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Frances Washington (Bassett)

Also Known As: "Washington;Lear;Fannie;"Franny "", "Lear"
Birthdate: (28)
Birthplace: Eltham, New Kent, Virginia
Death: March 24, 1796 (28)
Georgetown, VA ( tuberculosis)
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Col Burwell Bassett and Anna Maria Bassett
Wife of George Augustine Washington and Colonel Tobias Lear, V
Mother of Anna Maria Thornton; George Fayette Washington, Esq. and Charles Augustine Washington
Sister of Burwell Bassett, Jr. and John Bassett

Managed by: Seth Wheatley, III
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About Frances Washington


  • The orphaned children of Charles Washington's oldest son, George Augustine Washington, and of Martha Washington's niece Frances Bassett Washington Lear, were named George Fayette, Charles Augustine, and Anna Maria. The children lived with their stepfather at Walnut Tree Farm, a part of the Mount Vernon Clifton's Neck land which Washington left to the two little boys.


She was the daughter of Burwell Bassett and Anna Maria Dandridge Bassett, Anna was the sister of Martha Dandridge Custis Washington, and her first husband was George Augustine Washington, which she married Tobias Lear after George's death.

In "The Columbian Mirror and Alexandria Gazette", Thursday, August 6, 1795, page 3, column 2: "Married- Tobias Lear, Esq., of George-town, to Mrs. Fanny (Francis Bassett) Washington, of Mount Vernon."

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Frances Washington's Timeline

December 19, 1767
Eltham, New Kent, Virginia
April 3, 1788
Age 20
January 17, 1790
Age 22
Mount Vernon, Fairfax County, Virginia, United States
November 3, 1791
Age 23
Mount Vernon, Fairfax, Virginia
March 24, 1796
Age 28
Georgetown, VA