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Name  Richard Randolph
Parents  William Randolph
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Died  1749, Bath, United Kingdom
Children  John Randolph, Elizabeth Randolph
Grandchildren  John Randolph of Roanoke, William Meade
Similar People  William Randolph, Isham Randolph of Dunge, Edward Randolph

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Richard Randolph (c.1691–1749), sometimes referred to as Richard Randolph "of Curles," was a successful planter-merchant on the James River and a member of the Virginia House of Burgesses from 1727 until his death. Randolph was the fifth son of William Randolph and Mary Isham, as well as the grandfather of John Randolph of Roanoke. He was also recommended for appointment to the Governor's Council of Virginia four times but never received an appointment. In 1724, Randolph married Jane Bolling (1702–1766), the daughter of John Bolling "of Cobbs" and Mary Kennon. They had seven children: Richard II (c.1725–1786), Mary (1727–1781), Jane (c.1729–bef.1757), Brett (c.1732–1749), Ryland (c.1734–1785), Elizabeth (c.1736–1773), and John (1742–1775). He died in Bath, Somerset, England, on 17 December 1748, where he had gone to recover his health.


Through his marriage to Jane Bolling, his children were lineal descendants of Pocahontas.

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Biography and family

Randolph was born on the Turkey Island Plantation along the James River in Henrico County, Virginia around 1691. He married Jane Bolling, John Bolling's daughter, in 1724 and the couple had six children who reached adulthood:

  • Richard Randolph II (born c.1725), a slave trader and planter-merchant, married Anne Meade, the daughter of David Meade of Nansemond and had ten children. One child, Susanna, married Benjamin Harrison VI, son of Benjamin Harrison V, signer of the Declaration of Independence.
  • Mary Randolph (born ~1727) married Archibald Cary on May 31, 1744.
  • Jane Randolph (born ~1729) married Anthony Walke around 1750.
  • Brett Randolph (born 1732) married Mary Scott.
  • John Randolph of Mattoax (born ~1737) married Frances Bland around 1769 and had four children, including Congressman John Randolph of Roanoke.
  • Elizabeth Randolph married Richard Kidder Meade.
  • Randolph inherited the Curles Neck Plantation that adjoined the Turkey Island Plantation.

    He was a great-uncle of United States President Thomas Jefferson.

    John Bolling Jr.'s grandson, Colonel William Bolling married Richard Randolph II's daughter, Mary (1775–1863) on February 24, 1798.

    Richard II and Anne/Nancy Meade's son, Richard III married Maria Beverley (1764–1824) of Blandfield on December 1, 1785. Her parents were Robert Beverley and Maria Carter (Landon Carter's daughter). Robert was Colonel William Beverley (1696–1756) and Elizabeth Bland's son.

    Richard II's son, Brett married Maria's sister, Lucy (1771–1854) on November 21, 1789. They had eleven children, one son died as an infant. All of them moved to Oakleigh, Greensboro, Alabama. One of their children, Edward Brett Randolph (1792–1848) married Elizabeth Bland Beverley (1804–1880). Edward Brett died at "The Cedars", Columbus, Mississippi. They had an only child, a daughter, Virginia Beverley Randolph (1827–1865). Virginia married in 1850 George Wisner Sherman (1817–1865) from Burnt Hills, New York. They had Edward Randolph, Hugh Sutherland, George Wormeley, Beverley, and Virginia Randolph.

    Brett and Lucy's son, Robert Carter Randolph married his cousin, Anne Tayloe Beverley on June 12, 1826 in Mississippi. She was Robert Beverley and Maria Carter's granddaughter.

    Brett's sister, Jane Randolph married John Bolling III's son, Archibald in 1774. They had a few children.

    Richard Randolph III and Maria Beverley's son, Robert Beverley Randolph (1790–1869) married Eglantine Maria Beverley on March 23, 1834. Her parents were Peter Randolph Beverley and Lovely St Martin (1790–1867).


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