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  • Name Benjamin Weeks  [1, 2
    Born 4 Apr 1685  Falmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Name Bingman Weeks  [4
    Residence North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Died 9 Nov 1744  White Oak River, Carteret, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I1797  tng Genealogy

    Father William Weeks, Jr,   b. 1645, Falmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Feb 1716, Falmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Mercy Robinson,   b. 4 Jul 1647, Barnstable, Barnstable, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1740, Falmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 16 Mar 1669  Falmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F841  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Chase,   b. 17 Jan 1686, Tisbury, Dukes, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Aug 1788, Carteret, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 102 years) 
    Married 14 Jan 1702  Vineyard Haven, Dukes, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 5, 6, 7
    Children 
     1. Archelaus Weeks,   d. Aft 1790  [natural]
     2. Lydia Weeks,   d. UNKNOWN  [natural]
    +3. Jabez Weeks,   b. Falmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. UNKNOWN, Swansboro, Onslow, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     4. Mary Weeks,   d. Aft 1788  [natural]
     5. Benjamin Weeks,   d. UNKNOWN  [natural]
    +6. Theophilus Weeks, Sr.,   b. 1708, Falmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1772, Swansboro, Onslow, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)  [natural]
    +7. Thankful Weeks,   b. 1718, Falmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1784, Carteret, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)  [natural]
     8. Isaac Weeks,   b. 1722, Falmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1782, Carteret, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)  [natural]
     9. Elizabeth Weeks,   b. 1725, Falmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. UNKNOWN  [natural]
    +10. Christian Weeks,   b. 1729, Falmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jan 1806, St Tammany, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)  [natural]
    Family ID F834  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 4 Apr 1685 - Falmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - - North Carolina, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 14 Jan 1702 - Vineyard Haven, Dukes, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Benjamin Weeks
      Son of William Weeks Jr.
      Benjamin Weeks was born 4 April, 1685 in Falmouth, MA. He died 1744 in North Carolina. His will was probated in Carteret Co. North Carolina in 1745.

      Benjamin married Mary Chase 14 January, 1704 in MA. She is the daughter of Isaac Chase and wife Mary Tilton Chase. According to Mary's will she died 11 August, 1788.

      While Benjamin lived in MA. he owned a ferry that was given to him by his father-in-law, Isaac Chase as stated in the History of Martha's Vineyard, volume 1.

      Benjamin moved southward and into Carteret Co. North Carolina about 1730. He lived in the area of White Oak River and died there in 1744. He is buried in the Weeks family Cemetery in the area.

      Benjamin and Mary were the parents of ten (10) children:

      1. Benjamin Weeks, Jr
      2. Theophilus Weeks, born 1708
      3. Lydia Weeks married Thomas Whitton 1 Sept. 1733
      4. Archelaus Weeks
      5. Mary Weeks married Weston Williams
      6. Christian Weeks married Mathew Rowley
      7. Thankful Weeks married Thomas Hicks
      8. Isaac Weeks married Sarah ?
      9. Jabez Weeks Mary Rhodes
      10. Elizabeth Weeks

      Ref. History of Martha's Vineyard, Volume I,II,III and Benjamin's Will probated 1745 book 6 page 62.

      WEEKS/CHASE FAMILY REGISTRY
      A LISTING OF THE DESCENDANTS OF BENJAMIN AND MARY CHASE WEEKS OF FALMOUTH, MA. AND CARTERET COUNTY, N.C.

      TABLE OF LINKS
      BENJAMIN WEEKS A Biography of Our Patriarch
      THEOPHILUS & SWANSBORO The Founding of Swansboro, North Carolina
      HATCH OR Robinson Who was Benjamin's Mother?
      JONATHAN HATCH The Hatch Connection
      CHASE HERITAGE The Ancestry of Mary Chase Weeks
      THE GRAVES OF MARY & LT. CHASE A Quaker Life
      THE PHILBRICK LINE More Ancestors
      ALIAS FYLBRIGG A Philbrick Link
      INDEX & SURNAMES 941 Surnames - 4400+ Individuals in Index
      CONTRIBUTORS E-mail Our Contributors
      WORLD WYKES WEB Weeks=Wykes?
      ROWLEY FAMILY Sarah's Folks
      GUEST BOOK Sign/Read Our Guest Book

