Augustine Washington, Jr.

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Colonel Augustine Washington, Jr. (1720-1764) was the second and youngest son of Augustine Washington and Jane Butler, and George Washington's half-brother.[1]

Augustine married Anne (or Ann) Aylett who was born in 1726 at "Nominy Plantation." She was the daughter and coheiress of William Aylett of Westmoreland County, Virginia.[1]

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 was a member of the Virginia House of Burgesses from Westmoreland County from 1754 to 1758.[1] He also was a member of the Ohio Company.[1]

In 1753, he inherited his brother Lawrence's share in Accokeek Furnace near Stafford, Virginia.[2]

Augustine Washington Jr and his wife Ann sold property in South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia 14 April 1764 to Richard Hodges and his wife Elizabeth witnessed by; Richard and Le Roy Hipkins, and James Reynolds.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 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.
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