Peter Brown Family History

Matthew Wicking (1614) & Susan Brooker

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General History

Matthew Wicking & Susan Brooker were one of my 11th generation ancestors.

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Matthew Wicking (shown as Mathias Wickins) was baptised on 3rd April 1614 in East Grinstead, Sussex and was the son of John Wicking & Elizabeth Wheler. He was mentioned in his father's will of 1638. Matthew married Susan Brooker on 4th February 1640 in Edenbridge, Kent. Matthew was buried on 5th March 1671 in Edenbridge, Kent.

Susan Brooker's birth details are unknown. She was possibly the daughter of Robert & Anne Brooker of Edenbridge (or maybe Agnes). (Robert & Anne had children William, John, Ethelbert, Edward, Robert, Richard & Susan. Anne was buried on 22nd May 1650 in Edenbridge, Kent (' wife of Robert') and Robert was buried there on 9th June 1659 . Robert left a 'Will'.). (Note: there are no Edenbridge baptismal records for the period 1603-1639)
Susan was buried on 4th October 1670 in Edenbridge, Kent ('Susanna, wife of Matthew Wicken').

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Matthew & Susan had four children.

Elizabeth Robert Susan Ethelbert
  1. Elizabeth Wicking (shown as Wickin) was baptised on 14th November 1640 in Edenbridge, Kent (dau of Matthew).
  2. Robert Wicking (shown as Wickins) was baptised on 5th December 1642 in East Grinstead, Sussex. Robert married Jane Driver. Details of Robert Wicking & Jane Driver are shown separately as they are direct ancestors.
  3. Susan Wicking (shown as Wickins) was baptised on 16th January 1645 in East Grinstead, Sussex
  4. Ethelbert Wicking (shown as Wickins) was baptised on 27th October 1647 in East Grinstead, Sussex. He married Mary Bysh on 19th January 1689 in Lingfield, Surrey (shown as Artlebert Wicken & Mary Byssh) . Ethelbert was probably buried on 13th October 1731 in Cowden, Kent and Mary was buried there on 4th February 1703 ('wife of Ethelbert of Eatonbridge borough'). Ethelbert & Mary had seven children.
    1. William Wicking was baptised on 13th December 1690 in Cowden, Kent (father shown as Arholby).
    2. Sarah Wicking was baptised on 16th March 1692 in Cowden, Kent (father shown as Artleby) and she was buried there on 17th May 1698 ('daughter of Arthelbert').
    3. John Wicking was baptised on 28th November 1693 in Cowden, Kent (father shown as Arthelbert) and he was buried there on 14th August 1695 (son of Artheberd).
    4. John Wicking was baptised on 27th October 1696 in Cowden, Kent (father shown as Arthelbert). He married Mary. Details of John Wicking & Mary are shown separately.
    5. Henry Wicking was baptised on 3rd July 1698 in Cowden, Kent (father shown as Arthelbert).
    6. Ethelbert Wicking was baptised on 1st July 1700 in Cowden, Kent. (father, Ethelbert, was a farmer). He possibly married firstly Mary Avis on 16th June 1735 in Withyham, Sussex. He married secondly Ruth King on 11th July 1761 in Horne, Surrey ("Allegations for marriage licences issued by the Commissary Court of Surrey between 1673-1770 - 9 July, 1761. Ethelbert Wicking of Horne, abode 6 weeks,  farmer, widower, 60, and Ruth King of Burstow, abode 6 weeks,  widow, 58 ; at Horne. George Cole of Godstone, inn-keeper, 2nd s.). Ethelbert was possibly buried on 19th July 1766 in Lingfield, Surrey. Ethelbert & Mary had at least two children
      1. Avice Wicking was baptised on 13th October 1736 in Cowden, Kent (dau of Ethelbert). She probably married Thomas Sawyers on 17th June 1763 in Godstone. Surrey (shown as Avis). (Surrey Licenses 1673-1770 show - 1st June 1763 - Thomas Sayers of Dorking, abode 7 years, farmer,signs, bachelor, 29, and Avis Wicking of Godstone, abode 1 year,spinster, 25 ; at Godstone. Thomas Ockly of Betsworth, farmer,2nd s).
      2. Robert Wicking was baptised on 8th April 1738 in Cowden, Kent (son of Ethelbert).
    7. Mary Wicking was baptised on 9th February 1703 in Cowden, Kent. (father, Ethelbert, was a farmer of Eatonbridge borough)

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  1. There are a variety of names used instead of Wicking. These are all felt to be spelling variations. The names identified are: Wicken, Wickinge, Wickens, Wickyng, Wekyhge, Weekyng, Weckynge, Weeknge, Weekinge, Weekyn, Weking, Wyking, Wycking, Wykinge. There are Wickenden's in East Grinstead & Cowden, but these have been excluded as considered another name.
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  1. Sussex Parish Registers – West Hoathly, East Grinstead, Worth
  2. Kent Parish Registers - Cowden
  3. British Isles Vital Record Index- Family Search
  4. Sussex Marriage Index CD
  5. IGI (International Genealogical Index: Latter-day Saints) - batches of parish records: see Links-Research Web sites
  6. NWKFHS Edenbridge CD (Edenbridge- An index of People & Places100-1851- by Lionel Cole) & Lionel Cole transcription of Edenbridge Parish Registers