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Fairfax, Viscount (I, 1629 - 1772)

 

Creation: let.pat. 10 Feb 1628/9

 

Extinct: 27 Jan 1772

 

Family name: Fairfax

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Arms:

Argent three Bars Gemel Sable surmounted of a Lion rampant Gules

Crest:

A Lion's Head erased Sable collared Gemel Or

Supporters:

On either side a Lion Sable armed and langued Gules

Motto:

 

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Thomas [Fairfax], 1st Viscount Fairfax

only son and heir of Sir Thomas Fairfax, of Walton and Gilling Castle, co. York, by his second wife Jane Stapleton, dau. and hrss. of Brian Stapleton, of Burton Joyce, co. Nottingham

born

c. 1574

mar. (1)

1594 Katherine Constable (b. c. 1579; d. c. 1626), sister of Henry [Constable], 1st Viscount Dunbar, and 1st dau. of Sir Henry Constable, of Burton Constable, co. York, by his wife Margaret Dormer, dau. of Sir William Dormer, of Wing, co. Buckingham

children by first wife

1. Hon Thomas Fairfax, later 2nd Viscount Fairfax

2. Hon Henry Fairfax, of Bridlington, co. York (d. 4 Apr 1650), mar. Frances Barker, dau. of Henry Barker, of Hurst, and had issue

3. Hon William Fairfax, of Lythe, co. York, mar. (1) Abigail Waterhouse (widow of Sir Edward Waterhouse, of Milton, co. Surrey; dsp.), dau. of John Barker, of Ipswich, co. Suffolk, and (2) Mary Cholmeley, dau. of Marmaduke Cholmeley, of Brandsby, co. York, and had issue by his second wife:

1a. Charles Fairfax, of York (dsp. 1713)

2a. William Fairfax, later 8th Viscount Fairfax

4. Hon Nicholas Fairfax, of Acton (bur, 19 Sep 1657), mar. Isabel Beckwith, dau. and cohrss. of Thomas Beckwith, of Acton, and had issue

5. Hon Jordan Fairfax

6. Hon John Fairfax

1. Hon Jane Fairfax, mar. 18 Sep 1634 Cuthbert Morley

2. Hon Margaret Fairfax, mar. (1) Watkinson Payler, of Thoraldby, co. York, and (2) John Hotham. of Scorborough, co. York

3. Hon Katherine Fairfax (d. 23 Feb 1666/7), mar. (1) 11 Jun 1622 Robert Stapleton, of Wighill, co. York, (2) 11 May 1636 as his second wife Sir Matthew Boynton, 1st Bt., of Barmston, co. York, (3) 6 Oct 1647 as his second wife Sir Arthur Ingram, of Temple Newsam, co. York, and (4) 12 Jul 1657 William Wickham, of Roxby, co. York, and had issue by her third husband

4. Hon Mary Fairfax, mar. Sir Thomas Layton, of Layton and Sexho, co. York

5. Hon Dorothy Fairfax (bur. 18 Jun 1686), mar. (1) as his second wife John Ingram, 2nd son by his first wife of Sir Arthur Ingram, of Temple Newsam, co. York, and (2) 28 Mar 1639 Sir Thomas Norcliffe, of Langton, co. York, and had issue by her second husband

mar. (2)

1 Jan 1626/7 Mary Bamburgh (widow of Sir William Bamburgh, 1st Bt., of Howsham, co. York; d. Mar 1638/9), dau. of Sir Robert Ford, of Butley, co. Suffolk, by his wife Frances Glemham, dau. of Edward Glemham, of Glemham, co. Suffolk

died

23 Dec 1636

created

10 Feb 1628/9 Viscount Fairfax, of Emley in the County of Tipperary

suc. by

son by first wife

note

Member of Parliament for Boroughbridge 1601 and for Hedon 1620-22 and 1624-26; knighted 1603; Sheriff of Yorkshire 1627-28

 

Thomas [Fairfax], 2nd Viscount Fairfax

born

c. 1599

mar.

Alathea Howard (d. 3 Sep 1677), dau. of Sir Philip Howard, of Naworth, co. Cumberland, and Henderskelfe, co. York (by his wife Margaret Caryl, dau. of Sir John Caryl, of Harting, co. Sussex), 1st son of Lord William Howard (by his wife Hon Elizabeth Dacre, sister and cohrss. of George [Dacre], 5th Baron Dacre of Gilsland, and 3rd dau. of Thomas [Dacre], 4th Baron Dacre of Gilsland), 2nd son by his second wife of Thomas [Howard], 4th Duke of Norfolk

children

1. Hon William Fairfax, later 3rd Viscount Fairfax

2. Hon Charles Fairfax, later 5th Viscount Fairfax

3. Hon John Fairfax, of Walton, co. York (bur. sp. 26 Jan 1692/3), mar. Mary Hungate (d. 17 May 1696), only dau. of Col Francis Hungate, of Saxton, co. York (by his wife Joan Middleton, sister and cohrss. of Francis Middleton, and dau. of Robert Middleton, of Leighton, co. Lancaster), 1st son and heir ap. of Sir Philip Hungate, 1st Bt., of Saxton, co. York

