Honor ?1

F, b. 1552, d. 8 July 1619
     Honor ? was also known as Honour ?2 Honor ? was also known as Honour Rolfe "Honour Rolfe appears to have been the immediate ancestor of two or more Newbury immigrants of the name. It is not ascertained that this person came to America."3,4 She was born in 1552 at Whiteparish, County Wiltshire, England.3 She was born circa 1555 at Harwich, Essex, England; Kathi Roff has John Rolfe m Honour and says "5. JOHN5 ROLFE (HENRY4, HENRY3, HENRY2, JOHN1) was born Abt. 1550 in Whiteparish, Wiltshire, England, and died October 08, 1624 in Whiteparish, Wiltshire, England. He married HONOR ROLFE May 28, 1621 in Whiteparish, Wiltshire, England, daughter of RICHARD ROLFE and MRS. ROLFE." By the date of the marriage she is confusing John with his son Henry who married Honor d of Richard Rolfe.
NEHGR Vol. 3 (1849) page 150: "There was a family of Rolfe at Harwich in the county of Essex of great respectability two centuries ago; the names of the members of which are spelt with nearly all the variations to be found at the commencement of this memoir [Rolfe, Ralfe, Ralph, Rolph]. From some circumstances we hazard the opinion that the Rolfe of New England are of this family."2,5,6,7,8 Her married name was Rolfe.2 She married John Rolfe at Whiteparish, County Wiltshire, England, circa 1578.3,9 Honour, as Henry Rolfe's mother, presented him at his baptism at Whiteparish, County Wiltshire, England, on 5 September 1585.10,9 Honor ? died before 8 July 1619 at Whiteparish, County Wiltshire, England.2,11 She was buried on 8 July 1619 at Whiteparish, County Wiltshire, England.2,12 She died on 8 July 1619 at Whiteparish, County Wiltshire, England; Burials 1619 Honor wife of John Rolfe 8 July.3,13 She and Hannah Rolfe NEHGR 3:151 suggests that Hannah is a daughter of Honour Rolph and a sister to Henry and John. at Harwich, Essex, England.7 Honor ? was Name-Standard.

Family

John Rolfe b. 1550, d. 12 Sep 1625
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. 250, on Google Books.
  2. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  3. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Jordan/Roff/Westby Family Tree.
  4. [S137] New England Historical and Genealogical Register, online http://books.google.com, Volume 3 (1849) -- p. 151, "Some Materials Towards a Genelogy of the Family by the Name of Rolfe."
  5. [S348] Kathi Roff, last updated 5 Sept 2000; accessed 2 Sept 2002 & April 2006.
  6. [S356] FamilySearch.org, july 2003.
  7. [S458] Author not given, "Genealogy Rolfe family."
  8. [S783] James A. Munger, online http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/m/u/n/…, also confuses Honour ? with Honour Rolfe, daughter of Richard Rolfe, who married Henry Rolfe.
  9. [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 -Rolfe Entries in the Parish Registers of Whiteparish.
  10. [S42] Rolfe Family 1995, online http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm4/document.php
  11. [S331] John E. Enright, 22 Jan 2000, citing Notes on the English Ancestry of the Whittier & Rolfe Families of New England, Charles Collier Whittier, Boston, MA 1912.
  12. [S331] John E. Enright, 22 Jan 2000, citing The Old Families of Salisbury and Amesbury, David W Hoyt, Picton Press.
  13. [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.

Richard Rolfe1

M, b. say 1545, d. circa 1567
FatherHenry Rolfe2 b. c 1515, d. bt 5 May 1558 - 4 Jun 1558
Motherwife ?2 b. s 1517, d. bt 1557 - 1558
     Richard Rolfe was born in 1544 at Whiteparish, County Wiltshire, England.3 He was born say 1545 at Whiteparish, County Wiltshire, England; not yet 15 when father wrote his will.2 Henry Rolfe mentioned Richard Rolfe in a will on 5 May 1558 at Downton Parish, County Wiltshire, England; The Will of Henry Rolff the elder of Hamptworth in the parish of Downton, co Wilts, husbandman, 5 May 1558. To be buried in the church lytten of St Lawrence in Downton. To our lady church in Sarum 2 lb To the reparation of my parish church in Downton 8d. To Alis the children of my sister Margaret Blake of Playtford a ewe lamb among them. To Elizabeth Blaake my wife's black hat. To Agnes Saunders children a bullock among them. To Agnes Hampton a frock. To William Hyckeman my best "hooses." To Dennys Husse a brass pot. To my son Richard Rolfe my great brass pot, a cupboard, etc, and he shall have three kine at fifteen years of age, to be delivered by Henry Rolfe the younger of Hamtworth or by his assigns, he being one of my overseers for the keeping of my said son Richard. To Margaret Rolfe, my daughter, all my wife's wearing gear unbequeathed, and at the age of fifteen years two kine to be delivered to her by John Lyght of Hamptworth, he being tghe other of my overseers for the keeping of my said daughter Margaret. To my son Richard and my daughter Margaret all my instuff of household at fifteen years, equally divided; if both die, reversion to the children of Thomas Blaake, Thomas Husse, Agnes Sawnders, John Lyght and Henry Rolfe the younger, equally divided, and if the said Henry have no children, then one part to him and his wife. The residue of my goods and chattels moveable and unmoveable to my overseers John Lyght and Henry Rolff the younger for the perfect bringing up of my children Richard and Margaret until the age of fifteen. Witnesses: Wilm Marks, preist, and Thomas Husse. Proved 4 Jun 1558 by John Lyght and Henry Rolff Jun. (Archdeaconry of Sarum, vol 3, fol 97).4 He married Elizabeth ? at County Wiltshire, England, say 1564.1,2 Richard Rolfe died circa 1567 at County Wiltshire, England.5 Richard died circa 1567 at Hamptworth, Downton Parish, County Wiltshire, England. Speculation - if this is the Richard Rolff, "late of Hamptworth in the parish of Downton," whose"relict" Elizabeth Rolff was granted "administration on the goods" 28 Aug 1567 (Archdeaconry of Sarum, vol 5, fo. 18).1,6 He died before 28 August 1567 at Hamptworth, Downton Parish, County Wiltshire, England.7 He Fam Tree Maker Series 1, Vol. 1, Rolfe, Whitter, and Pike. p. 200 'Administration on the goods of Richard Rolff, late of Hamptworth in the parish of Downton, was granted to Elizabeth Rolff, relict of the deceased, 28 Aug 1567 (Archdeaconry of Sarum, vol. 5, fo. 18).' Conjecture that this is the same Richard Rolfe. on 28 August 1567 at Hamptworth, England.7 He died on 10 December 1604 at Hamptworth, County Wiltshire, England.3

Family

Elizabeth ? b. c 1545, d. bt 1580 - 1598
Children

Citations

  1. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Jordan/Roff/Westby 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. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, hoodcrewson family tree.
  4. [S137] New England Historical and Genealogical Register, online http://books.google.com, Genealogical Research in England: Rolfe (1912).
  5. [S348] Kathi Roff, last updated 5 Sept 2000; accessed 2 Sept 2002 & April 2006.
  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 - administration of estate of Richard Rolff, 1567.
  7. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.

Elizabeth ?1

F, b. circa 1545, d. between 1580 and 1598
     Elizabeth ? was born circa 1545 at County Wiltshire, England.2 She married Richard Rolfe at County Wiltshire, England, say 1564.3,2 As of circa 1564,her married name was Rolfe.3,2 She witnessed Richard Rolfe's death at Hamptworth, Downton Parish, County Wiltshire, England, circa 1567. Speculation - if this is the Richard Rolff, "late of Hamptworth in the parish of Downton," whose"relict" Elizabeth Rolff was granted "administration on the goods" 28 Aug 1567 (Archdeaconry of Sarum, vol 5, fo. 18).3,1 As of circa 1568,her married name was Sanders.4 She married William Sanders at County Wiltshire, England, circa 1568.4 Elizabeth ? died between 1580 and 1598 at County Wiltshire, England.4

Family 1

Richard Rolfe b. s 1545, d. c 1567
Children

Family 2

William Sanders b. s 1545, d. bt 1599 - 1645
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. 244, on Google Books - administration of estate of Richard Rolff, 1567.
  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. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Jordan/Roff/Westby 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. 244, on Google Books - will of Richard Rolff 1598.

