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

Anthony Strother

Male 1710 - 1765  (55 years)


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  • Name Anthony Strother  [1
    Born 1 Aug 1710  Hanover Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 10 Dec 1765  Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I023690  Tree1
    Last Modified 18 Sep 2019 

    Father 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) 
    Mother Margaret Thornton,   b. 14 Aug 1676, Petsworth Parish, Gloucester County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1739, Hanover Parish, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 64 years) 
    Married 2 Apr 1698  Sittingbourne Parish, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F14411  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Beheathland Storke,   b. 27 Dec 1716, Hanover Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Dec 1753, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 36 years) 
    Married 25 Aug 1733  St. Paul's Parish, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • 1733 MAR: St. Paul's Parish, King George County, Virginia. Anthony Strother of St George's Parish and Beheathland Storke of this Parish married 25 Aug by Rev. David Stuart.
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      URL: http://www.rootsweb.com/~vastaffo/marriages/1700marriagerz.htm
      URL title: Stafford County Marriage Records - 1700s

      Beheathland Storke of this Parish and Anthony Strother of St. George’s Parish, August 25, 1733.
    Children 
     1. William Strother,   b. 27 Aug 1734, St. Paul's Parish, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Mar 1743/44, St. Paul's Parish, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 9 years)
     2. Anthony Strother,   b. 10 May 1736, St. Paul's Parish, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1790, Albion, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years)
     3. Elizabeth Strother,   b. 22 Sep 1738, St. Paul's Parish, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Aug 1745, St. Paul's Parish, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 6 years)
     4. Margaret Strother,   b. 23 Sep 1740, St. Paul's Parish, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Feb 1740/41, St. Paul's Parish, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     5. John Strother,   b. 11 Feb 1741/42, St. Paul's Parish, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1765, Culpeper County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 24 years)
     6. Francis Strother,   b. 23 Nov 1743, St. Paul's Parish, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Aug 1745, St. Paul's Parish, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
     7. Alice Strother,   b. 18 Jan 1744/45, St. Paul's Parish, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Mar 1744/45, St. Paul's Parish, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     8. William Strother,   b. 30 Apr 1746, St. Paul's Parish, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1773, St. Paul's Parish, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 26 years)
     9. Elizabeth 'Betty' Strother,   b. 8 Aug 1747, St. Paul's Parish, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Sep 1748, St. Paul's Parish, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
     10. Benjamin Strother,   b. 25 Jun 1750, St. Paul's Parish, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Oct 1807, Jefferson County, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years)
     11. Storke Strother,   b. 12 Apr 1752, St. Paul's Parish, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     12. Beheathland Strother,   b. 2 Dec 1753, St. Paul's Parish, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 18 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F14474  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Mary James,   b. 8 Dec 1736, Fredericksburg, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Nov 1822, Russell County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Married 8 Mar 1754  Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. James Storke Strother,   b. 19 Nov 1755, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Oct 1819, Russel County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)
     2. Mary Strother,   b. 2 Jun 1757, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. George Strother,   b. 1 Sep 1760, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Sep 1769, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 9 years)
     4. Elizabeth Strother,   b. 20 Jul 1763, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 18 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F14475  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      STAFFORD COUNTY VA WILL BOOK O; 1748-1767; THE ANTIENT PRESS p.515 In Name of God Amen I ANTHONY STROTHER of Parish of Overwharton County of Stafford do make this my last will & Testament.
      I give unto my beloved Wife MARY, the use of a Mulatto girl named Hannah with increase, as also the power of disposing of her, or them, as she shall think fit among my children.
      I give my Daughter MARY, a Negroe girl named Nancy and her increase to her .. heirs with this proviso, that if my Daughter should die without Lawful issue then said girl go to my Daughter BETTY and if she dies before having lawful Issue, then she and her Increase to be divided amongst my wife and children as hereafter directed.
      1 desire that what ever Estate I may have left, after payment of my Debts, shall be applyed to the Support of my wife, & the children I have, or may have by her, during the time she remains a widow, or after, so as not to exceed ten years from the time of my death & then to be divided in Equal shares between her and all my children excepting my Son ANTHONY, for whom I have done more than I expect to be able to do for the others.
      And lastly, I appoint my beloved wife MARY STROTHER whole & sole Executrix .. 29th August 1765. Anthony Strother
      Will Payne, Mary Thrailkeld, Tho. Trailkeld
      Stafford SC October Court 1766 Will presented by Mary Strother Exx therein named who refusing to take upon her the burthen of the Execution thereof, and will proved is admitted to record, & administration with the said will annexed granted JOS. JONES Esqr. having perform'd what is usual in such cases.
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      Minnis-Yates, Freer-Bent, Ruggles, and other relations
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      Anthony Strother was b. Aug. 1, 1710; and d. Dec. 10, 1765. He was a merchant in Fredericksburg. In 1751, Gov. Dinwiddie, who had appointed James Patton, Joshua Fry, and Lunsford Lomax commissioners to treat with the Indians, wrote Col. Patton to proceed immediately to Fredericksburg "and there receive from Mr. Strother the goods sent as a present by his majesty to the Indians." He lived across the river from the town, and the Fredericksburg ferry was on his land (a neighbor of Augustine Washington, the father of George Washington, cp). On Jan. 27, I734, he received a grant for 600 acres in Spotsylvania County, on "Goard Vine Fork." In I739 William Thornton conveyed to Anthony Strother and Beheathland his wife, 250 acres below the Falls of the Rappahannock in King George Co. He married 1) Aug 25,1733, Beheathland Starke, b. Dec. 27, 1716, who d. after Dec. 2, I753: and (2) in 1754, Mary James, b. Dec 8, 1736. The names of the children, with dates below, are from the family bible.

