'Rolle1'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Rolle of Hainton (Heanton of Heampton) Satchville, Rolle of Hudscott

BE1883 reports that the following George "married thrice, and had no less than twenty children.", identifies Eleanor Dacres as the 2nd wife, and identifies the 8 children by her as John, George, Christopher, Henry, Robert, Maurice plus 2 daughters. Vivian shows 2 wives & 10 children (John, George, Henry, Valentine, Robert, Moris, Xpian, Jackett, Elizabeth & Marie). We combine this information. www.historyofparliamentonline.org ("George Rolle") reports that he was "probably of Dorset origin" and names all his wives.
George Rolle, originally of London, later of Stevenstone, Devonshire (b by 1486, d 20.11.1552)
m1. Elizabeth Ashton
1.+ issue?
m2. Eleanor Dacres (dau of Henry Dacres or Dakers of London)
2. John Rolle of Stevenstone (b c1519, d 24.08.1570)
m. Margaret Ford (d 30.06.1592, dau of John Ford of Ashburton)
3. George Rolle of Marrays
  m. Margaret Marrays (bur 17.06.1621, dau of Edmund Marrays of Marrays (Marrais))
4. Christopher Rolle (d unm) mentioned by BE1883 but not by Vivian
5. Henry Rolle 'of Heanton' (a 1570)
m. Marie or Margaret Yeo (dau/heir of Robert Yeo of Heanton or Heampton)
  A. Robert Rolle of Heampton or Heanton or Hainton (d 29.08.1633)
  m. Joan Hele (d 17.08.1634, dau of Thomas Hele of Fleet)
  i. Sir Samuel Rolle of Heanton or Hainton (b c1588, bur 07.12.1647)
  m1. Mary Stradling (d 23.01.1613-4, dau/coheir of Sir Edward Stradling of St. George's)
  a.+ issue - Samuel (bur 17.03.1609-10), Rebecca (bpt 08.01.1609-10, bur 21.01.1610-1)
m2. Margaret Wise (dau of Sir Thomas Wise of Sydnam)
  c. Robert Rolle of Heanton or Hainton Satchville (d 1663)
  m. Arabella Clinton (dau of Theophilus Clinton, 4th Earl of Lincoln)
  (1) Samuel Rolle of Hainton (bpt 05/20.11.1646, d 05.11.1717)
  m1. (c02.1670-1) Frances Roy (dau of John Roy of London)
  m2. (26.10.1704) Margaret Tuckfield (d 1754, dau of Roger Tuckfield of Raddon Court, m2. John Harris)
  (A) Margaret Rolle, Baroness Clinton (b 17.01.1709, d 13.01.1781)
  m1. (26.03.1724) Robert Walpole, 2nd Earl of Orford (d 31.03.1751)
  Their son George, 3rd Earl of Orford, became 16th Lord Clinton. He died unmarried on 05.12.1791.
  m2. (25.05.1751) Hon. Sewallis Shirley (dsp 25.10.1765)
  (2) Bridget Rolle (b 1648, d 28.08.1721)
  m. (23.07.1672) Francis Trefusis of Trefusis (d 11.1680)
  Their great-great-grandson became 17th Lord Clinton (and had issue).
  (3)+ other issue - Robert (bpt 13.07.1649), Margaret (bpt 22.05.1651-2, bur 09.03.1666-7), Arabella (bpt 27.04.1654, bur 11.05.1654)
  d. Dennis Rolle (bpt 30.09.1638, bur 1671, 3rd son)
  m. Jane Lovering of Hudscott
  (1) Samuel Rolle of Hudscott (b 05.03.1668-9, d 28.02.1734-5)
  m. Dorothy (b 1674-5, d 14.04.1735)
  (A) Samuel Rolle of Hudscott (bpt 29.06.1703, bur 14.03.1746-7, MP, 2nd son)
(B) Elizabeth Rolle (bpt 10.04.1702)
  m. Charles Hill (vicar of Fremington)
  (C)+ other issue - Henry (a 1746), Frances (bpt 18.03.1700-1)
  (2) Dennis Rolle (b 23.03.1670, rector of Merton)
  m. (14.02.1697-8) Arabella Tucker
  (A) Jane Rolle (d 1742, heir, "only surviving child") probably of this generation
  m. (1738) Charles Morgan (Rector of High Ham)
(3)+ other issue - Mary (bpt 01.12.1665), Margaret (bpt 29.04.1667), Jane (b 10.07.1671)
  e. Bridget Rolle (d 26.07.1697)
  m. (03.05.1664) Sir Robert Hesilrige, 5th Bart of Noseley (b 1640, d 22.05.1713)
  f. Joan Rolle
  m. (11.10.1641) Matthew Hele
g.+ other issue - Samuel (a 1647), Henry (bpt 11.08.1636, a 1647), William (bpt 06.03.1639-40), Mary (bpt 17.03.1640-1, bur 20.01.1642-3)
  m3. (Mary) Carew
  ii. Sir Henry Rolle (d 31.07.1656, Lord Chief Justice)
  Vivian identifes Sir Henry as (just) a judge but it appears that he became a Lord Chief Justice. Except to identify him as ancestor of Rolle of Titherleigh, Vivian does not follow his line but does name his wife as Priscilla, dau of Sir Thomas Foot, alderman of London. However, she is identified by TCB (vol 3, Adams) & TCB (vol 4, Sandys) as wife of Sir Francis who appears to have been Sir Henry's son.
