Mary Randolph, daughter of William Jr "Col, William Jr Randolph" Randolph, Chancellor Randolph and Elizabeth Peyton "Elizabeth Beverly" Beverly.
Born 1704 at Turkey Island, Henrico, VA, died 1772, 67 or 68 years
Mary Randolph [RA.1.4] married John Price of Wales. They were the parents of four.
Married ± 1740 (approximately 32 years married) to:
Born 1715 at Wales, Henrico Co., VA, died UNKNOWN
"Rocketts" built by Captain Thomas Price in 1735, the same year as the Fork
Church, by the same masons & carpenters and using many of the same
materials. In Hanover County, next door (in country-speak) to Scotchtown.
Captain Thomas Price was the son of Mary Randolph & John Price. He married
Barbara Winston. It was a post office during the Revolution and the site of
many skirmishes. Gen. Lafayette was staying there when Cornwallis
approached, but fled before Cornwallis arrived. During the Civil War Gen.
Stonewall Jackson and his troops were quartered there for a short while.
The description I have says it is 12 rooms, each 25 x 25 feet, the brick
walls are nearly 2 feet thick. Two stories in the front, 3 stories in the
back becasue of the hill. all nails are handmade.
Rocketts was later owned by Polish nobleman Dr. Czeslaw Lukaszkiewicz,
married to a granddaughter of Capt. Price, and he bought Rocketts in 1936,
restored it and lived there for awhile. In the 1980's it was the home of Ed
Stevens & the thoroughbred race horses he raised & trained there. I'm
embarrassed to say I don't know who owns it now. (Embarrassed because Capt.
Price was my g-g-g-grandfather and I love Rocketts -- wish it had passed in
Nowadays it's called Rocketts Mill -- there's an old mill at the foot of the
hill on New Found River.
What was the context of the announce in the Whig? I'm really curious.
----- Original Message -----
From: lewis tyler
Sent: Tuesday, December 14, 1999 7:36 PM
Subject: [VAHENRIC] "Rocketts"
> I have a reference to "Rocketts" from the Newspaper "The Richmond Whig &
> Public Advertiser" dated 2-23-1833. I think that "Rocketts" is a location
> or building, perhaps an Inn or tavern, a city park, a city dock, etc.in
> Richmond, VA. area in 1833.
> Can anyone help identify "Rocketts?"
1. Thomas Price, Capt
Born Aug 29, 1754 at VA, died Dec 21, 1836 at Hanover, VA at home "Rocketts", 82 years
2. Elizabeth Price
Born 1745, died UNKNOWN
3. Jane Price
Born 1749 at VA, died UNKNOWN
4. Randolph Price
Born 1752, died UNKNOWN
5. John Price
Born 1756 at VA, died UNKNOWN