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I. Eliza StaTiger. ii. Helen Woodd.

Lineage. — This family was originally of Bristol, and in
the 16th century held a prominent place amongst the mer-
chants of that city.

llicHAKD Rogers, of the parish of St. Thomas, the first
who is mentioned in the grant of arms, d. 1087. He was father

I. Rich AKD, Sheriff of Bristol 1.^95, d. l.'icg, leaving issue,
Mattlicw and Kichahd, of whom prcsuntly.
H. Robert, b. lf)63: m. Eleanor, dau. and co-heir of Daniel
■Cooiier, Esq. of Bath, Mayor of Bristol 1621, and d. 163.3,
leaving (with two daus., Ellen, m. Richard Rodway, of
Xxjndon, and Sarah, in. Henry Billingsley, Esq.) one son,
£iR Richard Rogers, of Bristol, and of Eastwood, co.
<Glom ester, Sheiiff oi co. Gloucester 1623, b. I.'i94, : he d.
1635, leaving, by Mary his wife, youngest dau. of Sir
Henry Mai ten. Judge of the Prerogative Court, and sister
«f the celebiatcd republican and regicide, Col. Henry
Marten, two daus.,

1 Mary, who inherited Eastwood, to. Sir Richard Ash-
field, Bart., Sheriff of CO. (iloucester 1C6S.

2 Elizabeth (b. posthumous), in. Edmund Denton, Esq.
of Hillesden. Bucks.

It was at the house of Lady Rogers that Col. Nathaniel
Fiennes had liis head-quarters, wJien holding Bristol for
the Long Parliament.
lu. Nicholas.
1. Rachel.

Richard Rogers, above-named grandson of Richard Rogers
•<who d. 1587), was father of

JohnRogers, of Chaxhill, Westbury-on-Severn, whod. 1690,
leaving two sons, Nicholas, of Westbury-on-Severn, d. 1699,
leaving issue, and

Thomas Rogers, Esq. of All Saints', Worcester, who d. 1721,
iiaving had issue, by Eliza his wife,

Thomas, hio heir.

Jlichard, d. 1706, an infant.

Ann, m. Thomas Wood, Esq. of St. Helen's, Worcester, 7th

son of Basill Wood, Esq. of Shincwuod and White Abbey,

Mayor of Worcester 1745-46.

The eldest son,

Thomas Rogers, Esq. of Besford Court, co. Worcester, 6.
5 Sept. 1704; m. 10 April, 1725, Mary, dau. of Capt. Englesby,
of Upton-on-Severn, and had issue by her, besides daus., one
son, John, his heir. Mr. Rogers d. April 1773, and was s. by
his only son,

John Rogers, Esq., High Sheriff of Somciset 1804, b. 14
Jipiil, 1743; in. 10 Nov. 1774, Anne Reynolds, dau. and sole
heir of Pickering Robinson, Esq. of Rawcliffe, co. Yorl;,
:and eventually heir to her great-uncle, Samuel Lloyd, Esq.
■of Friday Hill, Chingford, Essex, and by her (who d. 24 April,
1840, aged 91) had issue,

Thomas, d. an infant. Franxis, his heir.

Geoige, b. 2 Aug. 1790; d. unm. 13 Nov. 1862.

liobert Green, Rector of Yarlington, b. 6 Nov. 1800; to. 1st,

21 Feb. Is34, Mary Theodora, dau. of Rev. John Johnson,
LL.D., the friend and kinsman of the poet Cowper. She
d. s. p. 6 May, 1836. He m. 2ndly, Lucy, dau. of Rev.
Charles Pine-Cofliii, and by her (who d. lt!46) had Lucy
Mary Fhilippa and Arthur Johnson (Rev.), b. June, 1846,
M.A. and Rector of Yarlington. He m. 3rdly, Elizabeth
Harbin, dau. of Wyndham Goodden. Esq. of Over Conipton,
and d. 19 March, 1S76, leaving by her another dau.

Hr. Rogers purchased the Manor of Yarlington 17S2, and d.
28 Feb. 1821. His 2nd son,

Francis Rogers, Esq. of Yarlington, 6. 13 Aug. 1784; in
Oct. 1S03, on the premeditated invasion of Napoleon, he raised,
as Capt., a Company in the 1st East Somerset Volunteers ; to.
^ July, 1815, Catherine Elizabeth, eldest dau. of Benjamin
Bickley, Esq. of Bristol, and of Ettingshall Lodge, co. Stafford,
and by her (who d. 14 Feb. 1881) had issue,

Thomas Engleset. now of Yarlington.

