Ancestors of Mandy Willard

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Reuben WEEKS (1817-1890)

and Ann MIDMORE (c1817-?)


Reuben Weeks and Ann Midmore married on 31 July 1836 in Mayfield, Sussex.  (They were not my direct ancestors.)

Reuben Weeks was baptised 23 February 1817 in Mayfield, Sussex.  He was the son of Andrew Weeks (1780-?) and Elizabeth Bones (1777-1856).  In 1851 he was an agricultural labourer living at Colkins Mill Street, Mayfield, along with his wife and children.  He was a Farm Labourer in 1881 and still living at Colkins Mill Street.  He died aged 73 years and his death was registered in the fourth quarter of 1890 in the Uckfield registration district.

Ann Midmore was born about 1816/7 in Mayfield, Sussex or Maidstone, Kent.  She may have died aged 84 years and her death have been registered in the third quarter of 1899 in the Uckfield registration district.


Reuben Weeks and Ann Midmore had 10 known children:

  1. John Weeks was baptised on 12 February 1837 in Mayfield.  He was 14 years old when the 1851 census was recorded.

    John married twice.  Firstly to Mercy Humphrey on 2 April 1864 in Mayfield.  She died aged 24 years and her death was registered in the second quarter of 1866 in the Uckfield registration district.  They had 1 known son:

    1. Henry Weeks was born about 1866 in Mayfield.  In 1881 he was 15 years old and living with his father and step-mother.

    John next married Ann sometime before the recording of the 1881 census.  She was born about 1824 in Crowhurst, Sussex.  When the 1881 census was recorded, 44 year old John was a labourer living in Park Road, Hollington, Sussex, along with 57 year old wife Ann, son Henry, unmarried son-in-law Henry Smith aged 39 and married daughter-in-law Margaret Sellars aged 37.

  2. Mary Weeks was born about 1839 and baptised along with her sister Sarah on 20 December 1840 in Mayfield.  She was 12 years old in 1851.

    Mary married George William Weston in July 1857 in Mayfield.

    When the 1881 census was recorded the couple were living in Colkins Mill Street in Mayfield and George was then a general labourer.  Also living with them in 1881 were 2 unmarried adult children, 2 year old granddaughter Mary Ann Weston and 16 year old boarder James Duplock.

    George and Mary Ann had the following known children:

    1. Mary Ann Weston was born about 1858 in Mayfield.  In 1881 she was a 23 year old out of work general servant living at home.

    2. Charley Weston was born about 1859 in Mayfield.  He was a 22 year old general labourer in 1881.

  3. Sarah Weeks was baptised on 20 December 1840 in Mayfield.  She was 10 years old in 1851.  She died aged 27 years and was buried on 17 March 1867 in Mayfield.

    Sarah married David Duplock on 30 March 1861 in Mayfield.  (They were the 3x Great Grandparents of Terry Duplock.)  David was then 21 years old and Sarah was 20.  Their fathers were named as Richard Duplock and Reuben Weeks.

    David was baptised on 8 September 1839 in Mayfield and was the son of Richard Duplock (1807-1859) and Elizabeth Young (1808-1878).

    David and Sarah had 5 known children:

    1. Richard Duplock was born on 21 July 1861 and baptised on 1 September 1861 in Mayfield.  He married Ada Law in 1884.  She was born 1866 in Northampton.

    2. Ellen Duplock was baptised on 7 June 1863 in Mayfield.  When the 1871 census was recorded she was staying with her grandparents, Reuben and Ann, in Mayfield Village.

    3. James Duplock was baptised on 5 February 1865 in Mayfield.  In 1881 he may have been a boarder and general servant in the home of George Weston in Colkins Mill Street, Mayfield.

    4. Arthur Duplock was born about 1866 in Mayfield.

    5. Elizabeth Duplock was baptised on 11 December 1867 in Mayfield and buried there on 22 December 1867 aged 1 week.

  4. Charlotte Weeks was born about 1843 and baptised along with her brother Harry on 1 February 1846 in Mayfield.  The 1851 census records her age then as 8 years old.

  5. William Weeks was born about 1844 and baptised on 3 May 1846 in Mayfield.  He was 7 years old in 1851.

  6. Harry Weeks was baptised on 1 February 1846 in Mayfield.  In 1851 he was 5 years old.  He married Jane Richardson on 23 April 1870 in Mayfield.  She was then a widow and was born about 1841 in Mayfield.  They had 6 known children:

    1. Reuben Weeks was born in the fourth quarter of 1871 and died in first quarter of 1872 in Mayfield.

    2. Harry Weeks was born about 1873 in Mayfield.  He was an 8 year old scholar when the 1881 census was recorded.

    3. Eliza Weeks was born about 1875 in Mayfield.  She was a 6 year old scholar in 1881.

    4. Jane Weeks was born about 1877 in Mayfield.  She was 4 years old in 1881.

    5. Fanny Weeks was born about 1879 in Mayfield.  She was 2 years old in 1881.

    6. Kate Weeks was born in about 1880 in Mayfield.

    Jane had 2 sons from her first marriage:  George Taylor Richardson born about 1866 and Thomas Matthew Richardson born about 1868.  When the 1871 census was recorded the family were living in the High Street in Mayfield.  By 1881 they had moved to Back Lane in Mayfield and Harry was a general labourer.  They were living in South Street, Mayfield when the 1891 and 1901 census were recorded.

  7. James Weeks was baptised on 7 January 1849 in Mayfield.  He was 2 years old in 1851.  In 1881 he was an unmarried 30 year old living with his parents.

  8. Eliza Weeks was baptised on 2 February 1851 in Mayfield.  She was 3 months old when the 1851 census was recorded.

  9. Elizabeth Ann Weeks was baptised on 6 November 1853 in Mayfield.

  10. Owen Weeks was born in 1856.


Many thanks to the following for additions to this page:

Rona Benson          Terry Duplock


This page was reviewed on 8 April 2012