Peyton Randolph House

Williamsburg
VA

The Peyton Randolph House in
Colonial Williamsburg

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Originally built in 1715, it was purchased in 1721 by Randolph’s father — who built a second structure — and willed it to his son. Peyton Randolph built a middle structure to unify the whole. Part of Colonial Williamsburg.
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No man ever loved Massachusetts with greater intensity than did [Massachusetts Royal Governor] Thomas Hutchinson. He had written her history, fought for her boundaries, re-established her currency, seen to it that her courts and judicial system were kept to a high standard. He had honestly believed in the centralization of power, and that the centre should be in London. The side which won did not, and yet their grandchildren (two of Paul Revere’s among them) were to be dying within a century for the centralization of power in the Federal Government. Hutchinson lost everything by backing the wrong system at the wrong time.... Yet if the other side had won, Thomas Hutchinson would undoubtedly be regarded as one of our great patriots.

Esther Forbes
Paul Revere & The World He Lived In (1942)