John Randolph

John Randolph

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John Randolph

John Randolph

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"WILLIAM RANDOLPH, gentleman, of Tur. key Island," born in 1650, was a native of Warwickshire in England, as his tombstone declares. Of his ancestry nothing is certainly known. The cause and the time of his coming to Virginia have been forgotten. The Henrico records show that in 1678 he was clerk of Henrico County, a man of substance, and married already to Mary Isham; that in 1685 he was "Captain William Randolph" and Justice of the Peace; that in 1706 he conveyed to son Henry "land called by the name of Curles, with Longfield," being all that land at "Curles" lately belonging to Nathaniel Bacon, Jr.; that in 1709 "Col. William Randolph of Turkey Island" made his will, which mentioned seven sons and two daughters; and finally that in 1711 he died.

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