John Francis, of The Lawn, Swanington, Norfolk, formerly
an Assistant-Commissary-Gen. to Her Majesty's Forces, b.

22 Aug. l8-6; m. Ist, Oct. 1862, Marianne, dau.and,;o heir
of Robert Wadsworth Bartell, Esq. of Swannington Lawn,
Norfolk, by whom (who d. 14 Feb. 1869) he has had i.ssue,
Lionel Wadsworth, b. 23 April, 1866, deceased ; John
Englesby, 6. 4 Feb. 1860, deceased; and Gertrude Maiy.
He m. 2ndly, 1871, Maria Holmes, eldest dau. of the Hon.
John Young, of Slontreal, and has issue, Basil Englesby,
6. Is74, Gerard, Harry, Hugh, and daus.

■Benjamin Bickley, of Lincoln's Inn, Barrister-at-Law, M.A.,
and late Fellow of Wadham Coll. Oxford, b. 11 Dec. 1828 ;
m. 3 Sept. 1861, Ellen Su-^anna, 4th dau. ofRobert Herring,
Esq. of Cromer, and has issue, Francis Robert Bickley, b.
1869, Richard IJickley, and three daus.

•Catharine Anne Bickley, d. 1 Jan. 1874.

Caroline Anna, d. unm. 3 March, 1861.

Marianne Robinson, d. 22 June, 1892.

Ellen Sarah.

Anna Latty, to. 25 March, 184S, Rev. John Jaqiies Wedge,

M.A., of Hampton in Ardcn, co. Warwick, and d. 22 May,

1850, leaving issue, two sons.

Mr. Rogers d. 5 April, 1863.

Arms — Arg., three stags trippant sa., attired or, a chief az.
Crest — A stag's head couped sa., attired and holding in the
mouth an acorn or, stalked and leaved vert. Mutto — JustUd
perfieito nihil timeto.

Seat — Yarlington House, near Wincanton, Somerset.


EoGEESON, Col. William, of Gillesbie, co.Dtiin-
fries, J.P., and County Councillor, h. 1842 ;
educated at Queen's Coll. Oxford, m. 1877, Geor-
gian;! Letitia, dau. of the late Cajit. John Alexander
Drought, of Whigsborough, King's co.,and has issue,

I. William Drought.

II. .Tohn Alexander.
I. Georgiana Mary.

Col. Eogerson, is elder surviying son of the late
William Eooeeson, who d. 18fj9, of Waniphray
and Grillesbie, by Agnes, his ■wife, dau. of jamesi
French, Esq. He served from 1862 till 1889, in
the 53rd Eegt. (now tlie 1st. Batt. Shropshire
Light Infantry). He s. his brother the late James
Alexander Eogerson, Esq. of Wamphray and
Gillesbie, co. Dumfries, formerly Ensign 61st
Eegt., b. 1840; m. 1862, Christina, dau. of Duncan
Stewart, Esq.

Sfat — Gillesbie, Lockerbie, N.B.

tVw^s— Junior United Service, S.W., and Conservative Club,


EoKEBT, Eet. Heney Ealph, of Arthingworth
Manor House, co. Northampton, B.A., Eeetor of
Artliingworth and Lord of the Manor, J. P. co.
Northampton, h. 2 June, 1831 ; m. 7 Feb. 1861,
Mary Jane, dau. of Thomas Earbofc Beale, Esq.
J. P., of Brettenham Park, Suffolk, and has issue,

I. Henry Langham, Capt. Rifle Brigade, 6. 26 Nov. 1861.

II. Ralph Thomas, b. 28 June, 1863. '

III. Arthur Willoughby (Rev.), B.A., 6. 7 June, 1866.

I. Caroline Mary, m. 26 April, 1888, Sydney Holland, Esq.
of 112, Park Street, W.

liineag-e. — A celebrity has been given to the romantic
beauties of " Rokeby " by Sir Walter Scott. Few persons visit
the neighbourhood without observing with what extreme
accuracy of observation and felicity of expression the bard has
described the passage : —

"A stern and lone, yet lovely road
As e'er the foot of minstrel strode; "
or view " Egliston's grey ruins " or " Rokeby's turrets high,"
without feeling that the charm of poetry is thrown over them.
At the period of the Conquest, all the territory abutting on
the Tees, at the southern border, were granted to Alan, Earl
of Eretagne, and funned his English earldom of Richmond,
These broad lands were partitioned among the junior membera
of his family and his followers, and, in the distribution,
Rokeby became part of the possessions of the FitzAlans, a
Northern Baronial House, whose chief seat was at Bedale.
But their interest at Rokeby was scarcely more than nominal,
for beneath them was a subinfeudation in favour of a family
which, residing on the lands of Rokeby, was usually described
as " de Rokeby," and eventually assumed that name as a per-
sonal appellation.

