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Anne Stith Bolling
Birth: unknown
Death: unknown

Born about 1660, in Charles Cittie Shire (sic), Colonial Virginia, the daughter of English immigrants, Major John and Jane (Mosby, Gregory, Parsons) Stith Sr.; a family of much notoriety and wealth in the flourishing James River tobacco plantations of seventeenth century Virginia.

At the age of twenty one, Anne met and married the elder English gentryman, Colonel Robert Bolling, Sr. and made her home at the opulent Kippax Plantation. Over looking the south bank of the Appomattox River, this plantation house was not unlike the royal estates of England. It was in these old mansions a generation lived in lordly manner, and entertained with lavish hospitality.

It was here, at Kippax Plantation, that Anne and the Colonel raised their nine children; Jane Bolling (b. 1682), Robert Bolling Jr. (16821749), married Anne Mary Cocke; (Robert was the grandfather of Beverley Randolph, the eighth Governor of Virginia); Stith Bolling (16861727), married Elizabeth Hartwell; Edward Bolling (16871720), married Ms. Slaughter; Anne Bolling (16901750), married Robert Wynne; Drury Bolling (16951726), married Elizabeth Meriwether (NOTE: it is the daughter of Drury and Eliz. that is [the only] Ann Meriwether); Thomas Bolling (16971734); Agnes Bolling (17001762), married Richard Kennon; Mary "Molly" Bolling (b. 1702), married Andrew Baker.

Her death came at an early age and in 1709, only 49 years of age, Anne was buried at her beloved Kippax Plantation, the final resting place of many Bolling and Rolfe descendants.

The foregoing biographical information is a compilation of historical data as found in various writings of the era and not one particular source. By C. Hileman

Her husband Robert died on July 17, 1709 according to the diary of Robert Bolling. However, in the same printed volume he mentions Anne (Stith) Bolling on February 24, 1711 on page 305 of the book The Secret Diary of William Byrd of Westover. Here is what he wrote, "Mr. Drury Stith called on his way over the river where he was going to see his sister Bolling who was sick." Then according to the annotation at the bottom of the page it points out that, "Anne (Stith), widow of Colonel Robert Bolling." So she at the very least lived beyond Feb. 24, 1711 and most likely beyond the scope of Byrd's diary because he no doubt would have mentioned her passing if she had died before Sept. 29, 1712, the last date of his diary between 1709-1712. This valuable info was supplied to me by FAG member Eric Bruno Borgman (#46808488). Thank you

 
 
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 Parents:
  John Stith
  Jane Mosby Stith
 
 Spouse:
  Robert Bolling (1646 - 1709)
 
 Children:
  Drury Bolling*
  Robert Bolling (1682 - 1747)*
  Stith Bolling (1686 - 1727)*
  Edward Bolling (1687 - 1710)*
  Elizabeth Anne Bolling (1690 - 1750)*
  Mary Agnes Bolling Baker (1702 - 1776)*
 
 Siblings:
  Anne Stith Bolling
  John Drury Stith (1658 - 1723)*
  Drury Stith (1670 - 1741)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Kippax Plantation
Hopewell
Hopewell City
Virginia, USA
 
Maintained by: Babylady 3
Originally Created by: P Fazzini
Record added: Oct 15, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 43155013
 


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