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Wednesday, December 12, 2007

The Brown and Wells families

I am gathering a lot of the history of my family from Pentlow, Cavendish, Glemsford , Borley and Foxearth.

The photo you have in Cavendish of Frederick Brown outside his bakery was my great grandfather; the lady outside is Agnes Brown nee Cook from Glemsford. She was my great grandmother.

In the main photo, 'The photo club 1903', there is a man nearly at the front with a moustache. I think he may be Sidney Wells, farmer, of Pentlow. He farmed from 1902 until 1932 at Pentlow Hall Farm. (now Pentlow House). I have a family photo of the Wells family, late 1800s, and Sidney looks like the man with the moustache. This old photo also shows his mother, Matilda Theobald, from Borley.

I have been researching the Wells family of Cavendish, and the Brown family. I have found them all back to 1700, which includes other families.

My mother was born at Boxed Hall to Charles Wells. Ethel Brown & Sidney Wells bought Hooks Hall and Moores Farm in 1919.

I found the information on your site; it has been very useful

Mary Ethelwood


Mary and Sidney Wells at Pentlow Hall Farm



Charles Wells, Matilda Theobald and family




(posted on behalf of Mary Ethelwood. Any replies will be forwarded. The Wells family are a well-known Cavendish family, and descendents live there still)

17 Comments:

Blogger mary said...

some more wells family tree info/john wells brn cavendish 1778 married anne garnham1780 //son john wells brn 1796 married sarah golding 1799 brn glemsford son charles wells 1831 glemsford married matilda theobald brn borley1820/son sidney wells 1863 married mary watts of pebmarsh son charles wells 1899 married ethel brown brn 1898 father frederick brown married agnes cook of glemsford////sarah golding 1799 father was abraham golding brn glemsford 1749 married alice strutt 1763//frm mary ethelwood

15 January 2008 at 13:46  
Blogger Ray Sadler said...

Mary,
I have a John Wells b1742 (Cavendish?) married 6.4.1798 an Anne Sadler b 1744 Belchamp St Paul.

I have 8 children for them - does this twig match anything on your tree?

Ray Sadler

5 February 2008 at 11:18  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the john wells i have married sarah golding /his father john wells married anne garnham my only direct johns //as wells was big family i will keep alook out i have a wad to wade thro paperwork/mary

8 February 2008 at 15:26  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My Browns all come from Great Cornard but I believe that there is a link with the Cavendish Browns.

Alan Shaw-Brown

26 February 2008 at 12:18  
Anonymous mary ethelwood said...

the cavendish browns in my family were ethel brown 1898 her brother bill ran the bells in cavendish he had son leonard sister pamela and elizabeth father to ethel and bill was frederick brown and his wife agnes they had bakery his father was harry brown wife maria webb/i can go back further the browns were bricklayers /////mary

28 February 2008 at 13:05  
Blogger Brian C said...

I have James Wells in my family tree, born in 1825 the youngest son of George and Mary Wells of Pentlow. He married Hannah Chatters, the sister of my great-great-grandfather George Chatters of Glemsford, at Cavendish in 1846 but he deserted his family soon afterwards. Does anyone have a connection or know of the fate of James?

13 April 2008 at 22:52  
Anonymous mary ethelwood said...

in the archive i found hannah wells death wife of james wells also found a james wells in 1851 and 54 prison for crimes maybe thats where he ended up i found a wells transported//mary ethelwood

29 April 2008 at 09:34  
Blogger Diane said...

I am trying to find anyone with a connection to:-

William Wells c1794 - Cavendish
Mary Reeve c 1798 - Cavendish

who were my 3xgreat grandparents

Their children were:-

William 19.09.1820 - Cavendish
Charles 26.01.1822 - Cavendish
Sarah 25.02.1824 - Cavendish
Susan 06.04.1826 - Cavendish
James 21.09.1828 - Cavendish
Job 09.01.1831 - Cavendish
Jessie Salome 25.11.1832 - Cavendish
Mary Ann 25.11.1832 - Cavendish

I am researching for my family tree and any information good or bad! would be ratefully received.

Many thanks
Diane

12 July 2008 at 15:38  
Anonymous mary ethelwood said...

i have a william wells 1750/have look at census on ancestry,com at the moment i am not fee paying i will be winter time /1861 there is a william wells and mary his date of birth 1794/census can tell you a lot/there were 2 william wells transported /foxearth papers are great for news /i found sydney wells inthem when he bourght hooks hall and moores farm in boxed and a funny tale of my grandad charles wells shooting his foot/papers say accident he said otherwise but he did shoot his toe off /mary

20 July 2008 at 19:11  
Blogger Diane said...

Hello Mary,

All my information regarding the Wells has come from Ancestry and LDS sites. The latest info coming from Ben Oakley's tree (who I cannot make contact with through either e-mail or pm.)

I have also looked at Foxearth but not sure which, if any, of the Wells mentioned belong to my tree. Except for Susan!

I will pm you.

Diane

20 July 2008 at 21:42  
Blogger The Oakster said...

Fantastic pictures! My site does have some Wells and Browns from Glemsford and Cavendish. Feel free to have a look and make sure you get in touch if you want any further information I may have (I don't publish all my research on the site)

http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~oakleyfamilytree/

24 September 2009 at 22:10  
Blogger johnn said...

My wifes family are Wells from Cavendish, her 4xgt grandfather was John Wells b.1776, 3xgt grandfather was James Wells b.1804, 2xgt grandfather George Wells b.1828, anyone interested in exchanging more details on this family please get back to me.

25 October 2009 at 09:03  
Anonymous Dissertation Writing said...

it's good to see this information in your post, i was looking the same but there was not any proper resource, thanx now i have the link which i was looking for my research.

17 March 2010 at 15:20  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

still researching /i will add some more later browns i have more on /mary

25 April 2010 at 19:04  
Blogger sidney said...

my name is sidney john welles-watts and i was born in 1944, i do not know my mother . i do know that the family name of wells was used within the household when i was young.other names were....lee and dark.my email is welleswatts@gmail.com

11 February 2011 at 00:07  
Blogger malinda semler said...

hi we come out of john wells anne garnham who had a son john who married sarah golding then married mary argent could someone shed a light on this plz we come out of lawerence wells he was our granddad
thanks malinda email mely7077@hotmail.com

1 August 2012 at 00:41  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am very thankful to you for posting such stuff.This really help me lot.

20 November 2012 at 17:31  

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