Ancestors of Mandy Willard
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and Ann PIPER (1805-1841)
and Caroline GUEST (c1808-1872)
and Ann Piper married on Monday 20 June 1825 in Mayfield, Sussex.
He was then of Mayfield and she of Ticehurst, Sussex. William also
married Caroline Baldock on 13 November 1845 in Mayfield. She
was then a widow and her father was named as Joseph Guest.
(They were not my direct ancestors.)
William Weeks was baptised on 4
April 1804 in Wadhurst, Sussex. He was the son of
(1776-?) and Philadelphia Akehurst. He died aged 74 and was buried on 8 May
1879 in Wadhurst. He married twice.
Ann Piper was baptised on 29 June
1806 in Ticehurst, Sussex. She was the daughter of George Piper and
Mary Martin. She died aged 36 and was buried on 8 October 1841 in
Wadhurst. In the 1841 census her name was recorded as Mary Ann, but
she was baptised and married as Ann, and her name was Ann against the birth
registrations of her children at the Shovers Green Baptist Chapel.
Caroline Guest was born about 1808/9 in Ticehurst. She was the
daughter of Joseph Guest and Ann Ford. Caroline died aged 62 years and was buried on 10 December 1872 in Wadhurst.
She had previously married William Baldock - they will have
their own page.
and Ann Piper had 9 known children:
Henry Weeks was born on 2 October 1825 in Mayfield and his birth was
registered at the Shovers Green Baptist Chapel in Wadhurst. He was not
living with his parents when the 1841 census was recorded, nor can I find
him in the 1881 census.
William Weeks was born on 3 April 1827 in
Wadhurst and buried there on 18 July 1832, when he was 5 years old.
His birth was also registered at the Shovers Green Baptist Chapel.
John Weeks was born on 18 May 1829 in Wadhurst.
He was living with his parents when the 1841 census was recorded.
Mary Weeks was born on 7 October 1831 in
Wadhurst. She was living with her parents when the 1841 census was
was baptised on 8 May 1835 in Wadhurst. He married
Isabella Boorman (1839-1902) in 1857. (They have their own
Eliza Weeks was born on 6 July 1837 in
Wadhurst. She was living with her parents in 1841, but not when the
1851 census was recorded.
Horace Weeks was born about May 1838. He
died aged 7 months and was buried on 20 November 1838 in Wadhurst.
James Weeks was born about October 1839.
He died aged 6 weeks was buried on 6 December 1839 in Wadhurst.
Ellen Weeks was born on Tuesday 8 December 1840
in Wadhurst, when her father was an agricultural labourer. The 1841
census enumerator would seem to have recorded her name as 5 month old
Elizabeth Weeks. She died aged 24 years on Thursday 17 August
As Helen Weeks she married
George Kemp on Sunday
29 May 1859 in Wadhurst. Neither Ellen or George could sign their names.
The witnesses to the marriage were George Weeks and Ruth Baldock.
(George and Ellen were the Great Grandparents of Tom Kemp.)
George was born about 1836 in Wadhurst and was the son of
Thomas Kemp (c1812-1858) and
Eliza Kitchenham (1814-1909).
and Caroline Guest had 3 known children:
Reuben Weeks was born in
the third quarter
1847 in Wadhurst. In 1861 he was a house boy living in Cousley Wood
Reuben married Ruth Mabb in 1868.
born about 1849 in Wadhurst. When the 1861 census was recorded she
was living with her Uncle John Mabb (c1809-?) and his wife Mary
At the time of the 1871 census the couple were living
with her parents in Stone Cross, Wadhurst. In 1881 the family were living
Tunbridge Wells Road in Wadhurst and Reuben was then a master carpenter
employing 5 men. By 1891 they had moved to Tenterden, Kent and
Reuben was still a carpenter and also a Baptist Minster. The couple
were living in Hainult Lodge in Tenterden when the 1901 census was
recorded he was a builder and a Baptist Minster
living in Tenterden, Kent.
