Worthy Partner: The Papers of Martha Washington

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for the Propogation of the Gospel. He came to Virginia in 1762 and was directed to the Vestry by Acting-governor Robert Carter. He served St. Peter's until his death in 1767. He was the minister who officiated at the wedding of Martha Dandridge Custis and George Washington. Harris, 1: 92-95; Meade, Bishop William, Old Churches, Ministers and Fainities of Virginia, Phila., 1852, 1:386. Hereafter cited as Meade.
3.
John Armistead resided in St. Peter's Parish. He was a member of the Committee of Safety in 1775. Harris 1:41-42.

From Richard Chamberlayne
( November 2, 1757)
1751 Dr. Daniel Parke Custis to Richard Chamberlayne1 Cr
To Sawing 2000 foot of 2 . 1/4
By Cash Recd £11.0.0
Inch Plank & finding Timber at £7.10 pM 15.0.0
Balle Due RC 4.0.0
----------
15.0.0
Capt Richard Chamberlayne came before me and made oath that the
above ballance of four pounds was Justly due to him from Colo Daniel
Parke Custis dcd & that he had never Recd any Satisfaction for the Same
Certified Under my hand this 19th day of October 1757
Edmund Bacon2
by grace of
November 2d 1757
Received of Mrs Martha Custis the just sum of four pounds in full of all
accounts
Rd Chamberlayne
(Docketed)
R Chamberlayne
Recd £ 4-0-0
2 Novr. 1757

ADS. Custis Papers, ViHi.

1.
Richard Chamberlayne lived at Poplar Grove, along the south shore of the Pamunkey River, New Kent County. He was the son of William Chamberlayne who came to Virginia in 1722. While on a trip to Williamsburg in 1758, GW stopped at Poplar Grove and was induced by Chamberlayne to remain and dine. According to G.W.P Custis, Martha's grandson, GW met Martha at that time. See Appendix II, p. _____. Harris, 1:127-28.
2.
Edmund Bacon (172Z-?1767) was Justice for New Kent County. He spent his entire life in St. Peter's Parish, where he was a vestryman. Harris, 1:173-76.

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