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

Stephen Wells

Male Bef 1662 - 1719  (> 57 years)


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  • Name Stephen Wells 
    Born Bef 1662  North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 21 Jan 1718/19  Northumberland County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I028552  Tree1
    Last Modified 14 Aug 2020 

    Father Stephen Wells,   b. Bef 1642, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1677, North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 37 years) 
    Mother Alice Browne,   b. Bef 1646, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1677, North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 33 years) 
    Married 3 Dec 1677  North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • M.. WELLS Stephen and Alice Howard 3 December 1677.
    Family ID F17349  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Married North Farnham Parish, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Mary Wells,   b. Bef 1683, St. Stephen's Parish, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1712  (Age > 29 years)
     2. Stephen Wells,   b. Abt 1683, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Dec 1723, North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia- Admin Bond Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 40 years)
    Last Modified 14 Aug 2020 
    Family ID F17348  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      1713-1726 Record Book Northumberland Co Va, (Lewis & Booker): Page 15
      Wells, Stephen, of St. Stephens Parish
      W. W. 31 October 1712---W.P. 21 January 1718/19
      All the children of my daughter Mary Fower, dec'd-one shilling apiece.
      Grandson Stephen Wells-a young horse.
      Son Stephen Wells-all my land and plantations belonging to me during his natural life, and at his decease to my grandson Stephen Wells and his heirs.
      If my grandson Stephen Wells should die before the age of twenty one years and before my son Stephen Wells, and in tha case I give my land to my son Stephen Wells and his heirs.
      Son Stephen Wells, executor.
      Witness: Thomas Williams, Humphries Thomas, and Thomas Dickenson.
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      Richmond County, Virginia; WILL BOOK 4, 1717-1725
      p.261 - Elizabeth WELLS, Farn.Par., will; 10 Feb 1724, 5 May 1725 Richard LOSSON; Elizabeth WELLS; my son Thomas Williams WELLS I leave him to Richard LOSSON while the age of 21 to have at his freedom one suit of apparel; Absolom WELLS; Sarah LOSSON; sons Francis SETTLE and Stephen WELLS; no ex; wits: Henry SETTLE, Daniel JACKSON, Henry SPURRIER. [Elizabeth WELLS was the dau. of Rice WILLIAMS and wid. of (1) Francis SETTLE Jr. and (2) Stephen WELLS. MC, p.228.]
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      Richmond County, Virginia Wills {Robert K. Headley, Jr}
      f125r - Francis SETTLE, Farn. Par., will: 11 Jul 1707-12 Aug 1707, 2 Feb 1708/09
      son John; son Thomas the plant. where he lives containing 200 ac. which I purchased of Richard RICE; grandsons Francis SETTLE (son of Francis SETTLE) a tract of land where Stephen WELLS now lives, Henry SETTLE (son of Henry SETTLE decd) the plant. where I now live, Francis SETTLE (son of Henry SETTLE dec'd); wife Mary; ex: wife, son Thomas, and s-i-l Thomas WILLIAMS; wits: Thomas SWINDLEY, Alexander [YOUNG], Thomas DICKENSON. [Francis SETTLE Sr. mar. (2) Mary WILLIAMS, wid. of Rice WILLIAMS, in 1702. MRC, p. 184.]
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      Richmond County, Virginia Wills {Robert K. Headley, Jr}
      fl06r - Daniel JACKSON, NFP; will; 13 Nov 1706, 5 Feb 1706/07
      son David the plant. whereon he now lives which is one half of the plant. where I now live; if he die without heirs, then plant. to go to son Nathaniel, and if he die without heirs, plant. to go to son Daniel; sons Nathaniel and Daniel also received other land; daus Mary SETTLE, Sarah GOWER, and Anne HUTT; ex: son Daniel; wits: Joshua LAWSON, Stephen WELLS, Thomas DICKENSON.
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      February 10, 1662 Robert Prichard granted 136 acres for transportation of 3 persons into Virginia: Alice Browne, Stephen Wells, and Henry Herse [Patent Book No. 5]

      February 20, 1662 Wm. Moseley & John Hull granted 5798 acres for transporation of 166 person into Virginia: Steph. Wells and others

      Most likely the two Stephen Wells transported above were father and son.

