Mary Rolfe1

F, b. 1640, d. between 1641 and 1730
FatherThomas Rolfe1 b. 8 Jun 1617, d. bt 1642 - 1695
Motherwife ?1 b. s 1620, d. bt 1641 - 1710
     Mary Rolfe was also known as Mary Rolfe.2 She was baptized in 1640 at Whiteparish, County Wiltshire, England.2 She was born in 1640 at Whiteparish, County Wiltshire, England; Baptisms 1640 Mary daughter of Thomas Rolfe.1 She died between 1641 and 1730 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. 24, on Google Books - Rolfe Entries in the Parish Registers of Whiteparish.
  2. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.

Richard Whittier1

M, b. circa 1585, d. 12 August 1634
     Richard Whittier was born circa 1585 at Sarum, County Wiltshire, England; or Whiteparish Wiltshire England (Gencircles.)1,2 He married Mary Rolfe at Whiteparish, County Wiltshire, England, on 23 January 1608/9.1 Richard Whittier of Sarum acc to Marriage Register.3 He died on 12 August 1634 at Whiteparish, County Wiltshire, England.1,2

Family

Mary Rolfe b. 16 Jul 1582, d. bt 1626 - 1638
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. 24, on Google Books - Rolfe Entries in the Parish Registers of Whiteparish.
  2. [S250] GenCircles.com, online www.gencircles.com, users/hinkhouse/18/data 37.
  3. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  4. [S126] Rootsweb.com, online wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com, Whittier.
  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.

Thomas Rolfe1

M, b. 8 June 1606, d. between 1638 and 1696
FatherHenry Rolfe1 b. 1577, d. Jan 1618
MotherAnn Judd1 b. s 1580, d. bt 1619 - 1670
     Thomas Rolfe was baptized on 8 June 1606 at Hamptworth, Downton Parish, County Wiltshire, England.2 He was born on 8 June 1606 at Hamptworth, Downton Parish, County Wiltshire, England; Baptisms 1606 Thomas son of Henry Roof of Hamptworth 8 Jun.1 Thomas Rolfe was also known as Thomas Roof. He married Alice ? circa 1625.2 Thomas Rolfe married Alice ? say 1630 at County Wiltshire, England.3 Thomas Rolfe died between 1638 and 1696 at Downton Parish, County Wiltshire, England.1

Family 1

Alice ? b. c 1600
Children

Family 2

Alice ? b. s 1610, d. bt 1638 - 1700
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 - Rolfe Entries in the Parish Registers of Whiteparish.
  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. 250, on Google Books - Rolfe Entries in the Parish Registers of Downton.

Alice Rolfe1

F, b. 13 November 1607, d. between 1608 and 1697
FatherHenry Rolfe1 b. 1577, d. Jan 1618
MotherAnn Judd1 b. s 1580, d. bt 1619 - 1670
     Alice Rolfe was born on 13 November 1607 at Hamptworth, Downton Parish, County Wiltshire, England; Baptisms 1607 Alce daughter of Harry Roofe of Hamptworth 13 November.1 She was baptized on 18 November 1607 at Hamptworth, Downton Parish, County Wiltshire, England.2 Alice Rolfe was also known as Alice Roofe. She died between 1608 and 1697 at Downton Parish, 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. 250, on Google Books - Rolfe Entries in the Parish Registers of Whiteparish.
  2. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.

Susanne Rolfe1

F, b. 1609, d. between 1610 and 1699
FatherHenry Rolfe1 b. 1577, d. Jan 1618
MotherAnn Judd1 b. s 1580, d. bt 1619 - 1670
     Susanne Rolfe was baptized in 1609 at Hamptworth, Downton Parish, County Wiltshire, England.2 She was born in 1609 at Hamptworth, Downton Parish, County Wiltshire, England; Baptisms 1609 Susanne daughter of Hary Rofe of Hamptworth.1 Susanne Rolfe was also known as Susanne Rofe. She died between 1610 and 1699 at Downton Parish, 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. 250, on Google Books - Rolfe Entries in the Parish Registers of Whiteparish.
  2. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.

