Near Torrington, Devonshire.—Rolle.
Francis Trefusis, of Trefusis, married Bridget Rolle, and was father of
Samuel Trefusis, Esq., whose wife was Elizabeth, daughter of — Affleck, and their son,
Robert Cotton Trefosis, by the Honourable Anne St. John, youngest daughter of John, tenth Lord St. John, was father of
Robert George William Trefusis, Esq., who succeeded his cousin, the Earl of Orford, (third Earl, and sixteenth Baron Clinton,) as seventeenth Baron Clinton. His Lordship, who was born October 5th., 1764, married, August 28th., 1786, Albertina Mary Anne, daughter of John Abraham Rodolph Gaulis, a native of Swit- zerland, and had several children. He died August 28th., 1797, and was succeeded by his eldest son,
Robert Cotton St. John Trefusis, born April 28th., 1787, eighteenth Baron Clinton, a Colonel in the army, a Lord of the Bedchamber, and Aide-de-camp to the King. He married, August 4th., 1814, Frances Selina, eldest daughter of William Stephen Poyntz, Esq., of Cowdray Park, Sussex, but having no children, was succeeded at his death, in October, 1832, by his brother,
Charles Rodolph Trefusis, nineteenth Baron Clinton, who was born November 9th., 1791, and married, October 25th., 1831, Lady Elizabeth Georgiana Kerr, daughter of William, sixth Marquis of Lothian, and by her, who died March 19th., 1871, had issue, besides other children,
Charles Henry Rolle Hepburn Stuart Forbes Trefusis, twentieth Baron Clinton, (who took the three penultimate surnames by Royal License, dated September 4th., 1867,) and—the second son—
The Honourable Mark George Kerr-Rolle, born November 13th., 1835, High Steward of Barnstaple, High Sheriff of Devonshire in 1864, assumed by Royal License, January 30th., 1852, the surname and arms of Rolle. He married, October 6th., 1860, Lady Gertrude Jane Douglas, fifth daughter of Sholto Douglas, eighteenth Earl of Morton, and had issue two daughters,
- Gertrude Emily Rolle.
- Mary Frances Rolle.
The family of Rolle, from which the proprietor of Stevenstone maternally descends, was originally of the county of Dorset, and derived immediately from
George Rolle, a merchant of great opulence and high reputation in the city of London, who became an extensive landed proprietor. Ninth in descent from him was
John Rolle, Esq., of Stevenstone and Bicton, who was born October 16th., 1756, and was elevated to the Peerage, June 20th., 1796, as Baron Rolle, of Stevenstone, in the county of Devon. He married, first, February 22nd., 1778, Judith Maria, only daughter and heiress of Henry Walrond, Esq., of Bovey Tracey, Devonshire, which lady died October 1st., 1820; and secondly, September 24th., 1822, the Honourable Louisa Trefusis, third daughter of Robert George William Trefusis, sixteenth Lord Clinton. He died, without children, in 1842, when the Barony expired.
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