Mary Rolfe1

F, b. 16 July 1582, d. between 1626 and 1638
FatherJohn Rolfe1 b. 1550, d. 12 Sep 1625
MotherHonor ?1 b. 1552, d. 8 Jul 1619
     Mary Rolfe was born in July 1582 at Whiteparish, County Wiltshire, England.2 She was baptized on 16 July 1582 at Whiteparish, County Wiltshire, England; Baptism 1582 Mary daughter of John Rofe 16 July.1,3 As of 23 January 1608/9,her married name was Whittier.4 She married Richard Whittier at Whiteparish, County Wiltshire, England, on 23 January 1608/9.4 John Rolfe mentioned Mary Rolfe in a will in January 1624 at Whiteparish, County Wiltshire, England; The Will of [John Rolfe of Whiteparish] in the county of Wilts, yeoman, ary, 1624/5. To the church of [Whiteparish] 6d., to be used toward the reparation of the church by the churchwardens of Whiteparish. Concerning my right and interest in certain leases of which I now stand possessed, after my decease my son [ ] Rolphe shall have that messuage or tenement and close adjoining, and that close called long [ ] adjoining to Bushy lease, and that close called breach meade, and a parcel [ ] sometimes parcel of bushy lease and lying upon the lane called Rumsey [ ] containing fourteen [lugge?] all being in Whiteparish, and also four [?pieces of] arable land containing ten acres called Webb [?close] with a messuage which I hold of the right [ ] William Stockman of Bereford, county Wilts., Esq., by virtue of a [?lease] dated 20 March 8 James I, to hold the said lease and premises until the full term of ninety nine years be ended, if myself, Henry Rolfe, my son, and John Rolfe the younger, my son, or any of us, live so long. Said closes of arable land and pasture containing ten acres sometime called Webb close, which I now hold of William Stockman by lease dated 10 January 8 James I for ninety nine years if my sons Henry and John or either of them live so long, I give to my son Henry for his life, and after his death my will is that Honor Rolfe, wife to the said Henry my son, if she survive her husband, shall hold the said premises during the time she remain a widow, and when my daughter-in-law Honor be married to any other husband or die, then my son John shall enjoy the residue of the time unexpired. My son John shall have the three acres of ground sometimes waste ground parcel of the Earldome lying between Langley wood and the round coppice,* demised to me and my assigns by William Stockman Esq., during the term of [th]ree years, as appears by indenture dated 20 March 8 James I. To John, my younger son, the new chest, my best coffer, my iron bound cart, and 3 pounds. To Joane, the eldest daughter, and Hester, the youngest daughter of my son john, a brass pan, pewter platter, a hive of bees and 20s. each.. To Joane, my grandchild, daughter of William Holloway, a hive of bees and 20s. at [ ] twenty-one years my will is that [ ] son John or the longer [ ] two kine and a mare which [ ] Item I give to my daughter [ ] coverlid and 26s.8d. to [ ] ease. Itm I give to Richard Whiteer [ ] of money which money my executor [ ] taine to the age of twenty and six yeares [ ]ty shillings. And farther my will is that [ ] abovenamed shall have their twenty shillings apiece [ ] my decease: for which my abovenamed grand [?children shall give my] executor an acquittance and he shall accept of [ ] sonne John a coverlid which lyeth in my press [ ] piece if they shall require it within one year after [ ] aged men and women of Whiteparish the sum of [ ] at the discretion of my executor and the minister. [ ] the rest of my goods and chattels unbequeathed, my [?debts and legacies paid and funeral expenses disch]arged, I give and bequeath to my son Henry Rolfe and [?make him my] sole executor; and I give to Mr. Parks, minister of Whiteparish, [ ] My neighbors John Coles of Mort farme and William Morris of Newton [ ]field to be my overseers, and to each of them I give 10s. [ ] to see my will faithfully performed. [Signed] John Rolfe his marke. [Witnesses' names torn off.]
Codicil dated 29 May 1625. I give to be delivered by my life time which is no part of [ ] nor touching my last will, as witnesses John [ Willi]am Morris. Mary my daughter shall have 13s. [ ] of the 17 pounds. I give to my son John 30 [ ]nn pounds. I give to Mary my daughter a little barrell, etc., [ ] a stall of bees for Thomas her son, and unto Mary my daughter a gown. To Henry my son the silt and the powdering tub. To John my son my [ ]ake and the newest jerkin and hose. All the rest of my household stuff to be equally divided between Henry, my son and executor, and John, [?my you]ngest son. [Signed] the [mark?] of John Rolfe the elder. Proved 8 October 1625, by the executor named. Inventory taken 6 October 1625, by John Coles, William Morris, and Thomas Rolfe, 113 pounds 1s.4d., exhibited by the executor 8 October 1625. (Archdeaconry of Sarum, 1625, Original Will and Inventory.) [Brackets indicate the places where the foregoing will is mutilated or illegible.]1,5 She died after 1626 at England; mentioned in the 1625 will of father-in-law.2 She died between 1626 and 1638 at Whiteparish, County Wiltshire, England; Descendants of Thomas Whittier (Rootsweb) records death as "after 1625."1,6

Family

Richard Whittier b. c 1585, d. 12 Aug 1634
Children

Citations

  1. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Jordan/Roff/Westby Family Tree.
  2. [S783] James A. Munger, online http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/m/u/n/…
  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 -Rolfe Entries in the Parish Registers of Whiteparish.
  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. 247, on Google Books - Will of John Rolfe.
  6. [S126] Rootsweb.com, online wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com, Whittier.
  7. [S250] GenCircles.com, online www.gencircles.com, users/hinkhouse/18/data 37.
  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.

Henry Rolfe1

M, b. 1585, d. 1 March 1642/43
FatherJohn Rolfe1 b. 1550, d. 12 Sep 1625
MotherHonor ?1 b. 1552, d. 8 Jul 1619
     As of 1585, Henry Rolfe was also known as Henrye Rofe.2 He was born in 1585 at Downton Parish, County Wiltshire, England.1 He was baptized at Whiteparish, County Wiltshire, England, on 5 September 1585. Religion: Baptism 1585 "Christened the 5th of Septem: Henrye Rofe ye sonn of John Rofe."

Fred Rolfe "Henry Rolfe was bpt. 5 Sept.1585 according to the Parish Registers of Whiteparish, Wiltshire Co., England, he being noted as "Ye sonn of John Rofe". He was the son of John and Honor Rolfe, his mother's
maiden name not being known.".3,4 He was proprieter.5 As of 1621, Henry Rolfe was also known as John Rolfe "Doubtless an error in the Registers for Henry"
"Some Materials for the Family of Rolfe" also has the father of Benjamin as John Rolfe d before 1643. (Gary Rolfe Aug 2011.)6,7 He married Honour Rolfe at Whiteparish, County Wiltshire, England, on 28 May 1621.2,6 John Rolfe mentioned Henry Rolfe in a will in January 1624 at Whiteparish, County Wiltshire, England; The Will of [John Rolfe of Whiteparish] in the county of Wilts, yeoman, ary, 1624/5. To the church of [Whiteparish] 6d., to be used toward the reparation of the church by the churchwardens of Whiteparish. Concerning my right and interest in certain leases of which I now stand possessed, after my decease my son [ ] Rolphe shall have that messuage or tenement and close adjoining, and that close called long [ ] adjoining to Bushy lease, and that close called breach meade, and a parcel [ ] sometimes parcel of bushy lease and lying upon the lane called Rumsey [ ] containing fourteen [lugge?] all being in Whiteparish, and also four [?pieces of] arable land containing ten acres called Webb [?close] with a messuage which I hold of the right [ ] William Stockman of Bereford, county Wilts., Esq., by virtue of a [?lease] dated 20 March 8 James I, to hold the said lease and premises until the full term of ninety nine years be ended, if myself, Henry Rolfe, my son, and John Rolfe the younger, my son, or any of us, live so long. Said closes of arable land and pasture containing ten acres sometime called Webb close, which I now hold of William Stockman by lease dated 10 January 8 James I for ninety nine years if my sons Henry and John or either of them live so long, I give to my son Henry for his life, and after his death my will is that Honor Rolfe, wife to the said Henry my son, if she survive her husband, shall hold the said premises during the time she remain a widow, and when my daughter-in-law Honor be married to any other husband or die, then my son John shall enjoy the residue of the time unexpired. My son John shall have the three acres of ground sometimes waste ground parcel of the Earldome lying between Langley wood and the round coppice,* demised to me and my assigns by William Stockman Esq., during the term of [th]ree years, as appears by indenture dated 20 March 8 James I. To John, my younger son, the new chest, my best coffer, my iron bound cart, and 3 pounds. To Joane, the eldest daughter, and Hester, the youngest daughter of my son john, a brass pan, pewter platter, a hive of bees and 20s. each.. To Joane, my grandchild, daughter of William Holloway, a hive of bees and 20s. at [ ] twenty-one years my will is that [ ] son John or the longer [ ] two kine and a mare which [ ] Item I give to my daughter [ ] coverlid and 26s.8d. to [ ] ease. Itm I give to Richard Whiteer [ ] of money which money my executor [ ] taine to the age of twenty and six yeares [ ]ty shillings. And farther my will is that [ ] abovenamed shall have their twenty shillings apiece [ ] my decease: for which my abovenamed grand [?children shall give my] executor an acquittance and he shall accept of [ ] sonne John a coverlid which lyeth in my press [ ] piece if they shall require it within one year after [ ] aged men and women of Whiteparish the sum of [ ] at the discretion of my executor and the minister. [ ] the rest of my goods and chattels unbequeathed, my [?debts and legacies paid and funeral expenses disch]arged, I give and bequeath to my son Henry Rolfe and [?make him my] sole executor; and I give to Mr. Parks, minister of Whiteparish, [ ] My neighbors John Coles of Mort farme and William Morris of Newton [ ]field to be my overseers, and to each of them I give 10s. [ ] to see my will faithfully performed. [Signed] John Rolfe his marke. [Witnesses' names torn off.]
Codicil dated 29 May 1625. I give to be delivered by my life time which is no part of [ ] nor touching my last will, as witnesses John [ Willi]am Morris. Mary my daughter shall have 13s. [ ] of the 17 pounds. I give to my son John 30 [ ]nn pounds. I give to Mary my daughter a little barrell, etc., [ ] a stall of bees for Thomas her son, and unto Mary my daughter a gown. To Henry my son the silt and the powdering tub. To John my son my [ ]ake and the newest jerkin and hose. All the rest of my household stuff to be equally divided between Henry, my son and executor, and John, [?my you]ngest son. [Signed] the [mark?] of John Rolfe the elder. Proved 8 October 1625, by the executor named. Inventory taken 6 October 1625, by John Coles, William Morris, and Thomas Rolfe, 113 pounds 1s.4d., exhibited by the executor 8 October 1625. (Archdeaconry of Sarum, 1625, Original Will and Inventory.) [Brackets indicate the places where the foregoing will is mutilated or illegible.]1,8 HENRY6 ROLFE (JOHN5, HENRY4, HENRY3, HENRY2, JOHN1) was born Bef. September 05, 1585 in Whiteparish, Wiltshire, England, and died March 01, 1642/43 in Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts. He married HONOUR ROLFE May 26, 1621 in Whiteparish, Wiltshire, England, daughter of RICHARD ROLFE and AGNES ROLFE.

Notes for HENRY ROLFE:
From "The Early Rolfe Settlers of New England"

Henry was noted as "Ye son of John Rofe". He was the son of John and Honor Rolfe, his mother's maiden name not being known

Book I - First Generation

Henry Rolfe and his wife, Honour Rolfe

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, Massachusetts 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 as a Freeman, probably because of his early death (1643). They are the 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, Massachusetts, John Greenleaf Whittier.

Henry and Honour Rolfe were first cousins, once removed. Henry's father was the brother of Honour's maternal grandfather. This on Page I - 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).

More About HENRY ROLFE:
Baptism: September 05, 1585, Whiteparish, Wiltshire, England

Children of HENRY ROLFE and HONOUR ROLFE are:
9. i. JOHN7 ROLFE, b. May 10, 1634, Cambridge, Suffolk, Massachusetts; d. October 01, 1681, Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts.
10. ii. HANNAH ROLFE, b. Abt. 1630, England; d. November 16, 1678, Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts.
11. iii. ANNA ROLFE, b. Abt. 1626, Whiteparish, Wiltshire, England; d. November 16, 1678, Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts.
12. iv. BENJAMIN ROLFE, b. 1640, Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts; d. August 1710, Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts.

