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Immigrant William Wellman

Birthdate: (47)
Birthplace: Hartford,Hartford,Connecticut,USA
Death: August 9, 1671 (47)
Place of Burial: Middlesex, Connecticut, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of William Wellman
Husband of Elizabeth Wellman
Father of Mary Howard; Benjamin Wellman; Elizabeth Sheather; Sgt Sgt. William Wellman; Sarah Wellman and 3 others

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About Immigrant William Wellman

"The Four Spencer Brothers", 1950, compiled by Donald Lines Jacobus, "The American Genealogist. New Haven, CT: D. L. Jacobus, 1937-. (Online database. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2009 - .)" viewed by Kris Stewart, Jun 11, 2013

Families of Early Hartford, Connecticut By Lucius Barnes Barbour Pg.556

William Wellman (1624-1671) immigrated from England to America during the summer of 1640. They sailed into Plymouth Harbor and settled at Green Harbor in Marshfield in Plymouth Colony. They stayed there for about a year. Reverend Richard Blinman was the spiritual leader of this group.

In 1641 the Blinman party including William Wellman moved to Goucester in the Massachusetts Bay Colony. William Wellman had Gloucester lots "in the Harbor" and in "Fishermoans Field". William Wellman was a seaman trading about the new country and he called Gloucester home for about 9 years. He married Elizabeth Spencer of Hartford, CT in 1649.

In 1651 Reverend Blinman was to begin pastoring at the Pequot Plantation (soon New London) and William Wellman and his wife moved to New London at the same time. William Wellman was there for the first land division and received a homelot in 1651. He continued seafaring and trading. He became a Freeman in 1658 in Connecticut.

At some point William Wellman moved his family and his homebase to Killingworth, CT. William Wellman's will was written there 14 March 1669. He left everything to his wife and to his children at her death. His will mentions that his daughters Mary and Martha are married and makes some other provisions for the children. Daughter Mary married Thomas Howard in 1667. Daughter Martha is not known to have married Clement Minor until 1673, so perhaps she had an earlier marriage, too.

William Wellman had accumulated a large number of debts "trading at sea". The Court rejected his will and his estate went to satisfy his debts. It isn't known how much was left for his family.

Widow Elizabeth Spencer Wellman married second Jacob Joy in 1672 and they had 4 children at Killingworth, CT.

Daughter Martha Wellman (1652-1681) married Clement Minor (1638-1700) as his second of three wives and they had 1 child, Phebe Minor (1679-1751) who married John Stebbins (1666-1756) raised 7 children at Lyme, CT.

Sources: Descendants of Thomas Wellman by J. W. Wellman, 1918; History of the Town of Gloucester by J. J. Babson, 1860; Genealogy and History of the Wellmans by J. Wellman, 1867; Genealogical Notes by N. Goodwin, 1969; Ancestors of Evelyn Wood Keeper by J. C. Frost, 1939

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Immigrant William Wellman's Timeline

Age 26
New London, New London County, Connecticut, United States
Age 28
New London, New London, Connecticut
Age 30
Killingsworth, Middl, Ct
Age 33
New London, CT, USA
Age 37
New London, New London County, CT, USA
Age 40
Killingworth, Connecticut, United States of America
October 16, 1665
Age 41
Killingworth, Mid., Ct
January 19, 1668
Age 44
Killingworth, Mid., Ct