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Name Birth Death Occupation
Bernard, James  James Bernard leased GW’s Frederick (now Berkeley) County lot no. 6 on Evitts Run at the “head of Worthington Marsh.” Anthony Gholson took over the rent of that lot in 1768.
Bernard, Sarah Savin Sarah Savin of Maryland was the niece of Thomas Colvill's wife, Frances (Francina). In 1767 she married William Bernard (1730–1782), a lawyer in King George County, Virginia. In his will, Thomas ... Read More
Berry, James James Berry made use of the blacksmith at Mount Vernon (see Ledger A, 87).
Biddle, Clement 1740 1814 Philadelphia merchant Clement Biddle (1740-1814) served during the Revolutionary War as commissary general of forage for the Continental army with the rank of colonel, 1777-80, and as quartermaster ... Read More
Bishop, Thomas c. 1705 1795 Thomas Bishop (c.1705–1795) came to America with Edward Braddock’s forces in 1755, and became GW’s personal military servant in the army in the fall of that year. Bishop served in that capacity  ... Read More
Blackwell, William William Blackwell, a sheriff in Fauquier County, Va., made distresses for rent on several of GW's tenants in that county, but received no money (see Ledger B, 132).
Bloxham, James c. 1793 James Bloxham (died c.1793) came from England in April 1786 to serve as GW’s farm manager and was generally referred to by GW as “my Farmer.” Before coming to the United States Bloxham worked for ... Read More
Bloxham, Mary Mary Bloxham was the wife of James Bloxham with whom she had at least 2 daughters and 2 sons.
Boggess, Henry Henry Boggess owned land in Fairfax County, Va., and across the line in Loudoun County. Boggess's name was listed among the vestrymen selected for Truro Parish in July 1765. GW's account with Lund ... Read More
Boggess, Robert c. 1773 Robert Boggess (died c.1773) lived at La Grange, in Fairfax County, at the head of Pohick Creek. He served for several years as a vestryman and church warden of Truro Parish (see Slaughter, Truro ... Read More
Boseley (Bozley), Thomas Thomas Boseley (Bozley) owned land in Fairfax County, Virginia. Boseley relined GW's riding chair in 1763, and in June of the following year, GW paid him for a wild goose (see Ledger A, 93, 178).
Boucher, Johnathan 1738 1804 Jonathan Boucher (1738–1804) of England came to the United States in 1759, but two years later went to London to obtain ordination as an Anglican minister, which he received in January 1762.  Boucher ... Read More
Bowler, William A general account of the estate of Daniel Parke Custis, dated c.October 1759, includes the following: "By Protested Bills for Wm Bowler’s Excha. on Jas Gildart Esqr. dated July 11th 1754 & ... Read More
Bowling, Gerrard Gerrard (Garrard) Bowling (Bolling), a merchant and planter in Fairfax County, Va., was an inspector of tobacco at one of the public warehouses in Fairfax County. GW's account with Bowling shows ... Read More
Brasenton (Brazington), Samuel Samuel Brasenton (Brazington) and his wife made leather clothing and goods for GW. GW recorded having received from Brasenton in February 1761 “3 pair Leather Breeches,” totaling £3.18 (Ledger A, 81 ... Read More
Brent, Henry 1709 1769 Henry Brent (1709-1769) was a brother-in-law of William Clifton. Clifton had purchased from Brent his 1806–acre tract of land in the Neck and a 555–acre tract in the forks of Little Hunting Creek. ... Read More
Bronaugh, William 1730 c. 1800 William Bronaugh (1730-c.1800), a first cousin of George Mason, held the rank of ensign at Fort Necessity and after the capitulation was given the rank of lieutenant, dated 20 July 1754. He took part ... Read More
Brown, William c. 1748 1792 Born in Haddingtonshire, Scotland, William Brown (c.1748–1792) spent his early years in Maryland, but began practicing medicine in Alexandria, Va., soon after receiving his medical degree from the ... Read More
Bruin, Bryan Bryan Bruin lived in Winchester. In 1771 he put up for sale 20,000 acres of land lying mostly in Frederick and Hampshire counties.
Brummitt (Brumit), William 1713 William Brummitt (Brumit; b. 1713) lived on the east bank of Dogue Run just above Mount Vernon. He made occasional use of the blacksmith at Mount Vernon (see Ledger B, 76). Brummitt also paid GW for ... Read More
Buckler, Benjamin Benjamin Buckler of Maryland removed to Fairfax County, Va., at some point before 25 Feb. 1771, at which time he entered into an agreement with GW to work as a carpenter and to perform other types of ... Read More
Buckner, Samuel, Estate of c. 1764 Samuel Buckner (died c.1764) of Gloucester County, Va., was a justice from 1748-59. His first wife was probably Ann Alexander. After her death, Samuel married Mary Timson (see Crozier, Buckners, 167- ... Read More
Buddicum (Buddecome), William William Buddicum (Buddecome) was a ship captain.  In 1768, when he was master of the snow Virginia, Buddicum sometimes carried letters from GW to correspondents in England. 
Bullitt, Thomas 1730 1778 Thomas Bullitt (1730-1778) served during the French and Indian War as a cadet with GW at Fort Necessity in 1754. In July of that year, he was commissioned an ensign, and was among the men later ... Read More
Burck (Buck, Burk), Holferd Holferd Burck (Buck, Burk) did some ditching work at GW's Dogue Run Farm and possibly at the other farms at Mount Vernon (see Ledger A, 187, 190).