Frederick Rolf says "For more details on the Rolfes of Wiltshire, the author recommends the perusal of NEHGR 66, pages 244-252.9,10 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).11 Henry, Honour, Ann, Hannah and John immigrated, in 1635. Destination: an unknown place .3 Henry Rolfe is included in the biography of Benjamin Rolfe; Rolfe, Benjamin, Newbury, weaver, gr.s. of Henry, says Coffin, whose only s. John must then be infer. to be f. but reason is found for call. him br. of John, and s. of Henry, was b. betw. 1637 and 1640, freem. 1659, or more prob. 1670, by w. Appha, wh. he m. 3 Nov. 1659, had John, b. 12 Oct. 1660; Benjamin, 13 Sept. 1662, H. C. 1684, chaplain to our forces at Falmouth 1689, the sec. min. of Haverhill, ord. Jan. 1694, k. by the Ind. 29 Aug. 1708; Apphia, 8 Mar. 1667; Mary, 16 Sept. 1669, d. young; amuel, 14 Jan. 1672; Mary, again, 11 Nov. 1674, d. young; Henry, 12 Oct. 1677; Eliz. 15 Dec. 1679; Nathaniel, 12 Nov. 1681; and Abigail, 5 May 1684. His w. d. 24 Dec. 1708, and he d. 10 Aug. 1710.12


Henry Rolfe and Honour his wife, settled in Newbury, MA. They were well educated, of considerable means and participated prominently in the affairs of the community. Their descendants inherited a love of education and a pioneer spirit that has probably not been exceeded by any others to come to these shores. The author, not being of this line, has grown in appreciation of this family while researching its many brances and of its contributions to America.13 Thomas, John, Henry and Honour immigrated, in 1638. Destination: an unknown place .14 Henry Rolfe and Honour Rolfe lived 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.15,16 As of 1642/43, Henry Rolfe was also known as Henry Roffe.17 He left a will on 15 February 1642/43 at Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts; Essex Antiquarian Vl. 1, p. 65:
The will of Henry Rolfe of Newbury was proved in the Ipswich Court 28:1:1643. The following copy is taken from the record contained in Ipswich Deeds, volume 1, leaf 3, the original being missing.
The 15th 12th month 1642
I desire to commend my soule into the hands of the Lord Jesus Christ, I desire my goods may be equally divided to my wife & all my children, only my sonne John Rolfe mustg have the howse & land more than all the rest of my children and that their porcons shall be divided when they be 21 yeares of age if they marry not before. IN case my wife dye or marry then the goods shall be divided; otherwise not till my eldest childe come to be 21 yeares of age But still to remayne in their mothers hands with the rest till that either of them are 21 yeares or marry. Ifg any of my children dye then that porcon shall be equally divided betweene my wife & the rest of my children. I doe give unto my wife one great brasse posnett and a chafing dish and five pewter platters. I doe gie unto my Kinsman Thomas whitetear a swarme of bees. I desire my brother John Roffe and my cousin John Sauunders of Salisbury & William monday of Newbury to oversee my will and order. it to my desire and according to my wille.
witness hereunto I set my hand
Henry Rolfe
Witnesses:
Thomas Hale
Thomas Cowlmann
William Mose
---
"The 15th 12th month 1642 I desire to comend my soule into the hands of the lord Jesus Christ, I desire my goods may be equally divided to my wife & all my children, only my sonne John Roffe must have the howse & land more then all the rest of my children and that their porcons shalbe divided when they be 21 yeares of age if they marry not before In case my wife dye or marry then the goods shalbe divided; otherwise not till my eldest childe come to be 21 yeares of age But still to remayne in their mothers hands with the rest till that either of them are 21 yeares of age or marry. If any of my children dye then that porcon shalbe equally divided betweene my wife & the rest of my children I doe give vnto my wife one great brasse pott and one great brasse pann, and a great brasse posnett and a chafing dish and five pewter platters I doe give vnto my Kinsman Thomas whittear a swarme of bees. I desire my brother John Roffe and my Cosen John Saunders of Sallisbery and william Mondy of Newberry to oversee my will & order it to my desire & accordinge to my will."

Henry Roffe
Witness: Thomas Hale, Thomas Cowllman, william Mose.
Proved 28:1:1643
Ipswich Deeds, vol. 1, leaf 2.

Inventory taken 1:1:1642, by John Woodbridg, Henry Short and Richard Knight: howse & land, £30; Six kowes, £30; foure oxen, £24; one bull & one steere, 3 yeare old, £7. 10s; three beasts, two years old, £8; two beasts, one yeare old, £2. 10s; three Calves, £1. 4s; three hoggs, £1. 4s; Bees, £7. 10s; haye, £4; Soyle, £1; Cart, Slead & 3 Yoaks, £1. 6s; within the howse: one fetherbed & flockbed, £3. 10s; Six fether pillowes, 18s; 4 Coverleds, £2; 5
blanketts, £1. 10s; 3 paier of Sheets, £1. 8s; 2li. and a halfe of bee wax, 2s. 6d; bowlster Case & pillow & napkins, 10s; porke, £2. 7s; butter & Cheese, 12s; barrells & butte an unknown person Cherne & other lumb., 18s; Pewter, £1. 7s. 6d; Brasse, £3. 13s; a Brasse pott, £1; iron
potts, £1. 6s; A chafing dish & a posnet, 5s; 12 bushells of indian corne, £2. 2s; 9 bushells of wheate, £2. 6d; 2 bushells of pease, 9s; hogsheads & howes & other lumber, 16s; in apparrell, stockins & shoes, £3; muskett & fowling peeces & 2 Swords & bandileers, £1.
19s; working Tooles & lanthorne, 15s; bookes, £1; spining wheeles, 10s; a chest & chaiers & other lumb., 16s; harrow tines, 10s; total £153. 8s. 6d.
Ipswich Deeds, vol. 1, leaf 3.

Source: Printed "Probate Records of Essex County, Massachusetts;1635 - 1681," In three volumes, The Essex Institute; Salem, MA; 1916, Vol. 1, Pg. 21.

Submitted by Sandi Goetze.18,17 Henry died on 1 March 1642/43 at Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. "Henry died 1 Mar 1642-43 at Newbury, his will being dated 15 Feb 1642-43 and proved 28 March of that year.".19,7 He and Agnes Rolfe first cousin of Henry Rolfe.5,13

Family

Honour Rolfe b. c 1598, d. 19 Dec 1650
Children

Citations

  1. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Jordan/Roff/Westby Family Tree.
  2. [S42] Rolfe Family 1995, online http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm4/document.php, I-1.3.
  3. [S42] Rolfe Family 1995, online http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm4/document.php
  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 -Rolfe Entries in the Parish Registers of Whiteparish.
  5. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  6. [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.
  7. [S137] New England Historical and Genealogical Register, online http://books.google.com, Volume 3 (1849) -- p. 151, "Some Materials Towards a Genelogy of the Family by the Name of Rolfe."
  8. [S137] New England Historical and Genealogical Register, online http://books.google.com, Elizabeth French, "Genealogical Research in England," NEHGR, Volume 66 (1912),p. 247, on Google Books - Will of John Rolfe.
  9. [S348] Kathi Roff, last updated 5 Sept 2000; accessed 2 Sept 2002 & April 2006.
  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, NH His Society copy has less information.
  11. [S42] Rolfe Family 1995, online http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm4/document.php, I-1.1.
  12. [S320] James Savage, Savage's NE Settlers.
  13. [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,.
  14. [S331] John E. Enright, 22 Jan 2000.
  15. [S340] Charles Carleton Coffin, History of Boscawen.
  16. [S922] Red Rolfe, online http://cowhampshire.blogharbor.com/blog/_archives/2006/5/18/…
  17. [S93] Family Tree Maker's Genealogy, online http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com, Barry W Walker.
  18. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Burrowes and Lee Family Tree.
  19. [S42] Rolfe Family 1995, online http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm4/document.php, I-1.3 - I-1.4.

