Dorothea Rolfe

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Dorothea Rolfe (Mason)

Birthplace: Norfolk, England
Death: Died in Heacham, Norfolk, England
Place of Burial: Heacham, Norfolk, England
Immediate Family:

Daughter of William Mason and Agnes Mason
Wife of John Rolfe, of Heacham and Robert Redmain
Mother of Eustace Rolfe [twin]; Captain John Rolfe, Ancient Planter and Edward Rolfe
Sister of Cicily Mason; Jane Mason; Robert Mason; Roger Mason; James Mason and 10 others

Managed by: Michael Legh Waddell
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About Dorothea Rolfe

Additional Curator's Notes:

Use extreme caution when citing web trees in this family line. There are many errors and inconsistencies. The dates shown are those verified with parish registers.

Dorothea Mason was born c. 1565. Her birth is not recorded in Heacham registers, therefore, she was probably NOT born there. She died in October 1645 and was buried in Heacham, Norfolk, England on October 26, 1645. Her tombstone inscription states she died in her 80th year.

John Rolfe was baptised at Heacham 13 Oct 1562, and he married Dorothy Mason there 26 July 1582. Parish registers of that era did not list parents or places of origin. Most church records of that era were written in Latin, so John's name is listed at Johannes. They had five children, including a son John, whom we know as John Rolfe, Virginia's Ancient Planter. She married her second husband Robert Redmaine in1593/4 in Heacham.

Links to additional material:

Maria Edmonds-Zediker, Volunteer Curator, 12/8/2011.

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Dorothea Rolfe's Timeline

Heacham, Norfolk, England
Norfolk, England
Age 1
Ledbury, Herefordshire, England, United Kingdom
May 6, 1585
Age 20
Heacham Hall, Norfolk, England
May 6, 1585
Age 20
Heacham, Norfolk, England
February 9, 1591
Age 26
Heacham, Norfolk, England
Age 30
October 24, 1645
Age 80
Heacham, Norfolk, England
October 26, 1645
Age 80
Heacham, Norfolk, England
December 5, 1942
Age 80