George Washington Papers

Memorandum List of Quitrents, 1764

Memorandum List of Quitrents


A List of Lands, belonging to George Washington and on which Quit-Rents became due at Michaelmas 1764.1

In Fairfax County Mount Vernon 2126 Acres
Bought of [Sampson] Darrel 500
Clifton 1806
Brent 238
Wm Ashford 135
Geo. Ashford 135
Pearson 178
Whitings  2002
Frederick County taken up 760
Ditto 453
Ditto 183
Bought of Johnston 552
Ditto of McCraken  550
King George County 1250
Loudoun Ditto 2753
Hampshire Ditto 240
Total amount 9581 @ 2/6

June 17th 1765 Then Receivd from George Washington the Currt Sum of Eleven pounds nineteen Shillings and Six pence in full for Quit Rents of the above Lands viz. Nine thousand five hundred and eighty one Acres due Michaelmas 1764.

⅌ John Hough

3On 26 April 1763 GW wrote in his account with Bryan Fairfax, “By 275 Acres of Land on Difficult @£30 pr Ct—[£] 82.10” (General Ledger A description begins General Ledger A, 1750–1772. Library of Congress, George Washington Papers, Series 5, Financial Papers. description ends , folio 49). GW took this land in payment for money owed him by Fairfax. The tract, later resurveyed and found to contain about three hundred acres, was in Loudoun County at the bridge over Difficult Run. It served as a convenient station for GW’s wagons traveling to and from his quarters in Frederick County. See deeds of lease and release, 10, 12 April 1763, Loudoun County Deed Book C (1761–63), 458–63 (ViLeeLCh).

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