Liber A: notes collected by Charles Fairfax, including items relating to Yorkshire and the Fairfax family

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      GB 206 MS 20
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      English Latin French
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      1 vol. (306 ff.) Loose sheets bound together, with modern pencil numeration, 1-306. Written by various hands. Old brown leather binding

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Notes collected by Charles Fairfax, antiquarian and genealogist, including items relating to Yorkshire and the Fairfax family.

Administrative / Biographical History

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.

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