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Thomas Fairfax, 6th Lord Fairfax of Cameron was born in 1692 at Leeds Castle in Kent, England and died at his seat at Greenway Court near White Post in Clarke County, Virginia on December 12, 1781. Lord Fairfax was the son of Thomas Fairfax, 5th Lord Fairfax of Cameron and of Catharine, daughter of Thomas Culpeper, 2nd Baron Culpeper of Thoresway. Various place names in Northern Virginia and West Virginia's Eastern Panhandle are named after him—most notably Fairfax County. Events February 13 - Massacre of Glencoe March 1 - The Salem witch trials begin in Salem Village, Massachusetts Bay Colony with the charging of three women with witchcraft. ... The front of Leeds Castle Leeds Castle Leeds Castle, four miles east south east of Maidstone, Kent, England, dates back to 1119, though a manor house stood on the same site from the 9th century. ... Kent is a county in England, south-east of London. ... Royal motto (French): Dieu et mon droit (Translated: God and my right) Englands location (dark green) within the United Kingdom (light green), with the Republic of Ireland (blue) to its west Languages English Capital London Largest city London Area – Total Ranked 1st UK 130,395 km² Population – Total (mid... Location in the state of Virginia Formed 1836 Seat Berryville Area  - Total  - Water 462 km² (178 mi²) 4 km² (2 mi²) 0. ... Official language(s) English Capital Richmond Largest city Virginia Beach Area  Ranked 35th  - Total 42,793 sq. ... December 12 is the 346th day (347th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar, with 19 days remaining. ... 1781 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... Thomas Colepeper 2nd Baron Colepeper (1635–1689), was the colonial governor of Virginia, 1677–1683. ... Northern Virginia is a regional area consisting of Arlington, Fairfax, Fauquier, Loudoun, Prince William, and Stafford counties and the independent cities of Alexandria, Falls Church, Fairfax, Manassas, and Manassas Park. ... Official language(s) English Capital Charleston Largest city Charleston Area  Ranked 41st  - Total 24,244 sq. ... The Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia is a narrow stretch of territory in the northeast of the state, bordering Maryland and Virginia. ...


Lord Fairfax was educated at Oriel College, Oxford from 1710 to 1713. Afterwards, he held a commission in the Navy, and contributed to Addison's Spectator. Upon succeeding to his title and to the family estates in Virginia's Northern Neck between the Rappahannock and Potomac Rivers, inherited from his mother, and a great portion of the Shenandoah Valley, Lord Fairfax moved to Virginia between 1735 and 1737 to inspect and protect his lands. The northwestern boundary of his Northern Neck propriety was marked by the Fairfax Stone at the headwaters of the North Branch Potomac River. College name Oriel College Named after Blessed Virgin Mary Established 1324 Sister College Clare College, Cambridge Trinity College, Dublin Provost Sir Derek Morris JCR President Frank Hardee Undergraduates 304 Graduates 158 Homepage Boatclub Oriel College (in full: The House of Blessed Mary the Virgin in Oxford commonly called Oriel College... // Events April 10 - The worlds first copyright legislation became effective, Britains Statute of Anne Ongoing events Great Northern War (1700-1721) War of the Spanish Succession (1702-1713) Births January 3 - Richard Gridley, American Revolutionary soldier (d. ... // Events April 11 - War of the Spanish Succession: Treaty of Utrecht June 23 - French residents of Acadia given one year to declare allegiance to Britain or leave Nova Scotia Canada first Orrery built by George Graham Ongoing events Great Northern War (1700-1721) War of the Spanish Succession (1702-1713... The Northern Neck is the northernmost of three peninsulas on the western shore of Chesapeake Bay in Virginia, USA. This peninsula is bounded by the Potomac River on the north and the Rappahannock River on the south. ... The Rappahannock at sunset The Rappahannock River is a river in eastern Virginia in the United States, approximately 184 mi (294 km). ... The Potomac River flows into the Chesapeake Bay, located along the mid-Atlantic coast of the United States (USA). ... Canoeing on the Shenandoah River near Winchester, VA. The Shenandoah Valley region of western Virginia, from Winchester to Staunton, is bounded by the Blue Ridge mountains to the East and the Allegheny mountains to the West. ... Events April 16 - The London premiere of Alcina by George Frideric Handel, his first the first Italian opera for the Royal Opera House at Covent Garden. ... Events 12 February — The San Carlo, the oldest working opera house in Europe, is inaugurated. ... The Fairfax Stone was placed settling a boundary dispute between Lord Fairfax and the English Privy Council concerning the Northern Neck of the Potomac River to determine proprietorship during the Survey of 1736/37. ... The Potomac River flows into the Chesapeake Bay, located along the mid-Atlantic coast of the United States (USA). ...


