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Mary Rebecca Weeden, After Wallace Woodland died had no income as the farm had been lost due to suspected missmanagement - she had to rely on charity as there was no welfare state at this time
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This is information I have on the Weeden side of the family, an interesting insight into the times is a set of newspaper cuttings from a scrapbook I was given with articles on the deaths of a number of the family members. Which papers they came from I have no idea, it may have been a local paper for Ickenham which has long since gone. The scrapbook contained many more cuttings that don't seem to be related to the family that may help other researchers in this area - e-mail me and I will see if I can help.


The little village of Ickenham was in mourning on Monday afternoon, when the funeral took place of Mr. Henry Weeden, of Church Farm, Ickenham, whose death we briefly announced last week. By Mr. Weeden's death the village has lost one of its best-known and most respected residents, and one who has always taken a prominent part in local affairs. From the time the Parish Council came into existence up till last year Mr. Weeden was a member of the Council, and he has also held the position of overseer for many years. At the Parish Church he acted as sidesman, and. of late years was a leading member of the choir; formerly, for twenty years he was a member of the choir at Ruislip Parish Church. Mr. Weeden, himself the possessor of a good voice, always took the keenest interest in musical matters, and it will be remembered that he was a member of the Uxbridge Male Voice Choir. Besides all this, he was a leading authority on agricultural matters, and also established for himself a name as a breeder of prize poultry.
The deceased was born at Ryelands Farm, Hillingdon, and later lived at Long Lane Farm, but for the past thirty years he has occupied Church Farm Ickenham. He leaves a widow and two children to mourn their loss, and with these the greatest sympathy is felt.
All the blinds in the village were drawn at the time of the funeral, and a large number of the villagers gathered in the churchyard to pay a last token of respect. The body, enclosed in a coffin of elm with plinths of oak and brass fittings, was borne on the shoulders of four bearers from the house to the churchyard gate, where it was met by the Rural Dean, the Rev. W. A. G. Gray, and the Rev. W. P. de Winton Kitcat.
The mourners who followed were Mr. R. Weeden (son), Mr. G. Weeden (brother), Mr. L.B. Lee (brother-in-law), Mr. W. E. Hamaton (brother-in-law), Mr. A. Weeden (cousin), Mr. F. Hobbs and Mr. Prout Rowse. As the funeral procession entered the church, Psalm XC. was chanted, and later the hymn, "Lead kindly light," was softly sung. The service was solemnly conducted by the Rev. de Winton Kitcat, and at the close Miss Cochran played the Dead March in " Saul."
The coffin was then taken from the church and lowered into the grave, which had been nicely lined with flowers and ferns; and the committal sentences were read by the Rev. W. A. G. Gray. Amongst those gathered at the graveside were Mrs. Weeden (Cowley), Mr. R. Newman (representing Major Tylden Pattenson), Mr. J. Ewer, Mr. H. J. Ewer, Mr. Nelson Ewer, Mr. Doe, Mr.Hall, Mr. Bide, Mr. and Mrs. Mothersole, Mrs. J. Sims, Mr. W. A. Lee, Mr. and Miss Harrington, Mr. Brumfield, Mr. A. Bush, Mr. and Mrs. Pool, Mr. E. Ewer, Mr. J. E. Woodman, Mr. Cruikshank, Mr. Hoare, Mr. Edlin, Mr. Pritchett, Mr. Mannell, Mr. F. Pritchard, Mr. Smith (Bourne Farm), Mr. Lawrence, and others. Before the benediction the choir sang " On the resurrection morning." The breastplate was inscribed: " Henry Weeden, died July 14th, 1910, aged 61 years.