  a. Sir Francis Rolle of East Titherley 'of Shapwick' apparently of this generation
m. Priscilla Foot (bpt 17.01.1635-6, dau of Sir Thomas Foot, Lord Mayor of London, Bart)
  (1) Mary Rolle (bur 05.10.1703) apparently of this generation
  m. Sir Richard Sandys, Bart of Northbourne Court (b 06.01.1670, d 02/5.05.1720/6)
  (2) Frances Rolle (b 1674-5, d before 03.1724) apparently of this generation
  m. Sir Charles Adams, 4th Bart (b c1665, dsp 12.08.1726)
  (3)+ other issue - Henry (a 1664), Margaret (a 1664) mentioned in Visitation (London, 1664, Foot)
  iii. Mary Rolle
  m. (02.02.1612/3) Hugh Fortescue of Filley (d 1661)
  iv. Grace Rolle
  m. (18.08.1621) Sir Richard Carew, 1st Bart of Antony
  v. Margaret Rolle (bpt 22.07.1600, bur 19.02.1635)
m. (22.06.1622) Hugh Boscawen of Tregothnan (bpt 28.04.1578, bur 09.01.1641)
  vi. Joane (Jane) Rolle (bpt 20.01.1605-6)
  m. (17.12.1631) Sir Alexander Carew, 2nd Bart of Antony (b 30.08.1609, d 23.12.1644)
  vii.+ other issue - Joseph, John (bpt 13.04.1598, bur 18.11.1648)
  B. Nicholas Rolle
  m. Honor (dau of Edward ap Meredith)
  C. Josias Rolle 'of Heanton' (younger son)
m. Elizabeth Inglett (dau of Richard Inglett of Allington, widow of Richard Blight)
  D. Susan Rolle
  m. Bartholomew Thorne of Upcott
  E. Frances Rolle
  m. Richard Lovace or Loveis (son of Leonard of Cornwall)
  F. Marie Rolle see ## below
  m1. ?? Prestwood
  m2. (30.01.1591-2) Richard Trevanion of Tregarthen
  G. Rebecka Rolle (a 1645) see ## below
  m. (28.10.1598) John Yeo of Hatherley (a 1645)
  H. Phillip(a) Rolle (a 1645) see ## below
  m. John Molesworth of Cornwall
  I. Martha Rolle see ## below
  m1. (04.09.1614) Edward Herle of Prideaux
  m2. 916.11.1621) Symon Clotworthy
  J. Elizabeth Rolle see ## below
  m. (08.10.1600) John Wood of Tintagel
  K.+ other issue - Thomas, Hugh, George (had issue), John (b c1567, d 15.11.1645), Samuel (dsp by 04.1648), Valentine (b c1593, d 1645), William (bur 14.04.1652), Ellinor (dsp)
6. Valentine Rolle mentioned by Vivian but not by BE1883
7. Robert Rolle
  m. Ellinor Challiner (dau of Gabriel Challiner or Challinour of Yorkshire)
  A. Abell Rolle (b c1583, a 1620)
m. (28.03.1611) Gertrud Ackland (dau of Anthony Ackland of Chittelhampton)
  B. Gabriel Rolle of Locking (b c1589, a 1620, rector of Lockington)
8. Maurice (Moris) Rolle
  m. Margaret Brier (dau of _ Brier of Harrow of the Hill)
  A. Edward Rolle of Meth, Devon (a 1620, bur 09.01.1643-4)
  m. Agnes Crimes (dau of Phillip Crimes of Mevy)
  i. Morice Rolle (b c1617, bur 15.04.1696)
m. Mary (bur 23.10.1695)
  a. Robert Rolle (bpt 030.1.1655-6)
  m. (19.05.16990 Margaret Martyn
  (1) Edward Rolle (b 27.04.1703)
  (2) Sarah Rolle
  m. (10.02.1722-3) Roger Dark of Holsworthy
  b.+ other issue - Thomas (bpt 21.06.1664, bur 28.12.1718), William (bur 25.05.1685)
  ii.+ other issue (a 1620) - Sara, Joane
  B. Richard Rolle of Meth (3rd son)
  m. (08.08.1614) Sinobia Stowford (dau of Richard Stowford)
C. Mary Rolle
  m. John Cady (probably not Lady)
  D.+ other issue - George (dsp), Henry, John, Margaret, Elinior (dsp)
  In addition to the above, Visitation (Cornwall, 1620, Rolle) shows Maurice & Margaret as parents of Mary (m. Richard Tregarthen of Cornwall), Elizabeth (m. Richard Tregarthen of Cornwall ), Martha (m. Edward Hearle of Predieux), Phillip (m. John Molesworth in Cornwall & Rebecka (m. John Yeo of Hatherley). Vivian shows them all as children of Morice's brother Henry. See ## above.
9. Xpian (Christian?) Rolle
  m1. Richard Wykes of Mynde Florye
  m2. James Courtenay of Cheriton Fitzpaine
10. Jackett Rolle (a 1552, dsp)
  m. Richard Gilbert
11. Elizabeth Rolle
  m1. Robert Malet of Ullegh or Wooleigh (d 13.04.1577)
  m2. Sir John Acland
12. Maria Rolle (a 1552, dsp)
m3. Margery (d 1557, widow of Henry Brinklow of London then Stephen Vaughan of London, m4. Sir Leonard Chamberlain)

Main source(s): Visitation (J.L. Vivian (1895), Devon, 1531+1564+1620+additions, Rolle of Stevenstone) with some support from BE1883 (Rolle)
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