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Capt Samuel Wells
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Birth: 1628
Willenhall, England
Death: Jul. 15, 1675
Wethersfield
Hartford County
Connecticut, USA

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 1100. 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 50 personalEstate, forever; to Samuel Welles, 380; to Thomas, 230; to Mary, considering her lameness, 140; to Sarah, Ann & Elizabeth, to each 100.


 
 
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 Parents:
  Thomas Welles (1590 - 1659)
  Alice Tomes Welles (1595 - ____)
 
 Spouse:
  Elizabeth Hollister Wells (1642 - 1673)*
 
 Children:
  Elizabeth Welles Shelton (____ - 1747)*
  Samuel Welles (1660 - 1731)*
  Thomas Wells (1662 - 1711)*
  Sarah Welles Tomlinson (1664 - 1694)*
  Anna Wells Judson (1668 - 1739)*
 
 Siblings:
  Mary Welles Baldwin (1618 - 1647)*
  Ann Welles Thompson Hawkins (1619 - 1680)*
  John Welles (1622 - 1659)*
  Thomas Wells (1625 - 1668)*
  Samuel Wells (1628 - 1675)
  Sarah Welles Chester (1632 - 1698)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Green Cemetery
Glastonbury
Hartford County
Connecticut, USA
 
Created by: Nareen, et al
Record added: Aug 17, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 29095388
Capt Samuel Wells
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- nan vicknair
 Added: Jul. 24, 2014

- Kathy Mattaliano
 Added: Jun. 25, 2014
To My 8th Great Grand Uncle, May You Forever Rest in Peace
- Elton Ellis
 Added: Mar. 29, 2014
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