There were a large number of lovely wreaths sent as follows: - In ever-loving memory of a dear, good, kind husband, from his sorrowing wife; In ever-loving memory of dear dad, from Reg. and Babbs; in loving memory of dear Harry, from George, Minnie, and family; with heartfelt grief for a kind son-in-law, from S. Lee to dear brother Harry, with love and deep regret from Len and Alice; with deep sympathy, from cousin Emily Burrough; in affectionate remembrance of Henry Weeden, from his fellow-members of the Ickenham choir ; with deepest sympathy and kind remembrance, from Mr. and Mrs. J. Sims and family ; with much sympathy, from Mr. and Mrs. Arthur N. Gilbey ; in remembrance of my old master, with regret and much sympathy, from James Clarke; in loving memory, from Alice and May Weeden; with deepest sympathy, from Mr. and Mrs. Keen, Eastcote ; with deepest sympathy, from Mr. and Mrs. H. J. Ewer and family ; in remembrance and with sincere regret, from E. Butler and J. Hughes ; with deepest sympathy, from Mr. and Mrs. T. Byles ; with deepest sympathy, from Dar and Dobbin; as a token of sincere sympathy, from Mr. and Mrs. Wiskin and family, with deepest sympathy, from Mr. and Mrs. A. Gould ; with deepest sympathy, from Mr. Pritchett and family ; with deep sympathy from Frank, Emily and ? ; with much sympathy and in remembrance of an old and valued friendship, A. E. and D. Pearce; with deep sympathy, from Mr. and Mrs. W. Prout Rowse; with deepest regret and much sympathy, from Mrs. T. A. Lee; from Ivy and Edna. Messrs. J. Sims & Sons were the undertakers. At Ickenham Parish Church on Sunday feeling reference was made to the death of Mr. Weeden, suitable hymns were sung, and after the evening service the Dead March in "Saul" was played by the organist.



A figure well known in Ickenham and the surrounding district passed away on Friday in the person of Mr. George Treadaway Weeden, of The Ramblers, High road. A life-long resident and a member of one of the oldest families in the village, Mr. Weeden at one time farmed Long-lane Farm. In later years he became clerk to the Parish Council and rate collector, in which capacities by his tact and courtesy he was respected by all with whom he came in contact. He had acted for many years a sidesman in St. Giles' Church and in all matters appertaining to the church and parish, he took a keen and active interest.
Mr. Weeden was 72 years of age.
The Rev. Hugh Allen conducted the interment, which took place in St. Giles' Churchyard on Monday. Mr. C. E. Hodges was at the organ, and Mr. Weeden's two favourite hymns, "Lead Kindly Light" and "Abide With Me," were sung during the service.
The mourners were: Mr. and Mrs. A. Weeden (son and daughter in - law), Mr. Reginald Weeden (nephew), Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Sims (nephew and niece), Mr. Billy Sims (nephew), Mrs. A. Saich (sister-in-law), Mr. Cyril Saich and Mr. Lcn Saich (nephews), Miss Freda Saich and Mrs Carpenter (nieces)'. Many representatives of the church were present as were also other residents of the village, and beautiful wreaths and flowers were placed on the grave.



It is with deep regret that we this week chronicle the death of one of the members of a family well known in farming circles in western Middlesex, Mr. William Weeden, third son of the late Mr. Eldred Weeden, of Long Lane Farm, Ickenham. Mr. W. Weeden, who was only 47 years of age, had been it failing health for a considerable time. It was some few years ago that he took up residence at New Farm, Northwood, removing from Ickenham. After the death of his father about three years ago he returned to Ickenham, Long Lane Farm, where jointly with his brother, Mr. George Weeden, he carried on farming, in which business be had spent all his life. His health however continued to fail him, and again be returned to Northwood about two months ago, but the complaint had so far mastered his constitution that little hopes were entertained for his ultimate recovery. He had, however, only for a fortnight found it absolutely necessary to keep to his bed, during which time be was attended by Dr. Charpentier, of Uxbridge. Mr. Weeden breathed his last on Thursday last week. He leaves a widow and one daughter to mourn his loss. The interment took place at Ickenham on Wednesday, a large