THE ANCESTORS AND DESCENDANTS
WITH NOTICES OF SOME CONNECTED FAMILIES
The following material was provided by Donna Eldridge. It is hoped that this information will make some connection to the Bolling Family of Butler County a little clearer. It is broken down into two parts.
[This is part of an unpublished and unfinished section of a projected book which was to treat of "The Colonial Councillors of Virginia and Their Descendants." The biographical portion was nearly completed; but the account of the descendants of John Rolfe, the earliest councillor whose descendants can be traced, showed, even though this is not complete, that the preparation of the genealogies would be a work which would require more time than the compilers could possible spare. It was not proposed to reprint the later geneations treated of in well-known and reliable works, such, for instance, as those in Robertson's Descendents of Pocahontas; but to give references to them. The plan also was that where one branch of a family was descended, through female lines, from one councillor, while another branch could trace, also through females, to another, to give the whole family under the earliest councillor who appeared. This explains some of the Flemings and their descendants, the Webbs, appearing here. Some of the Flemings descended from John Rolfe, while others traced through the Randolphs to the Pages, who were councillors. In addition there were to be notes and addenda in regard to connected families not directly descended from any member of the Council]
ROLFE OF HEACHAM
The family of Rolfe was
resident from an early date in the County of Norfolk,
England. The immediate ancestors of John Rolfe lived at
Hecahm near King's Lynn in that County, and the earliest record
of the direct line is of two brothers, Robert and Eustace Rolfe,
who were born at Heacham about 1539. Robert married
Margaret Crowe and was ancestor of a prominent family at Lynn,
and Eustace Rolfe married at Heacham, May 27, 1560, Joanna
Jenner. Eustace and Joanna had a son John Rolfe, of
Heacham, who was born October 17, 1562, married Dorothea Mason,
Sept. 24, 1582, died in 1594, and was buried at Heacham Church,
December 1st of that year.
In the Church is a brass with a Latin inscription to this John Rolfe. The following is a translation which has been furnished us:
"John Rolfe, gentleman, of Hitcham died on the twenty-nineth day of November, in the year of our Lord, 1594, in the thirty-second year of his age. While he lived he was of much service to his fellows; his wish to enrich all his neighbors and kinsfolk by assisting the poor with his wealth; nothing could be kinder than he was; he bore the insults of many men quietly without offence; by exporting and importing such things as England abounded in or needed, he was of the greatest service, inasmuch as he spent both pains and labor upon it. Thus he seemed to die as the force of fire is quenched by excess of water. For his strength was unimpaired, nor had he completed many years when he died. His death brought grief to many, but he had done nobly upon the consciousness of a well spent life, and the record of many benefits not allowed to die utterly:"
John Rolfe had, no doubt, been a successful merchant at Lynn. Rolfe had, with other issue, 1. Eustace, and 2. John (twins) baptized May 6, 1585; 3. Edward, baptized Feb, 22, 1591. There was another son, Henry, afterwards a merchant in London and a member of the Virginia Company, who is included in a manuscript pedigree mentioned by Mrs. Jones in her Old Sandringham.
The Rolfes of Heacham Hall long remained among the gentry of Norfolk. One of them was sheriff of the county about 1760. In 1837 to the property. The well-known portrait of Pocahontas descended to the present time through the Rolfes and their relations in Norfolk.
Heacham Hall has been in part rebuilt and enlarged, but a considerable portion of the old house remains and is shown in the accompanying illustration.
Two English books Old Sandringham, by Mrs. Herbert Jones and The King's Homeland contain interesting notices of Heacham and the Rolfes.
[Since this account was prepared the compiler has been informed that Mr. Wilson Miles Cary of Baltimore, the distinguished genealogist, who spent some time in England, thinks that he has discovered that John Rolfe, of Virginia, was not a son of John and Dorothea Rolfe, but belonged to another branch of the same family. The proof is not yet positive, but Mr. Cary is still having the matter investigated and has promised to give this Magazine the result of his researches]
John Rolfe the son of John
and Dorothea Rolfe married in England and sailed for Virginia in
May 1609. The ship in which he came was wrecked on the
Bermudas and here a daughter was born, who was named Bermuda and
christened Feb. 11, 1609-10. They reached Virginia in May
1610 and Rolfe's wife and child had either died at the Bermudas
or only lived a short time after reaching Virginia.
He became a prominent member of the Colony and is said to have been the first person to sugest the cultivation of tobacco. Early in April 1614 his celebrated marriage with Pocahontas took place. Though evidently greatly attached to her, he had wrestling in spirit (he had much of the Puritanism so prevalent in the eastern counties of England) before he could make up his mind to marry one of the heathen birth.
He wrote to Governor Dale: "Nor am I out of hope but one day to see my countrie, nor so void of friends, nor mean of birth, but there to obtain a match to my great content", but love was stronger than his fears. The curious and interesting letter referred to is most accessible in Meade's "Old Churches & Families of Virginia", I. 126-129.
In 1616 Rolfe and Pocahontas went to England and her reception there and the interest she excited are well known.
They were about to set sail for Virgnia, on their return, when Pocahontas died at Gravesend and was buried in the Church there March 21, 1616-17. Some confusion has been caused by John Rolfe's name appearing on the register as "Thomas Wrolfe;" but this is no doubt to be accounted for by the fact that he was a stranger only at Gravesend to embark, and that the clerk or rector made a mistake in the name. The Virginia Society of Colonal dames will at an early date erect a memorial to Pocahontas in Gravesend Church.
He tried to bring his infant son Thomas with him to Virginnia; but when the ship touched at Plymouth it was obvious that the child could not stand the voyage, and he was left there with Sir Lewis Stukeley, until he could be transferred to the care of his uncle Henry Rolfe of London.
On his return to Virginia Rolfe wrote a letter to Sir Edwin Sandys dated Jamestown, June 8, 1617 in which he speaks of his grief at the death of Pocahontas and explains why he had to leave his son. This letter was printed in this Magazie X 134-138.
In the year 1617 Rolfe was appointed Recorder and Secretary General of the Colony, and in 1619 was a member of the Council. As a member of this body he sat in the first Amerian legislature, the Virginia Assembly of 1619, and is the only member of that Assembly who is known to have descendants living at the present day. He married in or before 1620 Jane, daughter of Captain William Pierce (also of the Virginia Council) and had a daughter Elizabeth born 1620. John Rolfe died in 1622 and it is probable that he was killed in the great Indian Massacre of that year. In addition to the letters referred to Rolfe was the author of a "relation" of events in Virginia. Smith, Hamor and all of the early writers speak of him as an honest and worthy gentleman.
