Here lieth the Honourable William Randolph Esqu., eldest son of Colonel William Randolph of this place and of Mary, his wife, who was of the ancient and eminent family of the Ishams of Northamptonshire. Having been introduced early into business, passed through many of the inferior offices of the government with great reputation and eminent capacity. He was at last by his Majesties happy choice and the universal approbation of this country advanced to the council.
His experience in men and business the ?? and dignity and person and behavior attachment to the interests of his country. Knowledge of the laws in general and of the Constitution of his colony in particular. His integrity above all calumny or suspicion the astuteness of his parts and the extensiveness of his genius together with his solidity of sense and judgement which was ever pre-
dominent in all he said or did rendered him not only equal but an ornament to the high office he bore and have made him universally lamented as a most able and impartial judge. And as upright usefull magistrate in all other respects.
Neither was he less conspicuous for a certain majestic plainess of sense and honour which carried him through all parts of private life with an equal dignity and reputation and deservedly obtained him the character of a just good man in all the several dutys and relations of life.
Natus date Nov. 16, 1681
Mortus date Oct. 19, 1742
Annoao Tatis 61