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Name Birth Death Occupation
Wade, Miss There were three Miss Wades who lived on a tract of land adjoining GW’s Mill farm—Valinda, Sarah, and Eleanor. These were the daughters of Valinda and Zephaniah Wade. In 1770, GW today completed a ... Read More
Wade, Valinda Valinda Wade was married to Zephaniah Wade. After his death, she was living as widow with her three daughters on a tract of land adjoining Mount Vernon’s Mill farm. In 1761, she owed 12s. 9d. to GW ... Read More
Wagener, Peter 1717 1774 Peter Wagener (1717–1774) migrated to Virginia c.1738 from England and settled in Prince William County, where he practiced law and became county clerk (1742–1752). In 1752 he moved to the clerkship ... Read More
Waite, William c. 1787 William Waite (died c.1787), a builder from Fauquier County, made repairs on GW’s chimneys in 1760.
Wake, John In October 1754 GW purchased a slave "at Publick Sale" from John Wake (see Ledger A, 10).  
Waldron, John 1770 John Waldron (d. 1770) was a watchmaker in Cornhill, London.  In 1766, Waldron repaired a gold chain for GW and put a new gold case on his watch.  In June 1766, GW gave Benjamin Sebastian, Jr., the ... Read More
Wales, Andrew c. 1737 1799 Andrew Watts Wales (c.1737–1799) was a brewer in Alexandria, Virginia. Wales owned a brewery and distillery on South Water Street and a tavern on Union Street in Alexandria.
Walke, Anthony 1692 1768 Anthony Walke (1692–1768) and his son Anthony Walke, Jr. (1726–1782), were merchants in Norfolk who imported rum and sugar from the West Indies.
Walker, Richard Burnet Richard Burnet Walker, whose tenure at Mount Vernon began in 1783, was a “House keeper,” or steward. When hired to work at Mount Vernon in 1783, he went by the name of Richard Burnet. While it is ... Read More
Walker, Thomas 1715 1794 Dr. Thomas Walker (1715–1794), a physician, merchant, land speculator, experienced explorer, and storekeeper in Fredericksburg. Walker had extensive landholdings and business interests throughout ... Read More
Ward, John John Ward's wife, Mary, had done weaving for GW.
Washington, Augustine 1720 1762 Augustine (“Austin”) Washington (1720–1762) of Pope's Creek, Westmoreland County, Virginia, was GW’s half brother. He was married to Ann Washington.
Washington, Charles 1738 1799 Charles Washington (1738–1799) was GW's younger brother and a leading citizen of Fredericksburg, being both a vestryman of St. George's Parish and a Spotsylvania County justice. In 1757, ... Read More
Washington, George Augustine c. 1758 1793 George Augustine Washington (c.1758–1793) was the oldest son of GW’s brother Charles. He served as a major in the Continental army and as Lafayette’s aide during the Revolution. In 1785 he married ... Read More
Washington, George Steptoe c. 1773 1809 George Steptoe Washington (c.1773 - 1809) was the son of Samuel Washington and his fourth wife Anne Steptoe Washington, and the brother of Lawrence Augustine Washington. George Washington helped to ... Read More
Washington, Harriot 1776 1822 Harriot (Harriet) Washington (1776–1822), GW’s niece, was the daughter of GW’s brother Samuel and his fourth wife, Ann Steptoe Washington.
Washington, John 1740 1777 John Washington (1740–1777), the brother of Lund Washington, was resident overseer of the Dismal Swamp Land Company’s operations in the swamp.  Before the Revolutionary War John Washington resided in ... Read More
Washington, John Augustine 1736 1787 GW's younger brother John Augustine Washington (1736–1787), who lived at Bushfield in Westmoreland County, Virginia, had inherited land in Frederick County which lay near GW's Bullskin ... Read More
Washington, Lawrence c. 1718 1752 Lawrence Washington (c.1718-1752) was GW's eldest living half brother, the son of Augustine Washington (1694-1743) and his first wife, Jane Butler Washington. He attended Appleby School in England ... Read More
Washington, Lawrence Augustine 1775 1824 Lawrence Augustine Washington (1775–1824) was the son of Samuel Washington and his fourth wife Anne Steptoe Washington, and the brother of George Steptoe Washington. George Washington helped to care ... Read More
Washington, Lund 1737 1796 Lund Washington (1737–1796), a distant cousin of GW, was the son of Townshend and Elizabeth Lund Washington, of the Chotank area, where GW spent part of his youth. Lund had managed the Ravensworth ... Read More
Washington, Samuel 1734 1781 Samuel Washington (1734–1781), the eldest of GW’s three younger brothers, left Ferry Farm in the mid–1750s and settled on a 600–acre plantation in the Chotank district of Stafford County, Va., that ... Read More
Washington, Samuel (c.1770-1831) c. 1770 1831 Samuel Washington (c.1770–1831) of Berkeley County, Va. (now W.Va.), was the son of GW’s brother Charles and his wife, Mildred Thornton Washington. He was the younger brother of George Augustine ... Read More
Wathing, Edward Edward Wathing (Wathen), a cobbler, lived near Mount Vernon. He occasionally made shoes for GW's slaves and in return had work done at GW's blacksmith shop.
