Nicholas Fairfax, 14th Lord Fairfax of Cameron

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The Lord Fairfax of Cameron
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Member of the House of Lords
Excepted Hereditary
Assumed office
26 November 2015
Preceded byLord Montagu of Beaulieu
Personal details
Born (1956-01-04) 4 January 1956 (age 64)
Political partyConservative
Annabella Ruth Morriss
m. 1982)
ParentsThomas Fairfax, 13th Lord Fairfax of Cameron
Sonia Helen Gunston
Alma materEton College
Downing College

Nicholas John Albert Fairfax, 14th Lord Fairfax of Cameron (born 4 January 1956) is a Scottish nobleman, peer, and politician. He is the current (as of 2015) holder of the title of Lord Fairfax of Cameron, succeeding his father, Thomas Fairfax, 13th Lord Fairfax of Cameron.

Early life and education[edit]

Nicholas John Albert Fairfax was born 4 January 1956, the eldest son of Thomas Fairfax, 13th Lord Fairfax of Cameron (1923–1964) and his wife, Sonia Helen Gunston (1927-2017). Fairfax was educated at Eton and Downing College, Cambridge (LLB in International Law), is a barrister and was called to the Bar following becoming a member of Gray's Inn (1977).[1]


Lord Fairfax's directorships of several companies are as follows: Thomas Miller P and I, and Thomas Miller Defence, 1987–90; Sedgwick Marine & Cargo Ltd, 1995–96; British-Georgian Soc. Ltd, 2006; Sovcomflot (UK) Ltd, since 2005; Sovcomflot, 2007. He is Patron of AMUR Tiger and Leopard Charity, 2006. He is a Freeman of the City of London and a Liveryman of the Shipwrights' Company.

He was a member of the House of Lords first from 1977 to 1999. In November 2015, he was elected to return to the House at a Conservative hereditary peers' by-election, following the death of Lord Montagu of Beaulieu (1926–2015).[2]

Personal life[edit]

In 1982, he married Annabella Ruth Morriss (born 13 January 1957), eldest daughter of Nicholas and of Sarah Gilham Morriss, of Newmarket, by whom he has three sons:[1]

  • Hon. Edward Nicholas Thomas Fairfax (born 20 September 1984)[1]
  • Hon. John Frederick Anthony Fairfax (born 27 Jun 1986)[1]
  • Hon. Rory Henry Francis Fairfax (born 21 May 1991)[1]

His heir apparent to the title is his eldest son, Hon. Edward Nicholas Thomas Fairfax.


  1. ^ a b c d e Burke's Peerage, Baronetage and Knightage: 107th Edition, Volume 1. Burke's Peerage (via 2003. p. 1372. Retrieved 12 August 2016.
  2. ^ Conservative hereditary peers' by-election, November 2015
  • Who's Who 2008

External links[edit]

Peerage of Scotland
Preceded by
Thomas Fairfax
Lord Fairfax of Cameron