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Name Birth Death Occupation
Petit (Pettitt), Thomas Thomas Petit rented a Mount Vernon quarter from GW in 1759 and 1760, after which he disappears from GW’s records.
Pettit, James
Posey, John John Posey was a captain of the 2d company of artificers in the 2d Virginia Regiment in the latter 1750s. Posey, whose home, Rover’s Delight, stood near the Potomac River about a mile southwest of ... Read More
Rakestraw, Joseph c. 1732 1794 Joseph Rakestraw (c.1732-1794) was a Philadelphia carpenter. He was listed in that city's 1793 directory as a "house carpenter" at "138, Mulberry St." (James Hardie, The Philadelphia Directory and ... Read More
Ramsay, Andrew Andrew Ramsay was a merchant in Alexandria. He and William Ramsay were twin sons of Patrick and Elizabeth Ramsay. Andrew was the husband of Catherine Graham Ramsay (d. 1844), daughter of Richard ... Read More
Randolph, John c. 1728 1784 John Randolph (c.1728-1784) practiced law in Williamsburg. He also served as attorney general of the colony of Virginia from 1766 to 1774 and was an outspoken Loyalist during the Revolutionary War. ... Read More
Ransom, Joseph Joseph Ransom occasionally worked at GW's mill. In September 1760 Ransom had earned 15 shillings for “10 days working at my Mill @ 1/6. pr Day” (Ledger A, 110).
Rawlins, John 1787 John Rawlins (d. 1787), a stucco worker, or plasterer, was originally from England but was now living in Maryland. Recommended by GW’s former aide, Tench Tilghman, Rawlins had come to Mount Vernon in ... Read More
Ridout, Thomas 1754 1829 Born in Dorsetshire, England, Thomas Ridout (1754-1829), was a resident of Annapolis, Md., for several years.  In December 1784, GW wrote a letter of introduction on behalf of Ridout, who was looking ... Read More
Rigdon, Edward 1772 GW owned two lots in Alexandria, no. 112 at the corner of Pitt and Prince streets and no. 118 at the corner of Pitt and Cameron streets. In 1769 he began construction of a small town house on his ... Read More
Rind, William 1773 Printer William Rind (d. 1773) entered into partnership in 1758 with Jonas Green, whom he helped publish the Maryland Gazette (Annapolis). In 1766 Rind established his Virginia Gazette in ... Read More
Ritchie, Matthew 1798 Matthew Ritchie (d. 1798) of Washington County, Pa., served in the Pennsylvania legislature from 1782 to 1784. Ritchie purchased GW's Millers Run land in Washington County in 1796.
Robinson, Andrew During the 1760s Andrew Robinson used GW's blacksmith and in return he sometimes worked for GW, making fishing nets and repairing seines (see Ledger A, 196). He continued doing some of this work ... Read More
Robinson, Michael 1784 Michael Robinson (d. 1784), of Spotsylvania County, Va., was for many years an inspector of tobacco at Fredericksburg. GW bought from Robinson for £275 a house on a double lot (lots 107 and 108) in ... Read More
Romaine (Romine), Peter Peter Romaine (Romine) began leasing GW’s 120-acre lot no. 1 in Fauquier County, Va., at £4 per annum, in the early 1770s (see Ledger B, 74).  Romaine later ran away.
Ross, Alexander GW noted in May 1766 selling Alexander Ross of Maryland 10,000 shingles  at $3 or “17/3 Virga C[urrenc]y pr thousand” and, on 29 Oct. 1766,  receiving “30 Dollars" in cash (Ledger A, 235).
