Memorandum List of Quitrents
A List of Lands for which I paid Quit-Rents in the year 1760.
|In King George County—Viz.—1250 acres—5 years due at 2/6 pr ct||£7.16.⟨ ⟩|
|Fairfax—Mount Vernn Tract||2126||5 [years due]|
|bot of S. Darrel 1757||500||3 [years due]||15. 3.⟨ ⟩|
|Frederick taken up||760|
|bot of G. Johnston||552|
|of J. McCracken||550|
|5 years due||14. 9.⟨ ⟩|
|Hampshire [taken up]||240||ditto ditto||1.10.⟨ ⟩|
N.B. On the 23d of May 1760. I paid Colo. Geo. Fairfax1 the above Sum of £38.18.9 in ⟨illegible⟩ full of Quit-Rents for the above Lands until Michaelmas 1760 as will ap⟨pear⟩ by his Receipt No. 2.
LB, in GW’s hand, DLC:GW. See source note, Memorandum, 1758–59.
1. George William Fairfax was agent for Lord Fairfax, to whom as proprietor of the Northern Neck the quitrents were due. The rate was 2s. sterling per 100 acres (2s. 6d. current money), the same as the king’s quitrent in the rest of Virginia. The separate ledger that GW devoted to his quitrents has not been found, but his papers and accounts contain many references to quitrents and levies.