Benjamin Rolfe1

M, b. December 1777, d. 29 August 1860
FatherJacob Rolfe1 b. Mar 1737/38, d. Oct 1780
MotherMary Noyes1 b. 18 Mar 1742/43, d. bt 1781 - 1832
     Benjamin Rolfe was born in December 1777 at Portland, Cumberland County, Maine.1 He was baptized on 21 December 1777 at Newburyport, Essex County, Massachusetts.2 He married Susanna Newman Jaques at Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts, on 30 April 1803.1,2 Benjamin Rolfe died on 29 August 1860 at Portland, Cumberland County, Maine, at age 82; Benjamin was a mechanic and employed several men in his business from which he retired in 1840. -- Rolfe families.1,2

Family

Susanna Newman Jaques b. 31 Jul 1782, d. 15 Jan 1877
Children

Citations

  1. [S126] Rootsweb.com, online wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com, Jaques Family.
  2. [S42] Rolfe Family 1995, online http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm4/document.php

Susanna Newman Jaques1

F, b. 31 July 1782, d. 15 January 1877
     Susanna Newman Jaques was born on 31 July 1782 at Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts.1 She married Benjamin Rolfe at Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts, on 30 April 1803.1,2 As of 30 April 1803,her married name was Rolfe.1 Susanna Newman Jaques died on 15 January 1877 at Portland, Cumberland County, Maine, at age 94.1,2

Family

Benjamin Rolfe b. Dec 1777, d. 29 Aug 1860
Children

Citations

  1. [S126] Rootsweb.com, online wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com, Jaques Family.
  2. [S42] Rolfe Family 1995, online http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm4/document.php

Catherine Rolfe1

F, b. September 1773, d. 21 April 1847
FatherJacob Rolfe1 b. Mar 1737/38, d. Oct 1780
MotherMary Noyes1 b. 18 Mar 1742/43, d. bt 1781 - 1832
     Catherine Rolfe was also known as Katy Rolfe.2 Catherine Rolfe was also known as Katherine Rolfe.3 She was born in September 1773 at Cumberland County, Maine; guess.4 She was baptized on 5 September 1773 at Newburyport, Essex County, Massachusetts.3 She was born in 1776 at Newburyport, Essex County, Massachusetts.1 As of between 17 August 1793 and 22 September 1793,her married name was Whittington.3 She married James Whittington between 17 August 1793 and 22 September 1793 at Salem Village (after 1757 Danvers), Essex County, Massachusetts.3 As of 3 November 1805,her married name was Dodge.1 Catherine Rolfe married Henry B Dodge on 3 November 1805 at Newburyport, Essex County, Massachusetts.1 Catherine Rolfe died on 21 April 1847 at Edgecomb, Lincoln County, Maine, at age 73.1

Family 1

James Whittington b. s 1770, d. s 1804

Family 2

Henry B Dodge b. 1777, d. 3 Feb 1845
Children

Citations

  1. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Robert Wylie Family History
    e.
  2. [S215] Dodge Family Genealogy, online http://books.google.com/books
  3. [S42] Rolfe Family 1995, online http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm4/document.php
  4. [S43] Gary Rolph guess.
  5. [S126] Rootsweb.com, online wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com, Robert Wylie Family History.

Henry B Dodge1

M, b. 1777, d. 3 February 1845
     Henry B Dodge was born in 1777 at Massachusetts.1 He married Catherine Rolfe, daughter of Jacob Rolfe and Mary Noyes, on 3 November 1805 at Newburyport, Essex County, Massachusetts.1 Henry B Dodge died on 3 February 1845 at Edgecomb, Lincoln County, Maine.1

Family

Catherine Rolfe b. Sep 1773, d. 21 Apr 1847
Children

Citations

  1. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Robert Wylie Family History
    e.
  2. [S215] Dodge Family Genealogy, online http://books.google.com/books
  3. [S126] Rootsweb.com, online wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com, Robert Wylie Family History.

Jacob Rolfe1

M, b. 3 February 1769, d. 3 December 1818
FatherJacob Rolfe1 b. Mar 1737/38, d. Oct 1780
MotherMary Noyes1 b. 18 Mar 1742/43, d. bt 1781 - 1832
     Jacob Rolfe was born on 3 February 1769 at Newburyport, Essex County, Massachusetts.1 He married Rebecca Stickney on 5 February 1795 at Portland, Cumberland County, Maine.1 Jacob Rolfe died on 3 December 1818 at Cumberland County, Maine, at age 49.1,2

Family

Rebecca Stickney b. 30 Jun 1771, d. 21 Oct 1843
Children

Citations

  1. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Rolfe.
  2. [S42] Rolfe Family 1995, online http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm4/document.php

Rebecca Stickney1

F, b. 30 June 1771, d. 21 October 1843
     Rebecca Stickney was born on 30 June 1771 at Portland, Cumberland County, Maine.1 As of 5 February 1795,her married name was Rolfe.1 She married Jacob Rolfe, son of Jacob Rolfe and Mary Noyes, on 5 February 1795 at Portland, Cumberland County, Maine.1 Rebecca Stickney died on 21 October 1843 at Cumberland County, Maine, at age 72.1,2

Family

Jacob Rolfe b. 3 Feb 1769, d. 3 Dec 1818
Children

Citations

  1. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Rolfe.
  2. [S42] Rolfe Family 1995, online http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm4/document.php

Daughter Rolfe1,2

F, b. say 1565, d. between 1587 and 1633
FatherRichard Rolfe2 b. s 1545, d. c 1567
MotherElizabeth ?2 b. c 1545, d. bt 1580 - 1598
     Daughter Rolfe was born say 1565 at County Wiltshire, England.1,2 As of circa 1585,her married name was Hore.3 She married William Hore at County Wiltshire, England, circa 1585.3 Daughter Rolfe died between 1587 and 1633 at County Wiltshire, England.1

Family

William Hore b. s 1550, d. bt 1576 - 1640
Child

Citations

  1. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, hoodcrewson Family Tree.
  2. [S137] New England Historical and Genealogical Register, online http://books.google.com, Elizabeth French, "Genealogical Research in England," NEHGR, Volume 66 (1912),p. 250, on Google Books.
  3. [S137] New England Historical and Genealogical Register, online http://books.google.com, Elizabeth French, "Genealogical Research in England," NEHGR, Volume 66 (1912),p. 244, on Google Books - will of Richard Rolff 1598.

Richard Rolfe1

M, b. say 1567, d. between July 1598 and November 1598
FatherRichard Rolfe2 b. s 1545, d. c 1567
MotherElizabeth ?2 b. c 1545, d. bt 1580 - 1598
     Richard Rolfe was born say 1567 at Hamptworth, Downton Parish, County Wiltshire, England.1 Richard Rolfe was also known as Richard Rolff. He married Agnes Rolfe, daughter of husband Rolfe and Alice ?, in 1590 at Whiteparish, County Wiltshire, England.1 Richard became the father of Honour Rolfe at Hamptworth, Downton Parish, County Wiltshire, England, circa 1598.3 Richard died between July 1598 and November 1598 at Hamptworth, Downton Parish, County Wiltshire, England. The will of Richard Rolff of Hamptorethe [Hamptworth] in the parish of Downtone, 30 [ ] 1598. My body to be buried in the churchyard of Downton. To our lady church of Sarome 6d. To the church of Downtone 6d. To the church at Lanvard [Landford] 6d. To Mary Moody, a bullock [ ] of age. To my brothers-in-law Henry Rofe, Thomas Rofe, [ ] two sheep.To my brother in law William [ ] and to his daughter Alse one sheep. To Jone Dirks and Agnes Leach one sheep each. To my sister's son Wiliam Hore one sheep. To John [ ] a jerkin and breeches. To my brother William Sanderes [ ] sheep. To my wife Agnes and my daughter Honner and my daughter [Agne]es all the rest of my goods and chattels, and I make them my executors. If my wife do marry, my children to have their portions within one week thereafter, and she do not, then at their ages of sixteen years. If my wife be with child, such child to have a portion with the rest of the children. My debts that I owe: tomy father in law 20s, to my brother [in law] Thomas Rofe 3 pounds, to my brother [in law] John Rofe 20s, to Agnes Leachee 20s, to my "onkele" John Rofe 10s. I give to my father in law William Sanders, Thomas Light, and my uncle John Rofe 3s 4d each, and make them overseers. Witnesses: Roger Elkins, John Rolf, John Coxe, and others. Porved 2 December 1598, by Agnes Rolfe, relict of the deceased, with power reserved for Honore and Agnes Rolfe, daughters and executrices named.
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, p. 200: 'The will of Richard Rolff of Hamptorethe [Hamptworth] in the parish of Downtone 30[ ] 1598. My body to be buried in the churchyard of Downtone. To our lady church of Sarome 6d. To the church of Downtone 6d. To the church of Lanvard [Landford] 6d. To Mary Moody a bullock [ ] of age. To my brothers-in-law Henry Rofe, Thomas Rofe [ ] two sheep. To my brother-in-law William [ ] and to his daughter Alse one sheep. To Jone Dirks and Agnes Leache one sheep each. To my sister's son William Hore one sheep. To John [ ] a jerkin and breeches. To my brother William Sandares [ ] sheep. To my wife Agnes Rofe and my daughter Honner and my daughter [Agn]es all the rest of my goods and chattels, and I make them my executres. If my wife do marry, my children to have their portions within one week thereafter, and if she do not, then at their age of sixteen years. If my wife be with child, such child to have a portion with the rest of my children. My debts that I owe: to my father-in-law 20s, to my brother[in-law] Thomas Rofe £3, to my brother [in-law] John Rofe 20s, to Agnes Leache 20s, to my 'onkel' [prob uncle of Agnes Rolfe] John Rofe 10s. I give to my father-in-law Wiliam Sanderes, Thomas LIght, and my uncle John Rolfe 3s 4d each, and make them overssers. Witnesses: Roger Elkins, John Rolf, John Coxe, and others. Proved 2 December 1598, by Agnes Rolfe, relict of the deceased, with power reserved for Honore and Agnes Rolfe, daughters and executrices named. Bond dated 14 Jun 1606. John Ryce of Hamptworth in the parish of Downton, County Wilts, husbandman, Agnes Ryce his wife, before marriage Agnes Rolfe, executrix of the will of Richard Rolf her first husband, Michael Cooper of East Grimstead in County Wilts, husbandman, and Robert Emmery of Lanford, co Wilts, husbandman, bound in the sum of £80. Agnes Rice also Rolff and Honor Rolff and Agnes Rolff her two daughters were appointed joint executors of the will of Richard Rolff and had bequeathed to them certain legacies. The said Agnes filed an account 9 Jun 1599, the ortions of Honor and Agnes being found to be £19 5s each, and the said John and Agnes Rice als Rolff bind themselves to pay the said sums to the said Honor and Agnes, their guardians or assigns at their several ages of sixteen and to bear the expenses of their education and bringing up until such age. [Signed] John Ryse, Signu' Agnes Ryce, Signu Michis Cooper, Signu' Robte Emery. Witnesses: Ri: Greene and Gyles Batter. (Archdeaconry of Sarum, 1598, Original will and bond)..1 He is included in the biography of Henry Rolfe and Honner Rof; To the best that this author has been able to determine, Henry, Honour and their three eldest children, Ann, Hannah and John were the first family bearing the surname Rolfe to immigrate
to New England. In 1635 they settled in Newburyport, Mass. in that part of the town that in 1764 separated as the town of Newbury. In 1646 Henry was registered as a "Proprietor of Lands'. He was not recorded a Freeman, probably because of his early death (1643). They are progenitors of the largest Rolfe family in the United States, estimated by the author to number 60 to 70 percent of those currently bearing the Rolfe surname and the allied lines of their female descendants.


It is not known on which vessel they sailed on to New England. They have often been erroneously noted as having sailed as passengers on the "Confidence" as did his brother, John Rolfe and family and his nephew, Thomas Whittier, ancestor of the famous poet of Haverhill, Mass., John Greenleaf Whittier.


Henry and Honour Rolfe were first cousins, once removed. Henry's
father was the brother of Honour's maternal grandfather. This
relationship can best be understood by referring to the chart
on page 1-1.2. The will of Richard Rolfe (1598), Honour's father
mentions Henry and Thomas Rof as his brothers-in-law, William Sanders as his brother (actually a half-brother), his wife Agnes, his daughter Agnes, his daughter Honner Rof, John Rofe as his
brother-in-law and John Rofe as his "onkele" (undoubtedly meaning
his wife's uncle).4

Family

Agnes Rolfe b. s 1570, d. 13 Nov 1610
Children

Citations

  1. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, hoodcrewson Family Tree.
  2. [S137] New England Historical and Genealogical Register, online http://books.google.com, Elizabeth French, "Genealogical Research in England," NEHGR, Volume 66 (1912),p. 250, on Google Books.
  3. [S42] Rolfe Family 1995, online http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm4/document.php, 1.1.3.
  4. [S42] Rolfe Family 1995, online http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm4/document.php, I-1.1.
  5. [S43] Gary Rolph guess, based on Alice Rolfe's will.

