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Fairfax of Cameron, Lord (S, 1627)

 

Creation: let. pat. 18 Oct 1627

 

Family name: Fairfax

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Arms:

Or three Bars Gemels Gules surmounted by a Lion rampant Sable

Crest:

A Lion passant guardant Sable

Supporters:

Dexter:  a Lion rampant Sable;  Sinister:  a Bay Horse proper

Motto:

Fare Fac (Speak and act)

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Richard Fairfax, of Walton, co. York

born

mar.

c. 1401 Anastasia Carthorpe (mar. (2) Thomas Ridley, Lord Mayor of York), dau. and hrss. of John Carthorpe, of Carthorpe, co. York

children

1. William Fairfax, of Walton, co. York (d. bef. 17 Sep 1453), mar. Katherine Percy (widow of Hon Sir Richard Percy, 6th son of Henry [Percy], 1st Earl of Northumberland), dau. of Sir Alexander Nevill, of Thornton Bridge, and had issue:

1a. Sir Thomas Fairfax, of Walton and Gilling Castle, co. York (d. 31 Mar 1505), mar. aft. 27 Aug 1460 Elizabeth Sherburne, dau. of Sir Robert Sherburne, of Stonyhurst, co. Lancaster, and had issue:

1b. Sir Thomas Fairfax, of Walton and Gilling Castle, co. York (b. c. 1476; d. bef. 11 Apr 1521), mar. Anne Gascoigne, dau. of Sir William Gascoigne V, of Gawthorpe, co. York, by his wife Lady Margaret Percy, 2nd dau. of Henry [Percy], 2nd Earl of Northumberland, and had issue:

1c. Sir Nicholas Fairfax, of Walton and Gilling Castle, co. York, High Sheriff of Yorkshire 1531, 1544 and 1561, Member of Parliament for Yorkshire 1562, sat on the Council of the North (b. c. 1499; d. 30 Mar 1571), mar. (1) Jane Palmes, dau. of Guy Palmes, of Lindley, co. York, and (2) Alice Sutton (widow of Sir Henry Sutton), dau. of Sir John Harrington, of Exton, co. Rutland, and had issue by his first wife:

1d. Sir William Fairfax, of Walton and Gilling Castle, co. York, Sheriff of Yorkshire 1570, Member of Parliament for Yorkshire 1597 (d. 1 Nov 1597), mar. (1) Hon Agnes Darcy, 1st dau. of George [Darcy], 1st Baron Darcy of Aston, by his wife Dorothy Melton, only dau. and hrss. of Sir John Melton, of Aston, co. York, de jure 10th Baron Lucy, and (2) Jane Stapleton, dau. and hrss. of Brian Stapleton, of Burton Joyce, co. Nottingham, and had issue by his second wife:

1e. Sir Thomas Fairfax, later 1st Viscount Fairfax

2d. Nicholas Fairfax, of Gilling, co. York (bur. 28 Jun 1582 at Gilling, co. York), mar. Joan Hungate, dau. of William Hungate

3d. George Fairfax

4d. Rev Thomas Fairfax

5d. Robert Fairfax, of Pockthorpe, co. York

6d. Edward Fairfax, of Cornborough, co. York (d. bef. 21 Aug 1589), mar. Hon Ursula Mordaunt, dau. of John [Mordaunt], 2nd Baron Mordaunt

7d. Cuthbert Fairfax, of Acaster Malbis, co. York

8d. Henry Fairfax

1d. Anne Fairfax, mar. Christopher Anne, of Frickley, co. York

2d. Margaret Fairfax, mar. Sir William Belasyse, of Newburgh, co. York

3d. Eleanor Fairfax, mar. (1) Thomas Boynton, and (2) John Vavasour, of Hazlewood, co. York

4d. Elizabeth Fairfax, mar. Robert Roos, of Ingmanthorpe, co. York

5d. Mary Fairfax, mar. Sir Henry Curwen, of Workington, co. Lancaster

2c. William Fairfax (twin with Nicholas), of Bury St Edmunds, co. Suffolk, mar., and had issue

3c. Thomas Fairfax. of Caldbeck, co. Cumberland, mar., and had issue

4c. Miles Fairfax, of Gilling, co. York

5c. Guy Fairfax, of Gilling, co. York, mar. Anne Thornton, dau. of William Thornton, of East Newton, co. York

