Captain Samuel Welles, of Wethersfield

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Captain Samuel Welles, of Wethersfield

Birthplace: Willenhall, Whychford, Warwickshire, England
Death: July 15, 1675 (41-50)
Wethersfield, Hartford County, Connecticut Colony (Drowned crossing Connecticut River)
Place of Burial: Glastonbury, Hartford County, Connecticut, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Colonial Gov. Thomas Welles and Alice Welles
Husband of Elizabeth Welles and Hannah Allyn
Father of Samuel Welles, of Wethersfield; Thomas Welles; Sarah Tomlinson; Mary Hale; Ann Judson (Welles) and 1 other
Brother of Mary Baldwin; Anne Thompson; Capt. John Welles; Thomas Welles, Jr. and Sarah Chester

Occupation: Justice for Wethersfield
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About Captain Samuel Welles, of Wethersfield

The son of GOV. THOMAS & ALICE (TOMES) WELLES, he was brought to New England by his parents at a young age. He married first Elizabeth Hollister in 1659, daughter of John & Joanna (Treat) Hollister of Wethersfield. They were the parents of Capt. Samuel Welles, Capt. Thomas Welles, Sarah (Welles) Hawley, Mary (Welles) Hale, Ann (Welles) Judson, and Elizabeth (Welles) Shelton.

He married second, Hannah Lamberton, daughter of George & Margaret (Lewen) Lamberton of New Haven, Conn. There was no issue. She married the Worshipful John Allyn of Hartford (his second wife) after Samuel's death.

Samuel was deputy to the General Court for Wethersfield in 1657-1662 and 1675. He was a member of the Council of War in July 1675. Commissioned Ensign of the Wethersfield Trainband in March, 1657/8, Lieutenant in May, 1665, and Captain in May of 1670. He was present at the Great Swamp Fight at North Kingston, RI during the Narragansett War.

In 1665 he was chosen Commissioner for the plantation of Wethersfield. He was appointed to be in a committee to settle the differences between the inhabitants of Middletown & the Indians and to settle the bounds.

The inventory of Samuel's estate was taken July 15, 1675 by Samuel Talcott, John Deming and John Chester and was valued at œ1100. The children were aged Samuel, age 16 years, Thomas 14, Sarah 12, Mary 10, Ann 7, Elizabeth 5 years at the writing of his will. Administration went to Hannah Wells but she declined due to not being able to carry it out. The distribution was as follows: To the widow 1/3 of the Real Estate according to law, and œ50 personalEstate, forever; to Samuel Welles, œ380; to Thomas, œ230; to Mary, considering her lameness, œ140; to Sarah, Ann & Elizabeth, to each œ100.

The descendants of William and Elizabeth Tuttle, who came from old to New England in 1635, and settled in New Haven in 1639, with numerous biographical notes and sketches : also, some account of the descendants of John Tuttle, of Ipswich; and Henry Tuthill, of Hingham, Mass. (1883)

I. John, b. in England, 1631; m. Kattareen Lane.

II. HANNAH, b. in England, 1632-3; m. 1649 JOHN PANTRY; (2) June 23, 1654, THOMAS WELLS, jr.

William Tuttle & Elizabeth

2. HANNAH TUTTLE, b. England, 1632-3; d. in Hartford, Conn., Aug. 9, 1683, a. 50; bu. in the old Center chh. graveyard on Main st., where her memorial stone is still standing, among others of the WELLES family; its inscription quite plain;* m. 1619, JOHN, only s. of William and Margaret PANTRY (Pantree), b. abt. 1629; freeman of Harft., 1650; will dated Sept. 1, 1653; inv. taken Nov. 25, same yr.; chil., John and Hannah --Mary

  • The Gen. Dict. of New Eng. sup. her dau. of Richard Tuttle of Boston, on what ground I have been unable to discover. Circumstances all point to the dau. of William Tuttle of New Haven, and the gravestone establishes the identity.
  • William Pantry came over in 1635; wealthy and advanced in years; selectman of Hartf., 1640, again in 1645; constable in 1648.

