List of Artisans and Household Slaves in the Estate
|Tradesmen belonging to the Estate|
|Jack a boy||15|
|Servants in & abt the House|
|W Mulatto Jack||41||Jobber|
|Julius||10||Waits on Jacky Custis|
|Moll||19||Waits on Ditto & Miss Patcy Sews &ca for them|
|W Sally||15||Mrs Washington’s Maid|
|Rose||12||Miss Patcy’s Maid|
AD, in GW’s hand, ViHi: Custis Papers. It has not been determined exactly when or why GW made this list of the artisans and household servants belonging to the Custis estate. Some of these people either accompanied Martha and her children to Mount Vernon in April 1759 or followed soon after, and in the listing of his tithables in Fairfax County, May 1760, GW gives the names of nearly half of these people as house servants or carpenters at Mount Vernon. See also the listing of slaves in the Combined County Inventory, doc. III-A–1.
1. GW listed “Anthony—55” above Peter but crossed this out.
3. GW originally listed “Macon—30” as the second tanner and then crossed his name out.