Fairfax, Charles, 1597-1673

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Charles Fairfax (1597-1673) was an antiquarian, genealogist and compiler of the Analecta Fairfaxiana . He was born at Denton in Yorkshire, but spent most of his life at Menston, on his wife's estate. In 1646, his brother Ferdinando, second Lord Fairfax, appointed him steward of the courts of Ripon and he later served as a colonel of foot in Monck's army. Following Monck's march into Yorkshire, Fairfax became governor of Kingston-upon-Hull, but after a year he retired to Menston to pursue his antiquarian and literary interests.

From the guide to the Analecta Fairfaxiana, A[nn]o 1660, compiled by Charles Fairfax, ca. 1663-1667, (Leeds University Library)

From the guide to the A collection of documents relating to the Fairfax family, together with other miscellaneous material, compiled by Charles Fairfax and others, ca.1650-1710, (GB 206 Leeds University Library)

Charles Fairfax (1597-1673) was an antiquarian, genealogist and compiler of the Analecta Fairfaxiana . He was born at Denton in Yorkshire, but spent most of his life at Menston, on his wife's estate. In 1646, his brother Ferdinando, second Lord Fairfax, appointed him steward of the courts of Ripon and he later served as a colonel of foot in Monck's army. Following Monck's march into Yorkshire, Fairfax became governor of Kingston-upon-Hull, but after a year he retired to Menston to pursue his antiquarian and literary interests. Thomas Fairfax, 3rd Baron Fairfax of Cameron (1612-1671), the parliamentary general. For fuller details of the latter's life see the Dictionary of National Biography.

From the guide to the Memorabilium Familiae nostrae Fasciculus ; part of the, Analecta Fairfaxiana, compiled by Charles Fairfax and dedicated to Thomas, 3rd Lord Fairfax, ca.1657-1673, (GB 206 Leeds University Library)

Charles Fairfax (1597-1673) was an antiquarian, genealogist and compiler of the Analecta Fairfaxiana . He was born at Denton in Yorkshire, but spent most of his life at Menston, on his wife's estate. In 1646, his brother Ferdinando, second Lord Fairfax, appointed him steward of the courts of Ripon and he later served as a colonel of foot in Monck's army. Following Monck's march into Yorkshire, Fairfax became governor of Kingston-upon-Hull, but after a year he retired to Menston to pursue his antiquarian and literary interests. His son, Henry Fairfax (1634-1702) became dean of Norwich. For fuller details of the latter's life see the Dictionary of National Biography.

From the guide to the Analecta Fairfaxiana, compiled by Charles Fairfax for his son Henry Fairfax, ca. 1648-1672, (Leeds University Library)

