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|
|Frek now Berkely taken up2||760|
|Loudoun & Fauquier||2682|
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
1. Although 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).
2. Most 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.
4. The remaining part of this receipt is written in Lund Washington’s hand.