Name: Dennis Rolle
Birth: 11 DEC 1614 in Bicton, Exeter, Devon
Death: 11 JUN 1638
Residence: Stevenstone, Devon
MEM: Bicton church, Devon: effigy on magnificent marble tomb with wife and child.
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Change Date: 16 NOV 2008
In the old church at Bicton, which was taken down on the completion of the new church in 1851, was an elegant monument of Dennis Rolle, Esq., with effigies of himself and lady in statuary marble, richly habited. He died in 1638, aged 24, and was celebrated for his ready wit and the generosity of his disposition, and is noticed in a poetical epitaph written bv Dr. Fuller, author of ' The. Worthies.'
The ruins of the former church at Bicton, of which little remains but the tower, has been converted into a mausoleum for the Rolles, and contains [in 1954] a magnificent marble tomb of Dennis Rolle (1638) and his wife and child, which Oliver suggests may be the work of Nicholas Stone. If so, it is the only known work of Stone in Devon.
Father: Henry Rolle
Mother: Anne Dennis
Margaret Poulett b: in Hinton St George, Somerset
- Florence Rolle b: in Bicton, Exeter, Devon
- Type: Book
Periodical: White's Devonshire
- Type: Book
Periodical: Devon: A New Survey of England
Author: W G Hoskins
Publication: David & Charles
Date: 1954, repub 1972