Descendants of Sir John ROLLE (1627-1706)

Descendants of Sir John ROLLE (1627-1706)

Memorial Window
Window at St Giles in the Wood in memory of
John, Lord ROLLE of Stevenstone (1751-1842)
1-Sir John ROLLE, the son of Andrew ROLLE (abt 1580-1628) and Grace ROBERTS, was baptised at Week St Mary, Cornwall on 23 Sep 1627, and was buried at St Giles in the Wood, Devon on 1 May 1706.

John inherited the manors of Stevenstone and Bicton in 1647 when the male line of his great uncle John ROLLE (1518 -1570) became extinct. He was created a Knight of the Bath at the coronation of Charles II. At the time of his death, Sir John ROLLE was in possession of over forty manors in Devon as well as estates in Cornwall, Somerset and Northampton.

John married Florence ROLLE (1631-1705), daughter of Denys ROLLE (1614-1638) and Margaret POULETT. A marriage license was issued in London on 28 Feb 1647/48. Florence was baptised at St Giles in the Wood, Devon on 27 Feb 1630/31 and died there on 10 Aug 1705. She was buried at Tawstock, Devon on 13 Aug 1705. John and Florence had six children: John, Dennis, Margaret, Florence, Amos and Charles.

Arms: Or, on a fess dancetté between three billets azure, each charged with a lion rampant of the first, three bezants

Rolle Shield 2-John ROLLE was born abt 1649 and was buried at Bicton, Devon on 22 Apr 1689.

John married Christian BRUCE, daughter of Robert BRUCE (1627-1685) and Diana GREY (? -1689), and Ampthill, Bedford, England on 9 Jun 1677. Christian was born about 1658, died on 5 Apr 1720, was buried at Bicton, Devon on 23 Apr 1720. John and Christian had six children: Robert, John, Diana, Diana, Dennis and Christian.
3-Robert ROLLE was baptised on 16 Oct 1678 at Ampthill, Bedford, died at Exeter, Devon on 18 Aug 1710 and was buried at Bicton, Devon. He married Elizabeth DUKE, daughter of Richard DUKE (1652-1732) and Isabella YONGE (? -1705). Elizabeth was baptised at St Martin's in the Fields, Middlesex on 23 Dec 1679 and was buried at Bicton, Devon on 29 Sep 1716. Robert and Elizabeth had no children.

3-John ROLLE was baptised on 8 Dec 1679 at St Giles in the Wood, Devon, and was buried at St Giles in the Wood on 23 May 1730.

John served in Parliament during the reigns of Anne, George I and George II. He is alledged to have been offered an Earldom by Queen Anne but declined. John inherited the Rolle estates from his brother, Robert ROLLE.

John married his cousin, Isabella Charlotta WALTER, the daughter of William WALTER (? - 1693) and Mary BRUCE (1659-1711), on 24 Jun 1706 in London, Middlesex. Isabella Charlotta was baptised at Westminster, Middlesex on 8 May 1687, and was buried at St Giles in the Wood, Devon on 11 Oct 1734. John and Isabella had ten children: Henry, Christiana Maria, Isabella Charlotta, John, Lucia, Lucilla, William, Anne, Denys and Maria Phillipa.

4-Henry ROLLE was born on 7 Nov 1708 at Weare Giffard, Devon. He died at Bicton, Devon on 18 Aug 1750 and was buried there on 6 Sep 1750. Henry was Member of Parliament for Devon 1730-1741 and Barnstaple 1741-1747. He was elevated to the peerage by letters patent on 8 Jan 1747/48 as Baron ROLLE of Stevenstone.

4-Christiana Maria ROLLE was born about 1709 and was buried on 19 Jul 1780 in Frithelstock, Devon.

Christiana married Henry STEVENS, the son of Richard STEVENS. Henry was born in Peters Marland, Devon about 1689, and was buried at Frithelstock on 21 Jan 1748. Christiana and Henry had five children: Elizabeth, Henry, Mary, Christian and Isabella Charlotta.

