ROLLE, Samuel (1646-1719), of Heanton Satchville, Devon.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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12 Dec. 1665 - 1679
1680 - 1681
1689 - 1701
1701 - Nov. 1719

Family and Education

bap. 5 Nov. 1646, 1st s. of Robert Rolle of Heanton Satchville, M.P. Devon 1654, 1656, 1659 and Callington 1660, by Lady Arabella Clinton, da. of Theophilus, 4th Earl of Lincoln. m. (1) lic. 7 Feb. 1671, Frances, da. of John Roy, London merchant, s.p.; (2) 26 Oct. 1704, Margaret, da. of Roger Tuckfield of Raddon, 2s. d.v.p. 2da.

Offices Held


Great-nephew of Henry Rolle, M.P., lord chief justice, Rolle was returned for Callington on his family’s interest. No vote of his is recorded after 1715. A member of the October Club, reputed to be a ‘furious Jacobite’, he held in particular aversion his neighbour John Harris whom he called ‘the Hanover rat’.1 But after his death in November 1719 his widow married Harris, while his sole surviving daughter Margaret married Robert Walpole, later 2nd Earl of Orford.

Ref Volumes: 1715-1754

Author: Eveline Cruickshanks


  • 1. T. Moore, Devonshire, 541-2.