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Washington, George, 1732-1799 -- Estate

Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 17 Collections and/or Records:

Account book, Robert Lewis, 1803-1810

 Item — Box 38, Folder: 1803.00.00
Identifier: A-625
Scope and Contents Small, bound account book, A.D.S. 18 pages. Accounts of money received as interest of stock, as part of his claim to the estate of GW. Also, money received on like interest in behalf of Lucinda and Catherine D. Lewis, sale of stock belonging to Charles and John Lewis, Jr., memorandum of expenses, "Memorandum for the year 1805," which describes experiments made in planting crops and the results, "Memorandum of Monies Received and paid away on account of Charles Lewis - John Lewis - Robert...
Dates: 1803-1810

Account book, settlement of George Washington's estate, 1801-1806

 Item — Box 37, Folder: 1801.00.00
Identifier: A-570
Scope and Contents

Account book, settlement of the estate of George Washington. A.D. 32 pages. Accounts of various people associated with the estate, including money for hire of negroes - "Statement of the accounts of the several legatees for the purpose of explaining them." Autograph document, mostly in hand of Bushrod Washington, laminated, watermarks, no cover, torn or clipped pages included.

Dates: 1801-1806

Account, estate of George Washington with Lawrence Lewis, 1806-1818

 Item — Box 40, Folder: 1806.00.00
Identifier: A-570
Scope and Contents

Account, Estate of George Washington with Lawrence Lewis. A.D. 2 pages. Account of money spent and received by Lewis as executor of G.W.'s estate - includes taxes on Kentucky land, City taxes, taxes on property in Alexandria, rents paid to Mr. Fitzhugh for rent of land for free negroes and money for support of free negroes. Autograph document in hand of Lewis, docketed by Lewis "No. 3 the Estate of Genl. Washington in Acct. with Lawe. Lewis." Laminated, watermark.

Dates: 1806-1818

Account, Lawrence Lewis against the estate of George Washington, 1800-1802

 Item — Box 35, Folder: 1800.00.00
Identifier: A-570.2
Scope and Contents A.D. 11 pages. Lawrence Lewis's account of moneys received and expended from G.W.'s death to 1802, including am't of cash in house at G.W.'s death, amt. pd. doctors, money spent for cake at G.W.'s funeral, expenses on his houses in Washington, taxes, payment of legacies, building vault, for whiskey furnished at sale at Mount Vernon; money received from purchases at sales was main income during the period. Autograph document, copy, docketed, in hand of L. Lewis, laminated. Certified by...
Dates: 1800-1802

Account of articles sold, estate of George Washington, 1802 July 21

 Item — Box 38, Folder: 1802.07.21
Identifier: W-815
Scope and Contents Autograph document, 7 pages. In hand of Albin Rawlins, an account of articles sold at the July 21st sale on six months credit (See "Book of Sales and of Mount Vernon Property"). This appears to be a rough draft (made at the time of auction) of the list entered in this executors' account book -- Rawlins' list gives name of purchaser, item and price; sale of chariot and harness, coachee, horses, clover machine, sheep, bulls, cows, calves, steers, marquee, tents, saddles, canteen, tin machine,...
Dates: 1802 July 21

Account on the payments on the estate of George Washington, Lawrence Lewis, 1834-1836

 Item — Box 59, Folder: 1834.00.00
Identifier: RM-457; MS-3519
Scope and Contents

A.D. 2 pages. Account of payments on the estate of George Washington. Summary of payments received and paid on the estate of GW. Includes a reference to Wm. Yeaton enclosing the tomb at Mt. Vernon in 1835. Expenses incurred on behalf of old Negroes.

Dates: 1834-1836

Bill, John and Jason Scott to the estate of George Washington, 1799 December 23

 Item — Box 34, Folder: 1799.12.23
Identifier: RM-348; MS-3050
Scope and Contents

Bill. A.D.S. 3 pages. Addressed to James Anderson. Bill for mourning suits made for family and servants to wear when around the Mansion. Noted with monies received. Misnumbered on the top right corner as 'MS-2350,' corrected in the catalog book to MS-3050.

Dates: 1799 December 23

Estate documents, George Washington's estate, 1801-1836

 Item — Box 37, Folder: 1801.00.00
Identifier: W-1250/B-K
Scope and Contents Estate documents, 10 documents.Memoranda of payments made, etc. by L[awrence]? Lewis as executor of estate--includes $1000 for hire of a vessel the "Hene. and Patsey"--also, 2 orders given to Thos. Peter on Samuel Hamilton, W-1250/B; Account, rec'd of N. Lee on account of Sheppard Pd. cash for negroes, etc., W-1250/C; Account, Includes $500.00 "By cash of A. McLean," and $100 "By costs recovered on Tomlinson's case," W-1250/D; Account, notes...
Dates: 1801-1836

