John Randolph was a lawyer from Williamsburg in the British colony of Virginia.
Randolph was born in Williamsburg into one of the most prominent families of Virginia. His father was Sir John Randolph, the only colonial Virginian to be knighted.
He served as king"s attorney for Virginia from 1766 until he left for Britain at the outset of the American Revolution. They had three children. In 1774, he wrote "Considerations on the Present State of Virginia", in which he called for reconciliation between his fellow colonists and Great Britain.
When hostilities began, Randolph fled to Scotland with Governor Dunmore.
In Scotland, Randolph continued to promote reconciliation between Great Britain and the colonies. When Randolph died in Brompton, London, in 1784, his last request was to be buried in Virginia.
"Considerations on the Present State of Virginia".