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Isham Randolph

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Birthplace: Turkey Island, Virginia Colony
Death: Died in Dungeness, Goochland, Virginia, United States
Place of Burial: Turkey Island, Henrico Co., VA
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Son of Col William Randolph, II; Mary Royal Randolph and Mary Randolph
Husband of Jane Liburne Randolph and Jane Lilburne Randolph
Father of Elizabeth Riley; Jane Jefferson; Capt. Thomas Isham Randolph; Judith Randolph; Isham Randolph, Jr. and 6 others
Brother of Councilor William Randolph; Thomas Randolph of Tuckahoe; Col Richard Randolph "of Curles"; Henry Randolph; Mary Stith and 6 others

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About Col. Isham Randolph

Isham Randolph, c. 1724

Unidentified artist

Oil on canvas

Gift of Lucius Ashton Harrison, 1970.26

As a young man, Isham Randolph (1685–1742), third son of dynasty founder William Randolph I, rejected Virginia plantation life for what neighbor William Byrd II called Randolph's "own element, the Sea." Byrd was instrumental in 1710 in winning for him command of the Henrietta, a merchant ship with a ten-man crew and four guns. In the same year Randolph sold his Virginia land and took a house in London. For the next decade he worked the tobacco trade on the James River that he had sailed as a child. In 1717 he married Londoner Jane Rogers. By 1720 he quit the sea and was listed as a London merchant. Around 1725, he resettled in Virginia his growing family of three, soon to be nine, children. Before leaving England, Randolph apparently sat for this portrait. Though its surface is now abraded, the painting displays a quality of conception and execution that suggests the hand of a London-trained artist of talent.

The impression generated by this image is a sense of the sitter's sophistication, proper rearing, and confidence. This portrait and Randolph's biography give credence to the statements of 1724 by historian Hugh Jones that at least some prominent Virginians by then had markedly "improved in wealth and polite living" and "live[d] in the same neat manner, dress[ed] after the same modes, and behave[d] themselves as the gentry in London."

Randolph's daughter Jane would marry Peter Jefferson; Thomas Jefferson was their son.

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Isham Randolph

In 1710 he took command of the merchant ship Henrietta. He quit the sea in 1720 & became a London merchant-returning to Virginia in 1725. He was a Burgess for Goochland Co. & in 1738 he was appointed Adjutant-General & also an agent for the Virginia Colony. He removed to "Dungeness" in Goochland Co. -------------------- As a young man, Isham Randolph (1685–1742), third son of dynasty founder William Randolph I, rejected Virginia plantation life for what neighbor William Byrd II called Randolph's "own element, the Sea." Byrd was instrumental in 1710 in winning for him command of the Henrietta, a merchant ship with a ten-man crew and four guns. In the same year Randolph sold his Virginia land and took a house in London. For the next decade he worked the tobacco trade on the James River that he had sailed as a child. In 1717 he married Londoner Jane Rogers. By 1720 he quit the sea and was listed as a London merchant. Around 1725, he resettled in Virginia his growing family of three, soon to be nine, children. Before leaving England, Randolph apparently sat for this portrait. Though its surface is now abraded, the painting displays a quality of conception and execution that suggests the hand of a London-trained artist of talent.

The impression generated by this image is a sense of the sitter's sophistication, proper rearing, and confidence. This portrait and Randolph's biography give credence to the statements of 1724 by historian Hugh Jones that at least some prominent Virginians by then had markedly "improved in wealth and polite living" and "live[d] in the same neat manner, dress[ed] after the same modes, and behave[d] themselves as the gentry in London."

Randolph's daughter Jane would marry Peter Jefferson; Thomas Jefferson was their son.

Isham Randolph

In 1710 he took command of the merchant ship Henrietta. He quit the sea in 1720 & became a London merchant-returning to Virginia in 1725. He was a Burgess for Goochland Co. & in 1738 he was appointed Adjutant-General & also an agent for the Virginia Colony. He removed to "Dungeness" in Goochland Co.

Isham Randolph (December 1684[1] – November 1742[2] ), sometimes referred to as Isham Randolph of Dungeness[3], was the maternal grandfather of United States President Thomas Jefferson. Randolph was a planter, a merchant, a public official, and a shipmaster.[4]

The third son of William Randolph and Mary Isham[5], he was born on the Turkey Island plantation in Henrico County, Virginia.[6] In 1717, Randolph married Jane Lilburne Susan Rogers in London[2] at St. Paul's Church in the Shadwell parish (today east London). Isham and Jane Randolph moved to Virginia.

Contents [hide] 1 Descendants 2 Ancestry 3 Notes 4 References


[edit] DescendantsIsham Randolph had nine children[nb 1] and was familially connected to many other prominent individuals:

Jane Randolph (born ~1720)[2] married Peter Jefferson and had nine children, including Thomas Jefferson, the third President of the United States.[7] Mary Randolph (born ~1723)[2] married Colonel Charles Lewis of Buck Island and had eight children, including Charles Lilburn Lewis, one of the founders of Milton, Virginia.[3][8] Isham Randolph (born ~1725)[2] William Randolph (born ~1727)[2] Thomas Randolph (born ~1728)[2] married Jane Cary, the daughter of Archibald Cary, in 1768.[2] Elizabeth Randolph (born ~1730)[2] Dorothea Randolph (born ~1732)[2] Ann Randolph (born ~1735)[2] had four children in three marriages.[7] She was the mother of James Pleasants, Jr., the 22nd Governor of Virginia, via her last marriage to James Pleasants, Sr.[7] Susannah Randolph (born September 25, 1738)[2] 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.[7][9] She was the great-grandmother of Carter Henry Harrison III, a five-time mayor of Chicago.[7][9]

