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Mary Randolph Brooke (Spotswood)

Birthplace: New Post, Spotsylvania, Virginia
Death: Died in Spotsylvania, Virginia
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Gen. Alexander Spotswood and Elizabeth Spotswood (Washington)
Wife of Judge Francis T. Brooke
Mother of John Francis Brooke; Elizabeth Brooke and Robert Spotswood Brooke
Sister of Judge Alexander Spotswood; Ann Washington Taliaferro; Henrietta Brayne Washington; William Lawrence Spotswood; John Spotswood, Capt. and 3 others

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About Mary Randolph Brooke

Birth: Jun. 29, 1775 New Post Spotsylvania County Virginia, USA Death: Jan. 16, 1803 Spotsylvania County Virginia, USA

Daughter of Alexander Spotswood & Elizabeth [Washington] Spotswood

1st Wife of Francis Taliaferro Brooke Married October 3, 1791 Spotsylvania Co., VA

Mother of: John Francis Brooke Elizabeth Brooke Robert Spotswood Brooke Mary R. Spotswood [Brooke] Berkeley

From Judge Francis T. Brooke: In that year, the year '90, I sometimes visited my friends at Smithfield; paid my addresses to Mary Randolph Spotswood, the eldest daughter of Gen. Spotswood and Mrs. Spotswood, the only whole niece of Gen. Washington. Our attachment had been a very early one. Her father frequently sent to Smithfield for me when I was only thirteen years of age; my father would complain, but always permitted me to go. I would find the General, about daylight in the morning, with his fine horses drawn out, and his fox hounds, and, as I was an excellent horseman, would mount me upon one of his most spirited horses, and often range through the country and woods, where I now live. He knew his daughter was very much attached to me, but though succeeding in my profession, I was but poor, and he had great objections to the match. After some time, however, when I had gone back to Tappahannock, finding his daughter's attachment too strong to be overcome, though she had been courted by others, he consented to our union. Volume II Chapter XI A Narrative of My Life for My Family. Narrative.

Family links:

 Alexander Spotswood (1746 - 1818)
 Elizabeth Washington Spotswood (1749 - 1814)

 John Francis Brooke (1795 - 1849)*
 Robert Spotswood Brooke (1800 - 1851)*
 Mary Randolph Spotswood Brooke Berkeley (1803 - 1875)*
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Burial: Brooke Cemetery Spotsylvania County Virginia, USA

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Mary Randolph Brooke's Timeline

June 29, 1775
New Post, Spotsylvania, Virginia
Age 16
Age 22
September 5, 1800
Age 25
St Julien, Spotsylvania, Virginia
January 16, 1803
Age 27
Spotsylvania, Virginia