ANDREWS FAMILY TREE

   
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.

If you hold the copyright for any of the pictures that are in use, please contact me so I can attribute them or remove them.

 

Ninth Generation (6th Great Grand Parents)

John Weakley & Mary Hillyard

Matthew Weakley (1753 – 1826)
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 I (1714 – 1727)
George II (1727 – 1760)
George III (1760 – 1820)
 
John Weakley
John is the son of Matthew Weakley and Joane Hillier and was baptised on the 21st of January 1722, probably in All Saints’ Parish Church in Martock in Somerset.  He was buried, again probably in All Saints’ on the 1st of February 1767 at the of 45.
 
John is also known as Weakly.
 
In this year, 1723;
  • 25th February, Sir Christopher Wren, architect, astronomer and mathematician dies at the age of 90;
  • May, Parliament passes the Black Act making poaching a capital offence.
 
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
 
24 year-old John married 22 year-old Mary in Martock on the 16th of August 1747 presumably in All Saints’ Church.
 
Later that year on the 16th of December the couple baptised their first child, Robert in All Saints’.  Sadly Robert wasn’t to live long and he was buried two months later on the 12th of February 1748 in All Saints’.  The register shows that the family were from ‘Cote’, there does not appear to be such a place but there is Coat a village that today is about a mile from Martock.
 
Three years later and the couple are celebrating the christening of a second son, John on the 30th of January 1751 in All Saints’.  The register again gives ‘Cote’ by the couple’s name.
 
On the 8th of April 1753 John and Mary baptised their third son, Matthew in All Saints’.  Two years later on the 5th of December 1755 either Mary gave birth to another son or they christened a second son, Robert.
 
The next child that can be traced is their first daughter, Ann who was born or baptised on the 8th of June 1760 in Martock.
 
Seven years after the birth of Ann and John, at the age of 44, is buried on the 1st of February 1767 in All Saints’ Church.
 
On the 16th, 23rd and 30th of January 1774 marriage banns were published at All Saints’ Church between Mary’s 23 year-old labourer son, John to 22 year-old spinster Rebecca Locock.  But it wasn’t until a lot later in the year, on the 9th of October that she saw the wedding in the church.  Both John and Rebecca were from the parish and both signed the marriage with their marks showing that they were illiterate. 
 
Later that year on the 28th of August Mary was at the marriage of another labouring son, 21 year-old Matthew to 21 year-old Mary Howlit.
 
On the 21st of August 1777 Mary either died or was buried at the age of 52.
 
 
Noted events in their lives were:
*  Living: 16th December 1747, Coat, Martock, Somerset.  Robert’s baptism. 
*  Living: 30th January 1751, Coat, Martock, Somerset.  John’s baptism. 
 
Children from this marriage were:
i.     Robert Weakley – (1747 – 1748)
ii.    John Weakley – (1751 – 12/11/1792)
iii.   Matthew Weakley – (1753 – 1826)
iv.   Robert Weakley – (1755 – 1818)
v.    Ann Weakley – (1760 – 1800)
 
Mary Hillyard
Mary is the daughter of John Hellyor and Anna Syms and is believed to have been born in 1725 in Somerset.   On the 21st of August 1777 Mary either died or was buried at the age of 52.