Richard Randolph, of Morton Hall (in Moreton Morrell, Warwickshire, England), Gent., was born before 24 February 1621/2. He was a younger son of William Randolph and his 2nd wife Dorothy (Lane).  He was baptized 24 February 1621/2 at Little Houghton, Northamptonshire, where his father was then steward to Lord Zouche. 
On 4 Feb 1644/5 he married Elizabeth Ryland, daughter of John Ryland of Warwickshire, gent., at St. Margaret Pattens church in London, England They lived in Moreton Hall after their marriage  and they became the parents of 8 known children, four sons and four daughters.
Richard appears to have been a surveyor: a writ dated 28 February 1654/5 (1655 in modern reckoning), which related to an enclosure at Overfield, Wellesbourne Mountford, Warwickshire, refers to the enclosed lands being surveyed by Richard Randolph, gent, "expert in the art of surveyinge."
Richard died in Dublin, Ireland in 1678/9.
Stanard's article on the Randolph family gives a death date of 1671. This may be a slip, and is contradicted by the 1681 Visitation of Northamptonshire, which gives 1678. Stanard also appears to be the source for the death place of Dublin, which Douglas Richardson accepts.
The book, Peyton Randolph and Revolutionary Virginia, states that Richard's brother, Henry Randolph returned from Virginia in either 1666 or 1669 and that by this time Richard and his wife Elizabeth had moved to Dublin 
A second source, the article on Richard's son William from The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography by Margaret Sankey, states that Richard and his family moved to Dublin during the interregnum, 1649-1660. This is the time in England's history from when Charles I was executed until his son, Charles II was restored to the throne.
Richard's daughter, Margaret Randolph was born in 1657 in Moreton Morrell, so the family's move to Dublin had to be after she was born. 
Therefore, there is a good chance that the Richard Randolph family moved to Dublin, Ireland between 1657 and 1660.
The reason for the move is yet unknown, but one can speculate that it must have offered the family an opportunity for a better life in Dublin. Richard may have worked there as a surveyor, as he did earlier in Warwickshire.
↑ Ancestry.com. Northamptonshire, England, Church of England Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1532-1812 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2014. Northamptonshire Record Office; Northampton, England; Register Type: Parish Registers; Reference Numbers: 176P/3 Accessed on ancestry.com, December 2019: Record on Ancestry (requires subscription) and free image on Ancestry
↑ 3.03.13.23.3 Stanard, W. G. The Randolph Family.The William and Mary Quarterly, vol. 7, no. 2, 1898, pp. 122–124. JSTOR
↑ Ancestry.com. London, England, Church of England Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1538-1812 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. London Metropolitan Archives; London, England; Reference Number: P69/MGT4/A/001/MS05287/001 Accessed on ancestry.com, December 2019. Ancestry Record 1624 #7536395 (requires subscription). view free Ancestry Sharing Image.
↑ 5.005.015.025.035.045.055.065.075.085.095.105.11The Visitation of the County of Northampton in the Year 1681; edited and annotated by Rev. Henry Isham Longden. Harleian Society Pulbications, Vol. 87 (1935). Online at HathiTrust pages 173-177. (The last 2 daughters are added by the editor.) An extensive pedigree chart, mostly not from the Visitation, but compiled by the editor from wills and registers.
↑ 6.06.1 Sankey, Margaret D.'"Randolph, William (1650–1711), Colonist in America." Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Oxford University Press, September 23, 2004. ODNB
↑ Randolph, Robert M. Peyton Randolph and Revolutionary Virginia. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, 2020.
↑ “Interregnum (England).” Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, November 13, 2019. Wikipedia.
Richardson, Douglas. Magna Carta Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families, 4 vols., ed. Kimball G. Everingham. 2nd edition (Salt Lake City, UT: the author, 2011). See also WikiTree's source page for Magna Carta Ancestry.
Richardson, Douglas. Royal Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families, 5 vols., ed. Kimball G. Everingham (Salt Lake City, UT: the author, 2013). See also WikiTree's source page for Royal Ancestry.
Randolph, Jefferson Anderson: The Tuckahoe Randolphs, in V.M.H.B, Vol. 45, no. 1 (Jan 1937), p. 55-86. Family traditions of Randolph origins (pp. 65-67).
Randolph, Jefferson Anderson: Supplement to the Tuckahoe Randolphs, in V.M.H.B, Vol. 45, no. 4 (Oct 1937), 392-405. Baptisms of Richard's children (p. 392).
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