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The Randolph family : Plantation owners and Virginia Burgesses

progenitor of the Randolph family of Virginia, the first William Randolph (1650-1711) came to Virginia in 1672, an energetic and ambitious youth, well suited to start a career in the Colonies where opportunities abounded. William Randolph initially followed an uncle, Henry Randolph, who had patented a 1'000 acres land tract along James River. It is unclear whether William inherited

 

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