Early Colonial Settlers of Southern Maryland and Virginia's Northern Neck Counties

William Fairfax

Male 1691 - 1757  (65 years)


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  • Name William Fairfax 
    Birth 30 Oct 1691  Newton Kyme, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Death 3 Sep 1757  Belvoir Manor, Fairfax County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I24963  Tree1
    Last Modified 19 Apr 2024 

    Father Henry Fairfax,   b. 20 Apr 1659, Bolton Percy, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 1708, Toulston, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 48 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Anne Harrison,   b. Abt 1663, South Cave, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Aug 1733, Toulston, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location (Age ~ 70 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Marriage 27 Sep 1684  Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F16637  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Deborah Clarke,   b. 31 Jan 1708, Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 1747, Belvoir Manor, Fairfax County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 38 years) 
    Marriage 29 May 1734  Fairfax County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Bryan (8th Lord Fairfax) Fairfax,   b. 11 Aug 1736, Belvoir Manor, Fairfax County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 7 Aug 1802, Mount Eagle, Cameron Parish, Fairfax County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 65 years)  [Father: natural]
     2. William Henry Fairfax,   b. 1739, Belvoir Manor, Fairfax County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 1759, Quebec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 20 years)  [Father: natural]
     3. Hannah Fairfax,   b. Aug 1742, Belvoir Manor, Fairfax County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 3 Sep 1804, 'Fairfield' Winchester, Frederick County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location (Age ~ 62 years)  [Father: natural]
    Family ID F15758  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 19 Apr 2024 

    Family 2 Sarah Walker,   b. Abt 1706, Bahama Islands Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 18 Jan 1731, Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location (Age ~ 25 years) 
    Marriage 27 Mar 1723  Providence Island, Bahama Islands Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. George William Fairfax,   b. 1724, Providence Island, Bahama Islands Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 1787, Bath, England Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 63 years)  [Father: natural]
     2. Thomas Fairfax,   b. 1726, Providence Island, Bahama Islands Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 1746, At Sea Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 20 years)  [Father: natural]
     3. Mary Fairfax,   b. Abt 1727, Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 1775, Winchester, Frederick County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location (Age ~ 48 years)  [Father: natural]
     4. Anne Fairfax,   b. 1728, Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 14 Mar 1761, Mt Pleasant, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 33 years)  [Father: natural]
     5. Sarah Fairfax,   b. 28 Jan 1730, Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 22 Jan 1761, Alexandria, Fairfax County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 30 years)  [Father: natural]
    Family ID F16636  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 19 Apr 2024 

