Genealogy Thrutchley/Anderson/Fitzgerel/Cox/Staley » Captain John (Johannes Johan Johis) Thomas (A Twin of Eustace) (Captain John (Johannes, Johan, Johis) Thomas (A Twin of Eustace)) the 2nd, (de) (Relfe, Roffe) Rolfe, A Planter, Immigrant to America, but he returned to England with Pocahontas where she died. He came back to America +. (1585-1594)

Personal data Captain John (Johannes Johan Johis) Thomas (A Twin of Eustace) (Captain John (Johannes, Johan, Johis) Thomas (A Twin of Eustace)) the 2nd, (de) (Relfe, Roffe) Rolfe, A Planter, Immigrant to America, but he returned to England with Pocahontas where she died. He came back to America +. 

Sources 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8Sources 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
  • Alternative names: Colonel John Rolfe II (John) {Twin of Eustatius} Indian Massacre in 1622; Colonial Immigrant (Pocahontas), John Thomas Rolfe, John Eustace Johannes Eustacus (John Eustace, Johannes Eustacus) Rolfe, II, (m. Mason) Heacham Hall, Norfolk, ENG 1562, Thomas (A Twin of Dorothy Rolfe) de (Relfe, Roffe) Rolfe, Thomas de (Relfe, Roffe) Rolfe, John Thomas Capt (twin of Eustace Thomas) (John Thomas, Capt (twin of Eustace Thomas)) Rolfe (Tobacco Merch; Recorder & Sec.General; Cncl Member ; Memb 1st VA Assembly; died in 1622 attack on Jamest II, Thomas Rolfe, John H Ralfs (Rolfe ?), John Rolfe
  • First name Captain John (Johannes, Johan, Johis) Thomas (A Twin of Eustace).
  • He was born on May 6, 1585 in VERIFIED-Heacham Manor/Hall, Heacham, Norfolk, England.
  • Alternative: He was born on May 6, 1585 in Hecham, Norfolkshire, Watkins, England.Sources 4, 5, 8, 11
  • Alternative: He was born on May 6, 1585 in Heacham Hall, Norfolk, England.Source 2
  • Alternative: He was born on October 17, 1562 in Heacham, Norfolk, England.
  • Alternative: He was born on 1595 x in *VERIFIED-Heacham Manor/Hall, Heacham, Norfolk, England-Perhaps the most famous visitor to the Manor was Pocahontas, Indian princess, who came to England in 1616 with husband John Rolfe, whose family held Heacham Hall.
  • Alternative: He was born in the year 1585 in England.
  • Alternative: He was born on May 6, 1585 in Heacham, Norfolk, England.
  • Alternative: He was born on May 6, 1585 in Hecham Hall, Kings Lynn and West Norfolkshire Borough, Watkins, England.
  • Alternative: He was born in the year 1585.
  • Alternative: He was born about 1859.
  • Alternative: He was born on January 30, 1613 in Henrico Co., Jamestown VA (Smith's Plantation).
  • Alternative: He was born in the year 1589.
  • Resident:
  • He died on November 29, 1594 in Heacham Hall, Norfolk, England probate 11 Mar 1595, he was 9 years old.

    Fout Attention: Died (November 29, 1594) before marriage (November 2, 1612).

    Fout Attention: Died (November 29, 1594) before marriage (April 5, 1614).

    Fout Attention: Died 9 months (November 29, 1594) prior to the birth (??-??-1610) of child (Bermuda Rolfe) .

    Fout Attention: Died 9 months (November 29, 1594) prior to the birth (January 25, 1620) of child (Elizabeth Pierce Rolfe) .

    Fout Attention: Died 9 months (November 29, 1594) prior to the birth (??-??-1612) of child (Jane Ka Okee) .

    Fout Attention: Died 9 months (November 29, 1594) prior to the birth (January 30, 1615) of child (Thomas Powhatan Rolfe, (son of Pocahontas)) .

    Fout Attention: Died 9 months (November 29, 1594) prior to the birth (??-??-1613) of child (Hannah Untouk) .

