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William Strachey (1572?–1621)

Strachey, William. An English voyager. He is said to have sailed with Sir Thomas Gates in 1609, on the vessel Sea Venture; was shipwrecked on the Bermudas, but escaped to Virginia (1610) on a boat that had been constructed from the wreck, and became secretary of the colony during three years. He wrote: ‘A True Repertory of the Wracke and Redemption of Sir Thomas Gates, upon and from the Islands of the Bermudas,’ which was published in Purchas’s ‘Pilgrims’ (Vol. iv.); ‘Historie of Travaile into Virginia Britannia,’ a quaint and valuable work of historical reference (about 1618), and first published by the Hakluyt Society from original MS. (No. 6, 1849).