Ancestors of Mandy Willard

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Samuel WEEKS (1809-?)

and Frances STEPHENS (c1817-?)

 

Samuel Weeks and Frances Stephens married on 23 November 1833 in Rye, Sussex.  (They were not my direct ancestors.)

Samuel Weeks was baptised on 26 March 1809 in Wadhurst, Sussex.  He was the son of Samuel Weeks (1774-?) and Jane Groves.

Frances Stephens was born about 1817 in Wadhurst, Sussex.

When the 1841 census was recorded Samuel and Frances were living in Cousleywood, Wadhurst and he was then a 30 year old agricultural labourer and her age was recorded as 20.  Also with them were 2 children.

In 1851 the couple and 3 children were living in Cousleywood Street and Samuel was a 42 year old agricultural labourer.  Frances was then said to 34 years old and her place of birth was recorded as Wadhurst.

 

Samuel Weeks and Frances Stephens had 3 known children:

  1. Frances Weeks was born about 1837.  She was 4 years old in 1841.  She was a 13 year old scholar in 1851.

  2. Josiah Weeks was born in the third quarter of 1839 in Wadhurst.  In 1841 he was a year old.  He was an 11 year old scholar in 1851.

    Josiah married Ann Nash Manktelow in the fourth quarter of 1860 in the Ticehurst registration district.

    Ann was born about 1843 in Frant.

    When the 1871 census was recorded John and Ann were living at Pell Hill in Wadhurst.  He was said to be a 36 year old agricultural labourer and she was 28.  Also with them were their 4 children (Mary Ann, Harry, William and John) and unmarried 46 year old lodger, Thomas Golding.

    Josiah and Ann had the following children:

    1. Mary Ann Weeks was born about 1862 in Wadhurst.  In 1871 she was a 9 year old scholar.

    2. Harry Weeks was born about 1864 in Wadhurst.  In 1871 he was a 7 year old scholar.

    3. William Weeks was born about 1867 in Wadhurst.  In 1871 he was a 4 year old scholar.

    4. John Weekes was born about 1868/9 in Wadhurst.

      John married Alice Kennard in the second quarter of 1892 in the Ticehurst registration district.

      Alice was baptised on 8 November 1868 in Durrington, Sussex.  She was the daughter of George Kennard (c1833-?) and Barbara Walder (c1831-?).  Her father was born in Beddingham, Sussex and her mother in Lindfield.  When the 1871 census was recorded, Alice was 2 years old and living with her parents and 8 elder siblings at Windmill Cottage in Durrington, Sussex.  Her father was then a miller.  In 1881 she was an 11 year old scholar and living with her parents at Mill Cottage in Wadhurst.  Her father's occupation was then miller grinder.  At the time of the 1891 census she was 22 years old and living with her parents at Rock Robin in Wadhurst.

      When the 1901 census was recorded the couple and 3 daughters (Alice, Dorothy and Edith) were living at 4 Kingsbury Street, Brighton.  They were both said to be 30 years old.  John was a carman and gave his place of birth as Wadhurst and Alice said she was born in Worthing.

      John and Alice had the following daughters:

      1. Alice Amelia Weekes was born in the first quarter of 1894 in Wadhurst.  She was 7 years old in 1901.  In 1911 she was 17 years old.

      2. Dorothy Barbara Weekes was born in the third quarter of 1895 in Wadhurst.  She was a 5 years old in 1901.  In 1911 she was 15 years old.

        Dolly married Wilhelm Nitsche in the third quarter of 1914 in Brighton.

        Wilhelm worked as a chef/cook in a London Hotel.  The family went to Germany and remained there.

        Wilhelm and Dorothy had the following sons:

        1. Deric William J. Nitsche was born on 30 April 1915 in Stockwell Road, Brixton, over what was to become Pride & Clarke Motorcycles.  He died in the first quarter of 1978 in the Lambeth registration district.  Derek returned to England and possibly lived with his mother's family his Brighton.  His mother wrote to him from Germany up until the 1960's.

          Derek married Elsie Edith Trott, nee Back in 1947.

          Derek and Elsie had twin sons:

          1. Alan Nitsche

          2. John Nitsche

        2. Jack Nitche

      3. Edith Rosetta Weekes was born in the first quarter of 1898 in Brighton.  When the 1901 census was recorded she was 3 years.  In 1911 she was 13 years old.

      4. Ivy Gladys Weekes was born in the third quarter of 1901 in Brighton.  She was 9 years old in 1911.

  3. Jane Weeks was born about 1843 in Wadhurst.  She was an 8 year old scholar in 1851.

 

 

1911 census - 47 Jubilee Street, Brighton, Sussex (RG14PN5138 RG78PN227 RD79 SD2 ED18 SN128)

John Weekes, Head, Married, M, 44, Gard Foreman, born Wadhurst

Alice Weekes, Wife, Married 19 years, F, 40, For Household, born Worthing

Alice Amelia Weekes, Daughter, F, 17, Removals etc, born Wadhurst

Dorothy Barbara Weekes, Daughter, F, 15, born Wadhurst

Edith Rosetta Weekes, Daughter, F, 13, born Brighton

Ivy Gladys Weekes, Daughter, F, 9, born Brighton

 

STEVENS          WEEKS

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