The name WEEKES is derived from:- (English) From the Old English means "dweller in an outlying settlement (dependent on a larger village)".
Known Direct WEEKES Ancestors Click on a name to view family tree and known events for that person
mar: 19 Oct 1633
mar: 27 July 1670
mar: 1 Oct 1705
mar: 10 Mar 1728.9
mar: 6 Aug 1739
mar: 22 Jan 1757
mar: 22 Jun 1774
mar: 1 Aug 1793
mar: 19 Apr 1821
mar: 18 Nov 1856
mar: 27 Mar 1878
WEEKES Family Logo - Inherited from the "WEEKES of Honichurch" who the family
believed they were descended from. Although this ancestry is highly
probable, no positive proof has been found.
The WEEKES family history goes back to the civil war, and very probably a long time before that.
A collection of family papers is held by the Devon Record Office, recording property transactions since 1637, these list many names and relationships.
More recently, 5x gt William moved from the family home in Chagford (East of Dartmoor) to Bradstone (West) when he married Ann WILLIAMS. William was very successful, and bought large properties (farms) in nearby Lamerton, which his son and grandson (both Walters) farmed.
William's will ensured that his estate eventually passed through the eldest male line, thus when 4x gt Walter died in 1857, his nephew claimed the entire family estates in Lamerton, leaving comparitively little for our 'side' of the family.
The will also refers to "legitimate issue of the body of [his grandchildren]", as gt grandfather Walter John WEEKES was not "legitimate issue" this further reduced our chances of getting anything from the estate!.
WEEKES family Links/ Resources
WEEKES family Tree :
WEEKES family logo :
John WEEKES's tomb (1592) South Tawton, Devon - Anyone we know ?
WEEKES family graves (1) :
WEEKES family graves (2) :
Chagford (St Michael) Church :
Views of Bridestowe Church (2005)