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William B. Wells, Esq.[1]

Male 1742 - 1819  (77 years)


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  • Name William B. Wells  [2, 3, 4, 5
    Suffix Esq. 
    Born 1742  Thirsk, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Gender Male 
    LifeSketch William & his wife were among the first Methodists of Thirsk, and suffered much persecution in the cause of Christ. After their emigration they still proved faithful to God and his people. (David Peat, Printer, Eagle Stream Printing Office, Thirsk)  [7
    Immigrated 1772  New Brunswick, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    FamilySearch ID LC5W-QJK 
    FamilySearch URL https://familysearch.org/tree/#view=ancestor&person=LC5W-QJK 
    Died 27 Apr 1819  Point de Bute, Westmorland, New Brunswick, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 9
    Person ID I5040  Main
    Last Modified 23 Jul 2017 

    Family Margaret Dobson,   b. 3 Apr 1747, Arncliffe, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Apr 1832, Westmorland County, New Brunswick, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Married 15 Feb 1768  Thirsk, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Children 
     1. Avard C. A. Wells,   d. Yes, date unknown
    +2. George Dobson Wells,   b. 1768,   d. 1841  (Age 73 years)
     3. Mary Wells,   b. 14 Oct 1770, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Apr 1839, Baie Verte, Westmorland County, New Brunswick, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
     4. Jane Wells,   b. 1774,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. William Wells,   b. 22 Jul 1775, Westmorland, New Brunswick, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Margaret Wells,   b. 20 Jul 1779, Point de Bute, Westmorland, Westmorland, New Brunswick, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jan 1812, Penobsquis, Cardwell, Kings, New Brunswick, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 32 years)
     7. Allen Wells,   b. 1783, of, Westmoreland, New Brunswick Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     8. Elizabeth Wells,   b. 10 Oct 1783, Point de Butte, Nova Scotia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Dec 1783  (Age 0 years)
     9. Benjamin Wells,   b. 12 Mar 1787, Point de Butte, Nova Scotia Find all individuals with events at this location
    +10. Joseph Dobson Wells,   b. 4 Jun 1789, Westmorland County, New Brunswick, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Jan 1843, Jolicure, Westmorland, New Brunswick, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years)
    Last Modified 30 Sep 2009 
    Family ID F1982  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1742 - Thirsk, Yorkshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 15 Feb 1768 - Thirsk, Yorkshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigrated - 1772 - New Brunswick, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 27 Apr 1819 - Point de Bute, Westmorland, New Brunswick, Canada Link to Google Earth
     = Link to Google Earth 

  • Notes 
    • Notes from Irish Canadian Cultural Association:

      William Wells emigrated from Yorkshire, England to New Brunswick in 1772. He eventually settled at Point de Bute, Westmorland County. He married Margaret Dobson, daughter of George Dobson. They had thirteen children.

      Notes from "The Yorkshire Emigration" page:

      "William Wells, mason, of Thirsk, Yorks. Arrived at Fort Cumberland in 1773,[see note #]98 via Boston, with his wife Margaret (Dobson) and their children. [see note #] 99 See also The Chignecto Isthmus. Contact: Barb (Wells) Henderson "

      Note 98: "A memorandum signed in Yorkshire by George Dobson and William Wells on February 4, 1773 is evidence that neither man arrived in North America before that date: `We George Dobson and William Wells, two of the trustees of the New Room in Thirsk as appointed in this Indenture do in consideration of our intending to leave Great Britain in a little time in order to settle in foreign parts, hereby of our own accord and free will give up quit and resign the said trust to all intents and purposes whatever that is by this said indenture reposed in us. Witness our hands this fourth day of February, one thousand seven hundred and seventy three. Signed -- George Dobson, William Wells, Witness John Oastler'."

      Note 99: "A daughter Jane Wells died and was buried in Boston. William Wells died at Point de Bute on April 27, 1819." [10, 11]

  • Sources 
    1. [SAuth] John Spencer Howell, Jr., John Spencer Howell, Jr., (http://www.jhowell.com/ jhowell@jhowell.com).

    2. [S1136] Howard Trueman - The Chignecto Isthmus, Howard Trueman, pp. 168 - 170 (Reliability: 0).

    3. [S1137] W. M. Burns - A history and story of Botsford, W. M. Burns, p. 104 (Reliability: 0).

    4. [S1147] Barbara Trenholm - Trenholm, Barbara Trenholm, (www.trenholm.org - stray cat genealogy), "William B. Wells" - http://www.trenholm.org/ (Reliability: 0).

    5. [S1147] Barbara Trenholm - Trenholm, Barbara Trenholm, (www.trenholm.org - stray cat genealogy), "Esq." - http://www.trenholm.org/ (Reliability: 0).

    6. [S1133] Gary Twonshend, (http://wc.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:631321), http://wc.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:631321&id=I29248884 (Reliability: 0).

    7. [S1701] FamilySearch Family Tree (http://www.familysearch.org), The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, ((http://www.familysearch.org)), accessed 23 Jul 2017), entry for William B. Wells, person ID LC5W-QJK. (Reliability: 3).

    8. [S1129] Irish Canadian Cultural Association, (http://www.newirelandnb.ca/), http://www.newirelandnb.ca/names_w.html (Reliability: 0).

    9. [S1140] Yorkshire Emigration, The, (http://www.libris.ca/yrkfam/yrkfam.htm#z0099), "27 April 1819" (Reliability: 0).

    10. [S1129] Irish Canadian Cultural Association, (http://www.newirelandnb.ca/).

    11. [S1140] Yorkshire Emigration, The, (http://www.libris.ca/yrkfam/yrkfam.htm#z0099), http://www.libris.ca/yrkfam/yrkfam.htm#z0099 (Reliability: 0).