Rulers of Jerusalem- Boulogne Family (Bolling Family).

I cannot recall the original source of this information, but I have attached all that I had in hopes that interested parties can research further on this subject matter. The Bolling/ Bowling and various spellings have thought to have had their surname changed many times. The original spelling is thought to have been Boulogne, De Bolling, Bolling, Bowling, and various other family spellings. this is interesting reading.


Boulogne family

• Godfrey         1099 – 1100

• Baldwin I       1100 – 1118

Rethel family

* Baldwin II     1118 – 1131

Anjou family

* Foulques       1131 – 1143

* Baldwin III   1143 – 1162

* Amairic I      1162 – 1174

* Baldwin IV   1174 – 1185

Montferrat family

Baldwin V de Montferrat         1185 – 1186

Anjou family

* Sibylle          1186 – 1190

Lusignan family

* Guy  1186 – 1192/94

Montferrat family

Konrad I de Montferrat            1192

Champagne family

* Henry           1194 – 1197

Lusignan family

* Ainalric II     1197 – 1205

Isabella I          1205

Montferrat family

Maria   1205 – 1212

Brienne family

* Jean  1210 – 1212, regent 1212-25

* Isabella II      1225 – 1228

Hohenstaufen family

Note: Jerusalem was lost in 1244, the Kingdom being based at Acre thereafter

* Friedrich       1225 – 1228

* Konrad         1228 – 1254

* Konradin      1254 – 1268

Lusignan (Châtillon) family

* Hugh III        1268 – 1284

* Jean  1284 – 1285

* Henri IV       1285 – 1291

To Egypt          1291 – 1516

To the Ottoman Empire           1516 – 1918

To Great Britain           1918 – 1948

State of Israel   1948 –



Jeremiah Bolling of Wise County, Virginia

I found this post tonight, I do not remember the author but I am assuming it came from Wise County Virginia Historical Society, but thought It was interesting.
R.S. Hubbard of the same county came personally before me, Jeremiah Boling, a Justice of the said county on this the 18th day of May, 1870 & made complaint on oath that Amos Boling did on the __ th day of April 1870 in the said county declare & threaten that he would haul away his fence & tear it down by reason whereof he this complainant is afraid & has good cause to fear that the said Amos Boling will do him some injury to his property & therefore prays he may be required to keep the peace & be of good behaviour towards him & this R.S. Hubbard also says on oath that he does not make the complaint against this Amos Boling nor require such surety from any hatred malice or ill will but merely for the preservation of his property from injury.              
Signed: R.S. Hubbard
Sworn to before me 
_ Jeremiah Bolling J.P.
This document was found in an old metal deed box located by Owen and Guy Bolling when they tore down an old log building on the property of Rueben Bolling, on Phillips Creek near Flat Gap, Wise County, Virginia.  The log building was most likely the home occupied by the Jeremiah Bolling Jr. family and his parents, Jeremiah and Sarah Ward Bolling.  The deed box contained documents, tax receipts,  sheets  of paper where the children had practiced their school work and other personel papers that had belonged to Jeremiah Bolling Sr. and Jeremiah Bolling Jr., thus proving that this was the homeplace of the afore mentioned Bollings and the box had been hidden in between the logs and forgotten about for many years.
submitted by Nancy Clark Brown
Wise County, Virginia

