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III. Guardian Accounts, 12 April 1762

III. Guardian Accounts

[12 April 1762]

Mr John Parke Custis Dr
Current Sterling
1761
To Balle of your Acct then Settled & approvd of by the Genl Court 293. 2.11 10/12
Nov. 5 To the Estates Acct as above 6. 6. 2
To 2/3 of £151.3.–3/4 the Amount of Goods Shipd by Gildart for your Negroes 100.15. 4 1/2
To Goods by Boyes for the use of your Plantations & Negroes pr Robert Cary & Co. 72. 3. 1
To Robert Cary & Co. for Goods by Johnson for your own use 19.12. 6
To Do for the Insurance of 40 hhds Tobo by the Argo 32.15. 1
To Levy and Tax for Moll in 1759 9/6 Do in 1760 5/ & 33 lib. Tobo ⟨mutilated 1. 1. 2
Apl 18 To Bryan Allison Taylor as by Account 2.     
June 4 To a wax baby 10/. July 11. A Bible 6/ Septr 30th a pr Leather Breeches for his Man 1.11.  
To one half of £16 Ster. paid Mr [Ma]Gowan his Tutor 8.     
To Taylors Account 25/6 12 yds Virga Cloth to his Servants 24/ 2. 9. 6
Nov. 7 To a pair of Buckles for Julius 1/3 A Psalter 1/6 ⟨mutilated⟩ Apl ⟨59⟩ .12.  
1762
Jany To Charles Digges by Acct 1. 3. 4
To John Blair Esqr. for the Quit Rents of 17779 Acres of Land 3.10. 6 & 15.     
April To Joseph Valentine for Sundrys allowed ⟨mutilated⟩ Vizt
for 1761 His own Wages £80
John Valentine ⟨mutilated⟩ Share of
Tobo £3.16.7 James
Mersie’s Do £8.12.10 Epa⟨phroditus Howle mutilated⟩ do £7. 6.3 John
Valentine Senr Do ⟨mutilated⟩ £6.9.7 £ ⟨mutilated⟩ Levies and Poll Taxes £37.17 ⟨mutilated⟩ Mill
Right £6.15 Rope for ⟨mutilated⟩ ⟨mutilated⟩ £3.5.3
Horse Collars 3/ ⟨mutilated⟩ Hays
Acct £3. 0. 6 ⟨mutilated⟩ Acct 20/ ⟨mutilated 223. 4. 2 1/2
for 1762 William Jacksons Wages as overseer £15 John Valentine ⟨mutilated
 
of Corn £5.10 James Mer⟨sies⟩ Ditto ⟨mutilated⟩ acct £2.13.7 Weavers Do £1.5 ⟨mutilated⟩ to ⟨mutilated⟩ 5/ bringing my ⟨mutilated⟩ the boy ⟨mutilated 40.18. 1
£569.12. 9 1/2 £ 254.12. 2 1/2  
Ballance due John Parke Custis when the Money is recd ⟨mutilated⟩ the sterling Balle being in the hands of Robt Cary & Co. 274. 9. 2 & 1317. 4. 9 
£844. 1.11 1/2 & £1571.16.11 1/2  
Contra Cr
Current Sterling
1761
By Balle of your Account then Settled and approvd of by the Genl Court £1456.19. 5 5/12
Novr 5 By the Estates Acct as above 3. 8. 9 2/3
By ⅓ of £149.1.9 the Nett proceeds of 16 hhds Tobo sold by Jas Gildart Esqr. 49.13.11
By ⅓ of £177 the Nett proceeds of 15 hhds Tobo sold by Robert Cary Esqr. & Co. 59.     
Note 20 hhds ⟨mutilated⟩ Messrs Hansburys for which they have not yet renderd ⟨mutilated⟩ make up the 51 hhds mentioned in the former ⟨mutilated
 
