George Washington Papers

Memorandum List of Tithables, 9 June 1762

Memorandum List of Tithables

[Mount Vernon, c.9 June 1762]

A List of Tythables in Fairfax County—given into Captn Daniel McCarty—June 9th 1762—viz.1

George Washington

Ho. Servants: Thomas Bishop, Breechy, Schomberg, Jack, Doll, Jenny, Betty, Phillis, Moll, Sall, Kate. Carpenters: Turnr Crump, Anthony, Will, Morris, George, Michael, Tom, Sam, Ned. Smiths: Peter, London. Miller: George. Ditcher: Robt Haims. Ho. House: Burgs Mitchell, Jack, Jack, Jack, Ned, James, Charles, Davy. Dogue Run: John Alton, Peros, Will, Cæsar, Troy, Stafford, Betty, Sarah, Sue, Lucy. Creek Plann: Josias Cook, Matt, Cupid, Will, Jenny, Kitty. Muddy hole: Edwd Violette, Grig, Will, Jupiter, Essex, Sam, Betty, Ruth, Hannah, Kate, Phœbe. River Plann: Saml Johnson [Jr.], Tom, Ben, George, Robin, Nat, Peg, Murria, Clœ, Flora, Doll—GW. In all—71.2

1GW also has in his letter book “A List of Lands &ca given into the clerk of Fairfax County 1762—to pay Taxes in the year 1763.” In arriving in that list at a total acreage of 8,923 to be taxed, he lists the same tracts of land that he has in his Memorandum: List of Quitrents, 1762, with the addition of the Simon Pearson tract of 178 acres which he added to his Mount Vernon property in February 1763. GW also has in his list “1 Chariot” and “1 Chair” to be taxed.

2GW had in his list of tithables various subtotals which have been omitted. Thomas Bishop, John Alton, the new overseer of Dogue Run farm, and Robert Haims were white servants; Burgis (Burgess) Mitchell had been made overseer of the Home House farm. There are 62 slaves in his list as compared to 56 in the Memorandum: List of Tithables, 1761.

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