Person:Thomas Rolfe (3)

m. 5 Apr 1614
  1. Thomas Rolfe1615 - 1675
  • HThomas Rolfe1615 - 1675
  • W.  Jane Peirce (add)
m. Est 1650
  1. Jane Rolfe1650 - 1676
  2. Anne Rolfe
Facts and Events
Name Thomas Rolfe
Alt Name[2] Thomas Rolph
Gender Male
Birth? 30 Jan 1615 Richmond, Virginia, United States
Other[2] 17 Dec 1641 Virginia, USApetitions Governor to let him go see Opechankeno to whom he is allied, and Cleopatra, his mother's sister.
Marriage Est 1650 to Jane Peirce (add)
Death? 1675 Virginia, United States
Reference Number? Q1805194?

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Thomas Rolfe (January 30, 1615 – ) was the only child of Matoaka (also called Pocahontas) and her English husband, John Rolfe. His maternal grandfather was Chief Wahunsenacawh (or Powhatan), the leader of the Powhatan tribe in Virginia.

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  1.   Thomas Rolfe, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Floyd, N. J. Biographical genealogies of the Virginia-Kentucky Floyd families: with notes of some collateral branches. (Williams & Wilkins Co.: Baltimore , 1912)
    14, 1912.

    The writer, feeling confident that the original tradition was
    correct, made an exhaustive search for information on that and
    many similar matters, and finally found, in the old library of the
    Maryland Historical Society, an item of three lines in a fragment of
    Jamestown records covering eleven years — 1630 to 1641 — which
    furnished in a positive and indisputable form the proof sought.
    During the period, covered by the fragment, matters became so
    bad between the Whites and Indians, that Opechancanough
    was induced to agree upon a line being established which neither
    White nor Indian, excepting truce-bearers, should cross under
    penalty of being shot on sight. To insure strict obedience to
    the compact a law was passed at Jamestown imposing a heavy
    penalty on any of the people crossing the line without a special
    permit from the Governor's Council and the General Court, ^his
    accounts for the item alluded to, which is given verbatim et liter-
    atim. In the Council record it reads:

    "Dec. 17th, 1641. — Thomas Rolfe petitions Governor to let
    him go see Opechankeno to whom he is allied, and Cleopatra, his
    mother's sister."

    The record of the General Court was evidently intended to be a
    verbatim copy, though they differ somewhat in phraseology and
    spelling: —

    "Dec. 17th, 1641. — Thomas Rolph petitions Gov. to let him
    go to see Opechanko, to whom he is allied, and Cleopatre, his
    mother's sister."