Thomas Fairfax, 6th Lord Fairfax of Cameron

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Thomas Fairfax was a Scottish peer who managed his vast Virginia land grant in colonial America. - AsNotedIn


Timeline

Y/M/D Description Association Composition Place Locale Food Event
Y/M/D Description Association Composition Place Locale Food Event
1693/10/22 Thomas Fairfax is born in Kent, England at Leeds Castle the son of Thomas Fairfax, 5th Lord Fairfax of Cameron and of Catherine, daughter of Thomas Colepeper, 2nd Baron Colepeper. Born Leeds Castle Broomfield and Kingswood
1719/00/00 Thomas Lord Fairfax inherits the five million acre Northern Neck grant in Virginia from his mother, a daughter of Thomas, Lord Culpeper. These rents are collected by his resident land agent, Robert "King" Carter. Owner Greenway Court, Virginia White Post, VA
1747/00/00 Completely embittered because his fiancee has married another man, Thomas Lord Fairfax arrives at Belvoir in Virginia. Home Belvoir Mansion Ruins and the Fairfax Grave Fort Belvoir
1747/00/00 Thomas Lord Fairfax lays out a residence at Greenway Court called "the Quarter" (lost). Home Greenway Court, Virginia White Post, VA
1751/00/00 Fairfax is joined by his nephew from England, and together they live at Greenway Court Manor. Faitfax's life here is not happy. He invites no women to his lavish parties. Quit rents are not always willingly paid, and he is constantly involved in boundary Home Greenway Court, Virginia White Post, VA
1760/00/00 In the mid-1700s, George Washington receives an American Foxhound from Lord Fairfax, descended from those brought to the American colonies by Robert Brooke in 1650. Benefactor Mount Vernon Estate, VA Mt Vernon, VA
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