His will has been published (in abstract) in Waters' "Gleanings" and is as follows:
John Rolfe, of James City in Virginnia, Esq., dated 10 March 1621, proved May 21, 1630 [in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury] by William Pyers [Pierce], Father-in-law William Pyers, gentleman, to have charge of the two small children of very tender age. A parcel of land in the Country or Continent of Virginia, to son Thomas Rolfe and his heirs, failing his issue to my daughter Elizabeth; [The land here bequeathed was no doubt the "Smiths Fort" tract], next to my right heirs. Land on Mulberry Island Virginia, to my wife Jane, during her natural life then to daughter Elizabeth. To my servant Robert Davies twenty pounds. Witnesses: Temperance Yeardley, Richard Buck, John Cartwright, Robert Davys and John Milwarde.
Thomas Rolfe, the son of John
Rolfe and Pocahontas was born in Virginia in 1615 and was taken
to England by his parents. When his mother died and his
father returned to Virginia, im March 1616-17 he was left at
Plymouth under the care of sir Lewis stukeley, who became so
notoroious and generally detested for his treachery to Sir Walter
Raleigh. Thomas Rolfe was afterwards removed to the care of
his uncle Henry Rolfe, of London, who was a member of the
Virginia Company. The boy remained with him for a number of
years. On August 23rd 1618 the Virginia Company wrote to
Governor Argall in Virginia. "We cannot imagine why
you should give us warning that Opechankano and the natives have
given the country to Mr. Rolfle's child and that they reserve it
from all others until he comes of years." It would
appear from this that the Indians were supposed to have intended
that Thomas Rolfe should succeed to the chieftanship of the
In October 1622 Mr. Henry Rolfe petitioned the Virginia Company requesting that he be paid out of the estate of his brother John Rolfe for having brought up the son of his brother and Pocahontas. In a grant of land in 1635 to Captain William Pierce the name of Thomas Rolfe appears among the head rights. This probably indicates the time that he came to Virginia. He was then about twenty years old.
"He afterwards," says Stith, "became a person of fortune and distinction in the Colony." In 1641 he petitioned the Governor for permission to visit his aunt "Cleopatre and his Kinsman Opecancanough." In 1646 as "Lieutenant Thomas Rolfe" he was granted Fort Chickahominy and 600 acres adjoining on condition of keeping a guard there. Between that date and 1663 he patented a number of other tracts of land. There is recorded in Surry Country, in 1673, a deed dated June 20, 1654, from Thomas Rolfe to William Corker, conveying 120 acres in Surry, lying between "Smiths fort old field" and "the Devils' Woodyard," which was the property of Thomas Rolfe "by gift from the Indian King." It appears from various depositions recorded in surry that he at one owned the plantation called "Smiths fort," 1200 acres, at the mouth of Gray's Creek which he sold to Thomas Warren. One of the deponents states that he was present in 1654 with Mr. Thomas Rolfe in Mr. Warren's "fifty foot brick house" on "Smiths Fort" plantation soon after it was completed.
Warren's "Fifty foot brick house" is still standing, the oldest brick dwelling in Virginia to which a date can be assigned. The farm still called "Smiths Fort" now belongs to a prosperous negro farmer. In addition to the old house there is much of interest in the neighborhood. On John Smith's map of Virginia may be seen at the mouth of Gray's Creek opposite Jamestown, the inscription "The New Fort", Smith states that on 1608 or 1609 he built a fort as a place of refuge in case of being compelled to retreat from Jamestown "on a convenient river upon a high commanding eminence." It has been suggested foolishly, that this fort was the "Old Stone House" on Ware Creek in the upper part of James City County; but any retreat to this place would have been through dense forests which afforded ample cover for the Indians. It seems there can be no doubt that the fort Smith refers to was the "New Fort" on Gray's Creek, and that this was on the "Smith's Fort" tract. About a half mile from the brick house referred to is a high bluff, about the middle of a long bend in Gray's Creek. On the opposite side are wide marshes, and ravines at the sides of the bluff make it something of a promontory. Across the rear of the bluf traces of trenches can be distinctly seen, though the covering of leaves makes them, in the photograph, less distinct than they really are. There can be little doubt that we have here the remains of Smiths "New Fort."
Thomas Rolfe's wife is said (though there is no proof of the correctness of the statement) to have been a Miss Poythress, and he had an only child, Jane, who married in 1675 Col. Robert Bolling and died in 1676. Among the James City records (now destroyed) was the following deed, communicated to the "Southern Literary Messenger" by the once well-known Virginia antiquary, Richard Randolph: "This Indenture made 1st October 1698 between John Bolling of the County of Henrico and parish of Varina, Gent, son and heir of Jane late wife of Robert Bolling, of Charles City County, Gent, which Jane was the only child of Thomas Rolfe, dec'd, conveying to William Brown, of the parish of Wilmington, in the County of James City, one thousand acres of land commonly called the Fort on Chickahonimy River, as per patent granted to Thomas Rolfe (this was fort Chickahominy granted him in 1646).
Thomas Rolfe probably died in James City County, so the records in regard to his will death &c. have been destroyed along with all of the records of that County.
BOLLING OF YORKSHIRE AND LONDON
Cudworth's "History of
Bolton and Bowling" (Bradford, 1891) contains a considerable
amount of information in regard to the early history of the
Bolling family, which was long resident in the vincinity of
Bradford and Bolton. The author states that the
spelling "Bowling" is a modernisation. The first
mention he gives of the Bolling family is in a poll or head tax
list of the inhabitants of the township of Bolling, in the year
1379. First in the list appears Johannes de Bollyng,
Esquier, & uxor [wife] Vjs VIIjh (6sh-8d.)
"The principal contributor, who in fact paid more than all the remainder of the inhabitants of the township, was John de Bolling. He is therefore styled 'esqire.' The Bollings wre not only the first family of any importance which took its name from the township, but it was of considerable repute in this part of Yorkshire generally. The proofs of this fact are numerous. From evidences collected by Mr. Empsall, and presented to the Bradford Antiquarian Society, illustrating the entire history of this family, we learn that towards the close of the twelth century one Tristram Bolling was in the service of King John, and was largely concerned in his interests, and as reward he received property in Bolling. To this circumstance is ascribed the rise of the family.
