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George WEEKS (1816-1906)

and Matilda WESTON (1814-1897)

 

George Weeks and Matilda Weston married on 26 July 1835 in Fairlight, Sussex.  (They were not my direct ancestors.)

George Weeks was born on 3 June 1816 in Wadhurst, Sussex and his birth was registered at the Shovers Green Baptist Chapel.  He was the son of John Weeks (1776-?) and Philadelphia Akehurst.  He died after 1901.  He may have died aged 91 years and his death may have been registered in the fourth quarter of 1906 in the Tonbridge registration district.

Matilda Weston was baptised on 20 November 1814 in Burwash, Sussex.  She was the daughter of Philip Weston (1794-?) and Mary Eyles (1796-?).  Matilda died aged 82 years in the third quarter of 1897 in the Tonbridge registration district.

The 1841 census recorded that the couple and 3 children (George, Jane and William) were living in Wells Road, Frant, Sussex.  George and Matilda were both said to be 25 year old and he was a journeyman carpenter.

When the 1851 census was recorded the family were living at 3 Edgers Cottages in Tonbridge, Kent.  George was then a 34 year old carpenter and Matilda was a 36 year old keeper of a grocer's shop.  He gave his place of birth as Wadhurst and she a Burwash.  At home on census night were 8 children (George, Jane, William, Albert, James, Hezekiah, Matilda and Harry).  Also with the family was 19 year old house servant Charlotte West who was from Gravesend, Kent.

By the time of the 1861 census the couple and 7 children (Albert, James, Hezikiah, Matilda, Harry, Ellin and Melinda) were living at No. 4 Torrington Place, Grove Hill Road, Tunbridge Wells.  George was a 44 year old carpenter from Wadhurst and Matilda was 46 and from Burwash.  Also with them was unmarried 21 year old lodger John Bellingham from Rotherfield, Sussex and Mrs. Langdon a 48 year widow, cook and visitor from Wadhurst.

In 1871 the couple and 2 daughters (Ellen and Melenda) were living at 8 Grove Hill Road, Tunbridge Wells.  George was a 54 year old builder from Wadhurst and Matilda was 56 and from Burwash.

In 1881 George, Matilda and daughter Malenda were living at 30 Cambridge Street, Tonbridge, Kent and George was then a 64 year old retired builder from Wadhurst and Matilda was 66 and from Burwash.

The 1891 census recorded that the couple were still living at 30 Cambridge Street.  He was a 74 year retired builder from Wadhurst and Matilda was 76 and from Burwash.  Also with them was 16 year old domestic servant, Ada A. Centlett.

At the time of the 1901 census George was an 84 year old widower and retired builder, living at 30 Cambridge Street.  Also with him was his widowed daughter Melinda Carr and widowed daughter-in-law Fanny Weeks and 49 year old married boarder Annie Vinall.

 

George Weeks and Matilda Weston had 10 known children:

  1. George Weeks was born about 1835/6 in Hastings, Sussex.  He died on 12 April 1879 in Magnetawan, Ontario, Canada, when a tree fell on him.  When the 1841 census was recorded he was 5 years old.  In 1851 he was 15 years old.  George was described as a carpenter in 1871.

    George married Sarah Kendell in the fourth quarter of 1856 in the Tonbridge registration district.

    Sarah was born about 1833-6, possibly in Hastings, Sussex.

    When the 1861 census was recorded the couple along with their daughter Elizabeth and George's brother William were living at 39 London Road in the St. Mary Magdalen district of Hastings.  They were sharing the property with the family of Moses Rose.  George was then a 25 year old carpenter and Sarah was 27.  They both gave their places of birth as Hastings.

    The 1881 Canadian census recorded the 48 year old Sarah Wicks was a widow and farmer and living in Joy & Strong & Chapman, Muskoka, Ontario.  With her were 7 children (Charlie, William, Helena, James, Melenda, Matilda and Eva).

    The family emigrated to Canada in 1869 and settled in the Parry Sound district of Ontario.

    There is a bit of confusion with George's wife Sarah.  I have been told that she died in 1872 and that George then married or set up home with Sarah Hicks.  She was said to have been born on 18 September 1831 in Brackley, Northamptonshire and died on 16 August 1920 in Magnetawan, Ontario (I can't remember who told me this).  Northants Sarah was the wife and widow of John Joseph Alexander Hicks.

    George and Sarah had the following children:

    1. Elizabeth Weeks was born about 1858/9 in Hastings or Tunbridge Wells.  Her birth was most probably registered in the first quarter of 1859 in the Tunbridge registration district.  The 1861 census noted that she was 2 years old and born in Hastings.

