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Agnes Ann (Rolfe) Aldrich

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Agnes Ann Aldrich formerly Rolfe aka Rolf, Ross, Aldriche, Aldred
Born in Worstead, Norfolk, Englandmap
[sibling(s) unknown]
Wife of — married in Worstead, Norfolk, Englandmap
Died in Worstead, Norfolk, Englandmap
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Agnes Ann Rolfe (Ross, Roffe) was born March 1, 1561/2[1] in Worstead, Norfolk, England to Nicholas and Cecilia (Carr) Rolfe.

In 1583, Agnes married John Aldrich (Aldriche) in Worstead Parish, Norfolk, England.[2] Their marriage is shown in a record book of Norfolk, England Parish Registers for the period 1581-1590 (under "A" and also "R"). The record book also shows Aldriche births: Imma (1585), John (1588), and Grace (1590). It seems likely that they are the children of John and Agnes (Rolfe) Aldriche. Other reported children are Clement[3][4] and Margaret (Aldred) Sayre.[5]

Agnes died in Norwich, Worstead Parish, on January 11, in either 1608[6] or 1610.[7]

Birth Name?

I think her name is Rolfe based on the entry under "A".

Although not as clear, I think that the entry under "R" could be read as Rolfe also.

I think neither could be read as Ross (or Rosse), based on "Russell" from the same "R" page:


  1. Ross-3350 1561; Rolfe-91 had 1562 (both had March 1). At that time, March would have been the start of the new year (see Sue Roe's article, "The Problem of Dates"). Dates for events occurring in January, February, or March are frequently written with a double year (e.g., 1561/2).
  3. two entries in Rolfe-91 at time of merge (Oct. 29, 2014): Clement Aldridge Sr. and Clement Allred
  4. see Pam Wilson's Arledge site, specifically this page about Clement's son
  5. from Ross-3350
  6. in Norwich, from Ross-3350
  7. in Worstead, from Rolfe-9


  • Rolfe-91 was created through the import of Holman Family Tree.ged on 06 March 2011. Source citation: S-1024580409.
  • The WikiTree profile Ross-3350 was created by X Gorby on January 21, 2013. (No sources given.)
  • Rolf-59 was created by Mike Arledge on 11 Sep 13.
  • The WikiTree profile Ross-3734 was created by William Howard through the import of WB Howard 050913.ged on May 10, 2013. (No sources given.)
  • Ross-3350 biographical sketch and sources link (Family Search image) added for Ross-3350 on August 22, 2014 by Liz Shifflett, 10x-great-granddaughter.
  • The WikiTree profile Rolfe-805 was created by Terry Childress, Wednesday, August 6, 2014. (No sources given.)

Note: As discussed here, and posted in G2G, Rolfe is likely the best birth surname for Agnes. Therefore, I protected this profile (under the Arborists project) to facilitate merges with profiles using other spellings. If evidence is found to support a different spelling, please start another G2G discussion. Thanks!

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1583 marriage record John Aldriche & Agnes Roffe
1583 marriage record John Aldriche & Agnes Roffe


On October 29, 2014 at 15:39GMT Liz Shifflett wrote:

Rolfe-91 and Rolfe-805 appear to represent the same person because: married to the same person... birth year of 1583 is year that she married John.

On October 26, 2014 at 07:06GMT Liz Shifflett wrote:

please see this G2G post about last name & duplicates. Thanks!

On August 22, 2014 at 20:51GMT Liz Shifflett wrote:

On August 22, 2014 at 14:49GMT Liz Shifflett wrote:

Kevin Bacon - genealogy connections Agnes is 17 degrees from Kevin Bacon, 21 from AJ Jacobs and 41 from JK Rowling on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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