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historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMQ49_fairfax-monument_Fort-Belvoir-VA.html
This monument, erected circa 1924 by the Fairfax family, memorializes William Fairfax, who built Belvoir, and his wife Deborah Clarke, who died in 1757 and 1747, respectively. The monument also honors Thomas and William Henry Fairfax, two of Willi…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMNHN_fairfax-family-cemetery_Fort-Belvoir-VA.html
This quarter-mile trail leads to the Fairfax Family Cemetery. It was common practice in the 18th century for residents of estates to be buried in family cemeteries on their property. William Fairfax and his wife Deborah, who died in 1757 and 17…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMNHM_william-fairfax-and-his-son-george-william-fairfax_Fort-Belvoir-VA.html
After schooling in England, George William Fairfax returned to Belvoir to live in 1746, and married Sarah Cary, also known as Sally, in 1748. They had no children. Upon his father William Fairfax's death in 1757, George William inherited Belvoir. …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMNHL_slavery-and-belvoir_Fort-Belvoir-VA.html
Little is known about the slaves and slave life at Belvoir. The manor was constructed at a time when wealthy Virginia farmers used slave labor as a diversified agricultural regime. Slaves also worked as skilled tradesmen in the countryside and in …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMNHF_gardens-and-kitchen-at-belvoir_Fort-Belvoir-VA.html
Ornamental courtyard gardens were a luxury to create and maintain. The presence of a courtyard garden on an estate indicated the owners were wealthy, educated people. Records show that the garden layout was based upon a garden in Sterling, Scotlan…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMNHD_life-at-belvoir_Fort-Belvoir-VA.html
Belvoir bustled with activities typical of estates during this era. Family members, slaves, and guests were part of daily life at Belvoir. Nearby plantation residents traveled in the same circles, the Fairfaxes, the Washingtons, and the Masons wer…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMNH5_the-neighborhood_Fort-Belvoir-VA.html
Prominent places in the colonial landscapeAccotink Village:The town of Accotink was started as a 17th century meeting place. During the colonial period a gristmill and racetrack were located here. Pohick Church:Truro Parish was established in 1…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMNH3_the-influence-of-the-fairfax-family_Fort-Belvoir-VA.html
William Fairfax:· fought in Spain for Queen Anne;· was a member of the Royal Navy;· served as Governor of New Providence, Bahama Islands,· served as an agent to manage, the Northern Neck Proprietary;· was a Vestr…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMNG5_belvoir_Fort-Belvoir-VA.html
When William Fairfax came to Virginia, he brought many strong English traditions with him. The manor and grounds of Belvoir were laid out similarly to English estates. The brick, Georgian manor was the most sought after and fashionable architectur…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMNG3_the-fairfax-family_Fort-Belvoir-VA.html
Belvoir was the home of William Fairfax from 1741 until his death in 1757. William Fairfax hand seven children, four by his marriage to Sarah Walker: Sarah, Ann, Thomas and George William. After Sarah Walker Fairfax's death in 1731, William marrie…
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