Person:Edward Stratton (9)

Edward Stratton, Sr.
m. 13 Jun 1625
  1. John Stratton1629 -
  2. Richard Stratton1630 -
  3. Edward Stratton, Sr.1631 - Bef 1688
  4. Rebecca Stratton1635 -
m. Abt 1654
  1. Edward Stratton, Jr.1655 - 1698
  • HEdward Stratton, Sr.1631 - Bef 1688
  • WMartha Brown1638 - Bef 1696
m. Abt 1687
Facts and Events
Name Edward Stratton, Sr.
Gender Male
Birth? 9 Oct 1631 Bremhill, Wiltshire, England
Marriage Abt 1654 to Elizabeth Thurston
Marriage Abt 1687 prob. Henrico County, Virginiato Martha Brown
Death? Bef 5 Dec 1688 Bermuda Hundred, Henrico, Virginia

Will of Edward Stratton

p. 37, Will of EDWARD STRATTON, SR.
To Loving wife Martha, L 10, Goods and chattels to be divided into three parts.
Wife to have one third and son two thirds.
Son Edward Stratton, Jr. To be executor. Dated 5 Dec 1688.
Wit: John Worsham, Mary Platt. Proved 1 Feb 1688 by deposition of Mary Platt, aged 50.
[Source: HENRICO CO., VA - COLONIAL WILLS INDEX -1654-1737, pg. 24].


Edward Stratton, Sr. was a planter of Henrico County, Virginia. He is given as the progenitor in Vikus, but a Joseph Stratten, who was a Burgess in 1632, had a patent for land at a place called "Nutmeg Quarter" that did belong to Capt. John Smith, and was sold to Stratton by Capt. William Pierce on 8 July 1635, that could be the father of Edward.
Edward married 1st, Elizabeth Thurston. After her death in 1676, he married 2nd in 1688, Martha (Brown) Shippey, widow of Thomas Shippey, Sr., who had died in 1687. The will of Martha Stratton (widow of Edward Stratton, Sr. and earlier of Thomas Shippey, Sr.), dated 24 July 1692, probated in Henrico County, Virginia, shows that she was the wife of Edward Stratton, Sr.