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

Robert Wells

Male 1693 - 1771  (77 years)


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  • Name Robert Wells 
    Born 5 Aug 1693  Queen Anne's Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 28 Mar 1771  Frederick County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I2818  Tree1
    Last Modified 23 Jan 2022 

    Father Thomas Wells,   b. 1653,   d. 5 Jan 1719, Queen Anne's Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother 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) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married Abt 1685  Queen Anne's Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F2202  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Anne Lackland,   b. Abt 1700, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1771, Frederick County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 72 years) 
    Married 1716  Queen Anne's Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Thomas Wells,   b. 2 Dec 1717, Queen Anne's Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1771, Frederick County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 55 years)  [natural]
     2. Sarah Wells,   b. 15 May 1720, Queen Anne's Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1771, Frederick County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 52 years)  [natural]
     3. Nathaniel Wells,   b. 27 Dec 1722, Queen Anne's Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1771, Frederick County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 50 years)  [natural]
     4. Elizabeth Wells,   b. 27 Mar 1727, Queen Anne's Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1771, Frederick County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 45 years)  [natural]
     5. Robert Wells,   b. 7 Feb 1729, Queen Anne's Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1771, Frederick County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 43 years)  [natural]
     6. William Wells,   b. 7 Jan 1730, Queen Anne's Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1771, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 42 years)  [natural]
     7. Jeremiah Wells,   b. 20 Jul 1732, Queen Anne's Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1771, Frederick County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 40 years)  [natural]
     8. Margaret Wells,   b. 13 Aug 1734, Queen Anne's Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     9. Verlinda Wells,   b. Abt 1735, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1771, Frederick County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 37 years)  [natural]
     10. Joseph Wells,   b. Abt 1736, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1771, Frederick County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 36 years)  [natural]
     11. Benjamin Wells,   b. Abt 1737, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1771, Frederick County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 35 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 23 Jan 2022 
    Family ID F914  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      WELLS, Robert, Frederick Co. 23 Sep, 1770; 28 Mar, 1771
      To wife Ann.
      Children: Jeremiah, Thomas, Sarah, Nathan, Lender, Elizabeth, Robert, William, Margaret, Joseph, Benjamen.
      Exs. wife and son Jeremiah.
      Wit; Jeremiah Lockland, Adam Miller, Lawrence Snipe. 38. 276
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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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      Nehemiah Birkhead 3.359 A AA £1079.10.7 £105.0.4 Jul 6 1721
      Appraisers: Josias Towgood, Alexander Rosenquest.
      Payments to: Nehemiah Birkhead (son), per Samuel Chew, Samuel Chew, Jos. Beazley, Richard Franklaine, Dr. William Fisher, George Harris, Elisabeth Webb, John Willson, Thomas Meakin, John Baptis Tyler, Elisabeth Brook, John Ramsy, Dr. Patrick Hepburn, Dr. William Lock, Robert Wells.
      Legatees: Abraham Johns, accountant.
      Distribution to: widow (unnamed, 1/3). Residue to (children, equally): Margaret, Joseph.
      Executrix: Margaret Birkhead (Quaker
      ===
      Nehemiah Birckhead 9.190 A AA £255.10.6 Jun 3 1728
      Received from: Dr. Richard Hill.
      Payments to: John Hyde (merchant in London), Jos. Adams (merchant), Kensey Johns, William Fish, Isaac Johns, Robert Wells.
      Legatees: executrix.
      Executrix: Margret England (Quaker), wife of John England.
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      William Fisher (chyrurgeon) 6.22 A AA Jul 10 1724
      Received from: William Nickolls, Gerrard Ball, Seaborn Tucker, John Ward, Robert
      Wells, John Walters, Daniel Brown, John Anderson, Daniel Mackee on account of
      John Cragg (dead), Peter Febitor, Henry Attwood, James Stone, William Kidd.
      Executor: William Smith
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      Mary Wise, born say 1714, was the servant of Robert Wells on 21 August 1732 when she appeared in Prince George's County, Maryland Court and admitted that she had given birth to an illegitimate "Malatto" child. The court bound her nine-week-old child Becky to serve for thirty-one years and sold her and the child to her master for 1,500 pounds of tobacco [Court Records 1732-4, 14].
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      1748-1752 Frederick County MD Land Records {Patricia Abelard Andersen}
      pg. 501-502. Henry Prather recorded supersedeas 27 Nov. 1751, against Robert Wells Junr., Moses Chapline and Robert Well Senr., for 1921bs. tab. debt plus costs, recovered 28 Sept. 1751, to be paid by 10 Feb. or levied against their goods and chattels, taken before Joseph Chapline.
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      Prince George's County, Maryland - Land Owners at Time PGCo Was Formed - 1696: Tract Name: GREENWOOD; Owner: Wells, Robert: Orig County = V {Charles = C, Calvert = V}; Patent Date: May 11, 1672: Ref: Liber 17 f 311 : Map Location: T-11
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      Prince George's County, Maryland - Land Owners at Time PGCo Was Formed - 1696: Tract Name: WESTPHALIA; Owner: Wells, Robert: Orig County = V {Charles = C, Calvert = V}; Patent Date: Aug 1, 1673 : Ref: Liber 17 f 159 : Map Location: U-11

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