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Grandfather came from England (Kent) to US in 1850's. Great grandfather was a master builder, Sittingborn, Medway, Cliffe. Have been told that name came from Viking word for bay or inlet. English relatives all have red hair. I am half German, quarter English, quarter Scotch-Irish. Mother's maiden name Thompson.
Thomas Ray Weekes,
Sat 28 Dec 2002 02:11:26
I have just found this site and am signing in after browsing for only a few minutes as I am quite enthralled. This site looks very comprehensive and is like finding an Aladdin's Cave. My great-great grandmother was Anne Wykes. She married George Potterton at St Margaret's Parish Church at Belgrave, Leicester, in 1828. Anne's father was Wiliam Wykes and he married "Mary", but I have no other details and this is where I am stuck. I have already seen that there are possibilities as these first names are quite common. Interestingly, among Anne's children were a John Wykes Potterton, George Wykes Potterton and my great-grandfather Thomas Wykes Potterton. Another three of her children were not given the name Wykes as their middle name. Incidentally, I have a lot of info on the Potterton family derived from Yorkshire, but moved down mainly to Leics and Lincs. I am now going to indulge in your site. Best wishes
Sun 29 Dec 2002 16:53:39
Wow, what a wonderful site! Well done! I am a great, great grandaughter of James & Susan Wykes, grandaughter of Ern Wykes (Fardy) of Bournewood - Yeoval, NSW Australia & daughter of Os Wykes.
Margo-Lynne Lee (nee Wykes),
Wed 01 Jan 2003 12:31:09
Hi Harry, It's know it's been some time since you contacted me but we've had a new edition to the family, a little girl called Chelsea. Everythings pretty much back to normal again, and I would like to add my info to your list. Could you please advise about putting it on to GEDCOM? Best wishes, Tracy Cooper (nee Wykes)
Tracy Cooper (nee Wykes),
Thu 16 Jan 2003 11:49:11
my dad signed this site on page 2 from, i just wanted to say that i love the site
Matthew Wykes,
Thu 16 Jan 2003 16:15:18
I just found your site & cannot believe my luck!!!! Wonderful job. Hello from Ontario Canada. We are almost certain that Solomon Weeks & Polly Meddler are the parents of our Isaac Weeks (1780 - 1851) who came to Prince Edward County, Ontario, Canada, from Oyster Bay, New York, but have not been able to prove it. Any help out there? Thank you for the colourful history lesson. Please do not use your REPLY button to respond. For some reason Sympatico has my e-mail address wrong when you try this. I'm sorry to say you'll have to FORWARD any messages. Donna.
Donna Weeks,
Sat 18 Jan 2003 06:12:24
I love it. I Love it. I love it... I have been looking for various info on the Weeks family and name for a few years now, and I think I just hit the jackpot. As I read down some previous posts in the guest book, I noticed someone claiming to be related to me thru Leonard Weeks... Amazing. And how many more can there be???
David B Weeks,
Sat 18 Jan 2003 19:30:07
According to information in an aunt's prayer book, my husband's great-grandmother, Mary Wykes, was second cousin to the Duke of Bedford alive in 1863 (probably William, 8th Duke). Mary married an Irish Catholic in about 1850 and prior to her marriage, lived in Woburn Abbey. Duke and brother had no heir and wanted to raise Mary's youngest son, Michael Denmark Dillon, when he was about 2 years old and his mother died in approximately 1865 and give him the name Russell, which was his grandmother's name and make him heir but his father said no. Does anybody have any more knowledge about this? I have checked through a history of the Russells/Duke of Bedford on the web but can find nothing to confirm this.
Thu 23 Jan 2003 21:07:31
A fabulous site. I am trying to find a Wykes "in reverse". She was my mother's cousin born Hannah Garret in 1898 in Atherstone, Warwickshire and married a Wykes, I believe from the Northampton area. He died after WWII but before 1945 and their only child "Marjie Daw" (presumably Marjory Dorothy) died aged about seven sometime around 1930. Any help would be much appreciated.
John Oxley,
Wed 29 Jan 2003 15:15:33
Greetings, I am a Wicks from South Africa (now resident in the UK) and can trace our roots back to a certain ROBERT WICKS who sailed to South Africa from the UK with the 1820 british settlers. Wonder if anyone has any link ?
Graham Wicks,
Wed 05 Feb 2003 16:03:47

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