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Mary Yeats (Wells)

Also Known As: "Mary Yates", "Mary Yate"
Birthdate: (55)
Birthplace: Norfolk, Norfolk County, Virginia Colony, Colonial America
Death: January 21, 1699 (55)
All Hallows Parish, Anne Arundel County, Province of Maryland, Colonial America
Place of Burial: Davidsonville, Anne Arundel, Maryland, British North America (USA)
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Dr. Richard Wells; Richard Wells; Frances Wells and Frances Petre
Wife of Private; Baronet George YATES, Sir; Captain Thomas Stockett and George Yeats
Mother of George Yates, Jr.; John Yates, I; Frances Duvall; Mary Richardson; Thomas Stockett, Esq. and 4 others
Sister of William Wells; Elizabeth Wells; Richard Wells Jr.; Benjamin Wells; Martha Salloway and 4 others

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To help our mutual endeavor to find the facts of our ancestry, the one primary source has been moved to the top of this page. All other questionable, speculative or erroneous items have been relocated to below the will excerpt.

The Maryland Calendar Of Wills Compiled And Edited by Jane Baldwin (Jane Baldwin Cotton) Wills From 1685 To 1702 Volume II, p. 168

Yates, Mary, A. A. Co., -- --- ----; 29th March 1699.

  • To son Thomas Stockett, ex., 211 A., "The Range" nr. Lyon's Ck., and his father's black walnut box with his coat of arms engraved thereon.
  • To dau. Frances, wife of Marein Duvall, dau. Eliza:, wife of Thomas Plummer, and to each grandchild living at time of testatrix' death, personalty.
  • To sons George and John Yates, residue of estate, including "Vale of Benjamin," which is to be sold for their benefit.
  • Test: Jos. Hanslap, Thos. Hill, Wm. Byas, Wm. Bailey. 6. 212.

Mrs. Mary Yates 19 1/2A.28 I £221.10.11 Oct 30 1699

  • Appraisers: James Sanders, Thomas Odell.
  • List of debts: Mr. John Hyde.

Mary Yates 21.347 A AA £221.10.11 #5564 Apr 30 ---- [1702]

  • second inventory was cited in the amount of £33.7.2.
  • Payments to: Dr. Mordecai Moore, Abell Bond, Abraham Clarke.
  • Executor: Thomas Stockett.

Mary Yates 23.108 A AA £221.10.11 £234.5.3 Apr 9 1703

  • Received from: John Barrett, John Cash, William Lunne.
  • Payments to: W. Taylard.
  • Legatees: George Yates, John Yates, Mark Richardson, Thomas Plummer, Ann Yates, Mareen Duvall.
  • Executor: Mr. Thomas Stockett.

Mary Yates 27.29 A AA £287.0.5 £287.0.5 Jul 19 1707

  • Payments to: John Hyde, Thomas Bordley.
  • Distribution to: John Yates.
  • Executor: Thomas Stockett.

Mary Yates 32B.121 A AA , Jul 24 1708;

  • Legatees: John Yates.
  • Witnesses: Philip Tall, John Foeings.
  • Executor: Thomas Stockett.

[George Yates]: Child of John Yates, by Mary (or Elizabeth) Tattershall:

i. GEORGE YATES, born about 1640, younger son, immigrated by 1665 to Anne Arundel County Maryland, Deputy Surveyor for Baltimore County, and for Anne Arundel County, under his cousin, Jerome White, Esq., Surveyor General. He married MARY WELLS, widow of [Capt.] Thomas Stockett, and daughter of Richard Wells, of Herring Creek, Anne Arundel County. They had four children

GEORGE YATES died testate at All Hallow's Parish, Anne Arundel County, Maryland in 1691. His widow, Mary, died testate All Hallow's Parish, Anne Arundel County, Maryland 21 Jan. 1698/9. Warfield The Founders of Anne Arundel & Howard Counties, Maryland (1905): 94. Skordas Early Settlers of Maryland (1968): 522. Barnes Baltimore County Fams. 1659-1759 (1989): 710. Barnes British Roots of Maryland Fams. 1 (1999): 483-484. Source Citation (MLA 8th Edition) Richardson, Douglas. "Yate." Magna Carta Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families, Genealogical Publishing, 2005, pp. 911-912. Royal Ancestry Series. Gale Genealogy Connect, Accessed 1 Nov. 2017.

ID: I35208

  • Name: Mary Wells
  • Given Name: Mary
  • Surname: Wells
  • Sex: F
  • _UID: F5A494FF20361340AD2FADB827F712498F0C
  • Change Date: 24 Jul 2008

This account shows the relationship between George Yates and 2 of Mary's brothers.

