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I have gathered a posie of other men's flowers, and nothing but the string that binds them is mine own.

--Michel Eyquem de Montaigne
1553-1592


Table of Contents

The Roll Family Theme Song

Crown of Thorns Hermitage

Priming the Genealogical Well


The Genealogical Data

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The Roll Family Database

Genealogy of the New Jersey Rolls


The Families

The Origin of the Roll Family

The Origin of the Name Mangel Rol
The Earliest Roll Ancestor

The Gaston Family

The Lennon Family

I Did Not Die


The Ships

Bought and Sold for English Gold
The Caledonia and the Darien Disaster


The Places

§1. The Fatherlands

America! America! God shed his grace on thee...
Our Homeland

Lady Liberty
I lift my lamp beside the golden door

God Save the King
A Dual Anthem

Het Wilhelmus
The Dutch National Anthem


§2. Places in General

Where on Earth
Historic or current place names?

New Jersey Counties
1675-Present


§3. The Roll Ancestors in North America

The Hometown of the William Henry Roll Family
Blythe, California

Jacob Adriaensen Van Woggelum's Albany Lot, 1652

The New Netherland Frontier
The Original Canastagione Deed, 1682
The Clifton Park Patent Map, 1682
The Location of Canastagione in 1749
Maps Showing the Location of Canastagione in 1866

Willow Brook, 1740
The Three Soldiers Lots

The Anthony and Abigail Swaim House, 1744


§4. Roll Ancestors in Europe

The Town of Wognum
North Holland, the Netherlands

The Wognumse Buurt
Alkmaar, North Holland, the Netherlands

The Spiringbuurt
Alkmaar, North Holland, the Netherlands


§5. Unconnected Families in Europe

Unconnected Roll Families in the Netherlands

Unconnected Roll Families in Other Parts of Europe
in the 16th, 17th, and 18th Centuries


The Churches

§1. The Reformed Dutch Church

History of the Early Reformed Dutch Church
New Amsterdam, New Netherland
(external link)

Church Order of the Dutch Reformed Church
The book of discipline

Liturgy of the Reformed Dutch Church

The Port Richmond Reformed Dutch Church


§2. The Presbyterian Church

The First Presbyterian Church
Springfield, Union, New Jersey


The Records

§1. Roll Family Records

A Letter From Genealogist R. J. Franz

The Jonathan Smith Roll Family Bible

Variant Surname Spellings
There were no fixed spellings for surnames in times past. A chart shows some variants with secondary source references.


§2. General Records
Containing References to the Roll Family

New Jersey

Reformed Dutch Church Records Online

Genealogies of the First Settlers of Passaic Valley
John Littell, 1851

Year Book of the Holland Society of New York, 1915
Burials in the Village of Bergen in New Jersey

New York

Year Book of the Holland Society of New York, 1916
Domine Selyns' Records

Domine Selyns' Streets
An Analysis

Eglise Françoise à la Nouvelle York
Births, Marriages, and Deaths, 1688 to 1804

The Staten Island Census
1707

Census of Slaves
North Division, Staten Island, 1755


§3. Records at Other Sites

Free Online Records
New Jersey and New York


§4. Help Interpreting the Records

Interpreting Roman Numerals
MDCCLXXXVI

Double Dating
1695/96 or 1696 N. S.
From the Julian to the Gregorian Calendar

Help for Interpretation of Records in French


Biography

Jan Janszoon Van Haarlem, aka Murad Reis
The Pirate King of the Barbary Coast
c.1575-c.1641

Adriaen Joosten and Anneken Pieters
The Van Woggelum Ancestors
c.1591-c.1651 and c.1591-1699

Johan Maurits of Nassau-Siegen
The Governor-General of Recife, Pernambuco, New Holland
1604-1679
a very distant relative

Jan Mangels and Tryntje Van Woggelum
The First American Roll Ancestors
c.1615-c.1705

Jacob and Pieter Adriaensen Van Woggelum
The Soogemackelyck Brothers
c.1616-c.1659 and c.1620-c.1681

Domine Henricus Selyns
The Poet's Christmas Verse
Selyns added one verse to a popular anthem.
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1636-1701

Joshua Mersereau, Sr.
The Huguenot Refugee
1658-1756

Balthasar Strickhäuser and Catharina Kröbel
The Cooper and the Frozen Rhine
1664-c.1724 and ?

Mangle Janse Roll
The Mariners of Turtle Bay
c.1671-1744

John and Joshua Mersereau
The Transportation Entrepreneurs
1732-1820 and 1728-1804

John Mercereau
The Rebel Spy
1732-1820

John Kidd
The Tragedy at the Blazing Star
1768

Baltus Roll
The Murder On A Mountain Top
1769-1831

Edward Roll
The Sliding Grave
1772-1822

Wesley and Anne Smith Roll
The Quakers
1801-1855 and 1802-1872

Elizabeth Roll Thompson
The Medicine Woman
1801-1895

Philip John Lennon
The Professor of Dead Languages
1839-1896

The Lincoln Dog Fido
The Tragic Tale
1855-1866

Joseph Hedges Roll and Anna Louise Larson
The Horse Soldier and His Swedish Bride
1854-1937

Maurice Stratemeyer and Annie Roll
The Tobacconist and Musician
1854-1920 and 1860-1957

William Henry Roll
The Trolley Accident
1862-1898

Charlotte Rebecca Woglom
The Van Woggelum Family Genealogist
1868-

Louis Kraus and Elsie Dickens
The Amusement Park Owners
Bertrand Island Amusement Park, Mt. Arlington, NJ
c. 1890- and 1892-

Gilbert Totten Woglom
The Kite Inventor
1895-

Donald Evans
The Amsterdam Artist
1945-1977

David Hedges Roll, Sr.
The Civilian Conservation Corpsman
1913-1992


History and Literature

§1. Maps and Views in general

Manhattan in 1639
Joan.Vinckeboons

Markveldt And't Water in 1652
J. H. Innes

New Amsterdam in 1685
Nicolaes Visscher

The Dutch Boroughs of Brooklyn


§2. History

Year Book of the Holland Society of New York, 1917
The Story of New Amsterdam

The Old Fort in New York
Appleton's Journal

The New Amsterdam Windmills

Old New York
C. H. Jones reviews Martha J. Lamb's book

Patatine Germans to New York in 1710
Peter Ashby

Notes About the Dutch Companies

The Charter of the Dutch West India Company


§3. Literature

The Vale of Tawasentha
Jan Mangels, the Roll ancestor walked the Vale of Tawasentha many times by the alders in the spring, the summer, the autumn, and the winter.

Peter Stuyvesant's New Year's Call
Edmund Clarence Stedman


Genealogical Resources

Serendipitous Possibilities
Important discoveries in unexpected places

Bibliography

Free Digital Texts Online
Many Books Useful to the Genealogist

Roll Family Resources
on the Internet

A Description of RootsWeb Resources

A Description of FamilySearch Resources

Genealogical and Historical Societies

Libraries with Genealogical Resources


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