Ralph Wormley (Wormeley), Col. (c.1650 - 1703)

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Birthplace: Middlesex Co, Va
Death: Died in Middlesex, VA, USA
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About Ralph Wormley (Wormeley), Col.

Virginia Biographical Encyclopedia Name: Ralph Wormeley the second Ralph to be councillor, was a son of Ralph Wormeley, Esq., burg ess and councillor, and of Agatha Eltonhead, who married (first) Luke Stub bins, of Northampton county, (second) Ralph Wormeley, and (third) Sir Hen ry Chicheley. He was born in 1650; matriculated, July 4, 1665, at Oriel Co llege, Oxford; was a member of the house of burgesses in 1674; appointed m ember of the council in 1677; secretary of state in 1693, and became in t he same year president of the council. He lived in such state at his resid ence, "Rosegill," on the Rappahannock river, and had such influence in aff airs, that he was called the greatest man in "Virginia." He married (firs t) Catherine, widow of Colonel Peter Jenings and daughter of Sir Thomas Lu nsford, by whom he had two daughters-- Elizabeth, who married John Loma x, and Catherine, who married Gawin Corbin. He married (second) Elizabe th Armistead, daughter of Colonel John Armistead, of Gloucester county, a nd had several sons and daughters, one of whom was John Wormeley, who w as grandfather of Ralph Wormeley, the third councillor of the name (q. v. ). "Rosegill," his beautiful home on the Rappahannock, was the residen ce at different times of two of the governors of Virginia--Sir Henry Chich eley, who married his mother, and Lord Howard, of Effingham, who preferr ed living here to residing at Jamestown. Colonel Wormeley died Decemb er 5, 1703.

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Ralph Wormley, Col.'s Timeline

1650
1650
Middlesex Co, Va
1672
1672
Age 22
VA, USA
1679
March 4, 1679
Age 29
Middlesex, VA, USA
1682
April 10, 1682
Age 32
Middlesex, VA, USA
1687
February 16, 1687
Age 37
Gloucester County, Virginia Colony, (Present USA)
1688
1688
Age 38
Middlesex, VA, USA
1689
1689
Age 39
Rosegill, Middlesex Co., VA
1692
1692
Age 42
Rose Hill, VA, USA
1695
1695
Age 45
Middlesex, VA, USA
1703
December 5, 1703
Age 53
Middlesex, VA, USA