Burris (Burrus, Bhurras), Thomas Thomas Burris served in George Mercer's company during the Fort Necessity campaign. He was occasionally employed by GW as a messenger or courier between the frontier forts, Alexandria, and Mount ... Read More
Burwell, Lewis 1716 1784 Lewis Burwell (1716-1784) of James City County, lived at Kingsmill plantation on the James River about four miles from Williamsburg, Virginia. He represented James City County in the House of ... Read More
Bush, Philip c. 1733 1812 Philip Bush (c.1733–1812) was a merchant in Winchester who had an ordinary in the town. Bush sometimes provided supplies for the Virginia Regiment. He also owned Upper Ferry in the 1760s.
Butcher, John c. 1747 1811 In 1775, Lund Washington paid £2.2.6 to the account of John Butcher, who had apparently provided GW with "Nots &c." (see Ledger B, 142; see also Lund Washington to GW, 14 Nov. 1775, in Papers, ... Read More
Butler, James James Butler of Ireland was hired by GW in Philadelphia in 1792 as overseer at the Home House, or Mansion House, plantation at Mount Vernon. Although Butler came with good references, GW had doubts ... Read More
Byrd (Bird), Thomas Thomas Byrd (Bird) worked on GW's mill and millrace in 1770. He also mowed grass, helped to harvest GW's wheat, and produced and repaired agricultural implements such as cradles (see Ledger ... Read More
Byrd, William, III 1728 1777 William Byrd III (1728–1777) was appointed, in the mid-1750s, a member of the Virginia Council. He lived at his family’s James River plantation called Westover, located in Charles City County, ... Read More
Cahoon, James GW made a survey on 21 March 1752 for James Cahoon for 88 acres on Lost River, the upper portion of the Cacapon River (Va., now W.Va.).
Camm, John c. 1717 1779 Rev. John Camm (c.1717-1779) was an Anglican priest who was a professor of divinity in the College of William and Mary from 1749 to 1757 and from 1763 to 1771. He also served as the college's ... Read More
Campbell, John John Campbell of Jamaica and later of Williamsburg, Va., married Martha Washington’s widowed first cousin, Mary Dandridge Spotswood. In March 1759 GW lent £10 to Campbell, which the latter repaid ... Read More
Cannon, John (saddler) John Cannon was a saddler with whom GW had an account for some years (see Ledger A, 251; see also Ledger B, 22).
Canon (Cannon), John c. 1740 1798 John Canon (Cannon; c.1740-1798) of Washington County, Pa., owned a substantial tract of land on Chartiers Creek near GW’s Millers Run lands. He was a justice for the Virginia district of West ... Read More
Carberry (Carbury), Philip Philip Carberry (Carbury) was a merchant and baker in Norfolk, Virginia. In 1771, GW received payment from Carberry for several barrels of ship stuff that GW sold him (see Ledger A, 340).
Carlin, William From 1764 until about 1772, William Carlin of Alexandria, Va., made clothes for GW, his stepchildren John and Martha Parke Custis, and for some of the Mount Vernon house servants.
Carlyle & Adam (firm) Carlyle & Adam was the Alexandria, Va., firm of John Carlyle and Robert Adam. This partnership, which was separate from the one Carlyle had with John Dalton, had been formed in 1764 to deal in ... Read More
Carlyle & Dalton (firm) The Alexandria, Va., retail firm of John Carlyle & John Dalton was established in 1744. The partnership ended upon Dalton's death in 1777. GW's accounts with the firm show that he did ... Read More
Carlyle, John 1720 1780 John Carlyle (1720–1780) of Scotland was a prominent merchant of Alexandria, Va., and one of the founders of that city. He was a partner in the Alexandria firms of Carlyle & Adam and of Carlyle ... Read More
Carney, Daniel Daniel Carney had smith's work done at Mount Vernon in 1760 (see Ledger A, 87). GW's accounts indicate that Daniel may have been somehow related to John Carney (see Ledger A, 136).
Carney, John John Carney was a tenant on Clifton's Neck after GW bought land there in 1760. Carney remained there until GW bought out his lease in 1765. While Carney was a tenant, he paid GW an annual rental ... Read More
Carter, Charles (of Corotoman and Shirley) 1732 1806 Charles Carter (1732–1806) was the son of John Carter (1690–1743) of Corotoman and nephew of Charles Carter (1707–1764) of Cleve. He inherited Shirley plantation on the James River and Corotoman on ... Read More
Carter, Charles (of Culpeper County, Va.) 1765 1829 Charles Carter (1765–1829) was the son of Edward and Sarah Champe Carter of Blenheim. Since 1781 he had been married to GW’s niece, Betty Lewis (1765–1830). The Carters lived in Culpeper County, Va ... Read More
Carter, George, Estate of 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 ... Read More
Cary, Robert Robert Cary was a merchant who acted for a time as one of GW's agents in London. Cary was a partner in the firm of Robert Cary & Company, the major London merchant house for the Custis ... Read More
Cary, Wilson Miles 1734 1817 Wilson Miles Cary (1734-1817), a brother of GW's friend Sarah Cary Fairfax, owned several estates, including Ceelys and Carysbrook in Elizabeth City County, Va., and Richneck in Warwick County, ... Read More
Cash Interspersed in the ledgers among the individual accounts are GW's cash accounts in which he recorded his cash intake ("Cash") and his cash expenditures ("Contra").