In Kirby's Inquest (1296) William de Bolling is described as holding three carucates of land in Bolling, and shortly afterwards he was described as lord of the manor, which his descendants held for several centuries, and two of them gave common of pasture and a grant of land in Bolling to Kirtstall Abbey. Part of this land is supposed to be the site of Burnett Field. There is also evidence of land in Bolling having been granted to Kirtkstall Abbey as early as the reign of King John.
In a copy of Parliamentary writs we find the following entires: 'William de Bolling certified, pursuant to writ tested at Clepstone, 5th March, 1316, as lord of the township of Bollling, in the county of York.'
'Johannes de Bolling, one of the Commissioners of Array, in the Wapentake of Morley, in the county of York. Commission tested at York 25th September, 1318.'
By the marriage of Robert Bolling to Elizabeth, daughter of Roger Thornton, in 1349, the Bolling estate was increased by the addition of the manors of Thornton, Allerton and Denholme. In the survey of the manor of Bradford taken in 1342, the Bolling family appears somewhat prominently in connection with the barter and sale of property in Bradford.
Passing over a century, we come upon an interesting episode in the past history of Bolling, namely, the attainder for high treason of one Robert Bolling and the confiscation of his estates. In the Wars of the Roses many of the landowners of this neighbourhood were implicated, and none more deeply than Robert Bolling of Bolling Hall. Like many others of Yorkshire he espoused the cause of the Lancastrians, under the banner of Lord Clifford of Skipton Castle, and was at the battle of Towton on Palm Sunday, March 29th, 1461. In that sanguinary encouter 36,000 men were slain, and the Lancastrians were uterrly defeated. The result was very disastrous to the Bollings. For the part taken in it by Robert Bolling, he was convicted of high treason, attainted by order of Parliament, and deprived of his estates, the manor of Bolling being made over to a partisan of the King named Thomas Radclyfe. John James, in his 'History of Bradford,' gives an interesting account of this event, and quotes the following extract from a petition of Robert Bolling to King Edward IV. in 1475: "Humbly beseeching your Highness, your true liegeman, Robert Bolling, in the Shire of York, gentilman, sheweth, that in the Parliament holden at Westminister, the 4th November, in the first year of your Highnesss's reign, the said Robert was attainted of high treason, and that his lands were forfeited from the 4th March preceding; that suppliant was never against your Highness in any field or journey, except on Palme Sunday, in the first year of your most noble reigne, whereto he was dryven, not of his oune proper wille, nor of malice towards your Grace, but oonly by compulsion, and by the most drad proclamations of John, then Lord Clyfford, under whose daunger and distresse the lyvelode of your suppliant lay."
Notwithstanding that letters of pardon were granted him, Robert Bolling and his family of ten children were reduced to great straits from the loss of his estates, but these he subsequently recovered and added much to them.
Robert Bolling made his will at Bolling Hall, October, 1485, desiring to be buried before the high altar of Bradford Church, to which he left benefactions. to Amica his daughter he left 10. The residue of his personalty, in three parts, one to James, William, Umphrey, Raynbron, and Troilus, his sons; one for masses for his soul; and a third to Isabel, his wife. The testator thus disposes of his lands: --
'I have enfeoffed Edward Goldsborough, one of the barons of our Lord the Kyng, of his escheaur; Ed. Redmanye, one of the esquiers of his body: Ed. Cresacre, parson, of Arksey; and James Bolling, my son, in the manors of Bolling, Thornton, and Denholme, and of all the halfendole of my manor of Haynesworth--to myself for my life. In suffrance, Isabel, my wyfe, to have all the yerely issue of the halfendole of the landes at Mikill Bolling, and to have her dower of Haynesworth. I do order a gyft to Jamys, William, Umfre, Raynbron, and Troilus Bolling, my sons of 40s., by the yere out of thornton, Hethlee, and Sowden; after their decease to remayne to Trystram Bolling, my son and heir, and the heires males of his bodie.'
Of the two of the sons of Robert Bolling - Tristram and Raynbron-interesting evidence exist. Raynbron, the younger brother, was bailiff of the manorial property at Bradford vested in the Duchy of Lancaster, and held a lease of the manorial mills, &c, which in the 'Rolls Chronicles' is set forth in the following terms: - "1448, 8 March. - Lease to farm by the advice of the Council of the Duchy of Lancaster, for 7 years from Michaelmas last past before date of present letters, to Raynbron Boleling, yeoman of the King's Crown, of the cloth fulling and corn mill, toll, stallage, and agistment of cattle in Bradford Bank, with the perquisites and shops beneath the Halls of Pleas of the town and Lordship of Bradford, Co. York, at an annual rent of ixl. viijd."
In making the most of his bailiwick, Raynbron incurred considerable odium among the inhabitants of Bradford, and a suit was instituted in the Duchy Court for extortion and wrongoing of which the following is the substance, extracted froom the Duchy of Lancaster Pleadings in the Record Office:--
'18, Hen. VII.--Richard Tempest and others, freeholders and King's tenants of Bradford township, and plaintiffs. Raynbron Bolling, the King's bailiff, and others defendants. Deputed titles to lands, tolls of markets, partiality of kin, &c.
Contra, Pleading --
"Raynbron Bolling, bailiff of Bradford, and Godfrey Foljambe, Feodary of Tickill Honor, plaintifs. Rich. Tempest, defendant, and others.
To the right worshipful Chancellor Duchy of Lancaster.
