George Washington Papers

[Diary entry: 6 June 1769]

6. At home all day—Mrs. Fairfax, Colo. Fairfax & Mr. Wormely the elder ding. here & returning in the afternoon.

Ralph Wormeley (1715–1790), one of the wealthiest planters in the colony, lived at his family’s old home, Rosegill, on the south bank of the Rappahannock River near Urbanna. He served as burgess from Middlesex County 1742–64 and later became comptroller of the Rappahannock River Naval District. He was twice married: in 1736 to Sally Berkeley, daughter of Edmund Berkeley of Middlesex County, and after her death (c.1741), to Jane, probably daughter of James Bowles of St. Mary’s County, Md.

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