Early Colonial Settlers of Southern Maryland and Virginia's Northern Neck Counties

Thomas Wells

Male 1653 - 1719  (66 years)


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  • Name Thomas Wells 
    Born 1653 
    Gender Male 
    Died 5 Jan 1718/19  Queen Anne's Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I015686  Tree1
    Last Modified 25 Mar 2020 

    Father Maryland Wells 
    Family ID F48465  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Frances Smith,   b. Abt 1658,   d. 4 Jul 1733, Anne Arundel County, Maryland - Inventory Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 75 years) 
    Married Abt 1685  Queen Anne's Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Thomas Wells,   b. 1685, Queen Anne's Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jun 1751, Prince George's County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
     2. George Wells,   b. 1 Jan 1684/85, Queen Anne's Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Apr 1771, Prince George's County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
     3. Mary Wells,   b. 1687, Queen Anne's Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Robert Wells,   b. 5 Aug 1693, Queen Anne's Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Mar 1771, Frederick County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
     5. Nathaniel Wells,   b. Abt 1695, Queen Anne's Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 22 Jan and 26 May 1770, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Frances Wells,   b. 1696, Queen Anne's Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1733, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 36 years)
     7. Joseph Wells,   b. 30 Sep 1697, Queen Anne's Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1758, Orange County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 62 years)
     8. Sarah Wells,   b. 30 Sep 1697, Queen Anne's Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
     9. Elizabeth Wells,   b. 11 May 1699, Queen Anne's Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1719, Queen Anne's Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 21 years)
    Last Modified 25 Mar 2020 
    Family ID F02114  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • transported to md 1679 Wc 2.50,57
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      Wells, Thomas, Sr., planter, Prince George's County, 26th Sept., 1718; 5th Jan., 1719.
      To wife Frances, dwelling plantation, -----, "Strife", and adj. tract "Something., " in all 218 A., during life; at her decease to four sons, Thomas, Robert, Nathan and Joseph. Shd. all of sd. sons, Thomas,, Nathan and Robert, die without issue, lands to descend to son Joseph; shd. he die without issue, to 4 daus. equally, viz: Frances.. Mary, Sarah and Elizabeth, and their hrs.
      To sd. daus., personalty.
      To son George, 5s.
      To wife Frances, extx., and hrs., house and lot in Queen Ann's Town and residue of estate.
      Test: Richard Duckett, Wm. John Black, Thomas Howell. MCW 14, 724.
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      Thomas Wells, Sr. 2.236 PG 196.11.5 May 2 1719
      Appraisers: John Pottinger, Edward Holmes.
      Creditors: Robert Oyter.
      Next of kin: Thomas Wells, Nathaniel Wells.
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      George Wells 3.149 BA 3.0.0 {1719}
      List of debts.
      Mentions: Sarah Davis in Cecil County, James Kirkham (runaway), Moses Groom (runaway), Samuel Underwood in Pennsylvania, John Thomas (runaway).
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      Thomas Wells 3.214 A PG 196.11.5 244,17,9 Sep 6 1720
      Payments to: Capt. John Murdock, Mr. Robertt Tayler, Thomas Bordley, Esq., Dr. Patrick Hepburn, Rev. Jacob Henderson.
      Distribution to: accountant.
      Executrix: Frances Wells (widow).
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      Elizabeth Graham, born say 1696, appeared in Prince George's County, Maryland Court on 26 June 1716 with her child who was adjudged to be a "Mallato." She was ordered to serve Thomas Wells, Sr., until November court. Later that year on 27 November the court sold her and her child to Thomas Clagett for 3,000 pounds of tobacco. She was called the "Servant woman of Thomas Wells" (no last name) on 25 November 1718 when the court bound her seventeen-month-old daughter Margaret to Edward Marlow. On 24 March 1718/9 she confessed to having another illegitimate child [Court Record 1715-20, 87, 143; 1715-20, 721, 814].
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      Harrison, Robert, planter, Prince George's County, 1710; 1st Apr., 1710/11.
      To Joseph Barrack and Mary Dunhoon, personalty.
      to wife Anne, residue of estate,, real and personal, including plantation "Harrison's Purchase."
      Test: Thomas Wells, Francis Wells. 13. 173
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      Hugh Othaham 35A.161 I PG 97.2.0 May 16 1713
      Appraisers: Thomas Wells, Sr., Robert Wheeler.
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      Charles County Circuit Court Liber F, Page 184
      26 Mar 1676; Deed of Gift from Thomas Hyatt to Joan Mitchell; 23 head of hogs and working tools; to the oldest son of Blanch Lomax, wife of Cliborne Lomax, 50 acres of land; I was assigned by Francis Femeley, dec'd, to look after his estate for the good of his son jointly with Thomas Breckeridge, do empower Joan Mitchell to look after said John Ferenley's estate; /s/ Thom Thomas Buskeridge, Thomas Wells

