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George Fairbanks

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Sowerby, West Riding of Yorkshire, England
Death: Died in Dedham, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Colony
Cause of death: Drowned
Place of Burial: Sherborn, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Jonathan Fairbanks, Sr; Jonathan Fairbanks; Grace Fairbanks and Grace Lee Fairbanks
Husband of Mary Adams; Mary Fairbanks and Mary Fairbanks
Father of Jonathan Fairbanks; Jonathan Fairbanks; Mary Daniels; George Fairbanks, III; Samuel Fairbanks and 10 others
Brother of John Fairbanks; Mary Fairbanks; Jonas Fairbanks; Jonathan Fairbanks, II; Susan Day and 11 others

Occupation: Name may also be presented as Fairbanks or Fairbanke, Captian, Captain, cause of death is drowning
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About Capt. George Fairbanks

Capt. George Fairbanks Male, #263, (28 November 1619 - 10 January 1682)

    Capt. George Fairbanks was christened on 28 November 1619 in Shelf, Halifax Parish, Yorkshire, England.1,2,3 He was the son of Jonathan Fairebanke and Grace Smith.1,4,2 Capt. George Fairbanks emigrated with Jonathan Fairebanke and Grace Smith in 1633 from Sowerby, Halifax Parish, Yorkshire, England.4,5,2 On 26 August 1646 George, at age 26, married Mary Adams, daughter of Henry Adams and Edith Squire, in Dedham, Norfolk County, Massachusetts.1,2 Or on 26 October 1646 in Dedham, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, George married Mary Adams, daughter of Henry Adams and Edith Squire.6,4 Capt. George Fairbanks became a freeman about 1651 in Dedham, Norfolk County, Massachusetts.4 He moved in 1657 to Sherborn, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, He was one of the early settlers in Sherborn, in that part which later became East Medway, then Millis.4 He was a member of the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company of Boston.4,2 On 1 June 1668 in Dedham, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, Capt. George Fairbanks was mentioned in the will of Jonathan Fairebanke.1,7 George drowned on 10 January 1682 in Sherborn, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, at age 62.4,1,2

Charts

   Ancestry of Robert Roy

Children of Capt. George Fairbanks and Mary Adams

   Mary Fairbanks+6,8,1,4,2 (10 Nov 1647 - 9 Jun 1682)
   George Fairbanks+6,9,1,4,2 (26 May 1650 - 5 May 1737)
   Samuel Fairbanks6,1,4,2 (28 Oct 1652 - 20 Nov 1676)
   Eliezer Fairbanks+6,1,4,2 (8 Jun 1655 - 1741)
   Jonas Fairbanks6,1,4,2 (23 Feb 1656/57 - 28 Nov 1676)
   Dr. Jonathan Fairbanks+4,1,2 (1 May 1662 - 19 Dec 1719)
   Margaret Fairbanks+1,4,2 (27 Jun 1664 - 1714)
   Berry Fairbanks10 (a 1668 - 10 Jun 1683)

Citations

   Lawson, Stephen M.. "Fairbanks Ancestory of Stephen Lawson. Online http://sml.simplenet.com/smlawson/fairbank.htm. Printout dated 12 March 1998.
   MacKenzie, George Norbury. Colonial Families of the United States of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1966.
   Joseph, Ruth Fairbanks and and James Swan Landberg. "New England Historical and Genealogical Register", The New England Historical and Genealogical Register volume 116 (July 2012).
   Crane, Ellery Bicknell. Historic Homes and Institutions and Genealogical and Personal Memoirs of Worcester County, Massachusetts. New York: The Lewis Publishing Co., 1907.
   Fairbanks, Hiram Francis. "Fairbanks Marriages in the Parish of Halifax, West Riding of Yorkshire, England From 1538 to 1624", The New England Historical and Genealogical Register volume LXX (April 1906).
   Hanson, Robert Brand. The Vital Records of Dedham, Massachusetts. volume 1: Births and Baptisms. Bowie, Maryland: Heritage Books, 1989).
   Trask, William B.. "Abstracts from the Earliest Wills on Record and on the Files in the County of Suffolk, Mass.", The New England Historical and Genealogical Register volume XIX (1865).
   Lawson, Stephen M. "Daniels - Morse Ancestry of Stephen Lawson. Online http://sml.simplenet.com/smlawson/daniels.htm. Printout dated 12 March 1998.
   Adams, Andrew N. A Genealogical History of Henry Adams of Braintree, Mass., and his Descendants also John Adams of Cambridge, Mass., 1632-1897. Rutland, Vermont: Tuttle Company, 1898.
   Ancestral File. Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, 1994.

George Fairbanks was the first settler of Sherborn,MA. He drowned 10 Jan 1682 in Medway,and was buried in Old South Cemetery, Sherborn, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.George He was an esteemed citizen, a selectman, and a member of the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company. "Captain George Fairbanks, son of Jonathan Fairbanks, came from England with his parents, and resided at Dedham until 1657, when he removed to the south part of the new town of Sherborn, afterwards the town of Medway, and now Millis. He was the first settler in the vicinity, and he became a prominent and highly esteemed citizen. He was selectman of Sherborn, and belonged to the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company of Boston. The homestead passed down through four George Fairbanks in succession, then two Silas Fairbanks, and went out of the hands of the family about 1820. His was the famous stone house on the northern border of Bogistow Pond, in the eastern part of the town, now in Millis. That which has been more recently known as the Fairbanks farm was the southern part of his large landed estate. The stone house was originally the garrison house built by the residents of Bogistow farms as a place of refuge from the Indians. It was 65 by 70 feet long, two stories high, made of flat stones laid in clay mortar, with a double row of portholes on all sides, and was lined with heavy oak plank. The stones have all been carried away, and there is no trace of the house. In 1662 George Fairbanks signed the first petition for the incorporation of the town of Sherborn. He signed also the second and successful petition in 1674, and he had land granted in Sherborn. He was selectman four years, and on the committee to engage the first minister. He was a man of sterling character. His descendants are widely scattered throughout this country, Canada and Nova Scotia. He married, October 26, 1646, Mary Adams, of Dedham, who died August 11, 1711, at Mendon, probably at the home of her son-in-law, William Holbrook."[9]

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Capt. George Fairbanks's Timeline

1619
November 26, 1619
Sowerby, West Riding of Yorkshire, England
November 28, 1619
England
November 28, 1619
England
November 28, 1619
Sowerly, Yorks, England, England
November 28, 1619
England
1647
November 10, 1647
Age 27
Dedham, Suffolk County (Present Norfolk County), Massachusetts Bay Colony
1650
March 26, 1650
Age 30
Dedham, Suffolk County (Present Norfolk County), Massachusetts Bay Colony
1652
August 28, 1652
Age 32
Dedham, Suffolk County (Present Norfolk County), Massachusetts Bay Colony