Attended College William and Mary. Studied law Gray’s Inn, London, England., 1715-1717.
Admitted to English bar, 1717. Clerk Virginia House of Burgesses, 1718-1734, speaker, 1734-1737. Attorney general Virginia, 1728.
Diplomat from Virginia to London to obtain changes in tobacco trade laws, and in charter of College William and Mary, 1728, 32. Created knight, 1732. Treasurer Virginia, 1734-1735.
Author: Virginia Colonial Decisions, the Reports by Sir John Randolph and by Edward Barradall, 1728-1741, posthumously published 1909.
Married Susanna Beverly, before 1721, at least 2 children, John, Peyton.