  • Alternative: He died in the year 1675 in Jamestown, James, Virginia, United States, he was 89 years old.Sources 2, 4, 6, 8, 11
  • Alternative: He died on 18 Aug 1629 X in Whiteparish, Wiltshire, England X, he was 43 years old.
  • Alternative: He died in the year 1675 in VERIFIED-Jamestown Settlement, Virginia, America-America's 1st permanent settlement. 1619: first slaves from Africa arrived nearby. 1676: burned in Bacon's Rebellion. 1699: the capital moved to Middle Plantation/Williamsburg, Jamestown ceased t, he was 89 years old.
  • Alternative: He died in England.
  • Alternative: He died on June 28, 1593 in Heacham, Norfolk, England, he was 8 years old.
  • Alternative: He died on 20 March 1622 (Indian massacre) in Varina Farms, James City County, Virginia, United States of America, he was 36 years old.
  • Alternative: He died on March 22, 1622 in Indian Massacre of 1622 in Jamestown-Varing Plantation-Jamestown, James City, Virginia, United States, he was 36 years old.
  • Alternative: He died in the year 1599, he was 13 years old.
  • Alternative: He died about 1616 (22 Mar 1621 ?), (1622 ?) in Bermuda Hundred, Henrico, (Surry ?), Virginia, USA.
  • Alternative: He died in the year 1676 in VA, he was 90 years old.
  • Alternative: He died in the year 1664, he was 78 years old.
  • He is buried on November 18, 1623 in Norfolk, England.Source 6
  • A child of John Henry Eustace Johannes Eustacus Rolfe and Dorothea Mason (Dorothy and John are cousins) (Redmayne)

Household of Captain John (Johannes Johan Johis) Thomas (A Twin of Eustace) (Captain John (Johannes, Johan, Johis) Thomas (A Twin of Eustace)) the 2nd, (de) (Relfe, Roffe) Rolfe, A Planter, Immigrant to America, but he returned to England with Pocahontas where she died. He came back to America +.

(1) He is married to Joane Coles.

They got married on November 2, 1612 at Whiteparish, Wiltshire, England, he was 27 years old.Sources 4, 9


Child(ren):



(2) He is married to Pocahontas Matoaka Amonute (Rebecca) Patawomeck Powhatan.

They got married on April 5, 1614 at Jamestown, Virginia, American Colonies, he was 28 years old.


Child(ren):

  1. Jane Ka Okee  1612-1670
  2. Hannah Untouk  1613-1670


(3) He has/had a relationship with Sarah Hacker.


Child(ren):

  1. Bermuda Rolfe  1610-1610


Notes about Captain John (Johannes Johan Johis) Thomas (A Twin of Eustace) (Captain John (Johannes, Johan, Johis) Thomas (A Twin of Eustace)) the 2nd, (de) (Relfe, Roffe) Rolfe, A Planter, Immigrant to America, but he returned to England with Pocahontas where she died. He came back to America +.

John RolfeFrom Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaJump to navigationJump to searchThis article is about the Virginia colonist. For other uses, see John Rolfe (disambiguation).John RolfeAn 1850s painting of John Rolfe and PocahontasBorn1585
Heacham, Norfolk, EnglandDied1622 (aged 36–37)
Varina Farms, VirginiaOccupationagriculturalist and colonistKnown forfirst successful cultivation of tobacco as an export crop in the Colony of VirginiaSpouse(s)· Sarah Hacker (1608-1610; her death)

· Pocahontas (April 5, 1614 - March 1617; her death)
Jane Pierce (1619-1622; his death)
ChildrenBermuda Rolfe (1609–1610)
Thomas Rolfe (1615–1680)
Elizabeth Rolfe (1620–1635)Parent(s)John Rolfe, Sr. (father)
Dorothea Mason (mother)John Rolfe (1585–1622) was one of the early English settlers of North America. He is credited with the first successful cultivation of tobacco as an export crop in the Colony of Virginia.
Contents· 1Biography· 1.1Sailing with Third Supply to Virginia
· 1.2Orinoco tobacco: a cash crop
· 1.3Pocahontas
· 1.4Late life, death, heritage

