George Washington Papers

[Diary entry: 11 July 1770]

11. Mr. Montgomerie went away about 11 Oclock. Mr. Christian & all his scholars except Miss French came here to Dancing—also Miss Bronaugh.

Elizabeth French, daughter of Daniel and Penelope Manley French, was a “celebrated Fortune . . . whom half the world was in pursuit of” for, as her father’s only child, she would eventually bring all his land and wealth to the young man who married her (GW to Burwell Bassett, 15 Feb. 1773, NjMoHP). Elizabeth Bronaugh (1738–1805) of Prince William County, a cousin of George Mason, later became Rev. Lee Massey’s third wife (hayden description begins Horace Edwin Hayden. Virginia Genealogies. A Genealogy of the Glassell Family of Scotland and Virginia, also of the Families of Ball, Brown, Bryan, Conway, Daniel, Ewell, Holladay, Lewis, Littlepage, Moncure, Peyton, Robinson, Scott, Taylor, Wallace, and others, of Virginia and Maryland. 1891. Reprint. Baltimore, 1973. description ends , 534).

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