Alice ?1

F, b. say 1550, d. 10 December 1604
     Alice ? was also known as Alice Will.2 Alice ? was also known as Alice (Alis) ?3 She was born in 1525 at County Wiltshire, England.2 She was born say 1550 at County Wiltshire, England.1 As of circa 1569,her married name was Rolfe.1 She married husband Rolfe at Whiteparish, County Wiltshire, England, circa 1569.1,4 Alice ? , p. 201: 'The will of Alis Rolfe of Hamptworth in the parish of Downtone in the county of Wilts, widow, 8 December 1604. My body to be buried in the parish churchyard at Downtone. I give to the parish church of Downtone 6d. To our lady church of Sarum 4d. To my son Thomas Rolfe a coverlet and other household goods. To my son John Rolfe my best heifer, three bushels of grain, and I forgive him 9s which he oweth me. To his daughter Alis Rolfe a bullock and to his son John Rolfe a sheep, and to his wife a gown. To my daughter Agnes Rice two ewes and a heifer, and to her daughter Honore Rolfe a heifer and a coffer, and to them both all my wearing apparel. To her daughter Agnes Rolfe a ewe, to her daughter Alis Rie a bullock, and to her daughter Marie Rice a ewe. To my maid servant Margaret Dyer a sheep. The resideue of my goods and chattels I give to my sons Henrie Rolfe and Thomas Rolfe equally divided and make them my executors. My well beloved friends Thomas Cousins and Robert Emmerie to be assistants to my executors, and to them 5s each. Debts I oew: to my son Henrie Rolfe 40s and to my son Thomas Rolfe £6 7s. Proved 26 Jan 1604/5 by the executors named. Inventory taken 8 Dec 1604 by two 'nabours indifferent dealers herein Roger Webbe and John Raafe,' £45 6s 8d, exhibited 26 Jan 1604/5 by the executors (Archdeaconry of Sarum, 1604, Original Will and Inventory.) on 8 December 1604 at Hamptworth, Downton Parish, County Wiltshire, England.3 She left a will on 8 December 1604 at County Wiltshire, England; from English Origins of New England Families, First Series, Vol. I, Gary Boyd Roberts, compiler, Baltimore:, MD: Genealogical Publishing Co, Inc, 1984. Page 201
The will of Alice Rolfe of Hamptworth in the parish of Downtons in the county of Wilts, widow, 8 December 1604. My body to be buried in the parish churchyard of Downton. I give to the parish church of Downton 6 pounds. To our lady church of Sarum 4 pounds. To my son Thomas Rolfe a coverlet and other household goods. To my son John Rolfe my best heifer, three bushels of grain, and I forgive him 9 shillings which he oweth me. To his daughter Alis Rolfe a bullock, and to his son John Rolfe a sheep, and to his wife a gown. To my daughter Agnes Rice two ewes and a heifer, and to her daughter Honore Rolfe a heifer and a coffer, and to them both all my wearing apparel. To her daughter Agnes Rolfe a ewe, to her daughter Alis Rice a bullock, and to her daughter Marie Rice a yew. To my maid servant Margaret Dyer a sheep. The residue of my goods and chattels I give to my sons Henry Rolfe and Thomas Rolfe equally divided, and make them my executors. My well beloved friends Thomas Cousins and Robert Emmerie to be assistants to my executors, and to them 5 shillings each. Debts I owe: to my son Henrie Rolfe 40 shillings and to my son Thomas Rolfe 6 pounds 7 shillings. Proved 26 January 1604/05 by the executors named. Inventory taken 8 December 1604 by two "nabours indifferent dealers herein Roger Webb and John Raafe" 45 pounds 6 shillings 8 pence; exhibited 26 January 1604/05 by the executors (Archdeaconry of Sarum, 1604, original will and inventory.1 She died before 10 December 1604 at Hamptworth, Downton Parish, County Wiltshire, England.3 She died on 10 December 1604 at Hamptworth, Downton Parish, County Wiltshire, England; Downton parish - Burials 1604 Widow Roaff of Hamptworth 10 December.1,5 She was buried on 10 December 1604 at Downton Parish, County Wiltshire, England.3

Family

husband Rolfe b. c 1545, d. bt 1600 - 1603
Children

Citations

  1. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, hoodcrewson Family Tree.
  2. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, hoodcrewson family tree.
  3. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  4. [S61] Genforum, online http://genforum.genealogy.com, Re: John Rolfe and Mary Scullard.
  5. [S137] New England Historical and Genealogical Register, online http://books.google.com, Elizabeth French, "Genealogical Research in England," NEHGR, Volume 66 (1912),p. 250, on Google Books - Rolfe Entries in the Parish Registers of Downton.
  6. [S43] Gary Rolph guess, based on Alice Rolfe's will.

Thomas Rolfe1

M, b. 1579, d. 18 August 1629
Fatherhusband Rolfe1 b. c 1545, d. bt 1600 - 1603
MotherAlice ?1 b. s 1550, d. 10 Dec 1604
     Thomas Rolfe was also known as Thomas Rof.2 Thomas Rolfe was also known as Thomas Rofe.3 He was born circa 1575.4 He was born in 1579 at Whiteparish, County Wiltshire, England.1 They witnessed Richard Rolfe's death at Hamptworth, Downton Parish, County Wiltshire, England, between July 1598 and November 1598. The will of Richard Rolff of Hamptorethe [Hamptworth] in the parish of Downtone, 30 [ ] 1598. My body to be buried in the churchyard of Downton. To our lady church of Sarome 6d. To the church of Downtone 6d. To the church at Lanvard [Landford] 6d. To Mary Moody, a bullock [ ] of age. To my brothers-in-law Henry Rofe, Thomas Rofe, [ ] two sheep.To my brother in law William [ ] and to his daughter Alse one sheep. To Jone Dirks and Agnes Leach one sheep each. To my sister's son Wiliam Hore one sheep. To John [ ] a jerkin and breeches. To my brother William Sanderes [ ] sheep. To my wife Agnes and my daughter Honner and my daughter [Agne]es all the rest of my goods and chattels, and I make them my executors. If my wife do marry, my children to have their portions within one week thereafter, and she do not, then at their ages of sixteen years. If my wife be with child, such child to have a portion with the rest of the children. My debts that I owe: tomy father in law 20s, to my brother [in law] Thomas Rofe 3 pounds, to my brother [in law] John Rofe 20s, to Agnes Leachee 20s, to my "onkele" John Rofe 10s. I give to my father in law William Sanders, Thomas Light, and my uncle John Rofe 3s 4d each, and make them overseers. Witnesses: Roger Elkins, John Rolf, John Coxe, and others. Porved 2 December 1598, by Agnes Rolfe, relict of the deceased, with power reserved for Honore and Agnes Rolfe, daughters and executrices named.
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, p. 200: 'The will of Richard Rolff of Hamptorethe [Hamptworth] in the parish of Downtone 30[ ] 1598. My body to be buried in the churchyard of Downtone. To our lady church of Sarome 6d. To the church of Downtone 6d. To the church of Lanvard [Landford] 6d. To Mary Moody a bullock [ ] of age. To my brothers-in-law Henry Rofe, Thomas Rofe [ ] two sheep. To my brother-in-law William [ ] and to his daughter Alse one sheep. To Jone Dirks and Agnes Leache one sheep each. To my sister's son William Hore one sheep. To John [ ] a jerkin and breeches. To my brother William Sandares [ ] sheep. To my wife Agnes Rofe and my daughter Honner and my daughter [Agn]es all the rest of my goods and chattels, and I make them my executres. If my wife do marry, my children to have their portions within one week thereafter, and if she do not, then at their age of sixteen years. If my wife be with child, such child to have a portion with the rest of my children. My debts that I owe: to my father-in-law 20s, to my brother[in-law] Thomas Rofe £3, to my brother [in-law] John Rofe 20s, to Agnes Leache 20s, to my 'onkel' [prob uncle of Agnes Rolfe] John Rofe 10s. I give to my father-in-law Wiliam Sanderes, Thomas LIght, and my uncle John Rolfe 3s 4d each, and make them overssers. Witnesses: Roger Elkins, John Rolf, John Coxe, and others. Proved 2 December 1598, by Agnes Rolfe, relict of the deceased, with power reserved for Honore and Agnes Rolfe, daughters and executrices named. Bond dated 14 Jun 1606. John Ryce of Hamptworth in the parish of Downton, County Wilts, husbandman, Agnes Ryce his wife, before marriage Agnes Rolfe, executrix of the will of Richard Rolf her first husband, Michael Cooper of East Grimstead in County Wilts, husbandman, and Robert Emmery of Lanford, co Wilts, husbandman, bound in the sum of £80. Agnes Rice also Rolff and Honor Rolff and Agnes Rolff her two daughters were appointed joint executors of the will of Richard Rolff and had bequeathed to them certain legacies. The said Agnes filed an account 9 Jun 1599, the ortions of Honor and Agnes being found to be £19 5s each, and the said John and Agnes Rice als Rolff bind themselves to pay the said sums to the said Honor and Agnes, their guardians or assigns at their several ages of sixteen and to bear the expenses of their education and bringing up until such age. [Signed] John Ryse, Signu' Agnes Ryce, Signu Michis Cooper, Signu' Robte Emery. Witnesses: Ri: Greene and Gyles Batter. (Archdeaconry of Sarum, 1598, Original will and bond)..1 Alice ? mentioned Thomas Rolfe in a will on 8 December 1604 at County Wiltshire, England; from English Origins of New England Families, First Series, Vol. I, Gary Boyd Roberts, compiler, Baltimore:, MD: Genealogical Publishing Co, Inc, 1984. Page 201
The will of Alice Rolfe of Hamptworth in the parish of Downtons in the county of Wilts, widow, 8 December 1604. My body to be buried in the parish churchyard of Downton. I give to the parish church of Downton 6 pounds. To our lady church of Sarum 4 pounds. To my son Thomas Rolfe a coverlet and other household goods. To my son John Rolfe my best heifer, three bushels of grain, and I forgive him 9 shillings which he oweth me. To his daughter Alis Rolfe a bullock, and to his son John Rolfe a sheep, and to his wife a gown. To my daughter Agnes Rice two ewes and a heifer, and to her daughter Honore Rolfe a heifer and a coffer, and to them both all my wearing apparel. To her daughter Agnes Rolfe a ewe, to her daughter Alis Rice a bullock, and to her daughter Marie Rice a yew. To my maid servant Margaret Dyer a sheep. The residue of my goods and chattels I give to my sons Henry Rolfe and Thomas Rolfe equally divided, and make them my executors. My well beloved friends Thomas Cousins and Robert Emmerie to be assistants to my executors, and to them 5 shillings each. Debts I owe: to my son Henrie Rolfe 40 shillings and to my son Thomas Rolfe 6 pounds 7 shillings. Proved 26 January 1604/05 by the executors named. Inventory taken 8 December 1604 by two "nabours indifferent dealers herein Roger Webb and John Raafe" 45 pounds 6 shillings 8 pence; exhibited 26 January 1604/05 by the executors (Archdeaconry of Sarum, 1604, original will and inventory.1 He married Mary Hurst at Whiteparish, County Wiltshire, England, on 20 April 1615.5 Thomas Rolfe left a will on 12 August 1629 at Whiteparish, County Wiltshire, England; The will of Thomas Rofe of Whitepishe, 12 August 1629. My body to be buried in the church or churchyard of Whiteparish. To the church of Whiteparish 5s. To my brother John Rofe's sons and to my brother Henry Rofe's sons now living 20s, and to eachof the daughters of my said two brothers 10s each.To Alice Cole, my servant, 10s. To John Ingram, my servant, 4s. My debts and legacies being paid, I give to Thomas Rofe, my son, half of my goods and chattels.My wife Mary to be my executrix, and if she marry she shall return to my son Thomas what portion of my goods shall come to her by this my will, and she is to give an inventory to my overseers of my son's and her portion of my goods and a bond for the return of them or their value to my son Thomas if she marry, and if she refuse, son Thomas to be executor. My cousin Nicholas Aldridge of Welowd and my special friend Henry Short of Wellowd to be overseers, and to them 6s 8d each. [Signed] Thomas Rofe his m'ke. Witnesses: Thomas Turner, Margaret Whitier her mark, Nicholas Aldridge, and Henry Short. Proved 10 September 1629 by the executor named (Archdeaconry of Sarum, 1629, Original Will).6 He died before 18 August 1629 at Whiteparish, County Wiltshire, England.4 He died on 18 August 1629 at Whiteparish, County Wiltshire, England; Burials 1629 Thomas Rolfe 18 August.1,5 He was buried on 18 August 1629 at Whiteparish, County Wiltshire, England.4 He , p. 203. 'The will of Thomas Rofe of Whitpishe, 12 Aug 1629. My body to be buried in the church or churchyard of Whiteparish. To the church of Whiteparish 5s. To my brother John Rofe 20s and allmy wearing apparel. To my brother John Rofe's sons and to my brother Henry Rofe's sons now living 20s each, and to each of the daughters of my said two brothers 10s each. To Alice Cole, my servant, 10s. To John Ingram, my servant, 4s. My debts and legacies being paid, I give to Thomas Rofe, my son, half of my goods and chattels. My wife Mary to be my executrix, and if she marry she shall return to my son Thomas what portion of my goods shall come to her by this will, and she is to give an inventory to my overseers of my son's and her portion of my goods and a bond for the return of them or their value to my son Thomas if she marry, and if she refuse, son Thomas to be executor. My cousin Nicholas Aldridge of Wellowd and my special friend Henry Short of Wellowd to be overseers, and to them 6s 8d each. [Signed] Thomas Rofe, his m'ke. Witnesses: Thomas Turner, Margaret Whitier, her marke, Nicholas Aldridge, and Henry Short. Proved 10 Sep 1629 by the executor named. (Archdeaconery of Sarum, 1629, Original Will).4 He is included in the biography of Henry Rolfe and Honner Rof; To the best that this author has been able to determine, Henry, Honour and their three eldest children, Ann, Hannah and John were the first family bearing the surname Rolfe to immigrate
to New England. In 1635 they settled in Newburyport, Mass. in that part of the town that in 1764 separated as the town of Newbury. In 1646 Henry was registered as a "Proprietor of Lands'. He was not recorded a Freeman, probably because of his early death (1643). They are progenitors of the largest Rolfe family in the United States, estimated by the author to number 60 to 70 percent of those currently bearing the Rolfe surname and the allied lines of their female descendants.


