George Rolph

???? - 1816


Attorney (i.e. solicitor) of Thornbury Gloucestershire. Husband of Sarah Delaroche, the heiress of Sampson Delaroche (q.v.). The marriage contract of George Rolph the younger and Sarah Delaroche of 1785 showed the transmission of the slave-property to him through the marriage as contingent on her living until 21 and then conveying the property to him. He does not appear in the Accounts Produce for Carrisbrooke, implying that he might have sold the estate and the enslaved people, but does in several capacities for Giddy Hall, an estate owned by Sarah Rolph nee Delaroche's cousin William Delaroche II (q.v.). These roles all appear to flow from his role as devisee-in-trust under the will of William Delaroche II, proved in 1801.

  1. In 1808 George Rolph founded Rolph & Co., a Thornbury bank that was a predecessor firm of RBS.

Sources [accessed 08/02/2017].

  1." [accessed 16/08/2017].

Further Information

Sarah Delaroche

Associated Estates (2)

The dates listed below have different categories as denoted by the letters in the brackets following each date. Here is a key to explain those letter codes:

  • SD - Association Start Date
  • SY - Association Start Year
  • EA - Earliest Known Association
  • ED - Association End Date
  • EY - Association End Year
  • LA - Latest Known Association
1785 [EA] - 1785 [LA] → Other

Carrisbrook was conveyed to George Rolph in the settlement on his marriage to the heiress to the estate Sarah Delaroche in 1785.

1800 [EA] - 1807 [LA] → Trustee

Shown variously simply in his own name, as mortgagee-in-possession, and as devisee-in-trust. Probably all refer to the same role as trustees under the will of William Delaroche II.

Legacies Summary

Commercial (1)

Rolph & Co.

Relationships (3)

Trustee → Testator
Son-in-law → Father-in-law
Husband → Wife

Addresses (1)

Thornbury, Gloucestershire, South-west England, England