Edward Stratton migrated from England to Virginia.
Edward Stratton "appears in Henrico county about the time the records begin, 1677." He married at least twice. His first wife gave him his son Edward Stratton (born 1655, died 1698), who lived in Henrico County, Virginia.pp 274-276
While there has been unearthed nothing positive in regard to the English ancestry of Edward Stratton, of Henrico County, it does not seem improbable that he may have descended from the Strattons of Wiltshire.
There are some very suggestive items relative to this matter in Miss Stratton's A Book of Strattons, Volume I (see pages 20 and 214)
Edward's second wife was Martha Shippey, the widow of Thomas Shippey (died 1684).
"The Strattons lived in the Bermuda Hundred section of Henrico, now Chesterfield county."
About 1678, Edward's son by his first wife, also named Edward Stratton, married Martha Shippey, the daughter of the elder Edward's second wife Martha (by Martha's first husband Thomas Shippey, who had died in 1684).
The maiden name of Martha Stratton (Sr.), widow of Thomas Shippey, is not known,but her sister Mary married "first, Joseph Tanner, and, secondly, Gilbert Platt." Martha's daughter married secondly (in 1703) John Brown. A third generation Edward (son of Edward & Martha nee Shippey), born c1680-7, married Anne Batte, daughter of Capt. Henry Batte of Charles City and Prince George counties.
While indicated in numerous unsourced, user submitted trees on Ancestry.com the following marriage is UNPROVEN Edward Stratton and Elizabeth Thurston married 1655, Burmuda Hundred, Chesterfield, Virginia, United States.
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. Proven 28 Mar 1689 by deposition of Mary Platt, aged 50.Why his daughter, Rebecca is not named, is unknown. However, she is named in the Will of her brother, Edward.
A Book of Strattons, Vol I pg 69 "....outline shows the Colonial Strattons who are known to be emigrants and others not yet (1907) traced to any earlier American ancestor,....Pg 70 "Of the next three,—John of Watertown, Edward of Bermuda Hundred and John of W oodbury,—the most diligent research has failed to find any trace earlier than the dates given, or the least clew to any connection with any earlier Strattons."
Stratton: Vol 1 pg 214 regarding this Edward Stratton's father: "He may have been a son of Joseph Stratton of James City, but as not the slightest evidence of this has been found, he will be considered in this volume as the first of his line in America."
Edward was born about 1633 in England, although he may have been born much earlier. The name of his first wife is unknown. He married Martha Shippey, widow of Thomas Shippey of Bermuda Hundred. He died in 1688.
↑ 1.01.11.21.184.108.40.206 "Henrico County: Virginia: Beginnings of Its Families: Part III," William Clayton Torrence, The William and Mary Quarterly, Vol. 24, No. 4 (Apr., 1916), pp. 262-283 (Published by: Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture; DOI: 10.2307/1914683). Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/1914683 (accessed September 15, 2015) p 274 has 1665; p 276 has 1655, also has m 1678, so went with 1655 as birth year
↑ source (#Torrence) also lists Edward and Anne (Batte) Stratton's children
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