Category:People from Pickering, North Yorkshire
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The following 10 pages are in this category, out of 10 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
The following 10 pages are in this category, out of 10 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
1. Pickering, North Yorkshire – Pickering is an ancient market town and civil parish in the Ryedale district of North Yorkshire, England, on the border of the North York Moors National Park. Historically part of the North Riding of Yorkshire, it sits at the foot of the moors, according to legend the town was founded by King Peredurus around 270 BC, however, the town as it exists today is of medieval origin. The king was so happy to find his ring he married the young maiden, the name Pike-ring got changed over the years to Pickering. The tourist venues of Pickering Parish Church, with its wall paintings, Pickering Castle. Nearby places include Malton, Norton and Scarborough and it had wood, stone, wildfowl, game, fish, fresh water and fertile easily worked soils. The east–west route from the coast passed along the foothills of the North York Moors through the site at a place where the beck could be forded, there is evidence of Celtic and Roman era habitation in the areas surrounding Pickering but little remains in the town. Legendary sources suggest a date for the establishment of a town. The town probably existed throughout the Anglo-Saxon period of British history, according to the Domesday Book there was enough arable land for 27 ploughs, meadows and extensive woodlands. The town may have grown up to service the Norman castle, after 1066 when William I became the King, the town and its neighbourhood were in the possession of the crown. A castle and church were built at this time and the medieval kings occasionally visited the area, in 1267 the manor, castle and forest of Pickering were given by Henry III to his youngest son, Edmund, First Earl of Lancaster. The estate was confiscated by the King and then returned, eventually, it passed to Henry, Duke of Lancaster who became King Henry IV of England. It has belonged to the monarch ever since, in 1598 the streets of Pickering were, East Gate, Hall Garth, Hungate, Birdgate, Borrowgate and West Gate. Many older small houses were built at this time, some of stone with thatched roofs, the stocks, shambles and the market cross stood in the centre of town in the Market Place. The castle fell into disrepair yet the town flourished, in the English Civil War, Parliamentary soldiers were quartered in the town and damaged the church and castle and Pickering was the location of a minor skirmish but not a pitched battle. In the 1650s George Fox, the founder of Society of Friends, or Quakers, nicholas Postgate, the Catholic martyr, lived for a time in Pickering. He was hanged, drawn and quartered in York in 1679, Pickering prospered as a market town and agricultural centre. It had watermills and several inns and was a centre for mail coach traffic, at this time the beck was an open sewer and it remained so until the early part of the 20th century. Many townspeople adoptioned Non-conformist religious sects and were visited by John Wesley on several occasions, the first in 1764, the Quakers held meetings in a cottage long before they built their Meeting House in Castlegate in 1793
2. James Calvert (missionary) – James Calvert, was a Methodist missionary. James Calvert was a native of Pickering, in the North Riding of Yorkshire. He was sent out in 1838, in company with John Hunt, to labour amongst the cannibals in Fiji, by Calverts ministry the Fijian King Seru Epenisa Cakobau was converted to Christianity, renounced polygamy, and for many years after lived a consistent life. His last act as a king was to cede Fiji to Great Britain, in 1856 Calvert returned to England, and during his stay in the country superintended the printing of the entire Scriptures in the Fijian language. In 1872 he was sent out by the Wesleyan Missionary Society to South Africa and he died at Hastings, England, in 1892 aged seventy-nine. In that year he founded a Wesleyan chapel in Hastings, after his death it was named the Calvert Memorial Chapel
3. Paul Davison – Paul S. Davison is a professional snooker player from Pickering, North Yorkshire. In the 2009/2010 season he finished third in the PIOS rankings and he came through three qualification matches, concluding with a narrow 5–4 victory over Dominic Dale, to progress to the wildcard round of the 2012 German Masters. He beat Pole Krzysztof Wróbel 5–2 to reach the stage of a ranking event for the first time. The run earned him valuable ranking points as he continued to strive towards his goal of getting into the top 64 in the world to ensure his place on the tour for next season. However, he did not win another match in the remainder of the season and finished it ranked world number 81, meaning he had to enter Q School to have a chance of playing in the 2012/2013 season. In May, Davison won five matches at the second Q School event, Davison almost qualified for the 2012 International Championship, the fourth ranking event of the 2012/2013 season. He saw off Fraser Patrick, Peter Lines and Ben Woollaston and he reached the last 32 on two other occasions which helped Davison finish 48th on the PTC Order of Merit. Davisons season ended when he lost 7–10 to Alfie Burden in the round of World Championship Qualifying. In the qualifiers for the Australian Goldfields Open Davison won his first match of the season 5–4 against Andrew Norman, further wins over Peter Lines and Mark King followed to see Davison into the main draw of a ranking event for the second time in his career. In the first round he made breaks of 112 and 124 to lead Mark Davis 4–3 with his opponent requiring a snooker with one red left, Davis got the snooker on the final pink and potted the pink and black to level the match. Davison also led the deciding frame 49–10 but would lose the match 5–4. After the match Davison said that he loved the experience and had very little wrong in the match as Murphys fightback was as good matchplay snooker as you could see. Davisons second last 32 appearance of the season came at the German Masters after he recorded one of the best results of his career by knocking out world number nine Marco Fu 5–2. He led Rod Lawler 4–1 in the round but could not reach the last 16 of a ranking event for the first time as he was defeated 5–4. He lost in the last 64 in both events to fall short of doing so. Davison played in all six of the minor-ranking European Tour events during the 2014/2015 season. His best performance came at the Riga Open, where he reached the last 32 with 4–3 and 4–1 wins over Jack Lisowski and Gerard Greene respectively, but he then lost 4–2 to Matthew Selt. A 4–3 victory against Kyren Wilson at the Paul Hunter Classic was his only win in a European Tour event
