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All of the following are
America's FIRST SETTLERS
and all are Direct Ancestors
of Sarah Elizabeth Rose


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WILLIAM WELLMAN

10th Great Grandfather of Sarah Elizabeth Rose


A First Settler of New Haven, New London, and Killingsworth, CT.

 

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1) Torrey - New England Marriages Prior to 1700 Title: Torrey,

Clarence Almon with a revised introduction by Gary Boyd Roberts,

New England Marriages Prior to 1700 (Baltimore, MD,

Genealogical Pub. Co., 1985) Page: p. 793

 

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2) New Haven, history of the colony Title: Atwater, Edward E.,

History of the Colony of New Haven, Connecticut

[in two volumes] with supplementary history and personnel

(Meriden, Conn., The Journal pub. co., 1902) Page: p. 697

 

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3) Great Migration Begins Title: Anderson, Robert Charles,

The Great Migration Begins; Immigrants to New England 1620-1633;

Great migration study project (Boston, New England Historic

Genealogical Society, 1995) Page: v. 3, p. 1724

 

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4) "Genealogical Notes, or Contributions to the Family History

of Some of the First Settlers of Connecticut and Massachusetts,"

by Nathaniel Goodwin (Hartford, CT, 1856) p.322. (2)

"A Digest of the Early Connecticut Probate Records,"

Hartford District, ed. by Charles W. Manwaring

(Hartford, CT, 1904) Vol. 1, p.251-253.

 

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5) Death: (1) 9 Aug 1671, Killingworth, CT.

(2) 5 Oct 1672, Kennleworth. Inventory of estate dtd 8 Sep 1671.

(NOTE: Inventory probably not taken more than a year before death.

 

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(6) One of the first settlers of New London, CT.

(b) Removed to Killingworth, CT.

 

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7)Will: 1668/9, 15 Mar: William WELLMAN of Kennleworth,

being sick and weake of body, wrote his will. Appoints wife

Elizabeth WELLMAN executrix. She to enjoy the use of my now

present dwelling house, outhouses & their appurtenances,

with all my land within the plantation & township of Kennleworth,

with all their appurtenances, during her natural life, & after her

death equally to be divided amongs my three sons Benjamin

WELLMAN, William WELLMAN & Samuel WELLMAN.

Only excepting my son Benjamin, who is to receive his portion

of the lands within one year after he is of full age, excepting only

of the house and home lot, which is to remain entire with my wife

during her life, & as a token of my love I bequeath to my eldest

daughter Mary now living at Norwich, as an addition to what portion

she has received formerly, the full sum of 5 pounds to be paid her

within two years after my decease, and to my daughter Martha

WELLMAN, now living in New London, I bequeath the sum

of 12 pounds to be paid to her when she reaches age 20, and to my

daughter Elizabeth WELLMAN I bequeath 20 pounds to be paid

to her when she has reached age 20. All the residue of my estate I

bequeath to my wife, paying the legacies, & towards the education

and bringing up of my younger children. Signed by his mark.

Wits. Edward GRISWOLD, Josiah HULL, Henry FRANHAM.

(2) 1671, 8 Sep: Inventory of estate of William WELLMAN of

Kennleworth taken by Henry FARNHAM & Josias HULL.

Valued at 348.18.06. (2) 1671, 16 Sep: Will proved by Henry

FRARNAM before Commissioner Josias HULL, Hartford, CT.

(2) 1679, 27 May: Additional inventory of lands taken by

Henry CRANE and Samuel BUELL by order of the Court

of Assistants at Hartford. Valued at 135.10. Debts due to estate

valued at 13.03.03. Estate is indebted 63.09.09. "And he being

a Seaman and having trading in many parts of the Country, we

fear the Debts will be a great deal more." Debts paid out of the

estate by Elizabeth JOYE since the death of my husband includes

payments to "My brother Samuel SPENCER", "My Uncle

SPENCER." For taking inventory and carrying it to New London,

10 shillings. The children" Mary WELLMAN, 31 years; Martha 18;

Benjamin 17; Elizabeth 14; William 10; Samuel 4; and Rachel

one year old, born since her father made his will.

 

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8) The first mention that I can find of William, who appears

to have been the immigrant of our Wellman family, is on the 1649

list of Gloucester MA proprietors. According to a petition filed by

his widow he was a man of the sea. Babson's Gloucestor History

says that William was the son-in-law of "Major Sadler" and that,

though not a "grantee of land" was a landowner in Gloucester

including a lot on the harbor and one in "Fisherman's field".