6c. Robert Fairfax

1c. Elizabeth Fairfax, mentioned in her father's will 1520

2c. Anne Fairfax, mar. William Harrington

3c. Margaret Fairfax, mar. William Sayer, of Worsall, co. York

4c. Isabel Fairfax, mentioned in her father's will 1520

5c. Dorothy Fairfax, mentioned in her father's will 1520

6c. Catherine Fairfax

2b. William Fairfax

3b. Richard Fairfax, of Acaster Malbis, co. York (d. bef. 23 Sep 1528), mar. Agnes ....., and had issue

1b. Anne Fairfax

2b. Elizabeth Fairfax

3b. Jane Fairfax, mar. Sir Richard Aldborough, of Aldborough, co. York

4b. Dorothy Fairfax, mar. Christopher Nelson

5b. Isabel Fairfax

1a. Mary Fairfax, mar. Thomas Gower, of Stittenham, co. York

2. Brian Fairfax

3. Sir Guy Fairfax, of Steeton Castle, co. York, Recorder of York, Judge of the King's Bench 1478 (d. 1495), mar. Isabel Ryther, dau. of Sir Robert Ryther, of Ryther, co. York, and had issue:

1a. Sir William Fairfax, of Steeton Castle and Bolton Percy, co. York, Judge of the Common Pleas 1509 (d. 1535), mar. Elizabeth Manners, 1st dau. of Sir Robert Manners, of Etal, co. Northumberland, by his wife Eleanor de Ros, sister and eventually sole hrss. in her issue of Edmund [de Ros], 10th Baron Ros, and 1st dau. of Thomas [de Ros], 9th Baron Ros, and had issue:

1b. Sir William Fairfax, High Sheriff of Yorkshire 1525 and 1540 (d. 31 Oct 1557), mar. Isabella Thwaites, dau. and hrss. of Thomas Thwaites, of Denton Castle, co. York, and had issue:

1c. Sir Thomas Fairfax, of Denton Castle and Nun Appleton, co. York, High Sheriff of Yorkshire 1571, Member of Parliament for Yorkshire 1586-87 (d. 28 Jan 1599/1600), mar. Dorothy Rokesby (widow of John Rokesby; d. 20 Jan 1595/6), dau. of George Gale, of Acomb Grange, co. York, goldsmith and Lord Mayor of York 1534 and 1539, and had issue:

1d. Sir Thomas Fairfax, later 1st Lord Fairfax of Cameron

2d. Col Sir Charles Fairfax (killed at the Siege of Ostend)

3d. Edward Fairfax, of Newhall, co. York, poet and translator of Tasso

2c. Gabriel Fairfax, of Steeton Castle, mar., and had issue

4. Miles Fairfax

5. Sir Nicholas Fairfax, of Bullingbroke, co. York, took part in the Siege of Rhodes

1. Margaret Fairfax, mar. John Dawtre, of York

2. Agnes Fairfax, mar. John Cawood

died

 

Thomas [Fairfax], 1st Lord Fairfax of Cameron

born

1560

mar.

1582 Ellen Aske (d. 23 Oct 1620 ; bur. in Otley Church, co. York), dau. of Robert Aske, of Aughton, co. York, by his wife Elizabeth Dawnay, dau. of Sir John Dawnay, of Sessay, co. York

children

1. Hon Ferdinando Fairfax, later 2nd Lord Fairfax of Cameron

2. Charles Fairfax (b. 8 Apr 1586; dvp. young)

3. Henry Fairfax (b. 8 Apr 1586; dvp. young)

4. Rev Hon Henry Fairfax, of Oglethorpe, co. York, Rector of Ashton-under-Lyne, afterwards of Newton Kyme, and lastly of Bolton Percy 1646-62 (b. 14 Jan 1587/8; d. 6 Apr 1665; bur. at Bolton Percy, co. York), mar. (1) 27 Sep 1623 Katherine Tempest (widow of John Tempest, of Tong, co. York; d. 24 Dec 1623; bur. at Ashton), dau. of Robert Duckinfield, of Duckinfield, co. Chester, and (2) 4 Feb 1626/7 Mary Cholmley (b. 1594; d. 8 Jan 1650), dau. of Sir Henry Cholmley, of Whitby, co. York, by his wife Margaret Babthorpe, dau. of Sir William Babthorpe by his wife Barbara Constable, dau. of Sir Robert Constable, of Everingham, co. York, by his wife Katherine Manners, sister of Thomas [Manners], 1st Earl of Rutland, and 4th dau. of George [Manners], 11th Baron Ros, by his wife Ann St Leger, only dau. and hrss. of Sir Thomas St Leger, by his wife Lady Ann Holland, former wife of Henry [Holland], 2nd Duke of Exeter, sister of King Edward IV and 1st dau. of Richard [Plantagenet], 3rd Duke of York, and had issue by his second wife:

