Early Colonial Settlers of Southern Maryland and Virginia's Northern Neck Counties

William Strother

Male Abt 1630 - 1702  (~ 72 years)


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  • Name William Strother 
    Born Abt 1630 
    Gender Male 
    Died 4 Nov 1702  Richmond County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I023622  Tree1
    Last Modified 10 May 2021 

    Family ID F14351  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Dorothy Savage,   b. Bef 1649, Petsworth Parish, Gloucester County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1716, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 69 years) 
    Married Abt 1674  Sittingbourne Parish, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. William Strother,   b. Abt 1665, Gloucester Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jul 1726, Hanover Parish, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 61 years)
     2. Jeremiah Strother,   b. Abt 1667, Sittingbourne Parish, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Mar 1741, Orange County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 74 years)
     3. James Strother,   b. 1670, Sittingbourne Parish, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Apr 1716, Richmond County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 46 years)
     4. Benjamin Strother,   b. 1678, Sittingbourne Parish, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jul 1752, Hanover Parish, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
     5. Robert Strother,   b. 1680, Sittingbourne Parish, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Nov 1735, King George County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years)
     6. Joseph Strother,   b. Bef 1690, Sittingbourne Parish, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Aug 1766, Hanover Parish, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 76 years)
     7. Mary Strother,   b. Abt 1664, Sittingbourne Parish, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1752, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 88 years)
    Last Modified 10 May 2021 
    Family ID F13673  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      William STROTHER, Sr., will; [30] Dec 1700, 4 [Nov] 1702 eld. son William land whereon I now live; sons James, Robert, Benjamin, Joseph; grson. Will STROTHER; wife Dorothy; no ex; wits: James PHILLIPS, Edward LANGEDELL, William SMITH.
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      Appears in records of old Rappahannock Co, Virginia, as early as 12 Jul 1663 to mark his cattle.

      1702 WILL: Richmond Co, Virginia, WB 2, William Strothers (Strother), written 30 Dec 1700, proved 4 Nov 1702. Legatees: eldest son William Strother land testator lived on, after death of said William's mother, son James. wife Dorothy, sons, James, Jeremy, Robert, Benjamin, and Joseph, grandson Will Strother.

      Reference: Historical Southern Families, by Boddie

      William Strother, founder of this family in Virginia, settled in Cittenbourne Parish on the Rappahannock near the present Port Conway.

      The visitation of Northumberland 1615 contains the following chart:

      William Strother married dau. of Edm. Horsley of Milborne, Esq. of Newton, Esq.

      William Strother married Jane, dau. of John Selby of Twysell., Esq. of Newton, Esq.

      Lancelot Strother of Langton married Elinor, dau. of John Coigniers and New, Esq.
      Issue of this union:
      William Strother, Lancelot, John, Anne, Elizabeth, Jane, Elinor, Catherine, and Mary Strother, of Langton and Newton, living in 1615.

      Seal of John Strother of Newton, 1615-"A man on Hourseback."

      A Strother family is also found in and around London.

      William Strother, the first of Virginia, is said to have married Dorothy, dau. of his neighbor, Capt. Anthony Savage, but there seems to be no proof. Old Rappahannock Co. was divided into Richmond and Essex in 1692, and William Strother made his will in Richmond Co, "sick and weak" Oct. 2, 1700, probated Nov. 4, 1702. He bequeathed his eldest son William Strother, 150 acres of land including plantation I live upon--except that while my wife Dorothy shall live she shall peacefully and quietly possess one half of said plantation, with housing, etc. upon her death same is to return to son William,
      to son James 150 acres next to William,
      the remainder of my land to be divided between sons Robert and Benjamin;
      son Joseph to be put to school and to be free at his own disposing at age of 16;
      to grand son Will Strother 2,100 lbs. tbco. to be sent to England and proceeds paid him at age of 10.
      All rest of my personal estate to my loving wife Dorothy, during time of her widowhood, but if she shall marry, said personal estate is to be equally divided between her and my sons James, Jeremiah, Robert, Benjamin, and Joseph.

