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“HISTORICAL SOUTHERN FAMILIES, Vol. IX by John Bennet Boddie and "The Compendium of American Genealogy" by Frederick A. Virkus, Their work well known to contain errors, so information found in it is not always reliable & should be verified from others, more reliable sources.
Both state that Francis Randoplh Jones was the daughter of Col Richard Randolph and Jane Bolling. THIS MISTAKE AS GO ON AND ON but it is NOT TRUE!!
The dates for birth of Richard Randolph make him more like her brother not her father. But I NEVER found Francis Randolph list as sibling or a family member of the Randolph Curles of Virginia. Jane Bolling was born 1709sh and Frances was born about 1689 to be the mother Frances Jones wife of Joel Halbert.
Below is the information on Randolph family
Some researcher say Francis was the daughter of “Richard Randolph and Jane Bolling.” They had 9 children only 7 are know. There is said that was a son and a daughter unknown.
No one has ever proven that Richard and Jane Bolling Randolph had more the seven children
I found both Richard and Jane Bolling Randolph wills, They are below with children and ages for them.
If Francis Randolph m’d John Jones as it was said she did. Richard could have disinherited her for marry a man from Wales. For Jones family did or could have came from Wales. This has not been proven
Could Frances who married John Jones been another Randolph this has not proven either. Frances Randolph born abt 1676 and Jane Bolling born abt 1709 dates just will not work, SORRY FOLKS!
I hope to stop the people think that Richard Randolph and Jane Bolling were the parents of Frances Randolph wife of John Jones. The parents of Frances Randolph wife of Joel Halbert
so here is Richard Randolph will and his wife Jane with list of their children and marriage for them.
WILL OF RICHARD RANDOLPH Dated 1747, Recorded 1749, Henrico Co., VA
To wife Jane, for life, the land and plantation at Curles, 33 slaves, livestock, coach and chaise, silver, etc., to divide same among my four sons Richard, Brett, Ryland and John, as she shall think fit (three sons Brett, Ryland and John under age)
To daughter Mary, L335
To daughters Jane and Elizabeth, L200 each
To son Brett, all my lan at Warwick in Henrico, and all land at Fighting Creek in Goochland County, and all at Mountain Creek in Amelia County, and livestock.
To son Ryland, all land on Appomattox River in Goochland County and Amelia County, and all land at the Bush River in Amelia, and all land on Falling Creek in Amelia.
To son John, land on Stanton River in Lunenburg County.
To son Richard, slaves he has possession of at Tuckahoe and Green Mountain.
To wife Jane, use of negroes.
To grandaughters Ann Cary and Mary Cary, negroes.
Peyton Rahnolph, Esq., Peter Randoplh, William Stith, Clerk and Richard Bland, to settle any disputes that might arise.
Executors: wife, son Richard, Col. Peter Randoplh, Col. Richard Bland, Mr. Archibald Cary; and the exectuors, along with Peyton Randoplh, Esq. and William Stith, Clerk, to be guardians to children.
Dated 18 November 1747
Wit: Richard Wilkinson, Richard Hooper, Stephen Childurs
Recorded June 1749
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JANE RANDOLPH Will of Jane Randolph of Curies
To son Richard Randolph, items, mostly silver
To son Ryland Randolph, same
To son John Randolph, same
To daughter in law Anne Randolph, same
To sons Brett, Ryland and John Randolph, the slaves directed to be divided between them by my husband's will
To daughter Elizabeth, L60 and items
To my niece Jane Eldridge, for life, a negro, and if she marry, I give it to her in fee
All the pewter and copper to sons Richard, Ryland, John and eldest surviving son of my dec'd son Brett
To son Richard, furniture
To son Ryland, my Picture of his father's hanging in my room and of my son Brett, done in crayons, & furniture
To son John, picture of Sir John Randolph & furniture
To eldest son of Brett, pictures in the Chamber
All the rest to sons Richard & Ryland and they, and Col. Archibald Cary to be executors
Dated 2 March 1766 Wit: Elizabeth Gay, Anne Murray
1. "Richard was born 1690 and in 1714 married Jane Bolling. It has been written that she was born 1703. That would make her a mere 11 years old when she married him and he was 24. That's one thing that doesn't sound right.
I should not say this because I have ancestor who 12 when she got married. Her husband about 20
Richard and Jane Randolph had issue:
I. Richard of "Curles," married Anne Meade.
II. Ryland, died unmarried
III. Brett, born 1732, died 1759, married Mary Scott, in England, where he lived and died; though his children returned to Virginia.
IV. John of "Mattoax," Chesterfield County born June 26, 1742, died Oct. 28, 1775, married Frances, daughter of Theoderick Bland of "Cawsons," Prince George County, and was the father of John Randolph of Roanoke.
V. Mary, born Nov. 21, 1727, died Nov. 5, 1781, married Archibald Cary, of "Ampthill," Chesterfield County, distinguished Revolutionary statesman.
VI. Jane, married Anthony Walke, of "Fairfield," Princess Anne County.
VII. Elizabeth, married Col. Richard Kidder Meade, one of Washington's aids during the Revolution.
So SORRY FOLKS I WISH THAT BODDIE AND VIRKUS WERE RIGHT BUT AS CAN SEE THEY WERE WRONG.
Now we need to see if can find more on John Jones and his wife Frances (Randolph or unknown maiden name)
Now Frances Randolph was said to born abt 1689 married John Jones in early 1700s. Their daughter Frances born 1700-6 or there abouts. Jane Bollling was said be born 1703, Therefore Frances Jones, wife Joel Halbert can not related to this Randolph family.