Jean, many of the Southern Witheringtons (various spellings) trace their ancestry back to Robert Withering of Maryland. Am attaching an abstract of Robert's will and notes. Hope this will be helpful.
Calvert County, MD (Christ Church). On Aug 20, 1722 Robert Widdington writes his will mentioning son Solomon (3 cows and 3 calves when he reaches 19), son John (3 cows and 3 calves and a sucking colt when he reaches 19), Henry Easterling to be their guardian until they are 19 and to provide them two years' schooling, dau Dorcas to be charge of Mr. Walter Smith of St Leonard until 16 and then to receive one packing mare, dau Mary to be the charge of her aunt Mary Dare until she reaches 16 and then to receive a cow and a calf, dau Elizabeth Easterling, wife of Henry Easterling,to receive all the household goods and any other property not already disposed of, and Benjamin Rice his "cyder (cider) casks. " Executor: Henry Easterling. Wits: John Dickenson, William Rutledge, and Henry Constable. Proved Nov 10, 1722.
[Robert's wife apparently already dead. Robert supposedly had the following Siblings: Mary Widdrington m. Nathaniel Dare; Barbara Widdrington; Grace Widdrington; and William Widdrington. Son Solomon married an Ann, prob c. 1728, and son John married Rocksolannah Carruthers, prob c. 1738. Some of the Witheringtons migrated to NC with the Easterlings, then to Cheraws, SC.]