Jane Rolfe

Jane Rolfe (c. 1655 - c. 1676) was the granddaughter of Pocahontas (Chief Powhatan's daughter) and the English colonist John Rolfe, (credited with introducing a strain of tobacco for export by the struggling Virginia Colony). Pocahontas, who adopted the Christian name of Rebecca, married John Rolfe on April 5, 1614. Reverend Richard Bucke of Wymondham officiated at the wedding. They had one child, Thomas Rolfe, who was born in Virginia on January 30, 1615. She was born in Virginia about 1655 to Thomas Rolfe and his wife, Jane Poythress whose English parents were Francis Poythress and Alice Payton. In about 1675, Jane married Robert Bolling of Prince George County, Virginia. Their son John was born on January 26, 1676. Jane is said to have died shortly afterward. John Bolling married Mary Kennon, daughter of Richard Kennon and Elizabeth Worsham of Conjurer's Neck. The couple had six surviving children, each of whom married and had surviving children. As a result, many Americans are today able to claim descent from Pocahontas through her great-grandson, John Bolling. Rolfe's interment was near her father in the Kippax Plantation.

Personal details

Date of birth
October 10th, 1650
United States of America
Date of death
1676 at age of 25




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