Robert DE WELLES
- Born: 1484, Stourton, Whichford, Warwickshire, England 43,44,45
- Marriage: UNKNOWN
- Died: August 30, 1558, Stourton, Whichford, Warwickshire, England at age 74
Robert De WELLES parentage seems to be unclear. In my research of many family trees posted on the internet I have come upon a connection to EDWARD IV and Elizabeth WOODVILLE through their daughter Cicely PLANTAGENET and her first husband John De WELLES. This researcher had connected Robert DE WELLES (or just WELLES) 1446-1470 as their son.
A search on the internet of the known children of Cicely PLANTAGENET and John DE WELLES shows only two daughters, Elizabeth and Ann. This led me to try and confirm my original find.
Robert DE WELLES was the father of Thomas DE WELLES 1512-1558 who married Elizabeth BRYAN 1516-1563. This seems correct as many researchers have made this connection but most of them have ended their trees at Robert DE WELLES. This seems strange since most researchers, including myself, would love to make the connection to Royalty. I have only found three who have recorded this connection while there are more than twenty who do not.
I have found one researcher who has carried the line through in another direction and he also has the most recent information, having been posted November 29, 2005. He has Robert WELLES as a son of Richard DE WELLES 1428-1470 and Joan WILLOUGBY 1430-1462.
I would chose to accept this latest information as being most likely but would not want to discount the connection to EDWARD IV. Therefore both sets of parents have been included.
Robert married UNKNOWN.