Biography of Henry Weekes 1807-1877

 Canterbury, Kent Christchurch Priory

Henry Weekes 1807-1877 is in Sculptors.

On 14 Jan 1807 Henry Weekes was born in Canterbury, Kent [Map].

After 08 Jul 1822. Monument to Percy Bysshe Shelley in Christchurch Priory [Map]. Sculpted by Henry Weekes (age 15). The monument possibly contains Shelley's heart, possibly liver, which resisted cremation and was retrieved by Edward Trelawny who was present at the cremation.

The monument verse forty of fifty-five of Shelley's Adonais: An Elegy on the Death of John Keats, Author of Endymion, Hyperion, etc:

He has out-soared the shadow of our night;.

Envy and calumny, and hate and pain,.

And that unrest which men miscall delight,.

Can touch him not and torture not again;.

From the contagion of the world's slow stain.

He is secure, and now can never mourn.

A heart grown cold, a head grown gray in vain;.

Nor when the spirit's self has ceased to burn,.

With sparkless ashes load an unlamented urn.

After 1837 William Behnes (age 42) was tutor to Henry Weekes (age 29) and Thomas Woolner (age 11).

Before 1841 Henry Weekes (age 33) worked for William Behnes (age 45) and Francis Leggatt Chantrey (age 59).

In 1841 Henry Weekes (age 33) took over the studio of Francis Leggatt Chantrey (age 59).

In 1877 Henry Weekes (age 69) died.