Peter Brown Family History

Matthew Wicking (1668) & Elizabeth Potter

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General History

Matthew Wicking & Elizabeth Potter were one of my 9th generation ancestors.

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Matthew Wicking was baptised on 6th September 1668 in Worth, Sussex. He was the son of Robert Wicking & Jane. He married Elizabeth Potter on 28th April 1695 in Cowden, Kent. Matthew was probably buried on 23rd July 1728 in Hartfield, Sussex.

Elizabeth Potter's birth details are not known.

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Matthew & Elizabeth had nine known children (only Matthew mentioned in all baptism records).

  1. Robert Wicking was baptised on 24th March 1696 in Cowden, Kent.
  2. Matthew Wicking was baptised on 16th April 1698 in Cowden, Kent. He married Anne Grove. Details of Matthew Wicking & Anne Grove are shown separately as they are direct ancestors.
  3. Elizabeth Wicking was baptised on 9th November 1700 in Cowden, Kent.
  4. Thomas Wicking was baptised on 24th July 1703 in Cowden, Kent (father, Matthew, was a labourer from Stanford borough). He possibly married Jane and lived in Hartfield (note: Hartfield is adjacent parish to Cowden). Jane was probably buried on 6th October 1782 in Hartfield, Sussex ('Wicken'). Thomas was buried on 20th November 1786 in Hartfield, Sussex ('aged 83, Wicken'). Thomas & Jane had nine children.
    1. John Wicking was baptised on 11th May 1735 in Hartfield, Sussex.
    2. Sarah Wicking was baptised on 3rd October 1737 in Hartfield, Sussex.
    3. Jane Wicking was baptised on 21st January 1739 in Hartfield, Sussex.
    4. Mary Wicking was baptised on 21st November 1742 in Hartfield, Sussex and she was buried there on 28th November 1742 ('infant Wicken').
    5. Elizabeth Wicking was baptised on 24th March 1744 in Hartfield, Sussex.
    6. William Wicking was baptised on 24th March 1744 in Hartfield, Sussex. He married Anne. Anne was buried on 4th July 1813 in Hartfield, Sussex ('wife of William Wicken, aged 78'). William was buried on 13th January 1819 in Hartfield, Sussex ('aged 75, Wicken')
    7. David Wicking was baptised on 8th February 1747 in Hartfield, Sussex. He married Sarah. Sarah was buried on 25th June 1805 in Harfield, Sussex ('wife of David Wicken'). David was buried on 18th May 1817 in Hartfield, Sussex ('aged 73, Wicken').
    8. Nathan Wicking was baptised on 8th February 1747 in Hartfield, Sussex.
    9. Martha Wicking was baptised on 14thApril 1751 in Hartfield, Sussex and she was buried there on 20th August 1760 ('dau of Thomas & Jane Wicken')
  5. Jane Wicking was baptised on 2nd March 1706 in Cowden, Kent. (father from Stanford borough)
  6. Sarah Wicking was baptised on 29th October 1708 in Cowden, Kent.
  7. Mary Wicking was baptised on 9th March 1711 in Cowden, Kent.
  8. Avice Wicking was baptised on 30th January 1714 in Cowden, Kent.
  9. John Wicking was baptised on 23rd November 1716 in Cowden, Kent.

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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