Robert Burle (gentleman) 4.350 A AA #15884 #15884 Oct 6 1677

Payments to: John Larkin, Robert Wells and paid to George Wells (brother) and to George Yates, John Hance, Robert Ridgley for suit by Mr. Thomas Marsh, Mr. Thomas Bankes from the estate of Ralph Williams.

Distribution to: executor and other orphans (unnamed).

Executor: Stephen Burle (son).

The birth date for Mary Stockett Yates (Wells) can probably be narrowed down by a few years. Her father, Richard Wells, probably embarked for Virginia at age 26, on the ship "Globe" of London on 7 August 1635. There were two Richard Wells shipping out for Virginia in that year, but the other one (who sailed on the "Assurance") was only 17. Both men were single at the time, as far as the records show.

At some point not too long after setting up in Virginia, he married, and had eleven children when he and his whole family removed to Anne Arundel County, Maryland, in 1653. Accordingly, he must have gotten married between 1635 and 1640, and no later.

Therefore, Mary Wells Stockett Yeats was probably born no earlier than 1636 and no later than 1642.
[1653-11(one year per child, minimum) =1642 parents marriage year]

What is the source of this info?.....Probably this:'''

  • Birth: ABT 1631 in Norfolk County, VA (year certainly incorrect, may be early by a full decade)
  • Death: 21 JAN 1698/99 in All Hallows Parish, South River Hundred, Anne Arundel, MD
  • Father: Richard Welles b: 1 JAN 1608/9 in Saltash, Cornwall, England
  • Mother: Frances White [b: ABT 1622 in Hutton Hall, Essex, England - highly suspect information based on tertiary sources, most of which are suspect] Note the impossibility of the birth dates!

Marriage 1 Thomas Stockett b: 2 APR 1635 in Bekesbourne, Kent, England

  • Married: ABT 1665 in Anne Arundel County, MD (probably a couple of years earlier)


  • 1. Mary Stockett b: ABT 1666
  • 2. Thomas Stockett b: 17 APR 1667 in All Hallows Parish, South River Hundred, Anne Arundel, MD
  • 3. Frances Stockett b: AFT 23 APR 1671 in Anne Arundel County, MD (Probably wrong)
  • 4. Elizabeth Stockett b: ABT 1646 (IMPOSSIBLE - based on the error that she m. Thomas Plummer I)

[Elizabeth did marry Thomas Plummer, as his second wife. No dates are given, except for Mary's m. 1683.
Source: Anne Arundel Gentry by Henry Wright Newman; Published by the author, Annapolis, Maryland 1971 p.377]

Marriage 2 George Yates b: ABT 1625

  • Married: ABT 1671

Children (note: she was still fertile when she married George Yates/Yeats).

  • 1. George Yates
  • 2. John Yates
  • 3. Anne Yates b: AFT 1675 (this is what argues most strongly for a birthdate c. 1640 [except that it is possible for women to bear children right up until menopause, possibly as late as age 52.]

The source listed below is extremely suspect, as it is no better than tertiary and compiled from generations of possibly inaccurate/erroneous [and incomplete] information: [It's a website someone made.These data sources are cited: 1. Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. IV, p. 397. 2.Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. V, p. 441]

  • Mary Wells b. circa 1641, d. 21 January 1699
  • Father Richard Wells b. 1 Jan 1609
  • Mother Frances White b. c 1621
  • Mary Wells was born circa 1641 at of Norfolk, VA. She married George Yeats, son of John Yeats and Mary (Elizabeth) Tattershall, in May 1672 at Anne Arundel, MD. Mary Wells died on 21 January 1699 at All Hallow's Parish, Anne Arundel, MD.
  • Family George Yates b. c 1640, d. 6 Jun 1691
  • Child
  • ◦George Yates+ b. 1674, d. 13 Sep 1717

