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George Weeks was born 13 September 1576 in Colyton, Devonshire, England to Thomas Weeks (1540-1598) and died 27 December 1650 Dorchester, Suffolk County, Massachusetts of unspecified causes. He married Joan Taylor (1577-) 4 May 1607 in Colyton, Devon, England. He married Jane Clapp (1598-1668) 1623 in Devon, England.

Several web sources indicate that George Weeks arrived on the same ship as Rev. Richard Mather in 1635. However, he was still in England in 1636 and not admitted to the church in Massachusetts until 1639. Also, he is not covered in any volume of the Great Migration series which covers all immigrants through 1635. He was admitted as a Freeman at Dorchester on May 13,1640.

George Weeks was probably from a junior branch of the family of Roger Wykes of Bindon Axmouth, an ancient and honorable Devonshire family whose original name was "Wrey" and whose seat, in the latter part of the 14th century, was at North Wyke, in Tawton Hundred, about 20 miles from Exeter.

His home in England was at Salcombe Regis and he was still there in 1636 shown by his signing a will his brother-in-law William Clapp Jr. This was in Devon, 16 miles southeast from Exeter.

He married Jane Clapp about 1625 in England.

Children: William Weeks, Ammiel Weeks, Jane Weeks Bates Paine, and Joseph Weeks.


Children


Offspring of George Weeks and Joan Taylor (1577-)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Elizabeth Weeks (1608-)
George Weeks (1611-)
Margaret Weeks (1614-)
Thomas Weeks (1615-1668)
Robert Weeks (1616-)
Johane Weeks (1622-)


Offspring of George Weeks and Jane Clapp (1598-1668)
Name Birth Death Joined with
William Weeks (1628-1677) 1628 Devonshire, England 18 July 1690 Falmouth, Barnstable County, Massachusetts Joan Mure (1630-1718)
Ammiel Weeks (1631-1679) 15 July 1631 Saeton and Beer, Devonshire, England 20 April 1679 Dorchester, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Elizabeth Aspinwall (1633-1723)
Leonard Weeks (1633-1707)
Jane Weeks (1634-)
Joseph Weeks (1635-1690)
Margaret Weeks (1635-)



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