"We, Richard Tempest and Robert Leventhorp, esquires; Thos. Thornton, Wm. Rookes, John Rookes, Thos. Ellys, John Rawson, John Feld, James Webster, Thomas Bower, Wm. Bancke, Robt. Ledgard, Richd. Bancke, and others, freeholders and the King's tenants of the township of Bradford; John Threapland, John Ellingsworth, Rich. Hollins, John Whitacre, Thos. Aldersley, &c., freeholders and Kings tenants of Allerton; John Wilkinson, Thos. Roper, Wm. Byrkenshaw &c., tenants and freeholders of Thornton; Robt. Midgeley, William Mortymer, of Clayton; Richard Broadly, Thos. Stead, of Bowling; Christopher Sharp, James Sharp, Christopher Sharp, James Sharp, Christopher Thornton, &c., of Horton; Joseph Thornton, Roger Thornton, &c., of Heaton; William Northrop, Laurence Ellynworth, William Jowett, Thos. Mortymer, Richard Rodes, &c., of Manningham, deposed that whereas three faires have been held and kept within the lordship which were a great resort of merchants, chapmen, and others of the king's lieges of divers parts for the purpose of selling their wares to the great weal of the King's tenants of the said lordship and to the country adjoining. That Raynbron Bolling, the bailiff of the said lordship, wrongfully, by him and his deputies, taking excessive and unreasonable tolls of your said orators and others the King's tenants and others the King's lieges resorting to the said faires, the said merchants and chapmen have withdrawn themselves and their merchandise from the said faires, and that thereby the said faires are greatly decreased, to the great hurt of all the King's tenants and fermers and freeholders of the said lordship; and also that the said Raynbron Bolling, by reason of levying excessive mulcture at the King's mylnes to the great hurt of your orators and taking the cattel of your orators and keeping them in secret places, so that your said orators cannot gain knowledge of them, and after keeping them a certain time claiming the said cattel as waifs and strays to his own uses; that in the 16th year of Hen. VII. he caused certain women to shear twenty sheep of the King's tenants so that they were not known again by their owners; that he will not suffer any sheep of your orators to be unclipped after Whit-Sunday, but if there are the said bailiff will take them and cause them to be clipped, claiming and taking the wool to his own uses and to the great hurt of the King's tenants; that on the 5th of June, in the 17 of Hen. VII, he took from Ellen, late wife of Tristram Bolling, five ewes; from Elizabeth Bristowe, two key; and from Wiliam Wright one cow; that one William Gordon, a Scotch chapman, who was coming from Halifax with three packs of wool, wasy waylaid by the said bailiffs upon Manningham Moor, because the said chapman ought to have come through Bradford and paid toll, and cast him down and beat him, and caused him to pay 6s. 8d. and above in money.'
Raybron's answer, which is filed in the Duchy records, states:--'That there were two very great faires every year at Bradford, on the day of the Feast of St. Andrew, and the day of St. Peter in Cathedra, three days every fair--that he had to attend upon the King's daughter, the Queen of Scots, into Scotland, and in his absence Sir Richard Tempest went into the Tolbooth of Bradford and threatended his servants (the servants of the King's bailiff) if they took toll. That the inhabitants of Clayton, at the instigation of Sir Richard Tempest, waylaid John Aldworth, whom the said bailiff had sent to gather toll, and beat him unmercifully. So that he had been little able to do any work since; that the said Tempest had ordered all his servants and retainers, and had encouraged all others, to beat down the bailif's servants when they gathered toll, and declared that no man should bear rule in Bradford but himself.'
This interesting episode is illustrative of the exactions resorted to by the emissaries of King Henry VII., who made use of them to extort money and to heap up wealth for his own ends, which was the ruling object of his existence.
Tristram Bolling, the eldest son of Robert Bolling, the attainted possessor of Bolling Hall, married Beatrix, daughter of Sir Walter Calverley, of Calverley. He was a man of great courage, and was most loyal to the Lancastrina party, so much so that he appears to have idolized Henry VI. In his behalf he fought alongside his father at Towton, but, being young, escaped further consequences than the disastrous defeat of his party. He died at Chellow, near Manningham, leaving an heiress, Rosamund, who had become the wife of Sir Richard Tempest, of Bracewell. We give a copy of his will on account of its quaintness of spelling and the information it contains:--
Will of Tristram Bolling, of Chellow
April 7, 1502. Proved August 2.
'I, Tristram Bolling, of Chellow, to be buryd in the high quere of my parish church of Bradforth, and I bequeath in honour of my mortuary my best horse wt. sadyll & brydll, jake, salet, bowe and harnes, sword and bockler, as I went to the warr. I bequeath unto the aulter of Synt Kateryn afore the image of King Henry the vj. one vestment with albe preist iijs. iiijd. To one priest for saying for my saule xxs. and li. wax to be brend upon my sepulture, and iiijd. for the wast of every torch brynnyng about my body the day of my buryall. To every man beyryng me to the church iiijd. I will yet all my manners, lands &c., being my inheritance after the decease of Robert Bolling my fader or any other tytll of right here-after remayne after my decease unto Richard Tempest and Rosamunde my doghter and wyff unto the said Richard and to ther heyrs forever mor. I will that my wyff Elyne during her lyve have a yearly rent for her thirds out of my said manners, &c. To my son Edward Bolling all my lands purchased in the toun of Bradford except a messe, and one tenement lying beside the parich chirch, which I will remayn unto Thos. Tempest, son of Richard Tempest aforesaid. to the said Thos. Tempest one messe soom tyme in the holdynge of Allison Dyn-Gurd. To John Tempest, son unto ye said Richard Tempest, one tenement called Rowley and one tenement in Thornton beside Bradford newly bylded. I wyll that Edwd. Robertshaw take half a coile pytt at Clayton dewring one yere, and my wyff the other half, and then the said coile pytt to remayne to the foresaid Rich. Tempest and hys wyff. I order as executors Nicholas Tempest, Edward Bollynge, and Cudberd Lenthrope, my son Richard Tempest being superviseare.
Giffen at Chellow. Pro. 3 June, 1502'
The estates of Tristram Bolling comprised the manors of Bolling and Thornton, and lands in Little Bolling, Bradford, Clayton, Allerton, Wilsden, Hainworth, Horton, and Denholme. He thus left the bulk of is property to his daughter Rosemund, wife of Sir Richard Tempest, although he had a son, Edward, by his second wife, who suceeded him in the Chellow estates, which comprised the manor of Chellow, and a substantial residence.
THE BOLLINGS OF CHELLOW
Although by the marriage of
Rosamund, the daughter and heiress of Tristram Bolling, to Sir
Richard Tempest, the ancient family estates left the main branch
of the Bolling family, it is evident that the line was carried on
at Chellow. Chellow is a hamlet of the township of Heaton,
and was a separate manor at the time of the Domesday
Survey. The Bollings continued at chellow for a very long
period; Edward Bolling, the son of Tristram (father of Rosamond),
succeeding his father there, he in turn being succeeded by his
The last of this branch of the Bollings in the male line was William Bolling, to whose memory a monument ws erected in the Bradford Parish Church. He was living at Chellow in 1698, but appears to have removed to a little farmstead called the "Temple", at the top of Crow Tree Lane, Manningham, which was also his property, leaving Chellow Grange to his son John. William Bolling married in 1688, Mary Lister, of Frizinghall, and died in 1730, leaving a brother Edward and a sister Mary. His own son, John, died in 1729, a year before his father. He rebuilt the old house at Chellow, and inserted on a stone the record--I.B. 1720. Another stone contained the initials W. B. and the date 1689."