      Children, by his first wife:
      (1) William Strother, b. Aug. 29, 1734; d. March 18, 1743/4.
      (2) Anthony
      (3) Elizabeth, b. Sept. 22, 1738; d. Aug. 3, 1745.
      (4) Margaret, b. Sept. 23, 1740; d. Feb. 4, 1740/1.
      (5) John, b. Feb. 11, 1741/2.
      (6) Francis, b. Nov. 23, 1743; d. Aug. I5, 1745.
      (7) Alice, b. Jan. 18, 1744/5; d. March 18, 1744/5.
      (8) William, b. April 30, 1746.
      (9) Betty, b. Aug. 8, 1747; d. Sep. 10, 1748.
      (10Benjamin, b. Jun 25, 1750; d. 1805; in 1776 entered the Virginia Navy, served three years; later he entered the land service and there remained until the end of the war; m. Kittie Price. He settled in Berkeley, now Jefferson County, and built "Park Forest," near Charlestown. His daughters were Mrs. Benjamin Pendleton, Mrs. J. M. Crane, Mrs. Cato Moore, Mrs. Richard Duffeld. His son, John Strother, b. Nov. 18,1782, entered the U.S. Army and served 1813-15; m. Sept. 7, 1815, Elizabeth Pendleton Hunter, sister of Hon. Andrew Hunter; was clerk of Berkeley; and d. Jan. 16, 1862. David Hunter Strother, "Porte Crayon," b. Sep. 26, 1816, was a son.
      (11)Starke, b. April 12, 1752.
      (12)Beheathland, b. Dec. 2, 1753.

      By his second wife:
      (13)James
      (14)Mary
      (15)George, b. Sept. 1, 1760; d. Dec 6, 1769.
      (16)Betty, b. July 20, 1763.
      (Owen, William Strother of VA, 1898, pp. 14-15).

      1733 MAR: St. Paul's Parish, King George County, Virginia. Anthony Strother of St George's Parish and Beheathland Storke of this Parish married 25 Aug by Rev. David Stuart.

      1734 LAND: Orange Co, Virginia. Anthony Strother patented a tract of land under the doubletop mountain in what was then St. Mark's Parish and later became Brumfield Parish, first in Culpeper Co and then Madison County, Virginia (Green, Notes on Culpeper County, Virginia, Vol I, p. 83, 1900).

      1735 DEED: Orange Co, Virginia, DB 1-31, 19 May 1735, Anthony Strother wit.

      1737 LIST: Chancery Court, ENG, Jun. Anthony Strother of King George was on a list of VA planters owing money to William Loney (NGS Quarterly Vol 64, Dec 1976, No 4, p. 292).

