[10 December 1754]
The Division of the Slaves of the late Lawrence Washington Esqr. as made pursuant to the last Will and Testament of the Said Lawrence is hereunto annexd: and that Moiety of the said Slaves, the use of which by the Will aforesaid was devis’d to the Widow of the said Law[renc]e during her Life, George Lee Esqr. of Westmoreland County who Intermarried with the said Widow doth hereby acknowledge to have receiv’d—The other Moiety; which by the Death of the said Lawrence’s daughter Sarah, is to descend according to the true Intent of the Will to the several Devisees therein mention’d; They also acknowledge to have receiv’d as pr this Division, and agree on both sides to abide thereby in pursuance of the Testators direction, true meaning, and Intention In Witness whereof they have set their Hands and Seals this Tenth day of Decemr 1754.
|W. Fairfax||Ann Lee|
|Go. Wm Fairfax|
|Robt Mirrie1||Augst. Washington2|
|John Turberville5||Thomas Plummer4||G. Washington|
|Sarah Carlyle||John Carlyle|
|Bryan Fairfax <for> A.W.|
ADS, ViHi (photostat).
1. Robert Mirrie is probably the Robert Merrie who appeared in several court cases in Fairfax County in the 1750s. In 1755 GW dealt with a Capt. Robert Merrie, master of the Rose, which sailed out of London in the Virginia tobacco trade.
2. Augustine Washington (1720–1762), second after Lawrence of the two surviving sons of Augustine Washington (1694–1743) and his first wife, Jane Butler Washington (1699–1729), was a half brother to GW. After attending school at Appleby, Westmoreland County, Eng., he returned to Virginia, married Anne Aylett (d. 1773), of Westmoreland County, Va., and settled at the Washington family plantation at Pope’s Creek, Westmoreland County.
3. John Dalton (d. 1777), a founder and trustee of the town of Alexandria, was a merchant and partner of John Carlyle. Dalton married a daughter of Thomas Shaw.
4. Thomas Plummer is perhaps related to the Plummer family of Richmond County.
5. John Turberville (1737–1799)lived at Hickory Hill in the Nomini neighborhood of Westmoreland County.