BOLLING

Research shows that "Bolling" is spelled in various ways. Members of the same family spelled it differently. Spellings used are Bolling, Boiling, Bolwing, Bowling, Bolin, Bolen, and Bowleyn.

 

"In Colonial Families of the United States of America-May 13,1607-April 19,1775" by George Mckenize , M.B. Genealogical Pub. Co. Baltimore, 1966 Vol. 2 Page 136 "Bolling", it states that the Bolling family is of ancient English origin.

Bollings of Early England

William de Bolling  

William de Bolling [i] fined in 1165. 

 

William de Bolling  had:

William de Bolling  

William de Bolling [ii], son of William de Bolling, father and son owned land in Nowhall and Bolling: both were benefactors of Kirkstall Abbey. 

 

William de Bolling  had:

Robert de Bolling  

Robert de Bolling [iii], probably son of William de Bolling  the younger, owned land in Bolling in 1246. 

 

Robert de Bolling  had:

John de Bolling  

John de Bolling [iv], son of Robert de Bolling , paid relief for his father's land' on Robert's death in1258-59. 

 

John de Bolling  had:

William de Bolling  

William de Bolling [v], son of William de Bolling, succeeded his father John, owner of the Bolling 1235-1316. 

 

William de Bolling  had:

John de Bolling  

John de Bolling [vi], son of William de Bolling , was the head of the family in 1318 by deed in1330 made a grant to Robert his son. 

 

John de Bolling  had:

Robert de Bolling  

Robert de Bolling [vii], son of John de Bolling , m. 1337, to Elizabeth de Thornton , daughter and heiress of Roger de Thornton . 

 

Robert  & Elizabeth (de Thornton) de Bolling  had:

John de Bolling  

John de Bolling [viii], son of Robert & Elizabeth (de Thornton) de Bolling , succeeded father Robert; m. to Grace Popely , daughter of William Popely ; he and wife assessed in 1379; d. about 1408.

 

John  & Grace (Popely) de Bolling  had:

Robert de Bolling  

Robert de Bolling [ix], son and heir of John  & Grace (Popely) de Bolling , m. to Margaret Tharnore , daughter of Thomas Tharnore ; d. before 1423. 

 

Robert  & Margaret (Tharnore) de Bolling  had:

Robert Bolling  

Robert Bolling [x], son of Robert  & Margaret (Tharnore) de Bolling , succeeded to his father's possessions; he and son Tristram fought at Towton with the Lancastrians, 1461; attained on high treason, pardoned Jan. 26,1475; d. 1461; m. to Isabel Thorton . 

 

Robert  & Isabel (Thorton) Bolling  had:

Tristram Bolling  

Tristram Bolling [xi], son of Robert  & Isabel (Thorton) Bolling , d. will dated April 7,1502; m 1st to Beatrice Calverley , daughter of Walter Calverley , contract dated 1446, when he was a child; m. to 2nd to Ellen Unknown ;. 

 

Tristram Bolling ’s will dated April 7,1502 named son, Edward Bolling .

 

Tristram Bolling  had:

Edward Bolling  

Edward Bolling [xii], son of Tristram Bolling , d. at Chelbow 1543; son and heir was Tristram.

 

Edward Bolling  had:

Tristram Bolling  

Tristram Bolling [xiii], son of Edward de Bolling , succeeded his father at Chelbow, d.1561. Bequeathed the Chelbow estate to Edward, his eldest son. 

 

Tristram de Bolling  had:

Edward Bolling  

Edward Bolling [xiv] resided at Chelbow, d. 1561; m to Maud Unknown . Maud (Unknown) Bolling m 2nd after 1561 to Thomas Fleming , whose will left legacy to Edward's son, Robert. 

 

Edward  & Maud (unknown) Bolling  had:

Robert Bolling  

Robert Bolling [xv], son Edward  & Maud (unknown) Bolling , d. will dated 5 Sept 1635; m. to Anne Clarke , daughter of Thomas Clark e  of London .

 

They settled in London .  His will dated Sept. 5,1635 names wife Anne , and his son John .

