Weekes family

This family name has been spelled variously as Weeks, Wickes, Wykes, etc. With regards to the origin of the Weekes name, there are various theories. In 1994 an article was published in an English Newspaper, the Bromley and Kentish Times: "The volume of evidence points to Weekes having been a close relative to Wiox, Wykes and Wicks and wholly had referance to the place of abode. There are many parishes of Week and Wick, they are to be found in Somerset, Devonshire, Worcestershire, Gloucestershire and Glamorgan. The word itself means a bay, a small port, or a village by the side of a river. This seems to have been the chief source of the surname. No doubt others owed it to a variant of the old word Wykes, which indicated a home."

Thomas Weekes emigrated to America in 1635. Upon the organization and reception by the Connecticut Colony of the towns of Huntington, Setauk and Oyster Bay, in 1662, Thomas Weekes was appointed constable of Huntington and under the Charter of Connecticut, which claimed the eastern end of the island (Long Island) as its jurisdiction. In the May succeeding this appointment all the towns on Long Island were notified to attend the General Court of Connecticut by their representatives. Weekes appeared and took the oath with twenty-two others. ... more

Headstone of William Wickes in Welford, England (d:1672)

  • A1. Richard Weekes, m. Jane Prideaux;
    • B1. Richard Weekes;
      • C1. Richard Weekes;
        • D1. William Weekes, m. Arminell Yeo;
          • E1. Simon Weekes, m. Arminell Stukeley;  ==>  St.Leger family
            • F1. Francis Weekes, lvd:1590/1637, m. Wilmot Coffin;  ==>  Coffin family
              • G1. Thomas Weekes, lvd:1612/1671, m. Isabella Harcourt;

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