In 1738, about 30 farms were established as part of Lord Fairfax's 9,000 acre Patterson Creek Manor near present day Burlington, West Virginia. Returning in 1747, he first settled at Belvoir near modern Fort Belvoir and later moved to the Shenandoah Valley in 1752, fixing his residence at Greenway Court near White Post in Clarke County. Here, Lord Fairfax lived in a style of liberal hospitality, frequently indulging in the diversion of the chase. He served as county lieutenant and as justice of the peace for Frederick County which then included Clarke. Events February 4 - Court Jew Joseph Suss Oppenheimer is executed in Württenberg April 15 - Premiere in London of Serse, an Italian opera by George Frideric Handel. ... Built in 1738 about 30 farms were established as part of Lord Fairfaxs 9,000 acre Patterson Creek Manor near present day Burlington, WV. Categories: West Virginia geography stubs | Northwestern Turnpike | Mineral County, West Virginia ... Burlington, WV is located along US 50 also known as the Northwestern Turnpike where it crosses Pattersons Creek The zip code for Burlington, WV: 26710 This article is a stub. ... Official language(s) English Capital Charleston Largest city Charleston Area  Ranked 41st  - Total 24,244 sq. ... // Events January 31 - The first venereal diseases clinic opens at London Dock Hospital April 9 - The Scottish Jacobite Lord Lovat was beheaded by axe on Tower Hill, London, for high treason; he was the last man to be executed in this way in Britain May 14 - First battle of Cape... Fort Belvoir is a census-designated place located in Fairfax County, Virginia. ... Canoeing on the Shenandoah River near Winchester, VA. The Shenandoah Valley region of western Virginia, from Winchester to Staunton, is bounded by the Blue Ridge mountains to the East and the Allegheny mountains to the West. ... 1752 was a leap year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... A fox hunt Fox hunting is a form of hunting for foxes using a pack of scent hounds. ... A Justice of the Peace (JP) is an inferior magistrate appointed by means of a commission of the peace (mandate) to keep the peace. ... Location in the state of Virginia Formed 1743 Seat Winchester Area  - Total  - Water 1,076 km² (416 mi²) 3 km² (1 mi²) 0. ...


Lord Fairfax was the only resident peer in colonial America. In 1748, he made the acquaintance of George Washington, a distant relative, then a youth of 16, and, impressed with his energy and talents, employed him to survey his lands lying west of the Blue Ridge. Though a frank and avowed Loyalist, he was never insulted or molested by the Whigs. His title and immense domain, consisting of 5,282,000 acres (21,380 km²), descended to his only surviving brother, Robert Fairfax, 7th Lord Fairfax of Cameron, who died at Leeds Castle, England, in 1793. However, the domain was in possession of Lord Thomas Fairfax during the American Revolutionary War and it was confiscated during the hostilites. The Peerage of the United Kingdom comprises most peerages created in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland after the Act of Union in 1801. ... Betsy Ross purportedly sewed the first American flag with 13 stars and 13 stripes representing each of the 13 states. ... Events April 24 - A congress assembles at Aix-la-Chapelle with the intent to conclude the struggle known as the War of Austrian Succession - at October 18 - The Treaty of Aix-la-Chapelle is signed to end the war Adam Smith begins to deliver public lectures in Edinburgh Building of... This article is the current U.S. Collaboration of the Week. ... Surveyor at work with a leveling instrument. ... Blue Ridge Mountains, Shinning Rock Wilderness Area Blue Ridge Mountains (NPS) Most of the rocks that form the Blue Ridge Mountains, United States, are ancient granitic and metamorphosed volcanic formations, some exceeding one billion years in age. ... In general, a loyalist is an individual who is loyal to the powers that be or The Establishment. ... Patriots (also known as Partisans, or Rebels) were British North American colonists who rebelled against the Crown during the American Revolution and established the independent states that became the United States of America. ... The front of Leeds Castle Leeds Castle Leeds Castle, four miles east south east of Maidstone, Kent, England, dates back to 1119, though a manor house stood on the same site from the 9th century. ... Royal motto (French): Dieu et mon droit (Translated: God and my right) Englands location (dark green) within the United Kingdom (light green), with the Republic of Ireland (blue) to its west Languages English Capital London Largest city London Area – Total Ranked 1st UK 130,395 km² Population – Total (mid... 1793 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... Combatants American Revolutionaries, France, Netherlands, Spain, Native Americans Great Britain, German mercenaries, Loyalists, Native Americans Commanders George Washington, Comte de Rochambeau, Nathanael Greene William Howe, Henry Clinton, Charles Cornwallis (more commanders) The American Revolutionary War (1775–1783), also known as the American War of Independence,[1] was a conflict that...

Preceded by:
Thomas Fairfax
Lord Fairfax of Cameron Succeeded by:
Robert Fairfax

The Lordship of Fairfax of Cameron was created in 1627 for Sir Thomas Fairfax. ...

References

  • Dictionary of American Biography
  • Men of the Time by Francis S. Drake; Boston: James R. Osgood and Company, 1872
  • Concise Dictionary of American Biography; ed. Joseph G.E. Hopkins; Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 1964

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Thomas Fairfax, 6th Lord Fairfax of Cameron - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (453 words)
Thomas Fairfax, 6th Lord Fairfax of Cameron was born in 1692 at Leeds Castle in Kent, England and died at his seat at Greenway Court near White Post in Clarke County, Virginia on December 12, 1781.
Lord Fairfax was the son of Thomas Fairfax, 5th Lord Fairfax of Cameron and of Catharine, daughter of Thomas Culpeper, 2nd Baron Culpeper of Thoresway.
Lord Fairfax was educated at Oriel College, Oxford from 1710 to 1713.
Thomas Fairfax, 3rd Lord Fairfax of Cameron - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1917 words)
Thomas Fairfax, 3rd Lord Fairfax of Cameron (January 17, 1612–November 12, 1671) was a general and commander-in-chief during the English Civil War.
Fairfax was in agreement with Cromwell and the army leaders in demanding the punishment of Charles, and he was still the effective head of the army.
The troubles of the later Commonwealth recalled Lord Fairfax to political activity, and for the last time his appearance in arms helped to shape the future of the country, when George Monck invited him to assist in the operations about to be undertaken against Lambert's army.
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