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Frances BLAND

24 Sep 1752 - 18 Jan 1788

ID Number: I71646

  • RESIDENCE: Mattox, Chesterfield Co.VA
  • BIRTH: 24 Sep 1752, Mattox, Chesterfield Co. Virginia
  • DEATH: 18 Jan 1788, Mattox, Chesterfield Co.Virginia
  • RESOURCES: See: [S2067]
Father: Theodorick BLAND III of Causons
Mother: Frances Elizabeth BOLLING


Family 1 : John RANDOLPH of Matoax
  1.  Richard RANDOLPH
  2.  Theodorick Bland RANDOLPH
  3.  John RANDOLPH of "Roanoke"
  4.  Jane RANDOLPH
Family 2 : St. George TUCKER Judge "the Immigrant"
  1. +Henry St. George TUCKER

Notes


Frances Bland Randolph Tucker (1752-1788)
John Randolph Medical Center stands today on the site of Cawson's overlooking the mouth of Appomattox River in Hopewell, Virginia. There is no longer any trace of the home of Theodorick and Frances (Bolling) Bland, where their daughter Frances spent her childhood.


Frances Bland was a sixteen-year-old beauty in 1769, when she married John Randolph, eleven years her senior. They lived at Matoax, his plantation in Chesterfield County, which encompassed over a thousand acres on Appomattox River. Their marriage lasted only six years, for John Randolph died in October 1775, leaving his young widow with three small sons and a life right in Matoax, as well as the management of Bizarre, his plantation in Prince Edward County. She was thereby obliged to manage two large plantations, distant from one another, during the first years of the American Revolution. She did well, exhibiting prudence, diligence, competence and honor.


None of John and Frances Randolph's sons left children. The two elder sons, Richard and Theodorick, died in their twenties. The youngest son, famous "John Randolph of Roanoke," lived for almost sixty years, mesmerizing and exasperating fellow members of the United States Congress with his eloquent oratory, and shocking many with his vitriolic verbal attacks on his enemies, and his involvement in a caning and a duel!


Frances Bland Randolph was only twenty-three when John Randolph died, and two years later a chance encounter in Williamsburg, Virginia, with a young lawyer from Bermuda changed her life dramatically. By his own account, St. George Tucker had vowed never to marry a widow, but just one look at the beautiful face of Frances Randolph in Bruton Parish Church melted his resolve! He pursued her in the most elegant and romantic style imaginable by a well educated and gently bred young eighteenth century gentleman. Their letters attest to her hesitation and his ardor, her care for the well-being of her children and Tucker's corresponding assurances. While her extensive properties and material assets added to her desirability, there is no doubt from their letters, both before and after their marriage in 1778, that they cared deeply for each other.


St. George Tucker married without the wholehearted approval of his parents in Bermuda. They apparently did not object to Frances Randolph, but rather to his marrying and staying in Virginia, when they had expected he would return to Bermuda. He did not inform them of his marriage until after it had taken place. In 1780 he commissioned John Durand to paint both his and his wife's portraits, which he sent to Bermuda, hoping no doubt that Frances's obvious beauty and elegance would soften the blow of his absence.


Although born in Bermuda, St. George Tucker threw himself wholeheartedly into support of the American Revolution. His military service required frequent absences from home soon after their marriage. During the war, he rose to the rank of Colonel and was injured in 1781. Their correspondence during that period bemoaned their mutual loneliness. Frances remarked once that she had difficulty getting letters to him because most of her neighbors did not understand the intensity of their attachment and so they did not think to inform her when they were going to see him. During her husband's absences, Frances continued to manage both Matoax and Bizarre effectively.


Frances and St. George Tucker had five children: Anne Frances Bland Tucker, Henry St. George Tucker, Theodorick Tudor Tucker, Nathaniel Beverly Tucker, and Henrietta Eliza Tucker. Anne married Judge John Coalter and died in 1813. Henry St. George and Nathaniel Beverly both distinguished themselves as jurists and Professors of Law. Theodorick died when he was only twelve, and Henrietta Eliza, when she was eight. Had Frances Tucker lived long enough, she could have been justly proud to have two sons serve in the U. S. Congress. Henry St. George Tucker was elected to Congress in 1815 and served two terms. John Randolph of Roanoke served in the Congress from 1799-1813, from 1815-1817, from 1819-1825, and as a U. S. Senator from 1824-1827.


