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Lecture: “Spring Bank, Home of John Stark Ravenscroft” by Randolph Hooks

when: Apr. 11, 2019

Please contact the Joel Lane Museum House with the names of those who will attend. Nametags will serve as tickets.

Event: Lecture: “Spring Bank - The Lunenburg County, Virginia, Home of John Stark Ravenscroft,” a talk by Randolph Hooks

Time: Thursday, April 11, 2019, 7:00 pm

Location: Mordecai Historic Site Visitor Center, 1101 Wake Forest Road, Raleigh, NC 27604. Parking is available on Cedar and Mimosa Streets, with handicapped spots on both. Cedar is closest to the Visitor Center, but it’s a short, pleasant walk through the park from Mimosa Street.

Admission: $16 General Public; $11 Members and Students, available through the Joel Lane Museum House or at

Contact Information: tel: (919) 833-3431; email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

E. Randolph Hooks will discuss his restoration of Spring Bank, the house built in 1793 for John Stark Ravenscroft (1772-1830) and his wife Anne Spotswood Burwell (1773-1814) in Lunenburg County, Virginia. Ravenscroft became the first Episcopal bishop of North Carolina in 1823 and is buried in Raleigh’s Christ Church. Mr. Hooks will provide background on the Ravenscrofts, carpenter John Inge, stone mason Jacob Shelor, and Ravenscroft’s aunt, Lady Jean Skipwith, married to Sir Peyton Skipwith of Prestwould Plantation.

Until his retirement in February 2018, Randolph Hooks was Managing Director and Associate General Counsel at JPMorgan Chase in New York, overseeing the legal aspects of the firm’s underwriting of municipal bonds. Randolph was born and raised in Fayetteville, North Carolina, attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and law school at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. He lived in New York City for the last twenty years, but now lives in rural Lunenburg County, Virginia.

Tickets available here.

Lecture: “Spring Bank, Home of John Stark Ravenscroft” by Randolph Hooks
Lecture: “Spring Bank, Home of John Stark Ravenscroft” by Randolph Hooks
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