Person:Bryan Fairfax (3)

Bryan Fairfax, 8th Lord Fairfax of Cameron
m. 28 Oct 1731
  1. Bryan Fairfax, 8th Lord Fairfax of Cameron1736 - 1802
  • HBryan Fairfax, 8th Lord Fairfax of Cameron1736 - 1802
  • WElizabeth Cary1738 - 1778
m. 1759
  1. Thomas Fairfax, 9th Lord Fairfax of Cameron1762 - 1846
  2. Ferdinando Fairfax1769 - 1820
Facts and Events
Name Bryan Fairfax, 8th Lord Fairfax of Cameron
Gender Male
Birth? 1736
Marriage 1759 to Elizabeth Cary
Death? 1802
Reference Number? Q4980082?
  1.   Virginia Magazine of History and Biography. (Richmond, Virginia: Virginia Historical Society)
    Vol. 9, Pages 104 to 111.

    [Partial Extract]
    Colonel Wilson Cary had issue by this unknown Sarah, four daughters and one son, vizt:

    1. Sarah Cary (1730-1811), who in a letter of December 12, 1802 to her nephew, Thomas 9th Lord Fairfax, states her age as then seventy-two. She married, December 12, 1748, George William Fairfax, heir apparent to the Barony of Fairfax, of Cameron (and eldest son of Colonel William Fairfax, President of the council. In a letter to his cousin Robert, afterward 7th Lord Fairfax, George refers to his approaching marriage: “Attending here (Williamsburg) on the General Assembly I have had several opportunities of visiting Miss Cary, a daughter of Colonel Wilson Cary, and finding her amiable person to answer all the favorable reports made, I addressed myself, and having obtained the young lady’s and her parents’ consent, we are to be married on the 17th instant. Colo. Cary wears the same coat of arms as the Lord Hunsdon.” This couple died at Bath, England, without issue, he in 1787, she in 1811.

    2. Mary Cary (173?-1781), married, in 1754, Edward Ambler, of Jamestown (1732-1768?), leaving three children: Edward (1758-75 s p); Sarah (1760-82) m. 1779, William Hartwell Macon; Col. John Ambler, of Jamestown (1762-1836), ancestor of all the name in Virginia.

    3. Colonel Wilson Miles Cary (173?-1817?), of Ceelys and Carysbrooke, married, 1759?, Sarah Blair (1739-1799?), daughter of Honorable John Blair, President of council, &c., who had issue: Wilson, of Richneck (1760-93); Sally (1762-79), married, 1778, Captain Thomas Nelson (son of Secretary Nelson), an officer on General Washington’s staff; Mary Monro (1764-1836), married, 1787?, William S. Peachy; Miles (1766?-?) (see Virginia Gazette, April 21, 1774); Elizabeth Blair, (1770?-?) married, 1796?, her first cousin, Ferdinando Fairfax.

    4. Ann Cary (1735-1786?), married, 1751, Colonel Robert Carter Nicholas (1728?-1780?), they had issue . . .

    5. Elizabeth Cary (1738-1778), married, 1759, Bryan, 8th Lord Fairfax, of Cameron (1736?-1802?), and had issue: Sally (1760-ante 1779); Thomas, 9th Lord (1762-1846?); William (1765, died about 1782); Ferdinando (1766?-1820?), married, 1796, his cousin Elizabeth Blair Cary; Robert (living in 1787 but died young); Henry, died infant; Elizabeth (1770?), married Rev. David Griffith.

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