Lord Ferdinando Fairfax
(1584-1648)

Member of Parliament (1640), 2nd Lord Fairfax of Cameron (from 1640), and Member of Parliament (1641-1648)

Died aged c. 64

Ferdinando Fairfax, 2nd Lord Fairfax of Cameron MP (29 March 1584 – 14 March 1648) was an English nobleman and politician who sat in the House of Commons at various times between 1614 and 1648. He was a commander in the Parliamentary army in the English Civil War. He should not be confused with his better known son, Thomas Fairfax, who commanded the New Model Army.

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The Siege of York 1644. On the 16th July 1644 the Royalists surrendered the City (after three months of siege) to the besieging Parliamentary forces at this point. The terms of surrender were generous and it was due to Ferdinando Fairfax and his son, Thomas Fairfax, second and third Lords Fairfax of Cameron, that the City (and in particular the Minster glass) was preserved from destruction. This plaque was unveiled on the 350th Anniversary of the surrender by Nicholas, 14th Lord Fairfax of Cameron, and the Rt. Hon. The Lord Mayor of York (Coun. David Wilde).

2 Blossom Street, York, United Kingdom where they was (1644)