Col Isham Randolph

Col Isham Randolph

Henrico County, Virginia, USA
Death 2 Nov 1742 (aged 57)
Goochland County, Virginia, USA
Burial Henrico County, Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 16714439 · View Source
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Sacred to the memory of COL. ISHAM RANDOLPH of Dungness in Goochland County Adjutant General of this Colony He was the third son of William Randolph and Mary his Wife. The distinguishing qualities of the gentleman he possessed in the most eminent degree to justice probity and honour so firmly attached that no view of secular interest or worldly advantage no discouraging frowns of fortune could alter his steady purpose of heart By an easy compliance and obliging deportment he knew no enemies but gained many friends thus in his Life meriting in universal esteem He died universally lamented Nov. 1742 aged 57 Gentle Reader go and do thou likewise."
Son of Col. Wm. Randolph and Mary (Isham) Randolph who built up a large estate near tidewater of James River, and became one of the most influential political leaders of his generation. By the time of the father's 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


1885 - 1742

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