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 Richard Bland

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Richard Bland

Birth
Westover, Charles City County, Virginia, USA
Death
6 Apr 1720 (aged 54)
Jordan Point Manor, Prince George County, Virginia, USA
Burial
Jordan Point Manor, Prince George County, Virginia, USA
Memorial ID
43661591 View Source

Richard Bland I was a member of the Virginia House of Burgesses, the father of Richard Bland, the son of Theodorick Bland of Westover, and the grandson of Richard Bennett, the first elected Governor of the Virginia Colony. Bland was also a county commissioner, a visitor to The College of William & Mary, and a member of the Vestry of Bruton Parish Church in Williamsburg which authorized in 1710 the building of the present Church structure. When his father died in 1671, Bland's brother, Theodorick, inherited Westover Plantation and joined with Richard in its ownership. The brothers eventually conveyed 1,200 acres of the to William Byrd I in 1688 for 300L and 10,000 pounds of tobacco and cask. Richard Bland then established the Jordan's Point Plantation across the James River in Prince George County, where he died in 1720. Richard Bland 1st married Mary Swan and had seven children who all died in infancy. After Mary died in September, 1700, Richard married Elizabeth Randolph, the daughter of William Randolph of Turkey Island and his wife Mary, nee Isham, on February 11, 1701/02 at St. John's Church, then located at Varina (buildings lost), Henrico Parish, now located in Richmond, Virginia, Richard and Elizabeth lived most of their married life at his house with adjoining store, identified in early years as The Richard Bland House but more recently as The Wetherburn Tavern of Colonial Williamsburg, as documented by the family and in The Secret Diaries of William Byrd. According to genealogies of both Randolph and Bland families, written by himself, his son Richard and grandson Richard, Elizabeth was never married to anyone else before or after she married Richard Bland. All five of their children were born at their house in Williamsburg and baptized at Bruton Parish Church where Richard served on the vestry. Shortly before their deaths, they sold the house and store and removed to their newly constructed home at Jordan's Point. Elizabeth preceded her husband in death by about 6 weeks. Two of her brothers were named as executors of Richard's will (copies of which survive) and as guardians of their five children:

1. Mary Bland (born August 21, 1704) married Henry Lee I and had four children
2. Elizabeth Bland (born May 29, 1706) married Colonel William Beverley, the son of Robert Beverley, Jr., and had four children.
3. Richard Bland (born May 6, 1710) married Anne Poythress and had twelve children. According to Lyon Gardiner Tyler, his second marriage was to Martha Macon (the widow of Mr. Massie) and his third marriage was to Elizabeth Blair, also a widow.
4. Anna Bland (born 1711) married twice. She had three children with her first husband, Robert Munford, and two children with her second husband, George Currie.
5. Theodorick Bland (born 1719) married Frances Bolling, the daughter of Drury Bolling, and had five children

Richard Bland I was a member of the Virginia House of Burgesses, the father of Richard Bland, the son of Theodorick Bland of Westover, and the grandson of Richard Bennett, the first elected Governor of the Virginia Colony. Bland was also a county commissioner, a visitor to The College of William & Mary, and a member of the Vestry of Bruton Parish Church in Williamsburg which authorized in 1710 the building of the present Church structure. When his father died in 1671, Bland's brother, Theodorick, inherited Westover Plantation and joined with Richard in its ownership. The brothers eventually conveyed 1,200 acres of the to William Byrd I in 1688 for 300L and 10,000 pounds of tobacco and cask. Richard Bland then established the Jordan's Point Plantation across the James River in Prince George County, where he died in 1720. Richard Bland 1st married Mary Swan and had seven children who all died in infancy. After Mary died in September, 1700, Richard married Elizabeth Randolph, the daughter of William Randolph of Turkey Island and his wife Mary, nee Isham, on February 11, 1701/02 at St. John's Church, then located at Varina (buildings lost), Henrico Parish, now located in Richmond, Virginia, Richard and Elizabeth lived most of their married life at his house with adjoining store, identified in early years as The Richard Bland House but more recently as The Wetherburn Tavern of Colonial Williamsburg, as documented by the family and in The Secret Diaries of William Byrd. According to genealogies of both Randolph and Bland families, written by himself, his son Richard and grandson Richard, Elizabeth was never married to anyone else before or after she married Richard Bland. All five of their children were born at their house in Williamsburg and baptized at Bruton Parish Church where Richard served on the vestry. Shortly before their deaths, they sold the house and store and removed to their newly constructed home at Jordan's Point. Elizabeth preceded her husband in death by about 6 weeks. Two of her brothers were named as executors of Richard's will (copies of which survive) and as guardians of their five children:

1. Mary Bland (born August 21, 1704) married Henry Lee I and had four children
2. Elizabeth Bland (born May 29, 1706) married Colonel William Beverley, the son of Robert Beverley, Jr., and had four children.
3. Richard Bland (born May 6, 1710) married Anne Poythress and had twelve children. According to Lyon Gardiner Tyler, his second marriage was to Martha Macon (the widow of Mr. Massie) and his third marriage was to Elizabeth Blair, also a widow.
4. Anna Bland (born 1711) married twice. She had three children with her first husband, Robert Munford, and two children with her second husband, George Currie.
5. Theodorick Bland (born 1719) married Frances Bolling, the daughter of Drury Bolling, and had five children


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  • Maintained by: Barbara Bland
  • Originally Created by: P Fazzini
  • Added: 29 Oct 2009
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 43661591
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/43661591/richard-bland: accessed ), memorial page for Richard Bland (11 Aug 1665–6 Apr 1720), Find a Grave Memorial ID 43661591, citing Jordan Point Plantation Cemetery, Jordan Point Manor, Prince George County, Virginia, USA; Maintained by Barbara Bland (contributor 47163258) .