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Ariana Jenings Randolph

  • Born 1730 in Annapolis, Maryland
  • Parents: Edmund and Ariana Bordley Jenings
  • Siblings: Peter and Edmund
  • Educated at home like most genteel colonial young ladies
  • Married John "the Tory" Randolph
  • Children: Edmund, Susannah Beverly, and Ariana
  • Urban housewife in Williamsburg until September 1775
  • Resided in London November 1775 until February 1801
  • Died February 1801 in London, England

Following the death of her husband, John, in 1784, Ariana remained in London. Even though John's body was later brought back to Virginia for burial, Ariana never returned to North America. She is buried in England.