• Robert Rockwell
1637 Virginia Land Patent
• Robert Rockwell  ‎(I10677)‎
Prefix:
Given Names: Robert
Surname: Rockwell

Gender: MaleMale
      

Surname: Rockhould

Birth: about 1605 possibly Germany or Netherlands, not Delft
Death: before 30 July 1666 ‎(Age 61)‎ Calvert Co., MD
Personal Facts and Details
Birth about 1605 possibly Germany or Netherlands, not Delft


Note: Alternate date of birth 1612.
Marriage • Sarah ‎(unknown)‎ - 1633 ‎(Age 28)‎
Death before 30 July 1666 ‎(Age 61)‎ Calvert Co., MD

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Parents Family  (F2147483746)
Richard Rockwell
-
• Robert Rockwell
1605 - 1666
Thomas Rockwell
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Immediate Family  (F2533)
• Sarah ‎(unknown)‎
1614 - 1659
Mary Rockwell
1638 - 1650
Robert Rockhold Jr
1634 - 1672
Thomas Rockhold
1636 -
• John Rockhould
1640 - 1698
Ann Rockhold
1640 -


Notes

Note
In 1637, Robert Rockhold/Rockwell was living on a 250 acre plantation in Nansemond County, Virginia with his wife Sarah, daughter Mary, son Thomas, and servant Mary Hayes. This puritan colony was populated by immigrants from The Netherlands who were of english origin.

In 1649 or 1650 he moved to Anne Arundel County, Maryland and settled on a large plantation called Towne Neck, now Greenbury Point. Robert was one of seven original settlers of Anne Arundel County.

On August 26, 1651, Robert Rockhould and John Scotcher were granted 400 acres of land in Calvert County, Maryland, the former having transported himself, his wife Sarah, and his two sons, Robert and Thomas, into the province to inhabit. This land This tract was located "on top of the cliffs on the west side of Chesapeake Bay" and was laid out for Robert Rockhould, gunsmith, and John Scotcher, cooper. Robert, Sarah, and their sons Robert, Jr., John and Thomas settled on this plantation. They are also named as being of Ann Arundell County October 23, 1651. ‎(Patents 4, f. 94)‎ ‎(Patents 5, f. 53)‎


*Source: The Dorsey Family, Descendants of Edward Darcy-Dorsey of VA & MD & ALLIED FAMILIES by Maxwell J. Dorsey & Jean Muir Dorsey & Nannie Ball Dorsey 1949, pg 200.

Note
Robert Rockwell received 250 acres of land in Virginia on August 19, 1637, page 460,Patent Book 1, Part 1. This same Robert went to Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, and there his name was listed as "Rockhold".

source: Orin Rockhold, ­http­://­genforum­.­genealogy­.­com­/­rockhold­/­messages­/­148­.­html­

Note
DNA haplotype analysis shows that Robert Rockwell/Rockhold/Rockhould of VA/MD is unrelated to the colonial Connecticut Rockwell lines.

In his discussion, Ken Rockwell suggests that Robert Rockhold/Rockwell b. abt 1605 was named Rockhold or a cognate thereof and the early Virginia documents giving his name as Rockwell were clerical errors.

source: Ken Rockwell ­http­://­homepages­.­rootsweb­.­com­/~­rootrock­/­DNAreport­.­html­
­http­://­homepages­.­rootsweb­.­ancestry­.­com­/~­rootrock­/­DNAguide­.­html­

Note
From Bourland.GED:
1. He was the pioneer and the armorer for the Trained Band, which
protected the young settlement at Providnece and was among the dissenters who
came up from Lower Norfork, Virginia.

C.R. Bourland, 2237 Croydon Walk, St. Louis, MO. 63131

Note
Probably Robert was not of Delft. He is not in the extensive card catalog of the archives of the Church of the Merchant Adventurers in the Delft Archives. The Church of the Merchant Adventurers was established in Delft in 1621 and moved from Delft to Rotterdam in 1635. Robert was born about 1605, or by another report 1612. So it is unlikely he was born in Delft. From about 1582 to 1621 the Church of the Merchant Adventurers was in Middelburg. There were a number of protestant English churches elsewhere in Holland - Rotterdam, The Hague, Leiden, and Amsterdam. There was also a Church of the Merchant Adventurers in Hamburg, related to the Delft Church.