 

Robert Bolling  had a son:

John Bolling

John Bolling , son of Robert & Anne (Clarke) Bolling , d. 1645; m. to Mary Carie . 

Robert Bolling Esq.,  in the reign of Edward the 4th possessed the elegant house of Bolling Hall near Bradford in Yorkshire where many previous generations of his ancestors had lived. He died in 1645 and from him, the Virginia Bollings claims descent. Robert Bolling , son of John and Mary Bolling , of the Bollings of Bolling Hall, was the first of that name to settle in America .

 

John  & Mary (Carie) Bolling  had:

Robert Bolling , the immigrant

Robert Bolling  

Robert Bolling [xvi], son of John & Mary (Caire) Bolling , b. 26 Dec. 1646, All Hollows, Barking Parish, Tower Street, London, Yorkshire, England; d. 17 Jul 1709, “Kippax”, Prince George Co., VA; m 1st 1675, Henrico Co., VA to baptized at All Hollows, m. to Jane Rolfe , the daughter of Thomas & Jane (Poythress) Rolfe  and granddaughter of the princess Pocahontas  (wife of John Rolfe ), whose father was the Indian Emperor, Powhatan , b. 10 Oct 1650, Henrico Co., VA; d. aft 27 Jan 1675/1676, Kippax, Charles City Co., VA; m 2nd bet. 1681-1682 to Jane Anne Stith , daughter of Major John & Jane (unknown)  Stith , b. bet. 1665-1666, Charles City Co., VA; d. 18 Aug 1720.

 

Robert Bolling  immigrated to America , arrived Oct. 2,1660 at the age of 26.

 

In early manhood Robert engaged in trade as a merchant, and the firms "Robert Bolling  & Company" is referred to the records of several counties, showing that their business was extensive. He was also a planter, and acquired large tracts of land[xvii].

 

His residence was in Charles City County , on the south side of James River in what is now Prince George County . The name of the plantation where he lived, "Kippax" did not probably originate with him, as he had, so far as known, no reason for giving the name[xviii].

 

First public office, which he held, was, doubtless, that of justice of Charles City County , and he was sheriff of that County in 1690 - 1692[xix] In 1702 Robert was still justice[xx].

Robert's headstone inscription[xxi]:

" Here lyeth interred in hope of a joyful resurrection, the body of Robert Bolling , the son of John and Mary Bolling , of Allhallows, Barkin Parish, Tower Street , London .

He was b. the 26th of December in the year 1646, and came to Virginia, October the 2nd, 1660, and departed this life the 17th day of July, 1709, aged sixty-two years, six months and twenty-one days."

 

Robert  & Jane (Poythress) Bolling  had a son:

 

1.       “Major” John Bolling , b. 27 Jan 1675/76, ‘Kippax”, Charles City Co., VA; d. 20 April 1729, “Cobbs”, Henrico Co., VA; m. 29 Dec 1697, Henrico Co., VA to Mary Kennon , daughter of Richard Kennon , b. 1678m Conjurer’s Neck, Henrico Co., VA; m 2nd 1 Aug 1728 to Elizabeth Blair .  His descendants are referred to as the "red" Bollings

 

Robert  & Anne (Stith) Bolling  had three (3) children whose descendants are referred to as the "white" Bollings:

 

2.       Robert Bolling

3.       Stith Bolling

4.       Edward Bolling  HHi

“Major” John Bolling  

1.  “Major” John Bolling , son of Robert & Jane (Poythress) Bolling , b. 27 Jan 1675/76, ‘Kippax”, Charles City Co., VA; d. 20 April 1729, “Cobbs”, Henrico Co., VA; m. 29 Dec 1697, Henrico Co., VA to Mary Kennon , daughter of Richard Kennon , b. 1678m Conjurer’s Neck, Henrico Co., VA; m 2nd 1 Aug 1728 to Elizabeth Blair .  His descendants are referred to as the "red" Bollings

 

John  & Mary (Kennon) Bolling  had four (4) children:

 

