George Washington Papers

Memorandum List of Tithables, 9 June 1773

Memorandum List of Tithables

[c.9 June 1773]

A List of Tithables—in—Truro Parish Fairfax County—9th June 1773.

Geo: Washington, Lund Washington

Thos. Bishop, John Alton, Jonn Palmer, Chrr Shade, Caleb Stone, David Cowan, Andw Judge, Phil: Bateman.1 [House servants] Breechy, Will, Frank, Giles, Herculas, Doll, Jenny, Betty, Moll, Sall, Alice, Lucy, Sarah, Alice. [tradesmen] Frank, Davy, Tom, George, Ned, James, Isaac, George, Jack, Anthony. [Home house] Schomberg, Peter, Jack, Lewis, Bacchus, Harry, Lydia, Jone, Winney, Sarah, Phœbe, Daphne. [Ferry farm] Michael, Cæsar, Sam, Cupid, Peter, Moll, Lucy, Betty, Doll, Daphne. [Mill farm] Davy, Sam, Ben, Moll, Jenny, Moll, Priscilla. [Muddy Hole] Will, Adam, Will, Jupiter, Dundee, Kate, Nan, Sarah, Jenny. [Dogue Run] Morris, Matt, Bath, Robin, Bob, Morris, Hannah, Sue, Betty, Lucy.

In all— 82.2
Ferrymen—  2 

A Chariot—a Chair—& Phæton.

Tythables—in Fairfax Parish—9th June 1773.

Alexr Cleveland3

Frederick, Essex, Ben, Natt, Will, Neptune, Abram, George, Schomberg, Dick, Robin, Arlington, Ned, George, Ruth, Peg, Murria, Doll, Daphne, Cloe, Nan, Judy, Milly, Frank, Judy, Sue, Kitt, Hannah, Nell. In all—30.4

1Caleb Stone (overseer of carpenters), David Cowan and Philip Bateman (gardeners), and Andrew Judge (indentured tailor) were not on the 1772 list of tithables.

2The total number of tithables in Truro Parish remained the same as the previous year. Several slaves were moved from one farm to another; a few disappear from the list, and a few new names appear. Some of those who appear for the first time may have been too young to be listed in 1772. James and Isaac, tradesmen, are probably the two slaves GW bought from Robert Washington in April. See GW to Fielding Lewis, 20 April 1773, n. 12.

3Alexander Cleveland replaced James Cleveland as overseer on the River farm in Fairfax Parish.

4There is a total of ten more slaves on River farm than in 1772, including a few new to Mount Vernon. Ned may be the slave of that name bought by GW in February 1773 from the Colvill estate. At the same time he bought a girl, Murria, who was probably too young to appear on the tithable list. See Ledger B description begins Manuscript Ledger Book 2, 1772-93, in George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. description ends , 21.

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