number of villagers being present, both at the church and at the graveside. The body was conveyed from Northwood in a glass hearse and was met at the church by the Rev. B St. John Pei, rector of Ickenham. It followed to the church by Mr. H. Weeden and Mr. G. Weeden, brothers; Mr. W. A. Hamaton, Mr. A. Sims; Mr. A. Saich and Mr. G. Saich. There also followed Mr. S. Weeden, of Hillingdon, Mr. and Mrs. A. Weeden, of Cowley, Mr. and Mrs. W. Alderton, Mr. Alfred Edlin, of Denham, Mr. H. Ewer and Mr. J. Ewer, of Ruislip M. Elgar Johnson, Mr. A. Ive, Mrs. Sims, Mr. D. Bricket, Mr. Browcombe, Mr..1. Dale, Mr. W. Janes, Mr. A. Andrews. The service was a cheerful one, Miss.Cochran presided at the organ and the two hymns "Peace, perfect Peace" and ` Now the laborer's task is over" were sung, arid at the conclusion of the service in the church the Dead March in Saul was impressively rendered. The coffin was of polished elm with brass furniture and the breastplate containing the following inscription William Weeden, died Dec. 11th, 1903 aged 47 year's." There was a large number of floral contributions, a lovely bunch of violets being laid on the coffin sent as follows: In loving sympathy from his widow and child; to dear Dad, from his loving daughter May, and "King"; In loving memory from Will, an affectionate brother, from George and Min; with deepest sympathy from all at Church Farm; with deepest sympathy from Walter and Lucy, with deepest sympathy and regret from Mrs. Woodman and family, Northwood; with sincere sympathy from Mr. and Mrs. Page, Northwood ; with sincere sympathy from Sam and Ada : in loving memory of dear uncle Will from Arch and Ken ; with deepest sympathy from Nell and Ted ; with loving sympathy from W. A. Lee, with deepest sympathy from Mr. and Mrs. Boreham ; in memory of a much respected friend. Mr. William Weeden, from Miss Weeden and Miss Scaffold; with Mr. and Mrs. G. Hall's deepest sympathy; with deepest sympathy from Mr. and Mrs. Coles, Northwood; with loving sympathy from Mr. and Mrs. Edwards, Northwood; with deepest sympathy and loving remembrance from J. and M. Sims and family. —Mr. J. Sims, of Ickenham, most efficiently carried out the undertaking arrangements


The death of Miss C. Weeden, of Kings End, second daughter of the late Mr. John Weeden, on Monday, at the age of 72 years has deprived Ruislip of a lifelong and much respected resident. For many years she had been an invalid, suffering from acute rheumatism, and latterly from a tumor, and the intense pain arising from these complaints she bore with great fortitude and patience. Amid manifestations of sorrow and sympathy in the village the funeral took place at the Parish Church on Thursday afternoon. The body enclosed in a coffin of polished elm with oak plinths and brass fittings, was conveyed to the church in an open car followed by one carriage. The Rev. W. A. G. Gray, vicar, conducted the burial service and the interment took place in a grave near where the deceased's father, mother and brother were buried. The mourners were Mrs. Moss (sister), Mr. Moss, Master S. Moss, Miss West and Mrs. Boyle. Amongst others at the graveside were Mr. R. H. Deane, Mr. Oriafleld, Mr. 0. Thompson, Mrs. Kerry, Miss Kerry, Mr. and Mrs. Smith (Bourne Farm), Mrs. Pool, Mrs. Seabrook, Nurse Woodman, and Mrs. Prickett. On the coffin was the inscription "Catherine Weeden, died June 5th, 1905, aged 72 years." There were wreaths bearing the words: —In memory of a very dear and life long friend, from S Deane. In loving memory of a very dear and most faithful friend of my lifetime, Mrs. Dawson. Thomas, 31, Rivers Street, Bath. In kind remembrance from Mr. and Mrs. Smith and family, Bourne Farm and Ivy House Farm. In loving remembrance, from Mrs. and Miss M. Scaffold. In loving memory, from M. Miller. A token of Mrs. McDougall" affection and regard. Ledsham Vicarage, Yorkshire. From Betsy, George, and Sidney. From Cornelius Thompson, Ruislip Park. From Nurse Woodman. In loving memory, from Mrs. A. Woodman and West. With `Mrs. B. J. King and family's deepest sympathy. With deepest sympathy, from Mrs. H. Boyles. With love and deepest sympathy to a dear friend, from Sarah and Ellen. In loving memory, from Cecile Crisfield and Annie Kerry. Mr. E. Sims, of Ickenham, carried out the funeral arrangements.