      VISIT WEEKS COUNTRY
      PLYMOUTH BARNSTABLE FALMOUTH
      CARTERET COUNTY ONSLOW COUNTY SWANSBORO

      BENJAMIN WEEKS
      HIS LIFE, HIS ANCESTORS & HIS DESCENDANTS
      Benjamin Weeks was born on 4 April 1685 in Falmouth, Massachusetts. He married Mary Chase at Martha's Vineyard on 14 January 1704. Mary was born in Tisbury, Ma., on 17 January 1687. The ancestry of Benjamin and Mary is still open to question though it is certain that they count among their forebears the early Pilgrim and Puritan settlers of Massachusetts Bay Colony. As more settlers flocked to the Bay area good arable land grew scarcer, forcing the children and grandchildren of the original colonists to seek elsewhere for the means with which to support their families. The newly-established Carolinas answered this need with the promise of plentiful land and a gentler climate to those of an ambitious and pioneering spirit. Benjamin and Mary were among such a group of kinsmen and neighbors from the Falmouth region who migrated together to the White Oak River area of eastern North Carolina. Court records first indicate the presence of Benjamin and Mary in the area in 1741 though it is thought they had arrived as early as 1730. The Weeks family obtained land in Carteret County on Hadnots Creek at its confluence with White Oak River and set up housekeeping. Their grown children and other relatives and former Falmouth neighbors were soon established on lands of their own on both sides of the river. Benjamin died in 1744 and left the following will. All the children named in the will were born in Falmouth.
      BENJAMIN WEEKS' WILL
      In the Name of God Amen, ys. Ninth Day of November in the Year of our Lord, One thousand, seven hundred & Forty Four. I, Benjamin Weeks, of Cartwright County, in North Carolina, being of sick and weak Body, but of Perfect Mind & Memory, Thanks be given unto almighty God for it, & Knowing it is appointed for all Men Once to Die, do make & ordain this to be my last Will & Testament, that is to say; First of all I give my Sole into the Hands of God that gave it; & for my body, I recommend to the Earth to be buried in a Christian like manner at the Discretion of my Executors, Nothing Doubting but at the General Resurrection I shal receive the same again by the mighty Power of God that gave it; And as for Touching such Worldly Estate wherewith if has pleased God to bless me with, I give & Dispose of the same in the Manner & form following.

      Item, I give and bequeath unto my two sons, Isaac Weeks & Jabas Weeks, the Tract of Land that I now dwell on with the March thereunto belonging, to be Equally divided between them and their Heirs & Assigns for Ever. That is to say, my son Jabas to have that Part of the Land that the Plantation & Houses is on, and Isaac to have the other Part with half the Marsh.

      Item, I give to my Son, Theoflis Weaks, One Shilling, Sterling.

      Item, I give to my Son, Archelas, One Shilling, Sterling.

      Item, I give to my Son, Bingman, One Shilling, Sterling.

      Item, I give to my Daughter, Lidde Witton, One Shilling, Sterling.

      Item, I give to my Dafter, Mary Williams, One Shilling, Sterling.

      Item, I give to my Dafter, Christian Weake, One Shilling, Sterling.

      Item, I give to my Dafter, Thankful Hicks, One Shilling, Sterling.

      Item, I give to my Dafter, Elizabeth Weake, One Shilling, Sterling.

      Item, my Will & Desire is for my Wife to have the Plantation in her Lifetime.

      Item, my Will and Desire is that my two Sons, Isaac & Jabas, do Each of them pay unto my Grand Son Edward Weaks, the Sum of Ten Pounds, current money of Carolina, & upon Failure thereof to be Dispossessed of the Land before given.

      Item, I give unto my well beloved wife, Mary Weake, Two Beds & Furniture, Two Cows & Horses, and all other Household Goods & all the Remaining Part of my Estate that is not yet given During her Widowhood, She Paying all my Lawful Debts.

      I also Depute and apoint my sd. Wife to be my whole & sole Executor of this my last Will and Testament, Ratifying and alowing this & no other to be my last Will & Testament, Disanulling all other Wills formarly by me made.

      In Testimony hereunto I have Set my Hand & Seal the year and date written above.