It appears from a list made in the time of Henry VIII, that "Dame Rosamund Tempest, late Wiffe of Sir Ric. Tempest, Knyght," had in her household Edward, and Godfray Bollyng, who came both equipped with "horse and harnes" (armor)
Dame Rosamund's relations with her half-brother Edward Bolling, of Chellow, are somewhat ob'scure. From a deed pole dated one year after the death of her husband, Rosamund makes over to him propety in Wilsden, as follows:
"31 Henry VIII, June 20
Rosamund Tempest, relict of Sir Rich. Tempest, Kt. gives to Edward Bollyng, of chellowe, one messuage, with buildings and appurtenances, in Wylsden; and lands &c, called Wytham, in the township of Allerton, abutting on the Hardyng Becke or Hardes Broke on the South and North, on Cottingley Park on the east, and on the high road from Bradford to Keighley on the west. To pay one red rose in the time of roses should it be demanded.
Witness - Thos Bollynge,
This property was afterwards confirmed to Tristram, son of Edward Bolling.
One member of the Bolling family mentioned by Cudworth may be noted. On November 12, 1494, William Bolling one of the Barons of the Exchequer granted to Sir Richard Tempest, the remainder of a lease of the corn and fulling mills at Bradford.
Bolling Hall is the most inteesting relic of a past age in the immediate vicinity of Bradford. Dr. Whitaker thus describes it. "The Hall is a large majestic looking building with a centre and two deep wings to the North, and has been built at different periods. The South front opening to the garden is terminated by two square towers of considerable but uncertain antiquity. The rest, I think, may be safely assigned to the Tempests, in the reign of Elizabeth. Within the towers are two deeply emb windows, and between them the hall, which has one vast window of many square headed lights. It is about thirty feet long and has a plain plaster ceiling which probably covers a fine oaken roof." Ascending the oak stair case, admission is gained to the "Ghost Chamber" which occupies the Western bay, and here, it is said, the redoubtable ghost appeared which struck terror into the heart of the Earl of New Castle the royaliust commander during the siege of Bradford and caused him to forego his intention of putting the town to the sack. * * * The chief feature of interst in the room, however, is the mantle piece, which is of carved oak reaching to the full height of the room. It is supported by two fluted columns, which support a canopy ornamented with oak & vine leaves, and contains two portraits painted on panels, said to be those of Lady Rosamond the last of the Bollings of Bolling and her husband Sir Richard Tempest. In the work which has been quoted at such length are views of Bolling Hall and of the mantelpiece and portraits.
Mr. Cudworth speaks of the Virgina Bollings, who descend from a branch of the family, which had settled in London, as being now the representatives of the ancient family of Bolling, of Bolling Hall.
The "Vistation of London," 1633-34, contains the following pedigree of Bolling.
Tristram Bollyng of Bradford in Com. Yorke
Edward Bollyng of Bradford in = Magdelene da. of Gabriell Greene
Com. Yorke, sonne and heir I in Horsforth Com. Yorke
Robert Bollyng of London, Sadler = Anne da. Tho. Clarke of
and Silk Throwster, now living 1633 I London
I I I I
2. Edward 1 John Bollyng eldest sonne 3. Thomas Annis
The arms which accompany the pedigree are the same of those of the Virginia Bollings.
Following is a copy of the will of the Robert Bolling, of London, who was living in 1633 and signed the pedigree. We are indebted to Mr. Lothrop Withington for the copy. There can be no doubt that Robert Bolling, the emigrant to Virginia was a son of John Bolling, "eldest sonne." An examination of the registers of all Hallows Barking would doubtless confirm this. And a thorough examination of Yorkshire records might furnish proof as to the exact place in the pedigree of the Bollings of Bolling Hall, of the Tristram Bolling of the visitation pedigree.
In the name of god Amen, the Fift day of September Anno Domini One thousand six hundred thirtie nyne and in the Fifteenth yeare of the raigne of our soveraigne Lord Charles by the grace of Gode Kings of England Scotlande France and Ireland defender of the Faith I Robert Bowlinge of the parish of Alhallowes Barking Cittizen and Throwster of London, being att the present sicke and weake in body, but of good and perfect minde and memorie praised bee Allmightie god therefore Doe make and declare this my present Testament conteyning therein my last will in manner and forme following (that is to say) First and principally I recommend my soule into the handes of Almightie God my mercifull Father and Jesus Christ his onely sonne my blessed Saviour and Mediator by whose pretious death, merittes and intercession alone I trust and firmely beleeve to receave a full and free pardon and forgiveness of all my sinnes, and life everlasting, my body I commit to the earth from whence it came, to be buried in desent and christian manner in the parish Church of Allhallows aforesaid. And my will and minde is that all such debts that I shall owe att the tyme of my death to any person or persons whatsoever whether of right or conscience shalbe iustle and truelie paid by my Executrix hereafter named with the most convenient speede that may bee And after my Debts and funerall charges paid and deducted that small estate that the lorde in mercie hath lent vnto me. I doe devide order and dispose according to the ancient and laudable Custome of the said Cittie of London whereof I am a Freeman Into three iust and equall partes whereof one full thirde parte I give leave and bequeath vnto my deare and loveing wife Anne Bowling as of right and according to the saide Custome belonging to her' one other thirde parte thereof I leave and bequeath vnto and amongst my children John, Edward, Thomas, and Anne Bowlinge, to be equallie and indifferentlie parted and devided amongst them. The other thirde parte commonlie called and by the said custome reputed the testators parte I doe give, bequeath, order and dispose in manner and forme following (that is to say) First I will and devise that my said wife Anne Bowlinge shall have and enjoy her owne proper vse forever Twoe of my five throwing milles with all instrumentes and implemtes therevnto respectively belonging And allsoe the other three Milles during the tyme that my said sonn Edward shall have to serve mee by his Indentures of Apprenticehood And the said three Milles with all ymplementes tooles and apurten'nces to them respectively belonging I doe give and bequeath vnto the said Edward Bolling willing my said wife to deliver the same unto him att the end of the said apprenticehood. Item I give and bequeath vnto the said Edward as a special legacie in regarde to his paines and indistrie in my affairs the some of fiftie poundes of lawfull money of England. Item I give and bequeath vnto my