He was born in Malta on 29 July 1817 and educated in Richmond, London. He married Sarah Eliza Burrowes in approximately 1846 and emigrated to Canada where he farmed at East Zorra. Burrowes and Fauquier had two sons.
He attended the Diocesan Theological Institute in Cobourg in 1842. He was ordained as a Deacon in 1845 and as a priest in 1846. He was the incumbent at Huntingford, Ontario until 1873 when he was appointed to the episcopate as the inaugural Bishop of Algoma. Having become a Doctor of Divinity (DD), he died in post on 7 December 1881. He is buried in the Shingwauk Memorial cemetery, located on the current campus of Algoma University and Shingwauk Kinoomaage Gamig. The Bishop Fauquier Memorial Chapel at the Shingwauk Indian Residential School was named after him.
- the Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online
- The Times, Friday, Dec 30, 1881; pg. 7; Issue 30391; col F Obituary
- "Bishop Fauquier Memorial Chapel (Sault Ste. Marie, Ont.) fonds". Engracia De Jesus Matias Archives and Special Collections. Algoma University. Retrieved October 11, 2016.
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