Thomas WELLES

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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Thomas WELLES was born 14 Feb 1693, Glastonbury, Hartford County, Connecticut (son of Samuel WELLES and Ruth RICE).

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Samuel WELLES was born 13 Apr 1660, Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut, USA (son of Samuel WELLES and Elizabeth HOLLISTER); died 28 Aug 1731, Glastonbury, Hartford County, Connecticut.

    Samuel married Ruth RICE 20 Jun 1683, Glastonbury, Hartford County, Connecticut. Ruth was born 29 Sep 1659, Sudbury, Middelsex County, Massachusetts; died 30 Mar 1742, Glastonbury, Hartford County, Connecticut. [Group Sheet]


  2. 3.  Ruth RICE was born 29 Sep 1659, Sudbury, Middelsex County, Massachusetts; died 30 Mar 1742, Glastonbury, Hartford County, Connecticut.
    Children:
    1. Thaddeus WELLES was born 27 May 1695, Glastonbury, Hartford County, Connecticut; died 22 Dec 1780, Glastonbury, Hartford County, Connecticut.
    2. Silas WELLES was born 04 Mar 1700, Glastonbury, Hartford County, Connecticut.
    3. Samuel WELLES was born 24 Dec 1689, Glastonbury, Hartford County, Connecticut.
    4. Mercy WELLES was born 15 Oct 1684, Glastonbury, Hartford County, Connecticut; died 01 Nov 1684, Glastonbury, Hartford County, Connecticut.
    5. 1. Thomas WELLES was born 14 Feb 1693, Glastonbury, Hartford County, Connecticut.
    6. Samuel WELLES was born 09 Jul 1688, Glastonbury, Hartford County, Connecticut; died 01 Oct 1688, Glastonbury, Hartford County, Connecticut.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  Samuel WELLES was born 1630, Essex County, England (son of Gov. Thomas WELLES and Alice TOMES); died 15 Jul 1675.

    Other Events:

    • Fact: 1657-1661, Representative
    • Military Service: 1665, Lieutenant
    • Military Service: 1670, Captain

    Samuel married Elizabeth HOLLISTER 1659. Elizabeth was born Bef 1640, Wethersfield, Hartford Co., Connecticut; died Abt 1670, Wethersfield, Hartford Co., Connecticut. [Group Sheet]


  2. 5.  Elizabeth HOLLISTER was born Bef 1640, Wethersfield, Hartford Co., Connecticut; died Abt 1670, Wethersfield, Hartford Co., Connecticut.

    Other Events:

    • Fact: Daughter of John Hollister and Joanna Treat
    • Death: 1683

    Children:
    1. 2. Samuel WELLES was born 13 Apr 1660, Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut, USA; died 28 Aug 1731, Glastonbury, Hartford County, Connecticut.
    2. Capt Thomas WELLES was born 29 Jul 1662, Wethersfield, Hartford Co., Connecticut.
    3. Sarah WELLES was born 29 Sep 1664, Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut, USA.
    4. Mary WELLES was born 23 Nov 1666, Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut, USA.
    5. Ann WELLES was born 1668, Wethersfield, Hartford Co., Connecticut.
    6. Elizabeth WELLES was born 1670, Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut, USA.


Generation: 4

  1. 8.  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. 9.  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. 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. 4. 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.