James Weekes and Anna Smith


James' signature - 1863


James' signature - 1882


James' signature - undated

 

 

 

 

James Weekes
1826, County Antrim, Ireland - 2.19.1901

Spouses:
1. Anna Smith
1832, Glasgow, Scotland - 2.15.1897
2. Agnes J. McEwen
Feb. 26 1826 -

Marriage:
1. 1854 (or as early as 1851)
2. 11.4.1898

Grave: Beckwith United Cemetery

Parents:
James: Joseph Weekes and Jane Fullerton
Agnes: Thomas Lawford and ? Cameron

Children: John F., James, Elizabeth (uncertain), Joseph, Anne Jane (McChesney), Charlotte (McCallum), Alexander, Mary Ellen, Janet, Eva (Cameron), Elizabeth (McEwen), William

James Weekes was the fifth child of Joseph Weekes and Jane Fullerton Weekes, who brought their family from Ireland some time around the year 1839. James lived with Joseph and Jane on their farm near Port Elmsley, married Anna Smith (a girl from Glasgow) and acquired the farm from Jane in 1863 (selling it to Thomas Stone in 1882).

Perth Courier, Aug 31, 1883
"At Port Elmsley, on 22nd Aug, by Rev J Mylne, Mr John McChesney, of Perth, to Miss Annie Weekes, sis of Jas Weekes, grocer, Carleton Place."


James' and Agnes' Marriage Registration

James and Anna had eleven or twelve children, who seem to have been an adventurous lot. Their firstborn, John, died at a young age in Montana. Their last child, William, spent many of his years in Saskatchewan. And several of the other children, including at least Alexander, Eva, Elizabeth and Charlotte lived in the area of Cobalt, Ontario during the mining boom years in that district.

The following letter to the editor of the Perth Courier of February 18, 1876, is in support of the Temperance Act of 1864. There must have been interesting family get-togethers, as Alexander successfully applied for a tavern license in the same township in at least 1870 and 1871.

1861 Census North Elmsley Township, Lanark County

NAME LOCATION BORN RELIGION AGE OCCUPATION HOUSE PAGE
WEEKS, James ELMS.Con.06,Lot 09 IRE. C/S 37 FARMER LOG 28
 " , ANN Mrs. " ONT. C/S 31 HOUSEWIFE   28
 " , JAMES Jr. " ONT. C/S 10 SCHOOL   28
 " , JOHN " ONT. C/S 08 SCHOOL   28
 " , ELIZABETH E. " ONT. C/S 07 SCHOOL   28
 " , JOSEPH " ONT. C/S 06     28
 " , ANNE JANE " ONT. C/S 02     28
WEEKS , JANE Mrs. " IRE. C/S 72 HOUSEKEEPER   28

1871 Census North Elmsley Township

Pg No Fam SURNAME GIVEN NAME S Ag Bn Ch Or Trade,etc St ED
64 12 215 WEEKES JAMES M 44 IR CPR IR FARMER M  
64 13 215 WEEKES ANN F 40 SC. CPR SC SPOUSE M  
64 14 215 WEEKES JAMES M 20 ON CPR IR FARMER S  
64 15 215 WEEKES JOHN M 18 ON CPR IR FARMER S  
64 16 215 WEEKES. JOSEPH M 16 ON CPR IR FARMER S  
64 17 215 WEEKES  ANNE JANE F 10 ON CPR IR   S SCHOOL
64 18 215 WEEKES CHARLOTTE F 09 ON CPR IR   S SCHOOL
64 19 215 WEEKES ALEXANDER M 07 ON CPR IR   S SCHOOL
64 20 215 WEEKES MARY ELLEN F 05 ON CPR IR   S  
65 01 215 WEEKES ISABELLA F 02 ON CPR IR   S  

1881 Census North Elmsley Township

PG FM NM SURNAME NAME S AG Bn CH Or Ed * EXTRAS
23 117 02 WEEKES JAMES M 50 IR CP IR   M FARMER
23 117 03 WEEKES ANNE F 45 SC CP SC   M SPOUSE
23 117 04 WEEKES JAMES M 25 ON CP IR   S FARMER
23 117 05 WEEKES  ANNIE F 20 ON CP IR   S  
23 117 06 WEEKES CHARLOTTE F 18 ON CP IR   S TEACHER
23 117 07 WEEKES ALEXANDER M 16 ON CP IR   S FACTORY HAND
23 117 08 WEEKES MARY F 14 ON CP IR X S SCHOOL
23 117 09 WEEKES EVA F 09 ON CP IR X S SCHOOL
23 117 10 WEEKES ELIZABETH F 05 ON CP IR   S  
23 117 11 WEEKES WILLIAM M 02 ON CP IR   S  

1891 Census North Elmsley Township

SURNAME GIVEN NAME PG NO FAM S AG RE X BN FB MB CH TRADE
WEEKS JAMES 27 24 128 M 60 HD M IR IR IR PR FARMER
WEEKS ANN 27 25 128 F 55 HW M SC SC SC PR SPOUSE
WEEKS MARY 28 01 128 F 20 DA S ON IR SC PR  
WEEKS EVA 28 02 128 F 18 DA S ON IR SC PR  
WEEKS ELIZABETH 28 03 128 F 15 DA S ON IR SC PR  
WEEKS WILLIAM 28 04 128 M 12 SO S ON IR SC PR  

1901 Carleton Place Census, page 1

Name Sex Relationship to head Marital Date of birth Age at last birthday
Weekes James M Head S Jan 1 1854 47
Weekes Mary K. F Sister S Sep 11 1871 29
Weekes Eva F Sister S Sep 14 1873 27
Weekes Elizabeth G. F Sister S Aug 11 1877 23
Weekes William E. M Brother S Aug 26 1879 21

1901 Carleton Place Census, page 9

Name Sex Relationship to head Marital Date of birth Age at last birthday
Weekes Agnes F Head W Feb 26, 1826 75

1911 Carleton Place Dufferin Census, page 4

Name Sex Relationship to head Marital Date of birth Age at last birthday
Weekes Agnes F Head W Feb 1826 84


1901 - James Weekes obituary


1901 - James' Death Registration

Mary Ellen Weekes

Mary Ellen Weekes
9.17.1866 Port Elmsley - 11.11.1902

Grave: Beckwith United Cemetery, Carleton Place

Parents: James Weekes and Annie Smith


Perth Courier, September 13, 1901


Perth Courier, Nov. 21, 1902

Janet Isabella Weekes

Janet Isabella Weekes
April 17, 1869 - August 30, 1871

Grave: Hillcrest Cemetery Smiths Falls

Parents: James Weekes and Annie Smith

Methodist Church Baptismal Records, 1844-1875, Lanark County, Published by the Kingston Branch of the Ont. Geneal. Soc'y in 1989, ISBN1-555034-375-0, Compiled by J.R.Ernest Miller from the United Church of Canada Archives, Toronto. In this book are the birth records for Mary Ellen, Janet Isabella and Eva Isabella Weeks, daughters of James Weeks and Ann.