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Monday, May 13, 2013

Judith Randolph

Judith Randolph, wife of Henry, was a lady of high social position. Her last will and testament dated in 1690 is available to members of Virginia Pioneers  It appears that Mrs. Randolph had angry words with card players
Mr. John Piggott and Mrs. Charles Featherstone concerning a wager not exceeding fifteen half crowns. During the course of the game, two bottles of liquor were consumed. Piggott was fond of gambling. In 1682 he was found engaged in a game of cross and pile with Martin Elam and John Milner in Elam's house. The stakes were partly coin and partly tobacco taking place at the home of Mrs. Randolph. He won 300 pounds of tobacco, but claimed on the morning afterwards that he had won 700 pounds. Source: Henrico County Records, Vol. 1677-92, pp. 28, 224.

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