William Dungeness Randolph
Aged: 60.4 years
He resided in "Turkey Island', Henrico Co., VA. He was a member of the House of Burgesses in VA. He was a member of Coucil in Virginia. He was County Clerk in Henrico Co., VA. He immigrated circa 1660 to "Turkey Island", Henrico Co., VA. He was Attorney-General between 1670 and 1671 in VA.
(Randolph Family Genealogy)
From _Virginia: Guide to the Old Dominion_, 1940, p.629:
Brick gateposts about 2 miles past Curles Neck are at the entrance to Turkey Island, ancestral seat of the Randolph family. The present house, near the James, is relatively modern. Within a walled enclosure are ironstone table tombs, that of the immigrant bearing the Randolph arms. The plantation, so named for an island near by where the first explorers of the river found many wild turkeys, was owned in 1676 by Colonel James Crews, who was hanged for participating with his neighbor, Bacon, in the rebellion. In 1684 the land was sold to William Randolph (1657-1711).
Of "Turkey Island," on James River, Henrico Co, VA, having arrived there in 1674. Clerk of Henrico 1683 to 1711while also serving as Burgess beginning in 1685, Speaker 1690, Clerk of House 1702, Attorney General 1696, and a member of the Royal council. His tombstone there read "Col. William Randolph of Warwickshire, but late of Virginia, Gent., died April 11, 1711. Mrs. Mary Randolph, his only wife. She was the daughter of Mr. Henry Isham by Catherine his wife. He was of Northamptonshire, but late of Virginia, Gent."