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creatorOf England. Statuta nova, ca. 1423. Harvard Law School Library, HLS Library
creatorOf Fairfax, Thomas Fairfax, Baron, 1612-1671. Copy of poems by Sir Thomas Fairfax [manuscript], 1660s? Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Collection of poems, predominantly religious, by Thomas Fairfax, 3rd Baron, professionally transcribed, with annotations by his uncle, Colonel Charles Fairfax, ca. 1670 Leeds University Library
creatorOf Fairfax, Thomas Fairfax, Baron, 1612-1671. Collection of poems, predominantly religious, by Thomas Fairfax, 3rd Baron, professionally transcribed, with annotations by his uncle, Colonel Charles Fairfax. University of Leeds, Brotherton Library, Leeds University Library
creatorOf A collection of documents relating to the Fairfax family, together with other miscellaneous material, compiled by Charles Fairfax and others, ca.1650-1710 GB 206 Leeds University Library
creatorOf Fairfax, Charles, 1597-1673,. Political and antiquarian miscellany of Charles Fairfax [manuscript], ca. 1587-ca. 1627. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Analecta Fairfaxiana, A[nn]o 1660, compiled by Charles Fairfax, ca. 1663-1667 Leeds University Library
creatorOf Plowden, Edmund, 1518-1585,. Quaeres [manuscript], ca. 1580? Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Fairfax, Charles, d. 1673,. Abridgment of the yearbooks of Henry IV and Henry V, ca. 1625. Harvard Law School Library, HLS Library
creatorOf Fairfax, Charles, Colonel, 1597-1673. A collection of documents relating to the Fairfax family, together with other miscellaneous material, compiled by Charles Fairfax and others. University of Leeds, Brotherton Library, Leeds University Library
creatorOf Fairfax, Charles, Colonel, 1597-1673. Analecta Fairfaxiana, compiled by Charles Fairfax for his son Henry Fairfax. University of Leeds, Brotherton Library, Leeds University Library
creatorOf Fairfax, Charles, Colonel, 1597-1673. Memorabilium Familiae nostrae Fasciculus ; part of the Analecta Fairfaxiana, compiled by Charles Fairfax and dedicated to Thomas, 3rd Lord Fairfax. University of Leeds, Brotherton Library, Leeds University Library
creatorOf Monck, George, Duke of Albemarle, 1608-1670. Document signed : Dunbar, to Col. Charles Fairfax, 1659 Dec. 1. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Clough, John, fl. 16th cent.,. Registrum brevium, ca. 1405. Harvard Law School Library, HLS Library
creatorOf Baildon, W. Paley (William Paley), 1859-1924,. Commonplace book, between 1550-1600. Harvard Law School Library, HLS Library
creatorOf Fairfax, Charles, Colonel, 1597-1673. Analecta Fairfaxiana, A[nn]o 1660, compiled by Charles Fairfax. University of Leeds, Brotherton Library, Leeds University Library
creatorOf Analecta Fairfaxiana, compiled by Charles Fairfax for his son Henry Fairfax, ca. 1648-1672 Leeds University Library
creatorOf Fairfax, Charles, d. 1673,. Index to yearbooks of Edward III, ca. 1625. Harvard Law School Library, HLS Library
creatorOf Fairfax, Charles, Colonel, 1597-1673. Letter written by Charles Fairfax to his brother, Ferdinando Fairfax, concerning West Riding affairs. University of Leeds, Brotherton Library, Leeds University Library
creatorOf Fairfax, Charles, d. 1673,. Lawyer's commonplace book, ca. 1575-1625. Harvard Law School Library, HLS Library
creatorOf Browne, Samuel, d. 1668. Browne's abridgment of the yearbooks, ca. 1625. Harvard Law School Library, HLS Library
creatorOf Memorabilium Familiae nostrae Fasciculus ; part of the, Analecta Fairfaxiana, compiled by Charles Fairfax and dedicated to Thomas, 3rd Lord Fairfax, ca.1657-1673 GB 206 Leeds University Library
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associatedWith Cotton, Robert, Sir, 1571-1631. person
associatedWith Digges, Dudley, Sir, 1583-1639. person
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associatedWith England and Wales. Lord Chancellor's Dept. corporateBody
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associatedWith Fairfax, Ferdinando Fairfax, Baron, 1584-1648. person
associatedWith Fairfax, Henry, 1634-1702. person
associatedWith Fairfax of Cameron, Albert Fairfax, Baron, 1870-1939, person
associatedWith Fairfax, Thomas Fairfax, Baron, 1612-1671. person
associatedWith Henry III, King of England, 1207-1272 person
associatedWith James I, King of England, 1566-1625. person
associatedWith Lewis, John, fl. 1587, person
associatedWith Mary, Queen of Scots, 1542-1587 person
associatedWith Monck, George, Duke of Albemarle, 1608-1670. person
associatedWith Phillipps, Thomas, Sir, 1792-1872, person
associatedWith Plowden, Edmund, 1518-1585, person
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correspondedWith Worcester, Edward Somerset, Earl of, ca. 1550-1628 person
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Yorkshire (England)
Great Britain
England
Great Britain
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Italian poetry Great Britain 17th century
Preaching--Law and legislation--Early works to 1800--Manuscripts
Latin poetry, Medieval and modern Great Britain 17th century
Letters--17th century
English poetry--Early modern, 1500-1700
Cadiz Expedition, 1587--Manuscripts
Italian poetry--17th century
Latin poetry, Medieval and modern--17th century
Liberty--Early works to 1800--Manuscripts
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Birth 1597

Death 1673

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