18th Century Virginia Newspapers on Various Bolling’s

18th-Century Virginia Newspapers
(Please note there are grammatical errors that I have not changed due to authenticity of the article.)
the ex., William STARK and Alexander BOLLING, at the late dwelling house of Col. Robert BOLLING on Appomattox River (VG 12 Dec 51)
BOLLING, Robert Esq., a rep for Dinwiddie Co., died (VGPu 3 Mar 75 sup, VG 4 Mar 75)
BOLLING, Col. Robert, one of the delegates for Buckingham, d. suddenly last Fri. in Richmond (VGPu 28 Jul 75, VG 29 Jul 75), Thomas FLEMING adv that claims are to be brought to Col. William FLEMING or Archibald BOLLING Esq. (VG 6 Apr 76)
BOLLING, Col. Robert Jr., late of Buckingham Co., dec d, Powhatan BOLL1NG, (nfl) asks that persons who borrowed his books return them (VGRMA 10 Jul 94)
BOLLING, Robert, of Petersburg, mar. Miss Sally WASHINGTON, dau. of Lawrence WASHINGTON Sr., Esq., on Thurs. the 1st inst. at Mount Pleasant in Geo. Co (VHFFA 13 Sep 96, RCFPC 14 Sep 96, RMA 17 Sep 96)
BOLLING, Sally, cons of Robert BOLLING Esq. of Petersburg and dau of Lawrence WASHINGTON of Kg. Geo. Co., d. in Richmond on Sat. eve, last, the 1st inst., after a short illness; she had mar. Robert BOLLING on the 1st ult. and was taken sick at Richmond on her way to Petersburg (RMA 4 Oct 96, VGPI 4 Oct 96, VGGA 5 Oct 96, VHFFA 7 Oct 96)
BOLLING, Capt. Samuel, of Fairfax Co • d on Sun night, 16 Dec, in his 33rd year [obit.] (TAA 20 Dec 98)
BOLLING, Mrs. Sarah, spouse to Archibald BOLLING Esq. of Goochland, died (VG 22 Apr 73)
BOLLS, William, Negro, shoemaker, jailed in Middlesex Co (VGP 21 Sep 75) BOLTON, William, appr , c 19, ran away from James GARDNER, carpenter, Wmsbrg. (VG 19 Aug 73)
BOND, Benjamin, miller, c 40, and Paul PRICE, a baker, 1920, svts belonging to John MITCHELSON of Virginia, broke out of jail in New Bern [NC], they ran away some time ago from Virginia (NCG [7] Jul 53)
BOND, Richard, mar. Miss Polly GRAHAM, dau of John GRAHAM, in Alexandria (VJAA 20 Sep 87)
BOND, Thomas, HCC, 20 Mar 97, between William Ward BURROWS and Polly his wife, David EASTON and Sarah his wife, which sd Polly and Sarah are daus. of Thomas BOND dec’d, and Jane. BOND widow and relict of the sd. Thomas BOND (pltfs ) and Alexander GIBBONY, James MORGAN, and Joseph KELSO; it appears that GIBBONY is not an inhabitant. of this country (VGGA 3 May 97)
BOND, William, of Essex Co., .dec’d, his ex., Alexander SAUNDERS, will sell his 125 ac. tract whereon he lived within a mile of the Lower Church in Essex Co. (VG 12 Dec 77, VGPu 12 Dec 77)
BONIS, William, of [Alexandria], d. on 13th inst. at Baltimore (CMAG 16 Jun 96) IBONIZJ, John, weaver and dyer, 4550, escaped from jail in Frederick Town [Md.] (VGWA 1 May 90)
BONNA (also given, as BONNAUND), new Negro form a place called Bonnaund in the Iligibo country in Africa, ran away from Richard BOOKER, Chesterfield Co. (VG and VGR 24 Dec 72)
BOOKER Family, HCC, 15 May 92; Richard Marriott BOOKER .Surv. ex. of Richard BOOKER deed (pltf) against William TAYLOR, Benjamin LANKFORD and Hennetta his wife who was the widow of [name missing], Josep[h] SCOTT and Elizabeth his wife, William DIX and Rebecca Marriott his wife, and Richard Edward BOOKER, the ed. Elizabeth, Rebecca, and Richard are cliii and devisees in the will named of Edward BOOKER dec’d, and John EISDALE adnir with the will annexed of the sd Edward BOOKER dec d, Frances BOOKER wid of Parham BOOKER dec’d, and William PRICE and Susanna his wife, Richard BOOKER, and James BOOKER, the sd. Susanna, Richard, and James are chil. and devisees of the sd. Parham BOOKER; William Marshal BOOKER, and John BOOKER (VGGA 30 Jan 93)

Sixteenth Generation Stiths

(Article copied as it was written, may contain some grammatical errors.)        