      His Mark

      Signed: BENJAMIN (B) WEEKS

      SWANSBORO, N.C. BOGUE INLET TO THE LEFT
      Among the Falmouth neighbors who participated in the move to North Carolina were Jonathan and Grace Green who established a plantation on the Onslow County side of the White Oak River not far from Bogue Inlet. Jonathan Green died a premature death and Benjamin Weeks' son, Theophilus, then married Grace, gaining in the bargain ownership of the riverside plantation. His proximity to Bogue Inlet and, doubtless, his demonstrated ability and honesty, earned Theophilus the appointment as Customs Inspector, a responsibility that entailed inspecting the cargoes of ships entering and leaving the inlet. To perform these duties, Theophilus constructed a wharf at his plantation and later a tavern nearby to slake the thirst of the transient seamen. The bustle of activity surrounding the wharf inspired Theophilus to subdivide his plantation into town lots which he sold to those of his neighbors who preferred the urban life. First called Weeks Wharf, the community was eventually renamed Swansboro. A plaque in Swansboro park honors Theophilus for his roll in founding the town. In time Weeks descendants would own most of the land bordering the White Oak River.

      The end of the French and Indian Wars in 1763 would have a profound effect on the lives and fortunes of the Weeks family. At the ensuing peace conference France ceded Canada and Florida to the victorious English who immediately took steps to populate and control the new territories. The Crown offered generous land grants to veterans of the recent war and to eastern seaboard residents who were willing to homestead in British West Florida as the recent acquisition was called. It comprised parts of Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana. On the White Oak River history repeated itself as Weeks family members and neighbors responded to the call by trekking off to East Florida and British West Florida to seek their fortunes, no doubt spurred on by the same population pressures that had influenced their Falmouth forebears. Those so far identified as homesteading in British West Florida were Christian Weeks and her husband Abel Goffigon, Theophilus Weeks (thought to be the son of Silas and Zillar Weeks) and his wife Ann Osteen and John Hewitt, a cousin of Christian. No doubt there were others. Theophilus would later move to East Florida. As a result of these migrations both Florida and Louisiana possess well-populated branches of the Weeks family. After the Revolutionary War the migration of Weeks descendants followed the pattern established by other southern Americans as they spread westward across the gulf states into Texas and beyond so that today descendants of Benjamin and Mary Chase Weeks reside from coast to coast.

      THE REGISTRY
      This registry is the product of the independent research efforts of a group of Weeks descendants who have agreed to pool and share their data. It contains more than 3,500 names in 1,100 family groups, the majority of whom are lineal descendants of Benjamin and Mary Chase Weeks and their children, Theophilus, Lydia Weeks Witton, Thankful Weeks Hicks, Isaac, Elizabeth, Jabez, Christian Weeks Goffigon, Mary Weeks Williams and Benjamin. We are providing this data base for the benefit of other Weeks researchers in the hope that those who avail themselves of the information will join us in expanding the Registry by contributing additional unrecorded branches of the family. We will happily supply a GEDCOM of any portion of this data base in exchange for a GEDCOM that expands the Registry. Contributors will also be listed on this site as contact persons if they wish. At the present time no sources are provided to support the accuracy of the data. Researchers are urged to consult with the listed contact persons or to independently confirm the authenticity of the information themselves. You will no doubt find some errors in the data base; please be gentle in calling them to our attention. We hope in time to add a greater degree of accuracy and uniformity to the data base as well as some other interesting features. In the meantime, please bear with us. And Good Luck! (Please note: Fnu = First Name Unknown)
      INDEX
      SURNAMES

      CONTACT INFORMATION
      NAME ADDRESS RESEARCH INTEREST
      Judy Anderson Andersonjb@aol.com Thankful Weeks Hicks
      Jim McLoughlin mclou@hal-pc.org Christian Weeks Goffigon
      Eric Harvester flconfed@GTE.net Theophilus Weeks
      Judy Roberts J2ROBERTS@aol.com Ada Weeks Osteen
      Keith Rabb, Jr. Krabb@Prodigy.com Ada Weeks Osteen
      Ann H. McWhirter annie_b@netwrench.com Jabez Weeks
      Doug Hanke DHanke@prodigy.net Phoebe Weeks Osteen
      Connie Owens ceo@flash.net Tamar Weeks Sanders
      John Palmer Palmerjo@SONOMA.EDU Henry Lee Mangum
      Alice Bruce Bruce1013@aol.com Rhodes Weeks

      Thank you for dropping in. We would really appreciate your sharing your Weeks data with us. Please send us a GEDCOM, post an inquiry or just let us know what you think of our page.

