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1. James WELLS Sr.(1) (2) (3)(4) (5)(6) (7)(8) (9) Photo was born in 1590 in Lincolnshire England.(5) (1)(10) (6) Caroline Cosgrriff "I was in the LDS Library this week and I found this and I pass it on to you. James Wells, christening 10 Oct 1592, Butterwick (Holland),Lincoln, England, Father" William Wells. Do not know if this is of any value to you but one never knows what piece it may play in the puzzle.
WellsHist pg 8 " All authoritative records indicate that the first progenitors of the Welles family of the Eastern Shores of Marylad and Delaware were James and Mary Welles who arrived in Virginia in June 1654. (See Caviliers and Pioneers by Nell Marion Nugent, Vol 1, Page 290)
MWM " James Well(e)s was born about 1590 in Lincolinshire or Esssex Co England. Died in 1669 in Marshton Parish near Williamsburg Va. Burried in Bruton Parish Cemetery York Co VA. He married Mary (.....) before 1620 in Lincolinshire or Essex Co England She died after 1684 in Bruton Parish York Co Va."
He was christened on 10 Oct 1592 in Butterwick (Holland), Lincolnshire, England. (6) Caroline Cosgrriff "I was in the LDS Library this week and I found this and I pass it on to you. James Wells, christening 10 Oct 1592, Butterwick (Holland),Lincoln, England, Father" William Wells. Do not know if this is of any value to you but one never knows what piece it may play in the puzzle. He died in 1669 in Marshton Parish York Co., near Williamsburg Va..(4) (5)(11) (10)(12) WellsHist Pg 8" James Welles died in the year 1669 and was buried in the Marshton Parish burial groung near Williamsburg.Virginia. (See Bruton Parish Records Pg 159)"
Deaths 1669 James Wells"
Bruton Parish Church Va. "The Marshton Parish church was located about four miles from Williamsburg near the Queens Creek in Macgruder Village. John Welles,son of James Welles,& Katherine his wife were in York Co.Va.in 1657 (see Greer's Early Virginia Immigrants). Thay had at least two children John & James. John's wife Katherine and his son John died in the year 1664 and were buried in Marshton Parish graveyard along with James who died in 1669
Nugent " James and Mary Welles arrived in Virginia in June 1654 from England James m. Mary ? ; James died 1669 in Marshton Parish ,Virginia, Bruton Parish Records" (Cavaliers and Pioneers)
MWM " James Well(e)s was born about 1590 in Lincolinshire or Esssex Co England. Died in 1669 in Marshton Parish near Williamsburt Va. Burried in Bruton Parish Cemetery York Co VA. He married Mary (.....) before 1620 in Lincolinshire or Essex Co England She died after 1684 in Bruton Parish York Co Va They had the folowing children John, William born about 1630, George born about 1640" He was buried in 1669 in Marshton Parish Graveyard. (4)(10) (5) Bruton Parish Church Va. "The Marshton Parish church was located about four miles from Williamsburg near the Queens Creed in Macgruder Village. John Welles,son of James Welles, & Katherine his wife were in York Co.Va.in 1657 (see Greer's Early Virginia Immigrants). Thay had at least two children John & James. John's wife Katherine and his son John died in the year 1664 and were buried in Marshton Parish graveyard along with John's father James who died in 1669 (see Bruton Parish Records Pg 159"
MWM " James Well(e)s was born about 1590 in Lincolinshire or Esssex Co England. Died in 1669 in Marshton Parish near Williamsburt Va. Burried in Bruton Parish Cemetery York Co VA. He married Mary (.....) before 1620 in Lincolinshire or Essex Co England She died after 1684 in Bruton Parish York Co Va They had the folowing children John, William born about 1630, George born about 1640"
WellsHilst Wells History "John Wells' wife Katherine Wells and his son John died in the year 1664 and were buried in the Marston Parish Graveyard." From Carolyn Cosgriff " The parish register of Butterwick (Holland), Lincolnshire, England records the marriage of one James Wells and May Pishye on 28 May 1615. A Mary Pishye (also found spelled as Pushee, Pushey, Pishy, etc) was christened Nov 1594 the dtr of John in the Freiston, Lincolnshire parish; and in that same parish a John Pushee md on 27 May 1588 to Elizabeth Clarcke. John & Eliz maybe had a son named John who md 18 Apr 1616 to Mary Ballard in Boston, Lincolnshire. And a Mary Ballard was chr Dec 1602 the dtr of John Ballard also in Boston. John Ballard md 13 Jun 1596 in Freiston, Lincoln to Isabel Black and these may have been the parents of Mary. The reason these entries look promising to me is that the Robert Hubard who imported James Wells had a granddaughter, Catherine Hubbard, who was the wife of Thomas Ballard Jr of York Co., VA. And both the Hubards and Ballards were close associates (and relatives, I believe) of the earliest Clarks in York Co, VA. Furthermore, there is a Johanna Pishie who md 9 Jun 1600, also in Butterwick (Holland), Lincoln to a John Gibson and their eldest son Thomas Gibson was chr Feb 1601 in St Marys, South Kelsey, Lincolnshire. I believe this was the same Thomas who was in York Co, VA by 1639 and had his will proved there in 1652, he being another close associate of these early York Co, VA families.
