George Carter, the youngest son of Robert “King” Carter, died intestate in England c.1742. To settle his estate the Virginia legislature passed an act in 1744 directing trustees to sell Carter’s holdings of more than 20,000 acres of land in Prince William, Fairfax, and Frederick counties in Virginia. Twenty years later less than half of the lands had been sold, and Carter’s heirs petitioned the legislature to appoint new trustees to sell the remaining acreage. An act was passed in 1766 naming Robert Burwell, Fielding Lewis, Sr., and GW as the new trustees. In November 1767 they met at Capt. Robert Ashby’s home in Fauquier County, Va., to sell the remaining lands and GW bought 2,682 acres for himself.