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Posted by sciman
on February 5, 2015, 4:55 pm
Iím interested in learning more about Teresa Digges, daughter of William and sister of George and their brother Thomas Attwood Digges. Iíve been trying to develop a sense of the reaining family members at or around Warburton Manor from 1770-1790. Thomas was in London much of this period passing notes back and forth with news and British government proposals to John Adams and Ben Franklin in Paris. Thomas had written what in some quarters is thought the first novel by an American ó and a pot-boiler it was;-) Thomas was accused of having embezzled funds by Franklin in matters relating to aid for prisoners of war in London jails, though the situation likely involved at least some misunderstanding. William, the father of these had died and left large debts. This was a confusing will which took decades to resolve. Teresa died near 1784 and Iíve not been able to find probate or cause. George died also before 1790 and left a huge mess and a pile of debts. After heíd returned to Warburton, and while hosting LíEnfant, then designing Washington DC, Thomas spend a good number of evenings across the river dining socially with George Washington and his wife toward the end of the latterís life. If any one knows where I might source more information about the family during this period, Iíd deeply appreciate the help.