Person:Augustine Washington (1)

Captain Augustine Washington
m. Abt 1690
  1. John Washington1692 - 1746
  2. Captain Augustine WashingtonAbt 1694 - 1743
  3. Mildred Washington1696 - 1747
  • HCaptain Augustine WashingtonAbt 1694 - 1743
  • WJane Butler1699 - 1728
m. 20 April 1715
  1. Butler WashingtonAbt 1715 - Bef 1729
  2. Maj. Lawrence Washington1718 - 1752
  3. Augustine Washington, Jr.1720 - 1762
  4. Jane WashingtonAbt 1721 - 1734
  5. Lewis WashingtonAbt 1723 - 1734
  • HCaptain Augustine WashingtonAbt 1694 - 1743
  • WMary Ball1708 - 1789
m. 6 Mar 1731
  1. President George Washington1732 - 1799
  2. Betty Washington1733 - 1797
  3. Samuel Washington1734 - 1781
  4. John Augustine Washington1736 - 1787
  5. Charles Washington1738 - 1799
  6. Mildred Washington1739 - 1740
Facts and Events
Name[2] Captain Augustine Washington
Gender Male
Birth[2] Abt 1694 Wakefield, Westmoreland, Virginia, United StatesBridges Creek
Marriage 20 April 1715 Virginiato Jane Butler
Marriage 6 Mar 1731 to Mary Ball
Death[2] 12 Apr 1743 King George, Virginia, United StatesFerry Farm
Reference Number? Q768342?

the text in this section is copied from an article in Wikipedia

Augustine Washington Sr. (November 12, 1694 – April 12, 1743) was the father of the first U.S. President George Washington. He belonged to the Colony of Virginia's landed gentry and was a planter and slaveholder.


Augustine's father Lawrence died when he was about four years old and he inherited about 1000 acres on Bridges Creek in Westmoreland County, Virginia. He married in 1715 and settled on the property. In 1718, he purchased two other properties, Popes Creek and Little Hunting Creek (which is sister Mildred had inherited from their father). He and his wife Jane moved to Popes Creek and had four children.

Jane died in 1729, and he remarried in 1731 to 23-year-old Mary Ball. They had six children, including future president George. They moved to Hunting Creek in 1735, and in 1738 they moved to a 150 acre property across the Rappahannock River. At this time, Augustine was engaged in iron mining at the Accokeek Creek furnace, which was closer to the Rappahannock property than his others.

Upon Augustine's death, his son Lawrence inherited the Little Hunting Creek property. He renamed it Mount Vernon in honor of an Admiral Vernon he had served with in the British Navy. Under Augustine's will, if Lawrence died without children, the LIttle Hunting Creek property went to his brother Augustine, Jr., who would then pass Popoes Creek to their half-brother George, or, if Augustine Jr. did not want Little Hunting Creek, it would go to George. That was apparently what happened, and the Mount Vernon property passed to George when Lawrence died. Lawrence's widow Ann retained a life interest in the property, but she leased it to George beginning in 1754. It passed to him outright at her death in 1761.S1

Augustine Washington's will dated April 11, 1743, proved May 6, 1743 names "my present wife" (Mary Ball), "daughter Elizabeth, and sons Lawrence, Augustine, George (son of second wife), Samuel, John and Charles."

Early Land Acquisitions in Virginia

Acquisition of Land from Virginia Northern Neck Land Grants:

  • E-486: Capt. Augustine Washington of King George County, 536 acres between Mr. John Washington, Mr. Robert Vance, John Jervis, Capt. John Elliot in Westmoreland County. Lisson's Patent now Augustine Washington's. Surv. by Mr. James Hore. 28 July 1742. [Survey Plat in Deed Book]. [Virginia Northern Neck Land Grants, 1694-1742, Vol. 1, Gertrude E. Gray, pg. 145].

Acquisition of Land from Orange County, Virginia Records:

  • Pages 74-75. 25 Aug. 1742. Stafford County. John Bruce of Orange County to Capt. Augustine Washington and Company, owners of the Accokeek Iron Works. Mortgage to secure ₤60 current money. Two tracts, one containing 2,300 acrres in the little fork of Rappahannock River... joyning to the land of William Eddings and others; 1,600 acres upon Sharrandoah (Shenandoah) River joyning the land of Jacob Stoger (prob. Stover) and others. (signed) John Bruce. Wit: Antho. Rhodes, Nathll. Chapman, Cs. Bouman. 27 9ber [Nov.} 1742. Acknowledged by John Bruce. [Orange County Virginia Deed Book 7, Dorman, pg. 43].
This page uses content from the English Wikipedia. The original content was at Augustine Washington. The list of authors can be seen in the page history. As with WeRelate, the content of Wikipedia is available under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
  1.   Augustine Washington, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Roberts, Gary Boyd. Ancestors of American Presidents. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2009), p. 1.