Thomas PICKTON & Mary SAVAGE, both born approximately 1791. On the 1851 Census of Cuddington, Thomas lists his birthplace in Weaverham, and Mary lists her birthplace as Frodham Parish, about 7 miles apart.
They were married 6 Aug 1811 in Weaverham as seen on the Marriage Register, as well as in the Bishop's Register for the Diocese. Weaverham's history is detailed and summarized by the Weaverham History Society. "The Weaverham of 1801 was a sleepy rural Cheshire village where only 1040 people followed largely agricultural employment."
The church in the village is still standing: St Mary's Church of England, built early in the 15th Century and added to in following centuries - A Grade 1 listed heritage building. It has six bells, several from the 1700s, several from the 1800s. The first Parish Registers begin in 1576. The photograph of this church, found on Wikipedia, is attributed to "Lizzie" from geograph.org.uk,, 11 Jun 2005.
The young PICKTON couple appear to have settled about 2 miles away, in Cuddington, where at least 4 of their children are known to have been born. There is a 5 year gap between the first and second child; I could not find another birth for this couple in those years.
- Mary, bap 30 May 1813; m. 1849 to William Podmore in Whitegate, Cheshire
- Elizabeth, bap 12 Jul 1818
- Hannah/Ann [ancestor], bap 11 Feb 1821 Cuddington; m. abt 1841 to George BOSTOCK; 7 children [all boys]; husband George d. 1870 Aug 9.
- Thomas, bap 8 Jun 1823, poss. burial reg, 1861 1st Quarter, Weaverham Cheshire. [aged 37]
- Sarah, abt 1826 [est by age on 1841 Census]
- Ellen, bap 14 Feb 1830 [listed as Helen on 1851 Census]
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