Tradition asserts that the Rokebyswere seated on the lands
from which they derived their name in Saxon times, but the
faiiiily first appeared prominent in public affairs in the pereoa
of Thomas de Rokeby, whose rise in Royal favour is circum-
stantially related by Froissart. In the 14th century lived the
gallant Sir Thomas Rokeby, who took so distinguished a part
in the battle of Neville's Cross, and became afterwards Lord
Justice of Ireland, in which country, two centuries after,
William Rokeby was Lord Chancellor and Archbishop of
Dublin. The eldest branch of the family resided at Rokeby^
and Mortham. Its chief, temp. He.nry VII. , was





Sir Thomas Kokkbt, wlio hail tliroc sons: the two younscr
■were the ancestors of families of the name, resident atMarske
and Staninford. The eldest son,

Ralph Kokeby, Ksq. of Mortham, m. Margaret, eldest dan.
and co-heir of Kobcrt Danhy, Ksq. of Yufforth, and was .?. hy
his eldest son,

Thcmas Kokeby, Esq. of Jlortham, m. a dau. of Robert Con-
stable, of ClifT, CO. York, and had (with a dau., 771. WyclifTe, of
Wycliffe) four sons, i. Christopueb, of Mortham ; 11. Ralph ;
blaster of St. Katherine's and one of the Masters of Requests
to Queen Elizabeth; ih. Thomas; iv. Anthony. The 3rd

Thomas Rokeby, Esq., m. Katherine Leigh, and had issue,
AYiLLiAM, his hiir; Ralph; Elizabeth, m. Richard Vincent, of
Frisby ; and Susan, m. 'William Cartwright, of Normandy.
The elder son,

^VILLIAM Rokeby, Esq. of Hotham, co. York, aged 28 in
15S4, m. Dorothy, dau. of William Rokeby, Esq. of Skiers,
and had four sons and one dau., i. \Villiam, of Skiers, created
a Bart. 29 Jan. 1660-61 (his issue is extinct) ; 11. Alexander,
■whe III. Susan, dau. of Gervase liosville, Esq. of Ediington,
and had issue; in. Thomas, of whom presently; iv. Philip,
who m. Jane, dau. of \Villi;im Godfrey, Esq., and had issue ;
I. Mary, to. Christopher Legard, Esq. of Anlaby. The 3rd

Thomas Rokeby, Esq. of Barnby, m. Elizabeth, sister of Sir
^Villiam Bury, Knt. of Grantham, co. Lincoln, and had, with
fix daus., five sons, namely,
William, of Ackwork Park.

Thomas (Sir), Knt., a Judge of the Court of King's Bench.
John, d. «. p. Joseph.

Benjamin, of whose line we treat.
Thomas Rokeby, of Barnby, was slain at Dunbar 1650. His
lith son,

Benjamin Kokeby, Esq. m. Rebecca, only dau. and heir of
Thomas Langham, Esq. of Arthingworth, co. Northampton,
jind had an only son,

Langham Rokeby, Esq. of Arthingworth, m. Catherine, dau.
cf Major Morgan, and was s. by his son,

Thomas Rokeby, Esq. of Arthingworth, m. 1745, Elizabeth,
only dau. and heir of Col. John Scott, of Galashiels, N.B., and
d. 8 Sept. 1796, having liad a dau. Catherine, wife of Joseph
Jekyll, Esq. of Bath, and an only son.

Rev. Langham Rokeby, of Arthingworth, m. Sept. 1780,

Maria Isabella, only dau. of Somerset Davies, Esq. of Croft

Castle, CO. Hereford, and by her (who d. 31 Dec. 1810) had


Langham, of Arthingworth, J. P. and D.L., Lieut. -Col.