After the Revolutionary War, St. George Tucker busied himself establishing his law practice in Richmond. Once again, he was often absent from Matoax, and Frances was kept busy managing children and plantations. Their letters continued to provide solace and express mutual affection. In April 1787 he wrote to Frances, whom he called Fanny, that Richmond was the "dullest place in the universe," because he saw no one but lawyers and judges. She wrote of her daily routine and the children's activities and scholastic progress. Her health declined during the latter years of their marriage, and her death in January 1788 followed the birth of her last child by only a month. She was buried at the Randolph plantation, Matoax, beside her first husband, John Randolph.


St. George Tucker moved to Williamsburg with the children shortly after the death of his wife, and in 1791 he married Lelia, widow of George Carter and daughter of Sir Peyton Skipwith.


References:


Churchill Gibson Chamberlayne, The Vestry Book and Register of Bristol Parish, Virginia, 1720-1789 (Greenville, SC, 1994)
H. J. Eckenrode, The Randolphs The Story of a Virginia Family (New York, 1946)
Rev. Philip Slaughter, D. D., A History of Bristol Parish, Va... (Greenville, SC, 1994)
Lyon Gardiner Tyler, LL. D., Encyclopedia of Virginia Biography, vol. II (Baltimore, 1998) 34, 63-64, 202
Claudia Lamm Wood, "With Unalterable Tenderness": The Courtship and Marriage of St. George Tucker and Frances Randolph Tucker, Master's Thesis, Department of History, College of William and Mary (1988)
Letters of Frances Tucker and St. George Tucker, St. George Tucker Papers, Tucker-Coleman Collection, Earl Greg Swem Library, The College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia


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Marr.Va.Residents, Vol. II, Prt III,Surnames R-S, Pg.11


                                                                _Theodorick BLAND I "the Immigrant"_+
                                                               | (1629 - 1671)                      
                                   _Richard BLAND I of Jordans_|
                                  | (1665 - 1729) m 1701       |
                                  |                            |_Anne BENNETT ______________________+
                                  |                              (1639 - 1687)                      
 _Theodorick BLAND III of Causons_|
| (1708 - ....) m 1739            |
|                                 |                             _William I RANDOLPH "the immigrant"_+
|                                 |                            | (1651 - 1711) m 1678               
|                                 |_Elizabeth RANDOLPH ________|
|                                   (1680 - 1720) m 1701       |
|                                                              |_Mary ISHAM ________________________+
|                                                                (1660 - 1735) m 1678               
|
|--Frances BLAND 
|  (1752 - 1788)
|                                                               _Robert I BOLLING "the immigrant"___+
|                                                              | (1646 - 1709) m 1681               
|                                  _Drury BOLLING _____________|
|                                 | (1695 - 1734)              |
|                                 |                            |_Anne Dade STITH ___________________+
|                                 |                              (1665 - 1710) m 1681               
|_Frances Elizabeth BOLLING ______|
  (1724 - 1774) m 1739            |
                                  |                             ____________________________________
                                  |                            |                                    
                                  |____________________________|
                                                               |
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Ellen T. DAVIS

ABT 1839 - 1902

ID Number: I46442

  • RESIDENCE: VA
  • BIRTH: ABT 1839
  • DEATH: 1902
  • RESOURCES: See: [S1659]

Family 1 : Edmond A. TYLER
  1.  Edmond A. TYLER
  2.  Thomas TYLER
  3.  Robert TYLER
  4.  William E. TYLER
  5.  Lewis TYLER
  6.  Henry J. TYLER
  7.  Eliza TYLER
  8.  Mary L. TYLER
  9.  Stanley TYLER
  10.  Ellen TYLER
  11.  Estelle TYLER
  12.  Ellen TYLER
  13.  Flora TYLER

