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Name Birth Death Occupation
Adam, James c. 1787 James Adam (died c.1787) was a merchant in Alexandria. He was also for a time a partner with Robert Adam and Matthew Campbell in the firm of Robert Adam & Co., which purchased GW’s flour. On 20 ... Read More
Adam, Robert 1731 1789 Robert Adam (1731–1789) was born in Kilbride, Scotland, migrated to America in the early 1750s, and settled in Alexandria, Va., where he initiated a number of industries, including a tannery and ... Read More
Adams, Abednego 1721 1809 Abednego Adams (1721–1809), a planter and one of GW's closest neighbors, lived on Little Hunting Creek, Virginia.
Adams, Daniel Jenifer 1751 1796 Daniel Jenifer Adams (1751–1796), of Port Tobacco, Charles County, Md., entered, in 1772, into a trading partnership with GW, Samuel Brodie, and John Carlyle, whereby flour refined at GW's and ... Read More
Adams, John (wagoner) John Adams was GW’s wagon driver at the Bullskin plantation.
Adventurers for Draining the Dismal Swamp In 1763 GW and several partners including Fielding Lewis and Burwell Bassett formed a company, “Adventurers for Draining the Dismal Swamp,” and the Virginia legislature empowered them to construct ... Read More
Agar, Edward Edward Agar was the captain of the ship Thomas, on which GW shipped tobacco.
Aitcheson & Parker Aitcheson & Parker was a mercantile firm in Norfolk, Va., consisting of William Aitcheson (Aitchison) and James Parker. James Alligood (Allegood) was an agent for the firm.
Aldon, Wantworth Wantworth Aldon was a joiner.
Alexander, Robert 1793 Robert Alexander (d. 1793), GW's neighbor and foxhunting companion, was the son of Col. Garrard (Gerard) Alexander of Alexandria, and the brother-in-law of GW's nephew Fielding Lewis, Jr. ... Read More
Alexander, Sarah In 1764, GW purchased a slave from Mrs. Sarah Alexander for John Robinson, who was then speaker of the Virginia House of Burgesses (see, for example, Ledger A, 174).
Alford (Alfred), Thomas Thomas Alford (Alfred) appears to have been an apprentice to miller William Roberts at GW's mill. During the fall of 1775, Roberts and Alford were employed for several weeks in repairing the milldams ... Read More
Allison (Alliston), Bryan (Bryant) Bryan (Bryant) Allison (Alliston) was a tailor whom GW often employed until the early 1770s. Allison had come from England in 1737 as an indentured servant and served GW's father Augustine ... Read More
Alton, Elizabeth Elizabeth Alton was the widow of GW’s servant John Alton, who died in 1785. Their daughter was Ann Alton Walker.
Alton, John 1785 John Alton (d. 1785) was GW’s body servant in Braddock’s campaign and remained in his service until his death in 1785. At different times Alton was overseer of one or another of the Mount Vernon ... Read More
Alway, Arthur Arthur Alway (or Atway) used the services of GW's blacksmih in 1760, though GW did not receive payment from him (see Ledger A, 79).
Amson, John Dr. John Amson was practicing medicine in Williamsburg, Va., by the early 1750s. In 1757 GW suffered with dysentery, and in 1758 GW thought, mistakenly, that he was also experiencing symptoms of ... Read More
Andrew Clow & Company The mercantile firm of Andrew Clow & Co. of Manchester, England, operated a store in Philadelphia after the Revolutionary War.  In 1791, the store was located in Philadelphia at 20 South Front ... Read More
Ansdale, Daniel In May 1770 GW received six shillings from Daniel Ansdale for corn sold to him (see Ledger A, 314).
Anthony Bacon & Company Anthony Bacon & Company was a London firm, one of the partners of which was merchant Anthony Bacon (c.1717–1786). Bacon, who was for a time a storekeeper in Maryland and a master of a tobacco ... Read More
Archer, Hugh Several of GW's accounts with Lund Washington in the latter 1770s and early 1780s reflect payments to Hugh Archer, who was a weaver (see Ledger B, 153, 155, 162).
Arell (Arrell, Arrol), Richard 1719 1796 Richard Arell (Arrell; Arrol; 1719-1796) of Pennsylvania came to Alexandria, Va., sometime before July 1762 and worked for a time as a merchant, before becoming an innkeeper there. GW frequently ... Read More
Armstrong, William (shoemaker) William Armstrong was a shoemaker. GW's business and farm manager Lund Washington paid Armstrong on several occasions for making shoes, including those for slaves (see, for instance, Ledger B, 155, ... Read More
Ashford, George In January 1762, GW bought from George Ashford a 135-acre tract on Dogue Run, which adjoined a tract of the same size that GW had purchased from Ashford's brother John the previous year. In 1785 ... Read More
Ashford, John John Ashford sold to GW a 135-acre tract on the west side of Dogue Run in January 1761. GW later conveyed that tract, as well as other lands, to Lund Washington.
Askew, John John Askew was a carpenter and joiner who worked for GW from 1759 to 1767.
Ayscough, Christopher c. 1772 Christopher Ayscough and his wife Anne ran a tavern in Williamsburg on Francis Street near the capitol. Christopher announced the opening of the tavern in the 6 Oct. 1768 issue of The Virginia ... Read More