      This Website was created on 2-26-97. All rights reserved.
      Jim Mc Loughlin last tinkered with this page on 4-21-01. E-mail to: mclou@hal-pc.org

      BENJAMIN WEEKS

      Benjamin Weeks was born 4 April of 1685, Falmouth, Barnstable County, Massachusetts.(68) The marriage date of he and Mary Chase, daughter of Isaac Chase and Mary Tilton, is somewhat in question. In the vital records of Tisbury, Massachusetts, under marriages, it lists Mary Chase and "Benjiman Weck" of Falmouth, 14 Jan. 1704 with as asterisk. The asterisk indicated that an intention had not been recorded. I assume that to mean that they announced their desire to marry at that time, but did not state a given time for that marriage to take place.(69) Going to the original vital records of Barnstable County, it lists
      "Beniamin Wekes and Mary Chaces Intentions of marring published May the 27th 1704."(70) The actual marriage could have occurred after that date, so it would seem we can only say they may have married in 1704, after May 27th.(71) Mary was born 17 January 1687/88 in Tisbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts.(72)

      Mary's father, Isaac, was supposedly a Quaker, although not ultra orthodox. It was Quaker custom to appear at two monthly meetings, in succession, when contemplating marriage. The publishing of their intentions had a span of several months between, however, so maybe one or the other got cold feet, then changed their mind.

      The first reference I find concerning Benjamin after their marriage is when he purchased Weepecket, a small four-acre island on the north side of Naushon. It had been originally acquired by Thomas Mayhew, who sold it to Matthew Mayhew in 1682. Mathew then sold it to Benjamin Weeks, of Falmouth, in 1714.(73)

      Benjamin's father-in-law, Isaac Chase, kept a tavern at Holmes/Home's Hole for many years. In concert with that, he operated a ferry to transport persons and their mounts from Martha's Vineyard to Falmouth.(74) In 1716, Benjamin Weeks is referred to as the ferryman, so it might be that Isaac turned the business over to him.(75)

      By 1741 Benjamin and Mary Chase Weeks were in Carteret County, North Carolina. Where they were between 1716 and 1722 when their son, Isaac, was christened in Plymouth, and after 1729 when their son Jabez/Jabish was christened in Plymouth, I have not been able to discover at this point.

      Benjamin and Mary Weeks first appear in the Carteret County records in 1741, when Benjamin made oath at the March term of Court for that year that he had in his family six white persons.(76) I assume that was in addition to himself. He and Mary were also to give evidence in a court case.(77) However, in 1732 there is mention of a Benjamin Weeks, Sr., in Court records and in 1730 there is an Onslow County land transaction involving Jonathan Weeks who is described as a "yeoman from Massachusetts Bay," indicating with a high degree of probability that Weeks family members were in North Carolina at least by this earlier date.

      By March of 1744/45 we find that Mary is a widow when she requests a summons for Thomas Person to appear at the next court so that he can prove her husband's will. At that time she also requested that the boy, John Jones, be allowed to live with her family and be taught to read.(78) At the June term of Court in 1745, Mary, as widow of Benjamin Weeks, deceased, produced the last will and testament of the said Benjamin.(79) A transcribed copy of the original will was sent to me by Mr. James McLoughlin, who is a descendant of Christian Weeks. It can also be found in J. Bryant Grimes North Carolina Wills and Inventories, pg. 441-442.

      WILL OF BINGMAN WEEKS(80)

      In the Name of God Amen, ys. Ninth Day of November in the Year of our Lord, one thousand, Seven hundred & Forty Four.
      I, Bingham Weeks, of Cartwright County, in North Carolina, being of sick and weak Body, but of Perfect Mind & Memory, Thanks be given unto almighty God for it, & Knowing it is appointed for all Men Once to Die, Do make & Ordain this to be my last Will & Testament, that is to say; First of all I give my Sold [sic] into the Hands of God that gave it; & for my Body, I recommend to the Earth to be buried in a Christian like manner at the Discretion of my Executors, Nothing Doubting but at the General Resurrection I shal receive the same again by the mighty Power of God that gave it; And as for Touching such Worldly Estate wherewith it has pleased God to bless me with, I give & Dispose of the same in the Manner & form following:

      Item: I give and bequeath unto my two sons, Isaac Weeks & Jabas Weeks, the Tract of Land that I now dwell on with the Marsh thereunto belonging, to be Equally divided between them and their Heirs & Assigns for Ever. That is to say, my Son Jabas to have that Part of the Land that the Plantation & Houses is on, and Isaac to have the other Part with half the Marsh.

