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  • ID: I2832
  • Name: George Rolle
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: ABT 1493 1
  • Death: 20 NOV 1552 1
  • Residence: Stevenstone, St Giles in the Wood, Devon
  • Note: 2 3 4

    George Rolle was probably of Dorset origin. His illegitimate kinsman Thomas Rolle, who died in 1525 leaving the residue of his estate to Rolle himself and to an uncle William Rolle, parson of Wichampton, Dorset, had been born at Wimborne Minster in that county.
    A successful lawyer, he founded the fortunes of the family. He bought Stevenstone in 1524 and represented Barnstaple in 1545.
    (HoP re his great grandson John Rolle.)
    ?Opulent merchant?
    Also married (1st? 3rd?) Margery Vaughn
    Also married Elizabeth Ashton 27 Jan 1542 in London.
    Originally of London, later of Stevenstone, Devonshire.
    ?Of an ancient Dorsetshire family?
    (Lodge, 1847.)
    Acquired Stevenstone, St Giles in the Wood, Devon, about 1524.
    (William Adams <>)
    Henry Rolle, the third son of George Rolle of Stevenstone, married Margaret Yeo (who d 1591), and has a brass at Petrockstow, Cornwall.
    Devon Record Office has:
    Wollocombe family of Bridestowe, Devon
    ref.  189M/E22  - date: 1546 Sale by George Rolle of Stevenstone, gent. to Roger Dennys of Loddisworth, co. Sussex, gent, of wardship and marriage of Henry Bidlake, son and heir of Thomas Bidlake of Bidlake, dec.
    [In June 1547 Edward VI granted the manor of Lodsworth, then in the occupation of Roger Dennys, with all its liberties to Sir Anthony Browne, K.G., and it has since that time descended with the manor of Cowdray.]
    Roger Dennys was an executor of David Owen, knight, [of Cowdray].
    A George Rolle was one of the witnesses to a 1486 deed relating to Broadhempston, Devon
    (From Chichester family of Arlington, papers at Devon RO). This either would suggest that the family had been in Devon before this George, born abt 1493, or that he was born much earlier.
    Worcs Record Office (Hampton (Pakington) of Westwood Park, Droitwich.) has:
    FILE  [no title] - ref.  705:349/12946/476865  - date: 20 October, 34 Hen. VIII 1542 from Scope and Content] Grant from John Pakyngton of Hampton Lovett, co. Worc., esq., to George Rolle, esq., and Henry Jones, of the Manors of Hampton Lovett and Feckenapultre [Fickenappletree], with appurtenances; messuages, lands, bullaries of salt water and premises in Hampton Lovett and Feckenapultre, Droitwyche [Droitwich], Caueruge [Keybridge], Horton, Upperhalle [Upper Hall] and Fibdon [Fibden], co. Worc., the advowson of the Church of Hampton Lovett, and the advowsons of two Chantries in the said Church; the Manors of Westwo[o]d and Clethall [Clethale, ? in Westwood Park], with appurtenances and messuages, lands, bullaries of salt water, rents, premises and appurtenances in Westwo[o]d, Clethall, Droitwiche, Horton, Caueruge, Wichebolde [Wychbold], Markeley [Martley], Northpedule [North Piddle], Coderige [Cotheridge], Hadsor [Hadzor], Hyll [Hill], Feckenham, Hanbury, Salwarpe, Hodyngton [Huddington], Astwo[o]d and Bromesgrove [Bromsgrove], all in co. Worc., with the advowsons of the Churches of Westwo[o]d, Coderige and St. Nicholas in Droitwyche, and the tithes and oblations of Coterige [Cotheridge] and Westwo[o]d, to hold for uses recited.
    FILE  [no title] - ref.  705:349/12946/476859  - date: Michaelmas term, 34 Hen. VIII 1542 [from Scope and Content] Indenture of fine between [?George Rolle] [Record Office?s note] esq., and Henry Jones, plaintiffs, and John Pakyngton, esq., deforciant, of [the Manors of Hampton Lovett] and Feckenappultre [Fickenappletree], with appurtenances, messuages, lands, bullaries of salt water and premises in Ha[mpton Lovett], Horton, Upperhall and Fybdon [Fibden], and the advowson of the Church of [Hampton Lovett] and the advowsons of two Chantries in the said Church.
  • _UID: 0F4E3A7715C4468594EE44810D5355934133
  • Change Date: 17 APR 2013

    Marriage 1 Eleanor Dacres b: ABT 1490 in London
    • Married: ABT 1518 5
    1. Has Children John Rolle b: 12 DEC 1518
    2. Has Children George Rolle b: ABT 1521

    1. Type: Web Site
      Title: IGI (Aft Oct 2002)
      Author: LDS
    2. Type: Gedcom File
      Title: Pedigree Resource
    3. Type: Web Site
      Title: Stirnet Genealogy
      Author: Patrick Barns-Graham
    4. Type: Book
      Periodical: Victoria County History of Sussex
    5. Text: IGI
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