George Washington Papers

[Diary entry: 17 March 1768]

17. Rid into the Neck—to Muddy hole and upon the New Road. When I came home found Colo. Carlyle & his Wife & Children there.

Col. John Carlyle’s first wife, Sarah Fairfax Carlyle, bore him two children: Sarah, who appears in the diaries as “Sally,” and Anne (1761–1778), who appears as “Nancy.” After the death of Sarah Fairfax Carlyle in 1761, Colonel Carlyle married Sybil West, daughter of Hugh West (1705-1754) and Sybil Harrison West (d. 1787). They had one child, George William Carlyle (d. 1781).

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