  • Notes 

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      William again assumed the position of Collector of Customs and acted as land agent for his cousin, Thomas, Sixth Lord Fairfax, proprietor of the massive Northern Neck land grant.
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      HERE LIES
      WILLIAM FAIRFAX, ESQ.
      1691 - 1757
      OF BELVOIR.
      BORN AT TOWLSTON
      IN YORKSHIRE.
      DIED PRESIDENT OF
      THE VIRGINIA COUNCIL
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      Prince William County, Virginia Deeds {June Whitehurst Johnson}: Liber D; 1738 - 1740; Pages 199-204.
      Aug. 6, 1739. Edward Barry of Truro Parish Pr. Wm., planter to William Fairfax of King George Co., Esq for 100 lbs. sterling....815 a....joyning lands of James Henderson, Joseph Wright, Thomas Jackman, John Blowers, and John Corbin at the mountain called Watry Mt br. of Great Run corner to Walter Anderson....deeds of lease and release.
      Edwd. Barry
      Wits: Edward Washington, Samuell Stone, John Barry.
      At Court Aug. 28, 1739 Edward Barry acknowledged this release with receit endorsed and Mary Barry his wife, she being first privately examined relinquished her right of dower.
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      Prince William County, Virginia Deeds {June Whitehurst Johnson}: Liber D; 1738 - 1740; Pages 247-251.
      Nov. 26, 1739. Charles Green of Truro Parish, clerk to William Fairfax of Brunswick Parish King George, Esq....for 30 lbs. curr. money....296 a....on Morunsco Run...corner to Capt. Scarlet....to Robert Churches....to Moses Linton....deeds of lease and release. Charles Green
      Wits: George Byrn
      Nov. 26, 1739 rec'd 30 lbs.
      At Court Nov. 26, 1739 Charles Green acknowledged this release with receit endorsed.
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      Prince William County, Virginia Deeds {June Whitehurst Johnson}: Liber D; 1738 - 1740; Pages 300-305. Jan. 8, 1739. Edward Washington of Truro Parish Pr. Wm., yeoman to William Fairfax of Hanover Parish King George, Esq....for 60 lbs. sterl....1010 a at Rappahannock Mt....in Thoroughfare of Cedar Run joyning to John Hudnall, John Edward, Jeffry Johnson, and Rev. Alexander Scott....line of Walter Anderson...deed of lease and release. Edward Washington
      Wits: Edw. Barry, Rich. Sturman, Thos. Washington.
      At Ct. Feb. 25, 1739 Edward Washington acknowledged this release with receipt endorsed.
      Pages 306-310. Jan. 8, 1739. Edward Washington of Truro Parish, planter to William Fairfax of Hanover Parish King George, Esq....for 30 lbs. sterl....400 a on Br. of Pohick joyning lands of Col.
      Carter and John Mercer on Rockey Br deeds of lease and release. Edward Washington
      Wits: Edwd. Barry, Richd. Sturman, Thos. Washington.
      Rec'd. Jan 9, 1739 sum of 30 lbs. sterl.
      At Court Feb. 25, 1739 Edward Washington acknowledged this release with receit endorsed.
      Pages 310-314. Jan. 8, 1739. Edward Washington of Truro Parish, planter to William Fairfax of Hanover Parish, King George, Esq for 40 lbs. sterl....614 a....binding on lands of James Wareing now Jeffry Johnson, John Edwards, Thomas Jackman on Pignut Ridge being gr. unto Edward Washington by deed Dec. 12, 1739....to land of Waugh Darnall....deeds of lease and release.
      Edward Washington
      Wits: Edwd. Barry, Richd. Sturman, Thos. Washington.
      Rec'd. Jan. 9, 1739 sum of 40 lbs.
      At Court Feb. 25, 1739 Edward Washington acknowledged this release with receipts endorsed.
      Pages 315-320. Jan. 9, 1739. Edward Washington of Truro Parish, planter to William Fairfax of Hanover Parish King George, Esq for 25 lbs. sterl....528 a land between Little Rockey Run and
      Johnnymore Run being br. falling into Bull Run....being gr. unto Washington by deed dated Nov. 26, 1739....lines of William
      Linton to Nathaniel Russell... ...deeds of lease and release.
      Edward Washington
      Wits: Edwd. Barry, Richd. Sturman, Thos. Washington.
      Rec'd. Jan. 10, 1739 sum of 25 lbs. sterl.
      At Court Feb. 25, 1739 Edward Washington acknowledged this release with receipt to be his acts.
      Pages 320-324. Jan. 8, 1739. Edward Washington of Truro Parish, planter to William Fairfax of Hanover Parish King George....for 50 lbs. sterl 1066 a....upon head draughts of Kittoktan upon the Broken Hills joyning land of Benjamin Grayson being gr. Edward Washington May 19, 1739....deeds of lease and release.
      Edward Washington
      Wits: Edwd. Barry, Richd. Sturman, Thos. Washington.
      Rec'd Jan. 19, 1739 sum of 50 lbs. sterl.
      At Court Feb. 25, 1739 Edward Washington acknowledged this release to be his act.
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      ABSTRACTS OF WILLS, FAIRFAX CO., VA.
      (Liber A, B, Wills-by Eula K. Woodward)
      Washington, Lawrence, Fairfax
      Co.. Truro Par., 20 June, 1752-26 Sept. 1752.
      To w. all land in Truro Parish for life, w. use of land in Frederick for life;
      to dau. Sara & hrs. all real & pers. est. in Va. & Md.; if dau. die without issue to bro. Augustine Washington; estates in Accoknok, Kingsbury, Lancashire Provinces, Iron Works in Va. & Md.;
      3 to w.;
      to bro. George Washington;
      after W. dies land in Fairfax to bros. Samuel, John & Charles; also land in Frederick Co. to sister Betty Lewis.
      Exrs. Hon. Wm. Fairfax & Geo. Fairfax, bros. Augustine, George, Nathl. Chapman, Maj. John Carlyle. Lawrence Washington.
      Wit. Wm. Waite, John North, Andrew Warren· Joseph Gou .....
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      1751-1761 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Deed Book E; [William Armstrong Crozier];
      June 17, 1752. Lawrence Washington of Fairfax Co., Gent., to his brother, George Washington, of King Geo. Co., Gent. Deed of Gift. All rights, titles, interests, etc., sd. Laurence Washington (as heir at law unto Augustine Washington, late of King Geo. Co., Gent., Decd.), in Lotts Nos. 33, 34 and 40 in the town of Fredericksburg. Witnesses, Mary Washington, Martha Posey, W. Fairfax, Saml. Washington, John Washington, Charles Washington. July 7, 1752.

      URL (Click on link) http://lvaimage.lib.va.us/cgi-bin/GetLONN.pl?first=22&last=43&g_p=GE&colle ction=NN Grant
      Title Fairfax, William.
      Publication 10 February 1736/1737.
      Gen. note This land was surveyed on the orders of the Propritetor; a grant was never issued.
      Other Format Available on microfilm. Northern Neck Grants, reels 288-311.
      Note Location: Prince William County.
      Description: 29,170 acres on both sides of the Blew Ridge and on part of the Shennandoah River joyning Col. Manne Page.
      Source: Northern Neck Grants E, 1736-1742, Page 22-43 (Reel 291).

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