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Rolle, Henry (1589/90–1656), politician and judge, was the second son of Robert Rolle (d. 1633) of Heanton, Devon, and his wife, Joan (d. 1634), daughter of Thomas Hele of Fleet, Devon. Rolle matriculated from Exeter College, Oxford, on 20 March 1607, aged seventeen, and entered the ...

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Sharington, Sir William (c. 1495–1553), administrator and embezzler, was the first son of Thomas Sharington (d. 1527?) of Norfolk and his wife, Katherine, daughter and heir of William Pyrton of Little Bentley, Essex. Despite the obscurity of his early years, it seems clear that two men were instrumental in his rise to importance: ...