Elizabeth is often mistakenly called "Elizabeth Curtis," but Anderson, Jacobus, and Lemuel Welles all agree that John Welles, Sr's only marriage was to Elizabeth Bourne.
Anderson makes note of Elizabeth's maiden name with this quotation from the record:
on 6 November 1677, in the distribution of the estate of Ellen (_____) Bostwick, the court took notice of a claim against the estate by "Mrs. Elizabeth Wilkinson sometime Elizabeth Bourne next of kin with her children to the deceased and the said Elizabeth was by Mr. Tomlin[son] & the deceased brought from her friends with an engagement to give her child's portion" [Stratford PD, Case #903 and FOOF 1:91].
Hollister Family of America:
"Mary [Hollister] daughter of Lieut. John Hollister, the settler, and Joanna Treat, was born in Wethersfield. She married John Welles, son of John Welles and Elizabeth Curtis, and grandson of Gov. Thomas Welles. John Welles, Jr., was born in Stratford, Conn., in 1648, and died March 24, 1714"
Some sources list as Elizabeth Curtis/Bourne. Potential that Curtis or Bourne is a married name preceding or superceding.
Elizabeth married twice.
Elizabeth Bourne married before 1647, in Wethersfield, Connecticut, first to John Welles.
Note: Other researchers do not include daughter Mary among the children of John Welles.
Death and Legacy
Elizabeth died on October 8, 1668 at Stratford, Fairfield County, Connecticut.
↑ 1.01.1 Anderson, Robert C., "Thomas Welles," Featured NameThe Great Migration 1634-1635, T-Y, Vol VII, Page 291 (Online database accessed 4 March 2016. AmericanAncestors.org. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2012.) Originally published as: The Great Migration, Immigrants to New England, 1634-1635, Volume VII, T-Y, by Robert Charles Anderson. Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2011, Reference page 291.
↑Torrey's New England Marriages to 1700, (Online database. AmericanAncestors.org. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2008.) Originally published as: New England Marriages Prior to 1700. Boston, Mass.: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2015, reference Volume 3, page 1625, John Wells (sic), Wethersfield, Connecticut
↑Torrey's New England Marriages to 1700, (Online database. AmericanAncestors.org. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2008.) Originally published as: New England Marriages Prior to 1700. Boston, Mass.: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2015, Reference Volume 3, page 1670
Jacobus, Donald Lines, compiled & edited (1930-2). History and Genealogy of the Families of Old Fairfield. For the Eunice Dennie Burr Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution (Fairfield, Connecticut), Vol. 1, page 656
Pg, 34 - The Goodrich Family in America. A Genealogy of the Descendants of John and William Goodrich of Wethersfield, Conn., Richard Goodrich of Guilford, Conn., and William Goodridge of Watertown, Mass. Lafayette Wallace Case M.D., Author Role: Editor Publication: Fergus Printing Company, Chicago, Illinois, 1889, Second Date, 1984
Welles, Lemuel A., The English Ancestry of Gov. Thomas Welles of Connecticut, NEHGR (NEHGS, Boston, 1926) Vol. 80, reprint Page 26