NameJohn BICKERTON , GGGG Grandfather
DeathOct 1812
Burial5 Oct 1812
1Catherine DUNN , GGGG Grandmother
Death2 Feb 1816
Burial6 Feb 1816
ChildrenMary (1787-1857)
Notes for John BICKERTON
Durrance of Upton Warren

A possible listing in the Christening records, John Bickerton, christened January 6 1728, Birmingham, father John Bickerton.

Abstract of Administration
Date and Sum Sworn: December 26, 1811, 1500 pounds
Name and Description of Intestate: John Bickerton late of Droitwich in the County of Worcester
Administrator: Catherine Bickerton of Droitwich, widow, relict
[Droitwich Spa is about 3 miles from Upton Warren]

National Burials index indicates John Bickerton, October 5, 1812 [which differs from what I have], St. Michael, Upton Warren, Worcestershire.

England Select Deaths and Burials
John Bickerton, age 84, burial October 5, 1812, Upton-Warren, Worcestershire

There is a bed and breakfast for The Durrance, Berry Lane Upton Warren, Bromsgrove Worcestershire. The web site is

From the Place Names of England and Wales, 1915, by James B. Johnston
DURRANCE (Upton Warren) is prob. called after a Robt. Duran, known to be living in an adjoining manor in 1275.
Notes for Catherine (Spouse 1)
This may seem a stretch but I think this is a possibility.
England Select marriages
Marriage date November 21, 1786 Lanbury Worcestershire John Bickerton and Catharine Dews.
Why I think this is a possibility is as follows.
1) This is a transcription and the transciber may have had difficulty deciphering the hand writing. I can’t find a Lanbury, however Hanbury is about 3 to 4 miles from Upton Warren.
2) Dews could possibly a transcription of Dunn
3) The marriage date is about 1 year before the birth of their child Mary. So it is feasible.

National Burials index indicates Catherine Bickerton, February 6, 1816 , St. Michael, Upton Warren, Worcestershire.

England Select Deaths and Burials
Catherine Bickerton, age 62, burial February 6, 1816, Upton-Warren, Worcestershire
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