COL William Randolph, II

COL William Randolph, II

Henrico County, Virginia, USA
Death Oct 1742 (aged 60)
Henrico County, Virginia, USA
Burial Henrico County, Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 16714402 · View Source
Suggest Edits

Son of Col. Wm. and Mary (Isham) Randolph Sr. (Sometimes spelled Randolf.)
Randolph was born on the Turkey Island Plantation along the James River in Henrico County, Virginia in 1681 and resided there his entire life.[2] He married Elizabeth Beverley (the daughter of Peter Beverley, a Speaker of the House of Burgesses and Treasurer of Virginia) around 1705 and the couple had five (5) children that reached adulthood: Beverley Randolph (born ~1706) married Elizabeth Lightfoot and had no children.[6]Peter Randolph (born ~1708) married Robert Bolling Jr.'s daughter, Lucille Bolling. They had four children, including Beverley Randolph, the eighth Governor of Virginia[1] and Ann Bolling Randolph Fitzhugh, William Fitzhugh's wife.[6]William Randolph III (born ~1710) married Anne Harrison, the daughter of Benjamin Harrison IV, and had five children.[1]Mary Randolph (1704-1777) married Joseph Rentfro [1][5]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.[1]Randolph was a great-uncle of United States President Thomas Jefferson. His brother, Richard Randolph married Major John Bolling's daughter, Jane Bolling, also a lineal descendant of Pocahontas. They had six children. His brother, Sir John Randolph married Susanna Beverley (daughter of Peter Beverley, Speaker of the House of Burgesses and Treasurer of Virginia) on July 20, 1738.


“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

  • Created by: Kaaren Crail Vining
  • Added: 19 Nov 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 16714402
  • Margaret and Darrell Lancaster
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for COL William Randolph, II (Nov 1681–Oct 1742), Find A Grave Memorial no. 16714402, citing Randolph Family Cemetery Presque Isle, Henrico County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Kaaren Crail Vining (contributor 11705756) .