Northamptonshire Militia, </. unm. 6 July, 1844.
Henry Ralph, of Arthingworth.
Anna Maria Isabella, d. 10 March, 1818.
Charli'tte Jane, d. April, 1803.
Mr. Rokeby d. 16 Dec. 1S26, and was s. by his eldest son,

Langham Rokeby, who d. unm. 1844, and was s. by his next

Rev. Henry Ralph Rokeby, of Arthingworth, formerly
Comm. E.N., afterwards Rector of Arthingworth and Lord of
the Manor, 6. 8 April, 1788; m. 1st, 26 July, 1827, Caroline,
dau. of Rev. George Boulton, Rector of Oxenden, and by her
(who d. April, 1832) had issue,

I. Henry Ralph, now of Arthingworth.

I. Isabella Caroline, m. 2 May,, Rev. George F. Pearson,
of Funtingtun, Sussex.

II. Anna Maria.

He m. 2ndly, 6 Sept. 1837, Harriet, dau. of Joseph AVallcy,
Esq., and had by her,

II. Langham, Capt. Royal Marines, F.R.G.S., h. 18 March,
1839 : d. at Cairo 22 Feb. 1873.

III. Willoughby Charles, late of the Admiralty, b. 25 Jlay,

III. Charlotte Matilda.

Eev. Henry Rokeby d. 20 May, 1870.

Arms — Arg.. a chevron sa. between three rooks ppr. Crest
— A rook ppr.

6'ea(— Arthingworth Manor House, Ncrthampton.

Lineag'e. —The family of Roifc were .settled, it is said,
on lands of their owu at Horsey, in Norfolk, at the time of
the Conquest, and a branch flourished at Norwich in the
14th century. They appear to have settled at Heacham in
the beginning of the 16th century ; and the church registers
from 1558 contain numerous entries of the name. A member
of this family, John Rolfe, sailed to Virginia, with Sir Thomas-
Dale, temji. James I., and m. Pocahontas, dau. of the Indian
King Powhattan. In 1560, Eustalius Rolfe m. at Heaeliaiu
Church, Joanna Jenner, and d. in 1593, leaving a son, b. at
Heacham 1562, who m. 1582, Dorothea Mason, and d. 1594.
The last direct male representative,

Edmund Roi-fe, Esq. of Heacham (only son of Edmund Rolfe,
Esq. of Heacham, High SherifTof Norfolk, 1769, by Dorothy
his wife, dau. of William Folkes, Esq. of Hillington Hall),
d. s. p. '7 Dec. 1836, leaving his estates to the

Rev. Strickland Charles Edward Neville, M.A., Vicar
of Heacham (eldest son of the late Lieut.-Gen. Charles Neville^
R.A., by Anne Golden his wife, eldest dau. of Lieut-Gen.
Williamson), who assumed in consequence, by royal licence,,
bearing date 1 March, 1837, the surname and arms of Rolfe.
Mr. Neville-Rolfe, b. 31 Dec. 1789 ; m. 22 Sept. 1814, Agnes,
only dau. of HenryFawcett, E.sq., M.P. for Carlisle, and by Smv
(who d. 17 Dec. 1831) he had issue,

Charles Fawcett, late of Heacham Hall.

Henry F'awcelt, Lieut. E.N., 6. 17 Jan. 1817; cZ. at Woosang,
China, 3 Oct. 1842.

Edward Fawcett (Rev.), b. 20 May, 1821 ; m. 5 Aug. 1845,
Melosine Sophia Maria, eldest dau. of Rev. M. Barnard,
Vicar of Great Amwell, Herts, and has a dau. Agnes
Everilda, d. 25 March, 18^3.

Arthur Fawcett, b. 29 Nov. 1822; m. 16 Jan. 1851, Sarah
Frances Crowder Bishop, and has a dau. Eudora Phoebe ; d.
10 Dec. 1876.

John James Fawcett, b. 24 March, 1826.

Helen, d. 10 Nov. 1881.

Mary Ann Frances, m. Rev. Robert Couper Black, M.A.

Agnes Caroline, m. 1854, Lieut. James Sautnarez Brock, 17lh.
Madras N.l. ; d. 16 Oct. 1867, leaving a dau.