Babson also says that William was "one of the company that

went to New London, where he received a grant of land in 1651."

New London was founded in 1648. That William was there is

unresearched as yet, however I do know that he was one of the

proprietors of Killingworth CT (now Clinton, originally

Hammonassett) which was settled in Oct 1663. He received land

there in the original allotment, where his homelot was bounded

on the north by Geo Chatfiled, on the west, across the road by

Matthew Allen and John Rossiter and on the south by Henry

Farnham. The Spencer information in the Hartford Co History

says that he married Elizabeth and was "of Gloucester, New

London and Killingworth" Killingworth CT vital records have

the following entries related to this family: Sarah, daughter of

William born 16 Oct 1665 Samuel son of William born 19 Jan 1667

William Welmon died 9 Aug 167x "Jacobus correcte to 1678";

{should be 1671} Elizabeth WALLMAN m. Jared Gay

23 May 1671 "Given Eliz Wellman m. Jacob Joy - Jacobus"

 

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9) Last Will and Testament of William Wellman Dated 14 Mar

1668/9 Proved 16 Sep 1671 Whereas, I William Wellman of

Kennleworth, being sick and weake of body but of perfect

memory, as my duty is at all time to command and commit

my soule to God, as also to set my house in order in reference

to my outward estate with which god hath betrusted mee, in

token of my love to & care of my wife & Children begotten of

my owne body, as my last will & Testament, in the first place I

doe Constitute & appoynt my loveing wife Elizabeth Wellman

my sole Executrix & to injoy the use of my now prsent dwelling

house, outhouses & their appurtenances, with all my land within

the plantation & township of Kennleworth aforesd. As they stand

severally Recded in the towne records, & for to injoy all with

their appurtenances during the time of her natural life, & after

her death equally to be divided amongst my three sonns, viz,

Benjamin Wellman, William Wellman & Samuel Wellman.

Only excepting my sonne Benjamin, who is to receive his

pportion of the lands wthin one year after he is of full age,

excepting only of the house & home lott, wch is to remain

intyre with my sd wife during her life as aforsd; & as a token

of my love I doe bequeath unto my Eldest daughter Mary now

living at Norwich, as an addition to what portion shee hath

received formerly, the full summe of five pounds to be paid her

within two yeares after my decease; and unto my daughter

Martha Wellman, now living at New London, I doe bequeath

the full summe of twelve pounds to be payd unto her when

she hath accomplished the full age of twenty years; & unto my

daughter Elizabeth Wellman I doe bequeath the full summe of

twenty pounds to be payd unto her when shee hath accomplished

the aforesd. full age of twenty years. All the residue of my estate I

bequeath unto my wife aforesd & the use of all entire to the

end of the terms prfixt, paying forth the legacies to the legatees

according to my order & appoyntmt, & towards the education &

bringing up of my younger children. To wch sd. Last will &

Testament, as my sole & free act, I subscribe my name this prsent

March 14, 1668-9. In the presence &WILLI X WELMON.

Witness of us: Edward Griswold , Josiah Hull Henry Farnham

Henry farnam did Take oath this 16 of Septbr, 1671, that this is

the will of William Welmon, deceased, before me, Josias Hull ,

Com's.(Note that Griswold and Hull are also ancestors of mine

and references have been included to them.) The children's ages at

the proving of the will were listed as "Mary Wellman, 31 years;

Martha 18; Benjamin, 17; Elizabeth, 14; William, 10; Samuel, 4;

Rachel one year old, born since her Father made his Will." The

inventory of Williams estate was taken 8 Sep 1671 by Farnham and

Hull and amounted to 348-18-06 in personal property. A second

inventory was ordered by the Court of Assistants at Hartford and was

taken by Henry Crane and Samuel Buell on 27 May 1679. This

second inventory was " 135-10 in lands"; Elizabeth filed a report

on that date saying "Debts due to sd. Estate, 13-03-03". "Sd.