eldest sonne John Bowling and vnto my sonne Thomas Bowling Five and Twentie pounds apeece of like money. Item I give and bequeath vnto my loving daughter Anne Bowling the some of one Hundred pounds of like money Item I give and bequeath vnto my sister Beatrix Creswell Fortie shillinges as legacies in remembrances of me. Item I give and bequeath vnto the poore people of the said parish of Allhallows Barking Fortie shillinges Item I give and bequeath vnto either of my friends and kynsmen Charles Harris and John Lee, and to my good friends Mr. William Hart, Throwster, and Mris Elizabeth Pollarde, to every of them Twentie shillings apeece remembrance of mee. The rest and residue of all and singular my goods, chattels, household stuffe, plate, debts, rights, and creditts whatsoever and wheresoever (after my said debts, funerall charges and legacies paid and decuted) I doe give and bequeat vnto my said loveing and carefull wife Ann Bowling whome I make, appointe, and declare the full and sole Executrix of this my present testament and last will And I do enominate appointe and allsoe intreate my said good freinds Charles Harris and John Lee to be Overseers and assistantes vnto my said Executrix in the due performance of my present testament and last will And I doe hereby vtterlee revoke renounce and make voide all former wills legacies and bequests at any tyme heretofore be me made and bequeath. And doe hereby pronouse and dlecare this my present to be my last will and none other nor otherwise. In witness whereof to this my present testament consisting of three sheetes of paper, the twoe former subscribed with my hands. And to this third I have sett mt hand and seale Dated the day, and yeare first wthn written per me Robert Bolling, Read, signed, sealed, published and declared by the saide Robert Bolling to be his last will and testament in the pn'nce of Abell Lucoum, Gregorie Smith, and Ch'r Townsend, Scr. Proved before the Veneralb William Sames, L.L.D. surrogate for Sir Henry Marten, LL.D. the master Keeper or Commissary of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury 13 November 1639 by the oath of Anne Bowling, relict of the defunct and executrix.
BOLLING OF VIRGINIA
Until a few years ago when
the fragments were removed to a family burial vault in
Petersburg, the broken tomb of Col. Robert Bolling, the
immigrant, remained at
"Kippax," Prince George County. It bore the Bolling arms and the following epitaph:
"Here lyeth interred in hope of a joyful resurrection, the body of Robert Bolling, the son of John and Mary Bolling, of Allhallows, Barkin Parish, Tower Street, London. He was born the 26th of December in the year 1646, and came to Virginia October the 2d, 1660, and departed this life the 17th day of July, 1709, aged sixty-two years, six months and twenty-one days."
As these dates show, Robert Bolling was only fourteen years of age when he came to the colony and was doubtless, in the care of some friend. In early manhood he engaged in trade as a merchant, and the firm of "Robert Bolling and Company" is referred to in the records of several counties, showing that their business was extensive. He was also a planter and acquired large tracts of land. His residence was in Charles City County, on the south side of James River in what is now Prince George County. The name of the plantation where he lived, "Kippax," did not probably originate with him, as he had, so far as is known, no reason for given the name.
The first public office which he held was, doubtless, that of justice of Charles City County, and he was sheriff of that county in 1692 and 1699 (Va. Mag. Hist. and Biog. i, 234). In 1702 he was still a justice. He was member of the House of burgesses for Charles City at the sessions of April 1688, april 1692, and April 1699 and for Prince George, April 1704 (Va. Mag. Hist. and Biog. XV, 332, 438, 441, and Colonial Va. Register). In 1705 he is styled, in a land patent, Col. Robert Bolling," which indicates that he was then Colonel of the Prince George militia.
Col. Bolling probably acquired much land by purchase, as his grants were not extensive. There is on record in Henrico County a deed dated March 1700-1701, from Stephen Cocke to Robert Bolling, merchant, of Bristol parish, Charles City Co., conveying 240 acres north of the Appomattox River, part of a plantation called Old Town. His grants comprised about 1760 acres in Bristol Parish, 50 acres in Henrico Co., and 1973 acres in Prince George on Moccasoneck Creek and Nottoway River. The last grant, dated May 7, 1706 was to "Collo. Robert Bolling." His first grant was in 1682 to "Robert Bolling, Gent."
there is in the Virginia State Library an old volume of the laws of Virginia known as "Purvise's Collection," which once belonged to Robert. A fly leaft contaiins an entry which gives the dates of his birth and arrival in Virginia as they appear on his tomb, and continues, "& in the year 75 married Jane the daughter of Thomas Rolfe, gent, by whom he had one son, John Bolling, born ye 26th day of Jan'y 1676. She dying [in 1676-Bolling Memoirs] he married a second venture Anne ye daughter of Major John Stith in ye year 1681, by whom he hath Robt Bolling born Jan ye 25th 1686, ditto Stith Bolling Borne March ye 28th 1686, ditto Edward Bolling borne ye first day of October 1687, ditto Ann Bolling borne ye 22d of July 1690, ditto Drury Bolling borne ye 21st day of June 1695, ditto Thomas Bolling borne ye 30th day of March 1697-8 & Agnes Bolling borne ye 30th November 1700, and that god almighty may bless these blessings shall be the continuall prayer of their father Robt Bolling."
A genealogy of the descendants of Robert Bolling, eldest son of the second marriage is given Slaughter's History of Bristol Parish. This branch, though always prominent, does not come within the scope of the present account. A carefully prepared and complete account of the descendants of the second marriage of Col. Bolling, would be a valuable addition to Virginia genealogy, especially if illustrated by the splendid collection of family portraits. The Petersburg branch, like their cousins of the other line, have a portrait of the emigrant, and it is believed of every generation from him to the present time.
As Dr. Slaughter did not give any of the offices held by the younger branches of the family it may be well to add them here. Robert Bolling, Burgess for Prince George at the sessions of May 1723, May 1723, May 1726, and May 1730. Alexander Bolling Burgess for Prince George at the sessions of March 1756, Sept. 1756, April 1757, March 1758, March 1758, Sept. 1758, Nov. 1758, Feb. 1759, Nov. 1759, March, May and October 1760, March 1761, Nov. 1766, and March 1767. Robert Bolling Burgess for Dinwiddie at the sessions of March 1756, Sept. 1756, April 1757, March 1758, Nov. 1761, Jan. 1762, March 1762, Nov. 1762, May 1763, Jan 1764, Oct 1764, May 1765, Nov. 1766, March 1767, May 1769, Nov. 1769, Feb. 1772, March 1773, and May 1774.
