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William Randolph III

Member From: 1746 - 1761

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  • Birth Date: November 22, 1723 Birth Place:Turkey Island, Henrico County, Virginia
  • Death Date: 1761
  • Gender: Male Race: Caucasian
  • Spouse: Anne Harrison
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  • Additional Info: ​Son of William "Councillor" Randolph II & Elizabeth Beverley Randolph.
    Anne Harrison, his wife, was the daughter of Col. Benjamin Harrison IV and Ann Carter. They married in 1735. Resided at Wilton in Henrico County, Virginia.
    Benjamin Harrison died before the opening of the session which convened February 20, 1746. He was succeeded by William Randolph.
    On April 8, 1749, Randolph was presented to the House of Burgesses a commission from Lieutenant Governor Gooch to succeed his brother, Peter, as Clerk of the House. Peter had served as Clerk of the House of Burgesses from May 22, 1740 until April 1749 when he resigned so that Henrico County could elect him to succeed his deceased uncle Richard Randolph, of Curles, in the House.
    William Randolph III died shortly after the elections for the Assembly of 1761-1765. The vacancy was filled during the January 1762 session by Philip Mayo.

    1752-1755 Assembly- Journals reflect a Randolph working under Propositions and Grievances, however it is unclear whether it was Peyton or William.
  • Other Notable Service and/or Elected Offices: Clerk of the House - 1749
Session District District Number Party Leadership Committees
1742-1747 Charles City
1752-1755 Henrico Propositions and Grievances
1756-1758 Henrico Privileges and Elections
Propositions and Grievances
1758-1761 Henrico Privileges and Elections
Propositions and Grievances

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