      Item: I give to my Son, Theoflis Weaks, one Shilling, Sterling.

      Item: I give to my Son, Archelas, One Shilling, Sterling.

      Item: I give to my Son, Bingman, One Shilling, Sterling.

      Item: I give to my Daughter, Lidde Witton, One Shilling, Sterling.

      Item: I give to my Dafter, Mary Williams, One Shilling, Sterling.

      Item: I give unto my Dafter, Christian Weake, One Shilling, Sterling.

      Item: I give to my Dafter, Thankful Hicks, One Shilling, Sterling.

      Item: my Will & Desire is for my Wife to have the Plantation in her Lifetime.

      Item: I give to my Dafter, Elizabeth Weake, One Shilling.

      Item: my Will and Desire is that my two Sons, Isaac & Jabas, do Each of them pay unto my Grand Son, Edward Weaks, the Sum of Ten Pounds, current money of Carolina, & upon Failure thereof to be Dispossessed of the Land before given.

      Item: I give unto my well beloved wife, Mary Weake, Two Beds & Furniture, Two Cows & Horses, and all other Household Goods & all the Remaining Part of my Estate that is not yet given, During her Widowhood, She paying all my Lawful Debts. I also Depute and apoint my sd. Wife to be my whole & sole Executor of this my last Will & Testament, Ratifying and alowing this & no other to be my last Will & Testament, Disanulling all other Will formarly by me made.

      In Testimony hereunto I have Set my Hand & Seal the year and date above written.

      His Mark

      Signed: Bingham (B) Weaks

      Signed, Sealed in the Presence of us,

      Jehosaphat Holland
      Francis Burns
      his
      Thomas T. Person
      mark
      Carteret County, North Carolina. June Court, 1745.

      These may certify that Thomas Person, one of the Evidences to the Within Will, in open Court made Oath that he Saw Benjamin Weeks, Decd., Sign & Seal the same: and that he also saw Jehosaphat Holland & Francis Burns, Evidence the same, And Mary Weekes, Widow, hath taken the Oath of an Executrix, and by the Court admitted to Record. Dated at the Court House the 6th Day of June, Anno Domini, 1745.

      Teee. Geor. Read, Clk. Cur.

      Recorded in Will Book 6, pg. 62.

      Mary is still living in 1749, as she and her son, Isaac, are to give evidence for a suit against William Gray, who was accused of taking a hog.(81)

      At the present time, a death date for Mary is not known.(82)

      With the exception of Isaac, Elizabeth and Jabez, the dates for the children are estimates, and they could have been born before or after the years indicated. Benjamin and Mary Chase Weeks had the following children, most of whom were probably born in Tisbury or Falmouth, Massachusetts:

      1) Mary Weeks, born abt. 1710, Massachusetts. Md. Weston Williams.(83)

      2) Lida Weeks, born abt. 1712. Md. a Witton.(84)

      3) Archelas Weeks, born abt. 1714.

      4) Theophilus Weeks, born abt. 1716. D. 1772, Swansboro, North Carolina. Married Grace Green, a widow. She was born in Falmouth, Massachusetts, died in Onslow County, North Carolina.(85)

      5) Christian Weeks, born abt. 1734. D. 21 Jan 1806, St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana. Md. Abel Goffigon. He was born 1747 in Northampton Co., Virginia; died before 1794 in St. Tammany Parish.(86)

      6) Thankful Weeks, born abt. 1720, Massachusetts. Died abt. 1785, Craven County, North Carolina.(87) Md. Thomas Hicks, possibly a son of Thomas and Abigail Hicks of Swansea, Massachusetts.

