Hugh Fairfax is the younger brother of Nicholas, 14th Lord Fairfax and can trace his line of descent from Thomas, 6th Fairfax, the Proprietor of the Northern Neck of Virginia. The family once owned over 5 million acres of Northern Virginia. Although the Fairfax family have been English for over 100 years since Hugh’s grandfather returned there to re-claim the title, he has long been fascinated by the family’s forgotten American history and this book is the result of many years of absorbing research and re-discovery. Hugh grew up near London and was educated at the famous Eton College. Apart from writing about the family’s history, Hugh is a well-known marine artist who exhibits regularly both at home and abroad. Hugh lives in London with his wife Victoria, an accomplished interior designer who was closely involved in the restoration of Skibo Castle, the famous American tycoon Andrew Carnegie’s magnificent retreat in the Highlands of Scotland. They have three children, Alexander and Laura who live in London and Marina who lives in New York.
See Hugh Fairfax on Friday, October 13 at 7:00 p.m. at the Historic Blenheim. Click for details.