Ancestors of Mandy Willard

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George WEEKS (1834-?)

and Isabella BOORMAN (1839-1902)


George Weeks married Isabella Booman by banns on Saturday 18 July 1857 in Wadhurst, Sussex.  At the time George was a bachelor of full age and a labourer.  He was able to sign his name.  Isabella was a minor and spinster and she was unable to sign her name.  The witnesses to their marriage were William Hubbard (marked) and Ruth Baldock (signed).  Ruth was George's step sister.  (George and Isabella were not my direct ancestors.  Isabella was the sister of my 2x Great Grandfather, Frederick Edward Boorman.)

George Weeks was born on Thursday 8 May 1834 and his birth was registered at the Shovers Green Baptist Chapel in Wadhurst.  He was the fourth son and fifth child of William Weeks (1804-1879) and Ann Piper (1805-1841).

Isabella Boorman was baptised on Sunday 20 January 1839 in Burwash.  She was the eldest daughter and fourth child of Thomas Boorman (1810-1881) and Charlotte Bourne (1813-1893).  She died aged 64 years and her death was registered in the fourth quarter 1902 in the Ticehurst Registration District.  In 1851 she was 12 years old and living with her parents at Witherden in Burwash.

When the 1861 census was recorded the family were living at Dalehill in Ticehurst and George was a bricklayer.  They also had a lodger living with them in 1861, John Blunden, an unmarried 48 year old gardener.  In 1871 the family were living at Sparrows Green, Wadhurst and George was a Bricklayer.  He was still a Bricklayer in 1881 and the family were at Cousley Wood, Wadhurst.  He was still bricklaying when the 1901 census was recorded and he, Isabella and daughter Rosa were living in Lime Tree Cottage, Cousley Wood.


George Weeks and Isabella Boorman had 8 known children:

  1. William Walter Weeks was born about 1858 in Wadhurst.  He was a 3 year old when the 1861 census was recorded.  In 1881 he was an unmarried 23 year old Bricklayer lodging at 4 Tichborne Court, London, in the household of Timothy McCarthy, a 40 year old widowered Irish Builder's Labourer.

  2. Henry George Weeks was born 1859 in Wadhurst.  He was recorded as 1 year old George Weeks in the 1861 census.

  3. Clara Weeks was born about 1864 in Wadhurst.  In 1881 she was an apprentice Dressmaker.  She may have married in 1887.

  4. Charles William Weeks was born about 1866 in Wadhurst.  He married Kate Maud Black in 1896.  When the 1901 census was recorded Charles, a painter, Kate and 2 children were living in West Ham, London.

  5. Ada Weeks was born about 1868 in Wadhurst.

  6. Rosa Weeks was born about 1870 in Wadhurst.  In 1901 she was unmarried and living with her parents in Wadhurst.

    Rosa married Amos Manktelow on 4 August 1906 in the parish church of Wadhurst.  He was then a 36 year old bachelor and a labourer of Wadhurst.  His father was named as Samuel Manktelow a labourer.  Rosa was a 35 year old spinster of Wadhurst and her father was named as George Weeks a bricklayer.  The witnesses to the marriage were William Robert Manktelow and Mary Weeks.  The bride, groom and witnesses all signed their names.

  7. Fred Weeks was born 1871 in Wadhurst.

  8. Frank Weeks was born 1872 in Wadhurst.



This page was reviewed on 8 April 2012