This is the linguistic origin of the name Markwick. It is Germanic (Anglo-Saxon).
Mark = border territory, or 'march', as in the
German 'Mark Brandenburg'.
Wick = farm, as in Afrikaans 'wijk'.
My earliest traced Markwick ancestor was Thomas Markwick of Barcombe, whose will was dated June 1529.My last Markwick ancestor was my grandmother, born Ellen Emily Winter Markwick on 19 January 1870, Brighton; died as Ellen Packham, 9 January 1961, Victoria Park, Western Australia. Her father was Alfred Markwick of Uckfield and Brighton.
The family lived at Barcombe and Hamsey until moving to Uckfield about 1722, and I think some of the family still live at Uckfield. Alfred's father, George, a carpenter and builder, made a significant contribution to the development of the town.
I should be pleased to share my records with anybody who needs them. And I should be delighted to hear what happened to Alfred's mother, Mary nee Tutt, after George died in 1826 and she married Esau Verrall in 1828.
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