-------------------- As a young man, Isham Randolph (1685–1742), third son of dynasty founder William Randolph I, rejected Virginia plantation life for what neighbor William Byrd II called Randolph's "own element, the Sea." Byrd was instrumental in 1710 in winning for him command of the Henrietta, a merchant ship with a ten-man crew and four guns. In the same year Randolph sold his Virginia land and took a house in London. For the next decade he worked the tobacco trade on the James River that he had sailed as a child. In 1717 he married Londoner Jane Rogers. By 1720 he quit the sea and was listed as a London merchant. Around 1725, he resettled in Virginia his growing family of three, soon to be nine, children. Before leaving England, Randolph apparently sat for this portrait. Though its surface is now abraded, the painting displays a quality of conception and execution that suggests the hand of a London-trained artist of talent.

The impression generated by this image is a sense of the sitter's sophistication, proper rearing, and confidence. This portrait and Randolph's biography give credence to the statements of 1724 by historian Hugh Jones that at least some prominent Virginians by then had markedly "improved in wealth and polite living" and "live[d] in the same neat manner, dress[ed] after the same modes, and behave[d] themselves as the gentry in London."

Randolph's daughter Jane would marry Peter Jefferson; Thomas Jefferson was their son.

Isham Randolph (December 1684[1] – November 1742[2] ), 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 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.

As a young man, Isham Randolph (1685–1742), third son of dynasty founder William Randolph I, rejected Virginia plantation life for what neighbor William Byrd II called Randolph's "own element, the Sea." Byrd was instrumental in 1710 in winning for him command of the Henrietta, a merchant ship with a ten-man crew and four guns. In the same year Randolph sold his Virginia land and took a house in London. For the next decade he worked the tobacco trade on the James River that he had sailed as a child. In 1717 he married Londoner Jane Rogers. By 1720 he quit the sea and was listed as a London merchant. Around 1725, he resettled in Virginia his growing family of three, soon to be nine, children. Before leaving England, Randolph apparently sat for this portrait. Though its surface is now abraded, the painting displays a quality of conception and execution that suggests the hand of a London-trained artist of talent.

The impression generated by this image is a sense of the sitter's sophistication, proper rearing, and confidence. This portrait and Randolph's biography give credence to the statements of 1724 by historian Hugh Jones that at least some prominent Virginians by then had markedly "improved in wealth and polite living" and "live[d] in the same neat manner, dress[ed] after the same modes, and behave[d] themselves as the gentry in London."

Randolph's daughter Jane would marry Peter Jefferson; Thomas Jefferson was their son.

In 1710 he took command of the merchant ship Henrietta. He quit the sea in 1720 & became a London merchant-returning to Virginia in 1725. He was a Burgess for Goochland Co. & in 1738 he was appointed Adjutant-General & also an agent for the Virginia Colony. He removed to "Dungeness" in Goochland Co.

-------------------- The third son, lsham Randolph, born 24 February 1687; died 2 November, 1742, resided in London in early life, where he married in 1717. On his return to Virginia he built himself a grand mansion at Dungeness, where a baronial hospitality was dispensed. He was a member of the house of burgesses for Goochland (now Albemarle) county in 1740, and adjutant-general of the colony. He was a man of scientific culture, and is honorably mentioned in the memoirs of Bartram the naturalist.--

Isham Randolph, c. 1724 Unidentified artist Oil on canvas Gift of Lucius Ashton Harrison, 1970.26 As a young man, Isham Randolph (1685–1742), third son of dynasty founder William Randolph I, rejected Virginia plantation life for what neighbor William Byrd II called Randolph's "own element, the Sea." Byrd was instrumental in 1710 in winning for him command of the Henrietta, a merchant ship with a ten-man crew and four guns. In the same year Randolph sold his Virginia land and took a house in London. For the next decade he worked the tobacco trade on the James River that he had sailed as a child. In 1717 he married Londoner Jane Rogers. By 1720 he quit the sea and was listed as a London merchant. Around 1725, he resettled in Virginia his growing family of three, soon to be nine, children. Before leaving England, Randolph apparently sat for this portrait. Though its surface is now abraded, the painting displays a quality of conception and execution that suggests the hand of a London-trained artist of talent. The impression generated by this image is a sense of the sitter's sophistication, proper rearing, and confidence. This portrait and Randolph's biography give credence to the statements of 1724 by historian Hugh Jones that at least some prominent Virginians by then had markedly "improved in wealth and polite living" and "live[d] in the same neat manner, dress[ed] after the same modes, and behave[d] themselves as the gentry in London." Randolph's daughter Jane would marry Peter Jefferson; Thomas Jefferson was their son.

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Col. Isham Randolph's Timeline

1685
February 24, 1685
Turkey Island, Virginia Colony
1717
July 25, 1717
Age 32
Turkey Island,Henrico,VA
1720
February 20, 1720
Age 34
London, Middlesex, England
1722
1722
Age 36
Albemarle, Virginia
1724
1724
Age 38
Henrico, VA
1725
October 15, 1725
Age 40
Dungeness, Albemarle, Virginia, United States
1725
Age 39
Dungeness, Albemarle, Eng
1727
1727
Age 41
Of, Dungeness, Albemarle, VA
1727
Age 41
1727
Age 41
Bristol, England