Peter Brown Family History

Matthew Wicking (1698) & Anne Grove

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General History

Matthew Wicking & Anne Grove were one of my 8th generation ancestors.

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Matthew Wicking was baptised on 16th April 1698 in Cowden, Kent. He was the son of Matthew Wicking & Elizabeth Potter. He married Anne Grove on 16th April 1723 in East Grinstead, Sussex. Matthew was buried on 1st January 1771 in East Grinstead, Sussex.

Anne Grove was baptised on 26th April 1704 in East Grinstead, Sussex. She was the daughter of  Richard Grove & Ann Carpenter. Anne was buried on 5th July 1778 in East Grinstead, Sussex. ('Ann, a widow').

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Matthew & Anne had seven known children:

Mary Robert Anne Wiliam Thomas Elizabeh Henry
  1. Mary Wicking was baptised on 17th April 1724 in East Grinstead, Sussex. She possibly married William Drake on 28th March 1749 in East Grinstead, Sussex
  2. Robert Wicking was baptised on 25th July 1727 in East Grinstead, Sussex. He married Mary Mills on 22nd April 1757 in East Grinstead, Sussex . Robert was buried on 26th December 1799 in East Grinstead, Sussex. Mary was buried on 30th March 1803 in East Grinstead, Sussex ('widow of Robert'). Robert & Mary had seven known children.
    1. John Wicking (shown as Wicken) was baptised on 31st December 1758 in East Grinstead, Sussex. He possibly married Ann Roakes on 3rd November 1797 in East Grinstead, Sussex.
    2. Robert Wicking was baptised on 6th December 1761 in East Grinstead, Sussex.
    3. Hannah Wicking was baptised on 3rd November 1765 in East Grinstead, Sussex.
    4. James Wicking was baptised on 1st July 1770 in East Grinstead, Sussex and he was buried there on 1st May 1771 ('son of Robert & Mary').
    5. James Wicking was baptised on 1st April 1774 in East Grinstead, Sussex and he was buried there on 19th April 1774 ('son of Robert & Mary').
    6. Jenny Wicking was baptised on 9th April 1775 in East Grinstead, Sussex.
    7. Martha Wicking was baptised on 6th January 1779 in East Grinstead, Sussex.
  3. Anne Wicking was baptised on 28th August 1730 in East Grinstead, Sussex. She possibly married James Taylor on 27th December 1750 in East Grinstead, Sussex.
  4. William Wicking (shown as Wicken) was baptised on 10th August 1733 in East Grinstead, Sussex. He married Phoebe Farnes. Details of William Wicking & Phoebe Farnes are shown separately as they are direct ancestors.
  5. Thomas Wicking (shown as Wickin) was baptised on 30th January 1736 in East Grinstead, Sussex. He possibly married firstly Elizabeth and had children A-D. He married secondly Mary and had children E-F. Thomas was possibly buried on 16th December 1798 in Lingfield, Surrey (aged 62). There is a gravestone in Lingfield churchyard
    1. William Wicking (Wickings) was baptised on 7th October 1764 in Lingfield, Surrey.
    2. Elizabeth Wicking (Wickings) was baptised on 25th June 1767 in Lingfield, Surrey.
    3. Thomas Wicking (Wickings) was baptised on 5th August 1770 in Lingfield, Surrey.
    4. James Wicking was baptised on 8th March 1774 in Lingfield, Surrey.
    5. Mary Wicking (Wickings) was baptised on 24th November 1776 in Lingfield, Surrey (shown as from Horne).
    6. James Wicking was baptised on 8th August 1779 in Lingfield, Surrey. (shown as from Godstone).
  6. Elizabeth Wicking was baptised on 8th December 1738 in East Grinstead, Sussex.
  7. Henry Wicking (shown as Wicken) was baptised on 26th May 1742 in East Grinstead, Sussex. Henry married Ann Awcock on 31st March 1766 in East Grinstead, Sussex (witnessed by Matthew Wicken).

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  1. There is only one Matthew Wicking that has identified as being born between the years 1676-1707. (age 16 at marriage to age 60 at birth of youngest child). Sources 1-6. This person is very likely to be correct. (have also checked other Parish Registers of Fletching & Hartfield).  
  2. There were two other Anne Groves born in East Grinstead. One was baptised 1/1/1686 but would be too old to have the later born children. The second was baptised 13/12/1710, but would be too young for marriage in 1723. Therefore this person is very likely to be correct.
  3. 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. Surrey Parish Registers – Lingfield, Crowhurst
  3. The Kent Parish Registers - Cowden
  4. Weald –Sussex Record Society
  5. British Isles Vital Record Index- Family Search
  6. Sussex Marriage Index CD
  7. Latter day Saints - Family Search: For initial identification of details only