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by whom she had three daughters, Frances, Mildred, and Eliza- APPENDIX,
No. I. beth, who married three brothers, Colonel Francis Thornton, Colonel John Thornton, and Reuben Thornton, all of Spotsylvania Washington County. She had for her second husband Colonel Henry Willis, Virginiu, and, by him, the present Colonel Lewis Willis of Fredericksburg.
“ The above is the best account the subscriber is able at present to give, absent as he is, and at so great a distance, from Virginia, and under circumstances too, which allow no time for inquiry of the family of Washington, from which he is lineally descended.
“ The descendants of the first named Lawrence, and the second John, are also numerous; but, for the reasons before mentioned, and from not having the same knowledge of them, and being moreover more remote from their places of residence, and, in truth, not having inquired much into the names or connexion of the lateral branches of the family, I am unable to give a satisfactory account of them. But, if it be in any degree necessary or satisfactory to Sir Isaac Heard, Garter Principal King of Arms, I will, upon intimation thereof, set on foot an inquiry, and will at the same time endeavor to be more particular with respect to the births, names, ages, and burials of those of the branch to which the subscriber belongs.
“GEORGE WASHINGTON." After Sir Isaac Heard received this letter, he constructed from it a table, which he forwarded to President Washington, requesting him to supply other dates and descriptions. But there is no evidence of any additional facts having been obtained. It was the chief object of Sir Isaac Heard, however, to ascertain whether John and Lawrence Washington, who emigrated to Virginia, were of the Sulgrave family, and brothers to Sir William Washington of Packington. This was his impression, but he was not fully satisfied with the proof. It has since been confirmed by Baker, in his History of Northamptonshire.
I shall here subjoin Baker's genealogical table of the family before the emigration of the two brothers, and Sir Isaac Heard's table of the American branch in continuation. To these will be added the genealogy of the Washington family of Adwick, taken from Hunter's History of Doncaster. It is not known what degree of affinity there was between the heads of the two families, but it is probable that there are many descendants from both in America.
No. I. APPENDIX,
Lawrence Washington, after the sale of this estate retired to Brington, where he died. His second son, John Washington, emigrated to America about the
PEDIGREE OF WASHINGTON OF SULGRAVE.
JOHN WASHINGTON, of Whitfield, co. Lanc.
dau. of ....
1. JOHN WASHINGTON, = WESTFIELD,= 2. ROBERT WASHINGTON, = d. of Miles Whittington,
= AGNES, d. of ..... Bateman, of Hersham, of Whitfield, co. Lanc.
of co. Lanc.; of Warton, co. Lanc., gent. of Barwick, co. Lanc. ; 2 w. co. Westm. ; 3 w.
WASH- ANTHONY WASHINGTON. ELIZABETH Lanc., gent. of Sir Thos. Kilson, Ald. of
Mason of INGTON
2. NICHOLAS WASHINGTON. JANE, w. of THOMAS WASHING--.... d.
co. Lanc. 26 Eliz. (1583 - 4).
Abel Make- w. of Ger-
Lucy, wife of
2. ANNE, w. of Ed- Chipping of Lee, co. Chirlewight, of co. way, co. War- bis 2011 Lawrence co. Bucks, Wilts, bur. Garsdon
mund Foster, of Wardon,
Camb. wick. sold Sulgrave, 8 Juc. loc. 1001. there 24 May, 16 June,
Hanslope, co. Bucks. gent.
ANNE, W. of Robert 1610. 1643, el. 64. 1645. 3. ELIZABETH.
KATHERINE, W. or Mel4. MAGDALEN.
chior Reynolds. 6. BARDARA.
No. II. p. 6.
RULES OF BEHAVIOR. *
1. Every action in company ought to be with some sign of re- APPENDIX,
No. II. spect to those present.
2. In the presence of others, sing not to yourself with a hum- Rules of ming noise, nor drum with your fingers or feet.
3. Sleep not when others speak, sit not when others stand, speak not when you should hold your peace, walk not when others stop
4. Turn not your back to others, especially in speaking ; jog not the table or desk on which another reads or writes; lean not on any one.
5. Be no flatterer ; neither play with any one, that delights not to be played with.
6. Read no letters, books, or papers in company; but, when there is a necessity for doing it, you must ask leave. Come not near the books or writings of any one so as to read them, unless desired, nor give your opinion of them unasked; also, look not nigh when another is writing a letter.
7. Let your countenance be pleasant, but in serious matters somewhat grave.
8. Show not yourself glad at the misfortune of another, though he were your enemy.
9. When you meet with one of greater quality than yourself, stop and retire, especially if it be at a door or any strait place, to give way for him to pass.
10. They that are in dignity, or in office, have in all places precedency; but, whilst they are young, they ought to respect those that are their equals in birth, or other qualities, though they have no public charge.
11. It is good manners to prefer them to whom we speak before ourselves, especially if they be above us, with whom in no sort we ought to begin.
12. Let your discourse with men of business be short and comprehensive.
• These Rules are taken from a manuscript book in Washington's handwriting, which was written when he was thirteen years old. The source from which they were derived is not mentioned.