Capt Robert WELLES

Male Abt 1651 - 1714  (~ 63 years)


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Capt Robert WELLES was born Abt 1651, Stratford, Fairfield Co., Connecticut (son of John WELLES and Elizabeth BOURNE); died 22 Jun 1714, Wethersfield, Hartford Co., Connecticut.

    Robert married Elizabeth GOODRICH 09 Jun 1675, Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut, USA. Elizabeth (daughter of Ensign William GOODRICH and Sarah MARVIN) was born 1658, Wethersfield, Hartford Co., Connecticut; died 17 Feb 1697/8, Wethersfield, Hartford Co., Connecticut. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. Thomas WELLES was born May 1676, Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut, USA; died 21 Sep 1741.
    2. John WELLES was born Jun 1678, Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut, USA.
    3. Joseph WELLES was born Sep 1680, Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut, USA; died 1744.
    4. Prudence WELLES was born Abt 1682; died May 1714.
    5. Robert WELLES was born Abt 1684, Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut, USA; died 1738.
    6. Gideon WELLES was born Abt 1686, Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut, USA; died 28 Mar 1740.

    Robert married Mary STODDARD 13 Oct 1698, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachustts. [Group Sheet]


Generation: 2

  1. 2.  John WELLES was born 1621, Essex County, England (son of Gov. Thomas WELLES and Alice TOMES); died 07 Aug 1659, Stratford, Fairfield Co., Connecticut.

    Other Events:

    • Birth: Abt 1622, Burmington, Warwickshire, England

    John married Elizabeth BOURNE Bef 1647. Elizabeth was born Abt 1625, England; died 1682, Stratford, Fairfield Co., Connecticut. [Group Sheet]


  2. 3.  Elizabeth BOURNE was born Abt 1625, England; died 1682, Stratford, Fairfield Co., Connecticut.
    Children:
    1. John WELLES was born 24 May 1648, Stratford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA; died Between 24 Mar 1713 and 1714.
    2. 1. Capt Robert WELLES was born Abt 1651, Stratford, Fairfield Co., Connecticut; died 22 Jun 1714, Wethersfield, Hartford Co., Connecticut.
    3. Thomas WELLES was born Abt 1651, Stratford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA; died 07 Jan 1720.
    4. Temperance WELLES was born Abt 1654, Stratford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA; died Aft 1728.
    5. Samuel WELLES was born Abt 1656, Stratford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA; died 1729, Stratfield, Connecticut.
    6. Sarah WELLES was born 28 Sep 1659, Stratford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA; died 23 Mar 1730.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  Gov. Thomas WELLES was born 1598, Essex County, England (son of Robert WELLES and Alice ?); died 14 Jan 1660, Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut, USA.

    Other Events:

    • Occupation: Between 1637 and 1660; Chosen As Magistrate
    • Occupation: 1639; Elected treasurer of the colony
    • Occupation: 1643; Elected secretary
    • Occupation: 1649; Commissioner to represent Connecticut in the confederation of New England colonies
    • Occupation: 1654; Acting governor
    • Occupation: 1655; Governor
    • Occupation: 1656; Deputy governor
    • Occupation: 1658; Governor
    • Occupation: 1659; Deputy governor

    Notes:

    Name:
    He was among the fist settlers of Hartford, coming probably fro Cambridge, for 8 Feb 1635/6, "Thos. Wells" owned a house there, (Starr's Goodwin and Morgan Ancestral Lines, I, p. 221.) and he was made Freeman May 17, 1637. (Col. Hist. of Hartford, Love, p. 32.) Was also an early settler of Wethersfield, removing thither in 1646, and an original proprietor at both places. At Wethersfield he bought a house and 18 acres of Mr. John Plumb. He was a magistrate of the colony of Connecticut in 1637, which office he held every successive year until 1654, when he was chosen deputy governor. Besides holding other offices, he was elected governor in 1655 and as this office could not be held by the same man in consecutive terms, he was again elected deputy governor in 1656/7 and governor in 1658; deputy governor in 1659, which position he held at his death. He was first treasurer of the Colony 1639, and secretary of the Colon from 1640 to 1648. In 1649, 1654 and 1659, he was commissioner of the United Colonies. Trumbull includes him in a list of twelve men whom he calls the civil and religious fathers of Connecticut.

    The information here given concerning the parentage of Governor Wells and the name of his wife was obtained from pleadings in a chancery suit brought in 1648 by John Welles of Tidmington, (Nephew ofGovernor) and his son Robert, a minor, against the grantees of land in Burmington, Warwickshire, conveyed by Thomas Welles of Hartford, Conn., in 1638. The pleadings show that the property in dispute at one time belonged to Robert Welles, father of the Governor. It seems probable, therefore, that the family home was in Burmington or one of the neighboring parishes.

    Thomas married Alice TOMES 1618, England. Alice died Abt 1640, Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, USA. [Group Sheet]


  2. 5.  Alice TOMES died Abt 1640, Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, USA.

    Other Events:

    • Name: ? Hunt

    Children:
    1. Ann WELLES was born Abt 1619, Essex County, England; died Abt 1680.
    2. 2. John WELLES was born 1621, Essex County, England; died 07 Aug 1659, Stratford, Fairfield Co., Connecticut.
    3. Robert WELLES was born 1624, Essex County, England; died Bef 1659.
    4. Thomas WELLES was born 1627, Stourton, Warwickshire, England; died 1668, Hartford, Hartford Co., Connecticut.
    5. Samuel WELLES was born 1630, Essex County, England; died 15 Jul 1675.
    6. Sarah WELLES was born 1632, Essex County, England; died 16 Dec 1698.
    7. Mary WELLES was born 1634, Essex County, England; died Bef 7 Nov 1659.
    8. Joseph WELLES was born 1637, Hartford, Hartford County,Connecticut.


Generation: 4

  1. 8.  Robert WELLES

    Robert — Alice ?. [Group Sheet]


  2. 9.  Alice ?
    Children:
    1. 4. Gov. Thomas WELLES was born 1598, Essex County, England; died 14 Jan 1660, Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut, USA.