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Edward HODGES

BEF 1716 - ____

ID Number: I23667

  • RESIDENCE: Norfolk Co. VA
  • BIRTH: BEF 1716
  • RESOURCES: See: [S821]
Father: Roger HODGES Sr.
Mother: Mary BALLENTINE



                                               _(RESEARCH QUERY) Beaufort, NC HODGES of Isle of Wight, VA & NC_+
                                              |                                                                
                       _Robert HODGES Sr._____|
                      | (1650 - 1687)         |
                      |                       |________________________________________________________________
                      |                                                                                        
 _Roger HODGES Sr.____|
| (1671 - 1716)       |
|                     |                        _Francis HIGGINS _______________________________________________
|                     |                       | (1620 - ....)                                                  
|                     |_Elizabeth HIGGINS? ___|
|                       (1650 - ....)         |
|                                             |________________________________________________________________
|                                                                                                              
|
|--Edward HODGES 
|  (1716 - ....)
|                                              ________________________________________________________________
|                                             |                                                                
|                      _George BALLENTINE Sr._|
|                     | (1635 - 1702) m 1662  |
|                     |                       |________________________________________________________________
|                     |                                                                                        
|_Mary BALLENTINE ____|
  (1684 - 1734)       |
                      |                        _John YATES "the Immigrant"_____________________________________
                      |                       | (1595 - 1648)                                                  
                      |_Frances YATES ________|
                        (1630 - 1702) m 1662  |
                                              |_Joan or Joanne_________________________________________________
                                                (1600 - 1664)                                                  

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James MEEK

1735 - 1756

ID Number: I96791

  • RESIDENCE: SC and TN
  • BIRTH: 1735, South Carolina
  • DEATH: 1756
  • RESOURCES: See: [S3543]

Family 1 :
  1. +Martha "Margaret" MEEK

Notes


Spouse: Sarah ? Birth: 1760 Place: Death: aft 1837 Place: Wilkinson County, MS
(ERROR in these dates, she is born after he died)

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ELIZABETH de MEINHILL

1331 - 1368

ID Number: I59046

  • BIRTH: 1331
  • DEATH: 1368
  • RESOURCES: See: [S2174]
Father: NICHOLAS MEINILL Lord of Meinhill
Mother: ALICE de ROS


Family 1 : JOHN DARCY Lord of Naith

                                        __
                                       |  
                                     __|
                                    |  |
                                    |  |__
                                    |     
 _NICHOLAS MEINILL Lord of Meinhill_|
| (.... - 1341)                     |
|                                   |   __
|                                   |  |  
|                                   |__|
|                                      |
|                                      |__
|                                         
|
|--ELIZABETH de MEINHILL 
|  (1331 - 1368)
|                                       __
|                                      |  
|                                    __|
|                                   |  |
|                                   |  |__
|                                   |     
|_ALICE de ROS _____________________|
  (.... - 1344)                     |
                                    |   __
                                    |  |  
                                    |__|
                                       |
                                       |__
                                          

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Isaac Clifton MOSES

ABT 1777 - 3 Sep 1834

ID Number: I94421

  • RESIDENCE: Charleston, SC
  • RELIGION: Jewish
  • BIRTH: ABT 1777, Charleston, South Carolina
  • DEATH: 3 Sep 1834
  • RESOURCES: See: LDS (AFN: 1CMT-L2P) [S3476] [S3477]
Father: Myer MOSES "the Immigrant"


Family 1 : Hannah LAZARUS
  1.  Cecilia Frances MOSES
  2. +Andrew Jackson MOSES
  3. +Raphael Jacob MOSES C.S.A.

Notes


Father: MOSES MYER

                                 __
                                |  
                              __|
                             |  |
                             |  |__
                             |     
 _Myer MOSES "the Immigrant"_|
| (1750 - ....)              |
|                            |   __
|                            |  |  
|                            |__|
|                               |
|                               |__
|                                  
|
|--Isaac Clifton MOSES 
|  (1777 - 1834)
|                                __
|                               |  
|                             __|
|                            |  |
|                            |  |__
|                            |     
|____________________________|
                             |
                             |   __
                             |  |  
                             |__|
                                |
                                |__
                                   

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