In Virginia Robert Rockwell was associated with Richard Bennett, later governor of Virginia. There was an Edward Bennet in the Hamburg Church ‎(see Dutch puritanism: a history of English and Scottish churches of the Netherlands in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, by Keith L. Springer, 1982, p. 258)‎. A Richard Bennet was associated with the "Ancient Church" in Amsterdam. Richard Bennet sided with Ainsworth in the split of this church in 1610 ‎(ibid., p. 64)‎.

The name Rockwell, including cognates, is not found in the above-cited book, nor in an earlier book on the same subject "De Merchant adventurers in de Nederlanden: een bijdrage tot de geschiedenis van den engelschen handel met Nederland", Cris te Lintum, 1905.
Birth Alternate date of birth 1612.

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Sources

Source
The DORSEY FAMILY Descendents of Edward Darcy-Dorsey of Virginia and Maryland For Five Generations and Allied Families
Publication: 1947 Manuscript available on Heritage Quest
Citation Details:  p. 200

Source
The Rockholds of Early Maryland
Publication: Maryland Historical Magazine, The Maryland Historical Society. Vol. 32 No. 4 December, 1937.

Source
Virginia Land Patent
Citation Details:  1637,1638,1645,1647,1650

Source
First Families of Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, 1649-1658
Publication: 1999, Catoctin Press, New Market, Maryland
Citation Details:  p. 103

Source
The Christopher Woodward Family Who Moved from Charles City Co., VA to the Kentucky Counties of Green, LaRue, and Hardin With the Allied Families of Cocke, Dorsey, Griffith, Howard, Todd & Rockhould
Publication: Harry Hagan, OSB, St. Meinrad, IN 47577 1995 www.geocities.ws/hhagan_sma/woodward.pdf

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1637 Virginia Land Patent1637 Virginia Land Patent  ‎(M80)‎
Type: Document


Show Details Note: To all whom these presents shall come, I, Sir John Harvey,
Knight Governor Esq. sends gr. whereas. Now Know yee
that I, the said Sir John Harvey Kt dos with the consent
of the Council of State accordingly, give and grant
unto Robert Rockwell two hundred and fiftie acres of
land scituate lying and being in the Upper Countie of the New
Norfolk in Nansamund river butting upon the land of
Edward Major and bounded by the salers Creeke that
land of the said Edward Major is bounded by, the said
two hundred and fiftie acres of land being deed unto
him the said Robert Rockwell as followeth ‎(bist)‎ fiftie
acres for his own psonall Asnonssnus and two hundred
acres by and for the transportation of his wife Hanah
two Children and one servant into the Colony whose names
are mentioned under this pattent to have and to hold
etc Dated the 19th of August 1637 Btanalys

Robert Rockwell Hanah Rockwell,ux Mary Rockwell
Thomasin Rockwell Mary Hayes

Va Land Patents, Book 1, p. 460


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1638 Virginia Land Patent1638 Virginia Land Patent  ‎(M83)‎
Type: Document


Show Details Note: To all whom these presents shall come, I, Sir John Harvey,
Knight Governor Esq. send gr. whereas. Now Know yee that I,
the said Sir John Harvey doe with the consent of the Council
of State accordingly, give and grant unto Robert Rockwell
two hundred fiftie acres of land scituate lying and
being within the Countie of the Upper Norfolk in Nansemond
river begning next unto the lands of Edward Major Northwest
into the ‎(river?)‎ Southerly upon the river and lying behieend
the land of the said Major and John Slaughter his Lord.
The said two hundred and fiftie acres being deed
unto him the said Robert Rockwell by and for the transpor=
tation of five psons into this Colony whose names are in the
Records mentioned under this pattent to have and to hold.
Dated the six and twentieth day of October 1638. Hinalys:
Thomas Rockwell Mary Roo Martin Housend James
Bagly John Chambers

Va Land Patents, Book 1, p. 677


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1645 Virginia Land Patent1645 Virginia Land Patent  ‎(M85)‎

Show Details Note: To all etc Whereas etc Now Know yee that the Said Sir William
Berkeley Knt doo with the Advice and Consent of the Council
of State accordingly give and grant unto Robert Rockwell
two hundred and fifty Acres of Land Scituate lying and
being in the County of Upper Norfolk and being on the
Northward side of Nansimond river and begining at the
mouth of a Creek Called Majors Creeks, at a Marked pyne
and runing by by or nigh to the Mayne river side one hundred
thirty three poles unto a Marked Mulberry Standing by a
Drybody and soo runing Northwest five hundred and Sixty
poles unto a marked pokiekerry, and soo NorthEast Eighteen poles unto a Marked Spanish oake, and soo East fifty four poles unto a
Marked red oake and soo North North East fifty four poles
Crossing the swamp unto a a Marked Dogge Wood, and soo
Nort East by East one hundred twenty Six poles on the Lands
of Robert Baosfioy Crossing a Swamp unto a Marked Post
‎(Which)‎


