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Anne Fairfax Washington (Fairfax)

Also Known As: "Lee"
Birthplace: Belvoir, Fairfax City, Fairfax, Virginia
Death: Died in Westmoreland, Virginia
Place of Burial: Mount Vernon Estate, Mount Vernon, Fairfax, Virginia, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Colonel William Fairfax, Esq and Sarah Fairfax
Wife of George Lee; Lawrence Washington and Col.George Lee
Mother of William Fairfax Lee; Jane Washington; Fairfax Washington; Mildred Washington; Sarah Washington and 3 others
Sister of George William Fairfax; Thomas Clarke Fairfax and Sarah Carlyle
Half sister of Hannah Washington; William Henry Fairfax and Bryan Clark Fairfax, 8th Lord Fairfax of Cameron

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About Anne Fairfax Washington

Anne FAIRFAX was born in 1728 in Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts. Anne married Lawrence WASHINGTON, son of Augustine WASHINGTON and Jane BUTLER, in July 1743 in Belvoir, Virginia. She was the daughter of Colonel William Fairfax of neighboring Belvoir, himself a land agent for his cousin, Thomas Fairfax, 6th Lord Fairfax of Cameron. The marriage of the 15-year old Anne to the newly returned 25-year old army veteran appears to have been prompted by Anne's disclosure to her parents that the family's minister, the Reverend Charles Green of Truro Parish, had taken opportunities with her. Anne was a woman of charm, grace, and culture. She and Lawrence had several children (none of whom survived childhood):

  • Jane (1744-1745)
  • Fairfax (1747)
  • Mildred (1748-1749)
  • Sarah (1750-1754)

Sarah was her father's heir. Had she lived she would have inherited the property now known as Mount Vernon instead of her uncle George Washington.

    Anne married second George LEE on 16 December 1752 in Westmoreland County, Virginia. 
    Anne FAIRFAX died in 1761 in Virgina. She was buried in Burnt House Fields, Lee Family Estate, Coles Point, Westmoreland County, Virginia.

Family links:

  • Parents:
  • William Fairfax (1691 - 1757)
  • Sarah Walker (1695 - 1731)
  • Spouses:
  • Lawrence Washington (1718 - 1752)
  • George Lee (1714 - 1761)


1. Mount Vernon Ladies' Association, non-profit organization founded in 1853 by Ann Pamela Cunningham. -------------------- Widow of Lawrence Washington of Mt. Vernon - as quoted by "Lees of Virginia" by Edmund Jennings Lee.

Find A Grave Memorial # 19374361.

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Anne Fairfax Washington's Timeline

September 17, 1728
Fairfax City, Fairfax, Virginia
July 19, 1743
Age 14
Fairfax Co., Va
September 27, 1744
Age 16
Mount Vernon, Fairfax, Virginia, USA
August 22, 1747
Age 18
Mount Vernon, Fairfax, Virginia, USA
September 28, 1748
Age 20
Mount Vernon, Fairfax, Virginia, USA
November 7, 1750
Age 22
Mount Vernon, Fairfax, Virginia, USA
December 16, 1752
Age 24
February 24, 1754
Age 25
Westmoreland Co.,VA
January 19, 1756
Age 27
Mt. Pleasant,Westmorland Co,Virginia
November 17, 1758
Age 30
Mt. Pleasant, Westmoreland, VA