Thomas Randolph of Tuckahoe

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Thomas Randolph (~1683 – 1729),[1] also known as Thomas Randolph of Tuckahoe, was the builder of Tuckahoe, a member of the Virginia House of Burgesses, and the second child of William Randolph and Mary Isham.[2][3][4]


Randolph was born on the Turkey Island Plantation along the James River in Henrico County, Virginia in 1681.[2] Most sources indicate that he married a woman named either "Judith Churchill" (of Middlesex County, Virginia) or "Judith Fleming" around 1705 or 1710; the couple had three children:[2][3]

The historian William Edward Railey reported that Randolph married Churchill in 1710, but she died in 1712 (possibly during the birth of his oldest son, William).[8] Railey notes that Randolph married his second wife, Fleming, that same year on October 16, 1712 in New Kent County, Virginia.[8][9]

Tuckahoe was reportedly built by Randolph sometime after his marriage to Churchill.[3] His estate was in the part of Henrico County that later became Goochland County.[10] Randolph and his brother William Randolph II were the two representatives from Henrico in the House of Burgesses for the 1720 to 1722 session.[10] He was the county lieutenant for Goochland in 1728.[10]

Randolph was a great-uncle of United States President Thomas Jefferson.


See also


  1. Some references indicate the husband of Mary Randolph to be William Keith.[2][3][7]


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  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 Page, Richard Channing Moore (1893). "Randolph Family". Genealogy of the Page Family in Virginia (2 ed.). New York: Press of the Publishers Printing Co. pp. 249–272.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Glenn, Thomas Allen, ed. (1898). "The Randolphs: Randolph Genealogy". Some Colonial Mansions: And Those Who Lived In Them : With Genealogies Of The Various Families Mentioned. 1. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Henry T. Coates & Company. pp. 430–459.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. Tyler, Lyon Gardiner, ed. (1915). "Burgesses and Other Prominent Persons". Encyclopedia of Virginia Biography. II. New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Company. p. 311.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. Gordon, Armistead C (1914). "The Stith Family". In Tyler, Lyon G. William and Mary College Quarterly Historical Magazine. XXII. Richmond, Virginia: Whittet & Shepperson. p. 44.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  6. 6.0 6.1 Connelley, William Elsey; Coulter, E.M. (1922). "Capt. Pendleton Farmer De Weese Keith". In Kerr, Charles. History of Kentucky. III. New York: The American Historical Society. p. 122.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  7. Dillon, John Forrest, ed. (1903). "Introduction". John Marshall; life, character and judicial services as portrayed in the centenary and memorial addresses and proceedings throughout the United States on Marshall day, 1901, and in the classic orations of Binney, Story, Phelps, Waite and Rawle. I. Chicago: Callaghan & Company. pp. liv–lv.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  8. 8.0 8.1 Railey, W.E. (September 1918). Morton, Jennie C., ed. "Notes and Corrections of the Railey Genealogy". The Register of the Kentucky State Historical Society. Frankfort, Kentucky: The State Journal Company. 16 (48): 47–49. Retrieved November 12, 2010.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  9. Railey, William Edward (2002) [1938]. History of Woodford County, Kentucky. Genealogical Publishing Com. p. 278. ISBN 9780806379999.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 Sorley, Merrow Egerton (2000) [1935]. "Chapter 33: Families Related to the Lewis Family". Lewis of Warner Hall: The History of a Family. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co. p. 832. ISBN 9780806308319.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>