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Pedigrees and other notes relating to the family of Fairfax

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MS. Fairfax d. 1
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Pedigrees and other notes relating to the family of Fairfax, chiefly in the handwriting of Richard Parker, copied in or shortly before 1620, for two letters written by him to Henry Fairfax in May, 1620, are at pp. xiii, xv, explaining that these are 'notes ... gathered out of my coppies of pedegrees.' The chief pedigrees and papers are as follows, P denoting Parker's hand and F that of Henry Fairfax:

  1. Fairfax connected with the families of Vescy, Tyson, Halton, Lacy, Atton or Etton, etc. (P F, p. xviii.)
  2. Fairfax arms and quarterings, etc. (F, pp. xxii, 19, 20: pp. 33-8, from arms in private houses and churches; 71-3, 85
  3. Fairfax of Walton and of Gilling (P F, p. 1: F, p. 22)
  4. Fairfax of Walsingham (F, p. 3)
  5. Fairfax of Steeton (P F, p. 4: F, p. 23)
  6. Fairfax of Denton (P F, p. 5: F, p. 23)
  7. Families of Malbis (P F, p. 6, cf. p. 51), Atton of Gilling (P F, p. 7), Aske (P F, p. 8), Acton of Acton in Yorkshire (P F, p. 11), Bohun of Midhurst (P, p. 12), Lardiner (F, p. 15)
  8. Fairfax with Fairfax of Gilling, Atton, Fossard and de Malo Lacu (F, from Dodsworth, 1652: p. 17)
  9. Fairfax, 13th-15th cent. (F, p. 21)
  10. At p. 31 begin copies of miscellaneous Fairfax papers relating to the families of Bruce of Kendal (pp. 31, 41-4, 59, 88), Fairfax (pp. 45-53, 59, 61, 75, 86-7), Carthorp (pp. 53, 82), Bygod (pleadings of John Bygod, A.D. 1407, p. 55), Etton (p. 81), etc., usually in Henry Fairfax's hand or with additions by him
  11. At pp. 89-91 are a map and list of family mansions within twenty miles of Oglethorp in Yorkshire


  • Creation: Written in the 17th century


100 pages

Language of Materials

  • Latin
  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Fairfax d. 1, fols. 1-2]

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MS. Fairfax d. 1

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 19414


Pedigrees and other notes relating to the family of Fairfax

Biographical / Historical

Richard Parker (1572-1629) was an antiquary.

Other Finding Aids

Falconer Madan, et al., A summary catalogue of western manuscripts in the Bodleian Library at Oxford which have not hitherto been catalogued in the Quarto series (7 vols. in 8 [vol. II in 2 parts], Oxford, 1895-1953; reprinted, with corrections in vols. I and VII, Munich, 1980), vol. VI, no. 32553

Custodial History

In the Phillipps library no. 10312, so part of ' MSS. Fairfax & Wilkins, from Leeds Castle, Kent,' bought in 1831.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

In the Phillipps sale, June 8, 1898, lot. 432, when it was bought by the Bodleian.

Physical Facet

On paper


13 × 8 7/8 in.

Pedigrees and other notes relating to the family of Fairfax
EAD version 2020 by Alice Whichelow
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