· 2Heritage and legacy
· 3In popular culture
· 4See also
· 5Notes
· 6External links
Biography[edit]Rolfe was born in Heacham, Norfolk, England, as the son of John Rolfe and Dorothea Mason, and was baptized on 6 May 1585. At the time, Spain held a virtual monopoly on the lucrative tobacco trade. Most Spanish colonies in the New World were located in southern climates more favorable to tobacco growth than the English settlements, notably Jamestown. As the consumption of tobacco had increased, the balance of trade between England and Spain began to be seriously affected. Rolfe was one of a number of businessmen who saw the opportunity to undercut Spanish imports by growing tobacco in England's new colony in Virginia. He had somehow obtained seeds to take with him from a special popular strain, then being grown in Trinidad South America, even though Spain had declared a penalty of death to anyone selling such seeds to a non-Spaniard.[1]
Sailing with Third Supply to Virginia[edit]A project of the proprietary Virginia Company of London, Jamestown had been established by an initial group of settlers on 14 May 1607. This colony proved as troubled as earlier English settlements. Two return trips with supplies by Christopher Newport arrived in 1608, while another large relief fleet was dispatched in 1609, carrying hundreds of new settlers and supplies across the Atlantic. Heading the Third Supply fleet was the new flagship of the Virginia Company, the Sea Venture, carrying Rolfe and his wife, Sarah Hacker.
The Third Supply fleet left England in May 1609 destined for Bermuda with two small ships to continue the voyage to Jamestown. A number of passengers and crew, however, did not complete this journey. Some had died or been killed, lost at sea (the Sea Venture's long boat had been fitted with a sail, and several men sent to take word to Jamestown, and they were never heard from again), or left behind to maintain England's claim to Bermuda. Because of this, although the Virginia Company's charter was not extended to Bermuda until 1612, the Colony at Bermuda dates its settlement from 1609. Among those left buried in Bermuda were Rolfe's wife and his infant daughter, Bermuda Rolfe.
In May 1610, the two newly constructed ships set sail from Bermuda, with 142 castaways on board, including Rolfe, Admiral Somers, Stephen Hopkins, and Sir Thomas Gates. On arrival at Jamestown, they found the Virginia Colony almost destroyed by famine and disease during what has become known as the Starving Time. Very few supplies from the Third Supply had arrived because the same hurricane that caught the Sea Venturebadly affected the rest of the fleet. Only 60 settlers remained alive. It was only through the arrival of the two small ships from Bermuda, and the arrival of another relief fleet commanded by Lord De La Warr on 10 June 1610, that the abandonment of Jamestown was avoided and the colony survived. After finally settling in—although his first wife, the English-born Sarah Hacker and their child had died prior to his journey to Virginia–Rolfe began his long-delayed work with tobacco.
Orinoco tobacco: a cash crop[edit]In competing with Spain for European markets, there was another problem beside the warmer climates the Spanish settlements enjoyed. The native tobacco from Virginia was not liked by the English settlers, nor did it appeal to the market in England. However, Rolfe wanted to introduce sweeter strains from Trinidad, using the hard-to-obtain Spanish seeds he brought with him. In 1611, he was the first to commercially cultivate Nicotiana tabacum tobacco plants in North America; export of this sweeter tobacco beginning in 1612 helped turn the Virginia Colony into a profitable venture. He named his Virginia-grown strain of the tobacco "Orinoco", possibly in honour of tobacco popularizer Sir Walter Raleigh's expeditions in the 1580s up the Orinoco River in Guiana in search of the legendary City of Gold, El Dorado.[2] The appeal of Orinoco tobacco was in its nicotine, and the conviviality of its use in social situations.[3]
In 1612, Rolfe established Varina Farms, a plantation along the James River about 30 miles (50 km) upstream from Jamestown and across the river from Sir Thomas Dale's progressive development at Henricus. The first harvest of four barrels of tobacco leaf was exported from Virginia to England in March 1614.[4] Soon afterwards, Rolfe and others were exporting vast quantities of the new cash crop. New plantations began growing along the James River, where export shipments could use wharfs along the river.
Pocahontas[edit]Rolfe (right, standing behind Pocahontas) as portrayed in The Baptism of Pocahontas, 1840, by John Gadsby ChapmanRolfe married Pocahontas, daughter of the local Native American leader Powhatan, on 5 April 1614.[5] A year earlier, Alexander Whitaker had converted Pocahontas to Christianity and renamed her "Rebecca" when she had her baptism.[6] Richard Buck officiated their wedding. Powhatan gave the newlyweds property just across the James River from Jamestown. They never lived on the land, which spanned thousands of acres, and instead lived for two years on Rolfe's plantation, Varina Farms, across the James River from the new community of Henricus.
Their marriage created a climate of peace between the Jamestown colonists and Powhatan's tribes for several years; in 1615, Ralph Hamor wrote that "Since the wedding, we have had friendly commerce and trade not only with Powhatan but also with his subjects round about us." Their son Thomas was born on 30 January 1615.
John and Rebecca Rolfe traveled to England on the Treasurer, commanded by Samuel Argall, in 1615 with their young son. They arrived at the port of Plymouth on 12 June. Rebecca was widely received as visiting royalty, but settled in Brentford. However, as they were preparing to return to Virginia in March 1617, Rebecca became ill and died. Her body was interred in St George's Church, Gravesend. Their two-year-old son Thomas survived, but was adopted by Sir Lewis Stukley and later by John's brother, Henry Rolfe. John and Tomocomo returned to Virginia.
Late life, death, heritage[edit]In 1619, Rolfe married Jane Pierce, daughter of the English colonist Captain William Pierce. They had a daughter, Elizabeth, in 1620, who married John Milner of Nansemond, Virginia, and died in 1635. Rolfe died in 1622 and his widow Jane married Englishman Captain Roger Smith three years later.
The land given by Powhatan (now known as Smith's Fort Plantation, located in Surry County) was willed to Rolfe's son with Pocahontas, Thomas, who in 1640 sold at least a portion of it to Thomas Warren.[7] Smith's Fort was a secondary Fort to Jamestown, begun in 1609 by John Smith. Thomas, who had grown up in England, married Jane Poythress.[8][9] Her English parents were Francis Poythress and Alice Payton.[10] They had one child, Jane, who married Robert Bolling in 1675 and had a son, John, in 1676. She died later that same year.
Heritage and legacy[edit]· The strain of tobacco cultivated by Rolfe was the export cash crop that helped make the Virginia Colony profitable. It was the mainstay of the farming plantations for generations. Huge warehouses, such as those on Richmond's Tobacco Row, attest to its popularity. Even almost 400 years later, tobacco figures prominently in Virginia's economy.
· In eastern Virginia, State Route 31 is named the John Rolfe Highway. It links Williamsburg with Jamestown, the southern entrance to the Colonial Parkway, and via the Jamestown Ferry leads to the rich farming area of Surry County and Sussex County, ending in Wakefield, Virginia.
· John Rolfe Drive, in the town of Smithfield in Isle of Wight County, Virginia, connects Battery Park Road with Magruder Road, and is named for Rolfe.
· John Rolfe Middle School, in Henrico County, Virginia, one of Virginia's eight original shires of 1634, is named for him. Varina magisterial district in Henrico County is named for Rolfe's Varina Farms plantation, where the tiny village was also the first county seat(from 1634 to 1752).
· The abandoned corridor planned for State Route 288 in western Henrico County became a connector street, rather than a limited-access highway. It was named the John Rolfe Parkway.
· Rolfe in Pocahontas County, Iowa, is named for Rolfe.
· Rolfe wrote in 1619 of the incidental introduction of African slaves to Virginia from a passing ship, recording that "there came in a Dutch man-of-war that sold us twenty negars" on 31 August of that year.[11][12]
· In 1961, the Jamestown Foundation of the Commonwealth of Virginia (now the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation) offered a $500 award for "the best historical information" on Rolfe's "appearance and mannerisms".[13]

