Colonel Ralph Wormley

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Colonel Ralph Wormley

Also Known As: "Wormeley"
Birthdate: (53)
Birthplace: Middlesex County, Virginia Colony, Colonial America
Death: December 5, 1703 (49-57)
Rosegill Estate, Middlesex County, Province of Virginia, Colonial America
Immediate Family:

Son of Ralph Wormeley, Esq. and Agatha Chichley
Husband of Catherine Wormeley and Elizabeth Churchill
Father of Catherine Corbin; Elizabeth Lomax; Ralph Wormeley; John Wormeley, I; Letitia Wormeley and 1 other
Brother of Henry Wormeley; Christopher Wormeley and William Wormley

Occupation: Military officer
Managed by: Darlene Patricia Potts
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About Colonel Ralph Wormley

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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Colonel Ralph Wormley's Timeline

Middlesex County, Virginia Colony, Colonial America
March 4, 1679
Age 29
Middlesex County, Virginia
April 10, 1682
Age 32
Middlesex, VA, USA
Age 38
Middlesex, VA, USA
Age 39
Rosegill, Middlesex Co., VA
Age 42
Rose Hill, VA, USA
Age 45
Middlesex, VA, USA
December 5, 1703
Age 53
Middlesex County, Province of Virginia, Colonial America