as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 1305 when Robert de Wellested who held estates in that shire.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wellsted research.Another 93 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1606, 1455, 1487, 1688, 1747, 1667, 1685, 1692, 1671, 1735, 1717, 1718, 1734 and 1735 are included under the topic Early Wellsted History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
of this family name include: Wellstead, Wesllsted, Wellsteed, Wellsted, Wellstood, Welstead, Willstead, Willsteed, Wellshead, Welstood, Welsted, Wellstead, Willsteed and many more.
Distinguished members of the family include Leonard Welsted (1688-1747), English poet, born at Abington, Northamptonshire. "His father, Leonard Welsted, was elected from Westminster school to Trinity College, Cambridge, in 1667; was prebendary of York, and rector of Abington from 1685 to 1692, when he became vicar... Another 46 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Wellsted Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: settlers, who arrived along the eastern seaboard, from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands.