Servants and Laborers

Albin Rawlins

Clerk and secretary, Albin Rawlins worked for George Washingon from March 1798 until 1799. While working?

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Alexander Cleveland

An overseer at Muddy Hole Farm, Alexander Cleveland began working for George Washington in 1765, and?

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Anthony Whiting

A master farmer and estate manager who worked at Mount Vernon from 1790 until 1793, Anthony Whiting signed?

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Caleb Stone

A carpenter from Prince William County, Virginia, Caleb Stone worked at Mount Vernon between 1773 and January 1778. In February 1773, Stone agreed to be the "overlooker" of Washington's enslaved carpenters.

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Caven Bowe

An Irish-born tailor, Caven Bowe was indentured to George Washington in 1786.

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Cornelius McDermott Roe

An indentured stonemason and bricklayer, Carnelius McDermott Roe worked at Mount Vernon from 1784 until?

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David Cowan

A gardener who worked at Mount Vernon in the early 1770s, David Cowan left George Washington's employ?

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Eleanor Forbes

Eleanor Forbes was a housekeeper who worked at Mount Vernon from December 1797 until at least December 1797.

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George Young

Hired by George Washington as a clerk in January of 1774, George Young accompanied Washington on his Kanawha expedition at a salary of twenty-five pounds per year.

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Going Lanphier

Going Lanphier was a hired carpenter and joiner from Fairfax County, Virginia, who worked occasionally for George Washington.

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Henry Young

An indentured stonemason, Henry Young worked at Mount Vernon from 1774 until 1781, with an interruption in his services from 1776 until 1778.

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Hugh Archer

Hugh Archer worked as a hired weaver at Mount Vernon from 1777 until 1779.

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James Anderson

James Anderson helped establish and run George Washington's distilling operation at Mount Vernon

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James Bloxham

James Bloxham was an English master farmer hired by George Washington.

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James Boyd

Jame Boyd was a hired laborer assigned to a variety of jobs at Mount Vernon, including shearing sheep, making and resoling shoes, spinning shoe thread, and mending the bellows from the blacksmith shop.

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James Butler

James Butler was an Irish immigrant hired in December of 1792 as an overseer for Mansion House Farm.

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James Donaldson

James Donaldson was a Scottish craftsman who supervised enslaved carpenters at Mount Vernon between September 1794 and November 1795.

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Johann Christian Ehlers

Johann Christian Ehlers (or Ehler) was a German gardener that worked for George Washington from 1789 until 1797.

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John Allison

John Allison [or Allistone] was hired by William Pearce to be one of the overseers at Mount Vernon.

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John Askew

John Askew was an indentured joiner that worked for George Washington from 1759 until 1767.

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John Ball

A millwright from Frederick County, Virginia, Ball was hired to work on George Washington's mill in December?

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John Broad

John Broad was an indentured joiner that worked for George Washington from 1774 until 1776.

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John Evans

John Evans worked as a hired joiner occasionally at Mount Vernon between 1779 and 1788.

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John Fairfax

John Fairfax was a hired overseer working at the Mansion House Farm from 1784 until 1790.

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John Gottleib Richter

John Gottleib Richter was an indentured gardener who worked at Mount Vernon from 1793 until 1796.

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John Knowles

An indentured bricklayer and laborer, John Knowles worked at Mount Vernon from 1773 until 1784.

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John Neale

John Neale was a hired carpenter who worked at Mount Vernon from 1795 until 1798.

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John Patterson

John Patterson was a hired carpenter and joiner from Fairfax County, Virginia, who worked at Mount Vernon.

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John Saunders

John Saunders from Alexandria, Virginia worked as an undertaker, carpenter, architect, and joiner.

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John Stadler

A "Musick Professor," originally from Germany, starting in 1766 Stadler gave singing and music lessons at Mount Vernon to Martha Washington, her two children (Martha Parke Custis and John Parke Custis), and their young friend, Sarah (Sally) Carlyle, who visited from Alexandria to attend.

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John Violet

John Violet was a hired overseer who worked at Union Farm from 1796 to 1797.

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Jonathan Alton

Jonathan Alton was an overseer who worked for George Washington between 1755 and 1785.

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Joseph Cash

An overseer at Dogue Run Farm, Joseph Cash worked at Mount Vernon from 1796 until 1797.

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Matthew Baldridge

Matthew Baldridge was an indentured joiner originally from England who worked for George Washington from 1785 until 1788.

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Michael Tracy

An indentured bricklayer from Ireland, Michael Tracy began working at Mount Vernon in 1768.

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Patrick Callahan

A miller who worked at Mount Vernon from 1797 until 1798, Callahan was hired in August of 1797 at a salary of fifty pounds per year.

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Philip Bateman

Philip Bateman was a paid gardener who worked at Mount Vernon from the spring of 1773 until 1789.

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Richard Boulton

A house joiner and undertaker from St. Mary's County, Maryland, Richard Boulton worked at Mount Vernon in 1785.

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Richard Burnet

Richard Burnet was hired by Martha Washington in the spring of 1783 to assist her as a housekeeper and steward.

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Richard Tharpe

An Irish-born stucco artisan employed by John Rawlins of Baltimore, Richard Tharpe was the "principal workman" on the ornamental plasterwork in Mount Vernon's New Room.

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Sarah Harle

A hired housekeeper who worked at Mount Vernon for two years, Sarah Harle left George Washington's employ at the end of May of 1767.

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Servants and Marriage

Several hundred hired and indentured servants, primarily men but a few women as well, worked for George Washington. The marriages of servants (as opposed to enslaved people) were legally recognized and protected by law, whether they were performed in America or in Europe prior to emigrating.

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Susanna Bishop

Susanna Bishop, whose nickname was "Suekey," often worked as midwife for the enslaved women at Mount Vernon.

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Thomas Bishop

A hired servant who worked at Mount Vernon, Thomas Bishop came to America with General Edward Braddock.

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Thomas Branagan

Thomas Branagan was an indentured joiner that worked at Mount Vernon from 1784 until 1787.

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Thomas Brooks

Thomas Brooks, a carpenter and joiner, was hired to oversee George Washington's enslaved carpenters.

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Thomas Davis

A weaver, Thomas Davis began working for George Washington at some point prior to June of 1766.

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Thomas Green

Thomas Green was a hired joiner and house-carpenter who worked for George Washington between 1782 and 1794.

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Thomas Mahony

Thomas Mahony was an indentured house carpenter and joiner who worked at Mount Vernon from 1784 until 1792.

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Thomas Spear

An indentured English joiner, Thomas Spear ran away from George Washington's employ on the night of April 19th, 1775

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Turner Crump

A joiner from Fairfax County, Virginia, Crump worked at Mount Vernon from 1760 until 1764.

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William Garner

William Garner was hired by George Washington on December 10, 1788, to be the overseer on River Farm.

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William Pearce

William Pearce was a farm manager who worked for George Washington from 1793 until 1796.

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William Roberts

A hired miller, William Roberts worked at Mount Vernon starting in 1770 until at least 1785.

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William Skilling

William Skilling was a hired laborer who primarily worked for George Washington in the late 1760s.

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William Spence

A hired gardener, William Spence arrived at Mount Vernon in late October of 1797.

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William Stewart

A hired overseer at River Farm, William Stewart worked at Mount Vernon between 1794 and 1797.

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William Triplett

William Triplett was a long-time neighbor and friend of George Washington.

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