      1739 TAX: Orange Co, Virginia, Anthony Strother's Quarter, 5 tithables in the precinct of James Pickett, Constable. This designation means that Anthony was an absentee owner (FTM CD #174, p. 295).

      1744 WILL: Orange Co, Virginia, 28 Jun, Anthony Strother inventory of John Corley.

      1749 COURT: Fairfax Co, Virginia, 18 May, the action of Anthony Strother against Leonard Dozier; the defendant filed his plea which the plaintiff joins and the trial is referred to the next Court.

      1758 MIL: Winchester, Virginia, 25 Jul, ltr from Charles Dick to George Washington mentions Capt. Anthony Strother.

      1760 LTR: Fredericksburg, Virginia, 18 May, Anthony Strother to Col. George Washington. mentions "your Father" and Mr. and Mrs. John Grant probably referring to the sale of "Ferry Farm".

      1760 DEED: Augusta Co, Virginia, DB 8-418, Anthony Strother and Mary his wife of Spotsylvania 532 acres to Randel Lockhart, purchased by Anthony of John Pickens on 23 Mar 1753.

      1766 WILL: Stafford, Virginia, prob. Oct. Anthony Strother, directs his property to be kept together as a whole for ten years, and then sold and the proceeds equally divided between his widow and children.

      Father: William STROTHER b: Abt 1665
      Mother: Margaret THORNTON b: 2 APR 1678 in Gloucester,VA

      Marriage 1 Beheathland STORKE b: 27 DEC 1716
      Married: 25 AUG 1733 in St Paul's Parish,King George,VA
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      Spotsylvania County Records , Page 57
      Henry Willis, admr. of Mildred Willis, decd., with Anthony Strother, sec. Oct. 6, 1747.
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      Page 95 WILL OF WILLIAM STROTHER
      In the Name of God Amen. I William Strother of the County of King George in the Colony of Virginia, Gent., being sick and weak of body but of sound and perfect memory thanks be to God for the same, do make and ordain this my last Will & Testament hereby revoking making null & void all others by me formerly made.
      Imps I give and bequeath my whole estate both real and person-al to be equally divided between my dear and loving wife Margaret Strother and my six children namely Elizabeth, Alice, Agatha, Margaret, Anne & Jane Strother and further it is my will and desire that my lands in Prine William County and King George County be sold to the highest bidder in Money & Tobacco by my Executor here-after named if she thinks convenient and the money thereon arising be equally divided as aforesaid. And my will and desire is that if my wife should dye before such sale be made that my brother Anthony Strother by these presents have full power and authority to sell the same in manner aforesaid if he shall think convenient and the money thereon arising to be equally divided among my children above named.
      Lastly I do hereby constitute ordain and appoint my dear and loving wife Margaret Strother my whole and sole Executor of this my last Will & Testament. In Wittnes whereof I have hereunto set my
      hand and seal this twentieth day of November Anno Dom. 1732. *******
      Wm Strother *SEale* ******* Sealed published & declared
      in the presence of us R: Rogers
      His
      George [ T.: ] Sympson Mark
      Mary Higginson
      At a Court held for King George County the 2d day of March 1732 [1732/3]. d
      The last Will & Testament of William Strother, Gent., Dece., was presnted into Court by Margaret Strother his Widow and Executrix who made oath thereto and the same was proved by the oath of Richard Rogers and admitted to record.
      Copes Test:
      T: Turner Cl: Cur
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      1722-1749 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Will Book A, Administration Bonds; [William Armstrong Crozier];
      £200 Knight Burbridge, admr. of William Burbridge, decd., with Anthony Strother, gent., sec. July 3, 1744.
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      1722-1749 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Will Book A, Administration Bonds; [William Armstrong Crozier]; £1000 Henry Willis, admr. of Mildred Willis, decd., with Anthony Strother, sec. Oct. 6, 1747.
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      1749-1759 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Will Book B, Administration Bonds; [William Armstrong Crozier]; £100 Anthony Strother, admr. of Elizabeth Houston, decd., with Moseley Battaley, sec. Aug. 6, 1754.
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      1762-1772 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Will Book D; [William Armstrong Crozier];
      LEWIS, William, Fredericksburg, d. Jan 27, 1763, p. July 4, 1763.
      Wit. Hugh Mercer, Wm. Knox, William Hartwell.
      Ex. wife, Sarah Lewis; Charles Yates; Joseph Brock; Edward Herndon.
      Leg. son, James Lewis, the lot I purchased from Anthony Strother;
      sons John, William, Benjamin and George; wife, Sarah Lewis. (page 61)
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      Prince William County VA
      22 Oct 1732 - Exec Journals.

