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  • Adam de Welles, 1st Lord of Welles (c.1249 - c.1311)
    Adam 1st Baron de , Sir Welles Compact Disc #118 Pin #207825 Pedigree Sex: M Event(s) Birth: 1260 Well,Spilsby,Lincolnshire,England Death: 1 Sep 1311 Greenfield Priory,Lincol...
  • Anne Butler, Countess of Ormond (c.1332 - 1390)
    "Anne Butler (née Welles), Countess of Ormond (1360 – 13 November 1397), was the first wife of Irish noble James Butler, 3rd Earl of Ormond, and the mother of James Butler, 4th Earl of Or...
  • Cecilia de Welles (1310 - 1387)
    Cecilia de Welles born: of Hackthorp and Overwinder, Westmoreland, England. Father: Robert de Welles d. c 24 Sep 1265 Mother: Isabel de Periton d. c 5 Jan 1315 Husband: Thomas de Strickland ...
  • Elizabeth de Welles (deceased)
    Elizabeth de Welle1 F, #244922 Elizabeth de Welle is the daughter of Adam de Welle, 3rd Lord Welles and Margaret (?).2 She married Roger la Warre, 3rd Lord la Warre, son of John la Warre and Margar...
  • Elizabeth / Alice / Anne de Welles (1488 - 1572)
    Bryan is probably not her correct maiden name. Please cite evidence that this Elizabeth a Bryan or other possible parentage. (More than one piece, if possible) I believe that this Elizabeth was not...

About the de Welles surname

From Connecticut, 1600s-1800s Local Families and Histories New England Families, Vol. IV, Genealogies and Memorials, Pg. 208: "The WELLS or WELLES family of America is descended from the family "de Welles" of Lincolnshire, England. The de Welles family, who were Barons by summons to parliament, originated in the Vaux or Baux, Bayeux, or De Vallibus family of France. The family name is traced back to 794, being of high and sometimes royal rank. After the Conquest, Harold de Vaux, a near connection of William the Conqueror, with three sons, Barons Hubert, Ranulph, and Robert de Vallibus, settled in England, and the descent of the family is through Robert. The Vaux family settled originally in Normandy, where they were allied by marriage to most of the royalty of Europe. The earliest account of the founders of England of this family is that of Bertrand De Vaux, who 929 atteneded a tournament. Robert De Welles, son of Robert de Vallibus, had a son Thomas, born about 1175, and his son was Henry de Welles, born in Essex about 1200. His son Thomas, born about 1240, succeeded his father in 1293 to the Manor of "Little Raynes", and left as heir Walter de Welles, born about 1270. "Rayne Hall", after the Welles' long possession of it was names "Welles Hall"

(NB: The aforementioned appears to be a spurious attempt to connect the Wells family of colonial Connecticut to the Welles family of Lincolnshire, the Vallibus/Vaux family of Normandy and England, and the counts of Bayeux in Normandy.)

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