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Isobel Thwaits, (Fairfax)
born 1509 in Yorkshire
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Isobel Thwaits was said to be a beautiful young heiress, carefully guarded in a Cistercian nunnery on the River Wharge under the guardianship of the Abbess, Anna Langdon. When the young Sir William Fairfax was prevented from courting her, he stormed the abbey in a warlike manner, carrying his lady off to Bolton Percy Church where he made her his wife, and, according to history, they lived "happily ever after." Through his wife, Sir William acquired Denton Castle and the nunnery. Nun-Appleton was built on its site and became the home of another Fairfax.

Henry Fairfax, Lord, b-1538
      - Frances Fairfax (Beverly) b-1576

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