Ancestors of Mandy Willard

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Thomas WEEKS (c1735-?)

and Mary (c1736-1821)


Thomas Weeks and Mary married sometime before or about 1769.  They may have married as Thomas Wicks and Mary Chandler on 25 October 1761 in Wadhurst, Sussex.  (They were not my direct ancestors.)

Thomas Weeks's date and place of birth/baptism are unknown, to me.  He died before December 1821.

Mary was born about 1736 and died aged 85 years when she was described as Mary Wicks widow of Wadhurst.  She was buried there on 31 December 1821.


Thomas Weeks and Mary had 6 known children:

  1. Elizabeth Weeks was baptised on 4 June 1769 in Wadhurst.

  2. James Weeks was baptised on 1 December 1771 in Wadhurst.

    James married Mary.

    In 1841, 70 year old James and 70 year old Mary were living at Riseden which was then in Wadhurst.  Also with them was 15 year old William Weeks and 5 year old Jesse Gibbs.

    When the 1851 census was recorded he was most probably the 80 year old James Weeks, a widower, living at Riseden Farm in Ticehurst along with his 25 year old granddaughter Ann Packam who was his housekeeper and 27 year old grandson William Weeks.  Both James and William were then farm labourers. 

    James and Mary may have had the following children:

    1. Mary Weeks was born on 16 September 1797 in Wadhurst.

    2. Ann Weeks was born on 3 January 1800 in Wadhurst.

    3. Hannah Weeks was baptised on 5 January 1806 in Wadhurst.  Hannah married William Gibb by banns on 12 May 1824 in Wadhurst.  They were both then of Wadhurst.

    4. Harriet Weecks married William Packham by banns on 25 August 1828 in Frant, Sussex.  He was a bachelor and she a spinster and they were both of Frant.

  3. Samuel Weeks was baptised on 6 March 1774 in Wadhurst.  He may have married twice, secondly to Jane Groves in 1800.  (They have their own page.)

  4. John Weeks was baptised on 18 February 1776 in Wadhurst.  He married Philadelphia Akehurst in 1797.  (They have their own page.)

  5. William Weeks was baptised in November 1777 in Wadhurst.  He died aged 53 and was buried on 18 March 1831 in Wadhurst.

  6. Andrew Weeks was baptised on 25 December 1780 in Wadhurst.  He married Elizabeth Bones in 1801.  (They have their own page.)




The 1761 marriage of Thomas Wicks and Mary Chandler was found in the Sussex marriage index and needs to be checked against the original parish register for further details.  If this was the marriage of Thomas and Mary, then there was most likely to have been other children born between 1761 and 1769, and again the parish register needs to be checked.

No possible baptisms for either Thomas Weeks/Wicks and Mary Chandler have been found in the IGI or the BVRI.  The East Sussex Baptism Index held at the East Sussex Record Office has yet to be checked.


Many thanks to the following for additions to this page:

Joy Beaton          Rona Benson


This page was reviewed on 8 April 2012