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William of Chatsworth Randolph

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Birthplace: Turkey Island, Henrico, Virginia
Death: Died in Turkey Island, Henrico, Virginia
Place of Burial: Randolph Family Cemetery Presque Isle, Turkey Island, Henrico, Virginia, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Col William Randolph, II and Mary Royal Randolph
Husband of Elizabeth Peyton Beverley
Father of Beverley Randolph; Elizabeth Beverley Chiswell; Peter Randolph; Mary Randolph; William Randolph, III and 1 other
Brother of Thomas Randolph of Tuckahoe; Col. Isham Randolph; Col Richard Randolph "of Curles"; Henry Randolph; Mary Stith and 6 others

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About William of Chatsworth Randolph

Col. William7 Randolph Jr. (William6, Richard5, William4, Robert3, John2 Randall, John1) was born on 6 Nov 1681 at 'Turkey Island', Henrico Co., VA. He married Elizabeth Beverley, daughter of Col. Peter Beverley and Elizabeth Peyton, on 22 Jun 1709. He died on 19 Oct 1742 at age 60. He was buried at 'Turkey Island', Henrico Co., VA.

He resided at 'Chatesworth', Henrico Co., VA. He resided at 'Turkey Island', Henrico Co., VA. He was Clerk of the County between 1710 and 1720 at Henrico Co., VA. He was a member of the House of Burgesses 1718, 1720-1726 at Virginia. He was a member of Council between 1728 and 1742 at Virginia. He was Treasurer of the Colony in 1737 at Virginia. He was Royal Councillor of State in 1737 at Virginia.
Elizabeth Beverley was born on 1 Jan 1691. She died on 26 Dec 1723 at age 32. She was buried at 'Turkey Island', Henrico Co., VA.
Known children of Col. William7 Randolph Jr. and Elizabeth Beverley were as follows:

• i. Beverley8 Randolph was born on 27 Dec 1710 at 'Turkey Island', Henrico Co., VA. He died on 1 Jan 1713 at age 2; scalded to death.

• ii. William Randolph III was born on 14 Feb 1711 at 'Turkey Island', Henrico Co., VA. He died on 15 Sep 1722 at age 11; at sea on his way to England.

• iii. Beverley Randolph was born on 12 Nov 1713 at 'Turkey Island', Henrico Co., VA. He married Elizabeth Lightfoot, daughter of Francis Lightfoot and Elizabeth, on 22 Dec 1737. He was a justice of Henrico Co in 1740 at Henrico Co., VA. He was a member of the House of Burgesses from William and Mary College between 1748 and 1751 at Williamsburg, VA.

• 15. iv. Elizabeth Randolph, born 24 Oct 1715; married Col. John Chiswell.

• 16. v. Col. Peter Randolph, born 20 Oct 1717; married Lucy Bolling.

• vi. Mary Randolph was born on 21 Jul 1719. She married John Price Jr., son of John Price and Jane Cannon. She and John Price Jr. resided at 'Cool Water', Hanover Co., VA.

• vii. William Randolph III was born on 22 Nov 1720. He married Anne Harrison, daughter of Col. Benjamin Harrison IV and Anne Carter, in 1735; 1st husband. He died in 1761. He and Anne Harrison resided at 'Wilton', Henrico Co., VA. He was a member of the House of Burgesses between 1758 and 1761 at Virginia.

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He was called "Councillor" Randolph.

He was Treasurer of Virginia,

1714 Clerk of Henrico Court.

From his grave marker: “Here lieth the Honourable William Randolph Esqu., eldest son of Colonel William Randolph of this place and of Mary, his wife, who was of the ancient and eminent family of the Ishams of Northamptonshire. Having been introduced early into business, passed through many of the inferior offices of the government with great reputation and eminent capacity. He was at last by his Majestie’s happy choice and the universal approbation of this country advanced to the council.

His experience in men and business the ?? and dignity and person and behavior attachment to the interests of his country. Knowledge of the laws in general and of the Constitution of his colony in particular. His integrity above all calumny or suspicion the astuteness of his parts and the extensiveness of his genius together with his solidity of sense and judgement which was ever pre- dominent in all he said or did rendered him not only equal but an ornament to the high office he bore and have made him universally lamented as a most able and impartial judge. And as upright usefull magistrate in all other respects.

Neither was he less conspicuous for a certain majestic plainess of sense and honour which carried him through all parts of private life with an equal dignity and reputation and deservedly obtained him the character of a just good man in all the several dutys and relations of life.” Natus date Nov. 16, 1681 Mortus date Oct. 19, 1742

Children of William Randolph and wife Elizabeth Beverly

  • Beverley Randolph (born ~1706) married Elizabeth Lightfoot and had no children.
  • Peter Randolph (born ~1708) married Robert Bolling Jr.'s daughter, Lucille Bolling, a lineal descendant of Pocahontas. They had four children, including Beverley Randolph, the eighth Governor of Virginia and Ann Bolling Randolph Fitzhugh, William Fitzhugh's wife.
  • William Randolph III (born ~1710) married Anne Harrison, the daughter of Benjamin Harrison IV, and had five children.
  • Mary Randolph (1704-1777) married Joseph Rentfro
  • Elizabeth "Betty" Randolph (born ~1725) married Colonel John Chiswell and had at least four daughters who reached adulthood, including Susan R. Chiswell, the wife of John Robinson, the 32nd Speaker of the House of Burgesses.