It is not known on which vessel they sailed on to New England. They have often been erroneously noted as having sailed as passengers on the "Confidence" as did his brother, John Rolfe and family and his nephew, Thomas Whittier, ancestor of the famous poet of Haverhill, Mass., John Greenleaf Whittier.


Henry and Honour Rolfe were first cousins, once removed. Henry's
father was the brother of Honour's maternal grandfather. This
relationship can best be understood by referring to the chart
on page 1-1.2. The will of Richard Rolfe (1598), Honour's father
mentions Henry and Thomas Rof as his brothers-in-law, William Sanders as his brother (actually a half-brother), his wife Agnes, his daughter Agnes, his daughter Honner Rof, John Rofe as his
brother-in-law and John Rofe as his "onkele" (undoubtedly meaning
his wife's uncle).2

Family

Mary Hurst b. s 1580, d. bt 1640 - 1641
Child

Citations

  1. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, hoodcrewson Family Tree.
  2. [S42] Rolfe Family 1995, online http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm4/document.php, I-1.1.
  3. [S137] New England Historical and Genealogical Register, online http://books.google.com, Elizabeth French, "Genealogical Research in England," NEHGR, Volume 66 (1912),p. 244, on Google Books - will of Richard Rolff 1598.
  4. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  5. [S137] New England Historical and Genealogical Register, online http://books.google.com, Elizabeth French, "Genealogical Research in England," NEHGR, Volume 66 (1912),p. 24, on Google Books - Rolfe Entries in the Parish Registers of Whiteparish.
  6. [S137] New England Historical and Genealogical Register, online http://books.google.com, Elizabeth French, "Genealogical Research in England," NEHGR, Volume 66 (1912),p. 249, on Google Books - Will of Thomas Rolfe.
  7. [S137] New England Historical and Genealogical Register, online http://books.google.com, Elizabeth French, "Genealogical Research in England," NEHGR, Volume 66 (1912),p. 248, on Google Books - Will of Thomas Rofe.

Mary Hurst1

F, b. say 1580, d. between 1640 and 1641
     Mary Hurst was born say 1580 at County Wiltshire, England.2 She was born circa 1580.3 She married Thomas Rolfe at Whiteparish, County Wiltshire, England, on 20 April 1615.4 As of 20 April 1615,her married name was Rolfe.4 Thomas Rolfe mentioned Mary Rolph in a will on 12 August 1629 at Whiteparish, County Wiltshire, England; The will of Thomas Rofe of Whitepishe, 12 August 1629. My body to be buried in the church or churchyard of Whiteparish. To the church of Whiteparish 5s. To my brother John Rofe's sons and to my brother Henry Rofe's sons now living 20s, and to eachof the daughters of my said two brothers 10s each.To Alice Cole, my servant, 10s. To John Ingram, my servant, 4s. My debts and legacies being paid, I give to Thomas Rofe, my son, half of my goods and chattels.My wife Mary to be my executrix, and if she marry she shall return to my son Thomas what portion of my goods shall come to her by this my will, and she is to give an inventory to my overseers of my son's and her portion of my goods and a bond for the return of them or their value to my son Thomas if she marry, and if she refuse, son Thomas to be executor. My cousin Nicholas Aldridge of Welowd and my special friend Henry Short of Wellowd to be overseers, and to them 6s 8d each. [Signed] Thomas Rofe his m'ke. Witnesses: Thomas Turner, Margaret Whitier her mark, Nicholas Aldridge, and Henry Short. Proved 10 September 1629 by the executor named (Archdeaconry of Sarum, 1629, Original Will).5 She died circa 1640 at Whiteparish, County Wiltshire, England.3 As of 1640, Mary Hurst was also known as Mary Rolph.6 Mary died between 1640 and 1641 at County Wiltshire, England. Bond dated 23 Feb 1640/1. Thomas Rolph of Whiteparish, co Wilts, yeoman, and Nicholas Aldridge of Wellow, co Wilts, yeoman, bound in 100 pounds, the said Thomas being son of Mary Rolph late of Whiteparish, widow and administrator of her estate. [Signed] Thomas Rolfe and Michol [sic] Aldridge. Witnesses: Giles Hutchins (Archdeaconary of Sarum, 1640, Original Bond)..6 She , p. 203 - Bond dated 23 Feb 1640/41. Thomas Rolph of Whiteparish, co Wilts, yeoman, and Nicholas Aldridge of Wellow, co Wilts, yeoman, bound in £100, the said Thomas being son of Mary Rolph late of White parish, widow, and administrator of her estate. [Signed] Thomas Rolfe and Michol [sic] Aldridge. Witness: Giles Hutchins. (Archdeaconry of Sarum, 1640, Original Bond). , p. 204 says Mary Hurst was 'widow.3'

Family

Thomas Rolfe b. 1579, d. 18 Aug 1629
Child

Citations

  1. [S137] New England Historical and Genealogical Register, online http://books.google.com, Elizabeth French, "Genealogical Research in England," NEHGR, Volume 66 (1912),p. 248, on Google Books - Will of Thomas Rofe.
  2. [S43] Gary Rolph guess, based on Alice Rolfe's will.
  3. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  4. [S137] New England Historical and Genealogical Register, online http://books.google.com, Elizabeth French, "Genealogical Research in England," NEHGR, Volume 66 (1912),p. 24, on Google Books - Rolfe Entries in the Parish Registers of Whiteparish.
  5. [S137] New England Historical and Genealogical Register, online http://books.google.com, Elizabeth French, "Genealogical Research in England," NEHGR, Volume 66 (1912),p. 249, on Google Books - Will of Thomas Rolfe.
  6. [S137] New England Historical and Genealogical Register, online http://books.google.com, Elizabeth French, "Genealogical Research in England," NEHGR, Volume 66 (1912),p. 248, on Google Books - Bond of Thomas Rolph.

John Rolfe1

M, b. say 1575, d. 26 August 1638
Fatherhusband Rolfe1 b. c 1545, d. bt 1600 - 1603
MotherAlice ?1 b. s 1550, d. 10 Dec 1604
     John Rolfe was also known as John Rofe.2 He was born say 1575 at Hamptworth, Downton Parish, County Wiltshire, England.3 He died in 1576 at County Wiltshire, England.4 He married wife ? circa 1600 at County Wiltshire, England.1 Alice ? mentioned John Rolfe in a will on 8 December 1604 at County Wiltshire, England; from English Origins of New England Families, First Series, Vol. I, Gary Boyd Roberts, compiler, Baltimore:, MD: Genealogical Publishing Co, Inc, 1984. Page 201
The will of Alice Rolfe of Hamptworth in the parish of Downtons in the county of Wilts, widow, 8 December 1604. My body to be buried in the parish churchyard of Downton. I give to the parish church of Downton 6 pounds. To our lady church of Sarum 4 pounds. To my son Thomas Rolfe a coverlet and other household goods. To my son John Rolfe my best heifer, three bushels of grain, and I forgive him 9 shillings which he oweth me. To his daughter Alis Rolfe a bullock, and to his son John Rolfe a sheep, and to his wife a gown. To my daughter Agnes Rice two ewes and a heifer, and to her daughter Honore Rolfe a heifer and a coffer, and to them both all my wearing apparel. To her daughter Agnes Rolfe a ewe, to her daughter Alis Rice a bullock, and to her daughter Marie Rice a yew. To my maid servant Margaret Dyer a sheep. The residue of my goods and chattels I give to my sons Henry Rolfe and Thomas Rolfe equally divided, and make them my executors. My well beloved friends Thomas Cousins and Robert Emmerie to be assistants to my executors, and to them 5 shillings each. Debts I owe: to my son Henrie Rolfe 40 shillings and to my son Thomas Rolfe 6 pounds 7 shillings. Proved 26 January 1604/05 by the executors named. Inventory taken 8 December 1604 by two "nabours indifferent dealers herein Roger Webb and John Raafe" 45 pounds 6 shillings 8 pence; exhibited 26 January 1604/05 by the executors (Archdeaconry of Sarum, 1604, original will and inventory.5 Thomas Rolfe mentioned John Rolfe in a will on 12 August 1629 at Whiteparish, County Wiltshire, England; The will of Thomas Rofe of Whitepishe, 12 August 1629. My body to be buried in the church or churchyard of Whiteparish. To the church of Whiteparish 5s. To my brother John Rofe's sons and to my brother Henry Rofe's sons now living 20s, and to eachof the daughters of my said two brothers 10s each.To Alice Cole, my servant, 10s. To John Ingram, my servant, 4s. My debts and legacies being paid, I give to Thomas Rofe, my son, half of my goods and chattels.My wife Mary to be my executrix, and if she marry she shall return to my son Thomas what portion of my goods shall come to her by this my will, and she is to give an inventory to my overseers of my son's and her portion of my goods and a bond for the return of them or their value to my son Thomas if she marry, and if she refuse, son Thomas to be executor. My cousin Nicholas Aldridge of Welowd and my special friend Henry Short of Wellowd to be overseers, and to them 6s 8d each. [Signed] Thomas Rofe his m'ke. Witnesses: Thomas Turner, Margaret Whitier her mark, Nicholas Aldridge, and Henry Short. Proved 10 September 1629 by the executor named (Archdeaconry of Sarum, 1629, Original Will).6 He is included in the biography of Henry Rolfe and Honner Rof; To the best that this author has been able to determine, Henry, Honour and their three eldest children, Ann, Hannah and John were the first family bearing the surname Rolfe to immigrate
to New England. In 1635 they settled in Newburyport, Mass. in that part of the town that in 1764 separated as the town of Newbury. In 1646 Henry was registered as a "Proprietor of Lands'. He was not recorded a Freeman, probably because of his early death (1643). They are progenitors of the largest Rolfe family in the United States, estimated by the author to number 60 to 70 percent of those currently bearing the Rolfe surname and the allied lines of their female descendants.


It is not known on which vessel they sailed on to New England. They have often been erroneously noted as having sailed as passengers on the "Confidence" as did his brother, John Rolfe and family and his nephew, Thomas Whittier, ancestor of the famous poet of Haverhill, Mass., John Greenleaf Whittier.