Col. Robert and Jane 3 (Rolfe) Bolling had issue:
I. - John 4, born Jan. 27, 1676, died April 20, 1729, married Dec. 1697, Mary Kennon.
I. - Major John 4 Bolling of "Cobbs," Henrico Co. (now Chesterfield; born Jan. 27, 1676, died at "Cobbs" April 20, 1729; married, December 1697 (License dated Dec. 29th - Henrico Records), Mary, daughter of Richard Kennon, of "Conjurer's Neck," Henrico Co. (now Chesterfield).
John Bolling, who from his rank in the Henrico militia was sytled Major John Bolling, "devoted himself," says the Bolling Memoirs,* "to commerce. He had a gay, lively, penetrating spirit. He lived at Cobbs, on Appomattox River, where he received all the profits of an immense trade with the Indians, and enjoyed at the same time all the pleasures of Society; for which never was there a person better formed."
Robert Bolling of "Chellowe", Buckingham County, wrote in French, about 1764, "A Memoir of a Portion of the Bolling Family, of England and Virginia". It remained in manuscript until 1868, when a handsome edition, a translrtion, was published by the well kuown Virginia Antiquary, the late Thomas H. Wynne. Mr. Wynne added many notes and obtained the permission of Mr. Thomas Bolling, ower of a long series of Bolling portraits to have them photographed for reporduction. The book contains the following portraits" (1) Col. Robert Bolling, the emigrant; (2) John Bolling, the son; (3) Mary Kennon wife of John Bolling; (4) John Bolling, Jr.; (5) Elizabeth Blair, wife of John Bolling, Jr.; (6) Thomas Bolling, son of John Jr.; (7) Betty Gay, wife of Thomas Bolling; (8) Richard Randolph, of "Curls"; (9) Jane Bolling, his wife; (10) Richard Randolph, Jr., of "Curls"; (11) Ann Meade, his wife; (12) William Bolling of "Bolling Hall"; (13) Mary Randolph, his wife; (14) Anne Meade Bolling, daughter of William Bolling; (15) Portrait of a minister called "Rev. Hugh Blair"; as there was no such person in Virginia, the subject of this portrait is no doubt Rev. James Blair, President of William and Mary College, and uncle of the wife of John Bolling, Jr.; (16) Judge John Robertson. The originals of all these portraits, except the last, are now owned by Mr. Richard Bolling, who also has another portrait of Betty (Gay) Bolling, with two children; of a "Captain Bolling", of U.S. Senate or Thomas Bolling Robertson, of Louisiana, and of Richard and John Morris, of Hanover Co., VA. All of Mr. Bollings portraits have for a number of years been loaned to the Virginia Historical Society. When Mr. Wynne, obtained permission to reproduce the portraits for publication, it is stated that he has very fine water-color copies made and these were photographed for his book. A comparison shows that these portrais were admirably copied. The photographic negatives of all of these portraits are now the property of Mr. H. P. Cooke, photographer, Richmond, Va. Other portraits of members of this branch of the Bolling family are in existance.
Besides his business as a merchant Major Bolling was an extensive planter, and also took an active part in public affairs. He was a justice of Henrico in 1699, and in 1707, when he is styled Captain. He appears to have lived in Charles City County in early life, as there is recorded in Henrico, a deed, dated August 1697, from Bartholomew Fowler, gent., of James City Co., to John Bolling, gent., of Charles City Co., conveying 100 acres in Henrico called Varina. It is believed that John Bolling was already in possession of land here inherited from his ancestor John Rolfe.
Major John Bolling was a member of the House of Burgesses for Henrico County at the sessions of October 1710, Nov. 1711, Jan. 1712, Oct 1712, Nov. 1713, Nov. 1714, April 1718, May 1723, and may 1726 (Col. Va. Register).
"Cobbs" is on the left bank of the Appomattox in the County of Chesterfield. It is on quite a high bluff just below a bend in the river. Several wooded islands in front, the hills of Prince George across the river and the distant steeples of Petersburg show an extent of view which explains why John Bolling chose it as a plalce to build his home. The house at "Cobbs," a large frame building was destroyed by fire years ago. A rather crude drawing of it has been preserved.
In the fields near the house site fragments of wine bottles lettered "J. Bolling Cobbs," and "T. Bolling Cobbs" have been ploughed up. All the old tombs have been destroyed.
The will of John Bolling was dated April 29, 1727, and proved in Henrico October 1729. He gives his wife Mary the plantation called Cobbs, (600 acres) which he lived on, for her life; also his household stuff stock of horses, cattle, & c. & c. To "Mr. John Fleming who lately married my daughter Mary," 1207 acres over against Licking [Licking Hole Creek, now in Goochland], five acres, and a sum of money. States that he promised a portion of 430 (english pounds) to his daughter Mary. To his daughter Elizabeth Bolling 1200 acres adjoining the land given to John Fleming, and 200 (english pounds) in money. Gives land at Flat Creek, and certain slaves to be divided between his daughters Martha and Ann. To his grandson Richard Randolph 100 (english pounds). All remainder of estate to his son John. Major John and and Mary Bolling had issue:
+2. I. - John 5, b. Jan. 20, 1700; d. Sept. 6, 1757; married (I) Elizabeth, Lewis, Gloucester Co. she d. s. p., marrried (II) Aug. 1, 1728, Elizabeth Blair.
+3. II. - Jane 5, born 1703, died 1766; married Col. Richard Randolph, of "Curles," Henrico County.
+4. III. - Mar 5 born 1711, died Aug. 10, 1744; married Jan. 20, 1747, Col. John Fleming, of Goochland County. See "Fleming Family," p. II. (She is called "2d daughter" in Fleming Bible).
+5. IV. - Elizabeth 5, born 1709 ( ), died -; married Dr. William Gay, of Henrico and Chesterfield counties.
+6. V. - Martha 5, born 1713, died October 23d, 1749, married in 1727 ( ) Thomas Eldridge, of Henrico and Sussex Counties.
+7. VI. - Anne 5, born __, died 1800 married James Murray of "Athol Braes,' Amelia County.