1a. Thomas Fairfax (b. 7 Mar 1627/8; dvp. 28 Apr 1640; bur. at Otley, co. York)

2a. Henry Fairfax, later 4th Lord Fairfax of Cameron

3a. Bryan Fairfax LLD, Secretary to Archbishop Tillotson (b. 6 Oct 1633; d. 20 Sep 1711), mar. at Westminster Abbey 22 Apr 1675 Charlotte Cary (d. 14 Nov 1709), dau. of Sir Edward Cary, and had issue

1a. Ellen Fairfax (b. 9 Mar 1628/9; dvp. 28 Jul 1630)

5. Capt William Fairfax, a captain under Sir Horace Vere (b. 10 May 1593; dvp. at the Siege of Frankenthal 13 Oct 1621, and was bur. there)

6. Thomas Fairfax (b. 4 Aug 1594; dvp. at Scandaroon 4 Jul 1621)

7. Col Hon Charles Fairfax, of Minsington, co. York, admitted to Lincoln's Inn and called to the Bar 1618, a colonel in Monk's Army in Scotland, Governor of Hull 1660 (b. 5 Mar 1595/6; bur. 22 Dec 1673), mar. Mary Breary (bur. 21 Oct 1657 at Otley, co. York), dau. and hrss. of John Breary, of Scow Hall and Menston, co. York, and had issue

8. John Fairfax (b. 29 Oct 1597; dvp. at the Siege of Frankenthal 13 Oct 1621 with his brother, William Fairfax)

9. Peregrine Fairfax (b. 31 May 1599; dvp. at the Siege of Mouslach, France, Sep 1621)

1. Mary Fairfax (b. 16 May 1588; dvp. an infant)

2. Hon Dorothy Fairfax (b. 13 Jul 1590; dsps. 9 Mar 1655/6; bur. in St Mary's Bishophill, York), mar. 15 Feb 1608 Sir William Constable, 1st Bt., of Flamborough, co. York, and had issue

3. Anne Fairfax (b. 8 Oct 1600; dvp. 19 Aug 1624), mar. bef. Oct 1621 George Wentworth, of Woolley, co. York

died

2 May 1640 (bur. in Otley Church, co. York)

created

18 Oct 1627 Lord Fairfax of Cameron

suc. by

son

note

in command of a Regiment of Foot in the Low Countries; Member of Parliament for Lincoln 1586-87, for Aldborough 1588-89 and for Yorkshire 1601 and 1625; knighted 1591 before Rouen by the Earl of Essex; employed on frequent missions to King James VI; a member of the Council of the North

 

Ferdinando [Fairfax], 2nd Lord Fairfax of Cameron

born

29 Mar 1584

mar. (1)

1607 Lady Mary Sheffield (bur. 4 Jun 1619 at Bolton Percy, co. York), 3rd dau. of Edmund [Sheffield], 1st Earl of Mulgrave, by his first wife Ursula Tyrwhit, dau. of Sir Robert Tyrwhit, of Kettleby, co. Lincoln

children by first wife

1. Hon Thomas Fairfax, later 3rd Lord Fairfax of Cameron

2. Hon Charles Fairfax (b. 22 Mar 1614/5; k. at the Battle of Marston Moor 7 Jul 1644)

3. John Fairfax (b. 31 May 1619; bur. vp. 7 Jun 1619 at Bolton Percy. co. York)

1. Ursula Fairfax (b. 29 Sep 1609; dvp. 6 Jul 1628; bur. in St Mary's Bishophill, York)

2. Hon Ellen Fairfax (b. 10 Feb 1611/2; d. 17 Mar 1671 ; bur. at Bolton Percy, co. York), mar. Sir William Selby, of Twizell

3. Hon Frances Fairfax (b. 13 Dec 1612; d. 4 May 1649), mar. Sir Thomas Widdrington, of Cheeseburn Grange, co. Northumberland, Speaker in Cromwell's Parliament, and had issue

4. Hon Elizabeth Fairfax (b. 4 Feb 1613/4), mar. (1) 30 Mar 1646 Sir William Craven, of Lenchwick, co. Worcester (d. 1655), and (2) Capt Thomas Prior, of Essex and Rathdowney, Queen's County, and had issue by her first husband

5. Hon Mary Fairfax (b. 4 May 1616; bur. 21 Dec 1678 in St Mary's Bishophill, York), mar. 24 May 1638 Henry Arthington, of Arthington, co. York, and had issue