Henry and Honour Rolfe were first cousins, once removed. Henry's
father was the brother of Honour's maternal grandfather. This
relationship can best be understood by referring to the chart
on page 1-1.2. The will of Richard Rolfe (1598), Honour's father
mentions Henry and Thomas Rof as his brothers-in-law, William Sanders as his brother (actually a half-brother), his wife Agnes, his daughter Agnes, his daughter Honner Rof, John Rofe as his
brother-in-law and John Rofe as his "onkele" (undoubtedly meaning
his wife's uncle).2 John Rolfe died on 26 August 1638 at Hamptworth, Downton Parish, County Wiltshire, England; if this is the "John Rolfe" in
Parish Records Burials 1638 John Rofe 26 August.1,3

Family

wife ? b. s 1580, d. bt 1604 - 1670
Children

Citations

  1. [S43] Gary Rolph guess, based on Alice Rolfe's will.
  2. [S42] Rolfe Family 1995, online http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm4/document.php, I-1.1.
  3. [S137] New England Historical and Genealogical Register, online http://books.google.com, Elizabeth French, "Genealogical Research in England," NEHGR, Volume 66 (1912),p. 250, on Google Books - Rolfe Entries in the Parish Registers of Downton.
  4. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, hoodcrewson family tree.
  5. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, hoodcrewson Family Tree.
  6. [S137] New England Historical and Genealogical Register, online http://books.google.com, Elizabeth French, "Genealogical Research in England," NEHGR, Volume 66 (1912),p. 249, on Google Books - Will of Thomas Rolfe.

wife ?1

F, b. say 1580, d. between 1604 and 1670
     Wife ? was born say 1580 at County Wiltshire, England.1 As of circa 1600,her married name was Rolfe.1 She married John Rolfe, son of husband Rolfe and Alice ?, circa 1600 at County Wiltshire, England.1 Wife ? died between 1604 and 1670 at County Wiltshire, England.1 Alice ? mentioned wife Rolfe in a will on 8 December 1604 at County Wiltshire, England; from English Origins of New England Families, First Series, Vol. I, Gary Boyd Roberts, compiler, Baltimore:, MD: Genealogical Publishing Co, Inc, 1984. Page 201
The will of Alice Rolfe of Hamptworth in the parish of Downtons in the county of Wilts, widow, 8 December 1604. My body to be buried in the parish churchyard of Downton. I give to the parish church of Downton 6 pounds. To our lady church of Sarum 4 pounds. To my son Thomas Rolfe a coverlet and other household goods. To my son John Rolfe my best heifer, three bushels of grain, and I forgive him 9 shillings which he oweth me. To his daughter Alis Rolfe a bullock, and to his son John Rolfe a sheep, and to his wife a gown. To my daughter Agnes Rice two ewes and a heifer, and to her daughter Honore Rolfe a heifer and a coffer, and to them both all my wearing apparel. To her daughter Agnes Rolfe a ewe, to her daughter Alis Rice a bullock, and to her daughter Marie Rice a yew. To my maid servant Margaret Dyer a sheep. The residue of my goods and chattels I give to my sons Henry Rolfe and Thomas Rolfe equally divided, and make them my executors. My well beloved friends Thomas Cousins and Robert Emmerie to be assistants to my executors, and to them 5 shillings each. Debts I owe: to my son Henrie Rolfe 40 shillings and to my son Thomas Rolfe 6 pounds 7 shillings. Proved 26 January 1604/05 by the executors named. Inventory taken 8 December 1604 by two "nabours indifferent dealers herein Roger Webb and John Raafe" 45 pounds 6 shillings 8 pence; exhibited 26 January 1604/05 by the executors (Archdeaconry of Sarum, 1604, original will and inventory.2

Family

John Rolfe b. s 1575, d. 26 Aug 1638
Children

Citations

  1. [S43] Gary Rolph guess, based on Alice Rolfe's will.
  2. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, hoodcrewson Family Tree.

Alice Rolfe1

F, b. say 1601, d. between 1630 and 1691
FatherJohn Rolfe1 b. s 1575, d. 26 Aug 1638
Motherwife ?1 b. s 1580, d. bt 1604 - 1670
     Alice Rolfe was born say 1601 at County Wiltshire, England.1 Alice ? mentioned Alice Rolfe in a will on 8 December 1604 at County Wiltshire, England; from English Origins of New England Families, First Series, Vol. I, Gary Boyd Roberts, compiler, Baltimore:, MD: Genealogical Publishing Co, Inc, 1984. Page 201
The will of Alice Rolfe of Hamptworth in the parish of Downtons in the county of Wilts, widow, 8 December 1604. My body to be buried in the parish churchyard of Downton. I give to the parish church of Downton 6 pounds. To our lady church of Sarum 4 pounds. To my son Thomas Rolfe a coverlet and other household goods. To my son John Rolfe my best heifer, three bushels of grain, and I forgive him 9 shillings which he oweth me. To his daughter Alis Rolfe a bullock, and to his son John Rolfe a sheep, and to his wife a gown. To my daughter Agnes Rice two ewes and a heifer, and to her daughter Honore Rolfe a heifer and a coffer, and to them both all my wearing apparel. To her daughter Agnes Rolfe a ewe, to her daughter Alis Rice a bullock, and to her daughter Marie Rice a yew. To my maid servant Margaret Dyer a sheep. The residue of my goods and chattels I give to my sons Henry Rolfe and Thomas Rolfe equally divided, and make them my executors. My well beloved friends Thomas Cousins and Robert Emmerie to be assistants to my executors, and to them 5 shillings each. Debts I owe: to my son Henrie Rolfe 40 shillings and to my son Thomas Rolfe 6 pounds 7 shillings. Proved 26 January 1604/05 by the executors named. Inventory taken 8 December 1604 by two "nabours indifferent dealers herein Roger Webb and John Raafe" 45 pounds 6 shillings 8 pence; exhibited 26 January 1604/05 by the executors (Archdeaconry of Sarum, 1604, original will and inventory.2 Thomas Rolfe mentioned Alice Rolfe in a will on 12 August 1629 at Whiteparish, County Wiltshire, England; The will of Thomas Rofe of Whitepishe, 12 August 1629. My body to be buried in the church or churchyard of Whiteparish. To the church of Whiteparish 5s. To my brother John Rofe's sons and to my brother Henry Rofe's sons now living 20s, and to eachof the daughters of my said two brothers 10s each.To Alice Cole, my servant, 10s. To John Ingram, my servant, 4s. My debts and legacies being paid, I give to Thomas Rofe, my son, half of my goods and chattels.My wife Mary to be my executrix, and if she marry she shall return to my son Thomas what portion of my goods shall come to her by this my will, and she is to give an inventory to my overseers of my son's and her portion of my goods and a bond for the return of them or their value to my son Thomas if she marry, and if she refuse, son Thomas to be executor. My cousin Nicholas Aldridge of Welowd and my special friend Henry Short of Wellowd to be overseers, and to them 6s 8d each. [Signed] Thomas Rofe his m'ke. Witnesses: Thomas Turner, Margaret Whitier her mark, Nicholas Aldridge, and Henry Short. Proved 10 September 1629 by the executor named (Archdeaconry of Sarum, 1629, Original Will).3 She died between 1630 and 1691 at County Wiltshire, England.1

Citations

  1. [S43] Gary Rolph guess, based on Alice Rolfe's will.
  2. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, hoodcrewson Family Tree.
  3. [S137] New England Historical and Genealogical Register, online http://books.google.com, Elizabeth French, "Genealogical Research in England," NEHGR, Volume 66 (1912),p. 249, on Google Books - Will of Thomas Rolfe.

John Rolfe1

M, b. say 1603, d. 16 April 1662
FatherJohn Rolfe1 b. s 1575, d. 26 Aug 1638
Motherwife ?1 b. s 1580, d. bt 1604 - 1670
     John Rolfe was born circa 1590 at Hamptworth, Downton Parish, County Wiltshire, England.2 He was born say 1603 at County Wiltshire, England.1 Alice ? mentioned John Rolfe in a will on 8 December 1604 at County Wiltshire, England; from English Origins of New England Families, First Series, Vol. I, Gary Boyd Roberts, compiler, Baltimore:, MD: Genealogical Publishing Co, Inc, 1984. Page 201
The will of Alice Rolfe of Hamptworth in the parish of Downtons in the county of Wilts, widow, 8 December 1604. My body to be buried in the parish churchyard of Downton. I give to the parish church of Downton 6 pounds. To our lady church of Sarum 4 pounds. To my son Thomas Rolfe a coverlet and other household goods. To my son John Rolfe my best heifer, three bushels of grain, and I forgive him 9 shillings which he oweth me. To his daughter Alis Rolfe a bullock, and to his son John Rolfe a sheep, and to his wife a gown. To my daughter Agnes Rice two ewes and a heifer, and to her daughter Honore Rolfe a heifer and a coffer, and to them both all my wearing apparel. To her daughter Agnes Rolfe a ewe, to her daughter Alis Rice a bullock, and to her daughter Marie Rice a yew. To my maid servant Margaret Dyer a sheep. The residue of my goods and chattels I give to my sons Henry Rolfe and Thomas Rolfe equally divided, and make them my executors. My well beloved friends Thomas Cousins and Robert Emmerie to be assistants to my executors, and to them 5 shillings each. Debts I owe: to my son Henrie Rolfe 40 shillings and to my son Thomas Rolfe 6 pounds 7 shillings. Proved 26 January 1604/05 by the executors named. Inventory taken 8 December 1604 by two "nabours indifferent dealers herein Roger Webb and John Raafe" 45 pounds 6 shillings 8 pence; exhibited 26 January 1604/05 by the executors (Archdeaconry of Sarum, 1604, original will and inventory.3 He married Alice ? say 1625 at County Wiltshire, England.4 Thomas Rolfe mentioned John Rolfe in a will on 12 August 1629 at Whiteparish, County Wiltshire, England; The will of Thomas Rofe of Whitepishe, 12 August 1629. My body to be buried in the church or churchyard of Whiteparish. To the church of Whiteparish 5s. To my brother John Rofe's sons and to my brother Henry Rofe's sons now living 20s, and to eachof the daughters of my said two brothers 10s each.To Alice Cole, my servant, 10s. To John Ingram, my servant, 4s. My debts and legacies being paid, I give to Thomas Rofe, my son, half of my goods and chattels.My wife Mary to be my executrix, and if she marry she shall return to my son Thomas what portion of my goods shall come to her by this my will, and she is to give an inventory to my overseers of my son's and her portion of my goods and a bond for the return of them or their value to my son Thomas if she marry, and if she refuse, son Thomas to be executor. My cousin Nicholas Aldridge of Welowd and my special friend Henry Short of Wellowd to be overseers, and to them 6s 8d each. [Signed] Thomas Rofe his m'ke. Witnesses: Thomas Turner, Margaret Whitier her mark, Nicholas Aldridge, and Henry Short. Proved 10 September 1629 by the executor named (Archdeaconry of Sarum, 1629, Original Will).5 John died on 16 April 1662 at County Wiltshire, England. The Will of John Rofe of Hamptworth in the parish of Downton, county of Wilts, husbandman -- March 1662. To be buried in the churchyard of Downton. My wife Alice to be executrix, and I give to her all my goods and the lease of my house, the goods to be equally divided between my two children at her death. Concerning my house and ground, at my wife's death my son John to have a room t the east end of the house next Stephejn Cooper's and my daughter Hester Rofe to have the room that I newly builded, and they to have the hall in common. If my daughter go away from the house and her brother, he to pay her 10s [a year] for her part as long as she is away. Also to my daughter Hester one and one half acres of ground and half the fruit in the orchard and garden, and she to pay 1s a year of the rent. The rest of my ground to my son John after his mother's death. [Signed] the marke of Jhon Rofe. Witnesses: Alice Doue [her marke] and John LIght. Proved 5 Jul 1662, by the executrix. Inventory taken 2 May 1662, by William Jackman and Robert Rice, 13 pounds, 11s, 8d, states that the deceased died 16 Apr 1662. Exhibited 5 July 1662. (Consstory of Sarum, 1662, Original will and Inventory)..1,4

Family

Alice ? b. s 1605, d. bt 1663 - 1695

Citations

  1. [S43] Gary Rolph guess, based on Alice Rolfe's will.
  2. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  3. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, hoodcrewson Family Tree.
  4. [S137] New England Historical and Genealogical Register, online http://books.google.com, Elizabeth French, "Genealogical Research in England," NEHGR, Volume 66 (1912),p. 249, on Google Books - Will of John Rolfe.
  5. [S137] New England Historical and Genealogical Register, online http://books.google.com, Elizabeth French, "Genealogical Research in England," NEHGR, Volume 66 (1912),p. 249, on Google Books - Will of Thomas Rolfe.

