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Richard Wells, MD

Richard Wells, MD

Male Abt 1615 - 1667  (52 years)

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  • Name Richard Wells 
    Suffix MD 
    Born Abt 1615  England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Immigration 1652  England To Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 1667  Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I24494  Yatesville History & Genealogy
    Last Modified 17 Nov 2022 

    Family Frances White,   b. 18 Jul 1616,   d. 19 Sep 1697  (Age 81 years) 
    Children 
     1. Mary Wells,   b. 2 Jul 1643, Norfolk, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jan 1698, Anne Arundel, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years)
     2. Anne Wells
     3. George Wells,   d. 1696
    Last Modified 25 Nov 2022 
    Family ID F4328  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • WELLS, RICHARD (?-1667). IMMIGRATED: ca. 1652 as a free adult with his wife and eleven children from Charles City County, Virginia. RESIDED: in Herring Creek Hundred, Anne Arundel County. MARRIED Frances White, daughter of Richard White and possibly Lady Katharine Weston.

      Frances was possibly the granddaughter of Sir Richard Weston, Earl of Portland. Her brother was Jerome White (?-by 1677).

      CHILDREN. SONS: Richard, who married Sophia (?-1671), daughter of Richard Ewen (?-1660); Benjamin, who married Frances Hanslap; George Wells (?-1696); John; Robert; and William. DAUGHTERS: Anne, who married John Stansby (?-ca. 1682/83);

      Mary, who married first, Thomas Stockett (?-1671), and second, George Yates;

      Martha, who married first, ca. 1652, William Ayres, and second, by 1658, Anthony Selway (Salloway); Frances; and Eliz- abeth.

      PRIVATE CAREER. EDUCATION: literate. RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION: Protestant. SOCIAL STATUS AND ACTIVITIES: held provincial office within two years of arrival in Maryland.

      OCCUPATIONAL PROFILE: physician, planter, merchant; held one-sixteenth share of the ship Baltimore. PUBLIC CAREER. LEGISLATIVE SERVICE: Assembly, Providence (Anne Arundel County), 1654; Parliamentary Commission, 1654-1657/58. OTHER PROVINCIAL OFFICE justice, Provincial Court, 1654-1657/58.

      LOCAL OFFICE: justice, Anne Arundel County, 1658-1665 (quorum, 1661-1665). OUT OF COLONY SERVICE: burgess, Virginia, 1645. WEALTH AT DEATH. DIED: between June 22 and August 31, 1667, in Anne Arundel County. PERSONAL PROPERTY: TEV, at least £1,735.6.4 sterling, 205,112 pounds of tobacco (including 4 black servants, 5 white servants, and 31 oz. plate). LAND: 4,025 acres in Anne Arundel, Baltimore, and Talbot counties.