See also

Family of Richard PICKETT and Elizabeth SAUNDERS

Husband: Richard PICKETT (1771?-1835)
Wife: Elizabeth SAUNDERS (1764-1857)
Children: Maria PICKETT (1798-1875)
Thomas PICKETT (1800- )
Richard PICKETT (1802-1825)
Marriage 21 Nov 1797 Crediton , Devon, England
He was described as of Crediton - resident in the register. She was just described as of this parish. Christopher Saunders was witness.

Husband: Richard PICKETT

Name: Richard PICKETT1
Sex: Male
Father: John PICKETT ( - )
Mother: Sarah UNKNOWN ( - )
Birth 1771 (cal)2
Occupation Schoolmaster
He left equal shares of his estate to his daughter Maria and his wife Elizabeth.
Death 25 Feb 1835 (age 63-64) Heavitree - Exeter, Devon, England
Burial 4 Mar 1835 Heavitree - Exeter, Devon, England
Heavitree Parish Church.

Wife: Elizabeth SAUNDERS

Name: Elizabeth SAUNDERS1
Sex: Female
Father: Christopher SAUNDERS ( - )
Mother: Sarah WRIGHT ( - )
Birth 1764 Crediton , Devon, England
Census 1841 (age 79) Heavitree - Exeter, Devon, England
Oakfield Place, Heavitree
Elizabeth is with daughter Maria.
Census 1851 (age 87) Exeter, Devon, England
Atwills Almshouses, New North Road, Exeter St Davids
Elizabeth is described as an Alms person. Unmarried daughter Maria is with her.
Death 1857 (age 92-93) St David - Exeter, Devon, England

Child 1: Maria PICKETT

Name: Maria PICKETT1
Sex: Female
Birth 1798 Crediton , Devon, England
Baptism 1 Jan 1799 (age 0-1) Crediton , Devon, England
Death Q4 1875 (age 76-77) Exeter, Devon, England

Child 2: Thomas PICKETT

Name: Thomas PICKETT1
Sex: Male
Birth 1800 Crediton , Devon, England
Baptism 6 Apr 1800 (age 0) Crediton , Devon, England

Child 3: Richard PICKETT

Name: Richard PICKETT1
Sex: Male
Birth 14 Dec 1802 Crediton , Devon, England
Baptism 3 Jan 1803 (age 0) Crediton , Devon, England
Death Apr 1825 (age 22) Exeter, Devon, England
Burial 1 May 1825 (age 22) Exeter St Laurence, Devon, England

Note on Husband: Richard PICKETT

On August 17 1816 Richard Pickett seems to have been made Freeman of Exeter by order of the mayor and council of Exeter. He was master of the Blue Boys, and had been so since about 1812. The Blue Boys were pupils of St. John's Hospital School., a charitable institution which stood near the present day corner of High Street and Princesshay, near the site of the old East Gate. Richard gave evidence to a Parliamentary Commission examining Corpoate Offices and Charitable Funds. his evidence was given in February 1821, and was published in 1834.. He stated that he was respomsible for the education of the charity children, and that there were a further 50 boys who were educated by his son.


1"Nick Heard". This GEDCOM is predominantly the work of Nick Heard, but it incorporates the collaborated work of many other family historians. You are welcome to use the information herein but please acknowledge the source. Every effort has been made to ensure the data is accurate, but any use you make of it is entirely at your own risk. (c) Nick Heard 2009
2"Parish Records". Devon Record Office, Burtial records, Heavitree. Microfilm 46/9.