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Henry Weeks ( Wicks ) (1806....1894.)

 

Back To . . 51st Foot 2nd Yorkshire , West Riding Light Infantry Regiment
  • Born : 1806
  • Where Born : Fareham, Hants
  • Occupation : Soldier
  • Date Arrived : 17th October 1837
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  • Rank attained : Private
  • Date of Enlistment : 1833 .
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  • Regimental Number : 933
  • Date of Discharge :- 1839
  • Where Discharged : Hobart
  • Died : 1894
  • Where Died / Buried : Turkey Island, Wickham, Hampshire
  • Parents Names : Robert WICKS (b......d.) and Hannah (nee HICKMAN ) (b......d.)
  • Spouse's Name : Elizabeth CHURCHER,
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  • Date Married : 1844
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  • Spouse's Parents : John CHURCHER and Anne KNIGHT
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    Descendants

    This information Kindley supplied by Ruth Email address SoutheastEnder02@aol.com

     
    Children
    1 . Jane CHURCHER, Stepdaughter, age 10, born Wickham
    2 . Ann WEEKS, daughter, age 5, born Wickham
    3 . George H WEEKS, son, age 2, born Wickham
    4 . Eliza WEEKS, daughter, age one month, born Droxford.
    Area Settled :
    Hobart
    History & Achievements :
    Henry WEEKS was born in 1806 at Fareham, Hants, the son of Robert WICKS and Hannah (nee HICKMAN). He was baptized on 20 March 1808 at Fareham (Parish Register). He worked as a labourer, and in 1833 enlisted in the 51st Foot, Private No.933.  He was described as 5ft 9 ins tall, with dark brown hair, hazel eyes, and a dark complexion (Army Service Record, Attestation papers).  He was posted to the penal colonies of Van Dieman's Land, arriving on 17th October 1837. His military service ended in 1839 following a medical discharge caused by the loss of his left hand through "mutilation contracted on duty, the effect of accident, and not attributable to design or negligence.........from the bursting of his firelock, when stationed at Hope Beach.  The limb was so completely shattered by the accident that immediate amputation was considered necessary." He was repatriated with "the privates of the 21st Regiment" and lived in Wickham, Hampshire on a pension of 9d. a day. In the 1841 census he was listed as a Labourer.
    He married Elizabeth CHURCHER, daughter of John CHURCHER and Anne KNIGHT, circa 1844. 
    By the census of 3 April 1881 he and his family were back at Wickham Common, Hampshire; RG11/1171/68
    By the time of the census of 5 April 1891 he and Elizabeth were living at Pricketts Hill, Wickham, with their daughter Harriet, and son in law, Walter CAIR and their family.
    He died in 1894 at Turkey Island, Wickham, Hampshire. He was buried on 26 October 1894 at Wickham parish church.
    court martialled in 1839 while serving at Hobart Penal Colony with the 51st Foot
    E- mail address
    bmchapman@iprimus.com.au
    Copyright B & M Chapman (QLD) Australia
    Last revised: December 30, 2002.