In a message dated 3/31/05 9:18:38 PM Pacific Standard Time,
I had heard from somewhere (can't remember the source) that the Lord
ROLLE who died in 1842 was succeeded by a stepson or someone unrelated
by blood. I think the Rolle Estates still have a good grip on land in
Devon. Perhaps someone can fill us in. I'd be interested to learn more
about the ROLLEs.
According to A J P Skinner's pedigree of the WALRONDs of Bovey, Lord
ROLLE d. 1842 was married to Judith Maria WALROND, 1754-1820, my 4th
cousin 5 times removed. Apparently a legend existed in one of my
ancestral lines (LEIGH/CARSLAKE/BARTLETT) that if only an earlier
WALROND had had the decency to die unmarried, the LEIGHs would have
scooped up a nice fortune. The facts do not support this at all, but
why spoil a good story?
(And are you by any chance the Ken Ozanne who was at Monash University
with my husband Harry?)
I'm curious about the Rolles too. And who is AJP Skinner? Older relatives who
are just about all gone now spoke of my grandfather having quite a lot to say
about the Rolles.He went to visit relatives in Devon in the 1890s from
California. Be the stories from that time or his father's much earlier, I do not
know. I got the impression from my observations of the adults that a few of the
stories were actually quite interesting. Wish I knew now! And yes, lots of talk
of money. At least that's the part I understood.