NameWilliam Weeks
Deathbef 3 Aug 1689, Martha’s Vineyard, Dukes, MA [1074]
Deathbef 15 May 1730, Falmouth, Barnstable Co, MA [1002]
Marriageabt 1689, Falmouth, Barnstable Co, MA [1074]
Birthabt 1655, Martha’s Vineyard, Dukes, MA [1074]
DeathFalmouth, Barnstable Co, MA
Marriage7 Jan 1675, Falmouth, Barnstable Co, MA [194]
Marriage4 Dec 1676, Falmouth, Barnstable Co, MA [194]
Notes for William Weeks
Father may be Richard Wickes, whose will dated Aug. 4, 1638 in Staines, Middlesex, England mentions his son John in New England and his son William. He breaks up William’s bequest, requiring him to come claim it, possibly suggesting that William had left or was planning to leave England. There was a John Weeks who moved from Plymouth to Rhode Island in 1639 and was killed in King Phillip’s War in 1675.

William made it to Martha’s Vineyard sometime before 1653, in order to participate in the land grants that year. His wife is mentioned in a 1655 deposition, but she died before 1658. His most notable appearance in the town records stems from a 1667 shipwreck at Quick’s Hole during a trading run. His ship was seized and looted by the local Indians. The record indicates his son William was with him at the time.

William last appears in land records in Dec. 1688. In Aug 1689, his widow sold the family home and William was deceased. [1074]
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