|Death Note||Richard Wells, Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, drew up his will 22 Jun 1667. It was proved 31 Aug 1667:|
TO son Richard, 600 acres "WELLS" on Herring Creek; 100 acres "LITTLE WELLS;" 420 acres "WELLS HILL."
TO son George, 300 acres "PLANTERS DELIGHT," in Baltimore Co; also 475 acres "WELLS NECK," in Baltimore Co.
TO son John 1,500 acres "LANKFORD'S NECK," Talbot Co.
TO son Robert, 350 acres "WEST WELLS," Anne Arundel Co.
TO son Benjamin, 280 acres "BENJAMIN'S CHOICE," Anne Arundel Co.
TO daughter Martha, wife of Antony Salloway, dau., ANN, wife of Dr.
John Stansby, Dau., MARY, wife of Thomas Stockett, personalty.
Test: Francis Stockett, Bonham Turner, William Lincolne.
(Maryland. Calender of Wills) 120-Vol.1. Archives of Maryland 1-57:139 AA CO Gentry,
From another source:
Richard Wells Senior of the Co. of Ann Arundell in the Province of Maryland, 22 June 1667, proved in Maryland 31 August 1667 and in London 14 November 1668. To my son Richard that plantation I do now live upon, at Herring Creek, being called by the name of Wells and laid out for six hundred acres (and other tracts or parcels). To my son George my land in Baltimore County, namely three hundred acres, purchased of Capt. George Goldsmith, called the Planters Delight "being now seated." To my son John that parcel called Langford’s Neck, on the N. side of Chester River in Talbot Co., being "pattented" and laid out for fifteen hundred acres, and was purchased of John Langford gent. To my son Robert three hundred and fifty acres called West Wells, lying on the W. side of the plantation I now live on, in Herring Creek Bay. To my son Benjamin that parcel called Benjamin’s Choice, being Patented and laid out for two hundred and eighty acres, lying W. of a Divident belonging unto Mr. Francis Holland of Herring Creek. To my daughter Martha, sometime the wife of Mr. Anthony Salaway, twelve pence. To my daughter Anne, supposed wife unto Mr. John Stansby, Chirurgeon, twelve pence as a reward for her disobedience. To my daughter Mary, wife unto Mr. Thomas Stockett, three cows to be delivered, after me decease, in the Co. of Ann Arundel, and one hundred pounds of money, to be paid in the City of London within twelve months after my decease. To my five sons all my whole estate remaining, to be divided amongst them, both cattle, goods, moneys in England, tobacco, debts, servants, negroes and all things whatsoever belongeth unto me in Maryland, Virginia or in England. And they to be my executors. Wit: Francis Stockett, Bonham Turner, the mark of Wm Linckhorne.
Probate was granted (in London) to Richard Wells the eldest son, with power reserved for the others &c.
(The above is entered exactly as the article, including spellings, quotation marks and paragraphs.) [2, 3, 4]
|Religion||Puritan [1, 5]|
|Died||Aft 22 Jun 1667||Anne Arundel Co., Maryland |
|Person ID||I7192||Owings Stone Genealogy, Ancestry & Heritage|
|Last Modified||14 Mar 2006 00:00:00|
|Father||JOHN WELLS, b. Bef 1590|
|Mother||ELIZABETH ELYOTT, b. Bef 1595|
|Family ID||F8827||Group Sheet|
|Family||FRANCES WHITE, b. 1622, Hutton Hall, Co. Essex, Eng.|
|Family ID||F4986||Group Sheet|
Copyright © 2004-2008 Owings Stone.
All rights reserved.