MAJ Theodorick Bland

Birth
Prince George County, Virginia, USA
Death 16 Jul 1783 (aged 63)
Amelia County, Virginia, USA
Burial Jordan Point Manor, Prince George County, Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 59329951 · View Source
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Major Theodorick Bland (aka Theodorick Bland of Cawson's and Theodorick Bland Sr.)) was orphaned by both parents in 1720, and was likely born in Williamsburg VA and baptized at Bruton Parish Church like his elder siblings. Before their demise, his parents sold their store in Williamsburg and moved to the family seat at Jordan's Point Plantation. Along with his siblings, he was raised by his mother's two brothers, William and Richard Randolph. He inherited "Cawson's Plantation" from his father, and after gifting Cawson's to his married son, he moved to his "Springfield Plantation" in Amelia County VA, where he lived out his later years.
After the "Gunpowder Incident" at the beginning of the American Revolution, Bland, along with his son, Theodorick Bland Jr, and his son-in-law, John Randolph, offered 40 slaves for sale to raise funds to replace the gunpowder seized by Lord Dunmore from the magazine in Williamsburg, Virginia.[ Around January 1781, St. George Tucker assisted Bland, his father-in-law, in escaping the advancing British Army commanded by Benedict Arnold. A few months later, the British Major-General William Phillips ordered that his troops not harm Bland's property.

Maj. Bland is the father of Col. Theodorick Bland Jr. (Congressman) and the grandfather of John Randolph "of Roanoke."

"Campbell says of him [Theodorick Bland] that he was a plain, practical man, with slender advantages of education, but a man of good fortune and character. Nothing is known of his education, but it is illogical that he should have not had advantages equal to his older brother Richard. Governor Faquier in 1758 appointed Theodorick as colonel of the Prince George County Militia, and he was also clerk of the county and in several terms, a member of the Burgesses from the county."


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  • Maintained by: Barbara Bland
  • Originally Created by: P Fazzini
  • Added: 28 Sep 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 59329951
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for MAJ Theodorick Bland (19 Dec 1719–16 Jul 1783), Find A Grave Memorial no. 59329951, citing Jordan Point Plantation, Jordan Point Manor, Prince George County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Barbara Bland (contributor 47163258) .