Agnes Rolfe1

F, b. say 1570, d. 13 November 1610
Fatherhusband Rolfe1,2 b. c 1545, d. bt 1600 - 1603
MotherAlice ?1 b. s 1550, d. 10 Dec 1604
     Agnes Rolfe was born say 1570 at County Wiltshire, England.1 She was born in 1579 at Whiteparish, County Wiltshire, England.3 She married Richard Rolfe, son of Richard Rolfe and Elizabeth ?, in 1590 at Whiteparish, County Wiltshire, England.1 Agnes became the mother of Honour Rolfe at Hamptworth, Downton Parish, County Wiltshire, England, circa 1598.4 They witnessed Richard Rolfe's death at Hamptworth, Downton Parish, County Wiltshire, England, between July 1598 and November 1598. The will of Richard Rolff of Hamptorethe [Hamptworth] in the parish of Downtone, 30 [ ] 1598. My body to be buried in the churchyard of Downton. To our lady church of Sarome 6d. To the church of Downtone 6d. To the church at Lanvard [Landford] 6d. To Mary Moody, a bullock [ ] of age. To my brothers-in-law Henry Rofe, Thomas Rofe, [ ] two sheep.To my brother in law William [ ] and to his daughter Alse one sheep. To Jone Dirks and Agnes Leach one sheep each. To my sister's son Wiliam Hore one sheep. To John [ ] a jerkin and breeches. To my brother William Sanderes [ ] sheep. To my wife Agnes and my daughter Honner and my daughter [Agne]es all the rest of my goods and chattels, and I make them my executors. If my wife do marry, my children to have their portions within one week thereafter, and she do not, then at their ages of sixteen years. If my wife be with child, such child to have a portion with the rest of the children. My debts that I owe: tomy father in law 20s, to my brother [in law] Thomas Rofe 3 pounds, to my brother [in law] John Rofe 20s, to Agnes Leachee 20s, to my "onkele" John Rofe 10s. I give to my father in law William Sanders, Thomas Light, and my uncle John Rofe 3s 4d each, and make them overseers. Witnesses: Roger Elkins, John Rolf, John Coxe, and others. Porved 2 December 1598, by Agnes Rolfe, relict of the deceased, with power reserved for Honore and Agnes Rolfe, daughters and executrices named.
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, p. 200: 'The will of Richard Rolff of Hamptorethe [Hamptworth] in the parish of Downtone 30[ ] 1598. My body to be buried in the churchyard of Downtone. To our lady church of Sarome 6d. To the church of Downtone 6d. To the church of Lanvard [Landford] 6d. To Mary Moody a bullock [ ] of age. To my brothers-in-law Henry Rofe, Thomas Rofe [ ] two sheep. To my brother-in-law William [ ] and to his daughter Alse one sheep. To Jone Dirks and Agnes Leache one sheep each. To my sister's son William Hore one sheep. To John [ ] a jerkin and breeches. To my brother William Sandares [ ] sheep. To my wife Agnes Rofe and my daughter Honner and my daughter [Agn]es all the rest of my goods and chattels, and I make them my executres. If my wife do marry, my children to have their portions within one week thereafter, and if she do not, then at their age of sixteen years. If my wife be with child, such child to have a portion with the rest of my children. My debts that I owe: to my father-in-law 20s, to my brother[in-law] Thomas Rofe £3, to my brother [in-law] John Rofe 20s, to Agnes Leache 20s, to my 'onkel' [prob uncle of Agnes Rolfe] John Rofe 10s. I give to my father-in-law Wiliam Sanderes, Thomas LIght, and my uncle John Rolfe 3s 4d each, and make them overssers. Witnesses: Roger Elkins, John Rolf, John Coxe, and others. Proved 2 December 1598, by Agnes Rolfe, relict of the deceased, with power reserved for Honore and Agnes Rolfe, daughters and executrices named. Bond dated 14 Jun 1606. John Ryce of Hamptworth in the parish of Downton, County Wilts, husbandman, Agnes Ryce his wife, before marriage Agnes Rolfe, executrix of the will of Richard Rolf her first husband, Michael Cooper of East Grimstead in County Wilts, husbandman, and Robert Emmery of Lanford, co Wilts, husbandman, bound in the sum of £80. Agnes Rice also Rolff and Honor Rolff and Agnes Rolff her two daughters were appointed joint executors of the will of Richard Rolff and had bequeathed to them certain legacies. The said Agnes filed an account 9 Jun 1599, the ortions of Honor and Agnes being found to be £19 5s each, and the said John and Agnes Rice als Rolff bind themselves to pay the said sums to the said Honor and Agnes, their guardians or assigns at their several ages of sixteen and to bear the expenses of their education and bringing up until such age. [Signed] John Ryse, Signu' Agnes Ryce, Signu Michis Cooper, Signu' Robte Emery. Witnesses: Ri: Greene and Gyles Batter. (Archdeaconry of Sarum, 1598, Original will and bond)..1 As of circa 1599,her married name was Rice.5 Agnes Rolfe married John Rice circa 1599 at County Wiltshire, England.5 Agnes Rolfe lived at Hamptworth, England; 'of Hamptworth.6' Alice ? mentioned Agnes Rice in a will on 8 December 1604 at County Wiltshire, England; from English Origins of New England Families, First Series, Vol. I, Gary Boyd Roberts, compiler, Baltimore:, MD: Genealogical Publishing Co, Inc, 1984. Page 201
The will of Alice Rolfe of Hamptworth in the parish of Downtons in the county of Wilts, widow, 8 December 1604. My body to be buried in the parish churchyard of Downton. I give to the parish church of Downton 6 pounds. To our lady church of Sarum 4 pounds. To my son Thomas Rolfe a coverlet and other household goods. To my son John Rolfe my best heifer, three bushels of grain, and I forgive him 9 shillings which he oweth me. To his daughter Alis Rolfe a bullock, and to his son John Rolfe a sheep, and to his wife a gown. To my daughter Agnes Rice two ewes and a heifer, and to her daughter Honore Rolfe a heifer and a coffer, and to them both all my wearing apparel. To her daughter Agnes Rolfe a ewe, to her daughter Alis Rice a bullock, and to her daughter Marie Rice a yew. To my maid servant Margaret Dyer a sheep. The residue of my goods and chattels I give to my sons Henry Rolfe and Thomas Rolfe equally divided, and make them my executors. My well beloved friends Thomas Cousins and Robert Emmerie to be assistants to my executors, and to them 5 shillings each. Debts I owe: to my son Henrie Rolfe 40 shillings and to my son Thomas Rolfe 6 pounds 7 shillings. Proved 26 January 1604/05 by the executors named. Inventory taken 8 December 1604 by two "nabours indifferent dealers herein Roger Webb and John Raafe" 45 pounds 6 shillings 8 pence; exhibited 26 January 1604/05 by the executors (Archdeaconry of Sarum, 1604, original will and inventory.1 She and John Rice Bond Dated 14 Jun 1606. John Ryce of Hamptworth in the parish of Downton, County Wilts, husbandman, Agnes Ryce his wife, before marriage Agnes Rolfe, executrix of the will of Richard Rolf her first husband, Michael Cooper of East Grimstead in County Wilts, husbandman, and Robert Emmery of Lanford, Co Wilts, husbanman, bound in the sum of 80 pounds. Agnes Rice also Rolff and Honor Rolff and Agnes Rolff her two daughters were appointed joint executors of the will of Richard Rolff and had bequeathed them certain legacies.The said Agnes filed an account 9 Jun 1599, the portions of Honor and Agnes being found to be 19 pounds 5s each, and the said John and Agnes Rice also Rolff bind themselves to pay the said sums to the said Honor and Agnes, their guardians or assigns at their several ages of sixteen and to bear the expenses of their education and brining up until such age. [Signed] John Ryce, Signu' Agnes Ryce, Signu' Michis Cooper, Signu' Robte Emery. Witnesses: Ri: Greene and Gyles Batter. (Archdeaconry of Sarum, 1598, Orignal Will and Bond) on 14 June 1606 at Hamptworth, Downton Parish, County Wiltshire, England.7 Agnes Rolfe died on 13 November 1610 at Whiteparish, County Wiltshire, England; Is this the right Agnes, and why do parish records cal her "Agnes Rolfe" and not "Agnes Rice"?
Burials 1610 Agnes Rofe widow of Radlinche 13 November.1,8 She is included in the biography of Henry Rolfe and Honner Rof; To the best that this author has been able to determine, Henry, Honour and their three eldest children, Ann, Hannah and John were the first family bearing the surname Rolfe to immigrate
to New England. In 1635 they settled in Newburyport, Mass. in that part of the town that in 1764 separated as the town of Newbury. In 1646 Henry was registered as a "Proprietor of Lands'. He was not recorded a Freeman, probably because of his early death (1643). They are progenitors of the largest Rolfe family in the United States, estimated by the author to number 60 to 70 percent of those currently bearing the Rolfe surname and the allied lines of their female descendants.


It is not known on which vessel they sailed on to New England. They have often been erroneously noted as having sailed as passengers on the "Confidence" as did his brother, John Rolfe and family and his nephew, Thomas Whittier, ancestor of the famous poet of Haverhill, Mass., John Greenleaf Whittier.


Henry and Honour Rolfe were first cousins, once removed. Henry's
father was the brother of Honour's maternal grandfather. This
relationship can best be understood by referring to the chart
on page 1-1.2. The will of Richard Rolfe (1598), Honour's father
mentions Henry and Thomas Rof as his brothers-in-law, William Sanders as his brother (actually a half-brother), his wife Agnes, his daughter Agnes, his daughter Honner Rof, John Rofe as his
brother-in-law and John Rofe as his "onkele" (undoubtedly meaning
his wife's uncle).9 Agnes Rolfe and Henry Rolfe first cousin of Henry Rolfe.6,10

Family 1

Richard Rolfe b. s 1567, d. bt Jul 1598 - Nov 1598
Children

Family 2

John Rice b. s 1570, d. bt 1607 - 1660
Children

Citations

  1. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, hoodcrewson Family Tree.
  2. [S61] Genforum, online http://genforum.genealogy.com, Re: John Rolfe and Mary Scullard.
  3. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, hoodcrewson family tree.
  4. [S42] Rolfe Family 1995, online http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm4/document.php, 1.1.3.
  5. [S43] Gary Rolph guess, based on Alice Rolfe's will.
  6. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  7. [S137] New England Historical and Genealogical Register, online http://books.google.com, Elizabeth French, "Genealogical Research in England," NEHGR, Volume 66 (1912),p. 244, on Google Books - will of Richard Rolff 1598.
  8. [S137] New England Historical and Genealogical Register, online http://books.google.com, Elizabeth French, "Genealogical Research in England," NEHGR, Volume 66 (1912),p. 250, on Google Books - Rolfe Entries in the Parish Registers of Downton.
  9. [S42] Rolfe Family 1995, online http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm4/document.php, I-1.1.
  10. [S45] Early Rolfe Families of New Enjgland, Books I through V, manuscript based on research through 1981, also at New Hampshire Historical Society Library,Concord, NH,.