5-Elizabeth STEVENS was baptised at Frithelstock, Devon on 30 Aug 1738. She married Robert COOKE at Frithelstock, Devon on 20 Jan 1762.
5-Henry STEVENS was baptised at Frithelstock, Devon on 31 Jul 1739 and died at Little Torrington, Devon on 20 Oct 1802. He married Sarah Bridget MARWOOD (1750-1821).

5-Mary STEVENS was baptised at Frithelstock, Devon on 1 May 1740 and was buried at Frithelstock, Devon on 21 Nov 1804. She married Morgan O'CONNELL (1745-1789) at St Martin's, Exeter, Devon on 12 Dec 1783.

5-Christian STEVENS was baptised at Frithelstock, Devon on 10 Apr 1743, died at Great Torrington on 6 Aug 1828, and was buried at Great Torrington on 12 Oct 1828. She married Thomas MOORE (1740-1802), Vicar of Bishops Tawton, at Frithelstock on 31 Oct 1779.

5-Isabella Charlotta STEVENS was baptised at Frithelstock, Devon on 27 Aug 1745 and was buried at Frithelstock, Devon on 28 May 1746.

4-Isabella Charlotta ROLLE was baptised on 7 Feb 1710/11 at St Giles in the Wood, Devon and was buried there on 28 Mar 1771.

Isabella married Robert DUKE, the son of George DUKE and Dorothy AYRE in Suffolk, on 8 Apr 1731. Robert was baptised at Collaton Raleigh, Devon on 23 Aug 1709, died at Otterton on 6 Feb 1741 and was buried at Collaton Raleigh on 13 Feb 1741. They had no children.

4-John ROLLE was baptised on 1 Oct 1713 at St Giles in the Wood, Devon, died on 30 Nov 1779 and was buried at St Giles in the Wood on 7 Dec 1779.

John inherited Sarsden in Oxfordshire and assumed the surname Walter on the death of his maternal uncle, Sir Robert WALTER, 4th Baronet in 1731. He inherited the Rolle estates on the death of his brother Henry ROLLE in 1750. John was member of Parliament for Exeter 1754-1776 and for Devon 1776-1779.

4-Lucia ROLLE was baptised on 10 Nov 1715 at St Giles in the Wood, Devon and was buried at St Giles on 9 Sep 1741.
4-Lucilla ROLLE was baptised on 19 Oct 1717 at St Giles in the Wood, Devon and was buried at St Giles in the Wood on 9 Sep 1741, the same day as her sister Lucia.
4-William ROLLE was baptised on 25 Mar 1719 in St Giles in the Wood, Devon and died in Great Torrington about 1747. His will was probated at the Prerogative Court of Canterbury on 6 Jun 1747.
4-Anne ROLLE was baptised on 15 Mar 1720 in St Giles in the Wood, Devon .
4-Denys ROLLE was baptised on 19 Jul 1725 in St Giles in the Wood, Devon , died on 24 Jun 1797 in Chittlehampton, Devon and was buried on 1 Jul 1797 in St Giles in the Wood, Devon. Denys inherited the Rolle estates on the death of his brother, John Rolle WALTER, in 1779.

Denys married Anne CHICHESTER, daughter of Arthur CHICHESTER (? -1737) and Dorothy ROWE, on 22 May 1750 in East Down, Devon. They had eight children: John, Isabella Henrietta Charlotta, Anne, Lucilla, Denys Bruce, Samuel, Christiana Phillippa Maria, and Florence.

Denys ROLLE's obituary appeared in the July 1797 edition of Gentleman's Magazine.
5-John ROLLE was born on 6 Oct 1751 in Chittlehampton, Devon and died on 3 Apr 1842 in Bicton, Devon .

John married Judith Maria WALROND (1755-1820), daughter of William WALROND (1717-1762) and Sarah OKE (1719-1787), on 22 Jul 1778 in Seaton, Devon. They had no children.

