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Sir Thomas 
Fairfax
1612 - 1671


Sir Thomas 
Fairfax
, of Nun Appleton, Yorks.. Known as "Black Tom". His tomb states he had two daughters, mary and Elizabeth. Other sources give a single daughter (Mary) only. Scottish general, educated at Saint John's College, University of Cambridge. He served in the Parliamentary army in Yorkshire during the English Revolution and in 1645 became its commander in chief, with Oliver Cromwell as his lieutenant general. Fairfax defeated a Royalist army under Prince Rupert at Naseby in 1645 and was nominal chief of the army party in the conflicts with the aristocratic Parliamentary group. In the second period of the English Revolution he successfully besieged Colchester in 1648. He presided at the trial of King [Missing XREF c-stuart63729] in 1649 but resigned because he believed that the death sentence had been predetermined. He resigned his military command in 1650 because he did not wish to participate in the projected invasion of Scotland. In 1659 he came out of retirement to take arms against the army party, and led the commission that visited King [Missing XREF c-stuart63726] at The Hague to ask the exiled monarch to return from the Continent and ascend the throne.
Born: Denton, Yorkshire 17th Jan 1612 Baptised:
Died: Nun Appleton, Yorkshire, , 12th Nov 1671 Buried: Parish Church, Bilborough, Yorkshire, England 1671
Family:
Fairfax

Titles:

Ancestors
[ Patrilineage | Matrilineage | Earliest Ancestors | Force | Force2 | Options ]

1.
Sir Thomas 
Fairfax
(
Vere
) 1612 - 1671
2.
Ferdinando 
Fairfax
(
Sheffield
,
Chapman
) 1584 - 1647
4.
Sir Thomas 
Fairfax
(
Ashe
) 1560 - 1640
5.
Ellen 
Ashe
  (Aske)
(
Fairfax
) ante 1567 - post 1595
3.
Mary 
Sheffield
(
Fairfax
)
6.
 

Siblings


1.
Elizabeth 
Fairfax
(
Craven
) * post 1607
2.
Frances 
Fairfax
(
Widdrington
) post 1607 - 1649
3.
Mary 
Fairfax
(
Arthington
) post 1607 - 1678
4.
Eleanora 
Fairfax
(
Selby
) post 1607 - 1671
5.
John 
Fairfax
* post 1607
6.
Col. Charles 
Fairfax
1615 - 1644
7.
Dorothy 
Fairfax
(
Hutton
) 1617 - 1687
8.
Ursula 
Fairfax
(
Cartwright
) 1647 - 1702

Spouses



1. 20th Jun 1637
Anne 
Vere
(
Fairfax
) + 1665

Descendants
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a.
Anne 
Vere
(
Fairfax
) + 1665
1.
Mary (Moll) 
Fairfax
(
Villiers
) 1638 - 1704
2.
Elizabeth 
Fairfax
+ 1642
3.
M/? 
Fairfax
+ post 1686
Sources

Timeline


17th Jan 1612Born Denton, Yorkshire
20th Jun 1637Married
Anne 
Vere
(
Fairfax
) + 1665
1648
Sir Thomas 
Fairfax
(
Vere
) 1612 - 1671 inherited the title
Fairfax
  [B] of Cameron
1671Buried Bilborough, Yorkshire, England
12th Nov 1671Died Nun Appleton, Yorkshire
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