Name: William RANDOLPH
_AKAN: William RANDOLPH of Turkey Island
Birth: OCT 1651 in Warwickshire or Yorkshire, England 1
Baptism: estate Turkey Island
Death: 11 APR 1711 2 3
Christening: 1669 OR 1674 Immigrant to Virginia.7 sons and 2 dau.
Reference Number: fcs
Occupation: tobacco planter,entrepren
Note: Landed in Virginia about 1669.At this time, it was clear that Virginia would be a successful colony.Apparently came of a royalist family that was ruined in the English Civil War. Was an "undertaker" (building contractor) when he arrived,soon became tobacco planter.His family probably had connections in Virginia that he used to his profit. He came to Virginia intent on making his fortune.Began life without an acre, had 10,000 when he died.Curles estate purchased for pittance after former owner Nathaniel Bacon led treasonous rebel
Father: Richard RANDOLPH b: 21 FEB 1621 in Northamptonshire,Moreton Morrell,England
Mother: Elizabeth RYLAND b: 1623
Mary ISHAM b: 1660 in Bermuda One Hundred, Virginia c: in Descended ancient familynorhtamptonshire
- Thomas RANDOLPH b: 1683
- Elizabeth RANDOLPH
- Isham RANDOLPH b: 1685
- Richard RANDOLPH b: MAY 1690 in Turkey Island, Henrico, Virginia c: in Estate "Curles"
The Randolphs:The Story of a Virginia Family, by H.J.Eckenrode,The Bobbs- Merrill Co., NY, 1946, "Final Copy". King Co. Public Library, call letters BR.
Garland, Hugh A. "The Life of John Randolph of Roanoke", 13th edition, D. Appleton and Company, New York, 1850.
- Author: Rob Robertson
Title: Reineckes/Robertsons and other famous peopl
Publication: 9 Nov 2001
Text: Rob Robertson: ROBSLAWESQ@aol.com