Elizabeth Anne, m. 6 Jan. I8-38, Rev. N. 1. Raven.
Mr. Neville-Rolfe m. 2ndly, 5 Jan. 1833, Dorothy, widow ot
Rev. T. T. ThonKuson, Chaplain H.E.l.C. He d. 25 Dec. 1852, •
and was s. by his eldest son,

Charles Fawcett Neville Rolfe, Esq. of Heacham Hall,
J. P., b. 23 Aug. 1815; m. 1st, 18 May, 1841, Martha Holt,
eldest dau. of William Chapman, Esq. of Newcastle-on-Tyne,
and by her (who d. at Naples, 23 Jan. 1863) had issue,

I. Edmund, b. 10 July, 1842; <?.31 March, 1843.

II. Eustace, now of Heacham Hall.

III. Ernest, 6. 11 Aug. 1847, Capt. R.N., C.B., to. 19 March,
1885, Janet, dau. of James Brand, Esq. of Bedford Hill
House, Balham.

IV. Charles William, 6. 6 July, 1851 : m. 4 Oct. 1882, Fanny
Kunegunda Clive, dau. of Frederick Walpole Keppel, Esq.
of Lexham Hall, Norfolk, and by her (who d. 17 Jan. 1891)
has issue, Clive, Randolph, Louisa Ethel, and Kune-

V. Herbert, Lieut. E.N., 6. 16 June, 1854.

VI. Alfred (Rev.), 6. 28 Feb. 1867 ; ni. 19 April, 1887, Ada
Maria, dau. of Edward Wilson, Esq. of Broughton House,
Preston, and has issue, Arthur.

VII. Arthur, b. 3 Dec. 1868 ; d. 9 May, 1887.

I. Dorothy Mary, m. 20 Aug. 1868, Henry Cockburn Stewart,
Esq., son of Rev. Dr. Stewart, of Leghorn, and has issue.

II. Harriett Jane, m. 24 Oct. 1886, Hclcombe Ingleby, Esq. of
Valentines, Ilford, and has issue.

HI. Margaret Rebecca, m. 8 Nov. 1882, Charles Franklin.

Torrey, Esq., son of F'ranklin Torrey, of Boston, U.S., ami

has issue.
He m. 2ndly, 23 April, 1868, Maria Bolton, 2nd dau. of Rev..
M. Barnard, Vicar of Great Amwell, co. Herts, and d. 23 Oct.
1869. He was s. by his eldest surviving son.

Arms — Quarterly: 1st and 4th gyronny of eight or and az.,
on a chief sa. three annulets arg., for Rolfe; 2nd and 3rdgu.,
five fusils conjoined in fosse or, each charged with an ermine
spot sa., a bordure nebuly arg., for Neville. Crests — 1st,
Neville, A mount vert, thereon issuant out of a crescent gu.
a rose arg., slipped vert; 2nd, Rolfe, A lion's head erased arg.,
fretty gu. Motto — Cresco crescendo.

Seat — Heacham Hall, King's Lynn, Norfolk.


Netille-Rolfe, Eustace, Esq. of Heacham
Hall, Norfolk, J.P., b. 8 Aug. 1845 ; m. 2 Oct. 18R7,
Emily Auber Frances, youngest dau. of Robert
Tbornbill, Esq., and has issue,

Amy. Ivy, d. at Naples, April, 1892.



EoLLESTON, Lancelot, Esq. of Watnall Hall,
Notts, and Toynton, co. Lincoln, J. P., High Sherift'
1877, b. 1847, s. 18G2 ; m. 25 Feb. 1882, Lady
Charlotte Emma Maud, youngest dau. of Col. the-
Hon. Robert A. Gc. Dalzell, C.B., and sister of
Robert, 15th Earl of Carnwath. This lady 'O'as-
raised to the rank of an earl's daughter in 1889.





LineaRC. — The family of Rolleston of Rollcston, co.
Stafford was of great antiquity in that shire and an
ample pedigree commencing with " Henricus Rolleston de
EoUcston, Miles," and tracing the descent to the year 1G14,
is recorded in the Herald's Visitations. Of this long de-
scended line the Kollestons of Watnall are a branch, as testi-
fied by the following inscription : — " In memory of Lancelot
Kolleston.of Watnall, in co. Nottingham, Esq., he was one of
the branches of the family of Rolleston of Rolleston, in
Staffordshire. He m. the dau. of George Poole, of Ilaye, in
CO. Derby, Esq., with whom he lived very happily many years
■until her death; and for his honour and steady loyalty to
his prince, he was made the Sheriff of this county, in the
year 1682. ... He d. in the year 168;'), in the 35th year of
his age, making his loving cousin, Edward Rolle.=;ton of
Taunton, Lincolnshire, his executor, who erected this monu-
ment." This branch derives its descent, from the ancient
House of Rolleston, of Rolleston, co. Stafford, through a
younger son of Sir Ralph Rolleston, of RoUeston, who settled
at Lea about the time of Edward II.

