It was 403 years ago on 28 September 1615, in St. Peter’s Church at Drayton Charwell, Oxford, England that my 10 times great grandparents, Thomas Welles and Alice Tomes were married. The Welles family migrated to New England in 1635 and settled in the Connecticut colony. Grandfather Welles would become the Governor of that colony in 1655. Their children include John, Thomas Jr., Samuel, Mary [my ancestor], Anne, Robert, Sarah, and Joseph.
Governor Welles died 14 January 1660 in Wethersfield, Connecticut. His wife, Alice, died in 1646, also in Wehtersfield. There is a full 6 volume set of books dealing with the Descendants of Gov. Thomas Welles and descendants are joined in the lineage society, the Welles Family Association, Inc.