6. Hon Dorothy Fairfax (b. 4 Jun 1617; d. 7 Jun 1687), mar. as his second wife Richard Hutton, son of Sir Thomas Hutton, of Nether Poppleton, co. York, and had issue

mar. (2)

16 Oct 1646 Rhoda Hussey (b. c. 1616; widow of Thomas Hussey MP, 1st son and heir of Sir Edward Hussey, 1st Bt.;  bur. 11 Oct 1686 at Aynho, co. Northampton), dau. and hrss. of Thomas Chapman, of London

only child by second wife

7. Hon Ursula Fairfax (b. Feb 1647/8; d. 25 Jul 1702), mar. 1669 as his second wife William Cartwright, of Aynho Park, co. Northampton, and had issue

died

14 Mar 1647/8 (bur. at Bolton Percy, co. York)

suc. by

son by first wife

note

admitted to Gray's Inn 1602; knighted 1607/8; Member of Parliament for Boroughbridge 1614, 1620-22, 1624-26, 1628-29 and 1640, and for Yorkshire 1640-48; General of the northern Parliamentary forces 1642-45, and has several successes against the Royalists; Governor of York 1644-48

 

Thomas [Fairfax], 3rd Lord Fairfax of Cameron

born

17 Jan 1612

mar.

20 Jun 1637 Hon Anne Vere (b. 1618; d. 16 Oct 1665; bur. in Bilbrough Church, co. York), 4th dau. and cohrss. of Horatio [Vere], 1st Baron Vere of Tilbury, by his wife Mary Tracy, dau. of Sir William Tracy, of Toddington, co. Gloucester

children

1. Hon Mary Fairfax (b. 13 Jul 1638; dsp. 20 Oct 1704; bur. in the Villiers' vault in Westminster Abbey), mar. 15 Sep 1657 George [Villiers], 2nd Duke of Buckingham

2. Elizabeth Fairfax (b. 6 Apr 1640; dvp. 1642; bur. in Otley, co. York)

died

s.p.m. 12 Nov 1671 (bur. in Bilbrough Church, co. York)

suc. by

cousin

note

admitted to Gray's Inn 1628; knighted 1640/1; General of Horse for Parliament 1642; routed an Irish force under Lord Byron that was besieging Nantwich 1643/4; shared with his father the Parliament victories at Selby and Marston Moor 1644; Commander-in-Chief of the Parliament Army 1644/5; defeated King Charles I at the Battle of Naseby 1645 and Lord Goring at the Battle of Langport later the same year; took Bridgwater, Bristol, Dartmouth, Exeter, Oxford, etc. on behalf of Parliament; Constable of the Tower of London 1647-50; besieged and reduced Colchester 1648, but after then took no further part against King Charles I and resigned his command 1650; Member of Parliament for Cirencester 1648/9-53, for the West Riding of York 1654-55 and for Yorkshire 1659 and 1660; a member of the Council of State 1649-51 and 1659-60; DCL Cambridge University 1647 and Oxford University 1649; Lord of the Isle of Man 1652-60

 

Henry [Fairfax], 4th Lord Fairfax of Cameron

born

20 Dec 1631

mar.

Frances Barwick (d. 14 Feb 1684; bur. at Denton, co. York), sister and hrss. of Sir Robert Barwick, and dau. of Sir Robert Barwick, of Toulston Hall, co. York, Recorder of York, by his wife Ursula Strickland, dau. of Walter Strickland, of Boynton, co. York

children

1. Hon Thomas Fairfax, later 5th Lord Fairfax of Cameron

2. Hon Henry Fairfax, of Toulston Hall, co. York, Sheriff of Yorkshire 1691 (b. 20 Apr 1659; d. 1708), mar. 17 Sep 1684 Anne Harrison, dau. and cohrss. of Richard Harrison, of South Cave, co. York., and had issue:

1a. Henry Fairfax, of Toulston Hall, co. York (bapt. 15 Sep 1685; d. 22 Nov 1759)

2a. Thomas Fairfax (bapt. 31 Jul 1690; bur. vp. 29 Oct 1690)

3a. Hon William Fairfax, Judge and Governor of the Bahamas, Collector of Customs at Salem, Massachussets 1725, moved to Virginia as agent to his cousin, the 6th Lord Fairfax of Cameron, built Belvoir on the Potomac River, President of the King's Council in Virginia (bapt. 30 Oct 1691; d. 3 Sep 1757; bur. at Belvoir, Virginia), mar. (1) 27 Mar 1723 Sarah Walker, possibly of African descent (d. 18 Jan 1731), dau. of Maj Thomas Walker, Chief Justice of the Bahamas, and had issue:

