Joseph Bolles Gent.1

b. 19 February 1608, d. 1678
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7th great-grandfather of Ruth Minerva Fairfield.
9th great-grandfather of Laura Jane Munson.
Family Background:
Fairfield and Allied Families
Appears on charts:
Pedigree for Ruth Minerva Fairfield
     Joseph Bolles was baptized on 19 February 1608 in Worksop, Nottinghamshire, England.2,3 He was the son of Thomas Bolles Esq. and Elizabeth Perkins.2 He married Mary Howell.2 He died testate in 1678 in Wells, Maine.3
     Joseph Bolles apprenticed in Kingston-upon-Hull, Yorkshire, England.3 He immigrated to New England about 1640 and first settled at Winter Harbor, Biddeford Pool, York County, Maine, where he was a court witness in 1640.2,3 He moved to Wells where on 4 July 1653 he was made Freeman by swearing allegiance to the Massachusetts government.4 He served as clerk of the writs and as councilor.3

     Joseph Bolles made a will on 18 September 1678 in Wells, York County, Maine, in which he named his wife as sole executrix and lifetime heir, and made bequests to his children Thomas, Samuel, Mary, Hannah, Elizabeth, Mercy, Joseph and Sarah.5 Click to view image

Children of Joseph Bolles Gent. and Mary Howell


  1. [S755] Everett S. Stackpole, compiler, Old Kittery and Her Families (Lewiston, Maine: Press of Lewiston Journal Company, 1903), 312.
  2. [S749] Charles Thornton Libby, compiler, Genealogical Dictionary of Maine and New Hampshire (Portland, Maine: The Southward Press, 1928), 101.
  3. [S682] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, Inc., 2005), 107.
  4. [S761] The New England Historical and Genealogical Register; (Online database:, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2001), (Orig. Pub. New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, MA. The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, 148 vols., 1847-1994) 3:193.
  5. [S751] Maine Historical Society, compiler, Maine Wills, 1640-1760 (n.p.: Maine Historical Society, 1887), 82-84, Registry of Deeds, 5, 34.