By return of premium on £80 insured in Boyce 4.13. 7
By Ditto ⟨mutilated⟩ in the Letitia 1.10.  
By 40 hhds Tobo shipped to Robt Cary & Co. by the Argo not accounted for
By 14 Ditto to Messrs Hanbury by Easton Ditto
By 400 Bushels of Oats 15.     
By George Washington for ⟨mutilated⟩ 880 Acres of Land 4.18. 3 1/2
By Joseph Valentine for sundrys accounted for as disposd of & recd by him
Vizt for
Corn £215.19.7 1/2
Wheat ⟨mutilated⟩ bushls 71.18.6 
mutilated⟩ lib. 33.18.9 
Butter 18.  .3 
Cyder ⟨mutilated⟩ Wool £6.1 21. 6.4 
mutilated⟩ & Flat £26.12.6 38.12.6 
mutilated⟩ of Leather 7. 2.  
Rents for ⟨mutilated⟩ Wilkins £5. Thos Holt £5. Emery Hughs ⟨mutilated⟩ Richardson £3 ⟨mutilated⟩ £5 1761
432.17.11 1/2
1762 By Ditto for Sundrys accounted for as disposed of by him but not yet recd
Corn 277½ Barrels £126. 5. 
Porke 14549 lbs. 142.14.5
Wheat 259 Bushels 58. 5.6
7 Stears £19 2 heifers £5.10 ⟨mutilated⟩ Weathers £3.10 Leather 45 30. 7. 
Wool 20 lb. 10/ Rents for 1761 ⟨mutilated⟩ £10 Smiths Island £12
Thos ⟨mutilated⟩ Geo. Jones £3. 30. 5. 
387.16.11
£844. 1.11 1/2  £1571.16.11 1/2  
Miss Martha Parke
Custis Dr
Current Sterling
1761
Novr 5 To the following Bonds and Bank Stock
Assigned to her Vizt Bank Stock £1650.     
Barthw Dandridge, Philip Whitehead Claiborne, & Wm Dandridge Bond for £600 Sterl. but I believe they were to give another Bond or discharge it in Currt Money at 40 prCt as the others to whom money was lent did 600.     
John Mercer John Tayloe & Presley Thornton’s Bond 2100.    
Burwell Bassett & Presley Thornton’s Bond 2100.    
Thomas Moore Carter Braxton Phil. W. Claiborne & Bernd Moores Bond 1400.    
Bernard Moore & Jno. Robinsons Bond for £1000 Sterg ⟨but⟩ to be paid ⟨mutilated 1400.    
William Dandridge Carter Braxton & 1400.    
Phil. W. Claibornes Bond 440. 9. 
Philip Whitehead Claiborne & Bernard Moores Bond 280.    
Joanna McKenzie, John Palmer and James Carter’s Bond 216.    
Thomas Dansie and Nathl West Dandridges Bond 100.    
£8036. 9.       & £2250.         
To the above Ballance for so much overpaid 155.11.3 1/2 21.14. 4
1761 To a wax baby 10/ July 15 a Bible 6/ .16. 
June 4 To the half of £16 Ster. paid Mr Magowan her Tutor 8.     
Oct. To Doctr Hamilton for Medicines and Attendance 14.14.6
To Ferriages and Expences sending for him twice .15. 
Novr 7 To a Psalter 1/6. Toys 5/6 . 7. 
To Doctor Hay for visiting her 3.    
To Doctor Small for Do 6.    
1762 Apl To Doctor Carters Account 5. 5.3
To Robert Cary & Co. for Goods shipped for her use 24. 1. 4
£ 186. 9.0 1/2   & £ 53.15. 6     
The ballance due Miss Custis 54.18. 5
  186. 9.0 1/2   & £ 108.13.11     
[Contra] [Cr.]
Current Sterling
1761
Novr 5 By the Balle of your Account then settled and approvd of by the Genl Court £7880.17.8 5/12 & £2228. 5. 8
By overpaid and carried to her new Acct 155.11.3 7/12 & 21.11. 4
£8036. 9.       & £2250.          
Note. All the Interest due upon the Bank stock and Bonds assigned until April 15 1761 belongs to Geo. Washington as he has accounted with her for the whole Interest of her Fortune till that
Time
1762
April By James Gildart Esqr. for ⅓ £149.1.9 Nett proceeds of 16 hhds of Tobo £ 49.13.11
 
By Robt Cary & Co. Esqr. for ⅓ of £177 Do. 15 hhds 59.     
Hanbury have not yet sent the Sales for 20 hhds wch make up the 51 mentioned in her former Accts Ballance due Geo. Washington £ 186. 9. 
£ 186. 9.       & £ 108.13.11     

We the Subscribers have pursuant to the Order of the Honble The Genl Court Examined the Accounts of George Washington against the Estate of Daniel Parke Custis Esqr. Deceased and his Infant Children John Parke Custis and Martha Parke Custis and find the same fairly and jointly stated and prooved by proper Vouchers and have therefore Settled the Ballances due according to the several Accts hereunto annexd. Given under our hands this 12th day of April 1762.

(Signed) Peyton Randolph

Robt Carter Nicholas

Thos Everard

ViLxW: Washington’s Guardian Accounts. See Editorial Note, Washington’s Guardianship of the Custis Heirs, 21 Oct. 1761–3 Nov. 1773.

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