1b. George William Fairfax, of Belvoir, Virginia, and Toulston Hall, co. York, agent for his cousin, the 7th Lord Fairfax of Cameron, went to live in England 1773 (b. 1724; dsp. 3 Apr 1787), mar. 17 Dec 1748 Sarah Cary (d. 2 Nov 1811), dau. of Col Wilson Jefferson Cary, of Ceelys, Virginia

2b. Thomas Fairfax, entered the Royal Navy and was killed in action in the West Indies (b. 1725; dvp. 26 Jun 1746)

1b. Anne Fairfax (b. 1728; d. 14 Mar 1761), mar. (1) 19 Jul 1743 Lawrence Washington, of Mount Vernon, Virginia (b. 1718; d. 22 Jul 1752), elder half-brother of General George Washington, 1st President of the United States of America 1789-97, and 2nd son of Capt Augustine Washington, of Mount Vernon, Virginia, by his first wife Jane Butler, dau. and hrss. of Maj Caleb Butler, and (2) 16 Dec 1752 Col George Lee, of Mount Pleasant, Virginia, nephew of Hon Thomas Lee, Acting Governor of Virginia, and had issue by both husbands

2b. Sarah Fairfax, mar. Maj John Carlyle, of Carlyle House, Alexandria, Virginia, and had issue

Hon William Fairfax mar. (2) 28 Oct 1731 Deborah Clarke (widow of Francis Clarke, of Salem, Massachussets), dau. of Col Bartholomew Gedney, and had further issue:

3b. Rev Bryan Fairfax, later 8th Lord Fairfax of Cameron

4b. William Henry Fairfax, an officer in the 28th Regiment of Foot (k. at Gen Wolfe's capture of Quebec 1759)

3b. Hannah Fairfax (b. c. 1722; d. 29 May 1804), mar. as his second wife Warner Washington, of Bridges Creek, Virginia (b. 22 Sep 1722; d. 23 Jun 1790), 2nd son of Maj John Washington (by his wife Catherine Whiting, dau. of Henry Whiting), elder brother of Capt Augustine Washington, of Mount Vernon, Virginia, the father of General George Washington, and 1st son and heir of Capt Lawrence Washington, of Westmoreland County, Virginia, by his wife Mildred Warner, dau. and cohrss. of Col Augustine Warner, of Warner Hall, Virginia, and had issue

4a. Brian Fairfax, of Wetherby, co. York, mar., and had issue

5a. Barwick Fairfax (b. 1695; dvp. 1700)

6a. John Fairfax (b. 1699 ; dvp. an infant)

1a. Anne Fairfax (bapt. 11 Jul 1693; d. unm.)

2a. Dorothy Fairfax (bapt. 16 May 1689), mar. 1731 Henry Chapman, of Thirsk, co. York, and had issue

3. Bryan Fairfax (b. 2 Apr 1665; dvp. 17 Oct 1666)

4. Hon Barwick Fairfax, of Tadcaster, co. York (b. 18 Sep 1667; d. betw. 13 May 1730 and 1 Jul 1734)

1. Mary Fairfax (b. 29 Jul 1653; bur. 7 May 1654 at Bolton Percy, co. York)

2. Hon Dorothy Fairfax (b. 30 Dec 1665; d. Jan 1744), mar. (1) Robert Stapleton, of Wighill, co. York, and (2) Bennet Sherard MP, of Whissendine, co. Rutland (d. 1711), 1st son and heir of Hon Philip Sherard, 2nd son of William [Sherard], 1st Baron Sherard, and had issue by her second husband

3. Ursula Fairfax (b. 3 May 1661; dvp. 1668)

4. Hon Frances Fairfax (b. 2 Apr 1663; bur. 22 Jul 1723; bur. at Newton Kyme, co. York), mar. 26 Oct 1686 Rev Nicholas Rymer, Rector of Newton Kyme

5. Hon Anne Fairfax (bapt. 27 Apr 1670), mar. 2 Sep 1690 Ralph Carr, of Cocken, co. York, and had issue

6. Hon Mary Fairfax (bapt. 8 Oct 1673; d. 24 Sep 1716; bur. in St Mary's Bishophill, York)

died

9 Apr 1688 (bur. at Denton, co. York)

suc. by

son

note

Member of Parliament (Tory) for Yorkshire 1679-81; Lord Lieutenant of the North Riding of Yorkshire 1687-88

 

Thomas [Fairfax], 5th Lord Fairfax of Cameron

born

16 Feb 1657

mar.

