Col. William Randolph

Male Bef 1651 - 1711  (~ 59 years)

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  • Name William Randolph 
    Title Col. 
    Born Bef Nov., 1651  Moreton Morrell, Stratford-on-Avon District, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 11 Apr 1711  Henrico Co. VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Randolph Family Cemetery, Presque Isle, Henrico Co. VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
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      William Randolph (bapt. 7 November 1650-11 April 1711) was a colonist and land owner who played an important role in the history and government of the English colony of Virginia. He moved to Virginia sometime between 1669 and 1673, and married Mary Isham (ca. 1659 ? 29 December 1735) a few years later. His descendants include many prominent individuals including Thomas Jefferson, John Marshall, Paschal Beverly Randolph, Robert E. Lee, Peyton Randolph, Edmund Randolph, John Randolph of Roanoke, George W. Randolph, and Edmund Ruffin. Genealogists have taken an interest in him for his progeny's many marital alliances, referring to him and Mary Isham as "the Adam and Eve of Virginia".

      William Randolph had at least nine children and was familially connected to many other prominent individuals:

      William Randolph II of Wilton (born November 1681) married Elizabeth Beverley (the daughter of Peter Beverley, a Speaker of the House of Burgesses and Treasurer of Virginia) around 1705 and had five children who lived to adulthood. He was the grandfather of Beverley Randolph, the eighth Governor of Virginia and Ann Bolling Randolph Fitzhugh.

      Thomas Randolph of Tuckahoe (born ca June 1683) married Judith Churchill and/or Judith Fleming between 1705 and 1712. He was the great-grandfather of John Marshall, as well as the great-great-grandfather of Ann Cary (Nancy) Randolph, who married Gouverneur Morris, and her brother Thomas Mann Randolph, Jr., who married Thomas Jefferson's daughter, Martha.

      Isham Randolph of Dungeness (born December 1684) married Jane Rogers in 1717 and had nine children, including Jane Randolph (who married Peter Jefferson and was the mother of Thomas Jefferson), Mary Randolph (who was the mother of Charles Lilburn Lewis and grandmother of Isham and Lilburn Lewis), Ann Randolph (who was the mother of James Pleasants, Jr., the 22nd Governor of Virginia), and Susannah Randolph (who married Carter Henry Harrison I and was the great-grandmother of Carter Henry Harrison III and great-great-grandmother of Carter Henry Harrison IV) ? both five-time mayors of Chicago.

      Richard Randolph of Curles Neck (born ca May 1686) married Jane Bolling, a descendant of Pocahontas, around 1714. He was the grandfather of the colorful Congressman John Randolph of Roanoke.

      Henry Randolph (born ca October 1687) did not marry.

      Sir John Randolph of Tazewell Hall (born ca April 1689) married Susanna Beverley (another daughter of Peter Beverley) around 1718. He studied at the Inns of Court, practiced law in Williamsburg. John was the only native of Colonial America to receive a knighthood. He was the father of Peyton Randolph, President of the First Continental Congress, and John Randolph, a Loyalist. The latter's son, Edmund Randolph, served as a Virginia delegate to the Constitutional Convention and became the first U.S. Attorney General.

      Edward Randolph of Bremo (born ca October 1690)married Miss (Elizabeth?) Grosvenor around 1715.

      Mary Randolph (born ca 1692) married Captain John Stith, a member of the Virginia House of Burgesses and the son of John Stith, around 1712. Her son, William Stith, was the third president of the College of William and Mary; her son-in-law, William Dawson, was the second president of The College of William & Mary. Mary was the great-grandmother of Congressman William Johnston Dawson. Her second son, John Stith III, was the great-great-grandfather of Armistead C. Gordon and also Junius Daniel, Brigadier General of the Confederate States Army.

      Elizabeth Randolph (born ca 1695) married Richard Bland around 1711 and had five children, including Mary Bland (who married Henry Lee I and was the mother of Henry Lee II, the grandmother Henry "Light-Horse Harry" Lee III, and the great-grandmother of Robert E. Lee), Theodorick Bland of Cawsons (who was the father of Congressman Theodorick Bland as well as grandfather to John Randolph of Roanoke), and the statesman Richard Bland (who was the great-great-grandfather of Roger Atkinson Pryor).
    Person ID I35285  Master File
    Last Modified 8 Jul 2016 

    Family Mary Isham,   b. 1659, Henrico Co. VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Dec 1735, Henrico Co. VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Last Modified 8 Jul 2016 
    Family ID F14571  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart