William Strachey, Secretary of the Colony of Virginia

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William Strachey, III

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Birthplace: Saffron Walden, Essex, England
Death: Died in Camberwell, Surrey (now London), England, United Kingdom
Place of Burial: London, Greater London, United Kingdom
Immediate Family:

Son of William Strachey, II and Mary Cooke
Husband of Frances Forster
Father of William Strachey, IV
Brother of Howard Strachey

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About William Strachey, Secretary of the Colony of Virginia

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William Strachey (4 April 1572 – 21 June 1621 (buried)) was an English writer whose works are among the primary sources for the early history of the English colonisation of North America. He is best remembered today as the eye-witness reporter of the 1609 shipwreck on the uninhabited island of Bermuda of the colonial ship Sea Venture, which was caught in a hurricane while sailing to Virginia. The survivors eventually reached Virginia after building two small ships during the ten months they spent on the island. His account of the incident and of the Virginia colony is thought by most Shakespearean scholars to have been a source for Shakespeare’s play The Tempest. (Wikipedia)

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William Strachey, Secretary of the Colony of Virginia's Timeline

1572
April 4, 1572
Saffron Walden, Essex, England
1596
1596
Age 23
Crowhurst, Surrey, England, United Kingdom
1621
June 21, 1621
Age 49
London, Greater London, United Kingdom
1621
Age 48
Camberwell, Surrey (now London), England, United Kingdom
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