George Washington Papers

[Diary entry: 12 April 1772]

12. Dined in Dumfries and reachd home in the Afternoon where I found Mrs. Barnes, Miss Carlyle, Miss Alexander Miss Hunter, Colo. Carlyle & Son & Daughter Nancy.

Miss Alexander is probably Mary Ann Alexander, daughter of Gerard and Mary Dent Alexander. The Alexanders’ other daughter, Nancy, was by this time married to Fielding Lewis, Jr. (will of Gerard Alexander, 9 Aug. 1760, Fairfax County Wills, Book B–1, 327–29, Vi Microfilm).

John Carlyle’s only son was George William Carlyle (1765–1781). During the Revolution he was a cadet in Lee’s Legion and was killed at the Battle of Eutaw Springs in 1781.

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