George William Fairfax
d.3 April 1787
Facts and Events
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George William Fairfax (February 26, 1729 – April 3, 1787) was a planter and member of the landed gentry of late colonial Virginia. A contemporary and good friend of George Washington, Fairfax made opportunities for the younger Washington through his powerful family.
Early Land Acquisition in Virginia
Acquisition of Land from Northern Neck Warrants & Surveys:
- Mr. George Fairfax & Miss Sarah Fairfax of Fairfax Co., 2 Oct. 1747 - 27 Feb. 1747/48; 1,524 acres on Branch of Crooked Run, Cannon River near Battle Mt., adj. Capt. James Compton, John Roberts, Anthony Scott, Capt. Robtert Green, Samuel Scott. Chain Carriers - William Duncan, Jr. & Samuel Scott. Pilot & marker - William Duncan & Thos. Corbin. Surv. James Genn. [Abstracts of Virginia's Northern Neck Warrants & Surveys, Orange & Augusta Counties, with Tithables, Delinquents, Petitioners, 1730-1754, Volume One, Peggy Smomo Joyner, pg. 13]. (Note: this land acquisition was for George Fairfax and his sister, "Miss" Sarah Fairfax).
Acquisition of Land from Virginia Northern Neck Land Grants:
- N-5: George William Fairfax Esq. of Fairfax County, 450 acres on Shannandoah River including the Forks of Bullshin Marsh in Frederick County. Surv. Thomas Rutherford. Adj. Ralph Wormley Esq., Joseph Reader, Mr. Washington, said George William Fairfax Esq. 19 May 1766. [Virginia Northern Neck Land Grants, 1742-1775, Vol. 2, Gertrude E. Gray, pg. 168].
- O-318: The Hon. George William Fairfax Esq. of Fairfax County, 2,080 acres on Dry Marsh of Opeccon (including improvement formerly Nicholas Mercer's) in Frederick Co, Surv. Thomas Rutherford. Adj. William McMachon, David Brown, Mr. Charles Dick, John Nickland's Heirs, Samuel Littler, Andrew Milburn, Milburn's Heirs, land formerly Peter Falkner dec'd., Joseph Darrall, Richard Colbert, Benjamin Blackburn, the Waggon Road, Capt. Angus McDonald, Henry Heth. 1 Oct. 1770. [Virginia Northern Neck Land Grants, 1742-1775, Vol. 2, Gertrude E. Gray, pg. 206].
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