      7) Isaac Weeks, christened 21 July 1722, Plymouth, Massachusetts.(88) Md. Mary ? or Sarah. Living in Carteret County, North Carolina by 1741. Gave evidence in a suit of the King against Thomas Hicks in 1749.(89) Thomas, a planter, had acknowledged himself indebted to the King for the sum of ten pounds during the March term of court 1747.(90)

      8) Elizabeth Weeks, christened 14 Feb. 1724/25, Plymouth, Massachusetts.(91)

      9) Benjamin Weeks, born abt. 1726, Plymouth, Massachusetts.

      10) Jabish [Jabez] Weeks, christened 4 Aug. 1729, Plymouth, Mass.(92) Md. Mary Rhodes abt. 1745. He is mentioned in the June term of court, 1751.(93)

      SOURCES:

      68 Vital Records of Falmouth Massachusetts, film # 0904590, pg. 155.

      69 Vital Records of Tisbury, Massachusetts, New England Genealogical Society: Boston, Mass., 1910, pg. 119.

      70 Film #0904590 - Barnstable County Registry Bldg., Falmouth Mass, Vital Record, pg. 155.

      71 Vital Records of Tisbury, Massachusetts, New England Genealogical Society: Boston, Mass., 1910, pg. 26 -- under marriages it lists Mary & Benjiman Weck of Falmouth, 14 Jan. 1704, intention not recorded. They are then listed in the Vital Records of Falmouth, Massachusetts, microfilm of written recording, pg. 155, "Beniamin Wekes and Mary Chaces – intentions of marring published May the 27th 1704." I assume the first date recorded in Tisbury must have been equivalent of getting a license, and the second date, found in the Falmouth records, possibly the actual marriage date.

      72 Vital Records of Tisbury, MA, pgs. 25 & 26 for Chase Family.

      73 History of Martha's Vineyard, Vol. 2, "Annals of Gosnold", pg. 20.

      74 History of Martha's Vineyard, Vol. I, pg. 452 -- the following action was taken in 1703: "Leift Isaac Chase is appoynted by this Courte to keepe a publike fery for the transporting of man and beast from Marthas Vineyard to Sickanesset alias falmouth and the fees allowed for said ferriage viz: -- six shillings for a man and a hors or three shillings for each person or horse forew'd to s'd Suckanesset: but if he doth cary but one hors over sd ferriage that he shall have the sume of five shillings."

      75 History of Martha's Vineyard, Vol. I, pg. 452 -- Barnstable Deed, III, 148.

      76 Sanders, Rebecca W. Early Carteret Court Minutes 1747-1764. Private Published, Beaufort, North Carolina, 2 Vols., Vol. 1, pg. 70.

      77 Rebecca W. Sanders, Early Carteret Court Minutes 1723-1747. Privately Published: Beaufort, North Carolina 1991, pg. 71: By consent of John Starkey and Enock Ward, John Gillet, John Dugley, John
      Roberts, Benjamin Weeks and Mary Weeks were to give evidences in the case of Williamson and Ward. They were to be sworn and affidavits taken.

      78 Sanders, pg. 101.

      79 Sanders, pg. 103.

      80 Undoubtedly the given name of "Bingman" and the county of "Cartwright" were an error in transcription of the original will. Some of the old writing was very difficult to decipher.
      Also, there is no Cartwright County in North Carolina.

      81 Sanders, Vol. 2 - 1747-1764, pg. 22.

      82 NOTE: I am still searching the court records for Carteret and may find something relating to her death.

      83 P. W. Fisher, One Dozen Pre-Revolutionary Ward Families of Eastern North Carolina and some of Their Descendants, New Bern Historical Soc. Foundation, Inc.: New Bern, North Carolina, pg. 350.

      84 Oliver B. Brown, Vital Records of Falmouth Massachusetts to the Year 1850. Society of Mayflower Descendants, 1976, pg. 216 - Marriages: There is a marriage between a Lydia Weeks and a Thomas Whitten of Plymtown, 1 June 1736. Since I don't pick up Benjamin Weeks until after that date in North Carolina, this may be the marriage of his daughter "Lida" to a "Witton."

      85 Records of James McLoughlin, a descendant. Copies in my possession.

      86 James McLoughlin, a descendant, via correspondence 1997, and via the Weeks Family Registry web page on the internet.

      87 Will of Thankful Hicks. Found in Duplin County, North Carolina. See Hicks Family History.

      88 Sherman, Ruth Wilder. Vital Records of Plymouth, Massachusetts to the Year 1850. Picton Press: Camden, Maine, 1993, pg. 70.

