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Elizabeth (Carver) Randall (bef. 1618 - 1672)

Elizabeth Randall formerly Carver
Born before in Filby, Norfolk, Englandmap
Wife of — married about 1640 in Scituate, Plymouth Colony, New Englandmap
Descendants descendants
Died after age 54 in Scituate, Plymouth Colonymap
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Elizabeth (Carver) Randall migrated to New England during the Puritan Great Migration (1620-1640).
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[Note: LNAB Carver see: NEHGR:v 146: p. 234]

[Note: Her stepmother widow Grace (Walker) Carver, remarried Michael Barstow NEHGR V.146}

[Note: LNAB Randall, Frank Alfred. Randall and allied families : William Randall (1609-1693) of Scituate and his descendants, with ancestral families incorrectly identifies her as Elizabeth Barstow]

[Note: Marriage estimated based on births of children]


Elizabeth Carver, and her twin sister Susanna, were baptized at Filby, Norfolk, England on October 15, 1618, daughter of Richard and Margaret (Skurrie) Carver. Her mother Margaret was buried in November, 1618, shortly after their births.[1]

Elizabeth traveled to New England with her father Richard and his then wife Grace (Walker), and twin sister Susanna.[1] They registered for passage from Ipswich England on the John and Dorethey, master William Andrewes in April 11, 1637, as follows:

Richard Carvear, of Skratby, c. Suffolk, husbandman aged 60 years
Grace, his wife, aged 40 years
Elizabeth, aged 18 years
Susanna, aged 18 years, being twins[2]

They settled at Watertown, Massachusetts. Richard Carver's will, written December 18, 1638 and proved September 9, 1641, names his wife Grace and daughters Susanna and Elizabeth Carver.[1]

Elizabeth married William Randall c1640 in Scituate, Plymouth Colony, New England,[1] son of Simon Randall and Jane Stephens.[3][4]

Elizabeth's step-mother, Grace (Walker) Carver, remarried in New England to Micheal Barstow,[1] and in his will of June, 1674, Michael Barstow left bequests to Elizabeth, wife of William Randall, and Susan, wife of William Perry.[5]

Research notes

Scituate Births/Baptisms[6]

Randall, Joeph (sic) s. Will, Mar. ___, 1642. (p. 307)
Randall, Hannah d. Will[iam], Mar., 1644; Hanna ch. W[i]ll,l bp. Nov. 23, 1645. CR1. (p. 306)
Randall, Sarah ch. W[i]ll, bp. Nov. 23, 1645. CR 2. (p. 307)
Randall, William s. William, Dec. __, 1647. (p. 308)
Randall, John, s. William, Apr. __, 1650. (p. 307)
Randall, Elizabeth d. William, Oct. __, 1652. (p. 306)
Randall, Job s. Will[iam] Feb. 8, 1654.(p. 306)
Randall, Benjamin s. William. bp. Nov. 8. 1657. CR 2. (p. 305)
Randall, Isaack s. William, bp. Jan. 9, 1658. CR 2. (p. 306)


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Anderson, Robert C. The Wives of Michael Barstow and Richard Carver of Watertown, Massachusetts, and The Identity of the Wives of William Randall of Scituate and William Perry of Marshfield, in: The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Vol. 146, NEHGS, Boston, Massachusetts, 1992, p. 230-4
  2. Hotten: James C. The Original Lists of Persons of Quality; Emigrants; Religious Exiles; Political Rebels; Serving Men sold for a term of years; apprentices; children stolen; maidens pressed; and others who went from Great Britain to the American Plantations, 1600-1700 : with their ages and the names of the ships in which they embarked, and other interesting particulars; from mss. preserved in the State Paper Department of Her Majesty's Public Record Office, England, London, England, 1874 p. 289-91
  3. Randall, F. A. 1883-1950. (1943). Randall and allied families: William Randall (1609-1693) of Scituate and his descendants, with ancestral families. Chicago: Raveret-Weber printing company.
  4. Pane-Joyce Genealogy Elizabeth Carver and William Randall
  5. Anderson, Robert C., George F. Sanborn, Jr., and Melinde Lutz Sanborn. Great Migration: Immigrants to New England, 1634-1635, Volume I, A-B, NEHGS, Boston, Massachusetts, 1999 p. 172 (Online database. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2008.)
  6. Vital records of Scituate, Massachusetts: to the year 1850, Volume 1 -Births, NEHGS, Boston, Massachusetts, 1909

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Carver-379 and Carver-3 appear to represent the same person because: Meant to be same wife of William Randall.
posted by Joe Cochoit
Please change her LNAB to Carver.

Attach her to her correct father Richard Carver =

And to her correct mother: Margaret Skurrie = Thanks.

posted by Chris Hoyt
I can find no Barstows listed in the online ship passenger list for Truelove Sept 1635.
posted by Weldon Smith
It appears that this Elizabeth (395) is missing a generation, and so is currently attached to her grandather born 1565 as parent in error. Her true father should instead be Matthew Jr., born 1590, with this profile:

posted by Steven Mix

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