Elizabeth Randolph, daughter of William III Randolph and Ann Carlin Harrison.
Born 1742 at Wilton, Henrico, VA, died UNKNOWN
Virginia Prominent Families Vol 1-4
4. Elizabeth Randolph, b. 1742. Married (1762) Philip Grymes, of Middlesex Co., Va.
Elizabeth Randolph, c. 1755
John Wollaston (1730s–1775)
Oil on canvas
Gift of Kate Brander Mayo Skipwith Williams, 1947.71
At the time she sat for John Wollaston, Elizabeth Randolph (born c. 1750–died before 1773) was just beginning to learn genteel behavior, for she was probably not much more than five or six years of age. Nonetheless, she already could dress in the manner of and assume the bearing of a lady. A cold and stark masonry frame derived from the European portrait tradition enframes her. This convention may seem odd for an image of a young child, but it served to convey the sitter's Old World heritage. Wollaston gave patron William Randolph III not only a portrait of a beloved daughter but also made clear to all this heir's expected place in society.
Married 1762 (42 or 43 years married) to:
Philip Ludwell Grymes, son of Philip Grymes and Mary Randolph.
Born Apr 5, 1746 at Brandon, Middlesex, VA, died May 18, 1805 at Middlesex Co., VA, 59 years, 1st marriage to: Elizabeth Randolph, 2nd marriage to: Sarah Randolph, 3rd marriage to: Judith Wormeley