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"The Extraordinary Mr Wilkes"

"The Extraordinary Mr Wilkes"

Dr Timm Rice {Wilkes} (View posts)
Posted: 1023862150000
Classification: Query
I have a family member in DC whom is kinda our family historian. Several years ago he told my about a book with the title above. I went to the city library and ordered the book. WHAT A BOOK. Our GGGGGGGG-father (hopefully enough G's there) John Wikes married Queen Ann's daughter Polly in 1554 I believe (divorced later). BLUE BLOOD FAMILY.
The book talks about his families wealth (Wilkes Gin Distillery) and his college days and political positions. There is a full statue of him in London on the Themes River. He is a very famous man in England's history. You must read this amazing book about what I am sure is all of our grandfather of the mid-1500's. There maybe a part of him in all of us (lol lol lol). I rather enjoyed reading about this 'extraordinary' man they called John Wilkes.
After you all read this book we should find the money and produce a family motion pitcure by 'Wilkes Family Pictures'.
From my understanding, this man may be my GGGGGGGG-father and just maybe, just maybe yours too.There are other books about him I just can't think of the other titles. Very colorful I will admit.
Enjoy the book and post a message of your thoughts.
Dr Timm

Re: "The Extraordinary Mr Wilkes"

Posted: 1025444224000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1073510108000
Is this the John Wilkes for which the counties in GA and NC are named? Does the book mention Children? If I am not mistaken there may not be Wilkes children/descendants from this John Wilkes.
Curtis Wilkes
Nashville, TN

Re: "The Extraordinary Mr Wilkes"

Timm Rice (Wilkes) (View posts)
Posted: 1025582896000
Classification: Query
I am not sure about children. I has been sometime from reading the book but I will ask my brother Steve or family historian. As far as NC I was told it was names after either Peyton or Samual Wilkes as was in MO & OR. They are my GGG/Ggrandfathers.
Darn it, not I must go and check out the book again. Twenty years ago was a while.
From family stories as we grew up (and you hear everything) John Wilkes, married Eliz Mead, was named after him as well as other Wilkes that hailed from the UK. Our family history book only goes back to 1760 or so. But know that we have found Peytons Wilkes's father we can go further back.
Thanx for the question,
Cousin Timm (I'm sure we are cousins somewhere)
Timm

Re: "The Extraordinary Mr Wilkes"

Posted: 1027969942000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1033767277000
wHERE DO i FIND THIS BOOK--aM INTERESTED--jUST STARTED TRYING TO FIND MY ANCESTORS--aNY INFO APPRECIATED--mY PEOPLE CAME FROM gA--eLIAS MY GREAT GRANDFATHER--gREAT GRANDMOTHER ANN eLIZ-harriet corinne MeLendon--any relation to u--They came from Laurens co. Ga--Maybe we r cousins--lol Carolyn

Re: "The Extraordinary Mr Wilkes"

Posted: 1508186212000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Wilkes - Mead - Rough - Smith
John Wilkes did not marry the daughter of Queen Anne. He married Mary Sherbrooke Mead. Their daughter was named Mary "Polly" Wilkes. She had no children.
It is unlikely that you are descended from either of his 2 illegitimate children - Harriet Wilkes who married William Rough and moved to Ceylon or John Henry Smith, whom we have no record of ever marrying and who probably died in India.
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