George Washington Papers

Memorandum List of Tithables, 20 June 1769

Memorandum List of Tithables

[c.20 June 1769]

A List of Tithables in Truro Parish & Fairfax County given in June 20th 1769.

George Washington

Lund Washington, Willm Skilling, Thos Davis, Michl Tracy. Ho. Servants: Breechy, Billy, Julius, Harry, Schomberg, Doll, Jenny, Betty, Moll, Sall, Phillis,1 Kate, Winney, Sue, Kitt, Giles. Home Plann: Joe, Jack, Ben, Jack, Arlington, Peter,2 Sarah, Frank, Lydia, Phoebe. Tradesmen: Will, Michael, Davy, Tom, George, Sam, Ned, Jupiter, Peter, Natt, George, Lewis. Doeg Run: Morris, Matt, Essex, Ben, Jupiter, Robin, Bob, Paul, Hannah, Sue, Betty, Jone, Moll. Muddy hole: Thos Bishop, Will, Adam, Will, Sam, Morris, Kate, Nan, Sarah, Jenny. Mill: John Alton, Davy, Ned, Robin, Judy, Lucy, Jenny, Sarah.3 In all—74.4

List of Tithables in Fairfax Parish 20 June 1769.

James Cleveland

Frederick, Ben, Natt, Will, Neptune, Abram, George, Walley, Schomberg, Ruth, Peg, Murria, Doll, Cloe, Nan, Daphne, Judy, Milly, Lucy.5

ALB, DLC:GW. See source note, Memorandum, 1758–59. GW paid his public levies on 16 July at the rate for each tithable of 7 pounds of tobacco going to the colony and 9 pounds going to the county. He also paid to the parish vestries 63 pounds of tobacco per tithable in Truro Parish and 50 pounds for each in Fairfax Parish. Including fees and a tax of £1.10 on his chariot and chair, he paid in Truro Parish a total of 6,346 pounds of tobacco and £3.15.6 current money. His total payment in Fairfax Parish was 1,460 pounds of tobacco and 10s. 6d. current money (Ledger A description begins Manuscript Ledger Book 1, 1750-72, in George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. description ends , 293).

1There is an asterisk before Phillis’s name in the manuscript and also before Sarah’s name at the end of the Truro Parish tithables.

2In the 1768 list (c.20 June 1768), the name George appeared here rather than Peter.

3In 1768 a Sarah is listed as a house servant and as one of the Fairfax tithables but not as one of the slaves at Mill farm.

4GW lists only seventy tithables in Truro Parish in 1768. The name of bricklayer Michael Tracy (see Cash Accounts, July 1768, n.5) has been added in 1769 as have the names of the house servants Sue and Kitt and of the slave Morris on Muddy Hole farm.

5The names George (see note 2) and Lucy are not on the 1768 list but the name Sarah is (see note 3).

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