John Rolfe1

M, b. 24 April 1589, d. 29 March 1664
FatherJohn Rolfe1 b. 1550, d. 12 Sep 1625
MotherHonor ?1 b. 1552, d. 8 Jul 1619
     John Rolfe was baptized on 24 April 1589 at Whiteparish, County Wiltshire, England.2 He was born on 24 April 1589 at Whiteparish, County Wiltshire, England; Jordan/Roff on Ancestry have born Melchet Parke County Suffolk but family I think was all born Whiteparish, Wiltshire County, England -- Gary Rolph
Baptism: 1589 "Christened the 24th of aprill. . . & John Rofe the sonn of John Rofe." -- Parish Register of Whiteparish.1,3 He was husbandman.2 He married Joane Coles at Whiteparish, County Wiltshire, England, on 2 November 1612.4,5 John Rolfe mentioned John Rolfe in a will in January 1624 at Whiteparish, County Wiltshire, England; The Will of [John Rolfe of Whiteparish] in the county of Wilts, yeoman, ary, 1624/5. To the church of [Whiteparish] 6d., to be used toward the reparation of the church by the churchwardens of Whiteparish. Concerning my right and interest in certain leases of which I now stand possessed, after my decease my son [ ] Rolphe shall have that messuage or tenement and close adjoining, and that close called long [ ] adjoining to Bushy lease, and that close called breach meade, and a parcel [ ] sometimes parcel of bushy lease and lying upon the lane called Rumsey [ ] containing fourteen [lugge?] all being in Whiteparish, and also four [?pieces of] arable land containing ten acres called Webb [?close] with a messuage which I hold of the right [ ] William Stockman of Bereford, county Wilts., Esq., by virtue of a [?lease] dated 20 March 8 James I, to hold the said lease and premises until the full term of ninety nine years be ended, if myself, Henry Rolfe, my son, and John Rolfe the younger, my son, or any of us, live so long. Said closes of arable land and pasture containing ten acres sometime called Webb close, which I now hold of William Stockman by lease dated 10 January 8 James I for ninety nine years if my sons Henry and John or either of them live so long, I give to my son Henry for his life, and after his death my will is that Honor Rolfe, wife to the said Henry my son, if she survive her husband, shall hold the said premises during the time she remain a widow, and when my daughter-in-law Honor be married to any other husband or die, then my son John shall enjoy the residue of the time unexpired. My son John shall have the three acres of ground sometimes waste ground parcel of the Earldome lying between Langley wood and the round coppice,* demised to me and my assigns by William Stockman Esq., during the term of [th]ree years, as appears by indenture dated 20 March 8 James I. To John, my younger son, the new chest, my best coffer, my iron bound cart, and 3 pounds. To Joane, the eldest daughter, and Hester, the youngest daughter of my son john, a brass pan, pewter platter, a hive of bees and 20s. each.. To Joane, my grandchild, daughter of William Holloway, a hive of bees and 20s. at [ ] twenty-one years my will is that [ ] son John or the longer [ ] two kine and a mare which [ ] Item I give to my daughter [ ] coverlid and 26s.8d. to [ ] ease. Itm I give to Richard Whiteer [ ] of money which money my executor [ ] taine to the age of twenty and six yeares [ ]ty shillings. And farther my will is that [ ] abovenamed shall have their twenty shillings apiece [ ] my decease: for which my abovenamed grand [?children shall give my] executor an acquittance and he shall accept of [ ] sonne John a coverlid which lyeth in my press [ ] piece if they shall require it within one year after [ ] aged men and women of Whiteparish the sum of [ ] at the discretion of my executor and the minister. [ ] the rest of my goods and chattels unbequeathed, my [?debts and legacies paid and funeral expenses disch]arged, I give and bequeath to my son Henry Rolfe and [?make him my] sole executor; and I give to Mr. Parks, minister of Whiteparish, [ ] My neighbors John Coles of Mort farme and William Morris of Newton [ ]field to be my overseers, and to each of them I give 10s. [ ] to see my will faithfully performed. [Signed] John Rolfe his marke. [Witnesses' names torn off.]
Codicil dated 29 May 1625. I give to be delivered by my life time which is no part of [ ] nor touching my last will, as witnesses John [ Willi]am Morris. Mary my daughter shall have 13s. [ ] of the 17 pounds. I give to my son John 30 [ ]nn pounds. I give to Mary my daughter a little barrell, etc., [ ] a stall of bees for Thomas her son, and unto Mary my daughter a gown. To Henry my son the silt and the powdering tub. To John my son my [ ]ake and the newest jerkin and hose. All the rest of my household stuff to be equally divided between Henry, my son and executor, and John, [?my you]ngest son. [Signed] the [mark?] of John Rolfe the elder. Proved 8 October 1625, by the executor named. Inventory taken 6 October 1625, by John Coles, William Morris, and Thomas Rolfe, 113 pounds 1s.4d., exhibited by the executor 8 October 1625. (Archdeaconry of Sarum, 1625, Original Will and Inventory.) [Brackets indicate the places where the foregoing will is mutilated or illegible.]1,4 He married Elizabeth Dolinge on 27 June 1625 at Hamptworth, Downton Parish, County Wiltshire, England.6 John Rolfe 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).7 Thomas, John, Henry and Honour immigrated, in 1638. Destination: an unknown place .8 John, John and Ann immigrated, in April 1638. Destination: an unknown place .9 John 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.10,11 Henry Rolfe mentioned John Rolfe in a will on 15 February 1642/43 at Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts; Essex Antiquarian Vl. 1, p. 65:
The will of Henry Rolfe of Newbury was proved in the Ipswich Court 28:1:1643. The following copy is taken from the record contained in Ipswich Deeds, volume 1, leaf 3, the original being missing.
The 15th 12th month 1642
I desire to commend my soule into the hands of the Lord Jesus Christ, I desire my goods may be equally divided to my wife & all my children, only my sonne John Rolfe mustg have the howse & land more than all the rest of my children and that their porcons shall be divided when they be 21 yeares of age if they marry not before. IN case my wife dye or marry then the goods shall be divided; otherwise not till my eldest childe come to be 21 yeares of age But still to remayne in their mothers hands with the rest till that either of them are 21 yeares or marry. Ifg any of my children dye then that porcon shall be equally divided betweene my wife & the rest of my children. I doe give unto my wife one great brasse posnett and a chafing dish and five pewter platters. I doe gie unto my Kinsman Thomas whitetear a swarme of bees. I desire my brother John Roffe and my cousin John Sauunders of Salisbury & William monday of Newbury to oversee my will and order. it to my desire and according to my wille.
witness hereunto I set my hand
Henry Rolfe
Witnesses:
Thomas Hale
Thomas Cowlmann
William Mose
---
"The 15th 12th month 1642 I desire to comend my soule into the hands of the lord Jesus Christ, I desire my goods may be equally divided to my wife & all my children, only my sonne John Roffe must have the howse & land more then all the rest of my children and that their porcons shalbe divided when they be 21 yeares of age if they marry not before In case my wife dye or marry then the goods shalbe divided; otherwise not till my eldest childe come to be 21 yeares of age But still to remayne in their mothers hands with the rest till that either of them are 21 yeares of age or marry. If any of my children dye then that porcon shalbe equally divided betweene my wife & the rest of my children I doe give vnto my wife one great brasse pott and one great brasse pann, and a great brasse posnett and a chafing dish and five pewter platters I doe give vnto my Kinsman Thomas whittear a swarme of bees. I desire my brother John Roffe and my Cosen John Saunders of Sallisbery and william Mondy of Newberry to oversee my will & order it to my desire & accordinge to my will."

Henry Roffe
Witness: Thomas Hale, Thomas Cowllman, william Mose.
Proved 28:1:1643
Ipswich Deeds, vol. 1, leaf 2.

Inventory taken 1:1:1642, by John Woodbridg, Henry Short and Richard Knight: howse & land, £30; Six kowes, £30; foure oxen, £24; one bull & one steere, 3 yeare old, £7. 10s; three beasts, two years old, £8; two beasts, one yeare old, £2. 10s; three Calves, £1. 4s; three hoggs, £1. 4s; Bees, £7. 10s; haye, £4; Soyle, £1; Cart, Slead & 3 Yoaks, £1. 6s; within the howse: one fetherbed & flockbed, £3. 10s; Six fether pillowes, 18s; 4 Coverleds, £2; 5
blanketts, £1. 10s; 3 paier of Sheets, £1. 8s; 2li. and a halfe of bee wax, 2s. 6d; bowlster Case & pillow & napkins, 10s; porke, £2. 7s; butter & Cheese, 12s; barrells & butte an unknown person Cherne & other lumb., 18s; Pewter, £1. 7s. 6d; Brasse, £3. 13s; a Brasse pott, £1; iron
potts, £1. 6s; A chafing dish & a posnet, 5s; 12 bushells of indian corne, £2. 2s; 9 bushells of wheate, £2. 6d; 2 bushells of pease, 9s; hogsheads & howes & other lumber, 16s; in apparrell, stockins & shoes, £3; muskett & fowling peeces & 2 Swords & bandileers, £1.
19s; working Tooles & lanthorne, 15s; bookes, £1; spining wheeles, 10s; a chest & chaiers & other lumb., 16s; harrow tines, 10s; total £153. 8s. 6d.
Ipswich Deeds, vol. 1, leaf 3.

Source: Printed "Probate Records of Essex County, Massachusetts;1635 - 1681," In three volumes, The Essex Institute; Salem, MA; 1916, Vol. 1, Pg. 21.

Submitted by Sandi Goetze.12,13 He witnessed Joane Coles's death at Essex Coounty, Massachusetts, on 3 June 1647. "Hester, wife of John Rolfe, died 3 Jun 1647.".4,9 John Rolfe died on 8 February 1663 at Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts, at age 73.14 He died on 8 February 1664 at Massachusetts at age 74.2 He and John Rolfe NEHGR has John Rolph, brother of Henry, and husband of Mary Scullard [sic] died 8 Feb 1664 on 8 February 1664.15 John Rolfe died on 8 February 1663/64 at Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts, at age 74. He John, with wife Ann, dau Hester, and nephew Thomas Whittier immigrated in 1638 and settled in Salisbury, MA - Rolfe Genealogy NEHGR, 66, 260,quoted in Banks, Topographical Dictionary of 2885 English emigrants to NE, 1620-1650, copyright 1937, NHSL R G NC 929.174 B218. John from Wiltshire, Whiteparish, sailed on ship Confidence to Newbury, MA. Also on Confidence there was a Roger Porter from Hampshire, Sutton, Long, settled in Watertown, MA (Banks; from NEHGR 60/59). NEHGR III, 1849, p. 152 - The Confidence of London, 200 Tons, John Johnson Master, sailed April 1638 having 110 passengers. Among them were John Sanders, aged 25, and Sara, his wife from Lamford, Wilts Co. William Cottle, Servant. John Rolfe, aged 50, and Ann his wife and 2 sons, John and Thomas, 4 years and under, from Melchitt Parke, Wilts Co. NEHGR Apr 1882, p. 144: 'John Rolfe, brother of Henry, 'came in 1638 from Melchet-Park, co Wiltshire, in the ship Confidence, age 50, with wife Ann and daughter Esther and servant Thomas Whittier,' as per Savage vol 3, p. 571. [See also Register siv, 335]. He settled in Salisbury; and from his will we learn that he had three daughters. His wife died in 1646 or '47, and he died in 1664.' one of the proprietors of Nantucket MA 1663 (fr Directory of Ancestral Heads of NE Families 1620-1700, compiled by Frank R. Holmes [Gen Pub Co 1984].)2 He died on 29 March 1664 at Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts, at age 74.1,16 The will of John Rolfe called John and Richard Whittier "my sisters sons". G. R. 1882, p. 144 states that Thomas Whittier married a sister of Henry and John Rolfe. Ruth Green appears on the Haverhill MA records. The record was made about 1665. On the Salisbury record Mary, born 1647, is daughter of Thomas and Ruth. The suggestion has been made that Ruth may have been a half sister of the Rolfes, or a widdow when she married, or a sister of John Rolfe's wife. Thomas Whittier was, however, more than 30 years younger than John Rolfe.8

