Will of Martha Washington

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Title

Will of Martha Washington

Subject

death of Martha Washington

Description

Martha Washington’s will is in the hand of her granddaughter Eleanor Parke Custis Lewis and was signed in September 1800.  It was probated in June 1802.  The will is mostly concerned with bequests of specific household goods to family members.  It specifies that a public auction be held to sell items not named in the will.

Creator

Martha Washington
Eleanor Parke Custis Lewis

Publisher

Fairfax County Courthouse

Date

1800-09-22

Relation

Will of George Washington

Format

jpg

Language

eng

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Rights Holder

Fairfax County Courthouse

Provenance

The will was signed and dated on 9/22/1800. A codicil was added on 3/4/1802. It was probated on 6/21/1802. During the Civil War, the will was taken from the Fairfax County Courthouse by Brig. Gen. David Thomson, who later gave it to his daughter Mary Thomson. It was then purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan. It was returned to the Fairfax County Circuit Court in 1915.

Temporal Coverage

1800-09-22 1802-06-21

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Original Format

paper

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How to Cite this Item

Martha Washington, "Will of Martha Washington," in Martha Washington, Item #2, http://marthawashington.us/items/show/2 (accessed August 21, 2017).