Person:William Strother (5)

William L Strother
d.bef. 4 November 1702 Richmond, Virginia, USA
m. 1651
  1. Jeremiah Strother1655 - 1741
  2. James Strother1663 - 1716
  3. William B Strother1674 - 1724
  4. Robert Strother1680 - 1735
  5. Benjamin Strother1683 - 1752
  6. Joseph Strother1685 - 1766
Facts and Events
Name William L Strother
Gender Male
Birth? 1630 Northumberland,England
Marriage 1651 Gloucester, Virginia, USAto Dorothy Savage
Death? bef. 4 November 1702 Richmond, Virginia, USA


The parents of William are, at present, unknown. There are gedcoms circulating on the internet which incorrectly show him as the child of Family:William Strother and Elizabeth Unknown (1). No documentation has been provided and there is evidence to the contrary.

The William Strother Society has had a committee[2] searching for the origins of William. DNA testing has provided negative results in connecting him to the descendants of the candidates for William Strother's ancestors. However, DNA results are positive for connections to several present day Struther families who originate from the county of Lanark in Scotland. Continuing research is being done genealogically and with DNS testing. Those interested in the Strother origins may visit the Society website. Those who join the society receive newsletters with the latest research news.

Will of William Strother [1]

The will of William Strother is dated Dec. 30, 1700, and was probated in Richmond County, Nov. 4, 1702. In it he names wife Dorothy; devises one-half the land he lives on with "mansion" to his eldest son William, after death of testator's wife. The other half to son James; rest of his lands to sons Robert and Benjamin, after providing for the education of his son Joseph; special bequest to grandson "Will" Strother; all the rest and residue of personal estate, with crops of corn, tobacco and servants, to wife Dorothy .Strother, during the time of her widowhood, but if she should marry again, son James to order an account to be taken of the personal estate, that it may be equally divided between her and sons James, Jeremy, Robert, Benjamin and Joseph. Executors: Wife and son James. Witnesses: James Phillips, Edward Langdree, William Smith.
  1. Crozier, William Armstrong. The Buckners of Virginia and the allied families of Strother and Ashby. (New York: Published privately for William Dickinson Buckner by the Genealogical Association, 1907), pg 220.
  2. English Ancestry Committee, in William Strother Society Website.

    Research and DNA results indicate that William was possibly descended from the Struther family who come from the county of Lanark [Lanarkshire] Scotland.
    See the website for the latest information.