RANDYLL, Morgan (b.1649), of Chilworth, nr. Guildford, Surr.
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Family and Education
b. 7 Oct. 1649, 1st s. of Vincent Randyll by Dorothy, da. of John Duncombe. educ. Wadham, Oxf. 1666; M. Temple 1670, called 1677. m. 5 Feb. 1678, Anne, da. and coh. of Sir Thomas Gould of St. Mary Aldermanbury, London, 2da. of whom one married Gilbert Vane, 2nd Baron Barnard. suc. fa. 1673.
Randyll’s grandfather, Sir Edward Randyll of Albury, acquired Chilworth by marrying the only child of Sir John Morgan (d. 1621). The family owned considerable property round Guildford, including two gun-powder mills. A Tory, and a member of the October Club, Randyll voted consistently against the Administration after 1715. Owing to a succession of contested elections he ‘became so much in debt ... that in 1720 he sold his estate ... to ... one of the directors of the South Sea Company for £29,335’.1 He contested Guildford again in 1722, but was defeated by Thomas Brodrick, put up by Lord Onslow.2 On 14 July 1738 his grandson, Henry Vane, wrote to the 2nd Lord Oxford:
My grandfather Randyll’s ... unhappy affairs oblige him to go to the Fleet to prevent a worse prison. I hope your Lordship will sign the enclosed note ... for £25, a sum absolutely necessary to pay the warden’s fees and buy a few necessaries.3
The date of his death is unknown.