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William Strother, II

Birthplace: Kirknewton, Northumberland, England, United Kingdom
Death: November 04, 1702 (71-72)
Richmond County, Virginia, British Colonial America
Immediate Family:

Son of William Strother Sr. of Northumberland and Elizabeth Conyers
Husband of Dorothy Strother; Dorothy Strother and Dorothy Strother
Father of Jeremiah Strother; Captain William B. Strother, III; Mary Settle; Benjamin Strother, Sr.,; James Strother and 3 others

Occupation: Planter
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About William Strother, II

Wm. (first of the name in Virginia) was born c. 1630. He immigrated from Northumberland, England to Virginia about 1650. Reaching Virginia, he settled in Sittenborne Parish along the Rappahannock River, just north of the present day Port Conway. He married Dorothy c. 1664. The first appearance of William's name was when he purchased 500 acres of land along the Rappahannock River in 1669. The property became known as the Strother Tract. It included the site of present day Millbank. Near by was a creek known as Strother Creek now known as Millbank Creek. He built his first Manor House shortly after he purchased the land. His name also appeared in court records in 1673 when appeared to designate a mark for his cattle. His will was dated 30 Dec., 1700 and was probated in Nov., 1702. He names his wife, Dorothy and six children in the will. Dorothy is thought to of lived until sometime after 1716.

17. William Strother, son of William and Dorothy Strother, was born about 1663 and died 1726. He was High Sheriff of King George County, Virginia, and a vestryman of Handover Parish and was called "Captain Strother". He was Gentleman Justice of King George County.

On March 6, 1723, a meeting of the Justice Court was held in King George County, with the following members present:

William Strother

Joseph Strother

Samuel Skinker

Benjamin Strother

Thomas Vivian

Meredith Price

Roland Thornton

William Strother III

William Strother, son of the above William Strother and Dorothy Savage, married his first cousin, Margaret Thornton. Their mothers, Dorothy Savage Strother and Alice Savage Thornton, being sisters and daughters of Captain Anthony Savage and his wife, Sarah Constable

William and Margaret Strother were close friends and neighbors of Augustine Washington, father of George Washington. Their farms adjoined and after the death of William Strother in 1726, two hundred eighty acres of this homestead with its two-story (8 bedroom) house was sold to Augustine Washington and became a part of Wakefield, recently restored as the birthplace of George Washington (Tim's note: This information is incorrect. This property was Ferry Farms not Wakefield. While George Washington did spend some of his younger years here he was not born here.) In 1929 this large brick house was said to have been in good condition.


Date and details of emirgation are unknown. William settled in Cittenborne parish on the Rappahannock river near present day Port Conway, then in Rappahannock, later in Richmond and now in King George Co.

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William Strother, II's Timeline

Kirknewton, Northumberland, England, United Kingdom
Age 20
November 1, 1653
Northumberland, England, United Kingdom
Kirknewton, Northumberland, England
Westmoreland, Virginia, United States
King George Co., Virginia
King George Co., Va