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Label
1768-1769
Inclusive dates
1768-1769
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Letters, 1768-1769, of Robert Lord Fairfax (1707-1793) to an unidentified recipient consisting of a letter, 7 July 1768 describing his stormy ocean voyage to Funchal, Madeira, Portugal, and the living conditions around Funchal; and a letter, 20 May 1769, describing his visit to Williamsburg, Virginia, detailing the lifestyle of Norborne Berkeley Baron de Botetourt (1717-1770), commenting on the dissolution of the House of Burgesses by Botetourt, and mentioning his plans to visit George William Fairfax (1724-1787) in Fairfax County, Virginia, then his brother Thomas Lord Fairfax (1693-1781) in Frederick County, Virginia
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  • Described
Biographical or historical data
Robert, seventh Lord Fairfax was born in 1707 to Thomas, fifth Lord Fairfax (1657-1710) and Catherine Culpeper, Lady Fairfax (ca. 1670-1719) at Leeds Castle in Kent, England. In 1740, he became a member of Parliament from Maidstone. In agreement between his brother, Thomas, sixth Lord Fairfax and him, his brother gave him Leeds Castle in exchange for complete control over the Fairfax lands which comprised the Northern Neck in Virginia. Robert became the seventh Lord Fairfax upon the death of his brother in 1781. Robert Fairfax married first Martha Collins (d. 1744) 25 April 1741, and they had one son who died young. He married second Dorothy Sarah Best (d. 1750) 15 July 1746, and they apparently had no children. Robert, Lord Fairfax died 15 July 1793.
Cataloging source
Vi
Form designation
Letters
Label
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  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
6
Immediate source of acquisition
Pickering and Chatto, LTD, Antiquarian Booksellers
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
001532646
Type of unit
p.

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