Emme Rolfe1

F, b. 12 January 1611/12, d. between 1613 and 1703
FatherHenry Rolfe1 b. 1577, d. Jan 1618
MotherAnn Judd1 b. s 1580, d. bt 1619 - 1670
     Emme Rolfe was baptized on 12 January 1611/12 at Landford, Downton Parish, County Wiltshire, England.2 She was born on 12 January 1611/12 at Hamptworth, Downton Parish, County Wiltshire, England; Baptisms 1611 Emme daughter of Harry Rofe of Hamptworth 12 January [1611/12] at Lanford.1 Emme Rolfe was also known as Emme Rofe. She died between 1613 and 1703 at Downton Parish, 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. 250, on Google Books - Rolfe Entries in the Parish Registers of Whiteparish.
  2. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.

Mary Rolfe1

F, b. 24 August 1616, d. between 1617 and 1706
FatherHenry Rolfe1 b. 1577, d. Jan 1618
MotherAnn Judd1 b. s 1580, d. bt 1619 - 1670
     Mary Rolfe was baptized on 24 August 1616 at Downton Parish, County Wiltshire, England.2 She was born on 24 August 1616 at Hamptworth, Downton Parish, County Wiltshire, England; Baptisms 1616 Mary daughter of Harry Rofe 24 August.1 Mary Rolfe was also known as Mary Rofe. She died between 1617 and 1706 at Downton Parish, 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. 250, on Google Books - Rolfe Entries in the Parish Registers of Whiteparish.
  2. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.

Christane Rolfe1

F, b. 10 September 1620, d. between 1621 and 1710
FatherJohn Rolfe1 b. 24 Apr 1589, d. 29 Mar 1664
MotherJoane Coles1 b. s 1592, d. 3 Jun 1647
     Christane Rolfe was born on 10 September 1620 at Hamptworth, Downton Parish, County Wiltshire, England; Downton Baptisms 1620 Christiane daughter of John Rofe 10 September.1 She died between 1621 and 1710 at Downton Parish, 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. 250, on Google Books - Rolfe Entries in the Parish Registers of Downton.

Elinor Rolfe1

F, b. 20 April 1623, d. between 1624 and 1713
FatherJohn Rolfe1 b. 24 Apr 1589, d. 29 Mar 1664
MotherJoane Coles1 b. s 1592, d. 3 Jun 1647
     Elinor Rolfe was born on 20 April 1623 at Hamptworth, Downton Parish, County Wiltshire, England.1 She died between 1624 and 1713 at Downton Parish, 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. 250, on Google Books - Rolfe Entries in the Parish Registers of Downton.

Elizabeth Dolinge1

F, b. say 1600, d. between 1632 and 1690
     Elizabeth Dolinge was born say 1600 at Downton Parish, County Wiltshire, England.1 As of 27 June 1625,her married name was Rolfe.1 She married John Rolfe, son of John Rolfe and Honor ?, on 27 June 1625 at Hamptworth, Downton Parish, County Wiltshire, England.1 Elizabeth Dolinge died between 1632 and 1690 at County Wiltshire, England.1

Family

John Rolfe b. 24 Apr 1589, d. 29 Mar 1664
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. 250, on Google Books - Rolfe Entries in the Parish Registers of Downton.

Anne Rolfe1

F, b. 5 June 1631, d. between 1632 and 1721
FatherJohn Rolfe1 b. 24 Apr 1589, d. 29 Mar 1664
MotherElizabeth Dolinge1 b. s 1600, d. bt 1632 - 1690
     Anne Rolfe was born on 5 June 1631 at Hamptworth, Downton Parish, County Wiltshire, England.1 She died between 1632 and 1721 at Downton Parish, 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. 250, on Google Books - Rolfe Entries in the Parish Registers of Downton.

Robert Rolfe1

M, b. say 1600, d. between 1634 and 1690
     Robert Rolfe was born say 1600 at County Wiltshire, England.1 He married wife ? say 1625 at County Wiltshire, England.1 Robert Rolfe died between 1634 and 1690 at County Wiltshire, England.1

Family

wife ? b. s 1605, d. bt 1634 - 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. 250, on Google Books - Rolfe Entries in the Parish Registers of Downton.

wife ?1

F, b. say 1605, d. between 1634 and 1695
     Wife ? was born say 1605 at County Wiltshire, England.1 As of say 1625,her married name was Rolfe.1 She married Robert Rolfe say 1625 at County Wiltshire, England.1 Wife ? died between 1634 and 1695 at County Wiltshire, England.1

Family

Robert Rolfe b. s 1600, d. bt 1634 - 1690
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. 250, on Google Books - Rolfe Entries in the Parish Registers of Downton.

