Name: John Rolle
Birth: ABT 1625 in Marrais, Cornwall
Death: 1706 in Stevenstone, St Giles in the Wood, Devon
Baptism: 23 SEP 1626 Week St Mary, Cornwall
Burial: 1 MAY 1706 St Giles in the Wood, Devon
Occupation: MP Barnstaple. Sheriff of Devon.
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Change Date: 1 NOV 2011
4th but 2nd surviving son.
John Rolle, grandson of George Rolle who married the heiress of Marrais, was afterwards K. B., and many years one of the representatives for this county: he married one of the co-heiresses of his relation, Dennis Rolle, Esq. of Bicton, and at the time of his death, in 1706, was possessed of upwards of forty manors in Devonshire, besides large estates in Cornwall, Somersetshire, and Northamptonshire.
Sir John Rolle, K.B., was a zealous friend of Charles II., and made him large remittances during his exile. He was created K.B. at the Restoration.
He bought Stevenstone in 1524 and represented Barnstaple.
The younger son of an obscure Cornish branch, inherited the bulk of the family property through a series of deaths without male issue in the 1640s. A working farmer in his younger days, he was mowing hay when news was brought to him of his succession to the Stevenstone estate. He wasted no time before consolidating his position financially by marrying his cousin.
Father: Andrew Rolle b: 1580
Mother: Grace Roberts
Florence Rolle b: in Bicton, Exeter, Devon
28 FEB 1648
- Note: Licence date
- John Rolle b: in Stevenstone, St Giles in the Wood, Devon
- Florence Rolle
- Type: Book
Periodical: Magna Britannia: volume 6: Devonshire
- Type: Book
Periodical: White's Devonshire