John next married Louisa TREFUSIS (1796-1885) , third daughter of Robert George William TREFUSIS (1764-1797), 17th Lord Clinton and Albertina Marianna GAULIS, on 24 Sep 1822 in Huish, Devon. They had no children.

John was elevated to the peerage, by letters patent, 20 Jun 1796 as Baron ROLLE of Stevenstone.
Lord ROLLE's obituary appeared in the Aug 1842 edition of Gentleman's Magazine. Other obituaries appeared in Woolmer's Exeter and Plymouth Gazette and Trewman's Exeter Flying Post.
Lady ROLLE's nephew, Mark George Kerr TREFUSIS, aged six, inherited the Rolle estates upon Lord ROLLE's death. At the time of Lord ROLLE's death the estate totalled almost 55,600 acres in Devon alone. Mark was required to change his name to ROLLE (which he did by Royal License on 30 Jan 1852), and to live part of each year at the family manors Stevenstone in the North and Bicton in the South. Mark George Kerr TREFUSIS was born on 13 Nov 1835 in Huish, Devon the second son of Charles Rodolph TREFUSIS, 19th Lord (Baron) Clinton (1791-1866) and Lady Elizabeth Georgiana KERR (?-1871). He died on 27 Apr 1907.
5-Isabella Henrietta Charlotta ROLLE was baptised on 17 Jan 1754 in Chittlehampton, Devon and was buried on 28 Jun 1770 in St Giles in the Wood, Devon .
5-Anne ROLLE was baptised on 1 May 1755 in East Tytherley, Hampshire, died on 16 Jun 1842 in Chittlehampton, Devon and was buried at St Giles in the Wood, Devon .
5-Lucilla ROLLE was baptised on 22 May 1757 in East Tytherley, Hampshire, died on 24 Jul 1851 in Chittlehampton, Devon and was buried at St Giles in the Wood, Devon .
5-Denys Bruce ROLLE was baptised on 30 Oct 1758 in Chittlehampton, Devon and was buried on 1 Oct 1759 at St Giles in the Wood, Devon.
5-Samuel ROLLE was baptised on 30 Oct 1758 in Chittlehampton, Devon and was buried on 24 Dec 1759 in St Giles in the Wood, Devon.
5-Christiana Phillippa Maria ROLLE was born about 1759, died on 3 Feb 1831 in Chittlehampton, Devon and was buried on 10 Feb 1831 in St Giles in the Wood, Devon .
5-Florence ROLLE was baptised on 15 Oct 1762 in Chittlehampton, Devon and was buried on 17 May 1763 in St Giles in the Wood, Devon .
4-Maria Phillipa ROLLE was baptised on 2 Aug 1799 at St Giles in the Wood, Devon and was buried at St Giles in the Wood on 8 Feb 1729/30.
3-Diana ROLLE was born at St Giles in the Wood, Devon on 25 Jun 1683. She was baptised at St Giles in the Wood, Devon on 12 Jul 1683 and was buried there on 22 Sep 1683.

3-Diana ROLLE was born after 1683. She married John SPARKE at St Giles in the Wood on 17 Sep 1706. She married her cousin, Sir Bourchier WREY, son of Sir Bourchier WREY (abt 1652-1696) and Florence ROLLE (? -1724) at St Peter Cornhill, London, Middlesex on 17 Feb 1707/08. Bourchier was born on 15 Jul 1683 in St Giles in the Wood, Devon He was baptised at St Giles in the Wood on 22 Jul 1683 and was buried at Tawstock, Devon on 12 Nov 1726.

3-Denys ROLLE died at Horwood, Devon on 20 Dec 1714. Denys married Susan LANT, daughter of Richard LANT.

4-Ann ROLLE died in Roborough, Devon about 1741. Ann married Thomas STAFFORD (1697-1756) at Bideford, Devon on 13 Oct 1728.

3-Christian ROLLE was baptised at St Giles in the Wood on 1 Jan 1688/89.

2-Denys ROLLE died at Week St Mary, Cornwall in 1713. His will is dated 18 Jan 1712/13 and was proved on 2 Jan 1713/14.

