Henry ROLFE

Male 1677 - 1752  (74 years)


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  • Name Henry ROLFE  [1
    Born 12 Oct 1677  Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Died 19 Jul 1752  Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Notes 
    • Excerpt from "Descendants of Thomas Hale": Henry Rolfe lived and died in Newbury Oldtown, and is buried in the burying- ground there, his name on the gravestone being spelled Rolph, though it is believed he uniformly spelled it Rolfe. He ws a man of handsome estate, a leading man in the town, and as his gravestone records "for many years in commission for the Peace and member of ye Gen Court of this Province." He was one of the original proprietors of "Pennacook," afterwards Rumford, and now Concord, N.H., under the charter granted by the Province of Mass., and was evidently the master spirit among them, as his son, Col. Benjamin, afterwards was in the town. With a few others he passed the winter of 1726-7 there, the first winte spent there by white men. Dr. Bonton, in his Histgory of Concord, says "tghey suffered severly from cold and for want of suitable provisions, and were relieved by friendly Indians dwelling there." He was usually moderator in the meetings of the proprietors and their agent before the Legislature of Mass. He was one of the commissioners of Mass. in 1637 for running the boundary line between that province and New Hampshire.
    Person ID I47204  Main Tree

    Father Benjamin ROLFE,   b. Between 1637 and 1640,   d. Aug 1710, Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 73 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Mother Apphia HALE,   b. 1642, Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Dec 1708, Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Married 03 Nov 1659  [1
    Family ID F07749  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Hannah TOPPAN,   b. 04 Mar 1679, Newbury, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 1705  [1
    Children 
     1. Nathaniel ROLFE,   b. 26 Jan 1712/3, Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
     2. Hannah ROLFE,   b. 07 Nov 1708, Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [Natural]
     3. Henry ROLFE,   b. 21 Oct 1706, Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [Natural]
     4. Benjamin ROLFE,   b. 08 Jul 1710, Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Dec 1771  (Age 61 years)  [Birth]
     5. Elizabeth ROLFE,   b. 14 Jan 1711/2, Newbury, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jan 1711/2, Newbury, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)  [Birth]
     6. Mary ROLFE,   b. 1722, Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [Natural]
    Family ID F07810  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S00053] "Descendants of Thomas Hale" by Robert Safford Hale.

    2. [S03539] Vital Records of Newbury, Massachusetts to the End of the Year 1849, (Name: Name: The Essex Institute Salem, Mass., 1911;;).