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Isham Randolph of Dungeness

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Name  Isham of
Children  Jane Randolph Jefferson
Parents  William Randolph
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Died  November 1742, Goochland County, Virginia, United States
Grandchildren  Thomas Jefferson, Randolph Jefferson, Lucy Jefferson Lewis
Great grandchildren  Eston Hemings, Martha Jefferson Randolph
Similar People  William Randolph, Richard Randolph, Peter Jefferson, Edward Randolph, Thomas Mann Randolph

Isham Randolph (December 1684 – November 1742), sometimes referred to as Isham Randolph of Dungeness, was the maternal grandfather of United States President Thomas Jefferson. Randolph was a planter, a merchant, a public official, and a shipmaster.

The third son of William Randolph and Mary Isham, he was born on the Turkey Island plantation in Henrico County, Virginia. In 1717, Randolph married Jane Lilburne Susan Rogers in London at St. Paul's Church in the Shadwell parish (today east London). Isham and Jane Randolph moved to Virginia.


Isham Randolph had nine children and was familially connected to many other prominent individuals:

  • Jane Randolph (born ~1720) married Peter Jefferson and had nine children, including Thomas Jefferson, the third President of the United States.
  • Mary Randolph (born ~1723) married Colonel Charles Lewis of Buck Island and had eight children, including Charles Lilburn Lewis, one of the founders of Milton, Virginia.
  • Isham Randolph (born ~1725)
  • William Randolph (born ~1727)
  • Thomas Randolph (born ~1728) married Jane Cary, the daughter of Archibald Cary, in 1768.
  • Elizabeth Randolph (born ~1730)
  • Dorothea Randolph (born ~1732)
  • Ann Randolph (born ~1735) had four children in three marriages. She was the mother of James Pleasants, Jr., the 22nd Governor of Virginia, via her last marriage to James Pleasants, Sr.
  • Susannah Randolph (born September 25, 1738) married Carter Henry Harrison I (the brother of Benjamin Harrison V, the son of Benjamin Harrison IV, and the grandson of Benjamin Harrison III and Robert "King" Carter) and had six children. She was the great-grandmother of Carter Henry Harrison III, a five-time mayor of Chicago.
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    Isham Randolph of Dungeness Wikipedia

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