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Lord Fairfax 1759 addition to Winchester

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When:
March 7, 2017 all-day
2017-03-07T00:00:00-05:00
2017-03-08T00:00:00-05:00
Where:
Winchester
VA 22601
USA

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Lord Fairfax 1759 addition to Winchester

“On March 7, 1759, the Virginia House of Burgesses received a bill for enlarging the town of Winchester at the request of Lord Fairfax. The bill was passed April 6, 1759.”

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Source:

Page 48,  Garland R Quarles, author of Winchester, Virginia, Streets-Churches-Schools, published by Winchester Frederick Co Historical Society, 1996 (The Streets section first published seperately in 1958)

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Below, first published by Jim Moyer as Sunday Word in Facebook page of Friends of Fort Loudoun 1/21/2018

 


1759 Lord Fairfax Addition to Winchester VA

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So now back to the Winchester Streets proposed to the House of Burgesses in 1759 by Lord Fairfax and his representative cousin, Thomas Bryan Martin.
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So all those parallel streets

above Cork Street

in Winchester VA?

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That’s the 1759 addition

by Lord Fairfax

and Thomas Bryan Martin.

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They named

this 1759 addition

of Winchester streets

– – all after London Streets.

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The story behind their names

like Leicester House

also informs us why

Lord Fairfax

and Thomas Bryan Martin

may have selected those

particular London streets.

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On the London England map,

notice how Cork connects

between Piccadilly and Clifford?

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On the Winchester VA

Lord Fairfax 1759 addition,

compare how Clifford is

the next street above Cork.

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Thomas Bryan Martin

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And Thomas Bryan Martin?

He is Lord Fairfax’s cousin.

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He ran for Burgesses of Frederick Co

with George Washington

in 1758 and 1761.

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Washington wins first election 1758 House of Burgesses


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Adam Stephen, formerly Lt Colonel

and second in command under

Colonel George Washhington of the

Virginia Regiment,

created Martinsburg in 1777,

naming it for Thomas Bryan Martin.

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Interesting this story of Martinsburg for 2 reasons:

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1. Adam Stephen lost

to George Washington and

Thomas Bryan Martin

in an allegedly corrupt

1761 election for

House of Burgessess in 1761.
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George Washington 1761 Election House of Burgesses – DIRTY POLITICS?


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Adam Stephen doesn’t miss a beat though.

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2. Despite losing to

Thomas Bryan Martin

years before in 1761,

he still names Martinsburg for him

many years later in 1777

after being cashiered

out of the American Army,

accused of bad behavior

in the Battle of Germantown.
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Story behind the Street Names of 1759 Lord Fairfax addition.

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So back to the streets again.
Notice in London, Cork runs between Piccadilly and Clifford.
Notice in Winchester VA the next street above Cork is Clifford?
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James Wood picks Piccadilly.

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James Wood also picks Cork

to intersect Braddock,

because Braddock’s men

embarked on ships

from Cobh bay of Cork Ireland

to cross the Atlantic.
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Sources:

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Corner of Cork and Braddock


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Braddock Memorial Winchester VA


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Lord Fairfax and

Thomas Bryan Martin

pick Clifford Street

because

of its connect to

Cork Street

in London.

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clifford_Street
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There’s more. But that’s another story.

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