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  • Stadhouder Prins Maurits (Huis van Oranje) was from 1585 till 1625 sovereign of the Netherlands (also known as Republiek der Zeven Verenigde Nederlanden)
  • In the year 1613: Source: Wikipedia
    • February 21 » Mikhail I is unanimously elected Tsar by a national assembly, beginning the Romanov dynasty of Imperial Russia.
    • April 13 » Samuel Argall, having captured Native American princess Pocahontas in Passapatanzy, Virginia, sets off with her to Jamestown with the intention of exchanging her for English prisoners held by her father.
    • June 29 » The Globe Theatre in London, built by William Shakespeare's playing company, the Lord Chamberlain's Men, burns to the ground.
    • July 2 » The first English expedition (from Virginia) against Acadia led by Samuel Argall takes place.
  • Stadhouder Prins Maurits (Huis van Oranje) was from 1585 till 1625 sovereign of the Netherlands (also known as Republiek der Zeven Verenigde Nederlanden)
  • In the year 1614: Source: Wikipedia
    • April 5 » In Virginia, Native American Pocahontas marries English colonist John Rolfe.
    • July 6 » Raid on Żejtun: The south east of Malta, and the town of Żejtun, suffer a raid from Ottoman forces. This was the last unsuccessful attempt by the Ottomans to conquer the island of Malta.
    • August 22 » Fettmilch Uprising: Jews are expelled from Frankfurt, Holy Roman Empire, following the plundering of the Judengasse.
    • October 11 » The New Netherland Company applies to the States General of the Netherlands for exclusive trading rights in what is now the northeastern United States.
    • October 31 » First performance of Ben Jonson's comedy Bartholomew Fair by the Lady Elizabeth's Men company at the Hope Theatre in London.
    • November 8 » Japanese daimyō Dom Justo Takayama is exiled to the Philippines by shōgun Tokugawa Ieyasu for being Christian.
  • Stadhouder Prins Maurits (Huis van Oranje) was from 1585 till 1625 sovereign of the Netherlands (also known as Republiek der Zeven Verenigde Nederlanden)
  • In the year 1622: Source: Wikipedia
    • March 12 » Ignatius of Loyola and Francis Xavier, founders of the Society of Jesus, are canonized by the Roman Catholic Church.
    • March 22 » Jamestown massacre: Algonquians kill 347 English settlers around Jamestown, Virginia, a third of the colony's population, during the Second Anglo-Powhatan War.
    • April 22 » The Capture of Ormuz by the East India Company ends Portuguese control of Hormuz Island.
    • June 24 » Battle of Macau: The Dutch make a failed attempt to capture Macau.
    • December 18 » Portuguese forces score a military victory over the Kingdom of Kongo at the Battle of Mbumbi in present-day Angola.
    • December 22 » The town of Bucaramanga, Colombia, is founded by Andres Paes de Sotomayor.


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