Watson, Joseph 1773 Joseph Watson (d. 1773) in 1758–59 was a business partner of John Kirkpatrick in Alexandria, Virginia.
Watson, Josiah Josiah Watson was an Englishman who settled in Alexandria, Virginia, about 1773 and established Josiah Watson & Company, tobacco agents. He was also a Fairfax County justice of the peace from ... Read More
Watts, Richard Richard Watts was a tenant on GW's lands in Fauquier and Loudoun counties.
Welch, Wakelin Wakelin Welch, Sr., was a London merchant and a business partner of Robert Cary, GW’s former London agent. After Cary’s death, Welch and his son Wakelin Welch, Jr., carried on the firm
West, Charles Charles West operated an ordinary in Loudoun County, Virginia.
West, Hugh c. 1755 1801 GW employed West as a recording clerk under the direction of Tobias Lear. West remained in GW’s official household until 1792, when GW certified on 15 Aug. his sobriety, diligence, prudence, and ... Read More
West, Thomas Thomas West, son of Charles West of Loudoun County, rented two lots totaling 220 acres from GW on the borders of Loudoun and Fauquier counties, for £9 per year.
Whiting, Anthony 1793 Anthony Whiting, a native of England, was an overseer of two of GW's farms - Ferry and French's. See also: “Anthony Whiting.” The Digital Encyclopedia of George Washington. Accessed October 6, 2016.  ... Read More
Whiting, Diana William and Diana Whiting sold land to John Posey for GW for £75 in 1764, which was paid in three installments. The land was about 200 acre son the west bank of Dogue Run and previously belonged to ... Read More
Whiting, Francis 1775 Francis Whiting (d. 1775) rented a parcel of GW’s Bullskin land in Frederick County, Virginia, in 1773.
Whiting, Matthew 1730 1810 Matthew Whiting (d. 1810) lived at Snow Hill on Bull Run in Prince William County, Virginia.
Whiting, William William and Diana Whiting sold land to John Posey for GW for £75 in 1764, which was paid in three installments. The land was about 200 acres on the west bank of Dogue Run and previously belonged to ... Read More
Wilkenson, Thomas
Williams, Edward Edward Williams had been a tenant on the Clifton's Neck land at Mount Vernon since GW bought it from William Clifton in 1760.
Williams, John John Williams was a tenant on GW's land in Frederick County, Virginia.
Williams, Thomas
Williams, Thomas (cooper) Thomas Williams was a cooper.
Williams, Thomas (harvester) Thomas Williams was retained by GW as a harvester.
Williams, William William Williams rented a farm on Mount Vernon lands.
Williamson, Benjamin In 1756 Benjamin Williamson rented a farm from GW near Mount Vernon on Little Hunting Creek. During the next four years he slowly slipped behind in his rent. The rental was not renewed for 1760, and ... Read More
Wilson, Mary On 17 Dec. 1768 GW wrote in his diary: “Mary Wilson came to live here as a Ho. keeper a[t] 15/. pr. Month” (Diaries, 2:115). Mrs. Wilson was probably a replacement for Rachel McKeaver.
Wilson, William c. 1823 William Wilson (died c.1823) was a native of Scotland. He came to the United States around 1777 and, with his brother James (1767–1805), was a partner in a merchant and shipping firm in Alexandria, ... Read More
Windsor (Winsor, Winzor), Joseph Joseph Windsor (Winsor, Winzor) held a 14–year lease, running from 1 Jan. 1785, to 172 acres belonging to GW in Frederick County, Virginia. The land was part of about five hundred and sixty acres GW ... Read More
Winter, John John Winter was a painter. GW wrote at the end of John Winter’s personal account in Ledger A, page 54, “Jno. Winter before he had near finishd Painting my House Stole a good deal of my Paint & ... Read More
Wise, Peter
Woelpper (Wilper), John David 1709 John David Woelpper (Wilper) was born in Germany in 1709 and had settled in Staunton, Va., by 1751. In recommending him for a captaincy in 1776, GW noted his personal acquaintance with Woelpper, whom ... Read More