Fonds GUN - Rolfe Family Papers

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Rolfe Family Papers


  • 1558-nd [2014] (Creation)

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197 pieces

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(1558-nd [2014])

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(1558-nd [2014])

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(1558-nd [2014])

Biographical history

Margaret Neville-Rolfe (1853-1946), daughter of Charles Fawcett Neville-Rolfe, married Charles Franklin Torrey (1858-1927) in 1882. Torrey was the son of Franklin Torrey, a celebrated sculptor from Massachusetts who settled in Cararra, Italy, where he exported marble and served as US Consul. Charles Torrey managed the London branch of the Atlantic Transport Line, served as director or manager of various shipping bodies, and had many other business interests.

Charles and Margaret Torrey had three sons: Gerald E.F. Torrey (c 1885-1949), Eustace, and Eric Torrey (1889-1949). G.E.F. married Violet Ethel Rolfe and their daughter was Susan Torrey (c 1917-2001).

Owned the Grade 'A' Dairy Farm at Little Loo, Heacham.

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Received by the Norfolk Record Office between 1 January 1968 and 21 May 1971 (NRS 27114 numbered GUN 1-120), 28 September 1972 (MS 21949 numbered GUN 121-130), 5 and 10 December 1973 and 21 and 24 April and 23 June 1986 (MS 21950 numbered GUN 131-175), 12 November 1973 (MS 21951 numbered GUN 176-178), February 1974 (GUN 179), 2 July 1986 (MS 21956 numbered GUN 180-181), 28 July 1986 (GUN 182), 30 July 1986 (GUN 183), 27 November 1986 (GUN 184), 1 March 1989 (MS 22912 numbered GUN 185), 15 September 1998 (ACC 1998/99 numbered GUN 186), 6 July 2001 (ACC 2001/93 numbered GUN 187), 31 March 2005 (ACC 2004/318 numbered GUN 188), 21 November 2008 (ACC 2008/274 numbered GUN 189), 3 July 2014 (ACC 2014/69 numbered GUN 191-192, 195-197) and 4 July 2014 (ACC 2014/74 numbered GUN 190 and ACC 2014/75 numbered GUN 193-194). List amended 4 August 2014 (JW).

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Personal Papers
Miscellaneous Family Papers and Genealogical Notes
Maps and Plans
Black Family of Heacham

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The MS numbers given at the end of some items are the Rolfe family MS numbers listed in Gunther, vol. I/III p. 95.

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For documents relating to the Rolfe family Papers relating to Heacham and Sedgeford and district and the Rolfe family, 17th century-20th century, see Collection of Deeds and Papers relating to Heacham and Sedgeford and District and the Rolfe Family, ref. HEA.

Banking account of Revd S.C.E. Neville Rolfe, 1843-1852, see ING 245.

Census of the poor of Sedgeford compiled by C. Neville, 1829, see MC 741/1, 793X2.

Valuation of Heacham Hall estate made in 1896; Vol. I of the letters of Eustace Neville Rolfe to Holcombe Ingleby, 1887-1892, 3 letters, 1892-1896 and duplicated letter, 1897; Letters from Simms Reeve of Brancaster Hall to Holcombe Ingleby negotiating a Lease for the foundation of the Royal West Norfolk Golf Club, 1892; Letters from William Maples to Holcombe Ingleby on the difficulties of the Heacham Hall Estate during the agricultural depression of last century, 1895-1896; Bundle of copyholds and conveyance of property in Heacham, copyhold of the manors of Heacham with the members, Hunstanton with Mustrells, Sedgforth and Oaleys in Heacham, 1663-1725; Court Order, Judges Chambers, Exchequer in case Marshall and Feaser vs Holloway, 1848; Schedule of deeds and documents relating to the Sedgeford and Choseley estates and Ingoldisthorpe Hall, 1899; List of paintings at Heacham Hall. Uncatalogued: accession Ingelby. Ingleby 01/10/1964.

Copy tithe apportionments, Heacham, 1842, Sedgeford, 1840, see MC 1972/1, 896X8.

Papers of Dorothy Neville-Rolfe (1904-76), daughter of Herbert Neville-Rolfe, are held at St Hugh's College Archive, Oxford. For a list of the papers, please ask the searchroom archivist for 'Alienated MSS: Oxford, St Hugh's College'.

The will of William Rolfe, gentleman, of Norwich Cathedral Precinct, proved 1754, is held at The National Archives, reference PROB 11/809/264.

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Further information about the Rolfe family may be found in Rolfe family records vol. II (1914) by A. and R.T. Gunther, vol. I/III (1962) by A.E. Gunther (privately printed); Veronica Berry, 'The Rolfe Papers' (2nd impression, 1986); and David Neville-Rolfe, 'The Neville-Rolfes' (privately printed, 2002).

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