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Ann Bolling (Stith)

Birthplace: Charles City, Charles City, Virginia
Death: Died in Charles City, Charles City, Virginia
Place of Burial: Kippax Plantation, Hopewell, Hopewell City, Virginia, USA
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Maj. John Drury Stith, Sr. and Jane Stith
Wife of Col. Robert Bolling
Mother of Jane Bolling; Stith Bolling; Edward Bolling; Anne Wynne; Drury Bolling and 4 others
Sister of Agnes Jane Wynne; Capt. John Stith, Jr.; Jane Llewellyn and Lt. Col. Drury Stith, Sr.
Half sister of Agnes Wynne

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About Ann Bolling

Additional Curator's Notes:

Ann Stith who married Robert Bolling is NOT the same person as Ann Meriwether Bolling. Two of Ann Stith Bolling's sons married Meriwether girls and that is when Meriwether became a part of Bolling and Stith naming patterns.

Ann Stith (1660-1709) was the daughter of John Drury Stith and wife Jane Mosby. She was born in c.1660 in Charles City Co., Virginia and died at Kippax Plantation, Prince George Co., Virginia. Ann married Robert Bolling, Virginia planter and public servant, in 1681. She was his second wife. They had a large family -- nine children -- who went on to shape Virginia history.

Children of Ann Stith and Robert Bolling:

  • Jane Bolling (b. 1682), died young.
  • Robert Bolling Jr. (1682–1749), married Anne Mary Cocke. Robert was the grandfather of Beverley Randolph, the eighth Governor of Virginia.
  • Stith Bolling (1686–1727), married Elizabeth Hartwell.
  • Edward Bolling (1687–1720), married Ms. Slaughter.
  • Anne Bolling (1690–1750), married Robert Wynne.
  • Drury Bolling (1695–1726), married Elizabeth Meriwether.
  • Thomas Bolling (1697–1734).
  • Agnes Bolling (1700–1762), married Richard Kennon.
  • Molly Mary Bolling (b. 1702), died young.

Maria Edmonds-Zediker, Volunteer Curator, 8/24/2011


ANNE STITH (John) became, in 1681, the second wife of Robert Bolling, the immigrant ancestor of that family in Virginia. He was born 26th December, 1646, arrived in Virginia 2d October, 1660, and in.1675, married for his first wife Jane, daughter of Thomas Rolfe and granddaughter of Pocahontas. By this marriage he had a son, John Bolling, born 27th January, 1676. Robert Bolling died 17th July, 1709 (WM. & MARY QUARTERLY, V., 275-'6; Bolling Memoirs; Slaughter's History of Bristol Parish). By his second wife, Anne (Stith), he had issue -------------------- Will of John STITH, Sr. of Westover Parish, Charles City County, Virginia, Gentleman. To oldest son John, all land I live on and my mill lately built, and all other lands belonging to me except my land on eastern branch of Herring Creek, which I give to my son Drury. To my daughter Jane, now wife of Capt. Daniel Luellin, 5 pounds. To my daughter Ann, now wife of Mr. Robert Bolling, 10 pounds. To my daughter Agnes, now wife of Mr. Thomas Wynn, 5 pounds. All rest of my estate divided in three parts to my wife Jane and sons John and Drury. Drury is to take his share of personal estate at plantation left to him, but if more than his share, then surplus to the other two. To my loving friend Hugh Davis, 20 shillings to buy him a ring. He is to settle any difference among my executors. Dated 13 Nov 1690 Wit: James Batty, Frances (FH) Batty, John Gay, Hugh Davis Signed John Stith Recorded 3 April 1694 Codicil: I originally divided my estate in three parts. Since marriage of my son Drury, I have allowed him his third of my personal estate and made over the plantation left in my will. Therefore rest of estate is now divided into 2 parts for my wife and son John. 3 Oct. 1693. Wit: William Cole, John Jones, Thomas Grig Signed: John Stith Recorded 3 April 1694

               From: Charles City Virginia Records 1737-1774, p. 185


Ann married Robert V /Bolling/, son of John /Bolling/ and Marie /Carie/, in 1681 in Kippox, Charles City, Virginia. (Robert V /Bolling/ was born on 26 Dec 1646 in All Hollows, Barking, London, Middlesex, England and died on 7 Jul 1709 in Kippax, Charles City, Virginia.)


Born about 1660, in Charles Cittie Shire (sic), Colonial Virginia, the daughter of English immigrants, Major John and Jane (Mosby, Gregory, Parsons) Stith Sr.; a family of much notoriety and wealth in the flourishing James River tobacco plantations of seventeenth century Virginia.

At the age of twenty one, Anne met and married the elder English gentryman, Colonel Robert Bolling, Sr. and made her home at the opulent Kippax Plantation. Over looking the south bank of the Appomattox River, this plantation house was not unlike the royal estates of England. It was in these old mansions a generation lived in lordly manner, and entertained with lavish hospitality.

It was here, at Kippax Plantation, that Anne and the Colonel raised their nine children; Jane Bolling (b. 1682), Robert Bolling Jr. (1682–1749), married Anne Mary Cocke; (Robert was the grandfather of Beverley Randolph, the eighth Governor of Virginia); Stith Bolling (1686–1727), married Elizabeth Hartwell; Edward Bolling (1687–1720), married Ms. Slaughter; Anne Bolling (1690–1750), married Robert Wynne; Drury Bolling (1695–1726), married Elizabeth Meriwether (NOTE: it is the daughter of Drury and Eliz. that is [the only] Ann Meriwether); Thomas Bolling (1697–1734); Agnes Bolling (1700–1762), married Richard Kennon; Mary "Molly" Bolling (b. 1702), married Andrew Baker.

Her death came at an early age and in 1709, only 49 years of age, Anne was buried at her beloved Kippax Plantation, the final resting place of many Bolling and Rolfe descendants.

The foregoing biographical information is a compilation of historical data as found in various writings of the era and not one particular source. § By C. Hileman

 John Stith (1631 - 1693)
 Jane Mosby Stith (1624 - 1686)

 Robert Bolling (1646 - 1709)

 Thomas Bolling*
 Robert Bolling (1682 - 1747)*
 Stith Bolling (1686 - 1727)*
 Edward Bolling (1687 - ____)*
 Elizabeth Anne Bolling (1690 - ____)*
 Drury Bolling (1696 - 1726)*
 Agnes Bolling Kennon (1700 - ____)*

Burial: Kippax Plantation Hopewell Hopewell City Virginia, USA


Maintained by: Babylady 3 Originally Created by: P Fazzini Record added: Oct 15, 2009 Find A Grave Memorial# 43155013

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Ann Bolling's Timeline

January 25, 1660
Charles City, Charles City, Virginia
Age 19
Charles City County, Virginia Colony
January 25, 1682
Age 22
Charles City, Virginia
Age 21
March 28, 1686
Age 26
Kippax, Charles City County, Virginia Colony
October 1, 1687
Age 27
Virginia, United States
July 22, 1690
Age 30
June 21, 1695
Age 35
Kippax, Charles City, VA
March 20, 1697
Age 37
Prince George, Virginia
November 30, 1700
Age 40
Conjuror'S Neck, Henrico, Virginia, USA