      Tobacco Inspector at:

      QUANTICO = John Turley & Thomas Osbourne
      Hunting Creek = John Awbrey & Lewis Elzey,
      Falmouth = Anthony Strother & Francis Thornton,
      Pohich = Edward Berry, Francis Awbrey
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      1734-1742 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Deed Book C; [William Armstrong Crozier];
      May 17, 1734. Benjamin Rush of King George Co. to Anthony Strother of Spts. Co. £40 curr., 387 a. in St. Mark's Par., Spts. Co., in fork of Rappk. River, granted sd. Rush by pat. May 11, 1726. Frans. Thornton, junr., Robt. Biscoe, Peter Daniell. May 7, 1734. Amey, wife of Benjamin Rush, acknowledged her dower.
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      1735-1743 King George County Deed Book 2 (Antient Press); pp. 269-271
      Indenture made 9th January 1738 between WILLIAM THORNTON King George County & ANTHONY STROTHER of same .. hath leased Tract on Rappahannock River about two miles below the Falls containing about 225 acres unto ANTHONY STROTHER & BEHETHALAN his wife during the time that he or she shall think fit to .. abide thereon .. provided that .. do not at any time presume to clear cut down or tend any Ground that bath not been heretofore cleared .. nor cut down wood except such shall be necessary .. nor deliver right to any other person .. if Strother do move they are to pay Rents .. further agreed if William Thornton sell said Land .. he may without any hindrance .. to pay rent for first year ending at Chrismass next 930 pounds good Tobacco in one cask convenient to some Landing in King George County .. like quantity for second year .. the Third year to be Rent free so to continue .
      Presence Jeas. Mackie, Will: Thornton
      Benja: Strother, Margaret x Strother Antho. Strother
      At a court held 7th September 1739 .. Lease recorded.
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      Prince William County, Virginia Deeds {June Whitehurst Johnson}: Liber D; 1738 - 1740; Pages 394-398. Oct. 15, 1739. William Thornton of Parish of Brunswick King George, Gent. and Frances his wife to John Frogg of Parish of Hamilton Pr. Wm., merchant....for 25 lbs. curr. money....50a....tract in Hamilton Parish in tenure of William Stevens, engineer line of John Allen....as near as may be upon a square so to include the plantation now in occupation of Nathanell Dodd on sd. 50 a....deeds of lease and release.
      Wm. Thornton
      Frances Thornton
      Wits: John Grant, Anthony Strother, William Thornton Jr.
      Rec'd. of John Frogg sum of 25 lbs. curr. money Oct. 16, 1739.
      At Ct. May 26, 1740 this release was proved by oaths of John Grant and William Thornton Jr.
      At Ct. June 23, 1740 this release was further proved by Anthony Strother wit. thereto to be deed of William Thornton and Frances his wife.
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      1742-1751 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Deed Book D; [William Armstrong Crozier];
      1744 John x Elson of St. Geo. Par., Spts. Co., mortgage to Anthony Strother of sd. Par. and Co., Gent. £100. 175 a. in Spts. Co., St. Geo. Par., and goods and chattels as security, etc. Wit., Z. Lewis, Wm. Waller.
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      1742-1751 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Deed Book D; [William Armstrong Crozier];
      1744 William Potter of Fredericksburg, barber, mortgage to Anthony Strother of Fredksburg, Mercht. £10 7s. 11d. curr. Goods and chattels as security, etc. Witnesses, Frans. Tyler, John Prince.
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      1743-1753 King George County Deed Book 3 (Antient Press); pp. 276-277
