|Birth: ||Nov. 7, 1651|
|Death: ||Apr. 11, 1711|
Husband of Mary (Isham) Randolph. Father of Elizabeth Bland), an infant also named Elizabeth, William Jr., Edward, Sir John, Mary (Sith), Richard and Col. Isham Randolph. (Randolph/Randolf later spelling. GRT Grandfather of Thomas Jefferson.
"Here Lies Col. William Randolph Founder of Randolph Family
1651-1711." Virginia Conservation Com. 1946.
. William Randolph, settled at Turkey Island in the early 1680s, near the head of the tidewater on the James River, built up a large estate, and became one of the most influential political leaders of his generation. By the time of his death in 1711, he had established a leading dynasty and was able to bequeath thousands of acres of land to his children. Taking advantage of opportunities in the interior, his sons moved further upriver: Richard settled at Curles Neck, Thomas far beyond the falls at Tuckahoe (the first great plantation on the upper James), and Isham further upriver still. As a young man Isham had gone to sea, become a successful merchant, and lived for many years in London, serving as an agent for Virginia affairs. In 1718 he married Jane Rogers and three years later their daughter, Jane, was baptized at St. Paul's Church, Shadwell. Jane Randolph, Thomas Jefferson's mother, was English by birth and spent her childhood in London surrounded by the busy streets and docklands of the East End, before moving to her father's plantation at Dungeness in the frontier county of Goochland.
The Randolph Family Cemetery on the South-West side of the old Turkey Island Plantation. The Turkey Island Plantation is NOT on Turkey Island, but across the James River, north of Turkey Island. The family plot is now on private property and the owner does not allow people to visit the walled in cemetery.(according to G. Parsons).
Richard Randolph (1621 - 1678)
Elizabeth Ryland Randolph
Mary Isham Randolph (1659 - 1735)
Elizabeth Randolph Bland (1680 - 1720)*
William Randolph (1681 - 1742)*
Thomas Randolph (1683 - 1729)*
Elizabeth Randolph (1685 - 1685)*
Isham Randolph (1685 - 1742)*
Richard Randolph (1686 - 1748)*
Edward Randolph (1690 - 1729)*
Sir John Randolph (1693 - 1737)*
Randolph Family Cemetery Presque Isle
Created by: Kaaren Crail Vining
Record added: Nov 19, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 16714316