George Emery LYONS Sr. Genealogy

William WEAKLEY

Male 1806 - 1836  (30 years)


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  • Name William WEAKLEY 
    Born 2 May 1806  Stoke Damerel, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christened 18 May 1806  Stoke Damerel, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Jun 1836  ,,Spain Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I1365  Main Tree
    Last Modified 4 Jul 2014 

    Father Robert WEAKLEY,   b. 1768, Stoke Damerel, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Mar 1848, Stoke Damerel, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Mother Sarah,   b. Abt 1773, Stoke Damerel, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jun 1844, Stoke Damerel, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 71 years) 
    Married 1800  Stoke Damerel, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F459  Group Sheet

    Family 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) 
    Children 
     1. William Rooke WEAKLEY,   b. 26 Feb 1836, Devonport, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Nov 1920, Magill, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
    Last Modified 17 Jul 2016 
    Family ID F722  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
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  • Photos
    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.

    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.