Ancestors of Mandy Willard

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Samuel WEEKS (1813-?)

and Barbara WELLS (1817-1856)

and Mary (?-?)


Samuel Weeks and Barbara Wells married on 2 April 1834 in Mayfield, Sussex.  After Barbara's death he married Mary sometime before or about 1857.  (They were not my direct ancestors.)

Samuel Weeks was born on 10 September 1813 in Wadhurst, Sussex.  He was the son of John Weeks (1776-?) and Philadelphia Akehurst.

Barbara Wells was baptised on 29 June 1817 in Mayfield, Sussex.  She was the duaghter of James Wells and Elizabeth.  She died aged 39 years and was buried on 24 June 1856 in Wadhurst.

Mary's date and place of birth/baptism are unknown, to me.

At the time of the 1861 census Samuel was living at 6 Quarry Cottages in Tunbridge Wells, Kent, along with his wife  Mary and children.  Also with them were 4 step children with the surname Bond or Bones.  When the 1881 census was recorded Samuel was a carpenter living at 1 Albert Cottages in Tonbridge, Kent.  Also with him was his 56 year old wife Passna Weekes (as per the on-line census transcript) and son Albert.  Passna was said to have been born in Ticehurst.


Samuel Weeks and Barbara Wells had 8 known children:

  1. Mary Ann Weeks was baptised on 18 May 1834 in Mayfield, when her father was a labourer of Doozes in Mayfield.

  2. Charlotte Weeks was baptised on 10 April 1836 in Mayfield.

  3. John Weeks was baptised on 28 April 1838 in Mayfield.  In 1881 he was a police constable living at 13 Exmouth Road in Portsea, Hampshire, along with wife Charlotte and 2 year old son Reuben John Weeks.

  4. George Weeks was baptised on 29 March 1840 in Mayfield.

  5. Sarah Ann Weeks was born about 1845 in Wadhurst.  The birth of a Sarah Ann Weeks was registered in the second quarter of 1843 in the Ticehurst district.  She married William Crawford in 1868.

  6. Philly Weeks was born about 1846 in Wadhurst.

  7. Emma Weeks was born in the second quarter of 1848 in Wadhurst.  When the 1871 census was recorded she was working as a domestic servant in Burgess Hill, Sussex.

    Emma married Albert King in the first quarter of 1876 in Fareham, Hampshire.

    By 1881 the couple were living at 14 Collingwood Road in Portsmouth, Hampshire and Albert was a police constable.  He had been a gardener before joining the police service.  They had moved to 52 Collingwood Road by the time of the 1891 census and also living with them was their adopted daughter Beatrice M. Billing.  All three were still at number 52 when the 1901 census was recorded and Albert was then a police inspector.

  8. William O. Weeks was born about 1850 in Wadhurst.


Samuel Weeks and Mary had 3 known children:

  1. Maria Ann Weeks was born about 1857.

  2. Albert Weeks was born about 1861 in Tunbridge Wells.  In 1881 he was a 20 year old plumber, painter and glazier.  He married Annie who was born about 1855.  When the 1891 census was recorded Annie was living alone at 42 Western Road in Tunbridge Wells.  In 1901 the couple were together at 93 St. James Road in Tunbridge Wells and Albert was the a house painter.

  3. Alice Louisa Weeks was born about 1864 in Tunbridge Wells.  In 1881 she was a kitchemaid at The Vicarage in Fairlight, Sussex.

    Alice married Alfred William before the recording of the 1891 census.

    Alfred was born about 1845 in Maidstone, Kent and was a blacksmith.

    At the time the 1891 census was recorded the couple were living with her parents at 1 Albert Cottages in Tunbridge Wells.  By 1901 the family were living at Hill View, Grosvenor Villas in Tunbridge Wells.

    Alfred and Alice had the following children:

    1. Alfred T. Williams was born in 1890.

    2. Daisy Helen Williams was born in 1891.

    3. Sydney Williams was born in 1899.


Many thanks to the following for additions to this page:

Rona Benson

WEEKS          WELLS

This page was reviewed on 8 April 2012