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Thomas Fairfax, 6th Lord Fairfax of Cameron

Thomas Fairfax, 6th Lord Fairfax of Cameron
Personal information
Birth dateOctober 22, 1693
Place of birthLeeds Castle, Kent, England
Date of deathDecember 9, 1781
Death placeGreenway Court, Virginia, USA
NationalityBritish
OccupationEstate Lord
Baron
Known forPeer of Scotland
Northern Neck Proprietary

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Thomas Fairfax, 6th Lord Fairfax of Cameron (October 22, 1693 - December 9, 1781) was the son of Thomas Fairfax, 5th Lord Fairfax of Cameron and of Catherine, daughter of Thomas Culpeper, 2nd Baron Culpeper of Thoresway.

The only resident peer in late colonial America, Fairfax administered his vast Northern Neck Proprietary - a Virginia land grant dating back to 1649 - from his wilderness estate at Greenway Court, Virginia. Various place names in Northern Virginia and West Virginia's Eastern Panhandle are named for him—most notably Fairfax County, Virginia.


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