Hon. William Wells was born at or near Norwich, Norfolkshire, England, in 1608, and immigrated to America about the year 1635 on the ship "Free-Love" of London when he was only twenty-seven years old. He was an educated lawyer in England, and high sheriff of New Yorkshire, on Long Island. He was Deputy Constable, Recorder, and and Judge of Southold, Suffolk Co, N.Y. He died 13 Nov 1671 at the age of 63 at Southold, L.I., N.Y.
William married first Bridget Tuthill, b. 1616. He married 2nd Mary Youngs, born 7 Nov 1619, and died in Apr 1709. Mary was the dau. of John and Joan (Herrington?) Youngs.
Children: by 1st wife
Bethia b. 1655 Southold, d. 14 Apr 1733 Southold, m. Capt. Jonathan Horton
Abigail b. 1657, d. 1658
Children: by 2nd wife
Patience b. 1658, d. 1659
William b. 1659/60, d. 1696, m. Elizabeth Tuthill (she m.2 John Goldsmith).
Mary b. 1661, d. 1729, m. John Youngs
Deborah b. 1662, d. 1729, m. Gershom Terry
Joshua b. 1664 Southold, d. 1744 Southold, m. Hannay Tuthill
Mehitable b. 1666, d. 1742, m. John Tuthill
Anna b. 1667, d. 1695, m. John Goldsmith