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Henry Tyler

Born c.1710 - Died 1777

Henry Tyler (c.1710-1777) descended from a prominent York County, Virginia family.  He was the son of Francis Tyler (c.1688-after 1723) and Rebecca (maiden name unknown (born c.1695).  In 1738 Henry married in Stafford County, Virginia Alice Strother (c.1719-c.1792), the daughter of William Strother (c.1665-1726) and Margaret Watts.  For 41 years, his distinctive and beautiful handwriting adorned the records of the Stafford County court.  Henry was clerk of court from at least 1736 to 1777 and his son, Thomas Gowry Strother Tyler (c.1740-1816), followed him as clerk.