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Fairfax 1: Fairfax of Askam Askham, Fairfax of Elmley, Fairfax of Gilling Castle, Fairfax of Steeton Castle, Fairfax of Walton
Commoners reports that the family was originally named from the "Fair locks"of its members, frax meaning hair in the Saxon language of the ancestors who were established in Northumberland before the Norman conquest. The progenitor of this family, who moved to Yorkshire in 1205, was ...
Richard Fairfax of Askham or Askam a 1205
Fa27. William Fairfax of Askham or Askam a 1216
m Alice dau of Nicholas de Bugthorp
Fa26. William Fairfax of Walton a 1249, Bailiff of York
m Mary relict ot Walter Flower
Fa25 Thomas Fairfax of Walton a 1284
m Agnes Sezevaux dau of Henry Sezevaux, Mayor of York
Fa24 John Fairfax of Walton
m Clare Scott dau of William Scott by Constance, dau of Sir Roger Bruce of Walton
Fa23 Thomas Fairfax of Walton
m Margaret Malbie dau of John Malbie or Malbysse of Malbie
Fa22 William Fairfax of Walton
m Ellen dau of John de Roucliffe of Roucliffe
Fa21 Thomas Fairfax of Walton a 1360
m Elizabeth de Etton dau of Sir Ivo de Etton, lord of Gilling
Fa20 William Fairfax of Walton
m 1392 Constance de Mauley sister of Peter, 4th Lord Mauley
Fa19 Thomas Fairfax of Walton d 1415
m Margaret Friston sister of Richard Friston of Marston
The pedigree reported by Visitation differs significantly to this point so we ignore it. The first mentioned by BP1934 was ...
Fa18 Richard Fairfax of Walton a 1422, Chief Justice of England
m Eustachia or Anastasia Carthorpe dau of John Carthorpe of Carthorpe by Elizabeth, dau of Sir William Ergham
Fa17-1 William Fairfax of Walton d 1453 - continued below
m Catherine Nevil dau of Sir Humphrey Nevil of Thornton Bridge
Fa17 Sir Guy Fairfax of Steeton Castle d 1495, 3rd son
m Isabel Ryther dau of Sir William Ryther of Ryther
Fa16 Sir William Fairfax of Steeton Castle and Bolton Percy d 1514/1535, judge
m Elizabeth Manners dau of Sir Robert Manners
Fa15 Sir William Fairfax of Steeton, Sheriff of Yorkshire d 31.10.1558
m 1518 Isabel Thwaits dau of Thomas Thwaits or Thwayts of Denton Castle
Fa15-2 Elenor Fairfax
m Sir William Pykerynge
Fa15-3 Anne Fairfax
m _ Normanvyle
Fa15-4 Elsabeth Fairfax
m Sir Robert Uttreth
Fa16-2 Thomas Fairfax
m Cicely Manners dau of Sir Robert Manners
Fa16-3 Eleanor Fairfax
m Sir Miles Wilstrop of Wilstrop
Fa16-4 Maud Fairfax
m Sir John Waterton of Methley
Fa16-5+ other issue - Guy, Nicholas
Fa17-3 Margaret Fairfax
m _ Crathorne
Fa17-4 Agnes Fairfax
m _ Cawood
Fa17-5+ other issue - Bryan, Richard, Sir Nicholas, Miles, Thomas dsp, Ellen prioress
Fa20-2 Elizabeth Fairfax apparently of this generation
m Thomas de Etton of Gilling
Fa21-2+ other issue - John, Margaret prioress, Mary nun, Alice nun
Fa22-2 Anne Fairfax
m _ Maston or Marton
Fa22-3 Claricia Fairfax
m1 William Palmes of Naburn
m2 Sir William Malbysse of Acaster
Fa24-2+ other issue dsp - William, Bego
Fa17-1. William Fairfax of Walton d 1453 - continued above
m Catherine Nevil dau of Sir Humphrey Nevil of Thornton Bridge
Fa17-1-1. Sir Thomas Fairfax of Walton d 1505
m Elizabeth Sherburne dau of Sir Robert Sherburne of Stoneyhurst
Fa17-1-1-1 Sir Thomas Fairfax of Walton d 1520
m Anne Gascoigne dau of Sir William Gascoigne of Gawthorpe by Margaret Percy
Fa17-1-1-1-1 Sir Nicholas Fairfax of Walton and Gilling, Sheriff of Yorkshire d 1570, 2nd son
m1 Alice Harrington dau of
+1 Sir John Harrington
m2 Jane Palmes dau of
-a Leonard Palmes b 1494 m Elizabeth Clifford b 1498
-a-1 Elizabeth Palmes m Gen Francis Cosby b 1510 Great Leake Nottingham he m2 Mary Peyton
-a-1-1 Catherine Rose Cosby b 1551 Stradbally Abbey Queens IRE m Archibald Moore
-a-2 Francis Palmes
-b Stephen Palmes
-c John Palmes
-d Bryan Palmes of Ashwell
-f Francis Palmes
-g George Palmes
-h Guy Palmes
-a Brian Palmes b c 1465 Naburn Yorks MP
-c John Palmes
-d Robert Palmes
-e Margaret Palmes
+1 Guy Palmes of Lindley b c 1475 Lindley Ashland Yorks d 1516
m Jane Drew
+2 William Palmes of Naburn b c 1435 Naburn Hall d 14 Nov 1492 m1 Elinor Heslarton
m2 Ellen de Roecliffe
+3 Thomas Palmes b 1380
m Alice Pickering b 1382
+3 Sir Guy de Roecliffe
m Jane Borough b 1388
Fa17-1-1-1-1-1 Sir William Fairfax of Walton and Gilling a 1540, d 01.11.1597
m1 sp Agnes D'Arcy dau of George D'Arcy, Lord of Menei
m2 Jane Stapleton dau of Bryan Stapleton of Nottingham and Burton
-1 Sir Thomas Fairfax of Gilling Castle, Sheriff of Yorkshire, 1st Viscount of Elmley or Emmeley b 1574, d 23.12.1636
Both Commoners and BE1883 show Sir Thomas's marriages as 1st Mary Ford and 2nd Catherine Constable but TCP Fairfax shows them the other way round.