c. 1685 Hon Catherine Colepeper, inherited Leeds Castle, co. Kent, and 300,000 acres of the Shenandoah Valley in Virginia (d. 30 Apr 1719; bur. with her parents in Broomfield, co. Kent), only dau. and hrss. of Thomas [Colepeper], 2nd Baron Colepeper, Governor of Virginia 1675-82, by his wife Margaret Van Hesse, dau. and cohrss. of Jean Van Hesse, Lord of Piershil and Wena, Zealand

children

1. Hon Thomas Fairfax, later 6th Lord Fairfax of Cameron

2. Hon Henry Culpepper Fairfax FRS, mathematician (dsp. 14 Oct 1734)

3. Hon Robert Fairfax, later 7th Lord Fairfax of Cameron

1. Hon Margaret Fairfax (dsp. 30 Mar 1755), mar. 15 Nov 1725 Rev David Wilkins DD, Prebendary of Canterbury

2. Hon Katherine Fairfax (b. 1695; d. 4 Aug 1716)

3. Hon Frances Fairfax (b. 1703; d. 13 Dec 1791), mar. Denny Martin, and had issue who inherited Leeds Castle on the death of the 7th Lord Fairfax of Cameron in 1793

4. Hon Mary Fairfax (b. 1705; d. Sep 1739)

died

6 Jan 1709/10 (bur. in St Martin's-in-the-Fields, co. Middlesex)

suc. by

son

note

Member of Parliament (Tory) for Malton 1685-87 and for Yorkshire 1689-1702 and 1707; in arms for the Prince of Orange (later King William III) in support of the "Glorious Revolution" 1688; Lt Col, 3rd Horse Guards 1689 and of the 3rd Dragoons 1694; Brig General in the Army 1701/2; after his death and during his son's minority, his widow sold off the Yorkshire estates of Denton, Nun Appleton and Bolton Percy so as to pay off the debts on her estates in Kent

 

Thomas [Fairfax], 6th Lord Fairfax of Cameron

bapt.

31 Oct 1692

died

12 Mar 1782 (bur. at Winchester, Virginia)

suc. by

brother

note

an officer in the Horse Guards; visited his American estates about 1739, where he settled in 1747 building himself a magnificent house, Greenway Court, near Winchester, Virginia; Lieutenant of Frederick County, Virginia

 

Robert [Fairfax], 7th Lord Fairfax of Cameron

born

1707

mar. (1)

25 Apr 1741 Martha Collins (d. 17 Sep 1743; bur. at Broomfield, co. Kent), dau. and cohrss. of Anthony Collins, of Baddow, co. Essex (niece of Sir Thomas Child)

only child by first wife

1. Hon ..... Fairfax (b. 1743; dvp. 1747)

mar. (2)

18 Jul 1749 Dorothy Best (d. 21 May 1750; bur. at Broomfield, co. Kent), dau. of Mawdistley Best, of Boxley, co. Kent, by his wife Elizabeth Fearne

died

s.p.s. 15 Jul 1793 (bur. at Broomfield, co. Kent)

suc. by

first cousin once removed

note

Major, 1st Troop Life Guards; Member of Parliament for Maidstone 1740-41 and 1747-54 and for Kent 1754-68; Lt Col, West Kent Militia 1759; entertained the King and Queen at Leeds Castle 1779

 

Bryan [Fairfax], 8th Lord Fairfax of Cameron

born

1737

mar. (1)

1759 Elizabeth Cary (d. c. 1788; bur. in Ivy Hill Cemetery, Alexandria, Virginia), sister of the wife of his elder half-brother, George William Fairfax, and dau. of Col Wilson Jefferson Cary, of Ceelys, Virginia

children by first wife

1. William Fairfax (dvp. in infancy)

2. Hon Thomas Fairfax, later de jure 9th Lord Fairfax of Cameron

3. Hon Ferdinando Fairfax, of Shannon Hill, Jefferson County, Virginia, heir of his uncle George William Fairfax (d. 24 Sep 1820), mar. c 1795 his cousin Elizabeth Blair Cary (d. 19 Jan 1822), dau. of Col Wilson Miles Cary, of Ceelys, Virginia, and had issue

1. Elizabeth Fairfax, mar. Rev David Griffith, and had issue

mar. (2)

Jenny Dennison

only child by second wife

2. Anne Fairfax, mar. Charles Catlett

died

7 Aug 1802

suc. by

son by first wife

note

an officer in the Army, he was a Loyalist, disapproving of the War of Independence; ordained 1789 and lived at Mount Eagle in Virginia; chief mourner at the funeral of his relative, General George Washington, 18 Dec 1799; his claim to the Peerage was confirmed by House of Lords 6 May 1800