      === Contributed by Ralph D. Smith

      Mar. 26, 1676 - Thomas Wells and Thomas Buskeridge/Breckeridge witness a deed of gift by Thomas Hyatt to Joan Mitchell (personalty) and to the oldest son (unnamed) of Blanch Lomax, wife of Cliborne Lomax (50 acres unnamed.) Hyatt goes on to state that he (Hyatt) had been assigned by Francis Ferneley, deceased, to look after his (Ferneley's) estate for the good of his son [John Ferneley] jointly with Thomas Breckeridge/Buskeridge, and he (Hyatt) now empowers Joan Mitchell to look after the said John Ferneley's estate.
      Source: Charles Co., Md. Circuit Court, Liber F, p. 184.

      June 1677 - John Allen continues his attachment against ye estate of Thomas Wells in ye hands of Richard Scidmore?
      Capt. John Allen desires the ensuing account of Thomas Wells to be recorded.
      Apr. 23-30, 1676 - wine;
      May 1676 - wine, sugar, mun, brandy, rum, lemonade, mulled wine;
      June 1-14, 1676 - ale, sugar, rum, wine, lemonade.
      Total of Wells' account with Allen: 4399 lbs. of tobacco.
      This account is attested in open court on June 12, 1677 to be a just and true account by ye oath of Thomas Russell, and that ye said Thomas Wells had and received the items specified in the account.
      Source: Charles Co., Md. Circuit Court, Liber G, pp. 47-8.
      Comment: The account shows the specific quantities of each item purchased, the day of the month purchased, and the price. The dictionary defines "mum" as a strong beer but the word was definitely written as mun