4. John Lockwood Kipling – John Lockwood Kipling, C. I. E. was an English art teacher, illustrator, and museum curator who spent most of his career in British India. He was the father of the author Rudyard Kipling, Lockwood Kipling was born in Pickering, North Yorkshire, the son of Frances and Reverend Joseph Kipling, and was educated at Woodhouse Grove School, a Methodist boarding school. He met his wife Alice MacDonald while working in Burslem, Staffordshire, Alice was the daughter of a Methodist minister, the Reverend George Browne Macdonald. Their son was soon after, in December 1865, and was christened Rudyard after Rudyard, Staffordshire. Today several of these sketches are at the Victoria and Albert Museum whilst others were printed in a number of books and he retired back to England in 1893. Kipling illustrated many of Rudyard Kiplings books, and other works and he also worked on the decorations for the Victoria and Albert Museum in London and friezes on the Crawford Market in Bombay. The friezes of the Crawford Mark are done in a Romano-gothic style, the west entrance displays trader and sack-scales with porter, planter and water carrier around a well-head, while the east features several bullock carts. During his tenure as the Principal of the Mayo School of Art, Lahore, he patronised indigenous artisans and through training and apprenticeship transformed them into craftsmen and designers. One of his protégés was Bhai Ram Singh, who assisted him in his commission for decorating the Durbar Room at Osborne House. Kipling also remained editor of the Journal of Indian Art and Industry and he died in 1911, and is buried in the parish of Tisbury, Wiltshire. Beast and Man in India, A Popular Sketch of Indian Animals in Their Relations with the People, Published by Macmillan and Co, inezilla, A Romance in Two Chapters, by J. L. K. Across the Border, Or, Pathân and Biloch, by Edward Emmerson Oliver, Published by Chapman and Hall,1890. Tales of the Punjab Told by the People, by Flora Annie Webster Steel, Richard Carnac Temple, Published by Macmillan and co.1894. The Two Jungle Books, by Rudyard Kipling, Illustrations by J. Lockwood Kipling, C. I. E. and W. H. Drake. Published by Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc, Published by University of Sussex Library,1980. Official Chronicle of the Mayo School of Art, The formative years under Lockwood Kipling, researched and Introduced by Nadeem Omar Tarar. National College of Arts, Lahore,2003, ISBN 969-8623-00-0 Kipling Archive University of Sussex, Works by John Lockwood Kipling at Project Gutenberg Works by or about John Lockwood Kipling at Internet Archive Works held by the Victoria and Albert Museum
5. John Kirk (archaeologist) – John Lamplugh Kirk BA MB M. R. C. S PhD FSA was a British amateur archaeologist and founder of York Castle Museum in York, North Yorkshire. He was born in Hull in 1869 and practised as a doctor in London before moving to Pickering in 1898, Kirk resided in Houndgate Hall, Pickering from 1910 to 1938. Kirk spent some time painting natural and landscape scenes, such as his 1891 Stags in the Snow, Kirk was intimately involved in Yorkshire Archaeological Society and was a member of the general committee, executive committee and acted as director and honorary treasurer. Kirk excavated part of the Roman camp at Malton in 1927 with Philip Corder, the results of this excavation formed the core of the Roman archaeology collection of the Malton Museum. He and Corder also excavated at the side of Langton Roman Villa, near Malton, even then he largely directed the final stages of the work from his bed. Published works as an archaeologist include, Corder, P. and Kirk, a Roman Villa at Langton, near Malton, East Yorkshire Leeds, Yorkshire Archaeological Society Corder, P. and Kirk. Roman Malton, a Yorkshire Fortress and its neighbourhood in Antiquity Vol.2, pp. 69–72 Kirk had amassed a collection of objects relating to the study of Social History. The Female Prison was bought by the York Corporation in 1934 and modified to house the Kirk Collection of bygones, in the same year he was elected an honorary member of the Yorkshire Philosophical Society
6. Francis Nicholson (painter) – Francis Nicholson was a British artist. He worked in watercolour and oil, and is known as a landscape artist. Nicholson was born in Pickering, North Yorkshire, Nicholson studied with a local artist in Scarborough, before beginning his career in his native Pickering, producing sporting pictures and portraits for a variety of Yorkshire patrons. By the mid-1780s he was making paintings of country houses. From 1789, he contributed views of both Yorkshire and Scotland to exhibitions at the Royal Academy and he also supplied topographical views for the Copper Plate Magazine. Although his market increasingly became London-based, Nicholson continued to live in Yorkshire - at Whitby, Knaresborough and he did not move to London until about 1803. In 1804, he became a founder-member of the Society of Painters in Watercolours and he wrote a handbook, The practice of drawing and painting landscape from nature, in water colours, which was published in 1820. It sold out and a second followed in 1823. Nicholson died in London and is buried there in Brompton Cemetery and his c.1837 self-portrait is in the National Portrait Gallery. He is known as the Father of water colour painting and also as a pioneer of lithography. In October 2012 Pickering and district Civic Society erected a Blue Plaque in his memory on 3 Hungate Pickering and his daughter Marianne Croker was an artist, poet and author, and married Thomas Crofton Croker