'Rolfe1'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Rolfe of Carsey Priory, Rolfe of Cranworth, Rolfe of Hadley, Rolfe of King's Lynn, Rolfe of New Romney, Rolfe of Narford, Rolfe of Sellinge

Berry starts with 3 brothers, shown as sons of ...
?? Rolfe
1. Nicholas Rolfe 'of Bilting' of Ashford, later of Godmerham
  m. Mary Carter (dau/coheir of Thomas Carter of Crundale)
  A. Thomas Rolfe (younger son?)
  m. Susan Smeed of Willesborough
  i. Thomas Rolfe of London
  m. _ Harris of London
  a.+ issue - Thomas, William John, Charles
  ii. Nicholas Rolfe of Sellinge (younger son)
  m. Elizabeth Taylor of Folkstone
  a.+ issue - Edward, Susan
  iii. Charles Rolfe of Brabonne
  m. Sarah Hamond (dau of John Hamond of Sellinge)
  a.+ issue - Charles, James, George Carter, Jane, Jemima
  iv. Mary Rolfe
  m. George Lord of Northiam (son of George)
  a.+ issue - Mary Ann, Elizabeth
  v. Catherine Rolfe
  m. John Whelden
a. John Whelden
  vi.+ other issue - William (d unm), George of Sellinge (a 1829, d unm?), John of Sellinge (a 1829, d unm?)
  B. Mary Rolfe
  m. Richard Hill of Ruckinge
  i.+ issue - Leonard of London (silversmith, had issue), Richard, Thomas
  C. Catherine Rolfe (d 1783)
  m. Richard Tylden of Milsted (b 1755)
  D.+ other issue - Thomas Carter (d 01.1757), William (d unm 1781)
2. John Rolfe
  m. _ Quested
  A. Elizabeth Rolfe (b 1753-4, d 25.03.1782)
  m. Benjamin Cobb of New Romney
3. Charles Rolfe of New Romney
  m. Elizabeth Fowle (dau of William Wing Fowle of Dymchurch)
  A. Charles Rolfe of Lydd
  m. Elizabeth Witwick (dau of James Witwick of New Rolmney)
  i.+ issue - Charles (curate of Chesterfield), James, George, William, Henry, Elizabeth
  B. John Rolfe ' of New Romney' (d c1781)
  m. (1779) Elizabeth Boys (dau of William Boys of Sandwich)
  i. William Rolfe of Sandwich
  C. Elizabeth Rolfe
  m. William Scudamore of Wye
  D. Mary Rolfe (dsp)
  m. Thomas Morphet of Rolvenden (clerk)
  E. Hester Rolfe
  m. Nathaniel Collier (Captain)
  i. Hester Collier
  m. William Dray of Hythe (surgeon)
  a.+ issue - George, Frederick, Isabel, Emily, Charlotte



Visitation shows that the following family had the following coat of arms: "Gyronny of eight or and azure, on a chief sable three annulets or".
Edmund Rolfe of Narford, Norfolk (d by 1618)
m. Katherine Rothwell (d before 11.03.1645, dau of Hugh Rothwell of Grimstone)
1. Henry Rolfe of Narford
  m. Frances Pigott (dau of Francis Pigott of Stradsett)
  A. Francis Rolfe of King's Lynn, Norfolk (b 11617-8, d 04.09.1678)
  m. (1639) Margaret Horsenall (dau of William Horsenall of London)
  i. John Rolfe (b c1641, a 1664)
a. William Rolfe (dsp before 26.06.1754)
  ii. Edmund Rolfe of King's Lynn (b 1647-8, d 25.07.1726, 3rd son)
  m. (1675) Elizabeth Scott (b c1650, d 22.11.1722, dau of Jonas Scott)
  a. Jonas Rolfe 'of Norwich' (d 14.07.1725, Town Clerk of Lynn)
  m. Lucy Smith (dau of Samuel Smith of Colkirk, widow of John Pett)
  (1) Edmond Rolfe had issue
  (2) Mary Rolfe
  m. Thomas Pyle (clerk)
  (3) Sarah Rolfe
  m. Francis Boteler
  (4) Susan Rolfe
  m. Charles Kene
  (5) Katherine Rolfe
m. Robert Cobb
  (6) Elizabeth Rolfe
  m. Thomas Phillips
  (7) Frances Rolfe
  m. James Giles
  Visitation shows the above children for Jonas & Lucy. FMG (vol 1, Smyth (MS140), p318+) shows just the following children.
  (8) Catherine Rolfe
  m. Stephen Offley
  (9) Theodosia Rolfe
  m. William Emperor of Brooke
  iii.+ other issue - Francis, Margaret, Susasn, Sarah, Mary
2. Katherine Rolfe
  m. (1615) Clement Lyonnes
3.+ other issue - Jane, Sara