4. Hon Nicholas Fairfax, mar. (1) Elizabeth Chaytor (widow of John Chaytor, of Croft, co. York; bur. 30 Apr 1665), dau. of Sir Thomas Davison, of Blakeston, co. Durham, and had issue:

1a. Nicholas Fairfax (d. 26 Feb 1702/3), mar. Mary Weld (mar. (2) Sir Francis Hungate, 4th Bt., of Saxton, co. York), dau. of Thomas Weld, of Lulworth Castle, co. Dorset, and had issue:

1b. Charles Fairfax, later 6th Viscount Fairfax

1b. Mary Fairfax (d. 1 Jul 1741), mar. as his second wife her cousin Charles Gregory [Fairfax], 9th Viscount Fairfax, and had issue

2a. Charles Fairfax, later 7th Viscount Fairfax

1a. Alathea Fairfax

Hon Nicholas Fairfax mar. (2) Catherine Southcott (widow of Sir George Southcott, 1st Bt., of Bliborough, co. Lincoln), dau. of John Elliot, and had further issue:

2a. Mary Fairfax (bapt. 3 Aug 1666)

3a. Dorothy Fairfax (bapt. 1 Jun 1668)

5. Hon Philip Fairfax

1. Hon Mary Fairfax

2. Hon Catherine Fairfax, mar. George Metham, of Metham, co. York

died

24 Sep 1641

suc. by

son

note

 

William [Fairfax], 3rd Viscount Fairfax

born

6 Jun 1620

mar.

Elizabeth Smith (mar. (2) bef. 1665 as his second wife Sir John Goodricke, 1st Bt., of Ribston, co. York; d. Jun 1692), dau. of Alexander Smith, of Stutton, co. Suffolk

children

1. William Fairfax (dvp. young)

2. Hon Thomas Fairfax, later 4th Viscount Fairfax

1. Hon Catherine Fairfax (b. c. 1644; d. 20 Mar 1724/5), mar. 6 Dec 1669 Benjamin [Mildmay], 17th Baron Fitzwalter, and had issue

died

1648

suc. by

son

note

 

Thomas [Fairfax], 4th Viscount Fairfax

born

died

1651

suc. by

uncle

note

 

Charles [Fairfax], 5th Viscount Fairfax

born

mar.

bef. 18 Mar 1654 Abigail Yate (bur. 29 May 1699), dau. of Sir John Yate, 2nd Bt., of Buckland, co. Berkshire, by his wife Mary Packington, dau. and cohrss. of Humphrey Packington, of Chaddesley Corbet, co. Worcester

only child

1. Hon Alathea Fairfax (d. bef. 26 Feb 1694), mar. 16 Jan 1676/7 William [Widdrington], 3rd Baron Widdrington, and had issue

died

s.p.m. 6 Jul 1711

suc. by

great-nephew

note

 

Charles [Fairfax], 6th Viscount Fairfax

born

died

23 Oct 1715

suc. by

uncle

note

 

Charles [Fairfax], 7th Viscount Fairfax

bapt.

25 Apr 1665

died

6 Jan 1718/9

suc. by

cousin once removed

note

 

William [Fairfax], 8th Viscount Fairfax

born

mar.

Elizabeth Gerard, dau. of Capt. ..... Gerard

children

1. William Fairfax

2. Richard Fairfax

3. Charles Gregory Fairfax, later 9th Viscount Fairfax

4. Richard Fairfax

1. Alathea Fairfax, mar. Ralph Pigott, of Whitton, co. Middlesex, and had issue

bur.

5 Nov 1738

suc. by

son

note

 

Charles Gregory [Fairfax], 9th Viscount Fairfax

born

mar. (1)

17 Nov 1719 Hon Elizabeth Constable (b. 6 Apr 1689; widow of William [Constable], 4th Viscount of Dunbar; dsp. 23 Apr 1721), 1st dau. of Hugh [Clifford], 2nd Baron Clifford of Chudleigh, by his wife Anne Preston, 2nd dau. and cohrss. of Sir Thomas Preston, 3rd Bt., of Furness Abbey, co. Lancaster

mar. (2)

his cousin Mary Fairfax (d. 1 Jul 1741), sister and hrss. of Charles [Fairfax], 6th Viscount Fairfax, and only dau. of Nicholas Fairfax by his wife Mary Weld, dau. of Thomas Weld, of Lulworth Castle, co. Dorset

children by second wife

1. Hon Elizabeth Fairfax

2. Hon Anne Fairfax (d. 8 May 1793)

died

s.p.m.s. 20 Jan 1772

note

 

On the death of the 9th Viscount Fairfax the Viscountcy of Fairfax became extinct. After the death of his only surviving child, Hon Anne Fairfax in 1793 the Gilling Castle estates passed to her first cousin once removed, Charles Gregory Pigott later Fairfax.

 

 First written 21 May 2003

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