|I've just found out that two of my ancestors moved over to America in the late19c. They were Tamar Wyke who married Albert Helliwell and Martin Wyke who married a scot by the name of Margaret. I now know Tamar had a daughter, Eleanor and Martin had three children Charles,Marian and Albert. I think Albert died this year in Peabody Mass. If you are related to these people please get in touch.
Sun 14 Aug 2005 20:08:50
Here's hoping,..... I am researching the descendants of Henry James Weekes from Ticehurst/Hurst Green in East Sussex, I love the site.
Marcus James Weekes,
Thu 25 Aug 2005 17:49:15
I am directly descended from Francis Weekes, who emigrated to America about 1630-35 and is interred at Oyster Bay, NY. I believe Francis may possibly have been born about 1616 at Broadwood Kelly and baptised at Honeychurch. I have quite good records on his American descendants, but nothing on his English antecedents. Can you help me?
Robert Doughty Weeks,
Sat 03 Sep 2005 16:52:25
Everytime I tell anyone my last name, I get remarks on how they have never heard of my last name before. It's great to know there is some history behind it!!
Tue 06 Sep 2005 19:33:29
Hi. I'm the son of Robert Craig Wix and the grandson of Robert Woodrow Wix and live in Parkersburg, West Virginia, US. From what we know, we're descendant from a Wix who came to WV from the Syracuse, NY area in the late 1800's whose parents were from England, but we're unable to find very much info beyond that. Anyway, it's a really great site and I loved reading up on the Wix Priory and I especially enjoyed the heralds page. Like all the other variations of the name, it's still fairly unique and always fun to find out more about our past. Keep up the good work!
Robert Craig Wix, Jr,
Fri 09 Sep 2005 15:28:17
Very nice site. I've known of the Wyke/Wych name for many years and even accessed this site before. I think there is a possibility my surname is a variant of Wych/Witch, turned into "Watch" in Somerset around 1600-1700; there are other, earlier instances of "Watch" but I've seen a couple 'suspicious' entries that look like "Witch" and "Watch" were names for the same person.
Sat 10 Sep 2005 05:09:15
A wonderful site and well set out. I have one myself but nowhere near the technical superiority of this site or with the information or wonderful touch of the distribution maps. Has anyone done any DNA testing to add to the information?
Sun 11 Sep 2005 15:43:53
im a wykes n proud. duno if im related 2 ne of u"s????
Wed 14 Sep 2005 14:29:04
Hi. My name is Stephen Wayne Wickes and I live in Kerang, Victoria, Australia (Postcode 3579). My father's name was Peter James Wickes (married to Margaret Dorothy Pitson)and his father was James George Wickes (married to Jessica Wells). I would love to find out more about my ancestry and have found this site very helpful. I would like to know where our variant directly descended from - did my ancestors immigrate from Ireland, England or from America? Thanks for the great site.
Sat 01 Oct 2005 04:23:12
CONGRATULATIONS on a great site! I'd never come across a fellow Wykes outside of Northamptonshire GB, so assumed we were just local. My father,Philip Millward Wykes, was born and raised in Spratton, and i've just moved back to the county. It's nice to see 'the family' is so diverse and well spread.I hope you all are well n happy! will keep watching to see who else turns up.
Tue 04 Oct 2005 12:54:12