      Issue of William Strother and Dorothy Savage
      1. William Strother, b.ca 1652, m. Margaret Thornton.
      2. Jeremiah, b. 1655, m. Eleanor.
      3. James Strothcr, d. 1716, dsp.
      4. Robert Strother, d. 1735, m. Elizabeth Berry.
      5. Benjamin Strother, m. Mary Woffendale.
      6. Joseph Strother, b. 1684, d. 1766, m. Margaret Berry.

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      1668-1670 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Deed Book 4, Part I; [Antient Press]; Page 103
      Know all men that I JOHN PROSSER of the County of Rappa. Plantr. for divers good causes me thereunto moveing doe acknowledge to have sold for the some of two thousand five hundred pounds of Tobacco & Caske the some of three hundred acres of land lyeing on the South side of RAPPA, RIVER in the Freshes Begining upon SWANNE CREEKE at a marked Locust and runing to the head Lyne according to the extent & courses of the severall lines faceing upon the River to make the complement of three hundred acres therefore KNOW YEE that I the sd JOHN PROSSER for the valueable consid before menconed have sold from me my heirs forever the aforesd three hundred of land wth the appurt: thereunto belonging unto GEORGE SHEPHEARD his heirs wth warranty from all psons that shall lay any tytle or clayme thereto by from or under mee my heirs the sd GEORGE SHEPHARD his heirs payeing such Rents as are due to his sacred Matie his Maties Successors or Rent gatherers for the sd some of three hundred acres of land to the true pformance of the sd prmises according to all true intents I have heerunto sett my hand & seale this 28 day of Octobr: 1669
      in pnce of us JOHN WAIGHT, JNO, PROSSER
      CHARLES MOMFORD, WM. STROTHER
      Recognitr. in Cur Rappa. 2 die 9bris 1667
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      1668-1670 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Deed Book 4, Part I; [Antient Press]; Page 103
      KNOW ALL MEN by these pntes that I JOHN PROSSER of the County of Rappa. in Virginia planter doe by these pntes acknowledge to have sold for the some of Twenty five pounds Sterl, in hand already recd & divers other good causes & consid. mee thereunto moveing Five hundred acres of land being pt of a Dividend of land of five thousand acres taken upp & graunted unto the sd JOHN PROSSER & THOMAS CHETWOODE the sd five hundred to bee next five hundred acres adjoyneing to the sd MR. CHETWOODEs which is now belonging & in the possession of Lt. Colo. CUTHBERT POTTER unto WM, STROTHER his heirs forever & further I the said JOHN PROSSER doe acknowledge to graunt bargaine & sell unto WILLIAM STROTHER his heirs forever with further warranty from mee my heirs forever hee or they payeing such Rents & Services as is due to his sacred Maty his Successors or Rent gatherers for the five hundred acres & to the true pformance of the abovesd prmises according to all true intents & purposes I doe heerunto sett my hand & seale the 23d of Octobr, 1669
      in the pnce of us JOHN WAIGHT, JOHN PROSSER
      CHARLES MOMFORD, GEORGE SHEPHARD
      Recognr. 20th die Novr. 1669
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      1668-1670 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Deed Book 4, Part I; [Antient Press]; Page 103
      KNOW ALL. MEN by these pntes that I JOHN PROSSER of the County of Rappa Planter doe constitute appoint & ordeyne for me & in my name & in my stead my well beloved friend Mr. THOMAS WHARTON to bee my true & lawfull Atturney and in my name to acknowledge my Deed of Sale unto WILLIAM STROTHER & our Deed of Sale unto GEORGE SHEPHEARD unto them or their Ordr at the next Cart held for the County of Rappa. & what my sd Atturney shall act or doe in the aforesd prmises to be in as full power & force as if I were prsent myselfe. As Witnesse my hand &seale this 23d
      day of Octobr. 1669
      Test CHARLES MOMFORDE JOHN PROSSER
      GEORGE SHEPHEARD
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      1672-1674 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Deed Book 5, Part I; [Antient Press]; Page 119
      WILLIAM STROTHERS Ear marke of his cattle is a cropp on both ears three slitts in the left and four slitts in the right ear
      Record in Cu Com Rappa 2d die July 1673

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