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  • Full Name: William Randolph II
  • Served: 1703 - 1712
  • Bio Information: WILLIAM RANDOLPH II was born in November 1681. On 19 May 1702 he was appointed clerk to the House of Burgesses committee for prepositions and grievances, and he also served as clerk to the committee on elections and privileges in June 1702. Gout impeded his father’s work as clerk of the House that summer, and on 15 August 1702 the governor and Council commissioned William Randolph II “to officiate as Clerk of the house of Burgesses during his fathers illness.” On 21 April 1704, after Robert Beverley, Jr. had been discharged in 1703, Randolph was appointed clerk in his own right. He served as clerk of the House at the assemblies of 1703-1705, 1705-1706, and 1710-1712. In 1714 Governor Alexander Spotswood appointed him a tobacco agent for Henrico County, and from 1710 until 1720 Randolph was clerk of the county court. A justice of the peace for Henrico County, and after 1729 a trustee of the College of William and Mary. Randolph represented Henrico County in the House of Burgesses from 1715 until 1726. He was sworn to the Council on 10 December 1728, where he served until his death. Randolph died on 19 October 1742 and was buried at Turkey Island, Henrico County.

*The information within this interactive and searchable application has been researched extensively by the House Clerk’s Office. As with any historical records of this age and breadth, there may be discrepancies and/or inconsistencies within records obtained from a variety of credible sources. Any feedback is encouraged at history@house.virginia.gov.

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