|Our family crest has shown up in many of our family's possessions.
The black and white drawing (near left) is a copy that shows Charles William Harrison Pickering's [1815-1881] name below. This crest was sent to me in 1970 from a cousin who inherited the art from his ancestors.
The colored crest (far left) was sent to me from Alfhard Kowallek who now lives in Berlin, Germany. He is a descendant of Peter Pickering of Danzig, Prussia. Peter and William (my ancestor) were brothers who married two Steffens sisters in Danzig. It was also passed down to him.
The ring is currently owned by John Jeffery Pickering, the only male descendant of Alexander John Pickering. It's a safe bet that the ring originates from at least the mid 1800's and probably comes from CWHP based on the silver chalice (see below), which we know belonged to CWHP.
The sign (left) hangs on the Pickering Arms Inn in Thelwall, Cheshire (near Warrington). The sign matches identically to the ring and drawing even in the details of the "eight plates" surrounding the lion. Thelwall is located very near Frodsham which is where our family originates.
The silver chalice was handed down through Alexander John to his son William Harrison Pickering. It now belongs to Carol, Alexander's great-granddaughter.
David Eckersley-Maslin, U.K. owns a silver spoon with the crest on the handle.
The motto on the scroll reads "SIMILIS TUI SIS". The very loose translation, according to Skip Pickering, is "Thought before Action" . . . Look before you leap? We'll keep you up to date on this and let you know