Agnes Rolfe1

F, b. say 1595, d. between 1607 and 1685
FatherRichard Rolfe1 b. s 1567, d. bt Jul 1598 - Nov 1598
MotherAgnes Rolfe1 b. s 1570, d. 13 Nov 1610
     Agnes Rolfe was born say 1595 at County Wiltshire, England.1 They witnessed Richard Rolfe's death at Hamptworth, Downton Parish, County Wiltshire, England, between July 1598 and November 1598. The will of Richard Rolff of Hamptorethe [Hamptworth] in the parish of Downtone, 30 [ ] 1598. My body to be buried in the churchyard of Downton. To our lady church of Sarome 6d. To the church of Downtone 6d. To the church at Lanvard [Landford] 6d. To Mary Moody, a bullock [ ] of age. To my brothers-in-law Henry Rofe, Thomas Rofe, [ ] two sheep.To my brother in law William [ ] and to his daughter Alse one sheep. To Jone Dirks and Agnes Leach one sheep each. To my sister's son Wiliam Hore one sheep. To John [ ] a jerkin and breeches. To my brother William Sanderes [ ] sheep. To my wife Agnes and my daughter Honner and my daughter [Agne]es all the rest of my goods and chattels, and I make them my executors. If my wife do marry, my children to have their portions within one week thereafter, and she do not, then at their ages of sixteen years. If my wife be with child, such child to have a portion with the rest of the children. My debts that I owe: tomy father in law 20s, to my brother [in law] Thomas Rofe 3 pounds, to my brother [in law] John Rofe 20s, to Agnes Leachee 20s, to my "onkele" John Rofe 10s. I give to my father in law William Sanders, Thomas Light, and my uncle John Rofe 3s 4d each, and make them overseers. Witnesses: Roger Elkins, John Rolf, John Coxe, and others. Porved 2 December 1598, by Agnes Rolfe, relict of the deceased, with power reserved for Honore and Agnes Rolfe, daughters and executrices named.
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, p. 200: 'The will of Richard Rolff of Hamptorethe [Hamptworth] in the parish of Downtone 30[ ] 1598. My body to be buried in the churchyard of Downtone. To our lady church of Sarome 6d. To the church of Downtone 6d. To the church of Lanvard [Landford] 6d. To Mary Moody a bullock [ ] of age. To my brothers-in-law Henry Rofe, Thomas Rofe [ ] two sheep. To my brother-in-law William [ ] and to his daughter Alse one sheep. To Jone Dirks and Agnes Leache one sheep each. To my sister's son William Hore one sheep. To John [ ] a jerkin and breeches. To my brother William Sandares [ ] sheep. To my wife Agnes Rofe and my daughter Honner and my daughter [Agn]es all the rest of my goods and chattels, and I make them my executres. If my wife do marry, my children to have their portions within one week thereafter, and if she do not, then at their age of sixteen years. If my wife be with child, such child to have a portion with the rest of my children. My debts that I owe: to my father-in-law 20s, to my brother[in-law] Thomas Rofe £3, to my brother [in-law] John Rofe 20s, to Agnes Leache 20s, to my 'onkel' [prob uncle of Agnes Rolfe] John Rofe 10s. I give to my father-in-law Wiliam Sanderes, Thomas LIght, and my uncle John Rolfe 3s 4d each, and make them overssers. Witnesses: Roger Elkins, John Rolf, John Coxe, and others. Proved 2 December 1598, by Agnes Rolfe, relict of the deceased, with power reserved for Honore and Agnes Rolfe, daughters and executrices named. Bond dated 14 Jun 1606. John Ryce of Hamptworth in the parish of Downton, County Wilts, husbandman, Agnes Ryce his wife, before marriage Agnes Rolfe, executrix of the will of Richard Rolf her first husband, Michael Cooper of East Grimstead in County Wilts, husbandman, and Robert Emmery of Lanford, co Wilts, husbandman, bound in the sum of £80. Agnes Rice also Rolff and Honor Rolff and Agnes Rolff her two daughters were appointed joint executors of the will of Richard Rolff and had bequeathed to them certain legacies. The said Agnes filed an account 9 Jun 1599, the ortions of Honor and Agnes being found to be £19 5s each, and the said John and Agnes Rice als Rolff bind themselves to pay the said sums to the said Honor and Agnes, their guardians or assigns at their several ages of sixteen and to bear the expenses of their education and bringing up until such age. [Signed] John Ryse, Signu' Agnes Ryce, Signu Michis Cooper, Signu' Robte Emery. Witnesses: Ri: Greene and Gyles Batter. (Archdeaconry of Sarum, 1598, Original will and bond)..2 Alice ? mentioned Agnes Rolfe in a will on 8 December 1604 at County Wiltshire, England; from English Origins of New England Families, First Series, Vol. I, Gary Boyd Roberts, compiler, Baltimore:, MD: Genealogical Publishing Co, Inc, 1984. Page 201
The will of Alice Rolfe of Hamptworth in the parish of Downtons in the county of Wilts, widow, 8 December 1604. My body to be buried in the parish churchyard of Downton. I give to the parish church of Downton 6 pounds. To our lady church of Sarum 4 pounds. To my son Thomas Rolfe a coverlet and other household goods. To my son John Rolfe my best heifer, three bushels of grain, and I forgive him 9 shillings which he oweth me. To his daughter Alis Rolfe a bullock, and to his son John Rolfe a sheep, and to his wife a gown. To my daughter Agnes Rice two ewes and a heifer, and to her daughter Honore Rolfe a heifer and a coffer, and to them both all my wearing apparel. To her daughter Agnes Rolfe a ewe, to her daughter Alis Rice a bullock, and to her daughter Marie Rice a yew. To my maid servant Margaret Dyer a sheep. The residue of my goods and chattels I give to my sons Henry Rolfe and Thomas Rolfe equally divided, and make them my executors. My well beloved friends Thomas Cousins and Robert Emmerie to be assistants to my executors, and to them 5 shillings each. Debts I owe: to my son Henrie Rolfe 40 shillings and to my son Thomas Rolfe 6 pounds 7 shillings. Proved 26 January 1604/05 by the executors named. Inventory taken 8 December 1604 by two "nabours indifferent dealers herein Roger Webb and John Raafe" 45 pounds 6 shillings 8 pence; exhibited 26 January 1604/05 by the executors (Archdeaconry of Sarum, 1604, original will and inventory.2 She was a witness Bond Dated 14 Jun 1606. John Ryce of Hamptworth in the parish of Downton, County Wilts, husbandman, Agnes Ryce his wife, before marriage Agnes Rolfe, executrix of the will of Richard Rolf her first husband, Michael Cooper of East Grimstead in County Wilts, husbandman, and Robert Emmery of Lanford, Co Wilts, husbanman, bound in the sum of 80 pounds. Agnes Rice also Rolff and Honor Rolff and Agnes Rolff her two daughters were appointed joint executors of the will of Richard Rolff and had bequeathed them certain legacies.The said Agnes filed an account 9 Jun 1599, the portions of Honor and Agnes being found to be 19 pounds 5s each, and the said John and Agnes Rice also Rolff bind themselves to pay the said sums to the said Honor and Agnes, their guardians or assigns at their several ages of sixteen and to bear the expenses of their education and brining up until such age. [Signed] John Ryce, Signu' Agnes Ryce, Signu' Michis Cooper, Signu' Robte Emery. Witnesses: Ri: Greene and Gyles Batter. (Archdeaconry of Sarum, 1598, Orignal Will and Bond) with John Rice and Agnes Rolfe on 14 June 1606 at Hamptworth, Downton Parish, County Wiltshire, England.3 Agnes Rolfe died between 1607 and 1685 at County Wiltshire, England.1 She is included in the biography of Henry Rolfe and Honner Rof; To the best that this author has been able to determine, Henry, Honour and their three eldest children, Ann, Hannah and John were the first family bearing the surname Rolfe to immigrate
to New England. In 1635 they settled in Newburyport, Mass. in that part of the town that in 1764 separated as the town of Newbury. In 1646 Henry was registered as a "Proprietor of Lands'. He was not recorded a Freeman, probably because of his early death (1643). They are progenitors of the largest Rolfe family in the United States, estimated by the author to number 60 to 70 percent of those currently bearing the Rolfe surname and the allied lines of their female descendants.


It is not known on which vessel they sailed on to New England. They have often been erroneously noted as having sailed as passengers on the "Confidence" as did his brother, John Rolfe and family and his nephew, Thomas Whittier, ancestor of the famous poet of Haverhill, Mass., John Greenleaf Whittier.


Henry and Honour Rolfe were first cousins, once removed. Henry's
father was the brother of Honour's maternal grandfather. This
relationship can best be understood by referring to the chart
on page 1-1.2. The will of Richard Rolfe (1598), Honour's father
mentions Henry and Thomas Rof as his brothers-in-law, William Sanders as his brother (actually a half-brother), his wife Agnes, his daughter Agnes, his daughter Honner Rof, John Rofe as his
brother-in-law and John Rofe as his "onkele" (undoubtedly meaning
his wife's uncle).4

Citations

  1. [S43] Gary Rolph guess, based on Alice Rolfe's will.
  2. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, hoodcrewson Family Tree.
  3. [S137] New England Historical and Genealogical Register, online http://books.google.com, Elizabeth French, "Genealogical Research in England," NEHGR, Volume 66 (1912),p. 244, on Google Books - will of Richard Rolff 1598.
  4. [S42] Rolfe Family 1995, online http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm4/document.php, I-1.1.

John Rice1

M, b. say 1570, d. between 1607 and 1660
     John Rice was also known as John Ryce. He was born say 1570 at County Wiltshire, England.2 He married Agnes Rolfe, daughter of husband Rolfe and Alice ?, circa 1599 at County Wiltshire, England.2 John Rice and Agnes Rolfe Bond Dated 14 Jun 1606. John Ryce of Hamptworth in the parish of Downton, County Wilts, husbandman, Agnes Ryce his wife, before marriage Agnes Rolfe, executrix of the will of Richard Rolf her first husband, Michael Cooper of East Grimstead in County Wilts, husbandman, and Robert Emmery of Lanford, Co Wilts, husbanman, bound in the sum of 80 pounds. Agnes Rice also Rolff and Honor Rolff and Agnes Rolff her two daughters were appointed joint executors of the will of Richard Rolff and had bequeathed them certain legacies.The said Agnes filed an account 9 Jun 1599, the portions of Honor and Agnes being found to be 19 pounds 5s each, and the said John and Agnes Rice also Rolff bind themselves to pay the said sums to the said Honor and Agnes, their guardians or assigns at their several ages of sixteen and to bear the expenses of their education and brining up until such age. [Signed] John Ryce, Signu' Agnes Ryce, Signu' Michis Cooper, Signu' Robte Emery. Witnesses: Ri: Greene and Gyles Batter. (Archdeaconry of Sarum, 1598, Orignal Will and Bond) on 14 June 1606 at Hamptworth, Downton Parish, County Wiltshire, England.1 John Rice died between 1607 and 1660 at County Wiltshire, England.2

Family

Agnes Rolfe b. s 1570, d. 13 Nov 1610
Children

Citations

  1. [S137] New England Historical and Genealogical Register, online http://books.google.com, Elizabeth French, "Genealogical Research in England," NEHGR, Volume 66 (1912),p. 244, on Google Books - will of Richard Rolff 1598.
  2. [S43] Gary Rolph guess, based on Alice Rolfe's will.

Alice Rice1

F, b. say 1600, d. between 1605 and 1690
FatherJohn Rice1 b. s 1570, d. bt 1607 - 1660
MotherAgnes Rolfe1 b. s 1570, d. 13 Nov 1610
     Alice Rice was born say 1600 at County Wiltshire, England.1 Alice Rice was also known as Alice Ryce. Alice ? mentioned Alice Rice in a will on 8 December 1604 at County Wiltshire, England; from English Origins of New England Families, First Series, Vol. I, Gary Boyd Roberts, compiler, Baltimore:, MD: Genealogical Publishing Co, Inc, 1984. Page 201
The will of Alice Rolfe of Hamptworth in the parish of Downtons in the county of Wilts, widow, 8 December 1604. My body to be buried in the parish churchyard of Downton. I give to the parish church of Downton 6 pounds. To our lady church of Sarum 4 pounds. To my son Thomas Rolfe a coverlet and other household goods. To my son John Rolfe my best heifer, three bushels of grain, and I forgive him 9 shillings which he oweth me. To his daughter Alis Rolfe a bullock, and to his son John Rolfe a sheep, and to his wife a gown. To my daughter Agnes Rice two ewes and a heifer, and to her daughter Honore Rolfe a heifer and a coffer, and to them both all my wearing apparel. To her daughter Agnes Rolfe a ewe, to her daughter Alis Rice a bullock, and to her daughter Marie Rice a yew. To my maid servant Margaret Dyer a sheep. The residue of my goods and chattels I give to my sons Henry Rolfe and Thomas Rolfe equally divided, and make them my executors. My well beloved friends Thomas Cousins and Robert Emmerie to be assistants to my executors, and to them 5 shillings each. Debts I owe: to my son Henrie Rolfe 40 shillings and to my son Thomas Rolfe 6 pounds 7 shillings. Proved 26 January 1604/05 by the executors named. Inventory taken 8 December 1604 by two "nabours indifferent dealers herein Roger Webb and John Raafe" 45 pounds 6 shillings 8 pence; exhibited 26 January 1604/05 by the executors (Archdeaconry of Sarum, 1604, original will and inventory.2 She died between 1605 and 1690 at County Wiltshire, England.1

Citations

  1. [S43] Gary Rolph guess, based on Alice Rolfe's will.
  2. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, hoodcrewson Family Tree.

