Alice Pickering

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Alice Pickering, daughter of Joseph Pickering, Gent. and Alice (…), was born about 1650 if she is the Alice Dowding, age 65, in the 1715 census of St. Peter's Parish.1 She died before 1 February 1725, when her will was proved.2

Alice married Thomas Dowding, whose ancestry is unknown (or not traced here).2

In the census of 1715, she appears to be the "Mrs Alice Dowding and An Gosling & daughter" counted at St. Peter's Parish, ages 65, 35, and 8.1

Alice left a will dated 18 July 1724, and proved 1 February 1725 naming or mentioning:
Of St. Peters All Saints Parish
daughters Alice Gibbes widow and Elizabeth Gibbes;
grand sons Timothy Thornhill, Jacob English, and Thomas English;
remainder of estate to grandson Dowding Thornhill;
friends Col. William Terril and Mathew Gray Esq., executors
(sd) Alice Dowding
witnesses Wm: Sandiford, Charles Ball.2


Thomas Dowding d. bef. 6 Jun 1695
  • Alice Dowding+2 b. say 1670, d. aft. 18 Jul 1724
  • Margaret Dowding2 b. bef. 25 Aug 1694, d. bef. 18 Jul 1724
  • Elizabeth Dowding2 b. bef. 25 Aug 1694, d. aft. 18 Jul 1724
This person was last edited on23 Apr 2023


  1. [S2652] Department of Archives, Black Rock, Barbados, "A Census of the Island of Barbados, West Indies 1715: with the names and ages of all the white Inhabitants of the Island arranged under their several Parishes," 148, FHL microfilm 116149, img 629, further cited as Barbados Census, 1715.
  2. [S410] Joanne McRee Sanders, compiler, Barbados Records: Wills and Administrations (3 vols., Houston, Texas: Sanders Historical Publications, 1979-1981), 3:104, further cited as Sanders, Barbados Wills.