Ned was an enslaved man who was owned by William Randolph of Turkey Island (the first Randolph to lay claim to the land which would become Tuckahoe). Being explicitly named in Randolph’s will, it is likely he was a trusted manservant. When Randolph died in 1711, he specified that “my negroe man named Ned, my Negroe woman named — and her children, vizt. Bowswer, Nanny, Judy, Neddy, and Ruth” be passed along to his wife, Mary Randolph. Though the language is somewhat unclear, it is believed that the others named were Ned’s wife and children. No other information has been found on any of these workers at this time.