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Bolling family papers

Bolling family papers, 1653-1843
Bolling family papers
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Papers, 1653-1843, of the Bolling family of Charles City, Prince George, and Dinwiddie Counties, and Petersburg, Virginia, containing legal documents, including bonds, decrees, deeds, land grants, plats, receipts, surveys, and wills. Most documents deeds for lands purchased in Prince George and Dinwiddie Counties, and Petersburg. There are a few deeds for land purchases in Stafford and Surry Counties, Virginia. Also includes deeds for the purchase of slaves. There are land grants for property in Charles City and Prince George Counties. Bonds, decrees, plats, receipts, and surveys are related to the deeds, being supporting legal documents. Most deeds involve Robert Bolling (1682-1749) of Prince George County, Robert Bolling (1730-1775) of Dinwiddie County and Petersburg, and Robert Bolling (1759-1839) of Dinwiddie County and Petersburg. Volume contains the wills of Robert Bolling (1682-1749) and Robert Bolling (1730-1775). A significant number of the documents are copies of court records no longer extant. There is a name index at the end of the volume
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  • Robert Bolling (1646-1709) migrated to Virginia in 1660 and settled in Charles City County, Virginia, near present-day Petersburg, Virginia. He became a prominent citizen and served off and on in the House of Burgesses from 1688 to 1704. His plantation was named Kippax. Bolling married first Jane Rolfe (d. 1676) in 1675, and they had one child. He married second Ann Stith in 1681, and they had seven children, including Robert Bolling (1682-1749). The second Robert Bolling became a prominent citizen of Prince George County, Virginia, after it was created from Charles City County. He served in the House of Burgesses from 1710 to 1714 and from 1723 to 1734. He also helped found the city of Petersburg. Bolling married Ann Cocke, and they had eight children, including Robert Bolling (1730-1775). The third Robert Bolling established his home at Bollingbrook in Petersburg. He was a member of the House of Burgesses from 1758 to 1774. Bolling married first Martha Banister (1732-by 1758). He married second Mary Marshall Tabb (1737-1814) 11 April 1758, and they had five children, including Robert Bolling (1759-1839). The fourth Robert Bolling was a captain in the Virginia militia during the American Revolution and later a prominent inhabitant of Petersburg and helped develop the city. He married first Mary Burton Bolling (1764-1787) 4 November 1781, and they had one child. He married second Catherine Stith (1769-1795) 4 November 1790, and they had two children. Bolling married Sally Washington (1777-1796) 1 September 1796. He married Anne Dade Stith (1781-1846) 23 November 1797, and they had four children, including George Washington Bolling (1808-1875). George Washington Bolling served as mayor of Petersburg, member of the Virginia Senate from 1865 to 1867, and as trustee of the Virginia Military Academy.
  • Prominent residents of Dinwiddie and Prince George Counties, Virginia.
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Bolling family papers
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  • The Library of Virginia
Cumulative index finding aids
Inventory of non-extant court records in this collection
Immediate source of acquisition
W.R. McKenney Library
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Photostats (negative).
Type of unit
v. (115 leaves)



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