Susanna Rolfe1

F, b. 26 April 1633, d. 16 May 1635
FatherRobert Rolfe1 b. s 1600, d. bt 1634 - 1690
Motherwife ?1 b. s 1605, d. bt 1634 - 1695
     Susanna Rolfe was born on 26 April 1633 at Hamptworth, Downton Parish, County Wiltshire, England.1 She died on 16 May 1635 at Hamptworth, Downton Parish, County Wiltshire, England, at age 2; Parish Register Burials 1635 Susanna daughter of Robert Rolfe 16 May.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. 250, on Google Books - Rolfe Entries in the Parish Registers of Downton.

Alice ?1

F, b. say 1610, d. between 1638 and 1700
     Alice ? was born say 1610 at County Wiltshire, England.1 As of say 1630,her married name was Rolfe.1 She married Thomas Rolfe, son of Henry Rolfe and Ann Judd, say 1630 at County Wiltshire, England.1 Alice ? died between 1638 and 1700 at County Wiltshire, England.1

Family

Thomas Rolfe b. 8 Jun 1606, d. bt 1638 - 1696
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 - Rolfe Entries in the Parish Registers of Downton.

Thomas Rolfe1

M, b. 1 May 1634, d. between 1635 and 1724
FatherThomas Rolfe1 b. 8 Jun 1606, d. bt 1638 - 1696
MotherAlice ?1 b. s 1610, d. bt 1638 - 1700
     Thomas Rolfe was born on 1 May 1634 at Hamptworth, Downton Parish, County Wiltshire, England; Parish Register Downton: Baptisms 1634 Thomas son of Thomas Rof 1 May.1 He died between 1635 and 1724 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. 250, on Google Books - Rolfe Entries in the Parish Registers of Downton.

Arthur Rolfe1

M, b. 28 October 1637, d. between 1638 and 1727
FatherThomas Rolfe1 b. 8 Jun 1606, d. bt 1638 - 1696
MotherAlice ?1 b. s 1610, d. bt 1638 - 1700
     Arthur Rolfe was born on 28 October 1637 at Hamptworth, Downton Parish, County Wiltshire, England.1 He died between 1638 and 1727 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. 250, on Google Books - Rolfe Entries in the Parish Registers of Downton.

John Wheeler1

M, b. say 1590, d. between 1615 and 1680
     John Wheeler was born say 1590 at County Wiltshire, England.1 He married Elizabeth Rolfe on 6 November 1614 at Hamptworth, Downton Parish, County Wiltshire, England.1 John Wheeler died between 1615 and 1680 at County Wiltshire, England.1

Family

Elizabeth Rolfe b. s 1595, d. bt 1615 - 1685

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 - Rolfe Entries in the Parish Registers of Downton.

Elizabeth Rolfe1

F, b. say 1595, d. between 1615 and 1685
     Elizabeth Rolfe was born say 1595 at County Wiltshire, England.1 As of 6 November 1614,her married name was Wheeler.1 She married John Wheeler on 6 November 1614 at Hamptworth, Downton Parish, County Wiltshire, England.1 Elizabeth Rolfe died between 1615 and 1685 at County Wiltshire, England.1

Family

John Wheeler b. s 1590, d. bt 1615 - 1680

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 - Rolfe Entries in the Parish Registers of Downton.

Widow Mariane Rolfe1

F, b. say 1600, d. 28 October 1637
     Widow Mariane Rolfe was born say 1600 at Hamptworth, Downton Parish, County Wiltshire, England.1 She died on 28 October 1637 at Hamptworth, Downton Parish, 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. 250, on Google Books - Rolfe Entries in the Parish Registers of Downton.

Thomas Whittier1

M, b. circa 1620, d. 28 November 1696
FatherRichard Whittier1 b. c 1585, d. 12 Aug 1634
MotherMary Rolfe1 b. 16 Jul 1582, d. bt 1626 - 1638
     Thomas Whittier was born circa 1620 at Whiteparish, County Wiltshire, England.1 He was Immigrant ancestor of John Greenleaf Whittier.2 He is included in the biography of Henry Rolfe and Honner Rof; To the best that this author has been able to determine, Henry, Honour and their three eldest children, Ann, Hannah and John were the first family bearing the surname Rolfe to immigrate
to New England. In 1635 they settled in Newburyport, Mass. in that part of the town that in 1764 separated as the town of Newbury. In 1646 Henry was registered as a "Proprietor of Lands'. He was not recorded a Freeman, probably because of his early death (1643). They are progenitors of the largest Rolfe family in the United States, estimated by the author to number 60 to 70 percent of those currently bearing the Rolfe surname and the allied lines of their female descendants.