Reuben and Ruth had 9 known children:
Ada Weeks was born about 1870 in Wadhurst.
Arthur Weeks was born 1871 in Wadhurst. In 1901 he was a
builder and contractor living in Tenterden, along with wife Emily and 5
Reuben Weeks was born about 1874 in Wadhurst. By 1901 he
was an unmarried house painter living in Tenterden, but not with his
Albert Weeks was born about 1877 in Wadhurst. His birth may
have been registered as Albert William Weeks in the first quarter of
1876 and he may have died aged 5 in 1881.
Ernest Weeks was born about 1879 in Wadhurst.
Frank Weeks was born 1881 in Wadhurst. In 1901 he was a
carpenter living with his parents.
Ruth Weeks was born about 1884 in Wadhurst.
Mercy Weeks was born about 1886 in Tenterden.
John Weeks was born about 1890 in Tenterden.
Philadelphia Weeks was
born in the first quarter 1850 in Wadhurst. She died aged 5 years and was buried on
5 July 1855 in Wadhurst.
Albert Walter Weeks was
born about 1853 in Wadhurst. He was with his parents when the 1861
census was recorded and again in 1871 when he was a bricklayer's labourer.
To begin with this family group caused a
few problems! I had thought that William had first married Ann, then
Mary Ann and then Caroline. But then decided that Ann and Mary Ann
were one and the same, and that the William Weeks married to Caroline was
another William, therefore, two couples. The reason begin that the
details on the 1841 and 1851 census didn't match up to well:
1841 - Park Pitt, Wadhurst (ref HO 107/1116, folio
29, page 10)
William Weeks, 35, Ag Lab, born Sussex
Mary Ann Weeks, 35, born Sussex
John Weeks, 12, born Sussex
continued on next page (ref HO 107/1116, folio 30, page 11)
Mary Weeks, 10, born Sussex
George Weeks, 6, born Sussex
Eliza Weeks, 4, born Sussex
Elizabeth Weeks, 5mths, born Sussex
1851 - Muddles Cottage,
William Weeks, Hd, M, 45,
Ag Lab, born Wadhurst
Caroline Weeks, Wi, M,
43, born Ticehurst
William Weeks, So, U, 20,
Ag Lab, born Ticehurst
George Weeks, So, U, 17,
Ag Lab, born Wadhurst
Sarah Weeks, Da, U, 14,
Employed at Home, born Ticehurst
Joseph Weeks, So, U, 10,
Ellen Weeks, Da, U, 9,
twin, born Ticehurst
John Weeks, So, U,
9,twin, born Ticehurst
Reuben Weeks, So, U, 3,
Philadelphia Weeks, Da,
U, 1, born Wadhurst
But then Tom Kemp found the family in the 1861
1861 - 1 Muddles Cottage, Wadhurst
William Weeks, Head, M, 56, Ag Lab,
Caroline Weeks, Wife, M, 52, born
John Baldock, Son, U, 19, Ag Lab, born
Albert Weeks, Son, U, 7, Scholar, born Wadhurst
Which made him wonder where Baldock came from.
Tom then searched through the 1841 Ticehurst census (previously we had
expected to find William Weeks and Caroline in Ticehurst in 1841, but they
were not there.) But, Tom found the following, which has been the key
to unravelling the above:
1841 - Ticehurst
William Baldock, 30, Ag Lab, born Sussex
Caroline Baldock, 29, born Sussex
William Baldock, 10, born Sussex
Joseph Baldock, 2, born Sussex
Rhoda Baldock, 8, born Sussex
Ruth Baldock, 6, born Sussex
Sarah Baldock, 4, born Sussex
So what would seem to have happened is that when the
1851 Wadhurst census was recorded some of the Baldock children were down as
1861 - Village, Wadhurst
Ruth Baldock, 25, Servant, born Wadhurst
Many thanks to
the following for additions to this page:
Rona Benson Tom Kemp
This page was reviewed on 8 April 2012