Family 1

Joane Coles b. s 1592, d. 3 Jun 1647
Children

Family 2

Elizabeth Dolinge b. s 1600, d. bt 1632 - 1690
Child

Citations

  1. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Jordan/Roff/Westby Family Tree.
  2. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  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 -Rolfe Entries in the Parish Registers of Whiteparish.
  4. [S137] New England Historical and Genealogical Register, online http://books.google.com, Elizabeth French, "Genealogical Research in England," NEHGR, Volume 66 (1912),p. 247, 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. 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. 250, on Google Books - Rolfe Entries in the Parish Registers of Downton.
  7. [S42] Rolfe Family 1995, online http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm4/document.php, I-1.1.
  8. [S331] John E. Enright, 22 Jan 2000.
  9. [S137] New England Historical and Genealogical Register, online http://books.google.com, Volume 3 (1849) -- p. 152, "Some Materials Towards a Genelogy of the Family by the Name of Rolfe."
  10. [S340] Charles Carleton Coffin, History of Boscawen.
  11. [S922] Red Rolfe, online http://cowhampshire.blogharbor.com/blog/_archives/2006/5/18/…
  12. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Burrowes and Lee Family Tree.
  13. [S93] Family Tree Maker's Genealogy, online http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com, Barry W Walker.
  14. [S246] Hale Family Organization, online http://halefam.org
  15. [S458] Author not given, "Genealogy Rolfe family."
  16. [S137] New England Historical and Genealogical Register, online http://books.google.com, Volume 3 (1849) -- p. 151, "Some Materials Towards a Genelogy of the Family by the Name of Rolfe."
  17. [S783] James A. Munger, online http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/m/u/n/…, no documentation of source.

father of John and Thomas Rolfe1

M, b. say 1405, d. between 1451 and 1495
     Father of John and Thomas Rolfe was also known as father of John and Thomas Rolf.2 He was born say 1405 at Downton Parish, County Wiltshire, England.1 He married mother of John and Thomas ? at Downton Parish, County Wiltshire, England, say 1430.1 Father of John and Thomas Rolfe died between 1451 and 1495 at Downton Parish, County Wiltshire, England.1

Family

mother of John and Thomas ? b. s 1410, d. bt 1451 - 1500
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.
  2. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.

mother of John and Thomas ?1

F, b. say 1410, d. between 1451 and 1500
     Mother of John and Thomas ? was born say 1410 at Downton Parish, County Wiltshire, England.1 She married father of John and Thomas Rolfe at Downton Parish, County Wiltshire, England, say 1430.1 As of say 1430,her married name was Rolfe.1 Mother of John and Thomas ? died between 1451 and 1500 at Downton Parish, County Wiltshire, England.1

Family

father of John and Thomas Rolfe b. s 1405, d. bt 1451 - 1495
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.

Thomas Rolfe1

M, b. say 1450, d. between 1521 and 1540
Fatherfather of John and Thomas Rolfe1 b. s 1405, d. bt 1451 - 1495
Mothermother of John and Thomas ?1 b. s 1410, d. bt 1451 - 1500
     Thomas Rolfe was also known as Thomas Rolf.2 He was born say 1450 at Downton Parish, County Wiltshire, England.1 He married wife of Thomas ? at England say 1470.2 Thomas Rolfe died between 1521 and 1540 at Downton Parish, County Wiltshire, England.1

Family

wife of Thomas ? b. s 1450, d. bt 1471 - 1540

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.
  2. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.

husband Blake1

M, b. say 1515, d. between 1559 and 1605
     Husband Blake was born say 1515 at County Wiltshire, England.1 He married Margaret Rolfe at County Wiltshire, England, say 1541.1 Husband Blake of Playtford acc to will of Henry Rolff the elder 1558.2 He died between 1559 and 1605 at County Wiltshire, England.1

Family

Margaret Rolfe b. s 1521, d. bt 1580 - 1615

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 Henry Rolfe the elder 1558.
  2. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.

daughter Rolfe1

F, b. say 1546, d. between 1569 and 1636
     Daughter Rolfe was born say 1546 at County Wiltshire, England.1 As of say 1566,her married name was Owery.1 She married husband Owery say 1566 at County Wiltshire, England.1 Daughter Rolfe died between 1569 and 1636 at County Wiltshire, England.1

Family

husband Owery b. s 1540, d. bt 1569 - 1630
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. 244, on Google Books - will of Henry Rolfe 1579.

husband Owery1

M, b. say 1540, d. between 1569 and 1630
     Husband Owery was born say 1540 at County Wiltshire, England.1 He married daughter Rolfe say 1566 at County Wiltshire, England.1 Husband Owery died between 1569 and 1630 at County Wiltshire, England.1

Family

daughter Rolfe b. s 1546, d. bt 1569 - 1636
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. 244, on Google Books - will of Henry Rolfe 1579.

Johan Owery1

M, b. say 1567, d. between 1580 and 1657
Fatherhusband Owery1 b. s 1540, d. bt 1569 - 1630
Motherdaughter Rolfe1 b. s 1546, d. bt 1569 - 1636
     Johan Owery was born say 1567 at County Wiltshire, England.1 He died between 1580 and 1657 at County Wiltshire, England.1

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 Henry Rolfe 1579.

husband Rolfe1,2

M, b. circa 1545, d. between 1600 and 1603
FatherHenry Rolfe3 b. c 1515, d. bt 5 May 1558 - 4 Jun 1558
Motherwife ?3 b. s 1517, d. bt 1557 - 1558
     Husband Rolfe was also known as Richard Rolfe.3 Husband Rolfe was also known as father Rolfe.4 He was born circa 1545 at Whiteparish, County Wiltshire, England.1,2 He married Alice ? at Whiteparish, County Wiltshire, England, circa 1569.5,1 Husband Rolfe died before 1590.4 He died between 1600 and 1603 at Whiteparish, County Wiltshire, England.1

Family

Alice ? b. s 1550, d. 10 Dec 1604
Children

Citations

  1. [S61] Genforum, online http://genforum.genealogy.com, Re: John Rolfe and Mary Scullard.
  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. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, hoodcrewson family tree.
  4. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  5. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, hoodcrewson Family Tree.
  6. [S43] Gary Rolph guess, based on Alice Rolfe's will.

William Hore1

M, b. say 1550, d. between 1576 and 1640
     William Hore was born say 1550 at County Wiltshire, England.1 He died between 1576 and 1640 at County Wiltshire, England.1 He married Daughter Rolfe at County Wiltshire, England, circa 1585.1

Family

Daughter Rolfe b. s 1565, d. bt 1587 - 1633
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. 244, on Google Books - will of Richard Rolff 1598.

William Hore1

M, b. say 1586, d. between 1599 and 1665
FatherWilliam Hore1 b. s 1550, d. bt 1576 - 1640
MotherDaughter Rolfe1 b. s 1565, d. bt 1587 - 1633
     William Hore was born say 1586 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 William Hore died between 1599 and 1665 at County Wiltshire, England.1

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

William Sanders1

M, b. say 1545, d. between 1599 and 1645
     William Sanders was born circa 1540.2 He was born say 1545 at County Wiltshire, England.1 He married Elizabeth Rolfe at County Wiltshire, England, circa 1568.1 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)..3 William Sanders died between 1599 and 1645 at County Wiltshire, England.1

Family

Elizabeth ? b. c 1545, d. bt 1580 - 1598
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. [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. 250, on Google Books.

Ann Judd1,2

F, b. say 1580, d. between 1619 and 1670
     Ann Judd was born say 1580 at County Wiltshire, England.1 She was born circa 1585; assumption. She married Henry Rolfe at County Wiltshire, England, on 21 January 1604/5.1,2 As of 21 January 1604/5,her married name was Rolfe.1 As of 1618, Ann Judd was also known as Anna Rolph.1 She witnessed Henry Rolfe's death at Downton Parish, County Wiltshire, England, in January 1618. 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)..3,1 Ann Judd died between 1619 and 1670 at County Wiltshire, England.1

Family

Henry Rolfe b. 1577, d. Jan 1618
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 - Bond of administrator of Henry Rolph.
  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 - Rolfe Entries in the Parish Registers of Downton.
  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. 250, on Google Books - Rolfe Entries in the Parish Registers of Whiteparish.

Emmanuel Rolfe1

M, b. say 1580, d. 1624
     Emmanuel Rolfe was born say 1580 at County Wiltshire, England.1 He married Elizabeth ? say 1605 at County Wiltshire, England.1 Emmanuel Rolfe died in 1624 at Lavington, County Wiltshire, England; Administration on the goods of Emanuell Rolfe of Lauington [Lavington] forum in co. Wiltes was granted to Elizabeth, widow and relict, 26 July 1624. Inventory 82pounds, 10s, 4d. Archdeaconry of Sarum, vol. 8, fo. 229.1

Family

Elizabeth ? b. s 1585, d. bt 1625 - 1675

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 - Administration on the goods of Emmanuel Rolfe.

Elizabeth ?1

F, b. say 1585, d. between 1625 and 1675
     Elizabeth ? was born say 1585 at County Wiltshire, England.1 As of say 1605,her married name was Rolfe.1 She married Emmanuel Rolfe say 1605 at County Wiltshire, England.1 Elizabeth ? died between 1625 and 1675 at Lavington, County Wiltshire, England.1

Family

Emmanuel Rolfe b. s 1580, d. 1624

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 - Administration on the goods of Emmanuel Rolfe.

Joane Coles1

F, b. say 1592, d. 3 June 1647
     Joane Coles was also known as JoAnn (Hester) Coles.2 Joane Coles was also known as Hester Saunders. Joane Coles was also known as Esther ?3 Joane Coles was also known as Judith ?4 Joane Coles was also known as Dorothy ?4 Joane Coles was also known as Esther Rolfe.5 She was born say 1592 at Whiteparish, County Wiltshire, England.1 Her married name was Rolfe. She married John Rolfe at Whiteparish, County Wiltshire, England, on 2 November 1612.1,6 Joane Coles died on 21 July 1622 at Hamptworth, Downton Parish, County Wiltshire, England.4 She died on 25 April 1625 at Hamptworth, Downton Parish, County Wiltshire, England.4 As of 1638, Joane Coles was also known as Ann Rolfe.7 John, John and Ann immigrated, in April 1638. Destination: an unknown place .7 She 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.5,3 As of 1647, Joane Coles was also known as Hester Rolfe.7 Joane died on 3 June 1647 at Essex Coounty, Massachusetts. "Hester, wife of John Rolfe, died 3 Jun 1647.".1,7

Family

John Rolfe b. 24 Apr 1589, d. 29 Mar 1664
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. 247, on Google Books - Will of John Rolfe.
  2. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  3. [S922] Red Rolfe, online http://cowhampshire.blogharbor.com/blog/_archives/2006/5/18/…
  4. [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.
  5. [S340] Charles Carleton Coffin, History of Boscawen.
  6. [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.
  7. [S137] New England Historical and Genealogical Register, online http://books.google.com, Volume 3 (1849) -- p. 152, "Some Materials Towards a Genelogy of the Family by the Name of Rolfe."
  8. [S783] James A. Munger, online http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/m/u/n/…, no documentation of source.

