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Elizabeth ROLFE
(1762-1850)
John KNIGHT
(1748-)
Mary WINDLEY
(1755-1825)
Richard ROLFE
(1782-1825)
Sarah KNIGHT
(1782-1850)
Joseph ROLFE
(1821-1901)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Caroline CHILDS

2. Harriet MARTIN

Joseph ROLFE 3 4 5 6 7

  • Born: 7 Dec 1821, Writtle, Essex 3 4 5 6 7 8
  • Christened: 20 Jan 1822, Springfield or Springfield Lane - Wesleyan, Chelmsford, Essex 9
  • Marriage (1): Caroline CHILDS about 1843 1
  • Marriage (2): Harriet MARTIN on 17 Oct 1874 at the Registry Office, Chelmsford, Essex 2
  • Died: 18 Feb 1901, Chelmsford, Essex at age 79 10

bullet   Cause of his death was Syncope from heart disease.10

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On 7 Jun 1841 he appeared on the census near Monks and narrows Farm, Writtle, Essex as a 15-year-old labourer who may have been between 15 and 19. 3

On 4 Feb 1849 his daughter Ellen's birth certificate said he was a labourer. 11

On 30 Mar 1851 Joseph appeared on the census at Blackmore Road, Writtle, Essex as a 30-year-old agricultural labourer. 4

On 7 Apr 1861 he appeared on the census at Bears Lane, Highwood, Essex as a 39-year-old agricultural labourer. 5

On 4 Nov 1867 his wife Caroline's death certificate said he was a labourer. 12

On 1 Aug 1870 his daughter Ellen's marriage certificate said he was a labourer. 13

On 2 Apr 1871 Joseph appeared on the census at Bears Lane, Highwood, Essex as a 47-year-old widowed agricultural labourer. 6

On 15 Mar 1874 his daughter Mary's marriage certificate said he was a labourer. 14

On 17 Oct 1874 his marriage certificate said that he was a widower who worked as a machinist and that he lived in Fryerning, Essex. His father, Richard Rolfe, deceased, had been an agricultural labourer. 15

On 3 Apr 1881 he appeared on the census at Beggar Hill, Fryerning, Essex as a 60-year-old agricultural labourer living with his new wife, her grandson John Passfield and his own grandson William Rolfe. 7

His death was registered during the quarter ended Mar 1901 at the Chelmsford registration district, with GRO reference vol 4a, page 322. 10


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Joseph married Caroline CHILDS about 1843.1 (Caroline CHILDS was born about 1825 in Stock, Essex 4 5 and died on 14 Nov 1867 in Writtle, Essex 12.) The cause of her death was Fits (not certified).10

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Their marriage was registered during the quarter ended Dec 1843 at the Chelmsford registration district, with GRO reference Vol 12, Page 115. 1


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Joseph next married Harriet MARTIN, daughter of Joseph MARTIN and Unknown, on 17 Oct 1874 at the Registry Office, Chelmsford, Essex.2 (Harriet MARTIN was born about 1821 in Fryerning, Essex 7.)

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Their witnesses were Thomas and Louisa Ramm. 15

Their marriage was registered during the quarter ended Dec 1874 at the Chelmsford registration district, with GRO reference vol 4a, page 343. 2


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Sources


1 Graham Hart, Ben Laurie, Camilla von Massenbach and David Mayall, FreeBMD Web Site.

2 FreeBMD, "Marriage indices," database(http://www.freebmd.org.uk : accessed 1 Nov 2012), entry for Joseph Rolfe and Harriett Passfield, volume 4a, page 343, Dec quarter 1874, Chelmsford district; citing the General Register Office's England and Wales Civil Registration Indexes.

3 1841 Census of England, Writtle, folio 32, page 12 & 13, Sarah Rolfe; digital images(http://www.ancestry.co.uk : accessed 7 Nov 2012); citing PRO HO 107/326/14.

4 1851 Census of England, Writtle, folio 64, page 18, Joseph Rolph; digital images(www.ancestry.co.uk : accessed 2 Dec 2012); citing PRO HO 107/1776.

5 1861 Census of England, Writtle, folio 24, page 17, Joseph Rolfe; digital images(www.ancestry.co.uk : accessed 2 Dec 2012); citing PRO RG 9/1080.

6 1871 Census of England, Writtle, folio 25, page 14, Joseph Rolfe; digital images(www.ancestry.co.uk); citing PRO RG 10/1663.

7 1881 Census of England, Ingatestone, folio 63, page 7, Joseph Rolfe; digital images(www.ancestry.co.uk : accessed 2 Nov 2012); citing PRO RG 11/1761.

8 "International Genealogical Index," database, (http://www.familysearch.org : accessed 9 Mar 2010), British Isles Region, entry for Joseph Rolfe, birth 7 Dec 1821; citing FHL microfilm 0,593,807, item 7 (Births and baptisms, 1815-1836 Wesleyan Church (Springfield Lane, Chelmsford, Essex)), batch no. C067161.

9 "International Genealogical Index," database, (http://www.familysearch.org : accessed 9 Mar 2010), British Isles Region, entry for Joseph Rolfe, christening 20 Jan 1822, Chelmsford, Essex, England; citing FHL microfilm 0,593,807, item 7 (Births and baptisms, 1815-1836 Wesleyan Church (Springfield Lane, Chelmsford, Essex)), batch no. C067161.

10 England and Wales, death certificate for Joseph Rolfe, died 18 Feb 1901; citing 4a/322/152, Mar quarter 1901, Chelmsford registration district, Chelmsford sub-district; General Register Office, Southport.

11 England and Wales, birth certificate for Ellen Rolfe, born 4 Feb 1849; citing 12/61/78, Mar quarter 1849, Chelmsford registration district; General Register Office, Southport.

12 England and Wales, death certificate for Caroline Rolfe, died 4 Nov 1867; citing 4a/97/142, Dec quarter 1867, Chelmsford registration district, Chelmsford sub-district; General Register Office, Southport.

13 England and Wales, marriage certificate for James George Seels and Ellen Rolfe, married 1 Aug 1870; citing 4a/249/141, Sep quarter 1870, Chelmsford registration district; General Register Office, Southport.

14 London, England, Marriages and Banns, 1754-1921, "1874. Marriage solemnized at the Church in the parish of Willesden in the county of Middlesex," Charles White and Mary Ann Rolfe, page 117, entry 234; digital images, Ancestry, in partnership with the London Metropolitan Metropolitan Archives(www.ancestry.co.uk : accessed 5 Nov 2012).

15 England and Wales, marriage certificate for Rolfe Joseph and Harriet Passfield, married 17 Oct 1874; citing 4a/343/52, Dec quarter 1874, Chelmsford registration district; General Register Office, Southport.


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