      Nov. 13, 1703 - "Something," containing 18 acres in Prince George's Co., Md., is patented to Thomas Wells.
      Source: Coldham, Peter W., "Settlers of Maryland, 1701-1730," p. 166.
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      Charles County Circuit Court Liber F, Page 184
      28 Mar 1676; Deed of Gift from Joan Mitchell, widow, to Thomas Wells all that belongs to me after my decease; excepting a cow to Johannah Philpott; /s/ Joan Mitchell (mark); wit. Bridgett Inglesby (mark), Elizabeth Morgan (mark)
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      PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY LAND RECORDS, Deed, 26 August 1695
      From: THOMAS SMITH of Calvert County, planter
      To: THOMAS WELLS of Calvert County, planter
      Price: 90 pounds sterling
      Property: A 200 acre tract called "Strife" in Calvert County, on the west side of Patuxent River in the freshes of the river, being part of a warrant for 4,000 acres; bounded by land laid out for FRANCIS SWANTONE, EDWARD ISAACK, and THOMAS BOWDELLS. This land was patented to Col. HENRY DARNALL, Esq., by CHARLES,Lord Baltimore, in 1680; he sold the 200 acres to PETER BURGIS of Calvert County, 8 January 1684; said BURGIS then conveyed it to the said THOMAS SMITH, 19 June 1688.
      Signatures: THOMAS SMITH and MARY SMITH
      Wit.: ROBERT WADE, JOHN UNDERWOOD
      Ackn'd: THOMAS SMITH and MARY his wife, (no date) Recorded: 26 January 1696, Vol. A, p. 26
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      Prince George's County Land Records, Folio 25: Condition of Obligation, 13 Oct 1702
      From: Edward Willett and Thomas Box
      To: Thomas Dent of Prince George's County
      Thomas Dent, appointed the lawful Clerk of Prince George's County and Edward Willett appointed his Deputy Clerk
      Signed: Edward Willet and Thomas Box
      Witnessed: Tabitha Willet (mark) and Caleb Norris (mark)
      Alienation: 22 Dec 1698 Thomas Wells (sic) the sum of 8s for 200 acres
      Vide ye convenyance in Liber A., Prince George's County Land Records, Folio 26
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      Prince George's County Land Records, Folio 66: Indenture, 24 Aug 1703
      From: Thomas Emmes, mariner of the City of London
      To: James Stoddart of Prince George's County, Gent.
      For 150 a 163 acre parcel of land of Mount Calvert Mannor on the west side of the Patuxent River near the dividing of the river by a great marsh; bounded by Spanish Oaks of John Deakins land, part of said Manor, by Christopher Bayne, and by the main road to town; also including one acre of said Manor sold by William Greene while said Manor was in his possession to Josias Towgood for 99 years and 1 acre sold by Emmes and David Small to James Stoddart for 99 years and 5 acres of land laid out for use of the church and courthouse and one acre said Emmes reserves for himself
      Signed: Thomas Emmes
      Witnessed: John Baldwin and Thomas Wells
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      Prince George's County Land Records, Folio 94: Petition, 23 Mar 1702/3
      Resurvey of Major's Lott in Prince George's County
      Petitioners: Edward Dawson, James Mullikin, Mathew Mackeby, and the executors of John Joyce
      To: Josiah Wilson, High Sheriff of Prince George's County and Mr. William Hutchison, Surveyor
      Bounds: Land of Maj. Nicholas Sewell, Edward Dawson, John Pottinger, James Mullikin, Thomas Lemar., Matthew Mackeby
      Her Majesties' Surveyor: William Hutchison
      Signed: Jury included Thomas Swaringen, Richard Pile, Archibald Edmundson, Thomas Plumer (mark), Charles Hyatt, John Turner (mark), Anthony Draine, Soloman Rodery, Jonathan Simmons, Wm. Ray (mark), William Moor (mark), Thomas Wells
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      Prince George's County Land Records, Folio 96: Petition, 20 Nov 1703
      Resurvey of Tuexbury in Prince George's County
      Petitioner. Robert Tyler
      Bounded: The oath of Hugh Ryley says John Mootree informed him Col. Ninian Beall showed him and Robert Jones "northwest corner tree of tract called Scott's Lott"; Resurvey of Cheroxbury; near Collington Branch; found to contain 184 acres
      Signed: Archibald Edmundson, John Pottinger, Edward Holmes, Thomas Wells, Hugh Abrahams, John Ramsey, Thomas Box, Thomas Pindle (mark), Robert Anderson (mark), Thomas Plumer (mark), Charles Hyatt
      Her Majesties' Surveyor: William Hutchison
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      Prince George's County Land Records, Folio 120b: Indenture, 10 Jan 1704
      From: Thom. Swaringen of Prince George's County and Jane his wife
      To: Charles Hyatt, planter of Prince George's County
      For 66 a 60 acre parcel of land surveyed and deducted out of a tract called Basingthorp Hall now belonging to Richard Harwood in the freshes on the west side of the Patuxent River; beginning at a branch of Bears Brooke and bounded by Basingthorp Hall and land called Strife owned by Thomas Wells
      Signed: Thomas Swaringen and Jane Swaringen
      Witnessed: Hugh Riley and William Moore (mark)
      Memorandum: 4 Jan 1704 Jane Swaringen examined by Rob. Tyler and Tho. Addison
      Alienation: 27 Feb 1704 Charles Hyatt paid the sum of 2s

      ?? === Old Rappahannock Co. Va - Frances Smith & Thomas Well
      Transported 29 Nov 1674 (with 178 other persons) by Mr. James Harrison, John Rowzee & Eliz, Margerett, Anne & Elin Mott, the 4 orphans of Mr. Geo Mott; 9019 acres on the S. side of Rappa River about 6 miles up the falls.
      Cavaliers & Pioneers pg 159, Patent Book 6 p 546,:

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