Is your surname Fairfax?

Research the Fairfax family

Mabel Fairfax's Geni Profile

Share your family tree and photos with the people you know and love

  • Build your family tree online
  • Share photos and videos
  • Smart Matching™ technology
  • Free!


Mabel Fairfax (Curwen)

Also Known As: "Mabel (Curwen) Christian Fairfax"
Birthdate: (68)
Birthplace: Workington Hall, Cumbria,Cumberland, England, United Kingdom
Death: November 29, 1624 (68)
Ronaldsway,Derbyhaven,Great Britian,Isle Of Man
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Sir Henry Curwen, of Workington, MP and Mary Curwen
Wife of William Christian, Deemster of the Isle of Man and Sir William Fairfax, of Steeton
Mother of Ewan Christian, Deemster & Gov. of the Isle of Man; John Christian; Margery Christian; Katherine Burton; William Christian and 5 others
Sister of Sir Nicholas Curwen, of Workington, MP; Joan Whitfield and Agnes Bellingham
Half sister of John Corwin, of Sibbertoft; Thomas Curwen, of 'Sella Park'; Julian Skelton; Elizabeth Williamson; Mary Widdrington and 3 others

Managed by: Ken Jon Schonberg
Last Updated:

About Mabel Fairfax

Mabel Curwen was born circa 1556 at Workington Hall, Cumberland, England.1 She was the daughter of Sir Henry Curwen and Mary Fairfax.1

She married, firstly, William Christian, son of William McCrystyn and unknown Samsbury, circa 1576 at Kirk Lezayre, Isle of Man.1 She married, secondly, Sir William Fairfax in 1581.2 She died on 29 November 1624 at Ronaldsway, Malew, Isle of Man.1

From circa 1576, her married name became Christian.1 From 1581, her married name became Fairfax.2

Children of Mabel Curwen and William Christian

  1. Jane Christian3 d. 1629
  2. Mary Christian+3
  3. Deemster Ewan Christian+3 b. 1579, d. c Sep 1655

Child of Mabel Curwen and Sir William Fairfax

  1. Philip Fairfax+2 b. c 1582


  1. A genealogical and heraldic dictionary of the landed gentry of Great Britain & Ireland for 1852 (Google eBook).  Sir Bernard Burke.  Colburn and Company, 1852 - Gentry.  Page 395. "William Fairfax, of Steeton, was knighted by Queen Elizabeth, in 15G2. He tn. Mabel, dau. of Sir Henry Curweu, of Workington, and had by her five sons and four daus."


view all 14

Mabel Fairfax's Timeline

Workington Hall, Cumbria,Cumberland, England, United Kingdom
Age 23
Milntown, Isle Man Ewanrigg Hall, Cumberland, England
Age 26
Age 30
Age 46
Age 48
Age 50
London, Greater London, England, United Kingdom
Age 52