Wells family history – connection with Governor Thomas Welles family

As part of our Wells family history here is a tentative attempt to explain the connection between out English Wells family and the family of Governor Thomas Welles who became a Governor of Connecticut. There is a perfect yDNA match between our family and living descendants of Governor Welles. The left side of this tree shows his line and the right side shows ours.


  1. This tree is a conjecture. I would welcome critcism of it.
  2. This information draws heavily on the work of Donna Holt Siemiatkoski. I have made extensive use of wills from the Worcestershire Record Office and Warwickshire parish records.
  3. I would like to thank the following people for their support, although the mistakes are entirely my own work: Martha Partridge, Orin Wells, Gordon Ralls.