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Dorothy Fairfax

Dorothy Fairfax

Posted: 1001191675000
Classification: Query
The IGI lists the birth of Dorothy Fairfax, parents Ferdinando Fairfax and Mary Edmond, in Kent, England, in 1652. The informant was an "in-law", possibly a descendant of Sir William Foster of Bamburgh Castle. Can anyone confirm this information? Also, there was a 17th century marriage of a Fairfax or Fairfax descendant in England to a Moresby,possibly Rev. John M., which resulted in the Moresby family naming some male children in almost every generation from 1712 on "Fairfax Moresby"--and giving some female children the middle name of Fairfax. Any information about this will be welcomed.

Re: Dorothy Fairfax

Ben Hardiment (View posts)
Posted: 1002137655000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Fairfax, Selby, Foster
The Dorothy Fairfax descent I believe you are looking for would be:

Ferdinando, second Lord Fairfax, m. 1607 to Mary, daughter of Edmund Lord Sheffield, Earl of Mulgrave, and President of the North. Lord Fedinando died at Denton, Yorkshire. on March 13th, 1647.

Their second child was Ellen born at Toulston on Feb. 10, 1611. She married Sir William Selby of Twizell, by whom she had one child, Dorothy, wife of Sir William Foster of Bamburgh. I don’t have later generations of this family.

My source is a manuscript by Charles Fairfax of Menston, noted antiquary and genealogist, and younger brother of Ferdinando.

Hope this helps.

Re: Dorothy Fairfax

Chris Wain (View posts)
Posted: 1002170501000
Classification: Query
To Ben Hardiment:

Thank you very much for your comprehensive message about Dorothy Fairfax. I greatly appreciate the trouble you've taken about my puzzle. And we'll work to fit it in to the other pieces we have.

Chris Wain

Re: Dorothy Fairfax

Posted: 1017546073000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1097206447000
Surnames: Moresby/Haynes
I am wondering if you would have any info on Charlotte Moresby Haynes, you would be willing to share? She died about 1872. Charlotte had a son named Fairfax Moresby Haynes. I would appreciate hearing from you directly. Thank you.

Re: Dorothy Fairfax

Posted: 1240355190000
Classification: Query
FYI

Catherine Zimmermann-Mulgrave, the third person from the left, was a survivor of a slave voyage from Africa. She sailed in the slave vessel "Heroina". In 1833, the "Heroina" embarked slaves in Angola, on the West-Central African coast, and set sail to Cuba, but wrecked off the coast of Jamaica. She escaped from the wreck, along with other slaves, and received the western name of Catherine Mulgrave after the Governor of Jamaica at the time, the Earl of Mulgrave. The image shows a picture of the Zimmermann-Mulgrave family made in an unknown studio. Catherine married Mr. Johannes Zimmermann in 1851, after divorcing Mr. Georg Peter Thompson, in 1849, with whom she had two children, Rosie and Georg Thompson. Copies of this image picture is held by the archives of mission 21, Basel, Switzerland, and by the archives of the city of Gerlingen, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.
Year: 1873

Re: Dorothy Fairfax

Posted: 1306963191000
Classification: Query
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