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Families covered: Rolfe of Heacham
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First displayed: 16.03.17Last updated: 16.03.17
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BLG1886 shows the Rolfe coat of arms as "gyronny of eight or and az., on a chief sa. three annulets arg."
Robert Rolfe
1. Eustace Rolfe of Heacham, Norfolk (b c1516, d 06.1593)
  m. (27.05.1560) Joanna Jenner
  A. John Rolfe of Heacham (b 17.10.1562, d 29.11.1594)
  BLG1886 jumps from the unnamed son of Eustatitus (Eustace) who married Dorothea Mason to the "last direct male respresentative", Edmund, only son of Edmund by Dorothy Folkes. That he was named John comes from Wikipedia, on the entry for his son John, on the presumption that there was only one John of Heacham around this time who married ...
  m. (24.09.1582/26.07.1562) Dorothea Mason (d 17.10.1645, m2. Robert Redmaine)
  i. Eustace Rolfe (bpt 06.05.1585) presumed father of ...
  a. ?? Rolfe
  (1) ?? Rolfe
  (A) ?? Rolfe
  Uncertain on number of intervening generations.
(i) ?? Rolfe
  (a) ?? Rolfe
((1)) Edmund Rolfe of Heacham, Sheriff of Norfolk (a 1769)
  m. Dorothy Fulkes (dau of William Fulkes of Hillington Hall)
  ((A)) Edmund Rolfe of Heacham (dsp 17.12.1836)
  BLG1886 reports that Edmund bequeathed Heacham Hall to Strickland Charles Edward Neville, vicar of Heacham, who then assumed the surname and arms of Rolfe.
  ((B)) Dorothy Rolfe possibly of this generation
  m1. Walter Strickland (dsp)
  m2. Charles William Michel (dsp?)
  ii John Rolfe in Virginia (bpt 06.05.1585, d 1622) this line from Wikipedia
  m1. (1608) Sarah Hacker (d 1610)
  a. Bermuda Rolfe (b 1609, d 1610)
  m2. (05.04.1614) Matoaka (aka Pocahontas & Rebecca) (b c1596, d 03.1617, dau of Powhatan, chief of the Tsenacommacah)
  b. Thomas Rolfe (b 30.01.1615, d c1680?)
  m. Jane Poythress (dau of Captain Francis Poythress of Virginia by Alice Payton of England)
  (1) Jane Rolfe (b 10.10.1650, d 1676)
  m. (1675) Robert Bolling of Virginia (b 26.12.1646, d 17.07.1709, Colonel, (m2. Anne Stith Drury), son of John Bolling (son of Robert) by Mary Clarke)
  m3. (1619) Jane Pierce (m2. Captain Roger Smith)
  c. Elizabeth Rolfe (b 1620, d 1635)
  iii.+ other issue - Edward (bpt 22.02.1591), Henry
2. John Rolfe

Main source(s): BLG1886 ('Rolfe of Heacham') with input/support from various web sites including Wikipedia ("John Rolfe", "Pocahontas" & "Thomas Rolfe")
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