      Elizabeth married Abraham Best on 1 January 1879 in Spence, Parry Sound, Ontario.

      Abraham was born about 1844 and was the son of Samuel John Best and Barbara.

    2. Charles Sebastian Weeks may have been born in Tunbridge Wells in 1862, although his birth may have been registered as Charles Weeks in the third quarter of 1861 in the Hastings registration district.  He died in 1892.  In 1881 he was a 18 years old.

      Charles married Elsie Ann Parker.

      Charles and Elsie had the following daughter:

      1. Rhodella Weeks was born on 12 September 1889 in Chapman Township.  She was also known as Rose and Eva.  She married William John Cephas Geddes on 24 June 1914 in Chapman Township.

    3. William Weeks was born on 26 September 1863 in Tunbridge Wells.  He died on 2 March 1948 in West Hill, Ontario.  He was a 17 year old farmer in 1881.

      William married twice, firstly to Agnes Belle Averall.

      Agnes was born in 1870 and died on 15 November 1922 at West Hill, Ontario.

      William then married Ada Foss.

      Ada was born in 1873 and died on 13 October 1946 at West Hill, Ontario.

    4. Helena Weeks was born on 18 November 1865 and died in 1951 in Highland Creek, Ontario.  Her birth was registered in the first quarter of 1866 in the Hastings registration district.  She was 15 years old in 1881.

    5. James Weeks was born on 18 May 1867.  His birth may have been registered in the third quarter of 1867 in the Battle, Sussex registration district.  He died in 1954.  He was a 12 years old in 1881.

    6. Melinda Weeks was born in November 1870 in Ingersol, Ontario.  She was 10 years old in 1881.

      Melinda married David Roswell Best.

    7. Matilda Weeks was born in September 1874 in Ingersol, Ontario and died on 20 March 1954 in Toronto.  She was 9 years old in 1881.

    8. Eva Weeks was born in 1877 in Ontario.  She was 4 years old in 1881.

  2. Jane Weeks was born about 1837/8 in Wadhurst.  She died in the second quarter of 1857 in Tunbridge Wells.  When the 1841 census was recorded she was 3 years old.  In 1851 she was 13 years old

  3. William Owen Weeks was born about 1839/40 in Burwash, Sussex.  He was a year old at the time of the 1841 census.  In 1851 he was 11 years old.  When the 1861 census was recorded he was an unmarried 21 year old carpenter and living with his brother George in Hastings.  His place of birth was then given as Hastings.

    William married Ellen Ballard in the third quarter of 1863 in the Hastings registration district.

    Ellen was born in the fourth quarter of 1842 in Hastings and was the daughter of James Ballard and Mary White.

    When the 1871 census was recorded the family were living in Flood Street in Chelsea and William was a carpenter.  By 1881 the family were at 162 Kings Road in Chelsea and in 1891 they were at Cumberland House in Chelsea.  In 1901 they were living at 47 Cumberland House, Dartrey Road, Chelsea and William was still a carpenter.  He was then 61 years old and Ellen was a 58 year old dressmaker.  She then gave her place of birth as Hastings.  Also with the couple were their son Frank and Ellen's 56 year old married brother Edward Ballard who was a house painter and had also been born in Hastings.

    William and Ellen had the following known children:

    1. Ellen Weeks was born in 1866 in Chelsea.  In 1891 Ellen and her sister Margaret were lodging at 32 Redbourne Street in Chelsea and they were both dressmaker's assistants.

    2. Rose Melinda Weeks was born in 1868 in Chelsea.

    3. Margaret Weeks was born in 1873 in Chelsea.

    4. Albert Weeks was born in the third quarter of 1877 in Chelsea.

    5. Florence Jane Weeks was born in 1880 in Chelsea.

    6. Lilian Weeks was born in the third quarter of 1882 and her birth was registered in the Chelsea registration district. As Lillian Weeks she most probably married William Charles Skidmore in the second quarter of 1916 in the St. Pancras registration district - 14 years after the birth of their first known child.

    7. Maud Weeks was born in 1885.

    8. Frank Weeks was born in the first quarter of 1887 in Chelsea.  In 1901 he was a 14 year old errand boy and the only one of his siblings living at home.

  4. Albert Weeks was born about 1842 in Frant, Sussex.  He died before the recording of the 1901 census.  In 1851 he was a 9 year old scholar.  When the 1861 census was recorded he was a 19 year old carpenter.