2. JOHN 5 BOLLING, of "Cobbs", was born Jan. 20, 1700 and died September 6, 1757. He married (1) Elizabeth, daughter of John Lewis, of "Warner Hall", Gloucester County, who died shortly afterwards without issue; and (2) on Aug. 1, 1728, Elizabeth, daughter of Dr. Archibald Blair, of Williamsburg, and niece of Rev. James Blair, D. D., President of William and Mary College. She is stated in the Bolling Bible record to have married secondly _____ Bland, and died April 22, 1775.
Col. John Bolling (his rank in the Chesterfield militia) inherited a large property from his father and himself, added greatly to the estate. His son states in the Bolling Memoirs that he was for thiry years a Burgess, and for a long time before his death Commander of the Chesterfield militia and a Justice of the County Court.
During his father's life-time John Bolling lived on some of the family lands in Goochland County, and was a member of the House of Burgesses for that County at the session of February 1727-28. He was Burgess for Henrico at the sessions of May 1742, November 1744, Feb. 1745, July 1746, March 1747, October 1748, and April 1754, and for Chesterfield County Feburary 1752, November 1753, February 1754, August 1754, October 1754, May 1755, August 1755, October 1755, March 1756, September 1756, and April 1757.
The will of "John Bolling of the parish of Dale and County of Chesterfield, gentleman", was dated Sept. 4, 1749 and proved in 1757. He gave his wife Elizabeth, for her life, all his lands in Chesterfield and Henrico, except the land at the Point, where"John Bollling's warehouses" (tobacco warehouses) were situated, also the use of all negroes on said plantations, also his plantation in Goochland called Bolling's Island, over against Rock Castle low grounds; also six other negroes; also the use of all his plate with full power to bequeath said plate to such of his children as she might choose, also all his household stuff, stocks of horses, cattle, etc., on said plantations.
To his son Thomas that part of his land in Goochland called Licking Hole, lying above Licking Hole Creek.
To his son John the rest of the Licking Hole tract, also the mill on Beaver Dam Creek in Goochland, also all the land he (the testator) had on said creek, also the reversion (after his wife's death) of all his lands and houses in Henrico County on James River.
To son Robert all his lands on Willlis's Creek, and at Totere, or near the Seven Islands; also a small tract called Duguid's, and all his surveys, orders and entries of land above the same, and also all his entries on Rock Island Creek in Albemarle County.
To his son Edward all his lands in Lunenburg County on the branches of Falling River, 5000 acres, also his lands on roanoke River or Butcher Creek, also the reversion of his lands south of James River and north of Appamottox River, also his lands called Buffalo Lick on both sides of James River, and his entries, not patented, above Possum Creek.
To his daughter Anne Bolling so much money as will make the legacy given her by her aunt Ann Whiting amount to 500 (english pounds). To daughter Sarah Bolling so much money as will make her legacy from the same person amount to 500 (english pounds). The slaves given to his wife are after her death to be euqlly divided between his sons. States that as his son Thomas may claim a legacy given him by his (Thomas') Aunt Whiting, declares that whatever is given Thomas by this will is in lieu of said legacy. Friend Peter Randolph and son Thomas Bolling executors. Codicil dated Sept. 4, 1757. Gives his son Archibald 1200 acres in Bedford County on the brances of Rock Island Creek; to nephew Bolling Eldridge 400 acres at the same place, and also gives to son Archibald all the land called buffalo Lick formerly devised to Edward. Reduces legacies to daughters Anne and Sarah to 400 (english pounds) each.
The Bolling Memoris gives some farther details in regard to the will. It states that Thomas was given three-fourths of the Licking Hole plantation and Bolling's Island [which John Randolph of Roanoke said was as rich as any land on earth]; to John the other part of Licking Hole, a plantation in Goochland called Moulin, the Varina and Henrico tracts in Henrico County, and also a small tract in Chesterfield (where John, the legatee, lived at the time of his death); to Robert, a plantation ("Chellowe") near Willis's Mountain, another on James River near the Seven Islands and a small tract called Totere's, a league from the last towards the source of Willis's River; to Edward the plantations at Falling River, Butcher's River and Roanoke River, the house at "Cobbs" a tract on Swift Creek, the tobacco warehouses in Pocahontas (opposite Petersburg), a tract called the Old Town, also in Chesterfield, and all the land Col. Bolling possessed in Amherst County (which might amount to 6000 acres); to Archibald the part of Buffalo Lick tract which was in Bedford County, together with the Rock Island tract, 40,000 acres in all, and to his widow, during her life, Cobbs, Old Town, Varina, Swift Creek, Bolling's Island and about 40 slaves, the rest of the salves, about 150 in number being legally divided between his sons,
Col. John 5 and Elizabeth (Blair) Bolling had issue;
+8. I. Thomas 6, born July 7, 1735, died August 7, 1804; married Elizabeth Gay.
+9. II. John 6, born June 24, 1737, died 179_, married Martha Jefferson.
+10. III. Robert 6, born August 17, 1738, died 1769, married (1) Mary Burton; (2) Susan Watson.
11. IV. Mary 6, born July 6, 1744, died __, married 1761, Richard Bland, Jr., of "Jordans," Prince George County. It is singular that she is not named in her father's will.
12. V. Edward 6, born Sept. 9, 1746, died Aug. 10, 1770, unmarried. His will, in which he styles himself "of Chesterfield County", was dated July 13, 1769 and proved in Amherst Co., Oct. 1st 1770. He gave his brothers Thomas and John Bolling his plantation called Falling River; to his brother Robert Bolling his plantation called Buffalo Lick on the north side of James River, and also 7 negroes; to brother Archibald Bolling his plantation called Old Town and also his warehouses at Pocahontas and lots at Bermuda Hundred; to his sister Mary Bland, a negro woman Joan and all her children except Louisa; to sister Tazewell 100 (english pounds); to sister Anne Bolling his negro woman Louisa; to Cousin Bolling Eldridge, a negro man; to friend Richard Kidder Meade his man Jack and rest of estate to brother Archibald.
13. VI. Sarah 6, born June 16, 1748, died __; married Judge John Tazewell (for descendants, see Robertson's "Pocahontas and Her Descendants".
14. VII. Archiblad 6, born March 20, 1749-50, died __; married (1) in 1770, Sarah Cary; (2) Feb. 1774, Jane Randolph; (3) Mrs. Clark, a widow.
15. VIII. Anne 6, born Feb. 7, 1752, died __; married William Dandridge. For descendants, see Robertson's "Pocahontas and Her Descendants".