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John Welles

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Birthplace: Birmingham, Warwickshire, England
Death: Died in Stratford, Fairfield, Connecticut
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Son of Colonial Gov. Thomas Welles and Alice Welles
Husband of Elizabeth Bourne
Father of Capt. John Welles; Capt. Robert Welles; Deacon Thomas Welles; Temperance Welles; Sgt. Samuel Welles, Sr. and 5 others
Brother of Mary Baldwin; Ann Thompson; Thomas Welles, Jr.; Captain Samuel Welles, of Wethersfield and Sarah Chester

Occupation: Deputy to the General Court in Hartford 1656-1657, Magistrate of the General court.
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About John Welles

RESIDENCE: Freeman of Stratford, in 1645.

DEATH: Also stated 18 Aug 1659

GOVERNMENT: Representative to CT Gen'l Court for Stratford May and Oct 1656, and May and Oct 1657. Assistant 1658, 1659.

WILL: dated 7 Aug 1659, proved 19 Oct 1659; wife Elizabeth, mentioning what is due her in England; dau Temperance; sons John, Thomas, Samuel; father; brother Samuel; "brothers". Inventory Oct 1659. Ages of children: John 11, Thomas 8, Robert 8, Temperance 5, Samuel 3, Sarah 1.

Sources: 1.Repository: Name: Ancestry.com

Title: Hale, House, and Related Families, Mainly of the Connecticut River Valley Author: Jacobus, Daniel Lines Publication: Hartford, CT, (Connecticut Historical Society) 1952 Abbrev: Hale, House, and Related Families, Mainly of the Connecticut River Valley Page: 782 2.Repository: Name: Newtown Library-Genealogy Dept Newtown, CT

Title: History of the Old Town of Stratford and the City of Bridgeport, 1886 Author: Rev. Samuel B. Orcutt Publication: Fairfield County Historical Society, 1886 Abbrev: History of the Old Town of Stratford and the City of Bridgeport, 1886 Page: vol. 2 p. 1325 3.Repository: Name: Newtown Library-Genealogy Dept Newtown, CT

Title: History and Genealogy of the Families of Old Fairfield Author: Jacobus, Daniel Lines, MA Publication: 1930 Abbrev: History and Genealogy of the Families of Old Fairfield Page: vol. 1 p. 483, 655, 656, 690 4.Repository: Name: Ancestry.com

Title: History of Stratford, CT 1639-1939 Author: Wilcoxson, William Howard Publication: Stratford Tercentenary Commission, 1939 Abbrev: History of Stratford, CT 1639-1939 Page: 79 5.Repository: Name: Ancestry.com

Title: Seymour: A History of the Seymour Family: descendants of Richard Seymour of Hartford, Connecticut Author: Jacobus, Donald Lines Publication: New Haven, Connecticut 1939 Abbrev: Seymour: A History of the Seymour Family: descendants of Richard Seymour of Hartford, Connecticut Page: 167 6.Repository: Name: Ancestry.com

Title: Marvin: Descendants of Reinold and Matthew Marvin Author: Marvin, George Franklin and William T.R. Marvin Publication: T.R. Marvin & Son, Publishers, Boston, MA 1904 Abbrev: Marvin: Descendants of Reinold and Matthew Marvin Page: 307 7.Repository: Name: Ancestry.com

Title: Welles and Allied Families Author: Welles, Catherin J. and Frances S. Welles Publication: The American Historical Society, Inc, New York, 1927 Abbrev: Welles and Allied Families Page: 7 8.Repository: Name: Ancestry.com

Title: History of Ancient Wethersfield, Connecticut: comprising the present towns of Wethersfield, Rocky Hill, and Newington Author: Adams, Sherman W. Publication: Grafton Press, New York, 1904 Abbrev: History of Ancient Wethersfield, Connecticut: comprising the present towns of Wethersfield, Rocky Hill, and Newington Page: vol. 2 p. 373, 429, 761

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Birth Date 1620 1621

Birth Location Essex, England Of Stourton, Warwick, England

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         1595 – 1646

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     Elizabeth Bourne 
         1627 – 1668
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     Robert WELLES 
         1649 – 1714
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     Thomas Welles 
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     Temperence Welles 
         1654 – 1728
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     Samuel Welles 
         1656 – 1729
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     Sarah Welles 
         1659 – 1730
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     Mary Wells 
         1661 – 

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RESEARCHING A POSSIBLE INCORRECT ANCESTRY.

Wikipedia states Gov. Thomas Welles' eldest son John did not emigrate to the US. Find-a-grave ancestries state he did.

