Memorandum List of Quitrents
A List of Lands on which Quit-Rents became due at Michaelmas 17631
|In Fairfax County|
|bot of [Sampson]|
|of [William] Clifton||1806|
|Frederick taken up||760|
|bot of [George] Johnston||552|
|of [James] McCraken||550|
|Total amount||9381||Acres @2/6|
June 19th 1764—Then received from George Washington the current Sum of Eleven pounds fourteen Shillings and six pence in full for Quit Rents of the above quantity of Nine thousand three hundred and Eighty one acres of Land due Michaelmas 1763.
ALB, DLC:GW. See source note, Memorandum, 1758–59.
2. On 10–11 April 1763 GW bought from Bryan Fairfax a 275–acre tract of land on the north, or Loudoun County, side of Difficult Run. The land was 19 miles from Alexandria and on the road from Alexandria to Winchester and Leesburg. GW’s reason for purchasing the small tract was its usefulness as a way station between Mount Vernon and his Bullskin quarters. See Loudoun County Deed Book C, 458-60 (ViLeeLCh).
3. John Hough (d. 1797), of Loudoun County, was collector of quitrents for Lord Fairfax from 1764 until at least 1773.