COL. JOHN STITH, of Charles City Co., the first of the name in Virginia, was granted 500 acres of land in 1663. He revolted with Bacon in 1676, and was High Sheriff of his county in 1691. He had issue:

I, WILLIAM STITH, of Charles City Co., who, in 1688, married Mary, daughter of William Randolph, of  “Turkey Island.” (see above page 115) Children: I. REV. WILLIAM STITH, b. 1689, d. 17, President of William and Mary College, and Historian of Virginia, who m. Judith Randolph, daughter of Thomas Randolph, of “Tuckahoe,” and had, i. Elizabeth, ii. Judith. iii. Polly Stith, of Williamsburg, who d. s. P.  CAPT. JOHN STITH, of Charles City Co., who married Mary, daughter of Tarlton Fleming,of ” Rock Castle,” and his wife, Mary Page, of” Rosewell,” and had issue, i. Judith Stith m. John Maynard, of Halifax Co., (see previous excursus, and Goode Genealogy. No. 735). 3. Mary  STITH, who married Rev. William Dawson, of William and Mary College, Commissary to the Bishop of London, &c., and had issue, i. A son, who m. Miss Johnson, of North Carolina, and had son Hon. William Johnson Dawson, M.C , ii. William, member of the first House of Representatives in Virginia.

2 DRURY STITH, who married Susannah, daughter of Launcelot Bathurst, who came to Virginia about 1670, and granddaughter of Sir Edward Bathurst of Lechdale, England, issue: i. DRURY STITH, of Brunswick Co. who m. Eliz. Buckner; children I. GRIFFIN STITH of Northumberland Co., m. Mary Blakey 1743, and had a, Catherine, b, Eliz. Buckner, c, John Buckner, d, Mary Blaky, e, Griffin, f. Drury, g, William, h, Susannah, m. Christopher Johnson, i, Lucy, m. Mark M. Pringle, k, Janet. 2. BUCKNER STITH, of “Rocksbury,” and others.

3, ANNE STITH,Who married, 1681, ROBERT BOLLING, of”Kippax,” or “Farmingdale,” whose first wife was Jane Rolfe, granddaughter of Pocahontas. The descendants of the Bolling-Stith marriage are numerous. The first generation was as follows: i, ROBERT BOLLING, of Bollingbrook, b. 1682, d. 1749, in. 1706, Anne Cocke, and had nine children: one of his grandsons, Jack Bolling, m. JINNY GOODE, (see Goode Genealogy, No. 65); 2, STITH BOLLING, b 1686, 3 EDWARD Bolling, b 1687, 4, ANNE BOLLING, b 1690, m. Mr. Wynne; 5, DRURY BOLLING, of “Kippax,” b. 1695, his only child, Frances, b. 1724, d, 1774, m. Theodrick Bland, and was granddaughter to John Randolph of “Roanoke,” and the Tuckers, (see Goode Genealogy, pp.55 and 114); 6, THOMAS, b. 1697; 7, AGNES, 1700, M. COL. Richard Kennon, (for descendants, see Bristol Parish, p 182).

A record of the descendants of Robert Bolling, of Bollingbrook (3-1) is given.  Written by R.A Brock, unknown source.

Pocahontas and Her Family- (One View).

