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The Bolles of Swineshead Family Tree
 
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The tradition of the Bolles of Swineshead as the Lords of the Manor of Swineshead going right back into the early 1200's with a Lord Allyn Bolle of Bolle Hall is based on the Bolles of Haugh Pedigrees that were published in the 1800's based on the findings of the Heralds Visitations of Lincolnshire in 1563-64, 1592 and 1634.  The three hundred years of family history prior to the first Herald's visit was based on the Bolles own records and oral traditions.  In this case the family's early history, prior to their great increase in fortunes in 1461 through a very advantageous marriage to a heiress of the Haugh line, seems to have been greatly exaggerated.
 
Note: the following tree uses the line of descent as given in The Bolles of Haugh Pedigrees.  However, there are some references which would indicate some changes to this tree.  
 
See Some Proposed Changes to the Bolles of Swineshead Family Tree
 
Sorry this page and the Proposed Swineshead Family Tree and both being updated right now so please disregard until I have the update ready.  I'll remove this message then.
 
1.   Alane of Swineshead b. ca. 1216 (as given in the Herald's Visitation of 1563 but they didn't give him the surname Bolle so he could have been any of several Allen/Alleynes in Swineshead parish at the time, however they were not the Lords of Swineshead, see The Question of the Bolles as the Lords of Swineshead)
 
John Bolle and sons Thomas and Robert and also a Roger Bolle attended the Assize Court held in Lincoln in 1202 as residents of the Kirton Wapentake (which included Swineshead, Bicker, Wigtoft, Surfleet, Algarkirk, Donington, Fosdyke, Quadring & Gosberton). ref. 
 
1.1  Thomas Bolle de Bolle Hall b. ca. 1240 (Bolle Hall was a typical small Tudor hall house near Wigtoft which was suitable for the home of a local merchant, not a manor house though as he was not a Lord of a Manor; there is no documentation of this generation of the family occupying Bolle Hall quite this early but they were certainly in this neighbourhood)
 
1.1.1  William Bolle of Bolle Hall, Swineshead b. ca. 1265 d. Jan. 2, 1327 (the first documented Bolle in this line)
(likely inherited the family's holdings from his father; he was the attorney of John la Warre, Lord of Swineshead in 1311) (the Bolle Pedigree published by Canon Maddison in 1903 based on the Herald’s Visitation of Lincolnshire in 1550 states that this William was the Escheator of Lincolnshire.  However, that other William Bowles, who was of Wellingore and was Escheator of Lincolnshire from 1388 to 1404, was not this William.  See William Bolle, Escheator of Lincolnshire)
m. Joan
1.1.1.1  Cecily Bolle b. ca. Sept. 1325, d. 1332
(heir to her father as a minor, age 1 1/2; ward of the king until she died at age 7)
See Extracts from the Calendar of Fine Rolls 1327-1334
William d. Jan. 2, 1327 (the King ordered the Sheriff to take William's lands into his hands to hold for the King as William's heir Cecily was a minor; William's wife Joan then successfully applied to hold the land until Cecily's majority; see The Bolles of Swineshead's Inquisitions Post Mortem)
1.1.2  John Bolle b. 1272 Swineshead  d. 1333
(he successfully applied to the King to hold the Bolle lands after his niece Cecily’s death in 1332 while still a minor)
See the documentation of these events in The Bolles of Swineshead's Inquisitions Post Mortem
 
1.1.2.1  Godfrey Bolle of Swineshead b. ca. 1296 (predeceased his father by 1333)
1.1.2.2  William Bolle b. ca. 1298 (heir to his father)
m. Alice
1.1.2.2.1  Mabell Bolle m. Sir John Woodforde
  William d. 1348
1.1.2.3  John Bolle b. 1304  (heir to his brother William)
m. Joanne Goddard (William)
(John Bolle was not a member of Parliament for Lincolnshire in 1355 as some sites claim, that was a John de Boys)
1.1.2.3.1  Randulph Bolle (1326-before 1396) (heir to his father)
m. Katherine Pulverton (or Pulvertoft in some references) (John of Alderchurch, Lincs.)
(of Gosberton in 1360; of Swineshead from 1378; her father founded a Chantry at Algarkirke, Lincolnshire)
(he was not an Escheator (an executor of land holdings) as reported on some sites; the appointment of escheators are well documented in court papers and there is no mention of Randulph)
1.1.2.3.1.1  John Bolle b. 1357
m. Mary Angevyne (William, Eleanor Alderbie)
1.1.2.3.1.1.1  William Bolle b. 1390
m. Anne Kyme (John of Friskney or Fiskeney);
1.1.2.3.1.1.1.1  John Bolle of Gosberkirke b. 1425   
m. Katherine Haugh (Richard of Haugh, Anne Bell)
(he held the office of Sheriff of Lincolnshire in 1477)
See The Bolles of Haugh for the continuation of this line
John bur. bef. 1495 in the Lady Chapel of Gosberkirke Church.
 
1.1.2.3.1.1.1.1.1  Richard Bolle b. ca. 1455
See The Bolles of Haugh for more on this line and for a continuation of this family tree
 
1.1.2.3.1.1.1.1.2  Robert Bolles (listed in The Herald's Visitation of Lincolnshire in 1634 but nothing more is known of him)
 
1.1.2.3.1.1.1.1.3 William Bolles
b. ca. 1460, settled at Wortham, Suffolkshire
m. Elizabeth ?   (and settled at Osberton, Nottinghamshire in 1541) 
William d. Mar. 2, 1582  Osberton, Notts.;  bur. Worksop
See The Bolles of Osberton for more on this line and a further family tree
 
1.1.2.3.1.1.1.1.4  John (later of Wigtoft)
 
1.1.2.3.1.1.1.1.5  Thomas (later of Gosberkirke)
 
1.1.2.3.1.1.1.1.6  Godfrey (later of Gosberkirke)
See The Bolles of Gosberton for more on this line and for a further family tree
 
1.1.2.3.1.1.1.1.7  Arnulph (or Rankyn) (later Rector of Kilvedon Hatch)
m. ?
Randolph d. 1512
 
1.1.2.3.1.1.1.1.8  Jane/Joane  m. Bennett of Berington
 
1.1.2.3.1.2  Thomasine (b. 1357; m. Sir Ralph Darby)
 
Randulph of Swineshead d. before 1396 at Swineshead
John d. by 1378
1.1.2.4  Nicholas Bolle of Swineshead
1.1.2.5  Reginald Bolle (this line from here down is per Herald’s Visitation of 1563 with details added from my own research) b. ca. 1307
m. Margaret Moulton (3rd daughter of Richard Moulton) (co-heir to her father)   
(of Bole Hall in Gosberkirke)
1.1.2.5.1  William Bolle b. ca. 1330
m. daughter of Sir Nicholas Rye ca. 1350 (a Nicholas de Rye, knight (d. 1363), held the Manor of Beaurepaire in Gosberton parish)
1.1.2.5.1.1  Reginald Bolle b. ca. 1375
m. daughter of Welbye
1.1.2.5.1.1.1  William Bolle
m. daughter of Sir John Tempest
1.1.2.5.1.1.1.1  John Bolle
m. daughter of Sir Vincent Ardingshelles of Saltbye
1.1.2.5.1.1.1.1.1  Richard Bolle
m. daughter and co-heir of Richard Haugh of Haugh, co. Lincolnshire

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