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Quit Claim Deed of Robert Washington and Lawrence Washington to Roger Littleforde, 1601 October 10

 Item — Box: 103, Shelf: Bound Manuscripts/Ledgers
Identifier: RM-47 ; MS-2053

Scope and Contents

Charter of Robert Washington of Sulgrave, Co. Northants, and his son and heir Lawrence Washington, being a quit claim whereby they both give up to Roger Littleford of Sulgrave, "husbandman," their right and title in a messuage or tenement in Sulgrave lately in possession of John Mosse of Sulgrave "laborer", also their right and title in one quadrant and a "quarterne" of a virgate of land in Sulgrave. Signed and sealed by both Robert and Lawrence Washington, signed on verso by four witnesses.

The two signers of this document are direct ancestors of the first President of the United States, George Washington. Robert Washington, 1540-1619, was the eldest son of Lawrence, builder of Sulgrave Manor. The other signer, Robert's eldest son, Lawrence, 1565-1616, was grandfather of Colonel John Washington, who settled in Virginia in 1657 and was himself great-grandfather of the first President.


  • Creation: 1601 October 10

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1 Sheets : 2 pages of text. 2 wax seals on deed, 1 wax seal in separate container within box

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Part of the Special Collections at The George Washington Presidential Library at Mount Vernon Repository

PO Box 3600
Mount Vernon VA 22121