Marie Rice1

F, b. say 1602, d. between 1605 and 1692
FatherJohn Rice1 b. s 1570, d. bt 1607 - 1660
MotherAgnes Rolfe1 b. s 1570, d. 13 Nov 1610
     Marie Rice was born say 1602 at County Wiltshire, England.1 Marie Rice was also known as Marie Ryce. Alice ? mentioned Marie Rice in a will on 8 December 1604 at County Wiltshire, England; from English Origins of New England Families, First Series, Vol. I, Gary Boyd Roberts, compiler, Baltimore:, MD: Genealogical Publishing Co, Inc, 1984. Page 201
The will of Alice Rolfe of Hamptworth in the parish of Downtons in the county of Wilts, widow, 8 December 1604. My body to be buried in the parish churchyard of Downton. I give to the parish church of Downton 6 pounds. To our lady church of Sarum 4 pounds. To my son Thomas Rolfe a coverlet and other household goods. To my son John Rolfe my best heifer, three bushels of grain, and I forgive him 9 shillings which he oweth me. To his daughter Alis Rolfe a bullock, and to his son John Rolfe a sheep, and to his wife a gown. To my daughter Agnes Rice two ewes and a heifer, and to her daughter Honore Rolfe a heifer and a coffer, and to them both all my wearing apparel. To her daughter Agnes Rolfe a ewe, to her daughter Alis Rice a bullock, and to her daughter Marie Rice a yew. To my maid servant Margaret Dyer a sheep. The residue of my goods and chattels I give to my sons Henry Rolfe and Thomas Rolfe equally divided, and make them my executors. My well beloved friends Thomas Cousins and Robert Emmerie to be assistants to my executors, and to them 5 shillings each. Debts I owe: to my son Henrie Rolfe 40 shillings and to my son Thomas Rolfe 6 pounds 7 shillings. Proved 26 January 1604/05 by the executors named. Inventory taken 8 December 1604 by two "nabours indifferent dealers herein Roger Webb and John Raafe" 45 pounds 6 shillings 8 pence; exhibited 26 January 1604/05 by the executors (Archdeaconry of Sarum, 1604, original will and inventory.2 She died between 1605 and 1692 at County Wiltshire, England.1

Citations

  1. [S43] Gary Rolph guess, based on Alice Rolfe's will.
  2. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, hoodcrewson Family Tree.

Henry Rolfe1

M, b. 1577, d. January 1618
Fatherhusband Rolfe1,2 b. c 1545, d. bt 1600 - 1603
MotherAlice ?1 b. s 1550, d. 10 Dec 1604
     Henry Rolfe was also known as Henry Rof.3 He was born circa 1565 at Hamptworth, Downton Parish, County Wiltshire, England.4 He was born in 1577 at Whiteparish, County Wiltshire, England.1 As of 1598, Henry Rolfe was also known as Henry Rofe.5 They witnessed Richard Rolfe's death at Hamptworth, Downton Parish, County Wiltshire, England, between July 1598 and November 1598. The will of Richard Rolff of Hamptorethe [Hamptworth] in the parish of Downtone, 30 [ ] 1598. My body to be buried in the churchyard of Downton. To our lady church of Sarome 6d. To the church of Downtone 6d. To the church at Lanvard [Landford] 6d. To Mary Moody, a bullock [ ] of age. To my brothers-in-law Henry Rofe, Thomas Rofe, [ ] two sheep.To my brother in law William [ ] and to his daughter Alse one sheep. To Jone Dirks and Agnes Leach one sheep each. To my sister's son Wiliam Hore one sheep. To John [ ] a jerkin and breeches. To my brother William Sanderes [ ] sheep. To my wife Agnes and my daughter Honner and my daughter [Agne]es all the rest of my goods and chattels, and I make them my executors. If my wife do marry, my children to have their portions within one week thereafter, and she do not, then at their ages of sixteen years. If my wife be with child, such child to have a portion with the rest of the children. My debts that I owe: tomy father in law 20s, to my brother [in law] Thomas Rofe 3 pounds, to my brother [in law] John Rofe 20s, to Agnes Leachee 20s, to my "onkele" John Rofe 10s. I give to my father in law William Sanders, Thomas Light, and my uncle John Rofe 3s 4d each, and make them overseers. Witnesses: Roger Elkins, John Rolf, John Coxe, and others. Porved 2 December 1598, by Agnes Rolfe, relict of the deceased, with power reserved for Honore and Agnes Rolfe, daughters and executrices named.
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, p. 200: 'The will of Richard Rolff of Hamptorethe [Hamptworth] in the parish of Downtone 30[ ] 1598. My body to be buried in the churchyard of Downtone. To our lady church of Sarome 6d. To the church of Downtone 6d. To the church of Lanvard [Landford] 6d. To Mary Moody a bullock [ ] of age. To my brothers-in-law Henry Rofe, Thomas Rofe [ ] two sheep. To my brother-in-law William [ ] and to his daughter Alse one sheep. To Jone Dirks and Agnes Leache one sheep each. To my sister's son William Hore one sheep. To John [ ] a jerkin and breeches. To my brother William Sandares [ ] sheep. To my wife Agnes Rofe and my daughter Honner and my daughter [Agn]es all the rest of my goods and chattels, and I make them my executres. If my wife do marry, my children to have their portions within one week thereafter, and if she do not, then at their age of sixteen years. If my wife be with child, such child to have a portion with the rest of my children. My debts that I owe: to my father-in-law 20s, to my brother[in-law] Thomas Rofe £3, to my brother [in-law] John Rofe 20s, to Agnes Leache 20s, to my 'onkel' [prob uncle of Agnes Rolfe] John Rofe 10s. I give to my father-in-law Wiliam Sanderes, Thomas LIght, and my uncle John Rolfe 3s 4d each, and make them overssers. Witnesses: Roger Elkins, John Rolf, John Coxe, and others. Proved 2 December 1598, by Agnes Rolfe, relict of the deceased, with power reserved for Honore and Agnes Rolfe, daughters and executrices named. Bond dated 14 Jun 1606. John Ryce of Hamptworth in the parish of Downton, County Wilts, husbandman, Agnes Ryce his wife, before marriage Agnes Rolfe, executrix of the will of Richard Rolf her first husband, Michael Cooper of East Grimstead in County Wilts, husbandman, and Robert Emmery of Lanford, co Wilts, husbandman, bound in the sum of £80. Agnes Rice also Rolff and Honor Rolff and Agnes Rolff her two daughters were appointed joint executors of the will of Richard Rolff and had bequeathed to them certain legacies. The said Agnes filed an account 9 Jun 1599, the ortions of Honor and Agnes being found to be £19 5s each, and the said John and Agnes Rice als Rolff bind themselves to pay the said sums to the said Honor and Agnes, their guardians or assigns at their several ages of sixteen and to bear the expenses of their education and bringing up until such age. [Signed] John Ryse, Signu' Agnes Ryce, Signu Michis Cooper, Signu' Robte Emery. Witnesses: Ri: Greene and Gyles Batter. (Archdeaconry of Sarum, 1598, Original will and bond)..1 Alice ? mentioned Henry Rolfe in a will on 8 December 1604 at County Wiltshire, England; from English Origins of New England Families, First Series, Vol. I, Gary Boyd Roberts, compiler, Baltimore:, MD: Genealogical Publishing Co, Inc, 1984. Page 201
The will of Alice Rolfe of Hamptworth in the parish of Downtons in the county of Wilts, widow, 8 December 1604. My body to be buried in the parish churchyard of Downton. I give to the parish church of Downton 6 pounds. To our lady church of Sarum 4 pounds. To my son Thomas Rolfe a coverlet and other household goods. To my son John Rolfe my best heifer, three bushels of grain, and I forgive him 9 shillings which he oweth me. To his daughter Alis Rolfe a bullock, and to his son John Rolfe a sheep, and to his wife a gown. To my daughter Agnes Rice two ewes and a heifer, and to her daughter Honore Rolfe a heifer and a coffer, and to them both all my wearing apparel. To her daughter Agnes Rolfe a ewe, to her daughter Alis Rice a bullock, and to her daughter Marie Rice a yew. To my maid servant Margaret Dyer a sheep. The residue of my goods and chattels I give to my sons Henry Rolfe and Thomas Rolfe equally divided, and make them my executors. My well beloved friends Thomas Cousins and Robert Emmerie to be assistants to my executors, and to them 5 shillings each. Debts I owe: to my son Henrie Rolfe 40 shillings and to my son Thomas Rolfe 6 pounds 7 shillings. Proved 26 January 1604/05 by the executors named. Inventory taken 8 December 1604 by two "nabours indifferent dealers herein Roger Webb and John Raafe" 45 pounds 6 shillings 8 pence; exhibited 26 January 1604/05 by the executors (Archdeaconry of Sarum, 1604, original will and inventory.1 He married Ann Judd at County Wiltshire, England, on 21 January 1604/5.6,7 Henry died in January 1618 at Downton Parish, County Wiltshire, England. Bond dated 31 January 1617/18. Anna Rolph of Downton, Co Wilts, widow, and William Judd of Winterborne Chirborow, co Wilts, husbandman, bound in 40 pounds, the said Anna being administrator of the estate of Henry Rolph late of Downton. [Signed] Anna Rolph [ mark] and William Judde. Witness: James Hill. Inventory on the estate of Hinrie Rolfe late of Hamptoreth [parish of Downton] co Wilts, taken 6 February 1617/18 by Thomas Cossen and Rogger Webb, 18 pounds, 10s, 3d. Witness: Thomas Hale. Exhibited 25 March 1618 at Salisbury. (Archdeaconry of Sarum, 1617, Originall Administration Bond)..1,6 He , p. 201: 'Bond dated 31 Jan 1617/18. Anna Rolph of Downton, co Wilts, widow, and William Judd of Winterborne Chirborow, co Wilts, husbandman, bound in £40, the said Anna being administrator of the estate of Henry Rolph late of Downton. [Signed] Anna Rolph [mark] and William Jude. Witness: James Hill. Inventory on the estate of Hinrie Rolfe late of Hamptoreth [parish of Downton] co. Wilts, taken 6 February 1617/18 by Thomas Cossen and Rogger Webb, £18, 10s, 3d. Witness: Thomas Hale. Exhibited 25 Mar 1618 at Salisbury. (Archdeaconry of Sarum, 1617, Original Administration Bond).4' He is included in the biography of Henry Rolfe and Honner Rof; To the best that this author has been able to determine, Henry, Honour and their three eldest children, Ann, Hannah and John were the first family bearing the surname Rolfe to immigrate
to New England. In 1635 they settled in Newburyport, Mass. in that part of the town that in 1764 separated as the town of Newbury. In 1646 Henry was registered as a "Proprietor of Lands'. He was not recorded a Freeman, probably because of his early death (1643). They are progenitors of the largest Rolfe family in the United States, estimated by the author to number 60 to 70 percent of those currently bearing the Rolfe surname and the allied lines of their female descendants.


It is not known on which vessel they sailed on to New England. They have often been erroneously noted as having sailed as passengers on the "Confidence" as did his brother, John Rolfe and family and his nephew, Thomas Whittier, ancestor of the famous poet of Haverhill, Mass., John Greenleaf Whittier.


Henry and Honour Rolfe were first cousins, once removed. Henry's
father was the brother of Honour's maternal grandfather. This
relationship can best be understood by referring to the chart
on page 1-1.2. The will of Richard Rolfe (1598), Honour's father
mentions Henry and Thomas Rof as his brothers-in-law, William Sanders as his brother (actually a half-brother), his wife Agnes, his daughter Agnes, his daughter Honner Rof, John Rofe as his
brother-in-law and John Rofe as his "onkele" (undoubtedly meaning
his wife's uncle).3

Family

Ann Judd b. s 1580, d. bt 1619 - 1670
Children

Citations

  1. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, hoodcrewson Family Tree.
  2. [S61] Genforum, online http://genforum.genealogy.com, Re: John Rolfe and Mary Scullard.
  3. [S42] Rolfe Family 1995, online http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm4/document.php, I-1.1.
  4. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  5. [S137] New England Historical and Genealogical Register, online http://books.google.com, Elizabeth French, "Genealogical Research in England," NEHGR, Volume 66 (1912),p. 244, on Google Books - will of Richard Rolff 1598.
  6. [S137] New England Historical and Genealogical Register, online http://books.google.com, Elizabeth French, "Genealogical Research in England," NEHGR, Volume 66 (1912),p. 244, on Google Books - Bond of administrator of Henry Rolph.
  7. [S137] New England Historical and Genealogical Register, online http://books.google.com, Elizabeth French, "Genealogical Research in England," NEHGR, Volume 66 (1912),p. 250, on Google Books - Rolfe Entries in the Parish Registers of Downton.
  8. [S137] New England Historical and Genealogical Register, online http://books.google.com, Elizabeth French, "Genealogical Research in England," NEHGR, Volume 66 (1912),p. 250, on Google Books - Rolfe Entries in the Parish Registers of Whiteparish.

