C. 1877 Bradford. Dau of James G. [the draper] & Mary J.
MARIANNE PICKARD. Bap. 11.4.1779 Kirkby Malzeard. Living Grewelthorpe. Dau of William.
MARY JANE PICKARD. Born C. 1846 Bradford. Dau of William [schoolmaster] & Sarah.
MARY PICKARD. Born 1863/5 Fearby. Living in Grewelthorpe 1901. married to Alfred J. the Joiner. 2 children in 1901.
MAURICE PICKARD Born 1921. Son of John Robert & Alice Maud Ayres.
ROBERT PICKARD. Born C. 1838 Ellingstring. Son of Francis [Bee Hive Maker] & Ann, in Ellingstring in 1851.
ROBERT PICKARD. Born 1856 Downholm. Died 1901. Farmer at Ringbeck, Kirkby Malzeard. married to Martha. in 1880.Martha remarried after Robert’s death, date not known. Martha Coates. Interred in East Witton Cemetery Robert Buried Kirkby Malzeard cemetery.
ROBERT RAYMOND PICKARD Born 1917. Died 1961. Son of John Robert Alice Maud Ayres.
SARAH PICKARD [NEE Green]. Born C. 1815 Bradford. Buried 28.11.1883 M.I. Grewelthorpe churchyard. Married to William the schoolmaster. See picture of grave under William.
SARAH MARY ELIABETH PICKARD. Born 21.12.1884 Bap. 22.2.1885 Grewelthorpe. Died 11.11.1930 Skipton. Dau of John G. [engraver] & Mary Jane.
Married Fred Harrison.
SYDNEY PICKARD Born 1919. Son of John Robert & Alice Maud Ayres.
WILLIAM PICKARD. Bap. 17.4.1775 Kirkby Malzeard. Living Grewelthorpe. Carpenter. [Ref. 1851 census]. Buried 26.11.1858. Son of William. [see newspaper report below].
WILLIAM PICKARD. Born C. 1816 Grewelthorpe. Buried 24.6.1867. M.I. Grewelthorpe churchyard. A schoolmaster living in Grewelthorpe in 1861. Married to Sarah. [b.1815 Bradford]. See School pages in History section.
Grave of William & Sarah Pickard in Grewelthorpe churchyard.
Obituary of William Pickard in Richmond & Ripon Chronicle. 1867.
The late Mr. William Pickard was a native of Grewelthorpe in which village he spent the greater part of his life.
For many years he was the head of a private boarding school in his native village and by his kind treatment of his pupils and his anxious care for their improvement he endeared himself to both his pupils and their parents.
He was a true son of the Church of England and for some time presided at the organ in the Grewelthorpe church. For many years he was a member of the choir and for 2 years he was the vicar’s churchwarden.
He filled most of the parochial offices with ability and integrity, and to the entire satisfaction of the parish.
He was esteemed by a large circle of friends. He was a good husband, a kind and indulgent Father, a sincere friend and good Christian. He died on the 20th June, loved and deeply lamented. He was interred on the Fest of St. John the Baptist, in a vault under the West window of Grewelthorpe church. There he awaits the resurrection of the just.
WILLIAM PICKARD. Born C. 1841. Son of William [schoolmaster] & Sarah.
WILLIAM PICKARD 1878. Was an organist at Ripon Holy Trinity Church and he took in pupils. [Ref. Knaresborough Post 1878]
Notice in London Gazette May 11 1860.
Pursuant to a Decree of the High Court of Chancelry, made in a cause wherein John’ Anton is plaintiff, and William Pickard and others are defendants, the
creditors of William Pickard, late of -Grewelthorpe, in the
county of York, Carpenter, who’ died on or about the 13th
day of September, 1858, are by their Solicitors, on or. before
the 14th day of June. I860, to come in and prove their
debts at the chambers of the Vice-Chancellor Sir John Stuart,
No. 12, Old-square, Lincoln’s-inn, Middlesex, or in default
thereof they will be peremptorily excluded from the benefit
of the said Decree. Thursday, tlie 21st day of June,
1860, at twelve o’clock at noon, at the said chambers, is
appointed for hearing and adjudicating upon the said claims.
‘ Dated this 10th day of May, 1860.