Ross, Hector Hector Ross was a merchant of Colchester, Virginia. GW did a considerable amount of business with him since his establishment served as a store of convenience for clothing and other necessities for ... Read More
Sanford, Margaret Barry Manley Margaret Barry Manley Sanford was married to Harrison Manley, the son of John Manley (d. 1750 ) and Sarah Harrison Manley. They had at least one child, Mary (Molly) Manley. Margaret remarried after ... Read More
Sanger, Jedediah Jedediah Sanger was one of the earliest settlers of Montgomery County, New York. He was a judge, newspaper owner, state representative, and state senator. Sanger leased from GW and George Clinton a ... Read More
Savage, Margaret Green Margaret Green was first married to Rev. Charles Green (c.1710-1765), a medical practitioner and longtime rector of Truro Parish. After her husband's death, Margaret married Dr. William Savage ... Read More
Savage, Nathaniel Littleton 1723 1786 Nathaniel Littleton Savage (1723–1786) was a merchant, planter, and speculator of Northampton County, Virginia. Before the Revolutionary War he served as both a county sheriff and a justice of the ... Read More
Scripps, William 1749 1823 William Scripps (1749-1823) had an unsuccessful shoemaking business in his native England, and in 1791 he decided to emigrate to America. He settled in Alexandria, Va., where he worked as a boot and ... Read More
Shaw, Jane Mrs. Jane Shaw received from GW’s weavers in 1767 “13½ yds stripd Cotton & Silk” for £1.7 (see Ledger A, 260). Jane died sometime before 9 Feb. 1769, when John Dalton (d. 1777), a merchant who ... Read More
Shaw, William (of Alexandria) c. 1774 William Shaw (died c.1774), a cooper in Alexandria, was appointed an inspector of flour for Fairfax County in December 1769. He inspected numerous barrels of flour for GW in the early 1770s (see ... Read More
Sheriffs of Fairfax County In early Virginia, one of the duties of the sheriff was to collect public, county, and often parish levies. This was also the case in Fairfax County, where GW's estate at Mount Vernon was located. ... Read More
Skilling, William William Skilling, a laborer, worked for GW as early as 1767 (see Ledger A, 249). On 30 May 1767, GW paid Skilling £3, the amount GW owed him for "Sinking a Well 60 feet" (Ledger A, 249, 251 ... Read More
slave, Abram (at Pamocra; New Kent County, Va.) Abram was one of the 33 slaves purchased from the Bartholomew Dandridge Estate in 1788. On 24 April of that year, GW had Burwell Bassett, Jr., purchase 33 slaves and some stock from the estate of ... Read More
slave, Anderson (at Pamocra; New Kent County, Va.) Anderson was one of the 33 slaves purchased from the Bartholomew Dandridge Estate in 1788. On 24 April of that year, GW had Burwell Bassett, Jr., purchase 33 slaves and some stock from the estate of ... Read More
slave, Anna (at Pamocra; New Kent County, Va.) Anna was one of the 33 slaves purchased from the Bartholomew Dandridge Estate in 1788. On 24 April of that year, GW had Burwell Bassett, Jr., purchase 33 slaves and some stock from the estate of ... Read More
slave, Betty (at Pamocra; New Kent County, Va.) Betty was one of the 33 slaves purchased from the Bartholomew Dandridge Estate in 1788. On 24 April of that year, GW had Burwell Bassett, Jr., purchase 33 slaves and some stock from the estate of ... Read More
slave, Billy (at Pamocra; New Kent County, Va.) Billy was one of the 33 slaves purchased from the Bartholomew Dandridge Estate in 1788. On 24 April of that year, GW had Burwell Bassett, Jr., purchase 33 slaves and some stock from the estate of ... Read More
slave, Burwell (at Pamocra; New Kent County, Va.) Burwell was one of the 33 slaves purchased from the Bartholomew Dandridge Estate in 1788. On 24 April of that year, GW had Burwell Bassett, Jr., purchase 33 slaves and some stock from the estate of ... Read More
slave, Charles Anthony (at Pamocra; New Kent County, Va.) Charles Anthony was one of the 33 slaves purchased from the Bartholomew Dandridge Estate in 1788. On 24 April of that year, GW had Burwell Bassett, Jr., purchase 33 slaves and some stock from the ... Read More
slave, Clara (at Pamocra; New Kent County, Va.) Clara was one of the 33 slaves purchased from the Bartholomew Dandridge Estate in 1788. On 24 April of that year, GW had Burwell Bassett, Jr., purchase 33 slaves and some stock from the estate of ... Read More