John Wells " St Olave in York is one of 25 parish churches there.There are lots of Wells in old York but I am far from convinced that the names all come from the one 'Well' village originally - a nice little place.The early York Wells who were members of 'the church' could be from anywhere, often being from titled families - but not the eldest - who got the estates and title.Members of the Licolnshire Wells family lived as far north as Northallerton (after marriage) and others had military ties as far north as Redesdale. I suspect that my Wells may be derived from 'Well'. Between my ancestors farm at Galphay and Well, old maps show 'Lady Wells Plantation'! The Fountains Abbey Lease Book, from which my earliest history comes (Robert Welles of Galphay, lease 1538), was at one time in the ownership of Margery Mistress of le Welles (Lincolshire) of Ripley, Yorkshire.
Lionel Lord Welles married into a Yorkshire family at Methley which is not far from my place of Birth in Leeds.
Juanita Louise Knapp" St Olave's is the name of a church in York [Yorkshire] and, to confuse you more, there was a family of Wells/Welles there in the Middle Ages! They took their name from Well in Yorkshire and were not related to the Lincolnshire family as I have found no original document which would help prove a connection.
St Olive's must have been copied out incorrectly at some time or is a post-Reformation way of referring to St Mary Overie [St Mary over the Water, i.e. on the south bank of the Thames in London by London Bridge]. The original priory which was dissolved at the Reformation is now the site of St Saviour's Cathedral or what is commonly called Southwark Cathedral].
Only one St Olive's church is listed in London. It was in a dilapidated condition prior to the time John Stowe wrote his Survey and was never rebuilt after the Great Fire of 1666.





He was married to Mary PISHYE (daughter of John PISHYE and ELizabeth CLARKE) on 28 May 1615 in Butterwick (Holland), Lincolnshire, England.(1) (13)(3) (6) From Carolyn Cosgriff " The parish register of Butterwick (Holland), Lincolnshire, England records the marriage of one James Wells and May Pishye on 28 May 1615. A Mary Pishye (also found spelled as Pushee, Pushey, Pishy, etc) was christened Nov 1594 the dtr of John in the Freiston, Lincolnshire parish; and in that same parish a John Pushee md on 27 May 1588 to Elizabeth Clarcke.
Nugent " James and Mary Welles arrived in Virginia in June 1654 from England James m. James died 1669 in Marshton Parish ,Virginia, Bruton Parish Records" (Cavaliers and Pioneers)
Filby-Greer-Nugent Page 290 - 291"On 10 June 1654 John Walton & John Bagnall recieved 3900 acres of land in Westmoreland Co Va for transporting 78 persons to Va including James Welles "
Filbt-Greer-Nugent Page 300 "On 12 Dec 1654 Robert Hubard recieved 1600 acres on S.side of Petomack Riv for transporting 32 persons including Mary Welles."
