ANDREWS FAMILY TREE

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This is the family tree of my father Dudley John Andrews who was born on the 28th of May 1929 and died on the 18th of April 2010 at the age of 80.

Family relationships within the tree are with regards to myself, Stephen Andrews.

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Eighth Generation (5th Great Grand Parents)

Matthew Weakley & Mary Howlit

Sarah Weakley (1776 – 1851)
Henry Isaac (1813 – 1842)
Elizabeth Isaac (1841 – 1911)
John Andrews (1883 – 1942)
John Henry Andrews (1907 - 1971)
Dudley John Andrews (1929 - 2010)
Stephen Michael Andrews (1959 – )
 
George II (1727 – 1760)                 House of Hanover (1714 - 1901)
George III (1760 – 1820)
George IV (1820 – 1830)
 
Matthew Weakley
Matthew is the son of John Weakley and Mary Hillyard and was baptised on the 1st of April 1753 in All Saints’ Parish Church in Martock in Somerset.  He was buried, probably in All Saints’, on the 15th of December 1826 at the of 73.
 
Matthew is also known as Weakly.
 
In this year, 1753;
  • 7th June, the British Museum is established in London by an Act of Parliament.
 
Martock is about four miles from Kingsbury Episcopi where Ann is from.  It was known in the Domesday Book of 1086 as Mertoch.  It means 'Rising bright from the shining sea' from the Old English 'meretorht'.  It was the property of Queen Eagdith, wife of Godwin and mother of Earl Harold, Harold II.  By 1066 it was the property of Queen Edith, wife of Edward the Confessor.  The word root, 'Mer' can also refer to a 'boundary or shore line' from the Old English 'maere'.  It is possible that the name included the Old English element 'stoc' meaning 'by a lake'.
 
An alternative theory to the origin of the name comes from the Old English words 'mart' meaning market and 'ac' for oak.  This might relate to an oak tree on the spot now occupied by the Market House or more precisely the column there.
 
Dating from the 13th century All Saints' Anglican Church is the Parish Church of Martock and is a Grade I listed building.  The church was acquired by the Treasurer of Wells Cathedral in 1227 and he became the rector and patron of the church, living in the Treasurer's House.  The tower dates from around 1505, in four stages, with offset corner buttresses to the full height of the tower, to replace the previous one over the central crossing.  At the same time the rest of the church was also restored and expanded. This expansion was paid for by Lady Margaret Beaufort. 
In July 1645 the church was used as a billet and damaged by the troops of Oliver Cromwell after a battle at Bridgwater, this included the removal of the statues of saints from niches in the clerestory.  The church was in the early 1800s, and also in 1883–84 when a new pulpit was installed.  The interior includes a stucco plaster altar and an organ which was previously in Wells Cathedral.
In 1919 the Lady Chapel was restored and furnished, and a screen added across the aisle arch. In 1921 the Jacobean altar table, which had long been used as a vestry table, was repaired and replaced as the High Altar.
All Saints' Martock
 
Matthew and Mary married on the 28th of August 1774 in Martock, both of them were aged 21.  The marriage is likely to have taken place in All Saints’ Church.  At the time of the wedding Matthew was working as a labourer.
 
The following year the couple celebrated the birth of their first child William, who was either born or baptised on the 8th of May 1775 in Martock.  Tragically William did not survive long and he died that year.
 
The following year, 1776, and Sarah their first daughter was born in Martock.  In 1778 the couple had another son and again called him William.
 
On the 17th of September 1780 in All Saints’ Church they christened a daughter Maria.  The entry on the baptism register gives their name as Weakly.
 
Two years later and the couple baptised another daughter, Martha in All Saints’ in November.  According to the register she was born on the 17th of October 1782.  The same register shows that unfortunately Martha was buried on the 24th of January 1783, she was just three months old.
 
It had been believed, on some Ancestry trees, that in 1784 the couple had another daughter who they christened Martha, but the register appears to show the name Matthew and Mary Toodley.  So this ‘potential’ daughter has been discounted.
 