      Indenture made 7th July 1748 between LAWRENCE WASHINGTON and NATHANIEL CHAPMAN Gent., Executors of the last will & testament of AUGUSTINE WASHINGTON of King George County Gent. deceased of one part and ANTHONY STROTHER of said County Gent. of other part .. Whereas the said Washington in his lifetime was seized in his Demesne as of fee of & in one certain tract in said county King George 165 acres more or less bounded thus .. Beginning at a Stake in the Edge of Burwells old field being the dividing corner between this Land and the Land of the said Anthony Strother, thence North .. West to North side Drummonds Race ground thence South to a beach, maple & white oak on the lower side of Claiborns run .. down run .. to line of said Strother little below a steep Ivy bank and lastly along Strother's line to beginning, the said Land being part of a Pattent for 2000 acres formerly granted to JOHN CATLETT Gent. Deced the 22d June 1666, and by sundry means .. said land became vested in Augustine Washington and whereas the said Washington (being so seized of said land) by his Last Will & Testament in Writing bearing date 11th April 1743, duly proved & recorded, did give & bequeath the said Land to his Son GEORGE WASHINGTON (An Infant) and afterwards in his said will did add a Clause in these words .. And Whereas some proposals have been made by Mr. Anthony Strother for purchasing a piece of Land whereon MATTHEW TIFFIER lately lived .. Now if my Executors should think fit for the benefit of my Son George then I hereby Impower them to make a Conveyance of the said Land & premises to the said Anthony Strother and whereas the said Lawrence Washington & Nathaniel Chapman Executors as aforesaid of said August Washington have thought that the selling said land and applying the purchase Money to the use of sd George will be greatly to the benefit & advantage of the said George Washington therefore, this Indenture witnesseth .. in Pursuance of trust reposed in them by the Will, and in consideration of One hundred Ten Sterling money of England .. sold 165 acres ..
      Presence Fras: Thornton, Lawr: Washington
      James Waugh, Rob: Jackson, Natha. Chapman
      Henry Tyler, Alexr. Campbell,
      Richard Hooe, Danl. Campbell, Jno. Hamilton
      At a court held 3rd March 1748 .. This Deed under hands & seales of Lawr. Washington & Natha. Chapman to Antho. Strother, together with receipt for consideration money .. recorded.
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      1742-1751 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Deed Book D; [William Armstrong Crozier];
      May 1, 1750. Hancock Lee of King George Co.. Gent., and Mary, his wife, to Anthony Strother of same Co., Mcrcht. £175 curr. Lots 35 and 36, in town of Fredksburg, etc. James Hunter, Geo. Taylor, Valentine Peyton, junr. June 5, 1750.
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      1751-1761 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Deed Book E; [William Armstrong Crozier];
      Nov. 3, 1760. Anthony Strother of King Geo. Co., Gent., and Mary, his wife, to William Lewis of Fredksbg. £300 curr. Lots No. 35 and 36, in town of Fredksbg. Witnesses, William Smith, William Brock, Edwd. Herndon. Nov. 4, 1760.
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      1761-1766 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Deed Book F; {William Armstrong Crozier}:
      Feby. 2, 1764. Anthony Strother of Fredksbg, Mercht., and Mary, his wife, to Honble. John Tayloe of Richmond Co., Esqr. £827. 322 a. on Branches of Deep Run, in Fauqueir Co., adj. lands of Robt. Jones, Wm. Brooks and Jno. Ferguson; also several slaves and effects, etc. Witnesses, Chs. Yates, Wm. Templeman, Jos. Jones. Oct. 1, 1764.
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      1761-1766 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Deed Book F; [William Armstrong Crozier];
      Decr. 15, 1764. Anthony Strother of King Geo. Co., Gent., to Charles Carter of same Co., Esqr., and Joseph Jones of Spts. Co. Whereas, sd. Carter and Jones became sd. Anthony Strother's security for his faith- fully discharging the office of High Sheriff of King George Co., and sd. Strother having failed to settle with the Treasurer of the Colony for public collection for years 1762 and 1763, whereby it is feared sd. Carter and Jones may be in danger of suffering, etc. Whereby sd. Strother deeds as Mortgage to sd. Carter and Jones 400 a. of land, whereon sd. Strother lives; also negroes, horses, cattle, etc. Witnesses, John Thornton, George Taylor, Jos. Butler, James Clark, jr.; Mordacai Lanton, John x Kelley, James Mullin. Augt. 5, 1765.

  • Sources 
    1. [S813175] Genealogies of Virginia Families Vol. III, from Tyler's Quarterly Historical and Genealogical Magazine, 389.

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