Visitation shows that the following family had the following coat of arms: "Gyronny of eight Ermine and Azur, on a chief Gules three annulets Or".
Robert Rolfe of Hadley, Suffolk
1. Robert Rolfe of Hadley
m. _ Butler (dau of John Butler of Dedham)
  A. Robert Rolfe of Hadley
  m. Bridgett Wright (dau/coheir of Edmond Wright of Little Buckenham)
  i. William Rolfe of Hadley
  m. Ann Forth (dau of Robert Forth of Butley)
  ii. Bridget Rolfe (d 1618)
  m. Richard Champnes of Bexley
  iii. Grissell Rolfe
  m1. (1612) Humfrey Brewster of Wrentham
  m2. William Askew of Lincolnshire
  iv. Dorothy Rolfe
  m. Arthur Everard of Gillingham
  B. Robert Rolfe of Carsey Priory, Suffolk
  i. Robert Rolfe of Carsey Priory (a 1613)
  m. Elizabeth Rivett (dau of John Rivett of Bilston)
  C. Susan Rolfe
  m. _ Purpett of Newborne
  D. Anne Rolfe
  m. William Colman of Waldingfield
2.+ other issue - John of Hadley, William



Waters (Walter) Rolfe (b 1688, d 11.06.1748, rector of North Pickenham & Houghton)
m. (27.09.1720) Allen (Ellen) Shuldham (dau of Robert Shuldham of Kettlestone)
1. Robert Rolfe, later of Kettlestone (rector of Hilborough)
  m. Alice Nelson (b 1729-30, d 24.07.1823, dau of Rev. Edmund Nelson of Hilburgh, aunt of Horatio, Viscount Nelson)
  A. Edmund Rolfe of Cranworth, Norfolk (rector of Cockley Clay)
  m. Jemima Alexander (b 1762-3, d 25.06.1827, dau of William Alexander by Charlotte, dau of Messenger Monsey)
  i. Robert Monsey Rolfe, Lord Chancellor, Lord Cranworth of Cranworth (b 18.12.1790, dsp 26.07.1868)
  m. (09.10.1845) Laura Carr (b 30.03.1807, d 15.02.1868, dau of Thomas William Carr of Frognal by Frances, dau of Andrew Morton of Ouseburne)
  ii. William Rolfe (d unm 1825, RN)
  B. Robert Rolfe (b 04.05.1767, rector of Cockley Clay)
  m1. Frances Crever (d 14.08.1803, dau of Rev. Robert Clever (sb Cremer?) of Wymondham, relict of Thomas Vertue Mott of Grent Barningham) ## see here ##
  i. Frances Alice Rolfe
  m. Joseph Everett of Heytesbury
  m2. (06.12.1806) Elizabeth Rose (dau of John Rose of Eye)
  ii.+ other issue including Edmund Nelson (b 28.11.1810, rector of Morningthorpe)
  C. Randyll Rolfe (d 1775)
  D. Ellen Rolfe
  m. Rev. William Taylor
2. Blanche Rolfe (dsp)

Main source(s):
(1) For upper section : CountyGen (Kent, Berry, p427)
(2) For 2nd section : Visitation (Norfolk, 1664+additions, 'Rolfe')
(3) For 3rd section : Visitation (Metcalfe, Suffolk, 1561+1577+1612+additional, 'Rolfe of Hadleigh')
(4) For lower section : BE1883 ('Rolfe, Baron Cranworth of Cranworth, co. Norfolk' (in Addendum)) with some input/support from BP1934 ('Nelson')
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