In 1789 tragedy hit the family when first, Mary was buried on the 18th of January in All Saints’ at the age of 36, then secondly a female child of Matthew Weakley was buried on the 8th of March.  It seems plausible that Mary died in childbirth and that the child was never baptised and she too died just weeks later.  As there are letter P’s by the their names on the register it would suggest that the family were paupers, as were most of the people who were buried and are listed on the same page of the register.  This suggests that the community of Martock at the time was poor.
 
Four years after being widowed Matthew married for a second time to 47 year-old Elizabeth Haydon in Martock on the 22nd of August 1793.  Matthew was 40 at the time.
 
In 1805 Matthew’s daughter, Maria married John Parks in Martock on the 20th of January.  Both of the newlyweds, who were 25 years-old at the time of the wedding, signed the marriage with their marks suggesting that they were illiterate.
 
 In 1809 Matthew was widowed again when Elizabeth, his second wife, passed away at the age of 63.  She was buried on the 14th of November in All Saints’ Church.
 
 
On the 15th of April 1811 Matthew’s 35 year-old daughter, Sarah married 54 year-old Abraham Isaac in All Saints’ Church in Martock.  Sarah went on to be a school mistress which suggests that she was probably literate.
 
Following Sarah’s wedding Matthew had his own marriage banns read on the 29th of December 1811 and into the new year on the 5th and 12th of January.  The wedding took place on the 3rd of April 1812 in All Saints’ Church.  Matthew was marrying for a third time and on this occasion someone much younger than him, he was 59 years-old and his bride, Ruth Prigg was just 33 years old.  Both were living in the parish at the time and both signed the marriage with their marks.
 
Two years after the marriage and Matthew was a father again at the age of 61 when William was born in 1814.  This means that Matthew has two children called William, though the one he had with Mary died on the 8th of December 1814, so it is possible that the William born to Ruth was after his death.
 
In 1822 Matthew was a father again when Ruth gave birth to John.
 
Matthew died in 1826 and was buried on the 15th of December in All Saints’.  He had lived all his life in Martock and worked as a labourer.  On John his soldier son wedding certificate in 1860 he is given as being a labourer.
 
Matthew and Mary Howlit married on the 28th of August 1774 in Martock.
Children from this marriage were:
i.     William Weakley – (8/5/1775 – 1775)
ii.    Sarah Weakley – (1776 – 1851)
iii.   William Weakley – (1778 – 8/12/1814)
iv.   Maria Weakley – (1780 – 1848)
v.    Martha Weakley – (17/10/1782 – 1783)
vi.   Female Weakley – (1789 – 1789)
 
 
Matthew and Elizabeth Haydon married on the 22nd of August 1793 in Martock.
There were no children from this marriage.
 
Matthew and Ruth Prigg married on the 3rd of April 1812 in All Saints’ Parish Church in Martock.
Children from this marriage were:
i.     William Weakley – (1814 – 1893)
ii.    John Weakley – (1822 – 1866)
 
Noted events in his life were:
*  Living: 28 August 1774, Martock, Somerset.
*  Occupation: 28 August 1774, Labourer.
*  Living: 3 April 1812, Martock, Somerset.
 
 
Mary Howlit                          end of lineage
Mary was born in Martock in Somerset in 1753 and was buried  in All Saints’ Parish Church in Martock on the 18th of January 1789 at the of 36.
 
Elizabeth Haydon - 2nd Wife                 
Elizabeth was born in Somerset in 1746 and was buried  in All Saints’ Parish Church in Martock on the 14th of November 1809 at the of 63.
 
It isn’t known if she was a spinster or a widow at the time of the marriage.
 
Ruth Prigg - 3rd Wife
Ruth was born in Martock in Somerset in 1779 and died in the village in 1841 at the age of 62.  On the 1841 census she was living with her mother, Ann Prigg in North Street in Martock.

 

 

Ancestors

 
7th Generation 8th Generation 9th Generation  
4th Great Grandparents 5th Great Grandparents 6th Great Grandparents  
       
    Matthew Weakley (1695 - 1739)  
  John Weakley (1722 - 1767)    
    Joanne Hillier (1695 - 1746)  
Matthew Weakley (1753 - 1826)      
       
  Mary Hillyard (1725 - 21/8/1777)    
       
       
Mary Howlit* (1753 - 1789)