George Emery LYONS Sr. Genealogy

Amelia ROOKE

Amelia ROOKE

Female 1814 - 1866  (52 years)

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  • Name Amelia ROOKE 
    Born 1814  Devonport, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christened 2 Jul 1814  Morrice St. Wesleyan, Devonport, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 1866  Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I1366  Main Tree
    Last Modified 5 Dec 2016 

    Father John ROOKE, Gentleman,   b. 8 Jan 1783, Stoke Damerel, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Ann OKE,   b. 12 Jan 1784, Bradworthy, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Apr 1862, Devonport, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Married 19 Dec 1800  Stoke Damerel, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F460  Group Sheet

    Family 1 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) 
    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 20 Aug 2017 
    Family ID F722  Group Sheet

    Family 2 James DAVIES, Gentleman,   b. 1813, London, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1869, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years)  [1
    Married 5 Oct 1838  Stepney, London, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Fanny Amelia DAVIES,   b. 21 May 1852, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Sep 1852, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    Last Modified 20 Aug 2017 
    Family ID F833  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsDied - 1866 - Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Amelia Rooke Davies 1850
    Amelia Rooke Davies 1850
    Daughter of John Rooke, Gentleman
    and Ann Oke Rooke
    Mother of William Rooke Weakley
    Wife of James Davies, Gentleman
    Portrait taken about 1850
    Amelia Rooke Davies 1814-1866
    Amelia Rooke Davies 1814-1866
    Daughter of John Rooke, Gentleman
    and Ann Oke Rooke
    Mother of William Rooke Weakley
    Wife of James Davies, Gentleman

    Documents
    Amelia Rooke Birth - 1814
    Amelia Rooke Birth - 1814
    Daughter of John Rooke and his
    wife Ann, baptized 2 July 1814,
    Morrice St. Wesleyan, Devonport,
    Devon, England

    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

  • 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. [S106] Amelia Rooke - Marriage, Marriage Certificate, (Certified copy of Original ) (Reliability: 3).