      89 Sanders, Vol. 1, pg. 22.

      90 Sanders, Vol. 1, pg. 3.

      91 Sherman, Ruth Wilder. Vital Records of Plymouth, Massachusetts to the Year 1850. Picton Press: Camden, Maine, 1993, pg. 70.

      92 Sherman, Ruth Wilder. Vital Records of Plymouth, Massachusetts to the Year 1850. Picton Press: Camden, Maine, 1993, pg. 70.

      93 Sanders, Vol. 1, pg. 33.

      Compiled by:
      Judy B. Anderson
      4485 S. 2025 W.
      Roy, UT 84067

      Bingman Weeks' Will.
      In the Name of God Amen, ys. Ninth Day of November, in the Year of our Lord, One thousand, Seven hundred & Forty Four . I, Bingman Weeks , of Cartwright County , in North Carolina , being very sick & weak of Body, but of Perfect Mind & Memory, Thanks be given unto almighty God for it, & Knowing it is appointed for all Men Once to Die, Do make & Ordain this to be my last Will & Testament, that is to say; First of all I give my Sold into the Hands of God that gave it; & for my Body, I recommend to the Earth to be buried in a Christian like manner at the Discretion of my Executors, Nothing Doubting but at the General Resurrection I shal receive the same again by the mighty Power of God that gave it; And as for Touching such Worldly Estate wherewith it has pleased God to bless me with, I give & Dispose of the same in the Manner & form following.
      North Carolina Wills and Inventories
      Bingman Weeks' Will.
      Item, I give & bequeath unto my two Sons, Isaac Weeks & Jabas Weeks , the Tract of Land that I now dwell on with the Marsh thereunto belonging, to be Equally divided between them and their Heirs & Assigns for Ever. That is to say, my Son Jabas to have that Part of the Land that the Plantation & Houses is on, and Isaac to have the other Part with half the Marsh.
      North Carolina Wills and Inventories
      Bingman Weeks' Will.
      Item, I give to my Son, Theoflis Weaks , on Shilling, Sterling.
      North Carolina Wills and Inventories
      Bingman Weeks' Will.
      Item, I give unto my Son, Archelas , One Shilling, Sterling.
      North Carolina Wills and Inventories
      Bingman Weeks' Will.
      Item, I give to my Son, Bingmam , One Shilling Sterling.
      North Carolina Wills and Inventories
      Bingman Weeks' Will.
      Item, I give to my Daughter, Lidde Witton , One Shilling Sterling.
      North Carolina Wills and Inventories
      Bingman Weeks' Will.
      Item, I give to my Dafter, Mary Williams , One Shilling, Sterling.
      North Carolina Wills and Inventories
      Bingman Weeks' Will.
      Item, I give to my Dafter, Christian Weake , One Shilling Sterling.
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      Bingman Weeks' Will.
      Item, I give to my Dafter, Thankful Hicks , One Shilling Sterling.
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      Item, my Will & Desire is for my Wife to have the Plantation in her Lifetime.
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      I give to my Dafter, Elizabeth Weake , one Shilling Sterling.
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      Item, my Will & Desire is that my two Sons, Isaac & Jabas, Do Each of them pay unto my Grand Son Edward Weaks , the Sum of Ten Pounds, current Money of Carolina, & upon Failure thereof to be Dispossessed of the Land before given.
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      Item, I give unto my well beloved Wife, Mary Weake , Two Beds & Furniture, Two Cows & , and all other Houshold Goods & all the Remaining Part of my Estate that is not yet given During her Widowhood, She paying all my Lawful Debts. I also Depute and apoint my sd. Wife to be my whole & sole Executor of this my last Will & Testament, Ratifying and alowing this & no other to be my last Will and Testament. Disanulling all other Will formarly by me made.
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      In Testimony hereunto I have Set my Hand & Seal the Day & Year above written.
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      Bingman Weaks (Seal)
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      Signed, Sealed in the Presence of us, Jehosaphat Holland . Francis Burns . Thos. Person .
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      Carteret County, North Carolina . June Court, 1745 .
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      Bingman Weeks' Will.

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