|Hi all, just passing through. You have a nice website. http://www.opencollege.info
Mon 10 May 2004 10:07:17
I've been researching MY Wykes family tree and need a bit of help. I'm trying to go back from an Edwin Ezra Wykes (b. 13 April 1865 in Mountsorrel) (not the Edwin E Wykes who stayed with his grandparents Charles & Elizabeth in 1881)he married Elizabeth Mary Smith in Loughborough in 1894, Edwins parents were Joseph and Hannah Wykes (nee Brown) but they were both dead by the time the 1881 census was taken so won't appear on it. Edwin Ezra was staying with his brother Charles and his wife Emma and their 2 sons when the 1881 census was taken but a typographical error shows him as being Edwin W. Wykes. I know his parents names but nothing about them so cannot go any further back. I thought I had the correct line with Edwin E. Wykes but it seems I am wrong. They lived in the Mountsorrel area of Leicestershire. Any help would be appreciated. Elaine xx
Thu 13 May 2004 08:03:58
Edwin Ezra's brother was in fact Arthur Robert, not Charles as aforementioned. Apologies for the mistake.
Thu 13 May 2004 10:09:42
Hi Harry! Greetings from Manila, Philippines! I have been browsing through your site and was a bit in awe that this name is actually a family name in Europe. I dont know if this has any relation to your names but my last name is WYCOCO. I remember being told that our surname came to be because of the union a European guy and a Chinese woman. I know that China got occupied by the British before and the Chinese has actually been part of Philippine history. I dont know how to study the origins of my family name and dont where to start either, but i am very fascinated by my surname. And to tell you honestly, people here call us Wykes or at least that's how our family shortens our family name - didnt even know that there are actually Wykes anywhere. Thanks! Would love to hear from you.
Wed 26 May 2004 19:48:34
I am still trying to find the origins of John H? Wykes. My grandfather, Glenn Culver Wykes (died in Saulte Ste. Marie, Michigan, USA in 1930), always told my dad, Leslie John Wykes (of Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA), that our Wykes line was Welsh. John H? Wykes was listed as a farmer on the marriage certificate of his son Charles William and Millicent Beardall of Nottinghamshire. The marriage date was about 1839 or so. I have some information on Millicent's family ancestors, but can't find anything more on John H? Does anyone have any information? How can I find out more about Welsh Wykeses? Thanks.
Sun 30 May 2004 00:12:41
One other thing, my son Dan (going by Dan Weekes-Hannah) is on TV in the UK at the moment, playing "Ved" in the series "The Tribe" which I believe screens on Sundays. It's made here in New Zealand ! Peter Weekes, (is this real???????????????????)
Mon 31 May 2004 09:40:56
Harry, By the looks of your guest book, you have created a monster! Thanks for all your hard work. I have compiled a CD of photos of this branch of the Wykes. If you would like a copy, send me your address and it is on its way. Best regards and thanks again. Brent Lemons (Wilma Wykes, Edwards Wykes etc)
Mon 31 May 2004 11:58:40
Hell all you other Wykes'!! I think im on page 24-25 of this guestobook but i thought id write in again! Havent been on this site in a while! I know what you mean Elaine,when you say we are misprnounced. Wicks, weeks,white!! How hard is it?! I used to live in Sibson in leicester, my father is Alan wykes, and his is William wykes ... and i cant remember the rest! So I'm probably related to most of you at some point since w're apparently such an uncommon bunch! Everyone's like "how do you spell that dear!?" I had a nice maths teacher who could prnounce it, she was nice. :-)
Fri 04 Jun 2004 17:20:08
I just looked back and discovered my very first message in the Visitors Book was Jan. 27, 1999 ... seems hard to believe it was that long ago and I think (someone slap me) I've only been in to check Visitor messages maybe 2x... perhaps because I've been much more distracted with the forum! :-) To any "newbies" seriously seeking to delve deeper, may I suggest you take full advantage of the website by joining the forum too? We are an excellent group of friendly folk who, not only won't bite but ... we might even be of help! hehe Cheers to all, Ronda WICKS (pronounce it and spell it however you like - I do! lol)
Sun 06 Jun 2004 07:16:02
I have heard about your web site and have finally come to visit. Very impressive! It was fun to see pictures of relatives and learn more about our families. I am the oldest son of Helen Louise Wykes, grandson of Edward Orme Wykes. I see that our part of the tree needs updating and would like to send you that information. Thanks for the trip done memory lane.
Fri 11 Jun 2004 04:09:53