Find A Grave: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=Wells&GSfn=John&GSbyrel=in&GSdyrel=in&GSst=8&GScntry=4&GSob=n&GRid=29068737&

Birth: 1622, Northampton, England

Death: 1659, Stratford, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA

JOHN, eldest son of GOV. THOMAS WELLS, and his wife, ALICE TOMES, came with his parents to New England at about 15 years of age and removed to Hartford. He was made a freeman in the Conn. General Court on April 10, 1645. In 1647, he married ELIZABETH BOURNE.

His father gave him half of his lands and house at Farmington, but he sold them to JOHN THOMPSON .... and removed to Stratford before April 1652. He was deputy to the General Court in Hartford 1656-1657. While his father was Governor, he was elected Magistrate of the General court. He proved will, took inventories & distributed estates in Stratford.

On April 20, 1659, he witnessed the signature of the sachem, Tautannimo, to a land deed. He died late that year since his will was written October 19, 1659

They were the parents of six known children, SARAH (WELLES) THOMPSON .....

Other children: Capt. John Welles, Deacon Thomas Welles, Capt. Robert Welles, Temperance (Welles) Pitman, Sgt. Samuel Welles.


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Parents:
 Thomas Wells (1590 - 1659)
 Alice Tomes Wells (1595 - 1665)

Children:
 John Wells (1648 - 1714)*
 Thomas Wells (1651 - 1720)*
 Samuel Wells (1656 - 1729)*
 Sarah Welles Thompson (1659 - 1730)*

Spouse:
 Elizabeth Bourne Wells Wilcoxson (1627 - 1668)

Burial:

Old Congregational Burying Ground

Stratford, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA


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Record added: Aug 16, 2008

Find A Grave Memorial# 29068737

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John, son of Governor Thomas Welles, came to America with his father in 1636, landed at Saybrook, came thence to Hartford in ihe autumn of 1636, and to Stratford in 1645 (says the History of the Welles family), where he resided until his death.

He was made freeman at Hartford April I, 1645. He was elected representative from Stratford in 1656, 1657, and 1659. In 1658, he was elected Magistrate of Stratford, and Judge of Probate, according 10 the following: "March, 1658. This Court doth appoynt Mr. Ward, Mr. Hill, with the Townsmen of Fairfield, to assist Mr. John Welles in procuring wills and taking in Inventories, and distributing Estates of persons that died intestate, and to appoint administrators, and in case any are unsatisfied with their determinations herein they have liberty to take their address to ye next session of this court. This order respects Stratford, Fairfield, and Norwalk." (Hart. Rec, Vol. II, 102.)

John Welles married in Stratford, Elizabeth Bourne, a young woman who came to New England with Arthur Bostwick.

His will was dated Oct. 19, 50. and he died soon after, as he was deceased when his father died, the next January. In his will he says: "I give to my beloved wife, Elizabeth Welles, all that which is due to her in England • . . . . and .£40, to carry with her if she please to goe to England." He also gave his son Robert to his father to be educated, and although the grandfather died a little more than two months alter, Robert went to Wethersfield and lived and died there, receiving a considerable portion of his grandfather's estate.

The widow Elizabeth Welles married 2d, John Wilcoxson, in 1663, in Stratford.

Children:

John

Thomas, twin

Robert, twin

Temperance

Samuel

Sarah, b. Sept 28, 1659 m. Ambrose Thompson

Mary, b. Aug. 29, 1661, m. Joseph Booth

Sources:

A History of the Old Town of Stratford and the City Bridgeport, Connecticut, Volume 2 (Google eBook) Samuel Orcutt, Fairfield County Historical Society, Bridgeport, Conn Press of Tuttle, Morehouse & Taylor, 1886

History of the Welles Family, pages 98, 132, etc. In this " History" the family is traced back to Robert de Welles, of Rayne Hall, Essex, England, and thence into France to the year 794.

LDCourtney, Oct.17, 2012

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Capt. John Welles's Timeline

1622
1622
Birmingham, Warwickshire, England
1647
1647
Age 25
Stratford, Fairfield, CT, USA
1648
May 24, 1648
Age 26
Wethersfield, Hartford, CT, USA
1649
June 22, 1649
Age 27
Stratford, New Haven Colony (Present Fairfield County), (Present Connecticut)
1651
1651
Age 29
Stratford, Fairfield, CT, USA
1654
1654
Age 32
Stratford, Fairfield, CT, USA
1656
1656
Age 34
Stratford, New Haven Colony
1659
August 7, 1659
Age 37
Stratford, Fairfield, Connecticut
September 28, 1659
Age 37
Stratford, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States
1661
August 29, 1661
Age 37
Stratford, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States