of 1066. The Twell family lived in
where they are conjecturally descended from Gilbert de Ghent who held the village and mill of Well from the Bishop of Bayeaux at the time of the
in 1066. A little later another entry was found for the family at Bitchfield, again in
. "The church was consecrated and endowed by Hugh de Wells, who presided over the diocese from the year 1209 to 1234."
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Twell research.Another 85 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1352, 1421, 1450, 1499, 1406, 1461 and are included under the topic Early Twell History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Sound was what guided spelling in the Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Spelling variations
were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Twell family name include Wells, Welles, Well and others.
Outstanding amongst the family at this time was John de Welles, 5th Baron
Welles (1352-1421), an English soldier and noble; John Welles, 1st Viscount Welles KG... Another 26 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Twell Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.