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


Henry and Honour Rolfe were first cousins, once removed. Henry's
father was the brother of Honour's maternal grandfather. This
relationship can best be understood by referring to the chart
on page 1-1.2. The will of Richard Rolfe (1598), Honour's father
mentions Henry and Thomas Rof as his brothers-in-law, William Sanders as his brother (actually a half-brother), his wife Agnes, his daughter Agnes, his daughter Honner Rof, John Rofe as his
brother-in-law and John Rofe as his "onkele" (undoubtedly meaning
his wife's uncle).3 Thomas, John, Henry and Honour immigrated, in 1638. Destination: an unknown place .4 Thomas Whittier married Ruth Rolfe, daughter of John Rolfe and Joane Coles, in 1646 at Haverhill, Essex Coounty, Massachusetts.5 Thomas Whittier died on 28 November 1696 at Haverhill, Essex County, Massachusetts; burial Pentucket Cemetery, Haverhill, Essex County, MA.1,6 He and Ruth Rolfe 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.4

Family

Ruth Rolfe b. s 1626, d. 7 Jul 1710
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. [S42] Rolfe Family 1995, online http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm4/document.php, I-1.1.
  4. [S331] John E. Enright, 22 Jan 2000.
  5. [S126] Rootsweb.com, online wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com, Whittier.
  6. [S123] Findagrave.com, online www.findagrave.com.
  7. [S783] James A. Munger, online http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/m/u/n/…, has place of birth as Salisbury, Wilts,England, but probably incorrect, as Thomas Whittier emigrated to American in 1638.
  8. [S783] James A. Munger, online http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/m/u/n/…

Henry Rolfe1

M, b. circa 1515, d. between 5 May 1558 and 4 June 1558
Fatherunknown progenitor Rolfe2 b. s 1475, d. bt 12 Oct 1546 - 26 Mar 1547
Motherunknown progenitor's wife ?2 b. s 1480, d. bt 1521 - 1550
     Henry Rolfe was also known as Henry Rolff the elder.3 He was born circa 1515 at Downton, Hamptworth, County Wiltshire, England.4,5 He married wife ? at County Wiltshire, England, say 1537.1 As of 1558, Henry Rolfe was also known as Henry Rolff.6 He left 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).2 He died between 5 May 1558 and 4 June 1558 at Hamptworth, Downton Parish, County Wiltshire, England; will written 5 May; proved 4 Jun 1558
hoodcrewson has death 9 Jun 1558 in St Lawerence, Douniton, Wiltshire, England.5

Family

wife ? b. s 1517, d. bt 1557 - 1558
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. [S137] New England Historical and Genealogical Register, online http://books.google.com, Genealogical Research in England: Rolfe (1912).
  3. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  4. [S348] Kathi Roff, last updated 5 Sept 2000; accessed 2 Sept 2002 & April 2006.
  5. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, hoodcrewson family tree.
  6. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, hoodcrewson Family Tree.

wife ?1

F, b. say 1517, d. between 1557 and 1558
     Wife ? was also known as Thomasyn ?2 Wife ? was also known as Agnes Butter.3 Wife ? was also known as Agnes Butler.4 She was born say 1517 at County Wiltshire, England.1 She married Henry Rolfe at County Wiltshire, England, say 1537.1 As of say 1540,her married name was Rolfe.1 As of say 1548,her married name was Rolfe.4 Her married name was Rolff.5 Wife ? died between 1557 and 1558 at County Wiltshire, England; Provisions in Henry's will give indication that she predeceased him, but not too long before he wrote his will.6

Family

Henry Rolfe b. c 1515, d. bt 5 May 1558 - 4 Jun 1558
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. [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.
  3. [S348] Kathi Roff, last updated 5 Sept 2000; accessed 2 Sept 2002 & April 2006.
  4. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, hoodcrewson Family Tree.
  5. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  6. [S43] Gary Rolph guess.
  7. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, hoodcrewson family tree.

