Memorandum List of Quitrents
A List of Lands for which I paid Quit-Rents in the Year 1761—to Tomison Elzey.1
|In King George County viz.2||1250||Acres 1 Year due|
|Fairfax3 Mount Vernon||2126|
|bot of Darrel||500|
|Ditto of Clifton||1806|
|4432||Ditto 1 Ditto|
|Frederick taken up||760|
|bot of Johnston||552|
|2315||Ditto 1 Ditto|
|Hampshire4Do||240||Do 1 Do|
|Total amount||8237||Ditto 1 Ditto @2/6 prCt £10.6s.od.|
Note—on the 20th of July 1762 I paid Mr Tomison Elzey the above Sum of £10.6.0 in full for the Quit Rents of the above Lands untill Michaelmas 1761.
ALB, DLC:GW. See source note, Memorandum, 1758–59.
1. Thomazin Ellzey (Elzey, Elsey), of Fairfax County, collected quitrents for Lord Fairfax after George William Fairfax went to England in 1760.
2. GW’s land in King George County across the Rappahannock from Fredericksburg included Ferry Farm which he had inherited from his father in 1753.
3. For the dates of GW’s accession of the tracts of land at Mount Vernon, see “The Growth of Mount Vernon—1754–1786,” in Diaries description begins Donald Jackson and Dorothy Twohig, eds. The Diaries of George Washington. 6 vols. Charlottesville, Va., 1976–79. description ends , 1:240–42.
4. GW acquired his land in Frederick and Hampshire counties during the 1750s. For these land acquisitions, see the source note in Land Grant, from Thomas, Lord Fairfax, 20 Oct. 1750, in Papers, Colonial Series description begins W. W. Abbot et al., eds. The Papers of George Washington, Colonial Series. 10 vols. Charlottesville, Va., 1983–95. description ends , 1:48.