Estate is indebted 63-09-09". She went on to say: ".. And he

being a Seaman and having trading in many parts of the Country,

we fear the Debts will be a great deal more. Debts payde out

of the estate by me Elizabeth Joye since the death of my housband

as followeth: My Brother Samuel Spencer Mr. Obadiah Wilcockson

Willie Goodman of New London Edward Parkes Mrs. Raymond

of Saybrook Mr. Orford Mr. Chester of New London John Pratt

Mr. Hill of New London Mr. Truman William Stone of Guilford

Mr. Leete William Beeman of Saybrook Mr. Lord Henry Cole of

Middletown Mrs. Cole John Olmsted of NorwichMr. Bryan John

Coking of Norwich Mrs. Olcott Henry Gates of Guilford Mr. Belcher

Mr. Rossiter of Physick James Tappin Mr. Condey of New London

Mr. Gilbert Mr. Collins of Guilford Daniel KelseyThomas Cooke

Thomas Edwards James Richards Mrs. Blackleach Robert Reeves

Jeremiah Addams John Mitchell Thomas Hallibutt Abraham Frost

Ricahrd Hallell William Kelsey My Uncle Spencer Edward Griswold

Benjamin Wright Robert Williams""For taking Inventory and carrying

it to New London, 10 shillings" Elizabeth and her second husband,

Jacob JOY (who, according to the Spencer genealogy was the son of

Walter and Deborah Joy) together had four children, three of whom

are found in the Killingworth vital records: Deborah Joy b. 23 Feb 1672

in Killingworth m. Andrew WARD (brother of Mary's husband,

Peter; See Andrew WARD 's children) Jacob b. 14 Mar 1674/5

Walter b. 1677 (per Joy genealogy, not found on Killingworth vitals)

Mary b. 17 Sep 1680 m. 30 Mar 1698 Peter Ward Additionally,

though I have not seen any corroboration, William and Elizabeth's

son, William supposedly married Elizabeth JOY who could very well

have been the daughter of Jacob and his first wife. The Joy genealogy

does nothing to clear things up saying only that Jacob was a blacksmith

who, with his brother Joseph settled at Fairfield CT and that Jacob

moved on to Killingworth and married the widow Wellman and had

four children. There is no mention of an earlier marriage.

Sources:Killingworth Vital Records; Stephen M. Lawson's

Spencer Huxley page ; A Spencer Genealogy by Spencer, Harold

L., comp - 1977; Memorial History of Hartford County Conn

1633-1884 by Trumbull, J. Hammond, LLd - 1886; History of the

Town of Gloucester, Cape Ann by Babson, John J. - 1860; History

of Norwich, Connecticut .. to the Year 1866 By Calkins, Frances

Manwaring - 1866; PAF; Some Notes on the Wellman and Bump

families of Barry County Michigan by Harthy, Charles O. - 1992;

New London Probate Records 1663 - 1677; Pioneers of

Massachusetts by Pope, Charles Henry - 1900; Thomas Joy

and his Descendents by Richard, James; The Great Migration

Begins by Anderson, Robert Charles - 1995 (Spencer)

 

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10) William WELLMAN born: 1661 in New London CT;

married: (1) 1691 Possibly Elizabeth JOY (Possibly daughter

of Jacob JOY and his 1st wife; died 5 Jan 1729 in Killingworth,

Middlesex CT) in Killingworth, Middlesex CT (2) may be the

William who married 25 Jun 1730 Elizabeth GRISWOLD in

Killingworth, Middlesex CT; died: 23 Aug 1736 in

Killingworth, Middlesex CT; Son of William WELLMAN

and Elizabeth SPENCER

 

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11) Children 1. Marcy b. 26 Mar 1692 (Killingworth CT) m. 1 Feb 1710/11

Jonathan LANE (Killingworth CT) - 2. Gideon b. 2 May 1694

(Killingworth CT) m. (1) 14 pr 1720 Concurrence HULL (Killingworth CT)

(2) 13 Feb 1741 Rebecca DOWN (Killingworth CT) d. 1760

(Killingworth CT) - 3. William b. 8 Mar 1696 (Killingworth CT) The

Killingworth vital records hold the following information related

to this family: Gideon Wellman son of William born 2 May 1694,

married Concurrence Hull 14 Apr 1720; married Rebecca Down

13 Feb 1741 Marcy Wallman daughter of William born

26 Mar 1692 married Jonathan Lane 1 Feb 1710/11 William

Wallman son of William born Mar 1696 (with a note that

"Jacobus corrected to March 8") Srg't William Wellman m.