    Albert married Fanny Annie Collins on 8 June 1863 in Christchurch, Tunbridge Wells.

    Fanny was born about 1844 in Wadhurst and was the daughter of Frances Collins.

    When the 1871 census was recorded the family were living at 2 Leete Street in Chelsea.  In 1881 George was a carpenter and living at 29 Auckland Road, Tonbridge, along with wife Fanny and 5 children.  By 1891 Albert was living at 58 Augustus Street in St. Pancras, London.  In 1901, Fanny was a 57 year old widow and sick nurse and living with her father-in-law at 30 Cambridge Street, Tunbridge Wells.

    Albert and Fanny had the following children:

    1. Alfred Bernard Weeks was born on 16 November 1863 in Cambridge Road, Tunbridge Wells.

    2. William Henry Weeks was born in the fourth quarter of 1865 in Tunbridge Wells.

    3. George Weeks was born in 1869 in Tunbridge Wells.  He was a hawker.

    4. Fanny Charlotte M. Weeks was born in the third quarter of 1875 in St. Pancras, London.

    5. Emily Laura A. Weeks was born in 1877 in London.

    6. Laura Weeks was born in 1881 in Tunbridge Wells.

    7. Ernest Weeks was born in 1888.

  5. James Weeks was born on 13 November 1843 in Tonbridge/Tunbridge Wells and died there on 12 May 1901.  When the 1851 census was recorded he was a 7 year old scholar.  In 1861 he was a 17 year old carpenter.

    James married Emily Roser on 8 June 1863 in Christchurch in Tunbridge Wells.  The witnesses to the marriage were Owen Hayward and Mary Weston.

    Emily was born on 14 March 1845 in Tunbridge Wells and was the daughter of William Roser and Josephine Neal.

    When the 1871 census was recorded the family were living at 6 Grove Hill Road in Tunbridge Wells and James was then a carpenter.  In 1881 he was an architect living at 8 Bowling Green Terrace, Tonbridge, Kent, along with wife Emily, 5 children, mother-in-law Josephine Roser and sister Sophia Roser.  By 1901 the family had moved to Vale Tower, 58 London Road, Tunbridge Wells.

    James and Emily had the following children:

    1. Emily Melinda Weeks was born on 9 October 1863.  She died in the second quarter of 1902 in Islington, London.

    2. Florence Ellen Weeks was born in the fourth quarter of 1868 in Tunbridge Wells.  She died in first quarter of 1903 in Marylebone, London.

    3. Sophia Weeks was born in the second quarter of 1870 in Tunbridge Wells.  She died on 17 October 1942 at Elm Dean, Rathmare Road, Chelston, Torquay, Devon

    4. Ella Weeks was born in the second quarter of 1872 in Tunbridge Wells.

    5. James Weeks was born in the first quarter of 1874 in Tunbridge Wells.

    6. Frances Sidney Weeks was born in the fourth quarter of 1880 in Tunbridge Wells.  In 1901 he was a dentist's assistant living with his parents.

    7. Hedley Whitfield Weeks was born in the first quarter of 1883 in Tunbridge Wells.  He was a solicitor's clerk.

    8. Percy Bertram Weeks was born in the second quarter of 1885 in Tunbridge Wells.  In 1901 he was a pupil school teacher.  Percy married Hilda Dedman.  She was born in 1887 in Tunbridge Wells and was the daughter of Henry Dedman and Clara Boorman.

  6. Hezekiah Weeks was born 1846/7 in Tonbridge/Tunbridge Wells.  He was 5 years old in 1851.  In 1861 he was 14 years old.

    Hezekiah married Martha Scrivens in the fourth quarter of 1871.

    Martha was born in the second quarter of 1849 in Frant, Sussex and was the daughter of George Scrivens and Ann.

    In 1881 Hezikah was a carpenter, living at Denny Bottom, Speldhurst, Kent along with wife Martha and 3 children:

    1. William Weeks was born in 1873 in Tunbridge Wells.

    2. Melinda Weeks was born in 1875 in Tunbridge Wells.

    3. Frederick Weeks was  born in the first quarter of 1876 in Tunbridge Wells.

  7. Matilda Weeks was born in the first quarter of 1848 in Tonbridge/Tunbridge Wells.  She was 3 years old in 1851.  In 1861 she was 12 yaers old.

    Matilda married George William Handley in 1869 in Tunbridge Wells.

    George was born in the second quarter of 1846 in St. Martin Field, Middlesex and was the son of William Handley and Mary Ann.