Joane Rolfe1

F, b. 18 September 1614, d. 1668
FatherJohn Rolfe1 b. 24 Apr 1589, d. 29 Mar 1664
MotherJoane Coles1 b. s 1592, d. 3 Jun 1647
     Joane Rolfe was born on 18 September 1614 at Whiteparish, County Wiltshire, England; Baptism 1614 Joane daughter of John Rofe 18 September.2 She was baptized on 18 September 1614 at Whiteparish, County Wiltshire, England.3 John Rolfe mentioned Joane Rolfe in a will in January 1624 at Whiteparish, County Wiltshire, England; The Will of [John Rolfe of Whiteparish] in the county of Wilts, yeoman, ary, 1624/5. To the church of [Whiteparish] 6d., to be used toward the reparation of the church by the churchwardens of Whiteparish. Concerning my right and interest in certain leases of which I now stand possessed, after my decease my son [ ] Rolphe shall have that messuage or tenement and close adjoining, and that close called long [ ] adjoining to Bushy lease, and that close called breach meade, and a parcel [ ] sometimes parcel of bushy lease and lying upon the lane called Rumsey [ ] containing fourteen [lugge?] all being in Whiteparish, and also four [?pieces of] arable land containing ten acres called Webb [?close] with a messuage which I hold of the right [ ] William Stockman of Bereford, county Wilts., Esq., by virtue of a [?lease] dated 20 March 8 James I, to hold the said lease and premises until the full term of ninety nine years be ended, if myself, Henry Rolfe, my son, and John Rolfe the younger, my son, or any of us, live so long. Said closes of arable land and pasture containing ten acres sometime called Webb close, which I now hold of William Stockman by lease dated 10 January 8 James I for ninety nine years if my sons Henry and John or either of them live so long, I give to my son Henry for his life, and after his death my will is that Honor Rolfe, wife to the said Henry my son, if she survive her husband, shall hold the said premises during the time she remain a widow, and when my daughter-in-law Honor be married to any other husband or die, then my son John shall enjoy the residue of the time unexpired. My son John shall have the three acres of ground sometimes waste ground parcel of the Earldome lying between Langley wood and the round coppice,* demised to me and my assigns by William Stockman Esq., during the term of [th]ree years, as appears by indenture dated 20 March 8 James I. To John, my younger son, the new chest, my best coffer, my iron bound cart, and 3 pounds. To Joane, the eldest daughter, and Hester, the youngest daughter of my son john, a brass pan, pewter platter, a hive of bees and 20s. each.. To Joane, my grandchild, daughter of William Holloway, a hive of bees and 20s. at [ ] twenty-one years my will is that [ ] son John or the longer [ ] two kine and a mare which [ ] Item I give to my daughter [ ] coverlid and 26s.8d. to [ ] ease. Itm I give to Richard Whiteer [ ] of money which money my executor [ ] taine to the age of twenty and six yeares [ ]ty shillings. And farther my will is that [ ] abovenamed shall have their twenty shillings apiece [ ] my decease: for which my abovenamed grand [?children shall give my] executor an acquittance and he shall accept of [ ] sonne John a coverlid which lyeth in my press [ ] piece if they shall require it within one year after [ ] aged men and women of Whiteparish the sum of [ ] at the discretion of my executor and the minister. [ ] the rest of my goods and chattels unbequeathed, my [?debts and legacies paid and funeral expenses disch]arged, I give and bequeath to my son Henry Rolfe and [?make him my] sole executor; and I give to Mr. Parks, minister of Whiteparish, [ ] My neighbors John Coles of Mort farme and William Morris of Newton [ ]field to be my overseers, and to each of them I give 10s. [ ] to see my will faithfully performed. [Signed] John Rolfe his marke. [Witnesses' names torn off.]
Codicil dated 29 May 1625. I give to be delivered by my life time which is no part of [ ] nor touching my last will, as witnesses John [ Willi]am Morris. Mary my daughter shall have 13s. [ ] of the 17 pounds. I give to my son John 30 [ ]nn pounds. I give to Mary my daughter a little barrell, etc., [ ] a stall of bees for Thomas her son, and unto Mary my daughter a gown. To Henry my son the silt and the powdering tub. To John my son my [ ]ake and the newest jerkin and hose. All the rest of my household stuff to be equally divided between Henry, my son and executor, and John, [?my you]ngest son. [Signed] the [mark?] of John Rolfe the elder. Proved 8 October 1625, by the executor named. Inventory taken 6 October 1625, by John Coles, William Morris, and Thomas Rolfe, 113 pounds 1s.4d., exhibited by the executor 8 October 1625. (Archdeaconry of Sarum, 1625, Original Will and Inventory.) [Brackets indicate the places where the foregoing will is mutilated or illegible.]4,1 As of 1632,her married name was Ring.5,6 She married Richard Ring at Marlborough, County Wiltshire, England, in 1632.5,6 As of circa 1634,her married name was King.5 Joane Rolfe died in 1668 at Whiteparish, County Wiltshire, England.1,7

Family

Richard Ring b. s 1610, d. 11 Mar 1675
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. 247, on Google Books - Will of John Rolfe.
  2. [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.
  3. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  4. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Jordan/Roff/Westby Family Tree.
  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.
  6. [S33] WikiTree, online www.wikitree.com.
  7. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, One World Tree.
  8. [S137] New England Historical and Genealogical Register, online http://books.google.com, Volume 3 (1849) -- p. 152, "Some Materials Towards a Genelogy of the Family by the Name of Rolfe."

Hester Rolfe1

F, b. 2 April 1616, d. 1663
FatherJohn Rolfe1 b. 24 Apr 1589, d. 29 Mar 1664
MotherJoane Coles1 b. s 1592, d. 3 Jun 1647
     Hester Rolfe was also known as Sarah Rolfe.2 As of 1616, Hester Rolfe was also known as Easter Rolfe.3 She was born on 2 April 1616 at Whiteparish, County Wiltshire, England; Baptisms 1616 Easter daughter of John Rolfe 2 April.3 She was baptized on 2 April 1616 at Whiteparish, County Wiltshire, England.2 Hester Rolfe was also known as Esther Rolfe. John Rolfe mentioned Hester Rolfe in a will in January 1624 at Whiteparish, County Wiltshire, England; The Will of [John Rolfe of Whiteparish] in the county of Wilts, yeoman, ary, 1624/5. To the church of [Whiteparish] 6d., to be used toward the reparation of the church by the churchwardens of Whiteparish. Concerning my right and interest in certain leases of which I now stand possessed, after my decease my son [ ] Rolphe shall have that messuage or tenement and close adjoining, and that close called long [ ] adjoining to Bushy lease, and that close called breach meade, and a parcel [ ] sometimes parcel of bushy lease and lying upon the lane called Rumsey [ ] containing fourteen [lugge?] all being in Whiteparish, and also four [?pieces of] arable land containing ten acres called Webb [?close] with a messuage which I hold of the right [ ] William Stockman of Bereford, county Wilts., Esq., by virtue of a [?lease] dated 20 March 8 James I, to hold the said lease and premises until the full term of ninety nine years be ended, if myself, Henry Rolfe, my son, and John Rolfe the younger, my son, or any of us, live so long. Said closes of arable land and pasture containing ten acres sometime called Webb close, which I now hold of William Stockman by lease dated 10 January 8 James I for ninety nine years if my sons Henry and John or either of them live so long, I give to my son Henry for his life, and after his death my will is that Honor Rolfe, wife to the said Henry my son, if she survive her husband, shall hold the said premises during the time she remain a widow, and when my daughter-in-law Honor be married to any other husband or die, then my son John shall enjoy the residue of the time unexpired. My son John shall have the three acres of ground sometimes waste ground parcel of the Earldome lying between Langley wood and the round coppice,* demised to me and my assigns by William Stockman Esq., during the term of [th]ree years, as appears by indenture dated 20 March 8 James I. To John, my younger son, the new chest, my best coffer, my iron bound cart, and 3 pounds. To Joane, the eldest daughter, and Hester, the youngest daughter of my son john, a brass pan, pewter platter, a hive of bees and 20s. each.. To Joane, my grandchild, daughter of William Holloway, a hive of bees and 20s. at [ ] twenty-one years my will is that [ ] son John or the longer [ ] two kine and a mare which [ ] Item I give to my daughter [ ] coverlid and 26s.8d. to [ ] ease. Itm I give to Richard Whiteer [ ] of money which money my executor [ ] taine to the age of twenty and six yeares [ ]ty shillings. And farther my will is that [ ] abovenamed shall have their twenty shillings apiece [ ] my decease: for which my abovenamed grand [?children shall give my] executor an acquittance and he shall accept of [ ] sonne John a coverlid which lyeth in my press [ ] piece if they shall require it within one year after [ ] aged men and women of Whiteparish the sum of [ ] at the discretion of my executor and the minister. [ ] the rest of my goods and chattels unbequeathed, my [?debts and legacies paid and funeral expenses disch]arged, I give and bequeath to my son Henry Rolfe and [?make him my] sole executor; and I give to Mr. Parks, minister of Whiteparish, [ ] My neighbors John Coles of Mort farme and William Morris of Newton [ ]field to be my overseers, and to each of them I give 10s. [ ] to see my will faithfully performed. [Signed] John Rolfe his marke. [Witnesses' names torn off.]
Codicil dated 29 May 1625. I give to be delivered by my life time which is no part of [ ] nor touching my last will, as witnesses John [ Willi]am Morris. Mary my daughter shall have 13s. [ ] of the 17 pounds. I give to my son John 30 [ ]nn pounds. I give to Mary my daughter a little barrell, etc., [ ] a stall of bees for Thomas her son, and unto Mary my daughter a gown. To Henry my son the silt and the powdering tub. To John my son my [ ]ake and the newest jerkin and hose. All the rest of my household stuff to be equally divided between Henry, my son and executor, and John, [?my you]ngest son. [Signed] the [mark?] of John Rolfe the elder. Proved 8 October 1625, by the executor named. Inventory taken 6 October 1625, by John Coles, William Morris, and Thomas Rolfe, 113 pounds 1s.4d., exhibited by the executor 8 October 1625. (Archdeaconry of Sarum, 1625, Original Will and Inventory.) [Brackets indicate the places where the foregoing will is mutilated or illegible.]4,1 As of say 1636,her married name was Sanders.5 She married John Sanders at County Wiltshire, England, say 1636.5,6 As of 1638, Hester Rolfe was also known as Sara Sanders.7 Sara was the spouse of John Sanders, John Rolfe and Ann Rolfe when they immigrated in April 1638.7 Hester was divorced from John Sanders at Salisbury, Essex County, Massachusetts, say 1645.6 As of 12 February 1650,her married name was Glover.6 She married Charles Glover at Southold, Suffolk County, New York, on 12 February 1650.6 Hester was divorced from Charles Glover at Southold, Suffolk County, New York, say 1655.6 Hester Rolfe died in 1663 at Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts.1,8 Her married name was Cottle.2 Her married name was Hale.2 She NEHGR Apr 1882, p. 144, has her as dau of John, with only 'm first William Cottle, and second or third, John Hale.2'

