|I was always interested in finding out where my name had come from but I didn't know it derived from the others shown on your web. pretty interesting
Wed 16 Sep 1998 06:40:29
My GGGrandfather named William W(h)ykes married Mary Brimblecombe in Honiton, Devon, in 1838, and on his marriage certificate, his name is WYKES, and his father shown as William Wykes, Ag. Lab. Mary Brimblecombe was born at Chagford, Devon, in 1818, and her first child was born there in 1839 and the name is recorded as Martha WHYKE. Four further children were born in Truro, Cornwall, in 1841, 1843, 1845 and 1847, but in 1848, William, aged 40 years, died in Kenwyn, Truro, Cornwall, and was buried as William WHYKES. I have been unable to pinpoint the location of his birth which by deduction should have been around 1807 to 1809, but suspect it was somewhere around the Chagford area of Devon. His occupation is given variously as "Potter", Earthenware Dealer", and "Pottery and Glass Dealer", etc which may indicate that he was itinerant and may have come from further afield. To date all my searches have come to naught. Shortly after William's death, Mary remarried, this time to a William Ellis, and produced another child. In 1851, they left my GGrandfather John Whykes, then aged 5 years, with his maternal grandparents in Chagford, and Mary & William Ellis brought the new babe, plus the other four Whykes children to Australia. They settled in Buninyong, a small village near the Ballarat Goldfields. My GGrandfather remained in Chagford serving an apprenticeship as a Tailor, and finally followed his Mother to Australia in 1867. I have been able to record over 900 direct descendants of William WHYKES. I am inclined to believe that the H in the family name may have originated from this gentleman, but with the possible changes offered by the inability of people to read and write, who can tell. I would appreciate any assistance or guidance that visitors can provide to get me past this stumbling block.
Fri 02 Oct 1998 06:04:45
Great browsing,but what about us up in the North. theres a Wyke village in Bradford, and a Wike village in Leeds.By the way the Hamilton comes from marriage.
Fri 23 Oct 1998 21:06:38
very interesting site for us Wykes'. I'll keep popping in.
Sun 25 Oct 1998 21:46:41
Greetings from Trois-Rivières-Ouest, Québec Canada. Very nice page.
Sun 01 Nov 1998 16:16:17
My father was Brian Weekes, son of Percival Weekes of Sydney, our family tree has not been traced and I would like to know if anyone has any information about my ancestry.
Sun 08 Nov 1998 05:27:14
Great site !! I am trying to connect to the Weeks' aroung the Binghamton, NY area. I lost my tree around 1815. G/G/G grandfather Calvin Weeks got killed in a logging accedent around 1826 in New Vestal, NY. Would love any help. Thanks for the Heraldry. I know there were sevral different crest. I was told that each household had it's own crest. It has now benn confermed. Keep up the great work.
Sat 14 Nov 1998 23:09:31
HI HARRY! MY MOTHER'S FAMILY ARE WYKES. SHE IS WANTING ME TO FIND ANY INFO REGARDING A JOHN WYKES WHO MARRIED A JANE SILK ON OCT. 25,1858 IN ROMFORD, ESSEX, ENGLAND. SHE THINKS THEIR CHILDRENS NAMES WERE ADDIE, ROBERT, LESTER, JOHN AND FRIEDA. SHE IS ALSO CURIOUS WHERE THEY MIGHT FIT IN TO YOUR TREE. ANY INFO WOULD BE INTERESTING TO HER FAMILY. THANKS!
Mon 16 Nov 1998 03:45:43
I am reasearching my Wix family line. I just found this site, and I am very excited. I hope I find the link.
Lillian B. Wix Varnell,
Fri 20 Nov 1998 20:04:49
What a really interesting site. Thank-you for making so much information available. If my dad ever reads this - what's your e-mail address???!
Katharine Mary Wykes,
Thu 26 Nov 1998 20:34:38