George Washington Papers

Memorandum List of Quitrents, 1773

Memorandum List of Quitrents


A List of Lands belonging to Geo: Washington in the Northern Neck—on wch Quit-rents became due—Michaelmas 1773.

In Fairfax County—Mt Vernon 2126
Bought of Darrell 500
Clifton 1806
Brent 238
Wm Ashford1 135
Geo: Ashford 135
Simn Pearson 178
Wm Whiting 200
Jno. Posey 200
Jno. West 200
Valinda Wade   75
Frek now Berkely taken up2 760
Ditto 153
Ditto 183
Bought of McCraken 550
of Johnston 552
King George 1250
Hampshire 240
Loudoun 275
Loudoun & Fauquier 2682
Fauquier 6003
Total 13338 @ 2/6 £16.13.4

Then received from George Washington the Sum of Sixteen pounds Thirteen Shillings and four pence in full for the Quit-rents of the above Thirteen thousand three hundred and thirty Eight Acres of Land to Michaelmas One thousand Seven hundred and Seventy three4 also the further sum of forty Nine Pound nineteen shillings and Eight pence in full for the years 1774 1775 & 1776.5

John Hough


1Although GW consistently referred to William Ashford as the man from whom he had bought this tract on 29–30 Jan. 1761, it was actually John Ashford who had sold him the land. John Ashford had, however, just bought the property from William Ashford on 27–28 Jan. (Fairfax County Deed Book D1, 823–28, 813–18, ViFfCh).

2Most of GW’s Frederick County lands were now included in the bounds of the new Berkeley County which was formed from part of Frederick in 1772.

3For GW’s acquisition of the 600–acre Chattins Run tract in Fauquier County, see Bryan Fairfax to GW, 20 Jan. 1772, n.1, 15 July 1772, n.2, and 3 Aug. 1772.

4The remaining part of this receipt is written in Lund Washington’s hand.

5Lund Washington recorded in his account with GW that he paid £66.13 in Virginia currency to Hough on 10 July 1777 for the years of 1773 through 1776 (Ledger B description begins Manuscript Ledger Book 2, 1772-93, in George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. description ends , 150).

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