2-Margaret ROLLE died at St Giles in the Wood in 1725. Here will is dated 24 Oct 1725 and was proved on 26 Nov 1725.

Wrey Arms2- Florence ROLLE died at St Bartholomew, Middlesex on 24 Aug 1724 and was buried at Tawstock, Devon. She married Sir Bourchier WREY, 4th Baronet, son of Chichester WREY (1628-1686) and Anne BOURCHIER (1628-1662), at St Giles in the Wood on 3 May 1681. Bourchier was born abt 1643 and died on 28 Jul 1696. He was buried at Tawstock on 18 Aug 1696. Florence and Bourchier had four children: Bourchier, Bourchier, Chichester and Florence.

Arms: Sable a fess between three pole-axes argent, helved gules

3-Bourchier WREY was baptised at St Giles in the Wood on 28 Feb 1681/82 and died in infancy.

3-Bourchier WREY, 5th Baronet, was born at St Giles in the Wood on 15 Jul 1683, and baptised there on 22 Jul 1683. He was buried at Tawstock, Devon on 12 Nov 1726. Bourchier married his cousin, Diana ROLLE, daughter of John ROLLE (abt 1649-1689) and Christian BRUCE (abt 1658-1720). Bourchier and Diana had ten children: Diana, Bourchier, Florence, Bourchier, John, Anna Christiana, Julian, Robert, Charles and Katherine.

4-Diana WREY was baptised at Tawstock, Devon on 22 Jan 1710/11, and died at Bideford in 1778. She married John STAFFORD (1700-1780).

4-Bourchier WREY was baptised at Kensington, Middlesex on 22 Jul 1712.

4-Florence WREY was baptised at Tawstock, Devon on 13 Nov 1713. She married Edward JANS.

4-Bourchier WREY, 6th Baronet was born in Westminster, Middlesex on 7 Jan 1714/15, and baptised there on 13 Jan 1714/15. He died in Tawstock on 13 Apr 1784, and was buried there on 22 Apr 1784. He married Mary EDWARDS (1724-1751), daugher of John EDWARDS at St Stephen Walbrook, London on 28 Sep 1749. Bourchier and Mary had no children. Bourchier later married Ellen THRESHER (1731-1813), daughter of John THRESHER (1689-1741) and Ellen LONG (1711-1753) at Corsham, Wiltshire on 1 May 1755. Bourchier and Ellen had six children: Ellen, Bourchier, Dionysia, Florentina, Bourchier William, and Anna Maria.

5-Ellen WREY was baptised at Tawstock on 13 Mar 1756 and died on 10 Sep 1827 at Farley Hungerford, Somerset. She married Edward Henry WHINFIELD (1756-1821) at Bath, Somerset in April 1790.

5-Bourchier WREY, 7th Baronet, was born on 22 Feb 1757, died on 20 Nov 1826 at Holne, Devon, and was buried at Tawstock, Devon on 2 Dec 1826. He married Anne PALK (1764-1791), daughter of Robert PALK and Anne VANSITTART on 14 Mar 1786 at Shottesbrook, Berkshire. He married Anne OSBORNE (1758 -1813) at Wotton Under Edge, Gloucester in Jan 1793.

5-Dionysia WREY was born in 1759 in Tawstock, Devon and died in 1836 in Devon. She married Robert HARDING at Tawstock on 9 May 1780.

5-Florentina WREY was born in 1760 and died on 16 May 1835 in Steeple Ashton, Wiltshire. She married Richard Godolphin LONG (1761-1835), son of Richard LONG and Meliora LAMBE, at Tawstock on 28 Mar 1786.

5-Bourchier William WREY was born at Tawstock, Devon on 11 May 1761, baptised at Tawstock on 11 May 1761, died at Tawstock on 19 Aug 1839, and was buried there on 27 Aug 1839. He married Sophia BETHELL (1765-1848), daughter of George BETHELL in Nov 1789. Bourchier William was Rector of Tawstock from 1801 until his death.