Family 1

John Sanders b. s 1610, d. bt 1646 - 1700

Family 2

Charles Glover b. bt 1610 - 1620, d. 15 Jan 1665

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. 247, on Google Books - Will of John Rolfe.
  2. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  3. [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.
  4. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Jordan/Roff/Westby Family Tree.
  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.
  6. [S248] Glover Page, online http://ntgen.tripod.com/bw/glov.html
  7. [S137] New England Historical and Genealogical Register, online http://books.google.com, Volume 3 (1849) -- p. 152, "Some Materials Towards a Genelogy of the Family by the Name of Rolfe."
  8. [S33] WikiTree, online www.wikitree.com, Hester Rolfe.

William Holloway1

M, b. say 1580, d. between 1626 and 1670
     William Holloway was baptized on 15 September 1579 at Whiteparish, County Wiltshire, England.2 He was born say 1580 at County Wiltshire, England.1 He married Jone Rolfe at Whiteparish, County Wiltshire, England, on 18 September 1609.3 John Rolfe mentioned William Holloway in a will in January 1624 at Whiteparish, County Wiltshire, England; The Will of [John Rolfe of Whiteparish] in the county of Wilts, yeoman, ary, 1624/5. To the church of [Whiteparish] 6d., to be used toward the reparation of the church by the churchwardens of Whiteparish. Concerning my right and interest in certain leases of which I now stand possessed, after my decease my son [ ] Rolphe shall have that messuage or tenement and close adjoining, and that close called long [ ] adjoining to Bushy lease, and that close called breach meade, and a parcel [ ] sometimes parcel of bushy lease and lying upon the lane called Rumsey [ ] containing fourteen [lugge?] all being in Whiteparish, and also four [?pieces of] arable land containing ten acres called Webb [?close] with a messuage which I hold of the right [ ] William Stockman of Bereford, county Wilts., Esq., by virtue of a [?lease] dated 20 March 8 James I, to hold the said lease and premises until the full term of ninety nine years be ended, if myself, Henry Rolfe, my son, and John Rolfe the younger, my son, or any of us, live so long. Said closes of arable land and pasture containing ten acres sometime called Webb close, which I now hold of William Stockman by lease dated 10 January 8 James I for ninety nine years if my sons Henry and John or either of them live so long, I give to my son Henry for his life, and after his death my will is that Honor Rolfe, wife to the said Henry my son, if she survive her husband, shall hold the said premises during the time she remain a widow, and when my daughter-in-law Honor be married to any other husband or die, then my son John shall enjoy the residue of the time unexpired. My son John shall have the three acres of ground sometimes waste ground parcel of the Earldome lying between Langley wood and the round coppice,* demised to me and my assigns by William Stockman Esq., during the term of [th]ree years, as appears by indenture dated 20 March 8 James I. To John, my younger son, the new chest, my best coffer, my iron bound cart, and 3 pounds. To Joane, the eldest daughter, and Hester, the youngest daughter of my son john, a brass pan, pewter platter, a hive of bees and 20s. each.. To Joane, my grandchild, daughter of William Holloway, a hive of bees and 20s. at [ ] twenty-one years my will is that [ ] son John or the longer [ ] two kine and a mare which [ ] Item I give to my daughter [ ] coverlid and 26s.8d. to [ ] ease. Itm I give to Richard Whiteer [ ] of money which money my executor [ ] taine to the age of twenty and six yeares [ ]ty shillings. And farther my will is that [ ] abovenamed shall have their twenty shillings apiece [ ] my decease: for which my abovenamed grand [?children shall give my] executor an acquittance and he shall accept of [ ] sonne John a coverlid which lyeth in my press [ ] piece if they shall require it within one year after [ ] aged men and women of Whiteparish the sum of [ ] at the discretion of my executor and the minister. [ ] the rest of my goods and chattels unbequeathed, my [?debts and legacies paid and funeral expenses disch]arged, I give and bequeath to my son Henry Rolfe and [?make him my] sole executor; and I give to Mr. Parks, minister of Whiteparish, [ ] My neighbors John Coles of Mort farme and William Morris of Newton [ ]field to be my overseers, and to each of them I give 10s. [ ] to see my will faithfully performed. [Signed] John Rolfe his marke. [Witnesses' names torn off.]
Codicil dated 29 May 1625. I give to be delivered by my life time which is no part of [ ] nor touching my last will, as witnesses John [ Willi]am Morris. Mary my daughter shall have 13s. [ ] of the 17 pounds. I give to my son John 30 [ ]nn pounds. I give to Mary my daughter a little barrell, etc., [ ] a stall of bees for Thomas her son, and unto Mary my daughter a gown. To Henry my son the silt and the powdering tub. To John my son my [ ]ake and the newest jerkin and hose. All the rest of my household stuff to be equally divided between Henry, my son and executor, and John, [?my you]ngest son. [Signed] the [mark?] of John Rolfe the elder. Proved 8 October 1625, by the executor named. Inventory taken 6 October 1625, by John Coles, William Morris, and Thomas Rolfe, 113 pounds 1s.4d., exhibited by the executor 8 October 1625. (Archdeaconry of Sarum, 1625, Original Will and Inventory.) [Brackets indicate the places where the foregoing will is mutilated or illegible.]4,1 He died between 1626 and 1670 at County Wiltshire, England.1

Family

Jone Rolfe b. 15 Sep 1579, d. bt 1621 - 1624
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. 247, on Google Books - Will of John Rolfe.
  2. [S331] John E. Enright, 22 Jan 2000, citing Notes on the English Ancestry of the Whittier & Rolfe Families of New England, Charles Collier Whittier, Boston, MA 1912.
  3. [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.
  4. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Jordan/Roff/Westby Family Tree.

Joane Holloway1

F, b. say 1610, d. between 1626 and 1700
FatherWilliam Holloway1 b. s 1580, d. bt 1626 - 1670
MotherJone Rolfe1 b. 15 Sep 1579, d. bt 1621 - 1624
     Joane Holloway was born say 1610 at County Wiltshire, England.1 John Rolfe mentioned Joane Holloway in a will in January 1624 at Whiteparish, County Wiltshire, England; The Will of [John Rolfe of Whiteparish] in the county of Wilts, yeoman, ary, 1624/5. To the church of [Whiteparish] 6d., to be used toward the reparation of the church by the churchwardens of Whiteparish. Concerning my right and interest in certain leases of which I now stand possessed, after my decease my son [ ] Rolphe shall have that messuage or tenement and close adjoining, and that close called long [ ] adjoining to Bushy lease, and that close called breach meade, and a parcel [ ] sometimes parcel of bushy lease and lying upon the lane called Rumsey [ ] containing fourteen [lugge?] all being in Whiteparish, and also four [?pieces of] arable land containing ten acres called Webb [?close] with a messuage which I hold of the right [ ] William Stockman of Bereford, county Wilts., Esq., by virtue of a [?lease] dated 20 March 8 James I, to hold the said lease and premises until the full term of ninety nine years be ended, if myself, Henry Rolfe, my son, and John Rolfe the younger, my son, or any of us, live so long. Said closes of arable land and pasture containing ten acres sometime called Webb close, which I now hold of William Stockman by lease dated 10 January 8 James I for ninety nine years if my sons Henry and John or either of them live so long, I give to my son Henry for his life, and after his death my will is that Honor Rolfe, wife to the said Henry my son, if she survive her husband, shall hold the said premises during the time she remain a widow, and when my daughter-in-law Honor be married to any other husband or die, then my son John shall enjoy the residue of the time unexpired. My son John shall have the three acres of ground sometimes waste ground parcel of the Earldome lying between Langley wood and the round coppice,* demised to me and my assigns by William Stockman Esq., during the term of [th]ree years, as appears by indenture dated 20 March 8 James I. To John, my younger son, the new chest, my best coffer, my iron bound cart, and 3 pounds. To Joane, the eldest daughter, and Hester, the youngest daughter of my son john, a brass pan, pewter platter, a hive of bees and 20s. each.. To Joane, my grandchild, daughter of William Holloway, a hive of bees and 20s. at [ ] twenty-one years my will is that [ ] son John or the longer [ ] two kine and a mare which [ ] Item I give to my daughter [ ] coverlid and 26s.8d. to [ ] ease. Itm I give to Richard Whiteer [ ] of money which money my executor [ ] taine to the age of twenty and six yeares [ ]ty shillings. And farther my will is that [ ] abovenamed shall have their twenty shillings apiece [ ] my decease: for which my abovenamed grand [?children shall give my] executor an acquittance and he shall accept of [ ] sonne John a coverlid which lyeth in my press [ ] piece if they shall require it within one year after [ ] aged men and women of Whiteparish the sum of [ ] at the discretion of my executor and the minister. [ ] the rest of my goods and chattels unbequeathed, my [?debts and legacies paid and funeral expenses disch]arged, I give and bequeath to my son Henry Rolfe and [?make him my] sole executor; and I give to Mr. Parks, minister of Whiteparish, [ ] My neighbors John Coles of Mort farme and William Morris of Newton [ ]field to be my overseers, and to each of them I give 10s. [ ] to see my will faithfully performed. [Signed] John Rolfe his marke. [Witnesses' names torn off.]
Codicil dated 29 May 1625. I give to be delivered by my life time which is no part of [ ] nor touching my last will, as witnesses John [ Willi]am Morris. Mary my daughter shall have 13s. [ ] of the 17 pounds. I give to my son John 30 [ ]nn pounds. I give to Mary my daughter a little barrell, etc., [ ] a stall of bees for Thomas her son, and unto Mary my daughter a gown. To Henry my son the silt and the powdering tub. To John my son my [ ]ake and the newest jerkin and hose. All the rest of my household stuff to be equally divided between Henry, my son and executor, and John, [?my you]ngest son. [Signed] the [mark?] of John Rolfe the elder. Proved 8 October 1625, by the executor named. Inventory taken 6 October 1625, by John Coles, William Morris, and Thomas Rolfe, 113 pounds 1s.4d., exhibited by the executor 8 October 1625. (Archdeaconry of Sarum, 1625, Original Will and Inventory.) [Brackets indicate the places where the foregoing will is mutilated or illegible.]2,1 She died between 1626 and 1700 at County Wiltshire, England.1

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. 247, on Google Books - Will of John Rolfe.
  2. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Jordan/Roff/Westby Family Tree.

