Anne Fairfax was born in 1728 in the West Indies and moved with her family to Marblehead, Massachusetts. where she was christened in 1730. 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):

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.

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William Fairfax (1691 - 1757)

Sarah Walker (1695 - 1731)


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.

Before becoming wife #2 to George Lee, Anne Fairfax Washington was the widow of Lawrence Washington, half-brother of George Washington.

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