m1 1594 Catherine Constable b c1579, dau of Sir Henry Constable of Burton Constable
A Thomas Fairfax, 2nd Viscount of Elmley b c1599, d 24.09.1641
m Alathea Howard d 03.09.1677, dau of Sir Philip Howard
i William Fairfax, 3rd Viscount of Elmley b 06.06.1620, d 1648
m Elizabeth Smith d 06.1692, dau of Alexander Smith of Stutton
a Thomas Fairfax, 4th Viscount of Elmley d infant 1650/1
b William Fairfax d infant
c Catherine Fairfax d 20.03.1724
m Benjamin Mildmay, Lord FitzWalter d 01.06.1679
ii Charles Fairfax, 5th Viscount of Elmley d 06.07.1711
m before 18.03.1664 Abigail Yates bur 29.05.1699, dau of Sir John Yates, 2nd Bart of Buckland
a Alathea Fairfax
m c01.1676/7 William Widdrington, 3rd Lord of Blankney b 1655/6, d 1694/5
iii John Fairfax of Gilling d 1692
m Mary Hungate dau of Col. Francis not Thomas Hungate
iv Nicholas Fairfax
m Elizabeth Davison dau of Sir Thomas Davison of Blackiston
a Nicholas Fairfax, 6th Viscount of Elmley d 26.02.1702/3
Commoners and BE1883 suggest that Nicholas became the 6th Viscount but TCP Fairfax of Emley does not, presumably because he died before the 5th Viscount. We follow TCP and so, for later Viscounts, disagree with the numberings used by Commoners & BE1883.
m Mary Weld dau of William Weld of Lulworth Castle
1 Charles Fairfax, 6th Viscount of Elmley d young
2 Mary Fairfax d 01.07.1741
m Charles Gregory Fairfax, 9th Viscount of Elmley d 1741 below
b Charles Fairfax, 7th Viscount of Elmley bpt 25.04.1665, d unm 06.01.1718/9
c Alathea Fairfax
m John Forcer
v Catherine Fairfax
Commoners and BE1883 Fairfax show the following marriages for this Catherine albeit the other way round. BE1883 Ingram reports that Sir Arthur's wife married Robert Stapylton and Sir Matthew Boynton before Sir Arthur. This appears to be confusion with Catherine's aunt Catherine below. Note that BE1883 Ingram did not mention her marriage to George Metham but did say that, after Sir Arthur died, she married a William Wickham. The dates found for George Metham suggest that at least two of the marriages were in the following order.
m1 Sir Arthur Ingram of Temple Newham Newsom d 04.07.1655
m2 George Metham of Metham b c1618, a 1665
vi+ other issue - Philip, Mary
B Henry Fairfax d 04.04.1650
m Frances Baker dau of Henry Baker of Hurst
i Henry Fairfax of Hurst
a Frances Fairfax d 31.07.1719
m 1697 David Erskine, 4th Lord Cardross, 9th Earl of Buchan bpt 03.01.1672, d 14.10.1745
ii+ other issue - John, Frances
C William Fairfax of Lythe
m Mary Cholmeley dau of Marmaduke Cholmeley of Brandsby
i Charles Fairfax of York dsps
m1 ?? widow of Charles Walmesley of Selby
a Charles Fairfax d young
m2 ?? widow of _ Middleton
m3. ?? widow of _ Mullins
ii William Fairfax, 8th Viscount of Elmley d 11.1738
m Elizabeth Gerard dau of Captain _ Gerard
a Charles Gregory Fairfax, 9th Viscount of Elmley dspms 1741
m1 17.09/11.1720 Elizabeth Clifford d 25.4.1721, dau of Hugh, Lord Clifford
m2 Mary Fairfax d 01.07.1741, dau of Nicholas Fairfax, '6th Viscount of Elmley'above
1 Anne Fairfax of Gilling Castle d unm 08.05.1793
2+ 8 children d young
b Richard Fairfax dsp by 1741
c Alathea Fairfax
m Ralph Pigott of Whitton
1 Nathaniel Pigott d 1804
m Anna Mathurina de Beriol d 1792
A Charles Gregory Pigott, later Fairfax of Gilling Castle 2nd son had issue
m Mary Goodricke sister of Sir Henry Goodricke, 2nd Bart
D Nicholas Fairfax
m Isabel Beck dau of Thomas Beck of Acton = Beckwith of Aikton
E Jane Fairfax
m Cuthbert Morley
F Margaret Fairfax
m1 Watkinson Payler
m2 Sir John Hotham
G Catherine Fairfax d 23.02.1666
BE1883 Ingram appears to confuse this Catherine with her niece Catherine, above.
