Albert Fairfax, 12th Lord Fairfax of Cameron
|The Lord Fairfax of Cameron|
|Born||23 June 1870
|Died||4 October, 1939 (aged 69)
|Title||12th Lord Fairfax of Cameron|
|Parents||John Fairfax, 11th Lord Fairfax of Cameron
Mary Brown Kirby
Born at Northampton, in Largo, Prince George's County, Maryland, Fairfax was discovered to be the rightful holder of his title after it had been essentially forgotten by his family (which had resided in the United States of America for several generations). After researchers determined Albert Kirby Fairfax to be the 12th Lord Fairfax of Cameron, his title was allowed by the House of Lords in 1908. His father was John Fairfax, 11th Lord Fairfax of Cameron and his mother was Mary Brown Kirby.
He was a member of Fairfax & Company, of George Street, London. He was a partner of Bonbright & Company, George Street, London.
He was naturalized as a U.K. citizen on 17 November 1908. He was elected a Scottish Representative Peer and served in that capacity from 19 October 1917 to his death on 4 October 1939.
Lord Fairfax of Cameron married Maude Wishart, daughter of James McKelvie, in 1922. They had two sons:
- Thomas Brian McElvie Fairfax, 13th Lord Fairfax of Cameron (14 May 1923 – 8 April 1964), who married Sonia Helen Gunston (b. 1926)
- Peregrine John Wishart Fairfax (8 March 1925 – 23 February 2012)
The 12th Lord Fairfax died in October 1939, aged 69, and was succeeded in the lordship by the elder of his two sons, Thomas.
-  John Contec Fairfax in the UK, Naturalisation Certificates and Declarations, 1870-1912, The National Archives; Kew, Surrey, England; Duplicate Certificates of Naturalisation, Declarations of British Nationality, and Declarations of Alienage; Class: HO 334; Piece: 44
- Kidd, Charles, Williamson, David (editors). Debrett's Peerage and Baronetage (1990 edition). New York: St Martin's Press, 1990.
- Leigh Rayment's Peerage Pages [self-published source][better source needed]
|Peerage of Scotland|
John Contee Fairfax
|Lord Fairfax of Cameron
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