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Thomas Garth (d. 1812) leased parts of Monticello and Shadwell from Thomas Jefferson from around 1772 to 1775. He also served as Jefferson's steward in Albemarle county from 1776 to 1782. Jefferson bought the Lego property from Garth then leased it back to him. Ultimately, he moved to the western part of Albemarle county where he had a large tract of land.