George Washington Papers

II. Adjusted Account of the Estate of Daniel Parke Custis, April 1762

II. Adjusted Account of the Estate of Daniel Parke Custis

[April 1762]

The Estate of Daniel Parke Custis
Current Sterling
1761 To Robert Cary & Co.
for Fees paid at the Bank1 .10.6
for Goods sent from Scotland2 13. 7.0
for Impost & Cocket of 50 hhds of Tobo lost in the Cary3   5. 1.  18.18.6
1762 To Joseph Valentine for so much paid Henry Weatherborne £ 1. 4.0
for so much paid Thomas Hornsby4 1.13.6 2.17. 6
To George Washington Esqr. & Martha his
3. 8. 9 2/3
To Mr John Parke Custis 3. 8. 9 2/3
To Miss Martha Parke Custis 3. 8. 9 2/3
£13. 3.11    £18.18.6 
Contra Cr.
1762 By Joseph Valentine for so much receivd of Edward Pye Chamberlayne for a balle due from him to the Estate5 13. 3.11
By George Washington Esqr. and Martha his Wife 6. 6.2
By Mr John Parke Custis 6. 6.2
By Miss Martha Parke Custis 6. 6.26

AD, ViLxW: Washington’s Account Book. GW wrote across facing pages the heading “April General Court 1762” and found room for the short account headed “The Estate of Daniel Parke Custis Esqr. deced” and the guardian account headed “Mr John Parke Custis” (doc. III). He had to move to the next facing pages to copy the guardian account headed “Miss Martha Parke Custis.” The commissioners’ report for all the accounts is written across this second set of facing pages.

2This has not been identified.

3For reference to the tobacco lost in the Cary, see GW to Robert Cary & Co., 8 Oct. 1760, n.1.

4Thomas Hornsby (d. 1772) was an Englishman who had become a successful merchant in Williamsburg.

5The Custis estate held Edward Pye Chamberlayne’s promissory note dated 28 June 1756 for £12 current money. See doc. III-B, in Settlement of the Daniel Parke Custis Estate, 20 April 1759–5 Nov. 1761.

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