and Jane GROVES (c1780-?)
may have married twice. His second marriage as Samuel Wicks
was to Jane Groves by banns
on 22 October 1800 in Ticehurst, Sussex. He was then said to have been a
widower from Wadhurst and she was of Ticehurst. The witnesses to
their marriage were Hannah Weeks and Thomas
Judge. (They were not my direct ancestors.) [Original
entry needs to be checked, as the Sussex marriage index records her name as
Groves, whereas some other web sites have her surname as Green.]
Samuel Weeks was baptised on 6 March 1774 in
Wadhurst, Sussex. He was the son of
and Mary (c1736-1821). He may have died in the first quarter of
1854 and his death registered in the Ticehurst registration district.
date and place of birth/baptism are unknown, to me. Might she have
been baptised on 30 July 1780 in Heathfield, the daughter of Edward
Groves and Mary Dearing.
When the 1841 census was recorded Samuel aged 70 and Jane aged 65 were
living at Park Pitt in Wadhurst. He was then an agricultural
labourer. Three of their children were also with them on census
The 1851 census for Wadhurst records there was then a 79 year old
Samuel Weeks living at Diproses, Wadhurst, with his son
Thomas, and Samuel was then a road labourer. Also part of his
household was 27 year old John Weeks and his 22 year
old wife Harriet and their infant son aged 3 days.
Jane may then have been a 74 year old nurse living in the home of 28
year old Isaac Holman and his 26 year old wife
Harriet in London Road, Ore, Sussex. Jane's place of
birth was given as Heathfield, Sussex.
and Jane Groves had 7 known children:
Elizabeth Weeks was baptised on 30 May 1801 in Wadhurst.
As Elizabeth Wicks she married Joseph Boorman
on 26 May 1822 in Lamberhurst, Kent.
Joseph was born in 1789 in Wadhurst and was the son of Joseph
Boorman and Susanna Baldwin.
Joseph and Elizabeth had the following children:
Weeks was baptised on 14 August 1803 in Wadhurst. In 1841
he was a 35 year old agricultural labourer. At the time of the
1851 he may have been the unmarried 45 year old brickmaker living with
his father Samuel at Diproses. In 1861 he was an unmarried 55 year
old brickmaker and he was boarding in the home of John Vidler
and his wife Rebecca at Swiftden in Etchingham.
Weeks was baptised on 6 July 1806 in Wadhurst.
Weeks was baptised on 26 March 1809 in Wadhurst. He
married Frances Stephens
in 1833. (They have their own page.)
Wicks was baptised on 23 October 1812 at the Independent Chapel
Weeks was born on 6 December 1821 in Wadhurst and his birth was
registered at the Shower's Green chapel. He was said to have been
15 years old at the time of the 1841 census.
Harriett Pettitt on 25 June 1848 in Frant, Sussex. Their
named as Samuel Weeks and Samuel Pettitt.
Harriet may have been baptised on 20 March 1831 in Frant and have been
the daughter of Samuel Petitt and Anne
Weeks was born on 25 February 1826 in Wadhurst and her birth
was registered at the Shower's Green chapel. She was 14 years old
at the time of the 1841 census.
Martha married William Valentine on 31 July 1848 in Frant and her
father was then named as Samuel Weeks.
and Martha had the following children:
Amos Valentine was baptised on 12 February 1854 in Frant.
Eliza was born about 1856 in Pembury, Kent.
In 1881 the couple and 4 children were living at Providence Place in
the Bopeep district of Hastings. Amos was then a 27 year old
unemployed bricklayer's labourer and Eliza was 25. Also with
the family on census night was unmarried 33 year old lodger, James Boghurst.
Amos and Eliza had the following children:
Amelia J. Valentine was born
about 1876 in Pembury. She was 5 years old in 1881.
William Valentine was born about 1878 in
Pembury. He was 3 years old in 1881.
Eliza E. Valentine was born
about 1879 in Pembury. She was 2 years old in 1881.
Lizzie Valentine was born about 1880 in Pembury.
At the time of the 1881 census she was 4 months old.
Elizabeth Valentine was born about 1857 in Pembury.
Jane Valentine was born about 1858. She married
Susan Valentine was born about 1860 in Pembury.
Amelia Valentine was born about 1863 in Pembury.
Samuel may also have had a relationship with Philadelphia Akehurst,
or it may have been another Samuel. No marriage has been found.
Samuel and Philly had 1 known daughter:
Hannah Weeks was born on 18 July 1815 in Wadhurst and baptised on
20 August 1815 at the Independent Chapel in Burwash, Sussex. Her
mother was said to have been the daughter of William Akehurst and
Mary Eastwood. This would mean Philadelphia was baptised on 6
August 1772 in Mayfield and, therefore, about 43 at the birth of Hannah.
Her father was named as
Samuel Weeks, but might this have been error?
Might her father have been
This page was reviewed on 8 April 2012