Person:Sarah Cary (10)

Sarah Cary
  1. Sarah Cary1730 - 1811
  2. Col. Wilson Miles Cary1734 - 1817
  3. Elizabeth Cary1738 - 1778
m. 17 Dec 1748
Facts and Events
Name Sarah Cary
Alt Name Sally Cary
Gender Female
Birth? 1730
Alt Marriage 12 Dec 1748 Williamsburg, Virginia, United Statesto George William Fairfax
Marriage 17 Dec 1748 Virginiato George William Fairfax
Death? 1811 Bath, England
  1.   Sally Fairfax, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.
  2.   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.