Gov. Francis Fauquier

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Francis Fauquier

Birthdate: (65)
Death: March 3, 1768 (65)
Williamsburg, Virginia
Place of Burial: Williamsburg, VA, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of John Francis Fauquier and Elizabeth Fauquier
Husband of Catherine Fauquier
Father of William Fauquier and Francis Fauquier
Brother of Mary Wollaston and William Fauquier

Occupation: Lieutenant-Governor of Virginia
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About Gov. Francis Fauquier

Francis Fauquier (1703 – 3 March 1768) was a Lieutenant Governor of Virginia Colony (in what is today the United States), and served as acting governor from 1758 until his death in 1768. He was married to Catherine Dalston.

He was a noted friend of Thomas Jefferson. As royal governor of Virginia, Fauquier often hosted lavish parties where Jefferson (then a College of William and Mary student) played his violin and drank imported wines.[1] Fauquier County in Northern Virginia is named in his honor. Also, due to his connection to several prominent members (both student and faculty) of The College of William & Mary, a building and a secret society (The Fauquier Society) on the campus are named for him.

Francis Fauquier

  • Birth: circa 1704.
  • Wife: Catherine Dalston, daughter of Sir Charles Dalston, 3rd Bt. and Susan Blake.
  • Death: He died in 1768.
  • Occupation: He held the office of Lieutenant-Governor of Virginia.
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Gov. Francis Fauquier's Timeline

July 11, 1703
London, England
Age 27
Age 36
March 3, 1768
Age 65
Williamsburg, Virginia
Williamsburg, VA, USA