 Pocahontas and Family
(Please note, I am sharing this article with you as it is written. There are many views on Pocahontas so read, review and distinguish what you see as truth. It does contain grammatical errors, but I left it as such so show the author’s authenticity.)
Our understanding of the Powhatan and surrounding Native-American peoples is derived primarily from archaeology and the writings of early European explorers and settlers. By about 1300 AD, the tribes of the Coastal Plain lived in semi- sedentary villages supported by small hunting and gathering camps. Increasing reliance on horticulture focused the location of villages along floodplains and areas of rich sandy soil near rivers and the Chesapeake Bay. The rich environment provided almost unlimited quantities of fish and shellfish, much of which was dried for storage. The material goods of these people included tools and ornaments made from stone, wood, bone, and shell. The era from about 1200 BC to 1600 AD, known as the Woodland period, also marked the introduction of pottery into the Eastern Native-American groups. By the time of European contact; a wide variety of pottery styles and shapes were in common usage.
Throughout most of the Late Woodland period (900 to 1600 AD), these groups formed small independent tribal societies. By the 16th century, however, larger chiefdoms developed and hundreds of villages dotted the landscape. European traders were able to capitalize on the Native Americans’ extensive use of personal ornamentation. The men of the group painted and tattooed themselves and wore various types of ornamentation. The women painted and tattooed their faces and also wore ornaments of bone and shell, including necklaces. Their clothing consisted of short apron-like garments of skins.
By 1600, the Powhatan chiefdom, under the rule of Wahunsunacock, covered an area extending from Washington, D.C., to the North Carolina line, and included at least 32 sub-chiefdoms in over 150 villages.  The Powhatan chiefdom was one of a number of Algonquian language groups in the larger region. John Smith noted that  
“ The forme of their Common wealth is a monarchical government, one as Emperor ruleth over many kings or governours. Their chief ruler is called Powhatan .”
Powhatan controlled these groups through inheritance and power; they paid him tax or tribute and received his aid in times of need.
Pocahontas, also known as Matoax or Matoaka, was born to Powhatan sometime around 1595 or 1596. The colonists reported her place of birth as Werowocomoco, along the York River, Powhatan’s principal residence until 1609.15 Pocahontas began visiting the Jamestown settlement with some regularity and developed a friendship with Captain John Smith, who realized the need to cultivate communication between the English and Native Americans. ‘I She appears to have been very willing to help break the language barrier and assist settlers in procuring food from the more cooperative members of her group. However, her most famous service to the colonists is the legendary rescue of Captain Smith. As the story goes, Smith had been captured and taken to Werowocomoco, where he received a death sentence from Powhatan and his advisors.
As he was about to be killed, Smith reports in his Generall Historie that Pocahontas took his head in her armes and laid her owne upon his to save him from death.
Powhatan agreed to spare Smith’s life and proposed that he return to Jamestown and deliver two guns and a grinding stone in exchange for adoptive membership in the Powhatan fold.”
The almost mythical story of Pocahontas had its origins in the first accounts of the settlers: the histories of Smith, Argall, Dale, Purchas, and Hamor. Fictional accounts appear to have begun in the late 18th century with a romanticized version of the story, The Female American, written by Mrs. Unca Eliza Winkfield in 1767.
If the story of Pocahontas grew during the late 18th century, it blossomed during the first half of the 19th. Historian Frances Mossiker has noted that “grease-paint Pocahontases overran the stages of America throughout the first half of the 19th century. 1121 The earliest of these dramas was The Indian Princess; or, La Belle Sauvage, the 1808 work by James Nelson Barker and John Bray, an “Operatic Melo-Drame in Three Acts. 1121 The Pocahontas story continued to be told in story, verse, and song throughout the 19th and 20th centuries. Although most of the works provide some detail on her son Thomas and his family, Pocahontas’s story usually ends not long after her death in England.
Pocahontas did not marry Captain John Smith as many believe. In 1613, she was abducted by the English and brought to Henrico, where she remained for a year or more, and in 1614 was converted to the Christian faith. It was while in Henrico that Pocahontas met her future husband, John Rolfe. Shortly after her conversion, Rolfe wrote to Sir Thomas Dale, expressing his desire to marry Pocahontas. Dale felt the union would benefit the colony, and after a trip to obtain permission from Powhatan, the couple was married in the church on Jamestown Island in April 1614. The Rolfe’s built a new house along the James River near Varina, between Henrico and Bermuda Hundred. In 1615, Pocahontas gave birth to her only child, a son named Thomas. Later the same year, members of the Church of England proposed the creation of an Indian school – in Virginia and suggested that Mrs. John Rolfe might visit England to launch the venture. The Virginia Company appropriated the idea as a way to raise more money and attract new colonists to Virginia.
In June 1616, John Rolfe, Pocahontas, and son Thomas arrived in England. The Seven-month visit was a success in every way, generating new interest in the settlement of Virginia and important financial backing. The celebration quickly ended, however, as Pocahontas and her family prepared to return home. While waiting for the ship to sail from Gravesend, England, Pocahontas became ill and died. She was buried in St. George’s Parish Church on March 21, 1617.
John Rolfe returned to Virginia, but without his son. Thomas was placed in the care of his uncle, Henry Rolfe, who raised the boy. Father and son did not see each other again. When Thomas returned to Virginia in 1635, he received his father’s land in Varina as well as several thousand acres left to him by Powhatan. It appears that Thomas settled in Surry County, in an area known as “Smith’s Fort.” Although Thomas visited the Powhatan on occasion, he lived the life of an English tobacco planter. Thomas married Jane Poythress, and the couple had one child, a daughter named Jane. Little else is known of their life together.
Linebaugh, Donald W. Kippax  Plantation: Traders, Merchants, and Planters. An Exhibit Celebrating the Families of Pocahontas.Center for Archaeological Research, the College of William and Mary, Historic Hopewell Foundation, Inc. The City of Hopewell (1995).