Ralph Rolleston, (2nd son of Jajies Rolleston,* Esq. of
Lea, CO. Derby, by Anne his wife, dau. of John Babington,
Esq. of Dethick, co. Derby, see Visitation of Staffordshire
1614), m. temp. Queen Elizabeth, Margaret, elder dau. and
co-heir of Sir Richard Bingham, of Watnall Chaworth, co.
Nottingham, by Anne his wife, sister and co heir of Sir
Nicholas Strelley, of Linby, co. Nottingham, and thus ac-
quired the manor of Watnall Chaworth, which has ever since
continued to be the seat and property of the Rolleston family.
Ralph Rolleston had a son Thomas, of Watnall, whose younger
son, Philip, had a son,

Edward Rolleston, of Toynton, co. Lincoln, son of Philip
Rolleston, by Frances Pierrepont his wife, dau. of Robert,
Earl of Kingston, Edward s. his cousin, Lancelot, who d. s. p.
1685, and brought the Toynton estate into the \Vatn:dl branch
of the family. His son,

Christopher RoLLr ston, Esq. of Watnall, m. Hannah, dau.
of Samuel Holden, Esq. of Aston, co. Derby (which lady d.
29 April, 1725), and d. 21 March, 1736, leaving with other
issue, two sons, Lancelot and John. The elder,

Lancelot Rolleston, Esq. of Watnall, High Sheriff co.
Nottingham, 1743, m. (as his 2nd wife) Rosamond, dau. and
co-heir of Daniel Greenwood, M.D., of Northampton, but
d. s. p. 27 April, 1751, and was s. by his brother.

Rev. John Rolleston, of Watnall, who was for upwards
of forty years Rector of Aston, co. Derby, m. Dorothy, youngest
dau. of Sir Robert Burdctt, of Foremark, co. Derby (who sur-
vived her husband, and d. 30 Oct. 1794), andrf. 30 June, 1770,
having had issue, with three other sons and a dau. Dorothy
(»!. Rev. William Chambers, D.D., Rector of Achester, co.
Northampton), two sons, Lancelot and Christopher, of whom,
Lancelot Rolleston, Esq. of Watnall, was High Sheriff
1781, and d. unm. 25 April, 1802, when the family estates
devolved upon his brother,

Christopher Rolleston, Esq. of Watnall, High Sheriff
1805, m. Anne, dau. of Capt. Nicholas, R.N., by whom (who d.
14 Feb. 1809), he had three sons and two daus.,

I. Lancelot, of whom presently.

II. Christopher, d. unm. 20 Oct. 1840.

III. John iKev.), Vicar of Burton-Joyce, with Bulcot« and
Shelford, co. Nottingham, who d. 17 Nov. 1862. He m.
Elizabeth, dau. of Rev. Philip Smelt (who d. 9 April, 1861),
and by her he had several children. His son, Christopher,
TO. 1854, Catlierine, dau. of William Leslie, Esq. of Warthill,
CO. Aberdeen, and ha.s issue.

I. Dorothy, m. Rev. William Tiffin, Rector of Matterson, co.

II. Anne, d. unm. 16 Feb. 1813.

Mr. Rolleston, d. 3 April, 1807, and was s. by his eldest son,

Lancelot Rolleston, Esq. of Watnall, Col. of the Royal
Sherwood Foresters, of co. Nottingham Regiment of Militia,

* The grandson of James Rolleston, of Lea, was Francis
Rolleston, who mairied Mary, dau. of Sir John Vernon, of
Harleston, and died 1587. He is memioned in Jlorris's Gan-
poicder Plot in the following terms : —

"Not long after the Queen's imprisonment in England, there
were three, two knights and one gentleman, that intended her

deliverance Sir Thomas Stanley Sir Thomas

Gerard the third one was one Mr. Rowlston, an

Esquire of good worth in the same country, and a very devout
Catholic man, and a stout gentleman. The meanest of which
three had a son, being then a pensioner in the Court, who
betrayed the whole matter, and caused them all to be clapt in
the Tower, where they were kept a long time in strait prison,
and Mr. Rowlston was condemned to die, against whom they
were able, it is likelj', to prove irore pariiculars of the secret
(by his son's means; than against the others."

