Draft Notes for Benjamin Wells in Johns History Gedcom.paw
Created on Monday, July 18, 2011 at 7:44 PM
Will of George Wells, Ann Arundel County, Maryland?20 Feb 1695
My wife Blanch, dau of Major Samuel Goldsmith, and son Benjamin Wells are to be executors. The other children are not yet 18 and will receive their inheritance when they reach that age.
To dau Blanch the Manor upon the Chesterton River, Kent Co., MD which is 1500 acres between Gray’s Inn Creek and Sankeford’s Bay, called “Sankford’s Neck”;
to dau Frances 100 acres called “Black Island”, 320 acres called “Collet’s Point”, and a part of “Planter’s Delight”, in all about 500 acres; to dau Susannah Mary another part of “Planter’s Delight” and a small part of “Collet’s Point” about 250 acres; to son George part of “Planter’s Delight” (400 a), “Goldsmith’s Hall” (800 a), “Timber Proofe” (200 a), “Walston’s Addition” (81 a).
All children to get equal share of Horse Mill and house.
In consideration of the Estate I have possessed son Benjamin withall already in Anne Arundel Co., that whole estate, land, houses, servants, slaves, orchards, horses, mares, cattle, sheep, Hoggs, lumber, and debts he owes me.
Mentions my “cozen” Samuel Stockett and “cozen” Samuel Chew.
I give to son Benjamin and to his heirs by name of Benjamin also, 475 acres “Well’s Neck” or “Holly Neck”. The land in Anne Arundel Co was my father’s. (George Wells)
Source: Maryland Hall of Records, Annapolis, Maryland
Date: 11/3/1762??Description: WELLS, BENJAMIN, LAND GRANT FOR 100 ACRES IN CRAVEN COUNTY. ??Names indexed: WELLS, BENJAMIN??Locations: CRAVEN COUNTY??Document type: LAND GRANT??Note: Benjamin Wells is the father of Patience Wells, wife of Jacob Johns. This is the same 100 acres on 25 Mile Creek which he gave as a grant of inheritance to his daughter and son-in-law in 1770.
Series: S111001?Volume: 0010?Page: 00289?Item: 001??Date: 12/4/1770??Description: JOHNS, JACOB, MEMORIAL FOR 100 ACRES ON TWENTY FIVE MILE CREEK, CRAVEN COUNTY,SC, SUMMARIZING A CHAIN OF TITLE TO A GRANT TO BENJAMIN WELLS OF NOV. 3, 1762. ??Names indexed: JOHNS, JACOB; WELLS, BENJAMIN; WELLS, MARY??Locations: BELL BRANCH; CRAVEN COUNTY SC.; TWENTY-FIVE MILE CREEK; WATEREE RIVER??Document type: MEMORIAL
Series: S213019?Volume: 0038?Page: 00357?Item: 003??Date: 4/22/1698??Description: WELLS, WILLIAM, ABSTRACT OF LAND GRANT FOR 200 ACRES IN COLLETON COUNTY. ??Names indexed: WELLS, WILLIAM??Locations: COLLETON COUNTY??Document type: ABSTRACT OF LAND GRANT
Series: S213184?Volume: 0001?Page: 00402?Item: 01??Date: 8/18/1732??Description: WELLS, SILAS, PLAT FOR 400 ACRES OF LAND IN COLLETON COUNTY. ??Names indexed: LITTON, MARTHA; MILES, JOHN; SMALLWOOD, MATTHEW; SMALLWOOD, RICHARD; ST. JOHN, JAMES; WELLS, SILAS??Locations: COLLETON COUNTY??Document type: PLAT
Wells, Richard,A. A. Co.,11th May 1671; ?9th June, 1671. ?To wife Sophia, execx., and male hrs. 600 A., “Wells;” 100 A., “Little Wells;” 430 A., “Well’s Hills;” if there be no male hrs., lands afsd. to pass in turn to male hrs. of brothers George or Benjamin Wells. ?To Samuel Lane and hrs., “Breshy Hall” on the ridge. ?Test: Richard Ewen, John Jeffreys. 1. 439.
Series: S213003?Volume: 002H?Page: 00207?Item: 000??Date: 7/8/1748??Description: WELLS, ALLEN, OF CRAVEN COUNTY, PLANTER, AND MARY, HIS WIFE, FORMERLY MARY JOYCE, WIDOW OF ANTIGUA, BUT NOW OF CHARLESTON AND SEPARATING FROM HER HUSBAND BY MUTUAL CONSENT, TO PAUL TRAPIER, AND DANIEL LAROCHE, OF CRAVEN COUNTY, MERCHANTS, IN TRUST FOR MARY WELLS, AGREEMENT RESERVING SLAVES NAMED LONDON, WINDSOR, NAVAN, DEPTFORD, GREENWICH, HEPNEY, WILL, CAMBRIDGE, SAM, BENNET, HELENA, MARTILLA, DOSINDA, CICIL, FILLADORA, BESS, CLOE, AND AMELIA FOR THE SAID MARY WELLS AS PER AN EARLIER MARRIAGE SETTLEMENT AND PROVIDING FOR THE SETTLEMENT OF A DEBT OWED BY MARY WELLS PRIOR TO THEIR MARRIAGE. (5 PAGES)??Names indexed: AMELIA (SLAVE); BENNET (SLAVE); BESS (SLAVE); CAMBRIDGE (SLAVE); CICIL (SLAVE); CLOE (SLAVE); DEPTFORD (SLAVE); DOSINDA (SLAVE); FILLADORA (SLAVE); GREENWICH (SLAVE); HELENA (SLAVE); HEPNEY (SLAVE); JOYCE, MARY; LAROCHE, DANIEL; LONDON (SLAVE); MARTILLA (SLAVE); NAVAN (SLAVE); SAM (SLAVE); TRAPIER, PAUL; WELLS, ALLEN; WILL (SLAVE); WINDSOR (SLAVE)??Locations: ANTIGUA; CHARLESTON; CRAVEN COUNTY??Document type: AGREEMENT