George Emery LYONS Sr. Genealogy

William Rooke WEAKLEY

William Rooke WEAKLEY[1, 2]

Male 1836 - 1920  (84 years)

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  • Name William Rooke WEAKLEY 
    Born 26 Feb 1836  Devonport, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 4 Nov 1920  Magill, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I1159  Main Tree
    Last Modified 30 Jul 2017 

    Father William WEAKLEY,   b. 2 May 1806, Stoke Damerel, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jun 1836, ,,Spain Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 30 years) 
    Mother Amelia ROOKE,   b. 1814, Devonport, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1866, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years) 
    Family ID F722  Group Sheet

    Family Emily Hales DUNCAN,   b. 16 Dec 1840, Gravesend and Milton, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Mar 1932, Logan, Cache, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years)  [3
    Married 12 Sep 1861  Christ Church Yankalilla, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. William Duncan WEAKLEY,   b. 22 Nov 1860, Aldinga, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Aug 1924, Port Pirie, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)
    +2. Sydney Arthur WEAKLEY,   b. 2 Jul 1865, Echunga, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1928, Melbourne East, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)
     3. Frederick Alexander WEAKLEY,   b. 18 Apr 1867, Echunga, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jul 1918, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years)
    +4. Emma Amelia WEAKLEY,   b. 21 Jun 1868, Hahndorf, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jan 1890, Goodwood, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 21 years)
     5. James Duncan WEAKLEY,   b. 2 Dec 1873, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Nov 1886, Kent Town, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 12 years)
    +6. Mary Ethel WEAKLEY,   b. 13 Oct 1875, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jul 1944, Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
     7. Laura Zulieme WEAKLEY,   b. 9 Jul 1879, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Sep 1959, Downey, Los Angeles, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     8. Robert Stewart McAlister WEAKLEY,   b. 27 Jul 1881, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Oct 1923, ,Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 42 years)
     9. Percy Charles Temple WEAKLEY,   b. 26 Dec 1882, Parkside, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jul 1916, Fromelles, Nord, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 33 years)
    Last Modified 8 Oct 2015 
    Family ID F454  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    Christ Church Yankalilla, South Australia
    Christ Church Yankalilla, South Australia
    Church where William Rooke Weakley and
    Emily Hales Duncan married, 12 September 1861,
    four years after Christ Church opened in 1857.
    Weakley Coat of Arms
    Weakley Coat of Arms
    Surname comes from the village of
    Weekley and has the distinction
    of being one of the first place
    names to be recorded anywhere.
    Emily Duncan and William R Weakley
    Emily Duncan and William R Weakley
    Emily Hales Duncan 1840-1932 and
    William Rooke Weakley 1836-1920
    Wedding Portrait taken 1861 in
    South Australia, Australia
    William Rooke Weakley 1836-1920
    William Rooke Weakley 1836-1920
    Son of Amelia Rooke and William Weakley
    Husband of Emily Hales Duncan Weakley
    Taken from wedding photo 1861 in
    South Australia, Australia

    Documents
    William Rooke Weakley to Emily Hales Duncan
    William Rooke Weakley to Emily Hales Duncan
    Marriage Certificate

    Histories
    Amelia Rooke & William Weakley
    Amelia Rooke & William Weakley
    Family Tradition and History
    for Amelia Rooke and William
    Weakley their son William Rooke
    Weakley and his wife Emily Hales
    Duncan Weakley
    Weakley Surname & Coat of Arms
    Weakley Surname & Coat of Arms
    From the village of Weekley and
    has the distinction of being one
    of the first place names to be
    recorded anywhere.

  • Notes 
    • Family tradition said that William Weakley, father of William Rooke Weakley, (Son of Amelia Rooke and William Weakley) was one of the Life-Guards of Queen Victoria in the 1830s and was killed in Spain while on a vacation watching a duel between two Dons.

      When William left with the military he never knew about his child William Rooke Weakley.

      Researched by Mrs. Lucy Ripley, (in Yorkshire, England) to prove or disprove this family tradition. Lucy wrote to the Editor of the Household Brigade Magazine (Horse Guards, Whitehall) London, to find information on William Weakley. Her letter was passed on to the Headquarters of the Regiment, who sent the following information:
      ?Number 371 ? William Weakley, served as a Private in the First Life Guards. Enlisted 1st Life Guards on 25 Oct 1828
      Age on enlistment: 20 years nil months
      Trade on Enlistment: Farmer
      Discharged by purchase on 28 Dec 1833
      Total service ? 5 years, 67 days
      Character on discharge: Very good.
      (According to our records he was not married during his service.)?

      This and other information also personal stories have been handed down from Emily Hales Duncan Weakley wife of William Rooke Weakley, (Son of Amelia Rooke and William Weakley.)

      William Rooke Weakley came to Australia on the ship ?Abberton?. He arrived at Port Adelaide, South Australia on October 29th 1850. On board with William was his Mother Amelia Rooke Davies and Stepfather James Davies. There was also 3 other children listed, no names, which we have not been able to trace as yet.

      Amelia and James had a child Fanny Amelia Davies, born 21 May 1852 and died 18 Sep 1852 in Adelaide, South Australia, Australia.

  • Sources 
    1. [S142] William Rooke Weakley - Death, Extract from Death Registration, (Office of the Principal Registrar of Births, Deaths, Marriages) (Reliability: 2).

    2. [S975] Find a Grave Index for William Rooke Weakley, Find a Grave Index, (Find a Grave Index), https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q29R-3KRS., https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q29R-3KRS (Reliability: 3), 15 Mar 2016.
      "Find A Grave Index," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q29R-3KRS : 15 March 2016), William Rooke Weakley, 1920; Burial, Adelaide, Adelaide City, South Australia, Australia, West Terrace Cemetery; citing record ID 150833945, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com.

    3. [S28] William Rooke Weakley - Marriage, Marriage Certificate, (Certified copy of Original ) (Reliability: 3).