Charlotte Roff Regal


Charlotte Roff probably was born during the 1740s. She probably was the sister of the German-ancestry baker John Roff who settled in Albany during the 1760s.

"Charlotta Phaff" married William Regal in December 1765 at the Albany Dutch church. At this point, no children appear in the available records of Albany's churches. The couple do not seem to have been known at any of the local churches.

These Regals made their home near the barracks in the second ward. William seems to have been a baker. However, he was dead by 1779 when the "Charlotte Regal's" house and lot were listed on the tax list.

References to Charlotte Roff Regal have not been found in the community-based record after 1779.

Her husband had died intestate. In February 1781, "John Raff" was empowered to administer his estate. Census documents show that she was not living with the Roffs.

We seek information regarding her background, later life, and passing.

biography in-progress


the people of colonial Albany Sources: The life of Charlotte Roff Regal is CAP biography number 1501. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.

first posted: 5/15/10