 

Thomas Fairfax, de jure 9th Lord Fairfax of Cameron

born

1762

mar. (1)

Mary Aylett (dsp. 30 Apr 1796), dau. of ..... Aylett

mar. (2)

Feb 1798 his cousin Louisa Washington (dsp. 28 Apr 1798), 3rd dau. of Warner Washington, of Bridges Creek, Virginia, by his wife Hannah Fairfax, sister of Bryan [Fairfax], 8th Lord Fairfax of Cameron

mar. (3)

31 Dec 1800 his first cousin once removed Margaret Herbert (d. 7 Mar 1858), dau. of William Herbert, by his wife Sarah Carlyle, dau. of Maj John Carlyle, of Carlyle House, Alexandria, Virginia, by his wife Sarah Fairfax, half-sister of Bryan [Fairfax], 8th Lord Fairfax of Cameron

children by third wife

1. Albert Fairfax, of Vaucluse, Virginia (b. 15 Apr 1802; dvp. 9 May 1835), mar. 8 Apr 1828 Caroline Eliza Snowden (mar. (2) William D Saunders; d. 28 Dec 1899), dau. of Richard Snowden, of Oakland, Maryland, and had issue:

1a. Charles Snowden Fairfax, later de jure 10th Lord Fairfax of Cameron

2a. John Contée Fairfax, later de jure 11th Lord Fairfax of Cameron

2. Henry Fairfax, of Ashgrove, Virginia (b. 4 May 1804; d. in the Mexican War 14 Aug 1847), mar. 1827 his cousin Anne Caroline Herbert, dau. of John Carlyle Herbert, of Maryland, and had issue

3. Dr Orlando Fairfax, of Alexandria, Virginia (b. 1809; d. 1882), mar. 21 May 1829 his cousin Mary Randolph Cary, dau. of Wilson Jefferson Cary, of Carysbrooke, Virginia, and had issue

4. Raymond Fairfax (dvp. 1813)

5. Ethelbert Fairfax (dvp. 1827)

6. Cmdr Reginald Fairfax USN, a Cmdr in the US Navy and then after 1861 in the Confederate States Navy (b. 1822; d. 1862)

1. Eugenia Fairfax, mar. (1) Edgar Mason, of Charles County, Maryland, and (2) Charles K Hyde, and had issue by both husbands

2. Aurelia Fairfax (b. 1816), mar. 1852 Col James W Irwin, of Washington DC, and had issue

3. Lavinia Fairfax (dvp. 1822)

4. Monimia Fairfax (b. 1820), mar. 15 Nov 1838 her cousin Archibald Cary (d. 1854), and had issue

died

21 Apr 1846

suc. by

grandson

note

spent all his life on his American estates and took no steps to establish his right to the Lordship of Fairfax of Cameron

 

Charles Snowden Fairfax, de jure 10th Lord Cameron of Fairfax

born

8 Mar 1829

mar.

10 Jan 1855 Ada Benham (d. 26 Sep 1888), 2nd dau. of Joseph A S Benham, of Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

died

s.p. 7 Apr 1869

suc. by

brother

note

Speaker of House of Delegates of State of California 1854-57;  Clerk of Supreme Court of California 1857-62

 

John Contée Fairfax, de jure 11th Lord Fairfax of Cameron

born

13 Sep 1830

mar.

8 Oct 1857 Mary Kirby (d. 14 Mar 1912), dau. of Col Edmund Kirby, US Army

children

1. Albert Kirby Fairfax, later 12th Lord Fairfax of Cameron

2. Charles Edmund Fairfax (b. 29 Apr 1876; dsp. 1947), mar. 19 Feb 1920 Lillian Newton Hobitzell, dau. of William Lawrence Hobitzell

1. Caroline Snowden Fairfax (b. 20 Aug 1858; d. 12 Mar 1924)

2. Josephine Fairfax (b. 1865; d. 1951), mar. 1892 Tunstall Smith, of Baltimore, Maryland (d. 8 May 1926), and had issue

3. Mary Cecilia Fairfax (b. 1871; d. 28 Feb 1935)

4. Frances Marvin Fairfax (b. 1878), mar. (1) 1903 Edward Lowndes Rhett, of Brooklyn, New York (d. 12 Dec 1913), and (2) 18 Jun 1917 Clarence Meredith Roberts, of Inglewood, Landover, Maryland (d. 1940)

died

29 Sep 1900

suc. by

son

note

practiced as a doctor

 

Albert Kirby [Fairfax], 12th Lord Fairfax of Cameron

born

23 Jul 1870

mar.