Elizabeth Griswold 25 Jun 1730 & d. 25 Aug 1736 The PAF and

the Bump information indicate that this William's wife was

Elizabeth Joy. The only Joy family that I have found in

Killingworth is that of Jacob Joy who apparently had a first

family (which may have included this Elizabeth) and a second

family with this William's mother, Elizabeth. In other words,

it may be that this William Wellman and wife Elizabeth Joy

were step brother and sister. Sources:Killingworth Vital

Records; PAF; Some Notes on the Wellman and Bump

families of Barry County Michigan by Harthy, Charles

O. - 1992; Thomas Joy and his Descendents by Richard,

James Davidson or Davistown, Greene Co., PA

 

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12) Last Will and Testament of William Wellman Dated 14 Mar 1668/9

Proved 16 Sep 1671 Whereas, I William Wellman of Kennleworth,

being sick and weake of body but of perfect memory, as my duty

is at all time to command and commit my soule to God, as also to

set my house in order in reference to my outward estate with which

god hath betrusted mee, in token of my love to & care of my wife

& Children begotten of my owne body, as my last will & Testament,

in the first place I doe Constitute & appoynt my loveing wife

Elizabeth Wellman my sole Executrix & to injoy the use of my

now prsent dwelling house, outhouses & their appurtenances, with

all my land within the plantation & township of Kennleworth

aforesd. As they stand severally Recded in the towne records, &

for to injoy all with their appurtenances during the time of her

natural life, & after her death equally to be divided amongst

my three sonns, viz, Benjamin Wellman, William Wellman &

Samuel Wellman. Only excepting my sonne Benjamin, who is

to receive his pportion of the lands wthin one year after he is

of full age, excepting only of the house & home lott, wch is to

remain intyre with my sd wife during her life as aforsd; & as a

token of my love I doe bequeath unto my Eldest daughter

Mary now living at Norwich, as an addition to what portion

shee hath received formerly, the full summe of five pounds

to be paid her within two yeares after my decease; and unto

my daughter Martha Wellman, now living at New London,

I doe bequeath the full summe of twelve pounds to be payd

unto her when she hath accomplished the full age of twenty

years; & unto my daughter Elizabeth Wellman I doe bequeath

the full summe of twenty pounds to be payd unto her when

shee hath accomplished the aforesd. full age of twenty years.

All the residue of my estate I bequeath unto my wife aforesd

& the use of all entire to the end of the terms prfixt, paying

forth the legacies to the legatees according to my order &

appoyntmt, & towards the education & bringing up of my

younger children. To wch sd. Last will & Testament, as my

sole & free act, I subscribe my name this prsent March 14,

1668-9. In the presence & WILLI X WELMON. Witness of us:

Edward Griswold, Josiah Hull Henry Farnham Henry ffarnam

did Take oath this 16 of Septbr, 1671, that this is the will of

William Welmon, deceased, before me, Josias Hull, Com's.

(Note that Griswold and Hull are also ancestors of mine

and references have been included to them.)

 

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13) The children's ages at the proving of the will were listed as

"Mary Wellman, 31 years; Martha 18; Benjamin, 17;

Elizabeth, 14; William, 10; Samuel, 4; Rachel one year

old, born since her Father made his Will."

 

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14) The inventory of Williams estate was taken 8 Sep 1671

by Farnham and Hull and amounted to 348-18-06 in

personal property. A second inventory was ordered by

the Court of Assistants at Hartford and was taken by

Henry Crane and Samuel Buell on 27 May 1679.

This second inventory was " 135-10 in lands";

 

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15) Elizabeth filed a report on that date saying "Debts

due to sd. Estate, 13-03-03". "Sd. Estate is indebted

63-09-09".She went on to say: ".. And he being a Seaman

and having trading in many parts of the Country, we fear

the Debts will be a great deal more. Debts payde out of

the estate by me Elizabeth Joye since the death of my

housband as followeth: My Brother Samuel Spencer Mr.

Obadiah Wilcockson Willie Goodman of New London

Edward Parkes Mrs. Raymond of Saybrook Mr. Orford

Mr. Chester of New London John Pratt Mr. Hill of New

London Mr. Truman William Stone of Guilford Mr.

Leete William Beeman of Saybrook Mr. Lord Henry

Cole of Middletown Mrs. Cole John Olmsted of

Norwich Mr. Bryan John Coking of Norwich Mrs.

Olcott Henry Gates of Guilford Mr. Belcher Mr.

Rossiter of Physick James Tappin Mr. Condey of

New London Mr. Gilbert Mr. Collins of Guilford

Daniel Kelsey Thomas Cooke Thomas Edwards

James Richards Mrs. Blackleach Robert Reeves

Jeremiah Addams John Mitchell Thomas Hallibutt

Abraham Frost Ricahrd Hallell William

Kelsey My Uncle Spencer Edward Griswold

Benjamin Wright Robert Williams" "For taking

Inventory and carrying it to New London,

10 shillings"

 

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