1.1.   Elvelina Bolling

1.2.   Anne Bolling , d. 1800; m. James Murray

1.3.  Susan Bolling

1.4.  John Bolling , b. 20 Jan 1699/00, Henrico County, VA; d. Sept 1757, Flat Gap, Wise Co., VA; m. to Elizabeth Lewis , daughter of John "Col" Lewis

 

John  & Elizabeth (Blair) Bolling  had four (4) children:

 

1.5.  Jane Bolling , b. 1703; d. 1766; m. to Col. Richard Randolph

1.6.  Elizabeth Bolling , b. 1709; m. to Dr. William Gay

1.7.  Mary Bolling , b. 1711, VA; d. 10 Aug 1744; m. to Col. John Fleming

1.8.  Martha Bolling , b. 1713; d. 23 Oct 1749; m. 1727 to Thomas Eldridge

Col. Robert Bolling

2.  Col. Robert Bolling , son of; m. to Ann Meriweather Stith , daughter of (unknown) Stith. 

 

Col. Robert  & Ann Meriweather (Stith) Bolling  had two (2) children:

 

2.1.  Benjamin Bolling

2.2.  Mary “Molly” Bolling , m. Andrew Baker

Mary “Mollie” Bowling  

2b.  Mary "Mollie" Bowling ,[xxii] daughter of Col. Robert  & Ann Meriweather (Stith) Bolling , b. 1702, VA[xxiii]; d. 1790, Wilkes Co., North Carolina; m 1st ca. 1753, Grayson Co., VA to (Capt.) Andrew Baker [xxiv], Esq., son of Robert & Susannah (Player) Baker , b. 1722[xxv], Lancaster Co[xxvi], Pennsylvania[xxvii]; d. 1804, Prince Edward Co., VA; will dated 3 Jan 1804. 



[i] Official Handbook of Bolling Hall- "1947"

[ii] Official Handbook of Bolling Hall- "1947"

[iii] Official Handbook of Bolling Hall- "1947"

[iv] Official Handbook of Bolling Hall- "1947"

[v] Official Handbook of Bolling Hall- "1947"

[vi] Official Handbook of Bolling Hall- "1947"

[vii] Official Handbook of Bolling Hall- "1947"

[viii] Official Handbook of Bolling Hall- "1947"

[ix] Official Handbook of Bolling Hall- "1947"

[x] Official Handbook of Bolling Hall- "1947"

[xi] Official Handbook of Bolling Hall- "1947"

[xii] Official Handbook of Bolling Hall- "1947"

[xiii] Official Handbook of Bolling Hall- "1947"

[xiv] Official Handbook of Bolling Hall- "1947"

[xv] Official Handbook of Bolling Hall- "1947"

[xvi] Official Handbook of Bolling Hall- "1947"

[xvii] Genealogies of Virginia Families, Vol 1 Bolling page 111

[xviii] Genealogies of Virginia Families, Vol 1 Bolling page 111

[xix] Genealogies of Virginia Families, Vol 1 Bolling page 111; VA. Mag. Hist. & Blog. I, 284

[xx] Genealogies of Virginia Families, Vol 1 Bolling page 111

[xxi] The fragments of Roberts headstone was moved to a family burial vault in Petersburg at "Kippox" Prince George County , Virginia . The headstone bore the Bolling  arms & the inscription listed above.

[xxii] AFN:NVXK-QH

[xxiii] AFN:NVXK-QH

[xxiv] “Good Bakers – Bad Bakers” by Clyde N. Bunch (KD4VQD@juno.com) ©2000, Nora N. Kelly, All Rights Reserved

[xxv] Information from Clyde n Bunch at kd4vqd@juno.com ©2000, Nora N. Kelly, All Rights Reserved

[xxvi] Wilkes US GenWeb Page; Early Settlement in the New River Valley of North Carolina, an oral presentation by  William    Doub  Bennett; History and Genealogies of Old Granville Co; Oranges Co. Deed

[xxvii] AFN:NVXK-PB gives b. 1692, Panola Co., Mississippi ????