5-Anna Maria WREY was baptised at Tawstock on 18 Jul 1764 and died at Godinton, Kent in Feb 1834. She married Nicholas Roundell TOKE (1764-1837) at Bath, Somerset in 1791.

4-John WREY was baptised at Tawstock, Devon on 23 Apr 1716.

4-Anna Christiana WREY was baptised at Tawstock, Devon on 21 Feb 1718/19, and buried there on 23 Jun 1749.

4-Julian WREY was baptised at Tawstock, Devon on 16 Feb 1719/20.

4-Robert WREY was baptised at Tawstock, Devon on 13 Mar 1720/21, died at Barnstaple, Devon on 13 Mar 1809, and was buried at Tawstock on 18 Mar 1809. He married Anne MEADE (1733-1813). The following death notice appeared in Trewman's Exeter Flying Post on 23 Mar 1809:

On Monday last, the 13th instant, died, at Barnstaple, Robert Wrey, esq. in his 89th year, brother of the late Sir Bourchier Wrey, of Tawstock; a Major-General in her Majesty the Queen of Portugal's service, and many years governor of one of the northern provinces of that kingdom. He was one of the last surviving field officers who served the campaigns under General Wolf, in North America, and commanded the Louisburg grenadiers;—a man of the most amiable manners, and highly esteemed by all who knew him.

4-Charles WREY was baptised at Tawstock, Devon on 15 Jun 1722.

4-Katherine WREY was baptised at Tawstock, Devon on 24 Jul 1725.

3-Chichester WREY was born about 1686. He died at Tawstock on 13 Mar 1756 and was buried there on 20 Mar 1756. Chichester was Rector of St Peters, Tawstock from 5 Sep 1710 until his death. Chichester married Margaret PYNE, daughter of Roger PYNE, and had three children: Ann, Chichester, and Elizabeth. Chichester later married Elizabeth LONG at Tawstock, Devon on 19 May 1735. Elizabeth was buried at Tawstock on 19 May 1735. Chichester and Elizabeth had five children: Margaret, Charlotte, Elizabeth, Chichester and Juliana.

4-Ann WREY was born about 1717. She died in Bath, Somerset on 30 Jun 1758, and was buried at Tawstock, Devon on 9 Jul 1758. She married Thomas CHILCOT (1707-1766) about 1749.

4-Chichester WREY was baptised at Tawstock, Devon on 29 Oct 1718, and was buried there on 25 Apr 1719.

4-Elizabeth WREY was baptised at Tawstock, Devon on 17 Apr 1723 and was buried there on 4 Aug 1739.

4-Margaret WREY was baptised at Tawstock, Devon on 31 Jan 1735/36. She married George DRAKE at St David's, Exeter, Devon on 28 Apr 1769.

4-Charlotte WREY was baptised at Tawstock, Devon on 9 Dan 1736/37. She married William BASTARD, son of William BASTARD, at Bideford, Devon on 11 Jul 1761

4-Elizabeth WREY was baptised at Tawstock, Devon on 10 Nov 1739.

4-Chichester WREY was baptised at Tawstock, Devon on 10 Aug 1740. He drowned in the Taw and was buried at Tawstock on 28 Sep 1750.

4-Juliana WREY was baptised at Tawstock, Devon on 16 Jan 1743/44.

3-Florence WREY died on 30 Aug 1718 in Dublin, Ireland and was buried at Tawstock, Devon on 15 Oct 1718. She married John COLE (1680-1726), son of Michael COLE on 10 Jul 1707. Florence and John had eight children: John, Bourchier, Michael, Letitia, Elizabeth, Florence, William and Henry.

2-Amos ROLLE was born about 1654 and died about 1698. He married Mary RISDON, daughter of Willian RISDON (? - 1701) and Mary, and granddaughter of Tristram RISDON, author of The Chorographical Description or Survey of the County of Devon. Mary was baptised at St Giles in the Wood on 22 May 1656. Amos was the second of her four husbands.

2-Charles ROLLE was buried at Tawstock, Devon on 8 Sep 1709.

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