Did you know that we have royalty in our genes? It’s true!
We can trace our family line through fifteen Kings directly back to Cerdic, King of the West Saxons (circa 519 AD) through our immigrant ancestory Joseph Bolles (1608-1678). Joseph Bolles was born in Worksop, Nottinghamshire, England.
Bolles is descended from Lored Alaine Bolle (circa 1216 AD) of Swineshead, Lincolnshire. It is through Joseph’s grandmother, Anne Goodrick, that we can follow our royal line of decent.
Joseph Bolles first settled in Wells, ME with his wife Mary in 1640. They later moved to Kittery, ME having purchased land from the famous Maj. Charles Frost, Commander-in-Chief of the Militia of King Philips War. Frost married their daughter, also named Mary, though ten years her senior.