Name: Thomas Fairfax
Prefix: Sir 1
Note: 29 at father?s death.
Death: 1 DEC 1520 3
Residence: Walton, & Gilling Castle, Yorks
Change Date: 28 SEP 2009
The second Sir Thomas in 1513 served under Henry VIII on his expedition to Flanders, and when Tournai surrendered to the King, Sir Thomas was one of those who received the honour of knighthood.
He married Agnes (or Anne), the daughter of Sir William Gascoyne of Gawthorpe, York and Lady Margaret Percy, daughter of the Earl of Northumberland.
He left a large family of 6 sons and 6 daughters. Nicholas was his heir. William, the twin of Nicholas, settled at Bury St. Edmunds and was buried at Walsingham. His descendants became Church of England, as did Thomas the third son who became a priest in that church. The other brothers were Miles of Gilling born in 1506, Guy and Robert. Sir Thomas died in 1520 and was succeeded by his eldest son Nicholas at the age of 22.
Father: Thomas Fairfax
Mother: Elizabeth Sherburne
- Nicholas Fairfax b: 1498
- Margaret Fairfax
- Type: Book
Periodical: Burke?s Irish Families
- Text: John Marwood's History of Gilling.
- Type: Book
Periodical: House of Commons, 1509-1558
Author: Stanley Thomas Bindoff
Publication: The History of Parliament Trust by Secker & Warburg