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Jonathan Fairebanke

Male Aft 1595 - 1668  (~ 73 years)


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  • Name Jonathan Fairebanke 
    Born After 18 May 1595  Halifax Parish, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Emigration 1633  [2, 3, 4
    Jonathan and Grace came to New England with their children settleing in Dedham, Massachusetts where he built a home that is still standing. It is known as the "Fairbanks House". 
    • Joseph (2012) gives their emigration year as 1636. [1]
    The Fairbanks House
    The Fairbanks House
    The Fairbanks House in Dedham, MA is the oldest known wood structure still standing in North America. Built circa 1637 for Jonathan and Grace Fairbanks and their six children, it was home to eight generations of the Fairbanks family over the course of 268 years. The Fairbanks House is now a historic house museum and on the National Register of Historic Places.
    History 23 Mar 1636/37  [1
    On 23 March 1636/37, Jonathan Fairbanks subscribed to the covenant of the Town of Dedham, Massachusetts. 
    Freeman 23 Mar 1637/38  Dedham, Norfolk County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Religion 14 Aug 1646  Dedham, Norfolk County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Jonathan joined the Dedham Church. 
    Will 1 Jun 1668  Dedham, Norfolk County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6
    He mentions his wife, Grace, and his children: George, Mary, Jonas, and Jonathan 
    Died 5 Dec 1668  Dedham, Norfolk County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4, 7
    Probate/Proved 26 Jan 1668/69  Dedham, Norfolk County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6
    His estate was inventoried and valued at £300. 
    Person ID I224  Roy Family Genealogy | Roy Line, Boudreau Line
    Last Modified 25 Oct 2018 

    Father John Fairebanke,   b. Abt 1560, Sowerby, Halifax Parish, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   bur. 7 Aug 1625, Thornton-in-Craven, Halifax Parish, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 65 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Isabel Stancliffe,   c. 8 May 1556, Sowerby, Halifax Parish, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   bur. 9 Jul 1597, Halifax Parish, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 41 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married 6 Aug 1593  Sowerby, Halifax Parish, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3
    Family ID F265  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Grace Smith,   b. Abt 1599, Warley, Halifax Parish, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Dec 1673, Dedham, Norfolk County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 74 years) 
    Married 20 May 1617  Sowerby, Halifax Parish, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 4, 5, 8
    Children 
     1. John Fairebanks,   c. 15 Feb 1618, Warley, Halifax Parish, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Nov 1684, Dedham, Norfolk County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 66 years)  [Birth]
     2. George Fairbanks,   c. 28 Nov 1619, Shelf, Halifax Parish, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jan 1682, Sherborn, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 62 years)  [Birth]
    +3. Mary Fairbanks,   c. 3 Feb 1621/22, Shelf, Halifax Parish, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Mar 1676, Dedham, Norfolk County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 54 years)  [Birth]
     4. Jonas Fairebanks,   c. 6 Mar 1624/25, Warley, Halifax Parish, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Feb 1676, Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 50 years)  [Birth]
     5. Susan Fairebanks,   c. 23 Dec 1627, Thornton-in-Craven, Halifax Parish, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jul 1659, Dedham, Norfolk County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 31 years)  [Birth]
     6. Jonathan Fairebanks,   b. Abt 1629, Warley, Halifax Parish, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jan 1711/12, Dedham, Norfolk County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 83 years)  [Birth]
    Last Modified 25 Oct 2018 
    Family ID F268  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - After 18 May 1595 - Halifax Parish, Yorkshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 20 May 1617 - Sowerby, Halifax Parish, Yorkshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsFreeman - 23 Mar 1637/38 - Dedham, Norfolk County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Jonathan joined the Dedham Church. - 14 Aug 1646 - Dedham, Norfolk County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsWill - He mentions his wife, Grace, and his children: George, Mary, Jonas, and Jonathan - 1 Jun 1668 - Dedham, Norfolk County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 5 Dec 1668 - Dedham, Norfolk County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsProbate/Proved - His estate was inventoried and valued at £300. - 26 Jan 1668/69 - Dedham, Norfolk County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S1203] Joseph, Ruth Fairbanks and and James Swan Landberg. "Jonathan Fairbank of Dedham, Massachusetts, and His Family in the West Riding of Yorkshire" , (Boston: The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, volume 116, July 2012).

    2. [S74] Crane, Ellery Bicknell. Historic Homes and Institutions and Genealogical and Personal Memoirs of Worcester County, Massachusetts, (New York: The Lewis Publishing Co., 1907).

    3. [S1202] Fairbanks, Hiram Francis. "Fairbanks Marriages in the Parish of Halifax, West Riding of Yorkshire, England From 1538 to 1624" , (Boston: The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, volume LXX, April 190v).

    4. [S804] MacKenzie, George Norbury. Colonial Families of the United States of America, (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1966).

    5. [S1070] Lawson, Stephen M. "Fairbanks Ancestry of Stephen Lawson, Online , (http://sml.simplenet.com/smlawson/fairbank.htm. Printout dated 12 March 1998).

    6. [S1204] Trask, William B. "Abstracts from the Earliest Wills on Record and on the Files in the County of Suffolk, Mass.", (Boston: The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Volume XIX, 1865).

    7. [S1000] Hanson, Robert Brand. The Vital Records of Dedham, Massachusetts volume 2: Deaths , (Bowie, Maryland: Heritage Books, 1989).

    8. [S1222] Torrey, Clarence Almon. "Francis Chickering of Dedham, Massachusetts", (New Haven, Connecticut: The American Genealogist, volume XVII, number 2, October 1940).