|Nicknames:||"Robert Bolling I", "Col. Robert Thomas Bolling", ""The Immigrant"", "Colonel Robert Bolling", "Robert Bolling", "Col Robert Bolling"|
|Birthplace:||All Hallows, Barking Parish, London, Middlesex, England|
|Death:||Died in Charles City County, Virginia|
|Occupation:||Colonel, Immigration: October 2, 1660|
|Managed by:||Heather Billig|
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About Robert Thomas Bolling, Sr.
Col. Robert Bolling was born December 26, 1646 at Tower Street, All Hallows, Barking Parish, London, England. He was the son of Edward Bolling and wife Marie Carie. Both of his parents died in 1648. The following year, Robert sailed to Virginia. He became a noted merchant and planter, and was elected Burgess for his county.
Col. Bolling married (1) Jane Rolfe in c.1675. She was the daughter of Thomas Rolfe and Jane Poythress, and the granddaughter of John Rolfe and Pocahantas. She was born October 10, 1650 at Varina Plantation, Henrico, Virginia. They had one son, John Bolling. Jane died in 1676 at Kippax, Charles City Co., Virginia.
Col. Bolling married (2) Anne Stith in 1681. She was the daughter of John Drury Stith and wife Jane Gregory. They had nine children.
The descendants of Robert Bolling and Jane Rolfe are commonly called "red Bollings," in reference to Jane's descent from Pocohantas. The descendants of Robert Bolling and Anne Stith are called "white Bollings," in reference to Anne being a white woman. There are many people who claim ancestry through Robert Bolling and on to Pocohantas. These people are called "blue Bollings.
As a merchant and planter, Robert Bolling acquired a large estate. He rose to the rank of colonel in militia. He served in the House of Burgesses in 1702, representing Charles City County. Robert Bolling died July 17, 1709. After his death, he was buried at his plantation, Kippax, where his tomb still stands. In 1858 his remains were removed to the Bolling Mausoleum at Blandford Cemetery, Petersburg, Virginia, by his great-grandson.
Child of Robert Bolling and wife Jane Rolfe:
- 1. John Bolling
Children of Robert Bolling and wife Anne Stith:
- Jane Bolling (b. 1682), died young.
- Robert Bolling Jr. (1682–1749), married Anne Mary Cocke.
- 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.
- Mary "Molly" Bolling (b. 1702), married Andrew Baker. This child is disputed by many researchers.
Links to additional material:
- Encyclopedia of Virginia Biography, Volume IV: under the editorial supervision of Lyon Gardiner Tyler; publ.1915, available as a free Google ebook.
Many thanks to all the Geni members who contributed to this profile, and who left notes on the overview tab. I have consolidated your work to write this brief sketch of Robert Bolling. Maria Edmonds-Zediker, Volunteer Curator, 1/7/2012.
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Major John Fairfax Bolling (January 27, 1676 – April 20, 1729) was a colonist, farmer, and politician in the Virginia Colony. He was the son of Colonel Robert Bolling and Jane (née Rolfe) Bolling. His maternal grandfather was Chief Powhatan's grandson, Thomas Rolfe.
John Bolling was born at Kippax Plantation, in Charles City County, a site which is now within the corporate limits of the City of Hopewell. He made his home at the Bolling family plantation "Cobbs" just west of Point of Rocks on the north shore of the Appomattox River downstream from present-day Petersburg, Virginia. (Cobbs was located in Henrico County until the area south of the James River was subdivided to form Chesterfield County in 1749). Contents
1 Personal life 2 Later life 3 Legacy 4 Ancestry 5 References 6 External links
John Bolling married Mary Kennon (1679–1727), daughter of Richard Kennon and Elizabeth Worsham, on December 29, 1697. They had at least six children, whose names appear in John Bolling's will:
John Bolling Jr. (1700–1757) married Elizabeth Bland Blair (who was the niece of James Blair, the first president of The College of William & Mary) on August 1, 1728 and had eight children, including John Bolling, who married Mary Jefferson, the sister of United States President Thomas Jefferson. Jane Bolling (1703–1766) married Colonel Richard Randolph in 1714 or 1720 and had six children. Elizabeth Bolling (b. 1709), married William Gay of Scotland and had three children. Mary Bolling (1711–1744), married John Fleming and had six children. Martha Bolling (1713–1737), married Thomas Eldridge in 1729 and had four children. Anne Bolling (1718–1800), married James Murray and had six children.
Major Bolling served in the Virginia House of Burgesses from 1710 until his death.
In 1722, he opened a tobacco warehouse in what is now the 'Pocahontas' neighbourhood of Petersburg. William Byrd II of Westover Plantation is said to have remarked that Major Bolling enjoyed "all the profits of an immense trade with his countrymen, and of one still greater with the Indian." Legacy
John and Mary Bolling's descendants are some of the only American descendants of Pocahontas, and include Edith Bolling Galt Wilson, wife of U. S. President Woodrow Wilson, Percival Lowell, Harry Flood Byrd and Richard Evelyn Byrd. Ancestry [show]Ancestors of John Bolling References
^ Henrico Wills & Deeds 1697-1704, p.96 ^ a b c d e f Pecquet du Bellet, Louise. "Bolling Family". Some Prominent Virginia Families IV. Lynchburg, Virginia: J.P. Bell Company. pp. 304–314 ^ Page, Richard Channing Moore (1893). "Randolph Family". Genealogy of the Page Family in Virginia (2 ed.). New York: Press of the Publishers Printing Co. pp. 249–272 ^ Glenn, Thomas Allen, ed. (1898). "The Randolphs: Randolph Genealogy". Some Colonial Mansions: And Those Who Lived In Them : With Genealogies Of The Various Families Mentioned 1. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Henry T. Coates & Company. pp. 430–459
John Bolling at Find a Grave
1676 births 1729 deaths Virginia colonial people Rolfe family of Virginia Bolling family of Virginia American planters American people of English descent People from Charles City County, Virginia House of Burgesses members American people of Native American descent
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"Thomas Eldredge married a daughter of
Colonel John or Robert Bolling of Virginia. Robert Bolling's wife was a daughter of Thomas Rolfe and Potthress (Indian) and granddaughter of Pocahontas, who died at Gravesend, England."
Col. Robert Thomas Bolling,'s Timeline
December 26, 1645
Barking Parish, London, Middlesex, England
January 26, 1646
October 2, 1660
October 2, 1660
CAME FROM ENGLAND TO VIRGINIA
January 27, 1675
Kippax, Charles City County, Virginia Colony
January 27, 1675
Charles City, Charles, Virginia
November 23, 1675
Petersburg, Prince George County, Virginia Colony, (Present USA)
Charles City County, Virginia Colony
January 25, 1682
Charles City, Virginia