slave, Dick (at Pamocra; New Kent County, Va.) Dick was one of the 33 slaves purchased from the Bartholomew Dandridge Estate in 1788. On 24 April of that year, GW had Burwell Bassett, Jr., purchase 33 slaves and some stock from the estate of ... Read More
slave, Dinah (at Pamocra; New Kent County, Va.) Dinah was one of the 33 slaves purchased from the Bartholomew Dandridge Estate in 1788. On 24 April of that year, GW had Burwell Bassett, Jr., purchase 33 slaves and some stock from the estate of ... Read More
slave, Frederick (at Pamocra; New Kent County, Va.) Frederick was one of the 33 slaves purchased from the Bartholomew Dandridge Estate in 1788. On 24 April of that year, GW had Burwell Bassett, Jr., purchase 33 slaves and some stock from the estate of ... Read More
slave, George (at Pamocra; New Kent County, Va.) George was one of the 33 slaves purchased from the Bartholomew Dandridge Estate in 1788. On 24 April of that year, GW had Burwell Bassett, Jr., purchase 33 slaves and some stock from the estate of ... Read More
slave, Jack Slow (at Pamocra; New Kent County, Va.) Jack Slow was one of the 33 slaves purchased from the Bartholomew Dandridge Estate in 1788. On 24 April of that year, GW had Burwell Bassett, Jr., purchase 33 slaves and some stock from the estate of ... Read More
slave, Jenney (at Pamocra; New Kent County, Va.) Jenney was one of the 33 slaves purchased from the Bartholomew Dandridge Estate in 1788. On 24 April of that year, GW had Burwell Bassett, Jr., purchase 33 slaves and some stock from the estate of ... Read More
slave, Jenny (at Pamocra; New Kent County, Va.) Jenny was one of the 33 slaves purchased from the Bartholomew Dandridge Estate in 1788. On 24 April of that year, GW had Burwell Bassett, Jr., purchase 33 slaves and some stock from the estate of ... Read More
slave, Jerrez (at Pamocra; New Kent County, Va.) Jerrez was one of the 33 slaves purchased from the Bartholomew Dandridge Estate in 1788. On 24 April of that year, GW had Burwell Bassett, Jr., purchase 33 slaves and some stock from the estate of ... Read More
slave, Jess (at Pamocra; New Kent County, Va.) Jess was one of the 33 slaves purchased from the Bartholomew Dandridge Estate in 1788. On 24 April of that year, GW had Burwell Bassett, Jr., purchase 33 slaves and some stock from the estate of ... Read More
slave, John (at Pamocra; New Kent County, Va.) John was one of the 33 slaves purchased from the Bartholomew Dandridge Estate in 1788. On 24 April of that year, GW had Burwell Bassett, Jr., purchase 33 slaves and some stock from the estate of ... Read More
slave, Kate (at Pamocra; New Kent County, Va.) Kate and her child were among the slaves purchased from the Bartholomew Dandridge Estate in 1788. On 24 April of that year, GW had Burwell Bassett, Jr., purchase 33 slaves and some stock from the ... Read More
slave, Laura (at Pamocra; New Kent County, Va.) Laura was one of the slaves purchased from the Bartholomew Dandridge Estate in 1788. On 24 April of that year, GW had Burwell Bassett, Jr., purchase 33 slaves and some stock from the estate of ... Read More
slave, Louisa (at Pamocra; New Kent County, Va.) Louisa was one of the slaves purchased from the Bartholomew Dandridge Estate in 1788. On 24 April of that year, GW had Burwell Bassett, Jr., purchase 33 slaves and some stock from the estate of ... Read More
slave, Major (at Pamocra; New Kent County, Va.) Major was one of the 33 slaves purchased from the Bartholomew Dandridge Estate in 1788. On 24 April of that year, GW had Burwell Bassett, Jr., purchase 33 slaves and some stock from the estate of ... Read More
slave, Marz (at Pamocra; New Kent County, Va.) Marz was one of the 33 slaves purchased from the Bartholomew Dandridge Estate in 1788. On 24 April of that year, GW had Burwell Bassett, Jr., purchase 33 slaves and some stock from the estate of ... Read More
slave, Moses (at Pamocra; New Kent County, Va.) Moses was one of two slaves by that name purchased from the Bartholomew Dandridge Estate in 1788. On 24 April of that year, GW had Burwell Bassett, Jr., purchase 33 slaves and some stock from the ... Read More

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