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Rolff family,pre & post 1855 in England.
Posted by: Peter J. Rolff Date: October 09, 1998 at 05:09:26
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Is anyone out there doing research on the Rolff Family Tree, either in England, Europe, America or Australia.
Below is a tree of the Rolff's that sailed from England in 1855. I am looking for any info on the family prior/post 1855. As you can see by the Email address I live in Australia.

Thanks
Peter Rolff, 5th generation Australian.

9 Oct 1998 Descendants of: Jesse ROLFF

1. Jesse ROLFF
m. Mary Ann AUSTIN
Jesse is listed by Richard Rolff on the "Euphrates' immigrants shipping
record of 8th August 1855 as being dead. (see below)

Mary is listed by Richard Rolff on the "Euphrates' immigrants shipping
records of 8 August 1855 as being alive.

2. Richard ROLFF b. 1810 England, d. 25 Dec 1899, Australia.
m. 1833 Sarah Ann COOK b. Nov 1812 England, d. 24 Aug 1884

Richard and Sarah Rolff (nee Cook)and family came to Australia on the ship Euphrates,leaving Southampton on the 22nd April 1855, arriving in Australia on the 5th August 1855. Native place of country, Lewington Kent, England.
The name 'Rolff' is of Scandinavian origin.

Ages of children when they arrived in Australia were:-
Edward-18yrs,George-16yrs,Harriet-15yrs,Sarah-13yrs,Susannah-11yrs.
Richard lists on the Euphrates shipping record as having a Brother-in-Law living in the Colony. There were 2 additional children recorded on Richard Rolff's Death Certificate, 1 Male , 1 Female.
Richard Rolff died at Dundee,near Glen Innes N.S.W. aged 89 years.He is buried with his wife Sarah at Dundee Cemetery.

The "Euphrates' shipping records show Sarah's Father as John Cook and Mother
as Mercy Cook,father living mother dead.
Sarah Ann Rolff (nee Cook) died at Dundee, near Glen Innes NSW. aged 72 years and 9 months. She is buried with her husband at Dundee Cemetery.

3. Edward ROLFF b. 1837, England, d. Before Dec 1884
m. 03 Aug 1866 Ruth POPE
It appears from information on Sarah Ann Rolff's (nee Cook) Death Certificate that Edward Rolff died prior to 1884.
Edwards wife Ruth (nee Pope) married John Biddle in 1870, so it appears Edward either died prior to 1870 or they were divorced.

3. George ROLFF b. 29 Feb 1839 England, d. 15 Apr 1927
m. 21 Apr 1862 Mary Ann BYRON b. 30 Sep 1840 Australia, d. 29 Nov 1923

George Rolff and Ann Byron were married at 'Wellingrove' New England Glen Innes) by Archibald Cameron. Witnesses were Mary McKillop and Alexander McIntyre.

3. Harriet Elizabeth ROLFF b. 1840, England,
m. 1863 William STIBBARD

3. Sarah Ann ROLFF b. 1843 England, d. Before Dec 1884
m. 25 Sep 1860 William CARROL

3. Susannah ROLFF b. 1844 England, d. 1924
m. 26 Jan 1861 John BYRNES
m. Thomas Andrew BLAIN

3. ? ROLFF b. Before 1855 England,
Shown on death certificate of Richard ROLFF. Certificate No. 1518
3. ? ROLFF b. Before 1855 England,
Shown on death certificate of Richard ROLFF. Certificate No. 1518.


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