Maryland Gen. Soc. Bulletin, Vol. 35, No. 2, Spring, 1994, pp. 206-214 - "Thomas Plummer's married to Elizabeth Stockett introduces us to the Stocketts, a most interesting colonial family. The immigrants to this country were four Royalist brothers, Lewis, Henry, Francis and Thomas. They were grandchildren of Lewis Stockett who was a member of the household of Queen Elizabeth I. During the Commonwealth in England, these brothers spent ten years in exile in France attached to the retinue of Charles, Prince of Wales, afterwards Charles II of England. During their absence, their estates were confiscated and destroyed by the Puritans. They had mortgaged their holdings to follow the king and upon their return had not sufficient resources left to redeem them, so they came to the colonies to begin a new life. Elizabeth Stockett's father was Captain Thomas Stockett (16..-1671) who settled at the head of the Chesapeake Bay in what is now Harford County, then an outpost of the province. He had been commissioned by the Lord Proprietary as a military officer and it was agreed in the Treaty of Peace with the Indians on 16 May 1661, that the Susquehannocks would apply at his home for "tickets" to pass further among the English plantations and the Indians should deliver all runaways to him. While living on the frontier, he married Mary Wells, daughter of neighbor George Wells, about 1665. The couple moved to South River Hundred near the site of the oldest Episcopal Church in Anne Arundel County-later to become known as All Hallows. The births and baptisms of their children appear in those registers. His plantation was known as "The Obligation." He was High Sheriff of Anne Arundel Co. from 1665 until his death in 1671. In 1670, Jerome Whyte, Surveyor General, went on a trip to England and appointed Captain Thomas to act as Acting Surveyor General in his absence. His will, dated 23 April 1671, was proved 3 May 1671. After his death, his widow, Mary, married George Yates and had other children." NOTE: states married. Mary Wells, dau. of George Wells, yet anc. chart give Mary Wells father as Dr. Richard Wells-H.S. MD Gen. Soc. Bulletin, Vol. 32, No. 3, pp. 308-313, Summer 1991
Note: Evidently the person who wrote this article mixed up the info about George Wells, who arrived in America in 1655 with Richard Wells, Mary's father (according to most all other credible sources).

376 Founders of Anne Arundel and Howard Counties. THIS SOURCE IS HIGHLY INACCURATE!
John Worthington Warfield left his Dayton farm to his brother Brice and removed to the Big Seneca, where he accumulated a large estate. He married again, Mary Holland of Amos, and had John Holland Warfield, who married Mary, daughter of Amos Warfield, and lived at Scaggs' Corner. Their son was Lorenzo Warfield, of Glenelg, whose old hostelry still stands.

[GARBLED ANCESTRY] Alexander Warfield, of John Worthington, inherited the Seneca homestead; married Mary Harwood, whose mother was Elizabeth Stockett of Thomas and Mary Noble, daughter of Captain Thomas and Mary Wells, whose father was Major Richard Wells of the Puritan Council. Mrs. Stockett became the wife of George Yates, the surveyor, and had issue, George Yates, husband of Rachel Warfield, of "Warfield's Range."

Mary Warfield, of Alexander and Mary, married Ephraim Creager, of Frederick County. Issue, Frank, George, Manilla Markey, Alcinda Savidge, Caroline Broadbent, Major Noble Creager, U. S. A., and Miss Virginia Creager, of Baltimore.

Caroline (of Alexander and Mary) married William Bantz. Their daughter was the late wife of Senator Henry G. Davis, of West Virginia, Vice-Presidential candidate.

John A. Warfield (of Alexander and Mary) married his cousin Henrietta, of Surrat D. Warfield. Their heirs are living in Frederick County.

Brice Warfield (of Alexander and Thompsey) married Sarah Dickerson and lived near Dayton. He had two sons and several daughters, all legatees of his bachelor brother, Alexander Warfield, of Unionville. Surrat Dickerson Warfield (of Brice) was the chief heir and executor of his uncle Alexander, who in addition to several farms in Frederick County, held a large and undeveloped tract at Clifton Springs, New York, which he left to his Warfield and Burgess nephews.

Alexander Warfield's will also left legacies to the daughters of his brother John Worthington Warfield.

Surrat Dickerson Warfield inherited the estate near Unionville, and became State Senator from Frederick County. His descendants are Dr. Brown Warfield, of Philadelphia; Surrat R. Warfield, and his sons, Guy and Frank Brown Warfield, of Baltimore.

The daughters of Alexander and Thompsey were wives of Caleb Burgess and of West Burgess, both brothers of Captain John and Captain Joseph Burgess, all engaged in the Revolution. Their heirs held a portion of "Warfield's Range." They sold it to Dr. Charles Griffith Worthington. It is now the handsome estate of Senator Gorman. Source: <The founders of Anne Arundel and Howard Counties, Maryland. A genealogical and biographical review from wills, deeds and church records by Warfield, Joshua Dorsey

Publication date 1905
Publisher Baltimore, Md., Kohn & Pollock
Collection library_of_congress; americana
Digitizing sponsor Sloan Foundation >

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Mary Yeats's Timeline

July 2, 1643
Norfolk, Norfolk County, Virginia Colony, Colonial America
Age 17
All Hallows Parish, Anne Arundel County, Province of Maryland
Age 22
April 17, 1667
Age 23
South River Parish, Anne Arundel County, Maryland
Age 26
Anne Arundel County, Province of Maryland
Age 28
South River Hundred, Anne Arundel County, Province of Maryland, Colonial America
Age 29
Age 30
South River Hundred, Anne Arundel County, Province of Maryland