Ancestry of George Washington

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George Washington
COA George Washington.svg
Coat of arms of the Washington family[1]
Country American
Ethnicity English
Current region Virginia, United States
Place of origin  England
Members John Washington, Augustine and Mary
Religion Church of England / Episcopal

The Washington immigrant ancestor and great-grandfather of President George Washington was John Washington, who was born in Tring, Hertfordshire, England, United Kingdom, in 1631 and arrived in the Colony of Virginia in 1657 after being shipwrecked.[2]

George Washington's immediate ancestry entirely traces back to England, other than a great-great-great-grandfather, Nicolas Martiau, a Huguenot from Île de Ré, France and naturalized Englishman, who arrived at Virginia aboard the Francis Bonaventure in 1620.[3]


This table sets out the ancestry of President George Washington for five generations, numbered according to the Ahnentafel genealogical numbering system.

1. George Washington


2. Augustine Washington [2]
3. Mary Ball [2]


4. Lawrence Washington
5. Mildred Warner
6. Joseph Ball [4]
7. Mary Montague


8. John Washington
9. Anne Pope [5]
10. Augustine Warner Jr.
11. Mildred Reade
12. William Ball [2][6]
13. Hannah Atherold
14. Peter Montague
15. Mary Doodes


16. Lawrence Washington [2]
17. Amphyllis Twigden [2]
18. Nathaniel Pope [7]
19. Lucy (Luce) Fox [7]
20. Augustine Warner
21. Mary Towneley [8]
22. George Reade [9]
23. Elizabeth Martian (Martiau) [9]
24. William Ball
25. Dorothy Tuttle
26. Thomas Atherold [10]
27. Mary Harvey [10]
28. Peter Montague
29. Cicely Reynolds
30. Meindert Doodes
31. Mary Grert

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See also[edit]


  1. ^ Moncreiffe of that Ilk, Sir Iain; Pottinger, Don (1953). Simple Heraldry. Edinburgh: Thomas Nelson & Sons. p. 32. ISBN 0171440145. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f Frank E. Grizzard (2002). George Washington: A Biographical Companion. ABC-CLIO. p. 5. ISBN 978-1-57607-082-6. 
  3. ^ Merrow Egerton Sorley, ed. (1935). Lewis of Warner Hall: The History of a Family, Including the Genealogy of Descendants in Both the Male and Female Lines, Biographical Sketches of Its Members, and Their Descent from Other Early Virginia Families. Genealogical Publishing Co. p. 31. ISBN 978-0-8063-0831-9. 
  4. ^ Edmund Jennings Lee (16 June 2008). Lee of Virginia, 1642-1892: Biographical and Genealogical Sketches of the Descendants of Colonel Richard Lee. Heritage Books. p. 545. ISBN 978-0-7884-2103-7.  The Ball Family
  5. ^ John W. Wayland (June 2009). The Washingtons and Their Homes. Genealogical Publishing Com. p. 332. ISBN 978-0-8063-4775-2. 
  6. ^ Earl Leon Werley Heck (1928). Colonel William Ball of Virginia: the great-grandfather of Washington. S. M. Dutton. pp. 20–. 
  7. ^ a b "Pope Ancestry". The William and Mary Quarterly. 24 (3): 194. January 1916. doi:10.2307/1915129. 
  8. ^ New England Historic Geneaological Society Nexus. 4–5. New England Historic Genealogical Society. 1987. p. 24.  Augustine Warner (1611-1674) of Norwich, England, and Warner Hall & (13) Mary Towneley (1614-1662), originally of Stone Edge, Lancashire.
  9. ^ a b Frances M. Smith (1909). Colonial Families of America. F. Allaben genealogical Company. 
  10. ^ a b From Jamestown to Texas: A History of Some Early Pioneers of Austin County the Colonial Capitol of Texas. iUniverse. October 2002. p. 384. ISBN 978-0-595-24223-8.