-------------------- He resided at 'Chatesworth', Henrico Co., VA. He resided at 'Turkey Island', Henrico Co., VA. He was Clerk of the County between 1710 and 1720 at Henrico Co., VA. He was a member of the House of Burgesses 1718, 1720-1726 at Virginia. He was a member of Council between 1728 and 1742 at Virginia. He was Treasurer of the Colony in 1737 at Virginia. He was Royal Councillor of State in 1737 at Virginia.

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Birth: Nov., 1681 Henrico County Virginia, USA Death: Oct., 1742 Henrico County Virginia, USA

Son of Col. Wm. and Mary (Isham) Randolph Sr. Husband of Eliz (Beverley). Father of Peter, Peyton and Beverley Randolph. (Sometimes spelled Randolf.)


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Parents:
 William Randolph (1651 - 1711)
 Mary Isham Randolph (1659 - 1735)

Spouse:
 Elizabeth Beverley Randolph (1691 - 1723)*

Children:
 Elizabeth Beverley Randolph Chiswell (1715 - 1776)*
 William Randolph (1720 - 1761)*
 Mary Randolph Price (1720 - 1797)*
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Burial: Randolph Family Cemetery Presque Isle Henrico County Virginia, USA


Created by: Kaaren Crail Vining Record added: Nov 19, 2006 Find A Grave Memorial# 16714402

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William Randolph, known as Councillor Randolph of Turkey Island, Henrico Co., Va., eldest child of William Randolph, progenitor of the family in Virginia, and Mary, née Isham, was b. 1681; d. Oct. 19, 1741. He inherited Turkey Island and was buried there. On the slab which covers his grave there is a lengthy inscription, which can be found in the Page Family History.

Councillor William Randolph married (1705) Elizabeth Peyton Beverly, daughter of Peter Beverly and Eliza Peyton, his wife, of Gloucester Co., Va. Issue five children:

1. Beverly Randolph, b. at Turkey Island 1706, son of Councillor Randolph and Eliza, née Peyton. Married (1734) a Miss Lightfoot, and d. without issue.

2. Peter Randolph, b. at Turkey Island 1708, son of Councillor Randolph and Eliza, née Peyton, lived at Chatsworth. Married (1733) Lucy Bolling, daughter of Robert Bolling, and had four children, viz.: William, Beverly, Robert and Ann. Beverly was b. at Chatsworth 1734, and married Martha Cooke. He died at his residence "Green Creek," in Feb. 1797. He succeeded Edmond Randolph as Gov. of Virginia, Dec. 1, 1788, and served until Dec. 1, 1791. He was succeeded by Gen. "Light Horse" Harry Lee.

3. William Randolph, b. 1710, son of Councillor Randolph and Eliza, née Peyton, settled at "Milton," Henrico Co., Va. Married (1735) Anne, daughter of Benj. Harrison, of Berkley on James River, Virginia, and Anne, née Carter. Issue:

1. William Randolph, b. 1736.

2. Peyton Randolph, b. 1738. Married (1763) his cousin, Lucy Harrison. They had three children: Betty Randolph, Kidder Randolph and Peyton Randolph, who married Anne, daughter of James Innes, Atty. Gen. of Va. His only son, James Innes Randolph, married Susan, daughter of Capt. Addison Armistead, U. S. Army.

3. Anne Randolph, b. 1740. Married (1760) Benj. Harrison, of Brandon, on James River, Va. No issue.

4. Elizabeth Randolph, b. 1742. Married (1762) Philip Grymes, of Middlesex Co., Va.

5. Lucy Randolph, b. 1744. Married (1764) Lewis Burwell, of King's Mill, York Co., Va.

4. Daughter Randolph, daughter of Councillor Randolph and Eliza, née Peyton, b 1718. Married - Price.

5. Elizabeth Randolph, b. 1725. Married (1745) Col. John Chiswell and had four children: 1. Lucy Chiswell, married (Nov. 24, 1770) Col. William Nelson of "The Dorrile," Hanover Co., Va.; 2. Susan R. Chiswell, married Speaker John Robinson, of the Virginia House of Burgesses, and had issue; 3. Daughter Chiswell, married Warren Lewis, 4. Elizabeth Chiswell, married Charles Carter, of Ludlow. Col. John Chiswell and Elizabeth, née Randolph, had no sons, so the name of Chiswell as a surname in Virginia is extinet. It is believed it was originally written De Choiseul.

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Councilor William Randolph's Timeline

1681
November 6, 1681
Turkey Island, Henrico, Virginia
1709
June 22, 1709
Age 27
Gloucester Co., Va
1710
December 27, 1710
Age 29
Turkey Island, Henrico, Virginia, United States
1715
October 24, 1715
Age 33
Henrico, Virginia, United States
1717
October 20, 1717
Age 35
Turkey Island, Henrico, Virginia
1719
July 21, 1719
Age 37
Henrico, Virginia, United States
1720
November 22, 1720
Age 39
Turkey Island, Henrico, Virginia
1721
1721
Age 39
1742
October 19, 1742
Age 60
Turkey Island, Henrico, Virginia
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Turkey Island, Henrico, Virginia, United States