Thomas Holloway1

M, b. say 1620, d. between 1626 and 1710
FatherWilliam Holloway1 b. s 1580, d. bt 1626 - 1670
MotherJone Rolfe1 b. 15 Sep 1579, d. bt 1621 - 1624
     Thomas Holloway was born say 1620 at County Wiltshire, England.1 John Rolfe mentioned Thomas Holloway in a will in January 1624 at Whiteparish, County Wiltshire, England; The Will of [John Rolfe of Whiteparish] in the county of Wilts, yeoman, ary, 1624/5. To the church of [Whiteparish] 6d., to be used toward the reparation of the church by the churchwardens of Whiteparish. Concerning my right and interest in certain leases of which I now stand possessed, after my decease my son [ ] Rolphe shall have that messuage or tenement and close adjoining, and that close called long [ ] adjoining to Bushy lease, and that close called breach meade, and a parcel [ ] sometimes parcel of bushy lease and lying upon the lane called Rumsey [ ] containing fourteen [lugge?] all being in Whiteparish, and also four [?pieces of] arable land containing ten acres called Webb [?close] with a messuage which I hold of the right [ ] William Stockman of Bereford, county Wilts., Esq., by virtue of a [?lease] dated 20 March 8 James I, to hold the said lease and premises until the full term of ninety nine years be ended, if myself, Henry Rolfe, my son, and John Rolfe the younger, my son, or any of us, live so long. Said closes of arable land and pasture containing ten acres sometime called Webb close, which I now hold of William Stockman by lease dated 10 January 8 James I for ninety nine years if my sons Henry and John or either of them live so long, I give to my son Henry for his life, and after his death my will is that Honor Rolfe, wife to the said Henry my son, if she survive her husband, shall hold the said premises during the time she remain a widow, and when my daughter-in-law Honor be married to any other husband or die, then my son John shall enjoy the residue of the time unexpired. My son John shall have the three acres of ground sometimes waste ground parcel of the Earldome lying between Langley wood and the round coppice,* demised to me and my assigns by William Stockman Esq., during the term of [th]ree years, as appears by indenture dated 20 March 8 James I. To John, my younger son, the new chest, my best coffer, my iron bound cart, and 3 pounds. To Joane, the eldest daughter, and Hester, the youngest daughter of my son john, a brass pan, pewter platter, a hive of bees and 20s. each.. To Joane, my grandchild, daughter of William Holloway, a hive of bees and 20s. at [ ] twenty-one years my will is that [ ] son John or the longer [ ] two kine and a mare which [ ] Item I give to my daughter [ ] coverlid and 26s.8d. to [ ] ease. Itm I give to Richard Whiteer [ ] of money which money my executor [ ] taine to the age of twenty and six yeares [ ]ty shillings. And farther my will is that [ ] abovenamed shall have their twenty shillings apiece [ ] my decease: for which my abovenamed grand [?children shall give my] executor an acquittance and he shall accept of [ ] sonne John a coverlid which lyeth in my press [ ] piece if they shall require it within one year after [ ] aged men and women of Whiteparish the sum of [ ] at the discretion of my executor and the minister. [ ] the rest of my goods and chattels unbequeathed, my [?debts and legacies paid and funeral expenses disch]arged, I give and bequeath to my son Henry Rolfe and [?make him my] sole executor; and I give to Mr. Parks, minister of Whiteparish, [ ] My neighbors John Coles of Mort farme and William Morris of Newton [ ]field to be my overseers, and to each of them I give 10s. [ ] to see my will faithfully performed. [Signed] John Rolfe his marke. [Witnesses' names torn off.]
Codicil dated 29 May 1625. I give to be delivered by my life time which is no part of [ ] nor touching my last will, as witnesses John [ Willi]am Morris. Mary my daughter shall have 13s. [ ] of the 17 pounds. I give to my son John 30 [ ]nn pounds. I give to Mary my daughter a little barrell, etc., [ ] a stall of bees for Thomas her son, and unto Mary my daughter a gown. To Henry my son the silt and the powdering tub. To John my son my [ ]ake and the newest jerkin and hose. All the rest of my household stuff to be equally divided between Henry, my son and executor, and John, [?my you]ngest son. [Signed] the [mark?] of John Rolfe the elder. Proved 8 October 1625, by the executor named. Inventory taken 6 October 1625, by John Coles, William Morris, and Thomas Rolfe, 113 pounds 1s.4d., exhibited by the executor 8 October 1625. (Archdeaconry of Sarum, 1625, Original Will and Inventory.) [Brackets indicate the places where the foregoing will is mutilated or illegible.]2,1 He died between 1626 and 1710 at County Wiltshire, England.1

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. 247, on Google Books - Will of John Rolfe.
  2. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Jordan/Roff/Westby Family Tree.

Thomas Rolfe1

M, b. 8 June 1617, d. between 1642 and 1695
FatherThomas Rolfe1 b. 1579, d. 18 Aug 1629
MotherMary Hurst1 b. s 1580, d. bt 1640 - 1641
     Thomas Rolfe was born on 8 June 1617 at Whiteparish, County Wiltshire, England; Baptisms 1617 Thomas son of Thomas Rolfe 8 Jun.2 He was baptized on 8 June 1617 at Whiteparish, County Wiltshire, England.3 As of 1629, Thomas Rolfe was also known as Thomas Rofe.1 Thomas Rolfe mentioned Thomas 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).4 He married wife ? say 1640 at County Wiltshire, England.2 As of 1640, Thomas Rolfe was also known as Thomas Rolph.5 He witnessed Mary Rolph's death at County Wiltshire, England, between 1640 and 1641. 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)..5 Thomas Rolfe died between 1642 and 1695 at County Wiltshire, England.1

Family

wife ? b. s 1620, d. bt 1641 - 1710
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. [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.
  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. 249, on Google Books - Will of Thomas 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. 248, on Google Books - Bond of Thomas Rolph.

Alice ?1

F, b. say 1605, d. between 1663 and 1695
     Alice ? was born say 1605 at County Wiltshire, England.1 As of say 1625,her married name was Rolfe.1 She married John Rolfe, son of John Rolfe and wife ?, say 1625 at County Wiltshire, England.1 She witnessed John Rolfe's death at County Wiltshire, England, on 16 April 1662. 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)..2,1 Alice ? died between 1663 and 1695 at County Wiltshire, England.1

Family

John Rolfe b. s 1603, d. 16 Apr 1662

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. 249, on Google Books - Will of John Rolfe.
  2. [S43] Gary Rolph guess, based on Alice Rolfe's will.

Jone Rolfe1

F, b. 15 September 1579, d. between 1621 and 1624
FatherJohn Rolfe1 b. 1550, d. 12 Sep 1625
MotherHonor ?1 b. 1552, d. 8 Jul 1619
     Jone Rolfe was also known as Joane Rolfe.2 Jone Rolfe was also known as Jean Rolfe.3 She was born in September 1579 at Whiteparish, County Wiltshire, England.4 She was baptized on 15 September 1579 at Whiteparish, County Wiltshire, England.5,6 She was born on 15 September 1579 at Whiteparish, County Wiltshire, England; Baptism 1579 Jone daughter of John Roffe 15 September.1 Jone Rolfe was also known as Jone Rolfe.5 Jone Rolfe was also known as Joanne Rolfe. She married William Holloway at Whiteparish, County Wiltshire, England, on 18 September 1609.7 As of 18 September 1609,her married name was Holloway.7 Jone Rolfe died between 1621 and 1624 at Whiteparish, County Wiltshire, England.1 She died before 1625 at England.8

Family

William Holloway b. s 1580, d. bt 1626 - 1670
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. 249, on Google Books -Rolfe Entries in the Parish Registers of Whiteparish.
  2. [S331] John E. Enright, 22 Jan 2000.
  3. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, hoodcrewson family tree.
  4. [S783] James A. Munger, online http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/m/u/n/…
  5. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  6. [S331] John E. Enright, 22 Jan 2000, citing Notes on the English Ancestry of the Whittier & Rolfe Families of New England, Charles Collier Whittier, Boston, MA 1912.
  7. [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.
  8. [S43] Gary Rolph guess, she does not appear to be mentioned in father's will (all other children are mentioned).
  9. [S137] New England Historical and Genealogical Register, online http://books.google.com, Elizabeth French, "Genealogical Research in England," NEHGR, Volume 66 (1912),p. 247, on Google Books - Will of John Rolfe.

wife ?1

F, b. say 1620, d. between 1641 and 1710
     Wife ? was born say 1620 at County Wiltshire, England.1 As of say 1640,her married name was Rolfe.1 She married Thomas Rolfe, son of Thomas Rolfe and Mary Hurst, say 1640 at County Wiltshire, England.1 Wife ? died between 1641 and 1710 at County Wiltshire, England.1

Family

Thomas Rolfe b. 8 Jun 1617, d. bt 1642 - 1695
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. 24, on Google Books - Rolfe Entries in the Parish Registers of Whiteparish.