Robert P Rolfe1

M, b. 1586, d. between 1624 and 1676
     Robert P Rolfe was born between 1576 and 1586 at England; WFT 6 #281; of Lydiard Millicent, Salisbury, England acc to , p. 207.2 He Robert is prob not the son of Richard and Alice because (1) he is not mentioned in Alice Rolfe's will and (2) birthplace is County Middlesex, not County Wiltshire in 1586 at England.3 He was born in 1586 at Finchley, Middlesex County, England.1 He died on 24 October 1616 at County Wiltshire, England.1 He married Joan Isles on 24 October 1616 at Salisbury, County Wiltshire, England.2 Robert P Rolfe married Joan Isles on 24 October 1616 at Salisbury, County Wiltshire, England.1 Robert P Rolfe died between 1624 and 1676 at England; Ancestry has death 1616, but Robert's purpoted children are born 1620 to 1623.3 He died circa 1635 at England; conjecture; Savage says Robert "came not prob to this country." He is included in the biography of Daniel Rolfe; DANIEL, Ipswich, s. of Robert, wh. came not prob. to this country, m. Hannah, d. of Humphrey Bradstreet, had, perhaps, Daniel, Ezra, and other ch. and may have d. at Salem, June 1654. His wid. m. 12 June 1658, Nicholas Holt of Andover, and d. 20 June 1665.4

Family

Joan Isles b. 1586, d. bt 1624 - 1676
Children

Citations

  1. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, hoodcrewson Family Tree.
  2. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  3. [S43] Gary Rolph guess, based on Alice Rolfe's will.
  4. [S320] James Savage, Savage's NE Settlers.
  5. [S126] Rootsweb.com, online wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com, D. B. Robinson's Genealogy Database.

Joan Isles1

F, b. 1586, d. between 1624 and 1676
     Joan Isles was also known as Joan Ives.2 She was born in 1586 at County Wiltshire, England.1 She was born circa 1590 at England; conjecture.2 She married Robert P Rolfe on 24 October 1616 at Salisbury, County Wiltshire, England.2 As of 24 October 1616,her married name was Rolfe.1 Joan Isles married Robert P Rolfe on 24 October 1616 at Salisbury, County Wiltshire, England.1 Her married name was Rolfe.2 Joan Isles 'widow.2' She died in 1620 at England.1 She died between 1624 and 1676 at England; Ancestry has death 1620, but that woudl be before her children's birth.3

Family

Robert P Rolfe b. 1586, d. bt 1624 - 1676
Children

Citations

  1. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, hoodcrewson Family Tree.
  2. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  3. [S43] Gary Rolph guess, based on Alice Rolfe's will.
  4. [S126] Rootsweb.com, online wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com, D. B. Robinson's Genealogy Database.

Ezra Rolfe1

M, b. 1619, d. 1652
FatherRobert P Rolfe1 b. 1586, d. bt 1624 - 1676
MotherJoan Isles1 b. 1586, d. bt 1624 - 1676
     Ezra Rolfe was born in 1614 at England; citing Title: Old Families of Salisbury and Amesbury Massachusetts
Author: David W. Hoyt
Publication: Picton Press, Camden, ME, 1981[Fifth printing, 1996] Originally published 1897
Repository:
Media: Book
Page: p. 303.2 He was born circa 1619 at County Wiltshire, England.3 He was born in 1619 at Salisbury, County Wiltshire, England.1 He married Hester Fowler at Ipswich, Essex County, Massachusetts, circa 1640.1,2 Ezra Rolfe mentioned with Henry Rolfe and Honour Rolfe circa 1642 at Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts; propieter 1642 Newbury (Red Rolfe); The ancestors of the Rolfe families in Boscawen and Concord [NH] were two brothers, who came from England and settled in Newbury, MA, about 1635. The tradition was that these brothers were the ancestors of all the Rolfes in this country; but the records of Ipswich, MA show that in 1640 there were two men in that town by the name of Daniel and Ezra Rolfe; so this tradition is erroneous.
Henry (1), with his wife Honour, and his brother John, with his wife, Esther, were in Newbury before 1642.
[Children] John, Benjamin, and two daughters.4,5 Ezra Rolfe married Hester Fowler in 1647 at Ipswich, Essex County, Massachusetts; ancestry.com.3 Ezra Rolfe died in 1652 at Ipswich, Essex County, Massachusetts.1 He died in September 1652 at Ipswich, Essex County, Massachusetts; ancestry.com may have 28 Sep 1662. Need to check again.3 His estate was probated on 28 September 1652 at Essex County, Massachusetts; inventory.6 He died in June 1654 at Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts.7 He of Ipswich 1645-52, Hoyt, Old Families, p. 302 Family information from WFT 6 #281 Felt, 1834 History of Ipswich, arrived 1648. Listed in same year Daniel Ringe, Thomas Rawlinsone, Jr; Daniel Rolfe.3 He died circa 1680 at Ipswich, Essex County, Massachusetts; Daniel and Ezra "Rosse" were among the first settlers of Ipswich. Daniel died intestate 28 Mar 1676, having been slain in the "wars of the Narogayneseths." His brother Ezra Roff was called to administer his estate. They may have been brothers to a "Thomas Rolfe" who died at Ipswich 26 Aug 1657. New England Historical and Genealogical Register 2003 Vol. 157 p. 37. "The Ross Families of Ipswich MA."8

Family

Hester Fowler b. 16 Mar 1619/20, d. 29 Oct 1666
Children

Citations

  1. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, hoodcrewson Family Tree.
  2. [S126] Rootsweb.com, online wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com, D. B. Robinson's Genealogy Database.
  3. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  4. [S340] Charles Carleton Coffin, History of Boscawen.
  5. [S922] Red Rolfe, online http://cowhampshire.blogharbor.com/blog/_archives/2006/5/18/…
  6. [S333] Melinda Lutz Sanborn, Essex County, Massachusetts probate index, 1638-1840 / transcribed by Melinde Lutz Sanborn from the original by W.P. Upham.
  7. [S335] Norma Ingalls, 26 Aug 2000; downloaded July 2002.
  8. [S565] NEHGS Website, online www.nehgs.org, New England Historical Register.
  9. [S43] Gary Rolph guess.

Hester Fowler1

F, b. 16 March 1619/20, d. 29 October 1666
     Hester Fowler was born on 16 March 1619/20 at Marlborough, County Wiltshire, England.1,2 She married Ezra Rolfe at Ipswich, Essex County, Massachusetts, circa 1640.1,2 As of circa 1640,her married name was Rolfe.1,2 Hester Fowler married Jacknell or Jathnell Bird in 1640 at Ipswich, Essex County, Massachusetts; Anderson et al say, " Many secondary sources claim that Hester married (1) Jathnell Bird; married (2) Ezra Rolfe; and amrried (3) Robert Collins [Hoyt 111, 162, 302-3]. On 28 September 1652, administration on the estate of "Ezra Rofe" was granted to "his widow, Hester Rofe" [EPR 1:149]; and Robert Collins married at Haverhill "widow Esther Rolf," no date given. No evidence has been found to connect Hester Fowler to Jathnell Bird or the widow of Bird to Ezra Rolfe." (The Great MIgration, Vol. II, pp. 562-3.)1,2 Hester Fowler married Ezra Rolfe, son of Robert P Rolfe and Joan Isles, in 1647 at Ipswich, Essex County, Massachusetts; ancestry.com.3 As of 28 September 1652,her married name was Collins.1 Hester Fowler married Robert Collins on 28 September 1652 at Ipswich, Essex County, Massachusetts.1 As of circa 1655,her married name was Bird.4 Hester Fowler married Jathnell Bird circa 1655; date conjecture.4 Hester Fowler married Robert Collins circa 1660; date conjecture.4 Hester Fowler died on 29 October 1666 at Ipswich, Essex County, Massachusetts, at age 46.1 She previously married?3

Family 1

Ezra Rolfe b. 1619, d. 1652
Children

Family 2

Robert Collins b. 1615, d. 17 Jun 1688

Family 3

Jathnell Bird b. c 1630

Family 4

Robert Collins b. c 1635

Citations

  1. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, hoodcrewson Family Tree.
  2. [S126] Rootsweb.com, online wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com, D. B. Robinson's Genealogy Database.
  3. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  4. [S335] Norma Ingalls, 26 Aug 2000; downloaded July 2002.
  5. [S43] Gary Rolph guess.

Jacknell or Jathnell Bird1

M, b. between 1615 and 1620, d. March 1642
     Jacknell or Jathnell Bird was born between 1615 and 1620 at England; more probable.2 He was born in 1624 at Ipswich, Essex County, Massachusetts.1 He married Hester Fowler in 1640 at Ipswich, Essex County, Massachusetts; Anderson et al say, " Many secondary sources claim that Hester married (1) Jathnell Bird; married (2) Ezra Rolfe; and amrried (3) Robert Collins [Hoyt 111, 162, 302-3]. On 28 September 1652, administration on the estate of "Ezra Rofe" was granted to "his widow, Hester Rofe" [EPR 1:149]; and Robert Collins married at Haverhill "widow Esther Rolf," no date given. No evidence has been found to connect Hester Fowler to Jathnell Bird or the widow of Bird to Ezra Rolfe." (The Great MIgration, Vol. II, pp. 562-3.)1,3 Jacknell died in March 1642 at Ipswich, Essex County, Massachusetts.1

Family

Hester Fowler b. 16 Mar 1619/20, d. 29 Oct 1666

Citations

  1. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, hoodcrewson Family Tree.
  2. [S43] Gary Rolph guess, based on Alice Rolfe's will.
  3. [S126] Rootsweb.com, online wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com, D. B. Robinson's Genealogy Database.

Robert Collins1

M, b. 1615, d. 17 June 1688
     Robert Collins was born in 1615 at England.1 He married Hester Fowler on 28 September 1652 at Ipswich, Essex County, Massachusetts.1 Robert Collins died on 17 June 1688 at Haverhill, Essex County, Massachusetts.1

Family

Hester Fowler b. 16 Mar 1619/20, d. 29 Oct 1666

Citations

  1. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, hoodcrewson Family Tree.

Daniel Rolfe1

M, b. between 1641 and 1650, d. 19 December 1675
FatherEzra Rolfe1 b. 1619, d. 1652
MotherHester Fowler1 b. 16 Mar 1619/20, d. 29 Oct 1666
     Daniel Rolfe was born between 1641 and 1650 at Ipswich, Essex County, Massachusetts; Robinson cites Title: Old Families of Salisbury and Amesbury Massachusetts
Author: David W. Hoyt
Publication: Picton Press, Camden, ME, 1981[Fifth printing, 1996] Originally published 1897
Repository:
Media: Book
Page: p. 303.1,2 He was born circa 1652 at Ipswich, Essex County, Massachusetts.3 Daniel Rolfe was also known as Daniel Rose. He died on 19 December 1675 at South Kingstown, Washington County, Rhode Island; at the Battle of Narraganset Fort, now called the "Great Swamp Fight" or the "Great Swamp Massacre."1 DANIEL, Ipswich, s. prob. of the preced. may be that s.-inlaw of Robert Collins, k. in Philip's war.4

Citations

  1. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, hoodcrewson Family Tree.
  2. [S126] Rootsweb.com, online wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com, D. B. Robinson's Genealogy Database.
  3. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  4. [S320] James Savage, Savage's NE Settlers.

Samuel Rolfe1

M, b. 27 September 1765, d. 10 November 1832
FatherJacob Rolfe1 b. Mar 1737/38, d. Oct 1780
MotherMary Noyes1 b. 18 Mar 1742/43, d. bt 1781 - 1832
     Samuel Rolfe was born on 27 September 1765 at Newburyport, Essex County, Massachusetts.1 He married Sarah Davis, daughter of Moses Davis and Sarah Rolfe, on 8 June 1790 at Edgecomb, Lincoln County, Maine.2 He witnessed Sarah Rolfe's death at Maine on 29 May 1793.2 Samuel Rolfe married Mary Tucker on 6 May 1795 at Newburyport, Essex County, Massachusetts.2 Samuel Rolfe died on 10 November 1832 at Newburyport, Essex County, Massachusetts, at age 67.1,2

Family 1

Sarah Davis b. 19 Aug 1768, d. 29 May 1793

Family 2

Mary Tucker b. 1770, d. 4 Dec 1832
Children

Citations

  1. [S42] Rolfe Family 1995, online http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm4/document.php
  2. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, One World Tree.
  3. [S214] MA Essex County Newburyport VR, online http://ma-vitalrecords.org/MA/Essex/Newburyport/…

Sarah Davis1

F, b. 19 August 1768, d. 29 May 1793
FatherMoses Davis2 b. 23 Sep 1743, d. 18 Nov 1824
MotherSarah Rolfe2 b. 8 Sep 1747, d. 29 Sep 1825
     Sarah Davis was born on 19 August 1768 at Newburyport, Essex County, Massachusetts.1 As of 8 June 1790,her married name was Rolfe.1 She married Samuel Rolfe, son of Jacob Rolfe and Mary Noyes, on 8 June 1790 at Edgecomb, Lincoln County, Maine.1 Sarah died on 29 May 1793 at Maine at age 24.1

Family

Samuel Rolfe b. 27 Sep 1765, d. 10 Nov 1832

Citations

  1. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, One World Tree.
  2. [S42] Rolfe Family 1995, online http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm4/document.php