    In 1871 the family were living in Lambeth and George was a stone carver.  By 1881 the family were living at 3 Grove Hill Road in Tonbridge.  Lodging with family at that time was Alexander Walkovicky a musician born about 1858 in Umany, Russia.  When the 1891 census was recorded the family were living in St. George Square in Southwark and George was a stonemason.  By 1901 the couple together with their son George were living at 70 Denmark Street in Lambeth and George was an architectural stone carver.

    George and Matilda had the following children:

    1. Marian Matilda Handley was born in the first quarter of 1870 in Lambeth.

    2. William Charles Handley was born in the second quarter of 1871 in Lambeth.

    3. George Alfred Handley was born in the third quarter of 1885 in Brixton, London.  In 1901 he was a hotel waiter.

  8. Harry Weeks was born in the third quarter of 1851 in Tonbridge/Tunbridge Wells.  He was a year old at the time of the 1851 census.  In 1861 he was 10 years old.

    Harry married twice, firstly to Fanny Osbourne on 29 August 1869 at St. Luke's in Chelsea.

    Fanny was born on 25 February 1849 in Goudhurst, Kent and was the daughter of Samuel Osbourne and Stephana.  Fanny died in 1896 in Tunbridge Wells.

    In 1881 the family were living at 9 Grove Hill Road in Tonbridge and Harry was a carpenter.  By 1891 they were living at 3 Grove Hill Road and Harry was a carpenter and master upholster.

    Harry and Fanny had the following children:

    1. Harry Weeks was born in the third quarter of 1870 in Tunbridge Wells.

    2. William Weeks was born in the third quarter of 1873 in Tunbridge Wells.

    3. Fanny Malenda Weeks was born in the second quarter of 1874 in Tunbridge Wells.

    4. James Weeks was born in the first quarter of 1878 in Tunbridge Wells.  He married Rose Carter in the first quarter of 1898 in Tunbridge Wells.

    5. Beatrice M. Weeks was born in 1884.

    Harry next married Mary sometime before or about 1897.  She was born about 1866 in Chatham, Kent.

    When the 1901 census was recorded the family were living at 6 Glensoe Terrace, Tormoham in Torquay, Devon.  Harry was then a builder's carpenter.

    Harry and Mary had 1 known daughter:

    1. Ivy Weeks was born in 1898 in Leigh, Kent.

  9. Ellen Weeks was born in the second quarter of 1852 in Tunbridge Wells.  She was baptised on 23 August 1857 at Christchurch in Tunbridge Wells.  In 1861 she was 8 years old and 18 in 1871.

    Ellen married William Barnsley Hughes on 7 May 1875 in Tunbridge Wells.

    William was born on 19 April 1852 in Birmingham, Warwickshire and was the son of Thomas Hughes and Harriet Sulervan.

    William and Ellen had the following children:

    1. William Earl Hughes was born in the third quarter of 1876 in Tunbridge Wells.

    2. Violet Emily Hughes was born in the third quarter of 1879 in Tunbridge Wells.

    3. Beatrice Maud Hughes was born in the fourth quarter of 1880 in Tunbridge Wells.  She married Ernest Beeby Whitfield on 9 March 1910 in North Brierly register office in Wokingham, Cumberland.

    4. Dora Constance Hughes was born in 1882 in Tunbridge Wells.

    5. Ida Gertrude Hughes was born in the fourth quarter of 1883 in Tunbridge Wells.

    6. Lydia Clementine Hughes was born in the second quarter of 1885 in Tunbridge Wells.

    7. Percy Barnsley Hughes was born in the third quarter of 1886 in Tunbridge Wells.

    8. Daisy Mildred Hughes was born in 1888 in Tunbridge Wells.

    9. Sydney Claud Hughes was born in the fourth quarter of 1891 in Tunbridge Wells.

    10. Eric Christopher B. Hughes was born in the first quarter of 1894 in Tunbridge Wells.

    11. Maxwell Barnsley Hughes was born in the third quarter of 1897 in Tunbridge Wells.

  10. Melinda Weeks was baptised on 23 August 1857 at Christchurch in Tunbridge Wells.  At the time of the 1861 census she was 3 years old.  In 1871 she was a 13 year old scholar.  She was an unmarried 23 year old in 1881 and living with her parents.

    Melinda married Thomas Carr, widower.

    Thomas was born in 1855 in Frant, Sussex and died in 1895.

    In 1891 Thomas and Matilda were living at 18 Cambridge Street in Tunbridge Wells and he was a grocer.  When the 1901 census was recorded Matilda was a 43 year old widow living with her father.

     

 

1841 census - Wells Road, Frant, Sussex (HO 107/1117/9, folio 16, page 19)

George Weeks, 25, Carpenter J, born Sussex

Matilda Weeks, 25, born Sussex

George Weeks, 5, born Sussex

Jane Weeks, 3, born Sussex

William Weeks, 1, born Sussex

 

1851 census - 3 Edgers Cottages, Tonbridge, Tunbridge Wells, Kent (HO 107/1614, folio 185, page 19)

George Weeks, Head, Mar, 34, Carpenter, born Sussex, Wadhurst

Matilda Weeks, Wife, Mar, 36, Keeps Grocer's Shop, born Sussex, Burwash

George Weeks, Son, U, 15, -do- Cas? (could be Cashier?), born Sussex, Hastings

Jane Weeks, Daughter, 13, born Sussex, Burwash

William Weeks, Son, 11, born Sussx, Burwash

Albert Weeks, Son, 9, Scholar, born Sussex, Frant

James Weeks, Son, 7, Scholar, born Kent, Tonbridge

Hezekiah Weeks, Son, 5, born Kent, Tonbridge

Matilda Weeks, Daughter, 3, born Kent, Tonbridge

Harry Weeks, Son, 1, born Kent, Tonbridge

Charlotte West, Servant, U, 19, House Servant, born Kent, Gravesend

 

1861 census - No. 4 Torrington Place, Grove Hill Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent (RG9/492, folio 114, page 45)

George Weeks, Head, Mar 44, Carpenter, born Sussex, Wadhurst

Matilda Weeks, Wife, Mar, 46, born Sussex, Burwash

Albert Weeks, Son, Un, 19, Carpenter, born Sussex, Frant

James Weeks, Son, Un, 17, Carpenter, born Kent, T-B-Wells

Hezikiah Weeks, Son, 14, born Kent, T-B-Wells

Matilda Weeks, Daur, 12, born Kent, T-B-Wells

Harry Weeks, Son, 10, born Kent, T-B-Wells

Ellin Weeks, Daur, 8, born Kent, T-B-Wells

Melinda Weeks, Daur, 3, born Kent, T-B-Wells

John Bellingham, Lodger, Un, 21, born Sussex, Rotherfield

Mrs. Langdon, Visitor, Widow, 48, Cook, born Sussex, Wadhurst

 

1861 census - 39 London Road, St. Mary Magdalen, Hastings, Sussex (RG9/561, folio 82, page 16)

George Weeks, Head, Mar, 25, Carpenter, born Sussex, Hastings

Sarah Weeks, Wife, Mar, 27, born Sussex, Hastings

Elizabeth Weeks, Daur, 2, born Sussex, Hastings

William Weeks, Brother, Un, 21, Carpenter, born Sussex, Hastings

 

1871 census - 8 Grove Hill Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent (RG10/928, folio 72, page 4)

George Weeks, Head, 54, Builder, born Sussex, Wadhurst

Matilda Weeks, Wife, 56, born Sussex, Burwash

Ellen Weeks, Daur, 18, born Kent, Tun Wells

Melenda Weeks, Daur, 13, Scholar, born Kent Tun Wells

 

1881 census - 30 Cambridge Street, Tunbridge Wells, Kent (RG11/914, folio 36, page 15)

George Weeks, Head, Mar, 64, Retired Builder, born Sussex, Wadhurst

Matilda Weeks, Wife, Mar, 66, born Sussex, Burwash

Malenda Weeks, Daur, Unm 23, born Kent, Tunbridge Wells

 

1891 census - 30 Cambridge Street, Tunbridge Wells, Kent (RG12/678, folio 50, page 2)

George Weeks, Head, M, 74, Retired Builder, born Wadhurst, Sussex

Matilda Weeks, Wife, M, 76, born Kent, Burwash

Ada A. Centlett, Servant, S, 16, Domestic, born N.K.

 

1901 census - 30 Cambridge Street, Tunbridge Wells, Kent

George Weeks, Head, Widr, 84, Retired Builder, born Sussex, Wadhurst

Melinda Carr, Daur, Wid, 43, Living on Own Means, born Kent, Tun Wells

Fanny Weeks, Daur In L, Wid, 57, Sick Nurse, born Sussex, Wadhurst

Annie Vinall, Boarder, M, 49, Sick Nurse, born Surrey, Lingfield

 

 

 

 

Many thanks to the following for additions to this page:

Sylvia Bagley     Rona Benson     Carole Skidmore

WEEKS          WESTON

This page was reviewed on 8 April 2012