m1 11.06.1622 Robert Stapleton of Wighill b 1601, d 11.03.1635
m2 sp Sir Matthew Boynton, Bart of Barmston b 1591, d 1646-7
H Mary Fairfax
m Sir Thomas Layton of Estlayton b 1597, bur 27.02.1651
I Dorothy Fairfax
m1 John Ingram dsp
m2 Sir Thomas Norcliffe of Langton or Huntingdon
J+ other issue - Jordan, John
m2 sp Mary Ford d 03.1638/9, dau of Robert Ford of Butley Abbey by Frances, dau of Edward Glemham of Glemham, widow of Sir William Bamburgh, Bart
Fa17-1-1-1-1-2 Nicholas Fairfax
m Jane Hungate dau of William Hungate of Saxton
Fa17-1-1-1-1-3 George Fairfax
m Frances Salvin dau of Sir Francis Salvin of Thorpsalvin and Newbigging
Fa17-1-1-1-1-4 Thomas Fairfax
m x Vaux
Fa17-1-1-1-1-5 Robert Fairfax 'of Pockthorpe'
m _ Spencer dau of John Spencer of Yeringham
-1 Mary Fairfax probably of this generation
m Thomas Lamplugh
Fa17-1-1-1-1-6 Edward Fairfax
m Ursula Mordaunt dau of John Mordaunt, 2nd Lord
Fa17-1-1-1-1-7 Margaret Fairfax
m Sir William Belasyse, Sheriff of Yorkshire a 1574
Fa17-1-1-1-1-8 Anne Fairfax
m Christopher de Frickley
Fa17-1-1-1-1-9 Ellenor Fairfax
m John Vavasor of Hazlewood b 1538, dsp 1609
Fa17-1-1-1-1-10 Elizabeth Fairfax
m y Roos of Ingneythorp
Fa17-1-1-1-1-11 Mary Fairfax b c 1570
m Sir Henry Curwen of Workington d 1597
Fa17-1-1-1-1-11-1 Margaret Curwen b 1590
m Thomas Strickland b 1560 d 19 Jun 1620
Fa17-1-1-1-1-11-1-1 John William Strickland b 29 Jan 1584 d 1672
m Jane Fenwick b 1604 d 1662 dau of George Fenwick and Ursula Heron
-1 Elizabeth Strickland b 1631 d 1654 m John Seaman b 1615 d 25 Mar 1695 -1-1 Jonathon Seaman b 1647 d 1729 -1-1-1 Caleb Seaman b 1694 d 1777 -1-1-1-1 Nehemiah Seaman b 1780 d 1830 m Margaret McCreedy b 4 Jun 1783 d 9 Oct 1853 dau of David McCreedy b 1752 and Catherine Donnan b 1752 -1-1-1-1-1 Nathan Duxbury Seaman b 1850 d 1928 m Sarah Amelia Taylor -1-1-1-1-1-1 John Egbert Seaman b 1822 d 1928 m Mary Louise Bowman b 1884 dau of Henry Edwar Bowman and Margaqret Ann Mills -1-1-1-1-1-1-1 Edith Lillian Seaman b 1907 d 1985 m Robert Julian Morris parents of Dr. Susan Elizabeth Gundrum neé Morris, authorīs DNA Match
Fa17-1-1-1-1-12+ other issue - Cuthbert, Henry
Fa17-1-1-1-2 Margaret Fairfax
m William Sayer of Worsell
Fa17-1-1-1-3 Anne Fairfax
m William Haryington
Fa17-1-1-1-4 Dorothy Fairfax
m _ Dawtry
Fa17-1-1-1-5+ other issue - Thomas dvpsp, Myles, William, Guy, Robert, Isabell, Elsabeth, Dorothy, Katherine
Fa17-1-1-2 Jane Fairfax
m Sir Richard Audburgh of Audburgh or Aldborough
Fa17-1-1-3 Dorothy Fairfax
m Christopher Nelson
Fa17-1-1-4+ other issue - Sir William, Richard, Robert, Anne, Elizabeth
Fa17-1-2. Mary Fairfax
Commoners reports a daughter Mary as married to Thomas Gower of Sittenham but that appears to have been a different Mary Fairfax.

1 Commoners vol ii, Fairfax of Gilling Castle, TSP Fairfax, BP1934 Fairfax + Visitation Yorkshire, 1563-4, Fairfax
2 Commoners vol ii, Fairfax of Gilling Castle, BE1883 Fairfax + Visitation Yorkshire, 1563-4, Fairfax
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