19 Jun 1922 Maude Wishart McKelvie (mar. (2) 22 Aug 1947 Maj Cecil Rookhurst Wigan MC (d. 23 Oct 1958), only son of Harold Wigan, of Belmont Park, Bedhampton, and (3) 12 Apr 1962 Brig Felix Alexander Vincent Copland-Griffiths DSO MC (d. 10 Apr 1967), yst. son of Arthur Edward Copland-Griffiths, of Meadow Bank Grange, Melksham, co. Wiltshire;  d. 4 Oct 1973), dau. of James McKelvie, of Ducklys Park, East Grinstead, co. Sussex

children

1. Hon Thomas Brian McKelvie Fairfax, later 13th Lord Fairfax of Cameron

2. Hon Peregrine John Wishart Fairfax, of Mindrum, Northumberland (b. 8 Mar 1925; d. 23 Feb 2012), mar. 5 Oct 1965 Virginia Alexandra de L'Etang Kindersley (b. 16 Apr 1943), 2nd dau. of Hon Philip Leyland Kindersley (by his second wife (Violet) Valerie Brougham (former wife of Victor Henry Peter [Brougham], 4th Baron Brougham and Vaux), 2nd dau. of Maj Hon Edward Gerald Fleming French DSO (by his wife Leila King, dau. of Robert King, of Natal, South Africa), 2nd son of John Denton Pinkstone [French], 1st Earl of Ypres), 4th son of Robert Molesworth [Kindersley], 1st Baron Kindersley, and had issue

died

4 Oct 1939

suc. by

son

note

became a naturalised British Subject and established his claim to the title with the House of Lords 17 Nov 1908; a Representative Peer for Scotland 1917; member of Fairfax & Co, of George Street, London, and a partner in Bonbright & Co, also of George Street, London

 

Thomas Brian McKelvie [Fairfax], 13th Lord Fairfax of Cameron

born

14 May 1923

mar.

17 Apr 1951 Sonia Helen Gunston, temporary Lady of the Bedchamber to Queen Elizabeth II 1967 (b. 1927; d. 22 Mar 2017), 2nd dau. of Capt Cecil Bernard Gunston MC by his wife Lady Doris Gwendoline Hamilton-Temple-Blackwood, 1st dau. of Terence John Temple [Hamilton-Temple-Blackwood], 2nd Marquess of Dufferin and Ava

children

1. Hon Nicholas John Albert Fairfax, later 14th Lord Cameron of Fairfax

2. Hon Hugh Nigel Thomas Fairfax, of 50 Streathbourne Road, London SW17 (b. 29 Mar 1956), mar. 25 Feb 1984 Victoria Janet Neave (b. 1959), 1st dau. of Digby John Sheffield Neave, of Marly-le-Roi, France, by his first wife Ulla Schmidt, dau. of A B Schmidt, of Gilleleje, Denmark, and has issue

3. Hon Rupert Alexander James Fairfax, additional Assistant Private Secretary to the Prince of Wales 1986-88 (b. 21 Jan 1961)

1. Hon Serena Frances Fairfax (b. 12 Dec 1952), mar. 17 Jul 1976 (div. 1988) (William) Robert Geoffrey Bell, 1st son of William Archibald Ottley Juxon Bell, of Brackley, co. Northampton, and has issue

died

8 Apr 1964

suc. by

son

note

Lieut, Grenadier Guards; a representative peer for Scotland 1945-58; Principal Private Secretary to the Lord President of the Council 1951; Assistant Chief Whip (Conservative), House of Lords 1947-54; a Lord-in-Waiting 1954-57

 

Nicholas John Albert [Fairfax], 14th Lord Fairfax of Cameron

born

4 Jan 1956

mar.

17 Apr 1982 Annabel Ruth Morriss, 1st dau. of Henry Lester Louis Morriss, of The Manor House, Birkenhead, by his wife Sarah Gillian Mather Jackson, 3rd dau. and cohrss. of Lieut Anthony Henry Mather Jackson, of Archway House, Kirklington, Newark, co. Nottingham

children

1. Hon Edward Nicholas Thomas Fairfax (b. 20 Sep 1984)

2. Hon John Frederick Anthony Fairfax (b. 27 Jun 1986)

3. Hon Rory Henry Francis Fairfax (b. 21 May 1991)

 

 Last updated 11 Jun 2017

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Title:

14th Lord Fairfax of Cameron

(Scotland, let. pat. 18 Oct 1627)

 

Address:

10 Orlando Road, London SW4 0LF

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