Mary PISHYE(13) (6) was born in 1594 in Freiston, Lincolnshire Parish, England.(6) From Carolyn Cosgriff Carolyn Cosgriff "Mary Pishye (also as Pushee, Pushey, Pishy,etc) was christened Nov 1594; dau of John in the Freiston, Linclinshire parish"
The parish register of Butterwick (Holland), Lincolnshire, England records the marriage of one James Wells and May Pishye on 28 May 1615. A Mary Pishye (also found
spelled as Pushee, Pushey, Pishy, etc) was christened Nov 1594 the dtr of John in the Freiston, Lincolnshire parish;
She was christened on 15 Nov 1594 in Freiston, Lincolnshire Parish, England. (6) From Carolyn Cosgriff
The parish register of Butterwick (Holland), Lincolnshire, England records the marriage of one James Wells and May Pishye on 28 May 1615. A Mary Pishye (also found
spelled as Pushee, Pushey, Pishy, etc) was christened Nov 1594 the dtr of John in the Freiston, Lincolnshire parish"
FHC IGI batch C028392 " Mary Pishye C 15 Nov 1594 Freiston,Lincoln,England" She died after 1684 in Marshton Parish York Co., near Williamsburg Va.. (10) MWM " James Well(e)s was born about 1590 in Lincolinshire or Esssex Co England. Died in 1669 in Marshton Parish near Williamsburt Va. Burried in Bruton Parish Cemetery York Co VA. He married Mary (.....) before 1620 in Lincolinshire or Essex Co England She died after 1684 in Bruton Parish York Co Va They had the folowing children John, William born about 1630, George born about 1640" She was buried in Marshton Parish York Co., near Williamsburg Va..(10) MWM " James Well(e)s was born about 1590 in Lincolinshire or Esssex Co England. Died in 1669 in Marshton Parish near Williamsburt Va. Burried in Bruton Parish Cemetery York Co VA. He married Mary (.....) before 1620 in Lincolinshire or Essex Co England She died after 1684 in Bruton Parish York Co Va They had the folowing children John, William born about 1630, George born about 1640" From Carolyn Cosgriff From Carolyn Cosgriff <car-cos@rocketmail.com> Jan '98
The parish register of Butterwick (Holland), Lincolnshire, England records the marriage of one James Wells and Mary Pishye on 28 May 1615. A Mary Pishye (also found
spelled as Pushee, Pushey, Pishy, etc) was christened Nov 1594 the dtr of John in the Freiston, Lincolnshire parish; and in that same parish a John Pushee md on 27 May 1588 to Elizabeth Clarcke. John & Eliz maybe had a son named John who md 18 Apr 1616 to Mary Ballard in Boston, Lincolnshire. And a Mary Ballard was chr Dec 1602 the dtr of John Ballard also in Boston. John Ballard md 13 Jun 1596 in Freiston, Lincoln to Isabel Black and these may have been the parents of Mary. The reason these entries look promising to me is that the Robert Hubard who imported your Wells had a granddaughter, Catherine Hubbard, who was the wife of Thomas Ballard Jr of York Co., VA. And both the Hubards and Ballards were close associates (and relatives, I believe) of the earliest Clarks in York Co, VA. Furthermore, there is a Johanna Pishie who md 9 Jun 1600, also in Butterwick (Holland), Lincoln to a John Gibson and their eldest son Thomas Gibson was chr Feb 1601 in St Marys, South Kelsey, Lincolnshire. I believe this was the same Thomas who was in York Co, VA by 1639 and had his will proved there in 1652, he being another close associate of these early York Co, VA families. "
Mary Welles Ref: Greer's Early Virginia Immigration 1623 - 1666, Pg 350 -- Transported to York Co Va. by Robery Hubard for Land grants in Westmorland Co. Va in 1754
MWM " James Well(e)s was born about 1590 in Lincolinshire or Esssex Co England. Died in 1669 in Marshton Parish near Williamsburt Va. Buried in Burton Parish Cemetery York Co VA. He married Mary (.....) before 1620 in Lincolinshire or Essex Co England She died after 1684 in Bruton Parish York Co Va They had the folowing children John, William born about 1630,George born about 1640"
Mary's death or burial location is unknown at this time but is presumed to be in Bruton Parish after 1884
James WELLS Sr. and Mary PISHYE had the following children:

child+2 i. John WELLS Sr..
child3 ii. George WELLS(14) was born about 1630. (10) MWM "James and Mary Welles had the folowing children John, William, born about 1630, George born about 1640" Gooden " In 1640 a George Welles settled at South Hampton, in Long Island (with) William Welles,. supposedly, his brother, at Southold Long Island (see History of the Welles Family by Albart Welles, page 149) The New England records state that no further records regarding his death or descendants are to be found: whether or not he is the same George Welles who sued John Talkinton at New Castle in 1677 is a question."
brother or Uncle of James ??
Godden " . In the same year the record of the Court of New Castle shows that George Welles sued John Talkington for 1927 lbs of Tabacco (1677)


child4 iii. William WELLS(14) was born about 1630.(10) MWM "James Well(e)s was born about 1590 in Lincolinshire or Essex Co England. Died in 1669 in Marshton Parish near Williamsburt Va. Burried in Burton Parish Cemetery York Co VA. He married Mary (.....) before 1620 in Lincolinshire or Essex Co England She died after 1684 and is buried in Bruton Parish York Co., Va. They had the folowing children John, William, born about 1630, George born about 1640" Godden "In 1640 a George Welles settled at South Hampton, in Long Island (with) William Welles,. supposedly, his brother, at Southold Long Island (see History of the Welles Family by Albart Welles, page 1490) The New England records state that no further records regarding his death or descendants are to be found: whether or not he is the same George Welles who sued John Talkinton at New Castle in 1677 is a question."
brother or Uncle of James ??