from History of Scituate, Massachusetts: From its First Settlement to 1831 by Samuel Deane
William Randall came into Scituate before 1640. His farm was on the brook that falls into Till's or Dwelley's creek. His house was in the valley, twenty rods north of the brook on the west side of the way, where stands the mansion of Elisha Foster, sen. late deceased.
There is no record of his marriage here. He probably married at Rhode Island, where we find some traces of him as early as 1636; or in Marshfield, where he seems to have been 1637.
He was an enterprising and useful man in many respects; but unfortunately for himself, appears to have been litigious. There are several disputes on the Colony records, which he prosecuted with his neighbors about bounds of lands, and when the causes were decided against him, he seems not to have submitted very quietly. He was fined [in] 1660, "for striking Edward Wanton" in one of these disputes and in 1664,
for breaking the King's peace by poakeing Jeremiah Hatch with a ho-pole, was fined 3s. 4d. Colony Records.
He, with his wife, were of the party that gained much strength from 1650 to 1670, which held it unlawful to pay religious teachers. His goods were occasionally taken by the constable. On one of these occasions, [in] "1654 William Randall's wife fined for abusing the Constable, Walter Hatch." Colony Records. After these troubles, they both settled down to quiet members of Mr. Witherell's church.
Their children were
Sarah, born 1640,
Benjamin 1656, Isaac 1658.