Robert Randall

Male Abt 1608 - 1691


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  • Name  Robert Randall 
    Born  Abt 1608  probably, Wendover, Buckinghamshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Will  27 Mar 1691 
    • Robert Randall's will, Suffolk Probate, Vol. viii, pp. 41, 42, was dated March 27, 1691. It begins as follows: "I, Robert Randall, of Weymouth, in New England, being weake of body but of competent memory and of a disposing mind, committing my selfe both soule and body unto Almighty God in hope of Eternal life and happiness through Jesus Christ his Son, and my only Saviour and Redeemer: Doe make this my last Will and Testament," etc.

      His will was executed by his mark in the presence of Mary Vining, Joseph Dyer, and William Chard. He died May 3, 1691, and his will was proved May 25th following.

      He gave to his eldest son, John, two-thirds of the pasture land, lying in the Range Field, being about nine acres; also two acres of swamp lying betwixt the land of his son John and his son Thomas, bounded by Joseph Dyer and Thomas Drake's land. Also one-half of the fresh meadow land "lying betwixt my son John his dwelling house, and my orchard." Also seven acres in the first division of "Weymouth town commons."

      To his youngest son, Thomas, he gave his dwelling house and outhouse, two orchards, one-third of pasture with other lands adjoining the Plymouth line.

      To daughter Mary, wife of Abraham Staples, of Mendon, and daughter Hannah, wife of John Warfield, of Mendon, 5 each.

      His son John to be sole executor.

      The inventory was made by John Shaw and Joseph Dyer, May 16, 1691, the total being 154, 11s 2d.
    Died  03 May 1691  Weymouth, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Notes 
    • Although Robert indicated he was late of Wendover, no records of anyone by the name of RANDALL has been discovered in that parish. Robert RANDALL came from Wendover, co. Bucks, England, to Weymouth, MA, before 1640. He deposed 2 July 1688, that he was "aged eighty yeares or thereabouts," and that he "was living for some time in Wendover in the Co of Bucks within the Realm of England, . . . and did well know Enoch HUNT of Titenden in the parish of Lee about two miles distant from Wendover." The parish records of Wendover begin in 1632, and a careful search of them revealed no trace of any person of the name of RANDALL.
      Robert's second wife was Mary FRENCH, sister of Stephen FRENCH, who calls her "my sister Mary RANDALL" in his will in 1679. Robert was admitted freeman of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, 26 May 1647. He had three lots granted to him "in the East field," and seven acres in the First Division, and 21 acres in the Second Division, the latter granted 14 Dec 1663.
      !NEHGR 3:191 !Pope p.378
    Person ID  I17070  Bryant
    Last Modified  23 Dec 2001 

    Family 1  Mary,   d. Bef 03 Sep 1640, Weymouth, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  Bef 1635 
    Children 
     1. John Randall,   b. 1635, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Feb 1718, Taunton N. Purchase (Easton), Bristol Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Thomas Randall,   b. Abt 1638, Weymouth, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jun 1711, Taunton N. Purchase (Easton), Bristol Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F826  Group Sheet

    Family 2  Mary French,   b. Dec 1611, Misterton, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 07 Mar 1690, Weymouth, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  1641  Weymouth, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Children 
     1. Mary Randall,   b. 20 Mar 1642/43, Weymouth, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 09 Mar 1713, Mendon, Worcester Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Hannah Randall,   b. Abt 1648, Weymouth, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 09 Mar 1712, Mendon, Worcester Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F691  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt 1608 - probably, Wendover, Buckinghamshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1641 - Weymouth, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 03 May 1691 - Weymouth, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S82] Search for Passengers M & J:25, Spear, Burton W., (The Mary & John Clearinghouse, Toledo, OH, 1996), p.32 "3 Sep 1691".

    2. [S258] Chaffin, Randall Gen., Chaffin, William L., (The Grafton Press, New York, 1909), p. 3.

    3. [S258] Chaffin, Randall Gen., Chaffin, William L., (The Grafton Press, New York, 1909), p.5.


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