Title: Internet, various sources: WE DIG GEN.; Descendants of Ruth Ann Clark; Family Search Internet Gen. Service; & others.
Note: [ralphroberts.ged] [roberts.GED] [6958.ged] 1658 LAND: Westmoreland Co, VA, DB 4-283, William Strowder grant for 500 acres. 1664 LAND: Westmoreland Co, VA, DB 4-623, William Struder grant for 500 acres. Appears in records of old Rappahannock Co, VA, as early as 12 Jul 1763 to mark his cattle. 1702 WILL: Richmond Co, VA, 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, land 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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