J.P. and D.L.,M.P. co. Nottingham 1837-49, 6. 20 July, 1785;
m. 1st, 17 Nov. 1808, Caroline, only dau. of Sir George Chet-
wynd, Bart, of Grendon HaU, co. Warwick, and by her (who
d. 10 March, 1844) had
Lancelot, d. March, 1826.

Caroline Jane, m. 1st, J. Hancox, Lieut.-Col. 7th Dragoon
Guards, and 2ndly, 1849, Sir Richard Levinge, Bart., M.P.
of Knoekdrin Castle, co. Westmeath, and d. 5 May, 1858.
Louisa Maria, m, — Berens, Esq.

Charlotte Frances Anne, m. 1st, Edward Fen»ag<, Esfj., late
M.P. for Grimsby, and 2ndly, H. B'otr'.ey, Esq.

He m. 2ndly, Eleanor Charlotte, only f/Urviving dau. of Robert
Eraser, Esq. of Torbreck, of Inverness, and had issue by her,
Lancelot, now of Watnall.
Robert Sidney, Lieut. R.N., 6. 1849.
Henry Edward, b. li^ol.

Eleanor Anne, 0. 1853; m. 15 Nov. 1878, John Robert Ten-
nant, Esq., eldest son of Robert Tennant, Esq., M.P. of Sea-
crolt Lodge, co. York, and Rose Hall, Sutherland.

Mr. Rolleston d. May, 1862.

Anns — Arg., a cinqucfoil az., on a chief gu. a lion passant
guardant or, a crescent for difference; quartering Winfield,
Bingham, Charsells, Wollaton, Strelley, <irc. Crest — An
eagle's heart erased ppr. Motto — Ainsi et pent estre mcilleur.

Heats — Watnall Hall, near Nottingham, and Toynton, co.
Lincoln and Edwinstowe OUerton, Newark.


EoLLESTON, Charles ffeanck, Esq. E.M., of
ffranckfort Castle, King's co. late Major King's
Eoyal Eiiles Militia, b. Feb. 1833 ; m. 10 Jan. 1873,
Mary Dorothea, dau. of John Hutchinson, Esq. of
Killtorkan, co. Kilkenny, and has issue,

I. James Henry ffranck, 6. Nov. 1873.

II. Charles John ffranck, 6. April, 1875.

III. Alured ffranck, 6. April, 1877.

IV. Loftus ffranck, d. 17 Aug. 1881, aged 2 years.
1. Jane Eleanor Daisy ffranck.

liilieag'e. — The ancient and knightly family of Rolleston
of Rolleston traces its lineage to the time of the Comiwest.
A writ still exists in which William de Peverel, brother of
William the Conqueror, makes a grant of land to William
de Rolleston, and Amabel his wife. This William do Rolleston
d. 1070, and was s. by Malgeos de Rolleston, one of the bene-
factors of the Rufford Monastery (see MSS. in British
Museum). Fourth in descent from this Malgeos was Sir.
Henry Rolleston de Rolleston, with whom the pedigree in
the Staffordshire Visitation of 1614 begins. According to
this visitation, the ninth in lineal descent from this Sir Henry,

William Eolleston, Esq. of Rollcston, co. Stafford, son of
Laurence Rolleston, and Agnes his wife, dau. of John RoUes-
ley, d. 1593, leaving issue live sons and three daus.,

I. Gilbert, d. 1618 ; m. Jane, dau. of R. Sneyd, Esq. of Kecle,
and had issue, Walter, " son and heir," aged 10, at Stafford-
shire Visitation 1014; Grace, d.s.p.

II. William, d. 1653; m. Mary, dau. of William Whatton,
Esq. of Newtown Linford, co. Leicester, and had issue,

1 William, of Rolleston, Col., d. a. p. 1672 ; mortgaged thfr
estate of Rolleston to Sir Oswald Mosely.

2 Simon, had two daus.

III. Richard (Rev.), d. 1636, having had issue,

1 Henry, d. s. p.

2 Edward, murdered by the rebels 1041.

3 Richard, had one son, John, an mlant.

4 Ralph, murdered by the rebels 1641.

5 Thomas, murdered by the rebels 1U41.

6 John, murdered by the rebels

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