not named, prob. posthumous; m. (2) June 23, 1654, THOMAS, s. of Thomas and Elizabeth (Deming) WELLES, jr., b. abt. 1627; Quartermaster under Maj. John Mason, 1658; Dep. Mag. at Hartf., 1662-3, and is said to be named as a grantee in the Royal Charter of Conn. (prob. his f.) He was rep. May 1663, assistant 1668, and was killed sm. yr. by a fall from a cherry tree. Inv. taken in Hartf. Aug. 20, 1668, (english pound)1090 19s. 6d.; chattels, (english pound)590. Adm. given to wid. HANNAH. He was the largest and tallest man of his time in Hartf.; of strong mind and estimable character. Inv. of est. of Mrs. HANNAH WELLES exh. Sept. 6, 1683; divided by the court, to John Pantry double portion, and to all the rest of Mrs. WELLES' chil. equal portions. Mrs. Bidwell and Mrs. Meeks to receive each a piece of gold and a gold ring that their mother before her sickness did allot and give them; the two younger ss. to be clothed out of the est. before distribution. 10. chil. b. in Wethersfield.

I. John, bap. March 17, 1659; m. Abigail Mix.

II. Hannah, b. Aug., 1652; d. unm. 1672, according to Savage; 1675, according to W. S. Porter; but Miss Mary N. Talcott says she d. before Aug., 1671, as an account of the est. of Hannah Pantry was exh. to the court of probate in Hrtf. in Aug., 1671.

III. Mary, b. prob. after Sept. 1, 1653, when the f. made his will; m. Nathaniel Mix.

IV. Rebecca Welles, b. May, 1655; m. Aug. 13, 1680, Capt. James Judson.

V. Thomas, b. Oct., 1657; m. 1689, Mary Blackleach.

VI. Sarah, b. April, 1659; m. Nov. 7, 1678, John Bidwell, jr.

VII. Ichabod, Nov., 1669; m. Sept. 4, 1684, Sarah Way.

VIII. Samuel, Oct., 1662; m. Ruth Judson, sis. to James Judson.

IX. Jonathan, b. Sept., 1664; d. s. i. abt. 1690; killed by piece of block falling on his head. Thomas Welles adm. his est., which the court of assistants, on petition of all but the admr., ordered distributed, Nov., 1690, to Thomas, Ichabod, Samuel and Joseph Welles, John Bidwell, for his wf. Sarah and James Judson, for his wf. Rebecca; Thomas appealed, May 1691, claiming te est. of his bro. according to the English law, without avail.

X. Joseph, b. Aug., 1667; d. 1698; m. Elizabeth, dau. of Eleazer Way. 1. John, d. y. 2. Joseph, d. y. 3. Joshua, d. y. 4. Elizabeth, b. 1696; m. William Powell of Hartf. 1. Elizabeth, m. Nov. 4, 1750, Fletcher Ranney of Mid., Conn., who d. Dec. 14, 1772, a. 47. She d. June 14, 1785, a. 60.


William Tuttle of New Haven : an address delivered at the Tuttle gathering, New Haven, Conn., September 3d, 1873 / /c by Joseph F. Tuttle (1873)


New England families, genealogical and memorial: a record of the ..., Volume 4 edited by William Richard Cutter


Samuel Welles Compact Disc #84 Pin #491815 Pedigree Sex: M Event(s) Birth: abt 1628 Death: 15 Jul 1675 Wethersfield, Hartford Co., CT Parents Father: THOMAS WELLES Disc #84 Pin #491557 Mother: ALICE TOMES Disc #84 Pin #491734 Marriage(s) Spouse: Elizabeth Hollister Disc #84 Pin #491818 Marriage: abt 1659 Wethersfield, Hartford Co., CT Spouse: Hannah Lamberton Disc #84 Pin #491819 Marriage: aft 1670


Samuel Welles Compact Disc #129 Pin #4009542 Pedigree Sex: M Event(s) Birth: abt 1630 of Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut, USA Death: 15 Jul 1675 Parents Father: Thomas Welles Disc #129 Pin #4009549 Mother: Alice Tomes Disc #129 Pin #4009550 Marriage(s) Spouse: Elizabeth Hollister Disc #129 Pin #4009543 Marriage: 1659

drowned while crossing Connecticut River or was killed by Indians


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Captain Samuel Welles, of Wethersfield's Timeline

Willenhall, Whychford, Warwickshire, England
April 13, 1638
Age 9
Stourton, Warwickshire, England
June 23, 1654
Age 25
April 13, 1660
Wethersfield, Connecticut Colony
July 29, 1662
Probably Wethersfield, Connecticut Colony
September 29, 1664
Wethersfield, Connecticut Colony
November 23, 1666
Wethersfield, Hartford County, Connecticut Colony
Wethersfield, Hartford County, Connecticut Colony, (Present USA)
Wethersfield, Hartford County, Connecticut, United States