Wells II Family
b. before 1646 England
d. about October 31, 1712 St. Stephens, Richmond Co., VA
Alice Howard 3
Dec 1677 Richmond Co., VA (see notes)
her father: Henry Howard her mother: Lady Eliz. Spencer Craven
|children with Alice Howard|
|Stephen Wells III||b. abt 1678 (probably England)||d. 1722-23 St. Stephens, Richmond Co., VA||m. Elizabeth (Williams) Settle (a widow)|
|Mary Wells||b. 1685 Northumberland County, VA||d. before 1712|| m. John Favor / Fever
(b. 1672 France d. Essex County, VA)
Stephen Wells was an immigrant who married Alice Howard 3 Dec. 1677 in North Farnham Parish, Richmond Co., VA. They seem to have been early immigrants to Virginia. They had two known children, Mary Wells who married John Fever(Faver) about 1712 and Stephen Wells born about 1678 in Settingham Parish, Richmond Co., VA.
1662, On February 10 - Robert Richard was
granted 136 acres of land for transporting three persons to the new
world, including a Stephen Wells. Ten days later another Stephen Wells
was transported to Virginia on another ship. Both of these ships landed
in Richmond County, Virginia. By following the way the name Stephen was
followed continually for several generations it is believed the line
could be traced in England. It is impossible to determine which of
these two may have been the father and which the son.[records of Robert
unfortunately we don't know the age of Stephen Wells when he came to the colonies. I would doubl that he would be ten years old and was probably of legal age. He marries in 1667 probably being 21 years old then. Meaning that he was probably born before 1646,
1662, February 20 - William Moseley and John Hill was granted 5,790 acres of land for transporting 116 persons to Virginia, one of whom was Stephen Wells. [records of Robert Jeffries]
1667, December 3, - Stephen Wells married Alice Howard, daughter of Henry Howard, who had been transported to Virginia on April 8, 1664 by Richard White. [The Register of North Farnham Parish 1663-1814 and Lunenberg Parish of Richmond County, page 197]
On April 4, 1671 Stephen bought 212 acres of land in Richmond County.
1677- Francis Settle gave a deed of gift to
George and Jane Bruce, children of George Bruce. [recorded in
Rappahannock County, later Richmond,VA]
1677, Dec 3 - Stephen Wells marries Alice
Howard. [Headley Marriages
1681, April 20 - Stephen sued Thomas Perryne. Stephen Wells received a bill from Benjamin Marsh, as ordered by the Rappahannock County court in 1692.
1692 - Stephen Wells was given the Power of Attorney for John Tavener by the Court of Rappahannock County.
1696, July 9 - Two colonial grants in the
Northern Neck Region of Virginia were awarded to Stephen Wells of
2-245: Stephen Wells of Northumberland Co. 166A. adj. to William Barber on Br. of Mattopany, Edward Lewis. 9 July 1696.
2-245; Stephen Wells of Northumberland Co. 36 A. on Br. of Mattopany, adj. to William Barber. 9 July 1696.
[Northern Neck Land grants, Vol. 1, p.18]
1705, February - Stephen Wells brought a suit
against Wattakin Price in Richmond County.
1706, Nov. 13- Stephen Wells
is a witness to the will of Daniel Jackson, also mentioned is
daughter Mary Settle.
1712, August 16 - Stephen witnessed a land
deed from a Trussell to a Millard in Northumberland County.
1712, October 31 - a will was filed on in Saint Stephen's Parish of Northumberland County, which said:
1712, Oct 31 - Faver, Mary dec'd.
her children, not individually named in the will of her fatehr Steph:
Wells. 31st Oct 1712. 1912. [Northunbria Collectanea, 1645-1720,
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