Robert Bolling and Jane Rothe

Robert Bolling and Jane Rolfe
( Please note, story is written with some grammatical errors to keep the authenticity of the article.)

Robert Bolling (b. 1646) of All Hollows, Barkin Parish, London, arrived in Virginia in 1660 or 1661 at the age of 14.27 Although details are sketchy, Bolling apparently prospered through trade and land speculation. In 1675, he married Jane Rolfe, the only child of Thomas and Jane Rolfe of Surry County. The couple made their home at Kippax Plantation in what was then Charles City County. The property was likely purchased by Bolling in the last quarter of the 17th century.

After a year of marriage, Jane Rolfe Bolling gave birth to her only child John in 1676. Although few facts are available on the death of Jane in 1676, it is likely that she died of complications from childbirth. Jane Rolfe Bolling is reputed to be buried on the Kippax Plantation property along with her father Thomas.

Robert Bolling was a successful merchant and had an active public life. He was elected to the House of Burgesses in 1688, and as a vestryman of Bristol Parish. By the beginning of the 18th century, his property holdings had increased almost fivefold; at the time of his death in 1709, his property totaled nearly 4,000 acres. Bolling’s lands were well situated to take advantage of Native-American trade patterns. These properties were relatively close to the well-established trading paths that extended in a southwesterly direction from the falls of the Appomattox River. His 500-acre tract in Henrico County was, in the 17th century, still part of the frontier. His extensive landholdings across the river in Prince George County were even better located. The family seat of Kippax bordered on Francis Eppes’s Great Patent and lay between his estate, Bermuda Hundred, and Fort Henry on the Appomattox. Colonel Francis Eppes (1628-1678) ran a store at Bermuda Hundred and imported trade goods from London merchants. He sold them to colonists and independent “selfe-ended traders” who in turn sold the goods to the Native Americans.”

Robert Bolling’s involvement in trade with Native Americans is confirmed by an entry in the diary of William Byrd II. On February 26, 1709, Byrd noted that “a man from North Carolina came to him [Bolling] to buy Indian goods but because he had no pay he [Bolling] let him have none.”

Walter Chiles, a merchant who in 1641 secured permission to venture southwest of the Appomattox River and engage in trade with Native Americans, also owned land in the general vicinity of Bolling’s Kippax Plantation.” For some family members, trading served as their primary source of income. For instance, Robert Bolling’s son John, who lived at nearby Cobbs Plantation, received all the profits of an immense trade with his countrymen and one even still greater with the Indians.


Linebaugh, Donald W. Kippax  Plantation: Traders, Merchants, and Planters. An Exhibit Celebrating the Families of Pocahontas.Center for Archaeological Research, the College of William and Mary, Historic Hopewell Foundation, Inc. The City of Hopewell (1995).


Bolling Family Reunion October 2011

Wow, what an event! It was so neat to meet so many cousins! They came from all states and even England. It was three days of fun, ending with a Banquet Dinner with everyone there. Alexis and Kate went with me. I was made Director of the Bolling Sites and Cemeteries. I have an amazing picture of the castle that I will share. Just wanted to drop a line and say how wonderful it was. I think the next one is scheduled in England.