Executor's Account Book of George Washington's Estate, 1802-1834

 Item — Box 94, Shelf: Bound Manuscripts/Ledgers
Identifier: W-704
Scope and Contents Contains decision in friendly suit of Lawrence A. Washington & others against Bushrod Washington & Lawrence Lewis, acting executors of General Washington, dated April 15, 1825 and signed by A. Moore, Commissioner and auditor--Order of Court of the District of Columbia, Alexandria County, Lawrence Washington and the other Legatees, etc. against Bushrod Washington, Lawrence Lewis, etc. May 19, 1823 teste Edm. I Lee C.C.--sales of a portion of the estate with names of purchasers, etc....
Dates: 1802-1834

Inventory, Articles at Mount Vernon with appraised value, 1800

 Item — Box 35, Folder: 1800.00.00
Identifier: MSS-292
Scope and Contents Inventory, draft. A.D. 64 pages. Inventory by room of articles at Mount Vernon, with appraised values -- includes contents of mansion house, kitchen, office, storehouse, washhouse, gardeners house, salt house, black smith shop, etc. -- also inventory of livestock, and farm equipment on each of the farms, the distillery, mill -- on the mansion house farm, inventory of articles in barn, greenhouse, lost, fish house, etc., paint cellar -- lists of gardeners tools, linen, etc., and plated ware,...
Dates: 1800

Letter, Bushrod Washington and Lawrence Lewis to George Fayette Washington, 1823 January 3

 Item — Box 48, Folder: 1823.01.03
Identifier: A-698.7
Scope and Contents L.S. 1 page. Printed circular letter requesting agreement of legatees of George Washington's estate to bring suit in court of District of Columbia in order to settle and pay out remaining assets of estate -- signed by Bushrod Washington and Lawrence Lewis -- a note is added in Bushrod Washington's hand, requesting to know heirs of Mrs. Anna Maria Thornton [Geo. F. Washington's sister] -- this added note is dated 23 January 1823. Letter signed, printed, with additions in hand of Bush. W.,...
Dates: 1823 January 3

Letter, from Bushrod Washington, 1799 December 27

 Item — Box 4, Folder: 1799.12.27
Identifier: MSS-258
Scope and Contents

Instructions and recommendations to Martha Washington and executors of Washington's estate regarding procedures and steps in settling estate, including probating of will, inventory of estate, appraisal, disposing of property, paying debts, bequests, rents, etc.

Dates: 1799 December 27

Letter, from Bushrod Washington, 1800 January 26

 Item — Box 5, Folder: 1800.01.26
Identifier: MSS-266/B
Scope and Contents

Advises Martha Washington as to her rights under Washington's will--interprets for her what things are hers absolutely and which are only for use during her lifetime--residue of estate not specifically given to her or others is subject to "superior claim" of executors--relative rights of herself and the executors--rents and bank stocks--some points difficult to decide, must consult General Marshall upon them--these opinions are stated as a friend, without recourse to books, etc.

Dates: 1800 January 26

Letter, George Washington Parke Custis to John Augustine Washington III, 1847 December 17

 Item — Box 68, Folder: 1847.12.17
Identifier: 2022-SC-007-009
Scope and Contents

George Washington Parke Custis writes to John Augustine Washington III with concerns about finalizing the settlement of the estate of George Washington including the sale of land near the Dismal Swamp in Nansemond County. Autograph letter signed, 2 pages, with integral address label.

Dates: 1847 December 17

Letter, John Ashton to Bushrod Washington, 1823 May 6

 Item — Box 49, Folder: 1823.05.06
Identifier: A-366
Scope and Contents A.L.S. 3 pages. King George County. Written by a grandson of Augustine Washington, George Washington's half-brother, this letter asks about dividing the remainder of George Washington's estate among his immediate family -- his brother and sister have died, so how should their share be divided? -- Bushrod's reply, dated 1823 May 27, is drafted on page 3 of the manuscript -- the judge gives his opinion of legal distribution of remainder of the estate among heirs of Ann Ashton -- a suit has...
Dates: 1823 May 6

Letter, Lawrence Lewis to George Blagden, 1801 December 28

 Item — Box 37, Folder: 1801.12.28
Identifier: W-1238/C
Scope and Contents

A.L.S. 2 pages. Mount Vernon. Lewis gives the account with Blagden as it now stands, taken from papers of Dr. Thornton's -- £26.8.11 1/2 Maryland money is still due him -- Lewis asks Blagden to send authenticated vouchers for repayment of moneys expended so that the late General Washingtons heirs will be see the justification for the expense. Autograph letter signed, endorsed by Lewis, 2 p. covered with figures, laminated, watermark. Name on original manuscript appears as "Lawr. Lewis."

Dates: 1801 December 28

List of indebted individuals and amounts owed to Genl. George Washington's estate, 1847 January 29

 Item — Box 68, Folder: 1847.01.29
Identifier: 2022-SC-007-011
Scope and Contents

Bushrod Corbin Washington writes to John Augustine Washington III, "a statement by which to settle with the legatees of General George Washington". Includes a list of names and heirs with "quota to pay off debts". Autograph document, 2 pages.

Dates: 1847 January 29