|We are still trying to find a "Charles" Wykes, born 1850, Spratton,Northamptonshire. He had a brother William and sister Mary. William and his family migrated to Australia in 1877. We have no idea what happened to Charles. Would appreciate any help in finding out what happened to Charles...
Maureen and Neil Wykes,
Sun 24 Oct 2004 05:56:26
Good site. I found a namesake but what I really want are descendants of Robert Weeks, blacksmith of Bristol.1840, and his son of the same name who moved to Newport, Mon. In the 1901 census I found family under Wicks though we never used that name. I think the census was taken by an incompetent recorder in their area as Shadrach Weeks became Shaddick Wicks.
Sat 30 Oct 2004 12:05:36
fantastic site and so many Wykeses both in the u.k. and overseas my eldest son now living in Sydney is in good company,if anyone has information regarding the Wykes line of my Grandfather Edward Wykes, married to Rhoda? in the early 1900s living in the Highmoor area of Henley on Thames and working as a gamekeeper at the time I would be most pleased to hear from them, thanks for the site what a massive effort,
Sun 31 Oct 2004 16:40:21
The man who bought North Wyke from Stanbury in 1939 was my father, G.H. Lupton (not Luxton). He farmed there throughout the War.
Thu 11 Nov 2004 20:30:32
GGGGGGGGG Grandson of Joseph Weeks (16??-1716/17)of Westmorland,Co. Virgina. Neighbor to the Washington family who's property was adjacent to Joseph's 40 years prior to George Washington's birth. The mistery here is of course is , where was Joseph born, and when. I suspect he came over on one of the many ship's coming to the new colonies at the time from England. His education would indicate that was educated elswhere, and he could not have been educated in the New Colonies to be a lawyer, saveyor, and plantation owner, with a library full of Latin and Greek books. Any help(Deo valentic)could mean...we are related. Remember in Genealogy always...Praesta et persta (undertake & persevere), Deo vultis.
James Frank Weeks,
Mon 15 Nov 2004 01:28:58
The family are trying to find out more about Simon weekes b.1838 in Iddesleigh Devon. married to a Mary? B1842. children believed to be Mabel b.1886 Samuel b.1882(a horseman) Elizabeth b.? Elizabeth gave birth to my grandad Ernest Edward Weekes on 11 March 1893at Ely Nursing home Stratford. She was a domestic servant. He was illegitimate and father unknown, left to the care of an aunt known only as Mrs Caterer. He was placed in Barnardos when aged 7. Simon Weekes was a carrier and mary a dressmaker. Cannot find any other info on this side of family. perhaps someone can help? thanks LORNA.
Mon 15 Nov 2004 14:30:26
Hi Harry, when I started looking for the Wykes family I had no idea where they came from. I knew that my grandfather was born in South Africa and came to England when he was 12. Ironically by following my grandmother's line I found that my Great Grandfather was born in Deptford and that his parents, William and Elizabeth are from Spratton in Northamptonshire. Your estwhile work has enable me to track the family back to the Roger Wickes from ABT 1550. thank you. I would still be grateful if anyone has any info on the Wykes families in South Africa.
Wed 17 Nov 2004 23:39:35
if anyone has any info on an Arthur Wykes who died about 9ish years ago at the age of 92, from around the Hinckley(Leicestershire)area I would be very greatful. Very interesting site
Fri 19 Nov 2004 11:23:26
In ‘The Ancient Family of Wyke’ by Rev Wykes-Finch, on your web-site, he mentions on pp10-11 “... Earl Robert had at least four sons we know from the Norman Rolls, viz. Waleran, Peter, Henry, and William. ...and both Waleran and Peter, sons of Robert the Earl, are called "de Mellent" in the Norman Rolls. ...Peter, the second son, was rector of Spettisbury and dean of Wimborne, in Dorset.” This puzzles me as the earliest rector I know of ( as told by Hutchins in his History of Dorset) is 1295 Thomas persona de Spectebury (no other name given). Although Hutchins does say earlier that “ Later (ie some time after 1986) the whole estate, or manor, came into the possession of the Earl of Mellent and Leicester, and in the reign of Henry I (1l00-1135} Robert of that family gave it to the monks of St Peter de Pratellis, Pratel or Preaux, an Abbey of the Benedictine Order, in Normandy. “ If Rev Wykes is correct, then Peter is a rector that no researcher into Spetisbury Church has discovered. Could you tell me if you have any supporting evidence for this? And what date it would be? Thank you
Sat 20 Nov 2004 19:55:14
hello im helping research our tree i will be popping in from time to time for the forum hope to be talking soon
julie hehir nee wykes,
Sun 21 Nov 2004 23:53:20