About George Fawdon, Major
George Fawdon was probably born in England about 1600. No definitive information about Fawdon's early life has been found.
The earliest definite official record of George Fawdon's presence in the Virginia colony is from a court in James City, Virginia on February 8, 1627 (/1628) which ordered "that George Fawdon, Thomas Sawyer & Wassell Weblin shall have leave to goe & live at Warosquoyacke." Warrosquoyacke was one of the several spellings of the area that became Isle of Wight County, Virginia in 1637. Warwicksqueake is another. On September 29, 1629, Justinian Cooper and wife deeded land there to Wassall Weblin and George Fawdon. Weblin and Fawdon assigned the land to Robert Sabine on February 25, 1630. Because of later grants of land abutting Fawdon's land along the Nansemond River, another grant of land to Fawdon was made but no abstract of the transaction was found in the references.
Several sources state that George Fawdon's daughter, Hester, married John George's son, Isaac. This suggests that Fawdon was married in or about 1630 since Isaac and Hester were married in 1654. Since no record or mention of Fawdon's first wife has been found, direct support for this earlier marriage for Fawdon and for the fact that Isaac George's wife was his daughter can be found only through a gift of land from Fawdon to Isaac George in 1654.[
In 1646 and in 1653, George Fawdon represented Isle of Wight County in the Virginia House of Burgesses.
George Fawdon is listed as a justice of the local court in the Isle of Wight County Records for 1646 with eight others including John George. Since no names are listed between 1646 and 1666, George Fawdon may have served on the court during some or all of the years from 1646 until his death in 1654/1655. Fawdon was also listed as County Court Clerk in 1646 with James Bagnall, and in 1653 with five others.
George Fawdon also served as an officer in the local militia. He was listed as "Major" in several records.