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Richard Weeks was born circa 1810 in Sixpenny Handley, Dorset, England, United Kingdom to Thomas Weeks (bef1810-) and Elizabeth Symonds (bef1810-) and died 4 September 1868 in Redbank, Taralga, New South Wales, Australia of unspecified causes. He married Mary Ann Bradley (c1813-1876) 31 July 1833 in All Saints, Wimborne St Giles, Dorset, England, United Kingdom.


He arrived in New South Wales on 8 April 1837 on the Brothers with his family as a free settler.

Children


Offspring of Richard Weeks and Mary Ann Bradley (c1813-1876)
Name Birth Death Joined with
William Weeks (c1833-1892)
Elizabeth Weeks (1835-1899) 22 February 1835 Sixpenny Handley, Dorset, England, United Kingdom 20 September 1899 Taralga, New South Wales, Australia Edward Palmer Seaman (1811-1880)

George Bradley Weeks (1838-1898)
Eliza Anne Weeks (1840-1904)
Thomas Bradley Weeks (1843-1919) 21 January 1843 Richlands, New South Wales, Australia 13 January 1919 Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia Maria Seaman (1845-1929)

Charlotte Bradley Weeks (1845-1885)
John Weeks (1847-1918)
Mary Weeks (1849-1901)
Robert Weeks (1852-1947)
Richard Weeks (1854-1922)

Obituary

Sudden Death—On Friday a farmer named Richard Weeks, of Redbank near Taralga, died suddenly while working in the field. He had breakfasted with his family, and appeared to be in good health. Shortly after breakfast he went to work, and his son some time afterwards followed him. Deceased was breaking up clods with a hoe, and his son was ploughing. Deceased was observed to stand up and rest upon the hoe which he had in his hand, and then sudenly fall down. His son ran up to see what was the matter, and took hls father up in his arms when he instantly expired. It was stated in evidence that the deceased had been suffering from disease of the heart for the last two years; but only occasionally, not sufficiently to prevent him from following his usual avocations. Deceased was fifty-eight years of age. An inquest was held on Sunday, by Dr. Waugh the coroner, when a verdict of died from disease of the heart was returned.

The Goulburn Herald and Chronicle, 9 September 1868, page 2



Footnotes (including sources)

‡ General
₪ Wedding
  • "England, Dorset, Parish Registers, 1538-1936," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/QJDC-73MM : accessed 15 Oct 2014), Richard Weeks and Mary Bradley, 21 Jul 1833; Marriage, citing All Saints, Wimborne-St. Giles, Dorset, England, Record Office, Dorchester; FHL microfilm 002427600.
  • "England, Dorset, Parish Registers, 1538-1936," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/QJDC-75XW : accessed 15 Oct 2014), Richard Weeks and Mary Bradley, 31 Jul 1833; Marriage, citing All Saints, Wimborne-St. Giles, Dorset, England, Record Office, Dorchester; FHL microfilm 002427600.
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