Bryant Family 15TH GENERATION

Peter Beverley Frances Fairfax

born: abt 1610 in Hull, Yorkshire, England
died: September 1650 in Hull

Father: Robert Beverley
Mother:  Frances Fairfax

Spouse:  Susanna Hollis

1. Maj. Robert Beverley

Bryant Family 16TH GENERATION

Lord Henry Fairfax

born:  abt 1538 in Billboro, Yorkshire, England
died: after 1598

Father:  Sir William Fairfax
Mother: Isabel Thwaits

Spouse: Dorothy Aske

1. Frances Fairfax

Bryant Family 17TH GENERATION

Sir William Fairfax

born:  abt 1504 in Steeton, Yorkshire, England
died: 31 October 1557

"A romance equal to the Scottish ballad of Young Lochinvar twines about his marriage. The young Sir William Fairfax loved and was loved in return by Isabel Thwaits, a beautiful Yorkshire heiress, who was guarded like a rare flower within the walls of a Cisterclan nunnery, on the River Wharge. She was under the care of the Abbess, Anna Langton. The abbess was not slow to perceive the blossoming of love's springtime between her ward and the gallant young knight. Hence she prohibited all meetings between the pair, and the young suitor, finding supplication, diplomacy and even commands from those in high authority unavailing, stormed the nunnery in warlike fashion, captured the willing lady of his heart, carried her off in triumph to Bolton Percy Church, and without loss of time or speech with her abbess guardian made her his wife. Since all the world loves a lover the Ainsty region rang with rejoicings over the match, and Isabel Fairfax and her gallant knight lived happily ever after. Through his wife, William acquired Denton Castle and through her descendants the nunnery where she was confined was wrestled from the abbess, and Nun-Appleton, built upon its site was afterward the home of Thomas Fairfax, 3rd baron, whose daughter's wooing was less tempestuous, but whose married life as Duchess of Buckingham was full of sorrow. The hothead himself, Sir William Fairfax was less patient with others of a like nature. Upon his death, he was succeeded by his second son, the eldest having died. Sir Thomas Fairfax of Denton who received that estate from his mother, but who lost Steeton Castle to his youngest son, Gabriel. The unruly son Thomas had offended his father by aiding the Duke of Bourbon at the sacking of Rome, hence his name is not even mentioned in the will. This will, copies of which still exist, is a curious document, in which the son fallen under the father's displeasure is never mentioned." (Baltimore Sun, 15 January 1903)

Father: Sir William Fairfax
Mother: Elizabeth Manners

Spouse: Isabel Thwaits

1. Lord Henry Fairfax

Bryant Family 18TH GENERATION

Sir William Fairfax

born:  abt 1436 in Steeton, Yorkshire, England
died: 1514

Father: Sir Guy Fairfax
Mother:Isabel Ryther

Spouse: Elizabeth Manners

1. Sir William Fairfax

Bryant Family 19TH GENERATION

Sir Guy Fairfax

born: 1454 in Calthorpe, Yorkshire, England
died: 1495

Father: Richard Fairfax
Mother: Eustachia Carthorpe

Spouse: Isabel Ryther

1. Sir William Fairfax

Bryant Family 20TH GENERATION

Richard Fairfax, Chief Justice of England

born: 1418 in Gilling Castle, Walton, England

Father: Thomas Fairfax, Esq.
Mother: Margaret, daughter of Sir John Malbis

Spouse: Eustachia Carthorpe

1. Sir Guy Fairfax

Bryant Family 21ST GENERATION

Thomas Fairfax, Esq.

born: 1392 in Walton, England

Father: William Fairfax of Walton
Mother: Constance Mawley

Spouse: Margaret, daughter of Sir John Malbis

1. Richard Fairfax