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.
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)|
Dr. Daniel Parke Custis to Richard Chamberlayne1 Cr|
To Sawing 2000 foot of 2 . 1/4|
By Cash Recd||
Inch Plank & finding Timber at £7.10 pM||
| Balle Due RC||
| 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|
| Rd Chamberlayne|
| R Chamberlayne|
Recd £ 4-0-0|
| 2 Novr. 1757|
ADS. Custis Papers, ViHi.
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.
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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Book title: Worthy Partner:The Papers of Martha Washington.
Contributors: Joseph E. Fields - Compiler, Martha Washington - Author.
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Place of publication: Westport, CT.
Publication year: 1994.
Page number: 12.
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