The Weaver Information for Ashton Keynes Area

The first mention of the name Weaver occurs in the Parish register for 1605. There is also a Will for Robert Weaver, Husbandman, dated 1620 which fills in the names of his children born before this date, gives his wife's name, Elizabeth and one of his sisters, Agnis is named. All the Weaver families in the village appear to descend from this Robert Weaver.

In 1709 there is another will for William Weaver, shoemaker. However, the family were for the most part agricultural labourers. They were mostly poor, and uneducated until the 20th century.

There are a large number of illigitimate children recorded and the court cases resulting provide further information on the family.

For a short period the name was recorded as Waver in the Parish Registers and some events are recorded at The Leigh.

In the early part of 20th century most of the young people seem to have moved away from the Area.

The only Weaver headstone in the churchyard records the deaths of Charles Weaver (1921–1984) and his wife.

Weaver Families Ashton Keynes Area Robert Weaver Descent Report

Weaver Photographs

Ada AnnieLauraLena
Ada Annie Laura Lena

Fred and Elizabeth Weaver and Family c.1900Jonas George's Wedding 1909
Fred's Family George Jonas Wedding

I would like to thank Kim Judd for all her help in piecing together our family and for the photograph of Lena.
Thank you also to Robert Weaver for the last two photographs above and for information on his family.

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