The Wells Tree

WELLS, Thomas
      Born: 1728
      Died: 27 July 1805, age 77, at English Harbour, planter
      Married: 03 June 1768, English Harbour
      Spouse: Sarah Jones
      Born: 1746
      Died: 01 March 1818, aged 72, English Harbour
      Father: William Jones, born 1719, died 1778 at Trinity
      Mother: Hannah
      Children:
           [1] Catherine Wells; 16 July 1769
           [2] William Wells; 13 August 1771
           [3] John Wells; 08 May 1774
           [4] Mary Wells; born 1776
           [5] Hannah Wells; born 1777
           [6] Elizabeth Wells; born about 1780; bap 23 June 1787 (age 7 years)
           [7] Ann Wells; 22 September 1784
           [8] Joseph Wells; born 1786; died 31 March 1802, English Harbour
           [9] Jane Wells; born 1792; died 1823, Trinity Bay

WELLS, Catherine
      Born: 16 July 1769
      Father: Thomas Wells
      Mother: Sarah Jones
      Children:
           [1] Mary Jones Wells, baptized 13 October 1789; buried 29 April 1790

Note: 'Oct 13, 1789; A daughter to Catherine Wells of English Harbour, Daughter of Thos & Sarah Wells by Tho's Fowler, Bastard, pub named Mary Jones' *29 Apr 1790; (Burial) A daughter of Catherine Wells of English Harbour, aged 1 year.

      Married: 19 October 1798
      Spouse: Richard Spragg
      Born: baptized 28 October 1765
      Father: Matthew Spragg
      Mother: Mary
      Children:
           [1] Sarah Spragg; born about 1799, Trinity; baptized 11 September 1799, Trinity Anglican Parish
           [2] Mary Spragg; born about 1801, English Harbour; baptized 21 June 1801, Trinity Anglican Parish
           [3] Jane Spragg; baptized 18 October 1803, St. Paul’s Anglican Church, Trinity; married 09 November 1825 at St. Paul’s Anglican Church Charles Carter [Parker?]
           [4] William Spragg; born about 1804
           [5] Elizabeth Spragg; born 20 March 1805, English Harbour; baptized 17 May 1805, Trinity Anglican Parish; married 06 November 1826 William Bestone of English Harbour; (witnesses James Penny and James Sweetland)
           [6] Ann Spragg; born 20 May 1807, English Harbour; baptized 11 July 1807, Trinity Anglican Parish.
           [7] Susanah Spragg; born 05 November 1809, English Harbour; baptized 07 June 1810, Trinity Anglican Parish.; married 31 October 1832 at St. Paul’s Anglican Church Thomas Paron [Parsons?], by William Bullock, Epis. Miss. [witnesses were William ? Bugden ? and Robert Penny]


WELLS, William
      Born: 13 August 1771, English Harbour
      Father: Thomas Wells
      Mother: Sarah Jones
      Married: 10 April 1801
      Spouse: Mary Ivamy
      Born: circa 1779
      Died: 11 August 1819, aged 39 years
      Father: James Ivany
      Mother: Joan
      Children:
           [1] Joanna Wells, baptized 20 June 1802 (twin); accidentally burned to death at age 10, buried 29 March 1812
           [2] Sarah Wells, baptized 20 June 1802 (twin); married 15 October 1822 John Walton
           [3] Joseph Wells, baptized 14 April 1804; married 21 October 1828 Sarah Penney (Witnesses John Penny and William Bestone)
           [4] Martha Wells, born 31 October 1805, baptized 14 December 1805; married 02 January 1824 William M?? (Witnesses William Bestone and William Ivamy)
           [5] Charlotte Wells, born 24 April 1807, baptized 30 May 1807; died at age 5, buried 02 August 1812
           [6] Elizabeth Wells, born 26 March 1809, baptized 10 May 1809
           [7] John Wells, baptized 29 April 1811; died 1842; married Martha Penney
           [8] James Wells, born 24 April 1813, baptized 19 June 1813; married 31 October 1838 Ann Penny (witnesses Joseph Wells, George Penny and John Wells)
           [9] Margaret Wells, born 27 July 1817, baptized 26 September 1817; married 02 November 1839 George Penny (witnesses Joseph Wells and William Wells)

WELLS, John
      Born: 08 May 1774
      Father: Thomas Wells
      Mother: Sarah Jones
      Married: 06 October 1803
      Spouse: Sarah, widow of Martin Ivamy
      Children:
           [1] Hannah Walters Wells, baptized 18 October 1804; married 15 October 1822 John Millar of New Bonaventure (Witnesses: Tom Millar and William Millar)
           [2] Thomas Wells, born 13 September 1806, baptized 03 November 1806; died 1848, English Harbour
           [3] Olivia Wells, born 13 August 1806, baptized 01 October 1808; died July 1818
           [4] William James Wells, born 12 March 1811; baptized 05 May 1811
           [5] James Ivamy Wells, born 04 March 1813; baptized 09 May 1813; married 31 October 1838 Ann Penny (witnesses John Penny and John Wells)

Note: Martin Ivamy, baptized 09 January 1774 of George and Margaret Ivymy, English Harbour; no death record; did he perhaps drown or die elsewhere? Also no record of marriage; did they marry and live elsewhere? A daughter of John and Sarah Wells, aged 11, was buried on 18 July 1818; this was probably Olivia, who would have been 12 the following month. A different source lists her death as 1819.

