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  • Full Name: Henry Randolph
  • Served: 1656 - 1673
  • Bio Information: HENRY RANDOLPH, third son of William Randolph, of Little Houghton, Northamptonshire, was baptized in England on 27 November 1623. A merchant, he came to Virginia in 1642 or 1643, and had become clerk of Henrico County by 1656, an office he held until 1669. Randolph was named clerk of the House of Burgesses in 1656 and served in that capacity until his death. Soon after the Restoration, he and Francis Moryson prepared the colony’s first printed edition of statutes, The Lawes of Virginia Now in Force … (London, 1662). Randolph served as the colony’s notary public, as a collector of quitrents, and as deputy escheator general. He died in 1673.

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