Augustine Washington Jr.

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Augustine Washington Jr. (1720–1762)[1][2][3] was an American soldier, planter, and politician. He was the second and youngest son of Augustine Washington and Jane Butler, and George Washington's half-brother.[4]

Augustine Washington Jr. married Anne Aylett at "Nominy Plantation." She was the daughter and coheiress of William Aylett of Westmoreland County, Virginia.[4]

According to the will of Augustine Washington Sr., the land now known as Mount Vernon first was willed to Lawrence Washington (brother of Augustine Jr.). However, the will instructed that in the case Lawrence should die without an heir the property would go to Augustine Jr. if he would be willing to give the Popes Creek property, known as "Wakefield", to George Washington. Augustine decided instead to keep the Popes Creek property and so George got the property now known as Mount Vernon.

Augustine Jr. was a member of the Virginia House of Burgesses from Westmoreland County from 1754 to 1758.[4] He also was a member of the Ohio Company.[4]

In 1753, he inherited his brother Lawrence's share in Accokeek Furnace near Stafford, Virginia.[5]

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  1. ^ Wayland, John W. (2009). The Washingtons and Their Homes. Genealogical Publishing Com. p. 327. 
  2. ^ Grizzard, Frank E. (2002). George Washington: A Biographical Companion. ABC-CLIO. p. 328. 
  3. ^ Staff (National Park Service). "George Washington Birthplace National Monument - The Memorial Mansion". National Park Service. Retrieved February 20, 2017. ...and the personal property inventory of Augustine Washington II who was living in the house at the time of his death in 1762. 
  4. ^ a b c d Tyler, Lyon Gardiner, ed. Encyclopedia of Virginia Biography". Volume 1. New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1915. OCLC 2576742. Retrieved July 15, 2011. p. 352.
  5. ^ "Historical Marker Database: Accokeek Iron Furnace". 

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Photo of Augustine Washington II's grave marker