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    • Recent research unearthed by an inquiry made by shreve list member Betty Jane Kimble sheds some light on the question of William Shreve and Elizabeth Fairfax. In response to an inquiry forwarded to the Fairfax Society of England by John Thomson, the following information was located in Joseph Foster's Pedigrees of the County families of Yorkshire:
      Sorry to be the bringer of bad tidings. No “Lady” Elizabeth. Elizabeth Fairfax was baptised at Bolton Percy ( no castle) on 11th. December 1607. She was the daughter of Henry Fairfax and Dorothy Aske of Street Houses, in Yorkshire. Siblings included Gabriel (1563), Edward (1565), Francis, Henry, William, Thomas, Mary and Frances. She married, as you say, William Shreve, but unable to confirm the date or the place. The Street House Fairfaxes were related to Lord Fairfax of Virginia.
      Best wishes, John Thomson, Leeds, England

    • Hornor states:
      The present writer believes the name Fairfax to be derived from Ffairfach, a place in Wales, and not, as is generally supposed, from the Anglo-Saxon word meaning Fair-hair (TOMO, 348).
    Person ID  I0784  Shreve Family Tree
    Last Modified  9 Jan 2012 

    Family  William Sheriff,   b. 1590, Isle Of Wight, Hampshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1643, Portsmouth, RI Find all individuals with events at this location  –  Age: 53 years 
    Last Modified  6 Jan 2012 
    Family ID  F138  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S2] GEDCOM File : 1863837.ged, Bill Cunningham, 11-14.

    2. [S3] 1930 Census.

    3. [S5] This Old Monmouth of Ours, Hornor, William S., (Polyanthos), 348.