      June 6, 1722 Ordered that the sherrif summons to next court Stephen Wells of Sittenbern parish to answer the presentation of the grand jury against him for keeping a tipling house and retailing liquors contrary to law within six months last past [Richmond Co. Order Book 9 p. 53].

      June 6, 1722 Ordered that the sheriff summons to next court Stephen Wells, Francis Williams Junr., and Joseph Belfield all of Sittenburne parish to answer the presentment of the grand jury against them for not going to their parish church for one month last past [Richmond Co. Order Book 9 p. 54].

      September 5, 1722 Upon the petition of Stephen Wells liberty is hereby given him to keep an ordinary at his now dwelling plantation during the time of one year giving security. Whereupon David Jackson and ____ Sessons together with said Stephen Wells in open court acknowledged themselves indebted to our sovereign Lord the King, his heirs in the sum of ten thousand pounds of tobacco upon condition that if the said Stephen Wells doth constantly find & provide in his said ordinary good wholesome & cleanly lodging and d___ for travellers and stableage, fodder, and provender, or pasturage and provender as the season shall require for horses for and during the term of one year and shall not suffer or permit any unlawful gaming in his house nor on the Sabbath day suffer any person to tipple or drink more than is necessary [Richmond Co. Order Book 9 p. 71].

      On October 3, 1722 Stephen Wells of the Parish of Sittenburne in Richmond County, planter and Elizabeth, his wife, and Francis Settle, eldest son of the said Elizabeth sold 50 acres of land to David Cavender of the Parish of Copel in the county of Westmoreland, a planter, for 300 pound of tobacco. The 50 acres were in North Farnham Parish and was land devised to the said Elizabeth Wells (after the death of her mother) by her father, Rice Williams, by his will. Land bounded by land of her brother Thomas Williams and others [Richmond Co. Deed Bk 8 p. 169].

      On December 4, 1723 Elizabeth Wells, Matthew Burroes, and John Davis received a bond in Richmond County for 100 pounds sterling swearing that they would correctly serve as administrators of Stephen Wells' estate. Elizabeth, the administratrix of the estate was to make an inventory of the goods, chattels, and credits of Stephen Well's estate [Richmond co. Deed Bk 8 p. 225].

      Stephen Wells inventory taken on December 4, 1724 [Will Bk 4 p. 227]
      Stephen owned the following at his death.
      2 Negro women named Nan and Moll, 7 cows, 4 yearlings, 2 horses, 1 mare and colt, 1 parcel of cash, old tubs, pewter, 2 old saddles & bridles, pots, pot hooks, old iron, 2 frying pans and tongs, 70 gallons rum, 8 quart pewter tankards, 3 pint tankard, 1 pint pot, pewter mustard pot, pestle and mortar, old brass chafing dish, large earthen jug, 2 feather beds, 1 rug, pair sheets, bolster pillows, small looking glass, old feather bed, old blankets, sword, old __ bed, bolster pillow, rug, blankets.

      The appraised value of the estate was 119 pounds and 2 shillings.
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      http://image.lva.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/GetLONN.pl?first=245&last=&g_p=G2&co llection=NN Grant
      Title Wells, Stephen.
      Publication 9 July 1696.
      Other Format Available on microfilm. Northern Neck Grants, reels 288-311.
      Note Location: Northumberland County.
      Description: 166 acres upon the easterly main branch of Mattopany adjoining Edward Lewis.
      Source: Northern Neck Grants No. 2, 1694-1700, p. 245 (Reel 288).
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      Northern Neck Warrants and Surveys Vol IV, Northumberland Co. Va {Peggy Joyner}
      DANIEL BEACHUM, no wart, survd 29 Dec. 1729; 361 a. to Stephen Wells for 166 a. 9 July 1696 & sold to Beachum; bldg on plat; on Yocomoco R; adj. Roberson, Linton, Hugh? (Hughlets ?) Mill Dam, Lewis (now Beachum's). Surv. James Thomas.

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