WELLS, Mary
      Born: 1776
      Died: 1790 at English Harbour
      Father: Thomas Wells
      Mother: Sarah Jones
      Married: 01 January 1798
      Spouse: Joseph Ivamy
      Children:
           [1] Mary Ivamy, born May 1797; baptized 27 November 1798, aged 18 months; married 24 November 1813 Matthew Miller (born 1791, baptized 1794 at New Bonaventure) (Witnesses Thomas Powell and Barnet Bestone)(Children: Joseph, born 24 November 1814; and John, born 06 December 1816)
           [2] Maria Ivamy, born 1802; baptized 24 March 1803, aged 11 months; died 1810

WELLS, Hannah
      Born: 1777
      Died: 1825
      Father: Thomas Wells
      Mother: Sarah Jones
      Married [1]: 16 October 1802
      Spouse: George Higden
      Born: circa 1765, baptized 24 August 1765
      Died: 10 July 1810, aged 45 years
      Father: Benjamin Higdon, Planter of English Harbour; died at age 85, buried 24 December 1817; married 22 August 1765
      Mother: Catherine Pottle, daughter of James Pottle (James was born 1799 in Christchurch, Hampshire; died 1780 at Trinity)
      Children:
           [1] Catherine Higden, born 25 April 1805, baptized 22 June 1805; married 04 October 1834 William Penny (witnesses MacK?? And John Ash)
           [2] George Higden, born 01 April 1807, baptized 19 May 1807; married 18 November 1830 Bridget Millar; witnesses John C? and George Young of British Harbour and Sa? Janes of Bonavista Bay; married in Mr. Janes? House in Spaniards Bay
           [3] William Higden, born 27 June 1809, baptized 13 August 1809

NOTE: Apparently George was born before his parents married, which explains why he was recorded ‘of Benjamin Higden and Catherine Pottle, while later children were recorded ‘of Benjamin and Catherine Higden’.

      Married [2]: 19 November 1812 at English Harbour; witnesses were William Ivamy and ? Barns
      Spouse: William Walters of English Harbour
      Born: circa 1783 (baptized 15 October 1786, aged 3 years)
      Father: John Walters
      Mother: Mary
      Children:
           [1] Mary Walters, born 19 August 1814, baptized 20 October 1814
           [2] John Walters, born and baptized 08 June 1818 (twin)
           [3] Jane Walters, born and baptized 08 June 1818 (twin)

Note: In 1820, no specific date given, the following is recorded: Interred HARRIET WALTERS, dautr of William & Hannah Walters of Salmon Cove, aged 15 years. Since William and Hannah were not married until 1812, and Harriet was born circa 1805, this may have been a daughter of William and his first wife.

WELLS, Elizabeth
      Born: about August 1780; baptized 23 June 1787 (age 7 years)
      Died: buried 20 October 1822, age 45, at Cuckold’s Cove.
      Father: Thomas Wells
      Mother: Sarah Jones
      Child:
           [1] John Wells, baptized 22 July 1799 (Illegitimate; father said to be John Way)

      Married [1]: 11 April 1801
      Spouse: Joseph Rogers
      Born: circa 1773
      Died: buried 06 February 1803, aged 30, English Harbour; (‘accidentally shot’)
      Children:
           [1] Ruth, baptized 23 November 1801; married 25 October 1816 Robert Clark of Robert and Eleanor of Cuckold’s Cove (Witnesses Richard Ryal and Robert C – probably Clark)

Note: Parish records for Trinity area appear to have no earlier listings of Rogers, so it is probable that Joseph moved to the area from somewhere else.

      Married [2]: 22 March 1805
      Spouse: Richard Ryal
      Born: baptized 25 February 1772, English Harbour
      Died: 1838, Cuckold’s Cove (Dunfield)
      Children:
           [1] Sarah Ryal, baptized 07 March 1806 (twin); buried 01 July 1806
           [2] Mary Ann Ryal, baptized 07 March 1806 (twin); buried 01 July 1806
           [3] Mary Ann Ryal, born 1808; married William Fleet
           [4] Jane Ryal, born 06 November 1812, Cuckold’s Cove; christened 09 December 1812, Trinity Anglican Parish
           [5] John Ryal, born 01 April 1815, Cuckold’s Cove; married Joanna Janes; died 1851 at Spaniard’s Cove
           [6] William Ryal, born 20 July 1817, Cuckold’s Cove; married Sarah Sexton
           [7] Hannah Ryal, born 1819

WELLS, Ann
      Born: 22 Sep 1784
      Father: Thomas Wells
      Mother: Sarah Jones
      Married: 04 October 1801
      Spouse: William Ivamy
      Children:
           [1] Sarah Ivamy, baptized 26 June 1803, aged 11 months
           [2] Martin Ivamy, baptized 08 September 1804, aged 2 months
           [3] Philip Ivamy, born July 1808, baptized 20 August 1808
           [4] Mark Ivamy, born 30 September 1810, baptized 13 December 1810
           [5] James Ivamy, born 21 December 1812, baptized 13 April 1813
           [6] Hannah Ivamy, born 24 December 1813, baptized 01 March 1815
           [7] Rachael Ivamy, born 21 February 1817, baptized 17 May 1817

WELLS, Jane
      Born: 1792 (death record puts her year of birth at 1790)
      Died: buried 15 January 1823, age 33, English Harbour
      Father: Thomas Wells
      Mother: Sarah Jones
      Married: 19 Apr 1806
      Spouse: William Beston
      Born: 1786, English Harbour

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