Wednesday, December 1, 2010

George Washington's Paternal Grandparents - Captain Lawrence Washington and Mildred Warner

On his father's side, George Washington's grandparents were Captain Lawrence Washington and Mildred Warner. It was Captain Lawrence Washington's father, John Washington, who first emigrated to Virginia from England and married Ann Pope. Lawrence Washington served as a justice of the peace and a captain in the militia from Westmoreland County, Virginia. He is buried in the Washington family cemetery at Wakefield Plantation, Bridges Creek, Westmoreland, Virginia. His wife, Mildred Warner, was the daughter of the powerful Colonel Augustine Warner, Speaker of the Virginia House of Burgesses.