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Richard Bland

Member From: 1693 - 1706

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  • Birth Date: August 11, 1665 Birth Place:Berkeley, Charles City County, Virginia
  • Death Date: April 6, 1720
  • Gender: Male Race: Caucasian
  • Spouse: Mary Swann - no known children
    Elizabeth Randolph
  • Children: Mary
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  • Additional Info: ​Richard Bland was the son of Theodorick Bland and Anne Bennett.
    Richard Bland's first wife, Mary Swann, was the daughter of Thomas Swann and Mary Mansfield. They married on September 6, 1692. Mary's date of death unknown.
    Richard Bland's second wife, Elizabeth Randolph, was the daughter of William Randolph I (1651-1711) and his wife Mary Isham. Elizabeth was born in 1680. She married Richard Bland on February 11, 1701/1702. Elizabeth died on January 22, 1719/1720.
    Richard Bland was buried at Westover in Charles City County, Virginia.
    Richard Bland's daughter Mary, married Henry Lee of Lee Hall (date unknown). Their third son, and fourth child, Henry Lee married Lucy Grymes. General Lighthorse Harry Lee born January 29, 1756 was the son of Henry and Lucy Lee. Lighthorse Harry Lee was the father of General Robert E. Lee.
    Richard Bland and Joshua Winn were discharged at the beginning of the session starting on April 21, 1704. They were succeeded by Drury Stith and Edward Hill.
Session District District Number Party Leadership Committees
1693 Mar Charles City
1693 Oct Charles City Public Claims
1700-1702 Charles City Public Claims
1703-1705 Charles City Elections and Privileges
Public Claims
1705-1706 Prince George Public Claims

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