Alice Wells

12 March 1547–
Berkshire, England

The Life of Alice

When Alice Wells was born on 12 March 1547, in Berkshire, England, her father, John Wells, was 33 and her mother, Agnes Beynton, was 31.

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Family Time Line

John Wells
1514–
Agnes Beynton
1516–
John Wells
1540–1623
Thomas Wells
1540–
Alice Wells
1547–
Isabel Wells
1550–
Edmund Wells
1555–
Jane Wells
1557–

Parents and Siblings

siblings

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World Events (6)

1549 · Book of Common Prayer

Age 2

Book of Common Prayer, a product of the English Reformation, was published in 1549 for assistance in the administration of the sacraments and other rites and ceremonies of the church according to the use of the Church of England. The book outlined morning, evening, and communion prayers and orders for baptism and marriage, thus making England a truly Protestant state.
1558 · Act of Uniformity

Age 11

The Act of Uniformity was passed by the Parliament of England and required all people to go to church once a week. The consequence of not attending church was a fine of 12 pence, which was a considerable amount for a poor person.
1585 · The First English Colony is Established in America

Age 38

England established its first colony in North America in 1585 as a way to generate additional wealth. The colony was named Virginia, after the virgin Queen Elizabeth I.

Name Meaning

1 English: habitational name from any of several places named with the plural of Old English well(a) ‘spring’, ‘stream’, or a topopgraphical name from this word (in its plural form), for example Wells in Somerset or Wellsnext-the-Sea in Norfolk.2 Translation of French Dupuis or any of its variants.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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  • Alice Welles, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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