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1645 Virginia Land Patent1645 Virginia Land Patent  ‎(M86)‎

Show Details Note: Which Standeth on the westward Side Nigh the head
of the Said Majors Creeke and soo runing down by the west
ward Side of the Said Creeke unto the first Mentiond Marked
tree, the Said two hundred and fifty Acres of Land
being formerly granted unto him the Said Robert Rockwell
by Patent bearing Date the 16th of November 1638 and due
unto him by and for the personall Adventure of his Brother
Rockwell and the Transportation of four persons into
the Collony all whose Names are in the records under his
Pantent first granted, To have and to hold and to be held
the Yeilding and paying unto our Sovereign Lord the King
his heires and Sucessors for Every fifty Acres of Land herein By These
presents given and granted legally at the Feast of St. Michaele
the Archangell the fee roul of one Shilling to his Majesties
the which payment is to be made Seven yeares after the Date
of the first patent of ye16th of November 1635 @
and not before and Dated the 14th of 7ber 1645


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1647 VA Land Patent1647 VA Land Patent  ‎(M84)‎
Type: Document


Show Details Note: To all etc Whereas etc Now Know yee that the Said Sir William
Berkeley doo with the advice and consent of the Council
of State accordingly give and grant unto John Slaughter fifty
acres of Land lying and being in the County of Nansimund.
on the Northward of Nansimund river and between two pcells
of Land the one a devident of two hundred and fifty acres of
Robert Rockhole to the Eastward and the other pcell a devidend
of seven hundred acres of the said John Slaughter bounding
on the westward this Said Land being due unto the Said John
Slaughter by the transportation of one person into the Colony
whose name is in records Maintained under this patent, To have
and to hold the to be held the yielding the which payment
is to be made Seven years after the Date hereof and
not before dated the 3d of November 1647

Va Land Patents, Book 1, p. 134


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1650 Virginia Land Patent1650 Virginia Land Patent  ‎(M81)‎
Type: Document


Show Details Note: To all etc Whereas etc Now Know yee that the Said Sir William Berkeley
give and grant unto Francis Spight and James Arron the
fifty acres of Marsh Land Scituate or Being on the Northward Side
of Nansimond river and bounded on the one Side with Nansimond
River on the other side by a Patent of Land of two hundred and
fifty acres taken up by Robert Rockhold and on the other
side by Major Creeks the Said Bounds Including the said
Quantity


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1650 Virginia Land Patent pg 21650 Virginia Land Patent pg 2  ‎(M82)‎

Show Details Note: Quantity of Marsh Land with a little Island or two facing
to the River, the Said Land being due unto those the Said Francis Bright and James Arrends by and for the Transportation of one Person into this Colony and to have and to hold etc. which payment is to be made Seven yeares after the first grant or Loating thereof
etc Dated the first of November 1650

James Mawgory, Craig Hoaward Land transfer
Wm Beadle _

Va Land Patents, Book 1, p. 269

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Family with Parents
Father
Richard Rockwell
Death Date Unknown
#1
• Robert Rockwell
Birth about 1605 possibly Germany or Netherlands, not Delft
Death before 30 July 1666 ‎(Age 61)‎ Calvert Co., MD
#2
Brother
Thomas Rockwell
Death Date Unknown
Family with • Sarah ‎(unknown)‎
• Robert Rockwell
Birth about 1605 possibly Germany or Netherlands, not Delft
Death before 30 July 1666 ‎(Age 61)‎ Calvert Co., MD
9 years
Wife
 
• Sarah ‎(unknown)‎
Birth 1614
Death after 1659 ‎(Age 45)‎

Marriage: 1633
5 years
#1
Daughter
Mary Rockwell
Birth before 1638 33 24 Europe?
Death before 1650 ‎(Age 12)‎
-4 years
#2
Son
Robert Rockhold Jr
Birth 1634 29 20 poss. VA
Death after 1672 ‎(Age 38)‎
2 years
#3
Son
Thomas Rockhold
Birth 1636 31 22 New Norfolk Co., VA
Death Age: unknown
4 years
#4
Son
• John Rockhould
Birth 1640 35 26 Lower Norfolk Co., VA
Death 1698 ‎(Age 58)‎
#5
Daughter
Ann Rockhold
Birth 1640 35 26 Lower Norfolk Co., VA