William Sanders1

M, b. circa 1570, d. between 1571 and 1660
FatherWilliam Sanders1 b. s 1545, d. bt 1599 - 1645
MotherElizabeth ?1 b. c 1545, d. bt 1580 - 1598
     William Sanders was born circa 1570 at County Wiltshire, England.1 He died between 1571 and 1660 at County Wiltshire, England.1 He is included in the biography of Henry Rolfe and Honner Rof; To the best that this author has been able to determine, Henry, Honour and their three eldest children, Ann, Hannah and John were the first family bearing the surname Rolfe to immigrate
to New England. In 1635 they settled in Newburyport, Mass. in that part of the town that in 1764 separated as the town of Newbury. In 1646 Henry was registered as a "Proprietor of Lands'. He was not recorded a Freeman, probably because of his early death (1643). They are progenitors of the largest Rolfe family in the United States, estimated by the author to number 60 to 70 percent of those currently bearing the Rolfe surname and the allied lines of their female descendants.


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


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

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. [S42] Rolfe Family 1995, online http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm4/document.php, I-1.1.

Margaret Rolfe1

F, b. say 1544, d. between 1570 and 1640
FatherHenry Rolfe1 b. c 1515, d. bt 5 May 1558 - 4 Jun 1558
Motherwife ?1 b. s 1517, d. bt 1557 - 1558
     Margaret Rolfe was born say 1544 at County Wiltshire, England; not yet 15 when father Richard wrote his will.2 Henry Rolfe mentioned Margaret 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).3 She died between 1570 and 1640 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. 250, on Google Books.
  2. [S348] Kathi Roff, last updated 5 Sept 2000; accessed 2 Sept 2002 & April 2006.
  3. [S137] New England Historical and Genealogical Register, online http://books.google.com, Genealogical Research in England: Rolfe (1912).

father of husband and John Rolfe1

M, b. circa 1515, d. between 1551 and 1605
     Father of husband and John Rolfe was born circa 1515 at County Wiltshire, England.1 He married wife ? at County Wiltshire, England, say 1540.1 Father of husband and John Rolfe died between 1551 and 1605 at County Wiltshire, England.1

Family

wife ? b. s 1520, d. bt 1551 - 1610

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.

wife ?1

F, b. say 1520, d. between 1551 and 1610
     Wife ? was born say 1520 at County Wiltshire, England.1 She married father of husband and John Rolfe at County Wiltshire, England, say 1540.1 As of say 1540,her married name was Rolfe.1 Wife ? died between 1551 and 1610 at County Wiltshire, England.1

Family

father of husband and John Rolfe b. c 1515, d. bt 1551 - 1605

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.

Richard Ring1

M, b. say 1610, d. 11 March 1675
     Richard Ring was also known as husband Ring.2 Richard Ring was also known as Richard King.3 He was born in 1609 at Marlborough, County Wiltshire, England.1 He was born say 1610 at County Wiltshire, England.3 He married Joane Rolfe at Marlborough, County Wiltshire, England, in 1632.3,1 Richard Ring died on 11 March 1675 at Marlborough, County Wiltshire, England.3,1

Family

Joane Rolfe b. 18 Sep 1614, d. 1668
Children

Citations

  1. [S33] WikiTree, online www.wikitree.com.
  2. [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."
  3. [S137] New England Historical and Genealogical Register, online http://books.google.com, Elizabeth French, "Genealogical Research in England," NEHGR, Volume 66 (1912),p. 250, on Google Books.
  4. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, One World Tree.

John Sanders1

M, b. say 1610, d. between 1646 and 1700
     John Sanders was also known as John Saunders.2 He was born say 1610 at County Wiltshire, England.1 He married Hester Rolfe at County Wiltshire, England, say 1636.1,3 John Sanders 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 listed as 'my cousin John Saunders of Salisbery' in will of Henry Rolfe in 1638.4 John, John and Ann immigrated, in April 1638. Destination: an unknown place .2 John was divorced from Hester Rolfe at Salisbury, Essex County, Massachusetts, say 1645.3 John Sanders died between 1646 and 1700 at England; Torrey reports he returned to England.1,3

Family

Hester Rolfe b. 2 Apr 1616, d. 1663

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. [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."
  3. [S248] Glover Page, online http://ntgen.tripod.com/bw/glov.html
  4. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.

William A Harding1

M, b. 8 December 1831, d. 8 February 1873
     William A Harding was born on 8 December 1831 at Shelby County, Missouri.1 He married Caroline Pauline Roff, daughter of Peter Roff and Sarah Anderson, on 23 February 1852 at Shelby County, Missouri.1 William A Harding died on 8 February 1873 at Shelby County, Missouri, at age 41.1

Family

Caroline Pauline Roff b. 1835, d. bt 1911 - 1925

Citations

  1. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Dobbs-Gregory; Leasure-Linville Tree.