James Rolleston was born circa 1458 in England to William Rolleston (c1431-) and Jane Wingfield (c1433-) . He married Anne Babington (c1460-1505) .

Collectanea Topographica Et Genealogica, Volume 8

"Anne Babington married James Rolleston of the Lea, in Ashover, co. Derby, Esq. son and heir of James or William, by Jane daughter and heir of Rafe Wingfield, of Edelston in Ashover. James was a withness to Thomas Babington's Will in 1518.

Rolleston of Lea, was a cadet of Rolleston, of Rolleston, co. Stafford, given off circa 1380.

The Rollestons possessed by purchase one moiety of Lea, Dethich having purchased the other. The effigies of James Rolleston and his wife, and their children, are figured in brass plate, in the chancel of Ashover."


Offspring of James Rolleston and Anne Babington (c1460-1505)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Thomas Rolleston (-1529) 1485 England 1529 England Elizabeth Turville (c1487-)


Offspring of William Rolleston (c1431-) and Jane Wingfield (c1433-)
Name Birth Death Joined with
James Rolleston (c1458-) 1458 England Anne Babington (c1460-1505)


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  • The old halls, manors and families of Derbyshire, Volume 4 by Joseph Tilley