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August 22, 2012 by Michael Angell in forum Genealogy / History

#1301 Michael Angell, 22 August 2012, 05:01

My Mothers family is from Eaton Bray Snoxell,s Copperwaite,s,and have connection to a number of other families.
I am searching for information on the
Rollings family,s of which there appear to a lot, my nearest relative would be my Grand Aunt Florence Rollings (nee Copperwaite) who was married to George Rollings they had five children Edna, Muriel, Harold,
Horace/John and Stewart they lived in The Victoria a Pub or Beer House on the High Street, The sons worked for Wallaces the market gardeners and they were keen cricketers.
Any information on the Rollings family would greatfully appreciated  

#1302 Tom n Harry, 22 August 2012, 07:49

Hi Michael
Found the marriage in 1912 for Florence and George.
Are you looking for info on children or going back into George's family.

#1303 Tom n Harry, 23 August 2012, 10:45

There are a few George's born Eaton Bray but I think your man is born 1887 to parents Arthur Rollings and Ann Maria Tearle.
On the 1911 census he is living in Edlesborough Bucks with 2 of his brothers Fred c1897 and Arthur c1899. He is a Nurseryman Gardener.

#1304 Tom n Harry, 23 August 2012, 10:48

ROLLINGS G R Private, 16th Essex Regiment

High St Eaton Bray

He joined in October 1916 and after his training was stationed at various depots with his unit engaged on guard and other duties. He was unable to obtain his transfer to a theatre of war owing to medical unfitness but rendered excellent services until his demobilisation in February 1919.

Think this is George from the National Roll of The Great War.

#1305 Tom n Harry, 23 August 2012, 10:50

Have seen the Roll of Honour listed in Eaton Bray Church and the above entry confirms George Rollings of the Essex Regiment.

#1309 Michael Angell, 24 August 2012, 05:34

Tom n Harry - Thank you for your very quick reply, I am looking to trace the Rolling family ancestors. Your info on Arthur Rollings and Ann Maria Tearle gives a good starting point and your additional info on George will help to make the tree more than just a collection of names.
Thanks once again

#1310 Tom n Harry, 24 August 2012, 06:33

Can't find any evidence that the Rollings family lived at the Victoria but in 1889 it was run by a John Copperwaite. The rollings family did have the Hope and Anchor for a number of years.
See the link to Beds and Luton Archives on our History Page.

#1317 Michael Angell, 26 August 2012, 10:26

Tom n Harry - John Copperwaite was my great grandfather and Jane Ward great grandmother, John died in 1894.  I believe that Jane must have taken over the licence but the Victoria did not get a licence after 1916.
I can vaguely remember visiting Aunt Flo there when very small and I believe her daughter Muriel lived there until a few years ago


#1539 Mark Tomkins, 20 January 2013, 11:50

hi, I live at 28 High Street in EB which used to be The Volunteer Inn beerhouse and before that it was called The Rifleman. although the records are scant, we know that there was a G Rollings who was a tenant in the pub just after it closed in the 1920s - theres a mention of him here: CommunityArchives/EatonBray/TheVolunteerBeerhouseEatonBray.aspx

I'd  love to find out more about him and if you have any info we can share!


#1540 Tom n Harry, 22 January 2013, 11:08

Hi Mark

You could try the electrol roll.
Think it might be on fiche at Leighton Buzzard Library.

#1547 Charlotte Easter, 2 February 2013, 03:50

Hi Michael,

I have traced the Rollings line and have George and his parents on my tree. Would be happy to send you a Gedcom of his direct line if you wish. I will need you to send me your E-Mail address through this site. Would like to get dates for George and Florence's children if you have them.

Happy researching

#2154 maureen morrice, 12 September 2014, 23:30

Hi, my grandmother Ruth Saunders was a niece of Emma Rollings.

#2312 Leanne Pert, 28 May 2015, 22:00

Harold Rollings was my grandfather he passed nearly 20 yrs ago, Stuart passed about 5 yrs ago, edna/Kit passed over 30 yrs ago, john passed over 15yrs ago, n Murial over 10yrs surviving them, is, Peter and Philip, Harolds sons and Ian and Keith, Stuarts sons, and Marrion, Horraces daughter. Next down is Peters 2 me and Eugene, and Philips 2 Amy and Katy. Then my daughter Zoey, and Amys son Luke.  But somewhere 2 Rollings families have merged as the George Mark is on about is not in our family line. Any info from george and florence' family going back id be really interested in, x

#2337 Michael Angell, 11 August 2015, 12:04

Hi Leanne
My Rollings line goes back to James (Rawlins) Rollings
b1730 in Edlesborough and the Copperwaite line to
William Copperwaite b1703 in Ampthill.
If you could let me have your email address I will send you PDF's covering both family lines
best regards

#2338 Michael Angell, 11 August 2015, 12:18

Hi Charlotte
I have the dates for George and Florences's children that you were looking for.
I can send you a PDF of my complete Rollings line if you would like it, but I will need your email address
best regards

To the webmaster, you may supply my email address
to Charlotte Easter

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